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^ T-TTrTtTT AL T A mn orriAxi ! ANDERSON. S. 0.. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 21. 1903. VOLUME XXXIX-NO. 18.
?Tuai ?niftiiod we did the Largest Business
of any November In the history of the
Tot the eleven months of 1903 tho 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
human nature to have pride in the Store where you trade.
Now, there must be some good reason for this increase in
our 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.
fifo, the only reason they pay us the Cash is because we
eave 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 smallex margin oft
profit than any Credit Clothiers can afford. No doubt about it, I
We heve told you this before, and we mean every word j
of it-every word. If ws 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 ha re to add on a certain per cent to
our Goods to cover losses by bad debts and to pay book
If we can't save ?you money we don't want your trade.
BtL ? W iHartSduffnerj
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Our Fall Clothing is Here 1
READY FOR TOUR INSPECTION.
Here are some of the Values we offer
: $5.00 . ' I
Is the low price we place on a big line of Men's and Young
Men's Suits. Blue and Slack Cheviots, also Cassimeres in
Checke and Plaids. Every one of them are excellent values,
and w*e doubt if a Credit Store can match them for a dollar
Is the small price we place on an excellent line of Men's Suits
in Blue and Black Worsteds, Blue and Black All Wool Che
viots* Also Cassimers in Stripes, Chees s and Plaids/ These
Suits are not usually sold at $7.50, but here you save at least
a dollar to a dollar and a half on them,
At $10.00, $12.50, $15.00, $16.50, $18.00 and $20.00 you
will find an assortment that would do' credit to a much larger
city. The Snits have to be seen to be appreciated. But you
<$an take our word for it that there's a saving for you at emoh
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ANDERSON, S. G.
we Spot Cash Clothier!
- A negro was killed in Newberry
by a sky rocket Thursday night. Ho
was hit in the head by the rooket.
- Garwin Uamby, a mill operator
IC years old, was found dead in the
wouda near Oreen ville. It is believed
that ho was murdered. j
- James A. Willis, a Gaffney law
yer, got a vordiot for $500 against the
Western Union Telegraph oompany
because a mossage to him was not de
- Tho Spartaoburg ?Tournai say?
there has been a good deal of oottor.
stealing going on in that oounty. A
number of the thieves have boen
caught in tho sot.
- John Farr, a oolored section
hand, fell under thc wheels of a loco
motive at Spartanburg while trying to
recover his hat whioh had blown off,
and was crushed to death.
- Smallpox prevails about Gaffney.
The disease causes little alarm there.
One physician said last week that it
was generally lighter than measles
and the results were not as bad.
- Andrew Wilson, a negro brake
man, was killed in Darlington on Sat
urday by being run over by a train.
His body was ground to pieces by
the oars and mutilated beyond recog
- Col. Thos. Taylor, ono of the
oldest and most prominent nativo
male citizens of Columbia, died on
Tuesday afternoon, 22nd inst. He
had been a member of the legislature j.
president of the State Agricultural
society, and master of the State
Grange. He was inspector of phos
phates under Gov. Hampton.
- It was learned in Columbia Satur
day morning that there is a probabil
ity of a contest arising from the ro
er -it election for Hammond oounty,
in whioh the proposition waa defeat
ed. ThoBO who are in favor of the
movement are dissatisfied with the
result, though it is not known upon
what grounds the reported contest
will be made.
- The annual report of the pension
department for the year ending De
cember 31 has been issued. It is a
complication of over 200 pages and
contains the following subject matte;:
Letter of transmittal, rules of the
State board laws, disbursements of
appropriations for pensions, list of
pensioners by counties, and lint of
those participating in tho artificial
- The State newspaper reports that
negro farmers' near Hupkiati, Wes
ton and Congaree, in the southern
seotion of Richland oounty, arc des-?
tituto and on the verge of starvation
on account of their erops being wiped
out by a series of weather conditions
starting with the big nood of last
June, hail storms whioh ocourred
later and early frosts. The State
makes aa appeal for charity.
- T. W. Summer, of Peak, bois
trestle builder on the Southern road,
was killed on Saturday beyond Alston.
He and some hands were on a push oar
with sooie lamber, and while going
along at a pretty rapid speed his fool
caught against a cross-tie and he was
thrown off and under the oar and his
body bsdly mangled. He died in a
few minutes. Blr. Summer leaves e
; wife and seven ohildren. He had
I decided to quit the railroad the first
of January and go into other business.
