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BY CLI MoCA. I /ES^^ANGSTON " Avnvtt^iT'TT^ ^ ----^ _
_--?--A M DijjRSON, S. C.. WEDNESDAY. O??TOI?KI? ia iuor V - :
IF you would know the latest fads in Neck
wear, visit us. They are all on show
here. The predominating feature non
cern? the Silks-scarcely anything hut
Stripes. Stripes of all widths and run
ning in every direction. All the various
shaped Scarfs are smaller than formerly
hide less of the shirt bosom. New lines
just in. Prices 25c. and 50c.
You want a Stylish Hat, of course. You want
want one that' will not wear "rusty" if
sometimes it doesn't get in out of the wet
soon enough. That takes quality. You
don't want every little dent in your Derby
to leave a mark. The right kind of Hat
will spring back, in shape. That takes
quality, too. Our Hats are, full of these
good qualities. Prices from 25c. up to
$2.75, and at every price between. A few
of those 93c. Hats, that were $1.25, still
Remember, we sell for Cash, and Cash only ; but we save
cu money on every purchase.
D [\ Cl/<S?C % rv.
I), lr. L> T and a LU,
THE SPOT CASH CLOTHIERS.
rvVar with Spain ?
Johnnie, Get Your? Gun !
Looks like Uncle Sam expects to have a fight, and England wants to be
b big side and help us. Just so in tbe me?cauti!e world. Competitors
?what a hustling business
THE RACKET STORE
und try to fall in line by imitating, but they can't keep pace with
[Ii PRICES. We are selling Qoods ?or less than a great many merchants
for theirs. Our trade is impioving daily. People are learning that we
|k ti? what wc say.
UNDERBUY, UNDERSELL, SPOT CASH !
it lively, and keeps us busy. When you want
?have I hem ?nd prices to suit you. Too much cheaper than anybody else
?lk about ir. Just arriving a big line of Lndie?' Oxfords, all styles and
Re sure and see us on Shoes. Money laved , fdr you. We have a
ndid line ?f
Percales. Dimities, White Goods, Ste.
fand see them. Extremely low prices will make you buy.
Ladies* and ChiluWs HOSE I Oe. Hose for 5c. pair. PLAID
RSTED3 worth 12Jc. for 4 i c. yard.
Always (eel at home with us. We are always glad to sec vou.
ONE CENT WILL BUY
?te Pencils, 5 liead Pencils, 25 Envelopes, 25 Nf-dles, Man's Collar,
er Ring. Tablet Writing Paper, 200 Matches, Thimble, 24 Sheets Note
fr-am! thousands of other useful articles. Come and trade at
CHEAPEST NTORK IN THE STATE,
THE RACKET STORE.
?ORE & LUCAS.
?TTON IS CHEAP
; AND SO ARE
[LIVE AND LET UVB IS OUR MOTTO ?
?ave a choice Sud ?elect Stock of
r'AMILY and FANCY GROCERIES, .
,Dg of almost everything you may need to eat. Our Goods are fresh,
P?gbt for cash, and will be sold as low as the lowest. Please give me
clerc purchasing your Groceries.
inking all for pa;* favors anil soliciting a continuance of the eame
We are yours to please,
G-. JP. BIGBY.
hawson D. Melton has been up
pointed United States Marshal.
- It is predicted that ex-Senator
Irby and ex-Governor Kvans will go ?
to thc Legislature from their respec- j
tive counties at the next election.
- Col. \V. ll. Robertson, colored,
of Charleston, has tendered Adjutant
J.Gary Watts the services of eight
thousand able-bodied colored troops
for service in case of war with .Spain.
- By order of thc managers thc
Horse Traders' Association will meet
at Central, S. C., on every Saturday
in each month. Pc there if you want
to trade, swap or give away.-Picken*
- Kev. .John <i. Williams, of Barn
well, one of thc best known Baptist
ministers in the State, has been
stricken with paralysis in one side
and in his face, and is in a critical
- There is a farmer in Inion
county, and a good farmer, too, who
has never used matches or kerosene
oil. He reads by the traditional pine
knot and ' carries" fire from Christ
mas to Christmas.
