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^ T-TTrTtTT AL T A mn orriAxi ! ANDERSON. S. 0.. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 21. 1903. VOLUME XXXIX-NO. 18.
Jost finished we did the Largest Basilicas
of any November la the history of the
House ! : : : : : : : : s : : :
TOT the eleven months of 1903 the sales have mounted
to a height never before attained. This may interest some
of yon who have been trading with ns year after year, for it's
Smnran nature to have pride in the Store where yon trade.
Now, there ?must be some good reason for this increase in
?fur business. People don't come here to trade because they
like us. If they could buy the same Goods at the same prices
?on credit they wouldn't come here and pay us cash in advance.
Ho? the only reason they pay us the Cash is because wo
?ave them money. They have found out that it pays them to
trade here, and it'll pay you, too.
We are selling GOOD CLOTHING at a smallez margin of
profit than any ?Credit Clothiers can afford. No doubt about it*
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of it-every word. If we weren't doing this very thing, in
stead of a large and prosperous Clothing Store you would find
here simply an empty space.
Every Credit Clothier has a certain amount of losses by
bad debts. Then there's a high-priced book-keeper to pay.
Here we have no losses. No book-keeper to pay. Every
sale is Cash. We don't he re to add on a certain per cent to
our Goods to cover losses by bad debts and to pay book
keepers.
If we can't save you money we don't want your trude.
Our Fall Clothing is Here I
HEADY FOR YOUR INSPECTION.
Here ar? ? orne of the Values we offer
$5.00
ls the low price we place on a big line of Men's and Young ?
Men's Suits. Blue and Black Cheviots, also Cassimeres in
Cheeks and Plaids. Every one of them are excellent values,
?nd wo doubt if a Credit Store can match them for a dollar
mire.
$7.50
fe the small price we place on an excellent line of Hen's Suits
in Blue and Black Worsteds, Blue and Black All Wool Che
viots. Also Gassimers in Stripes, Ched? s and Plaids. These
.Snits are not usually sold at $7.50, but here yov?. save at least
& dollar to a dollar and a half on them.
- . ' . - . . ' .
At $10.00, $12.50,115.00, 816.50, $15.00 and $20.00 you
will find an aflsortment that would do credit to a much larger
oity. The Suits have to be seen t# b? appreciated. But you
*?n take ?ur word for it that there's a saving for you at ^aoh
psic*. %
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ANDERSON, ac.
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Tbl ?pQtCasliClo
STATE HEWS.
- The gross liquor business for the
year ending December 1st was $3,000,
000 exceeding that of tho preceding
year by $317,000.
- Attorney General Gunter has
given out an interview in whioh ho
favors the county oourt plan as a re
lief from the congestion of the dcelc
ets.
- V.'he Gaffney Ledger says there
are about a hundred easer of small
pox in that city and thaw no precau
tions are taken against the spread of
the disease.
- Ben. F. Perry, son of ex-Gover
nor B. F. Perry j has again been ar
rested, this time in Spartanburg, ehar
ted with selling liquor. Perry gave
ond i J the sum of $500.
- A charter has been issued the
Calender Olook company, of Darling
ton capitalized at $5,000. The com
pany will manufacture and put on the
market clocks of all kinds.
- The superintendents of the oity
sohools in this State will hold their
annual meeting, for the discussion
of subjects pertaining to their work,
in Columbia the 28th and 29th in
stant.
.-Robert Smith, a negro lately par
doned out of the ohaingang, set fire
on Thursday night to a restaurant in
Greenwood beoause of a fuss ho had
with the proprietor. Several frame
buildings were burned.
'"=Tbe Spartanburg grand jury, in
itB presentment made reoently, sug
gested to the Spartan burg delegation
that it work for the formation of two
additional circuits to relieve the con
gested condition of the courts.
- Chao. B. Johnson, aged 33, not
ing as brakeman, was run 07?r and
killed by a car in the Southern freight
yards in Columbia on Tuesday, 8th
inst. He leaves two orphan girls
??id four and nine, his wife having
died two years ago.
