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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More of Lecs Interest Con
densed Outside the State.
It is said by authority in Washing
ton, that unless the corporations con
stituting the. alleged beef trust shall
heed the injunction made permanent
on Tuesday by the decision of the su
preme court of the United States, the
government will institute proceedings
against the individual members of the
corporations, to enforce the decision
of the court.
Russia is passing through a great
crisis. Grand Duke Vladimir, the
Czar's uncle, in discussing -Ehe situa
tion this week, intimated that Russia
would soon give her people some kind
of a representative government. As
to the rioting and bloodshed, it is re
ported to be still continuing on a
small scale in some cities, but is prac
The legal name of the cotton pool
formed by the executive committee
of the Southern Cotton Growers' as
sociation, has been fixed as The
Southern Planters' Commission and
Holding company. The headc-uarters
will be in New .Orleans.
The state senate of Tennessee has
passed a bill prohibiting betting at
any of the race tracks of the state.
Should the measure pass the lower
house, it will put a stop to racing in
The anarchists of Paris have been
causing no little comment during the
last few days, without really creating
any damage. It seems that two
bombs were discovered at separate
times and places on one of the leading
highways of the city. The police
give out no information.
After many days of silence the fed
eral grand jury has at last turned in
three indictments in connection with
the investigation of che land frauds
which, it is alleged, have been per
petrated upon the United States gov
ernment. The first indictment is
against Senator Mitchell, and others.
Many persons will be implicated in
The greatest series of automobile
races ever held in this country has
just been brought to a close on the
beach track in Florida. Nearly every
race was a record-breaker.
Words of Wisdom.
No rock is so hard but that a lit
tie wave may beat admission in a
If Heaven were reached only by the
accomplishment of great things it
would be a very lonesome place.
He is a wise man who does not
grieve for the things which he has
not but rejoices for those which he
Many a man thinks he is looking at
truth when he is only looking at the
spectacles he has put on to see 't wivth.
Play the part of neither fool nor
knave by attempting to judge anoth
er, but give that same time to living
more worthily yourself.-Trine.
We can help make people bright by
our keenness, but we can never ac
complish anything toward making
people good except by our tenderness.
-C. H. Parkhurst, D. D.
All breaches of the laws of health
are physical sins. When this is gen
erally seen, then, and not till then,
will the physical education of the
young receive the attention it de
Three Obstacles of Marriage.
Ex-Senator Marion Butler of North
Carolina recently told the New York
Globe this story of a confirmed bache
lor friend of his-an unusually home
ly, but humorous, fellow-whom he
asked, jokingly, why he did not get
L "Because, with me," he said, "mar
riage is possible only under three con
"Indeed, and what are they?" I
"Well, my wife,": he replied, drolly,
"must be rich, beautiful and a fool.
Unless she is rich and beautiful I
won't marry her, and unless she be a
fool, she won't marry me."
Ma Twaddles-Tommy, you've
been a bad boy today, and I shall tell
your father all about it when he
oc mes home.
Tommy Twaddles-Ah, that's jest
like a woman-can't keep a secret,
'OUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the State.
The school ho,use and Masonic hail.
at Crescent, Spartanburg county.
caught fire on Tuesday, and hef< re the
flames could be extinguished, the
whole building was burned to the
izroun. It is thoughc that the fire
originated from a spark flying from
A r inquest was held on T i e sday by
Coroner Pruitt of Anderson, over tht.
bo-4y of O1ver Crosby, a : t i ng negro
who %- found d.-id in his cabin in
the upper part of that city. When
found, the body was lyi.ig on tht
floor near The fireplace. v ith the
:-iothing burned fro?a the upper por
tion of it. The negro was apparent
i- alone, but tli citct.mstances were
such as to create a reasonable sus
; cion that ther,. had been foul play,
4'na consequeniv the inq;iest was or
(t red. The ir:y found that the de
ceased came to his deaTh from burns
n-ce to unknowa causes -There i. a
suicion that ti- man's wife, xith
v.] om he had beeri on bad terms for
some time, had something to do with
The Commercial club of Yorkville
sent a strong delegation -Eo confer
with their representatives in the gen
eral assembly relative to the fire in
surance rates in force since the re-en
trance of the Souheastern Tariff as
sociation into this state.
Dr. Thornwell, G. K. R. and S. of
the Knights of Pythias, has been seri
ously ill at his home in Fort Mill for
several days. and little or no improve
ment in his condition is reported.
Mr' M. A. Brawdy, whose home was
in Beaufort county, was killed by the
fast mail train it Green Pond, on
Tuesday. The deceased and his wife
had been to Walterboro to attend the
funeral of their daugter, and were re
*turning to their home at Dale, Beau
fort county. While waiting at the
station for the local train Mr. Brawdy
went across the track for a few min
utes, and hearing a train coming, sup
posed it was the train he was to take,
and attempted to recross the track.
The fast mail, flying along the fine
stretch of track, struck the man, kill
ing him almost instantly. He was not
mangled, but never spoke a word af
ter the engine struck him. The de
ceased was 63 years old.
Mayor James Thompson, accom
panied by a party of capitalists has
been to Jocassee in the interest of the
Oconee Light and Power Co. It is
proposed to utilize the lowe'r White
waterfalls to generate power for
lighting WaIhalla and other nearby
towns, and to furnish electric power.
