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CHAS. C. HOVAHD,1
THE NATIONAL BANK
EDGEF?ELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY ll, 1904.
ise Get the Best cf the Fight
On Ail Sides
THE LAST DESPERATE ATTACK
Admiral Togo's. Report of Tuesday's
Operations-The Blockading Flotilla
Was Scattered by .a Gale. ,
Tokio, By Gab??.-Vice ?dniiral To
go's official recital of th? latest ?n
?af?m?nt ofi foU Arthur; whick was
hic?iv?d here Sunday; shows that th-e
.J?p?hcs? have blocked, the entrarice
to the harbor
I On Tuesday morning after the
blockading flotilla had been scattered
by a gale and the commander of the
flotilla had signalled in vain that the
attempt be abandoned pending the
moderation of the storm, the crews
of the separate vessels, in no wise
daunted by the weather which isolated
them from their companions, proceed
ed to the work on their own desperate
initiative. They forced their way in
the face of the Russian fir?; which
was more deadly than ever before,-as
a result of the improved Russian de
fenses, over the field of mines
Many of them exploded, yet five of the
Japanese, blockading ships were jam
med. into the channel and now pre
vent egress from the harbor to all
craft excepting small, boats. This at
tack exceeded all its predecessors in
desperation and the courage displayea
by the volunteer, crews is equal to
that shown, in any event in the war
history, of the world.
Although-Vice Admiral Togo again
'avoided damage to a single one of his
vessels, the r.ttack proved to be ex
pensive in lives. Commander Haya
shi, who was in command of the ex
pedition, observed the impossibility
of keeping the" .flotilla intact, owing
to the heavy seas, and signalled to
These signals were repeated until 2
or 3 o'clock in the morning, but they
failed to reach the vessels of the ex
Spedition, which were swept apart by
the tempestuous sea and proceeded
separat.ly to the mouth of the harbor.
Driven'From New Chwang.
New Chwang, By Cable.-There is
every ri?dication that the Russians
have 'decided to evacuate New
imtiifrl . Trflorioj_h>y '>^"""
ere~"a?l - day long. Forts have been
dismantled and all artillery has been
placed pn board trains. AU' the local
transportation has been . commanded J
by the Russian* ~ authorities. There
is current,, here ^ native rAmor that
Japanese troops are in Fpu Chou Bay
(on the west side of the Liao Tung
peninsula, and about sixty miles north
of Port Arthur), but this report lacks
a e[h(e(Hrerda.tffs.cB.yedaeibhai jrve
The fear is held here that if the
Russians leave and the Japanese do
not at once take possession of New
Chwang, the brigands, who are now
across the river near Yin Kew, will
pillage the place. The foreign resi
dents are prepared to resist the bri- j
gands should they come over. Thc
British consul has requested that a j
gunboat be sent to New Chwang. !
The Russians probably will destroy '
the gunboat Sivoutch before leaving.1
The vessel is at New Chwang.
Japanese troops fired on what was
probably "the ' last train out of Port
Arthur as it passed near Port Adams.
Serious Fire Raging.
. Williamsport, Pa., Special.-A tele
phonic message from Coud?rsport, Pot
ter county, to The. Gazette and Bulle
tin, states that .fire of unknown origin
is raging'in the Bartow Glass Works,
manufPCturers of decorated glass table
ware, and'that the plant is practically
destroyed. The loss will be from $50,
000 to $75,000, but the insurance is not
known. One hundred hands are thrown
out of employment.
r-.' Two4-yhchmgs. *
/ Montgomery, Special-Two lynchings
have occurred in Alabama within the
past 30 days, one for alleged criminal
assault, and the other for an alleged
assassination of a white man by a
negro. Acting Governor Cunningham
Friday took decided action to have
these lynchings investigated and the
guilty punished. He address?d letters
to'Circuit Judges W. S Anderson and
T. Scott Sayre, calling their attention
to 'thel ynchings and urging them to
hold special terms of their respective
courts to bring the lynchers to justice.
He gave an interview in which he said:
"I believe that prompt effort to bring
lynchers to justice will not only make
the law a terror to criminals, but also
to those who disregard it by substitut
ing lynchings for courts of justice."
if A Triple Hanging.
