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'RYC?JINKSCALES & LANGSTON. ANDERSON, S. C.. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 14. li)(>:i. vm.VTMw YVYVH. HA ?? '
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Our Semi-Annual Clearance
Sale is on. Twice a year-Jan
uary and July-we have these
Special Sales. People who
have been here before at one
of these sales will be sure to
come again. If you have not
been one of the fortunate ones
in the past, do not put it off j
this time. You may regret it.
Our only reason for these
sales is that we do not wish to
carry Clothing from one sea
son to another. We cannot
afford it. We prefer making
deep cuts in the prices of Suits
and Overcoats so as to get rid
of them. Then we invest our
money in New Clothing every
This sale includes all of our
NEW FALL AND WINTER
CLOTHING. This season's
best and mest popular Suits
and Overcoats, all go at these
Is the phenomenal low price we place on all of our $7.50 Men's and Young
Men's Suits. Blue and Black Serges, also Worsteds and Cassimeres, in
Cheek?, Plaids and Mixtures-every one of them excellent value at their
Is the email pnce we place upon any of our 810.00 Suits. These Suits were
the very best values shown in thia Town at ?10.00. Now you will only have
to see the Suits to appreciate their value.
For any $12,50 Suit we have in stock. These Suite have an air of elegance
that cannot be found in any 812.50 Suits elsewhere.
Buys any of our $15.00 Snits. 812.90 buys any of our 816.50 Suits. 814.50
buys any of our 818.00 Suits. These are the* Suits which are so much like
your high-priced tailor's best ones, the kind he will charge you at least one
half more than our regular prices.
Now is the time you should need an extra pair of Trousers. You are in
lock if you do. Eveiy pair of Trousers in this house is included in thia sale.
Better burry. Here ?B what we do for them
81.55 for Trousers that we have been selling for 82.00.
81.95 for Trousers that aro i jgular-priced 82.50, 82.25, for any of our
82.75 for any of our 83.50 and 84.00 TrouBera
83.75 each is the prico we place on our fine line of 84.50 and 85.00 Trou
BOYS' KNEE PATNS SUITS.
$1.55 for any of our 82.00 Knee Pants Suits.
1.95 for any of our 2.50 Knee Pants Suits.
2.25 for any of our 3.00 Knee Panta Suits.
2.75 for any of our 3.50 and 4.00 Knee Panta Suits.
3.75 for any of our 4.50, 5.00 and 5.50 Knee Panta Suits.
You remember how cold it was laat year about this time. The weather
pcojile say this month will be cold, and tbe way it's starting out seems aa if
I they're right. Here's eonie interesting prices for the man who wanta an Over
I coat :
83.75 for any of our 85.00 Overcoats.
$5.25 for any of our 87.50 Overcoats.
$7.85 for any of our 810.00 Overcoats.
$11.75 for any of our $15.00 Overcoats.
812 90 for any of our 016.00 Overcoats.
614.50 for any of our $18 00 Overcoats.
IThe cuts on the above Gooda are deep, but they are genuine reductions.
No fake business here. We have al way a stood square up to our ada in the
past, and we will not this late day misrepresent Goods to make sales- So
"ou can come here knowing beforehand that what you see in this ad will be
aore than substantiated when you see the Goods. Yon had better hurry,
hough, aa you know the beat things alwaya go first.
First come, first served, is the rule here.
vans & Co.
ANDERSON, S. C.
he Spot Cash Clothiers
- Tho Postal Telegraph company
expects to open sn oflioe in Greenville
- The Orangeburg bar have unan
imously endorsed ex-Judge James F.
Izlar for associate justice.
- M. M. Harley, a white farmer,
disappeared from his homo near Co
lumbia aud has not been heard of
- A man died in Columbia tho
other day who is said to have drunk
two quarts of liquor a day for some
- The Spartauburg Journal says
thc local dispensary sales of that city
the day before Christmas amounted to
three thousand dollars.
- Tho old Gilreath opera house of
Greenville will be torn down aud a
modern building put in its place, thus
removing an old landmark. /
- A negro hov six years old shot
and killen his sister, aged four, near
Clifton. The killing was intentional
and was the result cf a quarrel.
- Gov. McSweeney has been asked
tn remove a notary public at Branch
ville on thc ground that the notary |
gets drunk, and while in this condi
Lion is likely to cau?e trouble.
- The Comptroller General's re
port show an increase in tho taxable
I value of property in the State amount
ing to $6,203,952. The figure* are:
1001, $189,333,100; 1902, $195,537,061.
