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ELBERT H. AULL, Proprietors.
Wx. P. HUOSEAL,
ELBERT H. AULL, EDITOR.
NEWBERRY, S. C.
WEINESDAY. AUGUST 16, 189Z.
We notice from the published state
ments of the business of the Dispensary
that the total amount of money spent
for stock and supplies is only about
$8S,000. The Herald and News some
time ago stated that the outlay to be
gin business with would be possibly
over $200,000. This statement was
made upon information furnished by
Commissioner Traxler. It may be
that he was only talking through his
hat. He told us that one purchase of
one brand of liquor alone was 54),0)
gallons which amounted to nearly
$106,000. That the outlay for glass
ware alone would be $25,000. In his
estimat; & the appropriation by the
Legislature of $50,000 would be ex
haustedin fitting up the establishment.
The reader can easily see from these
figures how the estimate was easily
reached, that the State would have
Invested something like z200,0 or
$300,000 to begin business with.
Only two items mentioned reached
$200,000 and, over. Then there were
the wines, the corn whiskey, brandies
and beer which it was thought would
amount to as much more. -
It was no intention on our part to
misrepresent the amount to be invested
In the business, but only to give our
readers, on what we presumed was
good authority, some idea of the busi
ness in which they were engaged.
According to the published state
ment the total amount invested in
whiskeys and wines is only $S0,915.6S.
The totaexpense account is put down
at$20,614.78. The amount sold to all
the County Dispensaries is $45,534.14.
The receipts from vot ual sales by the
U,Jfnties cannot yet be given. There
fore it cannot 1e told yet how the busi
nes was for the first month as to net
The Observer and the Press and Rv
porter and Mr. Wilson have all been
wasting columns of type and fountains
of ink to find the cause of Mr. Mower's
election in the recent primary in this
county. The discussion is a profitless
one, but then th,ey might be engaged
in much worse thins, and as long as
the subject keeps up its present pleas
ant aspect it can certainly do no harm.
We rather enjoy the labored arguments
on both sides to show why Mr. Mower
The Herald and News is very much
like the lawyer we once heard of who
was asking a continuance of the case
against his client. He said he had
fifty reasons why the case should be
put off, and all of them good ones, but
he thought the statement of one would
besuffieient tM show his honor why
the case should he continued. At any
rate he w ould first state this one, and
if It was not thought sufticient, then
he could take up the other forty-nine.
His first and main reason was that his
client, the defendant, was dead. It
was not deemed necessary to state the
other forty-nine. Now The Herald
anid News has about fift.y reasons why
Mr. Mower was elected, but we think
the statement of one will be sufficient
to convince any one who can be con
vinced: He got more votes than Dr.
Mr. Cleveland has left Washington
and returned to his summer home at
Buzzard's Bay. He has turned the
responsibility over to Congress of tak
ing action on the financial question.
No more federal appointments 'will
be made until something is done on
the financial question. The President
does not want the Congressmen to
have their minds disturbed by ap
pointments until some Jegislation is
had for the relief of the country. So
he gets out of their way and will de
vote himself to rest and outdoor exer
cise. He says his days' doing will be
devoid of interest and he does not care
to be bothered with newspaper corres
We present this week Mr. Cleveland's
message to Congress. It is short, clear
and strong, and to the point. The
President deals exclusively with the
question of finance which is proper, as
Itiis the consideration of this question
which has brought Congress together
In extraordinary session. We hope
that every one will read this message
closely and study it carefully. Whether
you agree with Mr. Clev-eland or not,
read his views and notice his reasons
and decide on the merits of his argu
ments without prejudice.
The Washington correspondent of
the Atlanta Constitution says: "Sena
tor Irby is here getting up affidavits to
prove that Capt. Jim Tillman, and not
he, filed the famous Craddock dispatch
to the Augusta Chronicle last March."
We thought Senator Irby was in
Washington filling his seat in the Sen
ate and giving his attention to the
study of the great financial question
for the consideration of which the ex
tra Session of Congress was called.
