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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More or Less Inerest Con
densed Throughout the World.
Senator Fulton. of Oregon, an
other senators, express much surpris
at the recent indictment of Senator
Mitchell and Hermann. The affai
is causing co ,siderable discussion i:
political circles at Washir gtonl.
Three alleged bank :obbers wh
were arrested ihis week in New Yor
city are supposed to be the leader
of the gang wh~ch h:>, ca.ed s
much recent trouble. It is said tha
one of !he nimber is w- d i
The application for a writ of erro
and the record in the case of Ex-May
or McCue convicted of w4e-nuirde
at Charlottesville on Novembe: is
WerC ecCived by tf-I supreme e1 i '
appeals at Richmond on Tuesda
The record is extremely voluminou1
making over one thousand pages.
It is probable that the .iani 1n
pcachmept case will be 17
the house 1ext week. ani qn C\en(
e dli;custion is ctxpCed. t2
eral -,pointed itanagers hav, tin
far been r,,vable to agr-:e uj'n :
number and the forms oi the arti
cie. of the impeachment.
William H. Baldwin, Jr.. presiden
of the Long Island railroad, is dea,
at his home at Locust Valley. L. I
Mr. Baldwin was one of the bes
known railroad men in the country
and had. also been prominently iden
tified in many hilanthropic move
ments of wide scope.
A fire broke out on Tuesday in th
tobacco district of Greenville, de
stroyed two large warehouses, sev
eral smaller buildi:-gs, and over a mil
,'o. pounds of tobacco. The los
was sixtv thousard and the insutr
ance was forty .'ousand. It is be
lieved tkt the fnre was of incendiar
The entire family of Frank Now
eski, a Polish miner of the vicinit
of Morristown, Pa., with the excep
tion of one son, were burned to deat]
or smothered in a fire which coi
pletely destroyed their house. Th
family of eleven members hlvued i
log hut some distance from an
neighbors, and it is not known ho'
the fire started. The family consiste
of eleven persons, ten of whom per
It has been held by the courts tha
a ?-e citizen of Texas has no righ
to burn or otherwise destroy his ow:
farm produce. Some years ago
farmer of Texas dumped a load c
corn into the river because he coul
not obtain as high price as he want
ed. It was his own corn, but he wa
tried and convicted under a certai
law which is said to gcover the burr
ing or destroying of cotton, also.
Will Harris, a noted riegro crim>
nal who escaped from the North Car
olina state prison some years agc
then serving a thirty year sentene
for barn burning, has been at las
captured near Salisbu-v, N. C. Fc
weeks past the farmers of that sec
tion, knowing of his ores5ence in th
neighborhood, have bet. in a stat
of alarm, and many of them hav
staid up at night to guard their barn
from the torch.
Dr. Leroy S. Chadwick, husban
of Mrs. Cassie L. Chadwick, arrive
in New York city on Saturday, on th
steamer Pretoria, and left for Cleve
l:nd not as the prisoner but as th
guest of Sheriff Barry, who had comn
from Ohio with a warrant for thi
doctor's arrest which he did no
serve. Dr. Chadwick gave the as
sociated press a long interview soo:
after his arrival in this country. H
said he was innocent of all th
charges brought against him, an
that he could point wvith pride t
the clean record he had made. H
said he could not believe the thing
said in the papers were true. Whel
Mrs. Chadwick heard of the detail
of the interview given by' her hus
band she fainted.
-A Groundless Claim.
"She claims she's a fine singer. DI
you think she ought to see a voca
"A claim adjuster."
I SOUTH %CARO'LINA NEWS.
Items of More or Lcss in.cr> Con
densed TOrough3ut the .
e state, the noegr11es celebrated Eman
s Cipation day on )l nday. For the
r mnos- they were an ()rderly cr,w%d and
11 behaved well.
Some tracts of land sold in Rich
> land county on Tuesday for less than
k a dollar per acre.
Two thousand and IVe hIundred
t people attended the itneral of Col.