S Winchester. Tenn., Special.-Henry
Judge, Joe Delp and John Evans were
hanged here for the murder of Simon
Bucher and his wife last Ausust. The
three men exhibited the same indiffer
ence and stolidity that marked their
conduct during tl" 3 trials and walked
without assistance to the scaffold.
Bach of them made a speech express
ing preparedness. AU' s?id that their
only regret was that they were leav
ing their wives and children. None
of them made any reference to the
deed for which they paid the penalty.
Wiped Out the Village.
Utica.. Mich.. Special.-Seventeen
business places and ten dwellings were
destroyed in a fire which'wiped out half
of -this village Sunday.- The village has
scarcely any fire fighting apparatus.
The fire started" in the barn of the Ex
change Hotel. Wm. Upton, a capital
ist, whcV'is one of the heaviest losers,
fell from .the roof of a building aniat a
late hot-: tonight had ndt recovered
cpnsciohsuess! He suffered severe and
possibly fatal injuries about the head.
The ni1' --^rty ' loss is- estimated -at
gr 'I.V. : ./
They used artillery and small arms
and killed or v/ounded sev?r?i Gill
:t ? is. reported..?ere .that . Viceroy
Alexieif was slightly wounded prior
to his departure from Port Arthur.
He barely escaped from there before
the Japanese closed the lines of com
The Russian general staff have
moved fren Liao Yang to Mukden
Russians here will not talk of the sit
uaticii, for fear that they* Will impart
som? information1: They do not cori
sid?r that their forces h?re ?r? s?ffi:
cient to Mold this section of the couii
It is probable that the Russian
troops will withdraw to Harbin.
The Russian civilians at New
Chwang are leaving hurriedly, and
many natives are fleeing the city in
fear that they will be subjected to
mal-treatment at the hands of the
Mere 6ad News tor Russia;
Two o?ici?l dispatches Calculated t?
increase the depression existing ?mdng
all circles iii Russia were given dut
Sunday hight Prom the point of view
of the progress of th? campaign, the
most important is that regarding the
capture by the Japanese without oppo
sition of Feng Wang Cheng, on May
6th. The second gives details con
cerning the killed, wounded and miss
ing among the troops under the com
mand of Lieutenant General Z?ssaiitch,
as the result of the fighting on the
Yalu, the number of which totals 2,39?
officers and men.
Gen. Kui'?patkitt forwarded ? mes
sage from Lieutenant General Zas
salitch, who had been left in c?mma/id
of the column retiring from Feng
Wang Cheng, which described the
movements of the enemy in connection
with the occupation of the town.
The information caused no surprise
to the officials who had already been
advised of the decision that no ?t=
tempt would be mad? W hold Feng
Wang Cheng, the superiority of the
Japanese in all fighting ?rms ensuring
a disaster similar to that a Kiu Lien
Cheng. Therefore, Gen. Zassalitch
was given strict ordert that there
should be no fight of th? re?r guard.
The Russians left while Ged; K?roki
was making his dispositions for ? big
Tokio, By Cable.-The casualties itt
thj&J^j_atteinj)iL^ Japanese fleet to I '
block Port Arthur, wnicn took place orr]
May 3, are one Officer, Gommandef
Takyangi, commanding the steamer
Yedo Maru, and six m?? killed, four
men seriously and five officers and li
men slightly wounded. Fourteen offi*
cers and 74 men ?r? missing and eight
officers and 36 men were rescued unin
jured. All the officers of the blockad
ing ships, including Commander
Takayangi, who was killed^ have been
decorated and granted annuities by th?
The Forty-Million Warrant.
Washington, Special-The Treasury
?warrant for $40,000,000 to be delivered
lo J. P. Morgan & Co., of New York, on
account ?of the Panama Canal purchase,
was taken to that city by Secretary Of
the Treasury Shaw. It will be deliv
ered by the Secretary to Borgan & Co,
Thursday. The Secretary also took
with him certain bonds which have
been deposited with the government as
security for public monies, which aro
to be returned to the banks surrender
ing their deposits.
Mr. J. H. Edwards, private secretary
to Secretary Shaw, accompanied him to
By Wire and Cable.
