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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Outside the State.
Robert B. Glenn has been nomi
nated by the democratic convention
for governor of North Carolina.
King Edward' of England arrived
at Kiel on Saturday morning on a
visit to his nephew, Emperor William
A negro was lynched by negroes
at Randolph. Bibb county, Ala., last
week. The negro had attacked and
killed another negro on account of
Commander A. G. Kellogg, of the
United States navy, fell from a fourth
story window in a hotel in Ports
mouth, Va., on Thursday night, sus
taining injuries from which he died
an hour later.
It has been brought out during the
bankruptcy proceedings against
Daniel J. Sully, the cotton king who
failed, that he has given a mortgage
of $82,ooo on his home in New York.
It seems that Sully will have nothing
A stage was held up near Silver
City, Idaho. by a lone bandit with a
shotgun. Nine passengers .were
forced to alight and give up their
valuables. The robber then ransack
ed the mail sack and ordered the
driver to proceed.
V. R. Valentine, a prominent far
mer of Northampton county, N. C..
while laboring under temporary in
sanity, on Wednesday night blew off
the back of his wife's head and then
put an end to his own life by shoot
ing himself with a shotgun.
At a meeting held immediately
after the adjournment of the republi
can national convention, George B.
Cortelyou. secretary of the depart
ment of Commerce and Labor, was
chosen chairman of the republican
national committee, and will manage
the republican campaign this year.
John S. Riley, division superinten
dent of the schools of Bedford coun
ty, Va., has been suspended by the
state board of- education on the
charge that he has been guilty of per
jury in connection with fire insurance
policies on his Iouse which was burn
ed some, time ago.
At a picnic at Adrian, Ga., on Fri
day Ed Spivey and Charles Hilton
became involved in a fracas in which
Spivey shot and instantly killed Hil
ton. The trouble was brought about
by Hilton occupying a seat which
Spivey had vacated for a short'time
to get some water.
Forty feet of the Southern railway
tunnel at Pine Mountain, near Warm
Springs, Ga.. caved in on Saturday.
No train was passing to jar the earth,
and an explosion heard about the
time of the cave-in has given rise to
the theory that the tunnel was wvreck
ed by sorne evilly-disposed person.
On his return to his home at In
dianapolis, Ind.. Charles WV. Fair
/banks, who was recently chosen the
republican candidate for vice-presi
dent, was given a generous welcome
by his fellow-citizens irrespective of
politics. When his train reached the
station the senator was greeted by
cheers from 1o,oo0 people.
Two Indian children of Eagle Val-'
ley, Nev., murdered their three-year
old brother. Indian Jack, the father
of the three children, and his wife
left their tepee to haul wood, and on
returning to their tent they found
their youngest child with its ribs
caved in and its backbone almost
severed from its natural fastenings.
The older of the fratricides is 7 years,
a girl, and the other is but 4. a boy.
Ion Perdicaris and Cromwell Var
ley, who were held in captivity by
Morocco bandits. have been released
after the payment of the ransom
which was demanded by the bandits.
Perdicaris is an American citizen
and Varley is a British subject. The
two governments demanded of the
sultan of Morocco the release of the
captives and the sultan paid the ran
som which the bandits demanded.
George Ligon, of Millington, a
suburb of Memphis. Tenn., who re
cently complained to the police ot
being held up and robbed of $5,250
by two men late Wednesday night,
has notified the chief of the Memphis
police that he found his money belt
with the money intact tied to the
knob of his do,or on Saturday morn
The New York Daily News, which
recently changed hands and has come
out as a straight democratic newspa
per, and which is recognized as the
organ of the Tammany Hall, has
started a presidential boom for
George B. McClellan, the present
mayor of New York. The News
claims McClellan to be the "one man
whose selection would mean certain
party success. The eyes of the north,
south, east and west 4re upon him."
Charles A. Swayse. an insurance
agent, shot and killed Miss Effie Al
vord, of Detroit. Mich.. on Friday,
and then jumped out of the eleventh
story window of the Chamber of
Commerce building. where the shoot
ing occurred, to - the pavement be
low, being almost instantly killed,
Swayse had tried to throw Miss Al
vord out of the window, but failing
in this, shot her twice. She is not
dangerously wounded. Swayse is a
married man, and behind the trag
edy lies his and Miss Alvord's inti
William P. Moody, of Massachu
setts, has been appointed attorney
general, to succeed Attorney General
Knox, who becomes senator from
Pennsylvania by appointment of Gov.
