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BY GLINKSCALES & LAMSTON. ; ANDEKSON, S. C, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 1898. ~ VOLUME XXXIII-NO. 37.
Our 25 Per Cet
If you had a story to tell, one that you knew was true
one you wanted believed, how would you tell it ?
Use big adjectives, high-sounding phrases; or tell it
Perhaps we are too modest.
We will save you 25 per cent on every dollar's worth of I
Sought of us.
$5.00 Suits, 25 per cent off, $3.75
7.50 Suits, 25 per cent off, 5.63
10.00 Suits, 25 per cent off, 7.50
15.00 Suits, 25 per cent off, 11.25
The number of Hats we put on sale was, luckily, large ;
eise you late comers wouldn't have the chance you still have.
98c. for Hats that were $1.25.
(Kost Stores ask $1.50 for them.) New shapes. Colors black
Bemember, we sell for Cash and Cash only. Ko Goods
THE SPOT CASH CLOTHIERS.
A Helo to Farmers !
IT. is told us daily that we have been a great help to Fanners while
Cottoa is 5c. per pound. We sell Goods for Euch a small profit it is money
saved for yon to trade with us. We still take the lead in?
Best Shoes in the Stale for the least money.
We have a nice line of Spring Percales at 5c. per yard.
Nice Plaid Worsted, sold everywhere for 15c. and 20c. yard?we sell at
10e. to 20c. yard.
Remnants we now offer at 41c. yard.
Will take pleasure in showing you a splendid line of Mattings at cheap
We also have a nice line of India Linen. A big lot of?
EMBROIDERY AND RIBBONS
Will be ou sale next week at special prices. We bought these Goods at (JOc.
<?n the dollar, and will sell at about half price.
Nice Black Dre s Goods for making Skirts, <fec.
We are selling Woolen Dress Goods at Cost.
Clothing going at almost half price. Will sell you a nice 810.00 Black
Suit for $5.00, and cheaper Good* accordingly.
We are busy all the time. Fall iu line and come on with the crowd to? !
CHEAPEST IIV THE STATE
MOORE & LUC AS.
COTTON IS CHEAP !
AND SO ARE
LIVE AND LET LIVE IS OUR MOTTO !
WE have a choice and select Stock of?
FAMILY and FANCY GROCERIES,
Consisting of almost everything you may need to eat. Our Goods arc fresh
were bought for cash, and will be sold as low as the lowest. Pleas'- give me
a call before purchasing your Groceries.
Thanking all for past fav< rs and soliciting a continuance of the sami
W? are yours to please,
G-. F. BIG-BY.
? President Wilborne calls for a
rally of the sub-alliances of the State
on the 12th.
? The April term of the United
States Circuit Court will be opened in
Charleston on April 4.
? South Carolina has more cavalry
than any other State in the Union and
about one-fourth of the total cavalry
force of the militia of this country.*
? A large warehouse at Fountain
Inn, owned by J. W. (Jivens and
stored with 1,300 bales of cotton,
caught fire Thursday night and the
building and contents were entirely
? The people of Lake City have
had to guard their town on account of
the threatened burning by colored
people in revenge for tho killing of
the postmaster. The citizens met in
mass meeting and have denounced
this murder and arson.
? The work of laying the track of
the Pickens and Easle}' road is being
rapidly pushed. Contractor Oliver
expects to have it completed by Sat
urday. It is hoped that trains will be
running over the new road within two
? Whatever may be the wife's
claims on her husband's worldly goods,
the magistrate at Society Hill, Dar
lington county, does not allow the
husband to handle the wife's property.
Samuel Abrahams, colored, has just
been sentenced to thirty days on the
chaingang for giving away without
her consent, 20 bushels of corn, the
property of Mrs. Abrahams.
? The house of Jack Foster, tenant
on M. B. Davis's place, five miles
west of Abbeville, was destroyed last
Tuesday by fire. Two little children
were left in the house. Men at work
in the field near by saw the flames of
the burning building. They ran to
the rescue, and found the clothing
burnt off of a five year old son of
Jack Foster. The child died in a few
minutes. Ihe building and contents
were a complete loss.
