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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 1906.
Solicitor Julius E. Bogga definitely
announces he will be a candidate for
congress from the third district in
thc primary uext Bummer. Ilia Krui
nt- solicitor expires in MOG.
There will certainly bc hot times in
the politioal arena this summer. We
are to elect a United States Senator,
Governor, State and County officials,
yet judging from tho present calmness
one would think al! politicians dead,
but they will soon begin popping out
thick and fas;. When they once
start they will doubtless come in
-a. ? ii
Governor Heyward takes a very
reasonable view of the special court
cuesti?n. As the legislature refused
to make an appropriation to pay tho
judges who preside over these extra
terms he should not incur expenses
that he cannot pay. What is needed
is not so macy extra terms, but
promptness in the dispatch of business
at the regular terms.
If there is to be any increased
acreage this year, let it be of oom,
sorghum and other food crops. There
is not much danger of ?n overproduc
tion of these foodstuffs; and if you
happen to have tho good fortune to
raise more than you will need, there
will bo no tiouble at all about dis
posing of the surplus to your foolish
cotton neighbors, who are planting ail
the ootton they can.
Hon. U. X. Gunter, Attorney Gen
eral of tho State of South Carolina,
died at his home in Batesburg last
Sunday morning, aged about 30 years.
He had been in feeble health for sev
eral months and his death was expect
ed at any time. Mr. Gunter was a
man of high character ana ability,
and was highly esteemed by a wido
circle of friends throughout the State
who deeply regret his death.
Horace M. Emerson, general traffic
manager of the Atlantic Coast Lice
Railroad Company, died last Saturday
evening at his home in Wilmington,
N. C., of organ io heart trouble. Mr.
Emerson was born in Preblo County,
Ohio, and was in the forty-seventh
year of his age. He had been con
tinuously in the service of the At
lantic Coast Line for more than thirty
years, and was a most excellent gen*
Amerioans are noted the world over
as an extravagant raoe. Economy is
surely a virtue about which thc people
of thia oountry care little. But in no
other reepeot, perhaps, are Americans
more wasteful than in the use of coal.
This brand of fuel is consumed ata
frightful rapidity. Judged by tho
way in which they are turned into
ashes it might be supposed that every
hill from Maino to California were
bursting with uomined anthracite or
bituminous. In round numbers the
* United States burns 350,000,000 tons
^ of coal every year, which oosts thc
oonsumers approximately $700,0(i0,
0Q0. This is a moderate estimate,
although while householders pay up
wards of $7 a ton for anthracite in the
eastern cities, the great bulk of b'itu
ni&v?? VVBU tbs consumer Isss than
$2 a ton. There is nearly five times
as much soft ooal burned aa hard coal.
The United States Geological Survey
is now carrying on a series of investi
gations withs view to H topping the
needless waste of this precious fuel.
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The annual reunion of the Confed
erate veterans in New Orleans next
month again brings to mind the sad
thought that auch gatherings will be
held but a few more years. The
ranks of the veterans in gray arc being
thinned very rapidly nowland each
reunion witnesses fewer and fewer
old heroes in attendance. Not until
within the past few years has this de
crease in numbers been noticed very
perceptibly, but tho veterans are, dy
ing off very rapidly now. The aver
age age of th? Confederate veteran'
now is about sixty-five. Ten years
hence there will be . very few of them
among us, as the average will then be.
