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KILLED BY TRAIN.
A Tragic End to a Long Trip For
Shivment of Illicit Liq-.or
1*j. ,11 C-.,.i u . e f.-t.rt- of WX.
tmbi t( -v:de the dispensary c(on
sa .dringI :he dark ar f
is dead, k:ld by :-he seaboard.; fN : ( y
in)g "Florida ILniited:" another o)f hiis
hireling.-. 1Jas \\aiter. 1 a h
nu i, jil:th,: whiskey and, WVaiters'
mule11 and wanhave be'.-1 seized by
the cons;tablesV, and( thle m11e:, and
-wagoii of the dead man are destroyed
-bV the same train which in an instaat
ended th: life of their owner.
The acciden: in which Thompsor,
w a' killed happe-ed abou.t 3on yard.
beyond Weddell. a smal Ktatiun oL
the Seaboard Air Line, nine miles
north of Columbia. The time of it
-occurrence was 9.53 o'clock on Thurs
Sellers expected a shipment of
,whiskey from the Carolina Distilling
company, of Hamlet, N. C., to be de
livered at Blaney that night. This
point is on the Seaboard just across
the line in Kershaw county and iS 21
-miles from Columbia. The whiskey
-arrived and Thompson and an un
known helper were there with a two
:mule team to receive and bring it to
EColumbia or to whatever place it was
to be stored. The shipment consisted
-of i,ooo half-pints of the clebrated
'King's Choice" corn whiskey and six
'kegs, containing five gallons of corn
each. The half pints were packed
in five tarrels, containing 200 bottles
Thompson loaded the stuff on his
wagon and started on his way toward
Columbia. It was dark and raining.
All went well until the party neared
~Weddell, 12 miles from the starting
place. About 300 yards beyond Wed
.ell from Columbia the wagon road I
crosses the railroad. This road, in
stead of crossing the track squarely.
approaches it gradually and crosses
.-t an an acute angle. There is a small
bridge 12 1-2 feet wide over the ditch
,beside the road bed. The ditch is
:about two feet wide and two feet
deep at this point. When Thompson
approached this bridge, driving
through the rain and dark, he cut his
-team to cross the bridge just a little
too soon. The front wheels passed
-ever safely, but the back wh eels, of
.course, did not track the frc.nt one
-and the back wheel on the inside of
'the turn missed the end of the bridge
and dropped into the ditch. The pre
dicament was a serious one; the wag
eon could not possibly be moved back
STONE in the' BLADDER
Q~uickly Dissolved and Removed With
out Danger by Warner's Safe Cure.
Stone in the bladder is one form of kidney
tr~ouble--a sign tha.t the kidneys are so dis
"' eased that they are no longer aile to remove
all the uric acid and other potsonous waste
.matters out of the~ bloo.
The uii acidi accumulates in the bader
and forms inuto lit tle lump's or s:otns, which
pass away fromi tiue to ti:iu.in tL heurn:e. .It
they are at all ]argre tah- grul jure t'ie
-delicate tissues of the :uriu:ry org ans, caus-img
.ingsmmation, great wea~kme-'s,.d lot infre
~quently convulsions and death.
When the gravel becomes so large that it
cannot be passed the uric aci 1 backs up
through the blood, poisons the whbole system,
and the surTerer di-s in terri-l -'n .. .
There is*only ono way to. r.s ur: acid
poison, and this is to CI!h '' '
out delay and get it out of the sys%tem by cak
ing Warner's Safe Cure, the .sl stace
that can be tiken wi.h :6.
nota-,Q momen t, :-a -:u *'' .-- Ldjm
takin SafeCureat one. I is a> *sl
-hous drgs'i'plasn to ak,- and i
prescribeed by doctors and used. in hospitahi
Safe Cure is sold at all drug stores. 5(
cents and $1.00 a bottle.
If after making this test you have any
doubt as to the d1e)eueut of the d(ascl
. our system. send a sazuple~ of your uIrineP to
'the Medical Department, Warner Safe Cure
C'o., Rochester, N. Y., and our docxtors will1
analyze it and send youi a report, with advice
and medic-al booklet, iree.
