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Published wory Wednesday.
J. F. CLINKSCALEB, I EDITORS AND
C. C. LANGSTON, S PR\-.'?RIETOR8.
ONE YEAR, - - - - $1 60
SIX MONTHS, - - - 75
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24, 1902.
To morrow all celebrate thc birth
day of Christ. This bas beena cus
tom throughout thc Christian world
since the carly days of thc Christian
era. In its beginning thc custom was
confined to the Christiaus who met in
their churches and celebrated the an
niversary with religious worshipping.
At present, in all Christian countries,
it is a holiday with all classes who,
though they observe it in many differ
ent ways, their observance is marked
by a universal manifestation of a feel
ing of peace and ^ood will. "With us
it is the great annual social holiday.
Thc one day more than any other of
thc year looked forward to by young
and old, with fond anticipations. On
this day no one is expected to work.
For the children, whose innocent
childish faith has been rewarded by
thc visit of their dear old Santa Claus,
it is a day for harmless merry making.
For all, it is a day of rest; a day when
the cares of business should bc thrown
off and our time devoted to unselfish
pleasures, family gatherings, the giv
ing of presents and merry niakiug,
remembering through all that we arc
celebrating thc anniversary of thc
birthday of Him to whom "is alone
due the Christian significance of such
words as charity, humility and human
ity." A merry Christmas to all our
A MATTER TO BE EXPLAINED.
Surprise has been expressed here
regarding thc attitude of certain
Charleston merchants toward tho up
country, as indicated in a communica
tion sent to the News and Courier un
der dato of Dec. 13, 1902. It is not
for us to pass judgment on thc merits
or demerits of thc case as made out
by Charleston business men against
thc Southern llailway, or to say wheth
er they did or did not provo that thc
Southern llailway had discriminated
against that port. Nor is it in our
province to say that the report of the
hearing before tho Stato Railroad
Commission, as published in the News
and Courier, was fair or erroneous.
Exception, however, was'taken to that
report by somo of the business men
present at the hearing, but what pro
portion of tiloso present docs not ap
pear, on tho ground that the editor of
the Nows and Courier was a Director
of the Southern llailway Co., and
that, therefore, the policy of tho pa
per was controlled by an omcor of thc
Southern. Mr. Homphill, in a strong
editorial, declared he was not and had
not been a Director of thc Hoad fer
many months. To our mind this
statement of Editor Homphill is suffi
The whole controversy is amusing,
for to even the casual reader it is
plain that for a long time the interests
of Charleston have dominated the
News and Courier to itH great injury
as the leading paper in tho State. If
this acousation against Editor Hemp
hill, made by the business mon of
Charleston in their letter above re
ferred to, wac all therein wo would
have passed it by without comment.
Hut speaking of thc carly morning
train from Charleston to tho up-coun
try, they cloarly imply that they do
not want any closer train or trade re
lations with tho merchants in this part
of the State ; and, further, they do
not want thc up-country, or thc News
and Courier, either, to receive the
benefits of improved railroad facili
ties. The Southern's new train not
only delivers the NCWB and Courier at
a much earlier hour than heretofore,
but it also alfords our business mon
and the general public an opportunity
to get into closer touch with thc other
sections of the State, Charleston in
cluded. That the service i< un im
provement is apparent to every mau
in thc up country, at least. We de
serve as much in Anderson, and we
appreciate every such improvement.
At thc same time, however, we regard
thc attitude of the tuen in Charleston
who signed that letter to the News
and Courier to mean that they do not
desire to be put in closer communica
tion with this thriving Piedmont sec
We would do the people of Charles
ton a gross injustice if we wont so far
as to believe thc unanimous son ti nient
of that city was expressed in the com
munication signed by thirty-two 'bus
iness men," whose charge against the
editor of the News and Courier was
shown to bc entirely unfouuded, and
we frankly say we do not so believe.
But we do say that it is due to thc
people of this section of the State for
Charleston to speak out and explain
whether the communication of the
thirty-two business men to the News
and Courier expressed the feelings and
desires of the ma^s of its citizens.
In this, at least, we feel a deep inter
cst. We had hoped that thc conflict
between the city > ' Charleston and
tho up-country had forever ceased.
