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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Outside of the State.
George T. Ward. a member of the
Chicago commission firm of Alex
ander. Ward & Conover. narrowly
escaped death at the hands of a man
iac in the crowded exchange building
in the Chicago scock yards on Thurs
day. lie was pursued through the
crowded building by the maniac car
rying a knife. He ,-id found Ward
in his office. and. facing him. coolly
whetted his knife on his coat sleeve.
Ward immediately fled.
The body of Joseph T. Hammett.
a private of the i8h regiment. U. S.
A.. stationed at Fort Schuyler. N. Y..
-.vas found in Westchester creek. and
a few hours later Corporal Richard
M. Spencer, of the same regiment.
was placed under arrest. The
wounds on Hammet's body indicate
that he was murdered. Both men.
;tz said, were meinbers of wealthy
southern families and close friends.
Spencer was not arrested charged
with the murder. but was held in con
nection with the case. He emphati
cally asserted his innocence. He
said he and Hammett were drinking
together in a W.estchester saloon.
when Hammett left with a woman.
Lieutenant James \ilkinson
Clement. of South Carolina., who was
attached to the battleship Kearsage,
died in a hospital in Trieste. Aus*ria.
on Thursday, of typhoid fever. His
remains will be brought to America
on a vessel of war.
Howard Cleaton. of Norfolk. Va..
18 years of age, a son of a prominent
merchant, was shot and instantly kill
ed Thursday night by Henry Long,
i years old. Long said Cleaton had
used vile language towards him. and
in his rage he shot him.
Patrick Campbell. paymaster of
the Puritan. Pa., Coal company, and
Charles Hayes. his driver, were held
up by highwaymen between Portage
and Puritan on Saturday morning,
the driver being killed and Campbell
perhaps fatally wounded. Campbell
had come to Portage to get three
thousand dollars to take to Puritan
for use on the first of the month.
Shortly after the men left Portage
going back to Puritan they were fired
upon by highwaymen, who secured
the money. Buckshot was in the
guns which were used.
It is reported from London that
Mrs. Florence Maybrick, the Ameri
can woman who served fifteen years'
* imprisonment in London on the
charge of murdering her husband,
and who was recently released, has
been forced tco abandon her proposed
American trip on account of ner
* vous prostration. It is said her
mother's hotfse at Rouen, France, is
* literally beseiged by reporters who.
* in behalf of London newspapers, pa
trol the neighborhood, watch the
house day and night and attempt to
scale the high walls of the garden
and otherwise force an entrance into
It is said that Russian Minister of
the Interior Plehve had foreseen his
fate and in a conversation shortly
prior to his assassination expressed
the fear that he would be the vic
tim of such a fate, as nobody was
safe from unforeseeable contingen
The name of the assassin of Rus
sian Minister of the Interior Von
Plehve is Porozeff.
While Charlie J. Tyler, a promi
nent farmer of Wilkes county, Ga.,
was at supper with his wife Dr.
Thomas C. Burch emptied two loads
of buckshot from the window into
the body of Tyler, killing him in
Henry Hodges, his wife and three
children, of Statesboro, Ga., were
brutally murdered on Friday night.
After the crime their home was
burned. Corpses found in the
debris showed that the skulls of the
grown people had been broken by
blows from some blunt instrument.
Robbery is supposed to have been
the motive. Troops were ordered
to Statesbo'ro to prevent the lynch
ing of Paul Reed, and WVill Cato, ne
groes. who were arrested charged
with the crime.
New York WVorld.
A rival to the Mammoth Care has
been discovered in the Blue Grass
state. Kentucky has now more places
to get back to, besides e woods,
ISOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the State.
Minnie McKarnell. a negro woman
of the Ashmore section of Green
ville county was accidentally killed
by another negro woman last week
with a small parlor ritle. One wo
man had called t, visit ti e other.
