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Out Delivery Service!
Our wagons are al
ways at your service
and we will fill your
wants at any time on
short notice.
We deliver anything
from a can of spice to,
a barrel of flour.
If you are interested
in securing the best
groceries at right
prices and always de;
livered promptly, just
leave, or 'phone yo?r
orders here.
Quality reigns su
preme here?but price
is watched very' care
carefully, too.
We will be pleased to
have a share of your
orders.
And we trust that you
will pardon us when
we say: "We believe
that you will be pleas
ed with our jgroc?ries
and service."
Ideal Grocery Co.
309 N. Main St.,
ANDERSON, S. t
Phone 471. :' 1
Broken Lenses
TOUS
We have a comolete
Lens Grinding
Plant. Glasses left
with us in the morn
ing will be re?dy for
you in the evening.
M. R. Campbell
Registered Optometrist Q
Office 112 W. Whitner St.
Ground F?c, nr.
Telephone Connection.
mm
1
.Special Holiday offer,; in
?lubs of three dozen Phb
Ltos 50c.
p*h? largest: and best pic
^turf for the money, j
etfs Ait
On'the Square.
yve ckrr>\V# nice line ai i
them - in Lsv Valieres, Stjck
pins, Rings and Cuff ?ut- i |
tons, etc., etc.
Priced from $4 to
Attorney J> t H
Validity of I
EDITOR THE INTELLIGENCER:
In view of the recently published
opinion of Mr. Sullivan that the wat
er and lighting contract made by the
city council last winter waa and Is
void for the- reason that it was an at
tempt to create a bonded'Indebtedness
Without tho vote of the people and
: was therefore in violation of certain
provisions of tho constitution of 1895,
it Heenis to me necessary that I make
this statement in order lb prevent
misunderstanding as to my position in
the matter inasmuch as ho and I were
tho city's, attorneys when that con
tract was made and ho is now the
fcity's attorney.
I then thought and still thing that
the city council bad the legal right to
make the contract in question. Mr.
Sullivan's contention seems to bo that
itba,' only ground for questioning the
validity of tho contract rests on the
question as to whetbor the agreement
to pay the company for water and
lights from month to month as furn
ished during a term of years created
a bonded Indebtedness within the
meaning of the constitution without
authority from the people so to do as
expressed in an election held for that
purpose.
I claim no infallibility of opinion,
legal or otherwise. In fact, it is my
errors and'shortcoming' that help to
keep me humble and sympathetic to
ward my fellowmen. ' Put I certainly
ought to know what a n.inlcipal bond
; .is, for every out stand h n- bond against
ihe city of Anderson was issued dur
. .lug the 12 jf afa that I was actual and
activo city attorney, except the $8,000
issuo of city haU bonds, which were
issued while I was mayor..
.The very fact that nolther I nor Mr.
Sullivan nor any other member of the
bar nor citizen of Anderson, it is fair
; to. presume, for, one moment thought
that tho' making of the contract for
water and lights was creating a bond
ed indebtedness within the meaning of
tho constitution in some evidence as
to how both lawyers and laymen con
: s trued the meaning of "bonded indebt
. ednesa," for not only tho lawyers but
I tho laymen know that no bonded in
! dobtodness can bo created oxcept by a
' majority vote df the electors of the
municipality cast at an election order
ed by tho city council as a result of a
petition from a. majority of the free
holders asking for the, election.
One of the fundamental rules of
construction Is to give to language the
I ordinary and common meaning which
tho overage man undr ?ands by It.
The generally accept 1 meaning of
municipal bonded indebtedness is that
. the city, issue and sell Its bonds for
. the purpose of, raising a fund with
which to perform some - municipal
. work-or Improvement. The very fact
th?t the constitution requires that mu
nicipalities shall, on issuing bonds,
"create a sinking fund for tho re
demption thereof at maturity," strong
ly supports that' view. TXe average
man, whether a lawyer or a layman;
would bo sorely puzzled to see any
necessity for creating a sinking fund
to pay water and light rentals which
are due and payable monthly.