A subcommittee of the Republican
National Committee met in Washing
ton and made arrangements for the
meeting of the convention in Chicago
It is thought the increase in the elec
toral vote will have an important bear
ing on the result of the Presidential
election this year.
It is probable'ex-Secretary of war
Root will preside as temporary chair
man of the Republican National Con
vention. . 1
Attorney-General Knox makes an of
ficial explanation of .the connection of
Morgan &.Co. with the payment for
the Panama canal property.
The trial of James N. Tyner and
Harrison J. Barrett on charges of con
spiracy in connection with the Post
office Department cases was continued.
Judge Waddell appointed A. B.
Dickinson and Benham Morris receiv
ers pf the Blackstone and Southern
John B. Jackson, United States Min
ister to Greece, Roumania and Servia,
will soon present his credentials to
King Peter, at Belgrade.
Ada Lee, colored, with a pistol nrea
at Mary Robinson in a Newport News
suburband police court.
The Lexington Presbytery is in ses
sion at Elkins, W. Va.
- Republicans are to nominate a full
municipal ticket in Norfolk, with John
L. Roper for Mayor.
S. G. Ford, a carnival showman, was
fined $100 in Norfolk for beating a
A large Parker club was formed in
A hurricane killed 100 natives in
Late official advices in 'St. Peters
burg -state that only about 8,000 troops
fought the Japanese at Kulien Cheng
and inflicted a loss of about 2,400, their
own loss being about 1,200.
Tibetans in ambush again attacked
Colonel Younghusband's British expe
dition, but without inflicting any loss.
The visit of King Edward and Queen
Alexandra to Ireland will- end today.
Maurus Jokal, tbe famous Hungarian
novelist, is, believed to be dying.
John Vangorder, a farmer near An
gelica, N. Y., and his half-sister were
found murdered in their home.
NEWS THR???HQ?T THE COUNTRY
?hort tlems of News Gathered From
through the South'.'
. Norfolk bakers , aire on strike, and
a bread famine is threatened;
Norfolk & Western Railroad directors'
propsoe a $35.000,000 bond issue."
A wealthy Paterson (N. J.) man at
tacked the night watchman at the
Chamberlain Hotel, Old Point.
William Cuffee, a Norfolk negro,
committed suicide by throwing himself
in front of a moving engine.
Judge Jehfl ; Hi R??gan Wrote ? let
ter to Hon. W. j. Bryftii.advisiiig him
to work for harmony in the Democratic
Fred A. Beach; .ftho is wanted iii
Chicago on ?. charge of.,embezzlement
or $12,000, surrendered himself tb the
chief of police at Fort Worth, Texas.
He said that he was tired of, dodging
Richmond, Va., Special.-Henry
Woodward, the negro convicted in Feb
ruary of the murder of Frank Tabor
a white man, at Pocahontas. Decem
ber 26th, last, was hanged at Taxewell
Because of protests frdm madurac
turers, the Wai* Department will riot
immediately seii some "of its rifles to
President Roosevelt has directed the
reappointment of D. D. Crura, collector
of the port at Charleston, S. C., and
Senator Allison gave notice that ac?
tion will be forced when Congress re
Thomas V. Dawson, of Iowa, has been
appointed Minister to Santo Domin
The bill for the government Of th?
Panama Canal zode was signed by th?
The big Chesapeake and Ohio grain
elevators at Newport News are to close
or? May ?8:
Considerable feelirig ?xists ?t th?
Navy Departm?iit am?rig tiifc partisans
for and against the g?n?rai staff tii??;
German-Am?ricang from six States
and the District of Columbia Organized
in Washington th? National Roosevelt
League, for the purpos? of aiding in the
election of President Roosevelt.
In ari ?uthorized Statement .Jbhri
Sharp Williams declares he favors
Judge A. B; Parker for th? PVes?d?nti?i
in the North.
The cruiser California was iaunched
at Sari Frarkiscd.
Stewart Edward Whit?, th? hov?iist;
was married to Miss Elizabeth ?. Grarit
at Newport: N
. Mr. Charles j. Bon?p?r'te addressed
Lhe National Muriicip?). L?agU?, Chi
cago, cn "Partisanship in Municipal
p^u?.?,p .) . ._ ._
, . Swindlers ??. Chicago secured dla-;
monds by t?i?phonig to jewelers as If
trom residences of wealthy citizens.
