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^ T-TTrTtTT AL T A mn orriAxi ! ANDERSON. S. 0.. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 21. 1903. VOLUME XXXIX-NO. 18.
*S?" WHEN YOU BUY A <Sft
Copyright 1904 by
Hart Schaffner fcf Marx
AT THI3 STORE you will be sure
to get the most stylish, the beat tail
ored and the be3t fitting Overcoat
that can be had for the money. We
have made sure of this by handling
only tho product of the bett Clothes
makers in the cour t ry, and eau there
fore guarantee every garment to be
In Meu's and Youug Men's Over
coats we are offering incomparable
$5.00 to $20.00
That you will do well to take advan
tage of while our atyle and fabric as
sortment is at its zenith. We were
never so proud of any particular
group of Clothing as we arc of our
Stylish Overcoats at $15.
They are extremely fashionable
garments, such as you usually pay 820
for, and conaist of knee-length, me
dium-length and long Overcoats, up?
to-the-minute in style, close- fitting col
lar, broud shoulders, cut loose and
roomy; made of Kerseys, Vicunas,
Cheviots and Friezes, in black and
Oxford, and certainly the most re
markable value ever seen at 815.00.
Fashionable Suits for Little Boys.
Here thrifty parents can clothe the "little shavers" most styli shly at de
^isive savings ovei what like quality Clothing costs elsewhere. Visit other
Stores first, then come here and make any lair comparison you like-if you
pc, you'll find our styles smarter and our prices lower. Here's just a hint i \
|izes 4 to 17 years, made of sturdy Serges, Fancy Cheviots and Tweeds
?indBomely tailored, strong linings, trousers &? f'f? TA tf*? fl fl
-inforced, Warm, comfortable, serviceable... 4)1 ?OU I U 3u.UUa
'B. O. Evans & Co,
iale 1 I THE SPOT CA. CLOTHIERS,
erson-i M. ?
Til ft WORD ABOUT !
H AND OTHER FLOORS. |
Jl I g. g THE only reason that the people of South Carolina
H have to -ent sticky Flour is that these is no Pure Food J
. H Law in this State, and, as a consequence, this State .is ?
- 1 made the dumping ground of every refueo lot of cheap, ?rn
1 adulterated Flour in the country. We have no Pure ?
I Food Law bec???? the people do not want it, as it will #
I force manufacturera to discontinuo their Beckles and in- <r
' ' - I jurioua adulteration, and incidentally increase the cost of . ? <
; - I pure foodstufid. The howling demagogues of the conn- ?
i try could not Bland any increase in the cost of living, ^
^9 I ?ad therefore the State is hopelessly committed to im- ?$
. I pure* bread
a Huoh is not thec^, however, with our Flours, for ?
I every Oar of our Flou; is thoroughly tested for imp uri- 5
I ties, and bur mill contrata gu?u?n??w, absolute purity in . S. "
^ Jevery det?flj . .-v, '.. _ * X
I We rise to tell tho dear people that if 4he great, good %
T ? |and paw?ot?o X*g?4laturo %
? ? y Jharks that are feeding them on nyarions minerals
iwhleh thejKcaU Flour, we will'.do so; but we must charge ; #
?ill do well by 1, , . , " 'wn&
? . . ?hem tho pnce of pure Flour, as we caunot sell pure , V
largest Sidonia k,^- cbea.p>? the ?tt?fei?ow S
lake the next ?ax g . .. ^
ancoeea in thu> 1 ?. %
^ triC?Sa I . iHa^n^exs of Etire Foods aii'd '?PiiU, ^ili^y'--^"-:
- In an attempt to arrest a negro
for selling whiskey, a negro is killed,
and two men wounded in Lancaster.
- A party of Yule students have
come South and made Charleston their
headquarters to study the forostry
conditions in this Slate.
- A negro drank six bottles of
soda water straight along at Auburn,
Darlington County, and died soon
afterwards from the effects.
- While huntintr near Greers,
Greenville County, Harrison Gastoa,
aged 12, was accidentally shot aud
killed by Cleveland JO Ilia, aged 14.
- Hon. I). E. Converse, of Louis
ville, Ky., has bought thc Southern
Presbyterian and will move it to At
lanta, Ga., about the first of January.