'.. The necessary procedure for Issuing
bonds Is as follows, by way of Illustra
tion: A majority of the freeholders
I of tho city sign a written petition to
I council asking that an election be
1 held on tho question of Issuing the
bonds of "tho city to a certain amount
for the purpose of making certain im
provements, aa for Instance, paving
Streets. The voters cast'their ballots
j saying .yes or ho on the question as
: to whether, in the first place, they are
in favor of' tho paying ind, in the sec
ond place, whether they arb willing
? for tho cjty council, to Issue and; sell
enough bonds to raise the amount of
j money that Is necessary to" do th^t
! paving. If tho majority votes In. favbr
i of issuing bondB for that purpose the
jj city borrows the required sura by is
, suing and delivering its bonds .to the
j man who lends, the money, bonds be
ing nothing but promises to pay back
t tho money with interest, and the mbn
i ey Is turned' Into tho treasury, end
d paid ! out as the. work: is. done, ?f i
S course Uio city thereupon lories sytakj
\: for the. purpose of paying tho .Interest;
on the bonds each year, and Is. atsp
' required to create a "sinking fund," |
with! which to pky tho principal of tho
debF when; due. Of course everybody
understands that a "sinking fund"
s hiqyely mean? that the city m?sf lay
; byVeaeh year such' sum of. mbney as
will in tbej?^^
Die principal of the bonds when dutt
On the other band, it a majority of tho
:??pfo ;vbte ho,', thep1 the paving, as a
j niattor of cbiurse, is not^done. In other
;, ^rda. tho question r?ally voted on
S: ^^snaii^jB^ar^.'paying,".
What would tLe people bo asked to
voio on when it cornea to making a
contract for water and lights? ?er
talnly not a^ to whether wo should
1^0 water -^ill^^^^wA
, absolute necessity add a fixed policy.
We njlght as; well; be asked whether
i '.we' want sunshine and showers.. They
could hot v?te on the question of.con?
firming or rejecting any proposed con
I traclt; In an probability, for it^is riot
likely that responsible people who
.would bo able to satisfactorily furn?sh
water and lights would care to go to
th? trouble and expense of making a
contract that' might b? whimlfecaliy
ii?lectc?. or'that might bo rejected tor
?Ohle feature^ that could be easily
: '?greed? on if It -wire 'possible' to; fldd
Out Viie ground of objection. It musk
; fc/bmambered that If 'jjjfc Sullivan's
eWitention Is - valid, .ihat thejre"- would
I f#no contract on; which to^v%Wllese
*ne was voluntarily entered ! Into h*
^ff^oj^^weuS^?^^?
rfWt a? th? city, to treat' ?t as," void. ;
Whr?c then, would be aubmUted to
the- people * f?$Vtof?& decision? It
W Discusses
franchise Matter
could only be. In my. judgment, thej
question whether the city should un
dertake municipal ownership;' and]
control of the water and' lighting Ebs
teins, or whether the city council
should make the best'contract possi
ble with some responsible person to
furnish water and lights to the. city
and its inhabitants on the most satis
factory basis that could be negotiated.
Suppose that question had been sub
mitted to the voters and a majority |
had voted in favor of municipal own
ership, which would have required
the city to issue bonds, to carry that
into effect. It is possible to conceive
that a majority of the people might
thereupon refuse to vote the neces
sary bonds. Granted that such is not
likely to he the case, still It can not bo
denied that such is a possibility and
that an absurd result would follow.
Our constitution, is not likely to re
quire that which may lead to an ab-1
surdity.
On the other hand, suppose a ma
jority of the peoplo had voted in favor
of the city making the best contract
possible with some private concern to
furnish water and lights. What kind
of a predicament would that have
placed the city council in? If Mr.
Taylor should have' hecn asked to |
submit ? proposition under such cir
cumstances he might have replied
that he was not in the market just
then and that when the city council
had tried all other possible contrac
tors that they might call around to
see him again if they had not obtained
what they desired. When that time
came, as it certainly would have
come, then he could have submitted
his proposition on terms of his own
choosing and then told the city coun
cil that' the people bad already voted I
against municipal ownership and that
they must accept/ tho contract offered j
by him or look elsnwhere. Stich a pre
dicament would have deprived the city
council of the strongest leverage thai
It had to force the most favorable
terms possible, for without the threat
of municipal ownership and control,
which .was constantly used by tho city
council la the contract made, the city
would have been under the necessity
of-making that contract without the
least / competition or pressure in Its
behalf.