We, at least, want no more of it, ard
in a friendly spirit we would adv:.se
our Charleston friends to vhiit this
thriving section before they declare
war against us.
The President says "every man
must be guaranteed hiB liberty and
his right to do as ho likes with Iiis
property or his labor so long as he
dues not infringe on the rights of his
neighbors." Mr. Roosevelt neglects
to say, however, that no man is at
liberty to exchange the results of his
labor with his foreign neighbor with
out -paying tribute to the protected
Almost every year, in order to tide
over the period when taxes arc not
coining in, the State of South Caro
lina has to borrow money frouj the
banks for running expenses. Some
times the amount is largo aud some
times it is small. This year the
amount as borrowed happens to be un
usually large-$300,000. And unless
the county treasurers send in tax
money rapidly in thc next thirty days
thc treasurer may have to arrange
with the banks for further advances in
order lo meet the .January interest on
the State debt. This interest amouuts
to something like $17."?,000.
The position of the United States
in the Venezuelan trouble is well de
fined. The situation has been gone
over carefully by our officials, and
they have arrived .it the conclusion
that there is no need of present alarm
over the country being mined up in
the controversy. Thc United States
feels that Castro needs to be spanked,
and so long as Germany and Croat
Britain do not actually occupy the
territory it will not bc considered that
they have violated thc Monroe doc
trine. The bombardment of thc fort
is not regarded as an infringement of
tho doctrine. Thc United States will
permit Germany and Great Britain
to hold thc euatom house and occupy
so much adjacent ground as is neces
sary for this purpose. But Uuclo
Sam will take a hand if there is any
attempt made to hold and occupy auy
other territory in a permaneut way.
Tho teachers ot* Lebanon High
School dismissed Friday until after the
holidays, and Prof. Elgin and lim as
sistants, Missen Heck and Hates, board
ed tho train hero Saturday for their
Miss Nena Brenxeale, ono of Leba
non's loveliest girls, left hero on the
train Saturday for u visit of several
days to her friend near Greers, S. C.,
Mrs. Ettie Andrew, formerly Miss Rich
Miss Della Rrowne, of Tomnsseo,
stopped over Saturday as she was en
route to Laurens, and made a ?hort
visit to relatives here.
Quito a crowd of Denver folks went
down on tho trnin Saturday to the
"Electric City" to do their Christmas
There is a One opening here for a
good blacksmith. <>ne who under
stands his trade aud would Btick close
ly to it could do well here. Such nn
one is very much reeded mid desired,
ns the one now hero will move away in
a few days.
No liner Innd nor botter farmers can
be found in the State than in this vi
cinity. Capt. W. l ). Garrison says he
has made thirty crops on his place, and
thia year's corn crop is the best he ever
J. W. Rothrock says he has gathered
1,500 lbs. of lint cotton off of two acres,
Art.) ia nnf #lnr*A vof
....v. 13 ?.wv UUliV jvyv.
Albort Williams, a highly respected
colored man and a good farmer, haB
made and gathered 85 hales of cotton
this year with the help of his family.
This was made on his own farm, which
he has bought since the wnr. with the
help of his industrious wife. In the
meantime, they have raised a family of
eight children to maturity, all of whom
are honest, industrious and moral, lt
is but right to give credit to whom it is
due. AU the good darkies are not dead
John P. Smith and family, with his
inothev, Mrs. Ccnio Smith, moved to
Oconee last week. Friends and rela
tives here regret to see them leave, but
wish them health, happiness and pros
perity in their new home. Seneca will
be their post?nico.
Gus Mcphail came very near being
seriously injured nt the Howden gin
recently by his clothing getting caught
in the machinery. Ho was woundup
HO tight his clothing had to he cut
away, but fortunately ho escaped with
only severe bruise*.
Mrs. \V. I). Garrison and Mrs. Annie
Eskew went to Walhalla hist Friday to
visit relatives, and staid until Sunday.
?Mrs. lt. lt. Hie? got home Tuesday
from Marietta, Ga., where she had
been spending a couple of months with
Walter Eskew. of Pendleton, was in
Denver hist week. He tins just return
ed from California.
