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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25, 1903.
NO BAIL FOB TILLMAN.
The action of Chief Justice Fopc in
refusing bail to J. II. Tillman, thc
slayer of N. G. Gonzales, will meet
thc approval of all right thinking peo
ple of thc State, it was the old Eng
lish common law, and is tho law of
the land to-day that if, upon the
application for bail in cases of homi
cide, the evidence offered raises a
strong presumption of malice on thc
part of thc prisoner, bail should bc re
fused. This refusal of hail is intend
ed to bo without prejudice to the ac
cused at the trial of thc cause to he
had later, and the ?incision of Chief
Justiec l'ope in refusing bail in this
case, plainly indicate?] hy tho careful
wording that he was guarding against
thc escape of a word that would prove
prejudicial to Tillman, and the volun
tary granting permission hy the Chief
Justice to thc prisoner to apply for
bail before any other Judge in the
State having jurisdiction, gave proof
of a magnanimity and purity of inten
tion that should bo appreciated by
Tillman's most ardent friends.
Tho effect of the actiou of Chief
Justice l'ope in this matter upon the
people at largo will bc highly salu
tary. However unpleasant it may
appear in print, it is none the less
true, that tho people have been stead
ily losing confidence in thc Courts in
tho admini stration of justice in cases
of homicide. Confidence has not
alone been shaken by the failure of
juries to return verdicts of guilty, but
also by thc ease and certainty with
which bail is obtained, new trials
granted and thc failure of Judges to
to animadvert, when charging juries,
upon thc heinousness of taking thc lifo
of a human being. The failure of thu
attorneys to obtain buil for Mr. Till
man before Chief Justice l'ope sent a
wave of surprise all over thc State.
Why? Tho presumption of malice in
this case was not stronger perhaps
than in many other cases that have
happened throughout the State; within
thc last decade. Thc answer is that
so fixed in their minds had become
the saying, already trite, that a man
with money and influential friends
need notfear the law,that they expected
nothing else than to sec Tillman allow
ed bail, and when it was refnsed him
it surprised them.
Wo entertain no ill-feelings toward
Mr. Tillman. Wo want to seo him
have a fair trial beforo impartial
jurors and judge, but wc would fain
hope that with the firm stand for the
law taken by the Chief Jusiico in th?8
matter, we see thc beginning of the
placing of a higher value upon human
lifo and upon law by our Judges,
whose example ?viii be followed by our
jurors and restore the confidence of
Congress has created another Cabi
net oflico known as thc Secretary of
Commerce and President Roosovelt
has appointed his private secretary,
Geo. B. Cortelyon, seoretary of tho
- ?w. mt mm
This raoe sensitiveness is getting
mighty acute. A St. Joseph Mo.,
murderer who has been sentenood to
bo hanged has formally notified the
sheriff that he cannot oonsent to moot
death on a scaffold on which nogroes
have been executed.
The Legislature adjourned last Sat
urday afternoon. Throughout thc
session was a very harmonious one.
One hundred and eighty-five bills
were passed and all of them were ap
proved hythe Governor. Nine-tenths
of thc Acts arc of strictly a local char
- m . - -
Senator Hanna's bill to pension all
negroes boru in slavery will not be
enacted into law, but il is enabling
swindlers to reap rich harvests by col
lecting funds from the proposed benc
fioinriea for the alleged purpose of
p.osecuting their pension claims. This
fact, however, will not worry lianna if
his trick has tho desired effect of win
ning tho votes of colored delegates to
tho next Republican National Conven
- A uiau l.'om New York State has
applied to Governor Hey ward for tho
job of oil inspector.
- Democratic Representative Mac
Bae,of Anson County,lins introduced ia
the North Carolina Legislature a hill
to put ex-slaves and free negroes who
performed faithful servico during the
war upon our regular pension list and
clarify them under the existing pen
sion law. This is the first measurn of
its kiud ever introduced in the South
ern States. Tho bill was drawn by a
captain in the Confederate arny.
- Teacher-Can you name tho four
seasons of thf? year? Rastus-Cherry
time, wat, raiillin time, possum time,
and rabbit, time.
OUR COLUMBIA L11TTKK.
Cou Min A, FKII. 2?, WOO.
It is no easy matter for n Legislature
to adjourn. Our (Jenernl Assembly
tried to do KO from noon Friday to ti
o'clock Saturday afternoon.
