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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More of Lees Interest Con
densed Outside the State.
The house committee has authoriz
ed a favorable report on the bill for
the holding of the Jamestown expo
A delegation of citizens from
Montgomery, Ala., called on Presi
dent Roosevelc on Saturday and in
viLed him to v'sit Montgomery on his
trip south. The president statetd it
would afford him pleasure to accept
the invita:tion, provided he could
make arrangements to do so.
Reuben A. Torrey and Charles M.
Alexander, American evangelists,
have begun in London what is de
scribed as the greatest revival in the
history of that city. The revival was
opened in Royal Albert Hall, Lon
don's largest theaEre, on Saturday
night, the audience numberi-g awout
ii.ooo, including many of London's
most prominent people. A choir a
3,000 voices furnished the musi.
Indictment for murder will be
asked for by Coroner Hoffman of
Chicago. against Johann Hoch,thea-1
leged poisoner of many wives. Infor-,
mation is being received every day
which charges him with the murder
of wives in addition to those with
whose murder he is now charged.
Two of the wives of Hoch have quar
reled over money alleged to have
been found on him when arrested.
Manufacturers of hoisery or soft
cotton yarns in North Carolina,
South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee
and Alabama met in Charlotte on
Saturday and completed the organi
zation of the Southern Soft Yarn
Spinners' association, the principal
business of which will be the enforce
ment of contracts between the spin
ners and commission houses or knit
ters for -the purchase of yarns.
Judge Swayne has made formal re
sponse in the United States senate
to *the articles of impeachment made
by the house of representatives. In
every case the fact charged was ad
mitted, but explained e Judge
Swayne's point of view and in addi
tion it was contended that even if -the
conditions were true aso rged they
Avere not of a charactW to justify
proceedings for imyeachment for
"high crimes and misdemearnors."
"Flagrant," gilful and continuous
violation" of the law during the past
five years is the way in which the
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
railroad is arraigned in a decision
which has been promulgated by the
interstate commerce commision~ on
the "alleged unlawful rates and prac
tices'' of that road in the transporta
tion of coal and mine supplhes, im
volving also the Colorado Fuel and
Iron company. The decision charg
es that the Colorado Fuel and Iron
company has been favored to the de
triment of individual competition.
In the course of an address before
the American Academy of Political
and Social Science, in Philadelphia.
on Saturday night, Booker T. Wash
ington advocated the development of
the negro race not only mentally, but
manually, in order that the negro
might be properly trained to supply
the wants that naturally follow edu
cation. "It is cruel in many cases,"
he said, among other things, "to in
crease the wants of the black youth
by mental development alone,, with
out at th~e same time increasing his
ability to supply these increased
wants along the lines in which he can
Two trainmen lost their lives and a
score or more- passentgers were mn
juredl in a wreck on the New York
Central railroad three miles west of
Utica, N. Y., on Saturday mornmng.
As the western express was passing
the Buffalo special, eastbound, the
boiler of the locomotive of the west
bound train exploded. The force of
the explosion and the upheavel of the
engine threw the entire train of thir
teen cars composing the special frora
the rails as if it had been a string of
toy caoches. The wes'tbound train
did not leave the track. Most of the
people who were injured wvere in the
sleeping car on the eastbound train
that was opposite the engine of the
westbound 'train at the instant of ex
plosion. This car was lifted from tue
track and hurled about 50 feet away
a:1d is said to have turned over sev
-nl i mes in the flight.
':OUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the State.
M r. and N1 rs. Thomas Nelson Page
are spending a week in Caniden.
John Johnson. Vade HaImpton's
faithful old servant, died last week
at his home ir Waverly. near Colum
W. E. Catlin, special agent for the
Royal Exchange Assurance company
was drowned on Thursday near
Georgetown, while shooting ducks
on Black river. Zeb Barron, the ne
gro boatman was also drowned at
the same time. The negro's body
has been recovered.
Governor Heyward has sent to 'the
general assembly a letter from Gen
eral Fitzhugh Lee. president of the
Jamestown Exposition company. in
which General Lee expresses the de
sire to visit Columbia. at any time
convenient to the legislature, for the
purpose of addressing that body.
The Farmers' club of Concord, in
Anderson county, has started a
movement to have all cotton covered
with cotton bagging. It is estimated
that by covering each bale with nine
yards of cotton bagging, weighing
not less than two pounds to the yard
375,ooo bales of the south's crop will
The Fitzmaurice building, in Main
street in Columbia, with conten-ts,
was entirely destroyed by fire on Sat
urday night. It is estimated the
building was worth $5,o0o to $6,000,
while the stock was worth aboui
$30,000. There was a reasonable
amount of insurance on the building,
but it is stated there was not more
than $i8,ooo or $ig,ooo insurance on
Raymond Bowman, a 16-year-old
boy, has been committed to jail in
Charleston charged with having
started several fires which have re
cently occurred in that city. He does
not deny having started the fires at
several places and says "bad com
pany" was responsible for his mis
deeds. He has a pocketful of match
es and was visiting the scene of one
of his fires when arrested.
Joe Mims, a negro living in Aiken
ounty, near the Edgefield line, was
shot and killed on last Wednesday
night while standing on the piazza of
a residi ce. The shot was fired from
the road and the deceased did not see
his slayer, but before he died he told
ofthrats hav'ing having SH1 MRRF
of threats having been made aga,nst
his life by another negro, who has
been placed under arrest.
