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ONE YEAH. - - - - $1 50
SIX MONTHS, - - - 75
WEDNESDAY, AU(I. 1, 1'??'"'.?
THE paragraphers should not take
Unele Russell Sage's death too much
to heart. Aunt Hetty (?reen hasn't
gone anywhere yet.
Senator Tillman\s poor memory of
faces may haven disposition to make
Representative Nash <>f Spartanburg
feel ismall, l>ut his coarse plea makes
him l'??k infinitely smaller.
TIM; Hartwell Sun is fast pushing to
the front. Editor McGill is still grind
ing out his wit, and with the installa
tion of a Simplex, we believe Uncle
John will paralyze the public with read
ing matter.
GEN. Wilie Jones' validation of Com
missioner Tatum's statement proving
the solvency of the dispensary was well
timed and most essential to the case.'
The statement itself is not full nor
clear, but we shall have to take it on
m m mm -
MR. Lyon can point to a distinguish
ed precedent in favor of his drawing
double pay for his services on the in
vestigating committee during the ses
sion of the legislature. Senator Till
man will doubtless not attack him on
this point, though.
AN autopsy on the body of Race
Mizell, the Mo. ile man who died last
week under suspicious circumstances,
has disc'osed poisoning, and his wife,
the mother of seventeen childr n, has
been arrested charged with the crime.
Evidently not a case of race suicide.
- - . i -
AFTER laying down the principle
that figures do not lie, a Georgia man
loBt his mind last week in trying to
harmonize the campaign claims of Clark
Howell and Hoke Smith. Our analyti
cal contemporaries are warned against
a too ardous study of Commissioner
Tatum's statement.
Those wise in the ways of South
Carolina politics are still predicting
that Mr. Ansel will be the next Gov
ernor of this State, the straws on the
current of the present State campaign
which ends with the primary election
August 31st, still pointing in that di
LET every business man and every
laboring man-merchant, lawyer and
farmer join in the effort to make the
County Fair z howling success. It is
due to the city and th? county. Show
your interest by ? liberal subscription
to the Association stock. 'Twill yield
big dividends in results if not in direct
EDITOR Wallace, of the Newberry
Observer, is having his hands full in
hin efforts to keep the Columbia Record
straight. From the viewpoint of an
observer holding a commanding and
elevated position it would appear that
all the Columbia paper needs to com
plete its perturbed entanglements is a
little more. rope.
IT would be interesting to know
the identity of the "one or two gen
tlemen" of philanthropic mold who,
being favorable to the dispensary,
went down into their jeans for the
price and paid up in advance subscrip
tions to the Columbia Record to be
sent to "variouspersona in the State."
It is difficult to determine whether in
this act there was a predominance of
philanthropy or of patriotism-or of
'self interest.
THE following from The Chester
Reporter meets with our approval:
* 'Not a few voters and citizens gen
erally have suggested that there be a
special box provided at the approach
ing primary for a vote in some shape
or form on the good roads question.
There is no doubt that our citizens
recognize the importance Of good
thoroughfares. The few miles of good
roads in the country must have had an
educating effect, and it is believed
that if the question were only put be
fore the people in concrete shape there
wo ?id be a public determination to
take up the subject and push it to a
successful compta
IT is to be hoped that the sublime
faith exhibited by thoBe Georgia peach
growers in praying the Almighty to
work on the railroads to induce them
; to provide refrigerator cars will as
sume the dimensions of a mustard
seed. Beside the task of inducing
railroads to provide for the pressing
needs of their patrons, the removal bf
mountains into the depths of the sea
becomes a matter of mere moonshine
and a light and exhilarating exercise.
THE Greenville Mountaineer has this
' i to Bay of one of Anderson's candidates
for the. Legislature: "Among the can
didates for the Legislature in Anderson
County is Hon. E. M. Rucker, Jr.,
' who was ? member of the last house.