seventy-five years and few men live
to that age. It is possible, that a few
may be living "thirty or forty years
hence, but not probable. Io view of
the fact that ;heir ranks aro thinning
' so rapidly, it ia well that they be
given every opportunity to meet in
these remuions. They enjoy them in
tho highest sense, and all help should
be given them from year to year to
get to'these reunions and ei-5oy them
selves. Whenever a veteran wants to
go tad hasn't the money the g?nerons
people of bia city; ot neighborhood
. should - make it up for him, hot as
a charity but as tho payment of a debt
of gratitude; The passing of this
noblest.Of soldierly types from our
Cv.'midst- is the. oau.se of much sorrow
; when St . is contemplated how/ tuon
they will bo - gone- While they are
yet among us they (bauld be. made'
,.- to enj^y themt?lves io e.very possible
(jen. Wilie Jones, chairman of thc
Slate Pi mocratic Kxeeutive Uoinniit
tee, lia? called a meting of the com
mittee to Le held in Columbia on
Thursday, April ."uh, to consider mat
iers pertaining to tho approaching cam
paign and to issue the call for the
State Convention. The meting of
the Democratic clubs will be held on
the last Saturday iu April, thu -Sch,
ami the County Conventions?, ruade up
of delegates selected at thc club
nioi?tiog*. will assemble on the ii ria t
Monday in M.ty to elect delegated to
the State Convention, a county exe
cutive committee and a member from
each county of thc State democratic
Executive Committee. The State
Convention will be held on tho third
Tuesday in May.
GoHton County, North Carolina, lian
voted throe hundred thousand dollars
to oui id macadam road? throughout
Rockingham, M. C., will on May 12
vote on a bond issue of three hundred
thousand dollars for road building'.
Mecklenburg, N. C., ha? now 150
miles of excellent graded and macad
Land values over the entire country
increase in proportion as graded and
macadam roads are built and extend
ed. Good roads give farm lands a
value they could not otherwise have.
This is especially true of counties hav
ing factory development. With good
roadHall fruits, vegetables, lire wood,
milk, butter and other farm prodacte
have a daily cash value. The income
from these can be made as great in the
aggregate as the value of the cotton
crop. Without good roads the factory
hand and the city merchant, and all
that increasing industrial population
have to buy freBh meat from Chicago
and canned goods, from the North,
whereas the farmer might get the
money for all ments, vegetables, fruit
and other perishable farm products if
only he had a decent roadway from
his farm to the factory town or city
where cash purchases are numoorus
and increasing. It is said there are
farmers' daughters in Mecklenburg
County, N. C , who hate developed ex
cellent busineKS in milk, butter, chick
ens, eggs, fruits and vegetables.
Good roads are good investments.
They give business and social oppor
tunity and enhance the value of farm
In this connection it i? of interest to
note that Gaston County, above refer
red to, has devised a way to eat its
i cake and have it too. Tho proceeds of
the three hundred thousund dollar
bond issue will be used to build 100
miles of good roads throughout the
I county. '1 he county is now collecting
I rond taxes which aggregate $20,000 a
year. This money is used to buiid
new macadam roads and it builds
I about ten miles a year. At this rate it
would tuke fifteen years to get 150
j miles of graded and macadam roads.
Instead of waiting lifteen years for
good roads tho county issues $300,000
la 1 per cent, bonds. The interest
amounts to $12.000 a year. This is
taken out of the tax money and $8,000
of tax money is still left tor a sinking
fund for the bonds and some surplus
to put into repairs. Thus Gaston
County will bavo built immediately
three bundled thousand dollars worth
of good ronds and not pay a cent more
taxes than they have bean paying
without them. It ie thought that tho
people of tho county, especially tho
farmers will be greatly benefited.
There are 20 to 80 cotton mills in the
county. The good roads will p it the
.farmers in close touch with the people
working in these factories and the
working people and the merchants can
bny home farm producta instead of
having to buy canned goods and bacon
i from afar.
I There is a lesson in this for every
county in South Carolina-for every
county in the South.-Greenville
Pennsylvania's Dead on Vicksburg Field.
