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GENERAL NBW& NOT.J
tems of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the World.
The charges of impropriety made
is connection with the national cam
paings of x896 and 1904 have been
revised and made the subject of dis
casion in the senate.
'1hos. K. Neigringhaus of St. Louis
*is week received a majoirity of the
vetes cast in both houses of the Mis
souri legislature for United States
Senator, to succeed Francis M. Cock
The senate committee on foreign
relations yesterday deferred consid
eration of the arbitration treaties un
til the next meeting of the committee
There has been no change in the at
titude of the southern senators on
The strike of the cotton mill op
eratives at Fal River, Mass., has been
eided at last, through the media
tion and efforts of Governor Douglas.
The strike affected 25,ooo persons,
and it is estimated that there was a
loss of $5,oooooo in connection with
The strike !-ituation in St. Peters
burg is becoming very grave. On
Wednesday night there were 58,ooo
sen out on a strike and the move
afest was spreading to the big cotton
Wills. Twelve thousand men at the
Neva ship yards have joined the
afrikers. The social dzwocrats will
fe their utmost to convert the strike
ito a political demastratioa.
Ribbons are extensively used. in%
The leg o' mutton is the latest re
vjkal in sleeves.
Extremely popular are all sorts\of
High standing collars hold their
ein again on outdoor garments.
Ribbon embroidery is seen on the
zewest evening gowns and waists.
Very smart are the capes and cape
deeves on the newest coats and dol
The French "bread roll" twist is the
fashionable back hair dressing for the
The dart is in again-the old fash
ioned seam that runs in pairs e.ch
- de of the bodice front and 'fits like
Very light shades are replacing the
"all white" gloves, light tan and mode
being favorites. These are worn not
oly with gowns to match, but also
~ith those in contrast.
The Young Papa.
"Popley's baby is beginning toI
"Ha hebeen boring you with
"No; but I sat next to him at the
tunch counter today, and I heard him
aay, absent-mindedly, to the waiter:
'Dimme a jink o' water, p'ease.'"
A Lull in the Conversation.
"I admired that last piece you play
ed, professor, immensely," said Mrs.
Gaswell. "It had a kinid of will free
dom about it, you know a sort of get
* up and go that just suited me. Was
it a composition of your own?"
* "Madam," frigidly responded the
eminent musician who had been hired
for the occasion, "I was putting a new
E string on my violin."
Policemen Hanged in Effigy.
On Monday night, Dec. 5th, Sene
ca's two policemen, Messrs. Hinckel
ad Powell were hanged in effigy.
When the citizens of the town came
to their places of business Tuesday
Morning they found' a dummy figure
hanging to a telephone pole. On one
side was a placard bearing the inscrip
tion: "A warning to HinckeL" On
the other side of the figure was a pla
card bearing the inscription: "A
warning to Powell." It is not known
who did the hanging but it is thought
that some boys who were arrested a
few nights ago for popping firecrack
ers did it. The town council has of
fered a reward of $50 for information
that will lead to the arrest and con
viction of the guilty parties.
The woman who lives in a four
room flat is the one who finds most
fault with the close quarters of the
SOUTH CAROLINA N=WS.
[tems of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the State.
At a mass meeting of the citizens
Df Kershaw it was decided to consoli
date the school districts of the coun- a
ty for the purpose of raising funds.
The first regular meeting of the s
society in and of reformatory s
school for white boys in South Caro- i
lina will be held in Darlington next
Another big cotton mill, operating I
thousands of spindles and employing h
hundreds of hands is to be completed
and in operation by next fall, at the
Lockhardt Shoals, on Broad river, in
Union county. c
The famous former baseball pitch
er, Mr. Thomas B. Colcolough, has t
recently been elected alderman from
one of the wards in the city of Char- c
leston, without opposition. .
The city council at Anderson this k
week held a special meeting to con- t
sider various petitions for certain
changes in the license ordinance of
the town. The petitions were all re- I
fused and no changes will be made
this year. e
In pursuance of the call of Chair- P
man E. D. Smith., a meeting of the
cotton growers of Barnwell was held,
in the court house at that place on
Friday. The attendance was not very
largi. The situation was discussed s
at length, and delegates elected to
send to the meeting to be held in New
Orleans, on ajnuary 24.
