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Many months ago, we inaugurated our
celebrated Monday Sales; since that time
many others have attempted to copy them,
but the only original Bailes' Monday Sale
still attracts the great crowds.
Now for a change-next Friday, April
2nd will be Good Friday to all who attend.
1300 yards of 36 inch fine Mercerized
Curtain Scrim, with Satin Bordered edges
and beautiful hemstitched. In Ecru,
White or Cream, worth 20c, 25c, and some
of it even 3 5c a yard. None sold till Good
Friday, April 2nd, at Nine o'clock.
"This will be Good Friday for you."
TILL SOLD-CHOICE ONLY,
The Bee Hive
G. H. BAILES, Prop.
We Deliver the Goods
.ft.. ; . " : /'.-?. -.. s ?.' -?
We don't want any of our customers led off by cheap prices for a
time. All things being equal, we will meet any price you can get on
. ' . t. ' .
fresh meats and groceries.
We have a fine layout of fresh meats for this week.
Pure Pork Sausage, per lb... ; ;.. .. .. .. ? . .. . .... 15c
Fine Mixed Sausage/per lb. ... . . ; .12 l-2c
Very best Steaks and Roast, per lb .............. .15c
Pork Ham, per lb. .. . .17 l-2c
Beef Liver, per lb ..i12 l-2c
Mutton Roart and Chops, per lb ....15c io 20c
Souse Meat, per lb ..... .. ;.15c
liver Sausaga, per lb.15c
Boiled flam, sliced, per lb.35c
Cured Ham, sliced, per lb. ?.25c
B?ef Brains, per set.,. ..15c
Ringhans Sliced Breakfast Bacon, per lb... .3#e
Pork Chops, per lb ,.. ....,.15c
We have Steak and Sausage as low as toe per lb but to be honest
ith you there is no economy in buying it. The best ls always the
When you buy flour you get the best, then why not b? particular j
about the meats you buy.
Remember we have wagons and phones and we deliver the goods |
on ?hort notice.
We have some good irades in flour this week and more coming. I
Flour thafsatisfies, per barrej ...... ... ... . .. .$7.50 I?
Rio coffee, 1 Sc lb, 7 i-2 lbs for. ... .. .$1.00 I
* ??? :v -? - ' --J
We have sold i S.oo? lbs of this coffee in the past six months
without ? complaint.
Soo lbs Pork and Mixed Sausage for next Saturday at a price to
be named later.
Grape Fruit, 6 for ?.? ....25c
Oranges, dozen., .. . .. .12 l*2c and 15?
FOR BARN CHARGED
CITY COUNCIL HEARD
GRAVE ALLEGATIONS AS
TO OPENING OF BIDS
FOR CITY STABLES
BID "TIPPED OFF"
To a Rival Contractor Who Then
Withdrew His Own Bid and
Altered it-Fisticuff in
NV. W. Johnson, a contractor of
this city,, appeared before city coun
cil at a special meeting yesterday af
ternoon and sUted that he had rea
sons to believe that a bid which be
had submitted for the building pf thc
city's proposed now barn had' been
tampered with prior to the hour at
which scaled bids were opened by a
special committee Tuesday night last
and his figuro given away to a rival*
contractor, who then withdrew bl:
own bid and revised the figures i<
that they would come bolow the bid
submitted- by Johnson, thereby win
ning the contract for thc building
of the barn. .
Alderrj&r. j. E. Barton, chairman
of thc . syeda! committee' which re
ceived, and opened bids and made
thc* award of the contract last Tues
4ay night to C. B. Pruitt, resented
the Insinuation made by Mr. Johnson,
and told bim that if he intended to
throw out thc insinuation that he
(Alderman Barton) had tampered
with the Johnson bid he was a liar.
Mr. Johnson In turn relented Alder
man Barton's remark., and* the two
clashed on the floor of council. In
the melee Alderman Baston was
struck one^blow in the forehead,
which broke the skin and raised a
considerable sized knot. Apparently.
Mr. Johnson was not struck during
When the chief of police and mem
bers of council bad separated Alder
man Barton and Mr. Johnson the
allegations made by Mr. Johnnor
were taken up and investigated. Af to.
listening to considerable testlmon;
on the matter council sent for Act
ing City Attorney Ernest F .Coch
ran, who waa asked if the award made
by tho committee appointed to re
celvto bids for this barn and aware
the contract was a valid award. The
acting city attorney did not care to
ftive a ruling on this point off hand
so the contract is is in a position o
statu quo until thc law on this polo'
cap be examined. It is probable that
at tho regular meeting nt connell
next Tuesday night tho city attorno;
will report on this matter tfiid, Un ?
contract question will bc definite
Allega1 Jon Heard.
