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- Georgetown i? engaged in polit
ical agitation to eliminate negroes
from thc city council. \
- The Yorkville graded sohoolt
'wore closed .last week or. account o?
diphtheria in the town.
- Gol. J. Thomas Austin, of Green
ville, |h?s'announced that he will bo t
candidate for Secretary of State.
- Thc contract for building a 10,
OOO snindi? nrttt-nn gull for1 Newberry
has been awarded and the work is tc
go on at once.
- The ladies of Greenville arc ar
ranging for a little exposition of thei:
own before the exhibit from; thatecon
. ty is sent to Charleston.
- Subscriptions are being taken ii
Rook Hill and Yorkville for penna
nent improvement of the roads. It
is proposed to do some model roac
building between the two towns.
- Tom Odom acoid?ntally stopp?e
on Jack King's foot while leaving Rob
insoa's circus at Bennettsville Wed
n sday. King, who was drunk, shot
Odom near the heart, killing him in
-\U. Gunter, Jr., at prosont as
; si s tant attorney general, is an avow
ed candidate to succeed his superior
G. Duncan Bellinger. Mt. Bellinge]
has not yet decided on? the ofl?ce ol
- Tho town of Walhalla bas sur
rendered its old charter which was bj
special act and taken one under th?
? general law which provides for the in
corporation of towns of more that
- Frank N. Jordan thc defaultini
assistant postmaster at Greenville
has been sentenced to nine mon th.s ii
jail and a fine of $1,178 34, thi
amount of shortage. A petition fo
pardon has been started.
- The United States govcrnmen
has purohased 900 acres of ?andu
the etbt bank of tho Cooper fiver, op
p?sito tho site of the naval station a
Charleston. The prioe has not beei
announced, but it is considered a fai
- W. H. Wofford was inetantl;
killed by the explosion of a boiler t <
the engine which was running a gin
nery. The accident ooourred tw
miles from Glenn Springe at the plan
of E. S. Smith. The dead man is sui
vived by a wife and three ohildren.
- Joseph Jackson, the 17 year ol
son of Randall Jackson, of Blenhim
was killed by a falling tree in Pee De
swamp -last Friday night. He wa
holding the dogs while his bro the
and a negro cdt the tree for a coon
' The trunk fell across his body an
crushed him to the ground, causin
almost instant death.
- Lee county election was held
Tuesday 22nd lost. In Sumter coun
ty 604 votes were cast for the new
county and,230 against. Darlington
couuty, two precincts, voted 178 for
76 against. The town of Bishopvillo
; cast a solid vote for the now county.
- State Geologist Earle Sloan is
wow at work collecting, specimens of
the minerals of South Carolina and
will make a very handsome exhibit of
the field, mine and bill at the
Charleston Exposition. This will be
RU important feature of the State dis
play aud will attract considerable at
tention on acooubt of the wealth of
materials and splendid arrangement
- A report comes from Hampton of
thc lynching of an unknown negro
who committed burglary on the resi
dence of Dr. Peoples. The man was
run down with dogs and hung. The
negro, who is said to be a tramp, se
cured some jewelry from the Peoples
residence. He fired at Br. Peoples,
tho bullet passing near his head.
The neighborhood was aroused and
dogs put on the traok. The man was
hung where caught.
- George Edwards, a young white
man, of Greenville, was accidentally
shot by ? Dick Jenkins, Wednesday
morning, while out hunting in com
??any with three other yonng men.
Sdwards and Jenkins were hunting in
the neighborhood of the Norris farm,
Pickens county. While Jenkins was
engaged in loading his hammerless
breech loading shot gun in some way
it was fired, emptying both loads of
shot in Edward*s.right leg just above
; the knee.
\ +~ Master in Equity W. Gibbes
j Whaloy, T. W. Bacot and Judicial
j Magistrate R. Withers Memminger
j are Cbajrlestou candidates for - the
? judgeship, if Judge Benet declines to
stand for re-election. C. G. Dantz
ler of Orangeb?rg is also said to be a
candidate. Orangeburg has the soli
citor and whia Orangeburg was in the
same congressional district with Char
leston, it had the the congressman for
years, and consequently the politicians
argue that Judge Benet's successor
should be a Charlestonian.
- The nev aot regulating fees for
commissioners and charters in the
office of the Secretary of State, which
by the way did not become effective
until some time after the year had
opened, is working wei!. Up to date
the charter and commission fees fer
this year amount to the handsome
sum of $39,000, and there is consider
able more to bo beard from before the
.end of the year. Under the old sys
tem last year's receipts from these
fees only amounted to $9,500, which
wa s the largest for some years preced
FROM THE NATION'S CAPITAL.
