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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of Mor or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the State.
The trial of Nan Patterson for thi
murder of Caesar Young has beei
set in New York for Nov.mber 15.
Cardinal Gibbons has reach Cincin
nati, where he attended Archbishol
President Palma, in opening thq
winter session of the Cuban congress
suggested the creation of a perpetua
debt bearing 3 per cent. inte7est.
Official reports show that the ar
mored cruiser West Virginia, in hei
trial trip made recently, made
speed of 22.146 knots.
Julia Reano and her grandson
George Kirk, four years old, wer<
burned to death' on Tuesday morning
in the Reano home, in Chicago.
A number of wild animals, King
Menelik's gift to the president, ar
rived on the Minneapolis at Nev
York this week.
. German students of the Universit3
of Vienna, engaged in a demonstra
tion in sympathy with their compat
riots at Innsbuck, during the dis.
turbances of last week.
In the Italian election all the mem
bers of the ministry have been re
elected. The government has beer
victorious over the Extremists, whc
lost 20 seats.
Judge Portlock of Virginia in ar
address made on Monday to the
grand jury at Norfolk, denounced
lynching as the most serious menace
to civilization and all organized gov
Secret Service officials have arrest
ed three counterfeiters in Cleveland,
0., who are charged with making
and circulating large sums of coun
terfeit Hungarian money.
Boston, Detroit and New . York
parties entered on Wednesday a joini
suit in the Boston courts for $1,200,.
ooo damages against J. Ogden Ar
mour, of Chicago.
State Representative T. F. Curley
and Alderman James M. Curley were
sentenced by the United States couri
in Boston on Tuesday to two months
in jail for impersonating others al
a civil service examination.
The Freemen's Aid and Education
al society, in session at Manchester
N. H., discussed this week industrial
work in the south and voted appro
priations to colored schools of col
The trial of the French officers at
tached to the Military Informatior
Bureau, charged with appropriating
funds which were used to secure evi
dence against Dreyfus, came to at
abrupt end on Monday by the gov
ernent abandoning the :ase.
J. Samuel McCue announced in at
interview given a reporter yesterday
that he expects to get- a new trial
He declares that if the -supreme cour1
decides in his favor as to the granting
of a trial he will ask for a change o:
venue. There is a considerable dif
ference of opinion in Charlottesvil<
as to whether McCue is really guiltj
or not. The country in general seem:
to believe that he is.
The United States supreme cour
confirmed on Tuesday the decision o
the aupremle tourt of Wisconsin ii
the case of the publishers of newspa
pers of Milwaukee, who were convict
ed on the charge of combining
against another newspaper of th<
city, for the purpose of unlawfully ef
fecting certain advertising rates. Th<
'decision was of great interest be
cause of its bearing on the trust ques
A Beautiful Creed.
For my part if I can put one touci
of a rosy sun-set into the life of an3
man or woman, I shall feel that
have worked with God. He is ir
no haste, and if I do what I may ir
great work on earth. Let God mak<
His sun-sets; I will mottle my littl<
fading cloud. To help the growti
of a thought that struggles towar<
the light; to brush with gentle hanc
the earth-stain from the white of on<
snow-drop-such may be ambition
So shall I scale rocks in front, no'
leave my name carved upon thos<
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed in the State.
Laurens county had a considerably
larger sales day than usual this week.
A great many tracts of land were
The new $40,000 passenger depot
of the Seaboard in Columbia has been
finished and is now in use. It I!
situated on Lincoln street, between
Gervais and Lady.
Election day passed quietly in most
of the counties. There were very
few rows reported. A light vote
was polled in a large majority of the
Jim Brown, the negro who was
brought back from New York, charg
ed with setting fire to the Dixie ware,
house at Florence, has been released.
The officers were satisfied that he
was the wrong negro.
The Lutheran synod of South Car
olina opened its session in Orange
burg on Tuesday. A cordial recep
tion was given the boards and min
isters by the people of the town. The
actual work of the session began on
A local football team at Green
wood will meet a team from Charles
ton, at the former place, on Thanks
giving day. Both teams are al
ready at work and a good lively
game is expected.
The jury empaneled in Greenwood,
by order of the circuit court, and
confirmed by the supreme court to
fix the amount of damages to be paid
the Reynolds heirs for the occupa
tion of their land by the C. & W. C.
railroad, has completed its work and
fixed the amount of damages to be
paid at $730-00.