All thu work wa? virtually completed
by Friday, tin- various amendments to
tho mon; important bill? were nearly
all agreed upon, ?lie conference com
mittees kati very little troublo ia reach
ing ar? agreement and yet adjournment
wa? not reached. Thu delay waa, as
usual, caused by the necessity to on
gross every Act HI thu exact
form in which it passes and
is ratified. This means that every bill
must be copied by hand after all
amendments have been inserted and
then signed in joint session by the
I Hcutcnuut-Govornor and tb?; Speaker.
Very often this procedure hus prolong
ed the final session well into Sunday
morning, and tin? adjournment this
year before Saturday night is unusual.
.t wan due to the tact that tho bi!'?
upon which contests were certain were
taken up eat lier in tho session than is
The Senate disposed of tho contested
issues as soon us posai ble, and even over
them wasted no timo, but economical
of speech this year. The ch ?ld labor bill,
for instance, went through thu Senatu
without discussion. Thc biennial sus
sions measure elicited little debate, as
did the Hampton monument bill and
other important mattera. Thu House
debated the child lubor bil), however,
during; several days and filially passed
it, but the House continued the biennial
Hussions bill without discussion. Hot li
houses debated at length the compul
sory education bill, thc Senate Heading
it. to the House, where it was killed,
in faut, thu tendency BCOIIIH to have
been lor each House to hil' Ve lulls ol'
thu other. The lish bill, v...ich passed
the House alter long discussion, was
in the Senate continued until next ses
sion; thc dux tax bill had a similar
career, UH did the)billtu furthur-prohib
it cock-fighting, the bill to regulato
insurance companies and establish thc
ellice of, insurance commissioner. On
the other hand, in addition to the com
pulsory education bill a number of
others to which the Senate assented
were rejected by tho House, muong
these being tho bill to regulate trudie
in sued and lint cotton, to provide the
qualifications for couuty superinten
dent of cducutiun.'to establish thu ofllco
ot oil inspector of illuminating oils,
the bill providing$?5,000 turan exhibit
at the St. Louis Exposition and others.
TI IF POSITIVE RESULTS.
It will seem that the bills which
have* run the lire in both houses aro
not very numerous nor conspicuous,
yet when ii list of them is prepared it
?viii bu much larger than the readur
would think. Fur about ono thousand
bills and joint resolutions wen; i ri tra
duced and mute than half of these have,
been voted on, nonio being "continued
until next session," which means that
they may bu taken up next year if . iieir
authors insist. Among those latter
wen; the bills to pr?vido two extra cir
cuits, which, ii was ut one M nut expect
ed, would be a leading issue.
The measures upon which both
houses have agreed and which will be
come laws cannot bu enumerated in
this leitet. Thc more import ant ones
have been mentioned belora, including
i lu- child labor law, the bill putting
ten-year convicts on thu chumping,
the Hampton monument, the lull to
reorganiza thu dispensary constabulary
loree and to provide lora chief eon
stable. The last hill was ratified and
immediately signed by the Governor,
who soon thereafter announced bia
selection as chief coimtnble tobe, U.
H. Hammett, of Barnwell. This is the
only dispensary legislation of any con
sequence at this session. There were
several propositions tu regulate the
distribution ut profila, diverting a lar
ger proportion tu thu school fund, but
thcHo were fought bard und defeated.
Thero were UIHU bills tn increase the
number of directors of tho dispensary,
but those also failed, lu the Senate
there was au abortive attempt tu insti
tute an investigation of tho S tato dis
pensary. The Semite recommitted tu
tho standing committee on the dispen
sary the resolution with instructions
and authority tn ascertain whether an
investigation wns necessary, and the
committee found that thu complaints
did not justify Buch radical proceed
ings. In tho report tu thu Senate the
com mit te Hays:
"That your committee has been in
almost continuous session fur eight
days, and have examined a number ut'
witnesses ?VIIOHO testimony has been
taken down by a stenographer and
transcribed un a typewriter, and is
herewith submitted. After a pains
taking and careful consideration uf the
evidence, tho undersigned, being: a
majority of tho committee, are unable
tu find anything against thu manage
ment. That tiiuu and opportunity was
too short tor such ii full and thorough
investigation as is either just to tue
management ur tu thu State."
Ono reason, the ?principal reason, fur
thu smooth adjournment was that there
waa nu radical nor persistent disagree
ment un the items in the appropriation
and supply bills. Thu Charlestun dele
gation usually dispute nmung them
selves concerning the provisions for
that county, but this year they seemed
tu bu harmonious. No attempt wa;
made tu reduce taxes, tho State levy,
remaining at five mills, and the gen
eral apprupriationa ut' last year nearly
all being re-adopted. The colleges
get all they asked tor, although this
was not dom; without protest. When
the free conference committee report
ed friday morning it recommended
that the Sonata recede from a number
of amendments. Thu following weru
Governor's stenographer $500 in
stead uf $400, as recommended by the
Railroad commissioner's stenogra
The State geologist will get 81.600
for his contingent fund instead of
$2,000aa recommended bv the Senate
ami $1,000 by the House.
