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VOLUME XXXVIII?NO. 32.
The evidence of your own ey es is all that is necessary to
prove the splendid values in this Clearance Sale. Just as
you know a gentleman from a rogue, you can distinguish
true Clothing from trash. There is character on the face of
every article in this Clearance Sale. No matter how little
the price you pay you are absolutely safe on a purchase made
here. This Store's reputation is guarded as zealously in these
Clearance Sales as when we get regular prices. A Clearance
makes no difference in the quality of our merchandise?all
the difference is the price.
This Sale includes all of our New Fall and Winter Cloth
ing. This season's best and most popular Suits, Odd Trousers
and Overcoats, all go at these reductions?nothing reserved.
$5 ?2 5
Is the phenomenal low price we place on all of our 87.50 Men's and Young
Men's Suits. Blue and Black Serges, also Worsteds and Ca83imeres, in
Checks, Plaids and Mixtures?every one of them excellent value at their
Is tbe small price we place upon any of our $10.00 Suits. These Suits were
the very best values shown in this Town at 810.00. Now^you will only have
t ) s(e the Suite to appreciate their value.
For any $12.50 Suit we have in stock. These 8uits have an air of elegance
that cannot be found in any 812.50 Suits elsewhere.
Buys any of our 815.00 Suite. 812.90 buys any of our 816 50 Suits. $14 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 axtra pair of Trousers. You are in
luck if you do. Every pair of Trousers in this house is included in this sale.
Better hurry. Here is what we do for them?
$1.55 for Trousers that we have been selling for 82.00.
81.95 for Trousers that are regular-priced 82.50, 82.25, for any of our
82.75 for any of our 83.50 and 84.00 Trouiers.
83.75 each is the price we place on our fine lineof 84.50 and 85.00 Trou
BOYS' KNEE PATNS SUITS.
$1.65 for any of our $2.00 Knee Pants Suits.
1.95 for any of our 2.50 Knee Pants Suits.
2.25 for any of our 3.00 Knee Pants Suits.
2.75 for r4ny of our 3.50 and 4.00 Knee Pants 8uits.
3.75 for any of oar 4.50, 5.00 and 5.50 Knee Pants Suits.
You remember how cold it was last year about this time. The weather
people say this month will be cold, and lite" way it's starting out seems as if
they're light. Here's some interesting prices for the man who wants an Over
83.75 for any of our 85 00 Overcoats.
85.25 for auy of our $7.50 Overcoats.
87.85 for any of our $10.00 Overcoats.
811.75 for any of our $15.00 Overcoats.
$12.90 for any of our $16.00 Overcoats.
$14.50 for any of oar $18 00 Overcoats.
The cuts on the above Goods are deep, but they are genuine reductions.
Ko fake business here. We have always stood tquare up to our ads in the
past, and we will not this late day misrepresent Goods to make sales So
70U can come here knowing beforehand that what you eee in this ad will be
more than ?ubetentiated when yon sue the Goods. You had better hurry,
though, as yon know the beat things always go first.
First come, first served, is the rule Hre.
ANDERSON. S. C.
The Spot Cash Clothiers
? Civil service examinations will
be held twice a year in Greenville and
? The State Federation of women's
clubs will meet in Columbia on Tues
day, April 28.
? The Charleston Cigar Factory i?
now running, and a hoc grade of cigars
is being turned out.
? George Harvey, of New York, has
left a legacy for $6,000 for Claflin
univeraity of Orangeburg.
? The State Bar association at their
meeting in Columbia adopted a reso
lution asking the legislature to eleot
two more circuit judges.
? Senator Tillman is deeply affect
ed by the tragedy in whioh his nephew
figures, but has said nothing on the
subject that we know of.
? James Cox, 11 years old, had
both legs cut off in Greenville on
Saturday while attempting to swing
on to a moving freight train.
? A oitizen of Columbia has con
tributed $100 as a nucleus for a "Gon
zales Fund for the Encouragement of
the Study of South Carolina History."