REFUSE SUBSTITUTES AND iM!TATIONS
They are worthness and very to-ften ex
ceedingly dangerous. Ask for Warner's
Safe Cure; it will cure you.
WARN~ER'S SAFE PILLS move the bow-.
w:Ird or forward until the load was
removed, and the mules were stand
: directly on the railroad track.
Thiis was h. sItilatol when the
ira L.imlted" came in sight, run
a fast a:; :;he could turn a wheel
1a p.ece I track as s:raight as an
arr w and~ di wn1 a heavy grade. It
v idVent from the indications-and
-e whole story is clear to those who
taw tI.m---that Th.mp.;on. already
:nxin,.- over his responsibility and
exel Iv his dillemia. when lie saw
he train )earing down upon him,
realizlld Iiat it meant tie loss of his
valuable team and wagon and of his
eiiiployer%; property entrusted to his
care unless the train could be stop
Tried to Stop the Train.
With a reckless disregard of conse
uec!e he rushed along the side of
the track toward the oncoming train
in a vain effort to flag it down with
is hat. He ha1d gone about ;o feet
up the track when the thundering
-rain was upon him. anc before he
.ould realize his danger it had struck
him and hurled him fully forty feet
away, dashed the wagon and its load
aside like a wisp of straw and crushed,I
both mules into a lifeless and mangl
The train Nvas broug%t to a star.!.
still and remained there until is was
.een that no aid could be rendered.
PRESSURE WAS GREAT.
Roosevelt Runs up Flag of Truce as
to Removal of Office-Holders Af
ter Eight Years.
The Washington correspondent of
the News and Courier says that Pres
ident Roosevelt has been so over
run with office-holders and office
seekers that he has been obliged to
run out a flag of true in the nature
of an announcement that no iron
clad policy has been agreed upon by
the Administration relative to the re
moval of office-holders who have
been in the service eigh: years.
The pressure upLon the president
and members of the cabinet by the
office-seekers has been so great that
the subject was considered at a cab
Secretary Cortelyou. who is prob
ably responsible for the suggestion,
stated after the cabinet meeting that
for the present it wvill be the general
policy of the Administration to retain
incumbents in office during satisfac
tory service, irrespective of the
length of service of the incumbent.
It is understood that this announce
ment is made to restrain the almost
desperate efforts of the "ins" to hold
on and the "outs" to get in.
The impression has gone forth that
the president thinks eight years long
enough for a federal officer to hold,
unless he displays exceptional ability
and qualifications for the government
service. All of tile repulblicanl pohitt
clas in uince at on1ce took alarm and
,rriedl ti WVashingtonl or sent trust
,i azcents there to save their offncial
On the other hlandr the hlungry hlerd
- !ace hume r5 made a fierce assault
Vn the app' imin~g powver to break in
to the public service as a reward for
heir "Rooseve!ti sm." The eight year
annoncemlent, which the president
:nade to a numbecr of hlis callers.
spread through thie constantly in
easig ranlks of tile place huinters
d hme 'lhe- expectationsi be
1 th edrance. of thle pres'it.
-h1 he priwy a'n
The Governor of Mississippi De
mands a Crusade Against
A pecial froml' Jackson. Miss.. says
that Governor VTardlaman ha.;s issued
a ang addlreSS to the peace officers
' the state. declaring that the situa
t:on il ?'.ississippi is becoming crifi
cal. that crime is rampant in all quar
trs of the commionwvealth. and urg
ig offiers at once to begin a cru
sde to clean out the dives and
hatnts of criminals.
Governor Vardanman said in part:
"I want the negro protected in his
enjoyment of life, liberty arid the pro
duct of his labor and the pursuit of
happiness. I want the mob spirit dis
couragN ini every way ncd the only
way 1 ( it is to enforce vigorously
the law against vagrants ard all crim
inls of both races. If this s. .1 be
done 1 fcel safe in saying that crime
among negros il n Mlississ,ppi during
:his year will decrease seventy-tive
lie declared that most of the crime
byli negroes against white women has
been due to the neglect of duty by the
pteace oticers of the state. He assert
ed tha: he has yet to hear of the
crime against women being commit
ted by a negro who makes his living
bv honest toil.