The C. & W. C. and the Seaboard
railroads have made a deal with par
ties in Greenwood county for the
purchase of several acres of land in
and near the town of Greenwood, on
which extensive freight yards will
be erected. This deal has been un
der consideration for some time, and
was consummated on Tuesday last.
Ben Wardlaw, a burly drunken ne
gro of Greenwood county, walked
into the county seat on the day be
fore election, produced a vicious,
looking gun, and declared there was
not an officer of the law in the town
who could take the weapon away
from him. He was disarmed imme
diately and punished.
At a meeting of the Civic Improve
ment league, held on Monday in Co
lumbia. Mr. E. J. Watsen made an
address denouncing the recent butch
ery of many of the trees in the city.
He cited a law which gives the city
ample opportunity to punish the of
A Bear Hunt.
The Chappell's correspondent of
the Saluda Standard tells of a bear
hunt, which- is a rarity in this section
of South Carolina in this day and
generation. The story is a good
one, running as follows:
"On last Saturday evening a trusty
of Mr. J. R. Webb's was sent to the
pasture to get his cows but could
not find them. Early oi Sunday
morning the 'trusty,' Pig Watson,
went for the cows and found the cat
tle scattered and very much frighten
ed. Pig soon found some wild var
mint, a bear, wolf, tiger or wild cat.
His description was: "It has a long
body, short legs, short ears, and a
great pompadour as large as my hat,
a huge back and awful eyes-said it
was on the back of one of the cows
and had the cow's tongue choked out.
"Having hear~d this, Mr. Webb got
all of his hands and all the 'dogs he
could and went in search of the wild
animal. Mr. Webb in his race forgot
he had on new shoes until the race
was over and then found that he had
all of the 'skin rubbed off his heels and
toes. He raced the varmint until
about 4 o'clock and waded the river
a time or so, but at last it got away
in the swamps.
"Mr. Webb found he could not get
the varmint, so he started the darkies
Iall to the house and got behind them
and fired a few times and yelled to
them to 'run, run.' Some of them
ran themselves almost to death.
"He can't get 'Pig' to the pasture
"Webb intended going to the fair
SERMON BY DR. HALLMAN.
Delivers Strong Discourse On The
Degeneracy of the Race.
The tollowing emnracts are taken
from an able sermon delivered by Dr.
S. T. Hallman, of this city, in Green
wood on ye.-terday:
"Lovers of pleasures more than
lovers of God."-2 Timothy 3:4.
"Two words is our English Bible
express the fearful moral degeneracy
of our race, and indicate the urgent
need of cleansing and life. There are
sin and uncleanness-transgression of
law and the filthiness of human na
ture. Arouid these all grades of
moral obliquity gather and in them is
embraced every species of transgres
sion. The merest glance at the re
bellious nature of man and his natural
bias towards the evil, will show how
fearfully he has wandered from the
reht. and how far gone he is from
original righteousness. By force of
his depraved will he rebels against
every law of God and moral unclean
ness is wrapped about him as the ivy
about the oak. Sin is the centre to
wards -,hich his being gravitates, and
moral perversity is as natural to him
as is flight to the bird. As falcon
be-t on prey so man's Jepraved ap
petite longs for the fields of trans
"Inspiration, by one sweep of its
incisive pen, fully outlines man's
moral degeneracy. 'Every imagination
of the thoughts of his heart is only
evil continually.' 'All flesh is corrupt
ed in its way.' The whole stream of
human life trib.-ted to ignorance and
rarely to immorality. The presump
tion is that a jury only needs intelli
gence and that corscience is of little
consequenze in -diusting matters of
right and wrong. 1-ifty years ago the
people were not so intelligent as they
are now, and yet there was less law
lessness and crime than there is to
day. The explanation is that then
they emphasized morals and now we
The speaker cso.tinued and spoke
of the dangers arising from the race
problem. He also touched upon the
laxity of discipline in the homes of
the land, and the consequent result.
"May the law-abiding citizens of
the noble state of South Carolina
awake to their solemn responsibility
and consecrate themselves o the su
preme duty of eradicating from their
midst this monster crime-homicide
and give to human life God's holy
gift, the sacredness, dignity and
worth which have been stamped upon
it by the great Creator and Redeemer
Educational Conference to Be Held
In Spring of 19o5.
Columbia, November 2.--It was
learned yesterday that the conference
for education in the south will be
held in Columbia next April. The
information came in a letter to State
Superintendent of Eduication Martin
from Dr. Edgar Gardiner Murphy,
the secretary. The exact date has
not yet been determined upon, but
it will probably be the last week in
April, as this is the time which suits
Columbia best, and is about the time
that conference is usually held.
