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BY CLINKSCALES & LANGSTON. ANDERSON. S. C.. WEDNESDAY. JULY 3. 1901. VOTJTMR Y*YVTi___i?n ?
Iwhite Woman 814j? Negro Assailant.
Camden, Nov. 21.-The report has
inst reached town of . dastardly at
tempt on the part of a negro? by tho
nam'1 of Ned Ke?driok to fcoree his
ffaV (Wednesday dight) into the roora
of Mrs. Mary E. Elliott, a highly re
spected and hardworking white woman
0f about 45 years *fho lives with her
SOD, a 19 year old lad, about four miles
from Camden in West Wateree.
The regro reaped the due rewsrd
for bis criminal int ut, a? Hrs. Elliott
ttitb undaunted courage that would
bare doue honor to any, killed him, at
lier door step.
The story as related by reliable par
tier, who live m West Wateree, lr as
follows: Mrs. Elliott's nearest, neigh
bor. Ned Kendrick, who lived with his
family about 100 yards from her house;
the nest uearest neighbors wero some
white people, about a quarter of a milo
distant. Kendrick had been living
there about three years and had work
ed at the Conquest saw mill.
Mri. Elliott's home consisted of
one room, occupied by herself and a .
shed room, where Allen Elliott slept, I
opening onto a back porch. On Wed
nesday night, between 9 and 10 o'clock
Sed Kendrick appeared in front of
the fihed room, began to ourse young
Elliott, fired off a pistol, and warned
him be would shoot him if he poked
his head out of the window, that he
"had the right gang with him!" , He
then went on to Mrs. Elliott's bliok
door, fired his pistol again, oursed her
and told her to keep quiet or he would
shoo' ber. He then began to batter
down the front door with an ase.
Mrs. Elliott recognized Kendrick hy
his voice, and looked the back door
just as be entered the room, armed
with a guu and pistol; by the front
door at the same moment Allen Elliot
rushed i oto the room through the door
just opened by his mother.
Then it was that Mrs. Elliott, in mor
tal terror that the intruder would shoot
her unarmed eon, jumped at Kendrick
like a tigress and winding her arms
around him pinioned his arms to his
body, at the same instant her son
seised him by the throat and began to
In the souffle t'nst followed all three
fell and rolled out of the house. Mrs.
Elliott jumped un, wretched the ne
Ero's pistol ort of his hat d, and beat
im over the head with it till it broke
and then crushed his skull by ham
mering it with a rook till he died.
Had it not been that the negro was
weakened by a spell of fever the out-'
Come of the fight would have been
doubtful'BB be was, when in full health,
a powerful man, weighing fully 210
pounds, and young Allen is an over
grown, not very strong slip of a boy.
Mrs. Elliott who has supported her
self and ha? raised her son unassisted-,
by working her little farm herself, en
joys the esteem and respect of all "bo
The coroner's jury, Magistrate Bow
en aeting as coroner, met last night
and brought a verdict of excusable
On examination of Kendrick's body
it was found that the negro had tied
up his shoe in old rags, and had a
qusnity of matches in his pocket, and
it was also ascertained that he had
made arrangements to drive to Camden
early in the morning. It is therefore
presumed that after killing young El
liott and carrying out his sinister de
sign on Mrs. Elliott, he intended to
kill her also, and then obliterate all
traces of the deed by setting fire to
the houso, and absconding.-Speoial
to the Columbia State.
- The flag which was offered by
the Youth's Companion to the school
making most improvement in building
and equipment will be presented to
the ProvidenceSohoclin Ooonee coun
ty, on Thanksgiving Day, November
27. The flag will be raised over the
house by the school iwith appropriate
exercises and songs. Prof. D. W.
Daniel, of Clemson College, has been
asked by the trustees of the school to
deliver the address.
"I Might Be Going to Hell," He Said.
Weet Point, Ga., Nov. 20.-Soma ex
citement was caused on the morning
traia on the West Point route. While
Conductor John Harrison was taking
up tickets a passenger aroso and com
plained that a trainman standing at the
steps of the car io Atlanta had talked
to him very roughly. The conductor
replied that it was tho duty of the
trainman to ask every passenger polite
ly before getting on tho train his des
With great gur-to the passenger re
"Perhaps you don't know you are
talking to Senator Tillmun, of South
It was afterwards learned from the
flagman that in reply to the question,
"V?TherAare you going?" tho senator
replied, "I do not know whore 1 am go
ing. I might bo going to hell."
