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In wishing all a happy and prosp?rons 1903, permit ns tc
extend onr sincere thanks for a very liberal patronage du
ring the year 1902. While we have very few things to com
plain of, we have many blessings that we should be thankful
for; still we are not content to stop with present attain
mente, but are encouraged to press the harder to accomplis!
Our desire is to make the coming years more suceossfu
than the past ones-to do more business in 1903 than we die
in 1902, and so on until we retire from mercantile life.
We realize the faot that if we would retain the confidence
and patronage of the public, we must carry the Goods the]
This we promise most faithfully to do. We wish to call at
tention to the many things in stock for immediate needs.
Some Heavy Winter Goods,
We would like to close out our entire line of
Monte Carlos, &c.
Also, Ladies Skirts.
We still have a good assortment of
For men, women and children. A good line of
Winter Dress Goods,
White and Red Flannels,
Outings, Flannelettes, etc.
Many good things in
Rugs, Art Squares,
Floor Oil Cloths,
Linoleums. Window Shades,
Curtain Poles, etc.
We have a small stock of
frat should prove of interest. If you are in need of
3y all means see our Stook, by far the largest and best-a
lorted in the city. Shoes for all sizes and ages. Shoes f
di purposes, from the cheap up to the high grades.
Remember that we carry the largest stock of
n this city. FARMERS will see ns when ready to lay
MERCHANTS will not forget that we do a large Who
BARGAIN HUNTERS will make a mistake not to inv<
igate our present offerings of Winter Goods.
We hope to merit the patronage of the public, and ma
he year 1903 the most successful in our history.
OSBORNE & PEARSON.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
ANDBRMON, H. O.
.VEDNESDAY, DEC. 31, 1902.
THE COTTON MAEKET.
Wo wish all onr readers a Happy
Tbs grip is claiming a number of vic
tims in this section.
Several communications reached ns
too late for publication this week.
Harry Dargan, of Greenville, is in
the city visiting his sister, if ra. W. F.
The postof?oe and express people
have had their hands full the past
If you are making up new year reso
lutions, moke good onoB and stick to
Lawrence G. Parker, of Abbeville,
spent a few days irv the city last week
visiting his mother.
People who don't read the newspa
pers can't, hope to keep up with the
procession these days.
More building will be done in An
derson the coming year than any other
city in Sooth Carolina.
J. W. Leo and wife, who have been
visiting their parents in Oconeo Coun
ty, have returned home.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Grahl, of Wal
halla, are in the city visiting their
daughter, Mrs. J. W. Lee.
To-day is the last day in which you
have to pay your State and County
taxes without the penalty.
Start the new year right by paying
np all your debts, especially your sub
scription to The Intelligencer.
L. M. Levy, formerly of Anderson
but now living in New York, has been
spending a few days in the city.
The Christmas trade in Anderson
measured np fully to expectations. It
was po rh np J the best ever known.
Andrew C. Todd, who holds a posi
tion in tue Herald office, Spartanburg,
spent Christmas in Anderson visiting
Capt. T. H. Hasse!!, Jr., loft yester
day xor Oxford, N. C., to resume his
duties as instructor o? the military
Dr. John Hopkins, one of Seneca's
popular and substantial citizens, spent
yesterday in the city and gave ns an
Oar young friend. Thoa. B. Harris,
of Fair Play, reporta a sweet potato in
his crop this year that weighs Of
pounds. Who can beat itt
S. A. Jones, of Roberts, one of the
biggest hearted fellows in seventeen
States, paid us an appreciated call on
Friday.-Hartwell (Ga.) Sun.
Our former yoong townsman, L. N.
Archer, of Birmingham, Ala., spent a
few days in the city the past week
visiting his mother and other relatives.
Next Monday is Salesday. Some
valuable real estate wi)l be sold at
publio outcry, as will be seen by read
ing the advertisements in another
Many thousands of dollars will be j
put in circulation to-morrow in the
shape of dividends paid by the manu
facturing enterprises, banka, etc., in
Col. R. W. Hunt, of Charleston, the
enial district passenger agent of the
onthern Railway, was in the city yes
terday, and gave The Intelligencer a
Married, on Sunday, December 28,
1002, at the residence of J. J. Cromer,
in Fork Township, by Bev. W. W.
Leathers, Mr. H. M. Lovingood and
Miss Corrie Glymph.