Mr. RuckerV friends are. insisting on
running him tot the speakership,
should ?he be re-elected; and we feel
sure^the Anderson voters are going io
>?Send [him back, as his services in the
House for several years have been v?l
.uabit. '3&'; Rucker ?B a man of abil
ity, of: pronounced - views ,ori public
7 questions and .'he is not afraid to Bay
exactly what Jhe 4binks. We believe
he would make a first-class speaker
house." Our contettipo
. v^r?ry^i? . assured .that Mri , ?to^?r -ia;
SENATOR Tillman, who has been invi
ted to speak here tomorrow, i.s the
guest of the city and county, and, as a
United States Senator, will be accord
corded every courtesy within thc gift
of the people. Many of v? may have
differed with him in the past wi.en he
was a factor in State politics, but we
do not believe we misstate the case
when we ?say that his course in the
Senate is unanimously endorsed by the
people of the county who recognize that
lie hassleveluped remarkable force in
the shaping of legislation in national
affairs and that it would be a national
blunder for him I ?> be retired from I he
i Senate ?it this time. The desire <>f the
citizens of the county and city to hear
him*at*.this time is not boin <.i a will
ingness to have his suggestions as to
whom we should elect lo offices in the
State. On the contrary, thu citizens of
Anderson County are free and indepen
dent and need no suggestions from any
one, nor would suggestions be in order
or taste from a guest to a host on an
occasion of this kind. Of course, it is
unnecessary to make a suggestion of
this nature to a gentleman of Senator
Tillman's sense of propriety, and the
only reason for alluding to it is the ap
parent uneasiness felt in some quarters
that he is going to make a political
speech based on State issueB. We are
not acquainted with the form of 'the
invitation extended him by the commit
tee, but we assume that it was the
committee's intention and desire that
he discuss national issues and not inter
nal affairs with which he could have no
proper interest. Our people already
have a clear insight into the leading
features of the great questions with
which he has had to grapple in Con
gress nnd which have made for him a
name and a fame that will never per
ish. We want to become more closely
acquainted with the principles for
which he stands and which will be the
living principle of the party in national
politics for years to come and which
should lead the party to victory when
the final struggle comes. South Caro
lina wants a place in the picture and
she wants to prepare herself for the
pose in order that the picture may do
South Carolina full justice.
WHAT is regarded as one of the most
useful organizations of recent years
and the one that will yield largest re
turns for the investment is the State
Traffic Association which has gotten
its policy mapped out and its objects
thoroughly defined. Quite a number of
private individuals and commercial
bodies of the State have already be
come active members, and the enthu
siasm with which the organization has
started operations and the eagerness
shown by the rapidly increasing mem
bership places it upon a permanent
and business-like basis. The Associa
tion will meet with a hearty response
on the part of the traveling public as
well as the receivers and shippers of
freight. It has been demonstrated
that the Railroad Commissioners' hands
are tied in the matter of forcing a cor
rection of the abuses from which the
people of the entire State are suffering.
This condition is due to the lack of au
thority vested in the commission and
doubt existing as to the rights of the
commission to enforce the laws already
vested in it. The purpose of the traf
fic association is to consider with care
what additional legislation is needed to
carry out the urgent needs of the pub
lic and to strengthen the hands of the
commission to thiB end. It is not
thought that with the Ynediation of a
friendly but powerful organization, it
.will be necessary to invoke the power
of the legislature in securing from the
railroads due and proper redress of the
grievances complained of, but if it
should become necessary to take ex
treme measures the association's attor
neys will consider the necessary legis
lation, and tho proper committees will
urge the passage of the same by the
legislature. This being done every
legal step will be taken to enforce the
laws in favor of the members of the
association and of the public. It will
be part of the association's duties to
secure a regulation of passenger sched
ules and freight rates and a strict ob
servance of the present laws regarding
delayed freight shipments. The Cham
ber of Commerce has very wisely taken
a membership in the association.
Gov. Jos. W. Folk of Missouri has
an excellent conception of citizenship.
Hear his estimate of a certain class of
citizen with which every section of the
country is afflicted today: "I do not
believe in the mail order citizen. If &
place is good enough for a man to live
in and to make his money in, it is good
enough to spend hiB money in." Still
there are scores of people who stand
fairly well in tho" estimation of their
neighbors and who are good, quiet citi
zens along ordinary lines but who fail
entirely to come up to the standard of
usefulness ?as a factor in building up
tba town and county in which they live.
