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DATES FOR THE REUNION.
Confederate Veterans Will Assem
ble in Charleston May 17 And
Remain Three Days.
Charleston News and Courier.
At a meeting of the citizens' execu
tive committee, it was decided that
the dates of the reunion of the State
Association of Confederate Vet
erans. at Charleston. remain as
originally tixed. May 17, 18 and
19. and that immediate steps be taken
to advertise the reunion throughout
the state, and to begin today an ac
tive canvass for subscriptions neces
sary to insure its success.
Letters from Gen. Wiley Jones and
others w.ere read touching on the fact
that the dates set for the reunion con
flict with the the state'democratic con
vention to-beheld at Columbia, on May
8, and with the meeting of the grand
lodge. Knights of Pythias, set for
May 17 and x8, at Greenville. The
general discussion that followed ev
idenced a general regret that the
dates for the several lineetings will
conflict with the dates of the county
feet a change in the dates set for the
reunion. but it was conclusively
shown that an earlier date was inad
visable because of the already short
time permitted to work out the pro
posed details of t'he entertainment to
be given the visiting veterans. and
conflict with the dates of the county
democratic convention and memorial
day, and that to defer the reunion to
later day would result in the abroga
tion of the unusually favorable con
cessions made in the way of railroad
rates, and based wholly upon
the holding of the. reunion at the
particular time set.
Tickets will be sold over the fol
lowing lines from points in South
Carolina, including Augusta, Ga., to
Charleston and return, account reun
ion South Carolina Confederate Vet
erans, May 17, 18 and 19: Atlantic
Coast Line Railroad, Blue Ridge
Railway, Charleston and Western
Carolina Railway, Southern Railway
and Seaboard Air Line Railway,* at
the following total fares from points
Abbeville... ... ... ... ....$ 4 65
Allendale .... ... .. ....... 2 20
Anderson... ... .... ..... . 5 35
Augusta, Ga....... .--.-.3 00
Barnwell... .... ... ... ..... 2 30
Blacksburg... ... ... ....... 4 80
Calhoun Falls... ... ........ 4 65
Camden... ... ... ... ... ... 2 75
Carlisle... ... ... ... . ..... 3 90
Catawba... .... .. --. ... .. 3 85
Cheraw... ... ... ......... 3 10
Clinton . ...... ... ... .... 4 15
Chester... ... ... ... ....... 4 00
Columbia... ... ... . ..... .. 2 85
Denmark... ... ... ... ... . 90
Fairfax... ... ... ... ... ... 2 10
Greenville... ... . ... ... .. 5 io
Greenwood...... ... .......4 65
Hardeeville... ... ....... ...2 10
Lancaster... ... .........---3 55
Laurens... ....... --...---.4 35
Newberry.... .......--.-...3 70
Orangeburg... ... ... ... ...I 85
Prosperity... ... ... ... .... 3 55
Rock Hill... ... ... ... ... ..4 00
Spartanburg... ... ......... 4 70
Sumter... ... ... .... ...... 2 r5
Total rates fz'om other points in
South Carolina .will be named upon
appli'cation to the general passenger
agents of South Carolina lines.
I:iter-line tickets will be on sale at
cotupon ticket offices only.
THE BRIDE OF ASAKUSA.
Deserted by Five Husbands; .But
-Finally Found a -Man.
Once there lived a wealthy mer
chant in the country town of Asakusa.
He had a daughter famous for her
. beauty and graceful manners.,
As she was of age the merchant
busied himself selecting a good hus
band: for her. At -last he thought he
had found a suita'be.man, and pre
parations were made for the wedding
Many a barrel of sake was consum
ed in celebration of the happy union,
and the customary cheer of a "thous
aid years and eight thousand years
mdi-e," resoun'ded from the lips of
one guest to another. But, strange
to say, the young bridegroom, who
was suppose-l to de the happiest of
all, was on his knees before his pa
rents-in-law on the very next morn
:ng, earnestly beseeching for that
hateful thing-the divorce.
What can be done when a young
couple do not agree? After much
hesitation, his petition was granted
and the beautiiul daughter was agrain
single. But she must marry. for does
not loyalty to our ancestors den-ud
that every Japanese shall continue the
.\ good luck would ave it a
young gentleman of a respectable
family in a neighboring village con
-,nted to marry her. The exchanges
of presents and other ceremonies
were duly performed. The marriage
bond was again tied.
