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BY CLINKSCALES & LANGSTON. ANDERSON, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE ll, 1902. VMT.TTMI? vrvwr
XT rv K-i The largest amount of sales for any May since we have been in business is our record fox May, 1902. This is a good showing, and we are naturally proud of it. May, 1901, was a good month for us, but May, 1902, has been much better. People don't come here to trade because they like us. They come because our Cash isfay of doing business SAVES THEM MONEY, An i it seems more are coming every month. Soon you'll come here, too. Better commence now. Here is something that you shouldn't let go by : WE HAVE ? LOT OF TROUSERS That are the last of some good Suits-the Coats and Vests having been sold. Most of them are out of $10.00 Suits, and are worth $3.00. Just one of a kind, but a good many kinr1", so we have marked them $1.95. If you can get fitted you will get a good pair of Trousers mighty reasonable. B. 0. Evans & Co. ANDERSON, S.. G. The Spot Gash Clothiers MCCORMICK VERTICAL LIFT MOWERS. The only Mower'for rough and stumpy ground. THE devices for raising nod lowering the Cutter Bar, and for throwing the Maohine in and out of gear are very ingenious, bnt simple in construction and operation. So perfect is the aotion of these devices that the driver can run the McCormick olose up to a rook, stump or tree and, without stopping the team, raise the bar to pass suoh an obstruction, throwing the Maohine oat of gear, and then lower the bar afterward, throwing the Maohine in gear au tomatically without loss of any timo. This is only one bf the many good devices of the McCormick. A careful examination of the mechanism of this Maohine will certainly convince you of its superiority in every detail over any other Maohine on the market. ivan Why Not Give Your Mouse a Coat of You can put it on yourself-it lt. already mixed-and to paint your house would not cost you more than' JB^ive or Six Dollars! SOLD BY Ori>Gray & Co. STATE KEW?. - Two negroes dropped dead a a few days ago in th? neighborhood of Coogaree. .-?partanburg is to apply for an other beer dispensary, making three for that town, is the permit if grant ed. - John I. Roberts was instantly killed near Hampton Wednesday by a blow from a limb which fell on his head. - Greenville has set a good exam ple by fining a restaurant keeper who violated the game law by soiling quail to customers. - Lightning struck the cotton warehouse at the Batesville Mills, Greenville. Over 300 hales ef cotton were injured by fire. ? - JJ. K. Gilmore was accidentally shot and killed near Darlington Wed nesday by a pistol which fell on the ground and was discharged. - The supreme court has deolined to disbar Mr. John T. Dunoan, the Columbia-lawyer against whom a charge of malpractice had been brought. - G. E. Cox, postmaster at Till man, Hampton county, shot and kill ed Jim McCarry at ohuroh Sunday. Cox was arrested at Ridgeland 1st inst. - Tho President has withdrawn from the Senate the nomination of W. L. Harris to be postmaster at Charleston, and another name will be submitted shortly. - So far Qovernor McSweeney has had the names of about ten promi nent citizens suggested as MoLaurin's successor, should the senator be ap pointed a judge. - The South Carolina Pharmaceu tical Association and the State Board of Pharmaceutical Examiners have in stituted a war on the unlicensed drug gists of the State. - In the fireman's tournament to be held in Sumter June 25 and 26 $750 will be given away in pritea. Teams from several cities will take part in the contest. - A seven story granite building is to be ereoted in Columbia for the Carolina National Bank on the site formerly oconpied by the oity hall. It will cost about $150,000. - Josiah George, a member of the Carlisle Indian band at the Charles ton exposition, committed suicide on Saturday beoause his wifr eaught him with a letter from another woman. rr Comptroller-General Derham has about completed the task of classify ing and arranging the claims for arti ficial limbs for Confederate soldiers. About eighty will receive $25 eaoh. - W. D. Motte, wife and two chil dren of Florence, suffered a severe at tack of ptomaine poisoning brought on by something they had eaten for supper. By the use of extreme reme dies they recovered. -The people of Central are much enthused over the prospects for a new cotton mill, as a canvass for sub scriptions to stock has , resulted so favorably as to ensure the suooess of *.ho enterprise beyond all donbt. - While on a raid for illicit distil lers near Greenville Saturday night Marshal Alexander S. Phillips fell from an embankment to the depth of twenty feet. Several bones