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EDGEF?ELD, S. C., WED?fESDA?, MARCH 25, 1908.
Bourke Cockran was dropped from
all Tammany Hall committees.
Kow Zealand abd Tasmania hope tc
see .the American battleship fleet.
Japan will enforce regulations re
stricting the importation of arms into
The Japanese Government has de
cided to establish a tobacco monopoly
Japan is considering a proposition
io lassa her railways to a foreigD
. China will pay an indemnity tc
Japan and retain the arms seized on
board the Tatsu.
No member of the Cabinet will at
tend the Republican National Conven
tion as a delegate., .
The Chilean ssctlon of the trans
andino tunnel on th? Arica- and La
IPax Railway has been opened.
The Russian. Minister of Justice
"has asked the Durna to vote $1,000,
.OOO to enlarge the overcrowded
The news that the American battle
ship fleet would visit Australia was
received with rejoicing at Sydney and
New York City is suffering fronj
recurrent wave3 of scarlet fever and
measles', and all tr a contagious dis
ease hospitals are filled.
The return of the American battle
ship Abet by way of Suez is regarded
in Russia as^ definitely ending, tht
rumors of serious trouble in the Far
Secretary Taft, speaking in Michi
gan, advocated greater railway regu
lation to prevent Government owner
ship and the increased centralization*
of power it would entail.
Testifying for the Government, s
.one time employe of the Standard
Oil. Company declared that the' com
liany paid regularly for information
.concerning the shipments of its rivals
"Why did George Washington own
'ap to chopping the cherry tree?"
"Perhaps," replied the western law
yer, "his judicial mind enabled him
to foresee the reluctance that has
been developed about putting any
faith in confessions."-Washington
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At The Farmers
that sells Stanhopes, Carrie
position lo offer you tbe higl
the lowest possible price.
I am known as the best in t
ways of the best standard, ant
congratulate themselves; M
?be lowest. BABCOCK3 TH!
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749 and 751 Broad ?
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We've had forty-six y<
selling vehicles, and ha\
wheels which for Beauty,
ning and lasting and quali
Hioyer and C
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A'complete line of Hai
Lumber Harness and
BELTING, LE ATI
729 Broad Stn
W. W. Astor increased his gift to
the Oxford endowment fund to $100,
Rear-Admiral Evans will relinquish
command of fie battleship fleet in
J. P. Morgan headed a syndicate
that purchased a large nitrate field
In Chile for $12,500,000.
The Hon. James Cully, son oZ Vis
count Selby, was committed to jail
for contempt of court in abducting his
Princa Ku.nl, special envoy of th?
Emperor of Japan, arrived at Madrid,
to confer on Queen Victoria a decora
tion granted by the. Mikado.
General Hugh Cameron,, the Kan
sas hermit, has signified his Intention
cf retiring.from the woods and spend?
ing the remaining years bf his life In
J. C. S. Beckham, for eight years
Governor of Kentucky, announced his
permanent and unconditional retire
ment from politics at a banquet given
him by 300 Democrats.
Dr. Jacoby, in an address before
I the Conference on Congestion, in New
I York City, said peor ventilation re
; suiting from crowded quarters bred
anil spread tuberculosis.
M. D. Pokotiloff, Russian Minister
to China, who Avas in this country in
1905 to aid in the negotiation of the
treaty of Portsmoutb, which ended
the Russo-Japanese War, died at
j Brigadier-General Royal Thaxter
Frank. TJ. S. A., retired, di 3d in his
home in Washington, D. C., in his
seventy-sixth year. He was gradu
ated from the Military Academy in
the class of '58.
In a speech to Camp Fire Club of
America, Gifford Pinchot, Chief For
ester of the Department of Agricul
ture, declared that a great war is im
minent in this country, and that the
forest rangers will be scout3.
"Of course you don't want anything
you are not entitled to," said the
"Of course not," answered Senator
Sorghum; "but I will incidentally re
rciuk that I aways have the best le
gal talent available to ascertain what
I am entitled to."-Washington Star.
counts in this department,
nths, January and July.