- Thc Prohibition executive eom
mittee of this State has called a State
convention to meet in Columbia April
14th, 1898, to nominate a State ticket.
The county conventions are called to
meet on April 4th.
- Dispenser Harrison, at liruuson
S. C., has been found short ?700 in
his accounts, due to "criminal care
lessness." Sutdi crooked careless
ness should be straightened out by
thc strong arm of the law.
- Wednesday night a freight train
on the Southern road passed through
Greenville carrying four huge coast
defence guns. The guns were about
15 feet long and were on two flat cars.
They were bound for <?a'.veston Tex.
- Messrs. George Summers and
George Williams, of Augusta, and
Charlie and Francis Fishbourne, of
Columbia, are preparing to start in a
few days for Omaha, Nebraska, in
tending to make the entire distance
on their wheels, a cross country jaunt
of 1.100 miles.
- Clemson College bas money to
burn. Thc treasurer has received
$50,000 this season from the fertilizer
tag lax. At the meeting of the trus
tees recently it was decided to appro
priate $12,500 of their surplus to the
erection of a textile mill. Work will
begin on the building at an early day.
- Late Monday night Charles
Anderson, colored, was waylaid and
robbed on Gadsden street near Sydney
Par1:, in Columbia. He was knocked
down by a blow 'rom behind, his
hands and feet tied, and a rope tied
around his neck. He was robbed of
$11.15, which belonged to a church
society, of which he was treasurer.
- The State Board of Control last
week purchased the Robertson ware
house near thc Union Depot in Co
lumbia for $13,000. They will make
repairs and move the State dispensary
stock into it as soon as possible. Thc
State will save much by this purchase
in the way of rents and drayagc. All
loading and unloading of cars will bc
done from the platforms of the ware
house, thus saving the frequent hand
ling of goods.
- A beautiful sight was seen in the
streets yesterday. Two old Confede
rate veterans who in 1801 marched out
under the leadership of Col. Joseph
Walker, of the then new Confederate
army on the coast, met in thc public
square for the first time since they
were on the eoast, ft period of 37 years.
One remained in Holcomb Legion, the
other transferring to Hampton Legion.
Their swapping of anecdotes and ex
periences was interesting and touching
and some of their conversation would
make good reading matter.-Spartan
- Under the new law regarding
supervisors of registration, a question
has arisen in some of the counties
which ia also of interest to all thc
others. It is as to what length ol
time thc former boards of supervisor
get paid for, and when thc pay of thc
new boards commence. Comptrollci
General Derham, who has received i
number of inquiries along this linc
takes thc position that the tenure ol
office of the old boards expired thc
first of the year, that being the begin
ning of the fiscal as well as the calen
dar year. Consequently, he says
j they get no pay for scrvioes renderec
; in 1898 unless they are able to obtaic
j remuneration from thc boards josi
coming in. In some counties thc
personnel of the boards is practical)}
j unchanged and in such, counties i
j will not be difficult to arrange tin
--o- * -
- The claim is made that May Elroy
of Junction City, Kan., In the heavies
j girl of her age in the world. Sbe in onl.-i
I 0 years old, and weighs 2S9 pounds. .Sui
j is five feet, nine Inches tali, *?d measure
i live feet nround the waist. H jr mothe
j weighs ICS pounds.
BRYAN AT DUR WEST.
Ile Elect ri Iles nu Audience of Two
Special to thc Stute.
.DUE WEST, March 11.-Borrowing
thc words of President Grier, pf Krs
kine College, ' This is Biyan Day at
Due West." Never before has this
j little town, nestling in thc hills of
? the Piedmont, been in such a flurry of
? excitement as it has been all day.
j Every one you meet is nervous and
noisy. It' the temperate character of
; thc placo wme not so well known one
j would not hesitate to make affidavit
I before a magistrate that all were in
: cbriatcd. As thc town is situated on
i the "straight and narrow road to
; heaven." according to Senator Mc
! Laurin, one is forced tn look for
. another cause ol' the excitement. The
display of bunting and flags .shows
that the town is cn fete and the num
erous pictures of William J. Bryan
give the clue to the mystery, lt is
his expected arrival that has setevcry
thing topsy-turvy and causes even the
sleepy waiter at the hotel here to
treat you with more than his usual
But, speaking seriously. Due West's
excitement was pardonable. She had
by persistent effort got thc incompara
ble leader of the Democratic party to
speak there when larger towns in the
State might have, had they shown
only one-half her zeal. For two hours
tViey listened to the cause of bimetal
ism championed by a man -whose
reputation as an orator is world-wide.
