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BY CLINKSCALES & LANGSTON. ANDERSON, S. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1904. VOLUME XXXX-NO. 12.
tm*> FOR ?*sa
Some of you think it's too late to buy Summer Clothes,
but you forget what a hot month September usually is.
It'll be a good long time before you'll feel the need of
Winter Clothes, and right now we have some exceptional
Bargains to offer you in-*
LOW GUT SHOES,
STRAW HATS and
Prices on the above are reduced from one-quarter to one
third, You'll find some values here, so come La this week
And get them.
Boys' School Suits.
We have just received our first shipments of Boys' Knee
Pant Suits. Good Suits, well-made Suits-Suits that'll stand
hard knocks-made for growing boys. In this department
we'll show for Fall a larger and better assortment than we
have ever shown. Bring your boy here and you'll find what
Puits from $1.50 to $6.00.
Boys' Enee Pants at 50c, 75c and $1.00.
Ages 4 to Vt years.
ANDERSON, S. C.
The Spot Cash Clothiers
This is their space, but there are so many Bar
gains in their Une that they can't enumerate them
all here, so they ask that their customers use their
eyes in looking over their matchless values in
And "sich like^' To see thom is to buy them. They
. They ar? Headquarters on good, sound, dry
Warranted free of must and rats.
Their feed- ..-1 ?
Are of the best quality.
Everybody that ia anybody knows that
DEAN'S PATENT FLOIffS
pifhe best that grows. So why pay more for] infe
rior goods when you can be trftnscendantly happy
by trading here.
THAT'S THB QUESTION!
DEAN & RATLIFFE.
The Polks that Sell the Good Kinds.
- Florenoe is to have a $50,000
- Harry Hardy, a deaf mute, was
run over and killed by a train on the
Coast Line road at Kingstree on
Thursday. He was drunk.
- Solomon Robertson, colored, fell
under the wheels of a moving train at
Wellford, Spartanburg County, on
Wednesday and had his lc <? out off.
- Two young men in Richland
County have been arrested on the
charge of perjury for voting at two
preoiuots in the recent primary elec
- Twenty-five of the most promi
nent farmers in Greenville County
have called a meeting of farmers to
discuss measures for keeping up tho
price of cotton.
- Gus Gilmer, son of a worthy
widow of Gaffney, is in jail for appro
priating or stealing $304 of express
money while employed in the office by
Express Agent Glenn.
- Two brothers of adjoining coun
ties were elected to their drat term in
the State Senate at the recent primary
-Cole L. Bleaae, of Newberry, and
Eugene S. Blease, of Saluda.
- Judge Parker has declined to
come to Charleston to the proposed
ratification meeting in his honor, and
Senator Tillman also oannot be pres
ent. Other speakers will be invited.
- Stella Johnson, aged 30 years, a
disreputable white woman of Sumter,
committed suicide by swallowing an
ounoe of laudanum. Remorse over
her life is thought to have been the
cause for the co;.
- Claude Beloher, a 15-year-old or
phan boy, while out hunting with sev
eral other boys near Fair Forest in
Spartanburg County, Wednesday after
noon accidentally shot himself and
was instantly killed.
- Mrs. Phillip Waddell and Mr.
Frank Arent were married a few days
ago near Green Pond Church in the
county. The bride is 70 years of age.
The groom is 48 years of age and hails
from Kentucky.-Spartanburg Her
- William J. Fleming, a well
known young man, was drowned laut
Thursday night while in surf bathing
off Sullivan's Island. He was bath
log with a young lady tc whom he was
engaged to be married. She was res
cued in an unconscious condition.
- T. N. Hall, of Westminster, has
found on his place above Walhalla
what is thought to be a valuable mar
ble quarry. There is some talk that
the Blue Ridge Railroad will be ex
tended to this place in the event that
the marble proves plenteous.
- Butler Holt, the white man who
was arrested for the murder of the
mysterious white woman in Columbia,
but who wa ssupposed be his wife, has
been released from custody, as his
wife is alive and well. She appeared
in Newberry last week, where she had
oome from Bath, and the authorities
then released Holt. The murder is
still a mystery.
