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The Styles of Spring
Are All Here; Beautiful Goods in Every Style and Color Possible.
Beautiful soft finish Linen Chambrays, in all colors,
Holid for suits at 10c.
38-Inch all linen for Shirt Waists, a rare chance,
elegant for Spring, 25c and 35c.
All the new Mercerized Waistings in new patterns,
figured and polka dots, white, cream, and Champagne,
at 15c to 35c.
Cannon Cloth, Indian Head, Emby Cloth and
Butchers Linen; all here for fancy work.
My assortment of Shirt Waist Goods all in and open;
prices are as cheap as ever. Remember me on Laces
and Embroideries; my line is the finest and largest
ever carried. Prompt attention given to mail orders.
Window Shades and Curtain goods and Poles are
W. L. MOSELEY.
will soon be here, and we have prepared ourselves
with the largest and finest stock of Xmas goods ever offered
in Orangebarg. Our reputation is behind each and every piece
and our prices are as low as the lowest.
Solid gold Rings, Brooches, Cuff
Buttons, Scarf Pins, Studs, etc., in
WATCHES AND CLOCKS
We &rO iieuikjimi U;rs Tor Watches
and Clocks. You are certain to find
what you want here, from the finest
gold down to the cheapest nickel.
An usual we hnve a complete line
in Spoons, Forks, Knives and fancy
Brushes, Match Boxes, Scissors,
Bells, Hat Marks, Key Rings, etc, etc.
Hawker/ Ct:t Glass (the kind we
sell) is noted for its whiteness and,
brilliancy. The name HAWKES en
graved on every piece.
You Could not please your boy or
girl better than by giving them a
Kodak. Wo have them from $1.00 to
We have just opened a new line of
Silk Umbrellas with gold and silver
We will be pleased to show yon, so come
early and avoid the Christmas rush.
JP A. H JR.
JEWELER, ORANGEBURG, S. C.
Spartanburg Warehouse Co., |
Spartanburg, S. C.
For storage of Cotton. Capacity about 10.000 bales. Located in hearl of!
Cottton Mill section where the s<?pie isalways in demand. Company iMindcd
according to state laws. Attractive advantages lo parties holding their Col ton
for higher markers, or for future delivery. Cotton insured t on ki ll v vlue.
Cotton received and Xegotiarle Warehouse RECEirrsdelivcrcd for same,!
these Receipts i.eino acceptallbto ranks as collateral.
All CHARGES including insurance to full value, unloading and weighing
into warehouse, weighing and loading out, 20 cent per rale per month.'
Special rates on lots of 1,000 i tales or over. For small additional ciiargc sane j
pies wii! be taken and Cotton sold for owners whenever desired.
Consignments from farmers, merchants and dealers solicited. Any number
of bales accepted.
For other informal ion address,
SPARTANBURG WAREHOUSE CO., Snnrtnnhiirg. S. C.
References: First National Rank. Central Nation;:! Rank. Spart anhing. S C.
Everybody Should Reed 'This.
UVm'II Hiebest g"*ils for Ok* hwxt mown' Uwl ? ?? l..-ttI.,.-.;,.!,- i?. f.,|,| :it. h
?.(1 .i?y?K,m? ;,. thu ,uiu-liiMi>ry supply line writ.- n> for urit-.'s, Jilsl roviviiit! two
car loads ol pipe and cur Until of in hi. Cheapest place in state to uuv pipe ami iron.
6. A. GU1GNARD, m COLUMBIA SUPPLY CO.,c. a:-i.e..:. Sec ud Tieas.
Columbia, S. O.
THE BILL PASSED
To Establish the State Bureau of In*
formation to Aid
COMMERCE AND AGRICULTURE.
j The Bill Provides for a Bureau of
Investigation With a Com
missioner of Certain
South Carolina will have a depart
ment of agriculture, immigration and
of commerce. The bill establishing
the bureau was passed by the House
on Wednesday. The bill passed the
Senate several days before and now
awaits the Governor's signature to
make it a law. After much discussion
pro and con a motion to table this bill
was made on Tuesday before the bill
had passed its second reading. On
this the vote was ayes 41, nays 64.