Miss Mary Chapman and Miss Lillie
Garrison visited S. L. Eskow's family
nt Pendleton hist week.
Prof. W. E. Chapman and .lohn Gar
rison made a Hying visit to Pendleton
Christmas will soon bo here. The
little children are thinking, talking
anti dreaming nf what Santa Claus will
bring them. Parents are hiding aw ay
many mysterious bundles that will in
time lill little stockings. The aronui
of cake baking ami good cheer tills the
air. While ye celebrate the birth of
tho Christ Child. remember His words,
"lt is more blessed to give than to re
ceive,*' and divide of your bounty with
those who aire less fortunate than your
selves. '. ii ve Kind words ami sympathy
to those who mourn for "the touch of
a vanished hand and the sound nf a
voice that is still." There are many to
whom Christmas will only bring sad
memories of a happy time, 'ere the
family circle was broken.
To Tho Intelligencer and nil its
readers wo wish a pleasant Christmas
and a happy New lear.
- Governor Elect Hey ward ahd
his fainly will arrive tn Columbia on
January 16 The legislature meets
on the Lit h. audit is expected that the
inauguration ceremonies will take
place two ?eoka Tatter, though the
time has not been definitely fixed.
Low reesville Items.
Kev. J. L. Daniel ami family left
lust Thursdny morning tor their now
home at Summerville. Mr. Daniel has
been pastor of the Methodist Church
at this place for tho past two years.
Kev. Harber was sent to this church,
und ho and his wife arrived Thursday
evening. The ladies had the parson
age in readiness and were there to
welcome their new pastor and wife.
Mr. Marion Latimer left yesterday
for Washington, D. C., where he will
spend the holidays with his brother,
Mr. Ernest Johnston has resigned
ns depot agent und telegraph operator
at Fairfax and accepted a posit iou as
operator in Anderson. Ernest is a de
serving buy and his friends are glad to
hear of his promotion.
Little Mihs Inna Cooley is in Ander
son willi lier cousin, M ra. Ardra I'ress
Mia. K. L. Smith wan in Anderson a
few days ago doing her Christmas
Miss Ethel Speer has returned from
a visit to relatives at Monterey.
The many friends of Mrs. Ellen
Black will regret to hear of her illness.
She is tho mother of Mrs. Anna E.
Mrs. DeWitt Daines has been in
Anderson for a few days.
Mrs. Lem Reid and little Winnie, of
Iva, math; a Hying visit here last
Mr. H. C. Sherard, of Iva, spent yes
terday ill town with relatives.
Tho lltirh School will close tomorrow
for the holiday?. On Wednesday even
ing a Christinas tree will be given to
the school children.
Dr. J. D. Wilson went to Abbeville
to-day on business.
Owing to the inclemency of tho
weather yesterday very few were able
to attend services in any of the
Miss Vera Allen, ti student of Lime
stone Institute, reached home Friday
to spend the holidays with her parents.
Those who are attending other colleges
are expected homo thia week.
Mr. ii. II. Sherard, of Moiiattsville,
is in town to-day. Vedie.
I )ee. 22.
Rock Mills Items.
Tho Church Trustees of Providence
sold tho old arbor there to the highest
bidder last Friday. J. T. Du?by bid it
oll'at seven dollars and sixty cents.
The proceeds will KO to tho Church. I
W. II. Campbell lost a valuable milk
cow one night last week. Ho had re
fused forty dollars for her only a few
A. 1\ Hombree lost his pocket book,
containing twenty-two dollars, either
in Anderson or between Anderson and
Roberts Church, one day last week.
J. A. Manning left" here with his
fnmily for Smith County, Tex., where
he expects to make his future homo.
Dock Dimby and Joe Gray, who went
to Texas ou a prospecting tour Rome
time ago, write that they have |
enough bf Texas and will bo homo
Our people any they would bo ready
for Christmas if their taxes were paid.
C. M. Marrett and Olin B. Anderson,
who are teaching nt different points in
tho County, aro expected homo to spend
the Xiuaa holidays.
Miss Myrtia Skelton, who has been
confined to her room for several weeks
with lever, is somewhat improved.
