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J. F. CLINKBCALES, \ EDITORS AND
O. C. LANGSTON, S PROPRIETORS.
ONE YEAR, - - - - $1 50
SIX MONTHS. - - - 75
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13, 1905.
From the mo?t recent developments
in thc Chinese movement for the boy
cotting of American goods it ia clear
that the affair, while serious, docs
not possess the hize, the importance
or the significance that its promoters
would have thc American public be
lieve. Thc Chinese government baa
had nothing to do with the movement,
hut on the other hand desiree to have
the clopest and most friendly relations
with thc I'nited States. The matter
has caused some anxiety in thia coun
try by reason of thc possible injury to
exporters. Tho Southern cotton man
ufacturers have established a large
trade in cotton gooda with China, und
a movement of this kind would have
the effect of injuring or destroying it
at its most promising stage.
The members of Baptist Churches
living in Atlanta and surrounding
towns, who own property in which
saloons arc run will cither have to
sell their property, make the barkeep
ers move out, or quit tho Churoh, ac
cording to the decision of thc Stone
Mountain Baptist Association, which
met at Litbonia last week. The reso
lution waa introduced by Dr. Len
Broughton of Atlanta, and created
considerable excitement, but waa
adopted by a big majority. Thc reso
lutions provide that should any
Church in thc Association refuse to
expel members disobeying this com
mand, the Churches shall bo turned
out of the Association, it is thought
that several Churches may object to
carrying out thc resolution and sen
sational results are expected.
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Forty-one governors havo respond
ed favorably to the invitation to moot
in Washington boiore Congress con
venes to propose a postponement of
presidenta! inaugurations from March
4th to April 30th, tho real anniver
sary of Washington's assumption to
office in New York. But that delay
was not because of thc weather, but a
quorum cf tho House had not appear
ed, though Vice Piosident Adams was
inaugurated on April (Uh. Tb:s long
mooted change cf date is sow accen
tuated by the faot that Senator Bato,
of Tennessee, Senor Aspirox, the
Mexican ambassador, and Judge Wel
don, of the oourt of claims, died from
exposure upon last inauguration day.
An amendment of the constitution is
required because extension of official
terms is necessary. Amonding the
organic law is fortunately not an easy
task in this repnblio. Some agitating
question must stir the people deeply
before, sufficient interest is aroused.
But thc purpose is commendable and
it is hoped that tho ronowed effort
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THE DISPENSARY INVESTIGATION
The third Weting of the committee
appointed to investigate the affairs of
the State dispensp.vy was held in Sum
ter last week, and the ovidonoes of
corruption in tho system were many,
; and of such a nature that they pro
duced no feeling of surprise among
people of the State generally. Irreg
ularities and plain stealing have boon
matters o^^common report. A reye
j elation of them merely confirms what
' was before believed to be true.
I Muoh cproborative ovidenoe waa
?j produced to show that dispensers had
been Bolling bosco and empty bottles
and putting the money in their pock
ets, thereby increasing their salaries
in some instances by several hundred
dollars a year. The petty Boandals of
the county.dispensers were fully aired.
These little things are important in
that they provo that, whether in high
or low position, dispensary official*
pursue the same methods of grafting.
It makes no difference in principle
whether the amount wrongfully made
is a few dollars or many thousands.
The offence is equally odious and tho
offender equally, guilty before the
lt was stated by a witness that a
brewing company offered to put up the
aura of $5,000 to aid in the election of
L. J. Williams to the governorship.
Williams was at that time chairman
Di tho Board ?i G???f?i, uiiu wmamuug
the few me^ connected with luie dis
pensary who was regarded es being
Above reproach. An interesting de
velopment of the evidence was the
activity of som e bf the dispensary ?ffU
cialB in influencing State politics." The
jtoaoiiine built up by the whiskey mo
nopoly has been strong enough to
like all political organizations based
on a corrupt System its effects have;
been r pernicious, When supposedly
honorable men stoop to tho degradation
of accepting* bribe* and of selling
themselves/for a few' pieces of silv?r,
theo all good citizens niay ; well cry>
<3od save tho State. The dispensary
syatom threatens to debasa everything
it touches; Tt; is * f%toaofc to the
good name of the State.