Vicksburg, Miss., March 24.-Sur
I rounded by their staffs in brilliant nt
I tire, and hundreds of veterans in uni
I forms of blue and gray, Gov. Samuel
i W. Pennypacker. of Pennsylvania, and
I Gov. James K. Vardo man, of Missis
sippi, today unveiled and dedicated
? the monument erected by the State of
I Pennsylvania in ,the Vicksburg battle
park xn memory of Pennsylvanians
i who participated in the siege and cap
ture of Vicksburg by Gen. Grant in
Five thousand citizens and a regi
ment of State militia were massed
I about the monument site while dis
I n?j??ishe? citis?5a nf half a d^aen
States ocoupied seats on the speakers1
i stand. The ceremonies were opened
! with a parade through the streets pro
fusely decorated in the national colors,
and lined by cheering thousands. A
feature of the ceremonies in the park
waa ?he singing of patriotic songs by
400 school children, each of whom car
. ried ti miniature American flag. Among
the speakers were Governors Penny?
packer and Vardaman and General
Stephen D. Lee, commander-in-chief
of the United Confederate Veterans.
- Mrs. Susan Doole is dead near
Danville, Va., from blows alleged to
have been inflioted by her son. James.
Ten days ago, she, old and infirm, was
attacked by her son in a drunken - fit.
She was resoued by neighbors and has
been hovering between life and death
Bincp. Tho old lady died Wednesday
night. The son is iu custody. He
was a former convict.
- A negro io tho Yorkville jail,
on the charge of an attempt of as
sault, lias a severe case of Htnall
- Seven murder cases have been
docketed for trial at the next term of
ees-jioos court to be held at Chester.
- Greenville ha-i deeded laud for
the purpose of a hospital site, and
*7,diji) toward the building had been
- A jury has given a verdict of
000 to a man in Abbeville against
?he Seaboard railroad company for the
IOMM of a leg.
- Charleston to have a big ferti
lizer plant. It in beiieved that thc
purpoue of this organization ?H to buck
the so called trust.
- Representative Aiken has intro
duced a bill for the erection of a
monument at Clemson College to thc
memory of Gen. Andrew I'lckcns.
- Tho semi-centennial of New
bery College will bo held in a few
w jeks and Governor Hey ward has
been invited to bs p?eoent ca that oc
- The Stato dispensary has $277.
000 cash on hand. Thin is the result
of the accumulation of funds since
the dispensary investigating commit
tee hold up the payment of bills pend
ing its investigation.
- Edmund i>,ss, of Darlington,
Chairman of the State Republican
Executive Committee, han called a
meeting of tho Committee, in Colum
bia on March 29.
- The Stato Teachers' Association
will meet at Ruck Hill early in July.
Tho meeting will be held during the
progress of the State Summer School
for Teaohors, which r eots at Winthrop
- Edward Beckham, 30 years old,
a brakeman on the Chester and Lan
caster railroad, whilo coupling oars in
the yard of tho company at Chester,
waa caught between the "bumpers"
and so badly crushed that he died of
- A verdict was rendered Tuesday
At Lancaster against the Seaboard Air
Lino in favor of John M. Yandie, of
Oaeola, for $500 and costs. Tho ao
tiou was fer damago? for searching
the plaintiff's premises without a
warrant for stolen goods.
- The livery stable of B. L. Jones
& Soo, of KdgeScld, waa consumed by
fire Thursday. It was situated near
the publie square and only tho fast
work of the tiro department saved the
business portion of the town. A
horse perished in the flames.
- The First National bank of
Greenwood has received notice from
the treasury department that that
bank has been designated as a gov
ernment depository and that a deposit
of $25,000 will be made at once. Th?
deposit will bo increased in the fu
- A young man in Marlboro Coun
ty quit his wife some months ago and
now the parents of the young couple
are willing to let the marriage con
tract between them be made void on
the grounds that the husband is not
cf i sound ssffid -
- The chamber of commerce with
the co-operation of the oity jounoil,
sons of veterans and the daughters of
the Confederacy, of Columbia, have
invited the Confederate veteran*.' to
hold their next reunion, i a May, io
- The farmers of Bpariauburg
County are paying considerable atten
tim to sheep raising. Oat farmer re
cently sold in the oity some ten or
fifteen balea .of wool from his own
farm, which netted him a much hand
somer profit than if it had been cot
ton. He declares that the wool was
nearly all clear profit, for it cost him
m ooh less expenso and troubla than
to raise cotton.