As generally known, city council
pome time ago so'.d at public auction
the old wooden barn of tho city. Tho
structure was torn down and a few
weeks ago a committee was appoint
ed to draw plans and specifications,
advertise for bids and let the contract
for the erection. of a new barn on
thc site of thc old ono. This special
commute* consists of Aldermen Bar
ton, chairman, Tate and Carter. The
committee advertised for bids for thc
construction of the barn, and lart
Tuesday evening met at the city hall
and opened a number of sealed bid*
which had been submitted by variout
contractors. Bids were opened a'
the appointed hour, and the contract
awarded to Charles B. Pruitt, whose
bid was for $2,265.
A special meeting of city council
was called yesterday morning to. be
held at 3 o'clock that afternoon. At
this hour all members of council, W.
W. Johnson and other private citi
zens were present. After tho mayor
had stated that thc meeting had been
called far the purpose of hearing al
legations from W. W. Johnson to tho
effect that there had been some , ir
regularities in the letting ot the con
tract for the city uara, Mr. Johnson
was asked tr- take the floor and state
hie case to council.
. Mr. Johnson began his statement
by saying that ho had every reason
to believe that the bid he made on
the city barn had boen given away by
someone, ho did not know by whom.
He said that be made out his bid at the
office df the W. T.,. Brlssey Lumber
?company and turned it o Ver to Chair
man J. E..?Barton, of the barn com-,
mittee last Monday moraine. ' Mr.
Johnson said that bo -waa not aware
Tuesday night after the awarding Ot
the contract that there was reason to
suspect any irregularities, and in a
telephone ' conversation * with Mr.
Pruitt, the successful bidder, con
gratulated him on winning thc con
But on Wednctday. morning, Mr.
Johnson stUed. ho waa-told that Mr.
Pruitt, the successful bidder, had
said' io another person that he
(Pruitt) bsd been told before the
meeting cf the committee Tuesday
nl?bt that he would haw to make
his bid lesa than $2,300 if he wished
to get tb* contract.
( hsnrtd Tsasfrerla*.
After reciting this, Mr. Johnson
stated that he had gotten hold of the
envelope In which his bid waa sealed
up When he banded lt to Alderman
Barton, and that he believed from the
appearance of the flap cu the en
velope that it had been tampered with.
Mr. Jobnion further stated that he
bad good reason io believe that Mr.
Pruitt withdrew his bid somet?ate
Tuod?y and lowered hts figures, the
infereaee being that sfaej Johnson's
bid had been opened. "We figures
j figures so they would come under
the bid submitted by Mr. Johnson.
I KT Weare Produced.
In thc meantime thc altercation bc
tween Alderman Barton and Mr.
Johnson had taken place and had
been settled, and Mr. Pruitt had been
brought into the council chamber to
give the council the benefit of any
testimony he might have on the sub
Thc Wd which Mr. Pruitt had sub
Sttted. and tbo one on which bc won
o contract, showed that thc figures
he submitted had been changed. Thc
Vdd as it originally stood was fer $2?'"
333. These figures had been cancell
ed and Hip figures $2,265 substituted.
When asked about this matter Mr.
Pruitt admitted that lie had altered
his figures, but contended that lie had
done lt of hie own free will and ac
cord. He stated that In bidding on
joba he sometimes found that lie
could purchsse material cheaper
than he had at first figured and that
he would withdraw his original bid
and make a substUuto bid. Mr.
Pruitt stated that he heard Alderman
Barton state that he (Alderman Bar
ton) had heard on the streets that
thc man who got the contract for the
barn would have to bid uuder $2,300.
City Engineer TeaMtlen.
At this juncture City Engined
Sanders took the floor and said ho
bad a few statements to make. He
stated that he did not mean to im
plicate Alderman Barton in thc slight
eat degree, but that when tho bids
were considered at the committee
meeting Tuesday night he observen
Immediately that there had boca
some irregularities, lie specified ab
to what the alleged irregularitieb
were, stating that the envelope in
which Mr. Johnson'} bid was aub
'milted gave every appearance ot
iia\lng been tampered with; aid that
the bid submitted by Mr. Fruit', uau
Aider nun 'late und tarier.
Bcfoio the investigaron had pro
/jrcs?ell this far. however. Alderman
late lied asked that he be relieved t.t
membership on ti?e commutes. Al
leluia:! Ttatc also sloted that Mr.
Pruitt had told him Tu .'.day morning
that li's b.d on thc barn was S2.
The alderman ?aid that only one of
thc contractors had Handed his .b.d
to him, and this was turned Into the
committee Tuesday night.