- A white man who recently went
to Georgetown and posed as a detec
tive, has been arrested on the charge
of criminally assaulting a little negro
- Seven negroes were fined $50
each, and paid up, in the Charleston
police court on Wednesday and six
white blind tigers were fined $25
- Wm. A. Smith, of Marlboro Coun
ty, was killed on Saturday night by
falling under his wagon and being
run over while returniug home from
- In Lexington County Jay Jeff
coat was trying to remove a loaded
shell from his gun, wheu it exploded,
the entire load striking Mrs. Naucy
Sturkie in the face and killing her.
- The model for the Wade Hamp
ton statue in Columbia has been fin
ished and has been exhibited in the
State capitol. It is reported to be a
work of art and satisfactory in every
- Marion is now sure to have a
Carnegie library building. The
amount of seven thousand, five hun
dred dollars ?B given on the condition
that the town itself raise $750 annual
ly, to support the undertaking.
- Tho damage suit for $65,000
against the Southern Railway brought
by the family of the late Jamos L.
Andrews, of Greenwood, has been
compromised. The road offered to
pay $10,000 and this offer has been
- Constable Beauregard Conner
an i two negroes, John Sadler and
Joe Mollwain, had a shooting scrape
in Lancaster, in which Mell wain was
killed, Sadler's ann was broken by a
pistol ball and ibu constable was shot
in the chin, arm and side.
- Dr. 6. H. Thurman, a prominent
physician of Cheraw, was shot and
killed two'miles from town by hts
tenant, Geo. W. Carma. The only
witnesses were Mr. ana Mrs. Carma
and a negro man and woman in their
i employ. Carins surrendered to the
sheriff without waiting for a reward
to be offered.
- The little lS-months-old daugh
ter of Charlie Hobson, who lives two
miles from Pi o kc ns, was burned to
death .Thursday morning. The father
*?ss badly burned in attempting to
resane the ohild. Tho family were
ont early picking cotton and the child's
olothing caught from a fire that had
been built in the field. "
While raiding the establishment
of the Schiaderesai in Charleston the
constables and the proprietors got to
shooting at eaeh other, when 15 or
23 shots were exchanged. The young
er Sohiaderessi tras slightly wounded;
nobody else was hurt. The constables
found 75 quarts of whiskey in the
- A. J. MoKelway of Charlotte, N.
C., assistant secretary of the National
Child Labor Committee, has written a
letter to Governor Heyward asking
his co-operation in having the age
limit in the cotton mills raised from
12 to 14 years for the uneducated
children. He mentions that Senator
Tillman favors the idea.
- Aiken County has the prospects
and promise of a colony of immigrants,
to be located between Roseland and
Windsor. A syndicato ha's taken an
option on two thousand, eight hun
dred acres of land owned by the South
ern railroad, with a view of purchasing
ton thousand moro aeres from the
farmers in that neighborhood, to colo
- A new proposition in the way of
another county has been reeeived by
the governor in the" shape of two peti
tions jfor tho ordering1 of an election
for the formelles of "Hey ward1' coun
ty out of Aiken and Edgefield coun
ties. Somo of the boundaries for the
proposed new county are different from
the proposed Calhoun County, bu;, ?he
s-tnccounty seat ja proposed-North
- A most daring robbery was com
mitted in Lynchburg, tho oti>er night.
Whib J. G. Stokes and his clerks
wemat:;-fiupper, some one placed a
ladder,:ih fx?nroT^his store, went in
through thc transom, oper\$d the back
door, took, tho ir^n pin with "tyhioh the
door was fastened, and beat: open tho
cash drawer to the safe and took about
two hundred dollars in cash, besides
cheeks and other valuable papers.
.sate of a 700 acre farm in
B? or ion Conn ty, seven' miles from a
railroad station, for $28,000 cash is
just another.Of those straws whioh re
veals conditions in this State. That
is ari. avengo of .$40 an* "acre for the
land, cleared and wooded. It is a
good price, but tho land is worth the
weney. Country real estate is advan
W&g in South Carolina f rom low water
mark and it wfll continue tc advance
for years to vom*. Thia is thc aost
aaw-sugeous time, in oar opinion,
It?^wd'O^trious people to moro into
South Carolin*, and acquire land.
GENERAL NE WH.