Bank of Edgefleld
.gets Wagons, Buggies, etc., in
"est possible grade of goods|at
he business, my material is al
1 tbose who buy from Coskery'a
aterial the best, prices always
Jtreet AUGUSTA, GA,
jars experience making and
e yet to see anything on
Easy Riding, Light Run
ities would match
ade you would lind
.ness always on hand. Heavy
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Not For Editors to Decide.
Columbia, Special.-William J.
Bryan in a letter to to William E.
Gonzales, editor of The State, says
that it is not for him to discuss the
question of availability of candidates
Mis availability as a candidate, he
says, is not a question upon which his
judgment should be ventured or ac
cepted. "I have simply stated that
it is a question for tho Voters of the
pariy to determine.
"As a Democrat I have resented'
tne claim that a few editors should
decide this question for the people.
I am a believer in free speech and in a
free press, and I recognize the right'
of any editor, whether his circulation!
be large or small, to state his opin
ion and his reason for it, but those!
who read his opinion have a right to
give if. such weight as they think it
deserves I have insisted that the
readers ought to know what pecuni
ary interest the editor has in the
question under discussion. For in
stance I asked' The World to state
editorially what financial interest its
owner, Mr. Putlizer, has in the stock I
and bonds of railroads and in the
stocks and bonds of corporations
commonly known as trusts. The
World has not seen fit to answer the
I do not deny the right of Harri
man, or Morgan, or Rockefeller or
Petlizer to own a paper and present
their views to the public, but I do
contend that in the interest of hon-?
esty and fair dealing, the owner of'
the paper should, be known and the
interest of the owner in the questions
Continuing, Mr. Bryan says:
"It is deliberately unfair in ignor
ing this election and charging the de
feats of 1896 and 1900 to rae, just as
it is unfair in ignoring the'still worse
defeat of 1904 when The World was '
again the party's adviser.
"I especialy appreciate the gener
ous support that has come to rae
from the Southern States. If the
Democratic voters believe that I. can
assist the party by being a candidate
why should I refuse And why
should I take the advice of a few
editors who have never been friendly
rather than the advice of millions
of Democrats who havo been co-labor
ers with me for more than a de
Peculiar Case in Anderson.
Anderson, Special.-Tuesday- af- |
dan, the 18-year-old sou of Mr. J. B.
Jordan, a prominent farmer of the
vicinity. Young Jordan walked up
to the tub in which the child had
been drowned, lookeu at it for a
moment, and dropped dead. Mr.
Jordan, says his son had a narrow
escape from drowning in a like man
ner when a child, and has had a weak
heart ever since. It is Supposed that
thc young man's recollcstion of this,
together with the shock of tho negro
child's death, caused heart failure.
The State Pension Board.
Columbia, Special. - The State
pension board held its first sessioh
and passed upon a number of appli
cants filed by the county boards. It
will be several days before the list is
EdgefieM, Special.-The Hon. P.
Brooks Mayson will be announced as
a candidato for the State senate. His
is the first. Senator Talbert the
present senator, will leave Edgefield
and return to Parksville, his former
home. Ho will still be in the county,
however, and will probably stand for
reelect ic n. There is also some talk
of his i unning for congress.
Boy Killed by Trolley.
Aiken, Special-A young boy
named Dean was killed by the Au
gusta-Aiken express car between
Langley and Warrcnville. It is stat
ed that young Dean left home in thc
morning presumably for school, bul
instead he went to Langley and whet
the trolley express, which is due. ii
Aiken at 12 o'clock, passed througl
tl"- place Dean went underneath th<
car and located himself on the rods
When the car was between Langlo;
and Warrenville he in some way los
his hold and fell off and was literall.
torn to pieces underneath the car.
Three Negro Children Cremated.
Columbia, Special-Three negri
children'perished in the flames whet
the house of Ellas Davis, a coloree
man living near Walhalla, was burn
ed. Four children alone in thc lions?
were playing with a torch near a sac
of seec\ "cotton, which caught fire
igniting their clothing. Though th
door stood open the three younges
children were too much frightened 1
Fftfjssger Batea Reduced.
