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THE NEW YEAR.
Another year with its varied
changes and vicissitudes has paBscd,
and a new one is dawniog upon us.
Tho old one, perhaps, has furrowed
many checks, saddened many hearts
and extinguished many hopes, but
now on the resurrection morn of the
cruel, relentless past, let us look hope
fully forward to the days that await
us in tho future.
Years are generally regarded as con
ventional gradations of time, but alas!
they also mark periods of mistake,
error, grief and shame. Tho resolu
tions generally born on the first day
of the new year, are but thc crystali
zation of a Iloavon born impulse,
which for one sad year, at least, han
been buried among thc dying embers
of a well nigh extinguished self re
spect, and on that day of introspec
tion, is fanned into a fitful ilamc of
fever, by a contemplation of the
errors of the past. It is well that
theso ashes of the pant should be
stirred. It is well that wo should
seriously oontomplato our past lives,
and ondeavor to amend our errors.
Although now year's resolutions are
generally regarded as ephemeral, yet
if they brighton our HVOB and those of
others, they are specially to bo oom
Standing today on the furthermost
slant of tho hill of existence, where
the shadows are lengthening as wo
totter toward tho unexplored beyond,
we nevertheless soe muoh to oheer us
on our cheokerod way. As a nation
we see nothing but joy and gladness
for tho American people. Our south
ern farmers are recuperating their
long paralyzed energieB. Smiles of
happiness and content are irradiating
their sun burned countenancer*. Capi
tal is seeking a safe investment in a
land where anarchism is a stranger,
and strikes are rarely hoard of, and
now that our sunny southland bids
fair to become the El Dorado of the
world, what hinders us now in the ox
huberanoe ' of a gratitude, without
vaunt or boasting, as individulB and
as a u uti on to czclaim :
"Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by the sun of
And all the clouds that lour'd upon
In the doep bosom of the oooan bu
Happy new year to ?ll of our read
ers-happy in our homes, happy in our
hearts, let ns all struggle through the
coming year, to make all happy with
whom we come in contact, and make
this year a phenomenal one, in all
that pertains to hope, happiness and
The law makers of South Carolina
will c nvene in annual session in Co
lumbia on Tuesday, January 12th.
We have no suggestions to make to
Several of the current magazines
contain articles on "How to Econo
mize," The writer who oan tell how
to get along without the necessity of
economizing will have more appreci
The present price of ootton should
convinoe tho farmers that the thing to
do is to plant a conservative orop of
ootton eaoh year and devote more
attention to other crops. In this way
they will realize more for their oot
ton and have other products as well.
The National Democratic executive
committee will meet in Washington on
the 12th of January to determine the
plaee and time of tho next nominating
convention of the Demooratio party.
New York is boing strongly urged as
the proper plaoe for the meeting of
A bill has recently been introduced
in congress providing for anothor
national holiday. It is proposed to
make Oct. 12, the day on whioh Co
lumbus disoove?ed Americt, a na
tional holiday. There are some Ex
tremely praotioal people who might
say that we already have too maoy
i- ? - -
One of our exchanges says that the
happiest people in the world are those
who keep out of debt, out of politics,
out of office, shun notoriety, make an
honest living by honest means, follow
the golden rule, humbly servo the
Haring God, pursue the even tenor of
their way, and neglect no opportunity
of doing good. Correot.
The Birmingham (Ala.) Age Herald
says if Roosevelt is nominated by ac
clamation in 1904, it will be found
that a large camber of Republicans
who had no hand in it will stay away
from the polls on election day. At
I , J any rate, the Democrats, if they have
/ . apopnlar standard-bearer, will work
' for victory with intense enthusiasm
and will win H.
(Mncon (Ga.) Telegraph.)
