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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of Mor or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the State.
Hugh Gurney. third secretary of
the British Embassy. was fined for
contempt of coirt for refusing to
plead to a charge of speedy automo
biling in a Pittsfield (Mass.) police
Congressman Marlin E. Olmsted,
of Harrisburg, was unanimously re
nominated by the Republican cbn
ferees of the Eighteenth district at
a meeting in Harrisburg.
Porto Rico's i.od public school
oqened with 6o.ooo pupils enrolled.
In the first school year during Amer
ican occupation there were 8oo
schools, with 25,000 pupils.
The delegates to the interparlia
mentary Congress were the guests at
luncheon on Monday of the executive
committee of the Civic Federation,
in New York.
Judge Gary. as arbitrator. decided
the controversy between the opera
tors and the miners with reference to
check weighmen favorably to the
Cows on the track caused the wreck
of a passenger train at Linwood,
Mich. Several persons were injured,
the engineer fatally.
The German Baptists, at their ses
sion in Chicago. decided to hold the
next General Conference in Buflalo,
Three foreigners were instantly
killed and one fatally injured by a
fast passenger train near Greensburg.
One man was killed, 3 fatally and
12 seriously injured in a wreck on
the Burlington Road near Elmwood.
Mrs. Russell Sage is seriously ill
at her home, in New York. as the
result of a fall.
The price of wheat took a tumble
in the New York and Chicago mar
The Pope has addressed to the
Cardinal Vicar xa protest against the
Congress of Freethinkers, held in
Rome last week, and requests that
a function of atonement be held in
President Zelaya, of Nicaragua,
has appointed Dr. Jose Dolores
Gamez to be earbitrator for Nicara
gua in the -settlement of the boundary
questions with Honduras.
The coroner's jury brought in a
verdict of "suicide while sane" in
the case of George A.. Davis. who
killed himself in a London hotel.
The eruption continues at Mount
Vesuvius and is reported to be quite
A thousand Japanese troops are
daily crossing the Taitse River over
three bridges which have been con
structed above the railroad, and ad
vices from Mukden say the Japanes...
are continually receiving reinforce
The Governor of Carthagena, Co
lombia, promptly expressed, regrets
to Rear Admiral Sigsbee for inde
cent acts comrmitted at the American
consulate, which was twice besmear
ed with filth.
The reorganization of Russia's
forces in the far east by the appoint
ment of General Grippenberg to
command the second army has been
received with satisfaction by the
General Kuropatkin announces
that the Japanese are preparing an
extensive turning movement east of
Mukden. Skirmishes have occurred
in the valley of the Hun river.
The German Foreign Office expres
ses itself generally sympathetic with
President Roosevelt's intention to
call a second peace conference.
The Chinese in Manchuria have
been unable to harvest their crops
on account of the war and the winter
will likely bring much distress.
General Sakharoff reports that a
Japanese attempt to occupy KaoutouJ
Pass. commanding~ the road to Fus
han. was repulsed.
Count Ernst. regent of the princi
pality of Lippe, is dead. He was
born in 1831.
Senator Calderon, who has just
presented his papers at Washington
as minister from Bolivia, is not a
sranger to the diplomatic circles of
this country. He is known through
out South America as a progressive
leader rather than a politician, al
though he is a candidate for high
hnors in his country.
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of hiore or Less Interest Con
densed in the State.
The heat was very oppressive on
Tuesday throughout the entire state.
At Columbia the temperature rose to
ninety-one, and the lowest point
ever reached by the thermometre
The seventh district republican
convention was called to order on
Tuesday, in Sumter. Rev. C. C.
Jacobs has been put in the field as
a candidate against Congressman
Lever. It is determined to make a
strenuous fight for Congressman
A number of suits are filed in thei
office of the clerk of court of Charles
ton, to, be heard -at the next term of
court. Among them is a damage
suit against the Consolidated Rail
way and Electric companies for
damage to the amount of five thous
and dollars for injury received by J.
C. Foster through contact with a
Mr. P. M. Mordecai. of Charleston.
was elected a member from South
Carolina of the general council of the
American Bar Association which is
now meeting at St. Louis.
Frank Breeden, one of the most
promiinent citizens of Marlboro.
died at 'his home in Bennettsville
on Tuesday morning. He was coun
ty commisioner for eight years and
and had been a member of the town
council for several years. He was an
extensive and prosperous planter.