The bill then passed its second read
ing without further discussion. The
vote on the motion to table the bill
was as follows:
Ayes?Messrs. Aull, Banks, Bates,
Black, Blackwood, Brown, Carwile,
Davis, DeBruhl, DesChamps, Don
nald, Dorroh, Edwards, Efird, Fox,
Hendrix, Hill, Hinton, Holman, Hum
phrey, Kirby, Laney, Lide. Little,
Lyles, Middleton, Nichols, Pearman,
Potts, Quick, Rankin, Ready, Rich
ardson, . Russell, Stuckey, Tatum,
Wingard, Wingo, Wright, Jarnegan,
Bailey and Youmans.
Nays: Speaker Smith; Messrs Ay
cock, Baker, Bass, Barrou, Beam
guard, Bennett, Bomar, Brooks,
Bunch, Callison, Culler, Dennis De
Vore, Dowling, Coggeshall, Colcock,
Cooper, Doar, Doyle, Ford, Gaston,
Gause, Gourdin, Haile, Harrelson,
Haskell, D. O. Herbert, James, John
sen, Kelley, Kibbler, Leverett, Lof
ton, Logan, McCain, McColl, Magill,
Mauldin, Morgan, Mosses, Mims, Moss,
Parnell, Patterson, Peurifoy, Pollock,
Pyatt, Rainsford, Rawlinson, Rich
ards, Seabrook, Jeremiah Smith,
Stackhouse, Strong, Toole, Towill,
Tribble, Wade, Walker, Webb, Wha
ley, Williams and Wise.
The following pairs were announced:
Mr. King, aye, with Mr. Sinkler nay,
Mr. Irby, aye, with Mr. Fraser nay;
Mr. L. Lanham, nay, with Dr. Lan
When the bill came up Wednesday
it passed its third reading without
The bill provides for a department
of agriculture, commerce and immi
gration which shall be a bureau of
publicity. The governor with the
consent of the senate shall appoint a
commissioner for a term of four years.
He shall have the qualifications of a
good, moral character, and competent
knowledge of matters of immigration,
agriculture, manufactures, etc. The
commissioner is authorized to appoint
a clerk of similar qualifications.
The commissioner is to receive
$1,900 per annum and his clerk $1,000,
$2,000 is appropriated for expenses,
stationery and stamps. The commis
sioner is to make an annual report.
Other State officials are required to
assist the commissioner by giving in
formation for a handbook. The other
duties of the commissioner are set
forth in the following paragraphs:
Sec. 6. That the commissioner shall
be charged with all work looking to
the promotion of agriculture, manu
facturing and other industries, cattle
raising, and all matters tending to the
industrial development of the State,
with the collection and publication of
information in regard to localities,
character, accessibility, cost and
modes of utilization of soils, and more
specifically to the inducement of capi
tal and desirable immigration by the
dissemination of information relative
to the advantages of soil and climate,
and to the natural resource and indus
trial opportunities offered in this
State; that he shall also collect from
the farmers and land-owners of the
State and list information its to lands,
stating the number of acres, location,
the terms upon which they may be!
bought, leased or shared to desirable!
settlers: that a land registry shall be.
kept and in connection therewith, j
from time to t iuie publication shall be
made, descriptive of such listed agri
cultural, mineral, forest and trucking
lands and factory sites as may be of-;
fered to the department for sale or1
share, which publication shall be in
attractive form,set 1 ing forth the coun
ty, township, number of acres, names'
and addresses of owners, and such j
other informal ion as may be helpful!
in placing inquiring home-seekers inj
communication with land owners.