-The Bamberg Times says W." J. j
Kemp, v?ho lives about half way be-1
tween .Samberg =sd Densa?was held !
up by a negro a few nights ago. He
was within a 100 yards of his house
when the negro sneaked up behind
and oaugh t him around the waist.
Then it was when a lively tussle took
glace, and the negro tried to wring
Lr. Kemp's pistol from his hand, but
the latter proved the best man and the
negro was finally thrust aside. As
the negro was running away Mr.
Kemp tried to shoot him but it was
found that the pistol was broken dur
ing the scuffle.
- Kelly Good, of Greenville, was
convicted and sentenced to two years
for a??ault and battery. He has cor
ved one-half the term. The evidenoe
against him was circumstantial and
on the recommendation of the solici
tor and the judge a pardon hao been
granted. William Sullivan, of Lau
rens, waa convicted for the same
offense and received the same sen
tence. He has served one year and
on the recommendation of the snlioi
I tor and the judge a pardon was also
? granted him.
! - J. D. Batohman; flagman for the
Seaboard Air Line railroad at thc
Gervais street crossing, in Columbia,
was run over by a shifting engine
Saturday night and. instantly killed.
His head was completely severed from
the body and both legs crushed. It
appears that he left his post a few
minutes before the accident and walk
ed down the track as if to oross the
street. A negro who was riding on
the rear of the engine ssw Batohman's
danger and cried ont r io an effort to
warn him, bat waa too late.
- Constables Boll and Whitmho.
ol Green vii lo, on Tuesday seiaad and
deatroyed a large illicit distillery
plasta located aaar Highland postofice
in the Dark Corner ?attie, of ttaa
oonaiy. Tao plank consisted cf a
.till af n fallon capacity, a oap end
werai, elavest fermenter? and 1.000
gallo?* af beer and mash. The pla ot
waa io full operation when the ofSeers
ani7?? on the premises aaa-liquor
waa flowing freely. ' Wade MoKfnoey. ?
colored, i??d a chite maa wera found
engaged in operating the still. Wade
McKinney was arrested but the white
mun succeeded in making his .escape.
MoKinnoy was taken to Greenville
and after a preliminary hearing was
bound over to court for trial.
- Four ohildren were burned to
death in Augusta in ono week.
- All efforts to settle tho strike of
livery drivers in Chioego havo failed
and it ia said a fight to tho finish is on.
- A literary realuso of Louisville
has bequeathed to tho University of
Virginia his library worth $100,000.
- Mrs. Mollie White, of Lanett,
fell down tho steps at hor home and
tho fall broko her neok. It is sup
posed she was fainting and caused tho
- Judge Pope Barrow of tho super
ior court of Georgia was seized with
vertigo while trying a oase in Savan
nah and died a short whiie after
- Tho new Williamsburg bridge
aoross Fast river, at New York City,
which has been in course of struc
ture for about ten years, is now open
- Joseph Phillips killed his threo
motherless ohildren and then himself
at Hudson, N. Y., beoauseof his in
ability to purchase Christmas gifts for
his ohildren, ?
- Nicholas Miyo, aged 63, shot
and killed Tony Laoho 23, and his
bride in Philadelphia on Wednesday
because Laobe had married the young
woman he was in love with.
- Four little negro ohildren were
burned to death in Oconeo county,
Ga., on Wcdnosday night. Their
parents had gone off and their house
? burned down in their absence.
- Nicaragua has recognized tho
Republic of PsS=3E by appointing a
consul at tho city of Panama. This
is the first recognition of tho republic
by a Central American nation.
- Eugene Mustin, of Augusta. Ga.,
has been arrostod, charged with illicit
manufacture of whiskoy in a cellar on
Broad street. The whiskey was label
ed "Nerve and La Grippe Cure."
- An agreement has been reached
between General Taft and the friars
of the Phillippine Islands by whioh
the United States will acquire tho
friars' lands for the sum of $7,210,000
- A sensation has been caused in
Alabama religious oiroles by the
withdrawal of Rev. C. L. Chilton
from the Methodist ohuroh and his
declaration that Methodists havo de
serted their old-time principles.
- John Melrose, the driver of the
St. Paul police ambulanoe, had chick
en for dinner the other day and in the
crop of the fowl sacrificed for tho
purpose he found a diamond valued at
- Robert Burchett was murdered
at his home at Mas Meadows, Va.,
and suspicion points to his wife and
another man. His wife was found
washing blood stains from the floor.