But alas! He also would not stay.
He actually fled from his new home.
So. in the same manner, the third, the
fourth and even the fifth husband
could not endure this beautiful daugh
Overcome with grief and shame,
the merchant published'gn announce
ment that anybody who would marry
his daughter and stay with her at
his home would inherit the whole es
tate of the family without a condition.
Poor old man! He was almost crazy,
despite the immense fortune that he
One day a ronin (a Samurai with-I
out a lord who roamed the country
as a soldier of fortune) happened to
come to Asakusa. and heard the
strange story. His curiosity was so
aroused and his love of wealth so
kindled that he offered himself as a
suitor for the hand of the beautiful
The old ma: was only too glad to
accept him. for despite his poverty
the ronin was a man of noble birth.
After the usual preliminaries, the mar
riage was formally made.
The sound of the dishes in the:
kitchen had subsided and the shouts
of the merry guests were heard no
more, the candles in the hall and in
the reception room had burned out,
and the bride and bridegroom had re
tired to their chamber. The tolling
of athe bell in a distant temple told
that it was the dead of night.
Suddenly the bridegroom awoke
from his sleep and saw a white figure
standing before the dim light of the
chamber lanetern. It was his bride
He watched her eagerly, although
pretending to sleep, for he felt that
he was about to know the secret of
her rejection by her five previous hus
Her long black hair fell over her
pale face, which, turning toward the
bridegroom smiled a ghastly smile.
Then the woman-oh! not a woman,
but a ghost!-glided softly out of the
room toward the garden.
.1e heard the wooden sliding door
outside open. Was he afraid? Cer
tainly not. He was a Samurai, the
wearer of two swords, and fear was
impossible for him. He rose from his
couch and followed her.
The night 'Was cold and still. Not
a leaf rustled in the trees. The moon
shone brightly, and the slender figure
of the woman moved on the white
ground like a shadow.
Her course was toward the town
graveyard, the abiding place. of ghosts
and demons. A thin cloud came over
the moon and she disappeared among
The young warrior climbed up, sat
on a high tombstone. crossed his arms
firmly on his breast, and looked ea
gerly around the grayes. The moon.
shining through a rift in the clouds.
showed him a ghastly sight.
The girl had opened a newly made
grave and was devouring the corpse
ravenously. Even the cracking of the
bones could be distinctly heard. Fran
tic with her cannibal enjoyment, she
raised a bone high in the air and ut
tered a shriek that might have fright
ened even the ghosts and the devils
But it did not frighten the young
Samuria. H-e drew his long sword
the inspiration of the Japanese sol
dier-- and jumped down from his
seat. The girl turned around and
rushed toward him.
"'Who are vou-woman or devil ?"
demanded the brave soldier.
She thrust a bfroken bone, already
partly eaten. in iront of his face, and
"Eat this and I will tell you who I
He hesitated a moment, but she re
lieved him from his wonder by ex
"Oh. my dear husband! You are
the only one \Who has watched my
nightly performance with real manli
ness. This is but a trial of your
courage. Howv could I trust myself
and our great estate to a weak. cowv
ardly husband? Take this bone look
ing thing and taste it."
He took it and tasted-and tound
that it was a big piece of candy.
Traslated from the Japanese of Saik
kaku, a noted novelist of Three Hun
red Years Agro
MR. STONE AND THE CZAR.
Head of the Associated Press Tells
How He Raised Embargo
'Nelville F-. Sttnc. general manager
of the Associated Press. says The
Washington Star. has returned from
a business trip to Europe, where he
met the Czar and the German Emper
or. As the resilt of this meeting with
the Czar Mr. Stone secured the aboli
tion of the censorship on dispatches
of the Associated Press from Russia.
"I met the Czar in the winter pal
ace at St. Petersburg," said Mr. Stone
"We had an hour's conversation,
during which I showed him the reason
why I thoulgTiFthe censorship should
be abolished. I told him that his cen
sorship was ineffective, in that any
thing that a person wished to send
and which could not be sent through
by way of S. Petersburg could be car
ried to the German frontier in eigh
teen hours and sent over the German
wires. I also told him that the Rus
sian telegraph was losing the great
revenues that were paid for thosd
"He considered for a moment, and
then said. 'Your idea is a good one,
and impresses me very much. If you
will remain here for a week. I will
consider it and will give you my an
"I told him that I had to go to
Germany. so he asked me to make a
memorandum of my reasons for abol
ishing the censorship, saying that he
wished to consider them in private.
