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ALES & LANGSTON.
ANDERSON, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12. l?oa
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This IB the month when
?f you axe one of the needy ones you
should look at the line we show.
BT-.WILL'PAY Y?U S
Our Shoe Department is full of good Shoes for Ken and
Boys, and you know when we say good Shoes we mean Shoes
that will give entire satisfaction to the weaber ; if not, your
money hack. We are very particular when we buy our Shoes
for we know now often the public has been imposed upon.
Ali of our Shoes are bought direct from the manufacturer,
and by that means we get inside prices. It takes the Spot
Gash, but as we sell for Cash we can pay Gash. It pays us to
buy for Gash and it will pay 5 ou. Kost Shoe dealers buy
from Jobbers se as to get time. That's one reason we can sell
you a bettor Shoe for the same money than Credit Stores, and
another is they have to ask more so as to ?
losses by bad debts.
8!?oe prices here begin at $1.60 and end at 83.50. At $1.50
we can give yon a well-made, solid leather, Satin Calf fthoe,
the kind Credit Stores ask yon $1.75 for. At $2.00 we have a
black Vici Kid Shoe that ail Shoe-wearers should get acquaint
ed with. We believe it's the best value ever offered yon for
$2.00. Credit Stores would make a big blow if they sold one
as good for $2.50. That's mighty strong talk, especially for
us, bu t it takes strong talk when it comes co tai ? Shoe. It
will stand it. Our $2.60 Shoes come in Box Calf, Viol Kid and
Patent Leather. Each Shoe in this line is a genuine English
c:: goodyear welt. If yon have been elsewhere to look you'll
think we made a mistake and priced this line 60c. too low.
They do compare most favorably with most Credit Stores
$3.00 Shoes. $3.50 gives you our best Shoes, and as good as
most dealers brag Shoes at $4.00. These are Evans' $3.50
Guaranteed Shoes. We have them in the following leathers:
Box Calf, Viol Kid, Patent Vici, Begent Kid, Enamel Calf and
The new styles just in. Come in and see our Shoes.
ANDERSON. wS. C.
The Spot Cash Clothiers
IA Free Picture 0! Hen. Lee I
Any veteran, who contemplates attending the Reunion at Dallas, li
April 22nd to 25th, will receive a handsome picture of General Sa
Robert E. Lee, ?nd a copy of /his farewell address (suitable for H
framing), if he will send us his name and addres-i, and the name m
and address of the Camp to which he belongs.
- -m?. Your best route to Dallas will bo viaMemptils. Tho fla
jflSHn, Cotton BoltoporatesltoowntralHB(twocachday)froni Bs
' MwrnVaP k_ Memphis to Dallas and other Tozas cities \rlthont . W
MMtWam& c hau ere. T?ORO trains leavo Memphis, mordo j and u
giMgBWIWa ermina,Biter tho arriva) o? trains via all lines, thus V
EKaWsicaWS offering you doao connections and cxcellont service. 9
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.F,. G. Bao WK. B. A.. SMYTH, C. A. GAMBRiiit, P. A. BuHunioon,
Pres. & Treas. ")$oaPr*e. tJwjHtrtary. Supt. Chemical Dopt.
COTTON SEED (VIEAL AND HULLS
"We are prepared to sell our customers Fertilizers of all Muds
and in any quantities.
We wian to call .your Bpecial attention to our
16 pt>r cent. Petrified Dissolved Bono,
'Manufactured from Tennessee Phosphate Rock, nie?) our
Standard Blood Ammoniated Guano.
Ali of our goods run high in tho different iug/odients, which are'selected
with care, and are of tho beac quality. Our principal source of Ammonia ia
^derived /rom Blood and Tankage.
o are also prepared to tell you Cotton . Seed Meal, Kainit and Acid
Phosphate for fertilizing purpose.
iVe are importers of German Kainit, Mariate of Potash, Nitrate of Soda,
a full stock of w&ich wo have on haad at ali timos We will make you a fair
.exchiinge of any of tho above named articles, also Meal and Hulls for feeding
jmrposea^.Tor Cotton Seed at our various mill points.
