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IT IS SENATOR BAILEY. OF TEXAS.
Aftor an active campaign of only twi
weeks before tho independent voters of
Texas it became evident thal tho people
wero so solid in their support of Mon.
Joseph W. Hailey for United States Sena
tor that Senator Chillon, tho presold in
OUmbOUt, withdrew from the race, and
allowed Mr. Hailey to take thc nomina
tlou without opposition in thc Demo
cratic primary elections.
When it is recalled that tho Demo
cratic State Convention a littlo over a
year ago, under thc leadership of Sena
tor Chilton, sat down 80 heavily upon
Mr. Hailey's resolutions relative lo Cuba.
Porto Rico and the Philippines, Ibo vin
dication and victory which the latter has
won before tho people is remarkable. I'
may bo doubted whether a parallel can
bo found in thc history of American
politics. Mr. Malloy is strongly opposed
to tho policy pursued by the Republican
administration in these islands, and the
pooplo of his State arc undoubtedly with
Thc Coming Campaign.
Coi,IM m A, S. C., April lil).- August
Kohl), in News and Condor: The declina
lion of Lieutenant ( io vcr nor Scarborough
to enter tho race for Lieutenant Cover
nor has opened thc way for another in
teresting contest in the coming campai cn.
Mr. C. L. Winklor, of Camden, and Mr.
Colo L. Hlease, of Newberry, are the an
nounced candidates for the place. The
friends of Col. .lohn T. Moan. Of Colum
bia, arc urging him to enter tho race, and
ho has about decided to do so. There
is a likelihood of others entering the
lt would bo interesting to have Senator
Tillman and Senator Mcbain in liming
tho progress of tho approaching cain
paign, for al al' events lhere will be a
few meetings, discuss imperialism, on
which thoy and others di O'er so radi
lt h likely that Mu-re will bean hope
rial isl and an anti-imperialist candidate
for Congress from this district, and it
such be the casi- it will make an interest
ing contest. Thc people of Hie State
could get a groat deal more information
and houolli out of a discussion of this
question Mian they could nul ol' such
discussions as have characterized previ
ous campaigns, when personalities, in
stead of issues, were threshed ad nansc
This is the strongest mill dis!rici in Hie
State, as it embraces t?reenvido, Laurens
and Pah-Hold counties. Sparlanburg and
Union counties, excopl two townships in
each, thc city of Columbia and t wo other
townships in Richland county. Accord
ing to tho .Manufacturers' Record Rsl
there are in South Carolina l,S.'i7,0.'?li
spindles, and of Ibis number S7S,o:lii
spindles are in this Congressional d:s
trict. Nearly half thc spindles of Mm
State, according lo this statement, are in
this one. ( 'ongi essional dist i iel.
lt is claimed hythe imperialists that
thc mill interests arc more partial io ?in
portal ism than any others in Hie sine,
and consequently tho contest in tin- dis
trict could be made lively.
I consider il not only a pleasure bul a
duty I owe to my neighbors to tell about
thc wonderful cure el Yee tod In my case
by thc timely Use ol' ( hambei Iain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrluea Remedy. I was
taken very badly willi lluxanil procured
a bottle of this remedy. \ few doses ol
il off CC ted a permanent cine. I lake
pleasure in recom mend i ii}! ii lo others
suffering from that dreadful disease;.
J, W. Lynch, Don . \V. Ya. This rcnied\
is sold hy J. W. bell. Walhalla : \V. J,
Lunney, Seneca: ll. Il, /in. mei niau,
Mud Showers in Nebraska.
\V> MO UK, N LU.. A pi 11 .7. The tornado
which devastated this section yest? rda j
was thc most picturesque allah cvei wit
nessed in the Mate. Though no loss of
life resulted, as taras reports thus fui
indicate, forests were rooted np < the
milo. Croat bolos were dug in the ucwdy
ploughed fields and wire fences were
rippod np hy tho thou,ami feel. The
most extraordinary freak of tho twislei
occurred on the tann of .lohn Weil;., len
miles South. Thoro tho snout ol' lite big
chnid switched about in a li fly acre Pichi,
striking no less than a do/en Mmes, lt
seemed to bo whirling around in thal
space for several minutes, livery place
where the snout struck a ludo from len
to Hf leen feet deep and covering thirty
square yards was made and the du I cat
ried into thu beavens bi great streams.
The soil descended bi Ibo IV rm of mud
houses ton miles further .North ami thc
houses around Wymore were pattered
with it. Much stock and poultry were
J. I. Carson, Prolin.la ry, Wasl
ton, Po., says: "I have lound Kodol I ly
pepsia Cure an excellent remedy in case
of stomach trouble, and have derive,)
groat bonclit 'rom its use." li di
what von eal and cannot lad t<> , ure. !.
Wants lo Stay Dead.
ATLANTA, (?A., April iii--.--Thc notion |
of Populist con vent ions in severa i North
ern and Western Stales in endorsing 'ii.
Hon. Thomas K. Willson, ol (?coi i
and naming bim for lirsl place on the
ticket for President, Inn caused sonn
thing of a stir in pedi (?cal . i roles ali o vi i
tho South. Thc association of Mr. Wal
son's name with his rumored re-entry
into politics (ooh thc loim m one ?ii
stance ol' a report that he had decid? d lo
accept the nomination ami that he wa.?
considering who should present
name. Mr. Wats,m has staled si .oral
times, lei sidy and emphatically, I hal he
was out of politics, Iml in view "i n
cent minni s connect ing him pi.m
with tho Populist nomination, the di:
tinguisbed (?corgi a II was asked foi a
final declaration. Meie is Mr, W a m
reply: "I'nder nocircumstance* Would I
accept any nomination ot any ol
Please mimina me Hmong Hie polit
doad and lot mo henceforth re.sl in pi i . .'
