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BY CLINKSCALES & LANGSTON. ANDERSON. S. C.. WEDNESDAY. JULY 3. 1901. VOTJTMR Y*YVTi___i?n ?
Pay for a
SUIT o? CLOTHES ?
^^^^^j^^g Hart Schaffner
You may have the idea that we sell only the higher
grades of Clothing. Some people have that notion.
You may have said to yourself, "1 can't afford to pay
tl 5.00 or $20.00 for a Suit, and I don't believe I can get a
-good Suit at a small price there."
BUT YOU CAN.
If you want a Suit at $5.00 we have the bent Suit that
that amount of money can buy.
If you want to pay $10.00 we'll give you the best
$10.00 Suit you ever ssw.
You choose for yourself $5, $7.50, $10, $12.50, $15.00,
$18 or $20.
The selection rests with you.
We give you what you want.
You get full cash value and a full guaranty for what you
pay, no matter what the amount may be.
When you buy a Suit here you not only get better Clothes
than any Credit Store ?an give, and for less money, but you
get the best Suit that could be made for the money you pay.
It will be money in your pocket to see us before you buy
any kind of Clothes for men or boys, no matter what induce
ments ma?; be offered by any one else.
W? guarantee to give you a better Suit for less money
than any-Credit Store.
If you aro in the market for Men's or Boys9 Clothes we
want you to come here, whether you want a $20.00 Snit or a
$1.00 Boys' Suit, all y ou need do is to come to see^us and.look
at our line.
?T WILL PAY YOU !
ANDERSON, S C.
An ??ipuf ?an? Statement.
To THF; VOTERS OP SOUTH CAROLINA:
The townships of Danklin and Oak
Lawn in the enanty of Greenville;
Cokeabury, Ninety-Six and Cooper in
the cr unty of Greenwood; Sullivan in
county of Laurena, and Huiett and
Pine Grove in the county of Saluda,
hereby call to your attention the pro
posed amendment to Article VII Sec
tion ll of constitution of ".893, which
seeks to destroy the corporative exist
ence of tbe said townships, and re
spectfully auk that you vote in favor
of the said proposed constitutional
amendment, * for the reason that it is
the only hope to relieve the tax-payers
of the said townships from the pay
ment of an enormous debt for bonds
issued in aid of a railroad which waa
never built, and for which they have
received absolutely no consideration.
The Buid bonds were illegally issued
in the beginning, as the citizens of
said townships respectfully allege
and will endeavor to show, and the
said indebtedness has been declared
null and void by the supreme court of
South Carolina, whose decision should
bo accented as final and conclusive by
all loyal citizens of tho State, the decis
ion of any other court to the contrary
notwithstanding. So then the " tax
payers of these townships claim:
(1) That there is no moral considera
tion for the said indebtedness, inas
much aa the conditions prescribed by
the Act upon compliance of which
alone the bonds should be issued, were
never complied with and the people of
these townships have received absolute
ly no consideration for the said enor
mous debt, the . principal alone of
which amounts in the neighborhood of
one huudred t' r. \saud dollars, and
which has been drawing insterest at
seven per cent, for something like six
(2) That the said debt does not con
stitute a legal indebtedness against
the said townships if we accept aa final
the decision of the supremo court of
South Carolina, which it is our duty to
do. That the decision of the Federal
courts upon questions of thia kind is
not authority binding upon the State
courts ortho citizens ot a State hae
been frequently decided.
In the case of Congaree Construction
company vs. Columbia township, re
ported in 49 S. C., 586. At page 589 the
co. rt uses this language:
"Again, it is urged that, inasmuch
as theeapreme court of the United
States, in the case of Folsom va. Nine
ty-Six township, 159 U. S., 611, has
been called upon to pap? ripon the same
questions aa were considered and de
cided by this court in Floyd vg. Perrin,
and has taken a different view from
that adopted by this court as to the
constitutionality of the statues there
involved, (our own court in that case
having held the honda invalid) this
court should now, with a view to se
curing uniformity of judicial decision,
abandon ita previous well considered
opinion and adopt the view taken by
tue supreme court of the United States.
