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GEN LEE'S DAUGHTER.
Defended in Italy' by Carolinians
Columbian Fought an Ital
The death of Miss Mildred Lee,
the younger daughter of Gen. Robert
E. Lee, says the Columbia State, re
calls an incident in which several
South Carolinians played a most
worthy part in defending the other
daughter of the Confederacy's gratc
In the year 1878 Messrs. W. A.
Clark and John T. Sloan of Colum
bia and the late D. A. Parker Jordan
of Greenwood, with Dr. Roberts ol
Georgia, were making a tour of Itatly
and were staying at a botel in Naples
at which Miss Mary Lee with a lady
from New York chanced to be guests.
Miss Lee had just come over from
the African coast. It was summer
and very warm in Naples. Miss Lee
in handling the candle with which her
room was lighted accidentally set fire
to the netting of the bed and the
tapestry in the room. The fire was
quickly extinguished and the damage
Mr. Clark was in the hotel office
when the proprietor mentioned the
fire to him and declared that Miss
Lee had set fire to his house malici
ously. Ordinarily there is no more
mild mannered man than the presi
dent of the Carolina National bank
and of the Columbia Chamber of
Commerce, but this .insult to the
daughter of the great leader whom he
had followed in the fortunes of the
loved Lost Cause was more than Mr.
Clark could bear and quick as light
ninghe struck the insolent Italian
hotel man over the head with his um
brella and was proceeding to give
hi-m a soand thrashing when the em
ployes of the hotel rushed to the res
cue of their master and Mr. Clark,
like the Confederacy, was being over
whelmed with numbers.
The pre'sent lieutenant governor of
South Carolina was standing outside
the hotel looking out over the beau
tiful Bay of Naples when a friend
brought him news of Mr. Clark's en
counter within. Col. Sloan rushed in
to his friend's assistance and soon
Mr. Jordan and Dr. Roberts had join
ed in the fray. The four southerners
were fighting a score or more of the
"cowardly Italians," as Col. Sloan
'calls them, and the bravery which
had distingutis'hed the followers of
Lee would have put the sons of the
south to flight had not the police
been called in and the fighting ceas
When the cause of Mr. Clark's en
counter was made known to the oth
er gentlemen of his party their anger
was as great as his own, and each of
tem was ready for another fight
with the man who had reflected upon
Miss Lee. Col. Sloan challenged him
to come outside and fight with any
weapons he should select.
The Americans -got their luggage
and went to another hotel, expecting
to be arrested and not caring to seek
safety in flight. Miss Lee's baggage
was attached by the hotel man, who
made a bold demand for damage,
which he could not have recovered in
law, and the Americans were also
anxious to remain until this matter
was properly settled. Mr. Duncan, of
Newberry was .then United States
consul at Naples and he was interest
ed in the affair by the gentlemen
from j'gstate and used his offices to
effect i. .ettlemnent. Miss Lee's ef
fects were soon released and she con
tinued her journey.
During these few days spent in
Naples awaiting the outcome, a trip
was taken down the bay and Miss
Lee expressed her gratitude to the
theretofore unknown defenders of
her good name by presentin-g to Mr.
Clark for his daughter a coral neck
lace of the sort which are found in
such beauty around Naples.
Miss Mary Lee and Miss Mildred
were the only daughters of Gen. Lee,
and neither of them married. Miss
Mildred Lee died last week in New
Orleans, where she was visiting, and
Miss Mary Lee is still living.
It is possible that the hotel keeper
thought no name could be more safe
ly bandied than that of the leader of
the Lost Cause of America, especially
in talking with Americans, but he
happened to strike Americans on the
wrong side for his purposes.
Sunday was the fortieth anni-:er
sary of the surrender of General Rob
.+t E Lee's army at Appomattox.
NO BAD MEN IN NOME.
But it Took Nerve to Wear the First
Dress Suit to a Ball There.
The bad man with the revolver,
who used to "shoot up" the old
camps. is a picturesque character
that has never appeared in Nome.
