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JVEPNKSPAY, .H'M", l. Wi. $1,000,000 LAST MONTH IN COTTON MILLS. What Anderson has Accom plish^ in the Last Twelve Tears. During tilt'month of May just closed, very close to one million dollars was added to the enormous Hum of money nlreatly invested in the cotton mill in- | dus try in and immediately surrounding th?' ritj- ol' Anderson. Tin? litogon Cotton Mill, nuder thc management ol' Messrs. .J. A. Iltock and H. E. Ligon, set tin* juin- hy or ganizing about the middle <d th?' month with half a million capital, and they have practically gone lo work, : Thc contract for brick, over two million, was awarded l.isl week to .1. L. McMillan, of A bin viii?-, ami the contract for lumber, ol most ot it, will, in all probability! be placed this WI CK. All the material will ho ready ami at the depot here by the time the side track to bf huill Item thu iMuu Ridge i Railroad to tins mill is completed, and all arrangements for thu building of this track has been complut' tl. Following tho organization of the Brogon Mill, Mr. D. I\ McBrayer, of the Riverside Mill, comes to thu front with plans perfected to build immedi ately a mill of not less than 10,000 spin dles and the investment of probably $300,000. Supporting Mr. McBrayer in this additional industrial development are Mr. J. A. Brock, of Anderson, and Capt. Ellison A. Smyth, of Pelzer. No stronger combination than this could bc desired to guarantee thu immediate building ami success of thu enterprise. AH are men of largo experience ?iud wide influence, especially Messrs. li rock and Smyth, and Mr. Me Brayer's expe rh-iieo in thu cotton business reaches oe? i u period of seventeen years, in ' iii hu has met with marked success, %? ...i.i.jgand meritingconfidoncoin ev viy position hu has tilled. The class of goods to bu manufac tured by this mill is not yet decided upou. This will bu determined later. The Hold in this particular is broad. Tlie markets for ni a n ti fae tu red goods are wide. open. The primary question to decide is whether thu manufactur ing of cotton will lie engaged in. thu class of goods to be manufactured can be made an after consideration. Sufticicnt progress ha? been made in the matter of dollars t?> warrant Mr. McBrnyer in tanking tho statement that inside of thiity days thu organiza tion of this mill be complete and thc work of its erection begun. Following close upon the heels of this big mill came the announcement last week that a hosiery and yarn mill, with Mr. George \V. Evans at the head of thu management, will be immedi ately built. The capital of this mill will not bo less than $20,000, all of which has been practically subscribed, and an application for a commission to organize has beeu forwarded to the Secretary of State by the following: Geo. W. Evans, W. A. Power, ll. E. Ligon, W. K. Osborne, J. W. Roberts, superintendent of Riverside Mill, Cal houn Harris, E. F. Geiger and R. E. Burriss. Tho commission will be re ceived this week AI ! orgauizntiou will be at once completed. Thia mill will begiu with forty ma chines, giving employment to about forty operatives. The work will begin with the. manufacture of hosiery, for which there appears to be a strong de mand in all the markets. A similar mill nt Sumter is said to be unable to supply the demand for the manufac ture of this class of goods. Yarns will not be manufactured for thu present, but everything will lie put in shape for this branch of the industry. How rapidly are the people of An derson waking up to the fact that rich rewards will How to them from the development of their resources. I'p to twelve ago there were no cotton mills in nor immediately around the city. With the highest gnuie of upland middling cotton produced iu the State growing up to their verj ?loorsteps, tho people were asleep t?> their opportuni ties. lu 1880 Mr. J. A. Brock, to whom more honor is due for the rapid and prosperous advancement of Anderson than to any other man, organized the Anderson Cotton Mills with a capital , o? $100,000. This was considered ex ?pertaiental by many, and it took heroic effort? to secure the desired subscrip tions. At the end of three years thu -enterprise was found a success and tho capital increased to 8200,000, and Inter this was doubled. Doubt gave place io confidence and thu march lins been steadily forward, until results now ap .pear to mark a continuous "boom'' for Anderson in industrial development -iee the past twelve years. Hero is the chowing to-dny: Auderson Cotton Mills, 02,000 spin dles, employing 1,200 operatives; Orr Cotton Mills, 25,480 spindles, employ ing 450 operatives; Riverside Mill, 0,500 spindles, employing 100 operatives; Cox Mill, 8,000 spindles, employing 150 op eratives; Brogon Mill to have 25,000 apindlee, ? dyeing and finishing plant and to employ not less than 500 opera tives, the new McBrayer Mill, to have at least 15,000 spindles and employing from 300 to 400 operatives; the Town aend Twine Mill, to employ about 50 operatives, and the Evans Hosiery and Xaru Mill, to employ about 50 opera tives. At least $2,000,000 are invested .in these mills and 3,000 operatives employed, representing on increase in ipop-tlation of about 12,000. 