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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the World.
The state government of Nlexico
and friends of President Diaz gave
a supper and banquet in honor of
General Joseph Wheeler on Friday
night. The diplomatic corps and the
American ambassador, its dean, were
present and a large number of Amer
Ed. Htiey, colored, was hanged at
Eldorado. Ark.. on Friday, for the
murder of larshal Lawrence John
son. The murder was committed
while Marshal Johnson was trying
to arrest the negro.
An increased deficiency of 92.53 pel
cent. over the previous year is shown
by the financial statement for the pos
tal service incorporated in the an
nual report of E. C. Madden, the third
assistant postmaster general, for the
fiscal year ending June 30. 1904. The
report shows, however, that the in
crease in,expenditures is on account
of the rural free delivery service.
Were it not for :his extra expenditure
the postal service would now be about
A number of additional southern
cities, including Mobile and Birming
ham, have extended invitations to
President Roosevelt to visit them
during his contemplated southern
The bank of Liberty. Randolph
county, N. C., was blown open by
dynamite and robbed, it being under
stood that $3,000 was secured by the
General John H. Wilson, chairman
of the inaugural committee, has ap
pointed Lieutenant General Adna R.
Chaffee, .chief of staff, U. S. A., to
be grand marshal of the inaugural
Eight hundred passengers on the
ferry boat Painpeck, of the Hoboken
ferry line, New York. were thrown
into a panic on Friday evening and
several were injured when the ferry
boat was struck in midstream by a
Hudson river steamer. The Paunpeck
was able to proceed to her dock under
her own steam, and there the injured
were cared for.
Mrs. George Henry Gilbert, the
oldest actress on the American stage,
died in Chicago on Friday night,
shortly after she had suffered a
stroke of apoplexy.
Three trainmen were killed, one
other was fatally injured and a score
of passengers were slightly injured
in a collision between a passenger
train and a work train on the Penn
sylvania :oad, near Columbus, Ind.,
on Friday night.
Will Thomas, a n.egro fireman and
Jim Brasmon, a negro brakemen,
fought a duel to the death early Fri
<day morning in .the engine cab of a
fast freight on the Seaboard Air Line
near Winder, Ga., The train was run
ning toward a tank at 40 miles an
hour when Brasmon .began throwing
-coal at Thomas. Thomas stuck his
knife into Brasmon and the latter
pulled his pistol and fired geveral
times, inflicting a death wound upon
Thomas. Engineer Shepard was
unable to interfere as he had to keep
his eyes on the track ahead. Bras
mon was lodged in jail in Atlanta.
'The Louisiana Purchase exposition,
in St. Louis, closed ou Thursday1
night. It is estimated that the total
attendance was in the neighborhood
of 18,8oo.000. The exposition com
pany expended about $aa,000,000 since
the inception of the project, and the
expenditures of the several states
and territories reached a total of $9,
0o0,000. The receipts after the open
ing day amounted to about $1,ooo,ooo.
consisting of admissions and conces
sion royalties. It was announced
on the closing night that all debts
against the company had been paid,
with the exception of a few current
accounts, and these, it was thought,
would consume nearly all the surplus,
so that there would be only a very
small amount left for the stockhold
The inauguration of General Diaz
as preside'nt of the republic of Mex
ico for the seventh time took place on
T.he armored cruiser Tennessee was
launched in Philadelphia on Satur
*day. Miss Annie Keith Frazier,
daugter of Governor Frazier, of
Tennessee, was sponsor.
It was announced that all the Fall
River mills would be started again
yesterday, and it was said the manu
.actr.r would make a cncerted at
tempt to break the strike by bring
ing in operatives from other towns
One man was burned to death and
fi-ur vi)ung women nurses were m!
verely injured b1 jumping from winl
dow s and in running thrcugh the
tiames while escaping 1r.-m te
nurses' home of the Missouri BaptisL
sanitarium, in St. Louis. which was
partially destroyed by tire on Satur
Lieutenant General Nelson A
Miles has accepted an appointment as
adjutant general on the staff oi Gov
ernor-elect Wm. L. Douglas, of
Two negroes have confessed to- the
murder of R. G. Story, a prominent
planter, whose body was found in a
swamp near Thompson. Ga. They
said they killed him because he would
not let them leave the cotton ield on
WNednesday to attend a funeral.
The breaking of a cable at the Loop
river mines at Tcl:quon, near Welch,
W. Va.. on Saturday, dashed three
miners on the rocks 700 feet below,
killing them all instantly.
Smith Murphy, Qf Sumner, Tenn.,
one of the richest planters in the Mis
sissippi delta, was killed there on Sat
urday by Jerry Robinson. also a
wealthy planter. The killing, it is
said, was the result of an old fued.
The dead body of Rad. G. Story
was found by his brother and father
in a cane swamp about two miles
north of Thomson, Ga., three ghastly
wounds on his head, showing that he
had met a violent death. It appears
that some negroes had been stealing
cotton from a negro living on a farm
Mr. Story had rented, and that Mr.
Story went to see the negroes about
that matter and never returned home.
An axe bearing traces of blood and
hair was found under the bed at the
house of a negro woman and her son
and two other negroes were placed u
Reminiscent of Senator Hoar.