? The Norris Mill at.Catechee has
been running only about 2 months,
but mill men in that section of the
country claim that the mill is equal to
the very best in the State, says the
Textile Excelsior. The mill makes
fine sheeting, 40 inches wide. 72 ends,
80 picks. The mill was started to
spin enough yarn to run the weaving
but they are now shipping about 4,000
lbs. of 30s yarn a week in skeins.
This production is orer and above the
engineer's calculation. The Southern
mills outrun the Northern calculation.
? Senator Tillman passed through
the city yesterday afternoon en route
to Washington from Trenton. He
seemed to be in fine health. A pas
senger on the train asked him about
the outlook for war. With character
istic energy he is said to have replied:
"If it is proven that the Maine was
blown up by the Spaniards there will i
be war in spite of-." The Senator
also talked freely with passengers I
with whom he was acquainted about
the political outlook, but gave no ex
pression of opinion as to the result of
the coming campaign.?Neics and
? Clarendon has recently had an
exodus of ten white persons, bound
for Colorado, converts of the Mormon
doctrine. They represent the fami
lies of S. R. Tobias and James Haley.
A daughter of Mr. Tobias left about
a year ago with a Mormon elder to be
married in a Mormon temple in Colo
rado. 5>he has written such a glowing
description of her adopted home, that
together with the influenae of the
Mormon elders in Clarendon, the two
families have embra?ed the Mormon
faith and left for the West. The
families are well-to-do farmers.?Hum
? W. R. Bullock was yesterday
suspended from the duties of the clerk
of the court of Abbeville county by
Governor Ellcrbo. Bullock lias boon
charged with gross irregularities iu
tin- disci.arge of Iiis official duties.
Nothing was known of any official I
misconduct \^M^]ic grand jury reu-;
dercd it- report recently preferring j
the charges agains! the official. When :
the matter was placed i;i their bands !
by the court, a true bill was rendered
and consequently the governor lias
done the proper thing in removing
Bullock. His successor lias not yet ^
been appointed.- Columbia l?eijiati r,
Three charming bachelors of '
Greenville have entered into a solemn i
compact with one another. Fach one 1
has deposited a cheek for ?100, and
the one who is first to marry will fall |
heir to the whole amount. Three j
hundred dollars is a nice sum to start I
house keeping with, and if it leaks !
out who the aforesaid bachelor* .ire, 1
their value in the matrimonial marke!
wiil he considerably increased until :
one of thoili steps oil with the money :
and the girl of hi- choice, hi- said
tl.a: all three of tlie geuth men are j
now making desperate elVorls to win
the money, ami tlx ir friends are ii<!
itig each el' them. fireruviili Mouii
THE WEEK'S POLITICS.
Some Interesting Developments Prom
Columbia, March 5.?The most
significant move on the political chess
board during the past week has been
the call for a prohibition convention.
This fight will be pushed with the
zeal that is ever characteristic of
the "Crusades," but altogether with
in the lines of the Democratic party,
across which line few white men in
South Carolina have the temerity to
The strength of the prohibition par
ty is now an unknown , factor, but
there are many men who contend that
this faction is vary much stronger
than ft is popularly supposed to be.
Tkis sentiment is entertained by many
of the prohibitionists who have joined
in the movement towards an organiza
tion for the purpose of putting out a
complete State ticket. As a matter
of fact, many of the old time prohi
bitionists, especially in the rural dis
tricts, where the prohibitionists have
always found their strength, have
bedded themselves so intimately with
the dispensary party that this Ga
briel's trumpet will nut rouse them
from their dreams. In order to com
pensate for this loss of strength, it is
urged by some of the leaders to form
a coalescence with the local optionists,
their rival cousins, and thus draw the
line sharply between dispensary and
anti-dispensary, and once having over
thrown their common enemy and baring
the bone of contention again between
them, to fight out their old quarrel on
new lines. It is argued that antago
nism to the State control of liquor will
make as strong a bond of union as
could be desired, and will lead to po
litical affiliations that under other cir
cumstanoes would be impossible.