A grent deal of moving is going on
with renters in this community. Some
have already fell out with their land
lords and moved the second time.
The ninny friends of Rev. C. Ward
law hero enjoyed bia letter very much.
Write ngniu, brother.
On account of tho rains yesterday
the Church doors remained closed.
J. C. Shirley and family left here one
day last week for Florida, where they
will make their future homo.
Wishing you, Mr. Editor, and the
many readers of the Intelligencer a
merry Christmas and a happy New
Year, I will close. X, Y. Z.
- A toper mus*, think his stomach
is a spirit lamp by the way he pours
on the alcohol.
A Thousand Dollar's Worth of Good.
A. H. Thornes, a well known coal
operator of Buffalo, O., writes, "I have
been afflicted with kidney and bladder
trouble tor years, passing gravel or
stones with ? xcruolattng pain. I got no
relief from medicines until I began tak
ing Foley's Kidney Cure, then the result
waa sUrpf laing. A f?vr ri os GS started tbs
brick dust like fine stones and now 1
have nn pain across my kidneys and I
ff* 1 like a new man. It baa done me a
g 1,000 worth of good._
NICE Dwelling HOUBO and eeven-acre
Lot in the Towr. of Pendleton.
Alan, Fine Plantation, containing 260
acres, on West side of Seneca River
Will sell on very favorable terms.
QU A TT LE BAU M A COCHRAN.
Attorneys at Law. Anderson, S C.
Deo 21, 11)02 27 -1
SEVEN nice Building Lots, on
West Avenue, 75x192 feet each. Will
he sold at auction on Salesday in Jan
uary if not disposed of sooner.. Ap
TI. C. TOWNSEND, or
W. F. COX.
Dec 17 1902 2<> 2
AV DI TOR'S OFF! E.
AND KSON. S. C.
THIS ellice will be onen to re?oive Keturus of
!'. r-.>mil Property for Taxation for tho noxt Fls
i* ll Year, from the ll rat it JV ol' January, Is)u5 to
the 20ih day of February t'ullowln? im-IHM ve
[teal Estate stands as before, but ?ii transfers of
Ketti K.'ate mad? since last r. turn ?hould bu
noted upon the return blank when Hat i ute.
The Township Assess >ra aro required by 1 w to
list tor - ll those that fall to make their own re
tnrna within the lime prescribid. Hence the
' ilillieully ofdelin<|u nts cse-ping th.? 5tl per cent,
i (tenuity, ns w ll as tho frequency of errors risu.t
Intf from this practice Hy all means make your
ovVN returns and thereby save exp.mse and trou
Fx-fon federate Sold lerp over SO yeats cf a i are
exempt from Pull Tax All oilier males between
Hie ?p's of .' ? and Cu \ ear?, except thoso incapable
of earning a supt nit I rom bring maimed or from
' arv other cause, shall hjiteoincd taxable polls,
j For thc cotoTcnl-i en of Taxpayers wo will also
I have Deputes lo t ?ko Keturus at tho following
I times and places :
j Holland, Tuesday. January ti.
' Moft'attsvi In, W.dnc.day. January 7.
! I.a, Thursday January 8
. Moseley. Friday, January 0.
I Kay lt* Mc<-on.tell's, Saturday. January 10.
j Starr Monday. Ja mary li
Storevl.le, l'u>sday. January 13
CHnkscales' MUI, Wednesday, January 14
< iiu om, Munday, Januar . IV.
Hutton's Branch, Saturday,January 17.
Fire Forks, Monday, January 10
Auiiiu, Tuesday, January 2?.
Wyatt's Store, Wednesday, January 14
Ct dar Wreath, Fri tay, January 16-a. ni.
J a'Les' Store, friday. Ja .nary 26-p. tu
WlgluRton'a Store, Thursday, January IS
Equa'ity, Tuesday, January 18.
Pendleton, Fr??ay, January IC
I TownvUlt, Friday, Januaty 16.
! Tugaloo. Saturday, January 17.
llonca Path, Monday and Tut s Jay, January 36
Belton, Fr day and Saturday, Januaxr SO and SI.
Piedmont, Monday and Tuesday, january 26
Pelsor, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan
uary 19, 20 and 21.
