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Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the State.
Ftrmer Sulerisor Speegie, of e
Greenville county. is ill at liender- a
sourille. N. C.. and will not be re
qu red t.o come to Grenville at pres
l.st e.an'tTh :anld Kay Robinson
sentencel t , ve years in the
n- 1 itentiary fo r the killing of yr tle
B ur in upper Greenville.
l e has been1 arreSted at
Tn' . N. C.. charged with the mur
S . Pi'Inby at Glassy Moun
e> llJ epeer. 1896.
Sumey wCa acquitted in
I =: , Ilt rder of Oscar
y v\a- ):It 132
= 11 P4 Ituv }actt \'e: e
-~ ~ :1) i fr .=I11 ,"t 20 cent a
This wa- the biggest break
i . . ket has had in several years.
R. L. and C. E. Graham. ui Green
ave easel fr 18 months the
:i. C otton Mill at Goldvile In
c.;:.. Y.. Varn be lan
\es l;. the negru charged
*i ;ttemp1t tc co,lmmitt rape il Sum
e. aS tr:e( at -pecial term o court
md3 i"ec :_ ;o years in the pen
t -' io.J. has been e lect
rd manager of the Columbia street
ral:.av to succeed P. 1. Welles, who
bcc:mes manager of the Union and
Gl:a Sprtl:gs raiway.
C , A. B. Andrews of Raleigh, N.
C.. irst vice-president of the South
-err railway. has been elected presi
dent of the Blue Ridge railroad to
succeed the late 1. C. Beatty. The
company's offices will be removed
from Greenville to Anderson.
An attempt to poison the tamily
of Mrs. J. A. Ferguson near Clinton
by putting poison in a well has been
discovered. Several members of the
family and household were made ill
but they have recovered. A negrc
bo-, named Jake Carwile is suspecte(
:an( is being searched for.
I. A. Pride, commercial agent of th
Seaboard Air Line at Columbia. r
said to be going to be appointed as
sistant general passenger agent of th
Seaboard Air Line with headquarter
The supreme court has granted
new trial to Earle Rochester, th
Oconee county farmer, sentenced b
Spccial Judge McCullough to han
for the murder of WValter Mills wit
whom Roshester quarreled oecause<
the killing of the latter's hogs whi<
:had gotten into Mills' wheat field.
The dispensary issue caused qui
~a lively episode in the district confe
ence of the Methodist church at B<
ton. Thursday afternoon. The d
-C r was rapp)ed good and har
and -come preachers went so tar
to ~av how the members of th
churches stood on' the issue. Senal
La hner. although not a member
cofierence, asked the priviledge
speaking. He said that he would w
the wxhole business out of the st
if iae had the power. but thought it
place: of the ministers of the gos
to preach the gospel and not d
political matters into the chu
Then some minister attacked the
ator's position. and there was a Iin
dilscussion until a word from Bis
Duncan ended it.
Funrther investigation of 'the su:
visor' office oi Greenville rev
more startling state of affairs. It
bet :n made public that Ex-Superv
Speegie received S1.200 for work <
byV 'e chainganig. which he dep
edl t his personal account. There
been1 a lit of county proCety sol
so. h:.t :here is n:. reco~rd mad
T o the b)oilet explo,ion cn the
boa; Benminlgt(n. ~which 0cci
Friday, 49 men were killed an
were wounded. some of whom
die:. The vesse was lying in
Die2go harbor, California, wher
di.taster occurred. Lieut. N. K.
Lry, a native of Columbia was 1
rLiemn. Victor Blue, also a nati
this state. was saved from inju:
havmrg been taken to a hospiti
da~. before with appendicitis. G
KTir.x, hospital attendant, and
ti- e of Laurens was also killed.
wCee 250 men aboard the ship
the accident occurred and man:
were hurled or- forced to jum1
the sea by the terrific exp
;vc:lite a rt of the deck.
;ems of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the World.
.\rrests are expected soon in the
)!tonl leak case in the department o
In Shanghai there is a belief that"
1e Chinese boycott of :\mericn rt
;o(s will be shortlived.
G!vrniet experts are s:ndyin i
he diamond-back terrapin at the
nited States experimental farm on
he Ch. ptantk river. Ml d.il
The Russian Zemsto\ Congre S
assed restduti' ns againt: officials
i(lati,,n uf private and social rights.
Two hundred persons (lied(l during
he week in New York from the h)t
.pell. which was broken yesterday.
The 'anamia canal c' mmi s ion Ia
)-i r id, 17n1 Supll ing '.000
. 0ac a Italian an d C h in ese lab o r
r,,r work in the canal.
lr . Ernestine l;erk killed her cell
ntpaniln. Mrs. ALar I.arkins. in an
insanie asylum at Traverse City,
The body of General Blacknar. late
cummander-in-chlel of the Grand
Army of the Republic, left Chicago
4-;o t' n5 of dynanite will be ex
pio(ledl in tl hiarbo'r of F'ortsmoul,
N. HI.. in the \VIellng and dleepenIllg
Th' e town "f Gcorg"etown, Indiana,
wa:. abni'st wanled away by a cloud
rst. The w\ater \as :hree teet in
the main street of the town. How
ever, no lives are reported lost.