Please call aad see us and ?xnite OU? prices before placing your orders.
Thanking you for you? past liberal patronage and, eaeouxaigiDjg word? of
praise for th?Tbigh quality and excellence of our goods, and wishisg you a
-prpsperoue New Year, wie remain, \ Years .truly,
?MBERSOH PHaSPHATE AH? ??. CO., Anderson, S. C,
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-YOU to know that I am offering PIANOS? OR
GANS and SEWING MACHINES AT
OOST?. I nave ia stock tho very .bort thsfc money can b?y, A limited
^irtmb?r of Standard Vibrator ?????? Mi>ebir!!!? ihr ?21.Oft each Pianos
ft?at ?140.00 to ?2G0 00. Remember, this is Cash, and remember, also, that
lt is COST. No such opportunity has been offered ?ie neoplo of Andacaon. v
You c&u save fifty per cent by'.taking advantage of this sale.
uom.e io seo me il you are looking for the BEST. '"~l
S?. L.WILUi?, Nc*v dear Peoples Bank.
Some desirable Building I^ots for nale. '-, 7*iZ
\ DIVORCE tN TURKEY, J;
lt. Doesn't Require Much Reason Nor
Divorce, it scorns, is very essy in
Turkey,-andr?es not require a judge
and* jury tb eettle mattere. All-that
is necessary ia for tho injured party
to say <fI divorce you" three times,
and the deed is done. The husband
lias to make tho wife a proper al
lowance, and all is over. A case oc
curred recently which is rather
amusing. A certain Turkish gentle
man is a keen amateur gardener,
and his garden contains at all sea
sons a brilliant show of flowers, to
which Uo devotes most of his time,
rather to the disgust of Ins wife,
who is never allowed to cut them.
Not long ago his chrysanthemums
were in the height of their glory
when a tremendous downpour of
rain came on. This threatened to
destroy the magnificent blooms.
Seeing the danger, the gentleman j
called all His servants and set to
work to carry the pots into the
house and arrange them np both
sides of tile staircase. When they
had finished, the lady suddenly ap
5eared and fell into a violent rage,
eclaring that her husband thought
more of bis flowers than he did of
her and that he insulted her by
bringing earth into, the house.
Nothing would appease her. She
said be was defiling her house by
bringing dirt in, and she would di
vorce hun. She sent for her sister
ip coxae and be a witness of the di
vorce and, setting to work with her
women, bundled all tho flowers ont
again. When the sister arrived,
however, matters were settled np,
and the divorce did not take place.
On another occasion the same
lady sent her small son down to
breakfast in a pink shirt and green
tie. The father was shocked at this
barbarous combination and made a
remark to'the Engihh governess,
who sent the child buck to chango
his tie. But down came the lady of
the house in a furious rage, saying
she knew how to dress the child,
that a pink shirt and a green tie
were in the best of tasia and Bhe
would not remain to be insulted by
his giving preference to the opin
ions of an English girl. Again ,she
threatened to divorce him, but again
it fell through, as the husband could
not find the $3,000 he would haye
had to pay her until her wrath had
cooled._., ' '
Hobbles Lead to Madness.
That well nigh every hobby can,
if overridden, bear its rider towarri
insanity is proved by the lamenta
ble number of cases of people whe
have succumbed to the fatal influ
ence of a top keenly fixed leading
idea. Enjoyed in reason, a hobbj
is tho best safeguard imaginabh
against mental ill health, but whet
followed np with undue persistence
it only too often acts as a sheri
route to the asylum.
Witness, for instance, the case o:
the brilliant French novelist/ Guy di
Maupassant. This famous writer to
ward middle life took up merely a
? hobby the study of occult science
and spiritualistic phenomena. Orad
nally the absorbing nature of tin
weird research fascinated him si
deeply that ho could not speak, thin!
or dream or aught else. Sleep de
serted him, appetite failed him, ant
finally his actions became so errati
that for the sake of his own oaf et;
his friends were'compelled to plac
the unfortunate author, under mill
restraint. He ended his days short
ly afterward within the wa?s of th
sanitorium to which he had bee:
How an Eskimo Secures a Wife.
