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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Outside of the State.
.Demented by the recent death of
her husband, Mrs. W. H. McCargo, of
Olive Branch. Miss., committed sui
cide by burning. Aiter saturating
her clothing with kerosene and setting
nre to the oil, she rushed into the
street and fought all who attempted
to extinguish -he flames:
Three men were drowned in Little
Bay. near Willoughby Beach. on Ion
day. The three men were out in a
small sailboat planting seed oysters.
when one of the men was knocked
overboard. Another jumped in af
ter the first. and the second was taken
with cramps and called for assis
tance. Then.1the third jumped in and
tried to save his father and compan
ion. In the struggle which follow
ed all three men were drowned and
went down together.
President Roosevelt refused to in
interfere in the case of John W.. Bur
ley, a negro confined in the jaij of
the District of Columbia under sen
tence of death for the crime of crim
inal assault. The president, in giv
ing his reasons for this refusal to in
terfere in the case, said among other
things: "The crime in question is
one to the existence to which we
largely owe the existence of that
spirit of lawlessness which takes form
in lynching. . It is a crime so re
volting that the criminal is not en
titled to one particle of sympathy
from any human being. It is essen
tial that the punishmenf for it should
be not only as certain but as swift
The United States government, I
a formal circular note by Secretary
Hay, has - refused ro assent
to the general proposition that
coal and other fuel and- raw cotton
shall be considered contraband of
war. The circular is based on a de
claration by the Russian government
that coal. naphtha. alcohol and other
fiel have been declared contraband.
in his note Secretary Hay says that
if these articles are treated as con
traband of war. it might ultimately
lead to a total inhibition oi the saie
by neutrals to the people of belliger
ent states of all articles which could
be converted to military use.
An army of- men-are engaged in
preparing the ground at Mlanassas for
the army manoeuvers which are 'to
begin there on the toth of Septem
Three constables from whose cus
tody a negro wvas taken last Saturday
while on his way to jail at Selma,
Ala., and lynched, have been held on
the charge of murder in the first de
A stick of dynamite was exploded
under an electric care at Tazewell.
Ala., on Tuesday afternoon. The
dynamite was put in the flange .'i the
track by unknown persons. The
passengers numbered about half a
dozen ladies and as many men, and
they were panic-stricken, but no one
was injured beyond being severely
A mother and her three children
w~ere killed and a number of other
persons seriously injured in a col
lision betwveen two trains at a cross
ing in Baltimore on Tuesday night.
The International Typographical
union has been~ in session in St. Louis
The detective agency engaged in
a search for S2oo.ooo worth of jewels.
the property of Mrs. Ogden Goelet,
which were supposed to have been
stolen from Newport. has announced
that the .jewels were found in M\rs.
Goelet's safe in New York. It seems
she had placed them there and had
forgotten the incident, and coming to
the conclusion that they had been
stolen she employed a detective agen
cy to make a search for them.
Several cases of rever have been
reported in Mlexico.
Dr. Joseph H. Chandler has ac
cepted the nomination for the govern
orship of Delaware by the "Regulars"
with the understanding that he will
stay on the ticket to the end. The
"Regulars" are really outnumbered
by- the union or Addicks republicans.
and when in recent years they have
made out a ticket it has always been
wvithl the uderstanding that a trace
wvouIld b)e patched L'p h1)1e r andl that
ioth re'nablican w-miees wo uld agreec
to trade. making only one ticket. The
democratic vic.torv is certain.
President Roosevelt on Tuesday re
ceived at the White house a party of
eight Moro and Igorrote chiefs who
constitute part of the Philippine ex
hibit at the St. Louis exposition. It
is reported that the Igorrotes were
picturesquenly. brt not quite ade
quately garbed. The president very
warmly greeted them.
The city of Victoria. B. C.. was
swept by a disastrous fire on Tuesday
afternoon. The property loss
amounted to two hundred thousand
dollars and .ifty families were left
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed in the State.