were broken and he was injured internally. He will probably die. - Allison Black disappeared from York county 30 years ago, leaving a wife and one son. The son heard of him a few days ago ia Eastern North Carolina. He has returned to his old home again. No explanation has been made of his long absence. - The governor has granted a par don to an old negro, Madison Smalls, convioted in Florence County in 1875 and sentenced to twelve months. He escaped after serving six months, lived at his home for 27 years and was lately captured and oarried back to the penitentiary. - Henry Whitmore, colored, of Orangeburg Countv, was killed by lightning last Wednesday. He was . -ting oats and seeing that a storm was ooming np he started home tak ing his cradle on his shoulder. He hadn't got many feet when the. fatal stroke struck him. - An examination is to be held in Colombia. June 27-29 for applicants for the retenue cotter aervioe. They mus? bu 18 to 25 years cid. Thc sal ary of a cadet is $500 a year with one ration. Persons desiring to apply should write to the United States Civil Service Commission. Washing ton, D. C., of rapplioation form 304. - An unusual and fatal aooident occurred at Batesborg Thursday. W. B. Jaokson, a youngman from Winns boro, was grinding some tools at a planing mill, the grindstone belled to the engine and revolving rapidly. Suddenly . the atone burst ana one large piece struck Mr. Jaokson io the face. He waa knocked into insensi bility and died an hour afterwards. The sad state of affairs is heightened by the fact that ho leaves an invalid Wife and two small children. The fond contributed by oitizens of Sooth Carolina for a sword to be Siven Major Micah Jeokios has been nally closed np mod a batanee whioh .remained has been disposed of by contribution to the fund* for the Hampton monument. The total amount subscribed for the sword was $414.40. The total expenditures by the oommittco in charge of the pre sentation were $383.70, leaving a bal anco of $30.70 on hand. The commit tee unanimously determined to bon tributo this amount to the Hampton monom*?t food and the chairman of the committee turned it ow to Col. A. C. Haskell, chairman of the Hamp ton monument fond. GENERAL HEWS. . ~7The sale of intoxicating liquors io tho Capitol at Washington has been prohibited. - Gen. Miles is said to be in dan g?F of, a court martial for revealing official secrets. - Two hundred furniture manu facturers have formed a pV>ol at Chi oago to regulate prices. -? The Supreme^ Court of 8outh Dakota bas bcou called upou io decide a caso growing out of thc ownership of a oat. - The property near Hodgenville, Ky., where Abraham Lincoln was born has been advertised at sherill's sale for taxes. - Tho president decides that he has no authority to interfere in the dis pute between coal operators in strik ing mines. -? Earthquake shooks aro being felt in several sections of Mexioo and the mud in an extinct volcano is found ? to be in motion. - George Kennan, the explorer, who was thought to have lost his life on the island of Martinique, has turn ed up all right. ? ? - Bishop Galloway, of tho Metho dist Episcopal ohuroh, south, will sail on July 28 for a tour to China, Japan and Korea. - All the officials of Virginia are required to take tho oath of allegiance to the new constitution by July 20 or vacate their offieos. - Hon. Wm. J. Bryan predicts that Cuba will soon be the scene of a oivil war, owing to the dissensions among her political leaders. - President Roosevelt has been in vited to speak before the National Farmer's Congress which meets in Maoon, Ga.; r^xt October. - Hon. J. M. Terrell has been nominated in the primary for Govcr of Georgia over his two opponents by cn overwhelming popular vote. - The wife of an Indiana farmer has been taken from her house by a band of whitecaps and severely whip ped for maltreating her step children. - A bill passed the house on Thursday providing for the improve ment and care of the Confederate mound in Oakwood cemetery, Chi cago. - The strikers and police in Chi cago are having a hot time and blood shed is the result. One union, of 1,300 men, has gone baok to work, the differences being adjusted. - Considerable feeling exists among the Daughters of the Confed eracy in Richmond over the alleged opposition of Mrs. Davis to the pro posed Jefferson Davis aroh. - Another eruption of the voloano at Martinique took pnce Friday after noon, the craters pouring ont great torrents of mud, black smoke and steam. Loud detonations were heard. - The tune "Dixie" so dear to the hearts of many Americana is ''all the rage" in China and Siberia, the na tives having caught -it from the bands of the war-ships which have been in