Pennypacker. Paui Morton. of Il
linois, will succeed Mr. Moody and
Victor H. Metcalf, of California. will
become secretary of the department
of Commerce and Labor, to succeed
George B. Cortelyou. who has been
chosen chairman of the republican
national committee. These changes
become effective on the ist of July,
when the resignations of Secretary
Cortelyou and :Attorney General
Knox take effect.
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
tems of More or Less Interest Con.
densed in the State.
The business men of Union have
decided to organize a chamber of
Three blind tigers were fined $25
each in the Charleson city court on
last Friday morning.
There has been some recent talk
that the Augusta-Aiken trolley 'line
will be extended to Columbia.
Mr. A. Lay, a prominent citizen of
Oconee county, died unexpectedly
last week one morning while he was
sitting at the breakfast table.
While shooting at a mad dog
Chief of Police Beckrell. of Green
ville, on Friday shot himself in the
arm, inflicting a serious flesh wound.
Dispensary constables raided the
Union club and the Union Social
club. in Columbia, last week, and
seized all the liquor found in the
Bishop Ellison Capers. D. D.. of
South Carolina. has been elected
Chancellor of the University of the
South. at Sewanee. Tenn., to succeed
the late Bishop Dudley.
During, a heavy thunderstorm at
Elloree last week a negro named
Sank Gilmore, who was ploughing in
his field, was struck by lightning.
Both negro and mule were instant
Lillie Gray, colored, was shot to
death by another negro woman in
Greenville one night last week. It
seems that the women had been
quarrelling, and the Gray woman
had cursed the other.
It is reported fronm Lancaster that
the number of candidates' there is
probably shorter than in any other
county in the state. Eight men are
to be elected a'nd as vet there are
only thirteen candidates in the nield.
Mrs. Agnes Schiever, an aged At
lata lady, was seriously injured
while out wvalking in Greenville on
Saturday by being run into by a
wagon. It is thought her recovery
wvill be difficult.
The Spartanburg grand jury last
week presented a number of women
for conducting bawdy houses. Bench
warrants were 'issued for their ar
rest and the bond of each was placed
at $750. Several of the women went
to jail in default of bond.
Mr. Zach McGhee has resigned the
editorship of the Spartanburg Herald.
to take effect July 1, and has sold his
stock in the paper to Mr. G. H. WVad
dell. the president of the company,
who will continue the management
of paper. Mr. McGhee's plans for
Lee Green was acquitted in the
Aiken court last week of the murder
of the peddler, Abram Surasky. The
jury stayed in the room twelve hours.
It was one of the most sensational
cases ever tried in Aiken. Green
claimed that when he came home on
the day he did the shooting he found
the peddler seeking to assault his
J. J. Rowe. a white man with a wife
and several children, 'vas convicted
in the Georgetown court last week
of stealing a pig and sentenced to
16 monthsl imprisonment and to pay
a fine of $ioo. It seems that he
changed the ear-mark of a heifer and
pig to his own mark and even after
the detection was proved by the most
convincing evidence, he continued
to lay claim to the animal.
The democratic executive commit
tee of Berkeley county has adoptea
a resolution assessing candidates for
congress $5oo each. It is reported
that the pur- ,.e of the resolution
seems to be iiore to test the power
of county assessments on congres
sional candidates than to get money.
as it carries with it the appointment
of a committee to confer with sim
ilar committees from the other coun
ties in the district and take some gen
eral action in the matter.
By the collapse of the framework
of the race track grand stand at the
new fair grounds in Columbia on
Thursday afternoon three colored
workmen and four white carpenters
who were at work at the time on
the top of the frame work were in
jured. The accident was the result
of Foreman Samuel Horn's failure
to carry out the order of General
Superintendent Seastrunk to more
securely brace the frame work.
