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VOL. XLII. NO,, 64 NEWBERRY, S. 0., TUESDAY IMAY 9p 1905. TWICE A WE.$.0AYA
NEWS FROM EXCELSIOR.
Death of Mr. Ch-.eie Counts-Trus
tees Excelsior School-Per
Excelsior, May 8.-We are having
more rain and the farmers are not
through planting cotton yet. Cotton
is coming up nicely and in places wilf
do to thin out.
Miss Julia Shealy, of Little Moun.
tain, is visiting Miss Carrie Cook.
The Rev. J. H. Pearcy, of Whit
mire. has been on a visit to Mr. D.
B. Cook's family.
If the rains continue for a white
Ionger it will beat the farmers' con
vention in the way of reducing the
acreage of cotton.
The Mt. Pilgrim school closed last
The Rev. J. A. Sligh preached an
interesting sermon here Sunday af
ternoon to a large' audience. Mr.
Sligh is one of our ablest preachers,
and he is held in high: esteem by his
The following trustees were elcted
at a recent meeting to serve another
year in our school: Messrs. D. B.
Cook, J. C. Singley and J. A. C. Kib
ler. We are informed they will put
in the new desks in the near future,
which speaks well for the school.
Mrs. J. C. Singley received the sad
intelligence yesterday that her father,
Mr. Charley Counts, who lives near
Pomaria. was dead. Mr. Counts has
been confined to his room for some
time in a critical condition.
. We had a hard rain and wind in this
section on Saturday night.
Mrs. J. S. Wheeler and children
spent Sunday with her sister at Little
Mrs. J. D. Stone and children have
been on a visit to her father's" family
at Gary's Lane. Sigma.
+ BLA(LU DRESS 600|
1 lot Black Dres:
*$1.25, our price 7
+ I lot Black Dres:
* 85c. our price 49
* I lot Black Dres
49c. our price 24c
* I lot 36 in. Taff
+ ed, $l.500our pric
* 1 lot Black Peai
* I lot Jap. Silk
85c. our price 39<
g All colored Woo
+ in the house, valu
* our price 39c. the
* Ghildren 0
* gest stores.
OYAMA HAS 390,000 MEN.
Immense Jap Force Collected to
Overthrow the Russians.
Gadgeyadana, Manchuria, May 7.
Since April 29 the Japanese have been
advancing slowly and intermittently,
pushing forward their columns sac
cessively from right to left under cov
er Lf a screen of cavalry and Chinese
bandits. The advance has resulted
in straightening the alignment of the
opposing armies. Russian detach
ments, were far advanced on the
flanks being forced to retire. Eda
gou, to the eastward, was occupied
on May 5, but under pressure by the
Russians the Japanese later evacuat
ed the place. On the left the Russian
cavalry retired behind the Liao river,
the Japanese occupying Palaotun,
Sanlingan and Batzya.
The village of Shadhedzi, on the
railroad north of Changtufu, has been
occupied and burned by the Japanese.
There was a sharp brush with Chi
nese bandits on the extreme Russian
It is reported that the Japanese
armies in the centre have been rein
forced. The force at Field Marshal
Oyama's disposal, according to in
formation recently received is 348
batt'lions, or 390,000, men.
The Japanese are said to have arm
ed 25,000 or 30,000 Chinese bandits
with captured Russian rifles. The
Chinese population has been drafted
by the Japanese for roadmaking and
intrenching, and roads are being con
structed to Sihminpu, Banchensee and
Beth Eden Items.
Beth Eden, May 8.-We are having
fine seasons and grain is -looking
Miss Pearl Goodlette is visiting in
town among friends and relatives.
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THE OGDEN WRECK.
Railroad Commissioner Earle Files
His Report on Wreck of Educa
Railroad Commissioner Earle has
tiled his report on the wreck of the
Ogden special at Greenville and the
commission set May 23 for the hear
ing, when the crews of the two trains,
:he yardmasters at Greenville, the
operators and dispatchers handling
orders affecting either train and the
superintendents -of the Charlotte and
Savannah divisions will appear in an
swer to summons to give evidence,
and will be asked to bring copies of
all orders and telegrams affecting the
moving of the special. No passen
gers will be summoned.
The report discloses that Green
ville was not notified by what is
known as "Order No. 31," which the
yardmaster receipts for in triplicate,
the operator checking back "com
plete" to the dispatcher, but Com
missioner Earle reports that Night
Operator Lebby told him that he
placed a copy of a schedule of the
special on Yardmaster Faussaux's
ook before 3 o'clock Saturday morp
ing. Mr. Earle was unable to see Mr.