The Greenville News thinks if there
is a statesman in either branch of Con
gress it is time for him to show him
self and make the fact known. To this
we heartily agree. The country was
never in greater need of a staitesmian
than at the present time. The oppor
tunity now presents itself for some
man to make a name and a fame for
himself, and at the same time serve his
country in the time of her great need.
Let him come forth.
There is talk of Governor Tillman
being a candidate for re-election, with
.John Gary Evans for Lieutenant Gov
ernor, so that when Governor Tillman
goes to the United States Senate Mr.
Evans can be in the Governor's chair.
What is to become of Lieutenant Gov
ernor Gary? Is he to be satisfied with
having occupied his pre'sent position
for two terms.
Who will be silver-tongued orators
In Congress? Advocar.es of free coinage
nr ihnse for nonditional repeal.
Sejator Irby is holding investigations
and taking evidence to get up a reply
to Mr. Jim Tillman. When all the
evidence is in possibly the people will
be given some very valuable and sur
prising information. There is nothing
like having a little diversion every now
Albert W. Anderson has been pro
ioted from the agency of the Port
Royal and Western Carolina Railroad
at Greenville to the superintendency
of the same road. He is a young man
and a native of Laurens. He pos
esses strong qualifications for his new
CATASTROPHE AT CLEMSON.
Sudden Collipse of the Barracks Bridge,
While Crowded with Students-The Cas
ualitles Not Fatal Nor Very Serious.
[Special to The News and Courier.]
CoLUMBIA, August 11.-News has
been received here of an accident at
lemson College to-day. There is no
Jefinite information as to the nature
)f the trouble. Governor Tillman re
.eived a telegram from his son stating
that there bad been an accident, a
balcony had fallen in and students had
been Injured, and that he was unhurt.
No further information has been re
ceived here up to this time.
COLUMBIA, August 11.-A telegram
to Secretary of State Tindal, received
it 9.52 p. . says: "Your son was
nly slightly burt by the falling of the
barracks bridge. E. B. Craighead."
Another telegram to Mr. D. H.
rompkins says that Mr. Sam Carter
bas been painfully but not seriously
injured. There is a bridge, about twen
ty feet long, running from the main
;round to the entrance to the dormi
tories. It is the height of tne base
men floor, which is used for cooking
and mess hall. The dormitory build
ing is in an excavation and the bridge
rosses the opening. The bridge could
ot have held the corps of cadets, who
were probably going into quarters.
PENDLETON, August 11.-The bar
racks bridge gave way with some fifty
tudents on it. The following are not
seriously hurt: J. C. Bradley, J. C.
Jowers, W. S. Reynolds, J. C. Backin,
P. J. Pearman, A. P. Caldwell, C. G.
Whitman, F. C. Koon, F. W. LAwson,
J. E. Boykin, W. P. Wright, 0. Chapel,
J. F. Barnes, C. R. Earle, J. A Dantz
ler, R. J. Woodside, K. M. Smily, F.
L. Bryant, W. P. Russell, J. W. Pitts,
J. A. McDavid, W. H. Long, W. A.
owers, J. D. Johnson, C. W. Danly,
NI. A. Wice, J. J. Lowery, W. E. Hen
lerson, T. C. Todd, H. L. Todd, J. F.
Dukes, F. F. Dantzler, L. C. Dunn, J.
J. K. Ulmer, L. L. Hardin, J. C. Man
or, M. E. Jennings.
The following are more or less se
riously hurt: W. S. Yoe, internally;
W. C. McDowell, wrist out of place,
bruised head and body; W. J. Strawer,
3bin cut and teeth shattered; T. C.
Mahafee, thigh broken; J. W. Lan
master, ankle fractured and di6located
nd head wound; C. R. Cagle, shocked;
A. A. Holstine, internally injured; C.
E. Coodstine, thigh fractured; W. H.
White, internal injury; S. C. Carter,
knee and back injured; E. F. Pegues,
P. H.E. SLOAN.
THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT.