While this court fa1 y recognizes the
superior authority and binding force
of all decisions of that distinguished
tribunal in all cases involving the con
struction of the constitution and laws
of the United States, and is always
ready to cheerfully follow and acqui
esce in such d?cisions, yet we do not re
cognize the superior authority of that
tribunal, or tho binding force of ita d?
cisions, involving only tho construction
or validity of our own State constitu
tion and laws. Upon1 auch questions
it is onr sworn duty to pass, untram
meled by the dicta of any foreign tri
bunal, whether Stat or Federal, no
matter how high its wk may be, and
to decide such questa..: ? accord??? to
oar best judgment."
Tho facts are briefly these: In 1885
the Legislature passed au Act amend
ing an Act to incorporate the Green
ville and Port Royal railroad company
in certain important particulars, and
among thia incorporating certain town
ships along the line of the said pro
posed railway, and authorized these
townships to subscribe to its capital
stock upon the terms and conditions
therein expressed. These conditions
were never complied with, and the re
cords in the office of the county com
missioners for th? various counties
will so show. The said bonds would,
therefore, be invalid in tho hands of
the original parties to whom they were
issued. Notwithstanding the failure
to comply with the conditions prece
dent required by the Act, bonds on be-.
half of these several townships were
issued in an amount varying from ten
to twenty thousand dollars to each
township. A company was organized
for the pretended purpose of construct
ing the said road. Thia company pre
tended to be grading the road, and
thereby secured from the county com
missioners tho issue of the said bonds.
Shortly thereafter the company failed
and left the grade in an incomplete
condition, and tho people have po pros
pect whatever of getting the said road.
An action was brought iu the State
courts for the purpose of testing the
validity of these bonds, and the State
court decided the Act unconstitutional
and the bonds invalid. (See Floyd vs.
Perrin, 80S. C., PUJ?O i.) Thereafter
certain parties who claimed to be non
residents and anbsequent purchasers
for value and without notice, (the
bonds being invalid in the hands of
the original holders, for the reasons
above specified) brought their action
in the United States court to test the
validity of the said bonds, and the
United States court refused to follow
the decision of the State court in Floyd
vs. Perrin and decided in favor of the
said bond holders. That is to say,
that the bonds were good in the hands
of the non-residents who might have
purchased the same for value and
'without notice of those facts above re
cited, and which would go to impeach
the validity of the acid bonds. (This
too i w face of the fact that the records
in the office of the county commission
ers for the varions counties, which re
cords aretpubllo records and notice to
the world, disclose all of the facts
which would go to impeach the valid
ity of the said hoads). Siace then the
matter has been in litigation, until
finally judgments Rave been obtained
Against several of these townships upon
coupons representing a part only of
the accrued interest, and . mandates
have been ??sued by the United States
court authorizing a levy and collec
tion ot a tax to meet the judgments
already obtained, and suits are still
pending against some of the townships;
and inasmuch as the first installment
of the principal Of tba said bonds falls
doe this year other emfs will surely
follow, since it appears that' these
bonds, or at leasft a largo portion of
them (the exact amount wo do not
know), have found their way into tho
handset non-residents who can sue
in tue United States court and thus
evade the decisions of the State court.
The debt against Dnnklin and Oak
Lawn townships, in Greenville County,
alone amounts in principal and accrued
interest to something like thirty thous
and dollars each. The principal of
bonds on behalf of Cokesbnry, Ninety
Six and Cooper townships amount to
$48,800. Tho other townships are simi
larly affected. You can imagine what
an enormous tax will be required to
Eay this debt, and the number of
ornee that will have to be sold in
order to meet this unjust tax, if some
menus ot escape cannot bo devised.
