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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the World.
The war department has assigned
Lieut. General Nelson A. Miles, U.
S. A., retired, as a member of the
staff of Governor Douglass, of Mass
- President Harvie Jordan of the
Southern Cotton Growers' associa
tion declares against the burning of
cotton in a letter to the New Or
leans Progressive union. He says
he is doing all in power to discour
age the mistaken idea.
The mail car of the Atlantic Coast
Line t:-ain just east of Montgomery
was robbed on Saturday night, while
about five miles from that city. A
large amount of registered mail was
secured and the single bandit made
Alva Adams, on Saturday night,
was declared by the legislature of
Colorado to be governor of that
'state. The returns showed a plur
ality for Adams over Peabody of
over nine thousand. A cheer greet
ed the announcement of the result
of te election when made by Lieut
A special from Butler, Tenn., says
that Clayton Donnely and his broth
er, Jeff, were blown almost to pieces
today by :he explosion of a stick of
dynamite which they were attempt
ing to ignite for the purpose of kill
ing fish in Wautaga river. Both men
are alive but there is no chance of
Heavy north-easternly storms
-raged all day Sunday and during
Monday morning off the whole coast
of New England. The temperature
rose some thirty degrees with the re
sult that there was a heavy rainfall
which melted the previously fallen
deep snow and caused great incon
venience. Two disasters were re
ported as a result of the gale.
Four men composing the crew of
the coal barge Daisy were brought
into New York on Sunday morning,
after having been in a wreck and
suffering terrible hardships in cold
and storm . They had fought for
their lives during a whole night on
the foundering barge, and f or most
of a day in an open boat in the angry
It is considered probable in New
Orleans that the local cotton ex
-change will put a stop to all curb
trading. The expected action in New
Orleans is the result of a telegram
from President Shaffer of the New
* York exchange stating that he is de
termined to hold to a strict enforce
ment of the rule concerning trading
The chancery court of appeals of
Tennessee had decided that the
South-Western Presbyterian univer
sity cannot be removed from Clarks
ville, Tenn. There has long been
. an effort by the Presbyterians of At
lanta to hav-e the university removed
to that city and combined with one
now located in South Carolina. The
case will now be carried to the su
preme court, and possibly to the su
preme court of the United States.
One of the most important acts
thus far in the pontificate of Pope
Pius X, has been embodied in a sec
ret bull, the- text of which will not be
made public until the Pontiff is dead,
when it will be read as forming a
part of the constitution in the next
-conclave to elect his successor. The
bull is in connection with the claims
of Austria, France and Spain as to
their rights to veto the election of
any cardinal to the parpacy.
More than 20 members of the
chorus of the Metropolitan Grand
Opera company were seriously in
jured on Saturday night, in New
. York, by the collapse of a bridge in
the street scene in :he opening act of
Carmen. None of the principals were
on the stage at the time, and the un
injured members of the chorus he
roically massed at the front of the
stage and sang on in an effort to
keep up the semblance of the p>ay
and to prevent the public from learn
ing what had happened. At one
time there was danger of a panic in
the audience when it was learned
that there had been so disastrous an
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the State.
Mr. F. R. Hitchcock, successor to
William C. Whitney, as president
of the Saratoga racing association,
and stewart of the national racing
associations, is spending the winter
with his brother in Aiken.
On Thursday last, at the opera
house in Union, Hon. John C. Shep
pard, of Edgefield, supreme dictator
of the Knights of Honor of the Uni
ted States and Canada, delivered a
public lecture for the good of the
In the United States circuit court,
at Charleston, on Friday, an order
was taken confirming the recent sale
of the DeKalb cotton mills at Cam
den. George M. Wright and others,
of Union, paid the balance of the
The presidential electors of the
state met on yesterday to conclude
the business for which they were
elected, and to select a messenger to
carry the vote of this state to the
electoral college, which meets in
Washington next Tuesday.
Four Italians were arrested on
Friday afternoon in the rock fields
near Charleston, on the charge of
peonage. The superintendent of
the stone works kindly assisted the
officers in making the arrests. The
four Italians were bosses and guards,
and it was alleged that they compell
ed certain men to work without pay
and otherwise cruelly treated them.
Governor Heyward has appointed
Mr. McIver Williamson to sucdeed
the late Senator C. S. McCall as- a
member of the Wade Hampton imon
ument commission. Mr. William
son was largely instrumental in
raising the $i,ooo, subscribed to the
monument fund by Darlington coun
After remaining out thirty minutes,
the jury in the case of J. L. E. Jones,
at Spartanburg, tried for the murder
of J. M. P. Young, returned a ver
dict of not guilty. The trial ended
on Friday. The killing of Young
occurred in November, in the groc
cry store of J. R. Fant. Much in
terest was taken in the case, arid the
court room was thronged during the
An important capture was made.
in Fort Mill township on last Fri
day when WVill Springs, colored, was
arrested, charged with the killing
Officer S. E. Coles, of Mechlenburg
county, North Carolina, and the
wounding of H. M. Naboes, near
Sugar Creek church, just across the
North Carolina line week before
last. Constable Mills, who effected
the capture, will receive a reward of
three hundred dollars.
