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ANDERSON, S. C.
The Spot Cash Clothiers
- Sixty negroes recently left from
the lower part of Union county for
-r- The Jerome hotel at Columbia,
wbioh was burned three years ago,
will soon be rebuilt.
- W. H. Squior, Auditor of Itioh
land County, was accidentally killed
by a railroad train in Columbia last
- One day last week fifty-Svo oars
loaded with cement were shipped ont
of Charleston by the Carolina Port*
I land Cement Company.
- It is stated in the daily papers
that Judge O. W. Buchanan, whose
term has jnst expired, will locate in
Washington to praotioe law.
- Two aged negroes were arrested
in Beaufort not long ago for imper
sonating and receiving the pensions
of two deceased negro veterans.
- The revenne officeT are outting
off tbs necessaries of life np in Ooouee
county. They destroyed six distil
leries recently that were in good work
- The Spartanbnrg Journal report
ed that strawberries grown in the open
air were pioked from the vines in that
enterprising town the day before
- Lieut. Viotor Blue, South Caro
lina's hero in the war with Spain, has
been selected by Rear Admiral P. C.
Cooper, the new commander of the
Asiatio station, as his flag lieutenant.
- Seven young boys, five white
and two colored, have died in Char
leston since Christmas of tetaus, or
lookj aw, caused by powder burs*
while firing toy pistols, charged with
- The town oounoil of Winnsboro
has taken a somewhat unusual method
to oombat blind tigerism. It has
offered a reward of $100 fer evidenoe
to convict any person who shall un*
lawfully sell liquor within the corpor
- Miss Lola Turner, of Spartan
burg, who has achieved a good deal of
notoriety reoently, has sued her
natural father-who seems an unnatu
ral one also-for $10,000 damages for
beating her in June last. Stanyarne
Wilson is her lawyer.
- Mead Oxner, a white man, was
shot in the baok of the head and dan
gerously wounded by Harry Gappin,
a negro. A frolic was in progress
near Uoldville, Laurens county, and a
row was under way. Oxner went to
the negro house to stop the dist?rbanos
when he was shot.
- While out hunting Rev. W. M.
Jones, the pastor of the Williston
Baptist ohuroh, was seriously wound
ed in the right arm by the aooidental
discharge of his gun, in removing it
from the buggy, in whioh he, with
Dr. John A. MoOreary, was riding.
It was first thought that amputation
would be necessary, bnt hopes are
now entertrined that the arm "may be
- A negro laborer fell into a large
vat of boiling still slop in Columbia
and was literally boiled to death.
The vat held about 2,500 gallons and
its temperature was only a few degrees
below the boiling point. He was
walking on a gangway when he stum
bled and fell. Fellow laborers drew
him out at onoe, but death soon came
to his relief. That was the first fatal
aooident at the big distillery.
- Judge Dantzler has filed his de
cision in the Lake City and Danton
dispensary case. k He deoides the law
constitutional io its exemption of
Williamsburg from the operations
of the dispensary law, but finds that
the proper legal proceeding to open the
dispensaries in the two towns had not
been oompled with. There may be an
appeal to the supreme oourt, but if
these towns still want a dispensary
they will have to start all over again.
I - Mr. J. R. Siataro of Riverside,
has found his Jersey cow whioh disap
peared so mysteriously about three
I weeks ago from where he had her
I staked out near his home. Some boys
out hunting Christmas day ran upon
her fastened in a body of woods where
she had wound the rope tied to her
halter around a sapplipg and had been
unable to get loose, lt was exactly
two weeks sbo bad been gone and dur
ing ail this time she had had neither
food nor water, Of course, she was
reduced almost to a skeleton by her
- Preparations are aotively going
on at the Charleston navy yards for
the construction of the new dry dook
and soon the work will be begun by
the New York Filtration company,
which was awarded the contract. Pile
drivers aro being ereoted, hoisting
engines put in placo, piles stored and
other preparations made for the early
construction of the dook. The exca
vations will probably be begun next
week, when a large foroe of hands will
be pat-to work. During the next two
months the navy yard will be a very
- The U. S. Civil Service Commis
sion reports that for the year ending
June 30,1902, there were 14,983 per
oone appointed from its registers.