It was a great day for Due West and a
memorable one to those who went
Thc Hon. William Jennings Bryan
from his brief citizenship in many
States has necessarily come to bc a
cosmopolitan. He has learned the
value of the adage, "when iu Borne
do as Borne does." He showqd this
in his first speech which he made in
South Carolina. It was at Greenwood
this morning. He was speaking to
4.000 people whose church-like
silence was in striking contrast to the
noisy acclaims which had greeted him
as he made his way from the train to
the stand on the public so narr- Ti._?
was illustrating a point by one of
those apt anecdotes with which his
speeches abound. It was an old story,
but it took on fresh interest when told
hy him. It was about a medical stu
dent who stood an examination while
in an enebriate condition. "The stu
dent went into a saloon, oras I should
say. into a dispensary," said Mr.
Bryan. An outburst of laughter
greeted this reference to South Caro
lina's peculiar liquor law. A raising
of his hand restored silence so sud
denly that it was startling. He then
finished the anecdote, which better
conveyed his meaning than would an
hour's dissertation by some learned
Were I asked what most impressed
me in Mr. Bryan's speech at Green
wood I should unhesitatingly answer
the striking epigrams. They were
doubly distilled truths worded so that
one could not forget them. They
stuck to the memory like burrs to a
sheep's wc 1.
What, for instance, could better il
lustrate the policy of thc party in
power thau this: "The Republicans
are treating the people for overloaded
stomachs when hunger is the matter;"
or this: "The dollars arc getting fat
and the people thin."
lt weald bc folly to attempt to re
produce Mr. Bryan's speech. It
would lose much served out in cold
type. Only when heard in the full,
resonant voice of Mr. Bryan is one
able to assimilate the facts which he
lets fall in every sentence.
The subject was free silver. A dry.
subject at best, and one under which
an audience soon grows restive. Not
so with the good folk from and about
Greenwood. They were there to hear
and they listened. Not a word es
caped them. Cheers frequentlj* in
terrupted the speaker. A mention of
16 to 1 brought forth a fervent
"amen!'' from an old fellow, and the
Thc 15 minutes were soon up. It
seemed but as many seconds. There
were clamors of "More, more." A
firm no and that magic raising of thc
hand and the crowd lapsed into si
From the stand Mr. Bryan walked
to thc door of the depot waiting room.
His course through thc throng conld
bc marked as the wake of a ship at
sea. Standing in the doorway of the
depot Mr. Bryan held an informal re
ception. A stream of men and wo
men passed by aud each one was
given a warm grasp of the hand. Ten
minutes of this and the leader of the
free silver hosts was on the rear plat
form, hat in hand, bowing his faro
well td tho cheer?n.u people.
Mr. Bryan went from Greenwood t<>
Dounalds on thc special train which
carno up from Columbia.
Senator McLaurin, who ?crved for
two term? in thc House with Mr. livy- :
an. introduced to him Governor Kller
bc and thc Columbia contingent cou
sistine of Col. \V. A. Neal. Col. Knox
Livingston, Jl. B. Cooper, J. 1?. Ila
/.olden, Louis Appclt, M. A. Malone
ami others. Ile talked pleasantly to
these and other gentlemen.
On thc run t<> Donnalds I attempted
to interview him.
