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GENERAL NEWS NOTES. e
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Outside of the State. P
B. Varnell. who was highly esteem
ed, was killed near Tarboro, N. C.,
on Tuesday afternoon by his son-in
law, Joe Phillips.
In a head-on collision between two n
electric cars near Westboro, Mass.. h
Pn Monday. fourteen persons were
injured. one fatally and another prob
Judge and Mrs. Alton B. Parker I
have accepted the invtation of Nor- u
man E. Mack to be his guests in St. h
Louis on New York day at the ex- d
oc.sition. October 4.
Work was tied up on a number
of buildings in New York city on
Monday as the result of a strike by
:he Builders Trade alliance. includ
ing seventeen unions.
Two men were held up in Central
Tark. in New York. on Tuesday. and b
relieved of valuable rings and several t
hundred dollars in money. The hold
ups .numbered five masked men.
Fifty passengers were injured S
eleven of them seriously and one pos..
sibly fatally, in a head-on collision I
between two trolley cars in the
suburbs of New York. f
The monthly report of the bureau s
of statistics of -the department of
agriculture shows that the average
condition of cotton on July 25 wts
gi.6, as compared with 88 at same a
date last year. r
Mrs. Nelson A. Miles died at West
Point, N. Y.. on Sunday night, of
heart disease. She was a daughter v
of Judge Charles Sherman and a
niece of the late Senator John Sher
man, of Ohio, and Genera! William
' The Duchess of Marlborough, for- v
merly Miss Consuelo Vanderbilt, was h
thrown horn her horse while riding c
in Blenheim park, London, on Mon
day evening. She was not seriously
injured but will be confined to her
home for several days.
The Diamond Special of the Illi
nois Central railway was held up or
Monday night about four miles
out of Chicago. About thirty pas- e
sengers were forced to -give up their
money and valuables. Nobody was
ft is reported from Washingtor e
that Frank P. Sargent, commissioner F
9r immigration, has been having cotn J
ferences with the represeintacives of v
a big transportation company regard
ing the coming to this country o b
inmigrants who should take up ag a
ricultural lands of the south.
The federal commission which is F
investigating the General Slocum
steamship disaster has been informed ~
by James M. Todd, an inspector who e
has made a partial examination of t:
the excursion steamer Grand Repub- 3
lie, that the fire-fighting' apparatus
on the Gran Republic is practically
worthless. The steamer is a sister
ship to the General Slocum.
President Nord, of Haiti, in a pub- Ii
lic address this week, accused the 11
foreign population of plotting against
his governnient for the object of
overthrowing which they had put ups
the rate of exchange and prices on
all goods. The president said he s
had decided to defend himself, and '
intimated he would cake strong meas
ures. His remarks alarmer the for- k
eign population a great deal.
Robert E. Pattison, twice demo
cratic governor of Pennsylvania anda
twice comptroller of Philadelphia,
died on Monday. He was a member
of the platform committee of the
recent democratic convention in St. n
Louis, where it is said he greatly
overworked himself, doing the work f
of five men in assisting in the pre- lh
paration of the democratic platform, p
and it is thought that this wvas an b
indirect cause of his death.
There was an exciting elec+ric I
storm in New York city on Monday e
afternoon. A number of buildings j\
were struck by lightning, and there g
was considerable property damage. t
Several persons were struck, but no ui
fatalities resulted. During the forty
five minutes the storm continued h
nearly two inches of water fell.
Bishop Henry C. Potter dlelivered jii
the principal address at the formal c
opening of the "Subway Tavern" in ti
New York, a model saloon whichr
rs in the reform movement in New
ork city. The purpose of the pro
ioters of the enterprise is to serve I
ure liquor and food at low prices
nder the best possible moral condi
ons. Bishop Potter said that he
elonged to a dozen clubs and could
L out and spend a social evening.
ut that the man who lived in two
>omls with five small children had
o Club tt get his glass ,f beer with
is lunch e'n. !!e nmst bot the
W W. Br nwc.a1membr .f the
arlt te p(lice force. was killed by
'anl1iigers. a sixteen-year-oli
hite ho. 'n Tuesday. i1iggers had
een arrested f.ir violating a city or
inance. and after the hearing The
qy passed the .fncer and laughed
r sneered at him. The officer then
a-e chase and laid hold of Biggers.
ho struck him in the stomach with
ts ht. The tfticer thereupon
Iocked the boy SenlSeiss with his
ih. A large crowd gathered and
Ireats against the offcer were made.
