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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the World.
The intention is to keep the state
hood bill in the senate at the iron
during the present week at Washing
ton. with the hope on the part of iti
friends, that by the end of the weel
they may get an agreement to vot<
The important work before th<
house of represertatives this week i:
the proper disposal of the Swayn
case. It cannot be fortold just hov
much time will be consumed before
conclusion is reached, as there are
number of members who desire t<
speak on the subject.
Gen. Nogi. attended by his stafi
on January i;. reviewed the detach
ment of all arms in th? town squar,
at Port Arthur. There was a stir
ring display and the generals after
ward marched through the town
which shows few signs of bombard
ment. No casualties occtirred to wo
men or children who lived in th
front houses during the seige.
The ministry of M. Combes. afte
emerging successfully from its bit
ter midnight struggle in the chambe
of deputies. has decided to abandoi
the field, while some portion of it
prestige still remains, and has signi
fLed its intention of resigning. Friend
of the ministry contend that the re
tirement is voluntary, but the oppo
sition hails the deision as a vicory
After consultation today in Lynch
burg, the attorneys of Samuel J. Mc
Cue, who is to be hanged for murder
decided to do nothing further unti
the return of J. L. Lee, senior coun
sel, from a hunting trip in Georgia
It is believed the attorneys will at
tempt to secure a review of the cas<
before the supreme court, upon a sup
Gessler Rosseau, who was arreste<
in Philadelphia on Thursday with ai
unloaded infernal machine in his pos
session, admitted to the police or
Sunday that he is the man who at
tempted to destroy the statue o
Frederick the Great, in Washingtor
last week, and also that it was h<
who sent the trunk containing an in
fernal machine on board the steamei
Umbria, at New York in 1903
Secretary Taft has submitted to th<
president the annual report of th<
Philippine commission, together witl
the separate reports to the comrms
sion by the several governors on th<
island. The secretary says in his let
ter of transmittal to the presiden1
that the reports show the great bene
fit which has been conferred upon th<
islands by a continued state of tran
quility. Except in the -wild, moun
tainous regions of the unexplored is
island of Samar, inthemororegionlo:
- Rio Grande, and one other point, h<
says that the conditions as to tran
* quility continue to improve, and ex
cept in the places merttioned th<
peaceful pursuit of agriculture is no
at all interferred with by roving ban
dits and other disturbers of the peace
New York Engineering News.
Stream tin was discovered in Alas
ka last year, and now it is reporte(
that great ledges of tin ore have beer
found at Cape York, on Bering sea
Numerous individual placer minern
are reported to have made small for
tunes during the past summer, twc
men, for example, having taken twen
ty-two tons of stream tin from claims
along one of the creeks in the Cape
York region, using the crudest hand
methods. Hydraulic machinery wil:
be taken into the district next season
when the extent and value of the tir
deposits will be ascertained.
Lost Article Album.
The French railway companies
have issued to all stations an alburr
which contains pictures of every pos.
sible article that a traveler is like
ly to have about him. Owing to the
great number of passengers who are
unable to speak French it is ofter
found difficult to trace lost articles
from the description given. Now al]
that a passenger has to do is to poini
to the missing article in the album
The woman who finds the mosi
fault if she ever does have to stand
is the one who, when the opportun
ity comes, expects to occupy two or
th.e sea with parcels.
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less, Interest Con
densed Throughout the State.
Mr. C. C. McMakin. of Vellford.
it is said, is a champion when it
comes to raising hogs. I-e killed one
a few days .ago. twenty months old,
which weighed 850 pounds. The ani
mal was of the >erkeshire and Po
land China brooding.
The golf team match between Co
lumbia and Camden on Saturday re
sulted in a victory for Camden by a
narrow margin of one hole. The
match was all even until the last pull
had been holed out oi the eighteenth
The stockholders and directors of
the Columbia union station company
lheld their annual nieeting yesterday,
n i:e (ice of Superintendent -1. A.
ams. at the station. Represen
esi of the clierent railwayVs were
t-( sent. en
Tie dedication of the court hoi.me
at Darlington has passed into the hi
torv of that county as a memorable
and g'rus event. Men. w 1en and
cl'' dren were present in large ntum
bers to do honor to their county and
to lizten to the words of wisdom
from several distinguished speakers.
