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Our 25 Per Cent
If you had a story to tell, one that you knew was true?
ne you wanted believed, how would you tell it ?
usc big adjectives, high-sounding phrases, or tell it
nietly ?
Perhaps we are too modest.
We will save you 25 per cent on every dollar's worth of
ought of us.
$5.00 Suits, 25 per cent off, $3.75
7.50 Suits, 25 per cent off, 5.63
10.00 Suits, 25 per cent off, 7.50
15.00 Suits, 25 per cent off, 11.25
Thc number of Hats we put on sale was, luckily, large ;
se you late comers wouldn't have the chance you still have,
98c. for Hats that were $1.25.
iost Stores ask $1.50 for them.) New shapes. Colors black
id brown.
SeiueMber, we sdi for Cash and Cash only. No Goods
V4 ? ITV
Farmers !
IT is told us daily that we have been a great help to Farmers while
MOB is 5c. per pound. We sol? Goods for such a small profit it is money
red lor you to trade with us. We still take ?he lead in
Ih't Shoes in the State for the leaist money.
Wo have a nice line of Spring Percales at 5c. per yard.
Nit? Plaid Worsted, sold everywhere for 15c. and 20c. yard-we sell at
c. to 20c. yard.
Remnants we now offer at yard.
Will take pleasure in shoving you a splendid line of Mattings nt cheap
We also have a nice line of India Linen. A big lot of
[ill bc on sale, next week at special-prices. We bought these Goods at 60c.
Jtbe dollar, and will soft at about hslf price.
iNiee Black Dre s Goods for making Skirts, ??c.
We are selling Woolen Dress Gooda at Cost.
Clothing going at almost half price. Will sell you a nice 910.00 Black
tfor 85.00, and cheaper Good-* accordingly.
We are busy all the time. Fall in line and come on with the crowd to
JE have a choice and select Stock of
Nhig of almost everything you may need to eat. Our Goodt? are fresh,
1 boiiRQt for cash, end will be sold as low as the lowest. Please give me
"cf-ire purchasing your Groceries.
phanking all for past favors arid soliciting a continuance of the same
We are yours to please,
- President Wilborne calls for a
rally of the sub-alliances of the State
on thc 12th.
- The April term of the United I
States Circuit Court will bc opened in j
Charleston on April 4.
- South Carolina has moro cavalry
than any other State in thc Union and I
about one-fourth of thc total cavalry
force of the militia of this country.
- A large warehouse at Fountain
lun, owned by J. W. (5 ivens and
stored with 1,300 bales of cotton,
caught lire Thursday night and thc
building and contents wore entirely
- The people of Lake City have j
had to guard their town on account of |
the threatened burning by colored !
people in revenge for th" killing of |
the postmaster. The citizens met in
mass meeting and have denounced
this murder and arson.
- The work of laying the track of
the.Pickens and Kasley road is being
rapidly pushed. Contractor Oliver
expects to have it completed by Sat
urday. lt is hoped that trains will be
running over the new road within two
- Whatever may be thc wife's
claims on her husband's worldly goods,
th" magistrate at Society Hill, Dar
lington county, does not allow thc
husband to handle the wife's property.
Samuel Abrahams, colored, has just
been sentenced to thirty days on the
chaingang for giving away without
her consent, 21 bushels of corn, the
property of Mrs. Abrahams.
- Tho house of Jack Foster, tenart
on M. B. Davis's place, five miles
west of Abbeville, was destroyed last
Tuesday by fire. Two little children
were left in the house. Men ;*t ^ork
in the field near by saw the flames of
the burning building. They ran to
the rescue, and found the clothing
burnt off of a five year old son of
Jack Foster. The child died in a few
minutes. The building and co?tent?
were a complete loss.
- The Norris Mill at Catechee has
been running only about 2 months,
but mill men in that section of the
country claim that the mill is equal to
thc very best in the State, says the
Textile Excelsior. Thc mill makes
fine sheeting, 40 inohes wide. 72 ends,
80 picks. The mill waa started to
spin enough yarn to run the weaving
but they are now shipping about 4,000
lbs. of 308 yarn a week in skeins.
