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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughtout the World.
Commissioner of Pensions Wart
submitted his resignation to the
President on Tuesday, and it has
Rear Admiral Newton E. Mason,
chief of ordinance has made com
plaint that the service is lacking in
men for ordinance duty.
Ambassador Mortimer Durant re
turned on Tuesday to Washington
and assumed the direction of the
The supreme court of the United
States has adjourned for two weeks,
to permit the preparation of deci
The president has decided to sign
an order extending the civil service
regulations over the employes of the
Isthmian canal commission.
United States Ambassador Storer
has conferred with the Austrian for-.
eign minister on the subject of an
The wife of General Steossel has
appealed to wealthy. Russians for
aid for the helpless, wounded defend
ers of Port Arthur.
Adam Weiss, of Chicago, a pas
senger on the steamer Kaiser Wil
helm IL, committed suicide when the
steamer was two hours out from New
York, on Wednesday.
One outlaw is dead and another is
in jail mortally wounded, as the re
sult of a desperate battle between
cattle thieves and officers of the law
near Deeth, Nevada, on Monday.
An attempt was made by the manu
facturers to open the cotton mills at
Fall River, Mass., but comparatively
few of the operatives returned to
One life was lost and several per
sons injured by a storm at Cleveland,
Ohio, when the tug Gregory founder
ed at the mouth of the river, and
Captain Kinney was drowned.
The American line steamer Marion,
from Liverpool. went aground on
Chester Island Flats, 14 miles below
* Philadelphia, during a storm this
week. The one thousand passen
* gers were taken to the city on one
of the river boats.
Both the Western Union and Pos
tal telegraph companies had thous
ands of men at work on Tuesday rais
ing the wires throughout the east
and south, prostrated by Sunday's
storm, and late on Tuesday night
communication was generally rees
The congressional committee head
ed by Congressman WV. B. Hepburn,
as chairman, which was appointed to
inspect the location of the Panama
canal, sailed from New York, on
the United States transport on Mon
day for Colon.
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SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of Mor or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the State.
Rev. A. J. Cauthern of Williamston
delivered an eloquent sermon on
Tuesday to the Knights of Pythias
of that town.
The city council at Spartanburg
has raised the salaries of all the city
force, including policemen and fire
Charles Parker of Bishopv'ile was
killed this week, in Georgia. while
working in a lumber camp, by being
struck and crushed by a rolling log.
The official returns of the elections
in the several counties are coming
in. The results are in nearly every
case the same as those given in the
serr-official returns sent in just after
the : ection.
The Spartanburg city council has
refused the Salvation Army workers
permission to preach on the streets
on the ground that such preaching is
The oyster canning factory, re
cently established at Beaufort, has
increased greatly, and new employs
regularly over one hundred hands.
The company is receiving and filling
some very large orders.
J. A. Noland, republican candidate
for congress against Congressman
Legare, in Charleston, made charges
against the keepers of the polls and
the :managers of election of fraud.
An investigation was made and the
charges were not substantiated.
Police Officer Dawson has been in
dicted in Charleston. for aggravated
assault and battery for striking Mr.
Fabian, an election worker at the
polls in Charleston last August. Fa
bian was clubbed severely in an alter
cation with the officer,
Ex-Governor Hugh Thompson, of
South Carolina, is critically ill at his
home in New York, and the physi
cians state that there is absolutely
no hope for his recovery. In fact,
the distinguished southerner may
have passed away before this item is
placed upon the press.
York county is making some very
extensive moves for the improvement
of the public roads. A great interest
in the undertaking has been aroused
and many private citIzens have con
tributed money to the project.
Mr. J. A. Barber, a farmer owning
a sawmill near Rock Hill, telegraphs
the governor that he has captured
Sam Brown, the negro wanted in
Colleton for the murder of Mr. Allen
P. Heathington near Meggetts. Bar
ber was referred to Sheriff Owens of
Colleton. Mr. Barber from the tone
of his telegram sees confident that
he has captured the right man, a?
though his telegram does say "send
man to identify him."
District Attorney John G. Capers,
the national republican committee
man for this state, intimates that
there will be a few changes in the
jobs in this state as a result of the
recent election. It is understood that
those who have been opposing Cap
ers and his associates will lose out.
This means that such men as Post
master Richardson at Greenville,
Postmaster Harris at Charleston and
those in charge of the collector's of
fice at Columbia will be retained,
while the Tolberts, Bob Smalls and
others will be dropped.
The Sun on Roosevelt.
Theodore Roosevelt is elected pres
ident of the United States. The term
for which William McKinley way
elected will expire on the 4th of next
March, when what Mr. Roosevelt
might regard as his first term as pres
ident of the United States will begin.
Mr. Roosevelt might have coverted a
second election and have regarded
himself as eligible for a third term,
believing, as he does, that the Amer!
can people have no objection to con
tinuing in office a deserving servant
of proved fidelity.
To his everlasting honor be it said
that on election night in the hour 01
his triumph, he deliberately renounc
ed this not unreasonable theory. He
will retire from office on the 4th of
March, 19o8, content with a single
election by the people. It is solely
to this end that his ambition has look
ed and his political energies 'have
The frankly avowed purpose has
been achieved, and it must he admit
tedl that there ncver was i particle of
dissumulation about Theodore Roosc
velt. It must also be admitted that
his confidence in his destiny and un
bounded popularity has bcen vindica
ted by one of the most illustrious
personal triumphs in all political his
tory. From the moment that he
entered the White House he made
no pretence of any other thought
than to have himself elected presi
dent of the United States. "I am
only an ad iter.n now," he was fa
miliarly quoted as saying; "just you
wait until I am elected president and
then you will see!"