Alderman Cart?:* denied any knowl
edge fl* the matter, stating that he
had n- seen a iv of thc bids until
they wore ouched by thc committee
.A'.JI.UUII Uar!ou Talks.
Aide; man Garton dented emphatic
ally that he had In any way tampered
with the bid submitted by Mr. John
son. He ?aid that he had himself
figured on the barn for another man,
and that his estimate was that the
barn would cost *z,4?o. Alderman
Barton said that he bsd heard on the
streets some days previous that some
one was going to btd lesa than $2.300
on the barn, and that if he said any
thing about this to Mr. Pruitt lt was
in a joking wa v.
City Lngineer Again.
City Engineer Sanders took tho
floor again and reiterated his state
ment that the envelope In which Mr.
Johnson's bid had been submitted
gave every appearance of having
been opened. He said that the *m
volopo was In Ute possession of Al
derman Barton, for two days before
bids were opened Tuesday night, and
that the alderman had given Instruc
tions fer all bids on tho city barn to
be turned into the city clerk's office.
City Engineer Sanders stated further
that when he noted the condition the
envelope and the Pruitt bhl vas io
Tuesday night he set about to make
an- Investigation of the meaning of
this. He stated that when the con
tract had been let and all mattera
closed up he caw Alderman Barton
gather up all, tho envelopes in whit::
bids had been submitted, examine
these envclopd* carefully, and then
throw them imo tho fire.
Alderman Barton replied that he
had not thc slightest recollection ot
having done anything like this.
Mr. W. L. Briney Talks.
Willie Alderman Barton was on thc
floor he made some reference to Mr.
W. L. Brlssey being Interested In the
Johnson bid. Mr. Brlssey, who was
In council chamber at the time, ob
jected to his name being brought in -
to the controversy. Mr. Brlssey stat
ed that it was true ha was backing
Mr. Johnson, but that he was at this
council meeting, "on hts own msn."
Alderman Barton and Mr. Brlssey
3xchanged a few remarks .which were
ot more or tass strained nature, but
the incident ended aailcabaly.
When Alderman Barton luid taken
als seat Mr. Brlssey aaked that in
asmuch as his name had . been
brought into the controversy he
ivould like to address a word to coun
cil. Mr. Brlssey said that someone
Had remarked in his presence before
the bids for the city barn were opea
sd. -The only w*y that work will
HOW "Tir Haps
Good-bye sore feet, burning feet, swol
len foet, sweaty feet, smelling feet, tired
Good bye earns, call?me?, bunios? nnd
/?jjgfft raw spots. Xo
Hf more shoe tlght
^p*"rA^^^ ness, no more
HL?rMH? ?aeaie?l. act*
?fl /VHHNA draws out all thc
j/aC^BMBsLRa poisonous exuda
trs^ZELt?ZBB?r ticas which \hift
,?^K^ upthe feet. Hst
? "TtZ" ami foi
re* your foot miser*. Ah! kow cow
loriakle your f?*t feel. Get a ?J." cent
iox e( "TtZ" now at aay druggUt or
leparttnrat store. Boat suffer. Hgv?
Hood feet, glad feet, feet that n?*?r
welt, never hutt. aav*. get ti!
r?arV foot t tm far* ^*rttnti*d nr
toondy rodi i.
com? our way will be for soine op? to
put in a bid after thu bids tm<
opened." The Inference c.fjbl:
mark wu? that when the bk's yv*ro
opened it would bo discovered ihut
?ll had not been regular, and ih.
only way the contrae^ could bo
thrown Johnson's way would,***tpr a
bid io be mn in after ali Uthcr
liad been opened up.
Other Watter M?eas?e?'.
Wliile Mr. 13ris3oy wa? partite floor
he made some roruarks with refer
ence to a previous contract which
had been awarded by a council com
mittee, of which Alderman Harton
was a member, and for which Air.
Johnson waH a bidder. Th* lufer?tico
of Mr. Drlsscy's remarks waa that
this matter had" uot been handled
with absolute fairness. 'But ks thia
was foreign to tho matter under dis
cussion, the subject wan dismissed
after Mr. Brlssey had answered in
tho afllrmatlvo a queitlon from the
mayor If he did not have reference
to a contract let for tho construction
of a concrete drain across the ter
minal site of the C. & W. C. Ball
Alderman Barton Uoalgu*.
At this juncture Alderman :
took thc floor again and reiterated
his statement that he knew nothing
about the bid of Mr. Johnson or any
one else having been tampered with..
HR said that the Johnson bid had
been placed on a table in his office
along with plans and specif ka? ion:,
for the barn, and had lain there Un
til he brought it to tho committee
meeting Tuesday night.'