Hieven Cents for Cotton.
Asheville, N. C., September 7.-The
Southern Cotton Association, iu Con
vention at Kenilworth Inn to-night,
established a minimum price of eleven
cents for the incoming cotton crop.
This action was reached after a lour
hours' struggle in the minimum price
committee's room this afternoon, anda
joint secret conference- ot' that com
mittee and tho general committee to
night, lt was a contest iu which grow
ers, spinners, manufacturers and brok
ers wer? involved, and one in which
til? combinedinlinence of all these ele
menta was brought into play, iu and
out ot the meetings which preceded
to night's work. After tho announce
ment of Hie estimate of tho erop yield
ot' 1905 aud 1000, tho light narrowed
down to two factions-one holding
out for 10J cents, the other for ll
cents, notwithstanding tho fact that
an outside element clamored for
twelve cents. Some of the growers
tliis afternoon were inclined to the
opinion that tho unexpected shore
yield- *.*rop report would have a ten
dency to push the minimum to twelve
couts, but it was known that these
predictions would not be fulfilled when
the price committee emerged from its
caucus nt 0.40 to-ni^ht.
"We have labored liku a mountain
and brought forth a mouse," said ono
of tho perspiring committeemen to
tho Associated l'ress correspondent
to-night; "the conservative element
A Call to Cotton Growers.
Columbia, September ll.-President
E. D. Smith, ot the Cotton Growers'
Association, has given thia card to the
press for publication:
In order to get thoroughly informed
as to the spirit of the people of South
Carolina in reference to the actual
Southern Cotton Association I call
upon every county association to meet
on next Monday, the ltttu instant, for
the purpose of getting an expression
of opinion from the members of every
association in their county.
First ns io the ratification of the ac
tion of the Convention aa to the mini
Second, devise means of mutual as
sistance lu ctifijing out the aim and
purposes of the Southern Cotton Asso
The ono prime necessity now is that
tho Southern Cotton Association has
fixed its minimum price ut Asheville,
The undoubted small crop, thc finan
cial condition of the South and above
all tho possibility of the Southern cot
ton grower being ublo to dictate his
own price, is a prize worth striving
for, because it means personal inde
pendence, manhood and wealth.
Therefore, at thiB crisis, 1 beg every
county association to meet as above in
dicated and see that a report be made,
both aa to the spirit attending these
meetings and tue opinion ot those
attending as to tho prico of cot
ton. As to tho outlook of yield
and what means, if any, have been
brought upon the farmers to withhold
tho coton from the market until our
minimum of ll cents id obtained.
These reports to be forwarded to the
lt matters not now whether it was
wise or unwise to set the miulmum in
dicated. There is but one thing left
to do and we can do it, and that ia to
Btand by the Convention at Asheville
and demand ll cents, lt is useless for
me to cali attention tn the fact thai
with the 11,000,000 balo crop, by our
loyalty, determination aud manhood
we will win it. "
Various things will be brought to
bear that are being brought to bear
now, and the fight tor the next thirty
days, perhaps longer, will be the bit
terest ever waged in the South, if,
however, the bankers, merchants, in
fact, all parties concerned in Southern
welfare, which means in tho Southern
cotton crop, will see that the weak are
assisted by the strong, vc will win
this light as we won the other, and ba
rewarded by a much higher price than
ll cents for our work. "*
This letter is dictated hurriedly on
my way through Columbia to meet the
cotton growers at Bennettsville.
When 1 have leisure, which 1 hope to
have in a few days, 1 shall give to the
public the work that was dono and pro
posed to be done at Asheville.
Let all the counties meet as I have
asked above and send to this, office a
report of the spirit of the people.aa to
the prospects of their holding their
cotton, and the means , they propose tu
out into operation to reach the end
desired. Already telegrams and let
ters from the West indicate that they
are hauling their cotton boek home
and storing it away and waiting for ll
cents. E. D. Smith.
Josh Ashley "Agin lt."
"Dead? Dead as the devil," said
Citizen Josh Ashley here yesterday,
when Borne one.asked him about the
faturo of the State's liquor dispensary.