As a rule it may bo said that the man
Who patronizes the mail order house to i
tba exclusion of hin home merchant is !
never interostod ir. thc development of j
hts home town or county, is not public
spirited, but on the contrary ia narrow
and selfish, and for that. reason never
enjoyatoo v?aS? confidence and *&mm
of his neighbors. You can readily spot
him aa being a man of suspicious fears
and narrow prejudices who believes'*
dowri in his narrow soul that all mer- j
chants are an organized band of. Con
apira tor s to cheat and def raud the peo- I
pie* of their mst penny ; he believes ]
that by reason of that supposed organ!*
izatlon^ prices of all merchandise are
tu the individual merchant, and that the
only salvation of the country, himself
in particular, is to throw himself on the
mercy of the mail-order house and with
sweet, simple and child-like faith to send
his money away from home to huy a
"pig in a ?joke," or something he has
never seen nor had the opportunity to
examine. You'll find him circulating a
petition to Congress to establish the
"Parcels Post," and, strange to say,
he seems surprised if his home mer
chant] declines to sign it. And then
when trouble comes, as it cornea to all
- it may lu- his hain is burned with all
his stock the home merchant is the
I first man who is asked to give up a
"free-wiii" offering in testimony of
I his sympathy for this "worthy citi
" The mail-order merchant, who
pays nu taxes, helps to build no
burches, dispenses no charity is. the
model citizen in the eyes of the mail
>rder patron. May the good Lord de
liver us from them both, even unto the
ids of the world.
IF Mr. Manning is not depending on
the Raysor-Manning- bill, the dispen
sary votes and the influence of Senator
Tillman to elect him, what is he de
pending on.-Charleston News and
Courier. Hold on, contemporary, lest
you contribute to the obscuring of real
issues. Tillman is not an issue in this
campaign, has no part in the picture
and should not be lugged into it. We
have no quarrel with you on the real
issues, but we do object to the injec
tion of extraneous issues that have no
relevancy to the question at all. We
are opposed, too, to Mr. Manning's
platform but it's the platform and not
his supporters that we are fighting.
MESSRS. Martin F. Ansel and Rich
I. Manning in their canvas for the
office of Governor are looming into the
lime-light in a most favorable manner
and show up in a most dignified and
creditable way. The former is an ad
vocate of local option between prohi
bition and county dispensaries while
thc latter believes in the saving grace
of the reformed State dispensary.
They are both clean, honest, high
toned gentlemen and have made
friends all over the State where they
'nave spoken. Mr. Ansel is the idol of
the people of the Piedmont and will
distance all competitors like a race
horse. Col. Manning has many friends
all over the State who admire his firm
ness of conviction, honesty, devotion
to principle, and independence of
thought and action. Either of the two
would make the otate a model suc
cessor to the present model occupant
of the Executive Mansion.
WHILE it will be several months yet
before the council will have to grapple
with the annual puzzle of framing a
satisfactory license ordinance, it is not
too early for the ordinance committee
immediately upon its appointment to
go to wcrkjtc weed cut the objection
able features in the license ordinances
of the past two years, and to broaden
the scope of this measure of taxation
so that it will apply to all alike. If it
is taken up in due time, and proper
study is given to the application of the
ordinance so that it will fall with equal
force upon all classes and trades, there
can be no excuse for the wholesale
criticism that ia annually hurled at the
council. In the framing of such an or
dinance to inspire equality between all
classes, it is hoped that the new coun
cil will set. the seal of its disapproval
upon an ordinance that is part flesh and
part fowl-a flat rate to certain inter
ests and an ad valorem rate on other
less favored interests. Let it be one
or the other, anything oise would be a
discrimination and manifestly'unjust
IT is a significant feature of the
abuse of the marginal system of pro
tection of Intimate trades hi cotton
and grain that an annually increasing
demand for the abolition of bucket
shops should be heard from every walk
of life. There was a time when it was
a legitimate transaction to buy or sell
what is commonly termed futures as a
hedge against a spot transaction in or
der to clinch the profit figured on that
transaction, but .that privilege has been
greatly abused of recent 'years by
speculators who never for one moment
contemplated an actual delivery of the
commodity in which they were trading,
and who could not pay for one-tenth of
the contract if actual delivery were
tendered. The abuse has * grown to
such stupendous proportions that while
the South makes only twelve million
bales of cotton, there were sold on the
various exchanges of the country dur
ing the past year the tremendous
amount of five hundred million balea.
H er it will be seen that the specula
tors of the country sold the cotton crop
ox the South forty times while tho
planter Worried ' arid struggled and
strained bia credit in trying to sell it
once at prices that would net him coat
of production. Incomprehensible aa it
may seem, the retort grower of tho
Smith has been, and la at?L contribut
ing to this nimous condition of Ms
business by patronizing these same \
bucket shops, and he fom*s a large
percentage of those who have beeb
selling his crop forty fold, thus lessen- [ <
imf the value ot Wa actual product
But suppose he argues that he in not j j
selling it but is buying it and is ther eby j ?