The Pickens county candidates are
discussing the automobile, all of
them, it is reported, being in favor
of some restrictions being placed on
the free use of the automobile on the
Arthur Shockley, a well known
young white man of Spartanburg.
was st1be'd and seriously injured on
Monday night while in a fight with a
negro hackman. The negro used a
pocket knife. He was put in jail
The new agricultural hall at Clem
son college was dedicated on Tues
day, the occasion of the opening of
the State Farmers institute. A num
ber of addresses were delivered.
Nicholas Bischoff. keeper of the
German Artillery hall. in Charleston,
his wife and son, were injured on
Tuesday afternoon by the explosion
of the acetylene gas plant used for
lighting the building. The entire
plant was demolished.
F The dead body of Jacob A. Kind,
a white man about 47 years old, was
found in a cistern on King street,
Charleston. on Monday. The man
had kept a soda water and cigar shop.
The theory is that the man was mur
dered for the purpose of robbery.
Kind disappeared on Thursday of last
week. and his clerk said he had gone
t&p Greenwood. The shop was search
ed after the tinding of the body and
was found not co contain a cent or
money. The clerk had disappeared.
An unknown negro was shot and
killed at Marion on Monday by P. D.
Bullard. It seems the negro had
c->me to B3ullard's home for some
thing to eat. Afterwards he con
tinued about the plac'e and acted
suspficiously and Bullard attempted to
arrest him when the negro advanced
on Bullard with a club. Bullard then
shot and killed the negro.
The' democratic clubs of Newberry
county will take notice that their rolls
must be revised at once and that all
names must be on said rolls five days
before the date of the primary elec
tion, which takes place August 30.
19C4. Clubs will compare their rolls
as far as practicable and see that no
names appear~ on more than one roll.
S. S. Cunningham.
Predicted Japanese Supremacy Near
ly One Hundred Years Ago.
New York Times.
That the Japanese would one day
be rules of the ocean coast of Asia is
the prediction made almost a century
ago in the book of a Russian nava?
observer, whose prophecy seems not
unlikely of fulfillment at the present
In 1811 Captain Vasill Golawin of
the Imperal navy was instructed to
cruise among the coral archipelagoes
of the Pacific to ascertain which of
these were inhabited by the Japan
ese, andl accordingly he set sail from
Odessa in the Diana, arriving some
two mo nths later off the coast of
But one or two copies of Captain
Golawin's book are extant, one of
them being in the library of the Win
ter Palace at St. Petersburg.
Published in 183 "Captain Gola
win's Captivity in Japan." throws an
interesting light upon the physical
andl mo rall characteristics of the Jap
anese~ na'i'n at a time when little, if
anyvthing. de:inhe w'.a known by En-~
reeans--p3artien:lrly in Russia--'i
the traits of the Mlongolian island
Of the observations contained in
Captain Golawin's book, the follow
ing are of current interest: "I
praise the Japanese for their skill.
They will one day be. probably. rulers
of the ocean cc ist of Asia. And
what can Russia do, being so far
awav from this border? Should the
Japanese introduce European civili
zation and European political sys
teils. the Chinese would )e obliged
to do tihe same. and those two peo
ple could then give to Europe an
other face, Happenings such as the
Chwostow raids (1792) would give
suggestion to them to build European
warships. and a small fleet could be
raised to begin with. 'Many Euro
pean inventors could be reproduced
in Japan-and without the brains of
Peter the Great-simply by the com
bination of circumstances and of the
natural advantages of Japan.
"Certainly, with European model.
Japan could build men of war very
easily and man them qickly with men
preculiarly adapted to n:val require
ments by reason of the insular posi
ion of the country. The people
comprehend easily, and, given ade
quate instrution, would supplant Eu
ropeans as navigators.
"The Japanese lack only one qual
ity, namely, terrestrial bravery: but
their deficiency in this respect is only
because of the peace-loving character
of their government. After a very
long time they lose all capacity to
shed blood. As an entire people they
are not timid, however, whose fore
fathers were the terrors of the whole
"Europeans in general have belter
brains than the people of Japan but
individually the Japanese have clean
er ideas and are spiritually higher it
fundamental. And many of their
ideas are correst, as. for instance,
a simple soldier demonstrated to
me the spherical shape of the
earth upon a round-bottomed tea
The Name Esopus.