< From Our Own Correspondent.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Oct. 38,1001.
Rear Admiral Crowninshield is to be
removed from the head of the Bureau
of Prevarication-otherwise ^Naviga
tion-although he was reappointed to
its head only a few months ago by
President McKinley. Secretary Long
insists on salving his feelings as far na
poaaiblo by appointing v im to command
the European squadron, as to place
him upon. waiting orders would be so
direct a slap which the Secretary thinks
would not bo warranted, considering
hie high rank, except by verdict of
! court-martial. Ot, course, nothing of
the kind is admitted, but there is little
doubt that he is removed by direct
orders of President Roosevelt, who, as
Assistant Secretary of War, bas good
reason to judge of his incapacity tor
the responsible duties devolving upon
him. Naturally, bis perversion ot
facts In the Schley case bas something
to do with it; but the principV? cause is
undoubtedly his general incapacity.
Neither by nature nor temperament
has he ever been suited to the post he
has held, his actions being always
swayed by favoritism and revenge
rather than by the good of the service.
His particular friends lavo been ap
pointed to soft snaps and his enemies
? to hard oneq; splendid vessels like the
Columbia have been used as receiving
vessels and allowed to go; to ruin lu
order to force Congress to accede to
his ideas about naval barracks; the
personnel act has been made a source
of danger instead of benefit to the navy
by. bis misinterpretation of it. Mr.
Roosevelt drew this act himself and
well knows how Crowninshield has
mangled it. He also had au instance
of the Admiral's incapacity, when as
Assistant Secretary of the Navy, he
h.^d to come almost to open blows with
him on account of bis opposition to
sending ammunition to Dewey and to
bringing the Oregon around to the At
Admiral Scbley's testimony clears
away the last shred of. accusation
brought against him. It explains many
things imperfectly understood hereto
fore "and places the blame for them on
the shoulders of Sampson himself, to
whoso neglect to send, proper informa
tion they were due. It also proves
conclusively the extraordinary failure
of the dispatch service of the Depart
ment .'luring the war; messengers sent
to deli /er important information hav
ing confessed failure to do so, each
believing that the other had already
done as directed, and that he himself
was too late to impart anything worth
knowing. All these things have been
led up to hy? the testimony of other
witnesses until a picture of the whole
proceedings rested, as iu a photo
graphic negative, in tho minds ot those
who have followed the inquiry, need
ing only the straightforward narrative
of Admiral Schley to bring it out in
vivid lines. A curious thing about the
Admiral's testimony was bis anxiety
not to impute falsehood even to those
whom he might not unreasonably have
suspected ofit. In every case, he ex
plained cnrofully, that he did not ques
tion the veracity of these in the 1 _iast
The Deportment's ease against him hai
fallen iuto fragments. Now will See
rotary Long apologize or resign?
The War Department is in a grea
stew these days over what it? official
term the deceitfulness of the Filipiuoa
! as if it wero to be expected that a peo
pie who have struggled tor iudepen
dence for nearly 400 years only to se<
it wrested from them wheu they be
lieved it already in their grasp, wouh
settle down joyfully under the rule o
their conquerers. The lulent creed re
ceived nt the War Department fron
the Philippines which is referred to a
proving the incapacity of the native
there for self government is from Gen
eral Young, who says: ..They (tin
Datives) were ?ifil?lVe in speeches o
hospitality. They ?"camed for tin
Americans. They longed for peace
They hated war and insurrection
They were our most humble servant
to command. But aa to thu enem;
they did not know. They bad not seei
? him. Meanwhile the enemy wns hid
ing in their own houses, or lying nea
by in ambush, fully informed by thes
lovers of peace whether we could b
safely attacked or not. Did any pens
ant show us a road he was murdcrei
ns soon as we wero out of sight? Tb
money we paid for forage and food wa
straightway sent to the nearest i naur
gent commander. The Filipino is ex
pert in deceit. He is the most cheer
ful and unnecessary liar you ever saw
Truth is his last resort, only to be use<
when all, else fails." Some peopl
think that*if the Filipinos are capabl
of euch loyalty to their own eau*
when that is at its lowest depth, the;
may prove equally loyal to our caus
when in time they nave come to b
friendly to it.