Last year the meeting was held in
Birmingham, and at that time the
invitation from Columbia was pre
sented. It will be remembered that
when Mr. Robert C. Ogden, the pres
ident, and a number of his associa
tes stopped at Rock Hill on theii
way to Birmingham Governor Hey
ward presented the invitation from
Columbia, backed by resolution of
the general assembly, the city coun
cil, the chamber of commerce and
letter from the presidents of the
various colleges .in the state. Secre
tary Clark of the chamber of com
merce, also personally urged the in
vitation at that time, and Superinten
dent Martin and President D. B.
Johnson have both been active in se
curing the meeting. President John
son is a member of the executive
committee which selects the place of
meeting. It is understood that the
committee was almost unanimously
in favor of Columbia.
The first step towards securing this
convention was the action of the
chamber of commerce on February
9 last in adopting the following:
chamber of commerce extends a cor
dial invitation to the conference o,
education in the south to hold its
1905 annual session in Columbia, the
capital of South Carolina. the state
of South Carolina not having yet had
the honor of entertaining this body."
The Davis Tour.
Elkins, W. Va., November 5.
Henry G. Davis appealed to his fel
low townsmen last night to support
him as a democratic nominee for the
vice-presidency. The appeal was re
sponded to by tumultuous applause
by as many of the citizens of Elkins
as could get into the local opera
house. Among those who sat be
hind the senator on the stage were
Blaine and Davis Elkins, sons of
Senator Elkins. The meeting here
was the culmination of a day of cam
paigning on a special train. The train
reached Elkins at i o'clock.
The appeal of Mr. Davis to his
"home folks," as he stated it was his
masterpiece of the campaign. He
reviewed the development of this sec
tion of the country, in connection
with which he frequently mentioned
the name of Senator Elkins, who was
with him, he said, except politically.
The candidate read a telegram he re
ceived last night from Vice-President
Landstreet of the Wabash system, a
republican, he explained, but a
staunch supporter of Mr. Davis. Mr.
Landstreet said he was now on a tour
of the lines of his road in West Vir
ginia in behalf of Mr. Davis. During
the day Mr. Davis subordinated na
tional appeals to his neighbors for
Tonight Mr. Davis will speak at
Belington, which will conclude his
work in the campaign. His address
last night was supplemented by a
comparative discussion of the issue
by C. Woods Bailey.
The Al Fresco Feast.
Bingham-"Come, now, this isn't
so bad. It's .ally homelike."
Brazer-"Yes, but I've seen noth
ing bigger than an ant on the table
yet; at home nothing smaller than a
water bug shows itself."
the famous Atlanta
his practical Opticia
Newberry to spend f
Call and see him a
Son's Drug Store.
Examination of eye
All work guaranteE
Hawkes has all the
for the scientific adj
to the eyes. H awkes
Different Kinds Brought Into Con
junction Produce Darkness.
Everv light wave, as a wave oi the
sea. consists of two portions, in one
of which the water is lifted above the
general average level of the surround
ing ocean an in the other is depress
ed below it. These two portions form
the "crest" and the "trough" of the
If two or more sets of waves ar%
caused to traverse the same surface
as by dropping stones into still water
for instance, a complicated network
of ripples is produced. At certain
points fhe crest of one wave will coin
cide with the crest of another and the
two will combine to form one crest
of double the height, the trough also
being twice the depth.
At other points the crest of one
wave will fall on the trough of anoth
er, and as the same particles of watei
are called upon by equal forces to
move in opposite directions at the
same time they will remain stationary
and the surface will not be disturbed
at those points.
Similarly, as light consists of waves
in the ether, it has been shown by
Fresnel that if one ray be caused to
fall half a wave length behind another
the troughs of one set of waves will
combine with the crests of the other
set to neutralize one another, so pro
ducing still ether, or dark patches,
at those particular points in the midst
of the surrounding light.
Brown-Hello, Charley! Where's
your brother Tom working now?
Blac-Oh, Tom hasn't done any
work for a long time. He's got a po
sition under government, don't you
Benefit to "Hello" Girls.
Between 40oo and 5ooo telephone
girls employed in London, England,
central office will benefit under a new
schedule demanded by theri. In fu
ture they will work an average of
eight and a half hours a day.
Optician, will send
n, Dr. Maddox, to
t W. E.~ Peiham &
ustment of glasses
Crystal ized Lenses.
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