- AoDon Arnold, a colored farmer
of means, was enticed from his home
near Greenville on Thursday night
and murdered. He had just drawn
some money from the bank and that
was stolen from his person. Three
negroes are under arrest for the crime,
ana the evidenoe ie strong against
them.
- Last week Henry MoMahan, an
old negro thought- to be 112 years old,
died at his home near Mt. Tabor. He
was the stage eoaoh driver betwAAn
Newberry and Yorkville in the days
gone by, and for seventy-three years
was a irembor of the white Presby
terian Church at Mt. Tabor.-Union
Progress.
- The Baptist State convention at
Sumter oallea upon tho churoh the
coming year for $75,000 as follows:
State missions, $20,000; home mis
sions, $13,000; the orphanage, $14,
000; axed ministers, $4,000, and min
isterial education $2.000. This is on
the basis of 10,000 inereass 'over the
year just closed.
-= Thc property of Larkin M. Rico,
colorad, ox Union county, was adver
tised for ' sale on salesday nuder a
judgment obtained at the last' term
of oourt by a negro woman who sned
Rice for a breech of the promise of
marriage and got a verdict for $2,500.
Rice claimed his homestead and the
sale was postponed.
- W. W. Irby, of Fairfield county,
was married 1 est week to Mrs. M. T.
Fuller, of Raleigh. Mrs. Fuller was
Mr. Irby'B nurse in a hospital in Co
lumbia this summer^ where the inti
macy began. Mrs. Fuller started for
her home in Raleigh Saturday even
ing but when she got to Winnsbo.ro
Mr. Irby induced her to remain over
and they were married.
- Monday morning before daylight
a gang of hunters succeeded in halt
ing and killing a bear at Landrum in
8partanburg county. : This animal
had been tracked by dogs shortly
after dark on. Sunday until next morn
ing.when he was brought to bay and
killed. He was a fine specimen of
the black mountain bear and drifted
down from the mountains perbaps on
acoount of the forest fires whioh have
been seen on those rugged summits of
late.
- By thc will of the late Charles
Logan, whioh was admitted to pro
bate last week,, the oity of Columbia
receives legacies aggregating $60,000.
The Columbia hospital and St. Peter's
church each receive $5,000. The
legacy to the oi&y soho ol o includes
four acres of the race track at the
fairgrounds and $40,000 in money.
There is mother bequest of $9,000 to
be used by the oity for the prevention
of cruelty to animals.
- By a strange coinciden oe Mr.
Charles Muller, an aged Confederate
veteran, who died at Winnsboro .last
week f?om injuries received,, from
burning, waa buried in the same grave
with a man who in the great conflict
wore the blue. Th? lot selected for
his interment was overrun with tines
and the persons to whom was entrust
ed the digging of the grave dug into
the grave of c Yankee soldier who
died a* Winnsboifo while there with
ari encampment in 1865. So in the
same^ravo tfeebluo and gray s1?<?$
- The grand lodge of Masons, of
South Carolina, ?n session in Char
leston, elected the following officers
?? Wea?muay; Grand Master-John
R. Bellinger, of Bamberg; Deputy
Grand Master-F. E. Harrison* ot
Abbeville; Senior Grand Warden-Jf.
li, Michie, Of Darlington; Junior;
Grand Warden---James R Johnson,
I of Charleston; Grand Chaplain-W.
E. Thayer, of Rook Hill; Grand Sec?
retery-Charles Iuglesby, of Charles
ton; Grand Treasurer-Zimme rm au
I Davis, of Charleston.
GENERAL NEWS.
- Negotiations havo been begun
among the powers looking to interna
tional oontrol of Macedonia.
- Two Greek steamers collided in
tho Mediterranean sea on Wedneaday
and fifty passet ^rs were drowned.
- A plan to corner the Dcoomber
wheat market in St. Louis by buying
up all possible insurance is said to be
contemplated.