Ari old revenue oiliccr who has had
years ot active experieuce in raiding
Htills and capturing blockaders, who
lia? had many a battle with the out
laws and beard tho bullets from their
guns whistle past him, who had often
crouched behind tho rocks and stood
behind trees and who has done his
share in trying to stamp out tho mis
creants, said a few days ago in speak
ing of blockaders and moonshine
whiskey: "I have been a revenuebiU
cor lor about twenty-live or thirty
years, and have seen all kinda of ser
vice, under all kinds of circumstances,
and don't believe blockading or illicit
distilling will ever bo stopped. Tho
reason for my belief (and I arn not tho
only one) is simply this: There is such
a large prolit in tho business that tho
temptation is too great for most of
that class of people, regardless of tho
law, not heeding what lias befallen
fellow moonshiners. Even forgetting
that they have once been caught or
suspected, and that tho eyes of the
officers are on them, they go right
ahead and distill the grain, hut at
the same time they oro on the lookout
for raids and have their guns over
ready to semi a piece of lend into their
discoverer. They are good shots, too,
hardly missing when they have a fair
opportunity to take aim.
"I will give you an idea of how
cheaply moonshine whiskey in made
and the immense profits that aro reaped
from its Hale. They take one gallon of
cheap black molasses, which costs
abo ut 05 cents: two bushels of meal,
costing 05 cents per bushel, and some
water. This is made into a mash, al
lowed to ferment, and the stuff then
goes through a process ot evaporation.
Tills amount of meal, water and mo
lasses makes forty gallons of whiskey,
which is sold for *!?2 a gallon. Anyone
cnn see the immense prolit from this
"Latterly brown sugar has been
used instead of molasses ami is a great
deal cheaper. The sugar costa about
4ir cents a pound; there aro ?J00 potrada
in a barrel, making it cost $ 13.50 per
barrel. Au immense amount of mo
lasses is made from a barrel of sugar,
and the protit is almost twice ns great
as in using tho first method. Distil
lers aro captured every day, and when
they are sent to prison o them take
their places, and thus tho perpetual
How of "whito lightning."
Court Upholds Color Line.
Alton. 111., Decomber 18.-The fa
mous Alton School ense, in which the
negro children of this city are seeking
admission to thc, schools with the
white children, was decided in favor
of the city of Alton and against the
negro children today in the Madison
County Circuit Court.
The case bas been on trial for two
days. After tho decision was announ
ced J. J. Bronhoit, formerly Senator
from the 47th Illinois district, attorney
for tho negro children, tiled a notice of
an appeal to the Supreme Court of
Tho Alton school cneu is said to bo
tho most famous of ita kind in the
Courts today. Tho present trial is
the seventh that the case has had in
tho various Courts. The casu has been
both in tho Appellate and the Supreme
Courts, where it each time has been
reversed and remanded upon various
In tho suit Scott Bibb and other
negroes of Alton aro praying for a writ
of mandamus against the mayor, che
city council and thc board ot educa
tion, which is appointed by the mayor
and continued by the council, to com
pel them to permit their children to
attend school with the white children.
The board of education built a mag
nificent Behool building for the negro
children, and made a ruling that nil of
them should attend it. Bibb's chil
dren attempted to attend a school for
the white children and the superinten
dent of the schools refused to permit
them to enter.
The suit for mandamus followedfond
has been in the Courts ever since. The
suit bas had some of the beat of legal
talent connected with it, the late Gen.
John M. Palmer being one of the attor
neys for the plaintiff. The costa have
been enormons, and it is said that tbe
negroes of Chicago and other cities
have formed an organization to sup
ply the necessary funds for the prose
cution of the suit in order to make it a
Archbishop Ireland, who is never
without a good story, tells one that be
holds to be one of the best iiiuaira
tions of faith as well aa of confidence
in individual supplication to the throne
of grace. The little six-year-old
daughter of one of hm parishioners is
an exceedingly bright child, a little
too bright, as the Archbishop explained,
and she bad been praying to have a
little brother sent tu her. When her
prayer was answered she was delighted
and ber faith greatly augmented there
by. But when one day, lesa than two
?-eava later, the gilt was repeated she
ooked gravely apprehensive.
"I don't want two brothers," she ex
claimed, "and I'm sure I prayed too
much. I hope God won't answer
every prayer I made for a little brother
by sending one for each."
But the best evidence of the respon
sibility she felt in the matter was dis
closed on ? subsequent occasion, when
she heard her father and mother dis
coursing to a dinner table full of
guests upon the merits and attractions
of these two little sons.