Columbia, Special-The railrof
commission has decided to order tl
Scnboanl Air Line, the Blue Rid]
and the Columbia, Newberry & Lau
t ons railroads to put in effect by Api
L the reduced passenger rate of 2 1
cents per mile. These lines protes
pd against the reduction from
ents per mile but were willing to :
sue mileage books at the same rat
as ol her lilies. The decision of t
coinmisfion fa very important a
moy bo eotiieil to the court?.
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Motion For Revocation.
Columbia, Special-Attorneys, foi
the dispensary commission pr?par?e
formal notices of a motion befor?
Ju4ge Pritchard for an order revok
ing his former orders granting an
injunction and appointing receivers
for the dispensary funds. The mo
tion is to be argued at Asheville OD
March 27th and is based on the '
ground that the Supreme Court oJ?
South Carolina has interpreted the
law in dispute contrary to the inter
preation of Judge Pritchard. Th?
notico will be at once served on the
attorneys for the whiskey house
Until this motion is disposed of one
way or the other the Supreme Courl
of the States will not issue the for
mal writ of mandamus which it has
decreed tho Attorney General is en
titled to in order to secure the $15,
000 of dispensary money for prosecu
ting aleged dispensary grafters.
New Treasurer Elected.
Lancaster, Special.-Mr. LeRoy
Springs, president of the Springsteir
Mills, has just returned from Ches
ter, where ho has been assisting the
American Audit Company in locating
the shortage of Mr. R. W. Boney,
treasurer of the Spring-stein Mills!
Mr. Springs states that the Americar
Audit Company will not be perpared
to make a complete statement before
the last of this week orUhe first o/
next. So far the shortage amounts
to .something over $7^000. Mr.
Springs denies that thc shortage is
due to Mr. Boney's borrowing money
from the mills. Tiie mill is protected
by a .surety bond of $10,000. At a
meeting of the board of directors Mr
Waddy C. Thompson of Lancaster,
was elected treasurer to succed Mr
Ware Shoals Railroad.
Columbia, Special. - The railroac*
commission has decided to order a re
hearing in the case of the Ware
Shoals railroad, which line has been
declared a common carrier some
weeks ago. The line, which connects
at Ware Shoals with the Southern
railroad, and runs out a distance of
about six miles, has, it is charged, re
fused freight shipments from othei
point? and an order issued by the
commission declared the road liable
for all freights, must receive all
freight shipments. The commission
in ordering a rehearing decided that
shipments un. tn th? h rime muo? \p
uujoimug bml??ng were uwuw3r- -..
fire. Nothing was saved, Insurance
amounting to $2,500 will probably
cover the" losses. At 3 o'clock in the
afternoon the fire alarm was given
and thc Beleutine beef market vas
found on fire, but the blaze was
piomptly put out, evidently a spa-.-H
was left, smouldering somewhere to
do serious damage later.
Dies From Mad Dog's Bite.
Newborn', Special-The 6-year-olc
son of F. J. Russell who was bitten
by a mad dog on the streets of New
berry of February 26, died at the
Pasteur institute at Atlanta. It waa
thought that the child was getting
alon? well until on Saturday hydro
phobia developed. The remains will
be brought to Newberry and inter
ment will bc at Rosemont cemetery.
Election at Gaffney.
Gaffney; Special-Great inter?s
was taken in the election held here
last week lo nominate a member oi
the board ci* public works to fill oui
the unexpired term of mayor Ross
The vole was as follows: Cash 301
Clary OS: Randall 73; and Baker 40
This will necessitate a second rac?
between Cash and Clary.
Brother and Sister Dead.
Fort Mill Special-Mr. Thoma.?
Thomasson. who has been ill for som
time, died here Saturday night. Hi
sister, Mrs. Effie Stinson, who live
in Nashville. Tenn., died of bear
failure on Friday morning. Her bod
was brought hore for burial and th
funerals of brother- and sister wei
held together in thc Methodis
church bv the pastor, the Rev. "fl
M. Owings, at 3 o'clock Tuesdfl
afternoon. Both bodies were -inte
red in our town cemetery at the san
Hugenot Mills to Bc Sol'' June lOtl
Greenville, Special-It was d(
cided at a meeting of thc creditoi
to sell the Hugenot Cotton Mill
bankrupt, of this city, on June IOU
No bid less than $00,000 for the nu
cbinery and building will be ente
taincd. Thc oilier property cousis
big"of the employes' houses will t
sold at the same' time. This is tl
mill corporation that went into ban.