"'What effect w?>ul? a war with
Spain have on the next . lection'.'" I
"I cannot discuss hypothetical
nuestions," he answered. "I would
bc a fool to do so/'
All further efforts to get him te talk
failed. He could not bc " drawn out'
for he knows every "trick of tin
When regrets were expressed ti? him
that he could not speak in a more cen
tral place, such as Columbia, he an
'"Yes, I should like to speak to as
many people in this State as possible,
hut 1 was not invited to Columbia. I,
of course, could not write to anyone
there proposing such a thing. lie
sides," he added. "I have been cor
responding with the people ut Due
West for some time. They had in
vited me to speak there in .June, hut
after getting in thc South I fourni it
would suit mc helter now. so arrange
ments for to-day were made."'
Donnalds, which is four tidies from
Due West was reached half an hour
late. The people had congregated at
the depot. * "There he is," yelled an
excited man. as Mr. Bryan stepped
from the train, and a mighty shout
rent thc air.
"1 would have known him anywhere
from his resemblance to his picture,''
remarked an oin lady who was staring
at him through her steel-bowed spec
tacles from a point of vantage on the
Thc other people were satisfied to
gaze in open-eyed wonder aud admira
tion at thc man who three years hence
may bc the next President of these
A carriage decorated with hunting
and United States flags and drawn by
two handsome black horses awaited
Mr. Bryan. He was escorted to it bj
Congressman Latimer. Senator lie
Laurin and Governor Kllcrlc occu
pied the other two seats. Thc starl
was made and carriages and wagoo;
fell in behind and formed a proc?s
On thc outskirts of thc town tht
party was met by a cavalcade of !>(
horsemen, wearing blue sashes anc
carrying small United States flags
At the head rode Dr." Widern an, who
in a cocked hat with a black plume
and a drawn sword in Land, lookec
something like a knight errant. Tht
cavalcade formed an advance guard.
An Dm- West was neared the horse
men set up a terrific cheering whicl
was answered by echoing shouts fron
the townsfolk. The carriage in whicl
Mr. Bryan was riding had its toj
raised but he had tho driver to lowe
it that, he might be seen by all.
The first group to greet the forme:
presidential candidate were the youni
women of thc Female College. The.i
were lined up. a miniature flag in eacl
hat. and chanted a rhyme, the oui:
distinguishable word of which w=:
Bryan. Due West is not a larg?
place, but eTcry citizen, woman aiu
child, were oat to do "honor to the dis
Mr. Bryan and Governor Kllcrbi
were driven to the home of Professo
Pressley, where they were entertained
Senator McLaurin was a guest of Mr
Galloway. Visitors from other sec
tiens sought accommodations at tin
Due to the delayed traiu und ollie
causes tho exercises did not begin fo
an hour and a half af ter the appointa
time. To pay thc expenses inciden
to getting Mr. Bryan thc committct
on arrangements had fixed a fee o
admission of f>0 cents to tkc col legi
chapel, where thc speaking was totak<
place. Thc exercises were to begin a
3 o'clock. Before that time thc larg<
chapel began to fill with people. A!
the seats were taken by the appointe!
hour. There wus nothing to do but ti
wait. The 2,000 or more persons win
filled the chapel displayed remarkabh
With no hand nor speakers to kee]
them in a good humor they waite?
without a word of complaint. Ahou
4 o'clock distinguished visitors bcgai
to arrive and occupy the reserved seat
on thc rostrum. The appearance o
Senator McLaurin with several Con
grcssmen brought forth a demonstra
tion. Notables kept arriving un ti
nearly all tho chairs were taken. Th
fellowing were those occupying seats
on the rostrum . Senator and Mrs. Mc
laurin. Congressman and Mrs. Lent'/,
ol Ohio Congressman and Mrs.
Shorewaiter, of Pennsylvania Con
gressman Norton, td' South Carolina
Speaker Trank U. ti.iry. ol' t!i< House
ol Kepresootatives: Mrs. 15 II. Till
man and daughter. J. A. ?Johnson, ol'
Washington: President Hart/.og. cf
Clemson College; Cel. \Y. A. Neal.
Col. Knox Livingston, Capt. and Mrs.
A. 15. Byrd, d' Belton: Messrs.
Cooper. Hn/clden and Appell.
