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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More of Less Interest Con
densed Outside the State.
Five lives have been L- l( :III
wards of s5.ooo.ooo xi rth of 1)roper
ty destroyed by the iiou,d which has
devastated many parts of "lichigan
during the past several days.
Elijah W. Campbell. division super
intendent of the Texas and Pacitic
railway, was accidently killed in the
railroad's yard at Dallas. Texas. on
Tuesday. being caught between two
moving cars and crushed to death.
Gen. William H. Payne, counsel
for the Southern railway. a distin
guishe Confederate ficer and coi
mander of the famous Black Horse
Cavalry at the first battle of Bull Run.
died at his apartments in \Vashing
ton on Tuesday. aged 73 years. He
lived for many years at \\'arrenton.
Va., an( practiced law in the \'irginia
courts. He became a briadier gener
al in 1864. commandin. a brigade un
der Gen'eral 1:itzughli, Lee.
Returns fit ni the Arkansas pimry
s1ow that Govern,r jeffers-n Divi-":
will be entitled t,, enough delegates
in the state convention to assure his
election. Judge \\'ond. his opponent.
has conceded that on the face of the
returns he has not enough counties to
win the nomination. but lie will ap
peal to the state convention and con
test the vote as returned in a number
Four men were drowned on Tues
day in Lake Calumet, near Chicago.
by the capsizing of their boats while
Walter Mc'eal was shot and killed
near Pearson, Ga., early Tuesday
morning. by Henry Cook, his father
in-law. The killing was the end of a
quarrel that had been nursed by the
men for some time.
While at work in Marx peanut fac
tory, in Norfolk. Va., on Monday.
Henry Felton accidentally fell into a
rapidly revolving fly-wheel and before
his plight was discovered, about half
an hour afterwards, the man's body I
had been torn into fragments. Fel
ton was at work alone In an upper
story and the continuous po-inding of
his body on the floor attracted the at
tention of other' occupants of the
building, who found the man's re
According to a dispatch received
from Hamburg, there were 90 killed,
including 13 white persons. in the
cyclone whlch caused ruin through
out the island of Reunion March 21
Mr. Gillett of Massachussetts made.
an uncalled for speech in congress on
Monday on the negro question, as
serting that he did not believe it fair
or wise for the democrats oi the south
to say that they intend forever to
ievent the negro from participating
J. C. Cole. policeman and deputy
sheriff at Battelle, Ala., was killed on
Tuesday by his ten-year-old son. The
boy had been fighting with other
boys and his father whipped him for
-it. The child afterwards secured the
parent's pistol and blew his father's
It is reported from East St. Louis,
Il., that W. T. Scott, a negro candi
date for president, has announced that
preparations have been completed for
a national convention for the nomina
tion of a negro candidate for presi
dent. The convention will be held in
St. Louis on July 6, the date set for
the national democratic convention.
The name of the new party is the
"National Civil Liberal Party," and
a platform will be adopted which,
Scott says, will call for government
ownership of transportation facilities
and a pension list for former slaves.
The national house committee on
ways and means has taken unfavor
able action on the 'bill before the
house prohibiting the inclusion of
coupons in packages of tobacco.
Fourteen negro wagon drivers of
the Richmond Baggage Transfer
company, Richmond, Va., have notifi
ed the company that they would not
work with a single white man who
had been employed as driver. The
company discharged the whole negro
force and employed white drivers.
The South Dakota democratic con
vention instructed its delegates to the
national democratic convention to
support William Randolph Hearst
"first, last, and all the time for the
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More of Less Interest Con
densed in the State.
Gr(.und h a- been br'-kenf the
library building at the C,niie M:lax
well. orphanage. Grcem*n-od. being
erected as a miei,rial to . P. . -
Kis,ick by Nlr. .cKissick's mother.
H!ampton'*s birthday was appropri-!
ately celebrated in Greenville and
Laurens on l-nday.
At about three o'clock on Sunday
morning the lady operator in the
Gree.iwood telephone excltange tired
three shots at s'me one who pitu nd
ed on the do,r f4,r admittance. but
who fled when t.k! that he w uld
very probable get shtit.