The body had been dragged some dis
tance from the house.
- The fast through train from
Pittsburg to New York on the Balti
more and Ohio railroad ploughed into
a pile of lamber near Dawson, Pa.,
with the result that sixty-three per
sons were killed many injured and the
train virtually demolished.
- The president has appointed
Gen. J no. C. Black, of Chicago, on
the oivil servioe commission in placo
of Jno. R. Proctor, deceased. Gen.
Black is oommaoder-in-ohief of the
Grand Army of the Republic, was
commissioner of pensions under Cleve
land and is a.demoorat.
- Miss Florenoe Graham Off ut, of
Lexington, Ky., where she is a di reo
?.r??? cf physical culture !*? ? gir??
academy, has broken off an engage
ment to wed a young man of good
family because he insisted that after
marriage sho should abandon her oc
- The be?t paid official in the world
is said to be the grand vizier to the
Saltan of Morroooo, Ben Hammed,
who held tho office for twenty years
previous to his death, which occurred
recently, left a store of gold coin, ab
solutely his own, amounting in value
, - A successful trial of a firing ma
ohine was made on Thursday near
Kitty Hawk, N. C., by Wilbur and
Orrville Wright, of Dayton, Ohio.
The machine flew for three miles in
the face of a wind blowing 23 miles
an hour and then gracefully descended
in the spot select rd for it:
- During a joiot debate at Hope,
Ark., between the three candidates
for the democratic nomination for
governor, a personal encounter oc
curred between two of the candidates,
Governor Jeff Davis and Associate
Justice Wcods. Neither gentleman
was hurt and both were put under
boud to appear at the police court.
- An engineer on the Georgia road
reoently succeeded in stopping his
train on a trestle within six feet of an
old man and five ohildren who were
crossing the trestle. A curve on the
track shut off the view of the trestle
until almost too late to stop the train.
The stop was so abrupt that the pas
sengers thought there had been a col
- Capt. John H. Ph arr, the
wealthy sugar planter and lumberman,
who died at hie home in Berwick, La.,
i th? other day, ot tho age of 7ft years,
??#th? leadlas fl|e*? ?=t ess s? ihm
stosa excition electoral floatest? ?var
held in Louisiana. In 1898 ha waa
i nominated for governor by tba repub
licans but waa defeated bj Murphy J.
'Foster, the d?mocratie candidate,
though the race waa very close. Capt.
Pb arr alleged that Foster had won by
fraud perpetrated in the negro par
ishes and carried the oase before the
legislature, declaring that he would
take the governorship by force if
Sronondoed elected. The legislature,
owever, declined to go behind the
The Cotton Situation.
Editor Atlanta Journal : During
this fall and winter tho people of the
South have beon treatod to a new kind
of discussion oonccrning cotton. Tor
tho first time agitation is going for
ward, seeking to unito tho manufactu
rers in an effort io curtail their uso of
cotton iu order to depress the price.
Wo havo beforo us tho further re
markable speotable that all throughout
New Kugland tho wages of the em
ployes have been reduced because of
tho high price of ootton.
Until tho building of ootton mills
in tho South the pries of tho product
V7G? admittedly fixed in Liverpool, and
the only influenoing intercut, in this
oountry was in Now England. The
cotton growers then had nothing what
over to do with fixing the price. Now,
the nrico is fixed in the South. Cot
ton, to-day, is higher in New Orleans
than it is in New York, and tho
Southern farmer is in a position of in
dependence incomparably beyond any
thing that has over been known in the
past. The only figure that Liverpool
now outs is to howl about tho high
With this tremendous object lesson
brought homo to every farmer and bus
iness man in tho South, I do not be
lieve that it would bo possible for tho
agitators and misguided enthusiasts
to force upon tho ootton mills of tho
South tho adverse legislation which
has boen attempted in the reoent past.
The Southern cotton mills havo
neither individually nor collectively
out tho wages of their employes. The
Southern ootton mills, while anxious
io iuuk.0 money for their stockholders,
havo not joined in any effort, by
threat or otherwise, to depress the
price of cotton, by agreeing to ourtail
production or otherwise.