We regret to learn that ear vener
able friend? Mr. W. 8. Hall, is serious
ly ill at his home in V?rennos Town
ship, and hope he will soon be restored
to his usual good health.
The Courtenay Manufacturing Com
pany's store waa robbed on Tuesday
night, 23ru ina*., and something over
S400in cash-and jewelry was stolen.
No trace of the burglars has yet turned
! At this season of the year much con
sideration should be bestowed on dumb
animals. Horses* moles, cowa and
other animals that are the faithful ser
vants of men shonld always be treated
Married, on Thursday, December 25,
1902, at the home of the bride's
father. James Duncan, in Belton, by
Rev. N. G. Wright, Mr. Kennie Camp
bell and Miss Lila Duncan, both of
This section has experienced some
extremely cold weather during the
Saat week, the mercury registering 14
egrees above zero last Saturday morn
ing, which is about as low as it ever
reaches here. . '
J. C. Pressley, accompanied by bia
daughter and friends, Allen Ramsey
and sister, of Abbeville, haa been
spending the holidays with the family
of his brother, A. T. Pressley, in
Married, on Thursday, December 25,
1002, at 12 o'clock m., at the home of
the bride's father, Luther J. Burnes,
in Centerville Township, by Rev. W.
W. Leathers, Mr. Harrison Thompson
and Miss Eva Burriss.
Chiquola Lodge, Knights of Pythias,
will meet to-morrow evening ~t 7.80
o'clock. Ali the members are urged to
attend. The first rank will be con
ferred, and the officers, elected for the
ensuing year will be installed.
Married, on Tuesday morning, De
cember 80, 1002, at the home of the
bride's father. James G. Kiley, in thia
city, by Rev. J. D. Chapman, Mr. N.
A. McKeithan, of Georgetown, 8. C.,
and Miss Annie Biley, ^f Anderson.
A number of people are starting in
the new year right by subscribing to
The Intelligencer. We have room for
a few more names on onr list, and now
is the time to enroll your name. Bead
cur dabing offer in another column.
Mr. m.i Mrs. B. E. Belcher left An
derson last Monday for Augusta, Ga.,
where they will make their future
home. While regretting to see them
leave Anderson their many friends
wish them much success in their new
Messrs. Lawrence and Wm. Tucker,
two of Anderson County's most exten
sive and energetic young farmers, left
last Monday for Kansas, where they
will buy a lot of line young mulea for
their farms. They will visit several
sections of the West beforo they re
(Major Milledgo L. Bonbnm, Jr., com
mandant of thu Kentucky Military In
stitute, is thu guest ot Ins aunt, Mrs.
W. ll. Duncan. On Monday Major
Bonham delivered on address before
the pupils of thu Barnwell Graded
School which was very much enjoyed.
Hon. Josh Ashley has retired from
the turmoil and disappointment of
politics and will enter the orena of
trade. Ho will bu a merchant and will
put his commercial democracy into
actual practice, and whether tue peo
ple favor it or not Josh does not care a
Mail Agent N. L. Fant is taking a
three-weeks* vacation from his duties
on the Blue Ridge Railway. During
Mr. Pant's absence from his poet Mr.
Jas. F. Maxwell,of Auderson, will per
form the duties of his position. Mr.
Fant will spend his vacation with his
family and among his many friends in
Urs. L. R. Pratt? accompanied by
her daughter of Dallas, Texas, is in
Anderson visiting her brother, W. G.
Kay, and other relatives. Mrs. Pratt,
-who is a daughter of the late Marion
Kay, Joft this County in 1804, and this
is her first visit to her o?d home since
then. Her visit is a source of much
pleasure to her many old friends and
J. H. Acker, who has been conduct
? :ng a barber shop in the Peoples1 Bank
building has purchased from J. M.
Taylor the Hotel Chiquola shop nnd
transferred his place of business there.
Ho will be assisted in his new shop by
Messrs. Holcombe and Price, two ex
pert barbers, and will bo pleased to
have all of his old patrons call and seo
him in his new quarters.
At Norris ccation, near Ceutrnl last
Wednesday night, Harrison Sherill"
shot Walter Davis in the forearm and
foot. The wounds are not serious.
Sheriff was drinking and had run his
family from home. Then Davis, Cen
tral's policeman, waa sent for. Davis
returned tbs fire but Sheriff is at large.