Like a good roany ot hera/ Josh is say
ing, T told you so,7 but he ia not in the
ordinary "told you so" class, because
be has always fought the dispensary
Jaw and as far back as 1803, he said, t o
raised his voice against the iniquity of
the mm machine.
"Rotten?"'continued the Honorable
Josh. '-Tho thing was born rotten
and it can never be cleaned up or
whitewashed. Boys, I'll tell you they
got to stop this thing, they got to ?et
free of this here dispensary or the
whole proud Palmetto State will got
into the hands of the liquor people.
It's got to stop."
"That's right. God knows you are
talking right, brother," said an old
farmer who had.been drinking Ash
ley's words. This ?ot JoBh Ashley
right and he throw hot shot into the
dispensary and every thing connected
with it. Be had been fighting it ever
since it started, he said, and ho expect
ed to keep it ap until the breath left
bis body. And then Josh swore a
mighty oath, which meant a rough
road for the great moral institution
for many years to come,, for* na Citizen
Ashley explained, be bas no idea of
dying .inst yet awhile.
For many yeera Mr. Ashley has serv
ed Anderson County in the Legisla
ture.. He does not pretend to be a
man ?f letters, but when it comes to
SigUiug n vMvCk, ho cr.?i put ns ?i?iii?y
ciphers after the tiret figure its'most
people in. this part of the country. He
did not enter tho campaign a' year ago
to be re-elected to the General Assem
bly for the. money that is in it. At
tho lost session ho introduced a meas
ure against the dispensary in its pres
ent form, but Uko others ot ita kind tho
enid water care w?s administered and,
that waa the end of the reform.
% Mr. : Ashley waa naked what - he
thought of the chances of having a
general cleaning up in January. He
said, he expected to renew hie fight,
bot hoped '..for little or nothing from
I hepresent Legislature. The m ?jori ty
bad already shown bow it stood, and
it itm bend in away tti> the great
Wave of publie indignation sweeping
over the ; t?tate, its . work would be of
the : half-hearted,; unsatisfactory ?sort.
Io; other words, Mr. , Ashley didn't
think anything at ail wo^ild be n?tua?
ly aecoropHahnl, except moto or less
whipsawing and blnmng.
'Tn Andiron," euid Mri Ashley,
''wo got che grave of tho dispensary.
(lug right now, and it* going to be
bailed when tho vote? tor prohibition
are counted. Yea. air. She'a a goner
in my county. You kmw there are
goin' to be some folks to vote lor the
dispensary just because they think
they will help to eave Ben Tillman by
doing it. Don't you believe any such
Donneuse ns that. 'The dispensary is
dead already, but old Ben ain't and bo
won'c go yet awhile either. He'll
shuille elf the dispensary coil when
the last flicker comes a heap sooner
than what the preachers call the 'mor
tal coil' of his future political life. If
a nihn loves lien and bates bis baby,
as be calls the liquor machine, let him
kill the baby. Ben won't di?*.''
Mr. Ashley has long been ono of the
unique ligures in tho Legislature. He
hus a lot ol' good horse sense. He bas
nil tlx* courage needed to light for his
convictions and can't be mulled into
supportinK a nieueure contrary to bis
- Most heroes outlive their great
.- It takes a subordinate to realize
the inefficiency of a superior.
- A pleasaut man to talk to may
be a disagreeable man to listen to.
Centlemen of the Fernier? Warehouse
Company and other members of the
Uoion who uesire to take stock In the
I will be found st the Supervisor's
Office the remainder of the week to re
ceipt you for your subscriptions. Come
promptly and get lu on the ground iloor.
C. O. BURRIS*,
Sec. <fe Treas.
FARM FOR SALE!
Situated two miles northeast of Wal
halla, S. C., consisting of 179 acres, good
eight-room building in good repair,
three tenant bouses, 120 acres In culti
vation,' all fresh land. Good barn and
stables. 13. R. MOS9, Agent.
Walhalla, 8. C.
Sept 15, 1?05_13_4_
Real Estate Bought and Sold.
Say, listen: There are thousands of peo
?lo more each year, but no more Land,
have fifteen (arma, from 50 to 250 acres
each, nice level land, every one a bar
gain, will give teims if wanted.