3...-.progress has been made in the last tw ^ Ive years, and along with it has came the electric power plant at Port man Shoals, 0 miles distant, which is distributing 5,000 electrical horse power to the mills and other industries of the *-city, representing an investment of at least ?2*?0,OOOj two mon bank? have luci! established ami arc doing a high ly satisfactory business! additional . storerooms ami elevan! homes have j been built, a sewerage system is now . beiug installed, the linnnees ot the city ave iu most excellent shape ami her bonds considerably above par. These mills are within ami just out side touching the limits of the city, aud to these should be added the Anderson Fertilizer Company, two milos distant from the < ity. which has a yearly ca pacity of 20,000 tollu; thc Anderson Oil and Fertilizer Company, the Excelsior < ?il .Mil!, the Farmers Cotton and Oil Company, the Anderson Mattress and Spring lied Company, ?ithin the city limits. ; All of the 12,000 increase iu popula* i tion does not belong, strictly spunking, to the city of Anderson, but there is practically au absence of company or mill stores, and the commerce of the ?-i ty enjoys the benefits ot this in crease. One ol tin- older mills will be en larged and another new mill built soon, but until those now being construct ed are completed, which viii require some little time and many laborers, these inn matters will remain in abey ance. Graded School lo bc I.alarmed. The increase from year to year in the number of pupils seeking admis sion to the ('entrai Graded School has forced thc Hoard of Trustees to take under advisement plans which will ?mable them to provide all applicants with suitable accommodations. A committee has been appointed from the Hoard, consisting of Hon. James M. Sullivan, John C. Watkins and Dr. T. C. Walton, the Superinten dent, to. lix upon sonic definite plan to he submitted to the Hoard, which if adopted, will be laid before tho City Council for approval ami for the means to carry the plan into execution. The committee prefers to purchase a lot containing about two acres, con veniently located, and erect a frame building of sufficient size, or perhaps rent a suitable building into which either the primary or higher grades may be segregated. Another plan is to enlarge the present central school building. This last plan does not meet with much approval by the committee, because they consider it unwise to con gregate so main- children in one place. Hut it is much the cheaper plan and its adoption may bu forced upon them be cause of a lack of funds. To carry out any plan adopted by the Trustees, an appropriation from the City Council will, of course, be necessary, lt does not follow, how ever, that the tax levy must be in creased. The ooo appropriated to erect the colored school building did not increase the, levy; it doubtless came from a surplus in the city treasu ly, which was the result of economical administration. 1 bree thousand dollars will probably be found quite sutlicient to purchase tho lot, as the committee prefers to do, and make the necessary enlargement. Should it not be, and should an addi tional tax levy be necessary, it could not exceed haifa mill, and in all proba bility would not exceed one-fourth of n rail!; for tho reason that, tho special tax for tho maintenance of the schools in this special district, (the city of An derson is a Bpecial school district) is limited to three mills, two and one half of which is now being paid under levy by tho Council; and for the further reason that an in crease in enrollment in the schools will give this school district a larger amount from the constitutional three mills tax. This tax is apportioned nc cording to enrollment in the school districts throughout the State, and the enrollment in the city of Anderson has never entitled the city to mote than about fifty percent of this fund. Af te the school has been enlarged the in crease in enrollment will not bring i corresponding increase of expense, tho same number of teachers now employ ed can properly manage and instruct more children, while the enrollment will bring a larger amount from th* constitutional three mills tax, which supplemented by an increase of one fourth td' a mill to the special tax would provide ample funds for a very considerable increase. The enlargement of the school is uecessaiy and in all probability the Council nnd the