- The citizens' oommittco that has
been endeavoring to settle the street
oar strike in Charlotte have failed in
their efforts and given up.
- The United States government
crop estimate created quite a stir in
England, and there is talk of moving
their mills to this country.
- Andy Montgomery, a colored
man, aged 117, died at a home for
aged colored people at Atlanta, Ga.,
recently. His age is verified by the
records.
- James M. Edgo, alias Kane, was
arrested in Memphis, Tenn., on Mon
day charged with embezzling $100,
000 from the First National bank of
Patterson, N. J.
- President Roosevelt receives
$30,000 and two of his children, $5,
?U0 each from the cn ta to of the late
J. K. Gracie, of New York, an uoole
by marriage of the president.
- The polioe aro ofter a band of
ghouls who for weeks past have been
opening graves in Greenlawn oemetery
in Newport News, Va., and robbing
the dead of jewelry, shrouds and
olothiog.
- A oall has been issued for a
meeting of the Democratic national
committee in Washington on January
12, for tho purpose of deciding upon
the time and place of holding the
national convention.
- Last year if an average were
made every man, woman and ohild in
the United States received sixty-one
letters, thirty-one newspapers or
periodicals, and fourteen packages;
and every sixth person registered a
letter.
- Toronto, Ont., has a church
whioh does something whioh probably
no other churoh in the world does.
It io, of oourse, exempt from taxation,
yet it insists on paying taxes each
year. It is the Jarvis atreet Baptist
Churoh.
-- Gov. Bliss, of Michigan, has re
linquished his pension of $12 per
month, and han ">i"??t?d thc Com
missioner of Pensions to drop his
name off the rolls. He doubted the
propriety of continuing as a pensioner
when he was not in need.
- Two thousand petitioners were
made Knights of Pythias, at one
time, in the great convention hall in
Kansas City a few nights ago. One
thousand of them wera from Kansas
City and the remainder from neigh
boring localities. Over 5.000 mem
bers witnessed the ceremonies.
- E. S. Peters, president of the
Texts Cotton Growers' Protective
Association has telegraphed to large
producers of ootton stating, that the
bureau of statistics estimate of the
crop io over the indicated yiold. He
urgoQ growers not to part with their
holdings at less than 15 conto.
- In the Distriot Court of Chero
kee county, Texas, Allen Brown, a
negro convicted of attempted oriminal
assault, w<iS sentenced to 1,000 years
in the p ..OJ.entiary. Under the law
the jur> cooli not impose ? death
sentence. At tho time of his arrest
Brown norrowlv beaned being lynch
ed.
- Tho long cherished dream of the
Daughtera of the Confederacy-the
occuring of ''Beauvoir," the old Mis
sissippi JomeBtead of Jefferson Davis,
as a home for indigent Confederate
veterans-has at last beep realized.
The home was formally opened, with
heooming ceremonies, last week, fully
a score or more of veterans taking up
their abode therein.
- Sixty-two years ago ar man named
Jones moved from Kentuoky to Dade
oounty, Missouri, taking with him his
family of ten ohildron. At a reunion
reoently held at Everton, 1,016 of his
descendants were present and there
are a few who were unable to attend. '
Almost all his desoendahta have mar*
ried and aettled in the same neighbor
hood in southwestern Missouri.
-- Demoorats in the town of Berks
ly, Va., drove Oounty TreasurorLyons
from his office where, it was alleged,
he was registering negro* voters. A
riot waa j narrowly avoided but the
affair seems to have passed over with
out other serious result than the as
sault of the tee:surer while sitting at
a table in police ?tatiou with a negro
councilman. The man waa pretty
roughly handled. -
. - An explosion of a oar of naptha
lathe town of Greenwood, Del., last
week and the fire oaused by tho ex
plosion io jared dwelling houses to the
exteat of more than $70,000, totally
destroyed two freight traine and their
contents, ia believed to have inciner
ated three trampa who were riding ia a
box cw near where the explosion oc
curred and of whose bodies nothing
hia been found except some unrecog
nisable bones, aaa injured many
others.