Sec. 7. That the commissioner shall i
collate in the form of a handbook of j
the State, to be issued when practica-1
bie information showing the natural!
and industrial resources and advant
ages of the State ?f South Carolina,
j dealing with soil, climate, raw and I
manufactured products, agricultural
: and bort icultural products, text ile fab
rics, manufacturing, industries, mines
and mining, native woods, means'
I of transportation, cost of living, tbej
( market and all material and social ad
: vantages for llio.se seeking homes and
investments in agricultural or iiianu
fact uring iudiist ries.
Sec. S. That lhe commissioner be
empowered to make such arrange
ments with oceanic and river steam
ship companies -?:?! immigration agen
cies in this count n and abroad as may
best serve the interests of successful
immigration, lhe necessary expendi
tures being made within the annual
appropriation for the general expense
of this department; provided, how
ever, llOtliiilg in Kill iViil <i IIICll ailUll j
forbid the commis-Joner acting with
out tee a> 1 he agent of such cit izens!
of the Slate, who. through the Sooth I
Carolina immigration association and'
the depart men I wish In meet excess'
expenses of bringing desirable iinmi-'
grains to their farms or other lands, j
Thai in the discharge of these dot mm j
the commissioner or such person as liej
may select , is empowered to visit such
immigration centres whenever neces
sary to produce t he best results.
Is ii a hunt? i i ?>? i hnmas' J
Fleet ric < >ii. A cur- I I >r. Thomas" j
Thoroughly reliable The Orange
burg Hardware and Furniture Co.?at
the old stand of F. Newton Brun on.
SHOT FROM AMBUSH.
A Lexington Farmer Met Death at
the Hands of Two Men.
The Columbia State says John W.
Meetze, a Lexington county farmer,
was shot in the face with two loads
of buckshot Friday afternoon within
a stone's throw of his young wife and
little child by an unknown white man
said to have been concealed behind
Meetze's pasture fence with a lad, also
white and also unknown. The affair
was reported in Brookland, six and
one-half miles distant, by a negro wo
man servant, whom Meetze's assailant
fired upon at the same time and who
is dangerously if not fatally Injured.
She was shot through the lower lobe
of the right lung and in the right
elbow. The negro woman was brought
to Brookland in a wagon by a negro
man, whose house nearby she manag
ed to reach after being shot down
near the public road, toward which
she was retreating from the fence at
the time she was Gre upon.
She reported the facts to Dr. C. W.
Barron, her employer's physician at
Brookland, and he with Mr. Lee
Meetze, a Brookland brother of the
murdered man, Mr. Doyle and Mr.
Woods, hastened to the scene, leaving
tbe other Brookland brother, Mr.
Early Meetze, in Brookland to care
for his mother, who is ill. They
aroused the neigbbobood but no trace
of tbe assailants could be found. This
was about 6 o'clock and some three
hours after the shooting, but Mr.
George Earhardt, living about a
quarter of a mile from tbe scene, who
had heard of the matter from the ne
groes, had begun investigations at
once but also without result. The
body was found within 15 yards of tbe
fence on its back with the left side of
the face toward the fence. Fourteen
buckshot had entered the face and
side of the head, the theory being
that Meetze met the first lood square
in the face as he was approaching the
men In hiding and that the second
came in the side of tbe head as he
turned in falling. Either load would
have resulted in instant death. Meetze
was said to be unarmed.
The negro woman says that she did
not notify Mrs. Meetze, who was alone
with her child in the house, for fear
of disastrously frightening her. She
says that she lirst discovered the men
lying behind the fence, which crowns
a little ridge Just above the Meetze
mill pond, and went to the mill where
Mr. Meetze was at work and told him
what she bad seen. She went with
him to point out the place. When
they fired on him she ran and they
fired tbe third load at her. She pre
sumes tnat they ran to make their
escape when they saw her fall sup
posedly dead. She saw only the man
with the shotgun well enough to re
cognize him If she sees him again.
She described him as being clean
shaven and wearing a heavy head of
black hair. The other man, who was
unarmed so far as she could see, was
careful to conceal bis face from her.