There was 4j792 more than was ever
before appointed in a single year.
Anyone wishing information about1
these positions can secure it free by
writing for the Civil Servioe announce
ment' of the Columbian Correspon
dence College, Washington, D. C.
The Commission will hold examina
tions to secure yonng men and women
for these places during March and
April, at Charleston and Columbia.
Many people do not know that these
appointments are made without polit
ical influenoe and that a large share
of them are filled by those having only
a common sohool eduoation, but such
is now the case.
- The Florida orange trees have I
not been hart by the recent freeze. I
- Bradstreots reports the holiday j
trade this year the most aotivo on
- Brasil has appropriated $200,000
to be represented at the St. Louis
- By falling through thin ioe on
which they were skating, two boys
were drowned at Knoxville, Tenn.
- Four and throq-quarter inohes
fronting on Wabash ?venue, Chicago,
was sold to Levi Z. Leiter for $J ,250.
- A fire in Louisville in a largo
whiskey house destroyed several hun
dred thousand dollars worth of prop
- Fifteen thousand miners and
ooke workers in the. Connellsville re
gion get so advanoe of 10 per oent in
- At the New Year reception at
the white house President Roosevelt
shook the hands of seven thousand
- The blaok and white phosphate !
miners in Florida had a battle in
whioh two negroes were killed and two
white men wounded.
- The aooident insuranoe com
panies are to pay $6,000 to the heirs
of a man in Tennessee who died from
the effeots of a tick bite.
-; An Ohio man aged sixty-five has
just discovered that he needs a wife
and offers $10,000 to any woman who
will marry him immediately.
- Gov. Durbin of Indiana has re
moved Sheriff Dudley of Sullivan
county for permitting a prisoner to
be taken from him ana lynched.
- Andrew Carnegie has given New
Orleans a quarter of a million of dol
lars for a Dew year's gift. The mon
ey will be devoted to the public libra
- On June 30 there were 75,924
postofficeB in the United States, of
whioh 228 were first-class, .'J 023 seo
ond-olass, 3,480 third-olass and 71,193
- By the report of the agricultural
department it appears that the corn
product of the year reaohed over one
billion dollars. Hay is the second e.op
on the list.
-- Spain, Portugal, France. Eng
lan? and Great Britain have all sent
war ships to Moroooo to protect their
citizens who are threatened by the re
bellion there. , ,
- A negro entered the house of a
lady in Alabama for the purpose of
robbery, and when she discovered him
he fired at her but missed. She then
shot and killed him.
r- President Larry of the Lincoln
Memorial University at Cumberland,
Tenn., announces that northern
people have given the institution an,
endowment of $200,000.
-- Frank Trenwith, 21 years old,
who was working in a Philadelphia
mill for $7 a week, was married on
Wednesday to Mrs. Jennie Lyons, a
handsome widow of 39, worth $300,
- Galvin Garter, an old Confederate
soldier, in Florence, Ala., driven to
desperation because of want, gave his
granddaughter, a helpless cripple,
oarbolio aoid and then out his own
- Robbers stole $10,000 worth of
diamonds from the window of a New
York jewelry store while crowds of
people were passing. One of the
robbers Was eaptured and five of the
- A lone robber attempted to hold
up the Cinoinnati'New Orleans ex
press near Louisville. He stunned
the conduotor with a pistol bullet,
secured some booty and then *made
good his esoape.
- New York is Buffering ffom a
coal famine and the outlook for the
poor is dark. It is said by dealers
there that the price of ooal will soar
to $20 per ton before another week.
