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ANDERSON, S. C , WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1901.
VOLUME XXXVII-NO. 26.
THAT no other Stcr* had Clothing but us, or that you could
not get as choice an assortment anywhere else as here, and
after we had tojd you so, you should find out different, you'd
never have any faith in our "adi"?but we are very careful
what we say.
We do say that a great majority of our floods are bought
for less ajid soM enough less for you to come and look over
what we have ; then if you fail to be pleased it's our fault.
But if you fail to come here, but go elsewhere and pay
more than we ask, then it^s your fault.
From $5 OO to $20.00 !
From $5.00 to $20.00 !
We have just.received one Car Load of
F^cy; Winte^ Oats.
Come quick and secure some o? them before they are
IF YOU ARE A
Our Prices aiid^OobdR will Mirrty Tempt Yob.
We have always given good values in this line, acd there is no reason
why we should not do the same for yon. In buying Shoe* you want to look
?*t the quality as well as the price. Oura stand the closest inspection and are
#eft made and1 durable.
.We use the utmost caution and bay only those Shoes which we absolutely
of the very i>e?t quality. We do not experiment with various
Ibs?fcut stick to those which have the manufacturers as well as o?jr guaranteft
fc?hind them, and should by chance any imperfection in workmanship or
feather occur, yoa will always fh?? us ready to satisfy you.
?KS5 B?OH SHOE FOE MEN.
This is the most reasoa ably priced High Grade Shoe on tho market. We
i ?aav? them ?a alLiha v^less Isstha? and styies.
?- New Y?sr's Day ?i the Charles
ton exposition will be Negro Day.
? Florence has an artesian well
under construction which has cost the
town over $20,000.
? Alumni of the. Citadel academy
propose to have ? reunion at the
? It is proposed at Abbeville to
ortjftn? a cespssj f?r tue erection
of another cotton factory in that town.
? "Motftagua?. Ball," Furman'B
handsome dormitory with the .acoomo
d?t;o>s of 60 or 100 students, has been
? B. M. Shealy, a prom' ?ont citi
zen of Leesville, committed suicide
by shooting himself ' with a pistol.
Bad health is assigned as the probable
? Governor MeSweeney has tack
led his new job, that of considering
applications for the return of seized
lijuor. Several oases have been pass
? William D. Bice, D. I)., a very
prominent Baptist minister of Den
mark, who was president of the State
convention 25 years, is dead. He was
76 years of age.
?'It ?b reported that the ooal sup
ply for the cotton mills in this State
will be materially reduced, and the
pri?e will be increased, The Southern
railway needs the output of coal.
? The Graniteville artesian well
has proved a failure. It reached a
depth of 600 feet, but yielded .only
ten or twelve thousand gallons a day.
The contractor has given up the job
? Representative Finie y has intro
duced a bill in tho House for the
erection of a publie building at Book
Hill.' The bill has been referred''to
the committee on publio buildings aud
? An event rather unusual in this
State in matrimonial annals, occurred
at Edgefield last week. Miss Ida
Watson was married to Mr. Jerome
Timmerman. The bride is only 14
yoarS of ogo. ':V*B
? Bev^ Andrew McGuffin, aged 90,
died at Westminister last week. Ho
kept a partial reoord of the couples he
had married, which was about 4U0.
lie was of the opinion that, he had
married 700 couples during his life.
? Governor MeSweeney hfea'..offered
a reward of a hundred dollars for tho
appveheneio? end conviction of the
party or par ties who burned the rb?jh,
g i u n ery an d. bo vcral head of sto?kftt e
White* Hall./section of" Greenwood
county on Saturday night, Novembor
16' -'. ^ - '.'11 '
? Columbifc%committee is s?ojp to
be in Washington . presenting that
oity's superior claims for the location
of the army post to be established in
the South. It is said that Birming-.
ham, Anniston and Huntsville, all in
Alabama, are leading applicants for
the southern post. Greenville is also
trying to get the post.
? The matter of dispensaries on
the Charleston Exposition grounds
which recently oreated considerable
comment has been settled. The Char
leston County board has simply, es
tablished, with the proper approval,
six additional regular dispensaries
'which will bo located on the grounds.
