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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the World.
A central organization of southern
cvtton growers will be formed in
New Orleans during January.
Louis C. Reynolds, organizer of
the Carnation league, suggests a
special memorial exercise on the an
niversary of the birth of the late
President McKinley, on January 29.
In New York, on Friday. an insane
man stood on top of a snowheap, de
void of clothing, and kept half a
dozen policemen at bay. He was
A successful operation was per
formed last week on President Wo
drow Wilson, of Princeton univer
sity, at th*e Presbyterian hospital, in
N ew York.
At Portsmouth, Ohio, on Saturday,
Effie Phipps was killed, and several
women were injured by leaping from
a window after an explosion in the
Jiouse wherein they were at work.
The appellate division of the New
York supreme court has decided that
injunction against organizing a
strike cannot stand.
Negotiations for the control of the
Glass-Flint Jar Manufacturing busi
ness are this week being discussed
:at Toledo. by manufacturers who are
interested in the industry.
Chicago labor unions have enlisted
in the fight to prevent the spread of
tuberculosis. The matter was taken
up at a meeting in that city on yes
The Standard Oil company has re
duced the price of crude petroleum.
The action was taken last week.
Prince Fushimi, of Japan, visited
-the Chicago stock yards with a party
last week, and was much impressed
with their extent and thoroughness of
The Japanese military authorities
refuse to allow thirty thousand skin
-coats to be sent from Tien Tsin to
:the suffering Chinese in Manchuria,
fearing they will be confiscated by
the Russians. The point involved
brings up a serious question of in
President Roosevelt has sent to the
senate the following nominations:
Chief justice of the court of appeals,
District of Columbia, Seth Shepard,
to succeed Richard H. Alvery. re
si!gned; Associate.justice of the court
'of appeals. District of Columbia,
Charles H. Duell, New York, former
.commissioner of patents, to succeed
President A. J. Cassett, of the
Pennsylvania Railroad company, call
ed at the White House on Saturday
and conferred with the president re
garding proposed changes in the in
ter-state commerce act. The two
are not at variance in their ideas.
At- the Senator Smoot inquiry last
week testimony was given to show
the 'growth of the Mormon church
and its increasing influence in state
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the State.
Rudolpr Rabbens, who conducts
a grocery establishment in -Charles
ton. wvas arrested on Friday after
noon on warrants sworn Qut by post
office inspectors, charging him with
conspiracy in robbery of postoffices.
His place of business is alleged to
have been the rendezvous of a gang
of postoffice robbers.
Geo. Middleton, a white boy of
Beaufort. 'aged about eleven years.
accidentally shot and killed a young
negro girl. Rebecca Patterson. The
boy was playing with a gon which
contained a load of bird! shot. It is
alleged that the weapon was adent
ally exploded. The charge took ef
fect on the throat of the gir!. causing
almost instant death.
A sensational story was in circu
lation last week to the effec: that the
Clemson students had been "held
-ap" by the faculty and searched for
:stolen property, and that the rooms
and baggage of the young men had
also been subjected to rigid examina
tion. Dr. P. H. Mell, the president
of the institution, on Friday made a
personal statement concerning the
-erigin of the rumor. It seems that
there really was a search of the stu
'derit's property and rooms for stolen
goods, some articles belonging to
differ*ent students having beern miss
ae,u the sea wa istituted by
the students themselves and carried
out by them; the faculty having noth
r wh.atever to do with the affair.
I is stated that the , .tire corps was
nil sympathy Xth the movement.
which seems to have been an alto
gether proper and commendable one.
Dispensary Constable Rowell shot
and instantly killed Joe Blount, an
.Vlantic Coast Line detective, at
Florence. on Friday night. because of
a personal difficulty. The press re
ports of the affair stated that Rowell
- A dispatch from Charleston states
that the power of Collector Crum
has been in some degree curtailed
by the recent action of the president
d the United States in extending the
power of the civil service.
William Hardin, colored, convicted
of the murder of Henry Saunders,
was legally hanged at Chester on last
Friday. in the presence of a large
company. Fifteen minutes after the
drop fell the physicians pronounced
the negro dead from strangulation.
The physician who attended Mrs.
Chadwick in New York and after
ward accompanied her to Cleveland
is a South Carolinian, Dr. Albertus
A. Moore. Dr. Moore is now a suc
cessful physician in New York city,
and is prominently connected with
the medical staff of the Waldorf.
Squash That Weighs 403 Pounds.
St. Louis Republic.
