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THE DARK WAR CLOUDS.
Angry Storms of Battle in The Awful
Future of Carnage-The Cos
sacks of the Czar.
Greenwood News and Views.
The war cloud darkening down over
Europe is ominous and bodes the
coming of a storm, the like of which
the world has never seen. and may
well shrink from encountering. It
is not a hasty quarrel, nor are the
causes bringing it about of recent
date, for centuries has Russia schem
ed, planned and toiled, and always
with one end in view, viz.: the build
ing of an empire, whose boundaries
would be world wide, and whose lim
its would be marked by the waves
of the great salt sea. This one great
ambition has completely filled the
mind and heart of every Russian, from
the prince on the throne down even
to the peasant who toils in the field,
it has entered into the warp, or woof,
of their state policy, and has beer
zealously handed down from one gen
eration to another, and nothing has
been allowed to come between this
steadfast, fixed purpose, and their
earnest efforts to accomplish this
Indeed so insistent has been this re
solve, that nothing has been of suf
ficient force to deter them, much less
to turn them from the great end they
have in view. To build an empire the
like of which the world has never
seen, and to sway a sceptre whose
power none will dare to question, is
the dream the Muscovite has hugged
to his heart, and it has grown with his
growth, and entered into all the cal
culations he has made, so that now
when the peasant sows his wheat
'field, if some handfuls fall across the
border, a strip of his neighbors land
must be gathered in when the grain
is ripe for the harvest.
Again and again has this towering
ambition be'en curbed; and on many a
bloody plain has the Russiai Bear
been compelled to limp away in pain
and defeat, yet always would the
dauntless legions of the Czar come
back and the thundering tramp of the
Cossack cavalry rouse the sleepy
vidette as he stands surrounded by
the mists of early dawn on the far
frontier. With ever increasing inter
est and alarm have the nations watch
ed this giant empire. It has grown
from a small kingdom till now for
nearly five thousand miles it stretches
its power, and its arms, and with an
audacity no other power can assume,
marches its wilM, desperate soldiery
even up to the back yard fence of
every people who for any cause seem
to stand in the way of Muscovite ag
With the cunning of the lynx, and
the deliberate, stealthy step of the
cat of the jungle, the Russian lays his
plans, and then with unparralleled
*courage he attempts its execution.
The present outbreak between Ja
pan, and the soldiers of the Czar is
only a culmination of a deep and long
laid- plan, it is but the part of a long
cherished aim-that aim a struggle
for commercial and political supren'
a.-y in the'far east. Russia has toil
*ed long, and well for this, and in
truth, it is a stake well worthy of her
ambition-millions of people live in
that distant land, and to rule them. to
dictate their policy as nations, andl
above all to control their vast trade,
and in doing it; to shut an open door
in the face of all the rest of an eager
world. This is the task to which the
Muscovite has set .himself, and to its
accomplishment will he bring to bear
all that laten force and stubborn
strength for which the subjects of
Peter the Great have made them
selves world renowned. Let none be
deceived, thinking the struggle will
soon be over, that a few sharp victor
ies and consequent defeats will quick
ly end a hasty gotten up rupture of
the peace of nations. The struggle
will be fierce and bitter, and the wine
press will be trod with heavy, and de
termined steps. The Japanese are
fighting for their lifc 3nd nati.,nal ex
istence, with them it is a dire struggle,,
and defeat means death. The Cossack
can fight and retreat, but he will come
back and light his camp fire in site of
his enemy's cities, and the clarion
notes of his bugles will strike terror
in the hearts o fthose who are brave,
as well as the weak and helpless.
Without the intervention, and help of
other aid, Island Empire is doomed,
victory may rest on their standards
for a while, and the Russian men of
war be destroyed one by one, but
when they meet the heavy battalions
of the Czar o nthe field of battle, the
br av lite rwn men wuill go down,
and the struggle will end in a bitter
night of a Waterloo. Will that help
come in the hour of need?
In this short article we cannot dis
cuss the relations borne b- other na
tions to this argument oi sword in
the far east, but through the smoke
and carnage of battle amidst the
noise. confusion and bloodshed, if one
but stop to look there might be seen
the anxious. but grim and determined
face of the Anglo-Saxon. and when
that same smc.ke of battle clears
away, no living man can tell what the
change on the map of the world will
The State House Muddle.
The legislature is making itself
somewhat ridiculous by passing a res
olution to sue or prosecute Frank P.