* An Eskimo youth is qualified t
morry when he has succeeded i
killing a polar bear unaided, for th
courageous feat proves him capabl
of providing for the wants of a fan
Uy. He starts forth at night to G<
Cure a wife, which ho does, by seL
ing the first girl he can surprise ni
owares. She naturally screams an
draws tho whole village populatio
about her, who by raining sealski
scourges on his shoulders aid ti
maiden in escaping. Ho pursue
running th? gantlet of kick and bu:
fet, until he again catches his. lad;
love. And should she once more e
capo a A bo retaken a third time t
the amorous pursuer tho maiden a
cepts her fate and becomes ti
young man's wife.
Names Fos* Warships.
Suitable nomenclature for the ve
sch of a national navy is not s
ways on easy thing to arrivo.at, b
the method adopteC Jby the Unit*
States .seems to bo tho most sat!
factory. The naming of our figh
ing vessels after the states of ti
Union ana after tho principal citi
of the country, is rouen moro signA
cont than to christen them wi
such high sounding'titles as Herc
A An-v *A n-AWiornr.Ati rriA lil
4***t*p A-?J?**^ 4*j^lMttV41IA?v-WMW ?-rn**
It .typifies in a way tho-Union its?
and localises interest in our na
more man anything else could c
It as a matter of pride .with a sta
or a city to havo .a warship nam
after it, and that is a great thing.
FROM THE NATION'S CAPITAL.
From Our Own Correspondent.
WASHIKGTOK, D. C?, Feb. 10,1002.
Mr. Roosevelt's favoritism toward his
friends is getting more conspicuous all
the time. Gen. Leonard Wood has
been guilty of a real and serious in
fraction of army rules and discipline in
sending letters to Senators asking ear
ly action on reciprocity for Cuba-lob
bying for a matter that depends upon
legislation by Congress-but is not to
be reprimanded or even politely told
that he has done wrong, while the com
mander of tho army was publicly rep
rimanded and humiliated for having
merely expressed an opinion of a duty
that had been officially performed by
another officer. There are two reasons
why Gen. Wood has not been called
down for his bad break. One is that
he is a chum of Mr. Roosevelt's, and
the other that his lobbying is in the in
terest of what Mr. Roosevelt is trying
very hard to bring about. But it would
not change the atatas of Gen. Wood's
act if his lobbying were in the interest
of something desired by nine-tenths of
the people. Only a week ago Mr. Roo
sevelt issued an order forbidding em
ployes of the government asking any
thing of Congress under penalty ot" dis
missal, and hore is a major-general of
the army using government stationery
and official envelopes to write, letters to
Senators asking for legislation. Mr.
Roosevelt forgets that this is a govern
ment of the people, and not of the fa
vored few, jut he can rest assured that
he will be called to account through
the ballot box for his attempts to create
ti class of privileged favorites.
The House devoted last week to the
Oleomorgarine bill, which was passed,
and will now take up the bill for the
repeal of the war taxes.
Representative Warner, of illinois,
who was present, thus described the
Republican House caucus that waa held
last week to decide whether a new
Force bill should be made a party meas
ure at this session of Congress, and
which adjourned for a week without
reaching a conclusion : "When we got
into the caucus all the geese began, to
fly around galley, and they cackled as
though they wore there for all day. lt
was a very merry time they were hav
ing, when that sly old fox, 'Uncle Joe'
Cannon, hove upon the scene. The.
sight of him made them pause, and
there was much less noise in the legis
lative chamber. By and hythe noise
grew again and another sly old fox,
Mr. Payne, of New York, came into
view. He stopped the noise altogether.'
It is not likely that the caucus to be
held this week will endorse the new
Force bill, as all of the men who are
recognized as Republican leaders and
who remember tho results of similar
attempts hi the past are apposed to it,
because they believe it would. be sure
to give the Democrats a big majority
in the next House.