"No family can afford lo he without
(hm Minute Cough Cure, lt will st,ip a
cough ami cure a cold quicker than any
ot her medicine," wt Iles (.'. W. Wil
Sterling Run, Pa. lt enies croup, lunn
( hilis and all throat ami lum.' troubles
and proven?s consumption. Pleasant
and harmless. .1. \V. bell,
Thc Tcloni aphei s' Sh ike.
ATLANTA, ( ? \., April '. I 'residen!
Powell, of thc Order of Railroad Tele
graphers, said io night that lhere would
ho no sympathetic, strike on tiny Southern
or Kastorn railroads, as has been ..lated
in ono ol'(Wo Norther.w papers. "I
sec no reason. " said Mr. Powell, "why
thii di Iii cu lt ?cs on the roads na mi ,1 slum .1
mu be settled wilhoul a strike. Wo
have received the sympathy, moral mid
financial, in om dillicully hen from Mu
operators on many ra i I rom ls a lu I no I ri kc
is necessary We aie prepared t.n
Untie tho present strike indelinitely."
THE NEWS FROM SENECA.
Public Installation ol Uaptist Deacons-Tho
Local News ol thc Town.
SKXKCA, May I.-A public ordination
?>r deacons occurred nt thc baptist
church Sunday o von lng. Many w Hncsscd
it. Tho Borvicos woro o]ionod with a
voluntary by Hi? choir, A Psalm was
road by tho pastor,* Hov, D. W. mott; a
prayer wasoflorod by Hov. J. M. Sanders.
Tho ordination oxorclsos were now given
into tho ?'barge O? Dr. bailey, of (ireon
vi 1 lo. Ile organized a presbytery of tho
baptist ministers anil ?leacons present.
Tins was composed ?>f bews. 1). W.
Iliott, O. Wardlaw, J. M. Sand ors, .!. II.
Mom-, ami Messrs. J, W. Slribling ami
lt. Y. ll. Lowery. Tho new deacons.
Dr. John Hopkins and Mr. I.. 0. Craig,
woro brought forward. Passages of
Scripture, rotativo to thoofllooof deacon,
were road, ami questions asked ami an
swered. Alter tho completion of tho or
diuatiou by tho laying on of tho hands
of the presbytery, tho charge to
the now deacons was dolivorod by Dr.
Kailey. Mc tobi thom their duties had
to do willi three tables-tho table ?>f tho
I,old's poor, tho pastor's table and the
Loni's table. At the close of tho cere
monies tho members of thc church wore
invitod up to rcroive their now deacons.
A collection was taken for homo mis
On Tuesday ovouing, May 8, tho peo
ple of Seneca will have afforded Munn
the privilege of ?il tending a pcrt'oi maneo
eivon by tho W alhalla Comedy Company.
Th hi company lins won for Itself quite n
reputation, and th?' play to bo prcaonted
in Seneca is one of its host- A Noble
Outcast." Tho no tors display remarka
ble talent for amateurs. That they will
como up to their usual excellence is not
doubted. lt is boped tlmy may be
greeted by a good audience.
Mrs. \V? li. Thoinps?ni and children ar
ri vi <l on Ibo vest?bulo Tuesday.
A number of perseus from Seneca wer?;
present at the gamo of base ball played
by the teams of Welford and Clemson
Colleges, al Clemson, last Kinlay.
Miss ( lara Livingston has returned
from Abbeville, where she went last
week to he ?in intendant at tho wedding
of ber cousin. Miss tillarles ami Mr. Car
son, and remained until after the Thurs
day nigh) gorintui.
Miss Stella Angl hi, ol Atlanta.' is tho
guest of her cousin, Miss Dana Mooro.
Mr. Joseph Sliolor has returned from
('ballest?n, where he has been for some
months, and ls again in tho store ol' Mr.
L. C. < 'raig, at lliis place.
Miss Veda Sheldon was in town last
week on lier way to boston. She ex
pects to spend several months delight
fully as a visitor at tho home of her
cousin. Mis. KUI lon Inn net I, in Chelsea,
om- ot boston's suburban cit les.
l?ev. Joseph T. Dendy, who is on a
visit to relatives at Richland, was in
Mrs. T. K. Strihling and lit I lc Miss
Verna S tri bli nj} a re guests of Mrs. .1. L.
M e\V hort ci, nt dinney, before return
ing to Seneca ikey will visit Crconville.
Marry Poe and Marshall Jordan, Olom
s?m cadets, spent Saturday and Sunday
w it h relatives la-re.
Mrs. J. c. Cary and Master Whitnor
Cary, of Lockhart, are visiting Mrs.
Cary's mother, Mrs. C. K. Livingston.
Miss Lawrence is thc guest of Mrs. M.
Mr. ... P. brow ne, of Anderson, was
in town Sunday.
Slr. lt L. Howell is working al Athens.
Mrs. William Lowery and Miss Olivo
Lowery left Sunday for baltimore.
Hov. W. S. Haunter preached at the
Presbyterian olin rob Sunday morning.