A remarkable fact in connection
with the matter Is that Meetze's
father, Dub Meetze, met his death
about IG years ago In a similar man
ner within half a mile of the same
spot. The dead man's Brookland
brothers are said to be good citizens.
They are doing well in the livery
stable business there. John is said to
have been a bard drinker at times and
of a turbulent disposition when under
the influence of whiskey, and, it is al
leged, he has been in several rows
within the last few months.
A LONO-FELT WANT.
It Is Supplied at Last in the City of Or
Good-natured people* are often irri
If you knew the reason, you would
not be surprised.
Ever have itching piles?
Kot sick enough to go to bed; not
well enough to be content.
The constant itching sensation
hard to bear, harder to get relief
spoils your temper, nearly drives you
Isn't relief and cure along-felt want? i
You can have relief and cure if you
will follow t lie advice of a local eil izen.
J. W. Way, salesman in gent Ionian's
furnishing goods store, residing on'
Kussel! street, opposite the postoillce,
says: '"1 can recommend Doan'soint
ment as being (). K. 1 was a great I
sufferer from itching hemorrhoids for |
several years, i I ried numerous reme-.
dies and consulted several physicians
but obtained only temporary relief.
A friend of mine gave me a small box
of Doan's Ointment and I was so
much pleased with the results obtain
ed from it that I went to the.J.G.
Wannamaker ?ifg. Co's. store and oh
taincd a full box of the ointment, us-'
Ing It according to directions. I was
entirely cured and t here does not seem i
to he the slightest appearance of a re
turn of 1 he t rouble, lint if it does re
turn I certainly know what to do to
check and cure it."
For sale by al! dealers. Price "n els.
Foster-Mil burn Co., Buffalo, X. V..
sole agents for tbe Foiled Stales.
Remember the name. Moans, and
take nosubsi it ule.
Danger in Cold WVathcr.
There is danger in cold weather u
cause it produces conditions favorable
to the devclopmonl of those germ dis
eases known as Lagnppc, I'licuinonia,
Bronchitis, Consumption, etc. These
diseases are contracted while lip- mu
cous membrane of t he 11 mini and lungs
is weakened by inllamalion result hit'
from ;i cold. 11 is dangerous lo ne
glect even a slight cold. Help nature
to ward off disease by using Rydalcs
Elixir. This modern scienl itio remedy
can always he relied on in all diseased
conditions of the throat and iungs.
Fur mi!.- by Dr. A.C. I Mikes.
Italic! i:. One M mile.
i me M imito ' tough < lure givi s relief
in one minute, h.rise ii kills the
microlie which tickles tin- mucous
membrane,causing Hiccough and at
: he same time clear-. the phlegm,
draws oul t lie ini'ammal and In als
an 1 soothes I he a:!'?????. d pa
Minute Cough Cure st rete.'! hrtw Hu
ttings, Wards off pneumonia and is a
harmless and never failing cure in n't
curable easts of Coughs, folds ; nd
1 "ro .p. < me M inule ' 'ough t' ire is
pleasant to lake, harmlos and goon
a?lo- r?r young and old. .Sold h\
Wannamaker M fg. < lo.
Dyspepsia bane of human exis
tence. Buidock Blood Bitters cures
it. promptly, permanently. Regulates
and tones the stomach
WEST POINT CADETSHIP.
A Competitive Examination Ordered
by Senator Tillman at Columbia.
I hereby give notice that an exami
nation will be held in the state house
at Columbia, beignning at S;30 o'clock
Tuesday, March 8, 1904, under the
directions of State Superintendent of
Education 0. B. Martin. Superintend
ent Martin will select two other edu
Icatorsto assist him. The examina
tion will be written and will be by
numbers, and the pbysicial examina
tion will preceded the mental, and will
be conducted by Dr. J. W. Babcock,
with the assistance of two phjslcians
whom he will select.
