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Published crin/ Wednesday.
J. F. ('l.INKSCAI.KS, ) K DI TO KS ANO
C. 0. LANGSTON, li I'HOI'UIKTOUS. i
ONE YEAH, - --- $1 no
SIX MONTHS. - - - 75
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21, 101)3.
AX AWJtT'L TKAGKM.
On Thursday last at noon, N. 0.
Gonzales, editor of The State, was
shot down on the streets of Columbia
by Lieut.-Gov. J. II. Tillman and
death resulted at noon Monday. All
of the facts that have come to light
up to this time stamp the attack hy
Tillman as being little, if anything,
short of an assassination. Briclly
stated they are as follows:
Tillman had just left thc State
House, where he had presided over
the proceedings of the Senate. Ho
was accompanied hy Senators Talhid,
of Beaufort, and Iirown, of Darling
ton, anil shortly joined hy Congi ess
man-elcct Wyatt Aiken and Represen
tative Dominick. As they crossed
Gervais street, which intersects Main
street immediately in front of the
State House grounds, Mr. Gonzales
was coming down Main street and the
meeting took place at tho corner,
where is situated the street car trans
fer station. Without a word of warn
ing Tillman drew his pistol and fired.
Not one of those with him had time
to stay his hand, and thc murderous
bullet sped on its deadly mission. It
penetrated Gonzales' right side, just
in front of tho vest pocket, passed
entirely through him, coming out a
little below and just back of his vest
pocket. The intestines wero perfora
ted in four places and tho liver was
pierced. Gonzales staggered against
the transfer office for support, and, as
he did so, Tillman again presented
his pistol but did not fire. Friends
carried Gonzales back to his office aud
members of his family were sout for.
ile was soon moved to the hospital.
Tillman walked out into the middle of
the street where he was arrested.
Two pistols were taken from him, one
a long range magazine pistol of Ger
man make and a large Colts revolver.
He made no statement and was taken
to jail. Ono of Lieut.-Gov. Tillman's
escorts thinks he heard Tillman say,
as ho drew his pistol, "I received
your message." Ho is not positive.
Mr. Gonzales made the statement
shortly after being shot that Tillman
gave him no warning, when he pre
sented his pistol the second time "I
said to him. Shoot again, you coward."
Mr. Gonzales was unarmed.
Indignation over this foul deed fills
the entire country. It is of no con
cern whether tho people agreed with
Mr. Gongales in political matters; it
amounts to nothing if there bc many
who regarded bim AB being indiscreet
And unrelenting in deduneiations of
Tillman during tho campaign last fall;
it matters not whether the dead editor
"had sent Tillman a message, (but few,
if any, believe he did); these things
cannot justify the deliberate, willful
shooting without warning. And every
man, woman and ohild of discretion
and with a correct oonoeption of jus
tice and right realise that theLiouten
ant-Governor of the State, the second
highest official of the commonwealth,
has fastened a stain upon them that
will require yoars of commiseration to
N. G. Gonzales was a strong man
and an honest man. Bight was his
governing principle, and he dared moro
than other men to express his convic
tions of right. If he was indiscreet
it was the result of over-zcalouBoess for
the general good. Ho understood the
high position he ocoupied as a watch
man on the tower for the people, and
was tearless in the discharge of what
he conceived to bo n duty. What he
said of Tillman had for its object the
public good, and he stated only what
he believed to be facts. Ho was will
ing to bear the eonsequeuces, but his
high sense of honor never for a mo
ment allowed him to believe that he
could be shot down without warning.
In this death South Caroliua loses
her ablest journalist.-a man of bril
liancy and of the highest sense of
honor, a man of convictions and total
ly fearless in expressing those convic
tions. His loss will be kconly foll.
The prido of hie life wa? to hold the
honor of this commonwealth np to
that high standard which in days gone
by made her famous among the States,
and it was in this cause he loot h i o
A new weekly newspaper has been
started io Greenwood, which gives that
city three weeklies and one daily.
Tho new publication is called Newe
and Views, is an 8-pago, 6-coluror
sheet, with J. L. Carr editor, it
starts off with a fino advertising pat
ronage, and we wish it well.
We acknowledge the receipt of \
copy of the annual report of Stat*
Superintendent of Education John J
McMahau. lt is a lengthy aud car"
fully prepared document, every pagi
of which can be studied with profit
Mr. MoMahan makes soveral imper
tant recommendations to thc legisla
turc which should be^ieeded.
