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i. T. CLINKSCALBS, \ EDITORS AND
U. C. LANOSTON. i PllOPRIBTORB.
ONE YEAH, - - - - 8150
SIX MONTHS, - - - 7,r)
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31, liKMi.
There seems to be n graft in every
business. It.is now said there in a
graft in the distribution of fa e ticed
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The law makers in Columbia are
making slow progress. They have
much work to do, but ns usual the
last days will be the busiest.
Georg? W. Brunson, Jr., has for
mally taken editorial charge of the
Greenvillo News. Mr. llrunson ia an
experienced journalist and a vigorous
writer and tho News is fortunate in
securing his services.
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The citizens of Nowbcrne, N. C.,
aro indignant at tho efforts of Mor
mons to establish a church there, and
havo burned the building where the
Mormons held their services and told
the missionaries to clear out, and if
they loitered they would bo treated to
tar and feathers.
It may be that with tho OKCCHS of
strenuous proposals and sledgeham
mer suggestions for anti-trust legisla
tion Congress will ultimately relent
and enact some little thing that re
sembles a law against tho hated trust.
The mountain of anti-trujt agitation
is likely tobring forth a meek little
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Late statistics show that tho negro
race is being kept from increasing in
thc United States by consumption, to
which it seems peculiarly susceptible.
It is Bhown.thati to each 10,000 of pop
ulation, 24.07 negroes die from tuber
culosis to 13.00 whites, every year.
In Maryland the Stato tuberculosis
commission finds that even a higher
perocntago is roached, 33 80 negroes
dying of tho disease to 21.75 whites;
in Baltimore 45.0-4 negroes lo 17.84
Tho poatoffieo department has given
out the statement that there is to be
retrenchment along tho linea of the
rural free dolivery service. This ia to
bo dono by cutting off auch routes as
do not seem to be "appreciated," tho
standard of appreciation beiDg that
the route must handle 2,000 pieces of
mail each month. It is not supposed
(?hat this measure is partisan in char
no tc:-, yet it can be readily seen that
H will operate most largely against the
?oath, this section being decidedly
more thinly settled than the North.
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General \> Joseph Wheeler, the fa
mous Confederate cavalry leader, and
a brigadier general of the United
States army ia the war with Spain,
died at 5:35 o'clock last Thursday af
ternoon at tho home of his sister, Mrs.
Sterling Smith, in Brooklyn, N. Y.
The veteran of two wars WAS 69 years
old, but in Bpito of his age there was
liopo until Thursday of his recovery
from tho attack of pneumonia, wbioh
caused his death. The people of the
wholo country honored and admired
I him, his reoord since the Civil war
going to show most conspicuously
that bitterness over that : war had
ceased and that, indeed, wo were aud
:r ixtt\ United country.
;The General Eduoation Board of
New York has donated ?25,000 to the
endowment of Wofford, College. A
short , while ago tho Secretary of tho
Board spent a Few days in Spartan*
.bs^^s^otlng WoSord and ita work.
Be was so well pleased with the re
sults of bia investigation that he made
an enthusiastic recommendation to
his board. This gift may be taken,
therefore, na a mark of appreciation
of the worth bf Wofford College by a
disinterested educational expert, and
. should bo exceedingly gratifying to
the many friends of that institution
throughout the State; Tho only con
j ditton attaching to the gi ft io that the
.'toenda nf Wofford should domp|ete
by June 15,1007, the $1(10,000 which
Dr, Child ia now raising.
Uncle Sarnia j oat QO w being fed a
: little of. his own . medicine. anent the
. ;l^4ariff jque8tion. This country h aa in-,
Bisled on a high tariff being levied, and;'
the Consequence has been that":. f<???v,
eign cOUotrjes have had to ke?p their
goods at home. Now these ?i>rititries
are oho by one ?tur bing against the
, . United 3tatCB:and Baying totnia coun
try that tho high tariff game is a game
at which two?e?n play aa well as one,
^and that they^iH ^ast pUce a pro
bibi live tariff on gooda of ?mericat?
Vmapuf ac ture abd ??e ^ b ?tjr:. that pro
gram wi 11' wcTk for, ? while at toast.