? Senator MoLaurin has sold his
house and lot, whioh probably means
that he is preparing to leave Ben
nettsville, but it is not known where
he will go.
? The infant child of D. G. Harrell,
a well-known citizen of Spartanburg
county, died last Wednesday night as
a result of eating strychnine tablets
fed to her by 3-year-old sister.
? Judge Goff, in the United States
District Court, has deoided that the
State cannot collect back taxes from
the Cheraw and Darlington railroad,
now a part of the Atlantic Coast Lino
? An earthquako shook, which was
preceded by a rumbling noise, was
felt in Charleston at 8:11 o'clock last
Friday night. The same shook was
felt in Savannah, Augusta, Columbia
and all intermediate points.
? Senator B. R. Tillman has ac
cepted the invitation to deliver the
annual commencement address to the
graduating class of the Charleston
Medical College. The commencement
exercises will be held April 2,1903.
? Greenville's mayor has no re
spect for'men of a scientific turn of
mind. A white man claiming to be a
hypnotist and reader of the negro's
mind was sent to the chain gang for
30 days for appropriating a few arti
cles belonging to negroes.
? On A. E. Hamilton's place five
miles from Laurens. Sam Sullivan
made a murderous attempt on the life
of one Thompson. He attaoked him
with an axe, inflicting a terrible gash
in his left side. He is in a dangerous
condition. Both are negroes.
? Craoksmen opened a safe in the
Columbia, Newberry and Laurens
depot at Clinton at 3 o'clock Tuesday
morning, 20th inst. Before taking all
the cash they were frustrated by a
policoman, who fired on them as they
were escaping. Less thi n a hundred
dollars was taken.
? John Pulley, a young white far
mer, who lives near Tylersville in
Laurens County, killed himself at
dark reeently, shooting himself in
the diaphram thre? times with a pis
tol. Mr. Pulley had been married only
three months. He had been slightly
ill three or four days.
? The new Taylor building of the
State Hospital for the insane was
burned on Tuesday morning, 20th inst.,
just bofore daylight. It cost the
State $25,000, and had just been com
pleted and would have been ocoupied
in a few days. The insurance reduces
the losses to about $8,000.
? Fire in a two story briok build
ing in Columbia last Friday morning
is thought to have cremated an in
valid man who was missed after the
fire. Two ladies were injured. The
building was all afire when the alarm
was given. The occupants had to
jump for their lives. The propertv
damage was about $3,000.
? Chas. F. Hart, while sitting in a
ohair holding one of his children in
Union recently, suddenly leaned for
ward as if asleep. His wife tried to
awaken him and found it impossible,
nor could she release his arms clinch
ed about the child. He had been
taken with a cataleptic fit and remain
ed that way for Cany hours.
? Tho(will of the late Geo. W.
Williams was filed for probate in
Charleston Wednesday. No public
benefactions are mentioned in it. An
inventory of the property of the dead
banker is not giveu but it is thought
that his estate is worth $2,000.000.
After giving his widow $400,000 for
her life time he directs that the rer.t
of his property shall be divided equal
ly between his two ions and two daugh
? The reports of the shooting of
Editor Gonzales by Lt.-Gov. Tillman
say that he used a "magazine pistol."
Many inquiries have been made as to
the charaoter of the weapon. The
Newberry Observer says one who is
posted on the matter of firearms says
it ia a pistol that carries a steel ball
or shell filled with combustibles and
that if the ball strikes any hard sub
stance in its course, suoh as a bone,
it will explode with great foroe.
? A bill was introduoed in the
Legislature or. the 14th, by Senator
Marshall, of Riohland, providing that
after May 1, 1903, no child under 10
years of age shall be employed in any
factory. Accompanying clauses to
the bill provide that after May 1,
1904, no ehild shall bo employed
under 11 years, while factories after
May 1, 1905, oannot work children
? Ex-President Cleveland is hunt
ing in North Carolina.