?-William Herbert, the sixteen
months old son of L. Z. Bevill, of
Spartanburg, was burned to death
Thursday. It is not known how the
child's clothing oaught fire. The
mother was out of the house for only
about two minutef. and it is supposed
tho child fell in the fire. The burns
were terrible and death camo in a few
? W, B, Aokermao, a well known
oitizen of Colleton county, was found
guilty iu the United States court in
Columbia last Wednesday of violating
the pension laws and was sentenced
to five yearsV imprisonment at Sing
Sing. He was charged with having
worked up fraudulent pension claims
and then forging the signatures of
? The Columbia papers state that
that city is flooded -with counterfeit
silver coins. It is said the bogus
Stuff is hard to detect as they are
standard in weight and looks and
lacks only the ripg whiob good money
has It is thought that fakirs on
their way to the Charleston exposi
tion are responsible for the appear
ance of so much of the "queer" in the
? In the appointment of Committees
in Congress the South Carolina dele
gation was assigned as follows: Judi
ciary, Elliott; civil service, Elliott;
territories, Ftnley; congressional, Fin
ley; labor, W.' fl. Talbert; election
committee. No. 2, J. T. Johnston;
invalid pensions, A. C. Latimer; bank
ing and currency, W. J. Talbert: con
nue, Scarborough; District of Colum
bia, Latimer; Pacific railroad, Finley.
Congressman Lever, being a "now
man," has not been assigned to com
mittees, but he will be later. *'
? Assistant Ssoretary of State
Gantt has returned to Columbia after
having installed at the Charleston
Exposition the valuable collection of
state papers and rclica belong? to
the state of South Usrclia?. Mr.
Gantt was fortunate in securing for
the display a number of handsome
cases used for the United States gov
ernment exhibit at the/Paris exposi
tion,-and the quaiDt old manuceripts
which have boen handed down in South
Carolina for two hundred years or
more were tastily displayed in the*o
oases where they can be inspected but
not handled by tho crowds, and hence
will suffer no damage.
? "Wayne, W. Vu., baa been almost
wiped out by fire.
? A Chicago woman has been divor
ced three times from the same hus
? Two negroes relieved a New York
jeweler of $15,000 worth of diamonds
in a Portland, Ore., Hotel.
?Two negro employes of J. M.
Youngf of Augusta, killed him and
robbed his store Monday night.
? It is said that Los Angeles, Cal.,
j mos eighty carloads of eggs a year be
sides what its own hens produce.
? The Bulgarian government de
clines to assume any responsibility as
to the capture of Miss Stone by tbe
? Sid Preacher, a bunco steerer, in
Houston, Tex., killed two officers
while resisting arrest and was him
? The whiskoy Association met in
Cincinnati last week and made an
appeal to reduoe the tax from $1.10 to
70 cents a gallon, r
*? Andrew Carnegie has offered
$10,000.000 to the . United States to
establish a great university for high
er education. 1
? Booker Washington, tho negro
educator, was refused "accommoda
tions at three of the leading hotels of
? Miss Daisy Miller, v40bse father,
C. O. Miller, is one of the wealthiest
men of Stamford, Coon., is going to
Corea as a missionary. '
? Representative Gardner, of New
Jersey, has'offered a bill to buy the
Danish West India islands for not
more than four million dollars!
? Tbe six Demooratio congressmen
from Louisiana have declared their
intention to vote for the Philippine
tariff bill, a Republican measure.
? They have discussed how to make
whiskey out of watermelons, but the
very name of it preoludes the idea of
.its ever becoming popular in Kentucky.
? J. G. Hood, a prominent busi
ness man of Charlotte, N. C, tried to
kill himself by outting his throat be
cause of financial losses. He may get
? Ssnator Hoar has introduced a
bill to give the United States jurisdic
tion in oases of lynohing and making
the crime of participation in lynchings
punishable by death. ,
? Il J. Fleishman, cashier of a
bank in L?s Angeles, Cal., has made
way with $100,8?0 of the bank's mon
ey and has - disappeared. He had
been connected with the bank ?.6 years.