Candidates in order to be admitted
to the academy must be well versed
in the following prescribed subjects,
j To wit:
i Reading, writing, spelling, En
glish grammar, English composi
tion, English literature, arithmetic,
algebra through quadratic equations,
plane geometry, descriptive geog
raphy, and the elements of physical
geography, especially the geography
of the United States, United States
history, the outlines of general history
(and the general principles of phys
iology and hygiene.
The physicial requirements are: No
candidate will be admittet vbo is un
der seventeen or over t. mty-two
years of age, or who is deformed or
afflicted with any disease or Infirmi
ty which would render him unfit for
the military service, or who has at
the time of presenting himself any
disorder of an infectious or immoral
character. Accepted candidates if
between seventeen and eighteen years
of age, should not fall below ?ve feet
three incbs in height and one hun
dred pounds in weight; if between
eighteen and nineteen years, five feet
three and one-half inches in height
and one hundred and five pounds In
weight; if over nineteen, five feet four
inches in height and one hundred and
ten pounds in weight.
The war department being anxious
to keep the academy full and guard
against vacancies requests that one
principal and two alternates be nam
ed, so that in the event of the prin
cipal failing mentally or physically,
the better qualified alternate may suc
ceeded to the vacancy.
Inasmuch as some of the alternates
whom I have appointed heretofore
have failed to put themselves to the
necessary expense of appearing for ex
amination, I give notice that in this
case, no boy will be permitted to
stand the examination who does not
pledge himself to comply with this re
quirement, should he be given the
place as alternate.
After the selection of a nrincinal
and two alternates by this examina
tion those selected will have to repprt
to Fort McPherson on the first day
of May for mental and physical exam
ination by a board of army officers,
who decide whether or not the candi
date nominated by me is eligible.
There is no need for a permit to
enter this examination, as all white
applicants will be permitted to stand
The questions will oe preparea oy
the executive board and will be band
ed out as soon as the board begins
its work. If a candidate is turned
down by the medical examining board
it will be useless for him to stand the
Persons wishing the war depart
ment circular can obtain same by
writing to Mr. Martin at Columbia,
or to me here.
County papers will oblige me by
copying this notice.
B. R. Tillman,
U. S. S. S. C.
Washington, Feb. 10, 1904.
Burned to the Stake.
Clenco Bays, a negro, hunted down
by a mob, was burned at the stake
Friday near Crossett Ark. lie was
charged with the murder of J. D.
Stephens, of Ashley county. Stephens,
who was a wealthy planter, had a few
words with Bays Friday, the negro
later securing a shotgun and killing
Stephens at close range. TL?
then beat the body with the butt of
the gun and made his escape. Blood
hounds were brought on a special train
from Lake village. They readily took
the scent and traced the murderer to
his lather's house, when' the negro
was found hiding in a wi 11. .\ mob,
several hundred strong, dragged him
forth. He made a full confession.
With bands and feet tied, he was
bound to a stake in his father's yard.
Brush was piled around him, the torch
applied and the man slowly burned to
w?^^ This troublesome disease,
as we all know, is caused by im
pure 1)1? ?od. Impure Mood is more
often than otherwise the result of a
torpid liver and iivicfh ity ? if \\v. di
gcslive organs. Get and keep your
digestive organs in g-"d imining
orderaudthe blood w ill purify itself
? then Rheumatism disappears.
There is no treatment <>r remedy
more effective in the rclii f and per
maiient t lire "f J! ailments arising
from a sluggish liver, like Rlieiiniu
tism, Indigestion, Headaches, Kidney
troubles, Nervousness, etc., than
It is not ti Patent Medicine, but a
pure vegetable i'reparation, extract
etl from the bark of a specially
grown species < i the Hydrangea
plant and is compounded by chem
ists < f Iu!'.^ experience.
Try ;i hot I Its If foumt not all claimed
fo: it, return t-. the ?!:uty:i?t am! set your
mom ?? l?. k,or If vom aiinot spare 50 cents
foi .1 liu'.Uc,wtiic iisuml wcwrllseml you .1
i ; Iii ,cnts. Weaicneter
mined everybody r-lsa'.i try ??Seven Bark?."