The pledge for candidates adopted
by the Richland county executive
committee requires an oath from
the candidates that they will not give
nor spend money nor use intoxica
ting liquors for the purpose of in
fluencing votes, and also that the
candidates shall at the conclusion of
the campaign and before the primary
election render to the chairman ofo
the democratic party of Richland
county. under oath, an itemized state
ment of all moneys spent or provided
by them during the campaign for
campaign -purposes up to that time.
[n the "Noisy Noiseless Court" a
World's Fair MarveL
For some inexplicable reason an
:poch-making novelty at the St. Louis
:xposition that promises to rival the
nuch-heralded air-ghip competition
las been almost entirely overlooked.
Prof. Goldsborough. chief.of the de,
artment of electricity, has quietly
>repared a wireless telephone exhibi
ion that will give the blase wvondera
gnoring American sight-seer a very
tgreable shock of surprise. The
elephone, in its first stage of devel
>pment, made mem'orable the Cen
ennial exhibition in 1876. If the air
~hip competition materializes it will
tave to share with the "Noisy Noise
ess Cotirt" the historic honors at St.
Louis. In the quadrangle of the court,
ormed by the four walls of the Palace
f Electricity, the visitor may exper
ence the sensation of hearing sounds
tt a disance. without any -visible med
urn of communication. Going into
:he court oneW hears, no other soun(!s
than the near-by buzz of the throng
md humn of moving machinery. To
:ll intents and purposes the court is
literally noiseless, vet the air is fairly
ringing with the music of the bands
in the faraway bandstands, the music
of phonographs in distant booths.
The visitor is simply mystified onp%
ting to his ear a pair of car-pieces re
sembling the watch-case receivers
that are worn by the telephone girl
during her switchboard dutties. The
weird sounds that become audible are
as disconcerting to the twentieth cen
tury man accustomed to talking ma
chines and long disance telephones a:i
were Stanley's electric shocks to the
aborigines of Africa..
Mr. H. R. Hutchison, who has been
experimenting-for sever'al years along
the line of wireless telephony, has
nowv perfected his apparatus to such
an extent as to make it servicable over
considerable distances, though yet at
considerably less than a mile. When
it is remembered that the first tele
phon circuit wa nly a few yards
long, and the radius of the first wire
less telegraphy transmission was cir
cumscribed by the walls of laboratory,
the present limitations of wireless
telephony are really not significant.
The World's Fair transmission or
sending station is located at Block
23, Palace of Electricity. It consists
of a large graphophone and one of
Mr. Hutchison's heavy current trans
mitters. This transmitter is in itself
a marvel. as it ope'rates with a currer
of fifteen ampheres. which would of
course destroy an ordinary carbon
transmitter. Such a heavy current
necessarily generates considerable:
heat. so that provisions for water
cooling the apparatus are necessary.
Connected to the transmitted is a
large coil buried in the ground of the
court. The receivers consist of two
ordinary watch case telephone receiv- 1
ers. attached to conducting springi
supports. which pass through handles,
terminating in an attuned receiving
coil, about a foot in diameter, but
about two inches in width and very
light, so that it can be held with ease
by means of the handle provided. The
coil responds to the invisible electric
radiations emanating from the trans
mitting apparatus, inducing similiar i
electric pulses in the ear receivers,
thus reproducing the exact sounds.
The Beggar's Watch.
Dr. Edward Everett Hale, who is
advocating a pension of $2 a week
for all indigent men of 65 or more
who have paid poll tax for 25 years,
is a foe to the professional beggar,
says an exchange.
"The professional beggar is nearly
always a bad man, a hypocrite, a
sham," he said the other day. "Did
you ever notice how many stories
there are about professional beggars'
frauds? Where there is smoke there
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is usually fire, and I am convinced
that more than a little truth is con
tained in some of these stories.
"A veteran pensioner told me the
other day that in his boyhood he
had come upon a blind, beggar on a
"He dropped a coin in the bag
gar's cup, and then he entered into a
conversation with the man on the
begging trade. Finally; he said:
" 'Sitting, here like this. how do
you tell when it is time for you to
" 'By the heat of the sun.' the blind
" 'But suppose the sun is clouded?'
"The beggar smiled.
" 'Then.' he said. 'I creep behind a
bush and take a peep at my watch.'
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