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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More of Lees Interest Con
densed Outside the State.
The steamer Arkansas was sunk in
a collision with another steamer off
the Massachusetts coast on Sunday
night. One life was lost.
A tornado passed over Central Ok
lahoma and part of Indian Territory
on Friday. Two persons were killed
and ten others were injured in the
town of Owl, I. T., which was almost
Resolutions upon the death of Gen
eral Fitzhugh Lee, of Virginia, were
adopted by a rising vote of the Mass
achusetts house of representatives.
General Lee visited the Massachu
setts h.ouse of representatives just
prior to his death in Washington.
The police of New York telegraph
ed to Norfolk, Va., to arrest Susie
Edwards, colored. The negro left a
9-year-old girl in the baggage room
on the pier in New York and failed to
call for her before the steamer sailed.
Later the girl lapsed into an uncon
scious state and was taken to a hos
pital, where she died.
President Roosevelt on Sunday
night at Glenwood Springs. Col., en
trtained at dinner his companions on
his three weeks' hunt in the Rocky
mountains. After the dinner the pres
ident bade them an affectionate fare
well and promised that all would live
forever in his fondest memory.
* In a street fight in Terrell, I. T., be
tween Jo Mattehws, a farmer, and
Bruce Roberts, Matthews was instant,
ly killed. Matthews had objected to
the attention of Roberts to his daugh
ter. The night before he learned they
were married, and, meeting them in
the public road, fired on R berts,
frightening the latter's team, the
bride being injured in a runaway. The
father took the daughter to his home.
Later he and his son-in-law met at
the livery stable, and Matthews was
nOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the State.
A destructive fire, originated by
lightning, has occurred in Cameron.
At a large meeting of the Orange
burg Cotton Growers association the
plan to use tion bags instead of
burlaps was heartily endorsed.
Arrangements are being perfected
for the meeting of the State Press
association at White Stone Springs
Ex-President Grover Cleveland
was the guest of the Winyah Indigo
society, of Georgetown, at its 192d
annual banquet on Friday night.
Thomas Howze, the son of a prom
inent business man of Union, was
found dead in a gasoline house in
that town on Friday mornig. He had
spoken of being sick, and it is suppos
ed that descending the few steps in
to the tank pit the fumes of the gaso
line overcame him.
As a result of the establishment of
a New York branch of the depart
ment of immigration, Commissioner
of Immigration Watson is nowv pre
pared to fill any call for any amount
of labor witin sixty hours. The of
fice has been simply swamped with
applications from every section of the
country, but especially from the
A young white man named Daniel
Driggers, living about four miles
-from Mant.ing, attempted suicide or
Friday afternoon by drinking w~his.
key and laudanum. He was discover
ed in time to save his life. Drigger!
is only about 18 years old, and says
he intended to kill himself simply be.
cause he was tired of living. He is
-well grown for his age, but has only
One day a beautiful girl lookee
out of her window, and saw her rud<
brother on the pavement, walking
about with his feet in the air. "Tom,'
she said reprovingly, "don't Tom,]
wouldn't do that, Tom--indeed
wouldn't." "You wouldn't?" replie<
the rude boy looking up and speaking
with marked and malicious emphasis
"You wouldn't? By Jacks, you could.
MR. CLEVELAND ON WOMAN'S
Woman's Best Club Is The Home
The Lash For Wife Beaters.
Grover Cleveland, twice President
of the United States, has an article
on --Woman's Mission and Woman's
Clubs" in the current number of the
Ladies' Home Journal. He says, in
"One who can remember a mother's
love and a mother's care in childhood,
or who has known in later days the
joys a devoted wife brings to the life
of man, ought to be able to calculate
upon general experience so largely
tallying with his own that he need not
fear protest or dissent in treating of
the scope and character of woman's
mission. It is a melancholy fact,
however. that our subject is actually
one of difficult approach; and it is a
more melancholy fact that this ap
proach is made difficult by a dislo
cation of ideas and by false perspec
tives on the part of women them
selves. To those of us who suffer
periods of social pessimism, but who.
in the midst of it all, cling to our
faith in the saving grace of simple
and unadulterated womanhood, any
discontent on the part of woman with
her ordained lot, or a restless desire
on her part to be and to do something
not within the sphere of her appoint
ed ministrations, cannot appear
otherwise than as perversions of a gift
of God to the human race.