Saturday seemed lo bo cpi i to a busy
day al t lie stores,
Tin Sunday school convention, held ai
bc! ni ii Sunday, attracted a number ol
visitors from Ibo baptist ranks of tho
community. M VIII K. SW W.N.
An Epidemic ol Whooping Cough.
Lasl winier during an epidemic of
vvhoopili:'. coii'.di my children contracted
thc disease, having sevoro coughing
spells. We hud Used I ' 11 a Ul bell ?I i ll'S
? <> ? i : ; 11 Itemed)' very successfully for
croup ami naturally turned lo M nt that
limo and bunill it relieved the cough and
effected a complete eure.-.lohn K. ( lit
bird, Proprietor Norwood Mouse, Nor
wood, N. N . This remedy is for sale by
J. \\. b. ll. Walhalla; \V. J. L.icy,
Seneca ; ll. b. Zimmerman, Westminster.
TERRIBLE TEXAS FLOODS.
Dainanc Over Three Millions Whole Stale
Covered Rivers Rising.
DALLAS, TKX As, April 28. Tho Hoods
show no signs of receding. <>n (ho con
trary, niosl i>t thc Texas rivers are ris
ing, \ Kori Worth telegram says the
Trinity river is nvorllowcd, doing nundi
damage. The people aro alarmed for tho
safety ol' Mm waterworks, whit h are seri
ously I li real cued,
A nine lom risc is sweeping down from
the bead waters Ol' tho Trinity. This
will cause a biji nvoi'tloW in the vicinity
ol Dallas ?ind Kort. Worth by to-night.
A bulle tin from Waco says tho list of
dead will reach liftocu persons.
Thc loss hy Hood and hurricane sine?;
ycstcrilav, is from three to live million
The proper!) damage ia thc city ox?
coeds -I'.o.i "i. Telegraph lines' aro
gone, isol?t ?nu more than one-half of the
Stat?'. baihoad movements are abso
lutely suspended smith ol Dallas ou al
un isl ev ery hue in t ho SI ate.
\ bulletin from (?alveston says: "The
government weather map shows thal tho
winde State was visited by yesterday's
storm, with the 'neatest precipitation in
Temple and Waco, being (t inches.11
Three boys were caught lu a boal in
Calveston bay mid are bolieved to bo
Tlie streets of Calveston are to-day
Hooded from cu rb to curb by thc tre
mendous rain of last night.
Xr.v. Oiii.cANs.-Thc officials of tho
tineen ?V < rcscent . railroad today an
iiinineo I hal ?ill trains over their lines
would inn from tins city through tho
lei, nils i:.lcd districts on schedule
lime. Those ?ir?-the ll rsl trains ol' Now
I Orleans over this road in thc past ten
WA? n, Ti \ \-, April 20. The Hood
situation inila , is very much improved,
i be di st it ute and sillVering being nearly
di provided willi weat iii", nppnrol and
food. The eil i/.ens, especially tim busi
ness men. gave out large quantities of
chit bing and f???id, which am?liorai eil the
sit O'er hip; ton great ?.\teiit. The princi
pal iliiliculty the coin III I ll ce of organized
charity, which has thc distribution ol
supplies in charge, is mooting with isa
place lo house the homeless. Many
houses contain several families, while
many persons uro living in tents, fearing
tho predicted ov?iilow of thc brazos.
Thc prospects of Ibo brazos liol over
.wint! are exceedingly bright, as thc
iiv. r has been steadily falling since yes
Ittrday, and is now only toil foot above
the low wain mark. 'I ho crop situation
m the hot toms is considerably worse and
many crops will have lo bo replanted.
Mois throwing thc cotton crop, which is
il reit? ly late, hack about six weeks.
Nine Killcil ?it Pans reposition.
l'vu-, April 2ti,- An accident thal
tin cw il pall over the happiness ol' an
innuiinsc Muong, who had profited by
ijic liiiigniliceiil Weather ld visit tho ex
position, occurred wilkin I he ex posi I ion
grounds this afternoon. A temporary
Iniil.'e. nuable lo, withstand I he immense
crowd, broke, lt is now known that
lilli?' persons were killed and nine others
injured. To day's was probably Hui
rc?'or?l attendance. Not merely Ibo in
leriorol thc grounds, hui Ibo precincts
also were crowded and Hie column rsc
u i> part unholy g roil I alum; Ibo Avelino
de .sullen, w loeb 11 o los the northern
hov. oda i v t" i be grounds,
Delaware's Whipping I'osl.
Dov i a, In i .. April L'S. Kully a Mum
sand pepi?? Were present at the county
?ni here to-diky lo witness Ibo whippiliu
ul niue culprits, all colored, who had
been sentenced for p?iil larceny. I'om
ul I Im niue received twenty lashes each.
The lash wfl's well laid on hy Sherill
Wharton, sm.mel (< ranger, an nhl ot
i'i mW i. in ?UbliliOII to Ins lashes was
' ompeileil In slaml in Mic pillory for one
Aro Swept Away-Two Canadian Towns Aro
Visited by Destructivo Firo.
OTTAWA, ONT., April 27.-Flvo square
miles of territory burned over; moro
than 2,000 dwellings, factories, mills,
stores and ot h or buildings destroyed, en
tailing a loss estimated to reach $'?0,
000,000 and between 12,000 and 16,000
men, women and children homeless, is a
summing up of the havoc wrought by
the lire which has been raging at Hull
and Ottawa since ll o'clock yesterday
nonning and at midniught was not
completely under control.