- Tho Republican majority in thc
next House of Representatives will be
- Russia has declared her unwil
lingness to join other powers in the
proposed peaco conference.
- Enoch Sloan, a farmer of Pike
County, Ky., while druuk killed his
wife and their four children.
- J. M. Williams, who killed two
men while they were at work on their
farm in Texas, was killed by a posse.
- A cotton picking machine was
tried in a field near Charlotte, N. C.,
last week and failed to do the work
- It bas boen decided to hold the
next annual reunion of Confederate
Veterans in Louisville, Ky., on June
5, ? and 7.
- Mrs. John Kyser shot and mor
tally wounded Miss Nettie Edwards
at ber home in Birmingham, Ala.,
and then shot and killed herself. The
cause was jealousy.
- Residents of Paonia, Colorado,
claim that tho largest apple in the
world was raised ic that diBtriot this
year. It is of the Wolf River variety,
and weighs 31] ounces.
- John Plummer, a prominent
Floridian, living near Jacksonville,
was assassinated while sitting in his
front porch playing a violin. There
is no clew to tho assassin.
- Rev. J. W. Wheeler, aged 63, of
Charlotte, N. C., was ruc into by a
messenger boy, moving rapidly on a
bicyele and his collar bone was broken
and other injuries received.
- Because* his stepdaughter mar
ried against his will, J. M. Williams,
of Alvarado, Texas, shot and killed
tho groom and his father and wounded
a brother while they were at work in
- Richard M. Scruggs, the million
aire philanthropist of St. Louis, who
died recently, left bequests aggre
gating $481,000. The Southern Meth
odist Church shares largely in this
- Henrietta Hendrickson, a little
girl living at Vermilion, South Dako
ta, swallowed a grain of corn which
lodged in her throat and sprouted,
when an incision bad to be made for
- The prospective strike of the
stockyard butchers in Chicago ha? col
lapsed, At one time last week it ha l
begun to assume serious proportions
again. Now it appears to bo ended
for good and all.
- W. W. Brooks, a Rome, Ga.,
lawyer, in a missionary rally by the
Georgia Baptist Association at Colum
bus on Thursday, gave $5,000 for mis
sions. A short time ago he gave a
similar amount to Shorter College.
- A jury awarded to William Kil
martin, a poor laborer, a verdict for
$14,500 against the city of Boston for
tho loss of his sight by an explosion
of dynamite while he was working on
the etreoti of the city.
- A distinguished-looking German,
aged about 27, committed suicide in
a oell at polioe headquarters in Cin
cinnati, O., by hanging himself with
his long silk neektie. He had been
arrested on the oharge of house-break
- Rev. W. R. Foote, D. D , for
merly presiding elder of the Rome
Dietriot, was found guilty of drunk
enness at the session of the North
Georgia conference at Marietta on
Friday and will be expelled from that
- Under a ruling by Attorney Gen
eral Moody that the lottery or guess
ing contests gotten up by some news
papers and magazines are illegal, the
postoffice department will hereafter
exclude from the mails any paper in
dulging in such sohemes.
- A ornsade against persons who
sell alleged adulterated drugs has
begun in Chicago by Colonel J. E.
Stuart,. of the poBtoffioe department.
Fivo arrests were made on chargoa of
fraudulent use of the mails. Fifteen
thousand dollars' worth af alleged
spurious drugs were confiscated.
- Mrs. Julia Williams, wife of a
prominent citizen of Wayoross, Ga., ?
died on Wednesday aa the result of a
S?stol shot wound received at the :
ands of Kinch Williams, her 18
year-old step son. He shot her be
cause she refuser! tc givo him whiskey. j
- Several unsuccessful attempts
have been made to start up tho cotton '
print mills at Fall River, Mass, Ga j
one day tba uuiis were opened and the t
power started in the hope that some j
of tbs operatives wo vu 1 be induced to 1
come baok to work, but the attempt j
was a failure.
- Drouth in Central Kentucky is i
the worst in the history of the State.