"The restlessness and discontent to
which I have referred is most strong
ly manifested in a movement which
has for a long time been on foot for
securing to women a right to vote
and otherwise participate in public af
fairs. Let it here be distinctly under
stood that no sensible man has fears
of injury to the country on account of
such participation. It is its danger
ois, undermining effect on the char
acters of the wives and mothers of
our land that we fear. This particu
lar movement is so aggressive, and so
extreme in its insistence, that those
whom it has fully enlisted may well
be considered as incorrigible. At a
very recent meeting of these radicals
a high priestess of the faith declared:
-No matter how bad the crime a wo
man commits, if she can't vote, and is
classed with idiots and criminals and
lunatics, she should not be punished
by the same laws as those who vote
obey.' This was said when advocat
ing united action on the part of the
assembled body to prevent the execu
tion of a woman proved guilty of the
deliberate and aggravated niurder of
her husband. The speaker is report
ed to have further announced as ap
parently the keynote of her address:
'f we could vote we'd be willing to be
hanged.' It is a thousand pities that
all the wives found in such company
cannot sufficiently upon their minds
to see the complete fitness of the
homely definition which describes a
good wire as 'a woman who loves her
husband and her country, with no de
sire to run either;' and what a blessed
thing it would be if every mother and
every. woman, whether mother, wife.
ister, or maid, who either violent
ly demands or wildly desires for wo
men a greater share in the direction
of public affairs, could realize the ev
erlasting truth that 'the hand that
rocks the cradle is the hand that
rules the world.'
"There is comfort in the reflection
that. even though these extremists
may not be amenable to reformation,
there is a fair prospect that their
manifest radicalism and Lheir blun: a
vowal of subverting purposes will ef
fectively warn against a dangerous
widt. acceptance of their theories.
"The real difficulty and delicacy of
our topic becomes most apparent
when we come to speak of the less
virulent and differently directed cil
movemens that have crossd the ever
tenor of the way of womanhood.
do not include those movements
which amount to nothing more thar
woman's association or co-operatior
in charitable, benevolent and religiou:
work, largely l'ocal in its activities
and in all its qualities and purposes
eniry fitted to a woman's highesi
nature and best impulses. I speal
more especially of the women's clubs
of an entircly different sort whici
have grown up in all sec+rions of oui
land, and which have already becom<
so numerous that in the interests a:
their consolidated management
National Federation of Woman'
lubs have been created. I speak al
THE PACIFIC MUTUAL
Life Insurance Cnmpany of California
Organized 1868 on "Old Line" Plan.
Read what one who is recognized au
thority on the subject, has to say: "Of
late the magazines and daily papers
have ' much to say by way of criti
cism of certain Life Insurance Compa
nies, and especially with regard to the
Legal Organization of such Companies,
and of the manner of their control.
These CRITICISMS do not apply to
The Pacific Mutual, but DEMON
STRATE the Truth of the Assertion
that 'for POLICY-HOLDERS The
Pacific Mutual has the BEST Legal
organization." It is not controlled by
ONE or Two men, having no pecuniary
interest or responsibility save as policy
holders, or recipients of salary; But it
is contro'led by a BOARD of fifteen
Directors, not mere dummies, but Stock
holders in their own right, holding a
large amount of the Company's stock,
and Policyholners as well. The Direc
tors of the Company are men of high
Financial and Commercial standing, and
are by LAW made RESPONSIBLE for
the acts of the Officers of the CORPO
"The Company has a capital stock of
$500,000 Fully paid up in GOLD coin,
but while this Capital and the Stock
I holders' responsibility afford to Policy.
holders the GREATEST possible Secur
ity, it Costs participating Policyholders
NOTHING, but every dollar paid into
the Company by them and the ACCU
MULATION thereon, is applied to
their BENEFIT. There is no Other
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY trans;;
acting business in America whose Pol
icyholders, by Legal enactment, are so
Safe-guarded as are the Policyholders
of The Pacific Mutual."