Most (d' tho lumber pi los in Ottawa
and Hull have disappeared and aro now
mere heans of charred wood and ashes.
Half a dozen churches and schools, a
number of mills, tho Hid) waterworks,
thc Hull Court House and jail, tho post
ollico, tho convent-almost every busi
ness placo, and about 1,000 dwellings and
shops in Holl have been destroyed. In
deed nothing practically of ] 11 il I is loft
but a church ami a few houses beyond it.
The lire originated through a lino ill a
dirty chimu .y and the high wind caused
tho llamos to spread rapidly in tho di
rectum of tho lumber piles and mills on
liol li tho Hull and Ot tawa shores of thc
Ottawa river and Claudioro falls. Tho
tidal loss is estimated at $16,000,000 and
insurance at $2,600,000.
DAM AO K or 'rn i mo rmi:.
OriAWA, April 28.-Tho estimates
made of tho c Neets of the great lire run
as follows: Homeless, 10,000; dost ?tuto,
8,000? fatalities, 7; thrown out ol' work
by tho destruction of industries in Ot
tawa, :!,(MI0; I lull, 'J,OOO; value of build
ings destroyed, $2,600,000; personal
These ligures do not include (bo lum
ber burned. Many plotters of liuancial
assistance have been made. Tho needs
of tho suffers aro urgent.
The ancients believed thal rheumatism
waa the work of a demon within a man.
Any one who has had an attack of sciatic
or inllamniatory rheumatism will agree
that tho intlictiou is demoniac enough lo
warrant tho belief, lt has never been
ola i mod that Chamberlain's Tain lin hil
would cast out douions, but it will cure
rheumatism, and hundreds bear testi
mony to thc truth of this statement. Ono
application relieves tho pain, and this
quick relief which it abords is ahme
worth many times its cost, l'or salo by
J. W. boll, Walhalla: W. J. Lunney,
Seneca: ll. lb Zimmerman, Westmin
Free Stale Abandoned.
LONDON, April 30.-Advices from Lo
renzo Marques say that tho Moers have
decided lo abandon thc Kroc State to tho
british, lt is said that tho burghers will
make no stand against Lord boherls
South of the Vnal river. Tho movement
of tlx lr forces across the stream has al
ready begun. This involves the abandon
ment ol' brand fori ami Kroonsladt.
lt is understood that thc boers arc
already moving away from those points
toward the Transvaal.
Singular Accident in Cuba.
HAVANA, April 28.-Tho wi fe of Major
Oonornl .lames ll. Wilson, Military (hiv
ornor of the Department of Matan/.as
Sanla Clara, died this afternoon from tho
offects of burns accidentally received
Ibis morning. Mrs. Wilson had been
driving with her daughter, and in alight
ing from her cari iago she stopped ona
match, which ignited her dress. She
was terribly burnell and, although every
thing was dom- io relieve her sulVerings.
slo- died about :! p. m. I hiverner < Sonora!
Wood, (icu. (ballee ami Adit. (icu.
hil liards telegraphed condolences and
groat sympathy is expressed by every
one, Cubans and Americans alike, for the
Xi.w VoliK, April :'.i>.-This is thc one
bundled and eleventh anniversary of tho
inauguration of (?corgo Washington, thc
Mist President of thc United Slates. The
day is almost forgotton.
Three cases of smallpox at Hue West.
Hov. Mcsweeney has sent an expert to
the scat Of the trouble.
Senator Tillman has introduced a bill
in Congi ess to appropriate $100,000 for
Ibo erection of a Peder? I building in
( ?corgotov. II.
K. K. Sullivan, a locomotivo engineer,
committed suicide in Atlanta last Satur
day morning by laking an overdose of
morphine. No reason can be assigned
for the rash aid.
Thc roof of a large building, bl bir
mingham. Ala., undergoing construct ion,
collapsed last Saturday morning, Two
workmen were killed and lifteen injured,
two ol w hom will die.
The anniversary of thc .Mecklenburg
Declaration ol' Independence will bc
celebrated al Charlotte, N.e., on May
22d. br?silien I McKinley has been in
vited. Ile hopes to attend.
Thc largest diamond in the world is a
product of the Kimberly i lines in South
Africa, lt is on exhibition at tho Paris
Kxposilion, and is insured for$2,000,000.
ll is guarded hy tour big policemen.
bigamist I lober ls1 placo in Congress
was tilled last week by the admission of
W. K. King, a monogamist, as Utah's
Hoprosontativo. lt would take three
like Mr. King to lill boherls' place at
Arthur Sneed, nigh I watchman at
Slovens'pottery, near Macau, (tn., was
shot and killed by Lee bd wards, Ibo ne
gro day Pieman, last Saturday morning.
The cause was a quarrel over tho condi
tion of the boiler. The negro escaped.
Mrs. Illanlz, a Vermont woman, wants
to run on tho ticket as Y ice-1 'resident
with Dewey. Vermont seems to want
tho wholo thing. Hut how would Mrs.
Dewey like to see her hubby running
with another woman'.
Statistics show that from (JO lo (i"t per
cent, of tho fanner's expenses ill making
a crop arc for articles that ho could
raise at home. This does not only hold
good with tho large fanner, but equally
so with average small farmers.
bonner Capt. O. M. ( arter loft New
York last week for Kori beaven worth,
Kan., where he goes to serve a term in
prison for defrauding the government..