Police declar? tli?t Chicag? swiridler?
secured a iarge amount ?f m?ri?y by
offering positions at the ?t. Louis'
R. C. Ogden was re-elected" president
3f the Southern Educational Coriferenc?
Gen. D. B. H?nders?h, former Speaks
er of the United States House of R?p
resentativ?s, said he itltended to i?av
New York and go back to Iowa to
It was stated by ft friend of Hon.
W. J. Bryan, in Kansas City, Mo., that
Mr. Bryan wanted Judge A. B. Parker
to take second place on the ticket in
Emperor William of Germany arrived
at Karlsruhe. ,
lt was reported that a Russian coi
tima w?s 20 miles from and mdrctiing
Rusisan torpedo boats of the Vladi
Vostock squadron sank ? Japanese
transport, the Kinshiu-Maru, of 4,000.
tons. 187 being saved and 200 who re
fused to Surrender were sent to the
bottom with the ship.
uoionei Uuerr returned rrom south
west Africa, and reported the Germans
there in sad plight.
King Edward and Queen Alexandra
aided in the laying of a cornerstoni;
Japan announced itB agreement to
The Hague convention.
A gtneral attack on the Russian posi
tion along the Yalu river was begun
by the Japanese yesterday and the Rus
sians retreated after being outflanked.
Serious fighting between tne Arme
nian Insurgents and the Turkish troops
has taken place in Asia Minor and 3.2;
villages have peen destroyed.
Emperor William opened the new
railway . brid?? across the Rhine at
The annual banquet of the Royal
Academy was held in London.
Pan Antoia Dvorak, the composer, is
Providence, R. I., was visited by a^
Eighteen Assyrians in Pittsburg
were arrested and charged with intlmi
iating fel" ,w-countrymen and extor
tion in the name of a secret society
called the "Flower of Benevolence."
Judge Sherman, of Bostori, has just
given one of the briefest of charges
to the jury in a damage suit against
a street railway. "Well, gentlemen,"
he said, "you have heard the evidence.
Jf you believe the plaintiff's story, he
has a case; if you don't believe it ho
has no case, is not entitled to recover,
pud you may return a verdict for the
3 ^fendant." The jury returned a ver
lict for the defendant company.
John Wallenburg, a farmer, killed
his wife, her parents and sister, and
'jeing pursued by c posse took poison
lear Walliant, I. T.
Knoxville, Special.-A special from
Jamestown, Tenn., says a flowing oil
'vein was struck Friday about four
niles from Jamestown. At a depth of
700 feet oil began to flow at the rate of
"?CO barrels an- hour and it continues
to flow. Excitement is high. James
town is in the Kentucky-Tennessee
>il field. '
In proportion as wickedness is com
-non the Commonwealth is turned to
om mon use."
The Board of Church Extension of
'.e Methodist Episcopal Church South
propriated $106,150 fdr the work the
A WIRELESS SYSTEM
Gr?e?isboro? H? Cn Ma? ???s Wcfked
, far ? S?tiem?
PLAN IS ONE OF G2EAT SIMPLICITY
lt Will be Fully Tested ii ih? Ititi
Normal College-Said to be Won
Greensboro, N. C., Special.-A
Greeiisbore man, in the person of Prof.
William Hamm?j; instructor ?f Science
at th? State Nor'i??i ?fid ?mt?stri'?i
Coll?g?, h?s Invented ? w'6hd?rfiiiiy'
simple ?nd* practical wir?ies? telegra
phy sysc?rri; it is ? simple b'nti ngerii
ous device; whic?j has1 bef? tested at
che Johns Hopkins Hospital a't Balti
more, and found to be perfect in every
respect in sending and receiving mes
sages. The wireless system will be in
stalled at the Normal College, and mes
sages from one building to another will
be flash?? back find forth through
walls, doora and ali oth?r hindrance^,
t8 test the strength afld ?fUeieridy df
the system, ft has been tri?d ?ir??dy
arid prov?d successful, Mit Prof; H?ni
.m?l intends to elaborate his test by
establishing a regular system Of wire;
less telegraphy; The ?tuderit? them
selves are showing a great d?ai di in
terest in "this wonderful invention and
are assisting prof. Hammel in his ef
Site for the Kaiser's Gift.