The senator was then requested to
show bis tioket before getting on the
car- . He left the train at La Grange.
Brushy Creek News.
The farmers of this sectioa are about
through gathering and are progressing
finely cowing small grain.
The young men are having much fun
shooting hirds, which are plentiful.
Rev. D. I. Spearman preached to a
large congregation at Siloam last Sun
We had the pleasure of visiting the
Singing .Convention at Mt. Springs
Sunday and enjoyed it very much.
Everybody is going to keep Thanks
giving Day, which is next Thursday.
Everybody is at work and news ie
Meeting of Trustees.
Mr. Editor: Please announce that the
Board of Trustees of Williamston
School District, Ko. 8, will meet at
White Plains school house on Satur
day, 20th inst., at 8 o'clock a. m., to
lisa teachers' claims and transact any
other business that may bo necessary.
_D^ J. Owen, Chm'n. Board.
?w?? y?n,^2?|8en8ible Clothes-Money-Spender you're going to get Mbat-For-Your-Money
vor. ^l?r11^0^< *aot?erway Of saying you're coining here to get ?em. Whatever
an^?^ Io make you aB W?U leased iw^ou ought to be/and aa
wu pocket as you ought to be, you will buy here if you buy right.
tiA? IE mt . e a ^oint of ***ing ta? OlotheB made ; whatever your Clothes-Appropria
???A^HTQ^ 3tn Suite and Overceats you'U find noding
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B?t??r.i!? P5?f?H01?4?f tiitoiiig.- ?ad fitting quality, they are unequalled. No man is so
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*ee and try on soma of these Suits an* Overcoats.
H.8.&?Su^^ H? g. & BL Overcoats $10.00 to $20.00.
Other good Suits and Overcoats S5.00 to $8.50.
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- Abbeville is to have a $30,000
hotel. The work has begun.
-T- There is quite an epidemic of
mumps in several sections of the State.
- Frank A. MoHugh, of New York,
jumped from a train near Spartanburg
pr.? was killed.
- Mayor Smyth, of Charleston,
roasts Attorney Legare for not prose
outing blind tiger proprietors.
m- It is probable that a trolley line
will be built from Columbia to Au
gusta via Batesburg and Aiken.
- The 18-nionths-old son of D. A.
Johnson of Greenwood county was
drowned by falling into a tub of water.
- The noxt general oonvontion o
the United Daughters of tho Confed
eracy will be held in Charleston in
- B. F. Rush, who killed J. T.
Stephens in Greenville, has been ad
mitted to bail by Judge Watts in tho
sum of $500.
- Dr. Joseph H. James, Ph. D., is
the latest addition to the Clemson
faculty. He takes the chair of organ
- The governor has reoeived a let
ter from the British vice-consul at
Savannah asking how many crema
tories in this State. So far as the
governor knows there are none.
- John Kelly, the negro who killed
Samuel Willirnan in Greenville county [
on Saturday, 35th inst., was caught
on Wednesday at Santuo, Union coun
ty, disguised in woman's dress.
- Dr. C. C. Brown, of Sumter, in
the Baptist Courier, nominates Dr.
Lee Davis Lodge, now president of
Limestone College, for the position of
president of Furman University.
- Two white boys of good families
in Greenwood have run away from
home. They are Fred Hancock, 16,
and Hugh Cummings, 14. It is the
second offense of one of the boys.
- The top crop of cotton in New
berry county is opening rapidly and
will amount to a great deal to the far
. mers. The weather continues so warm
"that almost every boll will mature.
- A report oomes from certain
parts of Orangebnrg county and from
Florence that farmers are buying
mules and horses by the car load.
They give cash, liens, mortgages or
anything that will go.
- Gov. MoSweeney- has appointed
Judge James F. Izlar to preside at
the Colleton term of court in place of
Judge Gage, who is still suffering
from a broken arm. Judge Izlar will
also preside at the Court in Kershaw
- Mrs. Lucile Madison, wife of a.
missionary, who died in Brazil some
years ago, died at the home of her
father, H. A. Sp ann, of Leesville, a
few days ago. She was married about
15 years ago. She leaves one ohild, a
- Darlington has handled more
than 6,000,000 pounds of tobacco this
season and will reaoh about 7,000,000
before the warehouses close. Next
year, with a big inoreaso in aoreage,
the people of that oounty will handle
near 10,000,000 pounds.