"Yes." taunted this superior elder
Bister of ? years, "and you wouldn't
hnvo had either one of them if it had
not been for me,"--Philadelphia Led
ger. _ _
Atlanta, Ga., December 28.-At a
banquet given this evening by tho
business men of Atlanta to Brig.-Gen.
Barry, in command of the department
of the gulf, Gov. Joseph M. Terrell, of
Georgia, waa also a guest of honor. In
responding to the toast "The State"
Governor Terrell said among other
things: "With many things that
President Koosevelt bas done, indeed
with perhaps most nf the cast of his
administration, I differ, but there are
two things which I moat heartily en
dorse. I endorse the establishment of
the department of the gulf and I moat
heartily endorse the recognition of the
independence of Panama, which means
the construction of the isthmian canal,
a thing in whieh we, as Southerners,
are most deeply and moat vitally in rev
ested. lt ia not now and cannot be
made a party matter. We want the
canal and we are in a fal?* way to get
it, and if we do not get it now, it will
be our own fault."
The first quarterly conference for
the Starr and Iva Circuit for the year
1004 will meet with Bethel January 1st,
1004, Preaching nt ll a. m. by Rev,
E. A. Child; -
The stewards will aleo hold their
meeting at tho same time and place,
and we hope and urge that every mem
ber of the Board will attend. A good
start means much. . . '
J.W. Bailey, P. C.
Efficacy of Prayer.
Harris Bridge News.
Christinas ia about over and many n
heart ?H made glad by tho many happy
hours spent together with friends and
loved ones. Mny wo all ho able to
carry out tho golden rule aud carry it
through the year.
Charlie Cobb and Perry Smitn, of
Broadaway, spent Sunday and Monday
in our burg.
Claud aud Oscar Harris spent Christ
in Abbeville the gues
Clem Harris and pretty sister,! Miss
Aluin, aro visiting in and around
Wo listened to some lino music at
thu residence of Mr. John Harris on
Chris!rna? Kv?, made by the Messrs.
Burii&s. Wo return many thanks to
them for their sweet music.
.Minn Jeanie Erskine und brother
..vere Ibo guests of their aunt, Mrs. J.
F. Wilson, tiiia week.
?MIHS Mattie Holder, ono of our sweet,
k'irls, spent yesterday in Anderson.
Adolphus Holder and sister made a
viait to Omega last week, tho guests
of their aunt, Mrs. Mattie Wyatt.
Ask M isa Sam- if she is stuck on tho
follow jp tho eLy.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Knox, of Wost
Union, '?re visiting in our burg.
Adolphus Holder and Bister made
a, short visit in Broadaway with friends
and attended an entertainment. They
enjoyed their visit and return many
thanks to their friends for their kin?
Dec. 29. A Maiden.
Decided Innovation Proposed.
Ashevillo, N. C., Dec. 22.-H. H.
Pottle, a banker and broker of New
York city, han undertaken to finr>nee
tho new cotton mill to bo built at
Marshall, for which a charter was
fl ran ted recently. Tho mill, to bo
ocated on tho French Broad river,
will have an equipment of 10,000 spin
dles and a full complement of looms
for the manufacture of sheeting. An
innovation will bo tho importing of
working people from the crowded tene
ments of New York city to operate the
mill. Mr. Pottle anticipates no diffi
culty in inducing a sufficient number
of these people to leave their environ
ments for a life of comparative free
dom iu the mountains of North Caro
Santa Claus Kills.
Ileunomor, Ala., Dec. 20.-Informa
tion has reached here from Cedar
Bluff of the killing of John Parsons by
A. J. Lockhart at a Christmas tree
given at a church. Lockhart, who is a
feace officer, was acting Santa ClauB.
t is asserted that Parsons became dis
orderly while the exercises were in
progress and Lockhart halted the pro
ceedings au?! ejected him. When tho
affair was ovf r Parsons attacked Lock
hart with a knife as the latter left
tho bui'ding. Lockhart drew a pis
tol ann shot Parsons to death after
having been severely cut in several
Vanderbilt Buys Alor" I and.
