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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More of Less Interest Con
densed Outside the State.
The science hall at the Virginia
Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg,
Va., was totally destroyed by fire on
Thursday. The loss is estimated at
$75,ooo; insurance, $12,000.
President Roosevelt has issued a
proclamation convening the senate in
special session at 12 o'clock on
March 4th to "receive such commun
cations as may be made by the ex
The citizens of Tampa, Fla., have
extended President RoosevIt a cor
dial invitation to visit that city. The
president said he would be glad to
visit Tampa some time during his ad
ministration if possible.
Col. Charles S. Arnal, one of the
best known insurance men in the
south and a distinguished citizen of
Atlanta, committed suicide at his res
idence on Thursday by shooting. No
reason is known for the act.
The solemn ceremony of blessing
the remains of Grand Duke Sergius
was performed in Moscow at 10
o'clock Thursday morning in the
midst of the tolling of bells of all
the churches and monasteries of the
The Louisville and Nashville and
the Southern railway on last Thurs
day announced a reduction of from
1-4 cent to 3 cents in grain rates to
Carolina points. This is to meet the
recent cut of the 'Frisco line from
Memphis. The new schedule will go
into effect on February 28.
United States Minister Dawson, at
San Domingo City, cabled the state
department-at Washington on Friday
that an attempt was made to assassi
nate President Morales, that the at
tempt failed, that five of his assail
ants were captured and that the re
The grand jury in the United
States court for the middle district
of Alabama has reported a number
of true bills charging peonage and
whitecapping. S. D. May, sheriff of
Crenshaw county, who recently dis
appeared, was indicted for peonage.
The jury investigated one lynching
case, but failed to return. an indict
ment. It is alleged that several wit
nesses were supirited away.
Fire in the business district of Hot
Springs, Ark., on Friday caused loss
es estimated at $70,000. The losses
were partially covered by insurance.
Great excitement was caused in
Jackson, Miss., on Friday of last
week by a criminal assault commit
ted by a negro upon Miss Marsh, a
worthy young white woman of that
place. A negro was arrested and was
removed to Vicksburg at the instance
of Governor Vardaman. During the
excitement a whole regiment was
formered to ferret out the assaulter.
Secretary Hester's weekly cotton
* statement, issued on Friday, showed
for 24 days of February a decrease
* under last year of 145,0oo and a de
crease under the same period year
before last of 234,000- For the 177
days of the season that had elapsed
the aggregate was ahead of the same
days last year 834,ooo and ahead of
the same days -year before
last 769,0o. The total move
ment since September i was 9,471,
335 against 8, 637,638 last year.
In the national house of represen
tatives on Friday the fight of many
years waged against the appropria
tion of $130,600 for rental of the old
New York custom house resulted in
a victory. The opposition was led by
Mr. Suizer, of New York, supported
by Mr. Williams. of Mississippi.
Both of them denounced the expendi
ture as a public scandal and in the
interest of the Standard Oil com
pany. which it was alleged was be
hind the National City bank, the pur
chaser of the building from the go
It is reported from WashingtonI
that Andrew Carnegie has offered to
give $500,0oo to the University of
Virginia on the condition that the au
thorities of the institution raise a
similar amount from other sources.
Mr. Carnegie's offer, it is stated, was
made several days ago and will be
accepted. Efforts will be put forth
immediately in behalf of the university
to seur donmans to make up the
fund. it is not anticipated there will
be any difficulty in securing the
amount stipulated by Mr. Carnegie
in his endowment.
Mrs. Cassie Chadwick, when placed
on the stand in Cleveland, Ohio, in
brankruptcy proceedings against her
on Friday, refused to answer most of
the questions which were asked her
on the ground that what she said
might tend to aid the prosecution of
her criminal cases. The entire ex
amination was a series of wrangles
and disputes. Finally the court and
counsel agreed to resume the hearing
March 13, with the understanding
that Mrs. Chadwick would testify
freely on that date if the criminal
cases against her had been disposed
of by that time.
"OUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the State.
The state historical commission
has a number of applications on
hand for the position of clerk, which
is soon to be filled by the commis
The use of the street cars pi An
derson was given to the ladies of the
hospital association on Wednesday,
and the proceeds of the day were ap
pilied; to the hospital fund. Ten-cent
fares were charged and about $250
was realized for the fund.
The charter of ti town of Marion
having expired a new charter has
been secured, giving the town
double the area it has had
heretofore. Mr. S.. G. Miles
has been -chosen mayor, having been
re-elected for a third term.
At a meeting of the City Union of
Women's Club, of Union, it was de
cided that the dates for holding the
State Federation of Women's Clubs
in Union this- spring should be May
16, 17, and iS, Tuesday to Thursday,
The Saluda Oil mill, after having
been shut down for several weeks,
is again running on time. It is re
ported from Saluda that the seed re
ceipts for this mill have been light
compared with other seasons, the
farmers preferring to use them for
fertilizing purposes rather t%an ac
cept current market prices.