\hI(o was sick, and the caller picked
up the rifle. which was on a table.
t lv it aside. when i wait discharg
ed with fatal resut.
The total attendance at ti state
stnmmer school at Rock ili. which
closed lat week, was about three
hundred. It is rep'rted that "ne
of the last attract]in; was a lecture.
full of force and instruyctio. hy Dr.
J. A. B. Scherer. president of New
Roman White. a Greenville negro.
was arrested last week 1y three con
stables on the charge of killing oar
nev l 1ousT01n. another negr fl at the
latter's home. The body of o
ton was found near the house. his
death having been caused 1y a shot
through TI breas:. The shooting
is supposed to have been the result
q)L a family row.
It is reported from Anderson that
a hospital for the city now seems as
Several blind tigers have been
hailed up in the recorder's court in
Charleston during the past several
days and given the regulation sen
tence of a fine of $25 or 30 days on
Congressman Aiken and his oppo
nent. Mr. I. H. McCalla, go* into a
little tilt at the campaign meeting
at Pickens. Mr. Aiken stating thac it
had been brought to his attention that
Ir. McCalla had stated ~That he (Mr.
Aiken) was afraid to meet him on
the stump. Mr. McCalla denied that
he had ever made such a statement.
For a while it looked squally, but
everything soon got calm and serene.
Lafayette Hall, a well known com
mercial hotel of Camden, was de
stroyed by fire last week. The place
is said to have been built in 1825 and
that about the time of its completion
it was occupied by Lafayette. There
was $6,ooo insurance. The hotel
loss is about $10.000.
It is reported from Greenville that
an altercation betwegn two well-to
do white men occurred at Liberty.
during which one bit off the other's
ear, even with the temple. The difni
culty is said to have arisen over the
non-payment of a note.
Phil Coleman, a negro of near
Denny's. Saluda county, shot and ser
iously wounded Jack Mobley, another
negro. on Friday afternoon.
Mr. W. E. Dargan, Jr.. of Darling
ton county, with Thirty of his hands,
was standing under a tree during a
severe thunderstorm on Friday after
Inoon. when lightning struck the tree,
shocking the whole party and knock
ing down several of the negroes.
None of the party was badly hurt.
Sligh and Allen's department store,
in the Habernicht Block, in Colum
bia, wvas entirely destroyed by fire on
ISaturday night. The insurance on
the stock was $26,oo0, and it was
valued at $50,ooo. The building was
owned by Mr. C. C. Habernichc, and
was valued at $14,oo0, covered by in
surance. The origin of the fire is
Thomas McCardell, a negro of
Lancaster county, was killed on Fri
day morning by his wife. McCardell
had left home during the night. not
returning until after daylight. In
the meantime his wife left and her
husband found h.er at another house
and began cursing her and drew a
razor. The woman picked up an
axe. and struck her husband in the
head, killing him instantly.
The Chicora mill, at Rock Hill, has
been temporarily closed. owing to
some litigation against the combina
ton of cotton mills to which the mill
Two negroes became involved in
a row at Salem. near Lake City on
Friday afternoon and one -tabbed
the other, killing him almost in-tant
Perhaps the Vladivostok dleet is
heading for Oyster Bay to amuse the
ittle Roosevelts in the absence of the
American fleet this summer.-Amer
Mr. Bryan wvith his state ownership
of railroads can now shake hands
with David B. Hill with his state ow
COLLEGE GIRL A FARM HAND
Modern Maud Mullers Are Rakinj
New York Herald.
