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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More of Less Interest Con
densed Outside the State.
The battleship Minnesota was suc
cessfully launched at Newport News
A $55,000 fire was caused at Harri
sonburg, Va., on Saturday by an ex
plosion of matches.
A loving cup was presented to
President Roosevelt after a banquet
by the citizens of Dallas, Tex.,. last
King Edward, of England, visited
Paris last week, and his arrival was
the occasion for a notable manifesta
tion of Anglo-French corliality.
Four persons were killed in a ten
ement house in New York on Thurs
day by illuminating gas. The gas
had escaped from a defectice gas
A report from Lahore, India, says
that four hundred and seventy men of
Gurkha regiment were buried alive as
a result of the earthquake at the hill
station of Dharmsala.
Mrs. Roosevelt and her four child
ren, who have been cruising in soith
ern waters on the president's yacht
for several days, left Jacksonville on
Saturday afternoon for Washington.
The most expensive and luxurious
car ever constructed is now building
at the Chicago works of the Pullman
company for W. K. Vanderbilt. The
car when finished will cost Mr. Van
Two men lost their lives and three
were rescued by four islanders, fol
lowing the wreck on Thursday of the
barge Texas on Rock island, off the
Rhode Island shore, and the ground
ing of the tug which had the barge in
Hill A. Ballard was shot and kill
ed at Huntsville, Ala., onThursday by
Miss Oma Harding, his sweetheart,
who followed her attack on him by
shooting herself through the heart,
dying instantly. The tragedy is be
lieved to have been the result of a
W. T. Hill. a well known and pros
perous merchant of Smythe, Ala.,
was killed and robbed in a thick.t
near that place on Saturday after
noon. Saturday was pay day in
Smythe and Mr. Hill is known t>
have had considerable money with
Postmaster General Cortelyou has
not as yet resigned the chairmanship
of the republican national committee.
A negro was legally hanged at
Fayettville, N. C., on Thursday for
criminal assault on a white woman.
John W. Ensign, democrat, was on
Thursday elected mayor of Hunting
ton, WV. Va. During the conflict pre
ceding the election three men were
shot, several were beaten by police
men and deputy sheriffs and numer
ous county and city officers were ar
rested and cast into jail.
Asheville, N. C., on Thursday voted
overwhelmingly against the establish
ment of a municip*l dispensary in
that city. The campaign was one of
the most bitter in the history of the
city. The loss of the prohibition
vote, upon which the dispensary ad
vocates had counted, proved a death
A dispatch from New York says
that by the capsizing and sinking of a
tug in the North river on Saturday
three men were drowned. The cap
sizing and sinking of the tug, it is
stated, was the result of the boat
"tripping" over her own line, which
had just been made. fast to a seago
ing tug boat.
Miss Pearl M. White, daughter of
the millionaire manufacturer of
Cleveland, was secretely married at
Hot Springs, Ark., to James T. Ban
croft, who, tfi9ee weeks ago was a
clerk behind the desk of one of the
prominent hotels of Palm Beach,
Fla. The couple have left for the
When the citizens of Temple, Tex
as, learned that the president's spec
ial train would not stop in their city
a hurried call of .the city council was
requested and the city fathers passed
an emergency ordinance requiring
the train to stay at the station three
minutes. When this news was tele
graphed the president he laughed
heartily and ordered that the stop be
D. J. Sully has been elected presi
dent of the Southern Cotton corpora
tion, which has been organized to es
tablish cotton warehouses throughout
QOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Cor
densed Throughout the State.
The vote fo- solicitor a the secon
primary in ine ninth circuit has bee
f officially-declared as follows: Jerve
2,115; Logan 1,844.
Thos. J. Jackson, a young man Iii
ing about four miles from Bowmai
was struck by a falling lim
while driving a wagon of fertiliz<
and instantly killed.
The Business League of Mario
gave a smoker on Friday night,
which Governor Heyward and othe
prominent South Carolinians wei
Attorney General Gunter has rer
dered an opinion in which he hoR
that the town of Batesburg can n<
t legally exempt the new winter hot<
at that place from taxation for a teri
r of years.