Thu State Hoard of Health gets
?:!,(HH) for the purpose of protection
against the spread of contagion, and
tho Governor ia authorized in tho case
of emergency to borrow $7,000 addi
tional fur that purpose.
The Attorney-General will nut get
$8,000 for tho purpose of prosecuting
the trust but will get $600.
The Comptroller-General's office gota
$200 additional for stationery anti
stamps fur thu insurance department.
Thu South Carolina College get? thu
recommendation of the Senate $20,400
inatend ut 828,107, adopted by tho
House, and $1,040 additional fur schol
Winthrop College gets $52,000 und
$5,400 fur scholarships; the Intter sum
waa stricken out by thu House.
The Citadel gets $20,000 for scholar
ships, $1,000 fur repairs, $250 for gym
nasium, $1,000 fur library, $1,200 tur
Tho Statu f.olorod college gets $5,000
I for general support and $1,500 fur the
1 root un a new building.
! These were tho only contested points
and all was settled without much truu
i ble. Tho appropriation bill wns pre
I Rented on better timo this year than
: ever before, aud tho chairman, Hon.
! A .lamont Moses, has been commended
i for the promptness of tho committee.
THE ROAD HILL.
The freo conference committee on
Mr. Multan's road hill recommended
tli?- rejection ol' (IM- hill. The report
wart adopted mid tho hill was killed.
'I'ho Senate wanted to lix tho age ?>f
person H subject to road duty from 21
to CO years. Tho HOURO wanted to
leave the age limit nt the discretion of
the several boards of county commis
sioners. Tho original bill contemplat
ed a ttoxiblo law allowing a commuta
tion tax, etc., to take the place of tho
old law fixing tho commutation tax at
?1 for all counties. The bill wa? kill
ed and the old law stand?.
Tho above is a concise and in some
respects incomplete summary of tho
session's work. It will be been that it
wa? ti negativo session lacking in
aggressive action. Tho Legislature is
composed of men of moro than aver
ago ability, many of them young men,
with ifood ideas and impulses, but deli
cicnt in experience and assertiveness.
Nothing radical has been done. Tho
members have boomed more concerned
about local measures than matters of
general importance, so that when they
meet their constituents at homo they
can assert that they have looked after
their county's interest. Another ses
sion'sexperience will doubtless develop
tho Assembly, especially tin* House,
into a more aggressive and useful body.
Two commissions have beeu appoint
ed to report next year. Ono or these
iw to investigate the tax lawn of the
State ami recommend suitable revis
ions as to the assessment and taxation
of property. The other commission is
to investigate the character of the
work done on tho State House and to
report whether or not tho contract has
he ii complied with.
Jas. A. Hoyt, Jr.
Any farujf-r will Hoon save the cont of a
HOI nf Ul nc kn. m ?th TOOIH by doing bin own
work. Sullivan Hardware Co. have a
weil selectod Htock of such tool m.
Ditching HIIOVOIM-All kind* and at
low ?Ht prices. .Sullivan Hardware Co.
imvo ten patterns of Shovels from which
you ?ran take your coolee.
CITY LOTS FOR SALE.
SITUATED on and near North Main
Street. Five minuten' walk Court House.
Apply to J. F. CUnkscales, Intelligencer
I WILL lie in Anderson to-day or to
morrow wit:- a ear load of lino Tennessee
Mule*, which I will nell at satin factory
prices, ('nil at my Stabler, on Depot
street, aud soe the Mules.
W. B. MAGRUDER.
Fob 2;>, 1903 30 1
CA.N YOU BEAT THIS?
lam road 7 to do all kinds of Wa^on
and Hu guv work prompt. Just think of
lt! 1 will Rim and Tire your Ruggy
Whetdaanow, tlrut-clans, for ?0.00 a Set,
and the regular price ie $7..r>U. Now I
guarantee my work to he lirm-class and
lo give perfect satisfaction; if not your
money returned. All Spokes ?lued in.
I will give yon low pri?es on all Wagon
mid liuggy Work. What about your
horne? Does he interfere, stumble or
i ravel bad? If HO tiring him and let me
Mop lt. You will lind me on tho nemer
i ?dow .li?L_VV. M. WA LL AUB.
Members Township Board of
THE (Governor bas appointed the fol
lowing named persons aa members ot
the Township Hoard of Assessors tor tho
Anderson-8. D. Brownlee, J. L Far
mer, H. S. Ligon.