His follow conspirators should bo sent to
join him. Ile will be lonely without
The bake City postoOIcO, which was
discontinued after tho murder of Post
master baker, bas been re-established,
Willi Mrs. bella I). Carlia (white) as
.postmaster. This was dour on politl?n
of practically all tho people, white and
Chairman I ??eh unison, ol'the South
ern Passenger Association, has issued a
circular announcing that the Html limit
of tickets sold to Louisville and return
tm the Confederate Veterans' l(otmloi)
will he .lune Pi. instead of .lune 0, as
hcretot iro announced,
The . upuhsl party of North Carolina
held its Slate Convention In haleigh last
week. After humiliating a full Slate
ticket K instructed its del?galos lo volo
for bryan lor President and endorsed
tho platform ns enunciated in thc St.
bonis convention of I SOO,
Alter 2;l years of freedom, ficorgfl
Washington, colored, has been returned
lo tho South Carolina penitentiary.
Washington was convicted In |s7<; in
Charleston county and sentenced for
life. In i"-77 bc escaped. Ile has lived
ni Augusta, <ia., ami accumulated ilboul
:'.,() H i worth of pi -'pei ly,
Hovel nor MeSwoenoy has appointed
and issued a commission lo Mrs. Dr. T.
( . Hobin I si in, of Columbia, lo he lady
commissioner foi South Carolina al the
Paris exposition, Mrs. Itoborlson ex
peels to spend all ol this summer
ahmad, spending most of her time in
I 'uris al I he exposition,
he question of whether an o\ convict
who, having sci ved mil his ici ni and is
liol now a citizen willi privileges lo
Vole is liaiilc lo inad duly, has been sub
milted lo the Attorney Cern?a! who
quotes from tho statutes showing thal
lllldei thc law all "male persons" able
lo perform, rn cause lo fie performed,
arc liahle except ecitaiu individuals
SOCcillcd ill the ad, bul il does not ex
clude thc ex convict. Ile is still liable
im road duty.
IN AND AROUND WESTMINSTER.
Death of John Blackwell, the Chalr-makor.
Democratic Club Rooryanizos.
WKSTMINSTKK, May 2.- Twonty odd
voters mot. in tho town hall last Satur
day afternoon, April 28, for tho purpose
of reorganizing tho Democratic club.
Major H. II. OrOss was olootod president,
and [, S. Pitts, soorotary. Tho follow
ing gentlemen woro olootod delegates to
tho County Convention, to bo bold at
Walhalla Monday, May 7th: M. A. Tor
roll, H. K. Mason, J. C. Harton, J. O.
Kiley, W. N. Cox, Dr. C. M. Walkor, J.
T. Porter, (J. W. Kay, Jr., I. S. Pitts, J.
T. Simpson, T. W. Ballengor, Y. K. Pitts,
W. M. (iossott and C. K. O. Mitchell.
Comity oxecutivo committeeman for
ensuing year, M. A. Torroll. A commit
tee of live, composed of 13, II. Cross, W. I
M. Kay, lt. E. Mason. W. N. Cox aud I.
S. Pitts woro olocted to roviso tho roll.
Thoro hoing no further businoss to at
tend to tho mooting adjourned.
Miss Klllo Strihling, of Newry, was at
homo this week.
Mr. John Hlackwoll died at bis homo,
in tho Holly Springs section, on April
21, aged tit? yours. Ho was a chair-makor
hy occupation and had workod at bis
trado moro than forty yoars. Ho loaves
eight children and many grand ami great
Married, on Sunday, April 20, hy S. II.
Johns, Ksq., Miss Mouin Brock to Mr.
Tho Westminster friends of Mr. Atti
cus ll. Dagnall rogrot to loam that ho
was painfully hurt in a railroad colli
sion, w hich OOOlirrod in Florida ono day
last week. Mr. Dagnall is a postal cleric
and was on duty at tho time of tho acci
dent. He passed boro at noon last
Thursday, accompanied by his hrothor,
Mr. W. A. Dagnall, going to his father's
homo at Bickens. Wo havo boon unable
to learn tho extent of his injuries.
Tho first excursion for tho season will
run from Anderson to Atlanta oil Thurs
day, May 10th. lt is scheduled to arrive
at Westminster at 2 P. M. Bcturuiug it
will leave Athndaat 5,80 P. M. on May
I Ph. Pare, for the round trip from this
place, will bo $1.05. This furnishes a
grand opportunity for all who have
business in tho "Gato City" to go down
at very cheap rates. Buy your tickets
from Mr. J. W. McfJco. Tho train will
ho in chargo of Mr. L. V.t Smith, tho
well-known excursion manager.
Miss Paulino Stephens and Mr. Thos.
Nichols were married on Wednesday,
April 25, by Magistrate S. II. Johns.
Tho farmers aro working in a big rush.
Tho lirst of May linds them further be
hind with their work than usual.
Mr. M. A. Terrell has recently boauti
lled his residence by tho liberal uso of
the paint brush.
Miss Bena Du IT, second doughtor of
Mr. O. S. Dull', and Miss Jessie Barrett,
daughter Of Mr. W. M. Barrett, loft yes
terday for tho Bast. Thc former goos to
Lowed, Mass., and tho hitler to Camdon,
Mr. .las. Knox returned to his post of
duly on Monday, after spending a week
pleasantly with his par Oil ts, Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Knox, at 'labor. Mr. Knox
is a postal (derk on tho Charlotte and
Savannah di /ision of tho Southern rail
Kev. Joseph T. Dendy, pastor of thc
Presbyterian church at. Kershaw, spent
a day and night in Westminster this
wcok. Ile has been in Oconcc tho past
week enjoying a vacation and seeing his
relatives and friends.