"Cuelo George P. Tillman was one
i of the last to arrive. As soon as the
'andiene,' caught sight of him they
hurst into yells. Without heeding
?the applause ho -upped forward and
'kissed Mrs. P. ?. Tillman. This
brought I'-ot h aniilher volley of cheers.
lt was 1.1.") o'clock when Mr. Bryan
accompanied by (iovernor Ellerbc.
! Congressman batiincr and President
Mirier, of Erskine College, came upon
i the rostrum fruin a rear dour. His
? appearance was the signal for a splen
did ovation. Every one of thc'J,DUO
or more persons in thc hall took a long
breath and then emitted it in a burst
of jrcllis and cheers. Time and again
they gave vent to their feelings.
President Grier stood rapping vig
! orously on thc floor with his cane. Ho
J rapped patiently until his call to or
der was heard and heeded. 'This i>
: Bryan's day in Erskine College,'' was
his first announcement. This set tlx
awdien...-..' wild again, but they stoppet)
? to hear what was (.? follow. Then
1 were many familiar faces herc, lu
' said, but among them ho noted severa!
; distinguished visitors who had left
i their duties to pay tribute to "a mar
I whoso name and fame grows brightei
by public inspection."
? He then announced lin t a short ia
! troductory speech would bo made hy
i <?nc who hud received thc highes)
honor in the gift of the people: a fear
less, honest and conscientious man
Gov. Ellerbc said though thousand!
of miles from his home, thc distill
guished visitor needed no introduc
lion, for his name was already !
household word throughout the State
The fearless fight of Mr. Bryan t<
emancipate thc people hud won tin
admiration of all, but none more thai
South Carolinians. After coutinuint
j along this line for sonic time, Gov
J ernor Ellcrbe introduced Mr. Bryan
The audience broke into cheers a
the mention of Mr. Bryan's na nc. A
he came forward thc applause was re
doubled. Then un example of th
wonderful magnetism of thc man
which has been noted so frequentl;
before, occurred. It seemed as i
nothing could stop the yelling crowd
yet the mere raising of his bani
Mr. Bryan explained at the oiitse
I of his speech why 1" ?? . 1 "re now in
I stead of dunc. I anya gla
j to speak to student.-, ho said, for h
? was one who believed that student
I exerted mon* than the average influ
! once in this country. After s peak in
j of how this influence could be use
: for the benefit of all, Mr. I ?ryan sai
I that the first desire nf a young ma
j should bc to be right, if a niau wer
right he should not force hi* ideas o
any cue against their will, for trut
from however low a source would pr?
The underlying principle, the four
dation of our government, said he, i
the declaration that all men arc ?qua
j The same, he said, was true of our rt
ligion. This fundamental principle
he thought, should be applied to a!
questions, lie illustrated by adaptin
it to taxation. From this he applie
! his fundamental rule to thc morie
question and showed how our presen
system kept all men from being cquai
Mr. Bryan thsn went into an cs
j haustive discussion of the silver quat
i tion. His speech lasted two hours
i lt was so clear that one could not bu
follow him with pleasure. Thc eli
j max was reached when with clenche
hand thrust suddenly above !.is head
[ his body leaning forward, he es
; claimed: "'I don't claim to be mor
patriotic than any one else, but, in
j friends, 1 am opposed lo allowing
. handful of financiers of England t
1 meet behind closed doors and. pledg
I ing themselves to scerccy, shape th
destiny of 70,000,000 of free people.
The crTe?t wa.- electrical. H
; seemed even then to hold thc final
, oiers in his clenched hand and abou
to burl them from the people. Th
repeated use of the word "cheers
: could not occur moro frequently in th
published speech of some modest Cot
gressman for circulation among hi
j constituents than it does in this r<
port, but the cases arc quite difieren
I lu thc former instance the Congres:
man sits down and marks in cheer
where he thinks it should appea
here the people were carried away k
. the eloquence of the orator and pi
thc cheers in tit frequent interval.-?
Mr. Bryan's speech here, as at
Greenwood, abounded with epigram*.
