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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
The measure passed this week by
the house of representatives regula
ting the riding of bicycles or auto
mobiles outside the corporate limits
of towns or cities would practically
prohibit the use of these machines
except in cities and towns.
A great deal of stir has been oc
casioned in Columbia by the publi
cation in the State newspaper sev
eral days ago of an article on shop
lifting. In the article it was stated
that one of the largest merchants in
Columbia had systematically prac
ticed a system of Aackmail against
the shoplifters whom he caught,
making them pay $25 and sign a
confession. It was said that a num
ber of ladies had been detected and
had signed the confession and paid
over their money and "only a short
time ago a student in one of these
colleges was caught, and the poor
little girl has not yet finished pay
ing her ante. She is paying it on
the installment plan. $2 to $5 a
month. That girl is the daughter
-but that shall not be even vaguelv
The merchants of Columbia im
mediately began publishing state
ments denying knowledge of the
charges and expressing their dis
belief that they were trae. Yes
terday morning the State stated
editorially that under a combina
tion of circumstances the article
had appeared in a form unsatistac
tory and distasteful to the manage
ment of the paper, but neverthe
less the State had absolutely noth
ing to retract.
Until the name of the merchant
or some kind ot proof is offered the
article will con.inue to appear to
those who are not on the inside-or
some of them, at least-as a piece
of yellow journalism, which is
something very unusual in this
The death of Hon. Wm. C. Whit
ney this week has been felt in Aiken
as deeply as in any other part of the
country. Mr. Whitney spent a
great part of his winters in Aiken
and owned several hundred thous
and dollars' worth of property there
He took an abiding interest in the
welfare of the town and was re
sected by its citizens for his high
character and his public spirit.
Second Week Jurors,
John S. Boozer, G. Clinton Fel
ers, J. H. Sease, John G. Miller,
V. Capers Lever, T. B. Riser,
Charles P. Teague, WV. Ernest Mer
chant, George A. Boozer, J. Q
Black, F. M. Schumbert, Henry F
Counts, W. WV. Berley, F. E
Schumi.:2rt, Robert Tr. Caldwell, D
W. Boland, Joseph Q. Boland, WV.
B. Crouch, John H. WV. Long. W.
H. Lominick, Mel B. Chalmers. 3.
Ernest Pugh, Luther W. Derrick,
George L. Brooks, U. J. Stuck, B
O . Epting, Ben T1. Buzhardt, John
W. Scott, J. D. Richardson, Mf. T.
Oxer, Rufus M. Werts, W. Q.
Watkins, H. Frank Addy. J. E.
Long John A. Enlow, Jr., John K.
Mr. Ralph Wise, of Plains, Ga.,
and Miss Nina Lake, of this city,
were married at the home of the
bride's mother, on College street,
on Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock,
by the Rev. S. H. Zimmerman.
Mr. and Mrs.. Wise left Wednesday
night for Plains, Ga. Both the
young couple have many friends
her who-ia for them much hap
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Rather Than Carry Over We lave
KNOCKED THE BOTTOM OUTi
0f The Following Gloods:
All Men's, Youths' and Boys'
Clothing, Extra Pants, and Knee
Pants. Hats, Caps, Trunks, and
Dressing Cases, Blankets, Furs,
All Ladies' lats,
Ladies' Dress Goods,
Red and White Flannels,
Ready Made Skirts and Jackets.
Beautiful Drop Head Sewing
Machines, with five year guaran
tee at only $17.93.
A full line of nice Buggies and
Surreys that we are closing out
PROSPERITY, S. C.
Begining Tuesday and contin
uing through the week. We place
on sale White Goods and Linens
of special value and special inter
est to all in need of such merchan
dise 50 pieces White Inaia Linens
extra Good qualities, reasonably
priced. This is the best value in
Indias that we have ever offered.
One big lot Persian Lawn very
fine grades at 15c to 37c the yard.
White Mercerized waistings
good selection, priced low.
White soft finish Nainsooks,
White English Longcloth, check
Muslins, Etc., all at reasonable
Thousands of yards of fine elegant,Swiss
and Nainsook Embroidery and Insertings-Not
thecheap showy kinds usually shown, but fine
desirable goods, the kind that looks well, wears
well, and gives satisfaction. Every yard of
our bid stock of Linen Damasks at reduced
figures. It's a big stock too of good Linens,
worthy of your close inspection.
Visit us this week, we will try and make it to
C. & 0. S.
er a Free Subscription to the Leading
Magazine of Fashions and
For the purchase of merchan
dise to the amount of $10.00 from
February 1st to March 1st for cash,
comes to your Post offce FR EE OF CH ARGE
each month for twelve months.
If you know the Delineator you are supposed
to have it already; if you don't, it is to your
interest to get acquainted with it. The cost for
this introduction is ours.
Full stock of Patterns on hand.
Yours to please,
Newberry, S. c.
P. S.-The right line of right priced Spring