Mr. E. J. Watson, commissioner of
immigration, has just returned from
- Augusta. where he attended by invi
tation the annual dinner of the cham
ber of commerce, which body is deep
ly interested in the immigration
movement which is taking concrete
form in that state.
As the result of an altercation
which occurred at the Woodside mill
at about eight o'clock Saturday morn
ing, R. V. Porter, an employee, lies
at his home in a critical condition,
and F. C. Burnett another employee,
is in the county jail. Porter was
struck on the head by an iron rod,
and it is not yet certain whether or
not the wound will have a fatal re
The list of negroes who are meet
ing their death in Charleston harbor
by drowning is steadily increasing.
Vithing the last year between fifteen
and twenty have been drowned, and
the drowning was recently increased
by the drowning of Pat S. Ripper of
the Oyster scoop Coleman. The ne
gro was standing on the bow of the
boat when he lost his balance and fell
into the water.
The community of Beaufort was
shocked on Sunday afternoon by the
sudden death of Rev. Harvey Hatch
er, D. D. of Atlanta, which took place
in the lobby of the Sea Island hotel,
at about four o'clock. He had just en
tered the door, when he fell upon his
face, and in a few moments expired.
The cause of the death was heart dis
-ase. Dr. Hatcher was 72 years of
age. He was in Beaufort for the pur
pose participating in a deer hunt. He
had intended to preach a sermon in
the B-aptist church at Beaufort on the
night of the same day on which he
met his sudden end.
Curing the Practical Joker.
There is a disposition to discour
age practical jokers at Grandview.
Three cheerful idiots placed a dummy
on the track of the interurban. The
motorman was frightened out of his
wits, his attempt to stop the car re
stlted in bruises for the passangers,
who were thrown over the seats by
the sudden stop. And the jokers
found it was no joke when they were
asked to put up $600 appearance
bonds. And the company, finding
that its car had been damaged, is dis
posed to push the prosecution. It
is probably that at least these three
will be pretty thoroughly cured of the
practical joke idiocy before they get
through with the case in hand.
The Live Stock.
There should be plenty of light in
all of the buildings where animals
are kept or it is necessary to do work.
A dark barn or stable is unfit for ani
mRiT to bc kept in. rud. is very in-on
venient in caring for them. Plenty
of light and sunshine is what is want
ed. If there are not enough win
dows in the stables put in more be
fore cold weather comes on. If the
old ones need repairing attend to
that and see how much better it will.
THE WAY OF A MAN.
His Criticism of Fair Women and
Her Own Troubles.
Voman's liomc Companion.
-NVhat a lot of time and thought
you women (1 give to ourr hair.
sad' Mr. Blank. with good-natured
raillery, to his wife one iormng
w xhe,n s'ihe wa' preparing to go down
town with him, and wais standing be
fore the glass attending to her "front
hair." I wonder what would be
come of my business if I spent as
much 11me over my hair as you do
An hour later Mr. Blank was stir
veying himself anxiously in the mir
ror before him as he sat in a chair
at his barber's and the barber was
ho!.'!ng a mirror hack of him. while
Mir. ank sid, "Yes. I guess that
1 ill d Youi might take the least
litte 1b; off the front part of my hair
and clip ,ff a tritle more just above
Im left ear. Seems to me you ve
left It a little longer there than it is
III%* right car. And I think
I' ha-: von nart my hair a little
lower on the left -just a little! No,
not that low. A little higher. That
will do. No. don't comb it down
quite so lat. and brush it back more
above the ears. That's better, but
it's still too flat in front. Here! let
me take the comb. See? I like it
combed rather loosely. Let me see
how it looks in the back again. Just
hold that hand mirror back of me
again. Isn't there a hair or two
longer than the others right back of
the left ear? Getting thinser and
thinner on top of my head, isn't it?
By Jove! I'd give ten thousand dol
lars for something that would keep
my hair from falling out and leaving
me bald! Couldn't you comb my
hair somehow so that the bald spot
wouldn't show quite so prominently?
Yes, I've tried massage for it. Had
my scalp massaged an hour a day
once for seven weeks, and was balder
when I left off than when I began.
Yes, you might powder my neck a
little, and just twist the ends of my
mustache into something of a curl.
That will do. Now do I look all
MIGHT HAVE CAUSED WAR.
How Some Pigs on the Falkland Is
lands Caused Trouble.