General Samuel P?*nrsnn. one of th*
Boer leaders, ha:, arrived in this cit;
and will at tem y r to lay before Prest
dent Boosevelt the terribie conditioi
of the Boer reconcentrado*.**,' which i
undoubtedly quite as badly off as wer
the Cuban ones, wilone treatmentdrov
the United State* into war with Spain
despite the opposition of the executive
The cause of the concentration in bot!
cases is' the same, viz: In order to de
stroy the food supplies all ?ref th
area of war und starve the eueiny int
submission. . This plan failed in Cubs
although rebels there wo'e poor ma
teri ni for soldiers, and although Cub
was nu island of limited extent nm
capable of being strictly blocknded
General Pearson argues that it wil
also fail m South Africa, and that al
the misery that it has caused there wil
be wasted. There are. he say*, accord
ing to British official rc porra, nenrl,
110.000 persons, mostly women am
children, confined in these camps, o
whom 2,400 are dying each monti:
this amounts, to about 30.000, or mor
than 35 per cent per year. Genera
Pearson will also try to have the law
that were invoked to stop the sendin
of military supplies to Cuba applied t
the shipment of British supplies fror
It is now known positively that u
Isthmian Canal treaty is a* yet in es
isteuce; all that is definitely fixed s
far is contained in two documents, on
consisting of basis suggested by S ec rt
tnry Hay, as made up from consulta
- t ions with leading Senators, and tin
. J other a summary of tho views ot th?
i ' British leaders, which is bein? brough
? over by Lord Pnnncefoto. Thus, it i
. evidence that it is too soon as yet t
I1 shout over our glorious victory.
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! i Bethany Items.
I ; On Sunday, tho 20th inst., deatl
: again entered this community and tool
[ from the home ot' Mr. James X. Mitch
Mell hi* beloved wife. Shs was Mi?
- Mai y Hawkins, daughter of t he hit?
i Jas. Hawkins, and was about 42 year
i of nge. She had been conti uni tit he
? ? room about two months with hean
? , dropsy. She was a devoted Christian
II H good wife, a tender mother and n'?int
? j neighbor, and will be greatly miss< d In
? ninny friends ns well as by her lovei
! I ones nt home. She leaves nhutbnm
. I and niue children to mourn faur death
. the youngest, little Lucius, bein? verj
low with diphtheria. Death is abrnyi
1 sad, but wheu a mother is taken iron
little ones it is sadder. Her ren aim
' wero brought to Bethany, and. af tel
! ? appropriate services, conducted bj
1 ! Rev. N. G. Wright, were laid to rest ir
tho cemetery there.
Kev. W. B. Hawkins will preach ai
1 Bethany Church next lirst Sunuay af
1 ternoou at 8 o'clock. A large crowd ii
expected to bo present, ns Mr. Haw
kins ia one of tho best prendiera thu
Miss Bertha and Belle Martin, wh(
are attending College nt Williams ton
visited their parents. Mr. and Mrs. L
X. Martiu, Saturday night and Sunday
Miss Monde Grirliu left Monday foi
Townville, where she will rtteml
Mr. James Telford and his lovel;
sister, Miss Bertie, of New Prospect,
visited the family of Kev. N. G. Wright
School will soon open nt this place
under the management of Mr. Newt.
Carlisle. This will bo the third term he
has taught nt this place in succession.
Tho wedding bells will soon ring in
this neighborhood from all appearan
Mrs. M. D. Strickland and her lovely
daughter. Miss Alma, also Mr. and Mrs.
Juette Strickland, of Hollands, have
been visiting the former's mother, Mrs.
M. B. Wright and other relatives re
Mr. and Mrs.? William Shaw were
called on to give up their little daugh
ter. Bertie May, aged 4 months, on the
23rd inst. Th? little one was only sick
three days with cholera infantum. The
burial took place at Mt.Bethehnftercer
vices conducted "by Rev. N. Gh Wright.
They have many sympathizers. V.
Toney Creek News.
Tho weather still continues to be
very pretty. There has been nome
frost, nut not enough to do any dam
The farmers are well up with their
cotton and some are gathering their
corn. A good many are digging their
Sotatoes, and some few are sowing
arley and rye. There is always
plenty to keep the farmers busy.
The school opened at Shady Grove
Monday. Miss Aunio Riser, from New
berry t will linve chnrgo this season.
lt is hoped she will give satisfaction,
but a lot lays in tho hands of tho pa
rent? as well as pupils and teacher.
Parents send your children regular and
on time, and help the teacher all you
The Church nt Shady Grove has
elected Mr. Burriss as pastor for next
year. Wo regret very much to give up
our present pastor, Mr. Tate.
Mr. Henry Norris, who lias hoon nt
Belton for tho past year, will come
home soon to go to Behool.
Mr. Willie Holland, who has been
very sicl.. is better at this writing.
Horn. Oct. 31? to Mrs. A. 0. Lawrence,
a fine boy.