Washington ?p?cial;--="It has been
?p?rm???rllly d?cid?d that the r?pli?a
of the statue of Frederick th? ?r?at;
which the Kaiser has given to the
American people, is to be placed in
? b'romih?nt position in the grounds
of the war" co?eg?; coiriniofily known
heretofore fis tii? W?shMiig"toh\ fi?i;
r'acks: fh? statue will b? tinv?lidd
Nov?mb?r 20 with* ?ppropr'iat? c?re
monies, in which the Presid?nt and
Baron Speck von Sternburg, the Ger
man ?mbassador, will take part. Thc
ambassador will be the immediate
representative of th? G?rniafi ?liflp?r
6F, ivllo is ?xp?ct?d td s?nd ? ??tt?r
to th? Pr?sident t? be r??d at ih? liil
veillng, making the tender, of the
statue as a gift to the people of the
Uriit?d Slat?s. Sites have been se
i?ct?d iii th? ??ii?g? gr?iiiids for Six
military h?ro?s 6f th? world, ?iid thi?
of Frederick, the Great is. th? first td
be pfovid?d for';
Wasufnglbn' Spec'?efl.-"iCllMgn ia? ?
recent order constituting the age lim
it of 62 years as evidence of physical
disabmility iii granting pensions has
b??h Ih effect b?reiy thr?? w??ks, th?
Pension ?nice ?as. air?a?y bee?
swamfJed with applications tinder it.
Up to Saturday the number of appli
cations filed had reached a total of
?1;000; and they are still rolling in at
the rate bf sev?r?? thousands a day;
One r??soh for th? hast? in filing ap
plications is that althoiigh th? p?jf*
ment of the pensons" may Hot begin fol'
several months, they actually data
from the time of filing, and the ac
crued pensions will be paid in a lump
when the certificate is issued. The
minimum pension under the order is
$6 a month, which covers the 02 year
limit, and ranges tip to .$12, according
to age above that limit
henry Wiedner In Jail.
Cincinnati, Special.-Henry Wiedner,
presid?nt bf the German" National bank,
of Newport, Ky., is in jail for safe
lce?ping. H? lost his fortune through
the speculations Of Cashier Frank
?rown. who has been in Honduras
femce wrecking the bonk. President
Wiedner has been acting queerly for
Business Portion Destroyed by Fire.
Paris, Tex., Special.-The business
portion of Deport, twenty miles south
east of Paris, near the line of Red
River county, was destroyed Thurs
day. The fire started in J. W. Regis
ter's store and consumed eighteen
buildings, all the business portion ex
cept the Deport Bargain Store and
the First National Bank. The tele
phone communication was cut off, and
no further particulars are obtainable.
The loss will approximate $50,000.
Hail Twelve Inches Deep.
..Welsh, La., Special.-A hail storm
here Thursday afternoon lasted thirty
minutes and was so thick that drifts
12 inches deep were formed against
many buildings. All the glass in a
passenger train was broken, about oO
pei' cen^ of the windows of residences
and business >ouses here were shat
tered, and there was heavy damage
to goods. There were six inches of
water in the street. No news, has
come from the country, but it is fear
ed that there has been a very heavy
loss to rice farmres.
For Better Education.
Ghicago, Special.-The better edu
cation of negro ministers has been de
clared imperative by Bishop James A.
Handy, of Baltimore, who, address
ing the African Methodist Episcopal
Conference, said: "Ignorant ministry
cannot preach to an educated pew,
and unless the ministers today, keep
ahead of the army of colored boys who
are swarming from schools, they will
soon be out of jobs."'
Columbus, Ga., Special.-The Pine
Mouut.ain Tunnel on the Southern
Railway between here and Atlanta
was burned today. All the woodwork
was consumed and through trains had
to be stopped. Traffic over that part
of the road will not be resumed before
Flood Warnings. .
Washington Special.-Special warn
ings have been issued for dangerous
floods in the Trinity river in Texas at
all points south of Riverside. The
crest of the flood will reach Liberty
May 6th or 7th.
APPROPRIATION FOR SCHOOLS
Meeting of th? New Stato Board of
' ?d?c?tiofl Last Week.