contributing to the advancement of the "
price of Ma crop ' lahdcr ' the principle
that the demand nrakes th? price. His
argument might have a basin of reason
but. for the fact that overwhelming;
majorityo< :$t?f^
mted in a bucket shop and therefore are
lot listed on the New York or New
Orleans exchanges where the demand
creates the price. Every price marked
jn a hucket shoj. board is stolen from
the New York and New Orleans ex
changes and represent the record of
trades on those exchanges, and no order
given hy a customer of a bucket shop
can ever see the light of execution on
any legitimate exchange. So it will be
seen that even though the whole South
should hand together to buy five mil
lion hales of cotton in a bucket shop it
would have no appreciable effect on the
cotton market because the transaction
is purely a "bucket" one uni nobody
known of the transaction outside of thc
office of the hucketer. Their system
being one of matching one trade
against atiother, they are thus enabled
to maintain a semblance of equilibrium,
hut tho moment that there are more
buyers than sellers or vice verBa the
bucket shop is a gambler and is specu
lating on its own hook against the un
wary speculator. Now the question
at once arises, where does the difference
come in . and where should the line be
drawn between such gambling ano
legitimate trading. This io a questior
that must settle itself for it has prover
too deep for students that have beer
poring over the subject for many years,
and for this reason we applaud th?
action of the lower house of the Geor
gia legislature in passing a stringeni
law against not only bucket shops bu
against all marginal business for futur*
delivery. This may appear to work ?
hardship on mills and spot cot
ton dealers, but the operation of th<
inter-state law with reference to th(
execution of their orders sent direct t*
brokers in another State will relieve
the embarrassment along this line an<
will not v/ork any permanent disadvan
tage so far as we are able to foresee
If such a law is enacted all over th
South it will save the Southern peopl
a hundred million dollars every yea
that goes to feed the insatiate greed o
speculating sharks. Let the Soutl
Carolina legislature at its next sessioi
follow the Georgia lead and protect it
citizens from this growing evil arv
vice. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Negro Committed Awful Crime.'
Canonsburg, Pa., July 30.-Eime
Dempster, a nineteen-year-cld negrc
was taken today to the Washingto:
County jail, charged with the murde
of Mrs. Samuel Pierce and two chi]
dren and the shooting of a third chi!
last evening at Pierce farm.
The woman's husband had left th
place, leaying Dempster to look afte
the stock. The only things missinj
from the Pierce home are $12 and
revolver with which Mrs. ^Pierce an
the two children were murdered
Robert Pearse, three years old, th
only survivor of the awful tragedj
who was shot through the body, ma
recover. ^
Dempster is said to have confesse
that he attempted assault on the four
year old daughter after thc departur
of Pearse, but was frustrated by th
mother who went to the bureau to ge
the revolver to shoot him. The negr
says that he secured the gun first an
after killing the mother and shootin,
the children, set fire to the house t
hide his crime. -t
Cblckamanga Encampment.
Chattanooga, Tenn., July 30.-Th
encampment of regulars and Nations
Guard at Chickamamf a National Park
opened formally today. The troop
new there are the Twelfth cavalry
Seventeenth infantry, Third and Fourt
field batteries ox the regular army an
the Seventy-first Virginia infantry, an
Third South Carolina infantry of th
Nacional Guard. The first period o
instruction ends on Friday next and o:
Saturday , the militia regiments \yi]
leave for home, their places tobe take:
by other commands. ' '? ].
The field hospital equipment has no
yet arrived, although it started 12 day
ago from washington. . There are sur
geons, hospital nurses and noncommis
sion ed officers-of the department ii
sufficient force, but they are' withou
ten tage and appliances. The troop
are4 in camp, the regulars in one bod;
and the militia in another, a short dis
tance apart, near . the hill On. wMcl
Gen. Lyttle was killed in the battle o
Chick am auga. . ;*
Seneca's Zephyrs, Water, Bosky Msi
dens and; Monntain Dew*
(From the Seneca Farm and Factory^
A whit? of Seneca's "ozone 'ladet
breezes, struck the editor of. the Ander;
son Im ?lligencer last week. He "sa*
up and took notice' ' jj for the first tirii<
in a long while. - The man who.'cai
"sling ink? like he did in his prefatory
remarks concerning ; Seneca's climate
from the mere perusal of a short, item,
v/hat could he dd if he lived in, Sen?cc
and had those life-giving.inspiring ain
whistling soft and cheerful melodies oJ
health and -inspiration through the
multifarious ducts .and cells of ' hu
heaving, manly chest. , v ; * ?
