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J. F. Cl.INKSCAI.KS, > F.ZMTOKS AM)
C. U. LANGSTON, * PliMl'UlKTOKS.
ONE YEAH, - - - - ?1 00
SIX MONTHS, - - - ?.-,
WEDNESDAY, l-'KH. ll, liJO??.
If the facts which come from I'lor
ence, this State, bc correct, a foul
double murder ban been committed
and thc blood of the victima is justly
crying from thc ground for vengeance.
Because a dog had taken up its abode
with the family of James Hogers,
whose dwelling was a log cabin, but
in which, thc absence of wealth, there
was kindness and peace and hospital
ity even for a homeless dog. William
King deliberately shut .lames Hogers,
wounding him mortally, shot to death
his ?on, Samuel Hogers, and thrusting
his smoking pistol into tho face of
the wife and mother, Mrs. Hogers,
would have killel her had not every
bullet of his pistol been buried in the
bodies of the husband and son. The
only remarks so far known to have
been made by Hogers were that, the
dog had collie, he did not know whose
dog it waa, he cared for it aud a-ked
King to allow him something for thc
keep of the dog, as he was poor. To
this King replied, "I will pay you in
lead," and deliberately shot him
down. Tho son shouted to King not to
shoot his father, to which King replied
with a shot that ended tho boy's life,
and, turning, fired three shots more
into the prostrate body of the pros
trate body of thc father. All the par
ties are white. King has fled tho
State. The Hogers family were poor
but honest. Docs this not make your
blood boil with indignation? What
is to become of thc State? Aro we
to bc bathed in human blood? Homi
cides are increasing. The taking of
human life for almost any provocation
is growing upon the people. To think
ing minds thc responsibility is fixed
upon tho Courts and juries. It is al
most, if not entirely, a trite Haying
that, if a man has money and friends
of influence he eau easily c cape pun
ishment. Tho truth of this saying
encourages tho murderous passions of
men aud makes them swift to shed
blood. The time has come when the
juries of this country must vindicate
tho law. Sympathy must be swept
asido in the discharge of duty. Tho
people demand it, the times demand
it, thc future peace, happiness ami
prosperity of the whole people ol' the
State depend upon it.
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PAVING THE STREETS.
Tho petition, looking to the submit
ting to a voto the question of issuing
bonds in an amount sufficient to pave
tho Square and so muoh of the streets
leading from tho Square as may bo
considered necessary, is being circu
lated among tho freeholders of the
city, and it is li Iii ug up quito rapidly.
There appears to be very little doubt
as to the question being submitted,
but it is also very evident that the
question will meet with strong oppo
sition. Those opposed to the meas
ure, and there are some strong men
?imoDg them, nra of tho opinion hat
with the coming of the Summe, the
Square and streets can be put in ex
cellent condition by the use of tho
toad maohines, filling in tho holes and
giving a liberal top-dressing of suit*
aVtla anil anv tinflnt??u nf ?jh?nh nan
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be easily obtained, tho cost of whioh
will be much less and the results as
satisfactory. They take tho position
that people who know nothing of road
building, and they are largely in the
majority, are influenced by the pres
ent condition of tho Square and streets
to such an extent that they will agree
to almost any proposition without
once looking into causes-excavating,
seasou of the year, continued rain
and tho result, which will be keenly
felt in an increase in taxes, the bur
den of which is already heavy enough.
Those in favor of tl c measure aro per
suaded that permanent street im
provements, such as proposed, though
costing corsiderable at present, will
eventually, prove decidedly moro eco
nomic than any other plan. Tho op
position point to the fact that for five
or six years prior to the sewerage
work thc Square was in "passable"
coudition, even during tho Winter
and Spring seasons, and thc streets
compared favorably with most of tho
cities. Those in favor of paving aro
steadfast in their position that the
amount of gravel and sand and work
necessary to procure and distributo
them, coupled with tho constant re
pairs necessary year after year, will
exoeed tho oost of paving several
thousand dollars, and without perma
nency and satisfaction. Thus is the
matter being discussed pro and con
with men of streng influence on both
The position of The Intelligencer
on this question is this : Wo arc op
posed to expending $25,000 to pave
the Public Square. If it were pavod
to-day how could tho traveling public
get to it? If the business of thc
city is suffering it is due to thc condi
tion of ihe streets leading to the
Square. Our idea of permanent im
provement in this matter is to p?vo
Main street from thc residence of Mrs.