WlUlamston, Wednesday and Thursday. Jan*
uary 23 and 2?.
G. ?. C. B0LEMA.N, Auditor.
Rubber Dollars I
If you wish your dollars to do double duty and
stretch like rubber, just bring them here and see at
what astonishingly Low Prices we are selling High
If you wish to give something to a friend or some
needy one for a Christmas Present that will be ap
preciated, come to our Store and select some article
of wearing apparel or something for the household
that will be of some service to the one that receives
50 beautiful white Bcd Spreads, heavy weight and large eize,
value $1.25, at 08c each.
50 pairs Elkin, N. C., home-made Blankets, worth $4, at per
pair $2.98. .
Good Cotton Blankets at 49c.
10 dozen nice all-wool Fascinators or Shawls, value 35c, at 25c
each ; 10 dozen nice all-wool Fascinators or Shawls, value C5o, at
at 48c each ; 5 dozen nice all-wool extra large Fascinators, value
$1, at 75c each ; 10 dozen nice white Curtain Poles and Brass Fix
tures at 10c each ; nice lot new style Ladies' Belts at 25c each ;
nico lot of large size Silk Mufliers at 48c each ; 5 gross Bixby's
Shoo Polish-just about twice the size bottle you have been buy
ing, with or without paste, at 10c per bottle ; 100 dozen Ladies*
Seamless Bibbed Hose, value 15c, at per pair 10c ; 5 ounoe bottles
Petroleum Jelly, with screw top, 15o size, at per bottle 5c.
DRESS GOODS, ETC.
1,000 yards new style Flannelette, 10c kind, at per yard 7?c.
Yard-wide Black Taffeta Silk, heavy and soft, will not split,
value $1.25, at per yard i)8o.
38-inch all-wool Serge, blue and blac':, value 68c,at per yard 50c.
Nico line of heavy Skirting and new style Dress Goods.
Yard-wide Dark Percales, 10c kind, at 7?o yard.
5000'yards best yard-wide Sheeting at 5o yard.
CLOTHING, SHOES, ETC.
Men's Suits from $2.08 to $18 kind at per Suit $12.50.
Men's all-wool, 14-oz. Clay Worsted Suits, $7.50 values, at per
Tailor-made Suits at $10.00 to $12.50.
Sec our lino of Ladies' Shoes, bought direct from best factory
in United States. Prices $1.25, $1.50 and $1.75.
Ladies' $3.00 Shoes at $2.50.
Men's Fino Shoes at 75c to best made for tho price, $3 to $3.50.
50 pair Men's Boots, worth $1.50, at per pair 98c.
THE BEE HIVE.
The Busy Store,
Phone 65. McCully Building
G. H. BAILES & CO.
, THIS is the name of the girl that the irate head of the
house calls when his wife cooks the FLOUR he bought
from some other fellow guaranteed to be as good as
He finds it so sticky he can't eat it ; the moro he chews it
the bigger it wads up in his mouth, and when he carries it
back to the man he bought it from, he is told that his wife
don't know how to bake good bread. This is enough to
make any man mad, and say funny names, but there is no
excuse for it. He ought to have sense enough, as his wife
told him, to know that there is no Flour "just as good" as
DEAN'S PATENT, and he ought to buy it all the time,
although be is offered something "just as good" for 25c. n
The eame is true of- .
Any man who wants to buy a Shoe for wear, should not
hesitate to come to us and let us fit him up. We carry the
most completo and up to-date line of Heavy Shoes in upper
If you want the BEST for the Least Money,
always go to.
DEAN A MUFFE,
THE STORE THAT'S ALWAYS BUSY.
MUCH better to shop at your leisure than to be jostled about from one
side to another, even though the crowd is a good natured ono. Isn't it?
may be your pleasure if you do your Christmas buying NOW.
Then there are many other advantages, too. For instance, Stocks are
in better shape than they will be later. Now you can choose from better
assortments* More exclusive and individual things now to be had than a
week hence.. We could go on citing a score i?f reasons why you should
So Your Shopping Now and at Our Store.