Mr. J. S. Faust, of Bamberg, a
member of the ways and means com
mittee of the house of representa
tives, has been appointed clerk to
the comptroller general, to handle
the additional work imposed upon
the office by the franchise tax law,
the legislature having appropriated
$1,400 for additional clerk hire for
It is reported from Charleston
that there is some uneasiness among
the numerous republican office-hold
ers in Charleston and elsewhere in
South Carolina on account of the
latest order of President Roosevelt
notifying the officeholders that they
cannot retain their federal commis
sions if they occupy political posi
Burglars made an unsuccessful at
tempt to enter the residence of Fath
er A. J. McNeill, in Sumter, at a kcte
hour on Thursday night. They were
'NTOT the temporary in
i ~mercury, opiates,
tary relief from a
searching cleansing ofi
every vestige of the dise;
We know that it shot:
the most scientific mani
cannot harm, but buildi.
it does cure because hun<
that it has
Free sap bottle from BOBE
.Sold by Gilder. Weeks &r
frightened away. It is stated the
aged priest was not at all excited, but
seemed inclined not to believe any
one would burglarize his home. It
is stated this was not the first at
tempt which has been made to rob
the house of the venerable priest.
At an enthusiastic mass meeting
of the citizens of Bishopville an elec
tion was ordered upon the question
of amending the charter so as to pro
cure a charter for a town between I,
ooo and 5,ooo population, under which
the town will be entitled to a mayor
and six aldermen. A ticket was nom
inated, headed by Mr. W. A. James
It is reported from Beaufort that
last season's cotton crop in Beaufort
county was the largest in six years,
with the exception of the crop for
1902. It is roughly estimated that it
brought into the county between
$3oo.ooo and 325.ooo. Last spring's
truck crop was sold for about $125,
ooo, and it is though that if the
acreage of the truck crop continues
rapidly to increase cotton will not
long be the principal crop in Beau
"The wrtech has been proposing to
both of us. I wish we could think
of some way to punish him."
"Well, why don't you marry him?"
Can be had by purchasing your Cab
bage plants from us. They are grown
in the open air and not in a hot house;
they can, therefore, stand extremely
cold weather without injury.
Our seed was selected from the best
seed houses in the business, and we
are prepared to furnish the best
plants to be had.
Prices $1.50 per thousand in
less than 5,000; $1.25 in lots over 5,000
and less than io,ooo, and special prices
on larger orders.
Plants shipped by express C. 0. D.,
unless cash accompanies order. Or
ders promptly filled.
SANDERS & LEMACKS,
RITTER. S. C.
When the Bundle Comes Back
WITH EVERY PIECE, PURE,
SWEET, SPOTLESS, WHITE,
WELL WASHED, 'NICELY
STARCHED, NEATLY IRONED
AND NOTHING TORN.
You Are Well Pleased.
THAT'S JUST THE KIND OF
The Newberry SteamtLaundry Co.
CAN'T WE CALL FOR YOUR
BUNDLE AND DELIVER IT
iproveent resulting from dangerous
lcohol, or potash,; not the muomen
p pain given by liniments; but a
e blood that clears the system of
Lse, and absolutely
d cure because it is compounded in
er, of purely vegetable drugs that
the entire system. We know that
reds of those cured have written us
LL OTHERS FAILED.
rr.cHEMICAL CO., BALTIMORE.
Hunter, Jevberry Agets
Life Insurance Company
OF CALIFORNIA ORGANIZED 1868.
(LIFE, ACCIDENT AND HEALTH)
Commenced Business Nearly 40 Years Ago.
It is not the largest--not the oldest but, by reason of its peculiar legal organ
ization the S FROXIGZST Life Insurance Company in America. In tak ilife
insurance it is n3t ESTIMATES (Guesses) that the people want but GUA N
Our 0 WRITTEN in the policy are GREATERL
than the guarantees of any. other company tho' the costs are no greater than
thes of amv other Old line e*mpan
lu ilftg?ES tevms and FIGURES 14TW..3 in the policy it
GUARANIEES Cash Loans-Paid up Insurance-Additions to tDe sum in
n,red-Rtended Imsurance--Cash surrender Values, AND PROVIDES: Year
17 Cash ividends-G raeeo in -a sh miums Installment plans of settlement
if desire ALSO: IiMdeDa a ent of claims-Right of restoration
Right to change beneary, AND IS: INCONTESTABL after ONE year
UNLI VITED as io residence and travel.
It Iives the LARGEST amount of protection that the money will buy--Arms
and defenda BOTH the Insured and the Benificia at ALL points--Possesses
e very element of 8XGURITY--A PLAIN policy7EASILY understood.
It sells a defered dividend Contract, whieh, at a small additional cost, ives
the policy holder $5.00 a week, on each thonsa3ad of insurance,. for lost time
canised by accideat or disease and in addition, the contract provides that if the
insured beconte permneatly djibled from disease or accident the policy is ma
tured-The insre QUITS PAYING PREMIUMS and will receive the amount
of the policy in ten equal annual installments. And All This Without Ad
To find out masy other good things about our policies, call on or write, giving
We had a gooc rnany goods damaged by the
snow, especially Shoes and Window Shades.
Theyl.have been put out to be sold at a sacri
fice. Now if you want a pair of Shoes, take a
look at this lot before you buy. You can get a
good pair of Shoes for a very little money.
From 33 1-3 to 50 per cent. reduction on all
goods that got damaged in any way.
S. J. WOOTEN.
At Haif Price.
. 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.
P 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' DRUG STORE.
EEGANT TENNESSEE FLOUR
Whilelit lasts itI]goes for?
BestPatent,'COtton~ ~-- $6.30
BestH alf[PatW '.~ - 5.65
Bes St. "- - 5.55
Meal - - - - 75
Grits,Sack .. - -- 1.75
UiSELETOBROS, PrsspSrity, S. Ca