?fi? Staf? B?ar? ?f Education* met
fest w??k in fh'e* office of th? Staid
?u^erinle??d?n? ?'f education'.- ' The fol-"
lowing members we're* pfes?n?r
Messrs. A. R. Banks, W. K. Tate,
A. G. Rembert, D. W. Daniel, A. J.
ThaGkston, B, J. Wells and J. E. Bo
land: j'5 the Sb's6iiCP of tho chair
man, Governor Heyw?rci; ?bl Banks
was asked to take the chair.
Three appeal cases were brought
before the board. The first case was
that bf the trustees of St. Stephen
school'district, No. C, appellants, vs.
th? ?o?flty b?afd of education of
Berkeley c??'?ty. The following reso
lution" iras adopted: "Resolved, That
this feb?rd c??ctir ift atid affirm the
decision of the Berkeley c???ty board
lri all points raised except the removal
of DnjM.'.A: Fioyd as trustee of St."
Stephens School uiStrlct; and the de
cision "removing the said ?r. 2?/ A.
Floyd is hereby reversed on the
ground -that he is an employe of the
town council and not an officer.
lil thd/ease of the trustees of Campo
bello school district, in 8partanburg
county,Vapp?ll?hts, VS; Pfofossof Mc
Leod; th? action of the county board
Th? next case' was that Sf district
Nb'; 19;'Newberry county, appellants,
vs: ititi'-- county board of education,
praying; for the re?IJ-??.< ?f the school
house to another site, and it was de
cided to postpone the rendition of
judgment in this case until the next
meeting* with a view to securing fur
ther testimony, accompanied by maps,
df?wmgg, etc., setting forth more fully
th? facts ?f th? C?s6i
A committee. consisting Of Messrs.
Rembert', Tate and Wells was ap
pointed'to formulate a four years'
?tad?d ^course of study upon which
examination of t?itehers is Co be based.
Th? ?xamination for September will
be b???d lipon* tile following subjects
in addition to tile regular subjects ex
amined upon heretofore, viz.: "Enoch
Arden,"-"Silas Marner," "Peterman's*
Civil Government," "Hughes' Mislakes
i? Taching/' and tho last twelve
months bf g?nerai c?ri'ent history.
it wag rec??n??riil?? that the Clem
son scholarship examination be held
on July-,8th, the same date on which
the examination for scholarships in
Witithfo?: ls held,
Mr.- ?: AV, Bowman was appointed as
ffl?Mb?Pi ?f th? ?r?ngeburg county
board oif ;?dudatiOii to s?cc??d Prof.
thfe^iji?f th? Sf at? board:
The Convention of Episcopalions.
Florence, Special.-The one hundred
afld fourteenth annual Council of the
Diocesan Convention Of the Episcopal
Church, which has been* in session here
since Tuesday morning, adjourned at
noon Friday, and in the language of
Bishop Capers it was "One of the best
councils ?v?r. held," "It was," said he,
"not only one of the best, but the most
pleasant as* well as the most faithfully
attended Council, especially by the
laity, that I have ever attended." Be
fore adjourning the usual resolution of
thanks to the citizens of Florence was
passed by the Counoil.
Money for Schools.
Some of the dispensary taxes will be
distributed among the schools of the
'State in a short time. The deficiency
fund, approximating about $75,000, has
been paid out, and the State treasurer
now has on hand about $40,000 to be
given to the schools. By the coming
week there will be about $25,000 more,
making a total of $65,000 for the
Killed By Constable.
Columbia, Special.-News was re
ceived here that Dispensary Constable
Davenport had killed a negro at Nine
ty-Six, Greenwood county. The con
stable, it is claimed, was assaulted by
the negroes in his attempt to search
their premises and fired when he was
set upon with sticks. The matter has
not been* reported to Governor Hey
News of the Day,
Four men convieted of murder were
garroted at Santiago, Cuba.
Four men were killed in a powder
mill explosion at Newport, Ind.
A cloudburst in Central Texas re
sulted in'the drowning of five children,
the washing away of five miles of rail
way track and other damage.
The steamer Princess Irene arrived
at New York with eight seamen res
cued from a waterlogged Austrian ves
sel in midocean.
The Thirty-first General Conference
ol the Northern Methodist Episcopal
Church opened in Los Angeles, Cal.