Charlotte, N. C., Dec. 22 -A special
from Asheville, N. C., to the Observer
snvB: A deed was registered today in
the office of the register cf deeds cf
Buncombe county transferring from
John Connolly and wife to George W.
Vanderbilt 15 1-4 acres of land on the
Swananoa river, between Asheville
and Biltmore. Tho price paid by Mr.
Vanderbilt wes $15,760 or $1,000 per
acre. The land adjoined that of the
A New Tower tf Babel.
Nsw York, December 26.-The lall
eit building on earth ii to bs erected
in lower Broadway, if present plans
sra oarried ont. With five stories
below the airest level, forty stories
bigs from t\.Q ?ntranos to the top
floor and surmounted by s aizty-foot
tower, the gigantic new building will
Lavo a total height of 615 feet, mak
ing it over LVT?CO as high as the Flat
iron building, and almost as tall again
as the Park Row building'whioh at
present holds the record.
This building is ',o extend one full
block on Broadway and its/cost, in
oluding the site, will reaoh$10,000,000.
The land is said to have been bought
and the compution of the building
within one year is promised.
MULES AND HORSES.
I will have two Cars ef fine
Huies and Horses to arrive
Want to sell you.
. Call and see them.
J. 8. FOWLER.
State of South Carolina,
, County of Anderson.
Io the matter of th? estate of Hiram
A peMtlon having been daly flied in
this Court by Elizabeth T. Langston,
praying that letters of administration de
bonis non with the will annexed of the
estate of Hiram Cooley, deceased, be
granted to her.
Now these aro to elle and admonish all
.nd singular tb? kindred and creditors
of the said Hiram Cooley, deceased, to
appear before me at my nt&ce in the city
of Anderson, Stat* and County aforesaid,
on tb? Uih day of Jannery, A. D. 1004.
at ll o'clock in the forenoon, sod ?how
sause, ir any they can, why tbs said ad
ministration ahould not be granted to
tba said petitioner.
R.Y. H. NANOK,
Jud se of Probate Anderson County.
Deo 29, 1903 2t 27
; BY virtue of euihorltv vested In mw
by. tbs conditions of a Deed of Trust to
mt executed by Nancy J. Ohainbloe on
December 19, 1903, for the purpose*
therein named, I will sell at public out
cry at Anderson? 8 O, within lb? legal
hours of sale, before the Court House
door, on Ssleeday In January, 1904, belog
the fourth day of the month
All that piece, pareol or Tract oi' Laad
situai*, lying and bslng 1? Rook Milla
Township, Anderson County, Sooth Car
olina, containing Seventy-three and
Three-fourth serra, mora er less, bound
ed by landa of W. J. Freeman, Carey
Cb ambleo, Frank MoLeea, a M. Barrett,
and other?. ? . ' *? ?J ?.
Tarma cf Sale--Cash, Purchaser to
Of Spacial Mooting of tho Stockholders
of tho Bank of Anderson to
Incroaso tho Capital Stock and
Amend Its Charter.
PURSUANT to a resolution of the
Board of Directora of tbs Bank of Ander
son, held on the ."J?i December, 1903,
notice ls hereby given tbst there will,be
a Special Meeting ot the Stockholders of
the Bank, to beheld st its Banking House
on Friday, tho 20th dsy of January,
1904, at 12 o'clock noon.
Tbst the purpose of the meeting is to
take action to increase tbs Capital Stock
of ths Bsnk, ?nd to Amend its Chsrter
under tho following Resolution, passsd
unanimously at tbs esld meeting ot the
Hoard of Directors:
Resolved, By the Board of Directors
that application be made to tho Secretary
of State for an increase of the Capital
Stock of the Bank of Anderson from
Seventy-Five Thoussnd Dollsrs to One
Hnndred snd Fifty Thousand Dollsrs.
Further Resolved, That application bo
made to Amend the Charter of said Bank
of Aude/Eou for authority to set as Guar
dian, Trustee, Receiver. Assignes, Exe
cutor or Administrator by virtue of the
Acts of the General Asaembly of this
State In auch case made snd provided.