Yellow fever has been discovered
n Ne Orleans by the Mobile phy
si ians sent there to investigate. Mo
bile has established quarantine
against New Orleans.
The jury in the case of Congress
man Williamson, who with others
was tried in Portland, Ore.. for com
licity in land frauds, disagreed after
being out 46 hours. This is the same
case in which Senator Mitchell was
convicted a short time ago.
. The striking teamsters of Chicago
have called off the strike, but it is
I said that hardly a fourth can get back
their jobs, which have been filled by
s Mayor Dunne, of Chicago, will ad
- dress the Georgia League of Munic
e ipalities at Mz;con, August 16.
s The city National Bank of Kan
sas City has closed its doors, due tc
a thhe Devlin failure a few weeks ago.
e Sam Green, a 16-year old negrc
y boy, was shot in his cell at Nev
gBraunfels, Tex., for-assault on a four
h year old child.
Reports from various cities show
:h that hundreds of persons died fror1
the heat and that there were numer
te ouis prostrations.
r J. Fraise Richard charges thati
I ohn HyIde's division of the censu
s in 1900 government figures were gi'
d en out wrongfully.
A statute to Ensign Worth Bagle
eir who wa killed in the Spanish-Amer
:or can war, to cost $4,0o0, will be erec
of ed soon at Raleigh, N. C.
f Fred Montgomery, a waiter
ipe Sandwitch, Ont., is dying from
ate wound in his heart, inflicted by a h
the pin by a woman.
e The Chinese boycott has been I
ray gun against American goods. TI
*ch- Chiese merchants are mamifesti
en- much interest in the movement.
rly Near Callman, Mass., Charlie M
hop sey had a quarrel with his swe
heart, Miss Brown, and shot her
per- the head, inflicting a wound fr
eal which she will probably die.
as The Balfour government was
-isor feated in the house of commons b
lone majority of three votes. It is ha
osi- l j vlikely that the governrnent will
hassign at once.
d al- Judge Pritchard at Asheville
e n refused to appoint a receiver for
South Carolina and Georgia Raih
gu- now being operated by the So
irr err. A petition to this effect was
d 5 by H. H. Cumming.
ill Governor Higgins has called or
San New York legislature, now in
Sthe sion, to investigate the Eupita
Per- affairs. All insurance compam1es
tilled. ing business in that state will b
ve of cluded in the investigation.
ry by The books of the Town Topic
Il the are to be closely examined in s
eo. F. as they deal with the book for v
aa na-iCharles H. Ahle is said to hay
There licited subscriptions under al
whhen threats of blackmail.
e' men Jack Donnelly. manager for
Sinto Grosvenor, of New York, prot
osioni.n,the award in the four-in-hand1
+a tantie City Horse Shos
clines Passes--Anr_uals Are Still -on
zecretar: Bonaparte-s is not the
Iv cab:iet p+cket wherein no rail
ad passes are to be found. An- bea
lncement fr~o the navy depart
ent that he hal curte,nsl de
ied (tfers if the attractive little tei
rds. which fit nicely int leather
aile cases. t~ be had at any the
a:her st~res in tw in. has made hi=
titnde pr,ninient. Mr. Bonaparte.
he sure. declined in far mire grace
i terms tihan (lid representative tri
aker. he radical Br' ,klyn member.
c,,iipl, year- av. when a railr,-,ad c"X
,rw\ar(de,ilihim an l: ? 1: -
:a(le puic ,). r - e1 i ll nih ch ;h
ec raiirad hit indicates that his re- i
sal was an entirely p~lite "ne. which -:1
Wnld not have given Offence.
There are other men around presi- i1
lent R,osevelt's cabinet table who h
ave not accepted courtesies from the a
ailroads. and are not doing so now. t
here are. also. cabinet members who a
re traveling on passes. One holder ti
if a port foli~ said yestrday that ne
tad steadfastly <lecline( these tavors
ver since he entered the cabinet. but
id not wish ti aivertise his dleclina-i
tion to the wi"rld. Cabinet nembers
travel on public business. as a rule. in
which case, of course. they are entit- i
led to reimbur-eIent from the gcv
ernment. They also travel a
(leal on their private account.
TO ,0ome of thleml. not m1en1 of
large means. the use of railroad pass
es would be a help financially. in
view of the meager salaries that cabi
net officers are paid.
The practice of sending annuals to
government officials is observed by
the railroads to a limited extent. In
some cases these are sent on the ini
tiative of the railroads. but not al
ways. As the capital is located in
the eastern part of the country, the
proffers of transportation are more
numerous from railroads running east
of the Allegh.enies than elsewhere.
But they also come from railroads
running through the states in which
cabinet officers reside. It goes with
out saying that if a cabinet officer
should ask for transportation he
would receive it promptly.