Call on or write to me,
Genl. Agt. for S. C.,
Newberry, S. C.
Office over Post Office.
so of the vast number of associations
less completely organized, but no less
exacting of time and attention, whose
professed purposes are in many in
tances the intellectual improvement
or entertainment of the women com
posing their membership. Doubtless
in numerous cases the objects of
these clubs and associations are
shown in such a light and are made to
appear so good, or at least so harm
less, that a conscientious woman, un
less she makes a strong fight against
self-delusion, may quite easily per
suade herself that affiliation with
them would be certainly innocent and
perhaps even within the dictates of
duty. The danger of self-delusion
lies in her supposition that she is con
sulting the need of relaxation or the
duty of increased opportunity for in
tellectual improvement, when in point
of fact, and perhaps imperceptibly to
herself, she is taking counsel of her
discontent with the humdrum of her
After considering the woman's club
as a weapon of retaliation upon man
for neglect of his home and suggest
ing that the retaliation may fall upon
the innocent as well as the guilty, Mr.
Cleveland says "it may safely be as
sumed that among those who are
most disturbed by the growth of wo
man's clubism the sentiment is uni
versal that man's neglect of woman is
a dastardly offence and that the whip
ping post for wifebeaters would be a
wholesome feature of our crimninal
law." He goes on:
"I am persuaded that without exag
geration of statement we may assume
that th.ere are woman's clubs whose
objects and intents are not only
harmful, but harmful in a way thai
directly menaces the integrity of omi
homes and the benign disposition and
character of our wifehood and moth
erhood; that there are others harm
less in intent, but whose tendency is
toward waste of time and perversior
of effort, as well as toward the for
mation of the club habit, and the tol
eration or active patronage of less
innocent organizations; that there ar<
also associations of women whos<
purposes of charity, religious enter;
prise or intellectual improvement ar<
altogether laudable and wor:hy
Leaving this latter class out of ac
count, and treating the subject on the
-theory that only the other organiza
tions mentioned are under considera
tion, I believe that it should be boldi:
declared that the best and safest cini
for a wo~man to patronize is; hei
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- I
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. 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
I only Florodora this year.
Well bred Berkshire and
Poland China Pigs for Sale.
J. A. BURTON.
While it last
Best Patent, cottc
Best Half Patent,
Best Straight $5.:
Best Fresh Meal I
Best Grits, sack $
We wish to call your
Spring and Summer C
A dollar expended with us will d
We offer the trade our best effort
best. 'The prices the lowest for th<
We offerlsome dainty Mercerized
in price from ioc. to Soc. yd.
We have nice line Knickerbock
Diities, Ducks, DeLaines and otb
are dreams for waists or dre&ses.
Riverside Plaids, Southern Silks, C
Our Shoes are built to wear. Q1
sell Groceries. Get prices and see
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IWhenever you start out on a
* This plan will save you man'
* time. if we haven't just wha
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- goods as soon as youcan. It
every way to make selections
+ MAYES' DI
Dr. R. M. Kennedy,
Newber,, - - S. C.
OVER NATIONAL BANK.
2 car loads of
I car load of
and a lot of up
to-date and first
All to be had at
REASONABLE PRIGES at
A T. BROWN.
s it goes for
d fresh and all right,
attention to our line of
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Waistings, Skirtings, &c., ranging
uitings, Brousse Stripes, Callalettes,.
er dress goods. Our Tussoh Silks
heviots. Cottonades, &c
r as Shirts are beauties We
styles. Yours at xious to pleast-.
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unnecessary steps and mnuch*
tyou want then look elsewhere@
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will be to your advantage in*
before the final rush begins*