Borne of the long-headed Republi
cans in Congress are trying to persuade
Mr. Roosevelt to veto the intention of
bis daughter, Miss Alice, to attend the
coronation of King Edward. They
have told him that they will have trou
ble enough explaining why a special
embassy was appointed at a heavy ex
pense to attend the coronation without
having to explain the presence there of
the daughter of the President of the
United States, but the result is yet in
doubt. Miss Alice has inherited much
of her father's stubbornness, and her
season in Washington society, where
the toadies have turned the heads of
many older and more experienced wo
men, have given ber a taste of having
her own way; 8be has accepted the
invitation to attend the coronation,
and her father knows it will not be an
easy task to compel her to withdraw
that acceptance, if he were disposed to
have her do so.
The railroads are expecting to profit
by having got Senator Elkins, a rail
road mao, made chairman of the Sen
ate Committee on Inter-State Com
merce. Mr. Elkins has introduced
bill legalizing railroad pooling of rates
and abolishing imprisonment as a pen
alty for the violation of the Inter-State
Commerce Law, substituting a tine
therefor. He would just as well have
had his bill repeal the law entirely, as
the fear of having to pay a fine if con
victed would not influence the men
who control the big railroads at all.
The Republican Senators did not
have the courage to vote for Senator
Stewart's amendment to the bill in
creasing about one-third the salaries of
Federal Judges, providing for an in
crease of $2,500 in the salaries of Sen
ators and Representatives-that is, on
ly fifteen of them '"(id-but they voted
solidly for the bill without the amend
ment, nt d it waa passed. Senator Bai
ley, of Texas, made his first speech in
the Sen J?te, and it was a . rattling good
one, too, against this bill, and every
Democratic Senator voted' against it.
That fact will not be forgotten in this
year's Congressional campaign, in
which Republican extravagance will be
an issue. '
Senator Hoar presented ? petition ic
the Senate, signed by a number of dis
tinguished citizens in all sections of
this couuify, aekiugf ?vf ? Bunrnju?i?? ?f
hostilities in the Philippines, and that
an opportunity bo given fot a discus
sion ot the Situation between this gov
ernment aud tho Filipino leaders.
Representative Cochran, of Missouri,
enid of the resolution he introduced in
o H ou pp to invite Hon. Paul Kruger,
resident of the South African llepub
3, to visit the United States aa the
lest of the country: "The country is
>on to pay $40,000 for the entertain
ent of Prince Henry. Why ahould
e not extend tho glad hand also to
om Paul ? We do not ueed to spend
10,000 on him. We should only need
? give him pienty of good tobacco
ad furn IHU him with nf ree ride around
vcr the country to see what a big pow- ag
p we are getting to bo."
Senator Jones, of Arkansaa, has in
roduced a bill increasing from $8.00 to
12.00 a mouth the pension of Mexican
'ar veterans who are seventy years old
A Big Fire at Elberton.
ELDKHTON, GA., Feb. 0.-Fire here
.usiness section of this place, doing
lamage which is estimated at $t OOO.
7ho city has no fire protection and the
?ucket brigades formed by citizens
rere of no avail in a temperature of 20
legrees and a high wind. The fire at
me time threatened the entire city and
atlanta was called on for aid, butt>
bre the special train could be gotten
eady the shifting of tho wind saved
Among tho firms burned out are Still
veil & Govern, W. H. Corley, T. J.
Kulmes, E. B. Tate & Sons, two stores,
the Tate block, the livery stables of R.
E. Hudginsand M. H. Maxwell, their
itock being turned loose and not yet
recaptured; T. W. Campbell, J.R. Mat
box, Taber & Almand, S. O. Hawes, M.
E. Maxwell, Joseph Cohen, the T. M.
Swift bloek and the new plant of the
Southern Bell Telephone company.
Millions for Schools.
Washington, Feb. 10.-Representa
tive Latimer, of Souh Carolina, ha. in
troduced a bill which if passed will
give to free) schools the proceeds of
millions of acres of land at $1.25 per
sore. It isa measure providing for
equalization for tho several States of
the Union in the grant of public lands
for sohool purposes.
