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OlDBRBD HIM OUT OF HIS HOTEL.
"A Coons Look Alike" to Proprietor S,
F. Wheeler, of The Columbia Ho'el,
The Columbia State.
Proprietor S. F. Wheeler of the
Columbia hotel heie is one Southern
hotel man who will not tolerate
even the semblance of color in his
business, a fact illustrated in his
-hotel a few days ago when hie had
occasion peremptorily to order ex
Cotngressmian Smalls froim his lobby.
Smalls, who is collector of the
port of Beaufort and very black,
came into the lobby when Mr.
Wheeler was behind the desk. As
7i the negro politician floated in with
his silk hat on Mr. Wheeler called
out sternly across the registor.
"Take that hat off.''
"You have yours on," replied
Smalls, who generally has shown
sense enough to know and keep his
place in South Carolina.
"Get out of here quick," Mr.
Wheeler called out, adding some
stronger language, which Smalls
did not fail promptly to appreciate.
The estimates of tine Smalls re
quired to reach the pavement vary
between three and five seconds. The
clerk's estimate is less than five
The next day one of the white
republicans who had learned from
Smalls that lie had been excluded
frum the hotel called Mr. Wheeler
aside and apologized for causing him
any inconvenience. He suggested
that possibly it might be well for
him to transfer his patronage.
Mr Wheeler is not the sort of a
man to he stampeded by fear. He
told the white republican that he
was welcome to receive whatever
negroes it gave him pleasure to en
tertain, but that they must be re
ceived as other negroes who came
into the hotel, and that if lie wished
to transfer his patronage with this
understanding he might do so. He
wished the politician to understand
that lie would not be responsible for
promiscuous negroes coming into
the hotel and wot;ld not allow any
general conference in his lobbies
between black and tain and lily white
guests; that if a negro caller wished
to see any of his white guests he
would insist upon his beiig accom
painied to the roo-.n by one of the
The liY White has not yet trans
ferred his p)atronlage.
Another lily white, who is quite
a wheel horse with thle rep)ublicanls
prompltly' sent for the clerk on hear
ing of Small's excl usion. When the
clerk arrived lhe demanded an ex
planation for the treatment of
The clerk told him that Mr.
Wheeler himself had ordered Smalls
from the lobby and that lie would
have to see Mr. \Vheeler.
This last lily white hi: not yet
asked to see Mr. Wheeler.
February Smart Set.
Lownscads (despondently) -I
might just as well be dead. What
good ami I, anyway ? Why, I be.
lieve that I've been refused by every
girl in town!
H-enipekke (excitedly) --Touch
wood0(! tonch wood, quick, or yomi
luck will change!
A P'risoner In Hecr Own House.
Mr. WV. H1. Layha. of' 1001 Agnes
Avye-, 1K tosa C'ity. Mo . htas for severat
yea's beenit iroulel with sevee hoar,
ness( ne at t imies a hardt cotgjh, w hil
th sn . "WXoiuld keept m in dor o
davts I wats pr~'ecibted for I,v ;'hysiel:i
pavlE meC J art of a bottle, of (Chaber
hIt i's C,a uh ?reeth u i b i's t ruet iot
to* c!orely fol'nw the d1i, (ItS tOnsln
il I t cta:te thaut after e il e fh st dlay
e' it ( nI oticee atdecidltd chatnye for ih
I't iter, and( att this t imue atI. r usingi
for t wo weeks, have no0 hes~itationi
sayimg I realize thot I am entirel
(cre." This remedy is for sale h
Smith Drug Co., Newb)erry, Prosperit
T)rug Co., Prosperity.
TWO MINE DISASTBE1S.
Both Are Accompanied With a Fearful
Loss of Tuman Life -Work
Pittsburg, Pa. January 25.-An
explosion in the Harwick mine, of
the Allegheny Coal Company, at
Cheswick, sixteen miles from Pitts
burg, promises to add one of the
greatest tragedies of years to the
already long list of mine fatalities
Even the offi.-ials of the Allegheny
Coal Comnpany, tl'2 owners of the
mine, do not know at this time
the number of men entotnbed in the
chamubers of the mine, 220 feet be
low the surface, but a conservative
estimate places the number at 181.