tax-payers will grant whatever is asked for tm? promotion of educational advantages. Bethesda Items Miss Maude Cely has returned home She has been teaching school in Lau rena County. We are glad to see he back at old Hethesda. Will Elrod has been very sick for the last week, but we are glad to say he is improving. There is a great deal of sickness in this part of the country. Mr. and Mu. John Childers and their little sister, Iola, were the guests of Mr and Mrs. Ellison Saturday night. Miss Fannie Johnson, of Easly, at tended church here Sunday. Her friends were glad to greet her. Come again, Miss Fannie. Miss Beulah Chiles has come home to spend the summer. She has been stay ing in Greenville. Miss Lula Merritte spent last week in Greenville with her brother. Miss Jessie Chiles was the guest of of her cousin. Miss Hose Elrod, last Saturday night. William Cely went to the Exposition last week. Mies Janie Simpson, of Laurens County, is visiting her cousin, Miss Jnnie Elrod, and other relatives. Prince Childers Is lust knocking along. Miss Lucy Williams was at home Sunday and attended preaching here. Violets. Terrell ami Itoaian Harrow Toeth can be bought from Sullivan Hdw. Co. Anderson (iraded Schools. Tim closing exercises of the Central Graded School on Friday last drew to gcthci a large crowd ot interested pa rents and visitors, and all appeared highly gratified with the work hiing accomplished. The reading of beautiful and highly sensible essays hy the big girls and tho delivery of quite eloquent speeches by the big boys, all of whom only a few years ago were little tots in the homes and on the streets, is interesting and enter taining. However much of sameness there may be about school exercises, those whoso humanity is not big enough and liberal enough to want the young folks to have a good timo and do not seek an opportunity to do honor to the young boys and young girls who have won a victory in mental improvement, are to bc pitied. The teachers and pupils of this school deserve to be congratulated. All have evidently worked hard, and accom plished much and the patrons are well sat ?stied. Some pupils did a little better than others, of course; this is always the case, but does not in any way detract from the good results accomplished by tin- others. The medal ottered by the H. E. Lee Chapter, Daughters of the Confeder acy, for the best essay on slavery was won by young MePavid Horton. It was an excellent essay, showing much research and careful study anti fully merited tin- prize. The medal ottered by the Superin tendent in declamation wits won by Miss < ?live Brownlee. This little lady is quite gifted in point of expression ami would doubtlessmake a line elocu tionist. The selections of music interspersed throughout the program were bright and beautiful, especially the song of the Hen H ur Chariot Katie, and retlected credit upon this branch of the studies. ' Money to Lauri.-A few thousand dol lars to lend ou Land for clients. Apply to B. F. Martie, Attorney-at-Law. F< >R KENT-A neat 4-room cottage on Hampton street. Apply at this office. During the hammer kldnoy Irregulari ties are often caused hy executive drink ing tor being overheated. Attauri to the killoe) s at OUCH by using Foley's Kidney Cure. Evans Pharu.acy. We offer this week hundreds of pairs of Sample Shoes at prices to please. Come quick while wo nave your uumber. Pri ces on these .Shoes too cbeup to quote. Vandlver Broa. Ten Years In Beti. R. A. (jray, J.P., O.ikville, Ind., writes, \ "For ten years I was confined to my bed j with disease of my kid ney e. It waa so he vere (but 1 could not move part of the time. I consulted tbe very best medical skill available, but could g-t no re!iel un til Foley's Kidney (Jure was recommend ed io me. li bas been a godsend to me. Evans Pharmacy. On the first indication of kidnev trou ble stop ii bv taking Foley's Kidney Cure. Evans Pharmacy. Wanted - Everyone who owns a South ern Patent Well Fixture to know that we have the Bucketaand Valves for this Fix ture on haud at all times. Brock Hardware Co. Light Rolls, Biscuit and Cake Depend more on the Flour than on the cook. You cannot make (food, light, ap petizing bread with poor Flour "Clif ton" is the frlerd of every bread-maker -a pure, rich Flour of unrivaled quality. All the wealth of the wbe-tt is retained. Use "Clifton" and your bread and cake will be ligh t,sweet and of delicious flavor. Warning. if you have kidney or bladder trouble aud do not use Foley's Kidney Cure you will have only yourself to blame for re sults, as it positively cures all forms of kidney at.d bladder disease?. Evans Pharmacy. A good yield of cotton or corn will de pend in a large measure on the kind of Cultivator or Side Harrow you may bave. Many farmers will differ as to which is the best implement of this kind. In