niptcy in January,
Alabama Lumber Company Fails,
Mobile, Ala., Special.-A spoc:
from Jackson, Ala., 6ay3 that t
McIntyre Lumber Company fail
Friday. The company originally rt
resented a capitalization of one n
lion dollars. Recently it purding
the Zimmerman Lumber Company,
the same vicinity, capitalized
$300,000. making the total liabilit
$1,800,000. No reason is assigned
the failuro other than finaucial c
HE WORK OF CONGRf SS
)oings of Our National Law-Makers
Day by Day.
.Senator Tillman Caustic,
riUnder the guise of discussing leg
islation the session of the Senate was
devoted to a political discussion if
Vbicb Senator Tillman, of South Car
olina, and Senator Beveridge of Indi
"ja, were the chief participants. Th(
cuate considered the conference re
port on the Indian appropriation bilJ
rai, after some criticism of the ac
tion of the conferees on minor pro
vision the report waa disagreed to
and another conference asked.
The House bill appropriating $403,
030 to pay the archbishop of Manila
as representative of the Roman Cath
olic church for damago to church
property during the Spanish war also
Tho Pendulum's Extremes.
Mr. Tillman traced what he termed
a j "swinging of .the pendulum"
I from the regime of Andrew Johnson
when Congress assumed control al
most to the exclusion of th? Presi
1 dent from legislative influence to the
administrations that followed, which
he declared witnessed a growth of
I pr||id.ential power. The dominating
I inflfehce and control of the executive
(branch, he said, over the legislative
anodin a less degree over the judicial
branches of the government were the
aao&fc marked features of American
politics at thia time.
"lt has taken," said Mr. Tillman,
.'just forty-one years for thc pendu
lum -, to swing from one extreme to
#ow," he said, "the House of
Representatives has degenerated into
lit ld* more than a recording maclrne
to do the will of the Speaker and
aeuteuants." Freedom of debato
ile old and true senso has disap
'sd from that end of the Capitol,
ided. In the Senate "servility
and .^cowardice are the order of the
day,'! he declared and "the shadow
of the Executive hands over all, and
the President 's wishes are almost the
\- Eoasta Wall Street.
Mrj-. Tilhnan reviewed the events
of tb/? recent currency crisis and
?harg^d Wall Street with many mis
"The profits ^of this nefarious
stock, .monger have," he said,
''found' their way into the pockets
of the very meu who with the evil j
results -pf their fraud manifest pose
as 'saviours' and 'uncrowned kings,1
and are lauded to the skies when they
?vere really, trying to save themselves
from |he/disasters which threatened
to overwhelm, them along with their
delude3;"victims. One of these 'sa
311 on account OL tuc ucsuv
committee to avoid giving ground for
the impression that the United States
is preparing for war with Japan.
Most of the appropriations is for
Hawaii and the Philippines. The
bill was at once reported to the
House with recommendation that it
This.year's bill, as revised by the
committee, covers among various
projects the following:
For range finding (fire control) in
continental United States $270,000 ;
for guns and implacements at Decep
tion Pass, $573,000; repairing storm
damage at Charleston, S. C., $59,000;
at Pensacola, $50,000, and at Mon
hile, $539.000; for fortifications at
Honolulu, including placing in a few
additional mortars at Pearl Harbor,
$1,100,000; for fortifications in thc
Brownsvillo Case Again.
Reports from the committee oi
military affairs were presented to th<
Senate in regard to tho investigatioi
of tho affray at Brownsville, Tex
which resulted in the discharge with
out honor of three companies of negri
soldiers of the Tewenty-fifth In fan
try. At the same time a messag
was received from thc President call
ing attention to the fact that tho tes
thiiony taken by the commitee sus
tains his position in discharging th
negro soldiers. He recommends es
tension of the time for re-enlistmen
of the discharged men who might b
found not to fall within the terms c
the order. There were four report
from the committee, the majority be
ing signed by Senators Warrei
Lodge, Warner, Dupont, Taliaferr
Foster, Overman, Frazier and M<
.Creary. A minority report was sigi
ed by Seuators Foraker, Scott, Bulk
ley and Hemenway.