There were two or three shooting
affairs the first summer, says Alfred
H. Durham, in the Cosmopolitan, but
they were of the character that might
occur in New York, London or Paris,
not the mining camp variety, at all.
The most remarkable thing about
Nome is the rapidity with which ii:
acquired the luxuries of civilization.
Its electric lighting system and its tel
ephone service are excellent. Its
large greenhouse supplies fresh veg
etables and flowers the year round at
reasonable prices. There are numer
ous clubs, the most important of
which is a secret society, the Artic
Brotherhood, whose clubhouse is in
every panticular all that a clubhouse
should be, from the bowling alleys to
the cafe. The three churches are the
The firs: winter of Nome was char
acterized by what might be called
high finance. truly a commentary on
the mental trend of the day. Every
body tried to corner something. To
corner things was in every particular
legiti-mate, and to neglect an oppor
tunity was to court ruin.
The price of coal under artific
stimulus went to $150 a ton; lumber
commander $5oo.a thousand feet be
fore the winter broke. Catsor oil
could be had in large quantities for
5o cent an once; eggs brought 5o
cents each. The most successful cor
ner was that of fresh milk. Ther was
only one cow in the city; the owner
thereof cleared $1,ooo on milk, and
sold the cow in the spring for beef,
realizing $500 more. Beer brought
unheard of prices. To take advan
I tage of the high prices expected the
following winter, poultry yards and
dairies were established and a brew
ery built, and thus prices found their
The social life of the town diring
the first two winters would have fur
nished the student of sociology an
nteresting chapter, comprising as it
did the formation of a "four hundred"
a "fast set" ind the like. At a charity
ball held early the second season I
wore the first dress suit ever exposed
to public view in Nome. Needless to
add, I was the most uncomfortable
centre of all eyes. Judge Clark final
ly broke the ice by shaking hands
with the "man who had nerve enough
to wear a dress suit in Nome."
It was a most amusing thing to see
the dress suits appear after that. Be
fore the winter was over it was rare
indeed to see a man at a function in
anything but evening clothes. Where
they came from has never been satis
factorily explained to this day.
And the thing that brought all this
about is gold. Nature hides her treas
ures in strange places, and puts
through strange paces us that seek
for it. Everybody in Nome has a
claim; everybody expects to strike it
rich sooner or later. Enough enthu
siasm, optimism and ambition are
generated in Nome each year to sup
ply the earth-aye, the universe
could they be bottled or dried. The
first mining was done by placer meth
ods right on the sea beach. At first
one man could make as much as $50
a day by the simplest methods. Each
inch of beach, one might say, has
been worked over by the hand meth
ods, and now the whole beach is be
ing 'systematically sifted again; this
time gasolene engines anid mercury
Just For Show.
An eastener on his way to Califor
nia was delayed by the floods in Kan
sas, and was obliged to spend the
night in au humble hotel-the best
in the town. The bill of fare at dinner
was not very elaborate, but the trav
eler noticed with joy that at the bot
tom of the card, printed with pen and
ink, was a strtling variety of pies.
He liked pies, and here was cus
tard, lemon, squash, rhubarb, Wash
ington, chocolate, mince, apple and
barry pies and several other varieties.
He called the waitress to him.
"Please get me some rubard pie,"
"I'm afraid we ain't got any rhu
barb pie," she drawled.
He +took another glance at the list.
The great increase in pro
duction of eggs has given
"sInternational Poultry Food"
a wonderful reputation all,pver
every State. We guarantee
that it cannot be fed to hens
at any time, winter or sum
mer, without showing a large
increase in eggs. You do not
have to use the food at an
extra expense because it will
make you more money after
deducting its cost. One extra
egg per month will pay the
entire cost of feeding it and
often more than doubles the
supply. It contains no poison
ous or injurious ingredients
and bas very superior merits.