Admiral W. S. Schley was the guest
of honor at the banquet of the Crucible
Club at Pittsburg.
Mayor Capdeville asked the Police
Commissioners of New Orleans to re
sign upon their being charged with
It was rumored in New York that
Senator Gorman was in a deal with
Guffey, of Pennsylvania, aud the Tam
many leaders to beat Judge Parker for
the Democratic nomination.
"Sam" Parks, noted labor leader,
died in Sing Sing Prison of consump
It, was reported in New York that
Senator W. A. Clark is to marry his
ward, Miss La Chapelle.
The followers of W. R. Hearst cou
ti oiled the Iowa Democratic State Con
vention, at Des Moines.
Right Rev. Richard Phelan, Bishop
of Pittsburg, celebrated his golden -ju
bilee, Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop
Ryan and other distinguished prelates
It is said some of Judge Parker's
friends in Washington are somewhat
disappointed with the progress of his
boom for the Presidency.
Ex-Gov. Frank S. Black, of New
York, will deliver the principal speech
nominating President Roosevelt at Chi
GIVEN IN BRIEF
A Barn Burned.
Aiken, Special.-? barn and stable
building on the plantation1 oi Gapt. A.
S. Seigler, six miles north of Aiken,
was burned last Thiirsday. The barn
contained about twenty stalls, with
w?gon ?beds, etc. The barn had not
beeii efifcf?d for about three weeks.
Capt. Seigler ?rid his farm hands
were in the yard and th? first knowl
edge of the fire was obtained Wh'et? the
flames burst through the roof and the"
whole barn was seen to be on fire. The
farm is one of the largest in the coun
ty, and the burning barn was sur
rounded hy many other buildings,
which were in danger. The fire was
co?fified to the building in which it
originated. The cause of the fire is
supposed.to be from the heating of the
fodder. The property burned was
v??'?iSd about $S00, partially covered
Escaped from Chain dang,
Aiken, Special.-County Supervisor
Eidson has offered a reward-of $10 each
for the capture of Luke Seigler and
Roman Mitchell, negro convicts, who
escaped from the county chaingang
yesterday afternoon. Seigler is about
I five feet, ten inches high, weight 170, a
I little round shouldered, and has a pe
; cuter' expression of his eyes. He was
sent (?p ?6r housebreaking a..J larceny.
Mitchell is a codi black man, about the
same height a.s Seigler, weight about
155, large eys and Roman nose. He waa
sent up for forgery.
Beatifort.-Special-The Beaufort Vol
unteer .Artillery Naval Reserves have
( received their ii?w rapid fire gun from
! the factory at Bridgeport, Conn. It will
shoot 36 shots a minute, it has five
I ammunition chests, which will carry a
f tal of 150 rounds-30 rounds to each
j chest. It hag a sliding breech and can ;
I ho' loaded very swlftjy. It will prob
ably b? tis?d at the cemetery on Me
morial Day.- May loth", td fire a salute
with blank cartridges. The gui! ls now
in good working order, the soldiers
having been aided by Messrs. H. Y.
Cunningham and D. W. Kershaw, ma
chinists, In placing the various pieces
of the gun together.
The South?ril's dfipot at Hunters
./Ille, Mecklenburg county, was burned
to the ground Monday night, in addi
tion to the building a large lot of-mer
chandise was also consumed. Just how
the building caught Ie not known,
engine,- or w?V~gtrticlr':<>D^jTgn^rrrn^
The btir??d building wa? a frame struc- .
tur?, ?iid btirn?d quickly. The con
tents were ?l?s? Di the inflammable
kind, and this added to the fury of
Governor Aycock Tuesday morning
fixed June 15th as the date for the exe
cution of three murderers: Adam Hunt,
of Persoii County; Arch Lipscomb, of
Greenville; and William R. Munn, o?.
Cumberland. These are cases' ?fl which
appeals from findings and sentences i?
lower courts have been affirmed, mak?
ing it necessary for new dates to Ire
set for hangings. j
Revenue Collector Hare, of Raleigh,
made a raid in Johnston county re
cently and found Mrs. Bob Eason
making whiskey iri her kitchen in a
60 gallon distillery. It has been in
operation for a long time. He destroy*
ed the still. Her husband furnished
the supplies and she manufactured the
whiskey. He sold it.