S. Bleckley to the top of University
hill and the streets leading to thc
depots. To do this, the question to
bo voted upon should bc thc issuing
of not less than $30,000 of bonds.
paviMlie .Ajuare and :.'<t 'Iii. -trt.d
would be, i ?J tho matter of getting to
it, like :i ! . :t-it i?'ui island without a
\,..;. If if hi! answered that the
-ii. - t- i?f approach can ho i ti :i? I . . good
enough with -''i!, why would not thc
- in< argument apply to ti.?' Square.
Weare m favor of permanent htreet ?
improvements, hut il is thu streets we
want as well as the Square improved,
and to this end wc would vote for
?"?11,000 of bonds, and perhaps more,
but we cannot sen economy in beauti
fying thc city and leave a Chinese
wall of mud around it. With the
Black Diamond railroad bonds wiped
out, tho city can issue $ljl"?,000 ?d'
bonds before reaching the Constitu
tional limit, and we ??re inclined to
thc opinion that there is vastly more
economy in appropri liing this amount,
in order to include tho streets, than
to put $25,000 on thc Square only.
OUK COLUMBIA LETTER.
('<n.r.MitiA, Fi-:is. ?), 1903.
\ "child labor bill" has been passed
it last. Tlio termination ot an agita
ion lasting nearly lour y en rs is a mild
measure prohibiting tlx* employment
I childi**!! in factories and mines
under certain restrictions. The issue
has been fought ntoutlv on both sides
ill that time, and while thorn was a
ishow of light in tln< house thin week
tlie question was really settled in tho
ampaign lust year. VVlieu tho D?mo
cratie convention declared, not a dele
gate protesting, that such a law should
be enacted, tho light was won by tho
advocates of tho reform. Whatever
their personal convictions, legislators
could not face a Democratic constitu
ency and defend their votes against a
plank in the party platform.
The debute tho last week was inter
esting, however, although it was well
understood that the bill would pass.
Several of tho members, young men,
took the opportunity to exhibit their
oratorial powers, and two of them,
Messrs. Homar and Hlackwood, from
Spartanburg, made quito an impression
by their speeches in opposition. The
most effective speech made in favor of
tho bill, the one which touched upon
tho really vital point? of the issue, was
made by Col. E. il. Aull, ot Newberry,
who bad also introduced a bill on thia
subject. Tho debate begun on Wed
nesday, wuB resumed on Thursday
night nml again Friday night, when ii
vote was taken. Tho bill passed by u
vote of QU to44.
Tho measure is that which was intro
duced in the Senate by Senator J.
Quitinnn Marshall, ol' Columbia-who,
by the way, was tho lirst legislator to
advocate this legislation. The bill
passed the Senate without debate, and
was taken up in tho house in prefer
ence ti? tho other bills pending. It is a
mild measure, and several cotton presi
dents expressed their preference tor it,
it' any legislation at. all was to be had.
'The bill prov idea that from and after
tho lirst day of May, lim:}, rio child
under the age cd* 10 years shall be em
ployed in any factory, mine, or textile
manufacturing establishment of this
State; and that from and after the
lirst day of May, ID04, no child under
tho ago of ll shall be employed in any
factory, mino or textile manufacturing
establishment of this State; and that
from and after the lirst day of May,
l?)0T>, no child under tho ago of 12 years
shall be employed in any factory,
mino or textile manufacturing estab
lishment of this State, except as here
inafter provided. That from and after
May 1st, 1903, no child under tho ago
of 12 yearn shall bo permitted to work
between the hours of 7 o'clock p. m.
and 7 o'clock in the morning in any
factory, mine or textile manufactory
of this State. Children whose widowed
mothers or invalid fathers are depen
dent upon them aro exempted, aa are
those who attend school for four
months in tho year and can read and
write. The penalty for violation of
this law by parents, guardians or mill
officials is a tine of not less than $10
nor more than $59, Qr "imprisonment
not longer than 30 days.
