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BY CLINKSCALES & LANGSTON. ANDERSON. S. C.. WEDNESDAY. JULY 3. 1901. VOTJTMR Y*YVTi___i?n ? Iwhite Woman 814j? Negro Assailant. Camden, Nov. 21.-The report has inst reached town of . dastardly at tempt on the part of a negro? by tho nam'1 of Ned Ke?driok to fcoree his ffaV (Wednesday dight) into the roora of Mrs. Mary E. Elliott, a highly re spected and hardworking white woman 0f about 45 years *fho lives with her SOD, a 19 year old lad, about four miles from Camden in West Wateree. The regro reaped the due rewsrd for bis criminal int ut, a? Hrs. Elliott ttitb undaunted courage that would bare doue honor to any, killed him, at lier door step. The story as related by reliable par tier, who live m West Wateree, lr as follows: Mrs. Elliott's nearest, neigh bor. Ned Kendrick, who lived with his family about 100 yards from her house; the nest uearest neighbors wero some white people, about a quarter of a milo distant. Kendrick had been living there about three years and had work ed at the Conquest saw mill. Mri. Elliott's home consisted of one room, occupied by herself and a . shed room, where Allen Elliott slept, I opening onto a back porch. On Wed nesday night, between 9 and 10 o'clock Sed Kendrick appeared in front of the fihed room, began to ourse young Elliott, fired off a pistol, and warned him be would shoot him if he poked his head out of the window, that he "had the right gang with him!" , He then went on to Mrs. Elliott's bliok door, fired his pistol again, oursed her and told her to keep quiet or he would shoo' ber. He then began to batter down the front door with an ase. Mrs. Elliott recognized Kendrick hy his voice, and looked the back door just as be entered the room, armed with a guu and pistol; by the front door at the same moment Allen Elliot rushed i oto the room through the door just opened by his mother. Then it was that Mrs. Elliott, in mor tal terror that the intruder would shoot her unarmed eon, jumped at Kendrick like a tigress and winding her arms around him pinioned his arms to his body, at the same instant her son seised him by the throat and began to choke him. In the souffle t'nst followed all three fell and rolled out of the house. Mrs. Elliott jumped un, wretched the ne Ero's pistol ort of his hat d, and beat im over the head with it till it broke and then crushed his skull by ham mering it with a rook till he died. Had it not been that the negro was weakened by a spell of fever the out-' Come of the fight would have been doubtful'BB be was, when in full health, a powerful man, weighing fully 210 pounds, and young Allen is an over grown, not very strong slip of a boy. Mrs. Elliott who has supported her self and ha? raised her son unassisted-, by working her little farm herself, en joys the esteem and respect of all "bo know her. The coroner's jury, Magistrate Bow en aeting as coroner, met last night and brought a verdict of excusable homicide On examination of Kendrick's body it was found that the negro had tied up his shoe in old rags, and had a qusnity of matches in his pocket, and it was also ascertained that he had made arrangements to drive to Camden early in the morning. It is therefore presumed that after killing young El liott and carrying out his sinister de sign on Mrs. Elliott, he intended to kill her also, and then obliterate all traces of the deed by setting fire to the houso, and absconding.-Speoial to the Columbia State. - The flag which was offered by the Youth's Companion to the school making most improvement in building and equipment will be presented to the ProvidenceSohoclin Ooonee coun ty, on Thanksgiving Day, November 27. The flag will be raised over the house by the school iwith appropriate exercises and songs. Prof. D. W. Daniel, of Clemson College, has been asked by the trustees of the school to deliver the address. "I Might Be Going to Hell," He Said. Weet Point, Ga., Nov. 20.-Soma ex citement was caused on the morning traia on the West Point route. While Conductor John Harrison was taking up tickets a passenger aroso and com plained that a trainman standing at the steps of the car io Atlanta had talked to him very roughly. The conductor replied that it was tho duty of the trainman to ask every passenger polite ly before getting on tho train his des tination. With great gur-to the passenger re plied: "Perhaps you don't know you are talking to Senator Tillmun, of South Carolina." It was afterwards learned from the flagman that in reply to the question, "V?TherAare you going?" tho senator replied, "I do not know whore 1 am go ing. I might bo going to hell." The senator was then requested to show bis tioket before getting on the car- . He left the train at La Grange. -Atlanta Journal. Brushy Creek News. The farmers of this sectioa are about through gathering and are progressing finely cowing