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CjrE,NEFRAL NEWS NOTES
Items of More of Lees Interest Con
densed Outside the State.
Four men were asphyxiated and
two seriously overcome by gas on,
Saturday at a blast furnace in Brad
Nan Patterson will hereafter oc
cupy a cell in the Tombs prison, in
New York, with her sister, Mrs. J.
United States Senator 0. H. Platt,
of Connecticut, died at his summer
home in Washington, on Friday
Andrew Carnegie has agreed to
give Guilford college, in North Caro
lina, $45,000, provided that amount
is duplicated by friends of the insti
Mrs. Eliza Stewart and her 12-year
old son were killed at Westport, Ala.,
on Saturday in a quarrel with Mrs.
Lingo, who claims she shot in self
First Vice President . James H.
Hyde. of the Equitable Life Assur
ance Society, peremptorily declined
the request of the managing agents,
in session in New York, that he re
sign his position in the company.
The main bujlding of Vanderbilt
univ.ersity was gutted by fire on
Thursday. The fire originated in the
second story of the building from a
defective flue. The loss is placed at
$20o,ooo, with $ii5,ooo insurance on
the building and furnishings.
One man was killed and two women
were badly hurt when a big sight
seeing aitomobile crashed into a high
bill board fence in New York on Sun
day. The man who was killed and
o,.e of the women who was injured
was injured were to be married soon.
Fifty leading turpentine operato-s
of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana,
Florida and Texas, have formed a
combine with a capital stock of $3,
500,000. It is said the real purpose
of the combine is to combat the alleg
ed trust among the naval stores fac
tors who, it is claimed, have controll
ed the market for years.
Joseph Jefferson, the veteran actor,
died at his home at Palm Beach, Fla.,
on Saturday afternoon. The sickness
of Mr. Jefferson, which ended in his
death, was contracted, it is believed,
while on a recent visit to his son,
Charles B. Jefferson, at Hobe Sound,
a few miles above Palm Beach, where
he wer't to meet his friend, former,
At a meeting of the Northern Set
tlers' convention in Galveston on
Saturday a sensation was created by
Gov. Jeff Davis, of Arkansas, who
made a plain talk taking exception to
a speech by Gov. Mickey, of Nebras
ka, in which the latter had discussed
the issues of the war between the
states. Gov. Davis said that such a
speech in such a place was not in
good taste, for in every patriotic
southern heart there was a shrine ded
icated to the Lost Cause.
R. W. McCeamer was killed and it
was thought that five other men
would die as the result of a peculiar
accident in a mine in ~Birmingham.
The men were working in a closed
room and were asphyx:iated by the
gradual accumulation of gas in the
enclosure from a dead end of a gas
pipe in which there was evidently a
One of the most celebrated deals
ever known on the Chicago board of
trade came to a climax on Saturday,
when a daring effort by John W.
Gates and associates to control all of
the wheat available in America for
delivery during the month of May
was apparently ended with a wholesale
sacrifice of prospective profits to es
cape possible huge losses of existing
investments. The closing price was
$.oas against $1.23 six weeks be
fore. It is said that Gates and his as
sociates emerged from the battle with
but little, if any, financial loss. There
were wild scenes on the Exchange.
For the first time in the history of
Mississippi a negro charged with as
sault has been acquitted by a jury of
white men. Stewart Johnson. a ne
gro. was tried on the charge of as
saulting Miss Mamie Marsh, a young
white 'woman, in the heart of Jackson
two months ago, and although Jake
Turnbull, another negro, swore that
he saw Johnson commit the deed, the
jury did not believe him and returned
a verdict of acquittal. Judge Miller
junction to get out cf town, which he
did, on the first train.
Three firemen were injured, six
women were severely burned, 70 fam
ilies were made homeless. and prop
erty valued at $175,000 was destroyed
by fire in the heart of the thickly set
tied Hebrew centre in Brooklyn on
The Right Rev. A. A. Watson, bish
op of the Protestant Episcopal
church for the East Carolina diocese,
died at his home in Wilmington on
Fridav afternoon, after an illness of
nearly two years, following a stroke
After a notably service of nearly
eight years in the direction of the
foreign affairs of France, Theophile
Delcasse on Friday informed Presi
dent of the Council Rouvier of his
desire and intention to resign. Later,
as the result of earnest solicitation,
he consented to remain in the cabi
MacGrane Coxe. referee in bank
ruptcy in the Daniel J. Sully case,has
sent to Judge Holt. (f the United
States district court, an opinion
which, if approved by the court, will
reopen the Sulley case entirely. It is
said that if it is prcved that t'he cot
ton exchange transactions are gamb
!ing Sully is solvent and will not
owe a cent.
A dispatch from Montreal says
that 14 lives were lost in a fire which
destroyed the Convent of St. Anne,
in the little village of St. Genevieve,
on Friday. One nun, nine children
ranging in ages from 1o to 18 years.
and four old women perished in the
flames. One of the sisters -ave up
her life and two others were perhaps
fatally burned in their efforts to save
the children and helpless old women
in their charge.
40UTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Tbroughout the State.
James Moore, a negro laborer,
working on the excavation at the cor
ner of Washington and Main streets,
in Columbia, was killed by a cave-in
af several tons of earth.
A dispatch from St. Mat-hews says
tha: a dispensary inspector was in
that town and reported that the dis
pensary at Fort Motte was one thous
and dollars short.
Comptroller General Jones has
raised the valuation of the Standard
Dil company's property in this state
from $56,ooo, as returned by it. to
Sheriff Morrison has resigned as
sheriff of Berkeley county, finding
that the stress of personal business is
so great he can not give proper at
tention to his office.
The premiums paid in South Caro
lina to the Equitable, the Mutual Life
of New York. and the New York Life]
Ihsurance companies aggregated $1,
20622095 last year.