-- There are fewer contested seats
in the present fifty-seventh ' congress
than in any 'previous house of repre
sentatives' "i?r I thirty years. There
are no serious contests for seats, in. the
? The grand, jury have presented
the mayor of Decatur, Illinois, for
malfeasance in office, among the spec
ifications 'being gambling, allowing
saloons to remain open on Sundays
and permitting illegal slot machines to
? The Sob^ey court of inquiry was
divided in its verdict?Ben h am and
Rnmsey declcivc that Suhley's conduct
was characterized by vacillation and
dilatoriness; Dewey says that Schley
did everything possible under the cir
cumstances and deserves all credit.
? Miss Maude-Wiloutt. of Bowling
Green, Ky., and J. W. Simmons of
Peaster, Texas, were married by tele
graph. Tbe ceremony wsb performed
by a justiee.-of the peace at the Texas
end of the line, Miss; Wiloutt answer
ing the questions over/the wire. Mrs.
Simmons leaves this week to join her
? A singular oase comes from Ala
bama. A girl married at 13, ami
after the bivih of her eeoond child she
secured a divorce and married another
man. She has recently been conviot
cd of manslaughter, having killed her
first husband in an effort to gain pos
session of her children?a?d she is not
yet 20 years old.
? General Patrick ?. Collins, Dem
ocrat, waB elected Mayor of Boston,
t Mass., by tho largest,plurality in that j
c\ffy in. a quarter of a oentury. Tho
Democrats likewise obtain control of
, both branches of the oity government. I
I Qonerai Collins received over 52.000
votes, the largest in the history of the !
city, and ho carried eighteen of the 1
twenty-five wards. ^
? Nelson Culver, during a fit of de
spondoncyor temporary insanity, ran
from his home at Hamilton, Mich., '
Thursday, climbed to the top of a tall
tree. When ho saw his friends at the
foot of the tree trying to rescue him, ho -
pulled his gun and blew his brains
out. His body dropped and was
caught on the lower limbs of the tree. >
fifty feet from the ground, and dangled
there while his life blood ebbed away.
? Capt. Richard B. Turner, who
was acting keeper of the fermons Lib
by prison in Biohmond when tbe city
fell, dropped dead in Suffolk, Va.,
last weok. When Biohmond was cap
tured Yankee prisoners told their
troops harrowing tales of the cruelty
they had endured and Capt. Turner
Was locked up, with the promise of
being hanged next morning. During
the night his hssir turned white as
?Rev. J. W. Bradford, the pastor
of the Methodist Church at Brock
side, Ala., was shot and killed in the
parsonage Sunday, 8th in st., by R. D.
Coffman, a justice of tho peace. Brad
ford had just been sent baok to tho
church by conference. Coffman had
been turned Out of the ohuroh for
striking and abusing his wife, and the
minister had severely criticised him
in his sermon that morning. Threats
of lynching were made.
FROM THE NATION'S CAPITAL. |
From Our Own Correspondent.
Washington, D. C? Deo. IG, 1901.
That Mr. Roosevelt has an eye o? his 1
possible rivals before the next Repub-1
licnu national convention is becoming |
visible to all except those who refuse
to see. He gave Senator Fairbanks a
throwdown in connection with the ap
pointment of Judge Francis ?. Baker
to succeed the late Judge Woods, of
the United States Circuit Court, that
he will remember for sometime us a re
minder that things have changed; that
he no longer wields undisputed power
at the White House in consideration
of his posing ns the McKinley candi
date for 1004, and keeping the firing
from being centered on Hanna. The
Baker appointment is given out as n
triumph for Senator Beveridge, but
those on the inside know that he had
very little to do with it; that Mr.
Roosovelt appointed Baker to impress
upon the Indiana Republicans that
Fairbanks has no prestige with him.
Incidentally Senator Beveridge will
get some credit for the.appointment,
which Mr. Roosevelt at one time de- !
clared in tho most positive terms he '
would not make, but he has paid for it
by committing himself to Mr. Roose- |
velt. Senator Foraker also, this week,
publicly committed himself to Mr.
Roosevelt. He did it as a side swipe
at Senator Hanna, but that does not
..-event its counting for Mr. Roose
volt, who is surprising the politicians
with his knowledge of tho game.