The state board of health will me<
in Greenville on the iith to prepai
rules and regulations under the ne,
act in regard to vaccination. Th
State Medical society will meet
the same time.
The dead body of Rebecca Plante
a negro woman, was found floating i
Broad river, near Columbia, on Fr
day afternoon. It is stated thei
seems to be no dou-bt the woman w2
choked to death and thrown into th
At an early hour on Saturda
morning the guard house at Lownde.
ville was burned, John Alabama, co
ored, who had been placed in th
guard house late during the afternoo
before charged with violation of cor
tract, perishing in the flames.
Babe Gilmer, of Greenville, char
ed with stabbing Engineer Wilson,
tl?e Greenville News plant, waive
preliminary and was, released o
bond, and immediately after his r<
lease was married to Miss Vivian Be
The Italian peonage case in th
United States court in Charleston h2
resulted in a mistrial. The case w2
brought against an Italian contra<
tor at the Pon Pon mines and hi
guards, who were charged with hol(
ing Italian miners in a condition <
While doing the giant swing-in th
gymnasium in the Y. M. C. A. builk
ing at Monaghan cotton mills, Greer
ville. Archie Holliday slipped froi
the horizontal bar and fell to th
floor, breaking his neck. Hollida
was about 20 years of age, and wa
generally regarded as a first-clas
Rennie L. Cade, a young man2
years of age, was drowned in the Si
vannah river, near Bordeau, in Abb<
ville county, on Thursday evenini
One of his laborers had gone t
Georgia and Cade had obtained
warrant for his arrest, and with
posse was at the river waiting f(
the negro. It is supposed that Cad
attempted to swim the river to gt
one of the bots on the other side.
Mrs. Jones McGee, the young wi:
of a prosperous planter of Anderso:
met a horrible death on last Wet
nesday afternoon. She lay down bi
fore the fire with a four-weeks-ol
infant in the cradle beside her. He
husband reutrned to the house an
found his wife's clothing burne
away, the infant painfully injured an
the house ablaze. Mrs. McGee die
after eight hours of agony.
Ade Hennon, a colored boy abot
14 years of age, was carried to Aike
on Thursday night and lodged in jai
charged with a criminal assault upo
the five-year-old daughter of Mr. (
J. Dicles, of that county. When th
negro was taken to Aiken he said tha
a confession which he had made wa
forced from him by the man who bes
him so terribly, and now he declare
that he is not guilty.
Conductor Charles Oliver, of th
Southern railway, while running
freight from Columbia to Charlesto
on Wednesday, was struck and iri
stantly. killed by his brakeman, Wi:
lam Mickie, at Stilton, three mile
above Orangeburg. Mickle says th
conductor became provoked with hir
over his efforts to remedy a hot bo
and that the conductor stabbed hi,
without provocation, whereupon I
retreated about the length of the er
gine and picked up an iron, which h
threw at the conductor, hitting hir
on the head, the conductor's skull be
ing crushed. Mickle seems to regr<
the occurrenc very much.
Awkward Thing to Do.
Good humor was restored to a
I-school room in one of the pt:blic
schools of the city the other day by
an impatient speech of the teacher.
The young woman who had charge
d of the class had become exasperated
to the last degree by the mischievous
tricks of some of the boys. She was
at the point where hysterics were to
be safely predicted if some relief did
not c me.
b She looked up from her book and
saw one of the largest girls in the
class crouched in an ungainly atti
tude over her desk. Her feet stretch
t ed into the aisle, and, worst of all,
she was chewing gum. It was the
e last straw. The teacher sprang to
her feet and snapped out:
" Maria, sit up. Take that gum out
s of your mouth, and put your feet in."
The shout of laughter from the pupils
cleared the atmosphere, and the rest
of the session was one of the pleas
t antest of the term.
e A Belated Prayer.
e Boston Herald.