As tested by common sense, which
is a very necessary and important
[ factor in the successful practice of
law as of every other business, it does
not seem to me that the making of
this, contract.waa the creating of a
bonded indebtedness within the mean
ing of the constitution. The men
! that made that'constitution were men
like John E. Breazcale, George E.
J Prince..D. H. .ttusaoll; J. MY Sullivan,
S. Ferry Glean and L. i>. Harris, who
were members from Anderson Coun
ty, and I do not believe that they in
tended to say that the making of a
contract for the furnishing of water
and lights was a creation of a "bonded
debt" that required a vole of the peo
ple to ratify. They doubtless meant
Just what the average man under
stands to be meant by a bonded debt,
namely a'debt created'by the sale of
bonds, from the. proceeds of the sale
of which some corporate purpose Is
accomplished.
But Mr. Sullivan thinks that the su
preme court has already decided that |
the making of such a contract where
by the ' city merely obligates Itself to !
pay a monthly rental for water and|
lights for a term ot year. Is the crea
tion of such a bonded debt as requir
ed a vote of the.people to make the
contract valid, and refers to tho Char
leston cose and'the. Fountain Inn' case
authority for his conclusion, t do not
reach the same conclusion from those
casea that he does.-. In fact T think
'that the latter of those cases' pointedly
Indicates that the court .does not deem
ouch a contract as creating a bonded
Indebtedness In the constitutional
moaning.
The Charleston caso Was merely an
attempt oh the pari of the .city - of
Cliarlenton to,avoH. the constitutional
limitation, as to ^^obtedn^sB^iTnaV^'
ing organized a water.company Which
was ostensibly to Issue a million and
tff???.dolWrB *o)rth of bohds for m
purpose ot installing a proper water
ayafem and letting the city of Charles
ton 1& effect guarantee the payment
thereof by binding Itself to pay the
equivalent of. nearly $80. per h?draht
por'^year for 60, years, tho term for
which the Water bonds were to run,
unless the city m the meantime should
be ablo to take ov?ir ."tho" pflfnt The
supremo court very properly hi?ld that
that waa an attempt to increase Its
horded lAdebtedhens, .which already
far ; exceeded the, constitution limita
tion, and that the proposed coiit; act
waf', therefore void, WWlo ?lr. Jus
tice -P?ne, who reudor?d^ the decision
in that case, used language that;
dicated that' ho believed. the ma??Mw
of a contract for water and. lights
woutd amount to a creation o? a bond
ed debt within tho; meaning; of the
constitution, the other. three" Justices,
concurred only in the "reanU'V of his
decision, which means, that' they,-re
fused : to : commit > themselves, to any
reasoning" or statement made In the
opinion other than. th* mere conclus-,
ion; namely,-.that thatparticular ccsi
tract was in valid.
The Fountain ; Inn^ case, wan an at
tempt on the part Ox. a ?iu?au- to pre
vent tho making of a lighting contract
between the town and the Enrbco
PtiysrV Company after "a special elec
the question of making , said.conti
was submitted to the qualified clectot?