It hangs over the property of the said
townships as black as n black cloud,
striking terror to the hearts of our
citizcusnip. shutting out all rays of
hopo for tho future. Unless relief is
had thia debt will practically destroy
the value pf our property, since no one
would caro to purchase property, or
move into a township with such an
enormous debt hanging over it. Wo
are advised that the supreme court of
the United Stutes itself has decided
that in cases like this, where the char
ters of the municipal corporations are
repealed, and their corporate agents
removed, there would be no longer in
existence anyone upon whom tho Fed
eral courts could lay their hands in
order to enforco the collection of the
tax provided for by the Aot, and that
the said court is limited in its jurisdic
tion to enforcing the machinery pro
vided for by the Act authorizing tho
levy of the tax; that it cannot itself
levy tho tax, nor can it place the said
townships in the hands of a receiver,
and that in such cases the creditors are
without remedy except to apply to the
Legislature for relief.
If this constitutional amendment,
therefore, is voted, the tovins'iips
having no longer any legal existence
would have no corporate agent upon
whom the Federal courts ?ould lay
their hands for the purpose of compell
ing the levy of the tax and we would
thereby be relieved from the payment
of this unjust, illegal and iniquitous
tax which we uro called npon to pay,
and for which there is no considera
tion either legal or moral.
We, therefore, ask our fellow-citi
zens tu stand by the decision of the
State court. If a citizen of South
Carolina held any of these bonds he
could not recover. Under the decision
of the Federal courts a non-resident
purchaser for valuable consideration
and without notice can reco ver, there
by unjustly discriminating againBt the
Stizens of onr own State if the said
mt is just one and should be paid.
We most earnestly ask oar fellow
citizens to be sure to vote the rj: luted
tickets, whioh will be furnie' ? the
managers at the next general election,
"Constitutional Amendment of Sec
tion ll of Article VII of the Constitu
tion, relating to Counties and County
Government, Yes;" and also use their
influence at the polls to see that others
vote the same way. "Do unto others
aa voa would have others do unto
yon" under similar circumstances is all
that we ask.
Danklin-C. D. Smith, L. T. H.Dan
iel, Jesse L. French.
Oak Lawn-Dr. V. D. Hopkins, W.
A. McKelvey. Geo. W. Sullivan.
Sullivan-Wm. D. Sullivan, R. W.
Niohols, John W. Beeks.
Cokesbnry-Wm. J. Moore, T. J.
Ellis, W. H. Moo*e.
Ninety Six-M. H. Coleman, J. P.
Phillips, G. H. Taylor.
Cooper-J. H. Brooks, B. W. Town
Pine Grove and Haiet-J. E. Bran
son, W. B. Stevens.
- Four hundred children are born
in London every day.
- President Roosevelt is able to
walk again without assistance.
- All of the arbitrators named by
the president in the coal strike matter
have accepted. Work in the mines
has been resumed.
- Oat in Oklahoma new mixed
corn is selling Pt 25 cents; white, 30
cents. Farmers receive $65 a ton for
broom oorn brush.
- A member of the Protestant
Episcopal Church, whose name is
withheld, has given $100,000 to build
a ohuroh in Manila.
- Haweii is having the same trou
ble that the South had at the end of
the war, owing to the unlimited suf
frage in that country.
-- A hurricane swept over a portion
of Argentine, by whioh fifteen persons
were killed, many injured and a hun
dred houses destroyed.
- There is a ooal strike in Franoe
whioh threatens to be as disastrous as
the anthracite strike. In Switzerland
the oar drivers are on a strike.
- At Waterloo, New York, several
men worked all night stealing what
they thought was coal from a loaded
oar. When daylight came they found
it was broken rook.
- The New York World publishes;
a list of fifteen policemen in that city
whose fortunes range from $60,COO to
$300,000, and would like to know
*'where they got it."
- The apple orop throughout the
eountry this year, aooording to the
estimate of the New England Home
stead, will be 43,000,000 barrels against
37,000,000 barrels in 1901.
- James Albert Washington Green,
of Nottoway County, Virginia, who,
with his seven sons, fought in the
Confederate army, is still living, hale
and wonderfully vigorous.
- The commissioners in Massa
chusetts find that the motor man
of the ear that struck the president's
oarriage in Pittsfield, is responsible
for the death of the man killed.