1 Charles S. McCall. at flennet. ville.
onl Monday. The interment was at
Oak Ridge cemetery. Every busi
rness house was cil-ed durin :h
. C. G. Vii-t. wh rganizet! the
n creamry company last year.
;u,it'tIllad re Ind -
ifarm at Eas!e. Tihe dec-n of
\. it is much regrret-ed by the .tI ci
h lders )f the creamery c,mpan.
he wvas giving good service.
Chief Constable Falm-. ): the Spar
anburg division of the state consta
bulary. has just compiled and turned
- in his annual report for the year 1904.
It sh(,ws over 823 gallons of W1hiskeV
seized. and a corresponding amount
of other liquor also confscated. The
report shows 37 cases bound over tor
A meeting of the farmers and others
interested in trucking and fruit grow
ing was held at St. Matthews. on the
la.st day of December. The discus
sion showed that the farmers were
- anxious to free themselves from the
. :hralldom of six cent cotton. They
- believe a diversity of crops will event
s anly effect this emancipation.
Tom Smi.h. colored, met a tragic
and pectiliar death whi' in company
Y with other men doing some heavy
walling work in Spartanburg. A
- heavy bucket tilled vith rock was
V being drawn ip to the top of the wall.
- the rope broke. and the bucket. X%;th
its massive contents. was dropped up
on the head of the unfortina:e man.
e producing instantaneotis death.
Two freight engines ran together
at St. Stephens, on the North-East
ern railroad, on Ttuesday morning.
with the result that Flagman W. R.
Johnson and a negro fireman were
painfully but not seriously injured.
t It was reported that there wts al c
t another small wreck at Hope Mills
1 on the same day. but no details have
thus far been obtained..
aMuch interest is centered about
Miss Mattie Ingolds, who has recent
ly returned to Rock Hill after a ser
vice of several years in Corea. Miss
Ingolds has been kept in Corean
fields by the Rock Hill Presbyter.ian
church. She is no w giving interest
-ing and graphic talks of her life in
G. C. Wellbrock, a wholesale fruit
dealer of Charleston, aged 43 years,
killed himself on Tuesday morning
in his private offce. He had just
enter-ed the office and locked the door
when the report of a pistol was heard.
He was found lying upon the floor
dead, with a bullet hole in his right
tepl~e. Brooding over his troubles
is supposed to have ocen th-e- cause
for the suicide.
eW\hile sitting on one of his mules,
near his residence two miles east of
Yorkville, on Tuesday. Mr. Napo
leon A. Simril had an attack of heart
trouble and fell deaC Mrs. Simril
witnessing the sad occurence. The
deceased ivas one of the most enter
prising and successful men of York
county, and was highly esncemed by
his many friends.
aOne of the largest crowds ever
seen in Yorkville gathered there on
Tuesday for the puirpose of attend
ing the cotton growers' convention,
w ~hich was held in the court house.
Th general sentimen: was to retire
-two million b)ales of cotton from the
market, place it in the hands of~ a
trustee, and hold it until twelve cents
can be gotten for it, if it takes several
years to bring it about. There was
1also a unanimaus sentiment to reduce
the cotton acreage and the use or
fertilizers. Delegates were appoint
ed to the state convention, to be held
later in Columbia
A NEW YEAR SERMON.
v. J. L. Williamson, Pastor cf th(
Aveleigh Presbyterian Church,
Delivers Excellent And
(ii Stnday mrning. January
Re-. J L. \Villiainsoni. pastor of th<
\ve!eigh Presbyterian church. thi!