The Democratic dootrine of a, tariff as
-. ?'=? .:.: ?evenuea of tho country being provtd- j
cr later thia country will have to come
- If men would <jUifc .talfci^j
aoon as ftey fiD^eh telH^ aUJtboy;
. 4;aOw.:.?h^^Y^uji ? bo" gr?dt3a% j t<
Vereaaio^ spells of ?Henea.
OUE COLUMBIA LETTER.
COI.VMI?IA, S. (*., ?Inn. 28.
The muss of Inral bills acted on by
bot li Houses ol' th? legislature during
tho week past would lill several col
unmsol this newspaper if enumerated
individually, lt is said by those who
have bren watching legislative allans
lor yent? that this session is unique hi
that thene miall mutters have 1 J?**"U .
gotten nul ol' thu way at th? beginning
und tin- way is now clear lor thc cou- !
Kidciatiot! ol' thc vital matters, Those i
who view thc legislative proceedings
lunn the capital, where volition ia!
loo Jv cd at in its larger aspects as affect- ,
ing (he State at large, are inclined,
peril ap A, to minimize the importance j
ot what are called local measures, '
such as the bill lo provide for tho cree- ?
lion of a jaii or court house, but those
who are nearer to the people know that i
it ittjuftt such things aa this which de- I
termine a legislator's lato iu tho next
election, and not unjuHtly HO, since the j
legislator should first, of all represent '
his constituency without permitting
the interests of tho State at huge to
Buller in any respect.
So when all these small, yet impor
tant, matters aro out of tho way tho
big. lights will begin, and tho dispen
sary contest may come up any day.
Tho Morgan local option bill is now
ready for consideration, and each
house hus several other measures on
the calendar which w ill be pusher*, for
consideration. If tho dispensary is
realiy to go, then the men who are in
ut tho death will have at least as much
claim to fame as thoeo now almost for
gotten ones who ouco claimed the pa
ternity of the Groat Moral Institution.
Tho sermon is now half over and the
time for action is drawing near.
The House has considered a largo
number of email matters referred to
during tho last week, Tho Senate has
debated, and very thoroughly at that,
tho bill introduced by Sonato?- John
son, of Aiken, to prevent lock-outs.
The measure was finally rejected, after
a hard fight for it by tho author.
Tho bill to provide a ten days
Christmas holiday for the State Col
leges hus passed both houses and
stands a good chance of becoming
effective, notwithstanding thc-avowed
opposition of Senator Tillman, who
regents what he construes to bo t he
legislature's interference with Ilia du
ties of .tho board elected to conduct
An interesting incident of tho week
was the presentation to the State ufa
portrait of tho late Gov. Hugh S.
Thompson. Tho portrait wot* present
ed through the governor by the* late
governor's eon, Col. Henry T. Thomp
son, and its transmission to tho Gen
eral Assembly was the occasiou of tho
delivery, of ' several very eloquent
eulogies of tho '.ato Capt. Hugh S.
Thompson, who served his State iirst
a? a boy moldier, then as teacher, then
as superintendent of.education and
later as governor.
Herc aro some of tho resultBof the
week: The reformatory bill has re
ceived a favorable renmt from tho
Sonato committee; it was rejected by
the Senate inst year. The bill to in
crease the salaries of court stenograph
ers has passed the Senate. There has
betti introduced by Representative
.Green, of Leo County, a bill to abolir?
tho department of immigration, a sim
ilar bill having been introduced by
Mr. Green Inst year and ono by Josh
Ashley this year. Mr. OttB has a
bill to require tho formulae of all pat
ent modiciues to boprinted cn the label
on the bottle. There is pouding in
the Senate a bill to prohibit county
supervisors selling supplies to the
The bill by Mr. Otts, just referred
to, brines op the charges made by
Collier's Weekly and other periodicals
that the patent medicine concerns in
effect do a blackmail business with the
newspapers by the large advertising
patronage which they give and which
I they withdraw from any paper which
* opposes their interest. Sar. Otur ui?
is probably the resnlt of the abuse of
certain medicines which in prohibition
domniunitioB, such as his county of
Cherokee, are need os a substitutes
for whiskey, and Borne of them have
been ordered seized by-the chief dis
pensary constable. Of course there
are patent medicines and patent medi
cines, end even those which contain a
large percentage of alcohol may be
proper remedies in certain diseases or
ailments. < ?
