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GENFRAL NEWS NOTES.
items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Outside the State.
Senator Gorman gave out an int-r
view last week iav,)rii-g sending un
instructed delegations to the St.
The democratic !tate co nve11,in of
Indiana instructed its thirty deletates
to the St. Louis convention ti,owa
for Judge Parker f,-r the presidentlai
A Coast line freight Jumped the
track near Fayetteville. N. C.. on
Tharsday evening and was wrecked.
the engineer being killed and the cul
ored fireman being hurt.
The Japanese lost their tirst -hip
of war while re: :n mines from
Kerr bay, when a torpedo boat was
destroyed. The ecalties -cre
seven killed and seven wounded.
Steve Pace. a negr.. was hanged
at Birmingham. Ala.. on Friday for
the murder of Jesse Simmons. also
colored, in 1896. Pace is the fifteenth
murderer hanged by the same sheriff
during the last four years.
In a prize fight in Fresno, Cal.,
on Friday night, Johnny Bryant was
pounded into insensibility by Walter
Robinson. a negro. and received in
juries from which he died in a few
Joseph Newnan. of Wilmington. N.
C., a traveling salesman for a Cm
cinflati distillery. committed suicide
at Detroit. Mich.. on Thursday. It
is said that grief over the death or
a brother led to the act.
Miss Clara Barton has resigned the
presidency of the American Red
Cross, and has been succeeded by
Mrs. General John A. Logan. who
has heretofore occupied the o .ice oi
A passenger train was wrecked at
Rockfish trestle. in Virginia. last
week. The engine and six coaches
left the track and twc Pullmans were
left ianging over the trestle. Pas
segers and crew escaped unhurt, but
two negro tramps riding on the top
of a Pullman were killed.
The republican convention of Illi
nois. after two days of fruitless bal
loting on a gubernatorial candidate,
on Saturday took a recess until yes
terday afternoon, when balloting was
to be resumed. This is the most re-1
markable convention in the history
of the party in Illinois.
Frederick Beach. a well known so
ciety man of Chicago was led by an
eloquent sermon to a confession oi
embezzlement, and was placed under
arr6st and is now awaiting trial. He
may also be tried on the charge ot
bigamy. He had left Chicago and haa
settled in Dallas, Texas. He was taken
back to Chicage
The French line steamship La Lor
aine sailed from New York for Havre
on Thursday with $9-3oo-ooo inl goa
bar.s and specie in her strong. room.
the most valuable shipment .of gold
which has ever gone out from New
York. The ship is worth 54,000.000.
the general cargo $1.ooo.ooo. and these
items. added to the sum represented
by the gold, made the La Loraine the
most valuable steamship which has
ever put out from New York.
A famous Zaw suit in the New York
courts has been decided by the con
clusion reached that Charles Fair died
before his wife. It will be recalled
that Mr. and Mrs. Fair were killed
in- an automobile accident in France
in 1902. Mr. Fair leit an estate valuea
1at $7,ooo,ooo which was killed to his
wife and hence the difficulty arose.
At. the session of the forty-ninth
convention of Southern Blaptistis. at
Nashville on Sat':rday. contributtions
aggregating $52.9 were made to the
endowment fund of the Theological
Seminary at Louisville. There were
several gifts of S5.ooo each, one com
ing from a Boston tnan and one from
an Atlanta woman.
- Fire at Batson. Texas. on Friday
afternoon destroyed eighteen der
ricks, five drilling rigs and twenty
two tanks, containing 13,ooo barrels
of oil. Tom WValker mounted a lad
der in an effort to ctut off the flow of
oil. but fell into a mass of burning
oil and timber. and was slowly roast
ed to death while the spectators look
ed on. helpless to reach him.
Prof. D)anton. the Hungarian high
diver. 10.: his life at R;leigh. N. C.
.m T'rida- nigt. iIe w.h one of the
attractions of the carnival at that
place. and iII making his tIo-foot
dive into a tank o. water below he
made a slight miscalculation and his
head and shoulder.e cane in contact
with the side .4 the tank with such
violence that he died .o0 afterwards.
Mayor Allan A%. Moss. of Newport
News. Va.. who I! a candidate for re
election. \Villian T. olss. a pr mi
ient attorney ani brother ,f the
maVor. and Robert \\. Perkins. one
of the managers .-f the campaign f,-r
Samuel R. lhxti..n. the mayor's 'p
pinent. were arre.ted fir fighting
in the street. The 1ght grew 'ut ot
the inav-r calling Perkins ti acc4punt
f,r alleged nalic-us slander.