O?K COLUMBIA LETTER.
Cou MU? \, .J is. 1!', \:>u:. j
'1 hi- general :J?? IUh!y is but .slowly I
gutting io wwi k. Organization ca it not
be perfected in a day and not until thu
second week ol thu session ?loen tho
machinery nf law making got inlogood
Today there will be no session of thu
Kenci afassembl y, tin- mein bunt spend
ing the iniiiiial holiday-Leu's birth
ilay-with thu winsome women of Win
throp. A special tram ha? been pro
vided for them. A number of Colum
bia people will accompany thu legisla
Thu house of representatives resumes
work at noon tomorrow. Then? nill
bc a number of second reading bills on
thu calender, and by Wednesday thu
house may he getting well into thu
work of thu session. Tho house in pre
sided over by Hon. M. Ii. Smith of
Camden, who wan elected ?peaker by
07 out ot HM voten, practically unani
mous, al thou rh opposed by ono of thu
strongest and bent ?quippud mun in thu
house. Mr. Smith ia pursuing thu
policy ot Andrew Jackson, ami has re
membered his friends and supporters
in foi ming the house committees.
These appointments insure safe and
satisfactory legislation. Speaker
Smith's cl .-rica! associ?tes aro suchas
t:; jiiHiin thu rapid dispatch of busi
ness. Col. Tom (.'. Hamer, who was
re-elected clerk, lias held this position
lour years. He has ever been studious
of the requirements of the members
ami has always sought to bc of every
assistance in handing the records so
that lhere should bo no discrimination
ami no delay. Mr. .I.Wilson Gibbes,
whom Col. Hamer recommended for
assistant clerk, is ono of thu most com
petent mun in thu Statu. When in
newspaper work hu was very success
ful and this training has been of great
service to him in making his otlicial
records of thu day's proceedings. Thu
journal clerk, Mr. VV. E. Cook, of thu
Florence Timen, has held this place for
suTural years and lins the work well in
hand. Ile has avery nice system for
recording thu introduction and final
disposition of bills.
CHILI) I.AItOK HILL.
A great deal of interest was mani
fested in Speaker Smith's selection of a
committee on commerce und manufac
ture. Tho members of this committee
which will consider child labor bills,
compulsory education, etc., are T. F.
StacKhouso of Marion, (jr. lt. Webb of
Aiken, W. J. Johnson and T. W. Tay
lor of Fairheld, J. lt. Hail? of York, J.
W. King of Florence, lt. I*. Carey and
J. E. Herbert of Charleston, D. D.
Harrelson of liorry, and Jussu Mahaf
fey ol' Spartanburg. Thu indications
uro that a bill prohibiting or restrict
ing tho laborof little children in cotton
mills will be enacted at this session.
A bill to limit the hours (d' work in
cotton milla has been introduced. Jt
is proposed to cut. thu limit from ll to
There have been quito a number of
bills introduced in thu house. Sumo
are measures of merit, some ure freak
ish, and some have ornamented thu
pagua of thu house calendar for yearn,
only to meet with defeat each session.
Finances, roads and thu system ol' tax
ation aiu questions which will require
the earnest, attention and thu thought
of thu general assembly.
There are 70 nuw members of thu
house, and in this new blood aro some
strong men. There aru several young
men of promise in thu lower house and
this ia expected to bu au eventful ses
Thu week's work in thu senate is
ended, and beside perfecting a per
manent organization little has yet been
accomplished except thu introduction
of about a dozen bills, tho majority of
which aro still in the hands ot tho re
? spective committees. The re-election
I of all the former officers adda greatly
I to the facility of"the transaction of
I business, besides being a high compli
ment to those who have served BO faith
I fully in the pant.
Lieut. GOT. Sloan, after the inaugu
ration, will become the president of
< the senate and will immediately ester
upon the discharge of his duties with
the hearty co-operation m well M the
esteem of every senator in the body.
Long servier, in tho general assembly
has familiarized him with the rules of
the sonate and he is regarded.by those
who know him well as a good presiding
CHILD LABOR BILI?
Senator Marshall's child labor bill
in perhaps the most important meas
ure that has come up this session.
Tho measure is now in the hands of
the committee of commerce and man
ufactures and already three promi
nent mill presidenta have appeared be
fore thu committee and expressed their
satisfaction with tho measure and will
not oppose ic. Another mooting of
thia committee will be held Tuesday
evening and all interested aro invited
to bu present and state their objec
tions, if any, why tho bill should not
bo reported favorably.