,t the c:row(l vas kept back and
le boy wa taken to the police sta
11n. Brown was taken ill shortly
fterward as a result of the blow
ruck by Biggers and died a few
otrs later. Biggers was released on
The postoffice department has re
ised to name a postoffiee in Missis
ippi in honor of Governor Varda
ian. of that state. There has been
considerable stir over the matter.
Ir. Vardaman's friends saying it is
case of political spite. The post
iaster general has issued a stale
1ent saying that Mr. Vardaman pub
shed an editorial in the paper of
hich he was editor making vile re
arks about the president's mother
nd he did not name the postoffice
'ardaman because he thought any
ian who would make such vile re
arks about any woman was not
-orthy to have a postoffice named in
is honor. Vardaman denies the
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
tems of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the State.
Jacob Piggin, a negro section hand
f Conway. shot himself while fool
ig with a pistol. The wound is
M. WV. Hudgens, who shot and kill
d the supposed tramp, McLeod, at
.ureka, will apply for bail before
udge Dantzler, at Walterboro, this
A temperance mass meeting will
e held in Winnsboro on Saturday,
s the result of a call issued last
reek at the union rmeeting of the
airfield Raptist association.
Daisy Shepherd, a' colored servant,
as been arrested in Columbia charg
d with stealing a child's bank, con
iining about $40. from the home of
f. B. W. Bates, in Columbia.
The questions being discussed in the
nderson county campaign, it is re
orted, are immigration, the ten cir
it bill, the dispensary law, the pub
c schools, and biennial sessions of
An unknow.. ?nulatto negro was
truck by a Seaboard Air Line
eight at Nordn on Sunday and in
tantly killed. He was seated on the
id of a trestle, and it appears that
e was under the influence of whis
The chamber of commerce n
'ni-en has called a mass meeting of
11 armers and pianatrs i1aL rested
>r *the purpose of devisin.-1 means
->iprove Ur.un a cotton market.
Dummy Bridges, a young white
mte of Spartanburg county, fired at
r. B. M. Anderson, a prominent
armer of the county, because the
Ltter warned the mute to stop tres
assing on his lands. The mute will
e examined for lunacy.
The good roads association of
ork county has called a good roads
.nvention to be held on the first
londay in September, to which dele
ates will be chosen at a primary
> be held at each precinct on Sat
rday, August 27.
On Tuesday afternoon, during the
eaviest fall of rain Darlington has
ad this year, the only twvo prisoners
Sjail at that place made their es
pe by climbing over the tops of
1e cells and getting out through the
>of of the jail. Both were colored
It is reported from Muilns that
the opening tobacco sale for this sea
son was made on Monday, when over
ioo.ooo pounds of tobacco was sold
at an average of about one hundred
per cent. more than it sold for last
Rich R,saniond. a n-:gro, has been
arre'*'te(d in Palmetto, Ga.. wanted n
Laurens couilv )n the charge of di,
p'Mng of cr1p nder lien. He lived
(1n a )Plantation in Laurens belonging
to ?_1r. \I. T. Owens. It seemlz Il
tire cr'p hefi're the ir-t ,f )ecem1
her. :and was gi-me be.fore i was sus
pected if any evil intent. It is es
1imated he gt away with be"weeln
S400 and S500.
The Guidance of Reason.
Th.: villager were all gathered
roun 11d the little st.)re. talking ab nt
Sai lnes' Iost colt. says the Yonth's
C-nipanion. It wa3 a .-year-old and
had strayed out of the pasture 1.t the
day Iefire Sam wrried about it.
the neighbors had all )-eel out look
ing for it without success, but no one
seemed to know where to look for it.
