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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Outside the State.
It is reported that no tickets to
the democratic national convention.
which meets in St. Louis on July 6.
will be on salh. The delegates will
be assigned three each. besides their
own. for distribution.
Judge Osceola Kyle. of Decat-tr.
Ala.. has been appointed by Presi
,dent Roosevelt one of the federal
judges of the Panama Canal Zone.
Judge Kyle is a life-long southern
The third annual summer school
for the south opened at Knoxville
on Tuesday and will continue
through to August 15. The aggre
gate attendance is expected to reach
1,500 to 2.ooo. Among the lecturers
for this week is President Snyder. of
The Middle Atlantic States Bill
-Posters and Distributors' association
'was organized at Richmond. Va.. on
Monday. There were 22 delegates
present. representing more than one
hundred citie- in six states, including
North and South Carolina.
Thieves in Houston, Texas, on
Monday night exploded a piece of
dynamite under a poker table. created
a panic among the crowd. and during
the excitement stole between $1.200
and $1,500 out of the drawer. No one
H. J. Middleton. the Associated
Press correspondent with the Rus
sian headquarters near Liao Yang. in
Manchuria, died on Sunday from en
ternic dysentery. He was a vivid des
criptive writer, a linguist, a student.
and one of the best posted of men
on international affairs.
The gas bag of the Santos Du
mount's airship, in the World's
Fair grounds, St. Louis, in which he
was to have made an ascension on
July 4, was cut and slashed on Tues
day night so as to preclude all pos
sibility of its being repaired in time
to make the ascension.
Senator Gorman, of Maryland, has
made a statement emphatically deny
ing that he has entered into a com
bination for the defeat of Parker. It
has been stated on good authority
that Mr. Gorman's name will not be
presented to the St. Louis conven
Gage county, in south-west Ne
braska, was swept by a severe hail
storm on Tuesday afternoon. Two
children near Homesville yere killed.
Hail stones twelve inches in size and
weighing eight ounces were picked
up. The losses in live stock and or
chard crop are heavy.
The coroner's jury imnestigating
the Slocum disaster has held the
owners of the steamboat and the of
ficers criminally responsible. The
charge in each case was manslaugh
ter in the second degree. Bail was
fixed by the coroner in amounts
varying from $1,ooo to $5,ooo
Dan Emmett, the old time minstrel
and famous as the composer of
"Dixie," died at his home at Mt. Ver
non, Ohio, on Tuesday. He was 86
years old. His last public appear
ance was made four years ago, when
he toured the states with a minstrel
Miss Pauline Edwards, of Dan
ville, Va., was found drowned in
a creek near her home on Tuesday
afternoon. Indications point to mnur
der, and it is believed by many that
the girl was assaulted and then her
head held tinder the water until she
was drowned. The girl was the belle
of her- neighborhood.
The explosion of a small bundle
of fireworks which was being wrap
ped up for a customer in the store
room of the Diamond Fire-works
company, in Philadelphia, on Monday
ignited the room full of nirewvorks
and three persons were killed and a
half dozen others were injured. The
cause of the fireworks exploding is
Judge George Gray, of Dalaware,
has expressed the hope that former
President Grover Cleveland wvill be
nominated for the presidency by the
St. Louis convention. Next to Cleve
land he favors Judge Parker for the
nomination. The Delaware delegates
are instrulctedl to vote for Judge
Gray himself, but he says he is not
and will not be a candidate ior the
The ColemaIn cotton m.ill at Con
cord. which has been undecr negro
management and which has been em
ploving negro help. was -old at pub
Ic auetion on Ti:esday under an ex
ecution of two mortgages held by
the Dukes of I):rham. N. C. The
C,,Ienan mil was the :irst in North
Carlna tt run whh negro help.
The ,rgarizcr -f the mill was Wil
lan C,leman. a w-ll kniwn negro
Thivrvy-hr.e p:r-. were killed in
an ae:ident v.hich t."'k place near
Spanish Town. Jamaica. oni Nlonday,
in the main cwnduit .f the \\est In
dia Electric company. which operate:
the -street cars of the place. Work
mien had been sent ino th- pips! to
chanl out tihe sand and wici thev had
about com- peted the w,rk a small
strtam tf water was ordered turned
on. lasvtead. the full f0,rce of the
stream was put on and in the mad
-truggle of those in the pipe to reach
the manh(-les thirty-three were kill
Rev. Dr. Len G. Proughton. of At
lanta. and Chief of Police R. W.