London Truth recalls the curious
tale of the Falkland islands which
might have caused war between Eng
land and the United States, but
which is now quite forgotten.
On one of the main islands is Stan
ley, where the governor and a few
British reside. The islands produce
grass, turnips and pigs. These pigs
used to be much sought by Ameri
can whaling captains. The governor
ilays insisted that they were Brit
ish property. The captains insisted
that they were wild pigs. During
the Crimean war an American whaler
appropriated a pig, and then put into
Stanley. The governor classed the
pig as British. and when the captain
refusedl to give up imprisoned him.
A few days later an American ship
of war put into Stanley tinder the
command of Captain Lynch. The
captain, hearing that an American cit
izen had been clapped into prison by
thego-:e rne--, dler;anded his release,
asking the governor, if unpprepared
to comply, to remove his women and
children, as the town would be bom
barded. The governor released his
prisoner, and presumably the pig, and
sent an account to the colonial office,
and the British legation at Washing
ton was directed to insist upon an
Mr. Marcy, secretary of state, ex
plained that Lynch was nervous be
cause he had had domestic trouble.
Britain would not accept this excuse,
but dropped the discussion, for with
a war with Russia on her hands it
was just as we!' not to get into~ hot
water with the United States.
Possibly, Truth suggests, the great
international question o,f the pig is
The man who is accustomed to
wood bottomed chairs at home is the
man who complains most about the,
hard seats on the train.
MIMNAUGH'S GREAT WHITE
GOODS AND EMBROIDERY
AE STARTS WEDNESDAY AT
e O'LOCK SHARP.
OF CALiFORNIA : :
It is not the largest---not the oldest b;
ization the S t'RONGEST Life Insurance
insurance it is n:t ESTIMAI ES (Guesse
Our J- A WR
than the guar. tees ,f any other compai
tlose of any o-: - line company
Iu PLAINE: 1' te. is and FIGURES
GUARANfEEo: Cazh Loans---P aid up I
sured---Extended Insurance---Cash surre
ly Cash Dividends--Gr, in paying prer
if desi:ed. AL-O: IM .DIATE payme
Right to change benes :i.ary, AND IS:
UNLI I ITED as to residence and travel
It gives the LARGEST amount of pro
and defends BOTH the Insured and the
every element of SECURITY---A PLAI
It sells a deferred dividend Contract,
the policy holder S5.00 a week, on each t
caused by accident or disea-e; and in adc
insured become permanently disabled fro
tnred---The insured QUITS PAYING PI
of the policy in ten equal annual instal'r
To find out many other good things ab
date of birth, to
General Agent f:r South Caroli
1865. 40 YEA1
Absolutely at Cost: All Mei
Kee Pants, Overall Shirts and Dres
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.I
Remember first comes gets the pic
We are taking stock a
season able goods yet oi
termined that we will
low prices mean anythii
a "job" department a
Blankets and Cornforts,
Gents' & Ladies' Underwear,
Woolen Dress Goods,
And we are adding ever
articles to this departmi
must go regardless of c
S. J. W(
THE SOUTH'S GREA TEST SI
UNEXCELLED DINING CAR
WINTER TOURISTS' RATES
For full information as to rates, ro
Railway Ticket Agent, or
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: ORGANIZED 1868.
F AND HEALTH)
Nearly 40 Years Ago.
t, by reason of its pecu iar legal organ
Company i America. In taking life
s) that the people want but GUARAN
,ITTEN in the policy are GREATER
iv tho' the costs are no greater than
- in the policy it
nsurance---Additions to tre sum in
nder Values, AND PROVIDES: Year
iums---Installment plans of settlement
nt of claims---Right of restoration
NCONTESTABLE after ONE year
,ection that the money will buy---Arms
Benificiary at ALL points---Possesses
Sl policy EASILY understood.
which, at a small additional cost, gives
housand of insurance, for lost time
ition, the contract provides that if the
m disease or accident the policy is ma
kEMIUMS and will receive the amount
.ients. And All This Without Ad
ut our policies, call on or write, giving
Ia. Office Over Postoffice.
RY. S. C.
RS OLD, 19O5,
's, Youths' aud Boys' Clothing,,
unbleached. P K and Percales,
t miss this sale.
Prosperity, S. C: 1
nd inda great many
r hand, and we are de
rot carry them over if
ig. We have arranged I
nd placed therein the
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,
Charlestou, S. C.