Ithoroot end fha majority of them
voted ; l? ' favor..- of making' the con
tract," Th? ohlyY/<wtf Questions Ifi
volvad weroNrhethor tho town had an*
^m- U> or<Ut;; the * ctecttpn and
whether ?i'ers wao a. proper" t?&itt&
tio? ol .votera. Ur: Justice Hyartok
wroto ' the opinion and began'
tho opinion bysaying: ?lt
BMjfA- b? *,; ?aneeded ; -'that ? the
proposed contract is of tho naturo i
>f a bond debt (referring to the Char- s
leBton case), which can not be created 1
without the Euncllon of the majority
if the qt'jillfled electors of tho town, c
::ouhiitutIon, Aft. 8, Sec. 7." If he and <
the other members of tho supreme c
court were of the opinion that that c
contract created a, bonded indebted-' ;
ness it la not likely that they'would I
bave used that peculiar' language,' to i
wit: "It may be conceded that the
proposed contract is o? the naturo of f
% bonded d?bt" To my mind, it was i
merely equivalent to say that for the I
purpose of deciding tho two questions
Involved It may be conceded that It 1
waa ceratlng a bonded debt, but even 1
If such were true, and an election waa <
necessary, then the town council had <
authority to order th? election and I
consequently tho contention that it <
was without ouch authority overruled. 1
In coming to that - conclusion the i
court further used this ' lac guauge: i
"Moreover, as the making of the con- I
tract' la the creation of a bonded i
debt," etc., but that, to my mind, i
merely meant, name'y, that it may be I
conceded for the purpose ?f thbj do- i
clsion that the contract was a bonded I
debt, and still the constitutional re
quirements as to creating a bonded !
debt had been compiled Vfltb. <
But let's concede for the" sake of ar- I
gument (aa tho supreme court did '
above) that our contract was invalid 1
at tho limo It was made, and then the I
question naturally arises whether the 1
city and the citizens are now estopped i
in fairness and Justice from raising i
that question. Mr. Sullivan came to i
the conclusion that they were not, and i
quoted the caso of MUster vs. Spar
tanburg, 68 S. C, 33, in support of his
view. That was a case bron>ht by ?
citizen to require the city of Spartan
burg to collect taxes from a cotton
rnili that had be?n exempted from
taxation for a period of ten years by <
the city council. : I think the fol low
ing quotation from that came decision
more in point than tho portion quoted
by Mr. Sullivan, to'wit:-"That most
serloug question for the Court- is, did
the inaction and delay amount to such
laches as will make the granting of
the petition unjust and Inequitable? If
jo, whatever may have been the rights
of the petitioners, they should not
now be lnforced. In solving; this ques
tion the important Inquiries or?e li 5*
W(aa the delay* unreasonable; and (2)
Would ita natural result bo injury to
the party against whom the : eli?f is
sought?" That involves moral ques
tions that every man can answer for
himself. Every citizen has had the
right to go directly to the supreme
court to have the validity of the con
tract tested from the very day that it
was signed.. And if that court should
hold that the delay was not unreas
onable, could It hold that the natural
result of setting the contract aside
would not cause Injury* to tho com
pany? I hear that the company has
spent something like ?30,000 In put
ting In now mains. Section Q of the
contract provides that "the1 company
shall Immediately upon acceptance cf
this ?i-diiiaavo, or soon iiicix-??cc-v
as it conveniently can, and within 12
months from acceptance,' replace all
water mains of four inches, or less. In
diameter, that are now used, to sup-,
ply. water to fire hydrant's with mains
not less than six inches In diameter,"
etc Had the company delayed put
ting In those six inch mains, up to
this date it could well have beea
charged with Indifference to Its con
tractual obligations and that it would
likely fail to perform that part .of its
contract within the time specified.
Would the Injury done the company
be entirely compensated for by the
city reimbursing it for the expense
Incurred? It is not conceivable that
any fair minded man would be will
ing to set the contract aside unless
the company was ' fully compensated
for all moneys expended in improving
its Services so. as to save It again Bt,
the very injury that the. court speaks
of. I do not believo the 'supreme
court would set asled the contract un
der tho circumstances even if it
should como to the conclusion:that the.
contract was invalid when, passed mid.
would, then have so deoiarod had the.
question been promptly raised.