There is supposed to prevail a
somewhat similar rule with reference
-Ito United States senators. And yet
there are men in the senate, just as
there are men in the cabinet, who, in
Straveling, walk up to the ticket office
-and put down good money for theni
tickets just as the average citizer
must do. It is not improbable tha
itteen or twenty such men could b'
tound in the senate, perhaps more
On the other hand there are man:
enators who have a card case fille'
w1th annual passes. especially c
troads passing through their respec
tive states and on to WVashington.
at The percentage of members of thi
a house holding annual passes is muc
Ltt-Ismaller. There, as in the senate,
small contingent refuse to accept fr<
-e-transportationl because of their ofi
he cial position.~ A few hold annua
ng over big railroad systems. But
large proportion of the members
as-the house who ride on the railroa
et without paying do so on trip passe
n A member of the house can gent
ally secure those desirable slips of ~
Iper for the asking, not only for hi:
d e- self, but for his family. Some oft
v a more obscure members. possessi
rdd but lit-tle influence, can get pas
re only for themselves. They have
pay for their families. Some rece
has passes for their clerks and mess
the gers: others do not. It is well und
vay, stood in congressional circles t
uth--sonie roads are more generous v
Filed such fav' rs than o:hers. Senat
have to worry about such things
the tie if at all, but the topid of pa
see--iis a very interesting one to n
ble's members of the national house
do- year around.
in- In the departments generally am
inthe subordinates of cabinet offi
Co the possession of passes dep
faar'much upon the importance of th<
hichhich ial. It is safe to say that a I
so-proortonof the assistant sec>
egged ries can travel free if they cl
Few of them do pay for their ti
Mrsrs portation. Some are offered an1
estted by certain railroads; some only
emstrip passes, secured by request.
:as farther down the line of official
s nis raIroad are w lien traveling " ma
his own business or for pleasure. der
-ear or so ago there was quite a wo
tailment of these privileges among shi
ernmen: )ficials, but the restric- the
i ha\ e apparently been discontin- the
and it was only a few weeks ago c:
t 'me railroad official, testifying ,n:
're the -senate inter-state corn-m
ree co mlittee. declared that the tr:
eptance 'f passes was general ar'
)ng government oficials. I Ie add- ta
that i- wa; n wv''ider. as the pre-z- an
it. ;enat'rs and others high in au- m
vrity. Ser the examl)le. p.
ince he rettlnrt'ed fr I his western n
p. it has been stated that President
,';...velt :i paying his 'wi : raveli n r
1eie \whetnever he leave- \ash- :1:
i( 1 1 :(\ ini I' i 1( al train. i i(I~ '
( i'~ br : (ie-e:tui.Mr.
SeVlt i the las i\'" "r three
'mh ,ia< made a )ii h"le in his
iart v. 'ditany pe 'ple believe c''n res
mi d make an allowance f"r the
esident's traveling expenses. s that
: c-nid travel with proper dignity
id vet n')t he placed under ol')1iga
on t' the railr( ads. Mr. Cleveland r
wars 1nsisted on having a first-class
ket for himself wherever he wvent
ni he >a.I Ir inla: at of his ow I t
rivate puir-e. whether he was travei
n i a private car "r "n a ;peeml
The raiir'ads. naturally, w\onid like
1be rid f th e pass evil. Hl )wev<er
eadily they write an annual or a trip
in my entire line
cause of their
a powders the I
a Lazell's ViC
r- Mennen's '1
a Lazell's Tal
to Bear in m
ive and Extract:
e"-, name are rel
hat ~ Lazell's Vi,
orsi ir. a glass J
"t- ounces of di
ost iTalcum cani
the te pic
ong Talcum is ul
anS- The Rii
ter, there is not a railroad pres
:t or passenger traffic manager who
ai! no prefer that every man
,aldj pay his way. The theory of
railro ad pa:s. f course. is that
recipient thereof is able to do the
-poratisin .,ime service or aid it in
;e wa a- 4)1e imc. Perhaps this
,c true in bringing passenger
I to a- in the case of certain
nv an,: Iavy oiTicers. who have a
In :ie transp,rtation of soldiers
i:or,. But there are always
;aIV peo )pi in politics and out of
etics asking stch favors who have
nghi: t A-lem. and also many who
ht not ti accept the favors if
1. AIId the large proportion ot
railr,ad passes can render
-trv:c- watever in return to tne
Not Old Age.
--elJ. J,hn. how are you today?"
:ked a Scottish minister on meeting
ne 1f his parishioners.
"Gev weel. sir: gey weel," replied
ohn cautiously: "gin it wasna for the
heumatism inI the richt leg."
-"Ah. John. be :hankful, for there is
11 mistake you are getting old like
he rest o u;. and old age doesn t
"Auui age. sir." returned John. "I
s nder to hear ye. Auld age has
aething tae dae wi't. Here's my
thler leg jist aS auld. an' it's soond
n' soppple yet."
of goods. Call
ity, S. C.
ds re Full
~'of them sold be
r the following
>est at the prices
let Talcum 25c.
lolet Talcum 25c.
id that Powders
a Bearing Lazell's
olet Talcum put up
ar, containing six
not be excelled.
e Lazell's ten cent
-rht rug Store.