Mr. John Jarran!, of thc linn of
Christopher cV McConnell, Atlanta, was
here on Sunday and Monday.
Kev. I). W. Keller, preacher in chargo
ol' Ibo Westminster circuit, has been
visiting in Greenville tho past week. Ile
will return in time to lill his appoint
ments llOXt Sabbath.
Miss Bessie Wilson returned to Seneca
yesterday, after spending two weeks
with her brother, Kev. S. L. Wilson.
Tho new town council will lind tho
streets in had condition. Many of thc
bridges need repairing, lu fact thine is
so much for them to do tho citizens
should not oxpcot them to attend to
every!bing right, away.
Nearly all thc members of tho Mutual
benefit Society wont down lo Mr. M. A.
Terrell's on Priday evening and they re
port a pleasant time. Kdgnr Allan Poe
was the poet for that meeting, hut. not
many ol' thc members had any ol' his
works. Misses Nannie Terrell ami Jes
sie strihling road some of Poe's produc
tions. Miss Hessin Crows furnished the
organ music. By kind invitation of
Miss Crows .'ie sooiety moots next limo
at Mr. T. N. Carter's, and James Russell
Powell is the author to bo studied.
The people ol' Westminster were sorry
10 hear ol' the death of that venerable
Methodist minister, Rev. M. ll. Pooscr.
Ile was stationed here for two years and
11 was thc wish ol' both preacher and
people that he could remain longer, lt
will be remembered that while hero he
married Miss L. Williams, of Greenville
county. Of tlui preachers who have gone
from among us thc name ol' Rev. Mathias
Hutchinson i'oosor will live long in
memory. A. L. GOSSKTT.
All Wisc Heads
agree thal thc uso of a liver pill alter
dinner, or to accomplish special results,
is an important stop in civilization. Dr.
Pierce's Pleasant Pellets arc better (han
other pills in almost every respect.
They' re I he smallest, easiest to take, most
natural in thc way they act; cheapest,
because there aro moro in each package.
Wo all have weak spots. Generally it's
the livor. Ali activo livor prevents Im
purities and poison from entering thc
blood. "Pleasant Pollets" have atonic
clleel upon thc liver and tho general sys
tem. They euro constipation, indiges
tion, dyspepsia, dizzy spells, sick Ol' bili
ous headache, and all derangements of
the liver, stomach and bowels.
Noles (rom Tugaloo Academy.
Tl (?Al.no AOADH.MY, April 30. - I
write a few dots from this section as my
lirst attempt, at writing for tho press.
Tho farmers aro badly behind with
their work on account of tho rains.
Wheat is looking well.
Wo miss our friend, M rs. Mary Davis,
who died two weeks ago. She was a
good woman, and loved by all who know
her. She was buried al Unity church.
A Christian has gone to receive her re
ward in tho oilier and better world.
Mr. Kdward Callas closes his school
to day. Ho has taught hero si ll CO Janu
ary. His school has been tho largest for
several years. Ho is a good teacher and
bas given general satisfaction. Ho re
turns to his hoinc near Mountain Rest.
S< noon Hov.
I can't take plain cod-liver j
oil. Doctor says, try it. He J
might as well tell mc to melt <
lard or butter and try to take j
then, lt is too rich arid j
will upset thc stomach. But i
you can take milk or cream,1
so you can take ,
lt is like cream; but willi
feed and nourish when cream1
w:!l not. Babies and chiU |
dren will thrive and #rowi
fat on it when their ordinary1
food docs not nourish them, j
Persons have been known to gain1
a pound a day when laking an1
ounce of Scott's Emulsion, lt gets'
the digestiv.-, machinery in working1
order so (hat the ordinary food is'
properly digested and assimilated.
S ?.-.^i I .itt time i I?.
scon iii How Mi, Ciu-mists, Ntw York.
Mm Hm BS eLo St SP
of Bchuylorvlllo, N. Y.. who sorvoa In
Company K. 6thVormont Volontoors, hud
othur fops to battle with nitor MB rotura
from tho luto war. Ito recent ly wrote:
"I have used Dr. Miles' Restorative
Nervine for nervousness brought on by
the use of tobacco and too close applica
tion to business. It gave me prompt
relief without leaving any unpleasant
effects. The re*ult was beneficial and
lasting. I heartily endorse il."
is sohl hy nil druggists on guarantee,
first bottle benefits or nv icy back.
Hook on heart anti nerves sent free.
Dr. Milos Medical Company, Elkhart, Ind.
Death of Dr. G. R. C. Todd.
BAIINWKI.L, S. C., April 28.-Dr. (ico.