- Three boys from the charity so
ciety of New York arrived in Colum
bia from that place and were taken in
charge by Commissioner Watson.
Two of them, Michael November and
Edward Thornton, were sent tc Niue
ty-Six and the other cf Scotch blood,
James McIntosh, will be sent to the
lower part of Richland County, to Dr
J. L. Hopkins' place.
- South Carolina will have an. ex
hibit at the World's Fo^r, even though
it is a small one. One of the quarry
concerns in the State has asked Com
missioner Watson to aid them, in
oondiug samples of ita granite to be
shown io St. Louis. The authorities
of the fair have consented and several
bf the large blocks . of stone will be
shipped next Week.
- South Carolina has 69,000 dogs j
arid 46,000 sheep. This is not an
encouraging fact. The figures ought
tobe reversed and then fifty jper cent
added to the sheep and taken from the
doga. Perhaps if our sol?os ever suc
ceed in gettiog through the dog law in
proper ebapo thia much to-be-desired
change wiii take plaee, and Sheep
raising may beoome a profitable in
dustry ta South Carolina.-Newb?rry
- President Mell has everything
about ready for the opening of the
twelfth session of Clemson on So. tem
tember 14th. The oollege will be full
to overflowing, and will begin the
year's work with. more students- and
better equipment than in any year
before. Especially will this be. true
of tho agricultural department, Which
will begin work in a building of fte
- At Red HU?, Marlboro County,
Caitrin Hyatt shot and killed Maloora
Brewer, both white.' The trouble, was
cauBed by an arrest made by Hyatt a
few days ago. Hyatt is a constable
and had cause to arrest Brewer's ?on.
They met at Bed Hill. Brewer as
saulted Hyatt abd was giving him
severe blows when Hyatt shot him
through the body, with a 44*calibre
pistol ball. Brewer lived only'a few
- Tom Cheek and Will Brown, two
white farmers and neighbors of the
Booree section, while returning from
a trip to Laurene in a wagon Wednes
day afternoon, became Involved ip
Some difficulty. Subsequently when
they reached home and Brown and
his wife were unloading the wagon in
their yard, Cheek approached and
fi|e4 at Brown with' a shot gun.
Brown escaped with a very slight
wound, bat several of the shots struck
Hrs. Brown, one of the balls pene
trating her right eye, oar sing it to
be extracted by tho doctor. Her coy.'.*
ditton is regarded as critioal.
- A newly discovered cotton tree
in Mexico promises to rival in pro
duction the cotton plant of the Unit
>-- Marshall Field is the heaviest in
dividual taxpayer in the United States.
The assessed value of Mr. Field's tax
able property is ?40,000,000.
- Lynching continuos in Georgia.
Jim Glover, a negro, was shot and
otherwise killed at Cedartown for a
violent assault ou a little girl.
- A bug has been discovered at
St. Paul, Minn., which doctors claim
causes diptheria. Its bite causes a
membrane to form in the throat.
- The meat trust is growing rich
daring the strike. They say they
haye all the hands they need and the
price of meat has been advanoed.
- Mrs. Hannah Claopy, aged 80
years, was barned to death in her bed
at her son-in-law's house in Harlem,
N. Y., as a result of smoking a pipe
- A couple who eloped from Ala
bama wore married by telephone, con
necting Bowden and Carrolltou eigh
teen miles apart, Justice Norman per
forming the ceremony.
- Despito stories of the possibility
of Sunday opening at the World's
Fair it has been deolared by a rep
resentative of the exposition company
thatsuoh a suggestion is absolutely
- Next year the Methodist Epis
copal Mission in India will celebrate
its jubilee. It is proposed to raise a
thank offering of $200,000 to be de
voted speoially to the equipment of
the several publishing houses.
- One man waB killed and three
were wounded in a battle between two
families at a religious meeting near
Tazewell, Va. The battle was the
result of a family feud of thirty years'
- A through freight from Raleigh
to Monroe on the Seaboard Air Line
was wrecked at Peedee, N. C., by
running into a washout. The engin
eer, Alex. Adam?, and Fireman Shep
pard were killed, being buried under
- At High Bridge, Ky., Miss Sarah
Barns and two little girl companions
were caught upon the railroad bridge by
swift express train. Through rare
presence of mird of Miss Burns all
threo swung from ends of orosB-ties
until train passed.