If tho'supremo court should declare
th? contract invalid I will hav? the
. satisfaction ^of knowing that I gave
our former clients, the- city council,
the best service I was capable oL for
It goes without saying that', they ro
lled absolutely on their, attorneys to
take care of the legal phases of the
matter. They, as well as the publlci
might well feel that the city attorneys
had boon derelict in duty bad they
permitted useless waste of time, effort
and money in negotiating a Worthless
contract. I would feel deeply morti
fied If such, should, have proven, to* oe
the case. - '. s
;Norsfew words as to tho.? busin ess
sldo of tho matter. The members of
council and . their attorneys spent
much time, day and night, in working
onT the negotiations leading up to the
adoption of the contract So-far 'as I
aenow. every ono of tber*? was working
to ohtaln a contract 'that would bo
fair and just to tho city as well as to
tho' company. I found Mr. Taylor and
Mr, Orr alert lri-behalf, of their'com
pany, "?s It wa?/ thoir *0>tir to., be. %
hover saw the slightest effort on their
part to^o?fl^
a?d ;l &Keta that t can say for e 1er*
member of .that council, as I say for
myself, that tho negotiations were
conducted-without the least d?ception
?nTeUaeKsidO. and that overy/ph^S
ofttfo, toalter was thoroughly ahd: ro
peatcdly discussed and under stood,
generally-.bo f?und in' t^e results n?r
JS&nW Let 'tis' look at boiuo. of
the bone fits that were acccmpliehed In
behalf of the;aty-and Its clUsens: ;
The water consumer now geta ,8.000
gallons
ced 1ms-tb>r?'
* ?l??our^^^ re
ilaced by not less than nix incb mains
.nd only six inch mains shall now be
astalled.
The city now paya $40 per hydrant
is against 150 undor tho old fran
:hise; and as tho city is now requir
ed to pay for the water used for sew*
?rage and sprinkling and other pur
poses, ths iadividsa! consumer Eb
olas htB water at tho lowest mini
num possible.
The city has the right at any time
0 purchase tho entire water plant on
1 basis that would bo fair and Just to
.ho city and company.
The minimum consumer ot electric
ty pays 11 cents per klllovrntt hour
.vlth five per cent, discount in ten
lays nc against 121-2 cents under the
>ld contract, as I remember. Whoh
this was undor consideration the offi
cials of the company stated that they
would reduce that, charge to 10 cents
is soon as arrangements could be
made, to adopt that rate in Spartan
tmrg and Greenville, and that Ander
son would bo given the benefit of that
rate though it was a less consumer
than either of the other, two cities. I
understand that that rate has been
put in effect.
The city hes the right once in every.
Bve years to purchase tho company's
electrical plant and appliances in use
In "tho city for furnishing electric
lights and small power in connection
therewith at the time of the purchase
by paying a fair and reasonable price
therefor, and a scehxno la provided
for arriving at that price if the city
and company can not agree. Whlje
the term of the contract is 40 years,
Btlll the city may terminate It in each
Bve years thereof by purchasing the
plants of the company.
I think tho city council negotiated
an excellent contract; that no other
body of men could have done better.
My understanding was that tho three
members who voted against the grati
fication Of the contract did so bocauBo
they thought it desirable to submit it
to a vote of the people'and ~:iot-be
cause they did net think that tho con
tract was a fair and Just one to the
city. t'tftgji
I am banding Mr. Sullivan a copy
of this statement before its publica
tion. Had ho shown me a copy of h's
opinion before publication, which
every consideration of courtesy and
mutual interest and liability in the
premises required, I would have tried
to savo him from the unhappy plight
into which ho has lot his extreme par
tisanship throughout this whole mat
ter lead him.
I ?ball endeavor by every proper
and honorable means to uphold the
validity of this contract, made by our
clients with our assistance, as their
trusted attorneys, and not only on
that account ' but for the additional
reason that I believe' that the people
of Anderson, whom I have ever striven
to faithfully serve as a municipal of
ficer, arc enjoying -and will evjoy the
fruits of a mir and beneficial contract
that probably could not be duplicated
should they bo deprived thereof by
any unwise action oh the part of their
present city eou??cfl. Fnd#ed? ! enter
tain a very confident hope that at
least a majority of tho council Will
abandon the effort to deprive the peo
ple ot the benefits of that contract as
soon as they shall have had: the op
portunity of studying the matter
thoroughly enough to teach an inde
pendent conclusion thereon.
JNO. K. HOOD.