It. (-'. Todd, formerly of Kentucky, a
brother in law of President Abraham
Lincoln, died hero this morning. Ito has
lived boro for many years, practicing mo
dicum with groat BUCCOSB in this and ad
joining counties. His reputation was
so woll established that ho was called to
Charleston immediately after earthquake
in ISSti, and during his short stay hi?
services were in groat demand. Ho
graduated in tho Danville, Ky., CollugQ
in 1843. and was for a long timo wi.li tho
Texas Hangers on tho Rio (?rando. After
ward bo served the Confederate States
with distinction as an army surgeon. Ho
said that hu remembered President Lin
coln as hoappoarod in 1844, w hen a mem
ber of Congross. "Lincoln," ho said,
"was then six foot, six inches tall, with
black hair, a dark complexion and blue
eyes." Dr. Todd married in Camden in
W. II. Shipman, Beardsley, Minn.,
under oath, says ho sulfured from dys
pepsia for 25 years. Doctors and diet
ing gavo but li Lt lo relief. Finally be
used Kodol Dyspepsia (Juro and now
cats what ho likes and as much as ho
wants, ami he fools like anew mau. lt
digests what you eat. .J. \V. Boll.
Death of Miss Laura Haygoocl.
Miss Laura Ilaygood, of Georgia, died
at Shanghai, (Jinna, on Sunday, April
20tll, She had spent several years as a
Methodist Missionary in China. A long
limo ago Miss Ilaygood gave her lift) to
missionary work in China and no one.
over showed dooper devotion to the cause.
She did nundi to advanco the cause of
Methodist missions among tho Cb i11080.
Siio was a woman of very rare intellectual
gifts as well as most lovelv character.
She was a sister of the lato Bishop At ti
ens (?. Ilaygood, and belonged toa noted
'ainily of religious workers.
Clieohoo Valley Locals.
CIIKOIIKI:, S. C., May 1.-Farm work
is progressing iiicoly. Tho battlo with
uhl Qoaoral Qroono v. ?ll bo ibo oidor 6i
tho day. Wo will bot tho old (ienoral
will mako somo of tboso farmors scratch
Uko tho old hons and little chicks.
*Mr. W* W. Moss has tho honor of till
ing ono window of Cliooheo church and
MOSBIS. I). A. Smith, \V. 1?. V. Corbin, C.
W. Hauknight and (!. M. Ridley hnvu tho
honor of helping to buy tho windows to
?MI in said church. May tho good Lord
bless all of theso kind pooplo for their
liberal contributions. Wo aro glad to
noto that tho windows aro now in Cheo
Tiloso littlo birdies whisper that wed
ding bolls will ring boforo tho moon
changes four moro times, if Cupid's
arrow don't go crooked.
Candidates aro plentiful. Much suc
cess to all of thom.
Tho fruit crop is very promising.
Mr. lt. Ceo has had sevon bco swarms
Some of our pooplo aro ready to go to
working over their crops, whilo others
aro not through planting.
It is said that Mr. Perry Carver has a
mulo which is 117 yoars old. lt is amus
ing to soo tho mulo travel. Can't say
whether tho mule can can hear it thunder
or not. 1 suppose Mr. Carver will liavo
to buy his undo soino tooth.
Health of lids community is very good.
So far no sorious sickness has been rc
p :>rtcd and all are hale and hearty.
Much succoss to Tor. CoruiKit and its
many patriotic readers.
MT. Soi too I. Uuti..
Wo Give Away
absolutely free of cost, for a limited timo
oniy, Tho People's Common Sonso Medi
cal Adviser, by K. V. Pierce, M. H.,
Chief Consulting Physician to tho Inva
lid's Hotel and Surgical Institute, a
book of 10US largo pages and ;il)0 illus
trations, in strong paper covers, to any
ono sending lil one-cent stamps to cover
cost of mailing only. Over list),OOO copies
of this complete family doctor book
already sold in cloth binding af regular
price of $1.60. World's Dispensary Medi
cal Association, Buffalo, N. Y.
Miss Kitty Wilkins, of Idaho, who has
gained fame as tho only woman owner of
a great stock farm, is to be married.
Sbo is tho most extensivo horse dealer
in Idaho, and sells thu animals in lots of
:?,00<> or moro.
Secret of Beauty
is health. Thc secret of health is
the power lo digest and assim
ilate a proper quanity of food.
This can never be done when
the liver does not act it's part.
Do you know this ?
Tutt's Liver Pills arc an abso
lute cure forsick headache, dys
pepsia, sour stomach, malaria,
constipation, torpid liver, piles,
jaundice, bilious fever, bilious
ness and kindred diseases.
Tutt's Liver Pills
One Woman Kills Another.
COI.UMIIIA, April BO.-News conics
from Lexington that, fl party of negro
women, returning from church, stopped
at thc house of Winn llcezer to talk. Sue
lloozer and Cornelia Lot got into a quar
rel in whioll several other women look
part. I Iocs, axes and sticks were usc?!
in the lighl that followed, and Cornelia
Lot was killed by having her neck out
with an axe. Tho Hoo/.cr woman, who
committed tho crime, has dod.
DON'T TAKK OUH WORD, 1
ra? * Our New stock of Organdies,
1 and buy your Spring and Sunni
^t. . Wo have a full lino of CI
RENTS' and CHILDREN'S SHOKS, and c
that aro Btriotly up-to-date. (?ivo na a eal
Wo have on hand some genuine Mus
ono gallon and you will want moro.
Wagon and Muggy Material of all ki
you want or need, and will ho glad to sell
buy elsewhere. Our motto: "LIVE ANI
(Jive us your patronage, and wo gua
il MARK i
Dead "Nigger" in Newberry.
