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34. U. ACLL, EDITOR.
We see by our exchanges that Mr.
J. E. Norment, who has been con
nected with the News and Courier i
for a num? 'r of years has severed his
connection with that paper so as to
devote his entire time to his duties as
private secretary to the governor.
Mr. Norment has few equals as a
newspaper man and his retirement is
distinct loss to the profession. "Ed"
Norment has hosts of friends in every
community and it is hoped that his
retirement is not permanent. The
people had become accustomed to re
gard him as a large part of the News
and Courier, and his genial manners
and pleasant address made many
friends for that excellent paper. We
wish Mr. No-ment a pleasant stay in
the executive office and look forward
with pleasure to his return to news
"Sixteen to One or Bust."
News and Courier.
A prominent Charleston jeweller
g said that he sold more engage
rings than wedding rings, the
erry Observer remarks: "That
eagy-there are about sixteen en
gagements to one wedding," which is
y we.would remark that either the
unig ladies or the young gentlemen
of Newberry must be very peculiar."
!Neighbor, that is all right. It is
s4 eierywhere. Newberry is just like
er places in some respects, only
e is a great deal better than many
e more than,one way.
Senator Hanna, now dead, did not
ow that the Southern Democratic
apers loved him so. Perhaps he
vould.have .been pleased to know that
they liked him well. It might have
done him good. How we love a man
after he is dead and gone. It wonld
be so much better all- around for us
to give our kind thoughts to our
neighbors before we are forced to be
thoughtful and careful by the cold,
clammy hand of death which, while
grasping our neighbor, at the same
time shakes us with a sense of duty
and obligation, as well as affection.
Mr. B. E. Nicholson has purchased
"East Hill," the beautiful home of
General M. C. Butler, on Colurnbia
streit. Must be orange blossoms
growing on Columbia street?-Edge
field cor. Johnson News.
One thing is sure the Japanese had
their minds made up. They knew
what they wanted.
Admiral Dewey is expected in Char
cston today. We'd like to be there
The American and Spanish war was
a small affair compared with what is
going on now.
A Colored Presiding Elder Arrested
-Sheriff Bufort has log had a war
rant for the arrest of Presiding Elder
C. L.'Archer, of the Abbeville Dis
trict, living in Columbia; who was
charged with breach of trust while
serving churches in this section. It
seems that he bought a stove and fail
ed to pay for it. while the money had
been handed him by the church to pay
the debt. The sheriff went to Colum
bia for the fourth time to arrest the
preacher and returned yesterday with
his clerical prisoner. The case was
compromised by Archer paying the
amount. due Mr. S. P. Boozer, from
whom the stove was bought, and the
costs in the case.
2 Senator Hanna Dead.
The distinguished senator from
Ohio died at the Arlington hotel in
Washington on Sunday evening after
an heroic struggle with typhoid fever.
Weakened by two sinking spells
that attacked him yesterday he had
not the vitality to resist a third that
came to him after a spell of coughing
at 3 a. m. today. Artificial respira
tio and the use of oxygen which had
been relied on to aid him, failed and
at 4:30 a. m. the members of his fam
ily and his closest friends were called
to the death chamber to bid him a
last farewell. Just before he sank into
unconsciousness he gazed slowly
around the room and smiled faintly
to show that he recognized them all.
He became unconscious almost im
-matel and in that condition passed
ANEW OPEN PORT IN COREA.:
It is 150 Miles Up the Yalu and Vir
tually Opens that River to Com
Washington. February 17.-Mr. Al
len. the American minister at Seoul,
cables the State department that Wiju
has been de1:red open to the --mn,
merce of the world by hte Corean
The United States was the first
power so far as known, to apply to
the Corean Government for the open
ing of Wiju to the world's trade. This
action was taken while Japan and
England were urging the opening of
Yongampho, lying at the mouth of
the Yalu River on the Corean side.
The view taken by the State depart
ment was that if we could secure the
opening of Wiju, i5o miles up the
Yalu above Yongampho, the effect
would be to practically open the whole
of that stretch of the river to com
merce, so that the project really was
much larger than the mere opening of
a port at the mouth of the river. Wiju
lies on the opposite side of the river
and very near to Antung in Manchu
ria, which the Chinese Government,
by treaty with the United States, has
already declared to be an open port,
although this never has been admitted
by Russia. It is understood that the
opening of Wiju is directly attribut
able to Japanese ascendancy in Corea,
for while the country was under Rus
sian influences Mr. Allen, the Aneri
can minister, was unable to induce the I
king to open a single port in addition
to Chemulpo. It is probable that the
State department will at once take
steps to have America represented at
Wiju by a consular or commercial
Death of Mr. Tompkins
Mr. B. F. Tompkins died of con
r.mption at the residence of his fath
er in West End on Wednesday after
noon, aged about thirty years. The
funeral was conducted at the house
by his pastor Rev. N. N. Burton, yes
terday afternoon at three o'clock, in
terment in Rosemont cemetery. Mr.