- It is said that there are not lesa
than a thousand men in this State
who are ambitious to serve as dispen
sary constables, and they arc piling up
petitions and endorsements of their
applications for presentation to Gov.
- A charter has been issued to the
Independent Oil Company of South
Carolina with headquarters at Char
leston. The company represents a
merger of various independent oil com
panies of the State. The capital stock
is io be $1,000,000.
- Two negro children living near
Converse, in Spartauburg county,
were playing with a pistol when the
weapon was discharged and the youug
er one was shot through tho heart.
The parents were away from home at
the time. On account of the youth
of the other boy nothing was done
- Dr. Augustus Corley , a young
dentist of Edgefield, was doing somo
work when his patient's pistol, a sort
of Edgefield toy, fell from his pocket
and was discharged. The ball made
for the dentist's diaphragm, but strik
ing a silver dollar the bal1 was de
flected and did no damage except to
- An association has been formed
in Charleston for the purpose of ini
tiating the prosecution of swindling
money lenders. This association is
composed of those white people and
householders who have suffered great
and annoying evils because of the fact
that their servants were in the dutches
of these fellows.
- In Lexington county, about three
miles from Columbia, Wesley Spires
shot and killed Charles Hutto. There
had been bad blood between the two
men on acoount of Hutto's attention
to Mrs. Spires. They met in tho
woods near Spires' house. It is said
that Hutto opened fire with a rifle
when Spires pulled down on him with
a double-barreled shot gun, killing
him dead. Spires went to Lexington,
reported to the sheriff and went to
- Geo. W. Williams, secretary and
president of the Carolina Savings
bank and widely known as one of the
vvealthiest men in South Carolina,
died of heart failure at his Meeting
street residence in Charleston at 3
o'oiook Tuesday morning, 6th inst.
Mr. Williams was 83 years of age and
had not been in good health for some
time though he was in his office as
usual Monday. The fortune that he
leaves is variously estimated at from
two to three million dollars.
- The Baptist State Mission Board
was in session in Greenville last week,
mapping out the missionary work for
the year, which is upon a basis of
$20,000 by order of the recent con
vention. The Board has already ap
propriated nearly $16,000 and other
expenditures are yet to be made. Rev.
H. P. Fitch, of Pacolct, was chosen
as State evangelist and will shortly
enter upon his duties. The election
of a Sunday School Secretary was
postponed, whioh is discretionary with
- Prof. Patterson Wardlaw has
aubmitted to the board of trustees of
the South Carolina College a recom
mendation as to the department of
pedagogy. He deolares that too little
inducement is offered young men to
fit themselves as teachers in so far as
the South Carolina College ia concern
ed. The girls are abundantly provid
ed for in thia respeot at Winthrop aa
are some young men who have benefi
ciary oadetships at the Citadel. Prof.
Wardlaw suggests that a scholarship
fee of $40 be offered in this depart
ment in each county.
- PoBtoffioe Inspeotors Gregory and
Palsifier have arrested Tom Nolan,
Chas. Howard, Edward Duggan and
Wm. McKinley on the charge of
breaking into the poBtoffices at Cam
eron, Enoreo, Bowesville, Hartsville,
Hineman, Mount Morenoi, Batesburg
and Keno, breaking into the safes and
robbing them of money and atamps.
The arrests were made in Columbia in
the tenderloin district. All the par
ties are white and have been living
fast and recklessly in that city for
some time. The arrests created con
siderable excitement in Columbia.
The parties havo all been committed
in default of $20,000 bond each.
- The American soldiers aro dying '
in tho Philippine Islands with tho
- Now Hampshire will vote on the ;
question of giving women the ballot in j
- The alarming news of a coming ,
whiskey famine is telegraphed from
t- A collision of two railway trains
in Ada. O., caused tho death of four .
meuand injury of fourteen others.
- The United States has let con- '
tracts for $9,000,000 worth of war
.ships to be ready in forty-two months.
- Distress is widespread through
out Europcau Russia and tho govern
ment has taken steps to feed the hun
- Two lynchers were released from '
tho Marshall county, Tenn., jail on [
the night of .Jan. Gth by 30 masked !
- Three of the largest coal compa- '
nies in the 1? ni ted States have formed
a combination, with a capital of $34,
- Walter Haley, j>gcd 10, shot and
killed his father at Jackson, Miss.,
because the father had punished him
for running away.
