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Items of More of Lees Interest Con
densed Outside the State.
The North Carolina legislature has
received a favorable report on the
bill to prohibit bucket-shops. The
law conforms to a similar Missouri
law and Governor Folk sent the leg
islature a message commending it.
Ex-Mayor Samuel McCue will
have to die on the gallows. The ap
peal on the writ of error was denied,
and there is now no possibility of re
vision of the sentence. The doomed
man was overcome by the news and
burst into tears. "I will get justice
in heaven," he said.
There were only three starters in
the fifty-mile automobile race at
Ormond last week. The winds and
tides conspired to make the event a
failure, and practically succeeded.
The beach was very unfavorable for
racing. The race was marred by a
series of minor accidents, and only
one of the devil-engines finished.
A south-bound passenger train and
a north-bound freight on the N. C. &
St. L. railway, met in collision in
Tennesse, on Friday, killing four
trainmen and injuring several pas
sengers. The trains met on a straight
track. Responsibility for the acci
dent has not yet been placed.
Advices from throughout the or
ange belt show that 5oo,ooo boxes of
oranges and grape fruit remaining on
the trees, about 75 per cent., have
been frozen and made unsalable. A
large portion of this loss falls upon
the buyers, who bought the crops on
the trees, although some of the plan
tiers themselves have been heavily hit.
The temperature in some portions of
the orange belt went as low as 18.
The committee at the Cotton
Growers convention in New Orleans
decided to hold the next meeting in
Asheville, N. C. It was decided that
the cotton growers of each respec
tive precint should meet on Feb. II
and that the county conventions
should be held on Feb. 16., and the
various state and territorial conven
tions should meet at the state capi
tals on Feb. 21.
William Walters, an Arizona
gambler, walked into a saloon at No
gales, Arizona, on Friday and wich
out a wor opened fire upon a crowd
of poker players seated at a table. He
shot the leader twice through the
head, killed two other men, and then
turned the gun upon himself with fa
tal effect. The cause of his deed is
unknown, except that he was out of
work and was despondent.
Judge Swayne, with counsel, ap
peared in the senate on Friday to
make answer to the summons in
connection with the impeachment.
He was represented by two former
United States senators. They asked
an~d were granted a week more of
time in which to make ready and
complete the responses, and the real
beginning of the trial was fixed for
February 1o. During the settling of
affairs the galleries were crowded.
Reports of the situation in the far
east are sensational and conflicting.
It is stated in some of the press dis
patches 'chat Kuropatkin has been
succes'sful in his operations along the
front. and is now odvancing toward
the Japanese. Another story, eme
nating from Rome, has it that the
Russian army has been ordered home
because of 'the smouldering and po
tential revolution. This latter re
port, however, is not creditd. The
news from St. Petersburg, up to Sun
day, was very meagre, and tended to
show that affairs at the capital were
quiet temporarily at least.
In a Pennsylvania town where the
Friends abound a prim old Quaker
spinster one day attended the mar
riage of her grandnephew, a young
person who had in the course of his
twenty-one years received much
needed discipline at her hands.
The old lady was at her best on
this festive occasion, and at a pause
in the wedding breakfast her young
relative looked over at her with a be
"Tell us why thee never married,
Aunt Patience." he said, teasingly.
"That is soon 'told, William,"
said the old Quakeress, calmly, ."It
is because I was not as easy pleased
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the State.
That Darlington will have a hospt
tal in the near future seems now as
The citizens of Darlington have
sent out a petition for a new railway
station, requesting the railroad com
mission to take action in the matter.
Judge Gary and Solicitor Boggs
are determined to clear up the Green
ville county criminal docket at this
term of the court, and in order to do
this effectively court will continue
Congressman Leagare, of Charles
ton, has accept4d an invitation to
make two speeches upon the south
and its industries, in Michigan this
week. He will address the Lincoln
club, of Grand Rapids, and another
prominent club of the state.
Hampton Council N. 5, Junior Or
der Mechanics at Irene, have present
ed to the truscees of the school there
a handsome flag, which was raised
over the school house with appro
priate ceremonies. The addre of the
occasion was made by Mr. George
The temperature in Charleston last
week scored a minimum of 17. Many
water pipes in the city were bursted
and the damage along this line is Ehe
worst ever known in the city. The
use of the new Goose Creek water
supply is blamed for the breaking of
the pipes and the consequent *dam
As the result of a defective flue
the New Carolinahotel at Chesterfield
came near burning on Friday even
ing. The fire was first discovered
betwen the ceiling and the roof on
the second floor and it wais only by
prompt and efficient work 'hat the
building was saved. The damage
amounted to only about fifty dollars,
fully covered by insurance.
Consul C. 0. Witte entertained the
officers of the German cruiser Moltke
last week, with an elaborate banquet
a% the S. Johns hotel, in Charlestan.
The banquet was served in the ball
room of 'the hotel, where coveres
were laid for 75 guests. The occa
sion was a fitting close of the cele
bration ofthe birthday of the Kaiser.