Lt A good anecdote is related of a
young minister who was supplying
r, the pulpit of the Wrentham Congre
n gational church during the absence of
j- its pastor, the Rev. Elisha Fisk, bet
-e ter known as "Priest Fisk," whose
s pastorate in this church covered a
e period of fifty-six years.
Upon opening the Bible the young
Y minister came across the following
notice, which he read: "Mr. Libbius
- Porter desires the prayers of the con
e gregation that his loss may be sanc
n tified for his good."
.. Signs of repressed merriment ap
peared through the congregation, but
. the cause was a complete mystery to
)f the young minister, who upon arriv
d ing at the home of Mr. Fisk for
n lunch, inquired of Mrs. Fisk the
cause of the unseemly hilarity.
- She informed him that he had read
an old notice used by her husband as
e a mark. It had been presented by
s Mr. Porter a year or two before upon
Ls the death of his third wife. Mr. Por
- ter, with his fourth bride, sat in the
s congregation while it was being read.
Tw. -r.i* en were prais:n; the
e pluck of dogs.
- "A good dog," said one, "has the
-same kind of pluck that old Jerome
n McWade used to show..
e "He wa a farmer, seventy years
y old, but still hale and hearty. One
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I, jGuaranteed cash value at<
-Cash loans and cash values any year al
'every year after first year that you may
e On aPolicy ofthe above planl,at age
t dend WAS PAID last year per $1.000.
s To findout many other good thinlgs a
t Office over Postoffice. ROBERT]I
s .Whenever you start out on a s
e* 4This plan will save you many
n* time. If we haven't just what
n We shall not urge you to buy,I
e goods as soon as you canl. It i
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+ MAYES' DR
What Shall We
Have for Dessert?
This question arises in the family
every day. Let us answer it to-day. Try
a delicious and healthful dessert. Pre
ared in two minutes. No boilingI no
-g! add boiling water and set to
cool. Flavors:-Lemon, Orange, Rasp
berry and Strawberry. Get a package
at your grocers to-day. to cts.
morning he and his two sons got to
wrangling over their, strength, and
Jerome declared that he could load
quite as fast as tiey could pitch it.
'So to the field they went, and Je
roMn- gt in- a hay v.--sg:;n with his
fork, and the two boys down below'
began to pitch the hay up to hirr. as
fast as they could pitch it.
"The old man stood up to his work
stoutly. He loaded with lightning
speed, and all the while he kept call
ing down: 'More hay! More bay.'
"The boys worked hard. Their
youth told in their favor. Old Je
rome got to loading more and more
untidily. Still he scrambled about on
top of the uneven mounds ,nd con
tinued to shout, 'More hay!'
"All of a sudden he tripped as he
dug his fork and fell from the wag
on to the ground.
" 'Ah,' said his eledest son, 'wat
are you doing down here?'
"Jerome as he arose answercd:
" 'I came do-.vn for more hay.' '
Faint heart ne'er won fair lady
unless the fair lady happened to be a
A boarding house patron who
doesn't complain is either satisfied or
A woman writes a letter because
she either has something to -say or
nothing else to do.
There are many more ways of be
ing wrong than right.
We will receive applications for.
dispenser at Prosperity, S. C., on the
15th of April up to 12 o'clock a. m.
and will consider same and elect on
the 6th day of-May, i9o5. Applica
tions must be legally drawn.
( J. P. Harmon,
3. R. Scurry,
Members County Board of Con
trol for Newberry County.
ranteed in' Policy.
~nds are Paid Annually.
investment Contract at Age 35..
9 4 121
6' 7 0
1 12 60
9 14 121
6 15 332
4 17 55
2 18 75
9 19 41
7 19 324
3 1 56
1 2 69
3 23 76
4 23 287
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nd of 20th year, $739.00).
tr 3d year. LARGE Cash Dividenda,
use as you please.
5 (Policy 6 yrs. old), $9.25 cash Divi
ut our Policies call on or write to
[ORRIS, Gen'I Agt., Neirberry. S. C.