It is now selling at from $10 to $12
per ton, while a year ago it was plen
tiful at $2.50.
-vOn a farm near Tompkinsville,
Ky., is an apple tree that was !>? ought
from Va. in 1791 by a mau named
Campton. It haa nover missed bear
ing fruit every season for 107 years.
This is claimed to be the oldest apple
tree in tho United States. Although
the fruit crop was a failure there this
season, this old veteran has a good
- Honry Marr, a farmer living near
Columbus, Ind., lives closer than any
other man to the center bf population
as fixed by the United States oensus.
A stone slab narking this point has
beon plaoed in Marr s barn yard. If
the retaros are to be relied on, there
were ?hen tho.census was taken 18,
560,000 people in each direotion ' from
- According to the Railroad Ga
lette, railroad building in the United
Sutes for 1902 aggregated 6,026 miles,
a total not exceeded in any year sinoe
1888. Second track, sidings, and elec
tric lines are not inoladed. Oklahoma
leads, with 570 miles of new line.
Texas comes second, with 496 miles.
Arkansas is third, with 371 miles, and
Indian Territory is fourth, with 363
- Mrs. Mary Burroughs, of Phila
delphia, while shopping the day be
fore Christmas, wrapped her diamonds
in chamois and tucked them away in
the to? of a well-worn shoe belonging
to her small son. v She then left the
house. Mrs. Burroughs' sister threw
the shoe away with other rubbish.
Mrs. Burroughs returned,and her sister
incidentally mentioned the ash man's
visit. "I gave him those old shoes of
Willie's." said she. After a long
search the ash man was fonnd and the
diamonds were recovered.
Muon, to the delight of his many
mends, David Bu rr i se has returned
home after, toiling for some time in
Texas, trying to win his fortune. We
suppose David has his fortune and
comes back to win some fair damsel
for his bride.
Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson and chil
dren, of Oconee, spent Christmas with
monda and relatives in onr midst.
Claude Harris has returned homo
after working in the lower part of the
State as a fruit agent.
Hiss Maggie Buchanan is at home
after spending some time in Newberry
Miss Jeannie Erskine and brother
were the welcome visitors of their
aunt, Mrs. J. F. Wilson.
Wtil Guytou, of Aaron, visited the
family of John Harris Saturday.
An epidemic of pneumonia prevails
in our cection among the small chil
Mr. and Mn. W. W. Smith have been
visiting relatives in Abba ville County.
Claude Horton died at his home in
Iola on Sunday morning, December
21st, after suffering with that dreadful
disease, consumption. Claude was
only 16 years old, and was a noble
youth. He had long been waiting for
the summons, and has gone to his eter
nal home where angele awaits to wel
come him. We offer our deepest sym
pathy to the bereaved parents.
An Innocent Weinna Seven Years In
There is a white woman in the pen
itentiary who has. been there seven
years, and all the faots go tc show
that she io innooent, and that from
her religious soruples about taking an
oath she was convicted. Her name is
Plume Hall, and with a man named
Ferrel she was oonvioted in Marlboro
county of killing Watson Hall, her
husband. There is no doubt about
the guilt of the man, for he has con
fessed and exonerated the woman from
all participation in the murder or oven
any knowledge of it. When the trial
was had a letter was produced from
the woman to the man in which she
warned him "not to do what he intend
ed." This was taken by the proseou
tiod as evidence of her knowledge of
the orime. Her attorney. Mr. Clayton
of Florence, got all of her correspon
dence with Ferrell and he olaims that
it would absolutely have proven her
innocence, but to his surprise, and
everybody else's, she absolutely re
fused to take the stand, saying she was
a member of a sect known as "Holi
ness and Sanotified" people, and that
they had told her that she should an
swer her acouaor s neither aye nor nay,
the Lord would take oare of her and
hiing her out of her trouble. It didn't
turn out that way, for a plain, ordinary
prauiioai jury oonvioted her and Bhe
was sentenced. All of these facts have
been brought out in a petition for her
pardon presented to the governor.