Itv. delivered an excellent and force
ui New Year sernmon. taking as hi
xt Genesis 25:1.
lie said in part:
S, me 82 vears or more before thes<
vrds were spoken. Jacob whil
e.ing fr(on home to escape the wratl
his brother Esau whom he hat
'be- was periitted to see in
ream1 ,- ladder reach*ing from eartl
t heaven and the angels of the L.ort
I>m there was 'imething awful conul
l w\ith tha- ene<mraging and 11l
og viin. lIc saw the Lor
dingl ab' ve the ladder li kin
pA-I 1lp"n him an(d a scene of re
ire m1a<ie the plice to him
lii place: it to-k it:4 characte
r m* his twn g l con science an
neh it was a house of God it wa
sful to :he man who had just de
: ved Iiis father and robbed hi:
lut the Lord spake unto him it
tenideriess and kindness, extendini
mt, him exceeding great and preciou:
romises whereby he was greatly en
S'*uraged. And awaking out of hi
deep, he said "Surely the Lord is ir
:his place and I knew it not, Thi
s none other but the home of Go<
mnd the gate of heaven, and he calle<
he name of the place Bethel, th<
iouse of God, and there ' vowed
ow. saying, If God will be with m<
md will keep me in this way that I g(
nd will give me bread to eat an<
raiment to put on, so that I shal
:ome again to my father's house it
)ace and the Lord will' be my God
hen this stone which has been mi
llow and which I set up here foi
1 pillar and tupon the top of which
,,Nw pour the consecrating oil, shal
e God's house, and of all that th.t
,alt .give me I will surely give th<
enth unto thee."
!Pnt 28 years passl away, an<
hough God -as all the while ful
ling his covenanted promises-go
ng with him and giving him pros
erity in all his affairs, bestowing
'nuch more than Jacob had dared t<
sk, and bringing him back to his na
iv e land in peace, enabling him t<
ffect a comfortable settlement ther<
still for some unrecorded reason o:
>erhaps for no reason at all the vov
xhich he made at Bethel remaine<
And this was not until after hi!
ons had made their name odiotus it
he neighborhood of Shechem an<
heir longer stay there unsafe. Th<
:ommand to go back was therefor<
oth reasonable in p-int of time an<
ender in respect to language. Th<
lisgraceful and perilous events tha
ad recently taken place in Jacob'
amily must have produ~ced in him
strong desire to remove without de
lay from the vicinity of Shechem, an<
at Bethel he would not only be re
leased but be established in a spo
hat woul'd revive the most deligh:u
ind sublime recollections. And hov
mch he felt the totuchirg nature o
the appeal 's evidenced by the imme
:liate preparations he made to aris
and go to Bethel.
And riow I want to take the tex
is a message to us today. The firs
:lay of the year is cer.ainly a fit tim<
For us to go back to Bethel and renev
Dur covenant wiLh the Lord. Am
eside, this is our commrn:on season
time when gathering around th
Lord's table we reconsecrate our
;elves to Him.
And are not some of us in Jacob'
plight? Isn't the old story o
racobs forgetting or neglectin ghi
rows repeated every day? Isn't it t<
ome extent the experience of us all
[t so frequently happens that vo~w
nade in great crices are forgotten og
eglected when those crises are past
hat I feel safe in saying that ther<
tre some here today who have nol
erorm. Ktheir vows: and so th<
ords of the text are as appropriate
o us today, as they were to Jacol
~hen they were first spoken by the
Are they not appropriate to youl
Don't you remember the vow yoi
nade to God, years ago when yor
irst started out to Fght life's battles
'or yorself? t was all risky bus
the~~~~V L-rd Y1u huin1 Iaite
seemed*- to be'1 ll going wrong and
sai. Lrd iftho witbigm u
t L ar y and anie
Ali\d (l \,.v,ti rcintllc han
I ck7Ls i . xii wlil \-I 'ii ade a 111tut
ylcou,. He wbroughtilyou outaof thoe
-enae tr) ae ai going cdrongi and
III yourtI di ;L res- vot 11 )Ok(i tip) and(
Said Lord. if thou wilt bring ma out
f thi enarassitent I pili surely
henr o thec more maithully. And
the Lo r(i he ard v()ut and answered
yi. lie bro.wght you out of those
enlbarraysing conditions and is even
Th"W prospering you. But box about
that x- w 1las, it been ppld?
