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I'itblitshcdZcvcry Ii ahusiluy.
J. X\ CLINKSCALEB, ( EMTOKS and
C. C. Langst jn, S Puoprietors.
ONE YEAR, - - - - $1 50
SIX MONTHS, - - - 75
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15, 1902.
Tho new year has had a bloody
opening throughout the country.
Every day the telegraphic wires flash
across the country some news of a
terrible wreok, accident, etc.
The Newberry Observer very sensi
bly suggests that the Legislature
should attempt to devise and enact
some better labor-contract law than
the one now in force, which is capa
ble of groat abuse.
The Kentucky Court of Appeals
has decided that the three-fourths
value clause is invalid in all fire in
surance policies in the ?tate. The
companies must pay the full amount
of the insurance. This ia a just de
The Committee on war claims in
Congress has acted favorably upon a
bill to pay Confederate soldiers for
horses, saddles, bridles and sidearms
taken from them in violation of the
rulcB of surrender between Gens. Lee
The Englishman gets 33 pounds of
sugar for a dollar. The United States
protective tariff on sugar gives the
trust the other 15 pounds. The same
thing is true in all protcoted indus
tries, but the Americans like to be
? - am m m
Last Monday the State Supremo
Court rendered a unanimous decision
sustaining Cirouit Judge Gary's opin
ion that the jury laws of the State
are unconstitutional, null and void,
in that they are speoial and not gen
eral laws as required by the constitu
tion. This is a warning to the Gen
eral Assembly to avoid in the future
the dangers of special legislation, and
no doubt will facilitate the work of
the present session.
After all, what is better than
health? John D. Rockefeller, the
wealthiest man in America, is report
ed to be almost a physioal wreck be
cause of dyspepsia. He eats by rule
and measure, crackers and milk being
his staple diet. People who have
envied Mr. Rockefeller his millions
should be thankful that they have the
best thing on earth?good stomachs?
fcr when the digestion goes wrong all
the wealth in the world cannot make
the sky look bright.
A New York paper says that thir
teen States have now applied to Con
gress to mako provision to amend the
constitution so as to oall for the elec
tion by the people of U. S. Senators.
This shows considerable progress
with the proposition whieh has do"
got beyond the suggestive stage,
is supported by publio opinion on the
ground that the senators feel them
selves too independent of the people,
and bocause of the general belief that
a number have bought their way to a
seat, and may again.
There promises to be a lively fight
in the General Assembly for tho posi
tions of membership on the State
Dispensary Board of Control. AH of
the members of the present Board are
candidates for re election, and it is
reported that there are at least a dozen
other candidates. We are personally
acquainted with one member of the
present Board, Hon. H. II. Evans, of
Newberry, who is a man of good busi
ness judgment and taot, has dischar
ged his duties most efficiently, and
deserves re-election. In fact, a bet
ter man could not be selected for the
position, and we commend him to the
support of the Anderson delegation.
The record of parties since 1872 and
the present condition of both the
great organizations, says the Wash
ington Post, afford ground for the im
pression, entertained by some of the
most sagacious Republicans in Con
gress, that their party, which has won
the last four contests for the control
of the House, has not a hopeful out
look for a fifth cousecutive victory.
Existing differences among Republi
cans upon some of the great and press
ing questions render it highly prob
able that the end of this session of
Congress will lind the Democrats
equipped with so large a supply of
effective political ammunition that
thoy will control the next House.
"The darkest day, live till to-mor
row, will have pissed away."
In an address before the Southern
Educational Association at Columbia
recently, on "The Problem of Our Pub
lic Schools," Dr. Charles \V. Dabney,
president, of University of Tennessee,
gavo tho following important statis
tics: "In 1900 tho States south of
the Potomac and cast of the Missis
sippi rivers contained 3,081,000 white
a(nd 2,429,000 colored children of
school ago (5 to 20 years), a total of
6,401,000. Only 6 p?r cent of them
wore enrolled in i.';<4 sehool.s in I'.KJ '.