Mr. Cooper, of Laurens, precipitated
a test vote with his motion to continue
the bill, Thia was a hostile motion,
and, if carried, would have put the
bill naide until next year.
On the motion to continue, tho vote
stood as follows:
Ayes-Bailey, Bass, Bates, Black
wood, Boru ar. Brown, Colcock, Cooper,
Davie, DeBruhl. Dennald, Dorroh,
Doyle, Edward, Hendrix, Hinton,
James, Kirby, Lancaster, Leaverett,
Little, Lyles, Mace, J/ahafi'ey, Maul
din, .Middleton, Morgan, JUo&es. Pear
man, Potts, Pyatt, Rankin, Ready,
Richardson, Russell, Sarratt. Stack
house, Stuckey, Traylor, Tribblet Wil
liams, Wingard, Wingo, Wright
Total 44. Those paired who would
have voted aye were: Messrs. Fraser,
Kibler and Coggershall.
Nays-Anil, Baker, Barron, Beam
guard, Bennett, Black, Brooks, Calli
son, Carey, Clifton, Culler, D?s
Champs, DeVoro, Doar, Dowling, F?rd,
( i aston, Gause, Glover, Gourdin, Haili?,
HarrelUon, Haskell, D. O. Herbert,
Hill, Holman, Humphrey, Irby, Jaruo
gan. Kelley, King, Lnney, Lossesne,
Lide, Lofton, Logan, McCain, J/aurill,
Moss, Nichols, Farnell. Peu ri foy, Pol
lock, (?nick, Rainsford, Rnwlinson,
Sinkler. Jeremiah Smith, W.C. Smith,
Stiong.lTatum. Thomas. Toole, Towill,
Wall. Webb, W ha ley and Wiso. Those
paired who would have voted nay
were: Messrs. Minims. Seabrook and
J. C. Herbert.
The following were not recorded ns
voting or ns being paired: Speaker
Smith and Messrs. Hanks.Cnrwile, Den
nis. Ettrd, Fox, Johhson, Lanham, Mc
coll, McMnater, Patterson, Wade, Wal
ker. A majority of these are known
to have been in favor of the bill.
A nisei; ?SARY LAW.
Another bill which caused soino do
bate in tlie house was one introduced
and strongly advocated by Mr. Pol
lock to lix the profita of the dispensary
and to distribute them among tue com
mon schools, also to require purchases
from distilleries within the State to be
made on equal terms with purchases
from outside concerns. This bill gave
riso to a lot of lobby talk about tho
dispensary management, but it wns
finally defoated by a vote of 73 to 81.
The house has given a good deal of
time to tho perfecting of the insurance
laws. After thorough discussion tho
house passed Mr. Libler'a bill to create
a department of insurance. Tho de
partment is to be charged with the
execution of all inauranco laws, and
the head of the department ia to be
known as the insurance commissioner.
Tho latter shall be elected by the Gen
eral Assembly and hia term of office
shall be lour years nt$l,800per annum.
The salaries sud other expenses are to
bo met by a fee of $3 per annum for
each agent employed in thoStaV?. by
the insurance companies. *****
The house then took up and passed
Mr. M au Id i n's bill relating to tiro in
r>lll;?: ? .. ! ??f ''.I! I? ?>..:?. . .1 . At!tit in?
eonsiste.nl therewith, anti, i i.? it tmc,
supplants th?* ' M UM J .">..: which kepi
, ii.?- S?>ut in .i.. :. i ?1 Tit rill' Asocial'ion
. Hit ?'l ;!(?' .State. Tie- hill provides
that no rate on any risk MI fi.;- t?
I .shall I? in excess ol lin.- late nu sinsi
; I ii risks, in other States; ai d llial no
i instit a ne?? company shall ho permitted
to do bu.-inoss in this State, w iii?-li shall
I he a member of any association whoso
i ptirpb.se is to establish, li\ ol maintain
excessive or unreasonable rates or
chargea for iiiHiiratice: provided, how
ever, That it Khali not be unlawful tor
snell insurance companies to be a mem
ber ol any association, the purpose and
object ol'which is to secure the. proper
inspection ol risks, tho maintenance of
uniform and reasonable rates, and thc
prevention of discrimination in charges
between parties dealing with such in
surance companion in this State. The
bill also provides the machinery tor tho
investigation ol' incendiary lues.