Alderman Barton, at tblt? juncture,
asked that he be relieved of further
membership on the committee. Me
stated that Mr. Pruitt was not his
man and that 'Mr. Pruitt ha>l
no promises of purchasing material
Tor the city barn, if he won tho con
tract, from him.
Upon motion of Alderman Spear-,
man the resignation of Alderman
Barton as a member of the commit
tee was accepted. Mayor Godfrey
then appointed Alderman Dobbins to
In the meantime the acting tilly
attorney had been sent for and had ]
arrived in council chamber. He was
asked as to the legality of toe award
made by the committee in letting the
contract for tho barn. Tho city
ney asked time to consider ti:
ter, and it is likely that when COHO
ell meets next Tuesday night he will
have ready a report on the. subject.
AT THE ANDERSON
Splendid Program of Movies Will be
At. "The Anderson" today will be
shown "Chas. Chaplin in Ilia h?eV
Job." a two reel Essanay. which, is
advertised at? a film that "will make,,!
you laugh until your sides hurl." ,'|
"The Vision of tho Shepherd," ?
two reel Selig, ts also on .tho program .j
at tho A idcruon today. TM?^^LmWm
en of as a beautiful story, thc
acter in which aro admirably n<>
od by Rathlyn Williams, Wi
Oakman, Frank Clark and
Bessemer. These are the sam.
era who were seen in "The. Spoilers," ?
Salts is Fine For
Kidneys, Quit Meat
Flush the Kidneys at once when
Back hurts or Bladder
No man or woman. who' eat
regularly can make a mlstako by
flushing the kidneys occas:
says a well known authority,
forms uric acid which clogs Ur
noy pores so thoy sluggishly filter or
strain only part ot the
poisons from tho blood, tl
sick. Nearly all rheumatism,
aches, liver trouble, nervousness,
constipation, dizziness, sloeplc
bladder disorder como, from aluggkh
The moment you feel a dull ache hi
tho kidneys or your back hurts, or if
thc urino is cloudy, offensive, full Ot
sediment, irregular ot passage or at?":
tended by a sensation of scalding, get
about four ounces'of Jad Salts from
any reliable pharmacy and take ?
tablespoonful in a glass of water be
fore breakfast for a few- days and
your kidneys will then act
famous salts is mado from the acid
of graper and lemon jule?, combine-.!
with lltlna and has beep used for
generations to flush .clogged ktdasja
an.1 stimulate them to activity, alon
to neutralise the acids in urine so ii
no longer causes .irritation, thus end
ing bladder disorders.
Jad Salt* Ie Inexpensive
not Injure; makcB a delightful cf fer
ver scent llthla water drijik Which al)
regular meet eaters should take non'
and then to keep tho kidney? clean,
and the blood-pure, thereby ooiding
serious kidney complications.
Charleston & Western Carolina
Hallway will operate Special T'- du
April 9th from Calhoun Falls, Lown
lesviile, Barnes, Iva and Starr to An
lorson and return account tbs Ander
son County School Fair and
Day, giving entire day in Amier.-<on,
Por special round trip ?atc;
schedules, ask depot ticket agents, o*,?
. I - T.' B. cimriK
CAI W K???WKV Kl TC
We put on display today some unusual Gravats for Easter,
very ellie and winsome in colors and designs. In the brood are
imported and domestic silks in those rich, all over figures, In
the popular bias stripes and in the more modest patterns.
DO YOU KNOW THE NEWEST EASTER
Here are some of them, shown by us exclusively: Strath
more Check, Bosnian Brown, Tipperary Green, Kamargo Jan,
Stanhope Stripe,' Mansfield Mixture, Waverly Blue, and hun
dreds of others. Select yours Today!
PRICES RANGE $15 TO $40.- Fit and fabric guarantee.
T. L. Cely Company
The opot Cash Grocery is the only place
in town where no mistakes are made ip ac
counts. In this store you get just what yo?
When you buy ol! from us ut 10c per Kallon you get i full quarla.
Wheo, yocr buy a 10c arU>lo you get lt for 0c.
If lt is a 25c orilcle you get SI for 23c and so on ali thc way
Wo expect to stay In tho rlbg to the finish. We aro not na big but
wc can deliver the goods.-Have you seen OLV moat department. We
keep the best frost meats bo be-had anywhere. . v
Frcsb Fork Sausage, per lb.!.??.
Who nilxed Saunage, two" Iba ?or ... . .. .tte
Best steaks'and Hoests, por lb.1->
bolled HatJ'.-fWver Sausage, Hog Jowl, etc., cheap.
Sliced Cured Ham and Breakfast Bacon.
Sliced New York Boll Better than Har?.
We deliver goods promptly.
The Spot Cash Grocery
J. fr. :.obiett. Mgr.
121 N. Main