Oriental waters. - The BepubliCans of the eleventh congressional district of Wisconsin took a significant stand in their con vention demanding complete revision of thetariff and the placing of all trust mado or controlled articles on the free list. - The beginning of the next fiscal year for the government will probably see several new faces on the postage stamps in use and a new postal card, to be known officially as the "McKin ley" card. These changes are prom ised by the government within a few weeks now. - Bishop William Taylor, one of tho most renowned missionary work ers of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and former Bishop of Africa, is dead at Palo Alto, Cal., after a long illness. He was born in Hook bridge County, Virginia, May 2, 1821, and as a youth worked at farming and as a tanner. - The total amount of the United States money in circulation through out tho country on June 1, aooording to the monthly statement published by the treasury department, was $2, 354,415,975, or an increase of about $70,000.000 iu the last year. The ?8r capita circulation of the United tates ls now $28.54. - Tom Rarless, a. farmer living .near Berkeley, Ala., was robbed of $4 by two thieves. He was then taken to a tree and nailed to it. The loose folds of flesh on eaoh side were pulled out nod nails driven throngh this into the tree. His hands were stretched above his head and treated likewise. He stayed in this position for several hours before being resoued. - The Mississippi Supreme Court has decided that Will Mathis and Orlandns Lesser, the counterfeiters, shall be hanged at Oxford on Jnne 24. Orlandns is a nogro, who was Mathis' tool. They killed two revenue officers. Mathis protested violently against being banged sid?.' by side with a negro. He thought it was a reflection on the raoe of whites. The Mississippi Supreme Court failed to sympathise with this plea and the two men will be hanged together. - Dr. J. S. Abernethy, of Long Creek, Mecklenburg county, N. C., has lost nine hogs in the past few days caused by the bite of a mad dog. Several days ago a strange dog was seen io the pasture where the hogs were. In a few days tho hogs became sick and died in terrible agony. The dog that bit the animals was killed soino distance from Dr. Abernethy's home.' The oause of tho death of tho hogs, Dr. Abernethy says, was with out question hydrophobia and that, too. in its worst form. FROM THE NATION'S CAPITAL. I From Our Own Correspondent. WASHINGTON, D. C., Juiie 0,1902. A tariff trick ?B being hatched for tho voters of the country by the Republi can bosses.. lt is intended primarily to quiet the demand for tarin* reform, which is growiug eo loud in several sections of tho country. The egg that is expected to hatch the trick was placed in the incubator nt a White House conference, by Mr. Roosevelt. Tho trick is to consist of a promise of future revision of the tariff. It is ex pected to work both ways-to quiet the voters who are advocating tariff re vision, and to frighten some of tho trusts which protit tho most largely under the present tariff into mnkiug big campaign contributions to purchase immunity in advance Whether this promise shall be mnde in nome way that will seem to bo moro or less bind ing on Congress-provision for a com mission to report what schedules should be revised or something of that sort or only by individuals in places whoro it is supposed to be needed is yet to be determined, but the promise in sonio shape may bo looked for shortly. Tho administration has apparently succeeded in whipping or bribing enough kicking Republicans into lino to make it certain that there will be enough Republicans into Hue to mnke it certain that there will be enough Re publican votes in tho Senate to pass the Cuban reciprocity bill. Thero was conference to-day between some of the kicking Republican Senators and the ; administration men, with a view to BO arranging matters as to present at least the appearance of party harmony. Senator Beveridge must feel heartily ashamed of the part he played, on the floor of the Benate, in the latest at tempt to smirch the reputation of Gen. Nelson A. Miles, if his senBe of honor is what it ought to be. A prominent Republican characterized the act of Senator Beveridge, in asking Senator Culbertson if Gen. Miles furnished him with the copies of private Wier's charges against Lient. F. P. Arnold of cruel treatment of Filipino prisoners, \ and Capt. West's report thereon, which he had read in the Senate just before the Philippine bill was voted upon, ns "the most cowardly thing ever done on the floor of the Senate," and he is by no means alone in that opinion. It was because these copies furnished nd ; ditional and undeniable proof that the I War Department had suppressed offi cial reports relating to crnel treatment j of Fillipinos that Senator Beveridge was put forward to make the attempt of trying to distract public attention by making a charge against Gen. Miles, knowing that he conld not reply. Natu rally enough, Senator Culbertson at I first considered the question so imper tinent that he declined to pay any at tention co it, ont on second thought, I without changing his opinion as to its impertinence, he made a statement, in order that his silence might not be misconstrued, in which he said that the papers were given to him by "a gen tleman absolutely and wholly discon nected with the army or the War De partment, and were given to me with out any suggestion oh my part. They did not, of course, come to me directly, and, so far as I know, not indirectly, from Gen. Miles." Gen. Miles recom mended the court-martial of Arnold last year, but tho recommendation was ignored. It having been shown Mr. Roosevelt that W. L. Harris, whose nomination to bo postmaster at Charleston, S. C., had been sent to the Senate, was a citi zen of New York tho nomination was withdrawn. This may keep Senator McLaurin out of that life-job on the bench of the Conrt of Claims, as he endorsed Harris, and it may lesson Mr. Roosevelt's confidence in him, but Mc Laurin hopee his vote for the Philip pine bill will pull him through. Ohj-yea! Mr. Roosevelt was one of the original chief priests of the cult of civil service reform? and many con sider Chat he really belioves in the 1 spirit ol' the civil service law. Maybe he does, but he this week issued an Official definition of the words "just cause" in th? civil service rule concern ing removals from the classified ser vice which doesn't square with what an unprejudiced man would expect from a sincere believer in civil service re form. Mr. Roosevelt's definition of "just cause" will make it easy to re move any official in the classified ser vice, whether intended for that pur pose or not. He says, and there is no appeal from bis definition, that "just cause" is intended to mean any cause, other than one merely political or re ligions, which will promote the effi ciency of the service: and nothing con tained in said rulo shall be construed tc? require the examination of witnesses or any trial or hearing except in the discretion of the officer making the removal." Representative Jones, of Va., made it very unpleasant for Cuencarimo, a former member of Aguinaldo's cabinet, who has been brought to Washington by the administration to be made a star witness in behalf of the adminis tration's Philippine policy before the House and Sennte committees, by con fronting him with a copy of a certUed address, written and assigned by him self, to the American Congress, ;n which he declared that President Mc Kinley was seeking by force of anns to impose American sovereignty on the Philippines and that independence was the only thing that would make life and property safe in the Pnilippines. In other words, Representative Jones hus proven that this wily Filipino was an advocate for independence nntil he had his opinions changed by being placed on tho administration payroll. " Any inventor intending to apply for a patent can save money by communi cating with publisher of thia paper. ' <-r JIM "All Honor to Whom Honor lg Due." Mr. Editor: lu your paper of Juno J 4th I noticed nu article on "What An derson has accomplished in tho last twelve years." Tho writer said in his article that in 18N9 Mr. .J. A. Brock or ganized the Anderson Cotton Mills, and f to him more honor is duo for tho pros- ( perons advancement of Auderson than , any other man. "All honor to whom < honor is due"-but 1 would beg leave to correct an error the writer has fallen i into wheu he Btntes that J. A. Brock 1 organized tho "Anderson Cotton 1 Mills.1" l lu 1889 Messrs. Sylvester Bleckley t and J. J. Fretwell went to work with ' energy and zeal to awake the people up 1 to the importance of a cotton mill in 1 their midst, and with much persever ance and insistency they solicited co- 1 operation among the town people to have a large barbecue, (which was held in Bleckley's large brick ware house) to bring the people together and get them interested in thia great enter prise, and on this occasion they raised a suflicietit amount, (mostly from the farmers) ns the town people looked , upon it UH an experimental scheme and would not materialize, ns several at tempts had been made before and failed, until thc firm of Sylvester Bleckley Co. took the matter up, and on this one day of the barbecue raised the amount and pushed their project through. / Mr. Bleckley was solicited