[Special to The Herald and News.]
CLEMSON COLLEGE, August 12.
lhe causes that led to the accident here
briefly stated are as follows: On the
evening of thxe eleventh the boys were
ill collected on the parade grounds,
ery near the Dormitory, when rain,
iuddenly began to fall. The boys were
llowed to break ranks, and upon rush
ug and crowding upon the gangway
which leads from one side of a hill into
:e second floor of the Dormitory, be
3ame engaged in a general scramble to
get in, when those in the lead blocked
the door-way, as they thought in inno
ent sport. This caused a tremendous
pressure from one hundred or more
strong boys against a side wall of the
Dormitory at the entrance, together
with a still greater scramble from those
behind, which unsettled the gangway
frrom its supports r it went down
with one hundred an fifty boys upon
it. Some were hurt more by falling
upon each other than from any other
cause. The supports beneath the gang
way would have sustained almost any
weight directly upon it, certainly to
the extent of from fifty to seventy-five
thousand pounds, but was not suffi
eiently braced together to stand such a
terrific jostle as the boys, in their sport,
gave it. The boys who were hurt are
being well and tenderly cared for, and
uone of them are thought to be fatally
injured. ALAN JOHESTONE.
STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT CRAIG
.[Special to The State.]
CLEMSON COLLEGE, August 12.-I
telegraphed you last night in regard to
the serious accident which occurred
here yesterday about 6 p. m. The
faculty were in session when some one
ran in announcing that the boys were
fighting. I ran out and found that the
gangway or viaduct leading from the
ground outside to the second story of
the dormitory had been crowded witn,
boys running in to escape from the
rain, and that this viaduct had given
way, precipitating perhaps a hundred
boys, right and left. Some three or
four were caught under the falling
timbers, but had been rescued by the
timo I reached the spot. The infor
mation wired you last night was sub
[Here follows a list of boys slightly
injured, similar to above.-:-ED H. & N.1
The following boys are seriously but
not fatally injured-so our physicians
confidently believe: WV.S. Yoe, Pegues,
Holstein, Carter, White, WVhitmian,
Leichester, Vogel, Goodson, Mahafrey.
The boys are doing well.
A word in regard to the gangway. It
was an after-thought, so 1 learn, and
not in the architect's original plan. It
was constructed for convenience, and
it gave way because the heavy timbers
running from the ground to the wim
dows were not braced up by iron bars
and this sprang apart where heavy
pressure was brought upon them. The
flooring gave way, and the t>rick con
structed pillars gave way, and hence
the whole passage crowded with boys
went tumbling down.
I can in no way censure the students.
It is just, however, to say that two or
tree students, when they saw the boys
running from the rain, thoughtlessly,
playing and good naturedly, stood in
the doorway and held the othter boys
back, thus forcing a great jam and
tremendous pressure on this part. of the
I bave written in great haste. Seven
doctors were on the spot within an
hour of the occurrence. The students
carried their wounded comrades to the
infirmaryand showed themselves brave
and manly and sympathetic.
The wounded, let parents rest as
sureI, shall have every needed atten
I have endeavored to state all the
facts. E. B. CRAIGHEAD.
Cleveland Barned Ia EffBgy..
G EORG ETOWN, Texas, August 14.
A t Jonah, near here, a mass meeting of
Democrats, Reliublicans and Populists
was held. The speeches criticising
President Cleveland's message were of
such an incendiary character that the
mee ting wound up by burning Cleve
la nd in effigy. Conservative people of
THF. PLOT THICMS.
Senator Irby Investigating the "Craddock'
Letter-It All Look eYziy Queer.
(Washington Post, August 11.]