? Seventceu lynchen have fled
from Mississippi to avoid arrest.
? A brisk eruption of a volcano on
the island of St. Vincent is reported.
? Ail the electrical workers in In
dianapolis, Ind., art on strike for high
? A town lying in thrco counties is
a distinction in regard to whirh Win
der, Ga., probably has no rivals.
? Tho convention of tho southern
lumber dealers at New Orleans have
agreed to raise tho price of lumber.
? A orowd of men, women and chil
dren captured and ooofiscated seven
cars|loaded with coal in Brooklyn, N. Y.
? More than thirty great manufac
turing companies of the United States
are establishing faotorios in Canada.
? Col. Wm. E. Mickle, of Mobile,
has been elected adjutant general and
obief of staff of the United Confed
? Rhode Island is the only one of
the New England States whioh has a
d?mocratie governor. The other State
officers are republieans.
-- Among the oonverts immersed in
the icy Delaware river on Sunday at
Camden, N. J., was Mrs. Jane Shorts,
ninety-two years old.
? Congress has passed a bill to pay
tho First Baptist church of Carters
ville, Ga., $5,000 for property destroy
ed during the Civil war.
? Episcopal laymen, including J.
Pierpoot Morgan and Senator Hanna,
are raising $1,000,000 for missionary
work among the Filipinos.
? Mrs. Litauma, aged 30, shot and
killed Santo Mavziz, at Yatosboro,
Pa., on Wedoesdoy. He had entered
her house and attempted to assault
? Another very rich field of gold
has been discovered in Alaska, not
far from the Klondike, on American
soil, and the prospectors aro rushing
? The United States will retaliate
against foreign governments that re
sort to discrimination, a measure now
pending in congress having this end
? Without cutting wages the River
side and the Knoxvillo Woolen Mills,
of Knoxville, Teno., will give their
employees ten instead of eleven hours
for a day's work.
? The Colorado legislature is in
quite a unique condition, in that it
has two senates. Notwithstanding,
balloting is in progress for United
? Virginia negroej are drawing the
color line very Btrongly. A negro
preacher in Roanoko refused to con
duct a funeral because the undertaker
was a wr.llc man.
? Judge John H. Reagan, tho only
surviving member of tho Confederate
cabinet, is 54 years of age. He has
just retired from tho office of railroad
commissioner of Texas.
? A petition from Aguinaldo has
been r<ont to congress asking the loan
of $20,000,000 to establish a bank in
the Philippines for the development
and improvement of agriculture.
? The Southern Bell Telephone
and Telegraph Company has decided
to move its general offices from New
York oity to Atlanta. The proposed
change will take place about April 15,
? Lieutenant Peary wants lo make
another attempt to reaeh the north
pole. He believes it possible and will
try tho third time if somebody will
furnish the $150,000 necossary to
equip the expedition.
? A. A. Howlett, the veteran bank
president and business man of Syra
cuse, N. Y., has issued invitations to
about 100 widows, who are to help
hirn celebrate his eighty-second birth
day anniversary on February 17. No
man will be there save the host.
? A sensation was created in the
lower house of congress the other day.
In the course of a speech by Cochran,
of Missouri, he spoke of the "truok
Hng policy toward Great Britain,"
when a stylishly dressed woman in fche
gallery exclaimed, "You lie 1"
? This month witnesses the inau
guration of a Democratio governor in
Rhode Island and also in Nevada and
Oregon. These are the only States
outside of the South which have
Democratic governors, except Mon
tana, which elected a Demoorat in
1900 for a four-year term.
? During the month of December
50,291 immigrants arrived at ports of
this country. According to the re
port made public by Frank P. Sar
gent, commissioner gc .eral of immi
gration, this number was 12,743 in
excess of the record for the same
month of the previous year.