The bill provides that scrip for cer
tain amounts of land be given to the
States to which no portion of the pub
lic domain has heretofore been appor
tioned, or which have not received an
equal share, and that this crop is to be
Bold and t ho J proceeds used in main
taining free public school systems in
Doctor to Yield 3!g QWS Body to Knife.
NEW YORK, Feb. 7.-As an outcome
of the dispute in the medical frater
nity between vivisectionists and anti
viviiectiouists, Dr. James E. Rus
sell, of Brooklyn, has offered to submit
His offer is not considered seriously
by physicians and it is altogether un
likely that a member of the profession
would attempt such a thing, even if
the law would permit.
Dr. Russels uffe? makes the proviso
that his wife and family aro to be oared
for in the event of his death. In his
statement Dr. Russell says:
"I will, when able, assist my vivisec
tors by snob notes es may be of in?
terest or value to them and to me.
The experiments are to continue until
I am too much exhausted to be of any
use, or succumb. Should I survive at
the end of a year's observations and
experiment I stipulate I may elect to
be released from further service should
I so desire."
C. &. W. C. 1000 Mila Books Good on
The Charleston and Western Caro
lina Railway beg to odvise thr.t ar
rangements have been . perfected
whereby 1000 Mile Books of their issue
effective at once, will be honored for
passage over all portions of the Plant
System of Railways. This informa
tion will no doubt be of interest to the
W. J. CRAIG,
General Passenger Agent.
S. C. Inter-State and West Indian
The Charleston and Western Caroli
na Railway beg to announce- that they
have arranged reduced rates from ail
their stations to Charleston on account
Parties can avail themselves of a sea
son ticket, a ten-day or a seven-day
ticket, from any point on this line at
very low rates. Apply to agents for
further information, as to schedules,
rates, etc. W. J. Craig,
General Passenger Agent.
Charleston Exposition Rates via the
On aoconnt of the South Carolina Inter
state and West Indian Exposition, to be
held Io Charleston, 8. C., beginning
Dec 1st, 1901, the tsoufchern Railway will
sell excursion tickets to Charleston and
re tn rn at the following attractive ?a toe
from Anderson, S. C.:
For 811.10-Tickets on sale dally, lim
ited to return June 3rd, 1?02.
For $8.15-Tlokets on salo dally, limit
ed to return ten (10) days. ? ? .
For $5.60-Tickets on cale Tuesdays
and Thursdays, limited to rot Um seven 1
Correspondingly reduced rates from
other points. .
abe southern ?tsiiway operates donnie
daily trains on convenient sobedules with
Pullman Sleepers to and from Charles
?;_?a - ti
For further information apply to W. G.
Johnson, Agent, Anderson 8. C.; K. W.
Hunt, D. P. A , Charleston, 8. 0 ; W. E.
McGee, T.. P. A., Augusta, Gs,, W. H,
Tay loe, A. G. P. A., Atlanta, Ga.
- Tho Charleston Exposition is
awing visitors from all the States
- W. M. Connor, of Spartanburg,
,s been appointod government in
ructor of thc Philippines.
- A young man of Beaufort Ta
utly oaught over 800 fine trout and Co
isa in ono night, and sold them fur 2A
- Tho Bonato oommitteo on public rec
iildings has reported favorably bu fae
ie bill appropriating $100,000 for a
iblio building at Georgetown.
- John Cauthcn, tho ll year-old
>n of Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Cauthen,
t Kershaw, accidentally killed him- ^
?lf wi'b n pistol, tho other day. ag
- Albert Mann, 18 years old of
hesterQeld, a derk in tho store of jy
lr. Evans, was shot and killed, tho tn
ther day, by Will Brewer, a negro. 08
- Senator Sharpe of Lexington has
nnounced his oandid&oy for the oftico la
f comptroller general. It is under- Ti
tood that Comptroller Derham will ol
tand for re-election.
