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Items of More of Lees Interest Con
densed Outside the State.
President Diaz, of Mexico, is out on
a week's deer hunt. He seems to be
unwilling to be outdone by President
The Memorial Continental hall,
the new and handsome home of the
national society of the Daughters of
the American Revolution, was dedicat
ed in Washington on Monday.
John Alexander Dowie, of Chicago,
has closed negotiations and obtained
options on a tract of 2.ooo,ooo acres
of land in the state of Tamapias, Mex
ico, where he proposes to found a new
It is reported from Gainesville that
almost the entire peach crop in north
east Georgia has been killed by the
recent freeze. Vegetation of all
kinds was hurt. The thermometer
registered 29 degrees and ice was half
an inch thick.
Because she intended !eaving the
theatrical company of which both
werc members, Edward Smedes on
Tuesday shot Bessie Helen Davis, at
the Theatrical hotel, in Philadelphia,
where they were both staying, in
flicting a probably fatal wound, and
then attempted to kill himself.
A dispatch from Glenwood Springs,
Colo., under date of April 18, says
that the president killed a bear and a
bobcat. The president was satisfied
with his hunt for the biggest game
the Rockies affords. "I got what I
was after," he said. "It was bully
sport, and I hope it keeps up."
Frenzied by a false alarm of fire
several hundred newsboys struggling
to obtain free tickets to a show by a
patent medicine advertising company,
stampeded in a narrow stairway in
the Masonic temple in New York on
Monday night, crushing the life out
of four boys and probably fatally in
juring several other children.
Thomas Yandaw, a conspicuous
figure in Norfolk for over fifty years,
claimed up to the time of his death
that he was entitled to a large for
tune in California. Five years ago he
was adjudged a lunatic and sent to
an asylum. Two years ago he died
and was buried in a pauper's grave
at the asylum. A letter has just been
receivd in Norfolk stating that Yan
daw was entitled to a large portion of
an estate in California worth upward
of $1,500,000. Yandaw's wife is dead
and he left no heirs.
'OUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughouit the State.
The safe crackers recently convict
ed in Charleston have been delivered
to the federal penitentiary in Atlanta
to serve their terms.
John E. Smith, a former citizen of
Pickens county, who deserted from
the United States army, has been
captured near Pickens. He was taken
to Fort McPherson.
On Sunday night three safes in
Kei shaw were battered.open with an
axe and contents taken.- The booty
was not large. It is thought the rob
beries were .the . work of amateur
A man presented himself at the
Charleston police station this week
who had entirely forgot his identity.
He had forgotten his name, residence,
relatives and there was nothing about
his person which could tell positively
who he was or wher he belonged. His
mind was perfectly clear about his
movements since April 10, when he
came to consciousness in Savannah.
Roadmaster Geo. E. Bruner, of
Sumter county drove his automobile
headlong into a mill pond. Capt.
Bruner met a vehicle on the high en
bn kment and could not proceed on
account of the frightened horse. In
attempting to turn his machine to
come back it shot down the steep en
bankment, turning a somersault into
the water. He and his companion
sprang on the limb of a tree and es
Somewhere there's a sin back of v-'
by magic wmen sne iu y nM
er, who gave her no encouragement, 2
but said it was nothing but foolish
Later on she mentioned to her c
again, telling her she had heard of r
his making some wonderful cures.
This my mother told to her hus
band, who advised that he be sent for, 3
saying if he can cure her he can do
more than I can. So he was sent for, 2
and when he came it was Mr. Job c
Dean, who brought with him a bone 2
which he said was the jaw-bone of an
ass, done up in a red silk handker- s
chief. After making some flourishes,
he rubbed the palms of her hands with
the bone thoroughly saying to her in
less than a week your hands will be f
all right. When a week had passed,
the warts had disappeared and her d
hands were smooth and natural re
maining so as long as she lived.
This woman was the mother of Gus
Rook, head cook at the Eureka hotel, j
in Abbeville, S. C.
Mrs. M. C. Gary,
Abbeville, S. C.
In search of a Mark Down.
Whatever generosity a man may
have usually shows itself at his wed- e
ding, but Dr. Lapham in his "History
of Woodstock, Mie.," gives an instance
of prudence on the part .of a bride
groom which is, to say the least, un
usual. Cases, he says, have been
known where the future husband has
tried to beat down the parson em
ployed to marry him, but it is not of
ten one hears of a bridegroom who
tries the market as he would " he
were selling farm produce.
Mr. Smith prepared his little farm
house for his prospective bride, who
had promised to marry him on a cer
tain date. He went to a justice of the
peace and asked what his terms were
for a wedding. The justice replied
that the legal terms were $1.25, but
that people usually paid $2.
"That's too much' for ten minutes'
work," asserted Mr. Smith, and he
applied to another justice with the
"Can the fee be paid in shingles?"
The man scratched his unkempt
"I've got it!" he exclaimed. "My
cart wheels have got to be repaired,
and I can get Elder Ricker to do it
for a dellar a day. He can marry us
at noontime and it won't cost a cent."