Then wi' t \*()u renl"eniber that timec
if icns.whe'lYo 'Lii.ght thle
Ituie ,f,iii r departure wxas at hiai
"Ilhil a-ain1 I I)e(,- vou to recall the
-ginning -f th e fi d year that ias
.iS: pas-Ied and gone. lave not the
1la1 fcw nointh bnci nmths f bnk
a*' v.a aui ttntflied promise-:
.\n'( aga let yur ltougit run
Ihack z.- that Imeet '.g of the Savior.
wh1n x1 rec41 ied tihe riht hand ot
Chrtisti fe!!aiwsh1ip and were wl
C!'cmed iMo the cliurch. That vow
was fUll Of m.eaning then and Vou Cx
pre.5ed it fully. But have you per
forimed that vow? Or going back
further still don't you remember the
time of vision when you first found
the Christ. when you entered into a
solemn covenant with him?
It was a blessed time then and you
felt as if you could and would cheer
fully give Him all. But have you
Oh, isn't it time to go back to
We have all at different times
made these vows consecrating ot'r all
-keeping back nothing, but since
then ever and anon taking back. And
surely it is high time that we all
11should go back to Bethel and mrke
there an altar and heap fuel upon it
again as if the flame had never been
That is what Jacob did at the di
vine command. He delayed no
lo'nger. but at once went to Bethel.
Nor did he go alone: he called his
hosehold with him to repentance and
to renewed consecration. With feel
ings of shame and remorse at the
thought of his long forgotten vow,
We are taking stock
seasonable goods yet (
termined that we will
low ,prices mean anyth
a "job" department
Blankets and Comforts,
G ents' & Ladies' Underwear,
-Woolen Dress Goods,
SAnd we are adding eve
articles to this departr
fmust go regardless of
STHE SOUTH'S GREA TEST S
UNEXCELLED DINING CAR
THROUGH PULLMAN SLEE
WINTER TOURISTS' RATES
For full information as to rates,
Railway Ticket Agent, or
R. WTT HUNAT
ii ~rr. tj uVL. tile
paLaI. let t>return t lietCl re Ie
m I a we are perh It ed to return
1n ti., the irst day f the year.
F or the lesson to be learned froim.
Jacb',s historv is that God does not
frown upon returns to Bethel. He
always welcomes the returning chil
dren of mien.
May there be a great renewal of
things at Bethel today, as we gath
er around the Lord's table.,'and may
this be veri1y the home of God anai
the gates of heaven. Oh, isn't it
time to go back to Bethel.
The Year of 1904 Reviewed By Volun
tarv Observer W .G. Peterson
The Yearly Rainfall.
.\l axum 75: (1ate 27th.
Al1:iiI.11 2r: date 30th.
Grea~~te.tdiy range, 38.
iecipitationlu-T tal, 3-73 inches.
Precipitation-Greatest in 24 hours,
94: date 211d.
Snow-Total fall. 2.oo inches; on
ground 13th, 2.oo inches; at end of
month .oo inches.
Number of days with .oi inch or
more precipitation, 13; clear, 13; fair,
5; cloudy, 13.
Days of killing frost, 9, II, 13, 14, 19
20, 21, 22, 23, 29, 30, 31.
Thunder storm, 27th; sleet, 14th.
January, 3.66 inches.
February, i.iS inches.
March, 3.18 inches.
April, i.6 inches.
May, 2.76 inches.
June. 1.47 inches.
July. 5.96 inches.
August. 6.78 inches.
September, .30 inches.
October. -.37 inches.
November, 2.56 inches.
December. 3.73 inches.
Total 36.11 inches.
Average for 17 years, 50.70 inches.
Deficiency for 1904. 14-59 inches.
V. G. Peterson,
and find a great many
n hand, and we are de
not carry them over if
ing. We have arranged
mnd placed therein the.
All Winter Clothing
For Men and Boys,
IAlso Extra Pants.
bry day many desirable
ent, and these goods
PING CARS ON ALL THROUGH
N ALL LOCAL TRAINS.
are now in effect to all Florida
c'utes, etc.; consult nearest Southern
, Division Passenger Agent,
Charletn, . C.