Milburn, architect, -rd McIlwain, Un
kefer & Co., contractors, for defective
and inferior work on the State House
In view of the fact that the work
was approved as it proceeded and was
finally accepted by the state's own
representatives, the state house com
mission, this move on the part of the
legislature is like locking the stable
after the horse had been stolen.
The smooth, clever contractors,
knowing well their business, pulled
the wool over the eyes of the com
mission, which probably did not know
how to build a pump house, collect
ed their money, had their bond can
celled by the governor and left.
To prosecute or sue the-contractors
now would be a confession that the
old state house commission was com
posed of a set of imbeciles of whom
the contractors took advantage.
Cause of the War.
To the Editor of the Journal. , ,,
Please tell me in your paper the
cause of the war between Russia and
The war between Russia and Japan
was caused by the encroach'ments ot I
Russia on Corea, a small country in
the form of a peninsular lying near
Japan. The possession of this coun
try by Russia would place that tre
mendous power almost within can
non shot of the Japanese shore and
would greatly endanger the integrity
of Japan. Corea possesses several
much better ports than those Russia
has on the Pacific coast and these are
greatly desired as feeders for the
Transsiberian Railway. Russia's seiz
ure and occupation of Manchuria af
ter that province had been awarded
to Jipan as the result of her victory
over China several years ago greatly
aggravated Japan and her irritation
has grown greater as Russia has con
tinued to violate a prorise to get out
of Manchuria. There are many de
tails and complications to the situa
tion but this in brief is the cause of
Kibler, Dennis & Co.
This is a strong and reliable firm
which is doing a fine business and giv
ing satisfaction. The house carries
superior lines of articles, and it will
pay you to make an inspection there
before purchasing elsewhere. Kibler,
Dennis & Co. have the reputation
throughout the entire county of repre
senting their gods exactly as they
are and their customers go from the
store satisfied that they have receiv
ed the wvorth of their money. This is
why so many people go there and buy
when they want a new supply of
bedsteads, chairs, tables, and every
thing else usually kept by a firstclass
household and kitchen furnishing
Bunch McBee and Railroads.
A young man started out from
Greenville about twenty five years
ago to engage in the railroad business,
and he began at the bottom round of
the ladder as a brakeman, from which
he steadily advanced from one posi
tion 'to another, and for the last fif
teen or twenty years "Bunch" McBee
has been widely known in railroad
circles. He is still in the railroad
business, and is making an effort for
the control of a new line. The At
lantic and North Carolina Railroad,
a short line in North Carolina, has
for some time been in the hands ofi
the State authorities. Several propo
sitions have been made to lease the
line. A dispatch from Raleigh states
that Governor Aycock has received
the fourth proposition to lease the At
lantic and North Carolina Railway.
It is signed by V. E. McBee, for him
self and his associates. The Gover
nor,,old,ay nothing rnore about the
natter. but it is expected that
*Bunch" will succeed in his purpose.
WR. AND MRS. JACOB A. MAYER:
[low short is life! How certain death!
li hour of striie. a transient breath,
\nd life is o'er: we thither go
To part no more with those we know.
roday we are, tomorrow-where?
The gate's ajar. we enter there:
Dur race is run. the welfare's o'er,
rue Life's begun, we die no more.
Tis here that friends and loved ones
'Tis here we're sorely grieved;
Beyond will be no aching heart
Imploring to be relieved.
How transitory and fleeting are
All things with us below;
When loved ones, friends have cross
ed the bar,
We then might wish to go.
Death enters our homes and bears
The treasures of our heart;
He comes again without delay,
And we one by one depart.
:n February the seventh, nineteen
Mr. Jacob Mayer on an angel's wing
as borne away to a fairer shore,
Where anthems forever ring.
Dn February eleventh, just four days
Mrs. Mayer was called to rest;
Though mem'ry will fore'er last,
We feel that God knows best.
They were united by bands of love
Too strong for time to sever,
o God called them to his home above
Where they're united forever.
, A Friend.
News Fom Excelsior.
Excelsior, February 18.-The ser
vice here Sunday afternoon was well
ittended and Rev. McMorries gave us
a good, able sermon.
Rev.- J. H. Piercy, of Whitmire,
spent Saturday night with Mr. D. B.
Miss Bettie Werts has returned to
er home at Etheridge after a several
lays stay with friends here.
Rev. Jas. D. Kinard, of Orangeburg,
visited in this section the early part
:f the week.
Some of our early gardeners have
:ommenced sowing the seeds.
A colored man in thi ssection broke
in to Mrs. Caroline Cook's corn crib
few nights ago and carried off a sack
:f corn. The negro was soon traced,
the corn recovered and he placed in
the Newberry jail for safe keeping.
