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BLUFFING A MAN KILLER
How Senator Stewart Faced a Neva
"1 have never yet seen a desperado
or man killer. who. if he thought an
antagonist were ready for him with
weapons equal to his own, would not
back out of a fight." remarked Sena
tor Stewart. of Nevada.
"There was Sam Brown, the cham
pion bad man of Nevada in the old
days, who was dreaded by the clAml
munity as the public here would
dread the turning loose on the
avenue of a Numidian lion. This
Sam Brown was a giant. 6 feet. 4
inches high, 200 pounds avoirdupois,
and as ferocious a looking man as
ever mortal eye beheld. He looked
more like a dangerous beast than
a human being. Killing was his
trade and one winter in Virginia
City he slew sixteen men. Timid
folk shuddered at sight of him.
Knowing he was going to be pres
ent at a lawsuit in which I had been
retained by a client, whose interests
were opposed to the desperado., I
thought it best on the day of the trial
to put a couple of old-fashioned
derriagers in my overcoat pocket.
Sure enough. Brown was on hand
in a little room in which :he casc
was heard, and when I saw him enter
the idea came into my mind that he
had come to make me his latest vic
tim. His favorite weapon was a
big bowie knife and the knowledge
that the villian meant to stab me to
death made me feel exceedingly un
- comfortable. It was enough to
make the bravest heart quail. But
I knew it would never do to show
the creature that he had me scared,
and looking him- squarely in the eye.
I brought the pocket of my over
coat around to where he could see
the full shape of both my derringers.
My hand was grasping the handle,
and I was ready to shoot on the sec
ond. These pistols shot with ter
rific force and would knock down
even if they did not kill.
"He was watching me like a
hawk and I saw his eye fall on the
weapon. Before this he had been
fumbling at his knife, but immediate
ly he ceased, and presently he walk
ed out of the room. When the
business was over I found him in the
front of the house, which was fitted
up as a saloon, in the act of taking
a drink. With a smile intended to
be amicable, he advanced to meet
me, holding out both hands, and de
claring that I was the sort of man
he admired, invited me to join him.
A week later he asked me to repre
'sent him in a mining suit."
An Effective Memory.
Mrs. Ferguson had just retuirned
from an entertainment, and was in
ecstacies over a young woman elo
cutionist, who had taken part in it,
says the Chicago Tribune.
"She had on a trained gown of
dark purple velvet," she said "'with a
bodice trimmed in deep cape collar
of real Irish lace and lace cuffs. She
wore her hair pompadour and had
a diamond cluster at her throat."
' What did she recite?" asked Mr.
"Something about a little girl
whose mother lost her in the park,
or somewhere. I've forgotten the
name of it. You know well enough
what a wretched memory I have.
But it was awful pathetic. What
are you grinning about, I'd like to
A Pleasant Possibility.
A member of the faculty of the
Columbian Medical college at Wash
ington is particularly fond of tak
ing his students unawares in his
"quizzes." To one student, whom
it would be uncharitable to call a
dullard the professor said one day:
"What quantity constitutes a dose
of -," giving the technical name
of croton oil.
"A teasponful," was the answer.
The instructor made no comment,
and the student soon realized that he
hac made a mistake. After a quar
ter of an; hour had elapsed he said:
"Professor, I should like to change
my reply to that question."
"I'm afraid it's too late, Mr.
Blank," responded the professor,
looking at his watch. "Your patient
has been dead fourteen minutes."
It was a quiet little poker game
arkaic, of course-on Mount Ararat
LIVING UP TO CHRISTIANITY
More Genuine Christianity the Need
Of the World Today.
!t i, nmore and n, lc.4 Ch ri-ti an
itv that the world nceds bI, I)etwci
peoples anid between pc)ple. il diP
lomacy. in public and private bu!i
ne_s. In ali affairs .4 ti state. dhe
family. and the individual. Unsel
fish kindness. helpfulness, courtesy,
gentleman!iniss, honorable dealings
among men-these are all prac-.ical
versions of the G,,lden Rule and
genuine products of' the sermon on
In the secret soul there are appre
hensions and apprcciations of the
hidden truth. the deep humanity. of
even the dogmas which are so often
5Oken of, nowadays, with scornful
anld superior critciSim by these who
have not studied their philosophical
significance or felt their mcaning in
sniritual e.q4erience. The doctrine
of atonement. by so many deemed
outworn-how many souls it has
helped to cast off an impairing and
degrading past, some encumbering
sin of the inherited flesh! How maiv.
in dashing aside the shell of form and
tradition, despoil themselves of some
inner treasure. fit and needful for the
More and not less, of genuine
Christianity is the need of this world.