W. W. Long, State agent of dem
onstration and director of extension I
at Ciemson College, advises South |
Carolina farmers not to sell or dis
pose of a bushel of their cowpeas
this fall, but instead to buy all tho
cowpeas they are able to buy. In or
der to have the peas to sow ' after
small grain next season. .South Car
olina lands will be incalculably im
proved by such a practice, accord
ing to Mr. Long.
Encouraging reports are reaching
Ciemson College from the county
demonstration agents. In most sec
tions, of the State mpre wheat is
bring sown than ever-before in the
history of those neetIons. Clemson's
agents have'' been conducting a
grain and iivc-nt-homo campaign
dally ever since the outbreak ot the
European war and. effects are be
ginning to bo noticed on every side.'
to Rest Yesterday ?ftemoon
at 3^0 In Wmiajn
The funeral services or Mrs. Laura
Lander,- who_ died .Wednesday, night
we,. Main
at Greenwood, wero hob
ducted -. btf lhfr Hov. L.1K McGee and
tho IlGv. Dr. J/bii O. Wilson! Follow
in g the services in: tho church tho
body was taken, to WWlamston in a
special train.- over : fh/e Interurban
railway, the remains b?fing -'' acco'm
WWded by some SO or 40 people-front
Greenwood.- At the services At Green
wood tho following gentlemen served
M/p^bearem?; Hon. C. A. C. Waller,
Dr. R. B, Eptlng. Cant. J. O. Jenkins.
#T/Medl<fek?3r\ '-^.rnmiwSl?iM1
Georgo C. Hodges, Jr.
Tho interment at WUllantetou took
^aJt!?,;Mq'clook, sli^s^M
\ ?w? ; i?r. ?eu m. Lan?er, ; Anderson
^ttnta;. Dr. -ftrank.v radar and Dr.
, T, Lander, of Williamson"Mr. A.
rad?r, CaibW Fnils; Mr. ? V fit'
Landen of Jacksonville, Fia., and Dr.
Joh^\M. Lander,^ Janeiro, Brazil.
eonfront^'o^v ft
.'^Wneyi '' ' '
? tot,'*
PS FOR BBS Gr
BEL8? BELIEF Fl
DISCUSSED YESTERDAY BY
COMMITTEE AT CHAMBER
OF COMMERCE
MEETS S^URPAX
For Purpose of Announcing Plana
And Putting Them Into
Practice.
Wars and means for ruising funds
for a Christmas offering for the Bel
gian widows and orphans who have
been left in destitute 'circumstances
by the European war were diBcussod
at some length yesterday afternoon at
a mooting of members of the educa
tional committee of the Chamber ot
Commerce. At the meeting, which .'wad
held at the Chamber of Commerce, but
a few members'of the committee, in
cluding boo clergyman, were prcjent.
It wna decided! to hold another meet
ing next Saturday afternoon at 3
o'clock, at which time, a c'omraitteo,
which was named yesterday after
noon, will suggest plans for going
about tho raising oi Vila fund.
Present at the meeting yesterday
afternoon were Messrs, ?J. C. Mc
Cants, superintendent of tho , city
schools; F. "M*. Burnett, secretary of
the Y. M. C. A.; P. H. "Whaley, secre*
tary of the Chamber of Commerce; M.
M. MjatUson, Dr. A. It. Smothers and
the Rev. j, H. Gibboneyfl recior of*
Graco church. The. Roy. Dr. W. H.
Praser, pastor of tjtie First Presbyter
Ion church, telephoned his regrets thai
he was indisposed and could not come
out to ' the: meeting, while tho Boy.
Dr. J. F. Vines, pastor of the First.
Baptist church, Bent a letter stating
that he was out of th? city and regret
ted that he could not attend/
Varlohs plans were suggested at the
meeting for raising a fund for the Bel
gians. Mr. Bur net announced that he
would give the proceeds of "the open
ing day at tho Paramount motion pic
ture theatre; ' or tb?' proceeds of the
day performance. In order* to make
tho attendance as large as possible on
that day, be suggested that he would
procure a series of pictures especial
ly pleasing to children and have' th?
matter called to tho attention of the
school children of tho city by their
teachers; The Key. Mr. Qibboney
came forward with a suggestion that,
contributed envelopes bq pHnieu and
distributed by the pastors to the
chairmen of various committees, who
would see ib it that tho members, of
their! committee gave an. offering of
es? Sind.'".