The Clyde liner Iroquois arrived
in port at Charleston on Friday
morning with a fire in her lower for
ward hold, whose previous discovery
off Cape Romaine caused great panic
among the passengers. Immediate
ly upon the discovery of the fire
steam was turned into the forward
parts, and all possible measures were
taken for the saftey of the passen
gers. Upon the docking of the
steamer all the passengers left the
ship, and the Charleston fire depart
ment was called on for aid. The
flames were extinguished. The loss
was estimated to be about fifty
thousand dollars. The loss was in
the cargo, the ship herself sustaining
very little damage.
Rooster-Don't you know you're
sitting on a litter of glass eggs?
Hen-'Sh! Don't mention it! As
long as the hired man takes me for
a fool he'll bring me my meals, and
I won't have to grub for a living.
Hard Pressed For Funds.
''Oh, Henry," exclaimed his wife.
as she threw her arms repturously
about his neck. "I do love you so!
Don't forget to leave me $ro when
you go, to town this morning, will
"And this," muttered Henry, soft
ly, disengaging himself from her
fond embrace, "this is what you
might call being hard pressed for
HELL IN THE KITCHEN.
Lively Tines Prophesied For the
Kitchen and the White
Leo Spangler, a retired merchant
of York, Pa., who styles himself the
last of the prophets, has issued a bul
letin, setting forth what he calls reve
lations, which were sent to him in '
the deep forests.
"In my last bulletin ,issued last
July," says Spangler, "I predicted the
election of The6dore Roosevelt as (
president of the United States. This
has come to pass. I'also predicted
that great drought would be visited I
upon the country. This has come
to pass. This drought will become 2
more general. It will visit Penn
sylvania, and the earth of Europe
will be parched. There will be great
"I would prefer to be a humble t
laboring man, working at $7 a week,
and without prospects, than to be in
the boots of President Roosevelt. '
But he is just the man for the place
he is in. He loves the strenuous
life. His life in the White House
will be more than strenuous. It will
be tumultuous. He will be beset with
trials and tribulations such as no
president of the United States has
"Great riots will shake this land
in the next two yeais, and the work
ing men will parade the streets. This
great struggle between oppressors
and oppressed will result in the for
mation of a new political party, of
which the president will be the indi
rect founder. The working classes,
under the leadership of Roosevelt,
will triumph over the trusts.
There is to be an epedemic of dis
sensions in the families of the land.
There will be hell in the kitchen. The
greatest hell will be in the preacher's
kitchen. There will be a renewal
of hostilities in South Africa in 1905."
It Was Simply Fine.
A lady newly arrived in Washing
ton of great wealth, was at a dinner
a few nights ago and amazed every
body by telling the brand and vintage
of a rare wine without seeing the
bottle or label.
"How can you do itl" she was ask
"'Oh," she replied, "I was born in
New Orleans, you know, and was
raised there. When I was a slip of
a girl my father used to take me
down into his great wine cellar un
der the house and show me the dusty
bottles. He taught me all about
wines down in those gloomy caves."
After the dinner the hostess said
to her husabnd, "wasn't it interest
ing to hear Mrs. So-and-So tell about
her father's wine-cellars?"
"Great!" replied the brutal hus
band. "Absolutely great! It was
simply fine. You know, there isn't
a cellar in New Orleans."
Letters remaining in the postoffice
at Newberry, S. C., for week ending
December 31, 1904
B-Mr. L. D. Body.
C--Mary Cannon, Smilie Counts,
Mrs. A. A. Coates.
D-Thomas and Rebecca Davis,
Mrs. Alma Drafts, Corneyia Daw
kins, Miss Martha Dawkins.
F-Miss Elizabeth Frazier.
, G-Miss Mattie Golan, Mrs. Emer
Greer, Henry Gillon.
H-Elizabeth Hayes, Mrs. Alice
L-J. D. Santer.
N-Green Nance, Hampton Napier
H. S. Napier.
P-Mrs. Fanie Parker.
R-Joiel Rice, James Rodges, El
S-J. J. Sanders, Jessie Sligh, El
len Singleton, Miss Berter Suber,
Mr. Renar Suber.
W-L. M. Williams Carry Wil
George--"Do you repeat all you
Grac-"Oh. no. I tell only what's
"Poetry is something that is born.
It cannot be acquired. The making
of it is a gift."
"So is the disposing of it-as I
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season able goods yet oi
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low prices mean anythii
a "job'' departrnent a
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W.oolen Dress Goods,
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IS OLD. 19O5,
!'s, Youths' and Boys' Clothing,
unbleached. P K and Percales,
: miss this sale.
Prosperity, S. C
.nd find a great many
'a hand, and we are de
iot carry them over if
ig. We have arranged
nd placed therein theN
All Winter Clothing
For Men and Boys,
Also Extra Pants.
-y day many desirable
ent, and these goods
[NG CARS ON ALL THROUGH?
N ALL LOCAL TRAINS.
are now in effect to all Florida
utes, etc.; consult'nearest Southern
', Division Passenger Agent,