Westbrook. of Albany. engaged in a
personal dihi, -ty in Albany on Mon
day afternoos. the preacher being at
tacked by the chief of police on ac
count of charges preferred against
Westbrook by Broughtoin in a ser
mon on Sunday afternoon. Brough
ton charged that WestbTook was a
drunkard. and that he could be found
at all hours in the lowest dives in
the city. Friends of Broughton in
terfered and hatiled Westbrook off
him. The affair created a great sen
Charles A. Gutke. of St. Louis, for
mier member of the house of dele
gates. convicted on a charge of bri
bery and soon to be tried on another
similiar charge. has made a confes
sion to the circuit attorney in which
he describes a "combine" of which he
was a member and which has extract
ed thousands annually for many
years from many corporations who
wanted votes in the house of dele
gates. He says there is hardly a
corporation in the city, of St. Louis
of $250,ooo and over that has not
either been held up for bribe money
or bought official action from the
combine in the house of delegates.
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed in the State.
The state association of Elks was
formally organized in Charleston
this week. Mr. E. B. Clark. of Co
lumbia. was chosen president.
Lewis Flowers and Sampson
Brown. two white men who lived
near Mtllins, engaged in a difficulty
on last Friday afternoon in which
Brown shot Flowers. 5Flowers lived
until Saturday afternoon.
State constables raided 'n the Dark
Corner oi Greenville county on Mon
day. destroying three big illicit dis
tilleries and .0oo gallons of still
The dead body of James Horsey,
a 16-year-old boy, was found in a
mill pond at \\'innsboro. It is sup
posed that he wvas drowned while in
bathing by himself the night befor.e.
The big boiler in the lumber mill
of M. Murdough, near Brunson, ex
plo'ded on Monday. -completely
wrecking the building and destroying
all surrounding machinery. The
workmen in the mill had not yet
assembled, it being very early in the
morning, and no one was hurt.
'The tooth ainniversary of the
funding -of Dry W\ard Baptist
church. locatedl near \\ards, in Salu
la county, was celebrated with ap
propriate exercises on laust Stunday.
Thme state stummer scho l opened
at W\inthrop college. Rock Hill. on
Tuesday. The attendance is expect
ed to be between 250 and 300 stut
IUnited States Marshal J. D.
Adamis. of Charleston. who has re
turend home after atteniding the Chi
cago convention, reports that the
dlelegatin from South Carolina were
given large representation in com
mittee appointments and that Capt.
John G. Capers. national committee
man. andl Mr. Blalock, of Laurens,
o(iet (if the vice-chairmen of the con
vention. had seats on the stage.
Dr. Arthur Tho mas. a well-known
letist of Spartanhurg. was assault
edl andr robbed on Sunday night as lie
was returniing homie fromin Fair For
est. He was riding alone in a buggy
when some one crept up from be
hind and dealt him a knock-out blow
with a piece of iron. He was reliev
ed of about $25 and a gold watch.
The horse went on to the city and
led to th discovery of Dr. Thomas.
i(who was painfully though not ser
The county democratic executive
committee of Laurens has adopted
a resolution that it is the sense of
the committee that no person who
has directly or indirectly aligned
himself with . the republican party
should be allowed to participate in
the democratic primary election in any
wav: and the committee warns the
democratic voters of the county that I
no person who has so aligned hiinself
by accepting favors at the hands of
the republicans or otherwise should
be countenanced in the councils of
the democratic party.
WHEN BOYS FIGHT.
Incident That Carries Every Man
Back to Barefoot Days.
Edwin L. Sabin in Century.
Although victory, actual or pro
spective, of course ever was doubtfu!
(either you were winning or the oth
er fellow was winning, according as
to which did the telling), at some
times it appeared to a spectator more
decisive than at others.
You were feeling very spunky that
noon when amid your preserves you
descried a stronger boy, but civilly
you challenged him. One may witness
two bluff but wary fox terriers thus
approach each other, accost and in
"HeIllo!" you wagged-that is. said.
"Hello, yourself!" wagged he.
"Say. what's your name?" you in
quired, as you had every right to do.
"Pudin' tame, ask me again, an'
'1 tell you the same," he replied in
At the unmerited rebuff you stiffen
Jest Saves a Leg.
It is seldom that a hostipal sur
geon is at a loss to answer patients, but
one of the best known operators in
this city was completely taken aback
recently, says the Philadelphia Press.
The patient, with a leg so badly
hurt that amputation had been decid
ed on, had excited the interest of the
surgeon because of the peculiarity of
the complaint. He brought a couple
of surgical friends into the ward to
see the case, and, as he approachea
the cot remarked:
"Well how are-you today?"
Like a flash the patient answered:
", I'm sick abed," and the sur
geon vowed that the knife should not
be used the next day, as intended.
Best of all he saved the merry young
Sown-at the last working
of the Corn or Cotton Crop,
can be plowed under the following
April or May in time to plant corn
or other crops the same season.
Crimson Clover prevents winter
leaching of the soil, is equal in fer
tilizing value to a good application'
of stable n.anure and will wonder
fully increase the yield and qual
ity of corn or other crops which
follow it. It also makes splendid
winter and spring grazing, fine
early green feed, or a good bay
crop. Even if the crop is cut off,
the action of the roots and stubble
improve the land to a marked de
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