- A wreck on the Southern railway
in Alabama resulted in the death of
the engineer aud the injuring of twen
- Fifty-four negroes from Irwiu
county, Ga., sailed from New York on
Wednesday for Liberia-32 men, 12
women and 10 children.
- The mayor of San Juan,!'. H.,
has been arrested on tho charge of
embezzling funds belonging to the
city water department.
- A disastrous fire occurred in
London, Ont., in a factory, caused by
a boy dropping a lighted match in a
vat of oil. Loss $300,000.
- Congress has been asked by thc
Philippine commission to make an
appropriation of $3,000,000 to relievo
the distress of the natives.
- The new Chinese minister to tho
United States is to marry a cultured
woman, who was educated abroad aud
speakB English and French.
- Fivo uen entered tho First
National bank, of Galesburg, Ul., last
Saturday night, gagged the watchman,
blew open the safe and secured $48,000
- Bud and Walter Brower, bro
thers, of Mongomery county, N. C.,
had a fight in which the former was
shot and killed and the latter badly
cut with a knife.
- The twelve-year-old boy of Jona
than Manning, of near Patterson, Ga.,
I having been punished by bis father,
committed suioide by blowing the top
of his head off with a shotgun.
- Nutes Johnses, colored, was con
victed in Augusta, Ga., on Wednes
day of assaulting a white woman and
was entenced to be hanged on b'th
day of February. His trial lasted 30
- Traffic has been entirely blocked
on the Northern Pacific railroad on
account of high waters. At one place
nearly a mile of track is gone and sev
eral trains are at a standstill with
their passengers between washouts.
- A locomotive boiler exploded
near Bedford city, Va., Saturday
while the train was running 30 miles
an hour. The fireman was killed and
the engineer seriously hurt. The
passengers were shaken up but not
- A machine lias been tested in
Mississippi which pioks 97 per cent of
the open cotton. It also gathers
leaves, stems and trash generally, but
the inventor is sure he ean remedy
that. It works as well at night as in
- The European powers aro about
to get into another Chinese row. They
insist on China paying the indemnity
in gold instead of silver, which she
has the right to pay in silver under
thc agreement. The matter may be
referred to tho Hague tribunal.
- Freight rates on nearly all com
modities transported by Western rail
roads are to be raised in tho next
thirty days, and if the scale at present
contemplated goes into effect thc rev
enues of the roads will be increased
during 1903 by at least $100,000,000.
- The Daughters of the Confed
eracy in St. Louis propose to raise a
fund for the proper marking of the
graves of 1,308 confederate soldiers
who died as prisoners of war in the
Alton (Mo.) penitentiary. Permis
sion will be asked for the placing col
lection boxeo for this objeot in all of
the government buildings at the Lou
isiana Purohase Exposition.
-* James LeGrand, a young man of
Rockingham, N. C., was accidentally
killed while returning from a bird
hunt. The young mon were standing
talking at the time when in some way
Dookery tripped backward, and in his
effort to balance himself, it is thought
he clutched the triggor of his gun,
both barrels of which were disoharged.
Young Dookery is overwhelmed with
- Levi Eioher, aged 95 years, and
his wife, residir j in Springfield town
ship, have been tortured by masked
thieves, says a Press dispatch from
Con nella ville, Pa., until they told
where their money was hidden. The
robbers held a lighted lamp to Mrs.
Eioher'a feet and burned them until
the flesh fell off before she would con
pent to show them the strong box
where $225 in bills was hidden. They
thou bound their victims to their bed
with ropes and left.
OUR COLUMBIA LETTER.
COM'MUi \, .IAN. 12, VMi.
Superstitious legislators may appre
hend trouble lunn tia fact that the
General Assembly begins its session?
on the thirteenth day ot! thu mouth, j
lithe session has disastrous r?sultait
may bo attributed to tho i:i hoodoo.
liut this will not prevent tho assem- ?
bly from beginning business to-mor
row, lt isa now Legislature and there
arc niai.y new members, hut enough >
familiar ?ares will ho in thu capitol lo
mako it scorn liku tho sanio old thing.
Lieut. Gov. Tillman will call tho Sen
ate to order and preside until Iiis suc
cessor, Col. .lohn T. Sloan, is inaugu
r?t eil. Clerk K. li. Jlemphill will bo
in his place ami will stay lhere ?luring
thia session and tho next it hu lives,
lor there is none to oppose him. The
minor officers w ill hu tilled in thu usual
way, some elected and some appointed
by tin? new Lieutenant-Governor.