* The elections were hold on Tuesday
and the legislature is that moon near
er.finishing its work in good time.
The elections did not arouse ns much
interest nor take os much , time as they
would have done hod thero beou spir
ited contests fdr the places tobe flited
and had tho dispensary positions been
voted for. These latter have 'been
left until tho General Assembly makes
up its mind about the dispensary, and
meanwhile.the possibility of getting
tho jobs ia an inducement to the am
bitious ones to preserve tho dispensary
as an institution.
The first ?lection was for obie! Jus
tice, the terni of the late Chief Justice
mwvcj UBVXjJK OAyucu. **iy SSCU!n=
bent. Y, J. Pope, who was elected to
fill the unexpired term, waa elected
without opposition for the'full term,
though there had been talk of nomi
nating Geo. 8. Mower, of Newberry,
who declined to allow his name to be
presented.. .?, .-;,.v:.->
The other judges re-elnct?d R?6 tb A
following: C. C. Dantsl?r of the first
circuit; James Aid rich of the 'second
8ver Senator Warren, of Bampton} R.8
>. Purdy of Ihe third witbout.epposi- j
Hon,- B. C. Watte of the fourthjU W.J
Gage of the sixth With opposition; J.
c. Klugh of the eighth over Senator
McGowan, of Xanrena.\'..??}/
MiSB Linnio LaBorde, of Columbi**
WUK re-elected Stato Librarian over
Mit?? Sall io M. A. Black, tho poetess.
Messrs. D. ii. Peurifoy anti John 0.
Wingo wero re-elected members of tho
penitentiary board; Mesara. W. J.
neddy, JO. B. Joynea and A. M. Leo
were re-elected members of tho Win
throp board; Jl/caur*, Auront Kohn,
W.T. C. Bates and J. i?. Davien were
re-elected members of the South Caro
lilia College leard; Mes?>rw. L. A.
Sense and W. 1). Evans wero re-elected
members of tho Clemson boord, but
Maj. A. T. Smythe, of Charleston, was
defeated bv Capt. Ivy M. Ma'ildin, of
Picket?; Messrs. E. N. Blyt! e, and J.
.). Luca* wne ro-clected on Cita- j
?Iel board; Messrs. W. It. howman und
J). .J. l'rndham were re-elected on tlio
board oi the State college io? C?'groes
at I ?rangeburg.
These elections, all of which had to
bo by ballot under the law, rock op
the whole of tho day Tuesday in joint
sealion and required a meeting at
night, ?o that neither Ilouso did any
tum,: else thut day. J. ll.
Gen. Joe Wheeler Dead.
New York, Juu. 20.-General Joseph
Wheeler, famous Confederate cavalry
leader end a brigadier general in tho
United States Army in tho war with
Spurn, died at 0:JW this afternoon at the
home of his sister, Mis. Sterliuo Smith,
in Brooklyn. Ho had been ill with
pneumonia for a week.
General Wheeler was born at Au
gusta, Ga,, in 1830. Ho graduated at
West Point in 1829, was commissioned
a second lieutenant of dragoons, and
served at the cavalry school at Car
lisle, Fa., until April 1801, when he
resigned his commission and entered
tho Confederate service. In tho fol
lowing September he was appointed
colonel of the Nineteenth Alabama In
fantry, and was actively engaged in
the earlier campaigns in Kentucky
and Tennessee. At Shiloh, in April,
1802, he commanded a brigade, and
lc-ter in the year was transferred to the
cavalry and participated in the battle
of Parryville and Other engagements
of General Bragg's Kentucky cam
paign. Cn October SO, 1802, he waa
promoted to the rank of brigadier gen
eral, and covered tho retreat of
Braggs army to the southward. In
January, IHM, ho waa commissioned
major general. He commanded the
Confederate cavalry at Chattanooga
and Chickamaugu, and covered
Bragg's roar after tho defeat of Look
out Mountain and Missionary Ridge.