- John Cox, a white boy, put
obstruction*, ou the Southern road
near Martinsville, Va., and tho train
would have been wrecked but for the
timely discovery. His object was re
venge because the train had run over
and killed his dog.
- At Fayetteville, N. C., last Fri
day George ll oil id ay, a negro, in jail
for dtunkenness and resisting an offi
cer, in an attaokof delirium tremens,
drove out his negro cellmate, then
olimbed to the top of the steel cage,
fell baok and broke his neok.
- It is claimed that the cot to u urop
has been out off at least 25 to 50 per
cent, in the southern oounties of
North Carolina on aooount of the ex
cessive rains. There has also bees
great damage tu the tobacco crop on
account of many hail storms.
- A Missouri negro has bet hi*
life on the election of Roosevelt. He
has agreed with another of his raoe
that if the President is not re-eleoted
he will jump from the Eada bridge at
St. Louis into the Mississippi river.
Against thiB stake the other negro
has put $5. ?
- Two boys in Franklin County,
Ga., were drowned while bathing.
The younger one who was ll years
old got into deep water and could not
swim. His brother who was 13 years
old went to bis rese?e. The drowning
boy clasped both s rms around the
neok of bis brother and both were
- - Five negroes, all supposed to be
members of the "Before-Day" dub,
have been arrested at Salem, Ala.,
for attempting to enter a house and
morder the family. Oneof the mem
bers of the gang oonfessen to the au
thorities that the negroes in the com
munity had organised for the pur
pose of murdering, robbing and burn
1- Within a very few weeks active
.work will begin in China upon what is
undoubtedly destined to be the lar
gest oollego in that country, devoted
to broad educational principles in the
English language ana in accordance
with the most modern high sohool and
college methods. This institution is
the Canton Christian College.
- A cave, apparently constructed
for concealing goods, has been found
on the premises of Capt. Jas, D.
Phillips, at Spenoer, N. C., the South
ern Railway conductor nor/ in jail at
Salisbury charged with ;obbing oars.
In the cave, which is the work of a
?coins, waa found 400 pounds of brass.
Uh ur alleged stolen ar dolos of mer
chandise were found in his dwelling.
Capt. Phillips will await his trial be
fore the next term of Rowan Fnperior
- Milton J. Sternberger, a travel
ing salesman of Memphis, Tenn., and
a former Charleston man, was myster
iously shot and probably fatally
wounded in Memphis. Tenn., last
week. His wife is held by the police
ponding an investigation. It ia al
leged that he was packing his grip and
that he asked his wife for a pistol
which ho had given her. The vornan
claims in the sonnie ' for tho posses
sion of the weapon it was accidentally
discharged .inflicting, what was sup
p?t? 3d to be a fatal wound.
Latest War News.
Washington. September 1.-The Ja
panese minister bas received tho fol
lowing dispatch from Tokio: "Accord
ing to telegraphic advices received at
headquarters this afternoon our army
corps on tho left, by lierco and repeat
ed assaults, took possession ot the
heights which the enemy's right occu
pied. Thereupon nil tho enemy south
of Liao-Yaug began retreat. The Ja
panese army is now pursuing."
Mukden, September 1, 0:37 D. m.
The train service between Mukdeu and
Liao-Yang is interrupted. The roads
Tokio, September 1, ? p. m.-At day
break to-day the Japanese army cn tho
left delivered a fierce and successful
assault against the heights io the west
of Hsinliugtun and tho high ground to
the west of Shushaupoa. It pierced
the Kassian lines and later forced the
retirement of the Russian troops from
their position on the right and center.
Marquis Oy nm a telegraphs that his
losses iii these assaults were heavy.
It is believed here that General
Kuropatkin bas been sweepingly de
feated and that the possession of Liao
Yang is a matter of hours.
General Kuroki's casualties from
August 24 to August 28. amounted to
2,250, the other casualties have not
Tokio, September 2, 3 p. m.-The
list of casualties in the fighting be
fore Liao-Yang ia growing. Indica
tions are that it will provo to be the
bloodiest battle aince the Franco
Prussian war. The calculations of
casualties must include the losses since
August 23, for the contest haa been
practically continuous since then.