What is said to be the greatest
squash ever grown is on exhibition
in Canada's section of the Palace of
Agriculture. It weighs 403 pounds,
measures three feet in height, five
and one-half in length and four feet
The squash was grown by William
Warnock, of Godrich, Ontario. Mr.
Warnock is a market gardener and
fruit grower. He makes a specialty
of growing fancy squashes, and in
former years has raised some that
weighed more than 300 pounds. He
declares that this is the largest that
was ever produced in any country.
It is of the variety known as the
The squash was shipped to M. F.
Goddard, superintendent of the Can
adian agricultural exhibit, and it has
been on view for several days. It
has attracted much attention, espec
ially among farmers who have visited
th Palace of Agriculture.
No one has-been found who claims
to have seen a larger product of the
vine. After the world's fair a guess
ing contest as to the number of
A Discriminating Verdict.
Representative Broussard. of
Louisiona, gives this as a specimen,
of a peculiarly, drawn jury verdict,
says the Washington .Times.
"A fellow had put a load, of buck
shot into the anatomy of a neighbor
who persisted in trespassing on his
land. The buckshot, each and
very one of them, hit where they
would do the most good, and the re
sult was that there was a dead man
-ith his body riddled with leaden
missiles. Now, the fellow who did
the shooting was a very popular
man, and had a good bank account,
too. It was evident from the first
that the coroner's jur.y didn't have
any idea of holding the man for mur
der. The jury deliberated long and
wisely, and returned this verdict:
"'The jury are of one mind-temn
Holiday Rates via Southern Rail
The Southern railway will sell ex
cursion tickets betwven all points
east of the Mississippi and south of
the Ohio and Potomac rivers, for one
and one third first class standard one
vy' iares, fo'r the round trip (mini
mum rate fifty cents) Tickets on
ale December 23, 24. 25, 31. and Jan
uary 1, 1905, with final limit for the
return Jamiary 4. 1905.
For teachers and students of
schools and colleges, one and one
third first class one-way fares, for the
round trip (minimum rate fifty cents)
between all points east of the Missis
,ip and south of the Ohio and Po
tonac rivers, ; nd poime. in the Cen
:-a Passengecr asse.riation. Ticd-.'c
on sale December 17-24, inclrsive.
with final limit January 8, 1905
F.>r further information regardmgi
rates, train service, etc.. constult tick
et ;gents of the %outherr, Railway, or
R. W. Hunt,
iv. Pad'r AgL Charleston, S. C.
Noah had a full house. Later he
made more room by letting the dole
out for an airing.
"Call him.- exclained Japhet.
"It's a cinch, for the Bible says he
has only two of a kind."
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY
IN COMMON PLEAS.
William P. B. Harmon and John P.
Harmon as executors, etc., of Wil
liam Pierce Harmon, deceased,
Keziah Harmon et al, Defendants.
By order of the court herein, I will
sell to the highest bidder, before the
court house at Newberry, S. C., on
salesday in January, i9o5. within the
legal hours of sale, the following de
scribed property, to wit:
So much of the following described
lands as may be necessary to pay ofl
and discharge such proportion of the
debts and cost herein as are charge
able against the same; plats of which
I will be on file in the master's office,
viz: all that tract of land known as
the Ben Nix place whereon William
Pierce Harmon resided at the time
of his death, containing one hundred
and seventy-five (175) acres, more or
less, and bounded by lands of, or
formerly of, Henry M. Dominick, J.
Burr Stockman and the Mavericlk
Terms of sale: One-third of the
purchase money in cash and the bal
ance on a credit of twelve months
with interest from the day of sale to
be secured by a bond of purchaser
and a mortgage of the premises sold,
with leave to purchasers to anticipate
payment in whole or,part. Purchas
er to pay for papers and recording
H. H. Rikard,
Master's Office, December 9, 1904.
The books of subscription to the
capital stock of the Whitmire Mer
cantile Co., will be opened at the store
of WV. H. Rasor on Monday, Decem
W. H. Rasor,
J. D. Tidmarsh,
Assessment of Personal Property
I or an authorized agent will be
at the following named places for
the purpose of taking returns of pc:
sonal property for the year 1905:
Newberry-January I to 4.
Logshores-Thursday, Jan. 5
Chappells-Friday, Jan 6.
Whtie-ody Jan. 9.
Maybinton-Tuecday, Jan. 1o.
Glymphvile-WVednesday, Jan. II.
Warlon-Thursday, Jan. r2.
Pomaria-Friday, Jan. 13.
Jolly Street-Monday, Jan. 16.
Little Mountain-Tuesday, Jan. 17.
O'Nealis---W e'lnesday, Janut.ry 18.