Jim Peterson, colored, was shot
and killed by Fred Herbert on Sat
urday afternoon. -.on; J. R. Irwin's
place, near Chappells.' The death oc
curred as the result of the renewal of
The Laurens County Baptist asso
ciation is now in session. This is a
prominent and influential body of
Christian workers representing twen
ty-seven churches in that county.
It is proposed to have a big gun
shoot on Fair week. There are fif
teen gun clubs in the state and it is
expected that most of them will be
James Stewart. colored. was killed
in Greenwood county on last Friday
night. He was guilty of attempted
assault. Solicitor Sease has been
personally notifed by the governor
to make a rigid investigation of the
All the rooms in the dormitories in
South Carolina colleges are filled or
engaged, and the newv students are
having trouble. Some are reported
as being perched around the campus,
sitting on their trunks, awaiting prep
aration for their reception.
5,646 bales of cotton were received
in Charleston on Monday, the largest
day's receipts of the season. It is
said that the railroads are taxed by
the heavy movement of cotton toward
The Mvystic Shriners held a c.are
monial session and grand banquet at
White Stone Springs, on WVednesday
night, at which time over fifty new
members were initiated into the no
The business men of Columbia are
working with vim and determination
for the boat line up the river. Im
portant meetings are being held and
it is probable that something definite
will come of the movvA. -nt within
the next few days.
He Used Bible Every Sunday.
Stories of surprises in cross ex
amination were exchanged in a small
group of men the other day, nearly
all of which had been published in
the newspapers, and then the follow
ing was sprung by an Illinois man:
"Years ago one of the prominent
lawyers of central Illinois was D. G.
Tunnicliff, afterwards justice of the
state supreme court. Tunnicliff was
a great wit and a very smooth article
on cross examination. He did not
often get the worst of it from any
body. He seldom attempted bulldoz
ing in cross examination, but could
back an unwary man into almost any
"One day Tunnicliff had an old
farmer named Dave Brown on the
opposite side and the value of the old
man's testimony depended upon his
claim that he could not read. It was
believed that he could read a little
and Tunnicliff tried to trap him. Af
ter several adroit efforts which old
Dve neatly sidetenned, the lawyer
changed the subject and wandered
away from the leading question. Sud
dently he asked:
" 'Have you a Bible in your home.
Mr. Brown?' "
" 'Yes, sir, a family Bible. Had it
" 'I am glad to hear that. Every
good man should have a Bible in his
home. You use your Bible, I hope.'
" 'Yes, sir. I use it regular.'
"'That's right. A good man should
use his Bible often. About how often
do you use your Bible?'
'Every Sunday morning, sir,' said
the old man, with apparent interest.
" 'Every Sunday morning. That is
commendable. There is no more
appropriate time for using the Bible
than on Sabbath morning. And
what do you use your Bible for on
'To strop my razor, sir.' "
Woman is the real economic dis
tributer. The millionaire manufac
turer imagines that he himself runs
his business. Oh, no. It is run
by farmers' wives. When they do
not care for yarn or calico, his looms
stand idle for a year. The vast ma
chinery of the world turns on wo
man's little word, "I want." Hence
the education of women should in
clude this factor, the desire to want
Rev. S. Sugihara is pastor of a
Japanese Methodist Episcopal church
in Portland, Ore. His people, who
are mostly domestic servants or day
laborers, have made a great sacrifice
to raise $2.000 toward a church build
Doc. Waddell, the most hustling
theatrical agent on the road, is ex
pected today in advance of the Ted E.
Faust Minstrels, which will open the
season at the opera house, Tuesday,
Fixing the Rate and Prescribing the
Time For the Payment of Town
Taxes for the Year zgo4.
Be it ordained by the Mayor and
Aldermen of the Town of Newberry,
in the State of South Carolina, in
council assembled. and by authority
of the same: That for the purpose
of raising a revenue and in the exer
cise of the taxing power of said Town
the following taxes are hereby im
posed for the fiscal year ending De
cember 31st, 1904, upon all real and
personal property within the corpor
ate limits of said Town (except such
as is exempt from taxation under the
Constitution and laws of this State)
upon the valuation thereof as assess
ed for taxation for County and State
Section 1. That a tax of sixt
cents on each one hundred dollars
worth of real and 'personal property
within the corporate limits of the
Town of Newberry, in the State of
South Carolina (except such as is
exempt from taxation under the con
stitution and laws of this State). is
hereby levied for the purpose of rais
ing a rev.enue to defray the ordinary
expenses of said Town for the fiscal
year ending D,ecember 31st, 1904.
