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F_ 14. AULA, ED1101K.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C.. as second class matter.
FRIDAY, MARCH :o, 1905.
Judge Reagan's Death.
The death of Judge John H. Rea
gan, which occurred at his home in
Palestine, Texas, on Monday. remov
ed the last of the members of Presi
dent Jefferson Davis' war cabinet,
Judge Reagan for a number of years
having been the sole survivor of
those whom President Davis gather
eA round him in his administration of
the government of the Southern Con
federacy. President Davis' original
cabinet was c,omposed of Rob
ert Toombs. secretary of st.-te:
Charles G. ".Vmminger. Kec
retary of the treasury; L.
Pope Walker. secretary of wa-: S. R.
-\all .ry, secretalry ol the navy: Judah
P. Benjamin. attirnev general, and
Joln H. Reagan. postmaster general.
Says the Abbeville Press and Ban
ner: "We see by the newspapers
that the prohibitioni-ts and the
moonshiners of Pickens have pooled
their issues and are now fighting in
solid thalanx against the horrid dis
pensary. which forbids the sale of
liquor for twelve hours out of every
twenty-four." It i. natural that the
moonshiners should join the prohibi
tionists in this fight. What better
than prohibition could the- moon
shiners of Pickens desire?
President Roose-,1t has appointed
Charles W. Anderson, a negro, to be
collector of internal revenue in New
If the president carries his negro
phile policy in the north as far as he
has carried it in t"e south the eyes
of many of our northern friends will
be opened and opened wide. and we
venture the prediction that some of
them will he forced to the sad conclu
sior that they (on't know as much
as they thought they knew.
The Charleston Post says that it is
no satisfaction to Charleston ' that
New York is to have a colored col
lector of internal revenue. "Yet the
Roosevelt partisians will claim.'' says
the Post. "that the president has, by
the new appointment. answvered all
criticisms that have been made of his
course in the Crum case." The peo
ple of Charleston. w~ho ob.iect to noth
ing so much as Crum in the ofhce of
collector, have the sympathy of the
south in the burden which has been
forced upon them by the president. If
the people of New York don't object
strenuously to the appointment of a
* negro collector, then they wvill de
serve to receive the pity of every self
Helping One's Self.
The Yorkv'ille Enquirer says that
"it is not to be expected that any
thing along this line would affect the
selling price of the next crop or the
next: but it is quite certain that if
this movement can be induced to do
anything to develop foreign markets
ior American manufacturers of cot
ton, its efforts should have the unhes
itating approval of the people of the
south." This is true. Certainly
whatever helps the south should have
the support of the south. It is on the
same principle that wve have been
urging the farmers to get together
and stay together in the movement
now being agitated for a reduction in
acreage this year. The farmer ought
to have no hesitation in lending his
hearty support and encourgement to
..t which will help himself.
For a number of years the sole sur
viving member "of President Jeffer
son Davis' '.ar cabinet. Judge John
HI. Reagan, who died this week, was
one of the strongest lir'ks benveen
the present and the days wvhen the
Stars and Bars proclaimed the ex's
tence~ of a nation which is now but
a glorious memory. Soon full forty
years will have passed since the day
of the Southern Confederacy was
closed, and the march of the thin
gray ranks into the shadow land is
rapid and must of necessity become
more rapid with the passing of each
succeeding day. But the memory of
the de they wrought and the sae
THE COMMERCIAL BANK,
Capital $50,000 00
Surplus 27,000 00
JNO. M. KINARD, Pres.
Z. F. WRIGHT, Cashier.
: ifices they endured and the glories
hev achieved is still fresh and green
as in the day when the gloom of Ap
1(matox filled the southland and
I Terner courage than that required on
the field of hattle was necessary to
c -n(1er despair. And the princi
pies for which they fought will ever
;ve. for ruvh enn not die.
That Union Depot.
[n the last issue of The H erald and
News we called a:tentionl to the im
prtance of uniting upon a site tor
a ;tUnion1 depot and lirg*ing the rail
rnads to build at once. We hope to
.,ee some action taken along this line.
The place for the depot, in our opin
ion, is at the Caldwell street crossing.
near the junction of the two roads,
and this site has the advantage of
having already been suggested by one
of the roads, and of being favored,
we believe, by a majority of the peo
ple of Newberry.
The mayor of Greenville says the
city is running behind $8,ooo a year
and, if bonds are not voted the c:ty
will have to cut off electric lights and
(Lpend Un the mion for illumination.
There is but one thing to be done in
a situation of this sort-Increase in
c.me or reduce expenses.-Spartan
I It may be of local interest to in
guire of the electric lights must be
u: off before a city is forced at times
t. depend upon the moon for illumi
ATE 85 POUNDS OF BEEF.
The Fatal Result of a Wager in
New York Press.
Bubuque, I a.-H is stomach dis
tended to three times its normal size
ater hie had ea:en 85 p)ounds of raw
beef. "Phil" Melloy. who posed as
the world's champion eater. died in
terrible agony here today. He was
fund on the floor of hi:, bed room
by his wife, with his hands on his
si mac.h, and his face distorted as if
intense suffering had preceded death.
An autops5y was performed by six
d ctors, and they found the wvalls of
hi stomach literally permea:ed by
the juices of the meat.