Belton-?. A. (iser, G. W. Fant, A. H.
Uroadway-II. P. McDaniel, P. B. Gen
trv. W. C. Campbell.
Brushy Creek-J. W. Wyatt, W. C.
Se<itt, J. R. Tripp.
Ceutervllle-Oliver Bolt, J. A. Eskew,
S. J. Watson.
Corner-J.N.MeAUster, D. J. Sherard,
W. W. Adams.
Fork-A. Wayne Fant. John P. Led
better, W. L. Dobbins.
Garvin-J E. Garvin, A. N. Richard
son, W. H. Martin.
Hall-Ii. M. Tate, C. H. Balley, W. P.
Hone? Path-J. M. Hanks, Price Cam
bre ll, W. 8. Flemlntr
Hopewell-W. J. Vandiver, W.R. Car
tee. H H. Grav.
Martin-R. R. Keaton,
Pendleton- W. D. Garrison, Samuel
McCrary. Scott Young.
Rock Mills-J. T. McCown, J. J. Mar
tin. John H. Wright.
Savannah- L. S. Clinkscales, J. J.
Smith, Charles M. Findlay.
Varennes-E. F. Reed, A. C. Keys,
E. L. Tate.
Wllllamston-E. A. Clardy, E. N. El
rod, H. R. Barmore.
The iu.ovo named Board of Township
Assessora are required to meet at the
Auditor's ofllce on the 3rd day of March,
1903, at 10 o'clock a. m., for the purpose
of taking the oath of office, and begin
ning the appraisement of Personal Prop
erty of Anderson County for taxation tor
the lineal year 1903. the returns to be act
ed on and given back to the County Au
ditor on or before the 17th dav of Marob.
G. N. C. BOLE M AN,
Auditor Anderson County.
Wall Papering and Painting.
THE undersigned baa a superior loto
Wall Paper and Bordering which I will
Boll in the roll ats very low price. I will
also Paper and Paint your house at ?* mw
Wactory prioo. If you need any paper
ing or want your house painted give me
Q. L. ARNOLD, Depot Street.
Feb 11. 1903_34_Om
A SMALL INVESTMENT!
IN Mining Storka often leads to for
tune. No other industry will yield such
Agency for Douglas, Lacey Si Cr., New
York, and other?. .
Gold, Silver, Copper, Zinc, Lead and
Qulcknllver Minee In California, Colora
do. Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Montana,
Bt ililli Columbia, Mexico and Peru.
Remember, w.? solicit nuhacrlotioos lo
tito Capital s.toek of reliable Gold Mining
('.impunies aa sn Investment, the same aa
nubacriptinnn to Cotton Mill Stocks are
made, and have nothing to do with sell
ing fm urea on murgin* or speculation in
Mining St? ck*. Information furnished
hy W. H. Frl^raon, J. N. Sutherland, In
vestment I! robers, Brown Hullding,
South Main Mt., upstairs, room 8. '
MONEY TO LOAN.
Feb 4, 1903 33
.Notice ol Final Settlement.
THE undersigned, Executrix of the
Estate of Dr. P. A. Wilhite, deo'd, here
by give?? nolle* that she will on Thursday.
March 19th, 1903, apply to th? Judge
of Probate of Anderson County, S. 0.,
for a Final Settlement of said Estate,
?inri a dlsebarge from her o?iceaa Execu
MRS. CORA L. WILHITE, Extr'x.
.Feb 18. 1903 30 S
Notice of Final Settlement.
THE undersigned. Administrator of
the testates of B. F. Keaton and Mrs. L.
M. Keaton, deceased, hereby gives no
tice that he will on the 28th <iay of
M arch, 15X03, apply to the Judge of Pro
bate for Anderson County, S. C., for a
Final Settlement of said Estates, and' a
discharge from his ofllc? a?> Administra
tor. J. C. SHIRLEY, Adm'r.
Feb 18, 1903 35 , 5
We can't prove the above to be true, but we are
moving, regardless of price, many Specials in WIN
TER WEIGHT GOODS. We name below a few
Specials that we are moving, and you must move if
you want a part of them :
S000 yards Sheeting ai p?r yard. 2Jo
2000 yards good Drilling, from 10 to 20 yard lengths, at per yd 5o
2000 yards Seisland Sheeting at per yard. Mo
2000 yards best coarse Sheeting at per yard. 5o
1000 yards yard-wide Bleaching, no starch ia it, it would be a
bargain at 7jc, but we are selling at per yard. 5o
Yard-wide light Percales, at per yard. ftc
10c dark Percales, yard-wide, at per yard. 7ic
25 dozen ready-hemmed Pillow Ca,Bcs, each. 10o
SILK DRESS GOODS, ETC.