It has inst cInte t. light that the
lat e E.. L. \\'em;z. thle yo ug milli<m -
re Vilo diappeared si myster10115
:e "Ine time ag. and wh11e body
was found near Big Stone Gap. Va..
recently. niv a few dav previ.us to
is death exect ed a will in which
he left his entire f.-irtune to Mrs. D.
It. \\entz. wife of the brther with
whom he was ., cl)sely associated
through the years oi their residence
at Big Stone Gap. This will. dated
on!v a few days before his tragic
death, lends a color to the theory or
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed in the State.
- Col. J. H. M. Clinch, an uncle of
Governor D. Clinch Heyward. died
at his home in Savaninah on Saturday.
aged 8 years.
It has been announced that the con
tract has been signed for building
the trolley line at Neal's Shoals. on
the Seaboard railhva. to Union.
Constable M. S. Davenport. . 0!
Greenwood. whro killed a negro at
Ninety Six. has been granted bail in
the sum of .!.oo.
State Senator J. \V. Ragsdale. of
Florence. has announced his candi
dacy for congress in opposition to the
incumbent, the Hon. Robert B. Scar
borough, of Conway.
The Anderson Telephone company.
hich manufactures instruments, has
increased its stock from $16.ooo to
$30,000. Everything in Anderson
seems to be prospering.
The police force of Charleston ar
rested forty cows running at large on
Thursday morning. By midday the
greater portion of the cows had been
redeemed by the payment of $2 in
Former Governor Sheppard. of
1Edgefield. says that he will n.wt i e
mi !hc race for congress in the Second
district this summer, as has beer re
ported in several quarters.
Congressman Johnson has secureai
or nyve exConfedlerates in this state
who had hor'ses taken awvay from
hem by federal s 'ldiers after the
srrendler of the Confederate armies.
viuchers for reimbursement.
John \Williams.,ec.>lired, was given
a preliminary hearing at Fort Mill
on Thursday on the charge of having
committed a criminal assault upon
Rose \Vhite. a -To-year-old colored
girl. Williams wvas committed to jail
to awvait trial.
It is reported in the News and
Courier that since the lawv requiring
all fires of a supicious nature to be re
ported to thg comptroller* general
went into effect the're hiave been an
average~ of about ten fires reported
ev'y day at his office.
While attempting to arrest two tun
known negroes late Saturday after
noon. Magistrate Win. J. Cox, of
Greenwood county was shot and
killed. The negroes whom he at
tempted to arrest were supposed to
be trasporting contrabrand liquor.
Robert Sanders. a negro tenant or
near Aiken, wvas shot and killed on
Wednesday enight. Henry Gray, a
white miller, is charged with the
crime- Sanders' wvife stated that Gray
shot her htusband on account of a dis
pute abouitt s .me corn which had been
stolen from Gray's mill.
Ravmond Brown, the 14-y-ear-ola
son of Mr. D. F. Brown. the keeper
of Elmwood cemetery. Columbia. w~as
lrwii'd on Thtursday in the canai.
near the C.. N. & L. railwvay trestie4
Three oif the young man's ciompanionls
mit the"e in time to see him (drown.
Tah attmpted to save him: hi: their
efforts were futile
Tie. h-mvisnme home of C~apt. A\.
1-1. Fuster. at nion. was totally de
str(iyed by ',ire on Friiday morning.
'he 14oss being between SI;.000 and
S.zo.ooo. which was partially iir-ure(j.
PracticalIV the inly thing 'If value
SaVed was the large portrait of
Ge' rge \\'ashingt' ni given Fo ster's
grandfather by \VasIhington him.i-.
\\.alter \lil l .. was shi-t and kiiled
h Earle Riivcheer, near Seneca. ,n
Tliirsdav. B th tIe par:ie. xwre
y white 111n Ln1 farmer'. The
tr. oble is -ripp, i-ed it haVe arisen ve r
a c, INV. .ill claiming that Richee
had :.h t his c,w. R -ceIc-ter su'!rrenI
,r..\ lill * leave, a wife anl
It is rep.irted fr,,tm Greenville that
a .ce n the Anderson side f ic the
line. in which Maggie Pres-ley.
yer, of age. an -,rphan girl. wa
whipped and criminally assaulted by
six ying men. has beeii conmpr' im
i-ed. It is Said the affair took place
In fte aftern-win and that all the sC-11un
drels acco,1mplished their hellish pur
pise. That night the girl bz,d mn
violent convulSi_IIs. and it Was
thought she 'vould die. but she recox -
ered. The sudden termination 4't
the case without prosecution has
been bitterly denounced, and it is like
Ilv that citizens will demand an in
Buying A Tie.
"I don't know just what color I do
want." said the young man to the girl
who presided at the tie counter.