OTU Ell NRW MEASURES.
Mr. r.n./Bor's compulsory education
and biennial session; Mr. J. W. It aga -
dalu's railroad relief department, and
Mr. Hydrick'.. railway employe, also
his telephone companies' bill will
doubtless cause much discussion when
these matters come squarely before
Tuusday at 11.80 a. m. tho senate
It is with much pleasure
ment that Mr. Davis, "The Sh
abode with ns to live in Ando
style ol our Firm will be k
j The Shoe Stock now on ht
1 reduced prices, excepting C'<
. Queen duality.
Now is the time to bi y tl
Terms Strictly Cash.
wi!! iv con vern; und at noon meet thu
house ill joilll as-emoly ?111(1 i II I ll MM 1 i a t . - -
ly ? uti-)- into Hie elections of ;i chief
justice to succeed tile ?ate lamented
< tm f .lustice 1 (rnry Mci vcr. a tot peri II
tendent of the penitentiary, ami two
directors of UM? penitentiary.
J t in genorully conceded tlint Asso
ciate Justice l'ope will bo made chief
justice and thc sames of about haifa
dozen prominent attorneys throughout
tho .State have beeu suggested lo hil
tho vacancy which will probably be
made on the bench by thu elevation of
Associate Justice I'opo to tho chief
Tho names of thc candidates for the
superintendency and th? two director
ships of the penitentiary are almost
legion and their friend? aro hard at
work in their behalf.
Tho time for tho election of tho
United States senator is fixed by
statute ami will take place January
JJ7th. Congressman A. (J. Latimer
having received the nomination in tho
Democratic primary will receive the
unanimous vote of the general assem
bly to succeed Senator John L. Mc
Laiirin whoso term expires in .March.
coin; COM MISSION KU.
W. J I. Townsend, Esq., code com
missioner, having been chosen by At
torney General-elect C. X. (Junteras
assistant attorney general, will, as
soon as he enters upon the dis
charge of his new duties tender his re
signation to tho general assembly.
This will necessitate another election,
which will probably bo ordered as soon
as Mr. Townsend's resignation is re
Tho engrossing department is busy
with tho preparation of new bills, the
nature of which tho members will not
yet make public.
Tho department is under the charge
of Mr. W. W. Bradley, of Abbeville,
who Hucceeds Mr. Frank F. Covington,
who for a number of years has held
this important position. Mr. Coving
ton would probably have received the
appointment again, but for the fact
that the attorney general decided that
under the statute ho could not hold
two offices at the same time.
Jas. A. Hoyt, Jr.
Hon. D. C. Heyward will be in
augurated as Governor of South Caro
lina to-day, and we predict for him a
successful and busiucss-like adminis
tration of thc affairs of our grand old
commonwealth. Gov. McSwceney
has made an excellent Governor, and
retires again to private life with the
plaudit, "well done, thou good and
faithful servant!" Ile has been at
tentive to the duties of his office, did
not meddle with the affairs that did
not concern him, and in all fairness
hellas acted under difficult and trying
conditions. He has belonged to no
oue aud no boas has dictated auy policy
or line of conduct. In short, he has
made a model Governor, and his uamc
will long bc au honor lo the pages of
South Carolina's history. We join
his numerous friends iu wishing him
.many years of health, happiness and
Tho corn crop of the United States
for the y err 1902 reached the enor
mous amount cf three billion, five
hundred million bushels, valued at
over ono billion dollars. It is all well
enough to give manufacturing indus
tries a prominent place in estimating
tho future wealth and greatness of
this country, but agriculture has been
the foundation of all that bne been
accomplished up to the present time, '
and will continue to be in the future.
Think 01 one billion dollars being pro
duced from the ground in one year
from one article of agriculture, and
a food article at that. This sum
would more than pay off the national
debt, it would liquidate the expense
incurred by England in tho recent
South African war, and all made in
one year from ono corn crop. With
such resourcefulness as this, it is not
.surprising that tho United States is
looked upon as the greatest country
in the world.
Tho investigation of the railroad
statistics for 11)02 by tho Railway
Age and by tho Manufacturer's Rec
ord develops tho fact that the South
has eonstruoted over 4,000 miles of
new roads io 1902 and that over 5,000
miles aro already projected for 1903.