v - Gov. Hey ward has received an
invitation to attend in New York the
: celebration, by the Jefferson club of
the 163n\ anniversary, on the 16th
j of April; 1 of the great Demoorat,
1 Thomas Jefferson; and another invi
tation to attend in Philadelphia on,
the 17th, 18th and 19th the 200th an
niversary bf the birth of Benjamin
rr.-_;.." T? ?iL - - a_T>_M
- UOUI jr A?. .ii?iniii| SWtiSSSS i,2s
road Commissioner, was found dead
ina field oe his farm near Wedgefield
Thursday eveniog. He had been
absent from the house since morning
and a searohlng psrty found his body,
whioh hsd been dead several- hours.
The eaubo of death was heart dis
ease, from whioh he suffered for some
- Governor Hey ward's last sot io the
pardoning line was to release two )V<f
term negroes from the penitentiary
last week. The recipients of execu
tive olemenoy are Richard Gallmaa,
who killed Lee Alkea, another negro,
at Prosperity on the 11th of Septem
ber, 1900, and Tine Grap, who shot
?otu % negro's house at Laurens "to
pcaro him" and killed him tu 1897.
The jurors, judges and solicitors in
eaoh case recommended pardon. J
- Charged with wife beating,
George Smith, a middle-aged whito
man living in the Camperdown mill
village in Greenville, waa tried before
Mayor Mahon, convicted, and sent to
thc chain gang.
- Thc State Hoard of Pension
Commissioners bas been hard at work
on the pension reports. The state
mcnts are in very much better shape
than they have been in previous
years, but ina number of counties thc
work has been carelessly done and the
reports will hara to bc eent back for
- Advices received from tho truck
ing contera about Charleston show
that the cold wave did considerable
damage, being the most destructive in
Uve years. Bean9, cucumbers, pota
toes and strawberries are badly hurt,
while cabbages will be delayed several
weeks. Beans and oueumbers will
have to be largely replanted.
- Tho First Baptist Church, Ma
con, Gs., of whioh Dr. J. L. White is
ppstor, has four members each sup
porting a missionary at $600, aggre
- Street disturbances in Chatta
nooga resulted Wednesday io the
shootiog of two white men. A race
war was threatened, but the danger
of it is probably over.
Committed Suicido Became of Tooth
Freeland, Pa.. March 20-To mako
a HUI*' job of it, Herman Ktckliog, em
ployed aa u miner Kt the Crystal Ridge
stripping of A. Pardee <S? Company,
committed suicide this morning hy
blowing hie head off with dynaniito.
Heckling Buttered from a eevoro
toothuclie yesterday, and that is the
only reason his fauiily can advanco for
his act. lie had tho molar extracted,
but still suffered somo pain during the
This morning ho went to a small
opening iu thu stripping, and scating
himself iu a comfortable position, with
his head resting on a shelf of coal, he
placed a stick of dynamite, to which
lie had already attached a iute, on his
He then applied the match and in a
minute the explosion occurred. His
head wns literally ground to atoms.
The decapitated trunk was found later
in a sitting position.
Dissolution of Partnership,
The partnership nc roto for o existing
between E. W. Simpson and John IL.
Hood, under the name of Simpson ic
Hood, ?tturneya as lew, waa thia dsy die
no iv ed bv mntnal consent. Parties
owlDg said firm may nettle with either
party. R. W. 8IMP80N,
JNO. K. HOOD.
Anderson, 8. C., March 23,1900.
March 28, 1006 41 2
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Our line of Mieses' and Children's Shoes and Oxfords is now' .'
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/ Orange Cane Seed ?ame price.
. :. Millet Seed; per bushel, $1.60. "; , ' . - - .? . :
?arly Bose arid Pe?^
Beauty of Hebron and Goodrich 3Gc peck-*1!. PM bushel*.
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