This production is over and above the
engineer's calculation. The Southern
mills outrun the Northern calculation.
- Senator Tillman passed through
the city yesterday afternoon en route
to Washington from Trenton. He
seemed to be in fine health. A pas
senger on the train asked him about
the outlook for war. With character
istic energy he is said to have replied:
"If it is proven that the Maine was
blown up by the Spaniards there will
be war in spite of-." The Senator
I also talked freely with passengers
with whom he was acquainted about
the political outlook, but gave no ex
pression of opinion as to the result of
the coming campaign.-Netvs nnd
Courier, 7th.
- Clarendon has recently had an
exodus of ten white persons, bound
for Colorado, converts of the Mormon
doctrine. They represent the fami
lies of S. R. Tobias and James Haley.
A daughter of Mr. Tobias left about
a year ago with a Mormon elder to be
married in a Mormon temple in Colo
rado. She has written such a glowing
description of her adopted home, that
together with the influence of the
Mormon eiders in Clarendon, the two
families have embraaed the Mermen
faith and left for the West. The
families are well-to-do farmers.-Sum
ter Herald.
- W. TX. Bullock was yesterday ,
suspended from the duties of the clerk ,
of the court of Abbeville county by
Governor Kllerbe. Bullock has been
charged with gross irregularities in
the discharge of his official duties.
Nothing was known of any official
misconduct until thc "grand jury ren
dered its report recently preferring
the charges against the official. When 1
thc matter was placed in their hands
by the court, a triic bill was rendered .
and consequently the governor has
done thc proper thing in removing '
Bullock. His successor has not yet 1
been appointed.-Col umida Register, i
(?th in nt.
- Three charming bachelors of |
Greenville have entered into a solemn j
compact with one another. Each one j
has deposited a check for $100, and ,
the one who is first to marry will fall
heir to .the whole amount. Three ,
hundred dollar? is a nice sum to start j
houso keeping with, and if it leaks <
out who the aforesaid bachelors are, 5
their value in the matrimonial market
will be considerably increased until :
one of them steps off with thc money J
and the girl of his choice. It is said ]
that all threo of thc gentlemen arc j
now. making desperate efforts to win
the money, and their friends ore aid- {
ing each of them.-Greenville Moun- 1
tainecr. t
Some Interesting Derelopnicnts From*
Co Lt'.Mm A, March ."?.-The most
significant move on thc political chess
board during the past week has been
the call for a prohibition contention.
This fight will be pushed with ?ho
aeal that is ever characteristic of
the "Crusade?," but altogether with
in thc lines of the Democratic party,
across which line few white men in
South Carolina have thc temerity to
Thc strength of thc prohibition par
ty is now an unknown , factor, but
there arc many L cu who contend that
this faction is very much stronger
than ft i;? popularly supposed to bc.
Tkis sentiment is entertained hy many
of thc prohibitionists who have joined
in thc movement towards an organiza
tion for thc purpose of putting out a
complete State ticket. As a matter
of fact, many of thc old time prohi
bitionists, especially in the rural dis
tricts, where the prohibitionists have
always found their strength, have
bedded themselves so intimately with
the dispensary party that this(?a
bricl's trumpet will nut rouse them
from their dreams. In order to com
pensate for this loss of .strength, it is
urged by some of the leaders to form |
a coalescence with the local optionists, j
their rival cousins, and thus draw the i
line sharply between dispensary and
anti-dispensary, and once having over
thrown their common enemy and baring
the bone of contention again between
them, to fight out their old quarrel on
new lines. It is argued that antago
nism t? the State control of liquor will
make as strong a bond cd union ss
could bc desired, and will lead to po
litical affiliations that under ether cir
cumstances would be impossible.