Other seotions have been so muoh
more developed iu this particular than
thc South that this is thc field in
which lies tho greatest opportunity
j for further development.
that wo make the announce
oe Man," will soon take up his
rson, ho and his family, and the
ttown, on and after March 1st,
ind will be closed out at greatly
apps, Walk Overs, Snows and
te best of
I0E MAN,w-F DSS
Pushing Ahead !
We are continually pushing ahead, buying new
Goods, cutting down prices on small lots, thinking
new thoughts, offering special inducements to thc
trading public, looking out for the interest of our
customers, for in so doing we are looking out for
About 100 pairs of extra heavy 11-4 Cotton Blankets, worth
$1.50, bat tu close at 99c. pair.
100 extra heavy White Hod Spreads, v/eigh three pounds, full
size and ready hemmed, at 08c each.
50 pairs 10-4 All Wool North Carolina Home-made Blankets,
worth $4.00. at per pair $2.75,
DRESS GOODS SPECIALS.
Beautiful Tafleta Silk, in blue, white and pink, bought direct
from importers, and cheap at 50c, our price 30c yard.
Nice liue of All "Wool Flannel Waisting at per yard 25c.
Nice line of Wool Skirtiog, 50 inches wide, at 49o yard.
42-inch Henrietta, in blue, garnet and black, worth 75o, at per
Very heavy yard-wide Black Taffeta Silk, soft and will noe
split, at per yard 98c.
Light-woight Homespun at per yard 3c.
Heaviest yard-wide Homespun at per yard 5c.
G4-inch Table Damask, mercerized and all linen, worth 75c,
at per yard 50o.
54-inch All Linen Damask, blcaohed and unbleached, at 25c
Good ouality Ked Table Damask at 25c per yard.
There has been a cutting affray in our Clothing Department.
Men's $5.00 Suits at per Suit $2.98.
Men's All Wool Suits, worth $7.00, at per Suit $4.50.
Men's All Wool Melton Suite, worth $10.00, at per Suit $6.98.
Men's Tailor-made Suits, worth $15.00, reduced to $10.00 Suit.
"Women's Fine ShoeB, on job counter, small sizes, worth $1.50
to $2.00, at per pair 75o.
See our line, of Fine Shoes for women, bought direct from
factory, at $1.25, $1.50 and $1.75, every pair guaranteed.
Women's $3.00 Fine Shoes at $2.50.
Men's Fine Shoes at 75c to best ones made at $3.50 pair,
Big shipment of Union-made Carhart OVERALLS at Cut 9
Ten doz. Men's All Silk Ties, cheap at 25c, but for a flyer 10c.
THE BEE HIVE
G. H. BAILES & CO
THIS is the name ot the girl that the irate head of the
house calls when his wife cooks the FLOUR he bought
from some oilier fellow guaranteed to be as good aa
He finds it so sticky he can't eat it ; the more he chews it
the bigger it wads up in his mouth, and when hw 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 la enough to
make any man mad, and say funny names, but thsre is no
excuse for it. He ought to have neusa 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 he is offered something "just as good" for 25c. a
The same is true of
Any man who wants to buy a Shoe for wear, ohould not
hesitate to come to us and let us fit him up. We carry the
most complete and up-to-date lins of Heavy Shoes in upper
If you want the BEST for the Least Money
always go to
DE?N k RATLIFFE,
THE STORE THAT'S ALWAYS BUSY.
. Weil k Co.
Come and see om Low Prices !
We are Leaders-Others Fellow !
WE are now looking towards Spring Bueiaess/and our Buyers are bugy
hunting Good Goods for our numerous customers. In order to make rooa
aud to clear out all Winter Goods we have made large sacrifices towards r.ut
ting prices down. We give Free Premiums to ali.
All Wool Rod Twill Flannel. 12*
Heavy all Wool Jeans. 15o
Yard-wide Cotton Flannel. 80
All wool C&aMmere for moo's wear... 880
Heavy Flannelette for dress?e. Go
Oood grade Outing. Su
Beat grade Ontiug. 7c
Heavy yard-wide Sheeting. 4o
Beat grade Double width (Sheeting.... Ho
Best grado Hervy Cheeks. 4c
Beat brand Hickory Htripwi. 80
Beat quality Feather Bed Tic. 121
Yard-wide Bleaching. 7c
Fruit of Loom Bleaching. 7o
Brown Knitting Thread per box. 20o
White Bill Thread. lc
40-inch Wool Dress Goods. 15o
Beat Indigo Calico. 4c
Solid Colors Oil Calico. 4o
40-inch Curtain Scrim. 4o
High grade Red Damask. 25o
Wool und Silk Warp Dress Goods. 36c
Yard-wide Percales.?.. 60
Heavy grade Blue Denim. 80
Ladies' Fleece Undervest. 19o
Ladles' Black Fleece-lined Gloves. 10c
Ladies' Leather Belts. lOo
White Chook Naiauook. 60
Embroidery two inches wide. 60
Best grade Table Oil Cloth. loo
JL.K? ion' Black Seamless Hose. ,
Mt.?i Apron Uiiitfhsm.1?