Pasture lands that have been ia grass i
for. twenty years will have to be re- *
sown, even the roots being parched., j
Creeks, ponds and wells are drying up
and stook is out down to one drink of i
water in twenty-four hours in many 1
sections. Railroads and farmers are 1
baying water at oity water works and '
hauling H miles. The big blue grass ?
stook farms are in dire straits, j
Wheat is rained in some places. ;
. - The biggest deals in paper ever \
made in this country were made a ,
few days ago when the Champion j
Paper company of Carthage, N. Y., i
and the De Grasse Paper company of '
Pyrites, N. Y., contracted for their
entire output of 25,000 tons a year for '
the next fiT years to two large daily \
newspapers-the former with the Chi- 1
cago Tribune, the latter with the t
Boston Herald. The amount invol
ved in both deals is about six million
Latest War News,
Tokio, November 2!?.-Tho imperial
headquarters touight summarized tho
Port Arthur situutton as follows:
^ "With regard to the enemy's torts at
Suugshu mountain and eastward, wo
have captured tho crests, glacis and
counterscarps, mut their vicinities, but
tho time to charge lias not yet come.
At present, wo are destroying thu
easements and oilier caponiers. At
Two hundred and three meter hill, by
several charges, we succeeded ni cap
turing tho enemy's sheller tronches
near the summit.. At present ?mr loree
is holding its position ami endeavor
ing to capturo l?tt whole tort."
Chufoo, November :?U.-Chinese
leaving Port Daluy, November '?6, ar
rived nero today. They reported tho
lighting at Port Arthur continues.
They heard tiring Nov, while on tho
way. Tho Chinese assisted in carry
ing tho Japanese wounded lrom the
trams to tho hospitals and personally
couuted 1,000. 'I no Japanese, tiley add
Loudon, December I.-Tho corres
pondent at Chefoo ot' tho Daily Tele
graph says that tue attack on 203-uio
ter.nill resulted in heavy losses to tho
lirst division of tho Japuuusu storemsr.
Simultaneously with this assault tho
correspondeut says tho men of tile
ninth ami eleventh divisioUBadvaucod
and menaced tho Itihlung and Kowan
torts. It is stated, the correspondent
adds that within the last 24 hours tho
Japanese casualties have totaled 15,000
and it IB asset ted that the attacks have
been planned to continue uutil Decem
ber 10, when it is hoped tho capture of
Port Arthur will bo completed.
Tokio. December 2.-it is reported
here that the Kussiuns havo attempted
to retake 203 meter hill. They assem
bled a Htroug loree aud assaulted the
position, but were repulsed with heavy
The Japanese, tindiug suitors among
thuKusBian dead, behove that if mou
from the lieut are beiug employed in
making sorties, the complement of the
force must be falling Bhort.
The fact that the KusBiana are forti
fying the positions available between
Liaoti and Nan tai mountains, increases
the belief that they will make their last
Continuous underground works have
been constructed m the vicinity of
Sinchiupu 2 miles west of the Shukhu
railroad station, enabling thu Hussian
Boidiers to pass from point to poiut un
seen and iu safety. At the village of
Tizele the Hues are so close that the
voices of the Japauese can bu heard iu
the Russian trenches.
Tokio, December 3.-The first arin'u.
tice between the combatants at Port
Arthur waa declared ou December 2
for the purpose ot' burying tho dead.
lt lasted six hours. The Port Arthur
besiegers report that yesterday bearers
of flags of truce in ihe diiectiou of the
left wing arranged for partial arnuBtic
to extend from 10 o'clock in thu morn
ing to 4 iu theafturnoon for tho remov
al of thu dead and wounded.
Tokio, December 5.-It ia reported
that thu Japanese botnbaidment
against the licet at Port Artiiur is pro
ceeding to the satisfaction ot the at
tacking forces. On thu evening of the
4th inst. (Sunday) two or three Rus
sian ships were hied and burned in a
half hour. Their names and the ex -
tent of thu damage done are not
kr. "ii. lt is generally believed that
tho Russian lieut must either make an
early sortie or suffer irreparable dam
Don't Sell Now Says W. P. Brown.
New Orleans, Dec. 5.--W. P. Brown,
the great cotton king, has issued an
address over his signature to the plant
ers, merchants and bankers of the
South, in which he urges that tboBU
having cotton refuse to sell at prices
at present, maintaining that the recent
decline in price is unwarranted. He
contends that'the balance of this year's
crop should bring not less than 10 cents
at the ports and says that the only way
to bring this price is for the farmers to
hold, the merchants not to force what
they have ou the markets, and for thu
banks to stand by the merchants
and planters and not force them to
He admits for the sake of argument
that the crop ia 12,000,000, yet he does
not believe'the crop will be that
large, and 'argues that consumption
will bu at luast 11,500,000, (paving a
small quantity to? go into tho mill
reserves. Ho urges all who are inter
ested in tho South and the South's
prospeiityto Btand pat and refuse to
give away cotton at prices now pre
The Slave Pension Fraud.