In his special message covering tl
matter the President says:
"Applications to re-enlist fro
former members of Companies B
and D., Twenty-fifth Infantry, wi
were discharged under the provisioi
of special order No. 2?G, War Depai
mont, November 9th, 190G, must 1
made in writing and be aecompanii
by such evider.ee, also in writing,
the applicant may desire to subm
to show that ho was neither imj
cated in the raid on Brownsvil
Tex., on the night of August 13t
1006, nor withheld any evidence th
might lead to the discovery of t
Railroad Employ?s Strlko.
Denver, Colo., Special.-Mond
morning 1,500 machinists, boiler-mr
era and members of kindred trac
working in the Denver & Rio Grar
Railway's shops weit on a strike
respor.se to an order issued by W.
McQueeney, representing the mach
ists national organization, after a
nal conference at .which Manager
C. Ridgeway, of the railroad, refui
Florida's Junior Sedater Dies
After Short Illness
YOUNGEST MEMBER OF SENRTE
Elected Less Than Three Months Ago
to Succeed the Late Senator Mal
lory as Florida's Representative in
the ??pper House of' Congress.,
Washington, Special. - .TJnitod
States Senator William James Bryan
of Florida, died at Providence Hos
pital at 8:30 o'clock Sunday morn
ing of typhoid fever. It was only 73
d?ys since he took his seat as the suc
cessor of the late Senator Stephen
R. Mallory, who died December 23d,
and 3 days of that time Ayas spent in
his fight against disease. Several
times during Mr. Brayn's illness his
friends despaired of his recovery, but
as late as Saturday night the report
was given out that his condition had
taken a turn for the better. His
death, -therefor*, came as a su/prise
and a distinct shock.
In physique Mr. Bryan was unfit
ted to withstand a protracted fever
Ho was slight of build and of ner
vous temperament. He came to Wash
ington early in January from the
warm climate of Florida and from
thc day of his arrival was far from
well. Finally he was compelled to
give up aad was taken j to Provi
dence Hospital During the last few
days of his illness he was attended
by specialists from Johns Hopkins
University Hospital, Baltimore.
In Mr. Bryan the Senate loses the
seventh member by death since the
adjournment of the Fifty-ninth Con
gress on March 4th, a 'year ago.
They were the two late Senators from
Alabama, Mr. Morgan and Mr. Pet
tus; Mr. Mallory, of Florida; Mr.
Latimer of South Carolina; Mr. Proc
tor of Vermont ; Mr. Whyte, of Mary
land, and Mr. Bryan. Curiously
enough the last two were the oldest t
and the youngest members of the
body. Mr. Whyte Avas 84 years old
and Mr. Bryn less than 32.
hough Mr. Bryan was in the
Senate too short a time to impress t
his individuality on legislation, or to i
take a prominent part in the consid- i
eration of matters in committee, it
is conceded that be would have be
come a forceful part of the minority, r
Mr. Bryan wai; born in Orange
county, Florida, October 10th, 1876. ?
He attended the public schools of his r
State and Emory College, Georsria,
lill. XJi . -"
Rockland, Me., Special-A sensa- c
lion was caused in political circles 1
liere by the receipt by Governor Wil
liam T. Cobb of a letter from Con- !
grossman Charles E. Littlefield, ten- j
dering his resignation as a member
of Congress, to take effect on Sep
temb'er 30th next. In the same mail 1
was a communication to the chair- I
man of the second district Republican
congressional committee from Mr. 1
Litilelield, in which thc latter gave as
thc reason for his resignation his de
nro lc resume his law practice, which
in a large, dcjrrce. he has been com
pelled lo abandon because of his con
gressional duties. The resignation
came as a great surprise to Governor
Cebb. and to the surprise of the Con
gressman's friends in this district
and was received with much regret.
Pirates Surrender French Vessel.
Las Palmas, Canary Islands, By
Cable-Thc French fishing vessel Ba
leine, which was captured recently
by Moors near Cape Juby, and to
rescue which thc French cruiser
Cassnrd was ordered to the coast of
Morocco, has been turned over to thc
Cassard, together with the members
of the crew without ransom.*
All Quiet in Hayti. .