Senater John C. Sheppard, ot' ridge
field, will doubtless hu again selected
as president pro tem., a position for
which his exp?rience and ability make
him eminently tit.
The House of Representativo will hu
called to order by Col. Tom. C. Hamer, '
Clerk ot tho last Mouse. A temporary
Speaker will bo named and then the.
election for Speaker w ill bugin at once.
Thu former Speaker, NV. P.Stevenson,
of Choraw, ran for Attorney-General,
and hene?is not now in thu House.
Thu leading candidates for tho place
aro T. V. Williams, of Lancaster, M.
L. Smith, of Camden, and Hainsford,
of Edgcliold, with a dark horse or two
chewing his bit. .Mr. Williams is con .
I siilcred to have thu best chances; hu is
young and looks younger, hut has io
! years' experience and plenty of ability.
Col. Humer will he re-clouted Clerk.
, Thu work ol' thu Legislatura will
: amount to very little thu first week, as
j ia always tho casu willi a nuw L?gisla
ture, l'util the committees are organ -
. izud anil until they consider and report
j upon tho hills introduced nothing can
bu accomplished. Thu composition of
; thu committees is a most important
1 matter. Thc? Senate electa its /commit
tees while tho Speaker appoints those
of thu House. Thc House will lose
; some ol' its strongest ami most reliable
members as well as BOinu ot thu pic
, turesquo ligures who have been hund
I ed down itown from tho uprising of a
decade ago and have been, holding
over ever since. Thu Ways anil Means
. Committee is hy some considered thu
j most important working body of tho
' Legislature. There will bu a number
I ot names erased from this committee's
roll this session. Thu chairman. Col.
Harvey Wilson, was a candidato for
Secretary of State; Georgo E. Prince
aspired to succeed Congressman Lati
mur;U.J. Kinari! and J. C. W?lling
ran for Railroad Commissioner; and
the following also will not return: Cos
grove, of Charleston, West, of Spar
enburg. Weston, of .Richland, and
Estridgo, of Lancaster. Altamont
Moses, of Sumter, is the senior mem
ber of those who will return.
The Judiciary Committee is also ono
of the most important, and here, too,
there will be marked changes. Seven
of thu leading mein hers will not return.
These aro the courteous chairman, Mr.
Bacot, of Charleston, who waa a can
didato for Congress; Mr. Croft, of
Aiken, who was elected to Congress;
C. P.Sanders, of Spartauburg, F. P.
McGowan, ci Lauren?, and T. 15. But
ler, who now becomes Senator from
Cherokee, Mr. Spears, of Darlington, of
free pass fame, and Mr. Bostick, of
Bamberg. Of those who will return
T. Yancey Williams is the senior mem
ber of the committee.
Unless there is another hard fight on
the "child labor bill"-and there
doubtless will be-it is likely that there
will be no spectacular proceedings thia
session, although it is usually the un
expected that happens in the legisla
tive balls. Senator J. O. .Marshall, of
Richland, the original advocate of
legislation to restrict child labor, is
prepared to renew tho contest, and ho
will have plenty of assistance. The
fact that tho last State Democratic
Convention demanded a law prohibit
ing the employment of children under
12 years of ago in factories, etc., may
smooth the way for the passage of the
I measure, which was defeated last year
by such a close vote. It is certain,
however, that there will be vigorous
opposition. And any measure of tho
kind will bo met with a bill providing
for compulsory education as a com
The really important legislation,
which is absolutely necessary, relates
to the reformation of the State's pres
ent system of taxation. This is a very
knotty problem and it will require
much wisdom to effect a satisfactory
solution. The State's affairs are con
ducted on avery unbusinesslike basis,
thu State Treasurer every year borrow
ing money to pay current expenses.
How to increase the revenue and how
to keep down appropriations without
diminishing tho efficiency of tho gov
ernment in any of its branches-that is
The various appropriations, consider
ation of which is always unwisely left
to tho last days of tho session, never
fail to produce moro or less acrimon
ious and moro or less able debate. It
is on these themes that tho politicians
can display their regard for and devo
tion to "the peonlo." The pension ap
propriation, $200,000 for tho last year,
is always an excuso for oratory.
