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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the World.
Mr. J. H. Spencer, the president of
one of Charlotte's most prominent
banks, died on Friday.
A runaway occurred in Cincinnatti,
on Friday. which resulted in the ser
ious injury of Bishop J. M. Walden,
Anti-Jewish disturbances have
broken out afresh in Russia and it is
reported that the trouble has reached
serious stage in south-western Rus
Because her husband went to a
ball game inst-tad of staying at home
to mind the baby, Mrs. Charles
Evans, of Monterey, Iowa. committed
It has been decided by the com
manders of the German navy to try
the substitution of pertoleum for coal
on board many of the government
Another fatal automobile acci
dent occurred in Pittsburg, on Fri
day. A racing machine in the park
ran into a light driving trap, killing
The report that Judge Parker will
reside in New York until after the
election, has been denied. It is said
that he will not take personal charge
of the canvass.
It is reported at Tokio that a small
band of Russian soldiers visited Sen
she Island, and in the absence of the
men, killed all the women and chil
dren on the isle.
The remains of the famous heads
man of Paris, known throughout the
European world as Deibler, were in
terred with special ceremonies, at
Paris last week.
The voting trust which has long
been controlled the Reading railroad,
has been disolved, and-the affairs of
the road are now in ne hands of
The British expedition under Colo
nel Younghusband has been started
on the road home, a treaty havirg
been signpd by the home government
with the Thibetans.
An associated press correspondent
reports that losses around Liao Yang
were more than were first given. He'
said that the number on both sides
would reach 50,000
The British schooner Fraulein was
wrecked last week, off the Maine
coast. The ship was battered to
pieces on the rocks, but the crew
reached land in safety.
The vast estate of Thomas Wagga
man is still to be adjusted and peti
titions have been filed in the court at
Washington ~that it be declared in
-a state of bankruptcy.
The great strike at the blooming
and bar mills, at.Sharon, Penn. has
been brought to an end, and the fires
have been lighted preparatory to go
ing to work this week.
The snowsheds in the neighbor
hood of Blue Canyon, Colorado.
were destroyed by fire on .Friday. At
least five hundred feet of shedding
was utterly destroyed.
The eighth international geograph
ical congress is at present in session
at Washington. Important papers
are to be read before the organization
this week by world-famed scientists.
San Francisco has been the- scene
of the annual meetiung and conclave
of the Knights Templar. On Satur
day the armed cruiser Milwaukee,
was launched in honor of the occa
The investigation of the lynching
of the negro, Maples, in Alabama, has
been begun and it is said that the
authorities are doing all. in their
power to bring the guilty parties to
Jesse Allen, a negro in North Car
olina, was legally executed last week
for the crime that is usually avenged
by lynching. The crime was com
mitted some time ago, at Oxford, in
The manouevres at Manassas are
over, having ended on Saturday with
a grand review of all the troops. The
Brown forces, under General Bell,
- were victorious.
A conferene was held last week
between the Colombian minister, Mr.
W. XV. Russell. and Acting Secretary
.f State Loomis. The subject under
discussion related to conditions in
The state of Idaho is the scene of
vast and devastating forest fires.
which are raging around Spirit Lake.
Thousands of feet of timber have
been destroyed and the flames are
Sixty thousands Albanians have en
tered a formal protest against the ac
tion of the Austrian government in
favoring the Macedonians in the re
cent trouble between that country
and the former.
The Lloyd steamship company is
building a new ocean liner which is
to be the largest in her class ever
built. The keel is being laid at
Stettin. Germany. The building will
:onsume several months.
The Royal Evchange Assurance
:ompany, of London, was brought up
n a Boston court on various charges
nd fined $i5,ooo. The claims were
ust and tLhe company will probably
tand good for the amount.
The annual session of the Baptist
:hurch will be held in Michigan this
week. A very large attendance from
l sections of the country is expect
!e, as that body is to discuss some
very important questions this year.
Th-e trouble between 'the officials
nd the employees of the Interbor
>ugh rapid transit company, has been
ettled by a written contact. The
trouble with the New York Eleva
vated was also settled at the same
The war in the east has reached a
point where there will be little more
lone until the spring. The fall
rains have set in, and the latest re
orts state that both armies are mak
ing preparations to go into winter
A passenger train on the Seaboard
railroad was derailed by unknown
parties, on Friday morning, and
plunged through a trestle into the
Catawba river, near Charlotte, N. C.
Four persons were killed and many
Larkins Johnson and Andrew Bur
ton, both colored, were hanged in
Alabama last week under due process
:>f the law. Lynching was imminent
in both cases and was prevented only
b'y quick and careful wvork on the
part of the authorities.
The workmen on the great Simplon
tunnel, in Italy, were compelled to
stop work on account of the striking
of a hot spring which flows at the
rate of i,5o00 gallons per minute.