The um rage daily attendance was only
70 per cent of those enrolled. The j
average child, white and black to
gether, in the South'a school at all,
stops after ho has reached the third
grade. In North Carolina the average
citizen gets only 2.G years of school
ing, both private and public. In the
whole South the average citizen gets
only three years of schooling of all
kinds in his*entire life. Have we not
missionary work enough to do here at
our own doors without going to Cuba,
Porto Itioo or the Philippines to find
What Onr Law Makers are Doing at
the Htate Capitol.
From (fur Own (forrespondent.
Coi.UMliiA, S. C, Jan. 13.
When the members of the General
Assembly enter the capital to-morrow
for the opening of the second session
of tliis Legislature they will ascend the
broad marble steps to the second story
of the capitol. It will bo like entering
a new building. Tho old heavy doors
opening into the dark downstairs eor
ridor are now mipplunted by a hand
some entrance. The change is typical
of the transformation of the historic
building, which now boasts a lofty
dome from the summit of which upon
n tall pole floats the Palmetto banner
of South Carolina. From each side
there projects another flag pole upon
whioh will be raised tho State and the.
National flags to denote that one house
or the ether is in session.
The session which begins to-morrow
being the second meeting of this Gen
eral Assembly, there will be no time
taken up with the work of organiza
tion. The Senate will bo called to
order by Lieutenant-Governor Jaa. H.
Tillman and the House by Speaker W.
F. Stevenson, of Chesterfield. The
committees are all organized, and noth
ing but the elections will hinder the
legislators getting down to the work of
The elections will doubtless take
place early in the session. There are
to be chosen one Supreme Court Jus
tice and several Circuit Judges, but the
only contests will be in the First and
Third Circuits. Judge Benet in the
First declines re-election and the can
didates are Mr. J. ?. Burke, of Char
leston, who has the unanimous en
dorsement of the Charleston bar, and
Mr. C. G. Dantzler, of Orangeburg.
In the Third Judge Buchanan retires
and the candidates are moro numerous,
some of them being R. O. Purdy and
T. B. Fraser, of Sumter, and George
Gnllety, of Florence.
The Board of Directors of tho Dis
pensary and the State liquor commis
sioner are to bo elected at this session.
The present board and commissioner
are* completing .their first term?the
first, indeed, under the present dispen
sary law as enacted in 11)00. Tho di
rectors, L. J. Williams, of Edgefield,
chairman, H. H. Evans, of Newberry,
and A. F. H. Dukes, of Orangeburg,
and the commissioner, H. H. Cruni, of
Bamberg, are all candidates for rev
election. The candidates for the Bonrd
of Directors, which pays $4 a day for
not more than 100 days, are numerous.
The most important work of the
Legislature is always the disposition of
such routine matters as taxation and
appropriations, most of whioh is usu
ally attended to at the last part of the
session. But one very important mat
ter which the Legislature must settle
is in regard to the county government
law. The provisions on this subject
are so conflicting that at the session of
1001 a special committee was appointed
to investigate and report a satisfactory
bill at this aeaaion, and this mutt now
be acted upon. One Judge has de
clared the jury law unconstitutional
and another has upheld its validity:
the Supreme Court has not passed
upon it, and, until it does so, the Leg
islature will not want to act but there
is a general realization of the need of
homogeneity in the jury and county
Another effort will be made to change
the Congressional Districts, and this
time with improved chances for suc
cess, since Congress has passed a law
requiring the Districts in nil States to
be composed of contiguous territory.
To alter the Districts, however, may
throw two of the present Congressmen
into the same District and their friends
may object. Conflicting ambitious of
this sort have before now been effec
tive in defeating redistricting bills.
Attorney General Bellinger will
promptly submit his report of the anti
trust investigation instituted nt the
instance of the Legislature. The pres
ont anti-trust laws are ineffective, and
more stringent ones are needed, but no
other State hna been able to f mm.* ont.
isfactory laws on this subject, and it is
not easy for South Carolina to do so.