- Some 13,000 horses are slaugh
tered annually in a private establish
ment in Berlin, and the meat ia sold
chiefly to the poorer classes, who are
unable to pay the very high price now
demanded in Berlin for ordinary
- Jim Buohennan was hanged two
boars after sentence had been pro
nounced. He killed tho Hioks fam
ily near Naeodoehees, Texas, and
when caught confessed. Tho Judgo
set November 17 for the execution,
but the nerfro waived tho 30 days Ana
was .banged immediately.
- Two stores, tho depot and 08
bales of ootton were burned at Bradley
last .Wednesday night.
- Mrs.^Carrie Nation, the "saloon
smasher," will be in Columbia to-mor
row and deliver an address.
- Johu Kilgore shot his wife twice
?od Will Childs once at Woodruff
Friday. All negrea and none dead.
- A little girl in Walhalla who
swallowed a nail about a month ago
brought it up in a fit of coughing a
few days ago.
- Joe linaine, a young lawyer of
Bisbopvillo, rau away with a thirteen
year old girl and was married by a
not?t y public
- Austin Lavington, of North's,
Oruogeburg county, committed suicide j
by shooting himself. No cause is
known for tho act.
- The grand jury of Lancaster ia
stirring up a row about thc too com
mon uso of the crinrnal court to col
lect contract debts.
- Mark L. Williams of Pickcns
county had Iiis arm torn off in a gin
and died from tho offectB ou Wednes
day. He was 33 years old.
- Last Friday, at ii reen ville Clem
son college defeated Furmao Univer
sity in a well contested gatuo of foot
ball, with a score of 28 to 0.
- Thc widow of Scott Wilson, tho j
man who died in thc guard house at
opartanburg last wiutcr, has sued thc
City Council for $20,000 damages.
- What was probably tho first pub
lic library in the United States was
started in Charleston, S. C., in 174V.
- John Cantrell, a 5 par tan burg
oounty farmer, was held up on the
highway and robbed of $200. The
deed was done by an unmasked white
- Last Thursday fire destroyed
the dye house and engine room of the
Springtime mills at, Chester, S. C.,
entailing a loss of between $50,000 and
- Barney B. Evans was tried in
Columbia last week for tho murder of
J. J. Griffin more than a year ago,
and resulted in his acquittal, after the
jury had been out but a few minut?e.
- Mrs. Switzer, aged 35, wife of
David A. Switzer and mother of seven
children, oommitted suicide with a
razor at her home near Roebuck. Spar
tanburg oounty. No cause is known
for the deed.
-- A negro boy, near Mayesville,
Sumter County, tried to get a ball
from the barrel of a small rifle by
?rizing it out with his pocket knife,
he gun went off and the ball put out
one of the boy's eyes. Same old story.
- This State now has three regi
ments of militia, thus oreating a bri
gade and the rank of brigadier gen
eral. Col. Wilie Jones has been ap
pointed to the command and the rank
by Governor Mcsweeney and the Ad
- A grand reunion of the Horse
Swappers Association of the Caro
linas and Georgia will be held at
Walhalla during oourt week, on
November 3, 4 and 5. Tremendous
crowds, hundreds of horses and a jolly
good time are expeoted.
- The rico bird industry pays the
negroes well in the lower part of the
State. They collect by the million in
the rice fields. The plan of killing is
for a orowd of experts to make a drive
and thrash them by night with a brush.
They are shipped North.
- Cotton theives seem to be abroad
through the State. Recently they
stole four hundred pounds of seed oot
ton from Mr. J. T. Lathem and nine
hundred pounds from Mr. W. O.
Riohey, in Pickecs oounty. The
same section was infested with cotton
thieves last year.
- The State House Commission
has finally disposed of the mattet of
the proper repairs to the leaking por
tions of tho front and rear portions of
the State oapitol, hy referring the
whole thing to a special committee
consisting of Governor MeSweeney,
Colonel Marshall and Attorney Gen
eral Bellinger, who will arrange all
details with the arohiteot.
- Another acoident ooouurrcd on
the Southern not far from Easley on
Tuesday afternoon, 21st inst. Three
Kenmore brothers were hauling oom
and as they drove across the track the
engine of passenger No. 12 struck the
rear end of the wagon, tearing it to
pieces and bruising the young mea
eoasiderably. Ono had his collar bone
broken. They said the wind was
blowing so that they could not hear
the train as it oamo around the curve.