The natural leader of the prohibi
tionists is Mr. Childs. It is believed
that he could Teeni? more of the wan
dering sheep to the house of David
than any man in thc State, but he
would not prove a drawing card for
thc local option mes, and while con
cession is not a characteristic of the
advoeates of prohibition, it is urged
that thc exigencies of the case most
make amends for what might be re
garded under ordinary circumstances
as sops to Cerebus or treaties with
the devil. If the local optionists are
to become allies of the prohibitionists,
the old principle of give and take
must be employed. In view of these
fasts, there are many of the leader**
who arge a joint ticket and who arc
negotiating treaties with the local op
tion men, and it is not improbable
that the convention called for on
April 14 will have a ring-streaked and
striped complexion to the old time
cold water army and the contents of
the canteen will have a spicy stick in
it that will be a new flavor and proba
bly not a disagreeable one to the pal
ates of thc uncompromising.
Senator Mayfield has been again ap
proached in the matter of leading
these combined forces, as being thc
most acceptable man to both sides.
He told the gentlemen who discussed
thc matter with him that he fully
agreed with them, that prohibition in
itself could not win, but he thought
the combination could very likely car
ry the State, but as for his running,
he could not at present sec his way
clearly to accenting thc honor of the
leadership, which would mean the
sacrifice of his individual business,
;ss? now growing to comfortable pro
portion^ sad for its preservation need
ing his exclusive attention. The atan,
he argues, who enters public life
should be in a position to protect him
self against the great danger of be
coming a public pensioner, which is
the fate of so many public officers.
Mr. Child's health is against his
making an active canvass, which is
necessary. As a strong second to thc
straight "prohibition ticket, or as the
leader in the event of Mr. Childs not
being able to enter the race. Hon. J. ;
A.* McCullough, of Greenville, is
prominently mentioned. He is also
spoken of as n second to the combina
Lion ticket if Mr. Mayfield can be in
duced to lend it.
In regard to the other faction in
Lbe fight, there are many whispers of
Fanoy tinged with more or less fact; a
recounting of even all thc most inter
esting would consume too much of
your space. Briefly told, the position
now is that the support of the old Ile
formers has been' drawn away from
Senator Archer, who seems to have
reached the zenith of his popularity
?bout thc tinje he made his formal
announcement of candidacy. Then
[ie appeared the strongest man in thc
jeld, bat he seems to have lost ground
steadily ever since. Ile came out of
?.he woods too soon and a getting into
laylight he could not measure up all
wool and a yafd wide, the iilling began
to drop out and he began to bc con
sidered as a weak imitation of Ben
Tillman, and there were some hints of
the old fable of the liou's ?kin being
revamped. This support is now be
lieved to Wc making towards Col. lt.
Ii. Watson; yet there are some indica
tions of the mantle falling on the
shoulders of the Hon. Dan Tompkins,
who is said to stand nearer the throne
of the king whose scepter is a pitch
fork than any other mun in tito State,
and it might be that in him we be
hold the promised Moses, who wrns ro
ferred to when il was ?aid by PO many.
I "the winning man has not yet been
It is a significant fact that this sup
port does not drift towards Kllcrbc,
and there is now no indication of its
ever doing so, yet it is said that ho
could readily be adopted into the po
litical orphan asylum, ii there was any
chance of his making a running fight,
but there is not. and li ir
friends who were once am o up
the trusted guard ot the ark of tht
covenant, are openly threatening
thc Knight of thc Pitchfork with i
fate such as overtook him in tilt
liarle-Kvans election if he docs nol
keep his nose or his pitchfork out ol
other people's business. Kllerbc't
strength is unknown. Ile was nevei
adopted hy the people. There were
nearly fit),OOO silent voters in the elec
tion by which Kllcrbc became govern
j or, and nobody knows whether thest
votes were a.protest against ring rule
or au acquiescence in the genera]
management of the "bosses" by thc
bossed, lt is these 50,000 that make
the ring rather cautious of thc adop
tion of Ellerbe.
It in also positively stated that in
spite of his declaration, in spite of the
firm faith of the political leaders,
that George D. Tillman will not be a
candidate. It is very improbable that
he could be induced to keep hesse
with the prohibitionists on the coales
cent ticket. He is even more on
complimentary than his brother and
as strong or stronger in his prejudices.