The day for the inauguration of
Governor-elect D. Clinch Hey ward has
not yet been fixed, but will probably
occur about tho 20th or 21st, when all
tho other State officials will be aworn
in. Gov. McSweeney^s last message
will be read to-morrow. The retiring
governor's plans are not yet fully de
fined but he will return to his home in
Hampton for the present. Strongpres
oure is being brought to bear upon him
to become a citizen of Columbia, where
he has business interests and any num
ber of warm personal friends.
Lieut. Gov. J. H. Tillman will be
succeeded by his former opponent. Col.
John T. Sloan, of Columbiu; Secretary
of State M. H. Cooper by his chief
clerk. JesBeT. Gantt; Attorney-Gen
eral Bellinger by his assistant U. X.
Gunter, Jr.; Comptroller J. P. Derham
by his clerk, A. W. Jones; Adju
tant-General J. W. Floyd by his assis
tant, Col. John D. Frost; Superinten
dent of education John J. McMahan by
Prof. O. E. Martin. Stat? Treasurer
li. H. Jennings is tho only official re
elected. Railroad Commissioner Hanks
jj Caughman has already taken the
place of J. C.Wilborn. Of tho retir
ing officia's not.one will hold omeo
af ter relinquishing their present posi
tions Tillman was defeated tor Gov
ernor, Bollinger and Floyd for Con
gress, McJ/abnn for re-election. The
othera "retire." Jas. A. Hoyt, Jr.
On Sept. 2nd, 1901, we unfuiiea our Banner
to tho Trade to Seil
Good Goods Cheap.
PUSH cuused II? to handle Ililli Gnuie Goods.
PLUCK says soil ilium LOW.
PERSEVERAMOS kept moving.
Tlie result of which we have won ti phenomenal trade.
For this prosperity wo wish to return our thanks to you.
Wo thank you heartily for your nid and support, which wo ah al I OP doa vor
to maintain by a continuance of our
Push-. Pluck, Perseverance Policy.
May joy, peuce and plenty lill your heurts and brighten your hornea, aud
make glad tho years that may bo given to you and yours.
This is what we mean when we wish you ii happy, prosperous Now Year.
Remember that THE MAGNET will continuo to be tho Store where
prices are absolutely the LOWEST. In proof of this fact wo have inaugu
rated A THREE P'S SALE, (which moans Push, Pluck and Perseverance
Prices,") commencing Thursday m .ruing, January 8th, and continuing for ono
week only, Thursday.night, January 15th. Bo sure and attend this Threo
P's Salo. It. will be your New Year ?tart to success. One week only,
Ladies' Kip Polka Shoes, every pair warranted ; these sold tor 90c. pair ;
wo oiler them for this sale OOo. pair. Ladies' Kangaroo all solid, au extra
value at $1.25 pair, for this sale 81 00c pair. Misses' Pebbled Grain Shoes,
pood 75c. values, for ibis sale we make them 40c. pair. Boys' and Misses
Coarse Shoes, sold for 65e. pair, your choice for ??no week only, 50c. pair.
Outing Flannel*, never soiil under 5c. and tlc. per yard, now reduced to 3Jc.
yard. Flannelette Waisting*, in a charming selection of colors, fashionable
and universally used for waists, otc, prices down from 123c. to 7e. nor yard.
Flocorme Cloth-tho showing we are making itt this now fabric is unsurpass
ed, used for Dressing Sacks, Wrappers, Dresses, &c, sold ia larger cities for
16c. yard, for this sale only 12ic. per yard. Here is tho greatest Dre3sGoods
Bargain in our history, news of the most interesting sort to every lady who
is looking for a new Dress or Waist ; this lot consists of Melrose and Pebbled
Cheviot and Silk Cord Goods, &c., &c, a good assortment of lovely colors
these Goods are selling 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 25c. lb., our Threo 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 for 10c. Arbuckle^' Codee, for this
sale, one Package for 9c, two Packages for 20c, three Packages for 33c, and
we ain't crazy, either.
Thia 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 AND THE MAGNET.
The Man down next to the Post Office that Sells the Best.
P. Fi.-Ladies' Cloth Waterproofing and Repellant, 56 inches wide, never
sold under 50c. per yard, but wo, and we only, make the price for this sale
39c. per yard.
We place on middle Counters for January our Stock of
To be sold at GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. In every
piece thero's a bargain, and nowhere can you find such values
as we offer. We have reduced the prices so close on these
Goods, and our profit is so little that we have to ask for cash
Send for Samples and Prices.
When in Town see us- .. -
Anything in Winter Goods of all kinds. 1
Royal Worcester Corsets and McCall Bazar Patterns. ?