Tompkins leaves a wife and four
We have the Best
Just to rush the season. They Will
One lot India Linen, worth 6740
" " "' " 16c.
" "P. K's " oc,
" "White Dimity " 1%
" "Checked Nainsooks wort1
"Corded Madris, 36-in. w<
" "Light Percales, worth
" " Best Ginghams,
"4' Ginghams, worth Syle. a
Calicoes, light and dark,
Laces NTec.Is. We
WE ALWAYS SHOW YOU THI
SEE THE PRETTY ORIENTAL CC
No. 6o Taffeta Ribbons alway
SHOES AND C
Every pair of Shoes and Odd Pants,]
Remember We Will Be Prepared to
k Negro Sent Up To The' Gang-'
Roads Filled With Teams-Loads
of Fertilizers. Etc......
Prosperity, S. C., Feb. i8.-For a
eries of disturbancies on last Satur
Jay a negro has been sent up to the
:ounty reformatory-the chain gang
or awhile, and yet there awaits him
;everal charges ofviolent threats and
iolding up citizens on the highway
with a drawn gun.
The weather has given no indica
ions of approaching spring but there
re evident signs among the farmers
nd the movement of farm wagons.
ur streets and roads are filled with
teams-the muscle of western mules
drawing wagon loads of fertilizers to
begin the next crop. Our farmers
would naturally under the stimulus of
the advanced price of cotton plant a
pretty full crop, and from some
sources comes information that the
oats crop has been badly injured
which means still more cotton.
Miss Georgie Schumpert has accept
ed service in Newberry at the cash
Mr. W. P. B. Harmon, of Green
wood, has been here this week.
Miss' Lucy Fellers has just return
ed from several weeks visit in New
Mrs. Leland Schumpert of Savan
nah, Ga., is here among her relatives.
Mrs. K. Baker, of Greenwood, is
here on a visit to her mother Mrs. S.
C. Barre. who is quite sick.
Miss Marie Lathan of Little Moun
tain is here visiting friends and rela
Mr. Bushnell Bowers is home from
Newberry College nursing a case of
An ekchange says:
Who says this country is not a con
sistent place to live in? In Pennsyl
v:tia there is a factory which turns
out idols for the Chinese to worship,
while the same state has a factory to
turn out missionaries to convert the
Chinese to Christianity.
. Radish.1 ~T,i
Variety of these.
Price Them Right, in early Spring
.at 4%c. per yard.
" 9 c. '' '
" ' 12c. " "t
i6c. at 4c. per yard.
io. " 7%/c. per yard.
2% " 9c " "'
rth 2% at 9c. per yard.
'1sC. "' boc- " "
xoc. at Sc. per yard.
t6c. per yard.
33/. " "
LATEST NOVELTIES.. ASK TO
LLLARS AT 24c and 49 cents each.
s . . oc...c per yard.
Sell You Your Spring Millinery at
SPRING. GODSU !
Our stores are full of new spring
goods. The kinds that are needed
early. The Cotton Fabrics that
can be bought now, at remarka
bly low figure, we have them all.
We have the prices right and the
qualities are right too. If you buy,
inferior goods of merchandise at
low prices you gain nothing, but
when you.buy the good qualities
that we sell, then you are the
We will sell you this week 36
inch Bleached Homespun soft fin
ish at 6 3-4 cent
Lot good Gingham dress styles
at 5 3-4 cents.
Big lot Bleach Sheets per pair
Big lot Bleach Sheets per pair
Visit us this week and ask for
what you want. We will supply
your wants reasonably.
/ Yours truly,
C. & G. S.
Pr a Free Subscription to the Leading
Magazine of Fashions and
For the purchase of merchan
dise to the amount of $10.00 from
February 1st to March 1st for cash,
comes to your Post Offce FREE OF CHARGE
each month for twelve months.
If you know the Delineator you are supposed
to have it already; if you don't, it is to your
interest to get acquainted with it. The cost for
this introduction is ours.
Full stock of Patterns on hand.
Yours to please,
.Newberry, S. C.
P. S.--The right line of right priced spring