In the event, then, that thia allied
force becomes a fact and puts out a
ticket, it would detract so greatly
from George D. Tillman's strength
tnat he would practically be out of
the raec.
Walt Whitman is running because
it is a habit he has; nobody objects
because he does not hurt anybody or
anything and it amuse* him.
Interest is now being very greatly
felt in ?he subordinate offices on the
State ticket, hut this letter is already
too long, and your interest, kind read
er, will doubtless he kept alive until
next week, when I will have some
thing to say about the gentlemen that
will entertain you io your idle mo
The Rewards Offered.
WASHINGTON, March ft.-Postmaster
General Gary to-day issued thc follow
ing circular offering a reward of $1,500
for the arrest and conviction of caeh
person who participated in thc murder
of Postmaster Baker at Lake City. S.
C., on the night of Feb. 21:
"Thc special ?oward of $1100 hereto
fore offered by the postofficc depart
ment for thc arrest and conviction of
thc person or persons who burned the
postoffice at Lake City. S. C., on the
night of February 21, 1898, is hereby
renewed, and thc special reward for
the arrest and conviction of the per
son or persans who murdered the post
????iur H? that piace on the sam? night
is hereby increased to $1,500 for (he
arrest and conviction of eaeh person
who participated in said morder.
"These rewards will bc paid to thc
perron or persons causing such arrests
aud conviction upon presentation to
thc department of documentary proof
thereof, but no claim for the above re
wards will be entertained by the de
partment unless presented within six
months from thc date of conviction.*'
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- She was a bride of only three
short mont?is. but she had lier trou
bles, and naturally made a confidante
of her mother. "My dear child,"said
thc inot>cr, 'if you would have neith
er eyes nor ears when your husband
comes home late from the club you
might bc happier.' "Perhaps so,"
answered thc young wife, w??h an air
of weariness, "but what am I to do
with my nose?"
-,- m m> mm
ST iTK or OHIO. CITY OV Tot-Kno, j
FRANK J. CHUNKY ma'je* oath that ho in the
len Ur partner of the Bria of P. J. (UKSBY&CO,
clolog bu?lne*A in tae (Mtv of Toledo, County and
State aforesaid and that raid finn will par the
iura of ONE HUNDRED DOLL \ ILS tor each and
every ca*o of CATA H Bli that cannot bc cured by
tho use of HA UTAEP.II COKK.
S-?orn to before me and nutucrihed In my prt?s
unci*, thii 6th day <if Dec-ember, A. 1) 18fG.
tiotary Publie.
Hall'? Catarrh Cure is lake.n O.t. rn,.l'y aud sets
lirrctly on thc blood and naicoin ?urfices of the
?y?t<-rn ^eud for trail ""nial*, free.
Address. P. J. CHENEY & CO.,Toledo O
Sold by Dru j; ?rbi v 75?.
Terrible Tragedy Shoeks Spartanburg.
SPARTA NH uno, March 1. At J.;{0
o'clock this afternoon Dr. S. J. Biv
ings shot and killed T. J. Trimmier in
the latter's book store on thc public
square. An immense crowd gathered
in front ?d' thc Store at once and all
kinds of rumors were afloat, but no
demonstration of any kind was made.
Roth were men of prominence and
bulli had many friend.?: in faet, thc
two were themselves bosom friends,
and as the news went from mouth to
mouth it chucked and surprised every
body. .lust what caused thc difficulty
ij not yet known, but it seems to have
beciujftotucthiug about Bivings' wife.
Mr. I. W. (?lay. of (?li ndale, was
standing at Mr. Triiuuiier's desk giv
ing an order fur some printing, which
Mr? Triminicr was writing down. Dr.
Bivings walked up behind him and
tired at Tritiimier over his left shoul
der. Mr. (?ray stated that it was se
close to him as to jar him considera
bly and cause him t?t think sonic one
was tiring at him. Ile (urned quickly
and saw [livings tire two inore shots.
