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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Itemst of More or Less Interest Con
densed Outside the State.
President Roosevelt left Washing
ton and went to his summer home at
Oyster Bay. N. Y.. on Saturday.
Bobby Valthour. the renowned
Atlanta cyclist, was severely injured
in a race in Atlanta on Thursday. but
is reported to be rapidly recovering.
The commencement address at the
University of the South, at Sewanee,
Tenn., last week. was delivered by
Baron Sperk von Sternberg. the Ger
man ambassador to the United States. I
Nealy three quarters of a million
dollars in life insurance has been paid
to the estate of the late Robert H.
Platt, of Macon, Ga.. who committed
suicide after the failure of the bank
of which he was president.
At the meeting of the National Ed
ucational association in St. Louis
last week W. H. Maxwell. superinten
dent of instruction in New York.
was chosen president of the associa
tion for the coming year.
Steve Renfroe. of Fayetteville. Ga.,
an aged man 79 years old. shot his
daughter-in-law through the head on
Thursday, killing her instantly. The
old man and the woman had dis
agreed about a cabbage patch.
John Jones. a negro. who was ar
rested at Cartersville. Ga.. on Fri
day and identified as the assailant of
a white woman living near Altoona,
Ga., was taken from the sheriff by a
mob numberirg over 200 and lynched.
The body of W. A. McQueen, who
was known as a quiet and inoffensive
man, was found floating in a river at
Miami, Fla., his home, last week.
with an ugly gash on his head and the
theory has been advanced that he
was murdered and thrown in the
The navy department has pur
chased over 27o acres of land adjoin
ing the Norfolk navy yard at a price
of $4oo,ooo. This purchase is part of
an improvement to be made on an
extensive scale there which if all
plans are carried out is expected by
naval officials to make the Norfolk
navy yard the largest in the world.
Governor Jennings, of Florida. by
proclamation, on Thursday ordered
a reduction on.state tax proper from
three mills on the dollar as provided
by legislative enactment, to one-half
of one mill on the dollar, the lowest
rate in the history of Florida, made
possible by the splendid financial con
dition of the state.
The prohibition party in session in
Indianapolis, Ind., last week nomina
ted Silas C. Swallow, of Pennsylvan
ia, for president and George W. Car
roll, of 'T.exas, for vice-president.
General Nelson A. Miles, who was
spoken of for the nomination for the
presidency, positively declined to
have his name placed on the ticket.
A locomotive boiler on the Penn
sylvania railroad while -going up a
mountain from Ehrenfeld. Pa., ex
ploded, killing three men and injuring
two others, one of them fatally. The
exploding boiler belonged to a lo
comotive that was helping a freight
train up the mountain. The three
men killed were in the cab of the lo
H. S. Hart. senior member of a lo
cal jewelry firm and a prominent cit
izen of Shreveport. La.. wvas fined
$1.ooo and, in default of payment. sen
tenced to two years on the ptublic
roads, in the Shreveport city court.
on Saturday on the charge oi send
ing an insulting letter to young wvo
man of good repute.*
John Alxander Dowie, the self-st el
ed "'Elijah I1I.."~ who has recently made
a trip to Europe and elsewvhere, his
trip practically circling the earth.
arrived at his home in Zion City.
Chicago. on last Thursday. Elabor
ate preparations had been made to
greet D)owie, and he wvas given a royal
reception by the Zionites.
.\ clerk in the Nels n Five and Ten
Cents store, in \\vorcester. .\as.. n
Saturday accidentally stepped on a
large torpedo and started a fire which
causedl the explsin 'if $70o wortnh
tirewi rks andl cut if fo rty cust' miers
and clerks fromi the * nly exit. \V' men
andl clhildren were inju:red and.l suftie
catedl by sin ke and were rescued
from ithe cellar. where they had tied
to an :d the flames. Fortunately
there were few serious injuries, but
Frank Thomas. after being pursued
for thirteen years. during which time
he visited a number of countries. is
at last in jail in Alabama. with num
erous indictments against him. Thom
as held up a maili carrier near Ever
green. Ala.. in 1901, ritled the mail
pouch. threw the mail matter into a
creek and robbed the carrier of
mney and a gold watch. lie finally
located in the Indian Territory. where
he was convicted of selling liquor
without a license. lie served two
years in the Federal prison in Atlan
ta. and while there he made a con
fession and at the expiration of his
sentence a requisition .or his return
to Alabama was 1(inored by the gov
ernor of Georgia.
The final bulletin issued by the cen
sus department on the negro popula
tion of the United States .hows that
the number of negroes in the United
States. including the entire area cov
ered by the twelfth census. Conainen
tai United States. Alaska and Ha
waii.) and Porto Rico is 9.204.531.
perhaps a larger number than is foifnd
in any other country outside of Af
rica. The report indicates that be
tween ii and 16 per cent. of the ne
gro population have or are believed
by the enumerators to have some de
gree of white blood. Almost 90 per
cent. of the negroes in Continential
United States are in the southern
states and two-thirds of them all
in Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama.
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed in the State.