Section 2. That a tax of three
fourths of a mill on each dollar's
worth of real and personal property
within the corporate limits of the
Town of Newberry (except such as
is exempt from taxation under the
constitution and laws of this State),
is hereby levied for the purpose of
raising a revenue to defray the bonded
indebtedness of said Town for the
Section 3. That a tax of two and
a half mills on each dollar's worth
of real and personal property within
the corporate limits of the Town of
Newberry (except such as is exempt
from taxation under the constitution
and laws of this State), is hereby
levied for the purpose of raising a
revenue to pay the interest on and
create a sinking fund for the bonded
indebtedness of said Town for the
Water Works and Electric Light
Section 4. That a tax of one mill
on each dollar's worth of real and
personal property within the corpor
ate limits of the Town of Newberry
(except such as is exempt from tax
ation under the constitution and laws
of this State), is hereby levied for
the purpose of raising a revenue to
pay the interest on the create a sink
ing fund for the bonded indebtedness
of said Town for the Sewerage sys
S-ction 5. That all taxes herein
imposed or levied shall be paid to
said Town in lawful money of the
United States between the 15th day
of October, 1904 and the i5th day of
November, 1904, and that after the i5th
day of November, 1904, a penalty of
ten per cent. is hereby imposed upon
and shall be added to all taxes in
Section 6. That execution issue ac
cording to law for the collection of
all taxes, fines and penalties past due
and unpaid for 15 days, and the cost
of said execution.
Done and ratified under the Corpo
rate Seal of said Town this
(Seal) the 25th day of September, A.
J. W. EARHARDT,
Mayor of the Town of Newberry, S. C.
Thos. 0. $tewart,
Clerk and Treasurer
9 9 6t 0 W.
Commenced Business I
ROBERTNORRIS, General Agent,
Not those menti
but a fresh lot jL
Try our Pina
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SWe hereby annou
* candidate for more
Sourselves to satisfy,
* MAYES' DR
We believe in w<
We have a gree
goods that we
half their value.
I Oc. Muslins and
12 1-2c. Muslins a
15c. Muslins and
20c. Muslins and
25c. Muslins and1
White Damask Waisi
Ladies', Misses' and
Ireduced from $3.00 t4
$1.25; from $1.50 to 9
from 75c. to 49c.
The above are not si
goods. Yours tru
s. J. w
HATTIE MVER LEAELL.
(B. l Womn's Col816, Richoul-, V1
Polil of Ti 0igil Piano School of leW
Yorl, N. Y.)
Mower Co's Store.
I September Ist, 1904.
SPECIL ATENTION TO BECINNERS.
Term-$3.00 Der Eight ImSOS.
$5,0 Railroad Fare Paid. 500
FREE Courses Offered.
j- 0j$- ;= Bird at Cost. WriteQuick
GEORGtA.ALABAF.A SUS N'' CLEGE.'con Ga
4early Forty Years Ago
Not the largest -not the Ole-est 4
but, by reason of Its peculiar legal
organization, the strongest life M
surance company in the world.
The Pacific Mutual Life wntes
in the plainest terms the most lib
eral policy sold.
In taking life insurance it is not
estimates (guesses) that the Ipeo
ple want but Guarantees.
our Guaranteed values, vniten
in the policies, are greater than the
guarantees of any other company.
Its rates are no greater than1
those of other old; line companies.
To find out all the good things
we offer send date of birth to, or,
Over Postoffice, Newberry, S. C.
kd Beef Hams.
nce ourselves as a*
business and pledge,
:man's suffrage. $
tt many Summer
are offering at
Lawns now 5c.
.nd Lawns now 7c.
Lawns now 8 I-3c.
Lawns now lic.
Lawns now 13c.
:ings 50c., now 35c.
40c., " 28c.
35c., " 22 I-2c
25c., " 1 6 1-3
,hildren's Oxford Tie
> $1.90; from $2.00 t
5c.; from $1.00 to 69c.
3conds, but first clas.