I see a good deal about voluntary
confessions these days," said Repre
sentative Cooper of Texas, in the
denocratic cloak room. "and every
time I read about one it reminds me
of a story Judge MacFarland used
to tell down in my country.
"Judge MacFarland had a large
practice and was a rattling good law
yer. He had a client named Hender
son who was at daggers' point with
his own father about some land
which he had ;inherited from his
mother. The client came to the judge
one day and told him that his father
had tried to poison him.
" 'What evidence have you of that?
asked the judge.
" 'My negro, old Sam, told me so,
was the reply.
" 'Was his theory a voluntary one?
" 'Oh, yes, entirely so. I took Sam
out behind the barn and had him hit
seventy lashes, and he voluntarily
belched up the truth.' "
The finest city and village church
es are painted with the Longman &
Martinez Paints, and we want every
church to accept our donation when
ever they paint.
8 & 6 make 14. therefore when you
want fourteen gallons of paint, buy
only eight of L. & M. and mix six
gallons of pure Linseed Oil with it,
making actual cost of paint about
$1.20 per gallon.
Don't pay $1.50 a gallon for Lin
seed Oil (worth 6o cents) which you
do when you buy other paints ii
a can with a paint label on it.
Many houses are well painted
with four gallons of L. & M. and
three gallons of Linseed Oil mixe(
Wears and covers like gold.
These celebrated paints are sold b:
the Newberry Hardware Company
At a meeting of the directors of th<
Home Loan and Trust comp.any, helt
Mlarch 2, 1905. it was decided that th<
president, under the constitution anc
>y-laws, call a special meeting of th<
stockoders to consider two amend
men-.V5 to the by-laws.
First, to amend Article 2, Sectior
2. by stri king out, at the end of said
secton, the words "one hundred,'
and inserting in lieu therof the word
fiftv." so that said section wher
amended shall read as follews:
"Section 2. Each member for each
sare of s:ock that he- or she holds
n any series of the company sha.ll
pay Sr.o 00 the se-cary andt treas
tetime and pl ace of sutch
meetng nf some coun:y paper for one
wek, and also send written notice of
the time and place of such meeting
:c achl sharehoider. together with ai
p ro xy.
Thi:s >pecial meeting of the stock
holders is called for Friday, March
1th, at 8 o'clock P. M., at Council
Please at:end in person or by
By order oi the president.
E. H. Aull
Secretary and Treasurer.
J. E. Norwood,
We are sho'
thing new and
We are in poc
Slippers at Pri
this week. Co
The Right Pr
Special Bargains at The
I am going to und
makes no differer
'have been quoted
You have heard of the fifty-per-ce
well, come to see us. We mean
new stock of everything in the FL
Low Prices. Neat. Pretty and S
up. Matresses from $1.00 up.
Stands, Dressers, Sofas, Chairs,
everything going cheaper than
FOR CASH OR ON
R. J. Wat
Upper Main Street,
MA~ N -VA T
An il, Ar irons, Sas
Special Castings N
We repair Engine:
Theshers, and a
MAIL OBDERS RECEIVE OUI
up to date in
.s and Slip
ition to sell
, Shoes and
me and take
New Furniture Store
ersell them all
~ce what prices
you, I'll beat it.
Bought and Sold
~nt-off sales of other stores;
business! We have a brand
Lrniture Line at unreasonably
~trong front Beds from $2.50
Bargains in Beds, Wash.
.cunges and Matting, in fact
he cfher fellow can afford
ts & Co.,
ewberry, S. C.
Neights,K Cane Mills,
rs, Grate Bars,
[ade to Order.
gs A SpeCially.
, Boilers, Gins,
I PROMPT ATTENTION.