Port au Prince. By Cable-Presi
dent Nord Alexis in an interview at
the palace, declared that conditions
in the republic were absolutely tran
quil. He said that he did not ques
tion his ability to preserve order
and protect interests here. Should
thc powers, however, decide to keep
the warships in this harbor he would
not object, but he added that there
was no necessity for such a thing;
there was no possibility for such a
popular outbreak against the foreign
$75,000 Fire at Norfolk.
Norfolk, Special.-Early Sunda"
fire broke out in the wholesale gro
cery firm of the Four Company
wrecking thc establishment, - guttitu,
tho clothing store of Sake & Co., anc
damaging the exchange of the South
ern States Telephoto, and stocks o
F. ll. Meeks & Co., electricians, am
L. P. Roberts & Co., grocers. Los:
Prisoner Burned tc Death in Hi? Oe!
Little Fails, N. Y., Special-Light
ing his pipe in his cell in the villng
jail, John Dohorty, of Middlevillc
who was locked up Saturday nigb
accidentally set fire to the matt res
of his bed and before help coul
reach him he was burned to dcatl
Doherty frantically tried to cscar.
thc fiamos, but tho cell door bar?
tho way. Ho wan ?") years old.
Wm. SCH WEIGERT, A. S,
Offers the Citzen
4 Per Cen!
Witt VISIT JAPAN
American fleet Accepts Kind
Invitation of Emperor
MAY GO TO CHINA IF INVITED
President Roosevelt' and His Cabinet
Consider Lons and Earnestly the
Cordial Invitation From the Em
peror ard Decide to Satisfy His
Desire to View the Bi? Sixteen.
Washington, Special.-The Ameri
:?n battleship fleet is to visit Japan
Tho desire of the Emperor of the
sland kingdom to play host to the
'Big Sixteen" was laid before Sec
tary Root by Baron Takahira, the
rapanese ambassador. T e invitation
vhich was couched in the most cbr
lial terms, was made the subject of
>x>ended consideration by President
?oosevelt and his entire Cabinet,
?ecroiary Root was directed to ac
:ept the invitation, and the accept
ing was laid before the Japanese
imbassador. It is regarded in offi
ial circles here as more than likely
hat China will be next to bid for a
ook at the fleet, and that should this
>o the case the invitation would be
Secretary Metcalf and Admiral
3illsbury, chief of navigation, are
twanging the details of the new
tinerary. With the exception of
^hina, it is believed to have been
ictcimined that all other invitations,
:anal, wnn univ MI?.U oi^^o u?>
?ccessary for coaling.
The fall target practice has been
llanned to occupy a month at Ma
iila either before* or after the visit
:o Japan. The desire to have the
leet return to its home station may
iead to a curtailment of the month
ilanncd for Manila.
Japan will have thc ships a week,
according to tenative plans.
Tho aceptance of the Japanese
invitation is regarded in official
circles as of considerable importance
in the way of administration of the
cordiality existing between the
American and Japanese govern
ments. The added trip is nearly
equal in distance, to a voyage from
New York to Europe.
Washington, Special.-The Census
Bureau in its final pinners' report for
the present year makes the total
colton ginned this season 11,261.000
bales, counting round bales as halves
and including linters. Last year it
was 13.290.000. In 1906 it was 10,
I2?.J02. By states thc number of
bales arc "(running bales)-North
Carolina, G4S.517; South Carolina.
1,175.375; Texas, 2,271,724; Georgia,
Force Produced One-Half.
Nashville, Special.-Five hundred
mei1 who wore employed in the Louis
ville and Nashville locomotive de
par! ment, Nashville, Chattanooga
and St. Louis railway shops here,
have been laid off. Orders, were is
sued to the men on account of de
creased business and the intention
of the road to decrease expenses on
every hand. This means a saving of
$30.000 a month to the road. There
are still over five hundred men in
the shops. Many of the men laid
off are experienced wokmen.
Negro Soldiers Arrested For Murder.
Mobile, Ala., Special.-Isham Bish
op Eilrod, 20 years old, an enlisted
soldier at Fort Morgan, was carried
back to Tazewell, Tenn., under a
chai ge of murder. Thc soldier ad
mits the killing, claiming that a mar
named Harris killed his dog and thai
he killed Harris,
Norfolk ft Western Employes Rc
fuse Company'a Proposition.