Love is the blossom of the tree ofU
Real faith works too hard ever to
THE NEWBERRY COTTON
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Newberry Cotton Mills
will be held in council chambers at
Newberry, S. C., on Wednesday, the
third day of May, 1905, at ten o'clock
in the forenoon, for the election of di
rectors for the ensuing year, and for
the transaction of other business.
T. J. McCrary,
Pres't and Treas. t
Geo. S. Mower,
Newberry, S. C., April 22, 1905.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
By John C. Wilson, Esquire, Probate
WHEREAS, Anna Suber hath s
made suit to me, to grant her Letters
of Administration of the Estate of and
effects of Jordan S. Suber
THESE ARE THEREFORE to
cite and admonish all and singular the,
kindred and Creditors of the said Jor
dan Suber deceased, that they be and=
appear before me, in the Court of
Probate, to be held at Newberry on.
Wednesday, the 3rd May next after
publication thereof, at 11 o'clock in 4
the forenoon, to show cause, if nay4
they have, why the said Administra
tion should not be granted.
GIVEN under my Hand, this 17th4
day of April, Anno Domini, 1905- 4
J. C. Wilson, 4
J. P. N.C.
Very Low Excuirsion Rates. 4
Via the Southern railway to the4
Kansas City, Mo.-Southern Bap
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Rate-on + fis clas fare plus to cents
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Fort Worth, Texas-General As
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une 30th, 1905.
Hot Springs, Va.-Southern Hard
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Savannah, Ga.-National 'Travel
rs Protective association of America,
lay 16-23, 1905. Rate one first class
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round trip. Tickets on sale May 7,
3, 9, 1905; limited May 15th, 1905.
The Southern, railway is the most
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UGO STORE. *
An Interesting Article by Mrs. Gary
How Mr. Griffin, of Newberry,
(Written by Request.)
A conversation with a Revolution
ary soldier, who was at Hayes Sta
tion, at the time of the massacre by
Maj. William Cunningham known as
The soldier referred to above was
Mr. Job Dean, who lived in Laurens
county, about ten miles from Hayes
Station and a few miles from the
home of my mother. My step-father
was Dr. Wm. Rook, a practicing phy
sician, who on this occasion had per
formed a surgical operation on the
wife of Mr. Dean.
After the operation and Mrs. Dean
had been made comfortable, Mr.
Dean joined the family on the piazza,
and was soon engaged in an interest
ing conversation. At this time I was
only a school girl, but the impression
made upon me by his remarks was so
great I have never forgotten them.
He tolj. us about his having been at
Hayes Station at the time of the mas
sacre when he was only seventeen
years old, and how he was able to es
Maj. Cunningham's appearance at
the station on this occasion was very
unexpected and a great surprise, ir
fact, so much so that some of the men
barely got into the house used as 2
fort, before the enemy were upor
them. Although hemmed in, and sur
rounded by this Tory band, they re
fused to surrender and fought until
the ammunition had about given out
causing a feeling of horror, such as
brave men feel when no longer able tc
defend themselves, but if possible
their horror and sense of danger was
increased when they found that the
roof of the building was on fire and
being rapidly consumed, the enem
having shot arrows into it which hac
been dipped in turpentine and light
Though confronted by such danger
they would not surrender until as
sured that they would be treated as
prisoners cf war. When thus assured
they laid down their arms and walked
,out. When Col. Hayes and the officei
next in command passed out they
were seized by Maj. Cunningham and
hanged on a pole, the pole broke, and
he then hacked them to pieces with
his own hands and this bloo,dy worl<
was kept up until he could not raise
his arm and from exhaustion he turn
ed it over to his men who continued
it until there was scarcely any upor
whom to wreck their bloody venge.
Previous to this Maj. CunninghaT
bad ordered his men to fo.rm those
wo had surrendered into a circle, and
pronounce sentences of death upor
evry other man. In this way Mr
D'an was one that was passed over
so he felt somewhat secure, though he
feared to hope even then. But the
sentence of death fell upon Mr. Griffir
of Newberry and he would have beer
instantly killed, but for the interces
sin of a negro man. This man be
longed to. Mr. Griffin, but had rut
away and joined these men. But as
soon as death was pronounced againsi
his master he fell upon his knees be
fore Maj. Cunningham, and prayed
that his master's life be spared, which
was granted for the negro's sake
though the bloody work wae con
tinued. Mr. Dean did not mention
any who escaped excent Mr. Griffin
and himself. Dr. Rook remarked thai
Mr. Griffin was the father of John K.
Griffin, c'ongressman from Newberry.
Mr. Dean was a man of good ap
pearance, small in stature and must
have been quite old at this time
though he did not show signs ol
greatly advanced age. He was erect,
quick in motion, and interesting in
There is a monument at Hayes Sta
tion, which was erected to the mnem
ory of those brave but unfortunate sol
diers, which I understand has been
twice struck by lightning.
* I do not recollect that Mr. Dean
was ever at our house but once after
this, when he came to perform a cure
My mother had a valuable house
servant, whose hands became filled
with warts which incapacited her for
any duty. She had been treated by
her master for sometime without suc-.
cess, so she felt that there was no cure
for her, which caused her great mortf