The natural leader cf the prohibi
tionists is Mr. Childs. It is believed
that he could recall more of the wan
dering 6heep to the h. use of David
than any man in the State, but he
would not prove a drawing card for
the local option mes, and while con
cession is not a characteristic of the
advocates of prohibition, it is urged
that the exigencies of the case must
make amends for what might be re
garded under ordinary circumstances
as sops to Cerebus or treaties with
the devil. If the local optionists are
to become allies of the prohibitionists,
the old principle of give and take
must be employed. In view of these
facts, there are many of the leaders
who urge a joint ticket and who are
negotiating treatits with the local op
tion men, and it is not improbable
that the convention called for on
April 14 will have a ring-streaked and
striped complexion to the old time
cold water army and the contents of
the canteen will have a spicy stick in
it that will be a new flavor and proba
bly not a disagreeable one to the pal
ates of the uncompromising.
Senator Mayfield has been again ap-,
proached in the matter of leading
these combined forces, as being the
most acceptable man to both sides,
lie told the gentlemen who discussed
the matter with him that he fully
agreed with them, that prohibition in
itself could not win, but he thought
the combination could very likely car
ry the State, but as for his running,
he could not at present see his way
clearly to accepting the honor of the
leadership, which would mean the
sacrifice of his individual business,
j?st now growing to comfortable pro
portions, and for its preservation need
ing his exclusive attention. The man,
he argues, who enters public life
should be in a position to protect him
self against the great danger of be
coming a public pensioner, which is
the fate of so many public officers.
Mr. Child's health is against his !
making an active canvass, which is |
necessary. As a strong second to the i
straight ^prohibition ticket, or as the \
leader in the event of Mr. Childs not |
being able to enter the race. lion. ?).
A.* MeCullough. of Greenville, is
prominently mentioned. ITe is also I
spoken of as a second to the combina- j
tion ticket if .Mr. Mayfield can be in- i
duecd to lead it.
In regard to the other factions in
the fight, there are many whispers of ' '
fancy tinged with nmre or less fact: a j
recounting of even all the most inter- ;
estina would consume too much of J1
yon;- space. Briefly told, the position '
n?w is that the support of the old He \,
formers has (icon drawn away from
Senator Archer, who seems to have
reached the zenith of his popularity !
about the time ho made Iii.1: formal !
announcement of candidacy Then ' '
he appeared the strongest .'man in the J:(
lie|<!, IV?t be s< cms t" have lost ground ; i
steadily ever since. He came out of
the we n's too sunn aud a yetting into j i
daylight lie could not measure up all j
wool and a yard wide, the filling began
to drop out and he began to be con
sidered as a weak imitation of Ben
Tillman, and there were some hints of
the old fable of the lion's skin being
revamped. This support is now be
lieved to be making towards Col. R.
B. Watson; yet there are some indica
tions of the mantle falling on the
shoulders of the Hon. Dan Tompkins,
who is said to stand nearer the throne
of the king whose scepter is a pitch
fork than any other man in the State,
and it might be that in him we be
hold the promised Moses, who was re
ferred to when ifc was said by so many,
"the winning man has not yet been
It is a significant fact that this sup
port does not drift towards Ellerbe,
and there is now no indication of its
ever doing so, yet it is said that he
could readily be adopted into the po
litical orphan asylum, if there was any
chauce of his making a running fight,
but there is not. and his
friends who were once among
the trusted guard of the ark of the
covenant, arc openly threatening
the Knicht of the Pitchfork with a
fate such as overtook him in the
Earle-Evans election if he does not
keep his nose or his pitchfork out of
other people's business. Ellcrbe's
strength is unknown. He was never
adopted by the people. There were
nearly 50.000 silent voters in the elec
tion by which Ellerbe became govern
or, and nobody knows whether these
votes were aiprotest against ring rule
or au acquiescence in the general
management of the "bosses" by the
bossed. It is these 50,000 that make
the ring rather cautious of the adop
tion of Ellerbe.