? The new issue of 2-oent stamps
bearing the portrait of Washington in
a new position with draped flags above
the vignette is being distributed by
the postoffice department at the rato
of about 20,000,000 a day. All the
old issue is exhausted except those in
the stamp books, and those will soon
? Judge S. T. Corn, a Democrat,
has become chief justice of the Su
fireme Court of Wyoming under the
aw whioh provides for the rotation
of the several justices of the court in
in the highest place. Judge Corn is
the first man of his political faith who
has ever ocoupied the position.
? Thousands of letters have bean
received by United States senators
protesting against tho seating of
Apostle Smooth, who was a fow days
ago ohosen by caucus to be senator for
Utah. These letters are largely from
women. The reasons given are that
ho is a Mormon. Nearly all the writ
ers consider the reason sufficient.
(Joy. Hey ward's Inaugural Address.
Miles B. McSwccny bid aside the
cares of office yesterday and was suc
ceeded as Governor of South Carolina
by Duncan C. Hoy ward. While eou
gratulatiug the retiring Chief Magis
trate upon bus successful administra
tion of the high trust imposed in him
wo wish to congratulate his successor
upon the splendid opportunity opening
before htm, and to express our cou?
donco in his courage and impartiality
in tho discharge of the duties of his
It was not to be expected that the
new Governor would go into au elabo
rate di6cussiou of tho affairs of tho
Stato in his inaugural address. It is
a very well balanced publi-j ^aper,
and distinguished by a conservatism
of statement and suggestion which
must make favorable impression upon
the people and the representatives of
the people in tho General Assembly,
who will share with Governor Hey
ward the responsibilities of conduoting
the Government of this Stato during
the next two years.
Among the more important of the
recommendations in the Governor's
first official utterance may be enumer
1. Encouragement to broader and
more diversified work among the farm
ers by providing larger 'means for
scientific instruction in agriculture.
2. Tho establishment of an immi
gration commission or bureau to give
official and accurate information to
those seeking homes in this',-part of
the countiy, and the opportunity of
advertising tho resources of South Ca
rolina at the great World's Fair iu St.
3. Ample provision for tho estab
meut of the best common Bcbools so
that iu every community and district
there shall be well built school houses,
longer school terms, more competcut
and better paid teachers.
4. Encouragement to capital to seek
investment in this State by providing
capital so invested with ample protec
tion under the law.
5. While providing for the protec
tion of capital the Legislature should
also provide for the defenoo of tho
people against tho abuses of oombiood
6. The enaotmcnt of a law prohibi
ting the employment of ohildren in the
cotton mills of the State, sufficient
time being given "for both manufac
turers and operators to adjust them
selves to changed conditions."
7. The enforcement of all the laws
of the State, and particularly of tho
Dispensary Law, it being, iu the opin
ion of the Governor, "the duty of all
law-abiding citizens to give that same
obedience to this law whioh they give
to all others."
8. The thorough drainage of th?
s .vamp and lowlands of the State, such
JaDds, which nre now wholly unproduc
tive, comprising "fully one-fifth of tho
area of our State."
9. Tho enactment of laws whioh will
prevent " the Importation and sale of
adulterated and impure food products.'
There could be no more important
work for the Legislature to perform
10. Tho submission of a constitu
tional- amendment to the people at the
next election, providing for biennial
sessions of the General Assembly.
"In my judgment," says Govern
or, "were such an amoodmeut submit
ted it would be adopted, which I
cannot but bolieve would be to tho in
terest of the Stato."
11. The administration of all the
affairs of the State' Government with
out parsimony, but with true economy
and provision in some way, cither by
reducing the appropriations for "the
support of the public institutions,
if that can bo done without impairing
their usefulness, or such increase of |
taxation as may be required to place
the finances of the State on a strictly
business basis, the necessity under !
