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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More of Lees Interest Co
densed Outside the State.
For the third time Nan Pattersc
the show girl, was placed on trial
New York on Monday for the mi
der of Ceasar Young.
A spectacular fire occurred in N<
York on Friday night, in which t'hr
buildings were burned. The flam
burst through the roof a hundred ft
into the air.
Governor Vardaman, of Mississi
pi, has formally announced that
will be a candidate for the Unit
States senate in the event of Sena
Lieutenant A. P. F. Starke, of t
German cruiser Bremen, committ
suicide aboard the ship on Mond
while in the Norfolk harbor. His f,
low officers declare he was tempora
ly insane as a result of ill health.
A sensational affray between A
nold Borden and E. L. Edmunds(
two of the most prominent citize
of Goldsboro, N. C., occurred
Goldsboro on Monday night. T
difficulty arose over municipal pc
A deputy sheriff saved from 1.yizz
ing at Mount Vernon, Ohio, a neg
cha-ged with criminal assault up
a white woman by disguising the r
gro in a big overcoat, placing him
the bottom of an automobile a
speeding twelve miles to Centerbui
It is reported from Glenwo
Springs, Col., that President Roo!
velt's hunting trip has been crown
with success far beyond his expect
tions or those of the most sangui
of his guides. Three bears were ki
ed by the party on Tuesday and tv
on Monday, one by the president ai
one by Dr. Lambert.
Receivership proceedings were i
stituted on Tuesday against t]
Equitable Life Assurance society I
J. Wilcox Brown, of Maryland,
policyholder. In the United Stat
circuit court in New York 'he fil
an action against the society askii
for the appointment of a reciev
of the surplus fund, an accounting fi
the benefit of Himself and otner po
cyholders who may join with him
NATURAL PUNcTUATIONi. '-7
bil evwdeotlayo pla c tateb k txir en ten
a pike o?
Have you ever read, or do you ' where
there is a little story better tha - above
We will give
for LITTLE STOR!ES
--bright saving anecdotes arnd short
verses. We don t care where ou timd then
-only they must be good. We are search
ithrongha the world's literature for the'
bt ever weritten-and we want you to helr
find them. You may have just what we
want in a scrap book or it may be in yo-.r
yocke t-book right now.
Hundreds of prizes including zo piles of
silver dollars as high as the first ten winnerr.
You have just as good a chan::e as any cue.
Look for a cippiag To-day
The only condition is that you mnust be
subscriber to the National Magazmne. ed.t*
twenty-five 2c. 'stamps fer six months suil
scription with clipping anai yo.ur nan. ;- l
be entered for the award. A&oress
JOE CHAPPLE, Editor
946 DORCEESTER~ AVENUE,
the proceedings and an injunction tc
prevent the society holding the sur
At a mass mceting held at Hemp
Etead, Texas. on Monday night, call
ed to petition the governor to senc
rangers to enforce the local optior
n law, J. N. Brown. a leading lawyei
and staunch antiprohibitionist, begar
shooting. Many other persons fol
w lowed suit and three men were kiled
ee one man was fatally injured and twc
es others were severely wounded. The
et dead included J. N. Brown. Congress
man John M. Pinckney and Ton
Pinckney, a brother of the congress
-d Congressman John Sharpe Wil
liams on Friday delivered an addres'
in Natchez, Miss., in the interest ol
the Southern Cotton association. H(
e urged co-operation of all men. in the
ed south for the movement to promotc
.y a diversification of the crops, reduc
1- tion of cotton acreage and the equali
i- zation of the law of supply and de
mand. He recommended that th<
farmers adopt the system employed
by Italian immigrants, who come her4
and grow rich raising and gardening
in market truck.
e 213 Chinese gamblers were hauled
i- into the New York police station, bul
only 21 were held and in the confus
ic.:i caused by the smilarity of theii
fia:es three of t':e 21 escaped. T;(
rcunesmen who lia charge of th<
-Cse declared that half of th.: 85 Chi
e namen who secured bail had not ap
n p.,ared. out in thei places wer..- dom'1.
d i-sse: nearly rtsembling "em tha
g it co!ild not be tol' witho:'t examina
d tion whether they were the real pris
.. oners or not. There was noth:ng t:
d do but 'Lischarge +hc so-cailed dom
ie Frank G. Bigelow, president of thf
- First National bank of Milwaukee
o was arrested on Monday charged wit,
id the embezzlement of over $100,000 ol
the bank's funds. The arrest of Mr
Bigelow followed his confession tc
the board of directors that he was 2
e defaulter to the extent of $I,450,OCO
a The money, he said had been lost ir
a speculation in wheat and stocks. Af
d ter an investigation the bank has beer
[. declared perfectly solvent, and con
.r fidence in its financial ability ha!
)r again been restored. President Bige
low was one of the most promieni
l bankers of the country.
''OUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
-densed Throughout the State.
S. C. NEWS
T'here are four candidates for may
or of Spartanburg.
A cor.mrission has been applied fo
for the opening of a newv bank a
Messrs. R. A. Cooper and St. Ju
lien Jervey have been commissione<
Sas solicitors of the seventh and tent:
P. S. Campbell was knocked uncon
scious by two negroes and robbed o
Sabout $6o about one mile below Latt;
on Saturday night.
The corner stone of the Columbi;
Female college was laid on Monda:
afternoon by the grand lodge of Ma
sons. The fine buildings in the su
-burbs are progressing nicely.