Two othei men who were standing
nenr were slightly wounded by some
of Sheriffs shots.
A Jewish wedding took place in our
city yesterday. Mr. Sol J. Holey, of
Athens, Ga., and Miss Minnie Geis
berg, of this city, were the happy
couple. The marriage took place at
the home of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. O. Geisberg, at 12 o'clock.
They were made man and wife by
Rabbi I. A. Rubenstein, of Athens, Ga.
Jlfany friends witnessed the beautiful
and impressive ceremony. Shortly
after the ceremony the happy couple
left for Athena, their future home.
The bride had a large circle of friends
in Anderson, was much admired and
will be greatly missed. Best wishes
from the entire city follow them.
Gov. Mcsweeney has granted a par
don to Singleton A. McIntosh of Ab
beville, wno was convicted in this
County at a change-of-venue trial ol
manslaughter and sentenced to five
yean in the penitentiary. The pardon
was granted on condition that toe mao
leave the State. McIntosh killed a
man named George McKinney. The
petitions were strong and numerously
signed. McIntosh had not commenced
the serving of the sentence, an appeal
having been taken. The testimony at
the trial indicated a case of self-de
fense. The petition relates that strong
prejudice existed against McIntosh,
who is an old man. and has never boer
considered mentally sound since he re
ceived a blow on his head some yean
ago. The testimony showed that tht
fatal shot was fired when McIntosh,
was on the ground with his victim and
and the latter's sons on top of him.
Mr. John Adger McCrary, of Wash
ington, D.C., with his beautiful Vir
ginia bride, was on a flying visit to hil
old home near Pendleton and tofriendi
in this city during the holidays. Mr
McCrary was born and reared in thii
County and graduated from Clem soi
College. He then took a position witl
the Andersoo Water, Light and Powe:
Company at Portman. After holding
this position for two years he went ti
Washington, v. C., and took a post
graduate course. He now holds aposi
tion with "Uncle Sam" in Washingtoi
as draftsman in the Navy Department
On the 23rd of this month he was unit
edin marriage to Miss Mary Elke;
Shepard, daughter of Mrs. Lyman w
Shepard, Leesburg, Virginia. Th
bride possesses grace, beauty and man:
accomplishments. Their many friend
in Anderson Connty wish them mud
happiness. They returned to Wash
Miss Janie Stevenson died at bu
home in this city last Sunday morninj
at 4 o'clock, after an illness of severa
weeks with typhoid fever, aged 1
years. On Monday the funeral service
were conducted at the residence b;
Rev. J. D. Chapman, after which th
remain*1 were carried to Lowndesvill
and interred. Miss Stevenson was
daughter of the late L. A. Stevensor
who died in this city a few weeks agc
and was a most excellent young ladj
whose death has brought sorrow t
the hearts of a wide circle of friend?
She was a devoted and exemplar
member of the Baptist Church. He
deAth is the third to occur in the sam
house during the past two months, tb
first being her grandmother, Mrs. Ho!
combe, and the second her father, e
mentioned above. The sorely bereav
ed family have the sympathy of a
their friends and acquaintances.
Mrs. A. S. Stephens tripped and fe
in the hall in her dwelling last Satin
day afternoon and dislocated ber rigl
shoulder. She had entered the ha
from the yard carrying a few sboi
sticks of wood. The skirt she woi
was rather long and was caught und?
her feet. In her efforts to free herse
she wus thrown violently to the doo
She wan alone in tho house. Risin
with difficulty sho walked out on tl
front, piazza and seated herself to wa
for come one to pass who might ca
assistance. In some way Miss Si
Whitfield and Mrs. Jones who live ju
across the street discovered that Mr
Stephens was in trouble and hurried 1
her assistance. Just then R. E. Niche
son pa B Bed and was sent for a ph y .
cian. Dr. Henry responded and di
covered that the shoulder was disloca
ed. He soon adjusted it and Mi
Stephens is Retting along nicely. Tl
injury is painful but does not confii
her to her bed.