Jim stood there. looking on and
listening. Jim was a tall, lank young
fellow. regarded as halfwitted by
some persons and as foolish by
-I think I could find your h-horse.
he said to Sam Jones.
"You. Why, Jim. how do you
think vou could find him when we
have had the best men in town out
looking for him?"
"Wal," said Jim, "I could try,
"Yks," answered the owner, "you
can try and if you find him I'll give
vou a dollar."
"All right." said Jim, and walked
away on his search. To the surprise
of all, he returned in less than half
an hour, leading the missing horse
by a rope tied around his neck.
"Well, well," said Jones, as he
took the horse and paid Jim the dol
lar, "how in the world did you find
him so quick?"
Jim answered in his long drawn
out words, "Why I thought, 'Now
if I %tere a horse, where would I go?'
And so I went there, and he had."
Lawyer and Witness.
"You say you know Mr. Smith?"
asked the lawyer.
"You swear you know him?"
"You mean that you are acquainted
with Mr. Smith?"
"You don't know him; you are
merely acqtuainted with him. Remem
ber that you are on your oath, sir.
New be careful. You don't mean to
tell the court that you know all about
Mr. Smith and everything he ever
"Never mind what you suppose;
please answer my question. Do you
know everything that Mr. Smith ever
"That'll do, sir. No, -you do not.
Very good. So you are not acquainted
with all his acts?"
"Stop there. Are you or are you
"That is to say, you are not so well
acquainted with him as you thought
"Just so. Now we begin to under
stand each other. If you don't know
anything about Mr. Smith's acts
when you are no-t with him, you can't
swear that you know him, can you?"
"If you put it that way"
"Come sir, don't seek to evade my
question. I will put it to you again.
When you say that you know Mr.
Smith, you don't mean to say you
know everthing he does?"
"No, sir: of course not."
"Just so: of course not. Then you
were not qtiite correct, were yor:,
when y'ou said you knew Mr. Smith?"
"In point of fact. vou don't know
Mr Smith at all?"
"Ah, I thoughc so. That'll do. You
can stand down."
"He's had. good. luck. at. poker
"How do you know?"
"I heard him remark this morning
that it's a mistake to say that poker
isn' a thoroughlyscientific game."
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"When I reached Richmrond. I Inquired of several
In the city. and without exception. they all re
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Co ned ). ini-ss
ROBERT NORRIS, General Agent,
Not those menti<
but a fresh lot ju
Try our Pir.a
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candidate for more b
ourselves to satisfy a
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+ We believe.in wo
We have a grea
goods that we
half their value.
lOc. Muslins and
12 I-2c. Muslins a
1 5c. Muslins and I
20c Muslins and
25c. Muslins and I
White Damask Waist
Ladies', Misses' and (
reduced from $3.00 tc
$1.25; from $1.50 to 9
from 75c. to 49c.
The above are not se
goods. Yours trul
* "Answer the Purpose" and"
* like "Don't Care" and "Maybe
#gory of Unreliables.
* If yon want something reliabi
* man's Ideal at
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Not the largest not the oldest
but, by reason of its peculiar legal
organization. the strongest life in
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The Pacific Muttfal Life writes
in the plainest terms the most lib
eral policy sold.
In taking life insurance it is not
estimates (gu(esses) that the peo
ple want but Guarantees.
Our Guaranteed values, writen
in the policies, are greater than the
guarantees of any other company.
To find out all the good things
we offer send date of birth to, or,
Over Postoffice, Newberry, S. C.
d Beef Hams.
ce ourselves as a
usiness and pledge *
t many Summer
are offering at4
nd Lawns now 7c.
..awns now 8 l-3c.
Lawns now lic.
..awns now 13c.
rgs 50e., now 35c.
35c., " 221I-2c
25c., " 1 6 l-3c
~hildren's Oxford Ticm
$1.90;' from $2.00 to
5c.; from $1.00 to 69c.;
conds, but first class
Pretty Good" Fountain Pens
"People, belong in the cate
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