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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More or Less Interest Coi
densed Throughout the World.
The treaty of peace and amity b,
tween Chili and Boliva has been ra
ified and approved by the chamber <
The opening of the defense in ti
investigation of the protests again
Senator Smoot, of Utah, have bet
slightly delayed on account of tl
sickness of one of Senator Smool
The house committee on intersta
and. foreign commerce authorizes
favorable report on the Shacklefoi
resolution providing for an examin
tion by that committee on the affai
of the Panama railroad company.
Emperor William of Germany h
conferred upon Generals Stoessel ar
Nogi the order of "Pour le merit<
iu recognition of the bravery ,
themselves and troops at Port A
The active preparations alreat
reported to have been made both
Turkey and Bulgaria for a possib
war this year are fully confirmed I
a private letter received in Londo
and accredited to a minister of ti
The Atlanta Journal announci
that. twin girls have been born
Mr...and Mrs. Robert Jones. M
Jones is the youngest son of the Re
Sam Jones who is reported to 1
--the happiest double grandpapa in a
the states. The twins have not y
The select committee of the hous
appointed' to draft articles of iti
peachment .against Federal Judi
Swayne, completed its work on Tue
day by the preparation of twelve a
tides -;of impeachment. Amon
the charges is that of obtaining moi
ey under false pretenses.
The report is now confirmed th;
the first division of the third Pacif
squadron will leave Libau at the er
of January. It is reported that ti
Russians will be much better pr
pared navally at Vladivostock ths
they were at fort Arthur.
Seven survivors of the illfated No
wegian ship Marpesia, which wi
wrecked at' sea on Christmas -day I
an ~explosion of Naptha, arriared
New Yark this week. The seve
were rescued Mfrom the sea by ti
crder of a DaNish stearler just aft,
thei Marpesia had been blown ini
a shapeless mass.
Standing beneath the draped fol<
of the American flag, while the flo<
a.nd walls about him trembled wi1
the sound of cannon fired in h
honor, Alva Adams was inaugurat<
governor of Colorado, at noon c
Tuesday. The defeated candidat
Peabody, will this week begin a bi
ter fight contesting the election<
*Officials of the customs departmel
have succeeded in locating more the
* $5o,ooo worth of the diamonds at
jewels of Mrs. Chadwick upon whi<
it was declared there was no du'
paid when they were brought fro
Europe to this country. Most of ti
jewels, it is said, are in the han<
of persons who hold them as secur
ties for loans made by Mrs. Chai
An unknown negro in Birmingha:
attempted this week in that city1
* pawn the $400 diamond stud that wi
stolen from J. C. Nelson, of the sarr
place, on January first. The stt
was immediately recognized, but ti
negro made a break for the door, as
after an exciting chase during whic:
he was fired upon several times, e
caped. He was unknown and it
<ioubtful if he could be identified.
Harry-Mamma, I dreamed la
night that you came into the nursei
and scolded me.
Mamma-Indeed! And what d
Harry-Why, you ought to kno'
mamma. You were there and did a
the talking.-Detroit Free Press.
Honeymoons are often eclipsed 1:
The man with a single idea mus
bea coenfirmed bachelor.
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
L- Items of More or Less Interest~Con
densed Throughout the State.
The case in Union against Victor
t- Garner, the young man who recently
passed several checks to which hc
had forged his brother's name, ha!
e been compromised. The mother set
;t tied all the accounts against the boy
k Torpedo Destroyers Whipple, Mc
Donnough, Stewart and Warden wer4
coaled in Charleston on Wednesday
The flotila sailed on yesterday, an(
te will continue down the coast to over
a take the rest of the flotila, which ha.
-d proceded them.
rs The Daughters of the Americar
Revolution unveiled a memorial tab
let in Sumter, yesterday. to the mem
s ory of General Thomas Sumter, thi
d Revolutionary hero. The unveilinE
took place at the graded school, an(
>f the tablet was hung in the Washing
r- ton street building.