There was a peculiarly sad dea
near Starr Christmas day. Lawren
Russell, while en route home from
visit to a neighbor, fell from a nugi
and broke his neck. Russell's h or,
was at Starr. He was employed 1
Mr. Herve Pruitt. He had a wife ai
one son. He had always been a ha
working man, had no educational a
vantages, but was honest, big-hear te
quiet and inoffensive. All who kne
him liked him. His one great fat
was occasionally drinking to excei
This was his condition when his dea
occurred, in company with his son
was returning homo. Something abo
the buggy broke, and it was necessa
for the noir to leave the father un
another buggy could be secured. Di
lng his son's absence Russell fell ov
the dashboard on his head and bro
his neck. Though absent only a sin
time, the son found him dead on 1
return. The deceased was about
years old. An inqnest was held nm
verdict rendered in kcoping with t
Last Wednesday nt ll.SO n. m., at
tho First Baptist Church, in tho pres
ence of a few select friends and tho
family ct' the bride, Prof. ti. Walter
Chambers, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and
Miss Ethel Nance, of this city, were
united in tho holy bond? of wedlock.
Tho wedding was beautiful in its sim
plicity. To tho march of time uf a
sextette of sweet femalo voices, tho
bride and groom, preceded by the two
ushers, Messrs. E. ti. McAdams and J.
B. Simpson, marched to fMD altar,
whero, with tho impressivo ting cere
mony, Rev. J. 1). Chapmau married
thom. Tho brido is tho youngest
daughter of Judgoof Probato lt. Y. H.
Nance, and '8 an accomplished, intel
lectual young woman. She graduated
from the Winthrop College at Kock
Hill, and aince th?o has been teaching
there. Tho groom ia a most excellent
?oung man, and is professor of Latin
n the State Normal College at St.
Petersburg. Fla. The bride waa the
recipient of many beautiful und valu
able presents. Prof. and Mrs. Cham
bers lett laat Saturday for their home,
carrying with thom tue beat wishes of
their many friends.
The Spartanburg Journal, of the
26th inst., contained the following no
tico of the mar.iage of a young couplo
formerly of Anderson : "A beautiful
Christmas wedding took placo yester
day morning nt tho residence of J. K.
Fane on Kennedy street when his
da'ighter, Miss Clara Emma Fant, wno
married to John IV. Martin, of Union,
S. C., Rev. J. E. Grier of Central M.
E. Church otliciating. Tho altair was
exceedingly pruttv in all its details,
the house being effectively decorated
in wreaths and garlands of holly and
mistletoe There wero about seventy
liv? interested friends aud relatives
present to witness tho ceremony and to
extend their good wishes to these popu
lar young people. Tho bride is a favor
ite among a largo circle of friends who
regret that her marriage will take hor
away from Spartanburg. She wore an
exceedingly stylish traveling suit of
castor cloth tailor made with hat and
fdoves to match. Tho young couplo
eft on the three p. m. train for Ander
son to visit the groom's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. S. Martin, from which
place they will go to Union, their fu
With to-day Christmas, Yuletide,
passes into history. What A mighty
spirit of goodness has breathed upon
this earth, transforming the natures of
men from an all absorbing dream of
commercialism and selfish accumula
tion to tender solicitude and generous
giving. How wonderously beautiful is
the softening influence upon the na
ture of men that comes with the feast
cf the nativity of our Saviour. Though
many appear to forget the true mean
ing and right use of the day, in spite
of this fact, there creeps into every
heart, however callous, a gentle, re
fining influence that makes them bet
ter men and women. This influence
comes from the tiny Babe of Bethle
hem and the world cannot but be bet
ter by the universal yearly celebration
of this greatest gift of God to man. In
our city and, indeed, throughout the
County there has prevailed a spirit of
solicitude, thoughtfulness and general
ood fellowship to a marked degree,
ome few casualties have occurred, but
no more than would reasonably be ex
pected in so populous 'a County. The
passing of the holidays leaves the hope
that the world is better, much better,
by the tender influences left behind.
Services were held in the new Cen
tral Presbyterian Church for the first
time last Sunday morning, and it was a
great event for this energetio new col
ony. Leaving the First Presbyterian
Church, like a hive of young bees de
termined upon founding a colony of
their own, their work has been faithful,
energetic and effective. This beauti
ful Church is i fitting monument to
their fidelity to Presbyterianism, love
to all mankind aid devotion to the
cause of Christ, n every detail and
appointment this handsome edifice,
though small, is complete. The pulpit
was occupied both morning and night
by the pastor, Bev. H. ll. Murchison,
and his sermons were appropriate, im
pressivo and abounding in wholesome
advice to tLe young Churoh. At night
the congregation of the First Presby
terian Church, together with the pas
tor, Bev. S. J. Cartledge, gave up* their
night service to join the young Church
in their devotions, sad aa one people
their hearts were lifted to God in grate
ful thanks for what hid been accom
plished and for blessings and guidance
for the f G ture.