Bivings theil said: ''I will teach you
how to speak other than respectfully
of my wife." Tritiimier replied:
"What do you mean?' and sank
down. In three minutes he was dead,
being shot through the heart. Biv
ings then turned towards the front of
thu store. Mr. Trimmior's sou came
in and started hack towards his father
and Bivings remarked: "Don't bother
mc, for I don't want to hurt you,"
and shot him through the hand.
Divings, with a pistol in each hand,
walked up to Policeman McAbec on
thc street and surrendered. He was
then locked in jail.
If thero be anything else the coroa
cr's inquest will have to develop it,
fer ali parties refuse to talk at thin
time. The inquest will be held to
night. This city has not had a irorc
profound rumination nineo George 8.
Turner's day. Both men were raised
in this county. Dr. Bivings has been
practicing dentistry here for a number
of years and Mr. Trimmier was the
proprietor of thc well-known Trim
mior's book fitorc. Both have fami
lies. The tragedy is deplorable.
o i'A UTAN nunn. Maren il.-The
friends of Dr. Hirings 7iow say he was
crazy when he committed thc awful
deed of Tuesday afternoon. It is only
on this hypothesis that they can ac
count for his nations. T. .J. Trim
raier had been perhaps thc best friend
he had in the world and he had made
Trimmier's book store his headquar
ters for a year or more. Mrs. Bivings
states that Mr. Trimmier had always
treated her in a perfeotly gentlemanly
manner and she had not seen him
since just before the Christmas holi
days. If Mr. Trimmier had ever said
anything derogatory about Mrs. Div
ings to anybody it has not yet been
divulged. Such seems incredible, for
Mrs. Bivings is above reproach and is
highly respected by all who know her.
Bivings" health has been bad for sev
eral months and he had given up the
practice of dentistry. Mrs. Bivings
stated to a reporter that on the after
noon before thc tragedy a physician
had stated to her that her husband
was suffering from mental abcration.
These facts, taken together with his
actions in thc telegraph ellice both be
fore and after thc shooting, cause
some to doubt his sanity, if ibis bc
not the case a cause for the deed has
yet to be found.-The Slate.
j - A letter from Stephen W. iioachj
in San Francisco, reports that the big
steamship City of Peking, built by
thc late John Roach, his father, for
Pacific Mail Steamship company ar
rived in San Francisco harbor on Feb
ruary "2, with her flags flying, having
on that day completed her 100th round
trip between America and Asia. In
that time the City of Peking has tra
versed 1,1100,(100 miles of ocean, survi
ving every storm and ali thc perils of
the deep, and is today a staunch, sea
worthy ship, with every prospect of
ninny years of prosperous enterprise
liefere her. The City of Peking has
had an interesting history, and is an
excellent specimen of thc product of
the great shipyards at Chester, Penn.,
vet condueted'hy the family of .lohn
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- Kverv one who enjoys sitting by
a wood fire must have observed how
the w*jod sputters and hisses and fre
quently gives oft little jets of flames,
and again thc pieces crackle and fly
olF nt a considerable distance. This
is caused by the water in the wood
which, confined in the cells, becomes
heated and generates steam. It is
a curious fact that intense heat and
intense cold produce fractures in vari
ous substances. In the most extreme
cold weather it is not uncommon, espe
cially if thc cold has come on sudden
ly, to find trees that are split from the
ground to the top by the action of
frost, freezing expands thc water
in th? cells of the wood, and so sud
denly i-5 this done that tito trees burst
as would a pitcher or mug in which
water was confined.- New York Led
Textile School to ho Established.
Senator Tillman, looking unusually
well and full of talk as usual, says the
Columbia ?state, came down with Gov
ernor i?llcrbe from Clemson College
yesterday afternoon, and riding u??
with thc Governor, he wont, to tho
residence of his kinsman. Mr. d.W.
Hunch, whore he spent tho night, lie
will run over u> Trenton to-day anti
then hasten bark to Washington.