A singular and strange epidemic
exists among the dogs at ,arlington.
Three mad dogs have been killed
witin the last few days, and now oth
ers are being attacked with the same
madness. The police and other are
constantly on the watch, and are do
ing all in their power to stamp out
..s passenger train No. 33 from
Columbia had nearly reached the de
pot at Springfield, on Tuesday, the
engine struck a negro named Dick
Jones and tossed him into the air h
like a ball, but threw him clear of the J
rail. His right leg and right arm
were both broken, but the physi- sl
:ian in charge thinks the man has a I
:hance for recovery.
The Charleston fire department
was called out three times on Tues
lay, the most important fire being atc
the large grocery establishment ofC
Welch & Eason. The fire started
n the fourth floor among a lot of
matches, brooms, and other inflam
mable material, but the cause of the
blaze could not be ascertained. The
:lamage will reach. ten thousand, but
s fully covered by insurance.
On Tuesday, Mr. Bailey, the pres
dent of the Bailey Lumber gnd Man
ufacturing co., of Union, chartered a
pecial train for the purpose of tak- a
ing a party of business men out to tl
investigate and view his plant. The s.
company employs 42 men, occupies
several large buildings, makes thous- r
ands of dollars worth. of furniture per
month, and ships to all points in the 2
United States. The enterprise is in
a prosperous and flourishing condi
The Ellitor's Gentleman.
The question always comes up: a
What is a gentleman? Some say he is
a man with a smooth tongue. But
men connected with the newspaper c
trade have a cannon of their own.
"Mr. Editor,' said a patron one day
"how is it you never call on me to
pay for your paper?"~
"Oh," said the man of types. "we c
never ask a gentleman for money?"
"Indeed !" t'se patron replied. "How
do you manage to get along when
they don't pay?"r
"Why," said Mr. Editor, "after a
certain time we conclude he is not a
gentleman, and we ask him."
Brief Mention. 1
Slower and more uniform move- Y
ment and marketing of the crop is a
now the object of progressive cotton e
n some recent experiments rice ~
real proved decidedly inferior to
:ornmal for feeding calves. e:
DOG HAD NOT FORGOTTEN.
Stung by Bee in Puppyhood, He J
"Something must have stung yout
ag," said a resident of this city to C
suburbanite, whom he was visiting
few days ago, as he noticed the an
cs of a large collie which, after in
,apping frantically at a flying in- T
tct lowered his head and carefully
cked his right forepaw.
"No," replied the owner of the dog,
that is only a little delusion of his. G
Vhen he was a puppy a bee stungs
im -on that foot you see him attend- i
ig to, and ever since he has cher- R
;hed a standing grudge against fly- U
ig insects. Apparently the sight a
f one not only arouses his anger, e
ut recalls most vividly his first ex
erience with one, for each time af- e
er running after one, whether he ir
atches it or not, he stops and tender- ti
7 licks the place where he was
tung two years ago. As far as I
now he has never been stung since d
Blowing Their Own Trumpet.
"Something for a present, not too
xpensive? Yes, madam. These
honographs are very popular."
"But are they good?"
"I've sold a great many and had no
omplaints. I need hardly say more,
iadam. They speak for them
His ftverite Aa a
Sunday school Teacher-Da y4e
Sunday School Teacber-That's
ight. I'm glad you do. What an
nal do you like best?
Sunday School Teacher-Goodness.
Vhy do you like snakes?
Boy-'Cause it ain't wicked to kill
Perennial Blossom, This!
Papa-Your mother tells me you
aven't been a very good boy today,
Johnny-Between us, pa, I think
ie's a little prejudiced against me.
. was only the other day she told
.unt Kate I was just like you.
Supplied by the Neighbors.
"Do you keep any cats?" asked the
ller from the city.
"Y-yes," replied the suburbanite.
'he ground in the barnyard is
retty wvell filled with 'e.
Assessment of Personal Property I
I or an authorized agent will be
tthe following named places for E
i purpose of taking returns of per
nal property for the year 19o5: E
Pr.sp.rty-Friday and Saturday,c
uary 20 and 21.