to become tho president of his undertaking, ns ho was the largest stockholder in tho mill, but declined on account of his largo mercantile business claiming his undivided attention and also on ac count of his declining health. Ho sug gested his friend. Mr. Brock, for tho presidency, thereby interesting him in the mill. So it was to tho untiring effoxts of Sylvester Bleckley that the first cotton mill for Anderson was started, and I think it nothing but right thia correction should be made. Although Mr. Bleckley has been sleep ing in his grave for five years, let us not forget his public spirit and energy in all good works for the best advance ment of the town and country. XX. [In paying a tribute to Mt. J. A. Brock for his part in the rapid growth and prosperity bf Anderson, there was no intention to minimize the honor duo Messrs. Sylvester Bleekley, J. J. Fretwell and others prominent in es tablishing the Anderson Cotton Mill in 1680. There was no more prominent and public spirited citizen than Sylves ter Bleckley np to the lamented day of his* demise. The rapid growth and prosperity referred to in the article mentioned covers a period subsequent to the building of the Anderson Cot ton Mill in 1889.-Editor] In Memoriam. William B. Smith was born in An derson County, S. C., August 4,1844. When a small boy his parents moved into tho Brushy Creek section, not far from Shiloh Church, and it was there that he grew to young manhood. He did not enjoy educational advantages equal to those of to-day, but he did not neglect such as were ottered him. He was scarcely grown when the civil war broke out. When Si>uth Carolina call ed upon her sons to defend home and native land, he responded to tho call ot duty. He was a faithful Confeder ate soldier, and served his country dutifully through that trying struggle. At the close of the war he returned home and, with hiB characteristic en ergy, went to work again. He was possessed of a strong constitution and good business judgment, and theBO natural gifts served him well in his ef forts. By industry and economy he succeeded in acquiring a good farm and a comfortable home. He endeav ored to provide well for his family, and to give to his children better advanta ges than had been given to him. On February 1,1800, he married Miss Anna Cartee, who for thirty-six years was hiB true and devoted helpmeet. She still survives him, together with nine children. Mr. Smith was a man of strong re ligions convictions. The aim and ef fort of his life seemed to be to dis charge his duty towards God and man. For many years he had been a member of Trinity M. E. Church, South. He was regular in attendance at Church and Sunday School, and was ever ready and willing to undertake any work that he was able to perform. He sought to live the religion which he Erofessed, both in his home and among is neighbors. Ho seemed to try hon estly to know what his duty was, and to do what he understood to be the right. He believed in experimental re ligion, and delighted in talking ef his Christian experience. In his last sick ness he bpoko freely and confidently of his trust in our Saviour, ard of the Father's goodness toward him. He seemed to realize that hiB end was near and often expressed his readiness to de part. For several months before his death he had been in failing health. At times he was hopeful of recovery, but his de cline was steady all the while. During the last week of life his strength failed rapidly. Kind hands ministered to him, and loved ones anxiously watch ed over him till the end came. He Sassed away on May 19, 1903, in the fty-eighth year of his age. The fu neral services were hold in Trinity Church, and were conducted by his pastor, the writer. His body rests in the churchyard till tho resurrection morning. "And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die." J. Marion Rogers. ?VAAT11-WU, Ol. MARRIED FIFTY YEARS AGO. Ir. an?! Mrs. J. s. Britt, of Abbe Ti??e County, .Celebrate their Holden Wedding. WllltogtOD, 8. C.Juue 0-It was our rood fortune and pleasure to attend tho solebratlon of tho golden wadding of Mr. md Mri?. J. S. Britt in Ahbevillo county m thn'Mh of Min. Tba subject of tola sketch was born jear Sandover, Nov. 23, ISM. Ho waa lapplly married to Miss Rnsju Bouchll on on May '1?, 1852, who was born Feb. L, making her sonlor by about slx :eon years. They lived at Sando\or for nine years of their marriod lifo and then removed to Huck lilli, or what ls known is Wldoinan'a P. O. on tho 13th of No vember, 18(11, and have lived there ever since. Joseph Samuel Britt was born of good English stook, who came over andr settled lu this oountry about 17G5. To this worthy couple were born three sons and four