Constable Newell Seriously Shot by aa
McCormick. S. C., Deo. 28.-8tate
Constable II. H. Newell, while looking
for con trabt ud liquor last night, was
shot and seriously wounded by a negro
on the up train from Augusta. He
and J. C. Holstein, his working part
ner, came in on the train from Ander
son, which reached hero about 10
o'clock, and remained np, as is their
custom to meet the train from Augus
ta, which reached here at midnight.
Mr. Newell took one side of the train,
beginning at one end, and Mr. Hol
stein the other, beginning at the other
end, intending to meet in the middle.
Mr. Newell, on arriving at an empty
coal car, about midway of the train,
espied two men who seemed about to
dismount. He waited until they reach
ed the ground and, seeing that one of
them had a jug, he grappled with him,
wrenching the jug from his hands.
The negro immendiately fired at him.
Mr. Newell then pulled his pistol and
returned the fire, firing three times in
rapid succession. But being weaken
ed from shock and about to fall, he is
not certain that either of his shots took
At any rate, there was no trace of
either of the men after the shooting
was over, although it seems impossible
that he could have missed him at such
close range. A brakeman on the train
stated to Mr. Newell that it was his
opinion, a man living at Plum Branch,
inasmuch as he had reasons to believe
that he was on his train. Although he
had searched diligently for him several
times since leaving Augusta. The
train did not stop at Plum Branch,
hence he could sot get off there, and
the fact that he wan in the act of leav
ing tbs train here when tackled by the
constable, whoald bear out that state
Mr. Newell's wound, whilo not ne
cessarily fatal, is quite serious and
very painful, the ball having entered a
little below the hip and to the right of
the median line, passing down to and
around the bone, and ont just below
the ?perineum. He is resting quietly
this morning.-Special to Augusta
WAGONS-Wo have ft )?r^? siook on
haurt that wo WBr.t to dlanoae of at way
down prices. Vandlver Bro.-. A Major.
"Health Foods" a Delusion.
Theallejted "health foods" with which
tho markets are flooded aro *a dehiHlon
and a snare " If your dlgestior i.4 bad
imt pure flour made out of good, ^und
wh?at, and do not tiil your stomach with
chemically prepared "health fond*."
..Clifton" Flour, tho finest patent ll iur,
made at Hransford Mille, Owettftboro,
Ky., ia tho "health food" you no< d ?'all
for "Clifton" when you order your flour.
For Hale by John O. Osborne and J. M.
We have had the business of our lives the past twelve
months, and now in the wind-up propose to give each and all
of you who visit our Storo from now until Xmas a surprise in
the way of prices.
Profits are left off *u this Sale altogether.
A RECORD BREAKER.
Come, look and investigate.
You can't afford to miss this sale.
All-wool b lack and blue Worsted Suits regular price 7.50,
this sale $4.75.
25 good heavy Overcoats, 7.50 values, this sale $4.75.
50 doz. Men's Shirts 39c.
20 doz. Men's and Boys' Hats, 1.50 value, this sale 98a
100 Hand Umbrellas, 1.50 value, this sale 98c.
Men's Pants, new goods, new patterns. 100 pairs, regular
3.00 to 4.00, this sale $2.25.
50 pairs our standard 3.50 Shoes* put in at $2.50.
Always Cut Price Clothiers.
South Main Street.
DO NOT WAIT !
BUT come now and inspect our large Stook of Goods. If you
w ant something good in the line of
We can accommodate you. Our new lines embrace all grades
and contain Plain and Fancy goods. Some of these Fine Sus
penders are excellent Christmas Gifts.
Or, if you want to see something beautiful, come and
examine our array of
Patterns and Silks were never more stylish and dressy.
Take your choice. Prices reasonable.
TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY
Is a q uestion easily settled in our Store. So come at once
and look at our line of Holiday Novelties.
C. A. REESE,
Post Office 31ock.
Furnishings and Shoes.