At a recent meeting of the Hamp
I ton monument commission resolu
n tions were passed expressing th<
le sorrow of the members of the com
mission on account of the death o
'j Col. C. S. McCall, of Marlboro. Thi
e deceased -was chairman of the com
s Manager Geo. W. Stewart, of th<
r. Boston Festival orchestra, has beer
r. this week in Spartanburg conferrinj
with the directors of the Converst
Choral society. He closed with therr
A the contracts for the artists and tho
orchestra for the music festival o:
go5, Which will be held early in May
I The question for a possible clair
e for salvage by the city of Charlestor
; against the Clyde steamer Iroquois i!
r- being considered. In accordance witt,
g the -ordinances, a steamer or vesse:
.. arriving in port on fire may arrangf
with the fire department to extin,
guish it, and under this act it is al
It leged that the city has a claim foi
ic salvage although no arrangement.
d were made.
The federal court at Columbia wa!
n occupied all day Wednesday with th(
trial of Mrs. Frances Miller, formerly
a postmistress in Lancaster county
r- The indictment charged Mrs. Millei
t with making false returns to the audi
7 tor 'of the postoffice department by
T padding her account of cancelled
astamps. The case was given to thi
Le [jury at six o'clock in the evening
r Iand after remaining out ten minutes
o a verdict of not guilty was reached
The first annual meeting of th<
Is stockholders of the Anderson Trac.
r tion company was held on Tuesday
h and it was decided to mortgage th<
is property of the system to the exten1
d of $5o,ooo to secure -funds with whici
a to continue the work. The systen
, is more than half completed, and it!
t- affairs are in very good shape. Th<
f work of construction has been con
siderably hampered by bad weathe!
Sduring the winter.
iIn the grand jury's presentmen1
dto Judge Townsend, at Beaufort, lasi
idweek, attention was called to the faci
:that a number of dealers in pisto:
ycartridges had failed to pay the an
Snual license of $25.00, which failur<
thad been going on for some time. Il
was alleged during the discussior
of the matter that the dealers ir
many- other counties of the state havt
been habitually failing to pay thi!
: special cartridge license, and it wa!
:o suggested that some of the recently
L Iorganized law and order leagues 1loo<
te the matter up.
teThe Wanderer Returns.
.d While the engine was taking watei
k the passenger with the imposing
3- watch chain ead eyeglass strolled oul
is on the platform and looked with in
terest about him.
"By Jove," he said to the solitary
tnative, who was sitting on a floum
barrel, "this village looks just exact
ly as it did twenty years ago. wher
d I moved away from here. I don't
helieve it has changed a particle ir
all that time."
1"I reckon not, mister," said the soi
itary native, biting off a chew of to.
bacco. "Your goin' away don't sem
to have much difference in the durn
Y ed old town."
One isn't necessari!y wealthy be
t cause he &as mor. money thar
A CENTURY ENDED.
Second Century of History of South
Carolina College Has
Ended is the work of a century.
Closed the chapters of struggle and
vicissitude, although memory fresh
ens the brighter pages of a splendid
career. The second century of the
history of the South Carolina col
lege has been commenced-and un
der circumstances which augur wel
for the continued development and
future glory of the institution which
has diffused its greatness throughou:
the body politic of the grand ok
commonwealth of which it has beer
the enlightening exponent for nearly
The exercises commemorative o
the centennial of the opening of thiE
collge were marked yesterday by
ceremony of a stateliness and dignity
which were in keeping with the rec
ord of the college and of the state
In the morning the principal addres
was delivered by that master orato:
- of South Carolina in the days of ora
. tors. LeRoy F. Youmans, . on<
whose eloquence has moved thous
ands. His address yesterday waE
perhaps the most scholarly of all hiE
career. It showed deep researci
into the history of the state and o:
the South Carolina college. Las
night the principal address by Mr
Jos. A. McCullough, of Greenville
one of the stalwart young men of the
new Carolina, stalwart in form, brair
There was never gathered in Co
lumbia a line of nobler men than that
which marched from the colleg;
campus to the Columbia theatre yes
terday morning. Headed. by th<
First Artillery band whose supert
music has added so much 'to the ef
fectiveness of the meetings centen.
nial week the civil parade was mar
shaled into impressive array.
A David Haram Trick.
An E. D. German grocer who can
not be accused of plagiarism, be
cause he had not read the "warranted
to stand without hitching" horse
trade story in "David Harum," was
trying to sell his prancing steed tc
"He's a goot horse," said th<
grocer, "even if he doesn't looli
The doctor took the animal
Three days later he came back, very
"That was a mean trick," he ejacu
lated, "to sell me a horse thai
couldn't see and not tell me he was
"Nod delI you? Nod dell you?'
cried the German, indignantly
"Dond't you regollections vot I -se1
'lie dond't look poot goot?"