We have had some rough weather
in this section and our farmers fear
the grain will be badly frozen out.
Messrs. Singley Bros. are sawing
Lumr again near here and will fill
our orders on short notice and treat
you right every time.
The Judge and the Lawyers.
The judge had had his patients sore
ly tried by lawyers who wished to talk
and by men who had tried to evade
jury service, says the Chicago Post.
Between hypothetical questions and
excuses it seemed as if they would
aever get to the actual trial of the
:ase. So .. ien the puzzredl little Ger
an, jumped up, the judge was exas
"Shudge!" cried the German.
"I tink I like to go home to my
ife," said the German.'
"You don't," retorted the judge. "Sit
"But Shudge." persisted the German
'I don't tink I make a good shuror."
"You're the best in the box, said the
judge. "Sit down."
"What box? asked the German.
"The jury box," said the judge.
"Oh, I thought it vas a bad box
hat peoples get into sometimes."
"No," said the judge, "the bad box
s the prisoner's box."
"But shudge." persisted the little
3erman, "I don't was speak good
You won't have to speak any at all,"
,aid the judge. "Sit down."
The little German pointed at the
awyers to make his last desperate
"Shudge," he said, "I can't make
ioddings out of what those fellers
It was the judge's chance to get
ven for many annoyances.
"Neither can any one else," he said.
With. .. sigh the little German sat
about the weather but
when it gets so you canI
run up stalks drop in
at our place (just below
the dispensary) and
We have telegraphed
for our fourth ship
ment of MIDDLE BUS
TERS. They sell be
cause they are just
what you need. Call
and see them at head
quarters for up-to- date
Newberry Hardware Co.
F. A. SCHUMPERT,
Sec'y & Treas.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY-IN
By Jno. C. Wilson, Esq., Probate Judge
W HEREAS, Jas. J. Lane bath made
suit to me to grant him Letters of
Administration of the estate and effects
of W. H. Lane.
The-e are therefore to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred and
creditors of the said W. H. Lane,
deceased. that they be and appear be
fore me, in the Court of Probate, to be
held at Newberry Court House, S. C., on
the 19th day of February next after pub
lication thereof, at11 o'clock in the fore
zoon, to show cause. if any they have,
why the said Administration should
not be granted.
Given under my hand, this the
3d day of February, Anno
[L. S.] Domini, 1904.
JOHN C. WILSON J P N. C.
EM? SAMS IA
Newberry, S. C.
Capital - - $50,000
Surplus - - - 19,500
since organization 21,000
Paid Depositors in
ment since or
ganization - - $9,200
A mian working by the day is paid
for the time he puts in at work, but
when that man saves a dollar for his
day's labor it works for him nights,
as well as days; never lays off on ac
count of bad weather and never gets
sick, but goes right on earning him
an income. It's a nice thing to work
for money, but it's much nicer to
have money working for you. Try
it-open a savings account with us
and get some money working for you.
Make a deposit in the Savings de
partment today and let it begin to
work for you. Interest computed at
4 per centJanuary 1 and Julyl1of
ISmall Savings are the Stepping
Stones to success and plenty
$1.00 a month deposited in our
Wiinlyears amount to $ 146 00
$5.00 will in 10 years
amount to - - - - $730 00
$10.00 will in 10 years
amount to - - - -4SI460 00
We want your business.
Have ample facilities to
accommodate our cus
IThe Commercial Bank
of Newberry. S. C.
SHAPE OR STYLE.
Remember I am at the same
stand and am always ready to serve
you with the very best of Jewelry,
Watches, Toilet Articles and every
thing to be found in a First Class
My business in Optical Goods has
greatly increased also, showing my
knowledge and ability in fitting
Spectacles and Glasses.
New Sterling Silver just received;
new ideas and new goods, also
quadruple plated goods, Whiting
Mfg. Co's, Dery Silver Co., Bene
dict & Rodgers.
Yours for a prosperous new year,,
J. GUY DANIELS.
It is said that seeds have been
found in Egyptian tombs which,
though thousands of years old, still
preserved their vitality. However,
in planting for profit, it is wiser to
demand seeds of a later crop.
Seeds can't be too fresh,' which
means that you must have those
grown last year. There is one
grower you can depend upon to
supply them, this is
You can buy them with confi
dence, knowing them to be true and
perfect in every way.
Land for Sale
82 acres 5 miles of
Whitmire-25 acres in
cultivation, 5 to 6 acres
Seven lots adjoining
the corporate limits of
building sites. Terms
and prices reasonable.
For further informa
tion call at
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