The dispensary at Pendleton was
destroyed by tire on Friday night and
the entire stock of whiskey and the
books wvere lost. The total loss is
about Sa-30o. Rumors of a shortage
gained currency after the fire, but
were promptly denied by the dispen
ser. Inspector Dean had gone to
Pendleton on Friday afternoon to
check up the books but he had not
entered upon his work. The fire is
said 'to have caught from a defective
George P. Ashley of Aiken, lost
his life in a F :in Kentucky last
wveek while trping to save his em
ployers' property. As general super
intendent of WV. J. Oliver & Co., con
tractors and railroad builders he had
the keys of the safe containing some
money and the books of the company
and when awakened by fire ran to his
.nie door. He was seen no more.
but when his body was found after
the tire. the~ keys to the safe were in
his hands, showing that he lost his
life in endeavoring to reach the safc.
Ball Caine and his brother Hucks
Caine, who are in jail in Charleston
charged for'violating an order of the
United States court by hunting on
lands in Georgetown held in lease by
the Annandale Gun club, have made
serious charges to a newspaper re
porter against the Greenville jail, in
which 'they were lodged some time
ago, stating they were placed in a
cell in which were nine murderers
and that they were forced to pay
each of these alleged murderers a5
cents each, under the threat of being
whipped and that one of the occu
pants of the cell had a razor.
It is reported from WVashingcon
hat President Re-.osevelt has had a
rand .:-:n aubot tie new Fd eeral
hrab)ly rep rted a h)Ii establiShing a
ne-w iudicial district f,r this tate.
and in case c becomes a iw th rup
resitatives told the prcsident the
lpe,ple "4 the new (istrict desircd
that a judge should he selected from
within the district. It is stated that
if the proper man can be found with
in the district, a man in every sense
qualitied for the place, there is good
ground for the statement that the
president will appoint him.
One of the students at the Georgia
State college for colored youths, near
Savannah. on last Thursday after
noon hit one of -he professors in the
head with a brick, the professor sub
sequently dying from his injuries.
The professor. T. L. Cotton. put the
student. Sammie Bowen. out of the
recitation room when Bowen who
says the professor Threatened him
with a stick, seized a brick and huri
ed it at the professor, striking him in
the head. Students pursued Bowen
with shouts of "lynch him." The
motorman and conductor of a trolley
car protected the boy and the car
took him to Thunderbolt, where he
was arrested. Bowen is 17 ycars
Steps That Betray.
Steps that are quick are indicative
of energy and agitation.
Tiptoe walking betrays surprise,
curiosity, discretion or mystery.
Turned in toes are often found
with preoccupied, absent minded per
The miser's walk is represented as
stooping, noiseless, with short, nerv
ous, anxious steps.
The proud step is slo wand meas
ed. The toes are conspicuously -curn
ed out, the legs straightened.
Slow step, whether long or short,
suggest a gentle or reflective state
of mind, as the case may be.
The direction of the steps waver
ing and following every changing -m
pulse of the mind inevitably betrays
uncertainty, hesitation and indecis
Obstinate people who in argument
rely more on muscularity than on in
tellectual power rest the feet flatly
and firmly on the ground, walking
heavily and slowly, and stand with
the legs firmly planted far apart.
She Does Hate Men.
Miss Sarah Jackson. living near
Dilsboro, Dearborn county, Ind., is
such a consistent hater of men that
she has provided in her will that no
man shall have anything to do with
her funeral. The driver of the hearse
the pallbearers and even the persomz
who fill the grave are to be women
if the provisions of her will are car
ried out. The will sets aside money
for the services necessary in connec
tion with her burial and stipulates
that none but women aball be em
poyedl in any capacity. Miss Jack
son is said ro have been crossed in
love more than forty years ago and
not to h-ave spoken to a man since
she moved to the little farm on
which she lives, all her transactions
taking place through. a servant, who
has been with her many years.
In No Hurry for the Doctor.
"Almost alwvays when my patients
send for me,". said a doctor
"ther' instruct the messenger to tell
me to come at once. In fact, this cus
tom of trying to hurry the doctor to
the hedside of the patient is general.
and all physicians expect it. and it is
such an old story to office attendants
that they do not as a rule bother to
remember it. But the other night I
had a surprise.
"It was about 7 o'clock and a gen
teman had called an hour before to
request me co see his wife. What was
remarkable was the fact th'at he had
told my office boy to inform me not
to call until the next morning if I
did not find it convenient to visit his
wife that night before 9 o'clock,
which he said was the usual hour at
which they retired.
"'Tell the doctors,' he said, 'it is
nothing very importanc. My wife
has only something the matter with
her mouth that prevents her from
talking. It will be all right if he
cannot find 'time to call before the
She-You told me before we wecre
marred that youn were well off."
H-I was but I didn't know it.
Life Insurance Company
OF CALIFORNIA : : : ORGANIZED 1868.
(LIFE, ACCIDENT AND HEALTH)
Commenced Business Nearly 40 Years Ago.
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General Agent fcr South Carolina. Office Over Postoffice.
NEWBERRY. S. C.
Have You Been To
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 inters ing 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. For 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.
eCOME SOON AND SEE
*Whenever you start out on a shopping tour come here first.*
*This plan will save you many unnecessary steps and much 4
otime. If we haven't just what you want then look elsewhere.
We 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.
*MAYES' DRU~G STORE.
EEGANT TENNESSEE FLOUR
While it lasts it goes for
Best Patent, Cotton - - $6.30
Best Half Pat. " - - 5.65
Best St. "- - 5.55
Meal - - - - - 75
Grits, Sack - - - - 1375
MOSELEYBROS,, Prosperity, S. CO