Beal grade llgbt-oolor Calico.?;
Yard wlda L--n?dale Cambric.S
Large alze Linen Towels. *' Sr
Large alze White Bed Spread. " 7??
Children's Double Knee HOM.?
Black Sateeu, rich and glossy.\" ?:
Ladies' Ready-made8kTrta. "kiwi
All Linen Window Shades....Jj?
Ladies' Wove Reaver Jackets. 'to?
Ladies' Plush Capes.
Hair Pina, assorted, box.' 3!
Pearl Dress Buttons, dos..[ ?
Agate Shirt Buttons, card." 3
Nursery Pin?, per card." ?
Brass Pant Button?, per box..' 7
Black Elastic for Gartors, yard. " jn
Fine Writing Paper in box.,
Feather-stitched Braid.... ?
King's 200-vardH SDOOI Thread. S
All widths White Tape. S
Large aize Drona Comb.
Unbreakable Fine Combe. ^
Hair Broahes, wood baok.iL
Bixby's Shoe Poliah. ?
Gold-Eye English Needles. 30
Beat Brass Pins, all Bizes. ;?0
Ladles' White Linen Handkerchiefs. 4<j
If you want to Save Money Buy your Clothing from Us.
Gents' All Wool Snits, Gray Kersey.f3.75
Gent's Fine Cassimere Snits out
Gents' English Cassimere. 7.60
English Granite, finest In the land...10.00
Overcoats now below coat-2.00 to.7.50
We have several hundred Boys' Snits
you can buy at 1.00 and upwards.
Boys'Knee Panta nt.. 1^
Men's Heavy Fleece Undershirts..... 29e
Mon's Linen Collars.?. ^
Men's Black All Wool Clay Snits.3.75
Men's Fur Hats, a corker. 9^
Boy your Furnishing Goode from us.
Men's Lanndried Percale Shirts. 25&
We are Prepared to give you Boston Prices on Shoes.
We sell only Reliable Shoes-no paper or composition-only all leather.
Men's Kip Brogan? at. 75c
Men's Calf Shoes at. 1 25
Men'a Viol Shoes at.2 00
Men'? French Velour at.3 00
In Ladies' Shoes wc can Beat the World.
Onlv Reliable Branda sold.
Ladies''Kid, all styles. 800
Ladies' Kangaroo at. 1 25
Ladies' Malt Kid. 1 50
Ladies' Vlei Kid.2 00
We extend to you a cordial invitation to visit us, prom
ising to save you money.
JULIUS H. WEIL & CO.
WE are pleased to announce to the public that our trade for the Fall of
1902 has been unprecedented, and we thank you for your valued patronage.
Wo have a few choice lots of
To olean up. So be quiok and take advantage of our Cleaning Up Prices.
LOT 40-Boys' Overcoats, worth $3.50, Bale price $1.50 eaoh.
LOT 41-Men's Overcoats, worth $5.00, sale price $2.00 to $3.00 eaoh.
LOT 42-Men's Mackintoshes, worth $1.50, sale prioe 9.5c. each.
LOT 43-Men's Odd Dress Goats, worth twioe what we ask for them, sale
price 75o, $1.00 and $1.25..
LOT 44-BoyB Suits from 75o to $1.75. Boys' Knee Pants from 19o to
50o. This lot is made up 'from remnants of pieoe goods from manufactory
and is worth double what we ask for them.
We aim ?0 make from now until Ohristmas a hurry-up Clearing from all of
our Departments, and after a careful look through our Stook wc are certain
you will find a great many Seasonable Goods which you oan use.
Twenty pounds Sugar One Dollar.
Ten pounds Arbuokles* Coffee One Dollar.
Ingersoll's Guaranteed Watch One Dollar.
The Sorosis Skirt One Dollar.
.C.BHOW fi & BRO.
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I SELLS THE VERY BEST GRADES OF f V?bor^ '
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I AT THE VERY LOWEST oS?S ?gj \?>
I ft pays to fertlitre your land? wteii
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