Columbia, December 8.-It is evident
from letters received by several negroes
in this city that another effort is being
made by some sharper in the North to
swindle them out of some money in
the hope of securing a pension. These
frauds, which are as old as the war
itself, are not only being worked here
in civil war cases, but there are also
efforts being made to catch the ne
groes on the Spanish war fake. It will
bo remembered that a number of ne
groes from Columbia enlisted, and a
much larger number were turned down
at the enlistingollice for failure to pass
Ihe examination. Letters are being
received from someoue, not only by 1
those who were turned down, but also
by those who never even applied,
tun ting that money can be obtaiued
from the government for them by an ,
igencv in washington. '
Assistant District Attorney Melton
is now on the look out for some cases
>f this character and if any evidence is ?
>btained there will be some prompt
"We had a case of pension fraud in
Greenville.at the last term of Court/'
tie said. "A sharper .had represented
to a number of negroes that the gov
ernment intended' sending a train load
if provisions to former slaves and vet
erans of the Spanish war in the South,
fie also hinted that a share of these
provisions could be obtained by those
?vii o were neither veterans nor slaves, if
everything were left to him. All he
required was the money to nay the
Creight and be got enough of that to
ihip a train clear across the continent.
(Ve sent him up for eighteen months.
"I would be very glad to secare
lome farther evidence" in these new
rrauds that are cropping up, and if
there is much of it I will probably
have some arrests to make."-Special
:o News and Courier. "
-. The most brilliant jewel among
rems is a tunoy disposition.
To See thc Prettiest and
Most Complete Line of
Ever shown ia Anderson, at Prices
that DEFY COMPETITION, come to
.A A A A .
The Racket Store j
Our Buyer has just returned from tho Northern markets?
and values in Goods are arriving daily that prove to the
most fastidious dressers the result of careful selections.*
See our Stock of the Celebrated
Strouse & Bros. High Art
FALL AND WltfTER
Which will interest those who \Tish to dress wV? and SAVE
A new and complete line of
Mon's, Women's and Children's, at prices unequalled else
We extend to all a cordial invitation to visit our Stores,
inspect our Goods, and be convinced that, what we say is true.
Successor to Horn-Bass Co.,
110,116,120, East Benson St., - - - - ' - Anderson, S. C.
I Per Cent Discount !
SALE OF ALL
Coats, Coat Suits and Jackets
DURING THIS NOJ?TH.
A RAR? CH. V.NCE to get the above for liss than their real worth.
The Stock is broken, and in order to sell every garment we give you
COAT ?SUITS, made in the latest styles, perfect-fitting and best quality,
sizes 32 to 40, priced $10.00 to $18.50, now $9.00 to $16.65.
LONG COATS, priced 88.50 to $15.00, now 87.65 to 813.50.
JACKETS, the beat on earth for the original price, sizes 32 to 40-*
priced $3.50 to $16.50, now $3.15 to $14 85.
Children's Jackets, Capes, Etc., included in this sale.
Also, you'll ?ad many exceptional values in our Dross Goods, Trim
mings. Silk?, Notion and Novelty departments.
DOM?3TIC3-Your every want can ba supplied.
FLANNELS of all kinda.
COTTON GOODS of every description.
HOSIERY, UNDERWEAR, SHOES-a line brim full of bargains.
MILLINERY-The best that is-always nuke our Store your MillfS
BLANKETS and QUILTS-Just the kiud you want, 75c up.
HOUSE FURNISHINGS FOR XMAS-Better see 'em. Rugs, Arf>:
Squares, Tapestry, etc.
t&* Everybody come and help us make this the biggest month's busi**
ness of the year You'll get your dollar for dollar.
RUBBER TIRES !
We are in a position to put on Higfr- Grade *RUP4>0J: Tien
with good service, and pricc^to correspond with Rubber be?
fore it made a bounce.
PAUL E. STEPHENS,