That night I again met him at the
grand ball at the palace. Mr. McCor
mick, our ambassador, was also pres
ent, and, turning to him, the czar
again said that he was very favorably
impressed with my proposal and rea
"During the next week I was in
Germany, and on my return to St.
Petersburg I learned that the censor
ship had been abolished.
"Besides that, our representative in
that city can now visit the ministries
and get what news they have there.
Formerly only one of them was open
Mr. Stone was asked how the first
report -of eleven Japanese vessels
sunk at Port Arthur, cabled to this
country. had started.
"A subordinate in the war office,"
he said, "fooled us on that. On the
morning of -the day on which we sent
out that cablegram a crowd of 5oo
people were in the court yard of the
ministry clamoring for news of their
relatives with the Russian fleet at
Port Arthur. To appease them and
to arouse patriotism, this subordinate
wrote a statement that eleven Japan
ese vessels had been sunk at Port Ar
thur. and sent the statement to -the
military barracks to be read to the
soldiers. Then he rubbed his hands
and thotught what a good joke he had
played. while this report was spread
ing all over the city and was recog
nized as offcial. WVheni the head of
the .offce returned a denmal was at
once sent out. and two hours later
true news of th'e contlict was publish
ed in tlie city."
THE CLUB MEETINGS.
Saluda Democratic club will meet
at Saluda Academy on Saturday,
April 23d, at 3 p. m. to reorganize and
to elect delegates to the county con
vention. A. WV. Monts, Prest.
In obedience to an order of the
chairman oi the democratic party of
Newberry county. Reederville Dem
ocratic club is hereby requested to
meet at Smith Bros.' store. Indepen
dence. S. C., Saturday, April 23d. at
3 o'clock p.m.. to reorganize and
elect delegates to the county demo
cratic convention, which meets in
Newberry on Monday, May the 2nd.
I. M. Smith, Prest.
The Old Men's Democratic club, of
No. 6 Township. will meet at Long
shore, S. C.. April 23. 1904, at 3 p.
n., to organi'ze and elect delegates
to the county convention.
H. D. Boozer, Prest.
The Factory Dem'ocratic club will
meet on Monday night, the 18th inst.,
at 8 o'clock in the graded school
T. S. Hudson. Prest.
The Mollohon Democratic club will
meet on Tuesday night, the 19th, inst.,
at 8 o'clock, in Wilson & Co.'s store.
A. L. Knight, Prest.
Ocr Wilson, Sec.
The Vareht-use Democratic club.
of No. 9. will meet on Saturday. April
23. at 3 p. m.
T. B. Fellers Prest.
B. B. Hair. Sec.
The Kinards Democratic club. at
Kinards, will meet on Friday, April
22. at 4 o clock in the afternoon.
0. B. Evans, Prest.
J. A. Dominick. Sec.
The St. Lukes' Democratic clut
will meet at St. Lukes' school house
on Saturday, April 23, at 3 p. M.
D. P. Hawkins, Prest.
W. F. Benedbaugh, Sec. .
The Little Mountain Democratic
club wigl meet at the school house on
Saturday evening at three o'clock,
April 23rd, to'organize and elect dele
gates to the county conventio.n..
B. H. Miller, Prest.
J. B. Scott, Sec.
The Liberty Democratic club will
meet on Saturday. April 23, at 2
o'clock, p. m.. to reorganize and elecl
delegates to the county convention.
N. R. Lester, Prest.
G. F. Hunter. S!c'y.
Saluda Democratic club. No.
will meet at W. F. Sanders' store.
Saturday. April 23. at 3 p. m.. to re
organize and elect delegates to the
W. H. Sanders. Prest.
J. S. Werts, Sec'y.
The Dead Fall Democratic clut
will meet at Dead Fall school house
on Friday, April 22. at 3 p. m. A full
attendance is tdesired.
B. L. Dominick. Prest.
Jos. W. Alewine, Sec'y.
The Young Men's Democratic clut
is requested to meet at the council
chamber on Friday, the 22nd, inst.
at 8 p. m., to reorganize and elect del
egates to the county convention
whibh meets on the 2nd day of May
A full attendance desired.