He has not yet acted on the case, hav
ing it under consideration. This is
not the first time a petition has been
presented in hert behalf, but the
faots have just been made known.
To Baffle Himself Of?.
SeoauouB, N. J., December 31.
Failing to seoure a wife through mat
rimonial agents, advertisements or in
the usual way, John W.lMiller, a well
to-do farmer, has hit upon the origi
nal plan of putting himself up at a
raffio among the women of this dis
trict at 25 cents a ohanoe, the winner
to take him, his cavings and farm of
27 acres, on the Snake Hill road.
Up to date Miller has Bold 711
tickets and Bays he could sell SB many
more. Five colored women bought
tiokets, and Miller is in despair lest
one of them should provo thc lucky
contender and carry off both him and
his worldly goods. Thc rallie is to be
decided to-morrow night at Miller's
home. Afterward there is to be a
real old-fashioned New Year's feast.
Miller is not venturing into thc mat
rimonial heaven without experience.
He has boen "hitched before" as he
expressed it. In 1899 his wife died
and he lately decided to make another
venture. He tried in tho usual way,
but failed, perhaps because he has a
red beard and hair. He has tender
blue eyes, but tho combination did
not oonvince any of the fair dames of
the county of his seriousness, not
withstanding his farm and other mon
Miller is 57 years old, stands 5 feet,
5inohos, and is said to bo well-to-do.
His strange idea of raffling himself is
not the result, he says, of a whim, but
beoanse he wishes to hud a wife. He
declares he will abide by the condi
tions he mada; but admits that he is
"mighty nervous" for fear one of the
five negresses will draw the winning
- The ice faotory of F. Sohmidt,
of Columbia, was burned at an early
honr Wednesday morning. The fire
was discovered shortly after 1 o'olock
and the entire plant was consumed.
The building was a one-story brick
affair, with engines snd boilers in ad
joining buildings. The factory and
maohinery was insured for$12,500.
On Sept. 2nd, 1901, we unfurled our Banner
to the Trade to Sell
Good Goods Cheap.
PUSH cAused us to handle High Grade Goods.
PLUCK Bays sell them LOW.
PERSEVERANCE kept things moving.
The result of which we havo won a phenomenal trade.
For this prosperity we wish to return our thanks to you.
We thank you heartily for your aid and support, which we sh&U er doa vor
to maintain by a continuance of our
Push) Pluck, Perseverance Policy.
May joy, peace and plenty fill your hearts and brighten your homes, and
make glad the years that may be given to you and yours.
This is what we mean when we wish you a happy, prosperous New Year.
Remember that THE MAGNET will continue to be the Store where
I prices are absolutely the LOWEST. In proof of this fact we have inaugu
rated A THREE P'S SALE, (which meanB Puah, Pluck and Perso veranee
Prices,) commencing Thursday morning, January 8th, and continuing for one
week only, Thursday night, January 16th. Be sure and attend this Three
P's Sale. It will be your New Year start to success. One week only.
THREE IP's PEICES.
Ladies' Kip Polka Shoes, every pair warranted ; these sold for 90c. pair ;
we offer them for this sale G9o. pair. Ladies' Kangaroo all solid, an extra
value at $1.15 pair, for this sale 81 09c. pair. Misses' Pebbled Grain Shoes,
pood 75c. values, for this Bale we make them 49c. pair. Boys' and Misses
Coarse Shoes, sold for 65c. pair, your choice for one week only, 50c. pair.
Outing Flannels, never sold under 5c. and 6c. per yard, now reduced to 3 i c.
yard. Flannelette Waistings, in a charmine selection of colors, fashionable
and universally used for waists, &c., prices down from 12 frc. to 7c. per yard.