Every intelligent religion may have
something to impart to those born
to Christianity; but those so born
and the nations thus cradled, will
arrive at nobler destines in the in
creasing endeavor to follow the spirit
of the teachings of the world's one
EXECUTORS' SALE OF PERSON
The undersigned, as executors of
Wm. Pinckney Johnston, will, in obed
ience to an order of the Probate
Court for Newberry County, sell for
cash, at the late residence of the said
Wm. Pinckney Johnston, on Decem
'ber 23, 1904, the following personal
property of said deceased, to wit:
four mules, wagons, gears, ploy
stocks, corn, fodder,' farming imple
ments, together with other articles
too numerous to mention. The sale
will begin at ten o'clock a. m., and no
articles will be delivered until paid
3. Gilliam Johnston.
A. M. Johnston.
Ex'ors of Win. Pinckney Johnston.
This Box of M oney giv
Call at our store where
Bargains are found.
Full Patent Flour, wood .. . .$6 20
Full Patent Flour, cot sks .... 6 10
One-half Patent, wood.--.....5 o
One-half Patent, cot sks .. .-56
Straight Flour, cot sks .. .. .. 5
Meal.. .. ............. -. 75
Prosperity, S. C.
teed to b., k either in
stove by THiE fE
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insurance it is n--t ESTIMATES (Guess<
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Iu PLAINEST terms and FIGURES
GUARANEES: Cash Loans---Paid up
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ly Cash Dividends--Grace in paying prer
if desired, ALSO: 1MMEDIATE paym
Right to change beneficiary, AND IS:
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it gives the LARGEST amount of prc
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every element of SECURITY--A PLAI
It sells a deferred dividend Contract,
the policy holder $5.00 a week, on each I
caused by accident or diseaSe; and in adi
insured become permanently disabled fr<
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date of birth, to
General Agent frr South Caroli
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: ORGANIZED 1868.
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Nearly 40 Years Ago.
it, by reason of its peculiar legal organ
Company in America. In taking life
Ss) that the people want but GUARAN
'ITTEN in the policy are GREATER
iy tho' the costs are no greater than
WR,ITTE2 in the policy it
[nsurance---Additions to tbe sum in
nder Values, AND PROVIDES: Year
iiums---Installment plans of settlement
nt of claims Right of restoration
INCONTESTABLE after ONE year
tection that the money will buy--Arms
Benificiary at ALL points--Possesses
Ni policy EASILY understood.
which, at a small additional cost, gives
housand of insurance, for lost time
lition, the contract provides that if the
im disease or accident the policy is ma
ZEMIUMS and will receive the amount
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scores of such
I see the
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you have much or,
r Holiday Gifts,
to come to us,
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Newberry, S. C.
japital - $50,000
3urplus - - 19,500
since organization 21,000
Paid Depositors in
ment since or
ganzation -- - $9,200
A man working by the day is paid
or the time he puts in at uiork, but
wvhen that man saves a dollar for his
lay's labor it works for him nights,
as weil as days; ne_ter lays off on
ccount of bad weather and never
gets sick. but goes right on earn
ing him an - income. It's a nice
thi.g to work for money, but it's
much nicer to have money working
or you. Try it- open a sav ugs
account with us and get some money
working for you. Make a deposit
in the Savings department today
and let it begin to work for YoU.
Interest computed at 4 per cent
fanuary i and July i of each year.
In tea and coffee sets, both ster
ing silver and plated ware. Te de
Lnd desirable with each passing year
Lnd .our grandmothers' eyes would
:winkle with amazement at the dis
lay to be seen here.
Norwood & Tyree, Agents,
Newberry, S. (.
Pad up Capital, - $25,000.0
Fire and Burglar Proof Safe
and Insurance. Interest al
lowedin Savings Department.
Promptness, Accuracy, 3e
curity and Courtesy guaran
teed. Investigation invited.
We want your business.
M. A. CARLISLE, Pres.
H. C. MOLELEY, V. Pres.
W. W. WHRELER, Cashier.
W. P. PUGH W. A. MOSELEY
ACOB B. FELLERS R. L. LUTHER
EO. W. BOWERS JOHN B. FEI:LERS
. P. BOWERS GEO. JOHNSTONE
V. A. CARLISLE H. C. MOSELEY
Jos. H. HUNRER
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