Blecause of a lack of farm hands th
farmers around Whippany. Aftor
and Hanover. N. j.. have had to cal
Wl their daughtcrs to assist in th
In the -rdinary course of thing
thi- wouild he n.thing- s:range. it
1,, the farmeLr-'in thadt -etiln '1
h.: r \ nVrv it 1- ii nuua. i.r th
i are c ei.: bred. Ihr, Colle
brl Ir otherwise.. it miakes V' dW
.toe , Ithie farmier h-I, hia; tz
a . 1 t i the st kind of 1a NI
Tl. farmer e.red I 'ph a
c.,iIn. J.st when it looked asi
tile hay er wI ld be a faire on ac
,,um 4if a lack if harvesters.
oiwd-:r. wvh, inishlidc at aV ar; t
ears ag, camle to her father's a
istanwce, a - Said thar shie w,iild t.ak
the place -of a man f,,r S2 a day. th
price he had offered.
Hlte scoffed at the idva at nrst. bu
this youllg wom1an1 Soonl showed th:1
she was as good as her word b
mounting a mowing machine an
the grass like a veteran. Other girl
driving into *che neld. where she c,
in the vicilitv saw their leadcr a
work. and it becane the fashion ai
once. so that within -two days mor
than a dozen women could be count
ed within half as many miles. an
all of them were riding on mown
machines. reapers, or gang rake;
handling a pair of horses and a bi
machine as if they were used to i
Among the girls so doing are \Iis
Jeannette Van Vet'er. a pupil in Hol
voke Seminary: Miss Conney Mack
ev. of Cornell: Miss Sue Prince, c
Barnard, and Miss Sadie Bailey, c
Vassar. Some of the girls are grad
uates and some of them are still i
school, bat all of them are now caus
ing many persons to stop along th
road and watch the haymaking.
Although the girls have been a
their jobs only two days. and som
of them now have their hands i
bandages as the result of many blic
ters. all declare that -chey will stic
right through to the end of harvest
FAMOUS BATTLE SONGS.
Two Instances Where the Tide Wa
Turned By Singing Them.'
There are two instances on recor'
of a battle being won by a war sons
In the fifth century Germanus, bishi
op of Auxerre, and Lupus, bishop c
Troyes, were sent into Britain to re
fute the doctrines o.f Pelagius. Dur
ing their stay in this island the Pict
and Scots, hearing that the Roma:
legion had been withdrawn, conm
menced hostilities and drove the Brit
ons from the northern to the mor
southern p'arts of the island. Ger
manus, at the request of the bar
pressed islanders, led them agains
the Picts and Scots, who had advanc
d as far as Mold, in Flintshire.
The bishop, having been a mili
tary commander in his youth, place
his men in an advantageous positio:
and then started one of the songs c
tne church. This song began at th
commencement of the battle, and 3,
vociferously did the Britons sing th
refrain, "Halleluiah," that the hiuh
echoing with the sound, terrified thei
enemies and caused them to flee in a.
directions. This was called the hal
eluiah victory. The date is fixe<
by all historians at A. D. 4ag.
The second instance occurred o:
the 6th of November, 179a, when th
French. untder Dumouriez, encounter
ed the Austrians at Jemmapes, v
Belgium. The day was going dea.
aginst the French. when Dumourme
ran out to the front and raised th
"Marseillaise." Forty thottsan'
v)ices instantly took up the chorus
and. inspiredl by the magic of the bat
tIe song, tihe French rallied and fel
so furiously upon the Austrians Ola
the tide of battle was completel:
t'rned and victory given for defeat.
Driver Was Glad.
On onle occasion Daniel WVebste
was on his way to WVashington, an<
was co mptelledi to proceed at night b:
stage from Baltimore. saysth
Rochester H-erald. HeI had no travel
ig companlionl and the driver had:
sort of felon look which produced ai
inconsideable alarm in the seator
en leavored to tranuiize iy- n
sel." ai .ir.\\'':b-;ter. "and h1ae, :
; pa'.ty succeede when w erench-:d
the dark w(wds between Blanlden
h::rg~,I a:d \~sig o --a prop)Jerl a
ra mlurd-r and outrage-ant
c:e. I mei . y cmirage again ue- n
. - me. Jt then the (Irive
1 turn d 1 1 e. anoId. with a gruff
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