Fran Fischer, a Hon tamer, waa
torn to pieces by four liona, ia a
menagerie cage and in sight of a g-eat
orowd of people at Dessau. Germany* '
She was trying to make a lion spring
through a hoop, whereupon the animal
leaped upon uer and disembowelled
he- at one stroke. The woman shriek
ed and the three other lions joined tn
tho attack and fought among them
selves for fragments of her flesh.
Thora was a frightful panio among
the spectators aaa many person were
injured.,
THO GREAT COTTON QUESTION.
ls South's Ability to Raise Cotton De*
creasing ?
Baltimore, December IO.-Tho Man
ufacturera' Record iu nn olaborate re
view of cotton production during the
last thirty years, gives among other
facts the average yield per acre for
each ye-vv as a basis for tho discussion
of questions affecting the future, such
as the claims which have been made
by some of the deterioration of aced
by reason of selling the best seed to
the cotton oil mills, the deterioration
of the soil by reacon of tho negro ten
antry system, and tho insufficient sup
ply of farm lr.bor, because of the rapid
growth of the industrial emplovmont,
to enable the South to materially in
crease its cotton yield.
Pointing out how the abnormally
low prices which prevailed from 1801
to 1898 had been as unprofitable to
Southern farmers as the low priceB of
wheat and oom some years ago, when
in some places it was moro profitable
to barn corn as fuel than to ship it
East, were to Western farmers, the
.Manufacturer's Record shows that
since the upward trend of cotton prices
a few years ago the total value of cot
ton and cotton seed for the last five
years has been $2,575,000,000, against
$1,775,000,000 for the preceding five
years, or a gain in the last five years
of $800,000.000 over the amount re
ceived by the South for its cotton crop
in the preceding five-year period.
These stupendous figures indicate
something of what the higher price of
cotton means to the welfare of the
entiio South. Tho value of tho cotton
j crop cf 1902=03, including seed, was
$605,000,000. Tho value of the present
crop, including seed, may be Bafely
estimated ot $025,000,000; but added to
the very great increase in the value Of
the South's cotton crop is the fact that
it raised probably the largest corn crop
whioh it ever produced, the value of
which is many million dollars greatev
than the corn crop of last year. The
$800,000,000 received by the South for
its cotton during the last five years is
nearly twice RS much os the entire
capital invested in all the cotton mills
of the United States in 1000; it is more
than the present market value of the
entire property of the United States
Steel Corporation, more than the mar
ket value of the Standard Oil Com
pany and more than the entire capital
of all the national banks of the United
States. For the first two or three
years of this five-year period the South
ern farmers used their increased earn
ings to pay np debts; then they began j
to accumulate a little, and this year
they will be in ehape to spend more
freely than for many years.
In the last one hundred years there j
have been onlv two periods, one f tom
1840 to 1845, and the other from 1891 to
1899. Thcz tho ?V?rag? yrice xor che
year in New York was not over ten
cents a pound, except one year in
which it was a fraction less. Review
ing the average rield per acre in thrco
Iear periods, beginning with 1871, the
lonufacturers' Record says:
"These figures, showing the average
yield per acre, indicate that for the
three-year period, ending with the
crop of 1878-74 to the similar period
ending with 1891-90, covering twenty
one years, there were no material
changes in the yield whioh would in
dicate any permanent increase or de
crease in the productivity of the soil.
The average yields for three-year
periods daring that time fluctuated
between 191 pounds per acre and 158
pounds; but beginning with the three
year period from 1892-93 to 1904-95,
when the average waa 195 pounds per
acre, or more than the average for any
similar period during the preceding
twenty-one years, there was a very
marked in?rense in the yield per acre,
reaching 228 pounds in the three-year
period, 1895-96 to 1897-98, so far above
any yield prior to that period, except
for a Bingle year since 1871-72, that it
! stands ou* a-one as a period of pheno
; menai production per acre. The next
three-year period showed a small de
crease, but was still much higher than
in any preceding three-year period
since 1871-72. For the two 'years end
ing with 1902-03 the average was 188
pounds, a further decline, bot still
above the average for the twenty-one
years from 1871-72 to 1891-92. The
yield for this year will probably be
much smaller than for many years, but
the weather conditions were so abnor
mal that no fair deductions as to the
productivity of the soil or seed can be
based on this.
