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RAL NEWS NOTES.
More of Less Interst Con
ensed Outside the State.
ress has voted an appropria
$250,000 for the Jamestown
has been brought by Attorney
ral Coleman, of Kansas, for the
ointment of a receiver and to oust
e Standard Oil company from Kan
Savannah men interested in sports
are making an offer to*Jiminie Britt
and Battling Nelson to pull off -their
next fight in Savannah-. It is stated
the offer is a liberal one.
The Bryan Cotton Oil company's
plant, at Bryan, Texas, was destroyed
by fire on Friday. The loss is esti
mated at over Sioo,ooo, with about
The birth rate for England and
Wales during the year i9o4 was 27.9
per i.ooo of*the population, a decrease
of 1.3 per i,ooo compared with the
average for the ten years 1894-1904,
and lower than the rate of any other
year on record.
The Texas legislature last week went
on record in both houses in a warm
endorsement of President Roosevelt's
policy in regard to the Standard Oil
company and the alleged beef trust.
*The speaker appointed the house part
-of the joint committee to confer with
-the federal authorities, looking to a
-suppression of the beef trust.
In a rear-end collision on Friday.
night between two special passenger
trains- from Cleveland on the Cleve
land and Pittsburg railroad en route
to Washington, six men and one wo
man were killed and probably fifty
others were injured. The accident
happened eight miles west of Pitts
burg, and was caused by the first
special stopping for a hot box and
the second following so closely that
the flagman had not time to get back
far enough to prevent the collision.
Binger Hermann, member of con
gress from Oregon, and former com
missioner of the general land office,
has been indicted by the federal
grand jury of Washington on the
charge of destroying public records
It is alleged that he destroyed thirty
five letter press copy books, contain
ing copies of official communications,
written by him as commissioner of
the general land office. Bail was fixed
.at $2,500. Mr. Hermann denies the
President Roosevelt on Friday
transmitted to congress the report of
the commissioner of corporations up
on the beef industry, submitted in
compliance with the resolution of the
house of representatives adopted
March 7, 1904. The report holds that
high prices of beef in 1902 were due
to high prices of cattle, and that the
packers earned smaller profits than
usual. It is further stated that there
is no general interownership of stock
by the six companies which slaughter
Sabout 45 per cent. of the meat' con
sumed in the United States.
Rev. Richard Jones, coloret, *has
entered suit against the city of Roa
* r.oke for $30,oo0, and another against
* Mayor Joel Cutchin and City Ser
geant J. A. Manued, who are sued as
individuals, and not as officials, for
$2ajooo. Jones is the colored Baptist
* proacher who was charged with
preaching an inflammatory sermon
in Roanoke shortly after the terrible
assault a year ago on Mrs. Shield by
a negro, and was afterwards forced
to flee from a mob, and has since
been residing in Pennsylvania. The
allegation of the bill of the plaintiff
is that th city made no effort to dis
perse the mob a4though the authori
ties had been notified in writing by
the. plaintiff that it had threatened to
do him injury.
v HIRED INDIAN MOURNERS
Strange Customs and Superstitions
Of The Red Men of Okla
"Hardly any of the Indian mytho
logies have been condensed and print
ed. They have many assistant gods;
the snow god, the rain god, the tor
nado gods, and a host of bigger and
lesser gods." said Matt Duhr to the
Oklahoma correspondent of the Kan
sas City Journal. "Some of our Ok
lahoma Amerinds firmly believe that
some of their noted ancestors dwell
in certain stars, and when they see a
o-a shooting star-meteor-they
exclaim that a departed Amerind de
scended from above to visit his rela
tives on earth.
"Some of the ignoble red men
mourn with vigor for their dead and
have them entombed in $50 sl-roud
coffins. Some have mourners to sing,
chant or grunt the great deeds per
formed by the deceased. The hired
mourners have to abstain from eating
during the mourning. They are tied
securely on their ponies so that when
sleeping they cannot fall from their
horses. Some of thes' paid mourn
ers for the dead refrain from eating
for four days and nights.