A NOTII Kit NEW O FI lei:.
While the house has voted to estab
lish one new office, the Senate has
voted to ?M?ate another-oil inspector.
Senator Goodwin's bill-a copy of the
Georgia, law -providing for tho inspec
tor of illuminating oils, was fully do
bated and dissected and then amended
and accepted. Alter stipulating the
method of inspection, that "for the
purpose of enforcing this act the Gov
ernor shall appoint one inspector of
oil.s tor a term of two years at a salary
of $1OU a month and his actual expen
ses while engaged officially, which
shall be paid by the State Treasurer
upon a warrant drawn by the Comp
troller General, provided such inspec
tor shall furnish monthly an itemized
Bworin statement of his expenses to
the Comptroller General." With a
prospect of these two new offices the
douse has voled to abolish the nineo ol
phosphate inspector, devolving the
duties upon thu State geologist. Tine
bill has not been acted upou by the
Senate. Gov. Mcsweeney vetoed a
TRAFFIC IN SK Kl? COTTON.
One of the matters which has con
sumed a great deal of tho Senate's time
is Senator Gaines' bill to regulate thc
traliic in seed cotton and unpacked
lint cotton-a matter of much interest
to farmers, which see,'.s to proveut
a too common stealagu from theil
storehouses and gins. Die concensus
of opinion was that the law now on
the statute books is unconstitutional
under the recent decision of tho su
premo court in regard to.special Acts,
Aftci many amendments, motions anti
almost innumerable votes tho bill wai
agreed upon and passed without divi
The tratlic in seed cotton or unpack
ed lint cotton, by purchase, barter 01
exchange within the period beginning
Aug. 15th and ending Dec. 1st of eacl
year without license or between tin
hours of sunset and sunrise, is declare*
against thu public welfare and pro
Tho clerks ot the courts of commoi
picas uro authorized and empowerei
to issue licenses to traliic in seed cot
ton or unpacked lint cotton within th
period beginning Aug. 15 and endinj
Dec. 1st, und within their respectiv
counties, to such person or persons a
shall lile with said clerks, respectively
a written application therefore, th
granting of which shall be recommend
eil in writing by at least 10 laud own
era residing within the township
wherein said applicant intends t
cany on such iratlic. Such beens
shall specify tho exact place wborea
said traliic shall be carried on and th
period within which such traliic is per
milted, and shall continue in force lo
the period of ono year from the dato o
issue; and for such license, if granted
a fee of ??r>U0 shall bo paid by tho ap
plicant to tho county treasurer for th
uso of tho county.
All persons engaging in tho tralli
aro required to keep legibly written ii
a book, which shall be open to pu bl i
inspection, tho name of tho person o
persons from whom they purchase o
receive by way of barter, exchango o
traille of any sort, any seed cotton o
unpacked lint cotton, with the mini be
of pour uv and date of purchase.
Any porson who shall engage in th
tratlic without license, or between th
hours of sunset and sunrise, or wh
shall fail to keep the book of record
shall be deemed guilty of a misde
meanor, and on conviction shall b
punished by a fine not exceeding $10
or imprisonment not exceeding si
months, or by both fine and imprison
ment, at the discretion of the court.
It would bo impossible in & re a sou
able ounce to summarize the man
measures that have come before eac
house within a week's time. Many c
these have been finally disposed c
one way or the other, but there ai
still several hundred bills on the caler
dar of each house and the prospect i
that a goodly number of thom will g
over until next session, for the wu-,
and means committee has just presen
ed the appropriation and supply bill
upon which it is necessary to allow ft
a good deal of time. They will con
up Tuesday. The various items, sot
as appropriations to schools and pei
sions, always elicit no end of tall
while the numerous amendments o ile
ed from the floor also take np time.