The dispute between Senator Irby, of
South Carolina, and J. H. Tillman, a
newspaper correspondent of the same
State, over the authorship of a certain
important political dispatch that ap
peared in the Augusta Chronicle in
March last, has stirred up a good deal
of feeling, as appears from a telegram
in yesterday's Post, which detailed a
personal encounter between Tillman
and Editor Shelton, of the Columbia
Register. The whole matter has been
exceedingly annoying to Senator Irby,
bec%use it tended to place him, as be
asserts, in a false and ridiculous atti
tude, and yesterday. he took steps to
ettle at once and forever the real
authorship of the telegram to the Geor
Tillman's version was that he wrote
the story, but fearing it might cause
trouble, informed Senator Irby that be
bad decided not to send it to his paper.
Tillman. further charged that the Sena
tor, acting on his own motion and
without Tillman's knowledge or con
sent, subsequently filed the dispatch in
the oice of tb. \Vestern Union Tele
graph Company in Washington. This
the Senator emphatically denied in
At the request of Senator Irby there
gathered yesterday Senator Jones, of
Arkansas; Congressman Latimer,
Strait and McLaurin, of South Caro
lina; Mr. M. Marean, manager of the
Western Union Telegraph Company;
Mr. P. A. Simpson, receiving clerk of
that company; Mr. J. Y. Jones, of
Abbeville, S. C.; Capt. J. M. Woddell,
of the same State, and two stenogra
phers. Mr. Marean had been directed
by the editor of the Chronicle to peruit
Senator Irby to examine the dispatches
of March 11, with a view to deciding
their authorship. A lengthy question
ing of the telegraph officials was had.
The original manuscript signed by J.
H. Tillman, with a private note to the
editor to sign "Craddock" (Tilimau's
newspaper name) was exhibited. The
Btatements of both Mr. Marean and Mr.
Simpson were positive on the point
that the writing was Tillman's. Both
were familiar. therewith, and other
telegrams of the same date were com
pared to prove the identity of hand
The next step in the examination
was to show that neither Senator Irby
nor anyone authorized by him filed the
message. On this point the receiving
clerk stated that while he was not ab
olutely sure that Mr. Tillman filed it,
it must have been sent in by that gen
tleman. It came in, he said, through
the "regular channel," the same chan
nel as did all the other Craddock dis
patehes. It Senator Iroy or anyone else
had brought it, their right to do so
would have been questioned. In con
lusion Mr. Simpson states that he was
positive that Senator Irby had not sent
i the dispatch, and that it was not
tendered by anyone representing him.
In the dispatch published in The
Post yesterday morning, Mr. W. J.
Shelton, of the Columbia Register, is
redited with confessing to 'illman
that the "Craddock" letter was dictated
to Tighe, his secretary, by Senator
frby; that Tigbe translated his steno
graphic notes to Shelton, and that the
ispatch was eventually filed by Sena
tor Irby and his secretary. The follow
ing dispatch was received last night by
Senator Irby, and will explain itself:
AIEEN, S. C., August 10.--To J. L.
M. Irby, National Hotel, Washington:
I made no such statement as appears
in The State and Augusta Chronicle to
lay. To-morrow's paper and letter
will explain. W. J.. SHELTON.
THE FINANCIAL QUESTION.
Why Silver Has Declined in Valne--Purely
a Question of Supply and Demand.