N AND SEEj
lopping tour come here first.
unnecessary steps and muc
you want then look elsewhere.
ut we do wish you to see our
il be to your advantage in
efore the final rush begins.4
the south. The plan as outlined is t,
provide modern fire-proof housing fa
cilities for storing and carrying cot
ton, thousands of bales of which, i
is said, now held back by the grow
ers. are lying out of doors subject t
Special Agent J. S. Webster, of th
Seaboard Air Line, was shot and ser
iously wounded by a negro thie
about three miles west of Jackson
ville. Fla. Websfer was endeavorini
to discover who was entering an
robbing the freight cars, and was sho
by a negro who had just entered
car, at about 4 o'clock in the morn
ing, and to whom he had called, ask
ing what the negro wanted.
While tamping powder in a blas
on Saturay afternoon at the Ard.va:
limestone quarry, in Pulaski county
Va., the blast was accidentally dis
charged, causing the explosion of twi
other blasts that had been set nearby
The explosion instantly killed eigh
men and so badly injured two other
as to leave but little hoy of thei
President Harvey Jordan of th
Southern Cotton association, wil
make a tour of the state of North Car
olina this week, accompanied by t*<
Hon E. D. Smith, of South Carolina
Mr. Jordan will make addresses in in
terest of the association at the fol
lowing dplaces: Charlotte, April II
Concord, April 12; Salisburg, Apri
13, and Fayetteville, April 14.
Four hundred persons were kille<
or injured in Madrid on Saturday b:
the collapse of a new water reservoi
in course of construction. Tthe catas
trophe caused a profound sensatioi
throughout the city and all work wa
suspeaded. The public hold the en
gineers and contractors responsibl
for the catastrophe, into which th,
cabinet has ordered a strict inquiry.
Eugene Harris, aged 15 years, wa
hit in the back of the head of a bat
ted ball during the preliminary prac
tice prior to a game of base ball ii
Asheville. N. C., on Saturday after
noon, and died in fifteen .minutes, hi!
neck being dislocated. The lad wa!
pitching and failed to successfull]
dodge a terrific liner that was driver
in his direction by the batter, a mat
ot 25 years. This is the first reporte<
baseball fatality for the season.
Among the interesting facts abou
the new Pennsylvania railroad tun
nel r.nd terminal in New York ar<
these: Total cost, $60,000,000, in ad
dition to the $10,000,000 for the sta
tion site, on which were about 30<
dwellings; daily train capacity, 900
passenger accommodation daily, 200,
oo; men at work 10,o0o; time requmr
ed for trip under the Hudson, tw<
minutes. In projecting this enter
prise the engineers believ-: they hav4
solved all the problems which baf
fled the most daring engineers 0
twenty-three years ago.
Telegraphic reports from practical
ly all the leading strawberry and veg
etable points throughout the trucking
belt of the Carolinas to the Carohin
Fruit Truckers' Journal, of Wilming
ton, N. C., indicate that the recen
cold weather and light frosts hav<
done no damage to strawberries. Th<
frosts were so light and buds so wel
protected by foliage that the effec
of the cold snap is not noticeable. AL
few beans, peas, etc. were nipped b3
frost, but none was killed outright
and those slightly damaged will re
cover within a week.
The Pope received in private aud
ience Martin Maloney, of Philadel
phia, and dis daughter, Helen, say!
the Hartford Times. The Pontifi
was most interested in Mr. Maloney'!
conversation about Catholic affairs ir
America and the efforts being mad<
he welfare of immigrants and ex
pressed a desire to have another and
longer interview with Mr. Maloney
The Pope presented the latter witi
a large gold medal bearing his effig3
and arms and presented Miss Malon
ey with a beautfiful cameo with the
Pope's head in relief, surroundec
with rubies. Mr. Maloney some time
ago was created a papal marquis be~
cause of his services to the eh-uirch.
Some men die hard and some oth
rs are dead easy.
After the storm look for a rainbow~
or a policeman.
Ships deterioate with age-wit]
the exception of hardships.
Few men are able to achieve great
ness without advertising the fact.
Some women are unable to platy 0r
ny intrument except the eardrum.