"If we look back for six years only
we see a steady decline in the average
yield per aero-a decline that would by
itself seem so alarming as to command
the most serious attention of the coun
try; but if we go back of that for twen
ty years we find that the high averages
! between 1895-96 and 1900-01 were ab
normal, and, therefore, the decrease
[ in the production per acre may not be
so serions as it looks on its face. On
the other hand, these high averages for
the whole South between 1892 and 1898
may in part be dne to the heavy open
ing np of new and fertile soil in
Texas, Indian Territory and Okla
homa, offsetting a decline in the older
sections.
"At any rate the cotton situation is
one which demands the videot investi
gations hythe National Government
and the experts of every agricultural
college in the South. The welfare of
the whole conn try, the vast foreign
commerce based on cotton, the enor
mous cotton-manufacturing interests
of America and Europe are at stake.
If thero is no danger, the world needs
to know it beyond the possibility of
any error; if there is danger, then no
sum, whether it be one million or one
hundred million, is too large for the
National Government to spend in over
coming it, for in the long run the best
interests of the South, aa well as of
the world's textile interests, will be
advanced by a very great increase in the
cotton production of the Southern
States, audit la altogether probable
that within the next five or ten years,
with the growing consumptive re
quirements of the world, there will be
need of A crop of 14.000,000 or 15,000,000
bales in the South."
-?Some people are so naturally
wicked they don't get any worse even
when they go into polities."
- An open confeasion may be good
for the soul, but it is a bad thing for
the lawyers for the defense.
- The largest farm in the South
west, it is claimed, is in Oklahoma.
It is No. 101 in the Ponca reservation
and con tai ? a 50,000 sores.
THE
KET
Has Changed Base on account of
Needing More Room
-FOR OUR
Growing Business !
From Now On Will be Found At
WSTU
i? i .
More Clothing,
More Dry Goods,
More Shoes,
AT LESS PRICE than any Store in Upper South Carolina.
WATCH US !
We are going to sell them CHEAP !
Your loss if you don't give us a look.
Satisfaction guaranteed to everybody.
Come to see us in our New Quarters and you will continuo
to como.
Yours to please,
TO PLEASE YOU
Is our desire, for to please you pleases us. Tte
serr i re offer will certainly please you if yo?
will only let us prove to you our methods of do*
ing business. : .: : : : : : r
FRY US NEXT TIME.
Two things we are justly proud of- p?
One is the best COOKING STOVE on the market, justas "The Leader^ J
is the best STEEL RANGE. J. \
THAT is what our customers say, and we think they have got it down*'
about right, as they are using them. Better buy one. We guarantee thens <
to give perfect ea tis faction or money will be refunded. . I .:.
We wish to announce that our TOYS are arriving in great quantities
daily, and that we will soon have them opened up for your inspection. Wei
are
HEADQUARTERS FOR SANTA CLAUS.? h
Everything you can imagine or want is here. EVERYTHING for Boyd
and EVERYTHING for Girls. Come select yours earlyj j ;
But we cannot tell yon about all the things we have to show you. Yo*
must ?ame ?nd ste for yoossalf. You'll fiad th? best CHRI8TA?AS GOODS
aft the lowest pri?es her?.
OUT PEICES
To dose out DRY GOODS, SHOES, ?e., to make room for the largest
stock of TOYS and FANCY GOODS ?ver exhibited in the City of Andes*
son. Yours always truly,
JOHN ?. AUSTIN,
THE MAGNET,:
The 5c. and 10c. STORE,
The Man down next to the Foatofflce that selle the Beak.

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