Beautiful quality 38-inch Black Taffeta Silk, a real $1.25 value,
at per yard. 98c
Pink, Blue and White Taffeta Silk, 50c kind, ci per yard. 39c
Pink, Blue, Green and White Corded Waist Silks, a bargain, at
per yard. 49c
Beautiful line of nice Stripe and Checked Waist Ginghams for
Spring, 10c kind, at per yard. 7$o
40-inch W7hito Lawn, 10c kind, at per yard. 8?c
Beautiful Hoe of India Linons or White Lawns at 5o per yard
and up. We are showing a lovely quality at per yard.... 10e
Nice Blouse Liner at 10c per yard and up.
30 and 40-inch Curtain Swiss, l?jjo kind, at per yard.12Jo
CLOTHING, SHOES, Etc.
Men's $5.00 Winter Weight Suits, at per Suit. $2 98
Men's Suits, worth $10.00, at per Suit . 7 50
$15.00 Tailor-made Suits to close at per Suit. 10 00
Nice line of Boys' Suits, well made, at per Suit.98o to 3 00
Men's Worsted and Wool Pants, worth $1.50, at per pair.... 98o
Men's Cottonade Pants, at per pair. 48o
) Men's $4.00 Pants at. 3 00
?| If you want Shoe comfort try a pair Ladies' Dongola Shoes,
every pair guaranteed, at.1.25, 1.50 1 75
Ladies'Fine Shoes.75o to 2 50
Men's Fine Shoes.75o to 3 50
Big line of Men's Bibbed Undershirts and Drawers to match,
at each. 19c
Two Balls Sewing Cotton lc, Ono Handkerchief lo,
One Paper Pins lc, One Lead Pencil lc, A
Twenty-live Envelopes lc, A
Men's Seamless Blue, Tan and Black Socks, wortb 15c, at per i
pair 5c. V
Big lot Union-made Garhart Overalls at Cut Prices. $
$3.50 Wool Blankets to close at $2.50 per pair. 0
THE BEE HIVE, ?
C. H. BAILES &, CO. 1
Come or phone us your orders.
ARE YOU G ETTI NC
THE WORTH OF
THE people of Anderson County are, aa a rule, a most practicable and
sensible people. They consider it the part of wisdom to investigate Veil, not
only LU? 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 exp?rience
teaches them that so-called Cheap Goods aro in the long ran 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 as they de?re 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
(No cheap grocery-house stock,)
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 m
the future as in tho past.
DEAN k RATLIFFE.
The Store of duality and Dispensary of Value.
The Largest, the Bent.
The only UL-to-Date Stock
Beat .[Grade Indigo Calico A&
Beet ,G rade Dreaa Ginghams 5c".
Best Grade Table Oil Cloth 15c.
Bett Grade Wool Dross Goods 12*c;
Best Grade Apron Ginghams' 5c.
Beet Grade Percale 5c.
Best Grade Hickory Stripes 8c
Best Grade White Check Nainsook 5a
Best Grade Blue Denim 10c.
Beet Grade Feather Bed Tic 121c.
Best Grade Cottonades 10c.
Best Grade Turkey Red Damask 20c.
Best Grade Ladies' Parasols 48c.
Best Grade Curtain Scrim 4c.
Best Grade Ladies' Ribbed Black Hose 8c.
Best Grade Yard-wide Sheeting 4ic.
King's Spool Cotton, 200 yards, 2c.
We are in position to show you an enormous Stock of MEN'S AND
CHILDREN'S CLOTHING, and guarantee to save you big money on every
Suit you may buy from us. We do not sell shoddy stuff, but good, dependa
Shoes are one of our pet lines. We can sell you a good All Leather
Shoe, for either mau or lady, at one dollar. We handle exclusive liues, and
get them direct from the maker. Our enormous Stock of Oxfords has ar
rived, and they are handsome and cost but little.
m? - - -
We have juBt received dray loads of LADITES' HATS. Every
one is a perfect picture. Ladies, come and see, and you will be repaid.
9?. We offer all who trade with us a Beautiful Present, which costs yon
not a cont, onlv fnr the askins.
. Weil k Co.
Largest Store in South Carolina.
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 sure to get when
he does his trading with ua 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 a
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 50c
pair. Nothing in the Trace line compares with this Chain.
Don't you neod,a hog pasture ? We have the Wire.Fence for you.
BROCK HARDWARE COMPANY.