A striking circumstance about tl
house is that ita session has develop?
no leader. The house has really n
found itself, lt is a body of men <
more than average ability, and most i
them ure young men, out none h
exhibited ti faculty for leadershi
Yet there aro a few mon who are
least prominent in tho deliberation
Mr. Altamont Moses, of Sumter, h
perhaps had tho longest legislative e
perience; hu is sound, conservative ai
keeps a close watch on tho procecdinf
making a most excellent monita
Lx-Lieut. Gov. W. L. Mauldin,
Greenville, has also had much expel
euee in thu legislature; hu, too, is co
servative and often makes a go
speech. Ii. A. Morgan, of Grcunvil
now serving Ins second tenn, has nt
haps made the best impression?'" t
younger men. Mr. Morgan d JU u
talk too much, yet nu is always liste
ed to attentively; hu is discreut n
has considera tilo intluence. His spec
against th?? child labor bill was
worth> effort. Mr. Frager, of Smut
a sou ot tho late Judge Frager,
another salo man who commands i
tention. John l\ Thomas, Jr., of (.
lumbla, bas not taken ii very acti
part in this cession's proceedings, t
he is one of thu best equipped legis
tors in thu house. T. V. Williams,
Lancaster, WAA defeated for spent
and a natural delicacy has doubt!
kept him from taking a very pron
neut part in tho work, but Mr. W
linms is undoubtedly one of thestroi
cst young mun in the body-a dang
ous antagonist in debate, a care
watcher of the calendar, a skilled p
liamentarian. Speaker Smith has bi
sick for some days and Mr. Willis
was elected speaker pro tem, and I
?ircsided well. Of the young lawyt
t. S. Whaley, ol" Charleston, chaim
of thu judiciary committee, who
serving bis second term, and ll.
Homar, of Spartanburg, are hig
thought of, this being Mr. llonu
first essay into polities.
Hut thu situation in tho house is si
that a r.uin well equipped for loud
shipcould make lasungfamo for bimi
anti establish a strong influence in
politics of thu Stato. Is there a mi
I inglorious Cromwell nmong thu nu
! bers? Jns. A. Hoyt, Ji
Hardly a day passes but what we land something
New into our Store, and generally something that
will attract the most economical buyers.
BARGAINS IN SILKS.
IS* inch Taffeta Silk, not thc slazy kind, but a good heavy all
silk Taffeta, in blue, pink and white. These Goods aro cheap at
50e, but we uaine a price on them of 39c yard.
lil inch Corded Wash Silks in white, Nile green, blue and
piuk ; just the thing for Karly Spring Waists at 49c yard.
2,500 yards very ?soft, yard-wide Bleached Domestic, and posi
tively no starch in these goods-they come in lengths 8 to 30 yards,
sewed together at ends, and arc cheap at 7?c, but we sell them on a
close margin at 5c yard.
Full size hemmed Pillow Cases at 10c each.
Peppercll 11-4 Bleached Sheeting, two yards make a sheet, at
Short length White Madras for WaistB, 32 inches wide, worth
15c io bolt, but wo sell it at 10o yard.
Nice Blouse Linen at 10c yard.
27 inch Blouse Linen, nice quality, 15c yard.
30 inch Blouse Linea, cheap at 25o yard, our price 20c yard.
Nioe line of 36 inch Dark Percales, 10c kind, at 7$c yard.
30 inch light Shirt Percales, 10c kind, at 5c yard.
Nice quality all linen Table Damask at 25o yard.
64 inoh mercerized and all linen Table Damask at 50o yard.
36 and 40 inch very fine Curtain Swiss, in dots, stripes, etc.,
at 12?Jc yard.
2000 yards good Sheeting 2Jc yard.
CLOTHING, SHOES, Etc.
Wo carry a good lino of Boys' well-made Clothing, and can
suit you as to style and price.
Men's Heavy Wool Suits, worth $5, to close at $2.98 Suit.
Men's $15 Tailor-made Suits, in Winter weight, to close at
All Men's $3.50 and 84 Pants to close at $3. Cheaper ones in
Nice line of Men's Fine Shoes from 75c pair to $4 kind at $3.50.
Ladies' Fine Shoos 75c to $3.00 kind at $2.50 pair.
Big lot Hamilton Carhart Union-made Overalls at cut prices.