After a thorough discussionn of the
matter it was decided to appoint a
committee consisting of Messrs., Whal
ey, Burnett and Gibbonoy to map out
a program for the meeting which will
be held Saturday afternoon at 3
o'clock. In the meantime letters - will
bo sent to the pe^loravof every church
and superintendents of ?v?ry Sunday
school in tho county urging thorn to
attend this meeting.
Knights
Of Pythias Did Amplified Third
v Eventa*
A hundred or more Knights of Py
thias,, representing. practically everyj
lodge In the county, 'gathered last
night W Chlq?ola Lodge halt in spec
ial session - for amplified third rank
work, which wan curled out by an
of the local organisation.
" The third., rank war conferred upon
Messrs. -&ank~Br?*wnlc?^ *MHl
McHugh, and the work wao put on In
good! form.'
Following the, exercises a delight.
fuV.eipoker was enjoyed, tho Bnlg?t*
remdjp?pg at th? nail until a'lSta
hour anff enjoym* the good foliow
[shipv which Is so characteristic of this
<?^?rv "
1 ^Rf?.^i of Hood
& Sullivan. Ss;
Ended.
r-.
Formal notice of dissolution of the
woir known law Arm of;Hood & Sul
livan-composed of Wfuni^tfhnjiL
Hood and G, CuUcn Su^Uv?n--apPaj5
nSfe^^P?P^^
i. This well known i partnership j has
beenf in fbrco for $he, past: spMo,--or
eight years, r durins, which time AM
#W*sW" ,ar*0 and * Wc?tlye. prac-:
tide. The fjuT(|taB^
Solution' wiftTcorao ?b a| ?lrprli^tt?'
tho l^rgo number of friends and'cllonto
|^jg^.'?!i?i^:;vf.?Vr?j^v...v-i -
. -rfminer air.. Hood nor Mr. Sullivan
hRve ttade any/ anndunc>mept as to
their plans -for^taeTrutureF ^
ii'.V 'r'" :r, :.,;. ...
i There will bo preachiag at Welcome;
Baptist church Saturday, afternoon, at
I o'clock Tho hour was announced
for 11 a. m. but is changed to tho af
towon? This ^formation is given puV
[ by the ?ev^H^a>M^thVv:' v
;wiin,im><wl.l'W.,'.|iH?,',ll,'Hl,' i'l iiT'/f'.fflffa'.V
m .m .h , ]i y i \, i' n j, ni1 a1!
le Gat 1 V
il
.Thalia?by fauddos
meat and V? eue? *J*qj ?vl^y;
the prices; read ?i^. price*.
Lob Steak, per pound 20c
"Beat Roast, per pound ISc
Is " V-\'ft,
j Pork, per pound 15c and
.AR others in proportion, and'
16 ounces to the pound.
1 P.
Phono 75J5.;
iSparygftEniai:
The Charleston ?; We*-*
Jem Carolina Railway^
^ill sell cheap Excursion
pickets accouriK^fyil!^
Holidays. Tic^s, f?m
sale, December /lj?th. tgj? '.
25th insfc, Dec. Hi^?
an^Jan, 1st, \9\& %%i&.
Limit Jan. i^tii ^MiS^
|For rates, etc., apply t?;
|G ? lier ai P?sseitge^
l. - iL
I
\, Try a bottle?* <Na*srdgA
scripUoa for impure, blood, k?dneyj'
lirer sud ?tomach. ?t: ha? pleas
ed hundreds and thousands,
shouldn't It pleaso ' yoV..''jD??Wr?'
drljgg^i..cljd^\l|^ nc*;bal
improved upoD, for what It la re- fi
\ | commended.
ipt drug stores nn?^?-^jgpg|
ta'Medicine Company;.' 11* ?
fst, qreenrUle, f^C0B^
l'
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Dolldu
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