A kin to the subject of trusts is that
of corporations, their licensing and
taxation. - The Governor and the Sec
retary of State will both recommend
the enactment of better laws on these
subjects, and bills will be introduced
of various purports and intents.
The fight to prohibit "child labor" in
the mines and fuctories will be renew
ed. Last year, after a spirited fight,
all nnti- mild labor bills were defeated
in the House, but Senator Marshall's
bill passed tho Senate and 1b now on
the House calendar. It is a more con
servative measure than the House bills
of last yenr, and hence more likely to
be formally acted upon. Much work
has been done during the year in bo
halfof tho proposition, and the advo
cates of tho law are now re-enforced
by Gov. McSweoney's positive recom
mendation of action to restrict child
labor. In his last message the Gover
nor took i o definite stand, but this
time he comes out strongly for the pas
sage of h bill prohibiting tho employ
ment of children under 13 years of age,
with the suggestion that tho law do
not go into effect for one yenr.
With the opening of the Legislature
comes a flood of political talk and gos
sip to the capital. Candidates for
State offices are already in the field.
It is understood that Gov. McSweeney
will stand for re-election, and tho
other candidates so far announced are
Ex-Solicitor Martin F. Ansel, of Green
ville, Mr. I). C. Hey ward, of Col le ton,
Congressman W. J. Talberr, of Kdge
field, and I.ieutenant-Governor Jas. II.
Tillman, ot Edgefield. There will be
others, including perhaps Secretary of
State M. W. Cooper.
Attorney-General Bellinger will stand
for Congress in his District to succeed
Mr. Talbert. The Assistant Attorney
General Mr. U. X. Gunter. Jr., will be
a candidate for Attorney-General, and
it is understood that Speaker Steven
son will oppose him.
For Secretary ot* State, the present
assistant, Jesse T. Gnntt, the Gover
nor's private secretary, Mr. E. II. Aull,
Col. J. Harvey WilBon, a Representa
tive from Sumter, and doubtless one or
two more will be candidates.
The other places will not go begging,
und with the fight for Senator McLau
rin's seat the campaign, this summer
will be lively enough. J. H.
? Two >.[' Coi um bin's br.uk s, tho
Losin and Kxchaiigi Hank of South
Carolina and th<.- Central National !
Bank, will be consolidated under tho
name of the Central National Bank
with a capital of $300,000 and a sur
plus of 0'";r $100,000, making it the
Htrongeu bank in Columbia.
? The Kichland County board of
commissioners arc making an effort to
bring the Good Road's train of the
Southern Railroad and Good Roads
Convention to Columbia early in Feb
ruary. The board has appropriated
f300 for this purpose and has asked
the city of Columbia to do the same.
? The net earnings of the United
States Steel corporation the past year
Notice to Teachers.
THE unveiling of the Confederate
Monument will take place on the IHth
inst. On this account the Teachers Meet
ing will be postponed until the fourth
Saturdav, the 25th inat.
K. E. NICHOLSON, Co. Hupt. Ed.
Jau If), l?K)ld 30 1
THE Coiluty FuuHiun Hoard of Ander
non County, 3. C, will muet at Andernon
Court iloune next Monday 20th inst.)
to examine the roll. ,ltc.
JOHN T. ORKEN, Chm'n. Board.
J. J. U ILM Kit, <;ierk Board.
FOB SALE OB BENT.
A Handsome Dwelling and five acres
of Land in the corporate limits of the City
of AnderHon. Desirable locution and
beautiful view of the surrounding city.
The house has only been completed about
two yijars. Nicely arrengeu with water
and e'lectrio lights.
E. O. McADAMS,
Otllce in Court House.
Jan 15,1002_ 30_3_
ON Satnrday, the 8th day of February,
A. U. 1002, at 11 o'clock s. m., I will sell
at public auction at the late residence of
Henry Kirk soy, deceased, the Tract of
Land of said deceased, containing Seven
ty-fonr acres. Terms cash
JAM^3 I. KIRKSEY,
Executor of the Lost Will and Testa
ment of Henry K lrkr; v \ deceased.