Every thinking man must rooognizc
the fact that we have different condi
tions here in the South in regard to tho
manufacture of ootton from what thoy
are anywhere ehe in the world. We
both raise and manufacture the oot
ton. We are on both sides of the
questiou. The stockholders who own
our Southern mills bavo a dual inter
est in ootton-their business interest
in othor lines makes them glad to seo
high priced ootton, as it makes all
other business, in the South prosper
ous, while they oan manufacture it as
cheaply and make a profit aa it oan bo
handled anywhere else in the world.
Wo hear a groat deal about the mag
nificent laws passed to protect the la
borers in these very ideotioal States
where we have but recently seen the
wages of the employes out 10 per oent
because of the high price of cotton.
Au long an the farmers and business
people stand together with the mill
men of tho South, we will see no such
speotaole as that here. Instead of
trying to hamper and harass the mill
men by these pestifierous laws, and to
aid a sot of agitators who we now see
in the'city of Ghioago will not 073O
allow the dead to be buried, the con
servative, substantial farmers and
business men of the South should
combine with the mill people and man
ufacturers in seeing that the lines of
transportation, which are unfortunate
ly owned in the east, do not put un
just and unequal burdens upon all of
us down here, in order to offset the
natural advantages which our section
possesses, and to see that our compet
itors ?o not get all our Southern coal
mines into great combinations and put
the prioe of coal up as a means of
overcoming our natural advantages.
We seed co operation for protection
in these matters, and for proteotion
against allowing them to come down
herc asa Uictste cur isws so ?s to
break down these great natural advan
tages existing in our favor.
I have devoted pretty muoh all my
life to ootton and the ootton mill bus
iness, and I believe now that the
South has the grandest future before
her of any section of our common
oountry. With the application of
plain business principles to our exist
ing situation, the prosperity of the
South in the next decade will surpass
the fondest dreams of any of us. The
matter is in our own hands, and it re
mains to be seen whether we will util
ise it for our own interests or in favor
of our compactors. J. S. Turner.
Industry is Declining.
Columbia, Deo. 26.-There will be
a meeting of the Phosphate board on
January 6, for the purpose of prepar
ing the annual report for the legis
lature. As is well known, tho indus
try has been declining0 for several
years and this year's report is moro
discouraging than evor. About ten
years or so ago this industry brought
into the State treasury nearly $300,
000. This year the total revenue is
only $15,133 97 and this is a dcoreaso
of $12,157.68 from the amount re
ceived the year previous.
There. are five companies in the
field, but this year they did not mine
muoh more than half what was taken
out the year previous. There is one
cause which has operated to kill this
industry in this State more than any
thing else, and that, waa the discovery
of a superior grade of rook in Florida
and elsewhere, whioh could be mi ned
and marketed muoh oheaper than Ike
South Carolina variety. Thea it is
said that the deposita of thia State
aro being exhausted thereby increas
ing the eoet of getting ii ont. What
ever the cause, the State treasury suf
fers very serions losa.
-- We ate too prone to nae subtrac
tion When figuring our bleaiinge and
multiplication when figuring our sor
' --.We often wonder if some women
do nat think of heaven as a place where
there are no dishes to wash or stock
ings to darn.
Has Changed Base on account of
Needing JVLore Hooxix
From Now On Will be Found At
More Dry Goods,
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 continu?:*
Yours to please,
EVERYBODY 8N TOWN
IT SEEMS IS COMING TO
- FOR -
TOYS AND DOLLS.
And it's perfectly natural that they
should, for the biggest stock and best
values are here. : : : : : : g : :
PRICES REDUCED ON ALL TOYS.
See the great lino of MECHANICAL TOYS.
See the complete line of TOY RAILROADS, 25c to $2.<jfc? '
Our immense stock of Toys, direct imported from Germany, incjhiu je lae)
best values ever seen in Anderson, but beginning to-morrow prices will be
still further reduced, and you can secure the Toy Bargains of your ' lil ?i du
ring Thursday. ?
Doll Tea Sets and Drums reduced also. - ?
SANTA CLAUS will hold a reception in the Toy Department, next
A Christmas Present for Your Wif <* I
One that will make jour horae-life sao** nhMfant and lighten j&n w>
dens. What could you get that would be more appreciated by her than ana
LEADER STOVES OR RANGES?
Wishing yon all a Merry Christmas, we are
Yours always truly J
JOHN A. AUSTIN,
The 5c. and 10c. STORE,
The Kan down next to the Postofflco that sells tile Besa