Tho Philippine- tariff' bill reported to
tho House to-day from the Ways and
Means Committee, which is to bo rail
roaded through before tho Christmas
recess?from December 10th to January
Cth?should have been entitled "An
Act to dodge a decision of tho United
! States Supremo Court," as that is pre
, ?Bely what it is intended to do. Tho
Supreme Court decision declared that
the Philippines were not foreign terri
tory, but the now tariff bill says in
effect that they are, by imposing t <
Dingley tariff duties upon all goodB
shipped t? the United States by con
tinuing the tariff arranged by tho
Philippine Commission for tho islands,
and by imposing the same tonnage
taxes upon vessels from the Philip
pines to the United States that we col
lect from vessels from foreign coun
tries. . This is done, it is claimed, un
der the clause of the Supreme Court
decision that says Congress has the
right to legislate as it sees ht for th?
Senator Morgan has introduced a bill
for the construction of the Nicaragua
Canal by this government that differs
somewhat from the Hepburn bill,, in
troduced in the House. It names
8180,000,000 as the cost of the Canal and
appropriates $5,000,000 for immediate
use? and invests the control of the
Canal in a board of eight citizens of
the United States in addition to tho
Secretary of War, whn shall be presi
dent of the board, and who shall be
appointed without regard to politics,
and be paid $8,000 a year each.
While there are some Democratic
Senators who wonld like to see that
clause of the Isthmian Canal treaty
with England that binds the United
States to make the Canal neutral and
open to the ships of all nations at all
times, even though we ' should be at
war with one of them, changed so as to
assure ns the control that will certainly
be taken if the necessity arises, treaty
or no treaty, they realize that it cannot
be done and are not disposed to place
any obstructions in the way of carry
ing ont the programme for the ratifica
tion of the treaty before adjournment
for the holidays.
; Mr. H. Clay Evans, Commissioner of
Pensions, mnst be feeling pretty solid,
as he has just paid $25,000 for a bonse
to live in. It is in the swell west end
It. seems that the schemers have an
idea that the United States is bound to
be buncoed in some way before it
builds an Isthmian Canal. No sooner
were the Panama schemers gWonto
understand that there was "nothing
doing" >r them, than up bobbed a
bran new set of schemers claiming to
own the right of way over which the
Nicaragua Canal must be constructed
and demanding that their property bo
bought if Congress is to authorize the
construction of the Canal over that
route. These new schemers uro Ameri
cans, organized under the name of
"Tho Maritime Canul Company, of
Nicaragua." In fact, they are well
known Wall street speculators, who
went into the thing solely on the chance
that they would at some time be able,
to squeeze the United States govern
ment out of a lot of money. The Sen
ate Isthmian Canal Committee is now
looking into the claims of this Com
pany. The government of Nicaragua
has shown, that it did not seriously re
gard this company by entering into an
agreement with this government.
Reciprocity legislation mnst be ap
proved by the House Committee on
Ways and Means before it can get be
fore the House, and the votes in that
committee oh the propositions to give
the Philippines even a little reciprocity
made it quite certain that there will be
no such legislation at this session, un
less some of the Republican members
can be persuaded to change their
minds. It maybe of course that so mo
of these Republicans are fishing for a
little "persuasion" from Mr. Roose
velt, but it looks now as.though recip
roci t y instead of being the "haudinni
den of protection" was to bo made tho
footraat of tho high protectionists.
The charges of tho Anti-Trust
Leaguo and representatives of labor
organizations against Attorney General
Knox?that he wqpguilty of criminal
practice while attorney for the armor
plato trust, and is therefore unlit to be
Attorney General of tbo United States
have, resulted in his nomination being
held up by tbo Senate Judiciary Com- i
mittee, in order to allow time for presen
tation of proof of the charges. It is
very unusual for the nomination of a
member of tho Cabinet to be held up
and this caso is attracting much atten
The Cold Wave in the South. .
Memphis, Tenn., December 15.?
River navigation between this point
and St. Louis is closed and packets
plying between the pinces will lie up
until tho river gets clear of ice.
Birmingham, Ala., December 15.?