or der to catch and to satisfy all Sullivan Hdw. Co. bave a line that comprises all of the desirable patterns manufactured. The Perfect, the Roman, the Terrell and the Klondike. An expression from you as to which you want would be appre ciated by them. Diamond Points for Harrows are car ried by Sullivan Hdw. Co. Wise Merchants. The wise Merchants of North and South Carolina are giving us business, because they see at a glance tbat buying from the Mills and Factories they Bave tho J' bber's or Middle Man's proflus. Merchants, we ask you who have never seen our lines of Hosierv, Pants, Cloth ing, Shoes and Hats drop us a card and let ont ol our Salesmen call. You will seo at a glance it ls to your interest to be numbered among our grow*Jg list of customers. We sell only to Merchants. Wiahiug you a prosperous New Year WEBB & CATER, Commission Merchants, Anderson, S. C. Try a guaranteed box ot Wilbur's Cat tle Powders if your ?tock are not shedding and in good condition. J S. Fowler. Money saved is mo.ioy made, and todo this on a farm you must have the right kind of farming implements and the best labor-saving farm tool on the market is our Keystone Adjastable Weeder. Call and let us show timm to vmi. Brock Hardware Co Was Wasting Away. The following letter from Robert R. Wat .s, of Salem, Mo., ls Instructive : "I have been troubled with kidney disease for tbe las'. Ave year?. I lost flesh and never lett well and doctored with leading physicians and tried all remedies sugges ted without relief. Finally I tried Fo ley's Kidney Cure, and less than i wo bot tles completely cured me and I am DOW sound and well." Evans Pharmacy. In the spring all Horses, Cattle and Poultry need a Spring tonio. I have the best-Wilbur's Cattle Pewters. Guaran teed. J. S. Fowler. W. H. Shearer, Surveyor, Yon will find me at Dean A Ratline's. Long dis tance Phone at my residence. Interesting to Asthma Sufferers. Daniel Baute, of Ottervllle, Iowa, writes, "1 have had asthma for three or four years and have tried about all th? cough and asthma cures tn the markst and have received treatment from physicians in New York and other cities, but got very little bonotlt until I tried Foley's Honey and Tar which gave me Immediate relief and I will never be without it in my house. I sincerely recommend lt to all. Evans Pharmacy. No good health unless the kidneys ara sound. Foley's Kidnev Cure makes the kidneys right. Evana Pharmacy. You will find a big stock of Victor Sweep Wing?, all sizes, at Brook Hard ware Co. This ls our greatest year. v7? ara proud of our record, and are striving by every honest means to win you for a cus tomer. Give us a trial if you have never done so before. Vandlver Bros. Pot Plants and Cut Flowers for sale. Large and small Palms a specialty. Mrs. J. F. Citnksoales, 242 North Main St. When von want first-class, up-to-date PHOTOS "call on GALLAGHER BROS., at their new Studio next door to Llgon A Ledbotter-upstairs. Satisfaction ls ful ly guaranteed to every customer. -it.* "/-i jLxi A j JU l j ?\J H?X) VvJLiXL. lave You a Shoe Need? If so you are the one we want to see most, for here you will find an excellent line of most serviceable. Shoes, Slippers, Oxford Ties, Etc., that are to be lound in our city. Thia line embraces all that is correct in Style, Quality, Fit, etc., and when these points are considered the prices are especially attractive. The Men, Women, Children, Misses and Infanta can find what they want in this liue. We want your next Shoe bill. There is no risk for you, as you get a guarantee that's good. Possibly you haven't bought all your Summer- Dresses. If not, we can interest you with our Stock of Muslins, Lawns, Organdies? etc. They go at special sale prices. All the New Trimmings in Laces, Appliques, Bauds, Galloons, Medal? lions, etc. We make special mention of our AH Over Embroideries, All Over Lacee. Also, a new line of Embroideries, Insertings and Edgings just received. See our P. K's., Dimities and White Goods. Our Black Dress Gocds are Second to None. Our Colored Dress Goods are the prettiest. Full line of Hosiery, Underwear, Novelties, etc. Aleo, Fans aud Parasols in a splendid assortment. ?STEW MILLINERY. It's to your interest to do your Millinery business with us. All the new est ideas are here. The prettiest Trimmed and Untrimmed Hats and Swell Hats. Ribbons in all the tints and colors. Our entire Store is filled with Goods that please the eye and purse of the economical as well as the extrav agant. When in town make this 8tore your place of business, and it won't take long for you to realize that here you get the very best values that are to be had anywhere. Your orders receive special attention, and samples sent when wanted. Agency for McCall Bazar Patterns-10c and 15c. None better. IT IS EASY TO ASK FOR Prepared for the use of