Nineteen young men received their
diplomas from the South Carolina
Military Academy, at Charleston. last
The annual meeting of the State
Teachers' association will be held
at Winthrop college, Rock Hill, July
South Carolina's delegation left
yesterday for the national democrat
ic convention, which convenes in St.
Louis on Wednesday.
J. P. Carroll was acquitted in the
Charleston court last week of the
murder of George M. Caulfield. The
defendant set up the plea of self-de
The trial in Spartanburg of Harry
Dean. charged with the murder of
Miller McKinney. resulted in a mis
trial. The jury failed to agree after
remaining out all night.
The body of Cairo Williams. the
nrgro who was taken off a train at
Scranton and lynched last week. was
found in a bay near Scranton riddled
with bullets. The .lynchers. it is re
ported, numbered 150.
Thirty gallons of contraband corn
whiskey were seized by state consta
bles last week from two wagons go
ing toward Greenville. apparently
loaded with produce. Both drivers.
who are white men, were arrested
and placed in the county jail.
Alister Hamilton. a colored preach
er of Beaufort, was shot by E. Pat
rick. another negro preacher at the
same place, on last Thursday night,
Hamilton being caught in intimate
association with Patrick's wife. The
wound wvas not serious.
Considerable excitement was caused
in Camden last Thursday by a mes
sage from the Boykin neighborhood
of the county stating that Aaron
Williams, a negro who had attempted
an assault on the wife of a mill man
and farmer. was threatened with
lynching. The sheriff went to the
scene and arrested the negro.
Mike Meadows. a Columbia news
boy, who lost his leg in a head-on
collision on the Columbia electric
street railway, has brought suit
against the railway for S3o.ooo dama
ges. The complaint alleges gross
neglia nce in over-speeding the cars
and not having them equippedl with
suficent air brakes.
Judge Purdy, who held the Marl
boro court last wveek, sent ti jail a
witness who was sent after with a
bench warrant and wvho, wh en he
cae,. saidI that he fo rgo t the day for
c urt. Jundge Purdy said he thought
the 'ftice . f co urt crier inught to be
abolihed. "It causes confusion in
the court." said the judge. "and is
largely responille f. r the failure of
witnesses andl juroirs to be in their
places. Every man who has business
in court ought to be here without
haing te allerd."
Will Jacobs shot and instantly
killed R. B. Wallace. at the home of
Jacobs. at Latta. on Thursday night.
It is said that the dispute arose about
Wallace's sister. who had taken her
abode in the Jacobs home. She. it
is claimed. was made to leave her
father's home and immediately lodged
in the house of Jacobs. \\allace went
to Jacoh' house on Friday night and
curseld his sister and attempted t(
shoot Jacobs, when Jacobs shot him
The internal revenue taxes paid in
this state for the fiscal year ending
July i amounted to nearly $760.ooo
an increase of over $140.o00 over last
year. Only a small amount of this
money came from the dispensary. The
income is derived from cigars. tobac
co and manufactuired spirits. A., the
government taxes paid indicate in a
measure the prosperity of a state this
will go to show that the state has en
joyed a wave that ranks her high
when compared with the incomes of
other states from these sources.
William H. Lowe. night watchman
at the Whitney mills. Spartanburg,
killed himself on Friday afternoon by
shooting himself through the heart
in an up-stairs room of his dwelling.
No reason has been assigned for the
rash act and he left no letter nor
anything to indicate that the deed
was premeditated. Lowe was about
48 years old. His wife and six chil
dren. the most of whom worked in
the Whitney mills, survive him.
J. Clarence Edwards, a white man
aged 21 years. has been placed in the
Spartanburg jail to await trial for
forgery. Edwards last week secured
a blank check and filled it out, using
the name of A. B. Groce. one of Spar
tanburg county's wealthiest citizens.
The check was for $200 and was pre
sented at the First National bank,
where the signature excited suspic
ion and Mr. Groce was communica
ted with and the forgery discovered.
The young man attributed his crime
to drink, saying that he was intoxi
cated at the time of the forgery.
An old white woman, who lives
about a mile beyond Hyatt park, Co
lumbia, while driving home about
dark on Thursday evening, was pulled
out of the wagon by a mulatto
and warned not to make a
sound. She screamed for help.
however, and a gentleman came
to her assistance and the negro ran.
The negro was caught and turned
over to the officer of Eau Claire,
but the callaboose was not strong
enough to hold him, and instead of
having the negro taken to Columbia
he was allowed to escape. It is not
thought that the negro intended any
thing worse than roboery.
If a girl thinks'as much of a young
an as she does of herself she is
aflicted with a disease called love.
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 sod, is equal in fer
tilizing value to a good application
of stable manure and will wonder
fully increase the yield and q ual
Iity of corn or other crops winch
follow it. It nlso makes splendid
winter and spring grazing, fine
early green feed, or a good hay
crop. Even if the crop i~s cut off,
the action of the roots and stubble
improve the land to a marked de
WVrite for price and special cir
cular telling about seeding etc.
T.W.Wood & Sons, Seedsmen,
RICHMOND, - VIRGINIA.
Wood's Descriptive Pal Catalog, ready
about August lst, tells all about Farm
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