? Come up. Brother, sit an evening in
the park, hst tb the rythmic splash of
mountain water, glad^n* its joyous free
dom from erstwhile confining pipes ;
Hare your noble brow to the soft caresa
o? those Alpine zephyrs, and levd re
tentive ear ; whilst they discourse of
dusky maidens fairy formed, who, in
the ases past, exampled them in gen
tleness and purity. ? Then, take out
your pen and by the soft enfTooding
light of Oconeo's bright moon, watcJi
how the ink leaps forth upon the p?gep
transcribing thoughts that flow from
out the vittuzed brain.; . >"':--???'*
J?egro Snoots V/aito Family.
Macon, Ga., July 30.- Joe Morris, a
negro youth, age about 20 years, today
made an attempt to take the lives of
the entire Bloodworth family at their
home near Macon.
Morris timed his plan for attack when
the family waa seated at the supper
table. As the meal was being con
sumed he stole up to the house and,
placing the barrel of a shot gun in an
opening pulled the trigger.
Over 60 shots struck the face of
George Bloodworth and nearly as many
struck his wife, who was seated at his
side. Mrs. Bloodworth had her infant
I daughter in her arms at the time, but
none of the shot struck the baby.
After firing, Morris dri pped his gun,
turned and ned. As quickly as he re
gained his consciousness Bloodworth
attended to his wife and spread the
Neighbors organized and are in pur
I hereby announce myself as a candi
date foi* the office of County Auditor
of Anderson County, subject to the
action of the Democratic primary elec
tion. JOHN A. MAJOR.
I hereby announce for the office ot
Auditor ?pr Anderson County, subject
to the ruleBof the Democratic primary.
I hereby announce myself aa a can
didate for Auditor of Anderson Coun
ty, subject to the rules of the Demo
cratic primary. JAB. H. CRAIG.
I hereby announce myself as a candi
date for the office of the Judge of Pro
bate for Anderson County, eubject to
the rules of the Democratic primary.
The undersigned respectfully an
nounce himself a candidate for the
office of Judge of Probate for Ander
son County, subject to the rales of the
Democratic primary.
I hereby announces myself a candi
date for the office of Probate Judge for
Anderson County, and will abide the
result of the Democratic primary.
J. M. PAYNE is hereby announced
as a candidate for re-election as County
Treasurer, subject to the rules of the
Democratic primary.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for re-election as Supervisor foi
Anderson County, eubject to tho Demo
cratic primary. 8. O, JACKSON.
GEORGE M. REID ia hereby an
nounced aa a candidate for County
Supervisor, eubject to the rules of the
Democratic primary.
J. E. BREAZEALE ia hereby an
nounced as a candidate for tho senate
from this County, subject to the rules
of the Democratic primary.
The friends of JOSHUA W. ASH
LEY hereby announce him aa a cand?*
date for tue House of Representatives*
subject to the rales of the Democratic
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for re-election to the House of
Representatives for Anderson County,
subject to the mles of tbe Democratic
primary. - J. A. HALL.
I respectfully announce myself s
candidate for re-election to the House
of Representatives, nuhjeet to thoac?ot
ofttBDmOCrT?'FcKklt Jr.
_ We>re authorized to announce W.
*. Li Lit; aa a candidate xor the House
of Representatives at the nest election,
subject to tho action o? the Democratic
primary. ? ' ' - V,
1 hereby announce myself aa a can
-Going at a Great Sacrifice.
-.- ? t-'?-1-' ? *
The nowa o! the Big 'Salo 'has gone from month to month,
house to house, town to town, until everybody who is anxious to
save big money is on their way to the Big Store.
Don't Miss It--Just Follow the Crowd.
Biggest sale ever held in AuderEJou now being oonduoted* by the
The World's Greatest Bargain Givers,
On the entire Stock of THE BEE HIVE STORE of Anderson,
S. G. You will be amazed. Yon will be astonished. We have
put thia entire Stock at the mercy of tue people, and for thia rea
son alone all Gooda will be ruthlessly sacrificed at lesa than whole
sale coat of raw material in many cases. The prices we quote are
the lowest ever reoorded in mercantile annals in Andereon.
Now let the glad tidings flash to all parts, and we will fill
every home within a radiuB of many miles with the Greatest
Money Saving Value o that has ever been placed before the people
for quiok selling. v '.: .
No limit. Everything must go. Nothing reserved.
Terms of Sale-Strictly Cash, and strictly one prioe to all.
Everything marked in plain figures. %

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