New York Tribune.
Now that "The Sage of Esopr''
has come so prominently before the
public eyes, there is a natural cu-ios
ity in regard to the origin and mean
ing of the local name for the place
in which Judge Parker lives. The
name was first applied to the Esopu.,
creek, which rises in the foo-thills of
the Catskills and flows into the Hud.
son at Saugerties. north of Kingston.
The name Esopus also appears to
have been applied by the Indians to
the p)lace where is now the city of
Kingston. which i-ts original Dutch
settlers called W\Itwyck. The Esopus
WVar is a historical event which began
in 1658 andl lasted' until 1664. It b)roke
out between ihe Dutch settlers and
the Esopus Indians by reason of
some 01 the latter becoming intoxi
cated ' n schnapp)s while working for
the D)utch farmers in the Doundout
Valley, and being fired on by their
employers when they became too
boi!sterous. The outcome wvas the
destruction of WViltwyck by savage
bands of Indians. who killed t wenty
one men and carried off forty-women
and children as prisoners. Gbov.
Sturyvesant sent a force from New
Amsterdam on learning of this, and
thocroughly punished the Indians,
capturing the prisoners. When the
English secured the New Netherlands
they changed the name of the vil
lage to Kingston, and it became the
iirst capital of this state.
The name Esopus was later apl)Iied
to a town 'n Ulster county in wvhich
the village and West Shore railroad
station of Esopus are now situated:
but the creel: bearing the name does
not flow thri ugh this town, which has
the H-udlsor. river on one side and -the
Walkill on the other,
The Unitedl States Geological Sur
vey bulletin on geographical names
says of the wordl Esopus: . Stream
in New York. A difference of opin
ion exists as t . whether the Indian.
tribe of this name took the n1ame
from the river or whether the river
was named for the tribe, School
craft gives 'seepus' or 'seepu' as th
word nearest like it in the Indian Ian
How time flies? In a month or so
all tIhe li'tl Geoirge Dewey Smiths
and Ge 'rge D)ewey Browns will be
ceera: iu heil(r sixthi birthdays.
B' st' n Globe.
\\hna man' heart is bitt er, a ba
-v~ hsmile will make it sweet.
All persons are hereby warned not
to trespass upon the lands of the
undersigned by hunting or otherwise,
under penalty of the law.
John T. Norris.
At the examination held an the 8th
of July there were no applicants for
the vacant scholarships in this county
awarded by the South Carolina col
lege. I have decided to hold another
examination for the award of these
Special Scholarships on Friday. Au
gust 26. All those interested in this
matter are requested to attend the
examination on that day.
Eug. S. Werts.
Co. Supt. Education.
Buy your seed oats before they ad
vance. Just received a car load Red
Rust Proof Seed Oats. 6o cents a
Prosperity. S. C.
For Sale by
C. H. CANNON.
Have you a Peggy from
ought to buy one. They
* We have them at all prices
Our label on a
like the "Sterli
piece of silver.
tee of purity,
ness, fulP medi
can afford to u
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need be no dc
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doctor has orde
wishes it to be.
It Our Name is on 1
Our aim is to
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drug store pur
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ting the most ar
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prices. Let us
tice how well w<
A magazine wriEer wants to know
what are the fourt sweeiest words in
the i:nglish language. Some would
say. "flere take this monev."
THE NEW WOOD FIN-I.
WEARS LIKE IRON.
It makes old floors, front doors,
wood work, oil cloth, linoleum and
furniture look like new.
For Sale By
F. A. SCHUMPERT,
Sec'y and Treas.
Paris? If you haven't you
are the newest thing out.
ark on Silver!
ng" mark on a
It is a guaran
cal value. You
se plated silver.
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ything less than
you have your
lied here there
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eing just as your
red it, just as he
he Label, it's right.
have this drug
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eel sure of get
id best of every
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prove by prac
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