St. Luke's-Thursday, Jan. 19.
Prosp-.rny-Friday and Saturda ,
January 20 and 21.
And at Newberry until February
20. afer which time a penalty of hfty
per cent. Nll be added against part es~
failing to make returns. While on
the rounds named above my office
will be open for the purpose of tak
ing returns at that place. The law re
iuires a tax on all notes, mortgages
nd moneys, also an income tax on
ross incomes of S2,500 and upwards.
There shall be -1 capitation tax of 50
~nts- each assesse'd on all dogs, the
pr' as to b -::ypended for school
'-pses. All males between the
gs of 21 and 6o years, except Con
federate soldiers or those persons in
apable of earning a support by being
mnaied or from any other cause,
ar liable to poll tax. Don't ask that
v@r return be taken from the books
he ::ame as last year. All personal
)roper:y must be relisted and sworn
Parties moving out of townships
in which their taxes' were paid last
year should so state to assessor, so
as to avoid their names being enter
ed in two townships.
Name or number of school district
must also be given.
There will be no assessment of real
estate this year, but be sure to make
transfers of all lands or lots bought
or sold since last return.
Win. W. Cromer,
BRING FANCY PRICES
To grow~ a k rge crip of goed potatoes, thle
soil must conta i plent of Pota tsh
Tomatoes, men s c.bage, tumirp, ettacc
-in fact, n1l ve-e:a1-.~s remove large q=li
ties of Potash from the soil. bupply
Eberally by the use of fertiizers containing
t less tMan 10 per cent. actual Potash.
Better and more prontable yields are sure to
Our pamphlets are not adverti!:rg c rculairs
booming special fertilizers, bu corLi vaa -
able information to farmers. Sent free ior the
asking. Write now.
GERMAN KALI WORKS
New York-93 Nassau Street, or
Atlanta, Ga.--2:Y Sou:h Broad St.
Dr. Woolley'susr o"Morptol
PAINLESS ou laudanu
large book of par
ticularson home or
Plum sanatorium treat
ment. Address, Dr.
AND B. M WOOLLEY
Whiskey Cure Atanta,"Gergia.
Shingles! Shingles! Shingles!
200,000 Shingles just
received, FOR SALE
CHEAP, also Lumber
and Laths, Rough or
Houses Built on short
notice. SHOP WORK!
such as Mantles, Doors
and Window Frames
a specialty. Repairing
of all kinds.
Shop in frontof jail.
Newberry, S. C.
For Sale by
C. H. CANNON.
Dr. R. M. Kennedy,
Newberry, - - S. C.
OVER NATIONAL BANK.
Mullet! Mullet! Mullet!
and all kinds of Fresh and Salt Water
Fish and Oysters. If you are dealing
in Fresh Fish, or intend to deal in them,
write for prices or send your orders to
TERRY FISH CO., Charleston, S. C.,
or COLUMBIA FISH AND ICE CO.,
Columbia, S. C. We ship only fresh1
caught Fish, and our prices are as low
as they can be sold at.
Write us. Try us, and be convinced.
Foundry and 1
Anvils, Ar dirons, Sash
Cotton Mill Casti
We repair Engint
NAIL OBDERS RECEIVE 01
Will buy either of the below men
Tw(, .oimds o- Good Rice.
One pound of Guod Parched Coffee.
Two boxes of Potted Ham.
Three pounds of Best Flour.
Two dozen Fruit Jar Rubbers.
Two yards of 4-4 Bleaching.
Four pounds of A. H. Soda.
One box of Good Salmon.
i plug of Good Chewing Tobacco.
vorth 15 cents.
Two packages of Fine Tea.
One box Pineapple.
Lots and lots of other things too
rumerous to mention.
Come and See Us
Bread Maker. andRaiser
you can mix -and .knead
Hands don ifotbchthe[dough
DOES AWAT WITH~HAND KNEADING
AND MAKES BETTER BREAD%"~
'Easy t A'chAtit I dmwork E.
THEY ARE GUARANTEED TO
IVE SATISFACTION OR YOUR
110NEY BACK. PRICE $2.0o.
F. A. SCHUMPERT.
Sec'y and Treas
AiH persons are hereby warned not
to trespass by hunting, fishing or in
any manner whatever upon the lands
> the undersigneu under penalty of
Geo. C. Riser.
W. J. Duncan.
Jno. W. Scott.
J. C. Abrams.
L.AURENS, S. C,
Weights, Cane Mills,
ers, Grate Bars.
Made to Order.
gs A Specialty,
s, Boilers, Gins,
R PROMPT ATTENTION.