Men's Seamless red, blue, tan and black Sox, worth 15o, at 5o
THE BEE HIVE
G. H. BAILES & CO.
ARE YOU GETTING
THE WORTH OF
THE people of Anderson County are, as a rule, a most practicable and
sensible people. They consider it the part of wisdom to investigate w ell, not
only the quantity but the quality, of the values they receive in exchange for
their hard-earned money. They have learned that it is poor business policy
to buy inferior Goods, even though the price is cheap. Their experience
trachea them that so-called Cheap Goods are in the long run extravagantly
This, in a measure, accounts for the gratifying growth of our business.
They appreciate our efforts to give a hundred cents worth of value for every
dollar, and we renew to them now our pledge that so long aa they desire the
best Goods at honest prices, we shall exert ourselves to the utmost to give
them values commensurate with their money.
Under this agreement we offer from our large and well-selected Stock of
Plantation Supplies the best values we have ever shown in
Genuine New Orleans Molasses,
Genuine Maine Bliss Irish Potatoes,
New York State Rose and
. Peerless Potatoes,
(No cheap grocery-house sto jk,)
Flour of every grade,
(And each Sack guaranteed not to be sticky,)
Heavy and Fine Grades of Shoes,
Hats, Pants, Overalls,
Shirts and Dry Goods,
Of every description.
It is our honest desire to please, and if Good Goods and fair treatment
are pleasing to the tastes of the people, our trade will continue to grow in
the future as in the past.
DEAN ft UWE,
The Store of duality and Dispensary of Value.
W SPRING GOODS
ARE you interested in New Spring Goods ? We are safe in saying that
never in the history of this Store was such a Spring Goods showing as this
The reason ? Simply that by past successes we have become embolden
and have literally doubled last Spring's selections. The truth is, we are after
not only the biggest but the best trade, and show this season a range of weaves
and colors that for variety, beauty and novelty will not be elsewhere excelled
White India Linens,
White Lace Striped Lawns,
White Corded Madras,
White Lace Striped Dimities,
White Mercerized Madras,
White Lace Striped Batiste, \
White Figured Madras,
White, Fancy and Plain Picpue,
Colored Figured Bat?ate,
Colored Figured Dimities,
Colored Figured Lawns,
Colored, Striped ard Fancy Madras,
Colored, Striped-and Fancy Percale,
Colored Madras Gingham,
New Embroidery Edging,
New Embroidery Insertion,
New Embroidery Galloon,
New Embroidery Modulion,
New Embroidery for Skirting,
New Embroidery All Overs,
New Covert Skirting,
New Cheviot Skirting,
New White Nainsooks,
New Blouse linen,
New Leno Coriuo Lawn,
New Fan?y Black Lawn,
New All Wool Albatros,
New Fancy and Plain Handkerchiefs,
New Table LinenB,
New Linen Towels,
New American Lady Corsets,
New Spring Clothing,
New Negligee Shirts,
New Men's Shoes,
New Men's Neckwear,
New Ladies' Shoes,
New Children's Shoes,
New Children's Clothing,
New Ladies' Kid Gloves,
New Ladies' Hosiery.
Our Clearing Sale during the month of January has been very success
ful, still we have a few Heavy Goods left which we would like to close ont,
regardless of cost. To convince is the purpose of this advertisement, as well
as all others issued by us. Our customers know of the absolute reliability of
everything over which our name is signed. We do not parade Goods as bar.
gains which are not good values. Advertisers of facts only.
JULIUS H. WEIL & CO.
NOTHING is more gratifying to an up-to-date Farmer than to have a
well-equipped outfit to begin his Spring work, and this he is Bore to get when
he does his trading with us. We can sell you
And everything necessary to begin plowing, except the Mule, and we can
'sight" you to a Mule trade.
We still have a few Syracuse Turn Plows that we are closing out at ft
very low price, and can furnish you with the Terracing Wing.
Come in and let us show you our 7-foot Perfection Trace Chain at 50o
pair. Nothing in the Trace lino compares with this Chain.
Don't you need a hog pasture ? We have the Wire Fence for you.
BRCOK HARDWARE COMPANY.
WH? SSE LARS?
fiQBERIOR ?N (QU?UIV AND Pm??Sf
Addles* SOUTHERN QOTXO% (M^pO,
SAVANNAH, OA> THE CAROLINAS AND* GEORGIA*