No good Child should be neglected at the Christmas Season. There fe
no reason for any parent feeling that they cannot afford it-to make it a glad
time. Christmas Goods are here at such little prices that even the most
humble home may share in the Holiday happiness without expending a large
Little Stockings and Big Stockings will be more generously filled this
Christmas than ever, and our Holiday Stock affords an opportunity to fill
them with the most attractive and useful things at very little cost.
There is not much that you will want that we have not got in great
Step right up and get your share uf the beautiful Holiday Goods at thia
Store. A visit here will be as good as a trip to a World's Fair and much
Toys, Games, Dolls.
We have always had a very large and complete Stock of Toys in former
years, but our line of
Is the largest and most desirable one ever shown here.
Mechanical Toys, Automobiles, Engines, Ferris Wheels,
Friction Boats, Music Boxes, Trombones, Cornets, Games,
Chimes, Magie Lanterns, Tool Chests, Printing Presses,
Foot Balls, Single Warrior Guns, Wagons, Reins, Drums,
Rocking Chairs, Toy Dishes, Black Boards, Tea Sets,
Doll Go-Carts, Shoo Fly's, Toy Chairs, Doll Beds,
Knife and Fork Sets, Rubber Dolls, Pictures, Blankets,
Dolls of all descriptions. Dolls that cry, Dolls that sleep, and Dolls
that stay awake all are here.
5 c. and. lOc. Store,
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, DEC. 4th and 5tL
THE maroh of time is a quickstep, and humanity must move lively t?
keep in the procession. Xmas is with us once again, and with it comes th!
-m. jr_j_ "D_i_? JC__ i _j_!_
JMJLO?? JO??AU.I JULULL U.?LOZXX
Of remembering friends. Yuletide approaches too fast, hurrying upon tl?
receding Fall season at a pace which oft leaves a meagre bank account andi
gift for each of your numerous acquaintances. How to justify your bot
wishes and happy returns by a neat, suitable and inexpensive present ku
been a harrowing promblem heretofore. We have worked it for months and
have solved it for you. THE BURDEN BECOMES A PLEASURE.
OUR HOLIDAY LINE
Is ready for your inspection, and we invite you to attend. WE DELIGHT
IN THRONGS. We believe you want to be with the crowd. You will fini
it here. "Looking for a friend ? Don't hunt further ; go to The Magi et 1"
has become proverbial in the past, and our Popular Store is now the mee tin
house of Anderson.
Last week ihe orders came, "Downward March," and the procession h?
continued until our shelves and counters are groaning with their heal?
TOYS AND FANCY ARTICLES,
And quaint Christmas conceits stored on our .upper floors. It still ki
moving, and tho end is not yet seen, such is the extent of our holids^ une. '
Gifts are wanted. Inexpensive Gifts are more appreciated than valu
Pr?sent?, and we have them useful for people in all stages of life, ende*
for the love as keep-sakes for the husbands wife and parent, but TOYS-T
for the children. You can find them all. The list, uTfact, ia too large f
enumeration, but our specialty now is
TOYS OF ALL KINDS !
Big and little, Tin and Wooden, Iron and Brass, Paper and Board. The
sortment is too long to mention, and containing animals and bird3 unkno
in Noah's time.. Toys, all descriptions, clever and pretty, bright and p
useful and ornamental, but all entertaining and interesting at The Magnet.
Something for everybody at The Magnet Gifts for ali ages, all fanci
all needs. Prices to accommoJnte your means.
Holiday Opening at the Magnet Thursday and Friday, Dec 4th and
1902. Kind, numerous ; the names, too mary ; assortment, too large toi
tion ; but you get what you want at The Magnet.
Let the LITTLE ONES have their day. Put mature deliberation
and join the merry throng. Bring them with you, and roam where you
but ail enjoy yourselves to your heart's content, as therein is Uuo pleasure,
it makes us hp.ppy lu seeing you delighted.
Don't procrastinate Remember, we've kept the mills running^
months, and have ordered heavily, bot waiting will be in vain. Get in
and see what you want while the line is yoong, and the waning light of
j Aili flicker, eli too quickly.
?? and 10 c. Store-High Price Breakers and Low Price Mik*1,
tm* Down ?ext to the Poet Office.