To the Editor of The Herald and
News:-Our free silver fanatics would
have us believe that the chief, if not
the only cause, for the decline in the
price of silver, is to be found in its de
monetization, or other legislation ad
verse to it, by the various leading comn
muercial nations. Those gentlemen put
the cart before the horse, to use a
homely but apt expression. Instead
of such legislation being the cause of
decline in prices, it was the decline and
continual variations in prices that have
eused the govern ments one after an
other to demonetize or otherwise legis
late against silver. Of course the de
monetization, or stoppage of the coin
age of silver, by the leading commercial
nations, exce.pt the United States, may
have, and doubtless did to some extent,
indirectly influence ther price by dimin
ishing the demand for it. But the one
chief and essential cause of the con
tinual and rapid decline in the
price of silver, until it is now
worth in the markets of the world
little more than half whbat it was twenty
years ago, has been the extraordinary
increase in the production during this
per.iod. For instance, in 1873, the year
the United States suspended the al
ready long since obsolete law for the
coinage of silver dollars, the world's
prduction of silver was only 63,267,000
tine ounices. And this was already a
very large increas4e "ver a few years
previous, for in 18;9 the production
was only 43,700,000 tine otices. Here
then was an mewresse of 50) per 'enit. ini
only four y ea rs. A t this t ime, i. e., in
1873, the i.ilver in our silver dollar,
supposing there niad twenu any in ex
istence, was w"rth 1(33 eenuts, so of
ourse none we-re tt Iig eoinedl, for the
l-sufficient reasoni I hat silver was
more valuable in thet arts than as
money. Nor, made ed, had any of these
now so miuch talked of "dollars of our
daddies" been coined for sixty-eight
years, that is, since Thomas Jeff'erson,
the recognIzed father of the Democ
cratic party, had in 180.5 arbitrarily
suspended their coinage because they
were then, as now, driving gold out of
the country. The legal ratio between
gold and silver at that time, he it re
membered, was 1 to 15 in the United
States. In 1834, during the presidency
of Andrew Jackson, a democratic Con
gress cangedtis ratio to 1 to 16, think
ing thereby to bring both metals into
use again. But thbis proved to be too
high, making silver the dearer metal,
so, of course, none was coined, and
gold continued de facto the standard.
In 185.3 still another Democratie Con
gress actually adopted the gold standard
and made silver only a subsidiary
ci, a legol teorier for only $5. So we
see that these "'dol1ars of our daddics,"
now so mneh wept over by Senator
Stewart, and for which the brave gov
ernor of (olorado is going to wade
"bridle deep," in blood, are ini reality
only a muyh, somiething conjured up
in their fertile imaginations for e+fe.ct
on their ignorant dupes, our Southern
and Westeru alli4aee.
From ]S73 onward, and up to the
present, the annual increa-e in the
production of silver has been rapid,
and the decline in price has about ke'pt
pace with this increase, in spite of the
Bland-Allison bill in I878, and the
Sherman bill in 1890 to bolster it up.,
In 1888 the world's product of silver
was 108,888,000 tine ounces; and the
value of the silver in a dollar hard de
clined to 72 7-10 cents instead of 103
cents as in 1873. In 1891 the product
was 140,86.5,000 fiue ounces, and the
value of silver in a dollar came under
70 cents. In 1892 the product of silver
is estimated at 152,0000,000 fine ounces,
and the value of the dollar came down
to 64 to 65 cer.ts. Since the suspension
of free coinage in India in May last it
has gone still lower, to about 54 cents
for the dollar, but this very likely in
part as the result of panic, which it
We see then that the price of silver
has declined in the world's market in
proportion as the supply has increased,
an I me.ay ad a the deand has de
creased, just as woulmt )e the case with
any otber article, corn, or wheat, or
potatoes, or cotton, for instance. It is
purely a question of supply and de
main< with silver as w ith any other arti
cle. (3overnment can no more fix the
market price of an ounce of silver than
it can that of a bushel of corn or pota
toes. If the supply is great, enormous,
as we see it has been, the price is
naturally and inevitably lower, in
spite of artificial efforts to bolster it up.
During this period of twenty years,
since 1873, the world's product of gold
has also increased considerably, but
more regularly and not at all at the
enormous rate that silver has. Conse
quently it has retained its normal
value. For instance, in 1873 the pro
duct was 4.64',000 fine ounces. In 1888
it was 5,333.00) fine ounces; and in
1892 it was 6,323,000 fine ounces. These
figures leave no ground for the pre
tense of the silverites that gold has in
creased in value instead ot silver de
preciating, and ought, it seems to me,
to make it clear to any logical reason
ing mind why silver has so rapidly de
clined, and why gold has remained
approximately stationary. It has been
the question of supply and demand in
the once case as in the other. They
show also the superiority of gold over
silver as a standard and measure of
value, and why all the leading com
mercial nations, except the United
States, have either demonetized silver,
using it only as a subsidiary coin, or
have stopped its coinage, raking gold
alone the standard.