"The last noted mourner was -hir
ed to mourn four days and nights on
the banks of the salty Cimmarron.
He was paid four gallons of whiskey
in advance for his doleful services.
He managed to drin! all his wages,
except one mouthftd, before the last
five minutes of his solemn contract.
He drank the last drink at midnight
of the fourth day and expired in ten
"Most of the Indian parents refrain
from teaching their infants baby
talk. The pappooses are taught to
speak correctly from their birth, or
shortly after. White folks first teach
their offsprins a jargon, and then take
great pains to unlearn what they im
pressed on their minds and tongues.
"Some of our red men are sun wor
shippers. I have seen many Iowas
and Tarvness address their prayers
and lamentations to the glorious orb
of day. The Iowas, who have dwindl
ed down to eighty-two persons, be
lieve in spirits, spiritual horses, dogs
and birds. Billy Dole, an old Iowa,
once told me: 'I have eleven squaws
and appooses up there. I can see
them, and see lots of my ponies
grazing on the evergreen - prairies,
where white men can't burn the
"When asked who made the light
ning and thunder, the late Chief To
hee said: 'The big, very big thunder,
God makes it to scare the bad people.
When he makes sheet lightning, then
he wants to just scare bad people;
but when he wants to kill a great
liar or thief, then he shoots him to
death with a ball.' Only one Iowa
was ever killed by lightning. All
lowas preserve the account .of that
terrible event with great care. It is
taught and.retold to the Iowa child
ren with religious precision.
"Long ago, when more than ioo,
ooo Iowas lived in the state of Iowa,
a certain foremost medicine man
sent word to all the members of the
tribe to come to his wigwam during
the time when the trees were green
and partake of the nine days' feast.
Over 5o,ooo assembled at the appoint
ed place when the flowers were
blooming. Their provisions had been
used up. They were hungry; they
were about starving. Then the head
men asked the medicine man when
the promised feast would come off.
Then he laughed like a fool and said:
I just wanted to deceive, to fool you.
I have hardly anything to eat myself.'
Just then the thunder god sent a light
ning bolt from the clear sky and kill
ed the greatest liar of the Iowa na
Betwveen two fads a woman is very
apt to choose both.
Never attempt to judge a woman's
brains by the size of her hat.
Many a sister spoils her testimony
in the church by her tongue in the
THE CHRISTIAN churches at
Constantinople, Turkey and Yokaho
ma, Japan, have long used the Long
man and Martinez Paints for paint
ing their churches.
Liberal contributions of L. & M.
Paint will be given for such purpose
whenever a ghurch is located.
F. M. Scofield, Harris Springs, S.
C., writes "I painted our old home
stead with L. and M., twenty-six
years ago. Not painted since: looks
better than houses painted in the
last four years."
WV. B. Barr, Charleston, WV. Va.,
writes, "Painted Frankenburg block
with L. & M., shows better than any
buildings here have ever done;
stands out as though varnished, and
actual cost of paint was less than
Sr.2o per gallon. Wears and covers.