daughters, all of whom are still living aud striving to emulate their worthy and honored parents by treading in their footsteps. This is rather a re markable record to make, to have been married fifty years and out of a large family to have lost none by death. When we say it was our pleasure to attend thia marriage celebration nothing more ls neodod to conviuooall who wore there of tho truth of this assertion, but ns only H small number of their friends were there we will in a feeble manner attempt to describo it as wo saw it and tell of the pleasures as we experienced them. When we received our invitations to attend on tblt? delightful oooaslon we well knew that there was td be a treat In ?tore for us that would make our Uvea brighter and the years seem lighter, j When we arrived at thlB hospitable home j we found a large gathering of neighbors and kindred already assembled to honor Mr. and Mrs. Britt. The beautiful home standa back from the road some one hun dred and fifty yards In a handsome grove of oak trees, orchards and flower gardens. As we entered the yard we noticed the word "Welcome" written In large letters of gold. We were aoon ushered into the house and ahook hands with many friends and kindred whom we had not laid eyes upon in many years. After a delightful handshaking Hon. J. Belton Watson, of Anderson county, who ls a son-in-law, having married the eldoBt daughter, Invited the assembled guests out In the front yard under the shade of a fina oak tree to seats that had already been prepared, and after some appropriate words of welcome in behalf of the family Invited all to make them selves perfectly at home and to get ali tho onjoymont ont of the occasion that they possibly could. After extending thia invitation in hla happy manner he next introduced the Rev. Mr. MoCuen, who delivered an address worthy of the honored pair who ware celebrating their golden nupitals. Ko apoke of the happy selection and wlae oholoe of Mr. Britt in .ecuring ao desirable a helpmate to make tho race of life. How a good wife ia . above the "price of rubles," and how God had so richly blessed them with a name that ls above richea and had added all the other good things of thia life to them. A happy family of honorable Bona aud daughters and their children's chil dren growing up tc call them blessed, with an abundance of this world's gooda around to make tho hearts of all glad. Having drawn his pleasant remarks to a close, Mr. Watson now invited the guests to repair to tho back yard, where a boun tiful feast had been prepared in readi ness to satisfy the demands ortho inner man. A large Bquare had been enclosed with a regular barbecue table, sufficient to accommodate something like two hun dred people. This table was literally loaded with all the good things that money oould command. We attacked these things by . regular aeige in a vain attempt to capture the output, but after everyone had retired from the fight there still remained enough to feed aa many more. After the dinner all repaired to the house, where sweet music was dispensed to the great enjoyment of the people. Aa we have stated, ouch days come rarely to the lot of man, and they standout like au oasis in the desert. Mr. and Mrs. Britt have laid the community in which they live under many obligations for this enjoyable oooaalou and we wish Unelo Joe and Aunt fl usan many happy returns of their marriage day, and when they shall be called away from thia earth > ly sphere we sincerely hope and p. ay that they will be met with the welcome plaudit, '?Well done thou good and faith ful servants, enter thou into the joy nf thy Lord." "M." Summer Resorts. The Summer Resort Folder of the Southern Railway, containing muan valuable information, will be malled free to any address upon application to Agents of Southern Raliway. W. H. Tayloe. Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent, Atlanta, Ga., B, W. Hunt, Div. Pass. Agent. Charleston, S. C., J. C. Beam, Diet. Pass. Agent, Atlanta, Ga. Pot Us te the Test. We back np all we eay about "Clifton" Flour. Back lt np, first, with our gooda, and, second, with our guarantee. We have said a good deal about "Clift >n" in the hut few yean, and especially in the past few months, since we enlarged our oapaolty and improved our plant. We have made some pretty strong statements about the quality of ,rCllfton" Flour. If wo can Drove all we say you can hardly afford not to use "Clifton." Come in un der our guarantee and put us to tho test. Brans ford Mills, Owensboro, Ky. When you want first-class, up-to-date PHOTOS call on GALLAGHER BROS., at their new 8tudio next door to Llgon & Tjedbetter-upstairs. Satisfaction is ful ly guaranteed to every customer.