Arraingements are being made for
the mbervance -f the. 2001 :anmiver
sarv tf ii f1-undati-m ..f St. James
church. at G-.,Se Creek. Charleso-n
county. ol April 17. Th church
is Pne of the ldest landlmarks in the
1< wer part ..f the state.
The grand lodge Knights of H 1onor
wil! me;t in C-4lumbia on Aril 20
The Daunghters -f the C,:niceracy
al, the .ch'lchildren f C.k-. mbia
decorated Wade Hamcpi'n t mb
with choice :. -wer , QnM d:nay. the
anniiversaLry .f H-Iamtri n'sr~ deathI.
Robert Stephenson Sim) n. 1f
Charlestn. who won the cfnipeti
tive examination held in Coltumbia
for the West Point cadetship. has lost
the cadetship on account of having
used an improper name to avoid
newspaper noteriety. as he says.
Senator Tillman has written that he
will give the appointment to the first
alternate. W. Gibbes Lykes. of Co
Dr. Hext M. Perry. president of
the Greenville Society for the Pre
vention of Cruelty of Animals. re
ports a shocking case, in Greenwood.
to Governor Heyward. It seems that
some miscreant poured turpentine on
a dog and set fire to it. The dog ran
around the strees in Greenwood until
The residence of Mr. William Grov
esnor, of Providence. R. I., at Aiken,
was robbed on Monday night before
the family retired, articles to the
value of about $8oo being taken.
This is the second time Aiken has
been visited by burglars in a short
period. It is thought the burglary of
Mr. Grovesnor's residence was con
ducted while the family were on the
porch listening to a band of negro ser
The Clemson college encampment
be held in Anderson May 5-9 inclu
sive. The cadets will leave the cam
pIs on May 4 and march to Anderi
A negro woman was burned to
death at her home in Darlington
a_,;.ntv. She was subject to fits and
it is thought that dturing one of these
her clothing caught nire.
There is a shortage of S5oo in the
accounts oft the Hamptotn coutnty dis-I
penser. The dispenser says his safej
The police of Aiken have captured
four negroeswvho they feel quite sure,
are the parties who robbed the resi
dence of Mr. William Grovesnor on
Monday night. Three of them had
entertained the family with music in
the open air while the fourth, it is
presumed, slipped in the house and
stole the jewelry and other articles,
to the amount of about $8oo.
The Times and Herald, the two
afternoon -papers heretofore publish
ed in Florence, have combined, and
will be held in Anderson May 5-9 inclu
Hartwell M. Ayer.
Last Friday night while playing in
ter home at Inman, in Spartanburg
county, a little nine-year-old negro
girl acidentally ran against an open
knife in the hand of one of her broth
ers. The blade penetrated her stom
ach, inflicting injuries from which she
DEATH OF JAPAN'S BAGLEY.
The "First Heroic Death" of the War
With Russia-Lieut. Kaji
Edward T. Hayden, writing from
Tokio, under recent date, says:
Japan is still smiling contentedly over
the death of her Ensign Bagley. It is
Japan's way of mourning over Sub
Liet. Kajimura Fumio's heroic end
before Port Arthur--her nirst noted
son to fall in battle with the Russians.
Even the young man's father, when
the news of the wvar's "first heroic
in hi,. bed Sick h. wed J.v.
.ir lc cncern wa it en h1 i . lr
-..::. :a lieenam ~in the ay. I.. e
h... to ee re anl amlilleati, 1 th1il.,
ann'iunceenet that his br ther ha.!
hie: a:.utlytt fo r the emp)err.
i et. Funi ',. death wa- enugh t
rini the ,'mile -f satisfactionu to the
lip. a heric nat1,i,n. The son of a
samurai. lie (lied; a: a samurai i aud,
striving to tight his country's enemy
as he lay mortally wounded.
Licut. Funio was killed during the
!lrst attack on the Russian strong
hold. Throughout the battle he had
charge of an eight-inch gun on the
battleship Katsuse. Toward the close
of the one-sided contest he trained
his gun in the "Bayai." and a great
clumnn if black smoke. as though
the Rusians were ,n fire. shortly fk,l
1"wing liis sh'it. showed that his ainm
had w,rked hav,c ant-ng the enemy..