Flocorme Cloth-the showing we are making in this new fabric is unsurpass
ed, used for Dressing Sacks, Wrappers, Dresses, &c., sold in larger cities for
16c. yard, for this sale only 12 Je. per yard. Here is the greatest Dress Goods
Bargain in our history, news of the most interesting sort to every lady who
is looking for a new Dress or Waist ; this lot consUte of Melrose e ad Pebbled
Cheviot and Silk Cord Goods, &c., &a, a good assortment of lovely colors
these Goods are Felling right here in Anderson at 35c. per yard ; for this sale
we offer them for only 21c. per yard. Four doz. Men's White Unlaundried
Shirts, well worth 75c, for this week only, at 39c. per Shirt. Knitting Thread,
blue, brown and black, sold for 25a lb., our Three P Price while it lasts only
18c. per lb. Axe Handles, your pick for 5c. Good Luck Baking Powder 4c.
Can. Celluloid Starch three packages fe 10c. Arbuckles'* Coffee, for this
sale, one Package for 9c, two Packages for 20c, three Packages for 33c, and
we ain't crazy, either.
This Sale includes many other Goods, but we have not space to mention
all of them. Come to The Magnet, realizing that we cannot, must not, and
will not be undersold. Come to see us. Yours always truly,
JOHN A. AUSTIN ANO THE MAGNET.
The Man down next to the Post Office that Sells the Best.
P. S.-Ladies' Cloth Waterproofing and Repellent, 56 inches wide, never
sold under 50c. per yard, but we, and we only, make the price for this sale
39c. per yard.
Our First Offering for the
25 per Cent Discount On
Our prices on the above lines have always been very rea
sonable. In making this reduction we are giving you the
very best values your dollar can buy. You'll need some of
these before winter is over, and we expect you to con e here
for your wants.
To the people throughout the trade : We thank you most
heartily for your generous treatment during the past seasons,
and hope that you are so well satisfied that you'll be with us
during 1903. For the new year we promise you that our
8tock of Goods will be in every particular thoroughly up-to
date. None will bc in advance and equalled by few. So
friends and patrons we greet you with a happy New Year,
hoping it will bring you wealth, happiness and success.
Moore, Acker& Co.
Upon w *tah you Sav(
You've got to eavvi LV you buy here
everybody, and don't have to put up pr
I have DO loBoeB. You're the gainer th?
Candled Orange Peel 20c. lb.
30c. would be a fair prioe. Fine
grade, lusoions peel ; fine for mineo
neat making, for oakes and the like.
Seeded Raisins I2lc. Package.
Clean, fine flavor, thin-skinned, beat
for baking purposes, worth 15c.
Cleaned Currante 10c.
Low prioe for high quality. New,
too; not the year-old, kent-in-the
storage sort, but lusoious Currants,
with fine flavor. -
Corsican Citron 20c. Bb.
As olear as crystal, properly pre
served and of the highest quality.
C. FRANK Bl
f\% Igy ?-Single and Do
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RIFLE S-Cartridge i
fl fi Hillas^ f^Smmir^
UMViNtt 5t I b-B
? if you buy of BOLT.
i, be eau so I sell for Cash strictly bo
ices to make ap for bad debt losses, for
Wesson's Cooking OH J5c gal.
Perfect substitute for lard or butter
at smaller eost. Use has proved it
exceptionally good, wholesome, eco
nomical, pure. A pound goes twioc
as far as a pound of lard or butter.
Try it and prove it.
Celery 10c. Stalk, 3 for 25c.
Fine for table as it is and superior
for salads. Fresh, tender, orisp,
Cherries in Maraschino.
Quarts 75o, pints 50o, half pint 30o.
PIT, The Cash Grocer.
able Barrel. A large assortment of
eo Guns at lowest possible prices.
md Air Kines.
S^m~?f aU kinda- Loaded Shells,
Jr 1 ia Powder, Shot, Primers, Caps
if-Best quality Pocket Knives in all
I the latest patterns.
eautifhl in design and finish.