New Mack will be hanged at Man
ning on Friday of this week. Las
December Mack, with a shotgun
shot down his stepfather-in-law, thes
put a load in the arm of another ne
~'gro and tried to kill a third one, tell
ing one witness that he was going t<
be a desperado.
The little white girl, daughter o
Mr. Quinn, who was wounded. i:
Spartanburg on Saturday night, ha
since died. Bob Nance, one of th
men who, it is charged, did the shoot
ing escaped, and has not been hear<
of. Bishop, the other man, was plac
ed under arrest.
State Treasurer Jennings went t<
SNew York to arrange to borrow mon
ey for the state. Additional mone:
As needed for the payment of the stat
pensions and it is likely that Cap'
$100,000 at this time to meet the pay
ment of pensions.
The Dunkards have begun the erec
tion of a church building in the uppe
part of Spartanburg county. The:
eac a believe that brethren shouli
not to go to law with each other. but
that all disputed business matters
should be referred to the c'hurch for
settlement. They believe in paying
debts, and if one of their society re
fuses to pay an honest debt, whether
due to one of the brethren or an ont
sider, after being duly admonished,
he is excluded from the brothei-hood.
Sam Pick, a negro about 75 years
of age, was discovered dead in his
house in the heart of Aiken early on
Monday morning, his skull crushed
and his throat gashed. It appears
that the old man was killed some time
during Friday night and it is thought
that robbery was the probable mo
tive Upon circumstantial evidence Jas
Work, colored, and his wife have
been arrested, charged with the crime.
Work was a member of the jury of
T e inquest over the body oA Abe
McDamiel, the old negro who was
killed by a mob in Sullivan township,
fourteen miles west of Laurens, was
held. The daughters of the dead man
claimed to have recognized P. H.
Baldwin, a white man and near neigh
bor, as one of the mob. Baldwin was
arrested. He says he will prove an
I alibi. According to the evidence giv
en at the inquest, a party of men
went to McDaniel's home and at
tempted to enter the negro's house
through the door. Instantly the
crowd was fired upon by McDaniel.
The fire was promptly returned with
fatal effect. The negro was shot only
one time, the charge taking effect in
the right side. After shooting the old
man the crowd went up stairs, took
McDaniel's two single daughters,
Mary Jane and Evelina, from the
house to a nearby wood, where a se
vere whipping was given each of the
women. The crowd then dispersed.
Baldwin has been granted bail in the
sum of $2,500.
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We invite one and all to in
sDect our fine line of
Our goods are prettier and
cheaper than ever, and it will
be to your interest to come and
MRS. S. W. CA LES,
Prosperity, S. C.
Why Rob Yourself of More
SThan 3 Cents per Pound
- On Cotton~?
Do you want to get from 10
-to 11 cents for cotton next fall
while other cotton only brings
6 1-2 to 7cts?
-Do you want to grow cotton
that will bring a difference in
price sufficient to more than
pay for the picking and fertilizer?
SIn fact will almost cover the en
tire expense of making|the crop?
If so, I can furnish you the
seed. Every ten bales will
bring $125.00 to $150.00 more
-than other varieties. 5C 'bash
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 stale
ment is true. I am planting
only Florodora this year.
-Well bred Berkshire and
Poland China Pigs for Sale.
THE LAW IN ICELAND.
Prisoner Could Not be Locked Up
Because He Had Lost Warrant.
In the midst of all the debate awak
ened, especially in England. by Hall
Caine's treatment of the problem of
his "Prodigal Son," as yet there has
been said not a word of the novelist's
praise of Iceland customs and mor
als. The Anglo-Saxon world knows
nothing of such primitive honesty as
is known in that northern land,' nor
S:ephen Marshall, the "factor" of a
great London trading-house, station
ed now at Reykjavik, who knows the
Island better than any other Euro
pean, declares that scarcely would it
be possible to exaggerate upon the
native's respect for any least outward
expression of the law.
Marshall says he was crossing the
wild country that lies between Reyk
javik and Akureyri, the chief among
the northern trading stations, about
two years ago, w4hen he met a man
riding 'his pony toward the capital.
"What is your name?" asked the
"Where are you going?"
While it last
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A dollar expended with us will d
We offer the trade our best effort
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We offer some dainty Mercerized
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We have nice line Kni,:kerbock!
Dimities, Ducks, DeLaines and oth
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Our Shoes are built to wear. 01
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g Whenever you start out on a:
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+ MAYES' DI
*No one taking you?"
--No: the sheriff v:a busy. so he
gave me his warrant and sent me on
Whereupon the two exchanged
snuff and parted.
Four days later, as Marsball was
returning, he again met this felfow,
evidently on the way back to his
"What?" he exclaimed, naturally
surprised. "Stefan Thorsteinsson?
Why, you said you were going to
"So I was, and I went; but they
would not let me in."
"I somewhere'lost the warrant, and
the sheriff at Reykjavik said he could
not receive me without it."
"But why then are you not already
at home. You should have made the
journey in two days."
To this, the answer may sound with
a comic-opera note to American read
ers, but in it, says Marshall, lies the
care of the whole Icelandi reverence
I for the machinery of the law: Stefan.
had lost two days' time looking for
the warrant which would have locked
him up.-Chicago Record-Herald.
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er dress goods. Our Tussoh Silks
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r men's Shirts are beauties. We
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'unnecessary steps and much*
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