which tho State has been placed of
borrowing money to eonductits affairs
not being approved by sound business
The moat important and significant
thing about Governor Hey ward's in
augural address, however, is not to be
found in tho suggestions which ho
makes to the members of the General
Assembly as to appropriate legislation
upon pressing public questions, but
in tho emphasis whioh he plaoes upon
the restoration of good feeling among
the people of the State in this new era
when none is for a party, but all are
for the State. The oampaign last
year developed the faot as Governor
Heyward said, that "upon all funda
mental principles our people aro
agreed," and it is because ho enters
upon tho discharge of the duties of his
high offico as Governor of the whole
people of South Carolina that this new
man, without experience in public af
fairs, without political debts to settle
or factional issues to oonfound his
better and patriotio judgment, vill
have the united support of the conser
vative forces of society in South Caro
lina. It is the dr.ty of all good men
to hold up his hands. There can bo
no question of his devotion to the
State; it is worthy the service of all
its true sons.?News and Courier, Jan.
Plain, Open, Fair, Square, Above Bor rd Dealing.
WE mark our Goods in plain figures. If it is worth oue dollar we mark
it oue dollar, not II Y K. What do you kuow about II Y K, whether it is
one dollar or one dollar and a quarter. ?
Many claim to?few do it.
This UNDERBUY buaiuess is all rot ; ono merchant can buy Goods as
cheap as another.
UNDER3ELL ! This part is all right if you strike a merchant who has
PUSH, PLUCK and PERSEVERANCE enough to do it, but they are few
and far between.
UNDERSELL--WE DO IT !
Wo don't ask you to take our word, Uuclo Sam's, Aurt Jane's, Cousin
Sally's, or anybody's word. They might not be judges of a good value.
Come and see for yourself ; be your own judge ; take the same Goods and
compare them. We are nat afraid of comparison ; they will Btand it and we
know it. These prices will show you what we eau, and not only can, but
will do :
25 pairs Jeans Pants, all wool?come and see them with your own eyes,
and feel them with your own fingers?worth $1.00 per pair, now 50c pair.
35 pairs All-wool Cassimere Pants, been sold right here in Auderaoii at
81.98 pair, cur underselling price 81 25 pair.
10 dozen Men's Soft Felt Hats, broad and medium brims, value 50c and
75c, this is the price now 39e.
60 Children's Caps, fancy stripes, satin lined, yours for one dime and a
10 dozen Ladies' Felt Hat*, this is a job lot, but are all right to wear
around home, and are really worth from 25c to 75c each, but we make the
price 10c each.
15 Chenille Table Covers, L'2 inches square, got no tables for them, so
hero goes, 39c.
5 pieces double-width Ladies' Cloth, 50 inches wide, all wool, and you
never bought it for less than 50c yard, but now you buy it at The Magnet for
oniy 39c per yard.
10 dozen pairs Children's All Wool Mittens to close out quick only 9c.
10 pieces Dress Plaids, all right for making every-day dresses for the
children, worth more money, but we dou't wear frocks, 3?c yard.
6 dozeu Glass Syrup Pitchers 5o each,
5 dozen Glass Syrup Pitchers 10c each.
4 dozen Glass Syrup Pitchers 15c each.
Nothing delights us more than to dig uuder the fifth rib of a fellow who
is fooling people with a so-called snap. If you don't believe that we are dig
ging into their profits try us on your SPRING 8UIT when you get ready to
Buy it. We have Bargains for everybody?every day in the year, except
Sunday. Our Three P's Prices advertised last week will be continued on
DRY GOODS, SHOES and UNDERWEAR ono week longer. We do
this for the benefit of our country friends who were kept away on acconot of
the cold weather. We trust you will be interested enough to avail yourselves
of this sale, ard kind enough to show this add, to your ueighbors and friends.
Now for o.rae lively selling. Yours always truly,
JOHN A. AUSTIN AND THE MAGNET.
And the 5c and 10c Store?The Man down next to the Post Office that Sells
P. S.?Seven Plugs of TOBACCO for 21c.
We place on] middle Counters for January our Stock of
To be sold at GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. In every
piece there's a bargain, and nowhere can you And 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. **n
Royal Worcester Corsets and McCall Bazar Patterns.