Further Resolved, That s copy of this
notice sud resolution be published once
a week for four week* in the Anderson
Intelligencer, a weekly psper published
at Anderson, S. C., and s copy thereof
tnailod to each stockholder.
J. A. BROCK, President.
R. Frank Mauldln, Secretary.
Anderson, S. C., December 21?, 1903.
Notice to Creditors
ALT; persons having demands against
the Fxtate of G. W. McGee, deceased,
are hereby notified to present them,
properly proven, to the undersigned,
within the time prescribed by law, and
those indebted to make payment.
GEORGE E. MoGEE,
JOEL T. RICE,
Dec 23, 1903_27_3
Notice to Creditors,
ALL persona having demands agalnat
the Estate of William Callahan], deo'd,
are hereby notified to present them,
properly proven, to tbe undersigned
within the time prescribed by law, and
those indebted to make pavment.
WM. P. LEE, Adm'r.
Dec 9,1903 25 3*
Cheapest Laundry in the City
I do first-class hand work, and gooran
ee Bastafaotion to ?rory palma. My
prices are reasonable, and I want you to
pivo me a trial order. Will call Dxr and
deliver all slothing free of coat in the
Will elene ena week tor Christas? on
Wed ?enday, 23d ina!.
J. 8. WAH, lat Wbrtoer Street,
Dee 16, ltOt ? tm
Notice of Final Settlement.
THE undersigned, Administratrix of
the Rotate of J. C. Urimn, deceased,
hereby given notice that she will on Sat
urday, January 23rd, 1004, ?poly to tha
Judge of Probate for Anderson County for
alFinal Settlement of said Estate, and a
discharge from her office as Administra
MKS. PKRRINTHA GRIFFIN.
Dec 23, 1003 27 6?
The ownership of this building paving changed hand?
within tho past few days it is probable that we will be re
quired to move shortly. We will continue with even great
er earnestness andSpush than during the entire Fall to sell
out our entire Stock at
ACTUAL NEW YORK COST 1
Or ii necessary below these figures.
- X??. m. - _*1_ _A_1_.3 ._fit _*_*_A._. ?l^ALS
AB Bim neaviiy aiouaeu wuu VUUIUO ziwavy wot^ub vwuuu^
for men and boys, and to be able to purchase a Suit at our
Selling Ont Prices is indeed a great advantage for money
The Stock contains almost anything to be desired in the*
way of a Suit or extra Coat and Vest or an extra Pair or
We simply ask prospective buyers, in justice to them
selves, to look through our stock before making purchases*
This stock must be sold, and must be sold quickly.
JULIUS H. WEIL & CO,
Biggest Shoe Sale in Anderson !
$8,500 in Shoes 1
Too many-Stock to
be ont down to :
Sold out all the Remnants of the big stock to a
Now is the chance to save big money.
The stock to be sold at
NEW YORK COST,
And some at less.
?he soods are all fresh and solid leather.
Yon miss the chance of your life if yon fail to
get in this Bale. Only at
J. F. M'CLURE SHOE CO.
DAVIS, Tho Shoo Man, Manager,
212 S. Kain St., next door to Alliance Store.
,Y. S.-Exceptions in this Sale: Queen 'Quality,
Walk-Overs, Clapp, littleton's, Allen & Co.
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS.
HOSIERY, v MEN'S HATS,
We are the only Wholesale Dry Goods House ia upper South Carolina
selling to M&AOHANTS ONLY. We earry itt stock a complete lino ot
everything for a first-class Store at the lowes? market prices. Save your
Freight Expenseand buy at home. '' . .
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BOYRf TIW WAGONS ,
From The Peuples Furniture Co. Some of the Wagons have
shafts on them, inst ready for the goat.
Everything la the Furniture line.
rai?rsl Directors end Undeirtakera.
NEW YEAR !
Thanking yon, ono and ail, for your
liberal patronage through the year just*
ended, and having resolved to merit even
a greater part of it through the year
1904, by keeping larger Stocks and the
best Goods obtainable, and always sell
ing them at lowest possible prices.
Wishing one and all a Happy New
Year, we are
Yours for business,
THE BEE HIVE
G. H. BAILES & CO.
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