A survey of the falls shows that more
than 1,200 horsepower4 can be obtain
Another big cocking main took
place a short distance from Union on
Saturday afternoon. It was attend
ed by fifty or more persons. and about
seven or eight pairs of birds were
fought, the first fight lasting only five
minutes, when one of the birds was
killed. It was understood that con
siderable money changed hands dur
ing the afternoon. Sheriff Sanders
says he is against all cock fighting
and gambling, and will see that no
more of the affairs occur.
The Peasant Girl's Prisoner.
Harper's Young People.
A jaunty young student on his way
to the examinations in a distant
city met in a narrow path a young wvo
man carrying wood. He said to him
self, "She is a peasant, a woman, and
young; those are three good reasons
why she should yield the road to me."
She said to herself, "Hie is empty
handed, and I am a burden-bearer; he
must therefore make way for me to
pass." So the two, each determined
chat the other should step aside, came
face to face and halted. The stop
page soon became irksome, and the
woman proposed to settle the ques
tion in a rhyming bout, in which she
would give the word for which he
should furnish the rhyme. If he
rhymed aptly, she would follow him
as his servant; if he failed, he should
follow her, and do her bidding. Nev
er doubting that he could make a
rhyme on any subject she could men
tion, he hastily assented; whereupon
she threw off her splint hat, set down
... wood, k hercrying pole
from her siioiflder, placed it vertically
before iCher. and awaited his response
to her unspoken word. The student
was perplexed. and vainly gazed at
"Come," said she. "my target is
placed; why do Vou not shoot? Since
you are a literary man, and I am only
a poor peasant girl. you should be
able to compose a stanza on any sub
Ject I suggest.'
The young fellow became more con
fused under her teasing, and, finding
himself unable 'Eo make a verse, told
her -(o go home and he would follow
as her servant. She made him carry
the wood, and, after they reached her
cabin by the bank of a river, she sent
him to draw water, wash clothes. and
do all sorts of menial work. Days
passed, and still he could devise no
appropriate couplet on the carrying
One day. when he was on -the river
bank washing vegetables, a boat went
by full of merry young men returning
homeward from the examinations.
One of the passengers, seeing and rec
ognizing him, hailed him as his lost
chum, and landed to inquire why he
was there washing vegetables, when
all at the examinations were wonder
ing at his absence, and fearing 'chat
he had met with some grave accident.
He thereupon told his story to his
friend, and thus explained his sad
His friend said: "Go and ask your
peasant to allow me to try my skill
on the pole."
"Oh, no," said the cap-cive; "you
will fail, as I have done, and then this
vizen will have two slaves instead of
"Never mind," responded his
friend; "I will take the chance of free
ing you or of becoming your compan
ion in servitude. Go and bring the
girl out for a parley."
The girl received the new-comer
complacently, heard his proposition
that he should in his friend's stead
make a rhyme to her subject, with
the condition that, if he failed, both
should be her slaves; while, if he suc
ceeded, she should free her present
slave and become the rhymster's wife.
Again she placed her carrying pole
before her, and at once the s-tudent
"Wood like this may be found on the
In a flock of wild cranes each is one
of a pair."
.:he could not dispute the accuracy
of the statement in the first line of
the couplet, and perceiving in the sec
ond line the assertion that she was
the mate of this bird of passage, she
prepared to follow his fortunes.
Best Mineral As
C. H. CANNON,
Near C, N. & L. Depot.
We Are With the
Boys this Year.
We want every Base Bal
Team in the County to call a
meeting at their earliest con
vanience and organize and be
Let's have teams all over
this county this year that we
willpbe proud of. To accom
plish this all we need is prac
tice. We are going to offer
mre aid in the way of furnish
ing you first class goods at
reasonable prices. Our long
exerience In buying, together
with the large amount of goods
we buy and sell, brings us
many opportunities for saving,
and these opportunities we ex
pect to use for the benefit of
our customers, To do.this we
ask you to work with us. By
so doing we will save each
other money. Try it and see
If what we say Is not true.
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(LIFE, ACCIDENT AND HEALTH)
Commenced Business Nearly 40 Years Ago.
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Iu PLAINEST terms and FIGURES -Mn ==S in the policy. it
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It sells a deferred dividend Contract, which, at a small additional cost, gives
the policy holder $5.00 a week, on each thousand of insurance, for lost time
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General Agent for South Carolina. Office Over Postoffice.
NEWBERRY. S. C.
Have You Been To
"W7 4M 4M :Wm 3= F
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 and 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. Fof the winter goods must go regardless of price to
make room for the spring goods. One lot 75c and $1.00
Colored Shirts, yours for only 50c while they last.
S. J. WOOT EN.
COME SOON AND SEE
*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.
SWe 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 mn
every way to make selections before the final rush begins.
+ MAYES' DRUG STORE.
ELEGANT TENNESSEE FLOUR
While it lasts it goes for
Best Patent, Cotton - -$6.30
Best Half Pat. " -- 5.6%
Best St. "- - 5.65
Meal . - - - 75
Grits, Sack - - - - 1.75
MOELEY BROS.. Prosperity, S84p