small grain. The young men are having much fun shooting hirds, which are plentiful. Rev. D. I. Spearman preached to a large congregation at Siloam last Sun day. We had the pleasure of visiting the Singing .Convention at Mt. Springs Sunday and enjoyed it very much. Everybody is going to keep Thanks giving Day, which is next Thursday. Everybody is at work and news ie tcarce. Tenderfoot. Meeting of Trustees. Mr. Editor: Please announce that the Board of Trustees of Williamston School District, Ko. 8, will meet at White Plains school house on Satur day, 20th inst., at 8 o'clock a. m., to lisa teachers' claims and transact any other business that may bo necessary. _D^ J. Owen, Chm'n. Board. Most^or-the-Money-Clothes ! ?w?? y?n,^2?|8en8ible Clothes-Money-Spender you're going to get Mbat-For-Your-Money vor. ^l?r11^0^< *aot?erway Of saying you're coining here to get ?em. Whatever an^?^ Io make you aB W?U leased iw^ou ought to be/and aa wu pocket as you ought to be, you will buy here if you buy right. tiA? IE mt . e a ^oint of ***ing ta? OlotheB made ; whatever your Clothes-Appropria ???A^HTQ^ 3tn Suite and Overceats you'U find noding ?tvl^0 ^ ,too famous HABT S0HAFFM13B MARX GOODS. For excellence of B?t??r.i!? P5?f?H01?4?f tiitoiiig.- ?ad fitting quality, they are unequalled. No man is so *^??L0f hls oloth6s.looks that we ?%nnot satisfy him in those H. 8. & M. Goods. Better *ee and try on soma of these Suits an* Overcoats. H.8.&?Su^^ H? g. & BL Overcoats $10.00 to $20.00. Other good Suits and Overcoats S5.00 to $8.50. ( ? . ? . Ki. -;. .-..'fin . .-. . .' '-.--->. . ......?.v; > .. . . . ',. '. ><:. .. rv ., .? . . . . . . : . . STATE NEWS. - Abbeville is to have a $30,000 hotel. The work has begun. -T- There is quite an epidemic of mumps in several sections of the State. - Frank A. MoHugh, of New York, jumped from a train near Spartanburg pr.? was killed. - Mayor Smyth, of Charleston, roasts Attorney Legare for not prose outing blind tiger proprietors. m- It is probable that a trolley line will be built from Columbia to Au gusta via Batesburg and Aiken. - The 18-nionths-old son of D. A. Johnson of Greenwood county was drowned by falling into a tub of water. - The noxt general oonvontion o the United Daughters of tho Confed eracy will be held in Charleston in 1903. - B. F. Rush, who killed J. T. Stephens in Greenville, has been ad mitted to bail by Judge Watts in tho sum of $500. - Dr. Joseph H. James, Ph. D., is the latest addition to the Clemson faculty. He takes the chair of organ ic chemistry. - The governor has reoeived a let ter from the British vice-consul at Savannah asking how many crema tories in this State. So far as the governor knows there are none. - John Kelly, the negro who killed Samuel Willirnan in Greenville county [ on Saturday, 35th inst., was caught on Wednesday at Santuo, Union coun ty, disguised in woman's dress. - Dr. C. C. Brown, of Sumter, in the Baptist Courier, nominates Dr. Lee Davis Lodge, now president of Limestone College, for the position of president of Furman University. - Two white boys of good families in Greenwood have run away from home. They are Fred Hancock, 16, and Hugh Cummings, 14. It is the second offense of one of the boys. - The top crop of cotton in New berry county is opening rapidly and will amount to a great deal to the far . mers. The weather continues so warm "that almost every boll will mature. - A report oomes from certain parts of Orangebnrg county and from Florence that farmers are buying mules and horses by the car load. They give cash, liens, mortgages or anything that will go. - Gov. MoSweeney- has appointed Judge James F. Izlar to preside at the Colleton term of court in place of Judge Gage, who is still suffering from a broken arm. Judge Izlar will also preside at the Court in Kershaw county. - Mrs. Lucile Madison, wife of a. missionary, who died in Brazil some years ago, died at the home of her father, H. A. Sp ann, of Leesville, a few days ago. She was married about 15 years ago. She leaves one ohild, a daughter. - Darlington has handled more than 6,000,000 pounds of tobacco this season and will reaoh about 7,000,000 before the warehouses close. Next year, with a big inoreaso in aoreage, the people of that oounty will handle near 10,000,000 pounds. - Bev. W. F. Little, of Lanoaster oounty, had $650 stolen from him on Monday night, 18th inst., while stay ing at the house of a friend in town. He had sold eotton that day. The thief entered by outting slats in the blinds and lifting the latch. - At Sum me rall's mill, last Thursday, Laurenoe Bandall shot and instantly killed his brother-in-law, Arthur Weathersbea. The weapon used was a gun, loaded with buckshot. An old ?aruily feud is said to have beeu the cause of the killing. - In Newberry County Geo. W. Snber made 150 bushels of sweet pota toes from one-third of an acre. They were