Ten years at hard labor in the peni
tentiary was the sentence imposed by
Judge Gage, at Moncks Corner, upon
Joe Wade, who was tried and found
guilty of wife-beating. In
passing sentence upon the man,
Judge Gage took occasion to say that
he was sorry the law 'did not provide
proper punishment for one who beat
his wife, that such an one ought to
be hanged instead of serving a peni
Long and Short Letters.
Sherwin Cody in 'his "Training
Course in Correct English, Business
Correspondence and Advertisement
Writing" lays down some rules as to
the length of business letters. He
"Write a long letter to
"A customer who has asked you a
"A customer who is angry and
needs quieting down and will be
made only more angry if you seem
to slight him.
"A man who is interested, but must
be convinced before he will buy your
"Wirite a short letter to
"A busy business man.
"An indicerent man on whom you
want to make a sharp impression.
"A person who has written you
about a trival matter for which he
"A man who wants only a record
or a piece of information.
"A person who needs only the
slightest reminder of something he
has forgotten or overlooked."
New Record for Lazy Man.
"Yes, sir, he was the laziest man on
record. What do you reckon he did
when his house was on fire?"
"Warmed his hands at the blaze,
and thanked God he didn't have to
The Baby Defined.
A London paper offered a prize for
the best definition of a baby. The
last one of the following took the
"A bachelor's horror, the mother's
treasure, and the rcspotic rniler of the
most republican household."
"The mornim; caller, noonday
crawler and midnight bawler."
"The only precious possession that
never excites envy."
"The latest edition of humanity, of
which every zo.tpin thirk they pos
sess the finest copy."
"A native of all countries, who
speaks the language of none."
"A few inches of coo and wiggle,
wirthe and scream, filed with suctiun
and tes:Ing apparatus for milk and
automatic alarm to regulate supply."
"A thing we are expected to kiss
and look as if we enjoyed it."
Curing a Smoker.
A wise mother caught her little
boy smoking a cigarette the other
day. Instead of inverting him over
her knee and nearly spanking the life
out of him she said:
"Johnny, dear, I see you are get
ting quite a big little man. Come
away in, and I will give you one of
papa's big cigars to smoke."
So she marched Johnny away into
papa's study and sat him down to
smoke one of papa's cigars.
She sat down opposite and watch
ed, while his lips grew white and his
eyes yellow and his hands dropped
helplessly, and as a little later she
ministered to him she had the sat
isfaction of receiving his vehement
promise that he would never, never
smoke again until he was older.
Would Make Sure About the Soap.
New York Observer.
A little boy who nad been blowing
bubbles all the morning, tiring of
play and suddenly growing serious
"Read me that story about Heav
en; it ith tho gloriouth."
"I will," said the mother; "but
first tell me, did you take the soap
out of the water?"
"Oh, yes; I'm pretty thure I
The mothcr read the description
of - the beautiful city, the streets of
gold-. the gates of pearl. He listen
ed with delight; but when she came
to the words. "No one can enter
there who loveth or maketh a lie,"
bounding up, he said:
"I gueth I'll go and thee about
In unions and onions there is
Although paper money is soft, it is
hard to get.
Keep one eye on your enemies anid
two eyes on your friends.
Only inexperienced men laugh at
seasickness and lovesickness.
Sometimes when a woman cu-ts a
man she looks daggers at him.
A poor man's wife never cries over
sentimental novels. She hasn't time.
When it comes to enjoying a va
cation a man isn't in it with a school
A piano cover with an unpickable
lock is wvell on the list of long-felt
Don't you care if people do accuse
you of having the big head; there
may be nothing in it.
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NEWBERRY. S. C.
Have You Been To
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If not don't fail to do so the first chance you get. Every
thing bright and clean, you can't help but notice the difference
in the appearance of things, and the daily arrival of new goods
will make a visit to the store very interesting to you, You will
still find bargains there that you can't afford to miss.
Lace Curtains at below cost.
Ladies' Shirt Waists for less than New York cost.
If you want a suit, over-coat or a pair of pants now is your
time. For the winter goods must go regardless of price to
make room for the spring goods. One lot 75c and $1.00
Cold Shirts, yours for only 50c while they last.
S. J. WOOTENZ
e COME SOON AND SEES4
*Whenever you start out on a shopping tour come here first.*
*This plan will save you many unnecessary steps and much
*time. If we haven't just what you want then look elsewhere.
*1We shall not urge you to buy, but we do wish you to see our.
*goods as soon as you can. It will be to your advantage in
.every way to make selections before the final rush begins.
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1865. 4O YEAR$OL.D. !905.
January Clearance Sale.
Absolutely at Cost: All Men's, Youths' and Boys' Clothing,
Knee Pants, Overall Shirts and Dress Shirts.
Flannels, Blankets, Jeans, Men's Goods.
Trunks, Valises and Satchels.
Rugs, Art Squares, Chenille Covers.
Winter Dress Goods, Sweaters and Furs.
1o-4 Sheeting, bleached and nnbleached. P K and Percales,
adies' Hats; Feathers and Plumes.
Elegant bargains in above. Don't miss this sale.
Shoes reduced from 5c. to 25c. per 7air.
Remember first comes gets the pick.
MOSELEY BROS,, Posperity, 8 Cs
The U. S. Government Tests4
Show the Absolute Superiority of
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