A charter bas been granted the Gas
tonla Furniture Company, of Gastonia,
with a capital stock of $50,000, mainly
held by Rufus M. Johnson. The State
also charters the Charlotte Day Nurs
ery Association, no capital stock. Also
the Lawing-Robbins Furniture Com
pany, of Charlotte, with a capital
stock of $10,000.
Over the Precipice.
Livingston, Mont, Special.-A party
of Eastern tourists, traveling through
Yellowstone Park, have had a narrow
escape from being dashed to death in
a chasm along the Golden Gate road
which leads into the park from Cardi
ner. A coach containing five passen
gers slipped over the side of a preci
pice. It was caught by brush and its
descent stayed for an instant, during
which the passengers managed to ex
tricate themselves and escape, cling
ing to the rocks and brush. The
stage soon fell with a crash to the :
bottom of the canyon, 700 feet below,
killing the horses and demolishing
the vehicle. All the passengers were
Two Killed in Collision.
Paltestine, Tex., Special-In a head
on collision on the International and
Great Northern between Phelps and
Dodge two trainmen were killed and
others seriosuly hurt. The dead are:
Conductor Frank Austin, Fireman
Armstrong, and the injured are Engi
neer Will Meyers, Brakeman John
Bryant and Conductor Joe Wolff. All
the men reside here, and their bodies
have been brought to this point.
The Blockade of Monte Christi.
Washington Special.- Commander
Dillingham, of the Detroit; ..as been
instructed by the Navy Department
to recognize the blockade of Monte
Christi, established by the govern
ment of San Domingo, if he deems
it effective. This action forecasts the
determination of the State Depart
ment to extend full recognition to the
government of President Morales,
which already has been given a tenta
Four Bandits Garroted.
Santiago de Cuba, By Cable.-Four
bandits convicted of murder were gar
roted in the provincial jail. It was
the first legal execution since the
Spanish regime. Two executioners
who arrived here from Havana yes
terday with the garrot were almost
mobbed while on their way >o the
jail. President Palma was petitioned
to commute the semences, but we de
clined to interfere.
A Finger in the Pie.
Dr. Perkins Carter of Cleveland was
Mark Hanna's physician, and during
Mr. Hanna's Illness was a frequent
visitor ta Washington,
He told, on a day when his patient's
prospects seemed unusually bright, a
story about Mr. Hanna and an English
"In London one day," he said, "Mr.
Hanna visited a very old -and quaint
chophouse on the Strand. Here the
meat is all wheeled raw to you on a
hand' cart, and you choose from the
cart the steak or the chop or the
joint that you desire to have Cooked.
"Well, Mr. Hanna took a chop, and
then he ordered a piece of game pie.
The walter was a careless, slovenly
fellow, and Mr. Hanna said to him
after the pie waa brought.s
" 'What is this mark on my pie,
"The man bent down ever the pie
and examined the mark. Then he an
" 'That mark, sir? That is the print
of my thumb, sir. Just had my thumb
in the chocolate I served to the guest
over there, sir. Cut it ouf for you,
Frost on Store Windows.
- A source of constant annoyance and
injury td storekeepers in extreme cold
weather is the gathering of frost ca
their display windows.
Various devices have been tried to
remedy lt, such as the application of
glycerine and other chemicals', but
these are generally of little avail.
In Northern Russia, where zero wea
ther is not an uncommon experience,
the, owners of display windows em
ploy as an effective protection
against frost a three inch air space
between the two panes of glass.
The outer sash is rendered as near
ly tight as possible by calking andi
pasting strips over the crevices. A
second sash is then fitted and insert
ed about three inches within the first.
This double sash Is said to keep out
moisture, and if the glass Is kept
clean and dry is said to be effective.
At any rate this plan is worth trying
in these days when window dressing
has become so important an art. The
device involves sound scientific, prin
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THOUSANDS are using them.
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Quality considered they are
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at Forty-Five Dollars, with
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NINETY SIX, S. C.
Large Shipments of the best makes of wagons and buggies
just received. Our stock of furniture.and house furnishing?
is complete. A Large stock.
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ly responded to. All goods sold on a small mar
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