Jno. C. Goggans, Prest.
Jno. W. Earhardt, Sec'y.
Vaughanville Democratic club will
meet, at its usual place of meeting
on April 23, at 3 o'clock p. m., tc
reorganize and elect delegates to th<
M. 0. Smith, Prest.
B. W. Goodwin, Sec'y.
Jalapa Democratic club will meel
on Saturday. April 23, at 3 o'cloc)
in the afternoon, to reorganixe an(
elect delegates * to the county con
W. C. Sligh, Prest.
S. M. Duncan, Sec'y.
Of the Coit~ion of the First Rahona
Bank of Whitmire, at WhIitWiE, il
the State of Soith Qarolia at ti
close of bausiness March 28thi, 1904.
Loans and Discounts.---.$52,617 6;
Overdrafts, secured and unse
cured....................... 1,007 6:
U. S. Bonds to secure circula
Banking house, furniture, and
fixtures.. .................... I of
Due from National Banks (not
reserve agents)...........-....2,914 6(
Due from approved reserve
agents..................-...... 4,532 2.:
Notes of other National Banks 34o C
Fractional paper currency.
nickels, and cents............ 48 9
Specie- ..........$2,4I2 25 '
Legal tender notes 1,980 00- 4.392 22
Redemption fund with U. S.
Treasurer (5 per cent. of cir
culation).................... 312 5C
Cpital stock paid in...........$5,oco oC
Surlus fund...................,000 oc
Undivided profits, lessexpenses
and taxes paid................ 1,368 74
National Bank notes outstand
ing..-.........-........-....... 6,250 oC
Individual deposits' subject to
check..-......-..------------ 38,792 9.
Cashier's checks outstanding... 5 23
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, CoUNTY 01
I, J. K. S. Ray, Cashier of the
above named bank, do solemnly swear
that the above statement is true to the
best of my knowledge and belief.
'J. K. S.*RAY, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
4th day of April, 1904.
R. R. Jeter,
F. M Setzler,
.Aftt-r 1i1.tening to a poor man's ta:e
ii woe t's ip to the heiress to gi:e
himl" a helping hand.
\Vhen a nian is anxiu ow T) lo:e
iden1ity ll i e has to t - to imarry
a einh woman.
The v rst thing abotit an obsta e
i that it is always in the way.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.-IN
By John C. Wilson. Esq., Proba:e
Whereas Newton C. Duckett hath
made suit to me, to grant him Letters
of Administration of the Estate of
and effects of Samuel Glenn with will
These are therefore to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred
and creditors of the said Samuel
Glenn, deceased, that they be and
appear before me, in the Court of
Probate. to be held at Newberry, on
the 30th day of April next after publi
cation thereof, at ii o'clock in the
forenoon. to show cause, any they
have, why the said Administration
should not be granted.
Given under my hand, this 9th day
of April. Anno Domini, 1904.
J. C. Wilson.
J. P. N. C
An annual meeting of the stock
holders 6f the Newberry Warehouse
Co., will be held at their office over
Summer Bros, store on Wednesday,
April 20th, at io o'clock a. m.
C. E. Summer, Secy. & Treas.
All persons are forbidden to tres
pass on the Fed Paysinger place in
this county, by hunting, fishing or
otherwise. Trespassers will be pros
ecuted to the full extent of the law.
MIXES and KNEADS
bands to the doug.
Easy to operate.
Easy to clean.
THESE BREAD MAKERS
have Been Tried and are
BEING USED by local
parties, every one guar
anteed to give satisfac
-F. A. SCHUMPERT,
Sec'y and Treas.
Here is the place for
Everybody wanting the
Right kind of cigars
And finest stationery,
Ladies and gentlemen.
Don't you forget it.
A fresh supply of
New goods in these lines
Down to the lowest mark.
Now is the time that
Each one of yon
Who wants to buy
Some of these things
Ought to come,
For they are going
Fast and give satisfaction.
It is a settled fact.
Comne and see for yourself.
E. H. Aul1,
Elberta Peach Trees,
Barred Plymouth Rocks.
Red Raspberry Plats.
Eggs for hatching a specialty. All
ingniries promptky answered. Wrie
GEO. F. MONTGOMERY,