Private John Allen was reminded
of Senator Hoar's cross-examination
of Dan Houser of Helena. when the
legality of Senator Clark's election
was being investigated by the com
mittee on privileges and election, -says
an exchange. Mr. Houser testified
that Mr. Clark consulted with him
previous to the campaign, and in
quired whether in Mr. Houser's
judgment. he had any prospects ofj
election, says WV. E. Curtis, in the
Philadelphia Press. Mr Houser re
plied that there would be no diffi
:ulty if Mr. Clark would "loosen tup."
"What's .that?" asked Senator
"I said he could be elected all right
if he'd loosen up," repeated Mr.
"I do not understand you," said
"He did," said Mr. Houser.
"That was more important," re
torted Mr. Hoar. "I suppose that
loosen -up is some occult mining
"Not a bit of it." said Mr. Houser.
"Its a financial phrase of wide and
"'And what did you want him to
loosen up?" persisted Mr. Hoar.
"His dough, of course. T wanted
him to loosen tup,.his dough."
~Did he do it?" suggested the sen
ator from Massachusetts in his most
"He did." said Mr. Houser sharply.
A True Story.I
Ex-Judge Thomas F. Noonan, of 1
Jersey City, was describing his ex
periences, wvhile traveling across
country to his mining properties in
Arizona, and told how the party,
while on one of the ledges of a can
yon, descried three wild ducks wab
bling along shoulder to shoulder.
"Wel have those for breakfast,"
said -Joe Ray, a famous cracksman of
the frontier, -and Aquila Nebeker,
president of the Utah senate who
is equally handy with a gun, seized
his repeater to take aim at them.
"You don't intend to kill 'em one
by one?" Ray obje.cted. "Bring 'em
all down wvith one shot."
Nebeker waited till all three necks
were in one range and let fly.
"And wvould believe," Judge
Noonan asked his friends. "that he
cut off all three heads with one bul
"'Well, returned ex-Judge Al Dray
ton, hesitati:'gly, "if you .say so!"
"W'ell," Noconan concluded, "I
won't say it. This is a true story.
He mised all three."
Make Your Own
There has just been placed in all the grocer;
Stores, a new preparation ca:lcd
which is meeting with great favor, as it enablei
everyone to make ice cream in their own home witt
very littletrouble. Everythingin thepackagefor mak
ig two quarts of delicious ice cream. If your grocej
can'tsupply yousend2:c. for two pkgs. by mail. Van
illa,Chocolate, Strawberry and Unflavored. Address
The Genesee Pare Food Co., Box 95, Le Roy,.N.Y
at Christmas time, as well as
for the land's sake at harvest
time, fertilize your crops with
when you plant in the sprin
for it will bring you prospety
long bef'ore Xmas next year,__
and happiness even to the chil
dren, because of the increased
proflts thus put into your pock
A t rt for information if
your dealer cannot furnish you
Norfolk, Va. Savannah, Ga.
Durham, X. C. Mon' goinery, Ala.
Chretn .. C. Memphis 'fenn.
Norwood & Tyree, Agents,
Newberry, S. C.
3est Mineral As
C. H. CAN NON,
aear C., N. & L. Depot.
In tea and coffee sets, both ster
ing silver and plated ware. Te de
nd desirable with each passing year
nd our grandmothers' eyes would
winkle with amazemnent at the dis
lay to be seen here.
Oniels & Williamson,
For Sale by
C. H. CANNON.
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THE d-'- . o- OMe.
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RENCH REMEPY produces the above result
in 30 d ays. Ozucs Nen.ouas Debility, Imp>otency,
rcoc, Failing~ J/emozy. Sto;,s ah ran and
.sses caused by err<.rs of youth. It wards off In
oani d se mtrecover uturEuu Vior. I
ies igor ad size to shrunken or ans ard 6its
he vest pocket. Price f " 6 Boxes $2-5C
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General Agent The Pacific Mutt
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Same old stand. Friend
note or by account, plea
must know I need the m
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If you have never traded
to do so now. Our Goods-i
of same quality are sold anya
now to reduce our stock by ,
This is one of our strong
largely and expect to make t
To make ready for our up-to
sell any Shoe in our Store ti
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To close out some odds a
Cost: Pants, 50cts and up;
$3.50 and up. We carry a
dies' and Children's Under-s
tractive bargains in this line.
Iron Beds, Bureaus, Harnet
Buggies and ~
Just received a Car of as
where, and will make right i
for anything you wish to pur
T>S. We grive trading- stamps for handa
Y, S. C.
tal Life Insurance Company
i AT COST
l, Etc., Etc.
es will make you buy.
s owing me, either by
-e call and pay. You
oney. . . .
with us before, it will pay you
dlways priced as low as goociz
vhere--are being sold for less
Departments. We bought
hiis our banner Shoe Season,
-date Spring Line, we will
iat has been on the shelves
ad ends, we offer at less than
loats, $1.00 and up; Suits,
complete line of Men's, La
vear, and can offer sonme at
Also a full line of Trunks,
is, Saddles, Lap Robes, Etc.
good Wagons as sold asy
>rices to buyers. Come to us