LYMA.N DROWN. New York City.
i. IV BY
" ftflOui Mfg. Co.
! ewer Gallons; Wears I nnt-pr.
Fewer gallons: takes less of Devoe
Lead and Zinc than mixed paint-.
Wears longer; twice as long a.s lead
j and oil.
Styles for Spring have been adopted. From every
fashion center comes the news that Mohairs are to be
This lustrous, soft dress fabric adopts itself to so
many excellent uses that it is small wonder that it is
to be in such high favor the coming season. Every
woman knows that brilliantines are well nigh inde
structable and always look nice and are so easily
kept clean. It is none too soon to start your Spring
sewing. Our stock of nice Black Goods is our pride.
We show a fine line of Brilliantines and Sicilians,
also the popular Voiles Brilliantine, lustrous as fine
Taffeta Silk, full 45 inches wide, beautiful weave,
soft finish, warranted color, the finest value ever
50 Cents a Yard.
Sicilian, a Mohair of superior quality, somewhat
coarser weave than the brilliantine. The color is
rich, the fabric soft, excellent for skirts, suits or
waists; full 45 inches wide, extra fine value.
75 Cents a Yard.
Voile, rich brilliant black, a fabric thin and very
durable, adapts itself beautifully to the method of
now making the new skirts; once worn always ad
mired; particularly fine values.
50 Cents a Yard.
Speeial values in French Serge, 45 and 50 inches
wide. Ask to see them.
It is a positive pleasure for
us to show goods.
11 n?uuimc KUnli
Why Not Take a Trip This Winter
Through Florida to Cuba?
This beautiful State and Island lias been brought
within easy reach by the splendid through train ser
vice of the
ATLANTIC COAST LINE,
the great thoroughfare to the Tropics Winter Tour
ist Tickets are now on sale to all points in Florida and
to Havana. For rates, schedules, maps, sleeping car
and Steamship accommodations, write to
General Passenger Agent, Wilmington, N. C.
"What to S:ty in Spanish und How to Sny It" sent to
any address upon receipt of a two-cent otamp.
The East End Department Store,
JT. .a- Ore a ig _ Propkietor.
We wish to announce to our mnnv friends and customers that we
have added an up-to-date DRY GOODS, SHOE, FIAT and NOTION
DEPARTMENT OT STAIRS, where you can lind a complete line of
everything in Hie above goods at prices to suit the times.
? ?l?..-^>*"?-\ w t ? ^. v v ? >
a IX C-? a. .CIV.
Staple and Fancy Groceries, Cigars, Tobacco, Fruits'.and Vegetables
"Everything for Everybody to Eat."
Dry Goods. Shoes, Has. Caps, Notions and Crockery. A full linen:'
St at ionery. Writing Tablets, etc., up si airs.
I Miring t he inonl h of January every lady purchaser will he present ?
ed with a valuab!
I . . C.I
The East End Department Store,
5X00 Bushels R<
Rust Proof Oats
OflP Cm* l?5rP Pin?* Also* Rye Seed, Barley an
UllC ^cll i ivrtua vviieat tust received.
2V"vrei"@ & "Willii\ma
AT VAN TASSKL'S t ?LD STAND.
c,? rr.~ ? ? ? ?nscnargc.
iU !? DAY OF MARCH,
* * !'??!. the undersigned, as Kx< cu
ff) A P * M C A M II? r*?i lie- ! isl will and leslaniciu of
K SJ l) 8 M J 1/ H !?'? ?.Ca son. deceased, will lile their
ilinal account with the .Judgeof Vio
[ bale for Oraligeburg County and wiil
j litcieupoii asu lor lettersol discharge.
UEOKliK F. U.l liSON,
S .:<;; el .!. Causon,
Fxjciitors ol tiielasl will and testa
ment of .1. W. Carson. 2-l0-4t.
Turning, Rrackets. Scroll, Man
tles, and your GRINDING done
every week day.