1i wa- preparing an- ther thut whelp
:lhell-pres.-miably frtm a tort
truck him in the smtall of the back.
passel thnili the bidv. fell on the
deck in frit ..f him. and explded.
showerinZ the entire gun crew with
:t a i f teel.
\\'hie the air wa: :til !!.led wit
bits if the sheil Lieut. Sonoda. whose
p)llsi was cliose by. rushed up and;:
caught Funmi as he was falling on
the deck. The sieil had all but cit
its victim in two. but he was still con
cies. and as Licut. Sonoda and a
m11elber of the crew started to carry
himi towar-i the iospital he protested:
"This devil of a Russian animal." he
said. "Don't take my shoes off. I
want to fight again."
Still protesting and struggling
weakly with his comrades, he was
taken to the hospital. The surgeons
bent over him.
"Don't," he ordered. "Look after
the others. 'My wound is slight. I
iave to go to my post-don't take off
And with a protest on his lips at
being kept from his post he died.
Both Ensign Bagley's heroic death
ind his family prominence made his
ame known throughout America in
the Spanish-American war. It is the
;arne with Lieut. Fumio.
COOKS AND TEACHERS
Can't Be Kept in Northwestern Ne
braska, Because Cowboys Will
Kansas City Journal.
According to reliable reports from
the cattle country of Northwestern
Nebraska. that region has superior in
ducements to young women who
might become susceptible to offers of
Col. Sam M\oses, a cattle baron of
Cherry County. Neb., who owns a
ranch of severa' thousand acres near
Valentine, was in Kansas City last
night, on his way home frout a visit
"I employ several cooks on my
ranches," said Col. MIoses, "antd being
decidedly opposed to male cooks, I
have from tinme to time imported wo
men cooks from thte cities as well as
from rtural towns in the thickly set
ted sections of the country; but I
can never keep a woman cook longer
than a few weeks. Every time I
bring in a new woman cook some
towboy comes along and marries her.
Then I send for another one, and the
same result is certain.
"This is also true of school teach
er:s in our country. Bright young
women come out there and are engag
ed to teach th3e district school. They
start in with great enthusiasm. A lit
tie later in the school term we ob
serve that their thoughts seem to
stray far away from their school room
duties. We used to wonder what it
meant, but now we wonder no longer,
for we know they are going to marry
a cowboy and quit teaching school.
And so it goes, year after year.
"The only way I can account for
this is that thte cattle country is pop
ulated mostly by men, and that the
majority of them are young fellows
who have come out from the farms of
the eastern states. It takes a vast
bunch of men to handle the cattle in
dustry, and the place being compara
tively new aand lacking in many of
tie attributes that go to make up do
mestic surroundings, the number of
women is necessarily limited.
"Therefore I am speaking seriously
when I say that the cattle country of
Nebraska and South Dakota really of
fers inducements to young women
who would care to marry cattlemen.
I do not at this moment know of any
eattle barons looking for wives, but
it must be remembered that the hired
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likelv to be the owner of the brand
ing iron tomtrrow, figuratively
speaking; so some of these young wo
men are building better than they
know when they take a Cherry court
ty cowboy for a husband. Even if
Mr. Cowboy never does become al
magnate, he will always make a good
living, and his wife, unless she is a
stickler for theatres and city society,
may find life well worth the living,
even though she may dwell ten miles
from her nearest neighbor. The
cowboy's wife may depend upon at
least two visits a year to Omaha,
Kansas City. Sioux City or some
other metropolis, and she most al
ways goes with a well filled purse.
"Outside of the young women whol
have been reared in the cattle country!
-and there are few-there are just
three classes that enter into the mat
rimonial race. There are the school
teachers, the cooks and the visitors
who come out from the east to spend
a summer with relatives. It is -a not
able fact that at least half of the
young women visitors to Cherry
county do not return to their homes.1
ntil they go back with 'Mrs.' attach
Fd to their names.
THE TRUTH AT LAST.