"A dollar which rises in purchasing
power is just as dishonest as a dollar
that fall- in. purchasing power." he
saiii. *'A gold dollar is a balloon dol
lar! said he, "because it ri?cs he
youd til?' reach pf tin- people and is
hard to seo.'
When, Mr Bryan eoueludcd, Sena
tor McLaurin was called on. Ho
made a very brief speech."
t hie of the most pleasing incidents
of thc day was the presentation of a
mammoth bunch of calla lillies to Mr.
Bryan hy the senior class of hue
West l'ema!,' College; Misses Brock,
Bunn and Galloway, tile committee to
make lin- presentation, appeared lie
fore the rostrum. Congressman Lori tr.
acted as spokesman oil their behalf.
Ile made appropriate remarks lo thc
occasion and handed the lilies to Mr.
Mr. Bryan aptly remarked in return
ing thanks that the Howers selected
combined the white and yellow in the
ratio of Bi to 1.
The people swarmed up on the r<>s
truiu to get an opportunity to shake
hands. This lasted for some time.
Mr. Bryan and the Congressional
party were entertained to-night by the
faculty ol' the College. The Congress
men spoke to the voting ladies of the
Mr. Bryan ?eave- this morning for
Athens, Gu., and tho Congressional
party returns t?> Washington.
Many more people would have at
tended the speaking from adjacent
towns had they uot feared that they
would he unable to gel transportation
from Hominids to hue West. As it
was evcr\ farmer hitched up hi*
teams and hundreds could have been
Will (iront Britain Oller l s Ber Neel !
LONDON. March 1?J.-Mr. Ronald
Munroe Ferguson, Liberal, asked the
parliamentary secretary for the for
eign ollice, Mr. Curzon, in the House
of ('ominous to-day, whether there ia
any truth in the reports that commu
nications on thc Cuban question have
been exchanged between the British
ambassador at Washington, Sir Julian
I'aunccfnte, and the government of
the United States.
Mr. Curzon said that no commuui
cations had been exchanged.
Hon. Hubert Valentine Duncombe,
Conservative, gave notice that he
would ask Mr. Curzon whether, with
the view of recognizing the identity of
the interests of all Knglish-spcaking
peoples her majesty's government will
consider the advisability of placing
thc services of thc British fleet ut the
disposal of the United Slati'-s, tn the
event of complications between the
United States and any foreign power.
The question, however, was not put.
Relative to thc withdrawal of his
question, Mr. Duncombe said: "Af
ter consultation with my friends. L
decided that the exact form of thc
question made it inopportune to put
it. lt was framed owing to the wide
ly held opinion in the House of Com
mons that it is high time tko foreign
powers should he told in unmistaka
ble terms that, any blow struck at
either great Britain or the United
States was equally a blow ut the.
other. I was profoundly couviuced of
this to-day. Many more members
than I supposed would do so came to
me in order to say they heartily en
dorsed my question. I am convinced
the government would have desired to
answer my proposed question affirma
tively and would have done so had it
not involved other considerations, be
sides expressing what I believe the
present government sincerely holds
that in the face of foreign complica
tions the interests in thc future of
Great Britain and thc United States
are inseparably intertwined. To
days expression and endorsement we
wili eventuate so soon as wc can
frame the question in the exact terms
which clearly express thc feeling of
the House of Commons-that any
trouble threatening the United States
will bc shared by Great Britain."
Other members of the Rouse o'
('Ominous who were interviewed ot?,
the same subject all spoke in a simi
The New York correspondent of the
Da il y Telegraph says:
* 1 have it on thc highest, authority
that, a triple alliance between Great
Britain, the United State? and Japan
.m . tm
t. 1). Tillman in to a Finish.
A ix JU STA, March ll).-There was a
rumor here to-day to the effect that
Col. Geo. D. Tillman had changed his
mind, and would not be a candidate
for Governor of South Carolina. Mr.
Tillman was seen to-night on the sub
ject and said : "I am astonished at
such a report. Whatever fault or
failings I may have, fickleness is not
one of them. I am in the race to the
finish, and I entertain no doubt of my
election."-Special lo ?Vete* nial 6\?w
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