Mr. and MI N. ?1. M. Cox, sr., spout a
day near Fairview last week. ,
Soveral of Our young folks uro look
ing forward to the circus in Andcrsou.
Mrs. R. A. Willson and Mrs. Mc
David spent tho day in our community
recently. Mrs. McDavid lins n good
two-horse farm over hero to rent.
* Mr. Poko Cox has his new house
Quiltings have been in order iu this
community. Mrs. Mnggie Norris gave
ono recently, nlso Mrs. Josie Mnttison.
The home folks are all well. L.
News From Townville.
j Miss Bessie Ledbetter returned Snt
I urday from an extended visit to rela
tives in Atlanta and Resaca, Ga.
Mr.John B. Sitton, of Greenville,
spent Sunday with homo folks near
Miss Maude Grifliu, of Craytonville,
is staying with her cousin, Mrs. J. T.
Gaines, and attending tho Townville
High School. ?
Prof. R. P. ClinkscaleB, of Pendle
ton, was with friends hero Saturday
and Sunday. _ ?iSfc;t
Miss Annie Farmer nnd brother,
Frank, of Anderson, visited tho family
of Mr. E. B. Farmer Sunday.
Mr. Arthur Sullivan, of Cracker's
Nook, is boarding with Mrs. McCarley
from Monday till Friday and attonding
Miss Anna Hunter has returned from
a visit to relatives in Anderson.
Miss Sallie nnd Mr. Will McLcBkcy,
of Tokeena, attended church at Town
Miss Maggie Tribblo and Mr. Eugene,
of Anderson, came up Sunday nfter
? noon to Mr. Babb's.
Sam Martin weut to Pendleton last
week and said ho was going to Colum
bia to the Fair.
Mr. John Suttle and little daughter,
of Rivoli, visited' his mother last Sun
Several of our young folks attended
church at Hepsibah last Sunday after
We are needing rain badly.
The farmers are busy sowing grain
and gathering toro.
We have several wheat drills and they
are all in use. -.
Tw#?m.v-tive Dollar? will buy a fairly
u omi square practice Plano at tho C. A"
Rund Muslo Hons?. They are Intrinsi
cally worth-doable that amount.
gee^tne agajf ^ ?go$d[^ have
reat^TJfuy men ^aH^ages and "sizes. The
playf of fine fall; clothing-suits ana-over*
You Jknojv ^his^c?lebrated?AC?othing, ?at least
Dy repuiauon; cnpusanus EUIUW ? oy awcuai a
use?^sithe te tlie world, ready |
toiwear. You will findjhe
bWt?custom^ ; as any
man^howeyeriparticular.AcTii ask for, or get,
The^lbw pH?es^are?an inducement; but the
reaRt??so^ you get,
of these suits or overcoats; you will say
Come in and look now as our Stock is at ?
its best Q
Everything that men Wear is here, ready I
for your inspection. The Goods, are the best, J
and the prices-well; they'll speak for them- ?
Mrs. 8. B. Clinkssalea and Miss Jessie
I ('liukscale* spent two ;or three days lu
; Andersou last week,
j Mrs. Richardson, of Hartwell, ls home
j on a visit, and will attend tho Llnder
Messrs B. Bol?n Allen nnd Will Arm
I stron? spent Saturday in Abbeville.
Mr. Ernest Allen returned last week
from a visit to relatives near Anderson.
Dr. Wilson ?nd bride arrived Munday
from their honeymoon trip and will
make their home at present with Wm.
Mr. J. L. Daniels wa?? citied away to
the bedside of his mother, i" Laurens,
B.C. She ha^ alice died. He .bas the
sympathy of his many?frieuda hero iu his
Again we chronicle 'an event in our
quiet neighborhood. The home of our
Senator, Mr. I. H. McOaila, a few miles
In the country, will be to-night tho scene
of a very beautiful wedding, when the
handsome and|only daughter, Miss L9ila
Bell, will be lod to the altar by Mr..Clar
ance Llndur, of.Hartwell, (ia.. Rev. J. L.
Daniels officiating. The bride is . quite a
favorite arnon,; our people, ?lovely in
character, charming in manner, tall and
snvely lu appearance. Fortunate is the
successful competitor to win such a prize.
The groom is rlne looking und a success
ful buslne-jH man in his own town They
will be tendered a reception to-night and
leave for their future nome to-morrow.
Georgia's gain is South Carolina's loss.
The bride'? brothers, Messrs. J. W. Mc
calls, from Spartanburg, and M. P. Mc
Calla, of Washington, are at their home
for the wedding. Amongltbe guests are:
Miss Jane Thomas, Watts, ci. C., Misses.