the improved vin ele s s yam, and were very large and fine. Ho meas ured the land and the potatoes very carefully. This is at the rate of 450 bushels to the aere. - The Columbia correspondent of the News and Courier says there are 10 or 12 prominent lawyers in the State electioneering arong the legis lators for a place ou the Bupreme bench. Chief Justice Molver expects to resign, and Justice Pope expected - State Liquor Commissioner Crum has returned from Washington where he has boen in reference to a hearing as to the contention that the State does not have, under the constitution, to pay the United States reven ve li cense. A great deal of testimony was taken, but no deoision rendered, but Mr. Crum expressed muoh confidence that the State will win. . - Ton graduates and a number of honorably retired oadets of the South Carolina Military Academy hold com missions in tho regular army of the United States. Of these Capt. Wil liam H. Simons, of Charleston, who received hts diploma at the institu tion in 1890, is, relatively, the highest ranking. Many of these former cadets have distinguished themselves in the field during aotivo campaigns, notably during the recent war with Spain and later in the Philippine Islands. - Mr. Wesley Muokenf uss, of Spar tanburg, 8. G., ie totally blind, yet he is president of the Piedmont Broom Works, ?t?aouf aoturing about 150 dozen brooms dally. He personally attends to all his correspondence on his type writer-makes out the weekly pay rolls, assists in keeping the nooks, and thoroughly understands all the machinery in all its details, and in faot, manages his factory with greater financial sneoess than many men with first class eyes are doing. Mr. Muck eofuss is president and treasurer. GENERAL NEWS. ! - A terrino rainfall in Texas did S;eat damago to tho rico crop in that tate. t-Nellie Corcoran, tho Now York irl who has been sound asleep for 20 ays, is dead. - Senator Morgan, of Alabama, says the Democrats will win over Roosevelt in 11)04. - Admiral Dewey has been orderod to take command of tho Carribbcan Sea division iu the coining manoeu vres. - It ia said that President Roose velt will be very "easy" or? the Trusts in his forth coming message to Con gress. - The Michigan beet sugar manu facturers aro storing their sugar for higher prioes. They say there is no money in it now. - Charles Drake, a railroad engi neer of Gosheu, Iud., has just secured a divorce from his wife because she smokes cigarettes. - The Hawaiians are learning tho arts of civilization. They stoic Gen. Nelson A. Miles's valise as he was on his way to the Philippines. - David Rothschild of New York city is paying $700,000 of debts that he had been legally freed from yeats ago by bankruptcy procedings. - Since last March, eleven mem bers of tho National House of Repre sentatives have died. But there are many more ready to ta&o their places. - Lily white republicans of North Carolina will establish a big daily newspaper in Greensboro for the pur pose of boosting Hanna for president. - Wm. E. Breese is on trial in the Federal court in North Carolina on the charge of robbing an Asheville bank of which he was cashier of $110, 000. - The home of John Evans, a negro, near Greenville, N. C., was burned and Evans' three children, who were left alone, perished in the flames. - In Binghampton, N. Y., a cor poration haB been formed to oompress whiskey and other spirits into solids j in tablet form, so as to avoid the tas on liquors. - The oase testing the legality of tho Virginia constitution has been set for a hearing on the 28th. The case is to be heard in the Federal court be fore three judges. - President Roosevelt's bear hunt in Mississippi has ended and ho has returned to his official duties. While he did not succeed in killing a bear, he nevertheless had an enjoyable out ing. - Miss Ettleson, a school teacher of New York oity, committed suicide by drinking oarbolio aoid. She had been summoned to answer a charge of roughly treating one of the children in her room. - Thos. Mitchell, aged 88, shot and killed Elkins Weatherby, aged 25, at Middlesbero, Ky., last Wednesday. Weatherby was soon to marry Miss Lavinia Morris, with whom the old man was in love. - A proposition has been made, and will probably be accepted, for the striking ooal miners and operators to como together and settle their differ ences without the aid of the arbitra tion commission. - The unofficial list of the mem bers of the house of Representatives in the fifty-eighth congress, issued by Thomas H. McKee, journal clerk of the house, after every distriot has been accounted for, shows that they number 208 republicans and 178 demo crats. - Twelve years ago, when Robert E. Patterson ran as the Democratic candidate for Governor of Pennsyl vania, he received juBt one majority over his Republican opponent in the Bryn Mawr election