See what? Mr. Roosevelt is elect
ed president now and the formality
of the 4th of March can make but lit
tle difference to him. What shall
We have had many severe things
to say about Mr. Roosevelt and his
administration, and we sincerely re
gret it. We regret far more that there
is not one of them that we can un
say. There has never been a re
futal or a contradiction of anything.
It will be happiness inexpressible if
Mr. Roosevelt's own administration,
which we count from today, shoulo
itself furnish a refutation. He has
it in him to be a patriotic and a
complete president, to be the presi
dent, not of the decayed and corrupt
half of the republican party, but or
the whole people of the United States.
In everything that betrays such an
intent he will have the stout and clean
handed support of The Sun; but in
respect of that which is contrary
thereto our freedom to condemn shall
known no let or hindrance.
New York Sun.
Passing of Old Hotel.
The Girard hotel of Brownville,
the oldest hotel in the United States
west of the Alleghany mountains, and
which has been in continuous service
furnishing entertainment for man
and beast for over ioo years, was sold
by the sheriff of Fayette county re
cently to satisfy a mortgage.
While not the first hotel bdilt this
side of the Alleghenies, the Girard is
without doubt the oldest point of
service. It was built in i8oo, and
just four years ago this summer cele
brated the centennial of its establish
.ent. In the more than a century
that has passed since the hotel has
been in constant service. It has
changed hands frequently. but has al
ways been a favorite place for tray
elers to stop.
In the old days of the National
Pike it was a famous hostelry.
Brownsville was then the head of
navigation on the Monongahela. river.
The only route from Washington and
Baltimore to all the vast domain that
lies wvest of the Monogahela river val
ley was through Brownsville. At
least that most traveled. Governors.
sena,tors, congressmen and travelers.
of every kind and description jour
neyed that way and made the old
Girard house their stopping place.
Andrew Jackson was a guest there.
So was Henry Clay. Gen. LaFay
ette was entertained at the Girard,
and a host of others whose names are
familiar in American history. Jack
son was a frequent guest at the house,
and always insisted on having the
best Monongahela rye whiskey the
v-alley could produce. It is related
of him that on one of his trips ov-er
the pike he suffered a sprained ankle
and put up at the Girard for repairs.
The Brownsville physician called to
attend him undertook to bathe the
injured ankle with whiskey, to which
"Old Hickory" vigorously objected.
Although the medical man had his
way, the hero of New Orleans insist
ed that the use of the remedy intern
ally would do more good and save a
Of late years the management of
the old house has not been so suc
cessful, and it may soon make way
for modern imprevements.
Apples Are Plentiful.
The apple crop of the world has.
this year exceeded all other years in
history in its size, according to do
mestic and foreign reports. The ap
ple crop of England is many thous-.
ands of barrels greater than ever be
fore known. From Italy and far
sane. I )ring the fall that is now
pas~i appi es weres .p1entiful in
m the state o thi1S cuntry
that they were nct even gathere
-athered from the trees or the ground
and there was no iclination t gatJh
er them Iat the prices at which they
American apples sell well abroad.
and especially the better known Vir
ginia varieties, grown on soil of
which there is little of its kind any
There seems to have been plenty
of fruit everywhere during the past
Gov. Heyward's Official Proclama
tion Calling Upon the People to
Return Thanks for a Year of Pros
Gov. Heyward on Monday issued
the following proclamation.
Whereas, we, as a people, have set
apart one day in each year as a spec
ial occasion for prayer, thanksgiving
and praise to be so observed by all;
Now, therefore, I, D. C. Heyward,
governor of the state of South Cat
olina in accordance with this honored
custom, do hereby proclaim Thurs
day, November 24th instant, as our
ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DAY
to be observed by our citizens.
On that special day our people art
all requested to refrain from their or
dinary occupations and to assemble
in their various places of worship ana
in their homes, there, in grateful and
helpful communion, to render devout
thanks unto the Giver of ll good for
His mercies and blessings, for His
guidance and His care.
Our blessings have been manifold
during the past year and we should,
with grateful hearts, render thanks
unto Him who is alone the Giver ot
all those gifts which make our lives
better, happier and more useful. With
no disaster our material development
has strengthened; bountiful harvests
have rewarded our husbandmen, and
uplifting blessings and influences
have been ours.
Commenced Business N
Not the largest-not the oldest
legal organization, the stront
sto. Sodb H E
* We hereby annou
*candidate for more
ourselves to satisfy'
* We believe in w<
With grateful recognition of all
heLse leSings vouchsafed unto us
s a pcolplc. let the true and sacred
rp;rt r genuine thanksgiving and
>raiS till our hearts now and
1ren.;then us for continued labors,
f5r further usefulness and for such
:itizenship as shall measure up more
rufly to these privileges and responsi
Given at the executive chamber at
Columbia this fourteenth day of
November, in the year of uor Lord
one thousand nine hundred and four
and of the independence of the
United States of America the one
hundred and twenty-ninth.
By the governor,
D. C. Heyward,
J. T. Gantt,
Secretary of State.
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