Virgin Norris and Nora Douthit, of An?
derso, Mrs. Carter and Miss Annie Lizzie
Carter, of Hartwell, Ga., and M?. Lips
comb of Ninety Six, and Mrs. P. B.
Speed, of Abbeville. The bride's cousins
are also present-viiss Annie MoCalla
and Miss Oliver MoUalla, of Georgia.
__ _TOBI B.
The OSd Soldiers' Home.
MR. EDITOR: Tho action of Camp
Stephen D. Lee, U. C. V., in regard to
tho Old Soldiers" Home was a most re
markable thing, and can only be ex
plained upon tho hypothesis that those
who voted against a Homo for indigent
soldiers were misled by the specious ar
gument that those in favor of the es
tablishment of such a ref uge were like
wise in favor of cutting down the pen
sions of old soldiers. No such idea has
ever been entertained by any one who
advocates the establishment of I the
Confederate Home. On the contrary,
the friends of the measure are ithe
friends of all the old soldiers, and want
to see their pensions increased rather
than diminished. Somehow tthe idea
seems to prevail that if the plan is
carried oat the old soldiers who now
have pensions would be compelled to
relinquish them and accept a place in
the Home Those who have promul
ga ted th.? idea.must know that it is
without ground and foundation. The
purpose of those who are working to
procure this building is to provide a re
fuge for these old soldiers who, by rea
son of infirmities, wounds, diseases or
any other cause, are wholly unable to ,
provide for themselves a jd who have
no one upon whom they can leon in the
lost years of their lives for support. It
smacks greatly of heartless selfishness
on tho part of those who, having homes
of their own, are receiving pensions,
and yet oppose the establishment of a
Elace of refago for those who have no
ome nor kindred nor friends to sup
port them. I for one do not believe
that the vote of Stephen D. Lee Camp
is an expression of the opinion of the
majority of the people in this County
on this subject.. Ix is idle to say that
there are no old soldiers in such indi
gent circumstances as to be without
some means of support, or. some kin
dred or some friends upon whom they
can rely. I have never heard it denied
that there are some such in tko poor
house of this County, and I have seen
it stated in the papers that there are
such in the poor houses of ether Coun
ties. Tho County poor house of An
derson County is splendidly kept, and
is indeed a home; ..nevertheless,
those who inhabit it aro regarded as
paupers, dependent uponlthe public for
support. Now, I do not want any old
soldier to be placed in auch a position;
I want him to have a home built [ex
clusively for him by hie State as an ex
pression of its gratitude to him for his
gallant and patriotic services in her be
al I"-a homo in which he will feel that
he has au absolute right to be, and in
which ho wi'1 feel that heis an honored
guest ot' tho .state of South Carolina.
Yours very truly,
A SON OF A CONFED?RATE VETERAN.
'* 'B1" Memoriam.
Little Bertie, an infant daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. ;Sbaw, of tho Ebe
nezer community, died last Wednesday
night of dysentery, aged five months.
The parents have the sympathy of their
friends in their sore bereavement.
When wo seo a precious blossom
That we tended with such care,
Rudely taken from our bosom,
Though our aching hearts despair.
'Round its little grave wo linger
Till the sotting sun is low,
Feeling all our hopes have perished
With tho flower wo cherished so.
Opposed to the Soldiers' Home.
MR. EDITOR: I hope you will allow
me a little spaoe in your columns to en
dorse what Citizon Josh Ashley had to
say in regard to the Soldier's Home.
11, for one, would nevcrconsont to leave
my cabin and my folks to go to any
Soldiers' Home that could bo built by
'"lie Stato of South Carolina, even
though it were built ot granite and
marble, and I am an old soldier that ia,
unable to work for his support, but X
will take my chances at the?oor Ifoueo
or tho neighjtorttwf} ?linritY rather
tliaa Voluntarily go to ft Soldiers'
Homo. ! Ju?t ns soon go to tho
Poor House at once. What wouiat>Q
tho difference? They aro both charita'
bio institutions, find both would have
to be run by some oftic?l* with a lot Qi
red tape about it and a Jorge salary.
Now, as for the Stato institutions foi'
hig"hT education. I think they are
mighty nico things to havo to educate
tho rich man's children, but rather too
high for tim1 average clodhopper, aud
common hayseed will never seo one of
them unless ho happens to go through
one of tho doors and out another.
I liopo there will he no effort made to
establish a second Poor House for the
old soldiers, but if there should be I
hope to seo tho members of tho Legis
lature, especially the old soldiers, do
everything in their power to prevent
such a usolcssexpendituro of money that
should go to tho old soldiers.
Respectfully. WM. CI M"MIN<;>.
Honen Path. Oct. 23.