General Manager George
Scheetze, of the coal company, who
is in charge of the mine, gives little
hope that many of the men will be
brought to the surface. The first
ray of hope that any of the men had
escaped the tremendous concussion
of the explosion came at 6 o'clock
last night, when Adolph Gorgie was
brought to the surface still living.
The explosion occurred at 8.20 yes
terday morning. at the bottom of
one o the shafts, and was presuma
bly caused by fire damp. It was 4
o'clock in the afternoon before it
was possible to make the first at
tempt at rescue. Robert North and
Jack McCann, one of the engineers
employed by the Allegheny- Coal
Company, tried to get into the mine
by way of the stairs through the air
shaft. They managed to grope their
way'some distance, but were finally
driven back by the foul air.
The main shaft into the mine,
220 feet deep, was made useless by
the explosion, which hurled both
cages, one of which was within
thirty feet of the bottom of the shaft,
through the tipple, thirty feet above
WORK OF RKSCUR.
Pittsburg, Pa, January 26 --Even
the elements seem conspiring to
prevent the work of rescue at the
Harwick mines. Almost zero wea
ther and a bitter wind late in the
afternoon, swept down over the lit
tle valley where the mine is located
and nearly added another list of
dead to the long black table already
measured off. Not only was the
work of search for the dead and liv
-ing, if any are still alive, rudely
interrupted, but cold atid ice and
wind combined nearly cost the iv(e
of sixteen more good meni.
ANOTHE IR M INJE HORR1<0R
Victor, Colo., Janl. 26.-Hy the
falling of a cage today in thle St rat
toni Independence iine, located near
the centre of this city, 15 meni are
dead anid one other severely in juredl
In the mnain shaft 16 mn were he
ing hoisted in a cage from the sixth,
seventh and eighth levels. When
the cage reached the surface the
engineer, for some unexp)lainied rea
son, was unable to stop the engine
and the cage with its load of human
freight was drawn up into the gal
lows frame where it becamie lodged
temporarily. TIhe straini on the
cable finally caused it to part, and
the cage released, shot down the
shaft with terrific speecd. Two of
the occupants, L. P. Jackson and
James Bnllbek, hadh become entang
led in the timber rods near the tol:
of the gAllows frame. Jackson wa,
crushed to death bv the shecave.
wheel, while iHillhek ha I a imr
veosescape from (lea! , bu11t re
('otton Picker A Success.
on'C)ie \ t ars, been, at w ork in pn
a ed p'atents on several imiprolvementi
on hiis ina cline.
y, TIhe inivenltion of a maclinle t ha
will n)ick cottonl onie that call d
the work the negroes are called up
on to do, has been the goal of many
an inventor for a half century. Many
thousands of dollars have been spent
in trying to give to the cotton states
a picker that would pick. This
machine was tried last season, minus
several of the improvements for
which the inventor has just been
granted a patent and did good work.
The picker tried during the present
season had most of these improve
ments and did work highly satis
factory to the inventor and the capi
talists who are backing him.
The machine is called a plieuma
tic cotton picker. It is mounted on
a high arched frame, something
like a wagon. This wagon covers
one row. Hoes attached to different
parts of the machine allow tlie men
operating it to pick two rows on
each side of the machine, which
with the rov under the picker ma
chine give a total of five rows t*at
can be picked at onle trip.
The expeni.se of operating is small -
and thus it will he much cheaper in
the long run to pick cotton 1 by ma
chinlery. All of the cottonl latdled
is much cleaner than the product
picked by hand. The ends of the
hose are so constructed as to catch
nearly all the leaves attached to the
open bolls, but will not pull the
bolls to pieces.
A company has been organized
tinder the laws of this state for the
manufacture of the pickt--rs. If the
machine is as much of a success as
it has proved during the mm(erous
trials that have been given it it will
revolutionize the cotton picking in
dustry of the Soutlh.
The following druggistim requeti the
holders of MURNA coupons to )ring
them in at unce aind secure absolut
ly free, the regular size bottle of the
Great Preparation, MURNA WI I
For sale only by Gilder & Week0.
LAND FOR SALE.
pOUR LOTS CONTAINING 28 1
acres, and three containing 40
acres, on eastern side of town just out
side corporate limits. Desirable loca
tion for building purposes. These lots
may be bought at a bargain.
F. W. 1IlGGINS.
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Nevadai, Idaho), W.vonng, Colo
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