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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.'
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Outside of the State.
Police Officer J. J. Hall, oi Dan
ville. Va., was shot and f-atally wound
ed on Monday night by a desperate
Senator Fairbanks. the republican
vice-presidential nominee, delivered
his first formal speech of the cam
paign at White River Junction, Ver
mont, on Monday afternoon.
One man was killed and three were
wounded in a battle between two tam
ilies at a religious meeting near Taze
well, Va., on Monday night. The bat
tle was the result of a family feud of
thirty years' standing.
Senator Latimer visited Rose
mount, the home of Judge Parker, on
Monday. ' He dined with Judge Par
ker and then went to Norwich, N.
Y., where he made a speech in the
interest of democracy.
The largest sugar factory in Ger
many was burned on Sunday night.
involving a loss of $i,25o,ooo. The
fire caused a rise in the sugar market
at Hamburg of three cents a hundred
A photographer of Ascoli, Italy.
arrested in connection with the theft
from the cathedral of Ascoli of a
priceless cope, which was afterward
purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan,
committed suicide on Monday by
hanging himself to the bar in his cell.
A. L. Scott, a negro murderer, died
in the jail at Fitzgerald, Ga., on Mon
day. The negro had resisted arrest
until fatally wounded. His death
probably saved him from being lynch
ed. The mob refused to disperse for
more than an hour after the death of
the negro. declaring that the report
that he was dead was only a ruse.
One hundred persons perished and
five thousand were rent.%re'd homeless
in a fire Which destroyed the city of
.Binang, in the province of Luzon,
in the Philippines. The property loss
is estimated at $2oo,ooo. The govern
ment is furnishing shelter and food
to the people made destitute by the
E. C. Stahlman, the news editor of
the Nashville Banner, was drowned
in the Cumberland river above Nash
ville on Monday afternoon. He wvas
-cruising up the river in his gasoline
launch when the propeller refused to
work. He dived under the launch
to remedy the trouble, and failed to
Five negroes. all supposed to be
members of the "Before-Day" club,
have been arrested at Salem. Ala., for
attempting to enter a house and mur
der the family. One of the members
of the gang confessed to the au
thorities that the negroes in the com
munity had organized for ihe purpose
*of murdering, robbing and burning.
The Olympic contests at the
world's fair at St. Louis are now
proving an attractive feature. The
01mypic Marathon race, the third
foot race of the kind ever held and
the first ever held on American soil,
participated in by 31 of the world's
fleetest runners, was won on Wednes
day by Thomas J. Hicks, of Cam
bridge, Mass. The distance of the
race was over 24 miles.
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or~Less Interest Con
densed ji the State.
Frank Dial, a negro, escaped from
the Greenville county chain -gang and
was shot by a police officer. His
injuries were believed to be fatal.
Sammie Igoe, a child whose home
was at Summerville, died in Atlanta
from hydrophobia. The child had
been taken to the Pasteu. institute for
Stella Johnson, aged 30 years, a
disreputable white woman of Sum
ter, committed suicide on Tuesday
night by swallowing an ounce of laud
anum. Remorse over her life is
thought to have been the cause for
Marion Parr has been arrested in
Columbia suspected of the brutal
murder of Fayette Shealy, the young
white boy who was killed at a fish
ing camp near Columbia recently. A
gu was found in Parr's possession
which is believed to have been the
gun young Shealy had and which was
taken from him at the time he was
The first contract for the establish
ment of a colony in this state since
the establishment of a departrent
of immigration has 1ken signed be
tween Commissi.,er Watson and
parties interested in bringing colo
nists south. The land upon which
the colony will be settled consists of
io.ooo acres of land in the lower
part of Lexington county on the
main line of the Southern and in
volves the investment of about $130,
ooo. The colony will be made up
of Scandinavians. and there will be
about 25o families.
Milton J. Sternberger, a traveling
salesman of Memphis, Tenn., and a
former Charleston man, was myster
i,usly shot and probably fatally
wounded in Memphis, Tenn., on Tues
day night. His wife is held by the
police pending an investigation. It
is alleged that he was packing his
grip and that he asked his wife for
a pistol which he had given her. The
woman claims in the scuffle for the
possession of the weapon it was ac
cidentally discharged. inflicting what
was supposed to be a fatal wound.
A WILY WRITER.
Understood How To Make Either
Words or Space.
Herbert S. Stone, the well-known
publisher, described at a dinner in
Washington the amusing methods of
a newspaper writer who used to be
one of his friends.