It may also interest some of your
readers to know that about two-fifths
or forty per cent. of this enormous
annual product of silver was found in
the United States, chiefly in Colorado,
Montana and Nevada, and the other
sixty per cent. in other countries. The
proportion of gold found in the United
States is not quite so great. The pur
pose of the Sherman law in fixing the
amount of silver to be purchased at
4,500,000 ounces per mouth, or 54,000,
000 per annum, was about to consume
the product of the silver mines in the
United States, thinking thus to satisfy
the greedy silver barons. But this
only had the effect of whetting their
appet,tes for still more illicit gain.
See the World's Fair for Fifteen Cents.
Upon receipt of your address and fifteen
cents in postage stamps, we will mail you
prepaid our SOUvENIR PORTFOLIO OF TiiE
WoRLD'8 CoLUMBIAN EXPosTrioN. The regu
lar price is lifty cents, but as we want you to
have one we make the price nominal. You
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prized. It contains full page views of the
great buildings, witlh descriptions of sazie,
and is ezecuted in igliest style of art. It
not satisfied with it, ater you get It. we witl
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T HE PARTNERSHIP HERETO
fore existing between J. E. W.
Haile and W. E. Belcher, under the
firm name of Haile & Co., has been
this day dissolved by mutual consent.
All liabilities of the old firm have been
assumed by J. E. W. Haile. All per
sons indebted to said firm will make
payments to the same.
J. E. W. HAILE.
W. E. BELCHER.
August 9, 18i93.
In retiring from the firm of Haile &
Co., I thank the public for past favors,
and in wishing the present manager of
the Central Drug Store abundant suc
cess, I commend him to the generous
W. E. BELCHER.
August 9, 1893.
NEXT SESSION OPENS TUES
day, Octobor 3d. Classical, Phi
losophical and Scientific Courses. Full
Faculty. Library of 6,000 volumes.
Chemical and Physical Apparatu-.
Mineralogical Cabinet. Due promi
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Board at BoardingHall $6.25a month.
Board from Monday to Friday $5.00 a
Tuition fees $20.00 to $75.00 a session.
PRESIDENT G. W. HOLLAND.
NEWBERRY, S. C.
Notice to Overseers.
T HE COMMISSIONERS OF NEW
Tberry County hereby authorize
and direct the Overseers of Public
Roads to work their roads and make
returus by 10th day of Septetber, 1893.
J. C. DOMINICK, Chairman.
THOS. S. SEASE, Clerk.
MRS. S. A. RISER'S.
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NEWBERRY, S. C.
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June 28, 1893.
A. M. Mason, E-q, Bangor, Maine,
Gen'I Agent for Eastern Maine,
Eq'ditable Lifb Assurance Society.
Twenty years ago I made an in
ves'ment whicb has just matured.
Notwithstanding the fact that it
was an absolutely safe and conserv
ative investment, I find that for the
whole twenty years it has yielded
me interest at the rate of over sir per
cent. per arnnum. In thbese times
when it is so bard to find invest
ments wbicb are absolutely secure
and at the same time yield a fair
rat'e of interest, I should be a very
unreasonable man if I were not sat
isfied with this return.
But this is not all. In consider
ation of the money invested during
the last twenty years, without any
additional payment on my part,
one of the strongest financial insti
tutions of the world has guaranteed
to pay my family in the event of
my death, $2,000. Thbis insurance.
extending over so long a period,
has a large money value, and when
that value is taken into considera
tion, in addit:on to the cash return
stated below, it is not to be won
dered at that I amr astonished at the~
You have asked my opinion, and
I have given it for the benefit of
others, who will follow my example
if they know what is good for them.
Besides an offer of $3,237 34 in
cash, I was given the choice of va
rious other methods of settlement.