These celebrated paints are sold by
Of the Uni
T I. .'EI
Forty-Fifth Annual Statement, for t
Bonds and Mortgages . . . . . . . . . $81,623,709.11
Real Estate in New York, including the
Equitable Building . . . 20,906,215.78
United States, State, City and Railroad
Bonds and Vther investments (market
value over cost $19,991,643.00) . . . . 228,339,884.00
Loans secured by Bonds and Stocks
(market value, $13,404,199.00) . . 10,805,000.00
Policy Loans ........... 23,544,439.69
Real Estate outside of New York, includ
ing 14 office buildings ....... -.15,989,431.66
Cash in banks and Trust Cos. at interest 22,651,666.82
Balance due from agents......... 1,514,639.90
Interest and Rents. (Due $73,052.53, Ac
crued $559,456.25) ..........632,508.78
Premiums due and in process of collection 5,313,556.00
Deferred Premiums. . . . . . . . . . . 2,631,969.00
Total Assets. .......... $413,953,020.74
We hereby certify to the corre
FRANCIS W. JACKSON, Auditor. H. R. COURSEN
Assured Fund (or reserve) ......$327,738,358.00
All other liabilities . . . . . . . . . . 5,420,393,53
Total Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . $333,158,751.53
Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $80,794,269.21
We hereby certify to the correctness of the above state
N. Y. Insurance Department, is $326,523,129.
J. G. VAN CISE, Aenuary. ROB'T HENDERSON,
W. J. RODDEY, Manager,
ROCK HILL, S. C.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
All persons holding claims against M M
he estate of James Y. Cuibreath, de
eased, will present the same, duly b
ttested, to either of thg undersigned
James McIntosh, Ha eth
Jno. M. Kinard,Hav th
hecutors. Furniture e
BRIDGE TO LET- Car of Roll]I
Notice is hereby given that I wil Big shipmE
e at Mudlick Bridge near the resi- W,Ve are ti
ence of M. J. Longshore in Num
er 7' Township on Thursday, March, se usan
, 1905, at 11 o'clock, A. M. for the NeWberr2
urpose of letting out the contract
for the building of a bridge at said E
lace to the lowest bidder. Suitable
lans and specifications will be ex- S E L
ibited at said time and the success
ful bidder will be required to give a
good and sufficient gond for the faith-M
ful performance of his contract.
J. Munroe Wicker
Fred H. Dominick, Souther
For Sale by
C. H. CANNON.
By order of the oBard of Directors
a meeting of the stockholders of The
ewberry Knitting mill is called to]
e held in the council chamber at
ewberry, S. C., at 11 o'clock a. in.,
on Thursday, the 9th day of March,1
905, to consider the report of the A few dos
irectors on the sale of the mill as lief, A p
irected by resolution of the stock- Throat.
hlders heretofore passed and for the
urpose of taking such action on said T HE MUI
eport as the stockholders may de-CO
Z. F. Wright, - -- ...
Prest. and Treas.
B. C. Matthews, Whas t
Secretary. Cured by ]
Newbearre . G,A Febru1ary '25,C. 3 LdC.t
he Year Ending December 31, 1904.
Premium Receipts .......... $62,643,836,74
Interest, Rents, etc ............16,432,859.21
Income. ..... ....$79,076,695.95
Death Clairm . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,049,539.35
Endowme-ts and deferred dividend poli
Surrender Values. . . . . . . . . . . . 2,931,305.36
Dividends to Policyholders . . . . . . . 6,001,902.51
Paid Policyholders .......... $36,389,047.30
Commissions, advertising, postage and
exchange. .... ... 7,900,285.73
All other disbursements . . . . . . . . 7,179,318.42
Real Estate Sinking Fund . . . . . . . 500,000.00
ctness of the above statement.
Assistant Auditor. A. W. MAINE, Associate Auditor.
INSTALMENT POLICIES STATED AT THEIR COMMUTED
New Assurance, less.Assurance not
taken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $222,92003700
ment. The Reserve as per the independent valuation of the
Assistant Actuary. R. G. KANN, Associate Actuary.
R. C. BRUCE, Special Agent,
NEWBERRY, S. C.
LEY ( SUMER
largest and most complete line of
Lnd House Furnishing Goods ever.
Newb~erry. We received another
Foot Beds today, cheaper than ever.
nt of Matting direct from Japan.
le cheapest in the State. Come to
get our price of a Buck Stove.
/' Hardware Co.'s old stand.
LEY I SUMMER,
ain Street, Newberry, S. C.
n Lime and Cement Co.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Material of all kinds. H igh Grade
Write fdr Prices.
rhere is no need of wearing your
Lungs out, when you can get a bot
le of Murray's Horehound, Mul
ien and Tar.
es of this Ho.nsehold Remedy will give immediate re
)sitive cnre for Influenza, Bronchitis and Diseasses of
Anti-SpasmOdic in Cruip.
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Lumb::ia, B. 0.
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(eeley Institute of South Carolina.