Vindication of President Davis' Char
acter Begining to Find Its
Way to Public Press.
It's a wearv stretch of lane that has!
no turning. but that sooner or later,.in
support of the ancient adage. it will
deflect. would seem to be incontrovert
able, since now at the long last the
vindication oi even President .Jeffer
son Davis' character is begining to
find its way into the public press.
In the March Pilgrim there is an
article by Landon Knight entitled
"The True Jefferson Davis" that we
trust will prove the entering wedge
in this respect. But whether it does
or not, it is at least something that
northern readers are given a chance by
one of their own magazines to learn
the truth about a man who has been
so maligned. The following from the
article in question will give an idea
of its scope and tone:
"The people of Texas, learning of
Mr. Davis' losses, offered to give
him an extensive stockfarm in that
state, but this he also refused. Upon
the Gulf of Mexico at the little sta
tion of Beauvoir, Mr. Davis owned a
tract of land which he conceived
woutld support his family. and there,
far from the strife of the busy world,
he resolved to spend the declining
years of his life. However, retire
ment at best could only be partial, for
a nan loved and venerated as Mr.
Davis throughout the south, and
Beauvoir accordingly became the
shrine of the public men who sought
the counsel of its sage. But with the
modesty characteristic of the man
he refused to advise any one upon
measures of national itnport, since by
the action of congress he was forever
disfranchised. He would not ask par
don, sincerely believing that he had
done no wrong, and when the people
of Mississippi would have elected him
to the United States senate he declin
ed the honor in words which should
be persu by all who kenow the man
r'all Millet! 0
eeds of Us, You
re The Best.
1AM & SON,
as he was, during this period of his
life: 'The franchise is yours here,
and congress can but refuse you ad
mission and your exclusion will be a
test quectivn,' ran the invitation, to
w.hich Mr. Davis replied: "I remain
ed in prison two years and hoped in
vain for a trial, and now scenes of in
sult and violence, producing aliena
tion between the sections, would be
the only result of another test. I
am too old to serve you as I once did
and too enfeebled by suffering to main
tain your cause.' Any word that might.
serve to still further increase that
alienation never passed the lips of the
gentle, kindly old man, who, still the
idol of his people, preferred to all
honors the quiet life among the pines,
where amidst his flowers he played
with his children and their little
friends, and far into the night, sur
rounded by his books, he worked asid
uously upon his only defense, "The
Rise and Fall of the Confeder
ate States of America.' The con
cluding paragraph of that book,
written in the gray dawn of
a% summer morning after a
night of continuous labor, should -be
read by every one who would under
stand the motives that actuated Jef
ferson Davis in the great part that he
played in the world's history.
":'In asserting the right of seces
sion it has-not been my wish to incite
to its exercise. I recognize the fact
that the war showed it to be imprac
ticable, but this did not prove it to be
wrong; and now that it may not be
again attempted. and the union may
promote the general welfare, it is
needful that the whole truth should be
known so that crimination and re
crimiation may forever ceas~e, and
then on the basis of fraternity and
faithful regard for the rights of the
state there may be written on the
arch of the union 'Esto per petua.'
It is the voice of the soul in defeat,
yet strong and conscious of its own
in'~tegrity, recognizing the inevitable
and praying for peace and the per
petuation of that union which Jeffer
son Davis still loved."
Jayson: "It is strange, isn't it?"
Jinmpson: "Er--what is strange?"
Jayson: "Why, that the oldest in
habitant is always a man-never a
"Willie," said his mother, "I wisb
you would run across the street and
see how old Mrs. Brown is this morn
A few minutes later Willie returned
and reported: "Mrs. Brown says
it's none of your business howv old she
Bedridden, alone,. and destitute.
Such, in brief was the condition of
an old soldier by name of J. J.
Havens, Versailles, 0. For years
he was troubled with Kidney lisease
and neither doctors nor medcines
gave him relief. At length he tritd
Electric Bitter. It put him on his
feet in short order and now he testi
fies. "I'm on the road to complete
recovery." Best on earth for Liver
and Kidney troubles and all forms
of Stomach and Bowel Complaints.
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