And at Newberry until FebruaryV
>, after which time a penalty of hfty
r cent. sill be added against part e.
hlng tb make returns. While on
1e rounds named above my office r
'ill be open for the purpose of tak
is ret.urns at that place. The law re-4
uires a tax on all notes, mortgages ~
nd moneys, also an income tax on
ross incomes of $.%5o0 and upwards.
~here shall be -1 capitation tax of 50 -
ents each assessed on all dogs, the
roceeds to b: ei-pended for school
.pses. All males between the
ges of 21 and e years, except Corn
derte soldiers or those persoas in
.pable of earning a support by being
mamed or from any other cause,
re liable to poll iax, Don't ask that
.r return be takes froma the books
e same s last year. AT! peeeal
reperty must be iuiBeted and swors
arties moving out of townships '1
Swhich their taxes were paid last
ear should so state to assessor, so
s to avoid their nams being enter
1 in two townships.
Name or number of school district
Lust also be given.
There will be no asessmenlt ef real
state this year, but be sure to make
ansfers of ali lands or lots boughit
c sold since last re:mrn.
Win. W. Cromuer,
OF CALIFORNIA: :
It is not the largest--not the oldest bu
ition the STRONGEST Life Insurance
surance it is nat ESTIMATES (Guesse
Our 1 .''E SWIB
an the guarantees of any other compai
ose of any other old line comrLANSnprs anvUE
IPLAINEST term and FGURES
UARANTEES: Cash Loans-Paid up ]
Lred-Extended Insurance-Cash surre
Cash Dividends-Grace in paying pren
desired, ALSO: IMMEDIATE payme
ight to change beneficiary, AND IS:
NLI WITED as to residence and travel
lt gives the LARGEST amount of pro
id defends BOTH the Insured and the
rery element of SECURITY--A PLAI
It sells a deferred dividend Contract,
ie policy holder $5.00 a week, on each t
Lused by accident or disea-e; and in ad<
sured become permanently disabled frc
ired-The insured QUITS PAYING P1
the policy in ten equal annual installT
To find out many other good things ab
ite of birth, to
reneral Agent fcr South Carol!
865. 40 YEAI
Absolutely at Cot: All Me
:see Pasts, Ovet Shirts and Dre
Flannels, Blankets, Jeans, Men
Trunks, Valias and Satchels.
Rugs, Art Squares, Chenille C
Winter Dress Goods,'Sweaters
io-4 Sheeting, bleached and
adies' Hats; Feathers and Plumes.
Elegant bargains in above. Don'
Shoes reduced from 5c. to 25C.
Remember first comes gets the pfc
We are taking stock a
easonable goods yet o
rmined that we will
:w prices mean anythi
"job?" department a
~lankets and Comforts,
~ents' & Ladies' Underwear,
oolen Dress Goods,
nd we are adding evel
rticles to this departmr
nust go regardless ofc
S.3 J. W(
THE SOUTH'S GREA TEST S3
UNEXCELLED DINING CAR
CONVENIENT SCHEDULES C
WINTER TOURISTS' RATES
For full information as to rates, rc
aiway Ticket Agent. or
R. W. T-TUN'r
: ORGANIZED 1868.
r AND HEALTH)
Nearly 40 Years Ago.
t, by reason of its peculiar legal organ
Company in America. In taking life
8) that the people want but GUARAN
ITTEN in the policy are GREATER
iy tho' the eosts are no greater than
g in the policy it
[nsurance--Additions to tbe sum in
nder Values, AND PROVIDES: Year
iiums--Installment plans of settlement
nt of elaims---Ri ht of restoration
INCONTESTABL after -ONE yeae
Benificiary at ALL points-Possesses
9 policy EASILY understood.
which, at a small additional cost, gives
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
ut our policies, call on or write, giving
La. Office Over Postoffice.
'RY. S. C.
RS OLD. 1905,
0's, Yoths' a6d Boys' Cbthing,
unbleached. P K and Percale,
t miss this sale.
Prospeflty, S. C
mfia great many
n hand, and we are de
not carry them over if
ng. We have arranged
nd placed therein the
All Wiigter Clothing
For Men and Boys,
Also Extra Pants.
ry day many desirable
ent, and these goods
ING CARS ON ALL THROUE
IN ALL LOCAL TRAINS.
are now in effect to all Fiorida 4
utes, etc.; consult nearest Southern
'Division Passenger Agent,
Charlesta, 3. C.