A week ago Melloy issued a chal
jlenge to any man in the world to eat
against him for a wager of $500. He
was intensely proud of his gastron
omic feats, and it was the taunting of
a dozen youths that drove him to
death. On Sunday afternoon Melloy
met the youths in a resort in the
heart of the city. Talk turned to his
woderful performances in eating.
and Melloy boasted he could eat 85
pounds of beef in twenty -hours. One
of the voting men in the party then
offered to bet Melloy $roo that he
could not eat the amourit. Melloy
hesitated in accepting the bet, and
was laughed at for a "quitter." He
was called "fakir" and "four-flusher,"
and was told that any one in the par
t could equal him at eating when at
Unable to bear the derision. Mel
vy finally said he would make the
bet. The money was staked and
fresh beef was obtained from a pack
ing h' use. Two doctors pronoun1iced
it of excellent quality, and Melloy
was 1lockedl with it in a room. A
gardl was placed over the room, and
at the endl of 19 hours M\elloy knock
ed to be released. The door was
openedl and only a few small bones
wcre found in the room. Ordinarily.
Mellov was trim in figure. but he
caie out of the room bloated. So
elated wvas he with his prodigious
capacity that he went to a restau
rant and ate three large cans of
salmon and four apple pies.
Me11rm was hardly able to walk
This bank has enjoyed a continual
growth from the time it first opened
its doors for business. Hence we be
lieve the people appreciate us. We
are now better prepared than ever to
serve the public. While our past Suc
cess has been gratifying, we desire to
make the coming year of 1905 show a
more substantial increase than ever.
We receive deposits from $i.oo and
upwards and on savings accounts pay
FOUR PER CENT INTEREST
D. B. MAYER, Vice-Pres.
J. Y. McFALL, Asst. Cashr.
We are now receiving our New
Spring Goods, and within the next
ten days or two weeks will have a
sp.endid stock in all of our depart
ments to show yon. The styles
are the latest and the choicest
shown. The prices are as low as
goods of equal value can be found
anywhere. We have the exclusive
sa.e in Newberry for the following
jas. A. Banister & Co., W. L.
Douglas & Co., the Hamilton Brown
The celebrated "Crown" Tailor
The Regent, the Manhattan.
James A. Kerser's.
It is not only our judgment, but
the judgment of thousands of well
posted merchants in this country
tLat these are the best lines made,
ard nothing is too good for our
trade. We have many other good
lines in addition to these, including
H ts, Underwear, Hosiery, Gloves
and Handkerchiefs. We have also
added a line of Vests, and will have
a nice line of Summer Coats a little
later. You are invited to see what
we have before making your pur
chases, as it will save you money.
Come to see us often.
A. C. Jones.
Newherry, S. C., March 2, 1go5
home. He gave his wife the $10o he
had won and then staggered to his g
room. Four hours lated Mrs. Melloy
found his body growing cold. He
had apparently slipped from* bed to
the floor. His head was slightly
lower than his body and some of the
beef which had got into his throat
preventing him from making an out
Two weeks ago Melloy at i80 raw
eggs in ao minutes and wound tup by
devouring five large porterhouse
steaks in quick succession. At his
regular meals ne ate sparingly, but
when he set himself down for a con
test he seemingly could consume ani
unlimited quantity of food. Five
weeks ago Melloy went into a restau
rant here and ordered all the steaks, ~
chops. chickens. fish, oysters and '
vegetables in the place to be prepar
ed and1 set before him. He cleared
the restauranm of everything eatable 1:
and then said he wished he had some
tib ng more to eat. Melloy's stomn
ach stretched like a tiny balloon, and
hec had a sp)ecial suit of clothes to
wear a; his eating contests.
Generally it is the relative you I
have been kicking around all his life
who helps you out when you are in
Women are more truthful than
men, but occasionally you meet a
woman who says she doesn't want to
Are you entirely
Corset you are now
a W. B. made which'
you are small, large
We carry many shapi
Front, Princess Hip
127. Batiste Girdle
87. Batiste 9-incl
115. Batiste short w
654. Contelle shor
929. Straight front
918. Straight front
917. Straight front
Let us fit you in W.
WILL BE 'OP
SIXTH DAY (
t that time we will have on I
igs in Dress Trimmings also
ckwear. We will be please<
eus. We find by running our
eable to make our custom<
>ds will be delivered until paid
The Riser N0
We wish to call your a
>pring and Summer Go
dollar expended with us will do
e offer the trade our best efforts
s. The prices the lowest for the I
e offer some dainty Mercerized \
rice from roc. to Soc. yd.
e have nice line Knickerbock Su
)iitie, Ducks, DeLaines and other
redream3s for waists or dresses, Sp
lierside Plaids, Southern Silks, Ch<
Our Shoes are built to wear. Our
iGroceries. Get prices and see st:
S. S. Bit
satisfied with the
earing? There is
Nill fit you whether
, slender or stout.
as in stock, Straight
Short Waist and
for small figures.
i model for small
t waist model.
for stout figures.
EN ON THE
Tand a full line of all the new
the latest styles in Belts and
to have our friends call and
business on the cash basis we
~rs better prices, therefore ne
ttention to our line of'
double duty. Try it.
n selections. The styles are the -
Vaistings, Skirtings, &c., ranging
itings, Brousse Stripes, Callalettes,
dress goods. Our Tussoh Silks.
ring and Summer Prints 5C. yd.
viots, Cottonades, &c.
men's Shirts are beauties. We
les. Yours anxious to please,