Also some nice lots In Seneca. Come
quick. J. H. ADAMS.
Sept 13, 1005_13_
VALUABLE LAND FOR SALE.
? The undersigned, by the authority in
vested in bim by the heirs of the catato
of Henry H. Jenkins, will sell to the
highest bidder at Anderson C. H., op
SaTesday in October next, all that Pleoe
or Parcel of Laud containing 69) acres,.
In Garvin Township, adjoining land.of |
J. Miles Piokens, Jake Bargeol and
Terms of Sale-Cash. Purchaser to
pay extra for papers.
; J. E. WOFFORDi Adm'r.
Annual Meeting Stockholders An
derson Cotton Mill.
The regular Annual Meeting of the
Stock holders of the Anderson CottonMills
will be held In the City ol Andereon, at
12 o'clock rn. on Tuesday, 10th day of"
By order of ' L e President.
J. BROCK, Secretary,.
8eptjL3, li lt, 18 > '. . - 4 .
Annual Meeting Stockholders Bro
gon Cotton Mill..
The regular Annual Meeting of the
Stockholders ot the Brogon Mill will be
held in the City of Anderson, at il
o'clock . a. m., on Tuesday, 10th day of
October, 1905, ,
By order of the President.
C. J. BROCK, Secretary,
Sept 13, 1905 - 13 4
.Notice of Final Settlement.
? The undersigned, Administrator ol the
Batate _of Margaret . L Parker, de
ceased, hereby gives notice that be will'
on the fSih of October, 1005? apply tp
the Judge of.Probate of Anderson Coun
ty, S. C., for a Flnnl_Settiement of said
Estate, arid a discharge from his office as
JASPER P. PARKER, Adm'r,
Sept 13,1005 13 r 5*
MUSIC STUDIO !
MBS. ETSI IS I, ? ANCB-V.H A ?WBEBP,.
Concert Pianist, Violinist and Singer,
. No. 038 E..River .Street,
Graduate of Fa. and B. C. Colleges: In
structor Music Winthrop College, Direc
tor of Mualo Baptist Instiiuto (Miss.),
Conductor bf Muslo Studio St. Petera*
burg, Fla, -- v.r?/
, . ... SPECIALTIES.
PIANO-Touch, Technique, Position
VIOLIN-Poeition, Intonation, Tech
nique, Bowleg and Interpretation.
VOICE OULWR8--Voloe ' Placing. '
Tone Production? Breathing, Blending of.
Registers and Song Interpretation.
C?a**** ?o Harmony, Musical History,
Theory, Ensemble Work, Sight Reading
and Nomenclature. ^
Class?e begin Sept. 18th, 1805
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AETO?TSEY ?T ?AW.
?ffiva la Old Benson jBuittUn?r,
Honey? to T^can on JReal Estate.
\\ . |~^BriDg this Coupon, trade 82.00, andT
> get 10c. to pay Car (are. (
THE BEB HIVB^J
This is our last call on Spring and Summer
Goods. Already New Fall Goodt aie beginning to
come in. Visit this Store for anything New and if .
you wish to buy anything in Summei Goods, Cost
is not considered with us.
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New lot of 62-ineh B/oad Cloth, worth 81.00 yard, in all best
shades, at only. 75c yard
Guaranteed Twilled-back Broad Cloth at. 98o yard
50-inch Mohair, in derk blue, brown, light blue, garnet and black
colors, at only.. 50c yard
Beautiful Black P. au de 8oie, for Skirts and Suits, 42 inches
wide, at.................. $1.00yard
Cut Henrietta, newest ont, 42 in. wide and all wool, at 81.00 yard
We have anything in Wool Dress Goods from.... 10c yd. and up
36-inch Guaranteed Taffeta Bilk only. 98c yard
Dry Goods Specials.
2000 yards best Apron Ginghams only....... 5c yard
Good Turkey Red Calico only.'.v.......... 3ic yard
Good foll width Mattress Ticking only . 5o yard
Best 15c Feather Ticking only. ,12Jc yard
Very fair Ticking only.. 10c yard
3000 yards 10-4 Sheeting, worth 25c, at only. 20c yard
New lot of 40-inch White Lawn, worth l?c, at.. v .... 10c yard
By far the largest Stock of Men's, Women's and Children's
High Grade Shoes in Anderson.