Ho harassed Sherman's ilank during
tho march to Atlanta. In August,
1804, he led a successful raid in Sher
man's rear northward as far us tho
Kentucky lino. Subsequently ho op
posed Sherman's advance on Savan
nah, and in February, 18G5, he was pro
moted to tho rank of lieutenant gener
al, and continued in command of tho
cavulr'y division of General John
ston's army until its surrender,
After the war he became a lawyor
and cotton planter. lu 380 ho was
elected to congress as u c .nocrut, and
was n member continuously until 1889.
lu May, 1808. ho was appointed by
President ./McKinley, major-general of
volunteers, and was assigned to the
command of tho cavalry division of
the Army of Santiago in the Spanish
American war. He commanded tho
troops in tho cugngemont of Lus Gu?s
imas, was senior field officer in the
hattie of San Juan Hill, and subaa
quently was one of the American com
missioners to arrange for the surrender
of Santiago. In 1899-1000 he com
manded a . brigade in the Philippine
Inlands, waa commissioned a brigadier
general in the Regular Army in June,
1900, and retired in the September fol
lowing. He published a work entitled
"The Santiago Campaign, 1808-1609."
He was appointed police com mi J
sioner of New York City by Mayor
McClellan about three weeks ago* v ?
, Wnshinaton. Jan. 20.r~Wlth full
military honors General Joseph Wheel
er, the-veteran of two warfe former
representative in Congress and retired
officer bf tho United States Army, was
laid to rest in the National cemetery
ot Arlington thia afternoon* \ ; ^
The spot selected for his final re
pose is on the grassy slope to the Tight
of..the historic Lee mansion, which
Gep.? -Wheeler selected himself, Per
sonal/Friends, representatives of both
bl anches of Congress and citizens join
ed in paying their tribute to the dead
nouerai. Tho President personally at
tended the last rites, i.
,' A guard of honor from the Spanish
War Veterans', met the body on ita
arrival inst night Und stood aa guard
ia. St. John's Episcopal Church until
10 o'clock . thiB morning, when they
wero replaced by .tho Regular Army
guard. ? ' .
' The body, laid in state, ic. the church
' until two o'clock this af t?;?ootoj whore
it was viewed by. many vf rienda. A
brief service was conducted at -the
church by Hov. Ernest Stires, who
performed the same service in New
York" 'Sunday. The< procession from
the church waa h??d?d by a battalion
bf- engineers. "A riderless horse was
led with: th? cavalry/ then ' Carno the
following ve torahs organisations;, The
United Confederate Veterans of tho
Washington Grand Army, the Spanish
WarvVeterans, Co. "A,? -.Wheeler's
! Confed?rate cavalry of Atlanta, and
tho Army and Nfcvai Union.
< The nonororx FB? borers ?sc?sdsd
Ge Lei ul Bates, General Lamar and
other Confederate veterans; ofileers of
Wheeler's staff in tho Spanish wari
General Stephen D. Lee, General A. P.
Stewart and General Baeil Duke; rep
rosen ta tivea irma both Ho ases of
Congress and promipent mon formerly
closely :. related.'. o?Hcially to ' Goncr&l
Wheeler^ ' T ..?i^^m^m^?m^m^mA
Big Cost Sale
MEN'S AND BOYS'
We have just bought at about fifty cents on the
dollar the entire stock of Men's and Boys' Tine Shoes
of the Davis & Daniel Shoe Stock.
Theee are such goods ss Edwin Clapp's French, Suriner &
Urner's and Snow's Shoee and.Oxfords for men, and a full line of
Boys' and little Gents' Excelsior Shoes and Oxfords? You know
these goods, and know there is nothing better mado. We put on
THIS ENTIRE STOCK
MANUFACTURERS' COST !
AND LESS THAN COST.
Every pair marked with these letters and characters, so you J
can bring thia mavk and buy by it :
V T Z R 0 P # \X ? RE^PI^ATEB
12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
We will sell these Goods at 10 per cent IOBS than
It will pay you to buy these* 86.00 and 86.00 Oxfords and
keep them until Spring, when you can buy them at less than cost.