Roanoke, Va., Spocinl.--The em
ploycs of tho Norfolk & Westen
Railway Company declined to accep
thc proposition submitted to them b;
the road on February 24th, which wa
"that in any month that the com
pa ny's gross earnings are less tba
$2,500,000 that their rates of pa;
will be computed on the rates in el
feet previous to the last adjustment
this arnngement to remain in effe?
for a period of 10 months from tji
dato of it? adoption;"
MORRIS, THOS. S. GRAY,
s of Edgefield a
RUSSIAN CODE HUELLO
The Affair of Honer an Outgrowth
of a Memorandum, in Which Gen
eral Smirnoff Questioned tho Cour
age of General Pock.
St. Petersburg, By Cable.-Lieu
tenant General Smirnoff was serious
ly wounded in a duel fought here
Wednesday morning, with Lieuten
ant general Fook. The men met-in
thc riding school of the Chevalier
Guard Regiment and fought with
pistols, a distance of 20 paces sep
A duel was caused by the memo-,
randnra written by General Smirnoff
on the siege of Port Arthur, in which
? - questioned the courage of General
?> -ck. The latter considered that his
honor and reputation were involved'
aud challenged the author of the
The riding school was placed at
the disposition of the combatants by
the command of" the regiment and
the duel occurred with the full
knowledge and . probation of the
military authorities. It was wit
nessed by several officers of high
rank and it was reported that several
women were present.
Shortly before 10- o'clock Generals
Fock and Smirnoff appeared at the
riding school. Without saluting they
took the places assigned by their sec
onds were his brother-in-law, Vladi
onds wer his brother-in-law, Vladi
mir, M. Purishkevicb, a member of
the Durna, and Captain Schultz,, oi
the haw. whit* fV>r -1 *"
uosprrar, where doctors employed
Roentgen rays to locate the bullet.
Mr. Cleveland Is 71.
Lakewood, N. J., Special.-After a
quiet, family celebration of his 71st
birthday anniversary, Grover Cleve
land, for eight years President of the
United States, was able, to say at
night that he was in better health
than for some time past. Mr. Cleve
land immensely enjoyed the little af
fair prepared in his honor in which
only those of the home circle and a
very few intimate friends partici
pated. The former President said:
"I am feeling much better than I
have for some time before. Already
the benefit of the Lakewood climate
is apparent. A little trouble with my
feet had made impossible long walks
during the last few weeks. Today,
however, I was able to enjoy a longer j
stroll than has boen possible before
for many months."
Arson and JUpo Charged.
Greenville, S. C.. Special-William
and Earl* Payne, father and son, re
spectively, are lodged in the county
jail, both charged with capital of
fenses, of a different nature. The
elder Payne, who is 65 years of age,
is charp-d with arson, and thc young
er one is charged with having ravish
ed a young negro girl. Earle Payne,
the young man, was arrested on a
warrant sworn out by the girl's par
ents, and while the latter were in this
city it is elaim-ed that the elder
Payne burned their house. . The evi
dence against both of them is said
to be strong. The Paynes arc white
people and heretofore have borne
yood reputations. Both crimes were
committed about four miles from the
Unkrown Ne^ro Shooi3 Two White
Jackson, Miss., Special.-An un
known negro shot and fatally wound
ed Baxter and Rufus Burns at Burns,
Miss., late Wednesday. Both are
relatives of "United States Senator
MeLaurin, of Mississippi. Governor
Neel has sent bloodhounds from the
Rankin county convict farm m.pur*
suit. Thc vicinity ia greatly excited
and a large posse is reported assist
ing in tho search of the culprit. The
cause of the shooting haa not been
Georgian Kileld la Boiler Explosion.
Folkston, Ga., Special.-The boil
er at the saw mill of G. W. Moore,
at Homeland, blew up Wednesday
killing Mr. Moore, the proprietor, in
stantly, and seriously scalding three
other men. Mr. Moore came here
from north Georgia a few years ago
and Wits one of the wealthiest men
in this section of tba Stator