The ladies of the Baptist church at
Johnston, it is reported from that1
town, now attend night services bare
headed. They claim that they are
now on an equality with the men in
shoving their reverence for the Lord'
house by uncovering their heads while]
attending divine worship.
Asa Bishop and a man named
Nance, both white, got into a quarrel
on Saturday evening in Spartanburg.
Nance shot at Bishop and missed but
the ball struck a small white girl near
by. It was thought that she would
not live. It is reported both men were
Fire in Johnston which started at
an early hour on Friday morning de
stroyed property in the heart of the
business section valued at about $13,
ooo, upon which t:here was $3,0oo in
surance. The principal losers are L.
B. Asbill & Co.. and D. T. Outzs.
The g-year-old son of Mr. N. Z.
Felder, near Bamberg, met death in a
peculiar accident on Monday of last
week. While running along with a
base ball bat in his hands he fell and
struck one end of the bat on the
ground, the other end striking him
under the chin and dislocating his
Dr. Kenyon V. Millard, the account
of whose romantic marriage to a lady
of St. George was recently published,
was arrested ou Friday in Orange
burg, where the marriage took place,
on the charge of bigamy. Kenyon,
who is from Indiana, says that he was
A dispatch from Charlotte says
hat a romance full of interest cul
ninated in that city on Thursday in
he marriage of Mr. Clarence L.
'hambers, of Tampa, Fla., and Miss
Lillie Garrett. of Greenville. The
roung couple arrived and drove im
nediately to the court house. A mag
strate was sent for and when he ar
7ived was informed that the couple
,vould remain seated in the carriage
,vhile the marriage ceremony was be
ng pronounced. Immediately there
ifter the couple left for the bride's
10me in Greenville.
rHE REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA.
ts Fate Depends on the Naval Bat
tle in the East With the
St. Petersburg, April 24.--Not only
:he future of the war in the far East,
)ut the fate of the whole programme
>f internal reform to which Emperor
Nicholas stands committed. appears
:o await the issue of the approaching
sea battle between Rojestvensky and
rogo. The government undoubtedly
xould be greatly strengthened, al
east for the moment, by a victory de
:isive enough to change the war situa
tion. The Liberals are impatient al
:he delay and suspicious of every
move of the government. They are
:onvinced that if victory comes, the
ureaucracy, to which the realization
f reforms has been consigned by
:he emperor, will keep the execution
>f the reforms in their own hands.
Practically the igterior administra
:ion is being conducted through a po
ice regime. Already there are every
yhere evidences of return to Von
Plehve methods. Domiciliary visits
d arrests by scores and hundreds
ire reported at every part of the em
)ire, and meetings of all classes of the
)eople are forbidden and broken up
>y the police under the direction of
:he local governors. Even Zemstvc
neetings, at Vladimir, Elizabethpol
)rel, Tiflis and Livadia have been
Should Rojestvensky be defeated
he Liberals believe that the bureau
:racy would capitulate and that peace
Lnd a constitution would come.
In the meantime the Easter holi
lays and May Day are awaited with
xtreme anxiety, both by the auth6ri
ies and the public. The Social Dem
crats and revolutionaries have plan
1ed demonstrations on an extensive
cale, and undoubtedly many of them
re armed with revolvers and bombs.
The revolutionaries seem to have
>lenty of funds, furnished both abroad
md by wealthy sympathizers in Rus
;ia. The wildest stories of plans for
>lowing up the members of the imper
al family, ministers and palaces, and
f pillage, and murder of the nobility,
md the wealthy are current, especially
n aristocratic drawing rooms. Many
ociety people, thoroughly frightened,
1ave already made preparations to go
The weather man believes in laying
>a few predictions for a rainy day.
The boy in the bowling alley may
iot drink, yet he is always setting
illinery! Dress Goods! Kotions!
We invite one and all to in
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Our goods are prettier and
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MRS. S. W. CALMES,
Prosperity, S. C.
Hofmann Advised. C
Herc is the latest story about Jo
sef Hofmann. the celebrated pianist.
and it is one which few people have 3
heard before, says the Philadelphial
Press. A few weeks ago Hofmann
and his manager stopped in a small
town in New York state. while en
route for New York. As it was not
necessary for the pianist to reach
New York that night he and his
manager stopped in a typical country
hotel. There was a piano in the big
parlor and after supper Hofmann sat
down and let his fingers wander over
the keys. No one knew who he was
and few appreciated the tunes, except
one man who was a sort of village
musician. He asked Hofmann if he
studied music with any one and the
little artist replied that he had given
it up some time ago.
"You should have kept it up," said
the man, totally unaware to whom
he was talking. "You have a pretty
good touch and if you only keep at it
you ought to make a pretty good
pianist. I teach on the piano and
have quite a number of pupils."
Hofmann listened to this advice'I
with keen enjoyment and while
the man was still talking 4
lounched forth on one of his difficult
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We have nice line Knickerbock Su
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The country musician stared in
mazement and finally asked: "What's
-Josef Hofmann." was the reply.
And according to the latest reports
he country musician has not recov
red from the shock.
S-me artists' ideas are not as bad
s they are painted.
A wcnan doesn't love a man if she
vonders why she does.
Cr:iism docsn't hurt the average
nan because he knows he is right.
After robbing Peter to pay Paul
man usually forgets to settle with
What Shall We
Flave for Dessert?
This question arises in the family
very day. Let us answer it to-day. Try
delicious and healthful dessert. Pre
>ared in two minutes. No boiling! no
yaking! add boiling water and set to
-ool. Flavors:-Lemon, Orange, Rasp
>erry and Strawberry. Get a package
t your grocers to-day. so cts.
, it goes for
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