Some of the workmen broke through
a strata of rock and suddenly the
water spouted up, boiling and bub
bling. The engineers hope to find
another outlet for the water.
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the State.
The cotton crop on Edisto Island
is in much danger of being ruined by
the too-frequent rains.
New stores and new business firms
have opened up in Bishopville, and
the town is on the boom.
Florence is to have a new school
building. It will be erected in the
near future and will be a splendid ed
Wofford college will open its fifty
first session on Wednesday. Other
colleges of the state will also open
There is not a single white person
in the Charleston jail. This is the
first time this has been the case for
over seven years.
The theatre season has been open
ed in Charleston and Columbia and
many first class companies have been
booked to appear.I
Two highway robberies have oc
curred in Newberry county within
the last two weeks. Both men rob
bed were white men.
Col. George Johnstone, of Newber
ry. has sent in his commission as not
ary public in order that he may be
eligible for presidential elector.
The Anderson Telephone company
has been having trouble for some
time with the ordinance preventing
them to charge for out of town mes
The body of Rev. Thomas F. Hop
kinl has been brought from Genr
many for burial in a specially pre
pared vault in St. Mary's church.
Mr. Javan Smith. a citizen of Spar
tanburg county committed suicide on
Friday. The man was over sixty
years old. He used a rifle as the
death dealing weapon.
K -notice has beer served on the
reople of Helena that the Southern
ticket office at that station is to be
abolished. A protest has been filed
with Commissioner Garris.
Mr. Vance McGee, a well-known
planter of Anderson county. was
kicked in the face by a horse. on
Thursday afternoon, and rlistained
serious and painful injuries.
Mayor Rhett and Engineer Ledoux
are still discussing ways and means
to improve Charleston's water supply.
It is expected that something definite
will be done in the near future.
Special and elaborate services were
held at Charleston and Columbia and
Sumter to celebrate the Jewish New
Year. Special prayers and services
were held in the various synagogues.
The body of the late Lieutenant J.
W. L. Clement. U. S. N, has been
brought to Charleston for interment.
The young man died of typhoid fever
while his ship was at a European
The Pacolet mills, at Spartanburg.
which were washed away by the
floods of last year, are to be rebuilt.
The Montgomery company, of that
county, is to undertake the work.
Marion will fall in line with many
other southern towns and will cele
brate the opening of the fall trade by
a street carnival. The business
league of the town has the matter in
Mr. W. H. McCaw, a reporter for
the State newspaper, in Columbia,
was attacked by two toughs on Sat
urday night and was beaten around
the face and upper part of the body
and badly hurt. T
Will Dinsmore, a white man, was p
arrested in Spartanburg, on Saturday,
on the charge of stealing goods from W
freight cars. The man had been em- I
ployed by the Southern and had his i
possession keys to the cars.
Clinton has inst had an election S4
to decide on the issuing of bonds for
the purpose of in -tituting an electric [
lighting and water plant. The town
voted in favor of the new project by
more than two-thirds majority.
Thomas Simmons, colored, has H
been arrested at Charleston, charged
with the mnurder of Sara Jan2e Ad-.
ger, which occurred on the twenty- .
first of August. The man was
identified by the father of the girl.
Henry Davis, a negro carpenter,
cut Henry G. McKagen, on the. left
side of the throat, Saturday night,
at Sumter. The affair arose over
trouble about a payment on a sewing B(
machine. McKagen was a candidate
for the legislature in the last pri
Harry Wright. a ten-year-old son
of Simeon P. Wright, of Bennetts- Lc
ville, was shot and instantly killed
by Edgar McCoy, colored, on Fri
day afternoon, at five o'clock, in front
of the residence of Mr. Thomas L.
Rodgers. The coroner's inquest
brought in a verdict that the shooting
was accidental. The boys head was
blown open and the brains scattered n
for several feet.
Go!. Boyd has investigated the
charges against the South Carolina
soldiers at Manassas for instigating .
depredations, and it has been ascer
tained that the S. C. boys had nothing
to do with the starting of the affair.
The First Regiment is clear of blame.
Officials of the war department are tr2
not hesitating in showing their dis- rot
satisfaction with the conditions now poi
prevailing at Clemson college, and ret
it is likely that some important dai
changes will take place in that insti
Andrew Carnegie gives a bonus ofGr
ro per cent. upon their yearly wages As:
to all employes upon the Skibo es- H
tates who are total abstainers from A
intoxicating drinks. He believesFe
that such are well worth their bonus,Fl
both from an economic and a social He
ono f view. Fla
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nd trip tickets to the following
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urning until Tuesday following
e of sale:
Llhalla, S. C., $3.40
rtanburg, S. C., 2.ro
:enville, S. C., 2.10
2eville, N. C., 3.85
t Spring, N. C., 4.60
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