Faussaux, but he makes this signifi
cant report of an interview he had
-ith Yardmaster Riser, who succeed
ed Faussaux at 7 o'clock fifty-five
-inutes before the wreck occurred:
"I saw John Riser, Jr., who came on
duty as yardmaster at 7 a. m. Mr.
Riser says that he went to his file
hook in the telegraph office soon as
he came on duty; that he relieved M.
G. Faussaux, who turned over no or
ders to him and said nothing about
a special train; he further says that
there were no orders on his file con
cerning this special train. He went
immediately out .ad at the time of
YU WHMITE AND CC
I lot Persiar
where our price 23c
rof its I lot whit4
.tan 25c. our pric<
1 lot India
iberry our price 8c.
all Mil- I lot color
-ht price Ilo Sh e
Lent arnd $2.50, our pr
rand in 1 lot Shoes
ant, and $2.00, our pri
ce store I lot Shoes
rnade. $1.50, our pr
Miss Bessie Sligh -has returned to
her home, after spending a week with
her father, Mr. A.. C. Sligh.
Mrs. Mary Goodlette is spending
a while in Long Lane with her sister,
Mrs. Willie Caldwell, who has been
Mrs. Thomason, who lives at the
Burton place, has been quite sick
last week, but she is improved at this
Mr. S. A. Jeter has sold his fine
There was preaching here yester
day afternoon and Rev. W. K. Sligh
gave us an interesting sermon. A
Sunday school was organized.
It was my pleasure to attend on
May 4, the wedding of Mr. Jim Gra
ham, of Pomaria, and Miss Mattie
Hentz, of Walton. The bride, who is
always very attractive, was unusually
so on this occasion. She was gowned
in cream silk, trimmed in lace and
ribbons, and carried a bouquet of
bride's roses. The groom is one of
Pomaria's energetic -merchants. The
Rev. J. J. Long performed the cere
mony. The supper was elegant. I
also attended the reception next day
at the home of Mr. John Graham, the
groom's father, and it was equal, if
equal there could be, of the wedding.
These young people start out under
very favorable circumstances. Their
presents were many and useful. Along
the way I found the crops all up and
the farmers happy in the hope of
another good year.
Mr. and Mrs. Ch4rlton Cromer
spent yesterday at Mr. A. C. Sligh's.
Miss Mattie Lee and Messrs.
Claude and Hubert Sligh spent Sun
day at Mr. Charlton Cromer's.
Three negroes, found guilty of mur
der in Decatur, Ala., have 'been sen
tenced to be hanged on June r6.
is5 department is
~rry and cut the j
est stores of Nev
aim to undersell
stores of S. C., an
trade drifting to the rii
roof to us that home te
atment is still in del
y. It's business we w
1l come to the right pri
k, special prices will be
tan the price of
e Right Price St<
the accident was at what was known
as the 'overhead bridge,' (a distance
535 yards from the telegraph sta
tion.) Mr. Riser says he had no no
tice of the time at which this special
train was to arrive, but knew that
such a train was coming in some
time, and that it would be third class
(it being an extra,) and that his work
train would have the right of way on
the main line: that he received a copy
of the schedule hereto attached after
the wreck, getting a copy of it from
the dispatcher, but understands that
a telegram, a copy of which follows
-"4-29-05. Extra ioo, Ogden spec
ial, reach Greenville 7:55"-was plae
ed on his file at 7:18 a. m., while he
was at this overhead bridge."
Mr. Earle says in his report tlial
he was unable to see Engineer James
Hunter, of the special and could not
learn what kind of orders he had, he
asserts, but that there are many dif
ferent opinions prevailing as to
whether the special's crew, coming
from the Savannah division, was fan
miliar with the road on the Charlotte
division. rand he recommends that
particular attention be paid to this
detail at the investigation.
Mrs. J. W. Gray, believed to be
wealthy, and said to be the widow of
a Chicago broker, and who ,was de
scribed by her friends as a remarka
bly beautiful woman, committed sui
cide in the Hotel Imperial in New
York on Saturday by shooting. It
appears from letters which she leff
that she became infatuated with a
married man, and when he deserted
her she killed herself in the hotel
where they had been staying.
adopted by a rising vote of the Mass
achusetts house of representatiVes.
General Lee vi'sited the Massachu
setts house of representatives just
prior to his death in Washington.
ORED WASH GOODS
l IIc.the yd.g
Linen value l21c.
d Organdy and
Oc. our price 5c. 0
and Slippers value+
nd Slippers value
est and big