Jan. 15, lOOii ~ 30 8
Of Special Meeting of Stockholders of
the Andersen Water, Light and Pow
IN pursuance of a resolution of the
Board of Directors of the Anderson Wa
ter, Light and Power Company, adopted
January 10th, 1002, notice is hereby given
that there will be a special meeting of the
Stockholders of said Company at its
of?ce at Anderson, South Carolina, on
Wednesday, the 12th day of February,
1002, at 12 o'clock in. The purpose for
which said meeting is called is set forth
In Bald resolution, sud is as follows :
In view of the recent disaster at Port
man In the destruction of the dam of the
Anderson Vy iter, Light and Power Com
pany it wi'.l, in the judgment of the Board
of Directors, be necessary for the Compa
ny to secure funds for the purpose of car
rying out the object of the Charterof said
Company. Therefore, be it
Resolved, By the Board of Directors
that a Special meeting of the Stockhold
ers of said Company be called by the
President, to be held on Wednesday, tho
12th day of February, 1002, at 12 o'clock
m.a at the Company's office at Anderson,
S. C, for the purpose of authorizing the
borrowing of money Id an amount not to
oxcee J Five Hundred Thousand Dollars
for rearranging the indebtedness and re
pairing the Plant and securing the same
by Bonds and Mortgage or a Deed of
Trust on the properties and franchises of
said Company, and that m copy of this
resolution be mailed to each Stockholder
and published in one of the newspapers
st Anderson, 8. C, as required by Statute.
8. M. ORR, President.
From 15c. to 40c. a pound.
If yon like good Coffee this
wilt please you
Fresh lot of?
Nicely bleached at?
C. FRANK BOLT.
The Cn<-h Grocer.
ONE good two-horee FARM, situate
on the Barlo's Bridge and Pelzer Road,
known as Ihe Holland place. For fur
ber particulars apply at this office.
Jau 8, 1902_ 20_2
J. W. QUATTLEIJAITM.
KRNKST V. COCllKAX.
QnattiaM k Gociiraii,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
4NOEKSON, - - - - - - S.O.
Office Removed to Post Office Building.
BONNAM & WATKINS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Have moved their office rear Peo
ples Bank; Entrance through Bank
and siile of building.
Jsn 8, 1002 20 ^ 8m
JOHNSON & GO.
WE desire to thank our friends and customers for their past patronagef
and desire a continuance of same in future. We shall endeavor to please.
SSpecial Price on Fome-made Farm Wagons.
For next thirty days*
Church Street, Opposite Jail.
FRAKK JOHNSON & CO.
If you haven't been dealing with us now is a good tints
to make a start. Any time?all the time?we have special
inducements to offer. Others like to come here, so would
you. They find it profitable, so would you. Will these offers
start you coming our way ?
Tacks, six boxes for 5c.
Shoe Nails, two boxes (largest size) for 5c.
Heel Irons, any size, three pairs for fie.
Shoe Hammers only 8c.
Peg Awls only 8o
Shoe Thread only 5c.
Gate Latches, 10c kind, 5c
Strap Hinges, 10c kind, 5c pair.
Butt Hinges, 15c kind, 10c and 12c pair.
Bridle Bitts, 10c and 15c kind, 5c pair.
Three Hook brown and white Collar Pad 21c.
Trace Chains, the 50c kind, 36c pair.
Cotton Rope, 15c per lb. Curry Combs, 5c, 7c and 10c each.
1392 Wire Finishing Nails, only 5c. Handsaw Files, 5c and 7c each.
Mill Saw Files, 8 inches, 10c each. Same, 12 inches, 15c each,
A good Brace and Bitt, 15c for both. A good Hatchet only 15c.
Lever Harness Mender, 50c kind, only 25a Hack Saws, 10c each.
Keyhole Saws, 10c each. Biggest Bottle Vasaline, 5c.
Dime Shoe Polish, 5c bottle.
Iron Block Plane, sold everywhere for 40c, our price 25c.
Iron Block Plane, smaller size, 35c kind, our price 23c.