- Cisely Rodman, a "bad" negro
who had been "wanted" in Rook Hill
for a month or more, boarded a freight
train at Charlotte last week for Ches
ter, remarking to some other beats
that he would "go through or kill the
whole damn crew." He was put off
the train several times between Char
lotte and Rook Hill, but always got
baok on. At the latter place ho was
made to get off and as he did so he
drew a pistol and was in the act of
shooting the oonductor when one of
the train hands fired on him killing
- A few nights ago a young negro
managed to secure an entranoe into
one of the downstairs rooms of the
residence of prominent Beaufort phy
sician and secreted himself in a large
wardrobe, where he had probably been
over an hour when discovered. A
suspicious noise being heard by the
gentleman, who was in an adjoining
room, he prooeeded to make an exami
nation by opening the door of the
wardrobe, when the oool burglar quick
ly stepped forth, jumped from an open
window and disappeared before the
astonished gentleman eould aeeure
f a.*-" """XIV* J.?T?
.JOS. J. FRETWELL,
Successor to Bleckley & Fretwell,
- DEALER IK -
HORSES AND MULES,
ANDERSON, S. C., October 21, 1902.
Our rccout advertisement, in which we offered FREE TICKETS to the
CIRCUS, waa highly appreciated, as ha* been fully demonstrated by the
payments that we have received hinee October 1st.
NOW we propage t?. go I? tiber, and GIVE AWAY more than 8200.00
worth of VALUABLE PRESEN TS, to thoso of our Custoniora who have
paid their indebtedness in full nineo September 1st, last, or those who mako
payments on their indebtedness to the amount of 825.00, or who purchase
from us from October 15tl), up to and including the 22nd of December next,
and make Cash payments on Fame, in like amounts.
Read carefully our proposition printed below this letter, and do not
neglect to avail yourself nf tbis LIBERAL OFFER.
These Handsome Preeents will bj on exhibition ol our Stables after
Yours very truly,
JOS. J. FRETWELL.
ALL parti?* who have paid their indebtedness in full, since September
1st, or who pay us 825.00 on their indebtedness from October 15th, to and
including December 22nd, next, will be entitled to a chance lo obtain one ol
the following VALUABLE PRESENTS.
The same applies to all of our Customers who purchase Goods from us
within dates named, aud who pay us $20.00 in Cash thereon.
This applies only to indebtedness and purchases for STOCK and
Following is a list of our Valuable Presents :
One Nice Driving Hore*?, worth. $100.00
One Nice?Bug?y, woxth. 65.00
One Set Double Harness, worth. 25.00
One Set Single Buggy Harness, worth - - - 20.00
One Biding Saddle, worth. 10.00
One Biding Bridle, worth. 5.00
One Saddle Blanket, worth - -. 2.50
Numbered Tickets will ba given you]*at time of payment or purohas
and a Committee of disinterested persons will be appointed to conduct the
distribution of Presents.
JOS. J. FRETWELL.
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The holder of this Tioket is entitled to any one of a Large
Selection of Books from
MOODY'S COLPORTAGE LIBRARY,
After having purohasedlgoods to the amount of $2.00. _
ANDERSON, - ' - - SOUTH CAROLINA.
We take no risks and handle no poisons,
Every Coupon brought to the Store is worth 5c._
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OUR STOCK OF
Plain and Fancy Silks
In Colors to be sold at BARGAIN FRIGES.
60c. Silks to go at. 38c
75c. Silks to go at. 60c
81.00 Silks to go at. 7?C
S1.25 Silks to go at.W 00
$1.50 Silks to go at.M 20
These are the biggest Bargains you have ever been offered in Silks.
If you don't take advantage of this sale j uti another opportunity
REMEMBER, our Stook of Goods in the different departments b second
to none in up-to-dateness.
Come as early as possible or send for Samples.
Agents McCall Bazar Patterns and Royal Worcester Corsets.