"Oh-," said the 'doctor, reflecting
"That was what you meant, was iti
God less the Gerrm:n language!'
Then he went away.
The Man Behind the Gun.
Saturday Evening Post.
John S. Flaherty, manager of th<
Majestic theatre, was talking abou1
old times in Chicago when be men,
tioned a friend who had a run of har<
luck. There had' been numerous
street robberies, and as this frienc
was often compelled to be out late ai
night he bought an expensive revol
Ver as a means of self-protection
But he was not an expert in the us<
of the weapon, and when he was sud.
denly confronted by a thug one aight
as he was going home, he forgo'
about the pistol.
"Hand over your money anu watclh
and be quick about it," said th<
"You're a cheap skate," he com
mented as he counted the money
Then he turned and 'walked away.
Then the man remembered the re
volver and he drew it and begs.
shooting at the robber, who turne&
and came walking back.
"Wh-it are you shooting that gar
for?" he demanded.
I"T+ is my gun," said the other
somewhaL abashed: "I guess I have
a right to shoot it."
"Not by a whole lot," said the thug.
I"And ten seconds later," added Mr.
Flaherty, "the thug was walking
away with my friend's new pistol."
A weak woman can put up a strong
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ization the S rRONGEST Life Insuranc
insurance it is not ESTIMATES (Guess<
Our - WI
than the guarantees of any other compa
those of any other old line -company
Iu PLAINEST terms'and FIGURES
sured-Extende4 Insuranee-Cash surre
ly-Cash Dividend-Grnce in payig pret
if desired, ALSO: IMMEDIATE, pay
Ri ht to change benefleiary, AND IS:
UNLI W,ITED itsto residence and trave
It gives th LARGEST amount of prc
an endsBOTH the Insur4dth
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 ad
insured become permanently disabled fr<
tured-The insurgI QUITS PAYING P
of the policy in In equal annual install1
To find out many other good things at
date of birth, to
General Agent fcr South Caroli
1865 - 4O YEA
Absolutely at Cost: All Me
Knee Pants, Overall Shirts and Dre
Flannels, Blankets, Jeans, Men
Trunks. Valises and Satchels.
Rugs, Art Squares, Chenille C
Winter Dress Goods, Sweaters
10-4 Sheeting, bleached and
Ladies' Hats; Feathers and Plumes.
Elegant bargains in above. Don
Shoes reduced from 5c. to 25c.
Remember first comes gets the ph
We are taking stock i
season able goods yet o
termined that we -will
low prices mean anythi
a. "job" department a
Blankets and Comforts,
Gents' & Ladies' Underwear,
Woolen Dress Goods,
And we are adding eve
articles to this departnr
rnust go ragardless of <
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THE SOUTH'S GREA TEST S1
UNEXCELLED DINING CAR
CONVENIENT SCH EDULES (
WINTER TOURISTS' RATES
For full information as to rates, r<
Railway Ticket Agent, or
F AND HEALTH)
Nearly 40 Years Ago.
Lt, by reason of its peculiar legal organ
Compnany n America. In tkig f
s th at e people want but GUAA
tITTEN in the policy are GREATER
iy tho' the costs are no greater than
- XXET T: in the policy it
[nsuranee-Additios- to - the- sum -In
inder Values, AND PROVIDES: Year
3iums-Ins~we"1as of settlement
-nt of claims-Right of restoration
INCONTESTABLE after ONE year
teetion that the money will buy--Arms
Benificiary at ALL points--ossesses
N policy EASILY understood.
which, at a small additional cost, gves
housand of insurance, for lost time
lition, the contract provides that if the
m disease or accident the policy is ma
.EMIUMS and will receive the amount
nents. And All This Without Ad
out our policies, call on or write, giving
na. Office Over Postoffice.
ZRY, S. C.
RS OLD , . 1905,
a'l, Youths' and Boys' Clothing,
unbleached. P K and Percales,
t miss this sale.
Pleosparity, S CN
nd find a great many
n hand, and we are de
not carry therri over~]f
ng. We have arranged
nd placed therein the
All Winter Clothing
For Men and Boys,
Also Extra Pants.
ry day many desirable
ent, and these goods
ING CARS ON ALL THROUGH
)N ALL LOCAL TRAINS.j
are now in effect to all Florida
stes, etc.; consult nearest Southern
', Division Passenger Agent,