Harness Mender Rivets and Harness Menders, 7c box.
A visit to our Store will convince you that we are the people that you
want to deal with. We can make 1902 a very prosperous year for you. We
wish that the whole year will be a joyous one to you, and thank you one and
all for your patronage, and hope to see you oftener during 1902. Come here
for your wants ; we will surprise you by our good values and low prices.
JOHN A. AUSTIN AND THE MAGNRT,
Next to Post Office. High Price Breakers aud Lou i'rice Hakers*
r?T No. 4 got the Big Doll. Miss Eunice Erwin, of Antreviile, S. C,
held; the lucky number._
A Well Furnished Home
Is not neceeeaiily an expensively
lurnished one, aB at TOLLY'S hand
some, even rrumptuous, FURNITURE
is procurable without great outlay
JSrot that we deal in knocked-togeiher
made-to-sell sort, but because we are
content with a reasonable profit on
really good articles of Furniture
Oar best witness is the Goods them
^TiT Yours truly
G. F. TOIiLY & SON,
The Old Reliable Furniture Dealers, Depot St, Anderson, S. C.
IMAfHTErn I?YOU to know that I urn offering PIANOS, OR
flftll 1 L.U ! GANS and SEWING MACHINES AT
COST* ! have in stock the very best that money can buy. A limited
number of Standard Vibrator Sewing Machines for $21.00 each. Pianos
from $140.00 to $260 00. Remember, this is Cash, and remember, also, that
it is COST. No such opportunity has been offered the people of Anderson.
You can save fifty per cent by taking advantage of this sale.
Come to see me i! you are looking for <he BEST.
IM. L. WILLIS. Next door Peoples Bank.
Some desirable Building Lots for sale.
Let Him Strut I
He is big, but none too big to fill the roomy, white enam
el oven of a Buck's Stove.
Do You Owe Me ?
If so come in at once and settle, as I must make collec
tions at once, and save expense of coming to see you.
: : % ' f '
JOHN T. BURRI8S.
YOU can buy the very best Underwear at this Store at
pri?es 'way below the cost to make them at home. Yon get
better style and the very best materials and workmanship.
The reason for this : We placed our order months ago
when Factories in this line were practically idle ; we obtain
ed prices which were nothing more than first cost?jnst to
keep the hands busy.
We offer them Now?like this:
32c, 44c, 69c, 89c and 81.19.
15c, 22c, 29c, 44c, 69c, 89c and $1.19.
49c, 69c, 89c, 81.19 and 81.98.
19c, 20c, 44c, 49o and 69c.
29c, 89c, 44c, 69c, 89c and 91.19.
50c, ?1.00, 91.50 and 92.00.
R. & G. CORSETS,
TO CLOSE OUT at 75c.
. Weil & Co.
Ask fer Coupons for
If Yon HS~eed th.e Q-oods
We Want the Money 1
Blankets, white and brown, at Cost. ?
Jackets, Ladies' and Misses', at Cost.
Comforts at Cost.
All Winter Dress Goods at Cost.
Those beautiful Outings, price we sold most at 10c, now
8 l-2o. The 80 quality 7c. The 6c quality 5c0
Cotton Flannels very cheap.
? Ladies'Black Skirts at Cost.
Shoes at greatly reduced prices. ?
Headquarters for Crockery, Glassware,
Tinware, Tea Sets and Dinner Sets.
COME AND SEE US AND SAVE MONEY.
To one all a happy New Year.
36 Granite Row, Anderson, &. C.
DON'T STOP TO READ THIS I
But come along and let us fit you up
with a good Cook Stove, Heating
Stove, Oil Stove, -------
For we are in the Stove business and can give you a bargain in these Good*.
We also do?
Roofing, Guttering, Plumbing,
Electrical Wiring and Bell Work. :
We also carry a complete line of TINWARE, WOODENWARE,
ENAMELWARE and CUTLERY.
?ftCHER & NORRI8,
Phone Ho. 261. ?0. 6 Chiouoia Block