It is also positively stated that in
spite of his declaration, in spite of the
firm faith of the political leaders,
that George D. Tillman will not be a
candidate. It is very improbable that
he could be induced to keep house
with the prohibitionists on the coales
cense ticket. He is even more un
complimentary than his brether and
as strong or stronger in his prejudices.
In the event, then, that this allied
force becomes a fact and puts out a
ticket, it would detract so greatly
from George D. Tillman's strength
tnat he would practically be out of
Walt Whitman is running because
it is a habit he has; nobody objects
because he does not hurt anybody or
anything and it amuses him.
Interest is now being very greatly
felt in the subordinate offices on the
State ticket, but this letter is already
too long, and your interest, kind read
er, will doubtless be kept alive until
next week, when I will have some
thing to say about the gentlemen that
will entertain you in your idle mo
ments. Hartwkli, M. Ayer.
The Rewards Offered.
Washington, March 5.?Postmaster
General Gary to-day issued the follow
ing circular offeriug a reward of $1,500
for the arrest and conviction of eaeh
person who participated in the murder
of Postmaster Baker at Lake City. S.
C, on the night of Feb. 21:
'The special ?cward of $'-?00 hereto
fore offered by the postoffiec depart
ment for the arrest and conviction of
the person or persons who burned the
postoflice at Lake City, S. C, on the
night of February 21, 18(J8, is hereby
renewed, and the special reward for
the arrest and conviction of the per
son or persens who murdered the post
master at that place on the same night
is hereby increased to $1,500 for the
arrest and conviction of each person
who participated in said murder.
"These rewards will be paid to the
person or persons causing such arrests
and conviction upon presentation to
the department of documentary proof
thereof, but no claim fur the above re
wards will be entertained by the de
partment unless presented within six
months from the date of conviction."
She was a bride of only three
short months, but she had her trou
bles. and naturally made a confidante
of her mot lier. "My dear child, "said
the mother, "if you would have neith
er eyes nor ears when your husband
comes home late from the club you
might be happier. "Perhaps so.
answered the young wife, with an air
of weariness, "but what am I to do
with my nose?' '
static of Ohio. <"itv ok Totnoo, |
Frank j. Chunk y make oath that hf is the.
?ctiiai partner of the linn of F. .1. ' hknky a Co,
loiri? btisinesi in the City of Toledo, County and
State nlbrowid anil that saiil linn will pay the
umol ON'IMIUNI>?ti:t) POLMHSi forcachand
;very exse of Catarrh that cannot be cured by
Lilt! Of iii i.!. - t ata CR 11 CORK.
CIt.XNK J. CIIKSKV.
Sworn to before ine and Nuhscribi d in my i
nee. -.! < '".i!: d.-.v . !" Pecember, a 1? IS.Sfi
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Ef-i 1 *-i CuL-?rrii Cure i* taken intermd'y and stets
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svsti in' Send tor tesli ?onials; free.
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Terrible Tragedy Shocks Spartanburg.
Spartanburg, March 1.?At 2.30
o'clock this afternoon Dr. S. J. Biv
ings shot and killed T. J. Trimmier in
the latter's book store on the public
square. An immense crowd gathered
in front of the store at ence and all
kinds of rumors were afloat, hut no
demonstration of any kind was made.
Both were men of prominence and
both had many friends; in fact, the
two were themselves bosom friends,
and as the news went from mouth to
mouth it shocked and surprised every
body. Just what caused the difficulty
is not yet known, but itsccms to have
beengsomcthing about Bivings' wife.
Mr. I. W. Griay, of Olcndale, was
standing at Mr. Trimmier's desk giv
ing an order for some printing, which
Mr- Trimmier was writing down. Dr.