Senator Tillman's war views arc indi
cated elsewhere, lie is not talking
much about South Carolina politics,
but docs not think much will coin"
from the prohibition movement.
Ile says the Clemson board is very
much pleased with the management of
thc new president. Mr. Ilartzog; the
administration of th.' now head of the
college is considered businesslike and
satisfactory ti? the board.
Senator Tillu an gave the following
information as tn the results of tho
two nichts ami one day sessions of lim
It was found that after paying all
the running expenses of the school
that a neat little surplus was ?MI hate'
and the board decided to appropriate
$12,000 for the purpose of inaugur?t
itlg a textile school to be opened i:.
September, if possible.
(bi the recommendation of the press
?lent, the matter nf reorganizing thc
titting school was discussed ?iud the
president was instructed tn prepare :i
seheme of studies looking to that en.I
and to report lo the board in .lune.
Nothing has been heard from the
expert sent to inspect the sanitary ar
rangements of the institution, and. of
course, nothing could be done aloug
this linc. The health of thc students
is very good indeed.
The board was reorganized. Mr.
Simpson was relccted president and
the new trustees drew their terms by
lot. Monars. Stackhonse, KHerbe and
Mauldin will serve four years and thc
others two each.
Mr. Jamison's proposition in regard
to tho Calho'SH letters was accepted
under certain conditions and Senator
Tillman was instructed to confer with
him. Mr. Jamison desires to get ac
cess to the letters on behalf of the
National Historical Association.
Mr. Tillman has some very interest
ing information regarding the "Stark
Manuscript." Mr. Clemson, Mr. Cal
houn's son-in-law, had employed Mr.
Stark, a gentleman of high attain
ments, to prepare a history of tho life
of Calhoun. While engaged in this
work at Mr. Clemson's homo Mr.
Starke died, leaving his work unfin
ished and his manuscript in a system
of cipher or shorthand. This was sui
mittcd recently to a number of ste
nographers in this State, but none of
them could dcoiphcr it. Mr. Tillman
asked permission to take the manu
script to Washington and to get some
of thc experts there to work on it.
The papers were recently submitted to
Mr. Thos. F. Shuey, official stenogra
pher of thc Senate, aud he had little
trouble in translating it. He says
that thc manuscript contains a history
of Calhoun's carly life, and a sketch
of his ancestry. This information
will be very valuable, for none of the
biographers have yet told us of Cal
houn's early life. Senator Tillman
has ordered thc manuscript to be
transcribed, and a typewritten copy
made. Mr. Shuey's letter to Mr. Till
man is as follows:
Hon. li. II. Tillman, t\ S. Senator:
DEAR SIR: As you requested. I
have examined the Stark manuscript
with eare. I find in it a full sketch
of thc ancestry and carly life of John
C. Calhoun, beginning with the High
land Cohjnhouns and howland Cald
wells, covering thc first settlement in
the upper country of South Carolina,
thc period of thc Revolutionary war,
the boyhood and education of Mr.
Calhoun and extending to his election
to Congress in November, 1S10, ami
hin marriage in .January, 1811. This
matter, which I have transcribed as
you directed, will embrace probably
int) pages of duodecimo long primer
Upon reaching Mr. Calhoun s elec
tion to Congress, tho writer said that
ho would interrupt the course nf thc
narrative by examining the history of
our constitution and tracing the evo
lution of our government from that of
England. The rest of" the Manuscript
comprises voluminous notes from
Madison's journal of the convention,
which framed the constitution; also
of the French revolution, and of the
Knglish history to the time of Crom
well, and even further back, besides
opious extra?ts from "Wirt's Lifo of
Patrick Henry." the diary of Senator
Maclay. of Pennsylvania, thc memo
ries of John Quiney Adams and many
historical and philosophical quotations
from various authors, but wholly ?li
fragmentary form. If, upon further
consideration, you desire to have any
portions of these notes transcribed, I
will bo glad to render you any assist?
ance in my power. Vours very truly.
Titos. F. 8 mi KV.

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