"Mr. Stone said that this young
man wrote "special" articles for the
press. not of a news nature, for which
he was paid at a set rate per column.
He was once commissioned to do a
serial story for a Chicago paper. The
story, as it proceeded from week to
week. was interesting, but it contain
ed many passages like the following:
"Did Nou hear him?"
"By the well."
'Then he lives?"
The editor w~ho was handling the
story perceived that the writer, in
stringing out his passages so need
lessly, was making more money peri
column than was right. Accordingly,
sending for the man, he said:
"Hereafter, John, we will pay you I
by the letters on your serial. We will
pay you so much per thousand let- C
"But I prefer to be paid by the col
umnn." the young man objected. t
"No matter for that. From now on
by letter, and not by column. your
copy will be measured up."
"The young man' looked crestfallen.
went away, but in the very next in--.
stallment of his story he introduced1
a character who stuttered. and all
through the chapter were scattered I
passages like this:
"B-b-b-b-believe me. s-s-sir. I am
n-n-not g g g uilty. M-m-m-my m
m-i-mother c-c-c-committed this c-t
"Your mother. girl?"
"M-m-m-my m-rn-in-mother." t
The editor .was horrified at this
stammering chapter. He foresaw
the introduction of the stuttering girl
throughout the rest of the serial and
he perceived that in a work paid by
the letter all those stammerings
would count tip amazingly.
He liked the story, and his rate for
such matter was not, at least, high.
So he sent for the young man again,
and payment on the old column basis
was resumed. Thereupon the girl
with the stutter died, and the short,
terse paragraphs all came back
That Safety Shave.
"Look at that, sir."
The salesman in a Nassau street
sutlery store glanced up, according
to the New York Press, and saw on
the other side of the showcase a man
with a face half hidden on court plas
ter. Drops of blood exuding here
and there indicated that the wounds
"What's the matter?" inquired the
salesman. who knew his customer,
lived in Montclair and came through
the Hoboken tunnel every morning.
"Kissed the wrong woman in the
car, eh? Or is it the family cat?"
"'Facetiousness. sir." retorted the
customer angrily. "I bought one of
your safety razors yesterday, and
this is the result. I was guaranteed
that it was a safety razor. Tell me.
does this look like a safety shave?"
"It doesn't for a fact," answered
the salesman. "You might have done
better with an axe or the bread
knife. Did you bring the razor with
The customer tossed it on the
counter. "There is the infernal
thing," he roaied. "It ought to be
made a crime to sell another one. I
want my money back."
The salesman examined the razor.
"Had this thing apart since you
bought it, haven't you?"
"Yes. I took it to pieces to show
my wife how it worked. But that
made no difference. I put it together
"You, did. eh?" said the salesman.
"Well, if we had an office boy in the
store who put a razor together like
that he'd be fired. You've spoiled
the razor as much as you've spoiled
your face. You'd be a good man to
mend a clock, you would. Money
back? You'll have to come in later
and see the boss. But I wouldn't
show him that razor unless he is
feeling good, if I were you."
Reason He Gave.
John Sharpe Williams, democratic
leader of the house was greatly an
noyed when a visiting committee
tried to map out for him and his
olleagues a line of duty.
"You remind me of the preacher,"
aid Mr. Williams to his visitors,
"who remonstarted with a man in his
:ommunity for not coming out to
hurch. The man. after much persua
;on, consented to attend worship on
:he following Sabbath. During the
ermon a violent storm raged and
:rashes of thunder interfered with
:he speaker making himself heard.
"I won't attend any more.' said the
-eluctant church attendant when, at
he conclusion of the services the
)reacher asked him to come again.
'And why not?' asked the divine.
If the Lord wanted me to listen
o vour sermon.' said the man as he
umbled his hat. 'I don't think he
vould have interrupted your sermon
vith a thunderstorm."
The Limit of a Meagre "Iea.
A number oi actors weic *iscuss
ng recently the different ir
iouses in a western c't. sa
>er's Weekly, and a .ap a;ive
neagreness of the taiW -- .
ided by the various '..e
>f the party who had lic ' oe.
o the talk now spoke-,.
"If any of you fellows really want
o put yourself on a rigid diet go tco
Irs. 's boarding house in Gin
:innati. I came down to breakfast
here one morning, and the servant
vatzed up and asked me if I'd have
iam or eggs. I said r didn't want toi
>e grasping, and ordered the yolk of
en egg--said I'd have the white of it '
"Molly," he said, "if I should die ~
irst I want you to see that I'm cre
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