COBIE ?ND SEE THEM;
We muBt turn them int,, cash.- We do not ask anything but
I first cost for the1 new gooda, and will'sell old goods less than coat. *j
?lust remember also that Shoes havo advanced 25 per cent in the
last four months, and these goods were bought before the rise. .
Remember we are sole agent for Queen Quality Shoesfor La?
dies and Walkover Shoes for Men. -
THE BEE. H1WE
mm* TRYING TO iyjAKE
Ililli ' li
IS the spirit ; hack of all : prc when
This re minds us that we are in a position tclend i
s?d giT? isatedsl assistais te al* fAymara h^npniylnff to
^^^^^^drle^tly adapted to their refinir?me?ts., flows;
made-from steV* of -tho * ver^-^ighes^ ^?ity, Bad*-en^
!ers & Sullivan IT^Oo, The same goods thalweg j
THAT WILL INTEREST
Rousing newe, thia^exlrao?diflarj tidings !
No sale could possibly bo more corapreheur?^? !
None could offer a greater variety of attractions of sterling /worth ia
seasonable mezchaudise 1
The price inducements are simply amazing 1
Hale Begins Thursday,
Dry Goods, Notions, Clothing, . ? ; ' - : :|
Shoes, Ladies' and Gent's Furnishings,. 1
Carpets, Matting and Wall Papar, |
' Every bit- of Merchandise is seasonable and desirable, aad in mimy 'Jj
cases it will go at less1 than actual cost. . ' ' \ 1
If we could present every item as fo?cib?y as it deserves, there woubj J
sot be room enough in our Store to accommodate the crowds that would 1
come in eager anticipation fr^ ;'S
Oat' large handbills will be distributed Vin every home. Read every ;-|
line through caref^Uy, note' down aay^ ari?cls you wish to purcbasei You i
will find we did not overpraise the Values.
Thousands of our customers who look forward - |
; : VERY SPEC???i EVENT I
Will find.that we have fairly outdone all .previous efforts.*'^U^rM!\^^k&k J
In spite of the fact that all Cotton and Woolen Gooda baver advaucretS '
in price, we'are able, by having a lfcrge- 4 ? v?'^y
. . l^holesale ??oxise
At our command^ to offer value3 unprecedented.
Sale will positiv'ely 'open Thursday, February I?t, and will contin?e for
ten days only. \ . \ . ; , / ;
To remark and rearrft?ge dur Stack tho Store will bo closed Wednes
day, January 31st. .
Watch for tho Red Sign.
?xpeirieBoed Salespeople w j
113 Granito Kow.
I BEIM' ftS HPtt IT'S TOM rf
5 WE bav? been pleading with our customers in a t J?
quiet way.for ten dajp not to delay tho very irapor- , ^
'. ' tent duty of laying in a fi.ll supply of :, : ; '?uWBBm^^
! w??: : : DEAR'S P?TEHT FLOMB ?|. ;
$ -HOW while the price ia .cheap; We have seen quite ^
5? ' a ?arge number of them in,person, a^nd. have saved ' ..
;5 ^ day they have a profit of at least fifteen cenia a ?L. .
\ fM^lt' bsd a reason^ a^eept our I o?H :A . %
X. : : The priceja obliged to be higher, for the eU4uf?cieii %
? ^^^^;:.V:?fi?^n|i-:;t?iftt. Aft':?hnT^fe.^?lt^ ^^^?^^u^,^ . GS?
? ' : : ad^ced^
; J. it has not gotten good started, yet. For those wh?^%^^?%-:
S ' ? ???;V? cot used S^u's'S?a^?; ??^xeceut monday wo . %.
?SJ will ?ay th'at it is the best? bakiag Flour on the mar- . C
y kettc-diy. It ls wait? and guaranteed! absc&t?ly
*?' pare fresa aduH?rauic, such ES ?5 feuad m . %
r^te-ltart.can never b% *&?iinllated by ^e s^stem?
' -and.. ftre% .therefore productive ?t mtik ?mszt?- &s '
^; ? tion 'd^pepsia. * PeanVlPateu's h theare! duat
^ &?d . thoroughly oared wheat : : : ? : : V ;
; . . .'POLISSES. ?
When bsyiafc your %4n^: bill HffuVe ta
. ? sell yo^your^lsoo^