For example, instead of taking cash
I might have surrendered my policy
for $6,932 00 of paid up assurance;
or for an annuity which would
have vielded me an income of
24755 for the rest of my life.
CHARLES WV. JOHNSTON.
If you know what is good for
you. vou will also INSUR E IN TH E
WV. J. 3c.ODD3DY,
Department of the Carolinas,
ROCR1 H IL L. N. C.
cu~ kim, with
Atlat, Ga. Offie106%WhitehallSt,
1. - -
Do not miss the Grand
Clearance Sale of Spring and
Summer Clothing. In order
to convert the balance of my
into cash I will for SPOT
Cash, sell all my Spring
Clothing at COST.
Suits from $9.50
to $11.50 for - $7v50
Suits from $15
to $18 for - $12,50
Boy's Suits from
SS.50 to $11. for -$675
CHILDREN'S KNEE SUITS
A BARCAIN SALE
The balance of my Straw
Hats will be sold regardless
of cost. Hats, 35c. and $1.00;
Regular Price 50c and $1.90.
Immense BargaIns in
An elegant line of Ladies'
Oxfords and Gents' Low Cat
Shoes, to be closed at re
Do not miss this Grand
Clearance. My motto: is
"Never carry goods."
Come and see me and I
will sell you goods cheaper
than you have ever bought
0. M. Jamieson,
Leader of Low Prices.
y: a ei|
EVER SOLD I?
CALL AND SEE FOR YGUI
Blalock's Old Stani
Havingeompleted our an
n ual i nven tory of stock we
find Odds and Ends, Choice
&c., in thedifferentdeart
ments of our store. We
shall clean out these lots at
unusually low price in
order to -nake room for our
Early Falt Purchases and
in order to do this satisfac
torily we have established
A BARGAIN fOUNTER
values at asto ish nglyvlow
2 cents Check Muslins
at 15 cents.
French Ginghams at J2)
Figured Lwn worth 20
cents at 10 cents.
the many barga that we
miss this opportunit if
yu are needing anything
Read our Locals! You
will see something to inter
A- CLEA SWEP
WITONT RESERVE AND
OUR ENTIRE STOCK,
WILL AND MUST BE SOLD
1smt Day or septemuber
to make room for our
WE MEAN BLSINESS.
Lv. AsR~EvII.IE, (R- & D. R. R.)
Lv. KNoxvn.E, (E. T. V. & G. R2
Ar. H AwMrxA, (E. T. V. & G. R3
Ar. LExINGToN, (Q4 & C. R. K-)
Ar. LoLIsvIL.L., (Lou. So.)
Lv. LOUIsviL.LE, (Penn. R. R.)
Ar. INDIANAPOIs, (Penn. R. R.)
Ar. CHIcAGo, (Penn. R. R.)
A through Chicago Sie
at Harriman arrives at Cl
5:15 p. m. Stop-overs a!
ville and Indianapolis.
JoiN L MIL.AM- Trav. Pass. Agt.,
C. A. BENSCoEa, Div. Pass. Agt.
Ja& H. Carlse. IJL., fst
Two Full CourseiL
Necemsary expenses for one
,EGE I1 year, Onie Hundred and
C. J. A. GAMEWELL,
Secretary of Faculty.
S to please.
& SMIT H.
ANOT HER LOT OF
IITIT WONDER MOu
As Good as Can be
N. C. to Chicago, Ills.
4'08 P-M- VIA
'.) &oo ~The Richmon,d & Dknville,
4:30 A-M- EAT.eaesb.. Viginia &
7:9 A-M. Geoia: Queen&rsast
8:5AM~ and PemnsyIvania Rairoad&
5 45 P-. NOTE THE
~eper via Cincinnati, secured
iicago by Big Four Route at
lowed at Cincinnati, Louis
C. W. MURPHY, Ticket Ageat.
ASxEVII..x, N. C.
B. W. WEmr, G. P. &T. A.,