- Bev. W. F. Little, of Lanoaster
oounty, had $650 stolen from him on
Monday night, 18th inst., while stay
ing at the house of a friend in town.
He had sold eotton that day. The
thief entered by outting slats in the
blinds and lifting the latch.
- At Sum me rall's mill, last
Thursday, Laurenoe Bandall shot and
instantly killed his brother-in-law,
Arthur Weathersbea. The weapon
used was a gun, loaded with buckshot.
An old ?aruily feud is said to have
beeu the cause of the killing.
- In Newberry County Geo. W.
Snber made 150 bushels of sweet pota
toes from one-third of an acre. They
were the improved vin ele s s yam, and
were very large and fine. Ho meas
ured the land and the potatoes very
carefully. This is at the rate of 450
bushels to the aere.
- The Columbia correspondent of
the News and Courier says there are
10 or 12 prominent lawyers in the
State electioneering arong the legis
lators for a place ou the Bupreme
bench. Chief Justice Molver expects
to resign, and Justice Pope expected
- State Liquor Commissioner Crum
has returned from Washington where
he has boen in reference to a hearing
as to the contention that the State
does not have, under the constitution,
to pay the United States reven ve li
cense. A great deal of testimony was
taken, but no deoision rendered, but
Mr. Crum expressed muoh confidence
that the State will win. .
- Ton graduates and a number of
honorably retired oadets of the South
Carolina Military Academy hold com
missions in tho regular army of the
United States. Of these Capt. Wil
liam H. Simons, of Charleston, who
received hts diploma at the institu
tion in 1890, is, relatively, the highest
ranking. Many of these former cadets
have distinguished themselves in the
field during aotivo campaigns, notably
during the recent war with Spain and
later in the Philippine Islands.
- Mr. Wesley Muokenf uss, of Spar
tanburg, 8. G., ie totally blind, yet he
is president of the Piedmont Broom
Works, ?t?aouf aoturing about 150 dozen
brooms dally. He personally attends
to all his correspondence on his type
writer-makes out the weekly pay
rolls, assists in keeping the nooks,
and thoroughly understands all the
machinery in all its details, and in
faot, manages his factory with greater
financial sneoess than many men with
first class eyes are doing. Mr. Muck
eofuss is president and treasurer.
- A terrino rainfall in Texas did
S;eat damago to tho rico crop in that
t-Nellie Corcoran, tho Now York
irl who has been sound asleep for 20
ays, is dead.
- Senator Morgan, of Alabama,
says the Democrats will win over
Roosevelt in 11)04.
- Admiral Dewey has been orderod
to take command of tho Carribbcan
Sea division iu the coining manoeu
- It ia said that President Roose
velt will be very "easy" or? the Trusts
in his forth coming message to Con
- The Michigan beet sugar manu
facturers aro storing their sugar for
higher prioes. They say there is no
money in it now.
- Charles Drake, a railroad engi
neer of Gosheu, Iud., has just secured
a divorce from his wife because she
- The Hawaiians are learning tho
arts of civilization. They stoic Gen.
Nelson A. Miles's valise as he was on
his way to the Philippines.
- David Rothschild of New York
city is paying $700,000 of debts that
he had been legally freed from yeats
ago by bankruptcy procedings.
- Since last March, eleven mem
bers of tho National House of Repre
sentatives have died. But there are
many more ready to ta&o their places.
- Lily white republicans of North
Carolina will establish a big daily
newspaper in Greensboro for the pur
pose of boosting Hanna for president.
- Wm. E. Breese is on trial in the
Federal court in North Carolina on
the charge of robbing an Asheville
bank of which he was cashier of $110,
- The home of John Evans, a
negro, near Greenville, N. C., was
burned and Evans' three children,
who were left alone, perished in the
- In Binghampton, N. Y., a cor
poration haB been formed to oompress
whiskey and other spirits into solids
j in tablet form, so as to avoid the tas
- The oase testing the legality of
tho Virginia constitution has been set
for a hearing on the 28th. The case
is to be heard in the Federal court be
fore three judges.
- President Roosevelt's bear hunt
in Mississippi has ended and ho has
returned to his official duties. While
he did not succeed in killing a bear,
he nevertheless had an enjoyable out
- Miss Ettleson, a school teacher
of New York oity, committed suicide
by drinking oarbolio aoid. She had
been summoned to answer a charge of
roughly treating one of the children
in her room.