The thermometer registered 14 degrees
above zero here at mid-night. Con- i
siderable suffering hns resulted from
the mercury's fall, but no deaths have
Canton, Miss.. December 15.?Last
night and to-day has been the coldest
weather experienced in Canton since
February two years ago. Tho temper
ature to-day and last night has been
10 degress above zero. The sun has
been shining all day, but has not thaw
ed tho ground anywhere. An old negro
man froze to death at Stone's Switch
Atlanta, Ga., December 15.?One
death, that of a colored woman, was
reported to the police to-day as a re
sult of the continued cold weather
here. Tho mercury at 10 o'clock- to
night registered 18 degrees above zero.
Galveston,* Texas, December 15.?
Gnlvcston is experiencing tho coldest
weather that has visited here in two
years. At 7 o'clock this morning the
thermometer registered 24.8 nud ice
I was everywhere. To-night tho ther
I mometer is rising nnd wnrmer weather
I is predicted for to-morrow. At 7
' o'clock this evening the thermometer
In the coast country the thermometer
registered from 8 to 8 degrees lower
than at Galveston. The planters had
notice of tho cold wave and saved
what they could. It is impossible to
estimate'their loss. The greatest suf
ferers are truck growore.
New Orleans* Ln? December 15.?
Louisiana had cold weather, but no
storm. The temperature fell to 20 de
grees hero, which has only been equal
ed three times in thirty years. The
weather bureau says it will fall to 20
degrees by morning, breaking all re
cords. There will bo no damage to
to crops, farmers having been prepar
ed for the change.
Austin, Texas, December 15.?The
cold wave, which has boon sweeping
over the North nnd West for the past
four days, and which appeared here
yesterday, has grown in intensity dur
ing tho day and to-night it is bitter
cold. Reports from the stock ranges
to tho west and south of here are to
the effect \lmt the cattle are not in
good condition for such weather owing
to the drought of the past four months
and their unprotected condition on
the big rangea. It is feared that much
loss will result by the death of calves
especially. In this section quite a
number of horses are reported as dying
during the A;ast twenty-four hours,
mostly tho property of Jpoor people, who
have been unable to-feed them| owing
to the high price of food.-^Tho ther
mometer is falling to-night.
Marching on Together.
In his address at the formal opening
of the South Carolina Intor-State and
West Indian Exposition the junior
United States Senator from New York,
Chauncey Mitchell Depew, declared
with all his customary impresslveness
of statement that "tho East is surren
dering its spindles" to the South and
the "Middle States their furnaces."
We must make due allowance^for the
enthusiasm born of tho occasion and
for the temptation to run into rhetoric
and away from fact. The Senator
didn't quite mean what he said. The
East isn't "surrendering" its spin lies
to tho South "a little bit." Ca the
contrary, it is not only holding fast to
what it Has, but is steadily adding to
their number. During tho cotton sen
son of 188-4-05 tho East?that is tho
manufacturing towns of New England
?had 13,700,000 spindles in operation;
six years later the number had risen to
14,050,000?not a great increase, to he
sure, but still not a loss or a "surren
der" of a single spindle.
Tho South, meantime, increased her
spindles from 3,483,248 in 1894-05 to
4,540,515 in 1899-1900?almost 100 per
cent. In building cotton mills by the
cotton fields che is going ahead by
leaps and by bounds?but Fall River
and Lawrence and Lowell, Saco and
Biddeford and Lewiston and all the
ald-timo strongholds of cotton manu
facture are holding the fort and
strengthening it. not "surrendering.''
The Sonth is1 simply developing her
>wn resourcc<s and making the most of
them?"causing two blades of grass to
jrow where one grew before."
And tho same is true of the iron and
iteel industries: There'is no "surren
ier" anywhere. All sections are march
ng on together.?Neic York Commer
Three Persons Murdered.
Gi:i:knvii.lk, Dec. 14.?One of tho
most revolting and heart-rending trag
edies ever known in this section of the
country was cnnctcd yesterday after
noon near Lima, 21 miles northwest
of the city. The shocking story reach
ed here by 'phone several hours atter
the occurrence, and the horrible deed
of a drunken, crazy man created in
tenso excitement in the community
where it occurred.