critical buyer?. From 25c. to 40J. per pound, according to the flavor. By actual test one pound of this Coffee will go as far as two pounds of cheap Coffee, and you have the best Coffee that is roasted. O. ?Sac O. TBA Is especially blended for ICED TEA at 75c. a pound. C. FRANK BOLT, THE CASH GROCER. * Lesser & Co. Grmd Opening Sale of New Spring Goods. Our New Spring Stock is now Complete. THIS MAMMOTH STORE is abloom with New Spring Merchandise. Shelves and counters are piled high with the choicest products money and brains could get together. DRESS GOODS. WASH GOODS, SHOES, HATS, CLOTHING, NOTIONS and GENTS' FURNISHINGS, all on a broader, more lavish scale than any previous Spring since the birth of this mercantile enterprise. We have brought here this season the grandest, most comprehensive Stock of New Spring Goods ever seen in this city. Wc invite you to call and inspect the New Goods. The encouragement that comes with success has spurred us on to greater achievements, and this Spring we'll make the welkin ring with values that will turn the full tide of Spring Trade to the doors of the LESSER BIG STORE. Every article quoted below is 25 per cent less than you can find them priced elsewhere : 20 doz. Ladies Colored Border Handkerchiefs at. lo 15 doz. Ladies White Handkerchiefs, nice quality, worth 5o, at. 2o 25 gross nice Pearl Buttons, worth 10c, at per dozen. 5e 20 doz. Felt Window Shades on rollers at only. . 8c 50 dozen Pure Linen Window Shades, worth 35c, at. 19c 10 doz. Ladies Steel Rod Parasols, fast black, value 65o, only. 39c 5 doz. Ladies Fine Silk Parasols, regular value $1.50, at only. 98o d doz. Boys Waists and Shirts, worth 25c each, special.. 15c Ooo job lot Ladies Leather Belts at only. 10c 100 White Counterpanes, ready hemmed, value $1.25, at . 79o 50 doz. Ladies Bleached Gauxe Undervest at only. 5c 10 doz. Ladies Pompadour Combs at only. 10c 5 doz. Childrens White Lawn Caps at only. 10c WASH GOODS BARGAINS. With a stock of Wash Goods that oannot be surpassed by any retail Store in this section, and prices ruling under any and all other Stores in this oity, wo start an April Sale of Fine Wash Goods and White Gpods that is unprece dented in this State : Beautiful line Fine Batiste, sheer and exquisite, worth 12}o, at.. 8o 1000 yards Colored Lawns and Dimity, value 10c, at. 8c 2000 yards Remnant Colored Dimity at only. . 3c 1500 yards Engydine Batiste, value 10c, at oniy. 6o 2000 yards New Spring Percales, light and dark ground, value 10o, at-tho 500 yards Reversible Chambray at only. 5o Big line New Ginghams and Madras, special per yard. 7c 36-inch Chambray, regular value 12jo, at only.10o 800 yards White Lawn, worth regular 6e, ut only.2Jo 1000 yards White Lawn, made to retail ai 10o, our prioe. . 5o BLACK DRESS GO03>S. Oar Black Dress Goods Department is more popular than ever this season. We are showing the most correct noveltios for Spring and Summer wear : Black Granite Broohe Fanoy Goods, 40 inohes wide, at only. 20o 48 inoh Black Mohair, worth 50o, at only.35o 40 inch Black Mohair, worth 35o, per yard.25c NEW SPRING CLOTHING, GENTS FURNISHINGS, &C. New Mens Spring Suits, veTy extra special at.$3.25, $4.00, $5.00, $6.50 j New Mens and Boys Caps, value 25c, at only.10o New Gents Four-in-Hand Ties at only. 10c New Boys Hats at only. 10c New Mens Colored Collars at only four for. Bo New Hoe Mens Linen Collars, all sizes and shapes, at only. 5o New line Boys Kneo Suits, worth $1.00, at only. .75c New line Mens Percale, Madras aud Cheviot Shirts, worth 50c, at. 24c New line Mens Fancy Socks at only. 5c New line Mens White Alpine Hats, worth $1.00, at only. 50o NEW SPRING SHOES ANO SLIPPERS. NEW SPRING MILLINERY. New line of Chinaware received for Free Premiums, i Ask for Coupons. LESSER & co., ANDERSON, 8. C., UNDER MASONIC TEMPLF. FOR ?1 We have been handling two makes of Men's $3.50 Shoes, and in order to keep np the line of size& we were forced to tie np more money in them than wise business policy would admit of, so we have decided to discontinue one line, and to clean up quick we have cut the price from $3.50 to $2.50, SPOT CASH ! This is a grand wearing, dressy Shoe, and a great opportunity to get a good pair of Shoes. This is a plain, simple statement of facts, without color or exaggeration, and should impress you all the more fully. Our Shoe Department can fit you up in all kinds of MEN'S, WOMEN'S, MISSES' and CHILDREN'S We are clearing ont everything but good, high grade qualities, and we will not let anything go into thia Shoe Stock that we don't feel satisfied would give good wear. Don't fail to visit the Dry Goods And Millinery Departments This Week. We are having two interesting sales in each department. Your dollar will carry great weight with us, and will do valiant service for you If spent here. C. F. JONES CO.