- Thos. Mitchell, aged 88, shot
and killed Elkins Weatherby, aged 25,
at Middlesbero, Ky., last Wednesday.
Weatherby was soon to marry Miss
Lavinia Morris, with whom the old
man was in love.
- A proposition has been made,
and will probably be accepted, for the
striking ooal miners and operators to
como together and settle their differ
ences without the aid of the arbitra
- The unofficial list of the mem
bers of the house of Representatives
in the fifty-eighth congress, issued by
Thomas H. McKee, journal clerk of
the house, after every distriot has
been accounted for, shows that they
number 208 republicans and 178 demo
- Twelve years ago, when Robert
E. Patterson ran as the Democratic
candidate for Governor of Pennsyl
vania, he received juBt one majority
over his Republican opponent in the
Bryn Mawr election district of Lower
Merion. Mr. Patterson's majority
over Judge Penny packer in the same
distriot in the late election was again
- Negro citizens of Meridian, Mis
sissippi, will engage in the banking
business. They propose to lend mon
ey to their own people hereafter,
claiming that the rates charged by
curbstone brokers are ruinous. Sev
eral meetings have been held and offi
cers nn?i directors of the fund have
been elected. It will bo tho first bank
ing eoneern of this kind ia America.
- Maoon county, N. C., at the re
cent election voted out the dispensary
by a majority of 523 and voted in pro
hibition. Prohibition carried also in
Cumberland, by a very large major
ity. The oounty had had the dispen
sary, following the lioense system.
These facts are noted as matters of
human interest. There seems to be a
drift in North Carolina towards looa!
- When oook pots begin to explode
it is time to clear the kitchen. A
woman at Hot Springs, Va., was stew
ing some beef. In some way the juices
of the meat cemented the top of the
vessel down and when she forced it
open an explosion took place and the
gravy, steam and meat were forced
out against her face with suoh foroe
that she was unconscious. She lost
one eye and the other was injured.
- Chicago has received 272,000
western range oattle for the season
thus far, whioh is jost twioe the sup
ply that oame last year. The season's
business has had some disappoint
ments, but on the whole was quite
Batisfaotoy. More steers of high qual
ity were received thau during any pre
vious year, which shows that ranch
men have been busy breeding up to a
higher standard. The best bred
iteers sold at a big premium over the
JOS. J. FRETW?LL,
Successor to Bleckley & Fretwell,
- DEALER IX -
HORSES AND MULES,
ANDERSON, S. C., October 21, 1902.
Our receut advertisement, in which we ottered FREE TICKETS to the
CIRCUS, was highly appreciated, as has been fully demonstrated by the
payments that we have received since October 1st.
NOW we propose to go further, ?.ud GIVE AWAY more thau $200.00
worth of VALUABLE PRESENTS, to those of our Customers who have
paid their indebtedness in full nineo September 1st, last, or those who make
payments ou their indebtedness to the amount of $25.00, or who purchase
from us from October 15th, up to and including the 22ud of Dacembar next,
and make Cash payments on same, in like amounts.
Read carefully our proposition printed below this letter, aud do not
neglect to avail yourself cf th!.i LIBERAL OFFER.
These Handsome Presents will b? ou exhibition at our Stables after
Yours very truly,
JOS. J. FRETWELL.
ALL parties who have paid their iudebtedness iu full, since September
1st, or who pay us 825.00 ou their indebtedness from October 15th, to and
including December 22nd, next, will be entitled to a chance to obtain c~*e ot
the follow tog VALUABLE PRESENT'S.
The same applies to all of our Customers who purchase Goods from us
within dates named, and who pay us $25.00 iu Cash thereon.
This applies only to indebtedness aud purchases for STOCK aud
Following is a list of cur Valuad e Presents :
One Nice Driving Horse, worth. $100.00
ii : \ h. 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 purchase,
and a Committee of disinterested person* will be appointed to conduct the
distribution of Presents.
JOS. J. FRETWELL.
The holder of this Ticket is entitled to any one of a Large
Selection of Books from
MOODY'S COLPORTAGE LIBRARY,
After having purchasedlgoods to tho amount of $2.00. _
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Every Coupon brought to the Store is worth 5c._
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From now until the Holidays AT COST.
These Patterns are correct in style, perfect iu quality, and at Cost in
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