Bivings walked up behind him and
fired at Trimmier over his left shoul
der. Mr. Gray stated that it was so
close to him as to jar him considera
bly and cause him to think some one
was firing at him. He turned quickly
and saw Bivings fire two more shots.
Bivings then said: "I will teach you
how to speak other than respectfully
of ray wife." Trimmier replied:
"What do you mean?'1 and sank
down. In three minutes he was dead,
being shot through the heart. Biv
ings then turned towards the front of
the store. Mr. Trimmier's. son came
I in and started back towards his father
and Bivings remarked: "Don't bother
me, ."or I don't want to hurt you,"
and shot him through the hand.
Bivings, with a pistol in each hand,
walked up to Policeman McAbee on
the street and surrendered. He was
then locked in jail.
If there be anything else the coron
er's inquest will have to develop it,
for all parties refuse to talk at this
time. The inquest will be held to
night. This oity has not had a more
profound sensation since George S.
Turner's day. Both men were raised
in this county. Dr. Bivings has been
practicing dentistry here for a number
of years and Mr. Trimmier was the
proprietor of the well-known Trim
mier's book store. Both have fami
lies. The tragedy is deplorable.
Spartan burg, March 3.?The
friends of Dr. Bivings now say he was
crazy when he committed the awful
deed of Tuesday afternoon. It is only
on this hypothesis that they can ac
count for his actions. T. J. Trim
mier had been perhaps the best friend
he had in the world and he had made
Trimmier's book store his headquar
ters for a year or more. Mrs. Bivings
states that Mr. Trimmier had always
treated her in a perfectly gentlemanly
manner and she had not seen him
since just before the Christmas holi
days. If Mr. Trimmier had ever said
anything derogatory about Mrs. Biv
ings to anybody it has not yet been
divulged. Such seems incredible, for
Mrs. Bivings is above reproach and is
highly respected by all who know her.
Bivings* health has been bad for sev
eral months and he had given up the
practice of dentistry. Mrs. Bivings
stated to a reporter that on the after
noon before the tragedy a physician
had stated to her that her husband
was suffering from mental aberation.
These farts, taken together with his
actions in the telegraph office both be
fore and after the shooting, cause
some to doubt his sanity. If this be
not the case a cause for the deed has
yet to be found.?The State.
ii? urn ~
? A letter from Stephen W. iloach,
in San Francisco, reports that the big
steamship City of Peking, built by
the late John Koa(h, his father, for
Pacific Mail Steamship company ar
rived in San Francisco harbor on Feb
ruary 22, with her dags flying, having
on that day completed her 100th round
trip between America and Asia. In
that time the City of Peking has tra
versed 1,300,000 miles of ocean, survi
ving every storm and all the perils of
the deep, and is today a staunch, sea
worthy ship, with every prospect of
many years of prosperous enterprise
before her. The City of Peking has
had an interesting history, and is an
excellent specimen of the product of
the great shipyards at Chester, Fenn.,
yet conductcd'hy the family of .lohn
? Kvoi'v one wlin enjoys sitting by
a wood lire must have observed how
the wood sputters and hisses and fre
quently gives off little jets of flames,
atol auain the pieces crackle and fly
oil' at. a considerable distance. This
is caused by the water in the wood
which, confined in the cells, becomes
heated and generates steam. It is
a curious fact that intense heat and
intense cold produce fractures in vari
ola substances. In the most extreme
cold weather it is not uncommon, espe
cially il' the cold has come on sudden
ly, to lind trees that arc split from the
ground to the top by (he action of
frust. Freezing expands the wafer
in th? cells of tin wood, and sud
denly i- this done that the trees burst
as would :i pitcher or mug in which
water was confined. New York Lcd
Textile Schoel to be Established.
Senator Tillman, looking unusually
well and full of talk as usual, says the
Columbia Mate, came down with Gov
ernor Ellerbe from Clcmson College
yesterday afternoon, and riding up
with the Governor, he went to the
residence of his kinsman. Mr. J. W.