"What color would you get if y:u
"I don't know," replied the girl,
doubtfully. looking at him. "You've
got blue eyes. but you're sort of
"Your eves are brown. ain't they?"
The girl dropped the lashes over
them. effectively. *I think a blue
would be real becoming," she said,
".but you could wear a red one just as
Red siits you." said the young I
"How would this do?" asked the
-Forty-eight same os the others."
"I mean what do you call the tie?"
"Oh, that's as ascot."
"I'd have to tie that myself, wouldn't
"Then that lets me out. I never
could tie a tie and I haven't anybody
to tie it for me. That's pretty hard
luck, isn't it? Have you got a bow?"
"I don't know as it's .any of your
business," said the girl.
"I meant a bow tie. Course I knew
you had a beau-a dozen of 'em.
When a lady's got your looks she
ain't going to be undersocked with
"-You're a jollier. ain't you?" saia
"Not so's you'd notice it. I would
n't try to give you a jolly, anyway. I
wouldn't give you anything but the
"I don't knowx.' said the girl. wit
a somewhiat softened manner. "I'd
hate to trust youi. Hoxv wvould this
"I'll take it if yotu say so. If votu
think it's all right, it's all right for
"Was there anlything more?"
"You don't keep these matrimonial
ties, do you?"
"You'll have to go around to the
court house for one." said the girt:
"we don't carry them. Customers
would be bringing them hack al1 the
'time and wanting to exchange 'ern
for something dise. .Ca-ash!"
"You ain't so slow, either," said the
.Our Bad College Spelling.
.\lnch is said in the newvspapers
about college English. The people~
ithin and without college wxalls dIe
care that students write badly. But
there is a thing more fundamental
than their poor English style'. it is
te matter of thleir spelling. Many,
college mien. as proved by essays.
cnno(t s.pell. They freqttently make
the' mistakes o4f transforming writing
into wxrittinig and of dining into din
ig'-an echii probably of the
noise of a college dining room.
Butt pooir spelling is not conl lnedl
to college sttudents. College profess
ors are not free from the blame. A
letter lies before the writer in whiich
the disiinisi'ed head ot a most im
p .rltm (depa rtmilent in a:n Amer'icani
e..llge dIecl are' thIat a cert ain calld:
iconpetent. A . New England co-I
lege profe:sr ha. recently Said that
III niaking application for a place in
Engli-h Aeveral candidate,, wrote of
the sa!ery. Of i curse. al-'. a mao
may lack c,ltre and spell c,,rrectiv.
Speiling i- mwre ,r le-s of an arbitrary
hit -f knwedge. 1But whatevcr ma
he he psychldogical relatwi. .f 'he
airt. thle :.ch,el shhl teach boys~
a:ivI! -irh '. 1, . By iinc-rrect spell
Ing tIhe h;,gher raiges learning arc
English Hotel Rates.
L.a-, winter Mlr. and \rs. \\hiting
Allen -taed a few days at a hotel at
)xifird. Enigianid. says th.': llr cc klynt
Eagl1e. \\hen the bill we p:ent ed
i: .k Mr. Allen'- breath. to -ty
AS LONG AS
We have Just r(
and one dozen I
mizers and as lo
2 We Will Give Oni
to each customE
ounce or more
tracts at the regi
cents an .ounce
tracts will please
your money bacl
Ring up No. 74 for
+ STORE. Orders
( Prescriptions from
* berry filled at any h
*We sell three boi
article for $2.50.
+ We carry the best
+ at very lowest prices
|Wmn. E. PELI
. Reliable Prescri;
le'thing of most of is ready money.
"Y oun't have to have ma:.,
,uests at that rate. do yo,.?" he asked.
wvith a t-uch of sarcasm.
"Sir." said the landlady. haugh,iy..
-this hotel is ;oo yeras .ld.
"Yes." MIr. Allen repon1e( qui'etiv,
b-t we haven't been here all that
im. viu know."
Thlin .Mrs. Allen pi-t on the finish
,g :.,d by a -ding in an oiocent
"I th..ught that bed mus, have
een .ce: pied ab, -ut that . ing
lb ardIr- I think th i chicker
ai tmst have been namied Ann.
.andlady--\\' iat miake(-- y(u think
iB-rder --It's age - :::certain
T.gn T pics.
EE .. .
3ceived a lot of
ng as they last
i Atomizer Free
r who buys one
of Lazell's Ex
ilar price of 50
.o Lazell's Ex
you, if not get
( GENTS AN OUNCE
is & Hunter,
any Doctor of New
our, day.or night.
tles of any $1.00 +
medicines and sell
lAM it SONj
-y, S. C.