district of Lower Merion. Mr. Patterson's majority over Judge Penny packer in the same distriot in the late election was again ono vote. - Negro citizens of Meridian, Mis sissippi, will engage in the banking business. They propose to lend mon ey to their own people hereafter, claiming that the rates charged by curbstone brokers are ruinous. Sev eral meetings have been held and offi cers nn?i directors of the fund have been elected. It will bo tho first bank ing eoneern of this kind ia America. - Maoon county, N. C., at the re cent election voted out the dispensary by a majority of 523 and voted in pro hibition. Prohibition carried also in Cumberland, by a very large major ity. The oounty had had the dispen sary, following the lioense system. These facts are noted as matters of human interest. There seems to be a drift in North Carolina towards looa! prohibition. - When oook pots begin to explode it is time to clear the kitchen. A woman at Hot Springs, Va., was stew ing some beef. In some way the juices of the meat cemented the top of the vessel down and when she forced it open an explosion took place and the gravy, steam and meat were forced out against her face with suoh foroe that she was unconscious. She lost one eye and the other was injured. - Chicago has received 272,000 western range oattle for the season thus far, whioh is jost twioe the sup ply that oame last year. The season's business has had some disappoint ments, but on the whole was quite Batisfaotoy. More steers of high qual ity were received thau during any pre vious year, which shows that ranch men have been busy breeding up to a higher standard. The best bred iteers sold at a big premium over the poor. OFFICE OF JOS. J. FRETW?LL, Successor to Bleckley & Fretwell, - DEALER IX - HORSES AND MULES, BUGGIES. WAGONS, HARNESS, ETC, ANDERSON, S. C., October 21, 1902. DEAR SIR: Our receut advertisement, in which we ottered FREE TICKETS to the CIRCUS, was highly appreciated, as has been fully demonstrated by the payments that we have received since October 1st. NOW we propose to go further, ?.ud GIVE AWAY more thau $200.00 worth of VALUABLE PRESENTS, to those of our Customers who have paid their indebtedness in full nineo September 1st, last, or those who make payments ou their indebtedness to the amount of $25.00, or who purchase from us from October 15th, up to and including the 22ud of Dacembar next, and make Cash payments on same, in like amounts. Read carefully our proposition printed below this letter, aud do not neglect to avail yourself cf th!.i LIBERAL OFFER. These Handsome Presents will b? ou exhibition at our Stables after November 1st. Yours very truly, JOS. J. FRETWELL. LIBERAL OFFER. ALL parties who have paid their iudebtedness iu full, since September 1st, or who pay us 825.00 ou their indebtedness from October 15th, to and including December 22nd, next, will be entitled to a chance to obtain c~*e ot the follow tog VALUABLE PRESENT'S. The same applies to all of our Customers who purchase Goods from us within dates named, and who pay us $25.00 iu Cash thereon. This applies only to indebtedness aud purchases for STOCK aud VEHICLES. Following is a list of cur Valuad e Presents : One Nice Driving Horse, worth. $100.00 ii : \ h. 65.00 One Set Double Harness, worth. 25.00 One Set Single Buggy Harness, worth - - - 20.00 One Biding Saddle, worth. 10.00 One Biding Bridle, worth. 5.00 One Saddle Blanket, worth. 2.50 Numbered Tickets will ba given you at time of payment or purchase, and a Committee of disinterested person* will be appointed to conduct the distribution of Presents. JOS. J. FRETWELL. A^A?A?A?A^A?Ah>A?A^A^A^A^A^Ah.A?A>.A^A^AKAi. 4?m 5 FREE BOOKS. The holder of this Ticket is entitled to any one of a Large Selection of Books from MOODY'S COLPORTAGE LIBRARY, After having purchasedlgoods to tho amount of $2.00. _ WILHITE & WILHITE; " DRUGGISTS. AHDERS0N, - - - SOUTH CAROLINA. We take no risks and handle no poisons, Every Coupon brought to the Store is worth 5c._ 25 1 25^ 4, 25 AT WE OFFER OUR STOCK OF Novelty Dress Patterns From now until the Holidays AT COST. These Patterns are correct in style, perfect iu quality, and at Cost in price. In the season's newest Goods-Homespuns, Hopsacking, Basket Cloth, Boucle Novelty, etc. JUST OPENED UP, A new line of BLACK DRESS GOODS, in the new weaves and fabrics} Price from 20c. to S2.00 per yard. Also, new COLORED DRESS GOODS. We make special mention of the 50c. liue. You'll find it hard to duplicate elsewhere. All the necessary Trimmings, etc., are here. Remember the big SILK BALE goes on. Millinery Department that's always new. Jackets, Furs, Capes, Reefeis and Muffs at prices to please. Shoes for everybody, all guaranteed. Visit our Store first when in town. Send us your orders or write for samples. Agents for McCall's Bazar Patterna and Royal Worcester Corsets. Moore. Acker&Co.