It Gives a Glossy
1t prevents sickness, pro
motes good health, causes
young chicks to grow very
rapidly, invigorates the diges
tive organs, supplies material
for bone, muscle and feathers,
and is very beneficial during
moulting season. It invig
orates the egg producing or
gn and hens will lay more
It will prepare your chick
ens for the market more rap
idly than any other prepara
tion and has been used for
r e by prominent chicken
"Weli, get me some squash pie,
"We haven't got that either."
"I'm sorry, we-"
"Well, what on earth are they all
written down her for? On today's
bill of are, loo!"
"Well, I'll tell you," said the girl,
apologetically. "That list is always
written down there for show when we
have mince pie, because when we
have mince pie no one asks for any
James Whitcomb Riley says tha.t
he was summoned as a witness in a
case tried in an Indiana court where
one of the witnesses before him
evinced some disinclination to state
"Is it very necessary?" coyly asked
the witness, a spinster of uncertain
"It is absolutely necessary, mad
am," interposed the judge.
"Well ," sighed the maiden, "if I
must, I suppose I must. I didn't see
how it could possibly affect the case,
for, you see-"
"Madam," observed the judge, with
some asperity, "I must ask you not to
further waste the time of this court.
Kindly state your age."
Whereupon the spinster showed
signs of hysterics.
"I am, that is, I was-"
"Madam, hurry, hurry up!" ex
claimed the judge, now thoroughly
impatient. "Every minute makes it
worse, you know!"
Spectacles That Deceived.
The late Senator Hawley seldom
told stories, but one of his friends
says that this one was one of his fa
"Edgar Rodger M. Sherman was
one of the best lawyers ever raised in
Connecticut. He was often pitted
against Mr. Daggett, afterward chief
justice, at the bar, and who was a
pretty fair match for Sherman. It
happened on one occasion that Dag
gett was a long time hunting up a re
ference in a law book, and Sherman
said to him:
"'Brother Daggett, will you have
"'No, I thank you,' said Daggett,
quietly, 'there was no truth ever seen
through your spectacles.'"
Marie Corelli, who has recently
been lashing the selfishness of mod
ern life, went from Stratford to Lon
don recently, and lunched with an
American literary woman at the Carl
ton. During luncheon, apropos of
the selfishess that she had been dis
csing in the neriodicals of late,
We Are Agents
And will back
up all guaran
tees made by
. . .them ..
The Right Drug Store.
Miss Corelli said, "A typically selfish
modern man was a farmer who vis
ited my Stratford dentist last week.
"This farmer, as soon as he enter
ed the operating room, blurted out
his business. 'A tooth to be pulled,'
he said, 'an' I'll pay nothin' extry fr
gas. Just yank it out if it does hurt.'
"The dentist smiled. 'You're
plucky sir,' he said. 'Let me see the
"Oh, 'tain't me 'at's got the tooth
ache,' said the farmer. 'It's my wife.
She'll be along in a minute.'
A cynic is a man who claims to be
tired of the world, but in reality the
world is tired of him.
Very Low Excursion Rates.
Via the Southern railway to the
Kansas City, Mo.-Southern Bap
tist convention: May xoth-17th, 1905.
Rate one first class fare plus 50 cents
for round trip. Tickets on sale May
7 to 11 inclusive; final limit May
St. Louis, Mo.--National Baptist
Anniversary, May I6-24, 1905: Rate
one first class fare plus 25 cents for
round trip. Tickets on sale May r4
i5-16, with final limit May 27th, 1905.
Asheville, N. C.-South Atlantic
Missionary Conference, May 17-21st,
19c5. Rate one first class fare plus
25 cents for the round trip. Tickets
on sale May 16, I7th; final limit May
Fort Worth, Texas-General As
sembly Southern Presbyterian church
May 18-26th, 19o5. Rate one first
class fare plus $2.0o for round trip.
Tickets on sale May 15th, 16th, 17th;
final limit May 31st, 1905-.
Toronto, Ont.-International Sun
day School association, June 20-27,
1905. Rate one first class fare plus
5o cents for round trip. Tilkets on
sale June 19, 20, 22, 23, i905; limit
June 30th, 1905.