NK.WltKltltY, April 27.-Two negroes
got into a dillienlty, with tho result that
lhere is ono more (load negro in the
county. Tho trouble occurred in tho
afternoon at Chappell's and tho coroner's
iliquost was held last night, lt was not
oven a light, but only a fuss-moro of a
farce at tho beginning-but. tho ending
was tragedy, quick and terrifie.
Tho road overseer had ordered tho
hands out to work tho public highway,
in accordance with thc, law. Among thc
hands warned to report for duty were
.lohn Dandy and Tom Andrews. Dandy
failed to appear at tho appointed hour,
claiming sickness as his excuse. An
drews told thc overseer that Dandy was
not sick, but was minding cattle. When
Dandy heard what Andrews had said ho
asked him about it. Andrews denied
saying it. Dandy called him a il-?1
liar, w hereupon Andrews (ired his pistol
twice, both balls taking o Hoot. Dandy
ran several slops and foll dead.
Tho testimony ol' tho witnesses was all
too conclusive to admit of any doubt, as
to the verdict of tho jury. Andrews
made his escape ami from last accounts
was still at largo.
Labor Troubles in Chicano.
Tho grand jury of Chicago, 111., has
definitely determined lo investigate the
labor troubles in that eily. Thc investi
gation will probably benin this week, I
and if thc grand jury linds that it will
not have silflioiont time in which to con
clude the controversy before thc dato of
its final dismissal will ask to bc continued
in service for as long ns necessary to
completo this special work. Thc mem
bers of the jury have determined lo
make the. investigation a thorough one,
and labor leaders of Chicago as well as
representatives of tho material men and
contractors will bo summoned to tell of
tho conditions which have brought about
thc almost total cessation of building
operations of all kinds in Chicago and
Lawns, Dimities, Pique, Percales, &o.,
1er Dresses boforo tiioy aro picked over.
JOTHINO, HATS, SHIRTS, LADIES',
werything io Qouts1 Furnishing Goods
1 boforo buying and wo will savo you
cavado and Now Orleans Molasses. Try
ods. In fact wo try to keep everything
to you as cheap or cheaper than you can
) LET LIVE."
ranteo valuo received for your mouoy.
T E ll & C O.
Notice ol' Spinal Set
NOTICE is horoby given (hat tho un
dersigned will make application to
1). A. Smith, Ksip, .Judge of Probate
for Oconce county, in tho State of South
Carolina, at his oillco at Walhalla Court
House tm Saturday, tho nth day of
.lune, lttOO, at ll o'clock in tho fore
noon, or as soon thereafter as said ap
plication can bc heard, for lease lo make
(mal settlement of the estate; of Isaac K.
dames, deceased, and for Dual dis
charge as Administratrix of said estate.
ELIZABETH J. JAMES,
Administratrix ol' Estate of Isaac K.
May 8, 1000. 18-21
A Virginia Baak Robbed.
RICHMOND, VA., April 28.-Tho Massa
nutton Dank, at Strasburg, in Shenan
doah county, was robbed yesterday
morning about l o'clock, nud some $5,000
was secured by tho burglars. An en
trance into tin; bank building was etfeeted
with a skeleton key. The vault was
forced with lovers and the safe wrecked
by means of nitro-glycerine. Thero
were; eight men in tho gang, most of
whom stood guard in various sections of
1 thc town. They Hied a number of pistol
i sheds to draw attention from thc bank.
Several citizens who looked out of their
windows were ordered to withdraw on
I threat of being shot.
Aftor tho robbery tho men collected
and took a hand-car at the Southern
depot, ?ind went to Rivortou, where all
trace of them was lost. Tho safe and
vault are perfect wrecks, and it will re
quire about ssiio to roplaco them. Tho
j bank is a member of tho American
(kinkora1 Association sud carried bur
j glar insurance lo about cover the loss.
i Several suspicions characters were
soon in tho neighborhood of Strasburg
I Thursday night.
HERE'S SOUTHING FOR
10,000 yards Wrecked Sheeting, 3-yd, Goods-you know what it is worth ;
My price, - 5c.
BO Ten-pound Caddies of "Little Henry" Tobacco, from the Railroad,
at $2.75, - - worth $4.00.
All kinds of Plows, - -- -- -- -- -at 4c.
My DRESS GOODS DEPARTMENT is full. To reduce this I will give cut
prices on everything. A lot of Sea Island Percals, carried over from last
year, fast colors, at 5 cents. A nice new lot Simpson Prints at 5 cents.
BETTER COME WHILE THIS CUT PRICE IS ON.
My line of Clothing is complete. All
the new weaves and styles at prices to
Good Goods, J
Correct Styles, [
Right Prices, )
IN CLOTHING j 5S???J,nfM?th?ddy'
FOR MEN AND BOYS. '? A Groat Bargain.
Call and see my stock and you will
I am over-stocked in this line, and
in order to reduce it I will give you
some rare bargains.
Oak Post Beds at . . . . $1.25, worth $2.00.
Bureaus (Railroad) at . . . 3.25, worth 5.00.
Oak Dressers, French Plate Glass, at 7.00, worth 9.50.
Oak Doublo-draw Dressers for . 8.50, worth 12.50.
If you need anything in Furniture
be sure and see my stock.
Ballard's Flour Always on Hand !
GET A PAIR OF THOSE RAILROAD SHOES BEFORE THEY ARE
GONE ! THEY ARE GOING AT NEARLY ONE-HALF PRICE !
Coffins, Caskets, Robes, &c. Orders filled day or night.
THE POOR MAN'S
SENECA, S. C.