It appears that Edward Hollis, a
white man, who is a commercial trav
eler, had been ou a spree for several
days after arriviug at the homo of his
father-in-law, Mr. A. lt. P?ble, wlio
lives on tho Trammel I place in a tow
miles of Lima. Hollis had come to
spend tho holidays, and not long aftor
Ids coming a quarrel arose between
himself and wife, and this ? supposed
to be the foundation of the troublu
which has ended in tho death of his
wife and her sister, Miss Janie Poole,
at the hands of Hollis, who ended his
own life as tho sequel of,the awful
Between 4 and 5 o'clock yesterday
afternoon several members of the fami
ly were in tho Bitting room, when Hol
lis entered with a pistol in hand and
commenced tiring upon them. He
aimed tho ?rst shot at Miss Poole, who
sank to tho floor in the embrace of
death, with a bullet through her head.
His wife was tho next victim of Iub
wrath, and his aim at her was also
deadly, as sho fell to tho floor with life
?xtinct. Their baby was in her arms
when tho deed was done, and tho little
fellow was shot through its finger by
the bullet which ended its mother's
life. Then Hollis sought to kill his
mother-in-lnw, but iihe was fortunate
to escape tho shot, and then with de
liberate intent ho sent a bullet into his
own heart, which laid him prostrate on
the iloor by the side of Iub victims.
Tho threo corpses wero quite near
together, and this was the gruesome
sight which met the head of the house
hold, Mr. Poole, as ho returned with
his son uear dark from hunting on the
Mrs. Poole was prostrated by the
awful occurrence, and her life was in
jeopardy from the shock received, but
un dm- tho care of physicians she rallied
from tho prostration, and this morning
is reported fairly well under 'the dis
tressing circumstances in her home. :
Tho Poole family went to Piedmont
four or five years ago, and it was while
thero that TIollis wooed and won the
eldest daughter of the family. They
were married about two years ago, and
subsequently the Pooles returned to
their farm, the married daughter going
with them, as her husband was absent
tho most of the time. Hollis has been
travelling for the Arnold Hat Company
of Atlanta, Ga., bat he does not seem
to be known in this city, although his
wife has relatives hero.?The State.
Again Marries his Own Wife.
Tuesday afternoon Ordinary James
J. Burch issued license to Mr. Sam Col
son for his marriage to his former wife,
Mrs. Sam Colson.
Several years ago Mr. Colsou paid
his attention to Miss Smith and finally
won her heart and hand. Their mar
riage ensued and for several months
the matrimonial sea was smooth and
serene. However, after several monthB
had elapsed, divisions came and finally
a divorce was asked for and which was
granted by the courts.
After the deoree the matter was
dropped, and soon passed out of the
minds of the public Mr. and Mrs.
Colson went to their respective homes?
and no inkling was given of their in
tended venture until the ordinary was
called upon and the license obtained*
Such things are often heard of, but it
is the first occurrence of this kind that
we have heard of in this county. .
The happy marriage was solemnized
at the bride's home about three miles
from the city Wednesday evening, the
ceremony being porformed by A. D#
After the congratulations had been
offered a sumptuous supper was served*
S. C. Inter-State and West Indian
Tho Charleston and Western Caroli
na Railway beg to announce that they
have arranged reduced rates from all
their stations to Charleston on account
Parties can avail themselves of a sea
son ticket, a ten-day or a aevon-day
ticket, from any point on this line at
very low rates. Apply to agents for
further information, as to schedules,
rates, etc. W. J. Craig.
General Passenger Agent.
tiailroad Rates For the Christmas Holl?
The Southern Railway announces
Christmas Holiday rates between all
Saints on its lines one and one-third
rst-ciuss standard one-way fare for
the round trip. Tickets to be sold De
cember 23rd, 24th, 25th. 30th, 31st, 1901,
and January 1st, 1003, final limit Janu
ary 3rd, 1003.
. To students of schools and colleges,
upon presentation and surrender of
certificates signed by Superintendents,
Principals or Presidents of tho various
institutions, tickets at those rates wil
be sold December 16th to 22nd, 1001,iu
duwive, with final limit January 8th,
For detailed information call on any
igont of tbe of the Southern Railway,
ir apply W. H. Tayloe, A. G. P. A.,
Minuta. Ga.; R. W. Hunt. D. P. A.,
Charleston, S. C. or J. C. Mean, Jr., 1).
P. A., Atlanta, Ga.