Hot Springs, V.a.-Southern Hard
ware Jobbers association June 6-9,
1905. Rate one first class fare plus
25 cents for round trip. Tickets on
sale June 3, 4, 5; final limit June %3th,
Savannah, Ga.-National Travel
ers Protective association of America,
May 16-23, 1905. Rate one first class
fare plus 5o cents for round trip.
Tickets o~n sale May 13-I4th; final
limit May 26th, 1905.
Savannah, Ga.-Fourth Annual
Tournament Southern Golf associa
tion, May 9-13, 1905. Rate one first
class fare plus tweniy-five cents for
round trip. Tickets on sale May 7,
8, 9. 1905; limited May 15th, 1905.
The Southern railway is the most
direct line to all of the above points,
operating Pullman sleeping cars, high
back vestibule coaches, with superb
dining car service.
For detailed information apply to
any ticket agent this company, or
R. W. Hunt,
Division Passenger Agent,
Which is Printed
on Every Label.
Buy, pay for and use one
25 cent box or one 50 cent box
or one $1.00 size box of "In
ternational Poultry Food" as
directed and if it fails to ful
fill our claims write to our
office and we will refund your
money. We will pay any one
$100 iE cash if we ever refuse
to live up to this agreement.
Also Cheapest to Use.
Our 25 cent box contains
100 feeds for 12 fowls. Our
$1.00 size box contains 400
feeds for 12 fowls. You can
not afford to pay 25 cents per
box for some other kinds that
only contain 25 feeds. 100
feeds for 25 cents is certainly
very much cheaper than 25
feeds for 25 cents. We save
you 75 feeds over other kinds.
Why Rob Yourself of More
Than 3 Cents per Pound
Do you want to get from 10
to 11 cents for cotton next fall
while other cotton only brings
6 1-2 to 7 cts?
Do you want to grow cotton
that will bring a difference in
price sufficient to more than
pay for the picking and fertilizer?
In fact will almost cover the en
tire expense of makingthe crop?
If so, I can furnish you the
seed. Every ten bales will
bring $125.00 to $150.00 more
than other varieties. 50 bush
els will plant 50 to 60 acres,
should make 40 to 50 bales,
put in your pocket from $500.
00 to $750.00. One year's
experience with these seed will
convince you that this state
ment is true. I am planting
only Florodora this year.
Well bred Berkshire and
Poland China Pigs for Sale.
J. A. BURTON.
Best Mineral As
C. H. CANNON,
Near C., N. & L. Depot.
Dr. R. M. Kennedy,
Newberry, - S . C.
OVER NATIONAL BANK.
Charlata ani Intern garoln~ fi.
(Schedule in Effect January 23, 1905.)
. 3. 2.
Lv. Newberry...........12-36 p. in.
Ar. Laurer.s .........1.42 p. ).
No. 2. No. 26.
Daily. It. sun.
Lv. Laurens..........--- .50op. mn. 6.5gp. mn.
Ar. Greenwood ......... 2.46 p. mn. S.s p. m.
Ar. Augusta................-5.20 P. in.
Ar. Anderson .......7.1o p. in.
No. o. No. .
Lv. Augusta.......... .o.30 p.m 2's p~.
Ar. Allendale.........12.27 p. mn. 4 A m
Ar. Fairfax..........2. 239 p- m. 4.4p2. a.
Ar. Charleston ............. 7.40 p. a.
Ar. Bauantnah................ . .a.
Ar. .......a. ...... 6 .05a . r.4Qo .
Ar. avna..........5 . a. ... ...
Lw. Laurens............... 2.07 p. a. 7.Cs a. a.
Ar. spartanburg .........3.30 p. m. 9.y a. a.
Lv. Laurens........... aopp. a. 8.co a. m.
Ar. Greenvie ------------3.25 p- i. zem a.
Through Punlman Car Service between Ac
gusta and Jacksonvinle, Fla.
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