- In some of the eastern counties f?
f this State it is said that much of 01
ho land will lie out this year for 41
vant of teoantB, who oan furnish their
lorse, food and rations. y
- Congressman Jos, T. Johnson of u
he 4th South Carolina district has r<
utroduced a bill in congress to return
o the colleges of tho oountry the war (
;ax paid by them, amounting to about r
- Bishop Warren A. Chandler of
Atlanta, Ga., bishop in tho Southern a
Methodist Church, has been chosen \
to address the students of Newberry c
college on Sunday night of commence
ment in June. '
- Marlboro's oounty superinten
dent of education has instituted a
series of leotures on educational sub
jects throughout the rural districts,
to arouse an interest in eduoation
among the oountry people.
- Admiral Sohley is to be invited
to Columbia. The invitation will be
forwarded by the Columbia, Chapter
of the Daughters of the Amerioan
Bevolution. March 1 is the day on
which the naval fighter will be asked
- Phosphate rook mined in South
Carolina in 1901 amounted to 82,650
tons, SB . compared with 119,208 tons
in 1900. Tho State, however, got
$23,108 in royalties on tho shipments,
a decrease of but $1823 from the pre
- The bill to establish Lee county
has passed the legislature without
opposition. Some time ago it was
said that the Sumter people were
going to fight the establishment of the
new county but they have not shown
up in the legislature.
- A little negro girl was burned to
death at Laurens. The ohild's moth
er left her alone in the huuse while
she went to a spring near by for water.
The ohild's soreams were heard in a
few minutes, but by the time help
reaohed her she was dead.
- The governor has offered a re
ward of $1,000 for the capture of Bar
taw Warree, who killed Thomas H.
Watson at Branchville in August.
Warren was tried for robbing the ex
?ireBs near Branchville a year ago and
s supposed to have had a hand iu
the recent holdup at the same plaoe.
- The hundreds of friends in Ab
beville, of Robert S. Link, the popu
lar and very efficient postmaster, are
delighted to know of his reappoint
ment by President Roosevelt to anoth
er four years term. He was warmly
endorsed by Senator MoLaurin and
Capt. John G. Capers, district attor
- Saturday afternoon Lemuel Rob
ert.se> i was shot st by William Vin
cent a. the latter's shop in the town
of Kershaw, as the result of a war of
words, and would have been seriously
wounded but for the fact that the
ball etruok his watch in his vost
pocket, which deflected it from its
- William Foster was accidentally
killed by his step-son, Ernest Brown,
a lad 13 years old, at Campobello.
The boy, who had returned from bunt
ing, was sitting in front of the fire
drying his gun. Foster was near by,
and while the boy was rubbing the
fire-arm he struck the trigger and tho
load entered Foster's breast killing
- Adjutant General Floyd has
made all the arrangements for "Mili
tary Day" at the Exposition, Feb. 22.
He expects al least two thousand of
the state troops to be on hand and
take part in the parade and display.
Advices as to the coming of troops
from other states have also been re
ceived. The governor and his staff
will be in Charleston on this occasion
and take part in the display.
-. An attempt was made last Wed
nesday morning to set fire to the Caro
lina Cotton Mill at Greenville. The
night watohman was frightened by the
approach of two men about two o'clock
and left his post. These men enter
ed the mill where they committed
much depredation and left af tex set
ting fire to the building in two places,
The fire was quickly extinguished,
and no great damage was done.
- The governor has granted a par
don to Andrew Crockett, who was
convioted in Chester oouuty in 1878
of grand larceny, sad was sentenced
to two years in ?he State penitentiay.
The pardon was granted 24' years after
the man had completed tho serving of
his ???l?uu? ia order to restore his
citizenship. Soliotor Henry request
ed it in order that the man oan bo
used as a witness in an important
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- Snow fell ia California last week,
is a rare sight to see snow in that
- The People's Party io Idaho has
:od not to disband in favor of the
- A bii? has boun introduoed in
ngre8S to authorize the coinage of
- John D. Rockefeller distributed
?ro than $3,000,000 in publio bene
?tious "last year.
- Bradstreet reports that tho heavy
ow s in the wheat states have im
oved conditions very much.
- Tom Brown, a negro, was hanged
a mob at Nichohsville, Ky., for Wj
saulting a white school girl.