The Japanese have already report
ed over 25.000 mon killed or wounded.
The chief of staff of the center Jap
anese army, General Nodzu's, tele
graphing early this morning, reported
that the Japanese center was continu
ing to advance to-day with the object
of taking a line from Shincbiyen to
Liao-Yang, and effecting a rejunction
with the Japanese left, commanded by
Tokio, September 2-Noon-A tele
gram from the obief of the staff on the
field indicates General Oku in com
mand of the Japanese left army, gain
ed the ascendancy over the Russian
right and center by a night assault.
The Japanese gaiued a foothold near
Hsinlintun Wednesday morning and
the telegram sayB they occupied Hsin
lintun and the eminences at the west
of Shousbinpao at 3 o'clock Thursday
morning after having delivered a suc
cessful night attack, which surprised
St. Petersburg, September 3.-The
Japanese have occupied Liao-Yang.
lt is officially announced that Gen.
Kuropatkin is retreating, that Liao
Yang has been abandoned and that
Gen. Stakleburg's corps has been cut
off. A dispatch has bee:, received here
from General Kuropatkin announcing
that be has ordered hie army to eva
cuate Liao-Yang and withdraw north
ward. The Russiana blew up the
magazines and set lire to the army
H torea and provisions at Liao-Yang be
fore evacuating that place.
St. Pot era burg, Sept. 5.-A dispatch
received from General Kuropatkin,
forwarded yesterday evening, indi
cates that Knropatkin's army and Ku
roki's army are racing tor Mukden, and
that the result is in doubt. _
St. Petersburg, Sept. C.-It is offi
cially stated that the united Raseian
forces are north of Yen tai, except a de
tachment left at that place to cover
The Japanese swarmed aoross the
Ta i tao river at its junction with the
The bulk of the Japanese forceo is
marching direct on Afukden.
Tokio, Sept. G.-Field Marshal Oyama
bas succeeded in getting his entire army
across tho Taits? river and ia in bot
pursuit of the Russians.
Tokio, Sept. 5, 8.00 p. m.-A mass of
official reports on the battle of Liao
Yang reached the imperial headquar
ters to-day, but they will not be given
out until it is pcasi ble to put them in
order and make a concise and detailed
It is generally known that Genoral
Kuropatkin succeeded by means of a
desperate rearguard action and a tr on g
nutt well handled flank movement in
withdrawing the great bulk of the
Russian army and that, he cut bridgea
to hamper the Japanese pursuit. The
critical interest centers in the opera
tions of the Japanese right wing, whioh
occurred late Friday night and early
Saturday morning. General Knroki
then swung to tue westward, his move
ment being designed to flank the re
mainder of the Russians left at Liao
Yang itsolf. It is believed here that
General Kuropatkin is bound to lose
many prisoners to the Japanese. It is
possible, however, that the topographi
cal difficulties and the overwhelming
opposition of the Russians may check
thia movement on the part of General
St. Petersburg, Sept. 5.-According
to the latest but not official reports to
the war office some rear guard fighting
is progressing, and the retirement of
General Kuropatkin's army ia con
St. Petersburg, Sept. 5, 5.55 p. m.
The report that the Emperor will go to
the front is again revived and now
seems to have foundation. It is known
that the imperial train has been fitted
out for a long journey. .
Sc Petersburg, Sept. 5.- General
Stakelburg and his corps, twenty-five
thousand strong, have escaped to Yen
tai and joined Kuropatkin.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 5.-It is report
ed here, but not confirmed, that Gen
eral Kuropatkin was obliged to aban
don two hundred guns at Liao-Yang,
some of them, it is added, were dam
aged in the fighting and the rest were
disabled by order of the Russian com
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Texas known in twenty years, and ia
many cities and towns, draymen, de
livery, boys and oooks and even hotel
helpers have been induced by high
prices paid for picking to goto the
fields.. The hot weather of the pant
ten days has caused all the colton not
destroyed by insects to opea, thus
creating an extraordinary demand for
piokers. The crop in central Texas
promises to be better than last year.
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