Bunch, where he spent the night.. He
will run over to Trenton to-day and
then hasten back to Washington.
Senator Tillman's war views are indi
cated elsewhere. He is not talking
much about South Carolina politics,
but does not think much will come
from the prohibition movement.
He says the Clemson board is very
much pleased with the management of
the new president, Mr. Hartzog: the
administration of the new head of the
college is considered businesslike and
satisfactory to the board.
Senator Tillrran gave the following
information as to the results of the
two nights and one day sessions of the
board. , '
It was found that after paying all
the running expenses of the school
that a neat little surplus was on hand
and the board decided to appropriate
$12,500 for the purpose of inaugurat
ing a textile school to be opened in
September, if possible.
On the recommendation of the presi
dent, the matter of reorganizing the
fitting school was discussed and the
! president was instructed to prepare a
scheme of studies looking to that end
and to report to the board in June.
Nothing has been heard from the
expert sent to inspect the sanitary ar
rr 0ements of the institution, and, of
course, nothing could be done along
this line. The health of the students
is very good indeed.
The board was reorganized. Mr.
Simpson was relected president and
the new trustees drew their terms by
lot. Messrs. Stackhonse, Ellerbe and
Manldin will serve four years and the
othsrs two each.
Mr. Jamison's proposition in regard
to the Calhonn letters was accepted
under certain conditions and Senator
Tillman was instructed to confer with
him. Mr. Jamison desires to get.ac
cc6s to the letters on behalf of the
National Historical Association.
Mr. Tillman has some very interest
ing information regarding the "Stark
Manuscript." Mr. Clemson, Mr. Cal
houn's son-in-law, had employed Mr.
Stark, a gentleman of high attain
ments, to prepare a history of the life
of Calhoun. While engaged in this
work at Mr. Clemson's home Mr.
Starke died, leaving his work unfin
ished and his manuscript in a system
of cipher or shorthand. This was sub
mitted recently to a number of ste
nographers in this State, but none of:
them could decipher it. Mr. Tillman
asked permission to take the manu
script to Washington and to get some
of the experts there to work on it.
The papers were recently submitted to
Mr. Thos. F. Shuey, official stenogra
pher of the Senate, and he had little
trouble in translating it. He says
that the manuscript contains a history
of Calhoun's early life, and a sketch
of his ancestry. This information
will be very valuable, for none of the
biographers have yet told us of Cal
houn's early life. Senator Tillman
has ordered the manuscript to be
transcribed, and a typewritten copy
made. Mr. Shuey's letter to Mr. Till
man is as follows:
Ihn. B. R. Tillman, F. S. Senator:
Dear Sir: As you requested, I
have examined the Stark manuscript;
with eare. I find in it a full sketch
of the aneestry and early life of Johc
C. Calhoun, beginning with the High
land Colquhouns and Lowland Cald
wells, covering the first settlement in
the upper country of South Carolina,
the period of the Revolutionary war,
the boyhood and education of Mr.
Calhoun and extending to his election
to Congress in November, 1810, and
his marriage in January. 1811. This
matter, which ? have transcribed as
you directed, will embrace probably
150 pages of duodecimo long primer
Upon reaching Mr. Calhoun's elec
tion to Congress, the writer said that
he would interrupt the course of the
narrative by examining the history of
our constitution and tracing the evo
lution of our government from that of
England. The rest of the manuscript
comprises voluminous notes from
Madison's journal of the convention,
which framed the constitution; also
of the French revolution, and of the
English history to the time of Crom
well, and even further back, besides
copious extracts from "Wirt s Life of
Patrick Henry." the diary of Senator
Maclay. of Pennsylvania, the memo
ries of .John Quincy Adams and many
historical and philosophical quotations
from various authors, but wholly in
fragmentary form. If. upon further
consideration, vor desire to have any
portions of these notes transi ribed, ?
will he glad to render you any assist
ance in my power. Vours very truly.
Tuos. F. Siicky.