Big Job Women's Solid Fine Shoes, mostly sizes 4 to 4* wbrth
81.00 and 81.25, at."*. o0c pair
Children's Slippers, sizes 3s to 6s, at.................. 10c pair
Women's Dcngola Blucher Shoes only..... 98o pair
Meu's Fine 8hoEBat...98c pair and up
We handle such high grade Children's Fine Shoes as Roney &
Infant's Solid Fine Shoes, with wedge heel, sizes 2 to 5, at. '.60c pr
In Ladies' Fine Shoes we have the best from.50c to $3.00 pr
Such lines of Men's Fine Shoes as Bi?n F. Reynolds and Selz
Shoes need no praise from us-prices from. $2.0.0 to 85.0Q pr
A few Summer Snits to close regardless of Cost.
Nice dark colored all Worsted Suits at....... 83 98 Suit
Some odds and ends in Summer Suits at.... .82.25 and 32.98 Suit
Men's Fine Suits, worth $J.50, at .....-.... .85.50 ?uit
Also a few lots of New Fall Suits are here and can Bave you money.
f THE BEE HIVE, i
HP. oaves youirom J.U tu eu por ?o7iu jF
The McCormick Vertical Lift Mower is specially designed for cutting on
rough and stumpy,lands. -It is ?quipped with j?ractical and efficient dc vies?
for lahdng:and lowering the;:<u?ter bar when pa?sing any obstruction, the
machine being thrown in and out of gear automatically without stopping th*
team " The operator is tifus enabled io cut close up to a tree, stump or sock;
and save both the hay and valuable time that would bo loat in trying to ope*,
rate an ordinary machine in a ^eld where there ar,e stumps or other obstruc
tions. Thia machine is ?lt?plendidly adapted for general use, and-works''
equally wellover' smooth and even ground tho construction of the machine
combining all the essential features of tho moat improved mower. It is
thorefore every where known and used aa an all-purpose mowing machine, for
it is designed bothfor general cutting and for rough abd stumpy land.
The cutter-bar is easily raised for pas ing . any obstruction, and tho ma*
shine is thrown out of gear automatiuiiy.
The McCormick H*y Rakes are simple in.-;desigaf? eurong m
ind practical in the field.* -The V^si material is ??ed in their ru
rho wheels ara made with staggered spoken, and#tt?d with a heavy two
jhannel steel tire, while tho hubs tum.on-forge steel shalt*,'-ibo..length And
size of the hub giving abundant, bearmg surface wbteh, -insure? lasi?n^ wear
ing qualities. Moreover, the huhs are ?tted with removable b?savso thai
pifte* years of service, when the wheels hearne -worn, they can bd;r?pmced Ai
?cst. High caroon angle steel is hned in ibo manufacture of th?
?I the rake head is iriusetVsovtbat it will ^ot ,csg. Th? fr?rae A?id
are connected by strong and * heavy raal?tablc hinges, which, with
.w- usage,*wi?l ;Uot bir?ah or wear, out ? Thc teeth arc mads of the best
quality of spring etcel, which combines great strength and resiliency, while
the points are so ?haped that they will get all ther hay without digging ioto
tho ground or picking up stones.
We are prepared to show im all of our Departments the
biggest Stock of seasonable merchandise ever brought here*
Our ?tock of Dress Goods is the largest in town.
Our stock of Domestic Cotton doods goes still afc theold
Our stock of Shoes is the best in town?
Our stock of Men's, Soys' encl Children's Clothing is com*
plete in every detail.
Our stock of Ladies', Misses' and Children's Coats an?.
Jackots, Suits and Skirts wants to be seen. Our styles may
be the same as elsewhere, but note our prices are differeat,
We carry the biggest line of Carpets, $tugs,Art Squares,,
Mattings, Linoleums and Oil Cloths in this section.
New Millinery is coming in daily. Como and look over
the new styles.
On any of the above mentioned li?os ^ur prices are 20 to
25 per cent lower than you can buy elsewhere.
Come, look through our stock and compare prices*
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