- Our wheut orop in 1901 was near
450,000,000 bushels in CXOOBS of
e crop of lluBsia, which is our ncar
- David Rankin, who owns tho
rgost farm in the world, located at
arkio. Mc, in 1901, sold 7,539 head
! cattle for $172,520.
- The.incomo from tho two convict
irms in Louisiana last year was $180,
J0, and the farms now havo on hand
),000 bushels of coin.
- The Pan-American congress at
toxico City, has como to a olose. The
lembers olaim that muoh good will
2su.lt from tho oongross.
- A resolution has been offered in
longress looking to tho admission of
Juba, first as a territory and subse
uently as a State in the Union.
< - A woman in North Carolr re
isting vncoination, has barraeaded
?er house and threatens to shoot any
ine who attempts to vaccinate her.
- The retail olerks of Illinois have
organized an union, and one of their
irst movements will be direuted to
ward the closing of all atores at six
- Eighty-four dead bodies and 10
scarcely alive have - been taken from
tho Hondo, Mexico, miues. Forty
?re still missing! who are probably all
- The smallest corn crop on record
for the United States is said to have
been that of laBt year, when sixteen
and four tenths bushels per aero was
- The bill to increase the salaries
of the United States senators and con
gressmen, from $5,000 per year to $7,
500, was defeated in the Senate, by a
vote of 44 to 15.
- A lot on Peachtree street, At
lanta, 50 feet front, and 200 feet deep,
was sold last week for $13,500. It
seems that $270 a front foot is not a
bad prioo for land.
- Legislative aotion will bo sought
by oitizens of Beaver Falls, Penn.,
to suppress the practice, common
among the women of the place, of
playing cards for prizes.
- The bank of Clavksvillo, Ark.,
was dynamited and looted on Wed
nesday by six men. They killed the
sheriff, who attempted to arrest them.
They obtained about $1,5JO.
- Mrs. Hammond Moore, the
widow of s wealthy New Yorker, who
bsd just completed a tour around the
world, committed suicide last Friday
night at Stookton, California.
- Miss Ella Murray, a native of
Missouri, who is eight feet one inoh
tall and weighs 400 pounds, will wed
Edward Beaupre, a cowboy of Helena,
Mont., who is just eight feet tall.
- Nineteen hundred negro women
have registered to vote in the election
for school trustees in Louisville, Ky.,
under the new law of Kentucky grant
ing woman suffrage in such elections.
- It is now believed that because
of slow payment of poll taxes in Ala
bama, the State wiii have not more
than one-tenth vote in next election.
It may afloat the congressional repre
- J. G. Legree, negro mayor and
postmaster of. Burroughs, Ga., was ar
rested Wednesday charged with steal
ing letters from the mails. A decoy
letter with marked money was found
on his person.
- Robbers in . Cleveland, Ohio,
stole H house the other day and tried
to sell the vaoant lot on which it
stood. The house was a wooden
building and the robbers took it down
and hauled it away.
- Mrs. Mary McKittrioh, supposed
to bo a pauper, died iu Greenwood,
N. Y., last week. After her death
her nieco found fruit cans full of
gold, and so far $10,000 havo beeu
discovered that the old woman had
- For many years, German emi
gration has found ita chief destination
in the United States. About six mil
lion people have como from Germany
to this country; and they, with their
descendants, now constitute a very
large element of our total population.
- An interesting suit has been in
stituted at Wilkesbarre, Pa., by Miss
Nellie White, who charges that Jos
eph Seigler squeezed her so violently
that he displaced one of her ribs. Mr.
Seigler having refused to pay the
doctor' H bill, she instituted suit against
him for $100.
- With several other small be
quests the late Frederick Wiloomb of
Ipswioh, Mass., bequeathed $150 to
tho Methodist Episcopal church of
that town, the inoome to be expended
in purchasing turkeys for the Thanks
giving and Christmas dinners of tho
pastor of the church.
Thero is a snit bo?oro the courts
of Virginia whioh was began as long,
ago as 1797, but the Richmond Times
Bsys lucre is now prospector its speedy
settlement. It is tho case of the Dis
mal Swamp Land Company vs. Ander-'
son and others, and the sum originally
involved was about $50,000.