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AN UNNOTICED WAR.
An Expensive One in Which the
World is Taking No Interest.
New York Sun.
The world has been so busily en
gaged in watching the larger activi
ties in Manchuria that it has almost
Iorgotten Germany's little campaign
against its rebellious subjects in
Southwest Africa. It is, nevertheless,
an interesting little quarrel, and not
without instructive features.
The Herero revolt began in Janu
ary, 1904. By May of that year Ger
many had 6,ooo troops engaged in
trying to suppress it. Up to the
present time she has sent out,. all
told, nearly 14,000 men. The Berlin
correspondent of the London Times
reports to his paper that 59 officers
have been killed in action or have
died from disease, while the casual
ties in the ranks are given as 1,194,
including non-commissioned officers.
In addition to th-ese, 238 men have
been sent home permanently invalid
ed. The pecun:ary cost to Germany
up to the present time has been about
$6o,ooo,ooo. And the end is not yet.
The German army is getting a little
England has had in northern India.
in the Sudan and with the blacks of
South Africa. The German war office
is not extensively advertising tihe ac
tivites of the campaign, and it is in
timated that there is no disposition
to boast of the military achievements.
There are unofficial rumors, amount
ing almost to direct charges that the
British people in Cape Colony and
Bec:-uanaland are going to aid the
Herero insurgents. Such assertions
aremost unreasonable. With :.ooo.
ooo blacks in her own South African
possessions, England could take no
more dangerous step than tha' of
giving either aid ir encouragement to
the blacks in the immediate neighbor
hood. Herero success would almost
inevitably lead to unrest among the
blacks of the entire region, and possi
bly to a serious uprising.
The struggle is one of great diffi
culty for soldiers trained after the
German fashion. We are unable to
say how much of the area is covered
by the hostilities, but German South
west Africa is a vast barren wiidner
ness of nearly 325,000 square miles,
with a population of about 200,000
blacks, whose ability to jump from
bush to bush and hill to hill is de
cidedly greater than that of the Ger
man soldiery. When the struggle be
gan it was reported that the Hereros
were well armed and well supplied
with ammunition. Presumably they
are not yet destitute of guns and
bullers. But their strongest card is
played in wearing out their opponents
by drawing them into regions where
they will succu~mb to privation and
Had there been no war in Man
ch,. .ia we should probably have
heard more of this $6o,ooo,ooo tussle,
which has lasted twenty months,
with no clear signs of an early termi
A Prize Fight in Whicn the Wipner
Got the Maiden and the Gate
In the olden. golden chivalric age.
when Arthur sat at hins Table Round
and his banded kcni.gths, clothed horse
and man in stove-pipe armor, scoured
the country in quest of dragons. ogres
and such like disagreeable small deer,
it was not uncommon, when some
Dastard strove to carry off a fair
maiden to his secret castle and there.
wed her against her will. for an errant
hero bold to arise and calling him
"Catiff" (with a logotype "K")
pundh him through and through with
a lance, and having appropri-ated his
horse and ormor. which being very
expensive appear t-i have frequently
expeditior:. to marry the damozel
himself-and everybody lived happily
Had anyonve queried of us today as
'to whether any resemblance to the
been the chief object of the gallant's
ancient Arthurian knightly spirit ex
isted anywhere upon this earth. we
should have considered the question
trivial: had the inquiry been limited
to the island of Manhattarn. we would
htave deemed it absurd: and yet with
in that same metropolis of this great
republic of the United States it
sems ta now an-d then the lamp
of chivalry blazes up as brightly as I
and fhrilling story of just this kind,
ever it shone when Launcelot lanced
and Galahad gallivanted.
For the New York newspapers of
the week just passed told a tender
a stor. of trvo aspirants for a maid
en's favor battling it out to the end
(that is to say, until one, at least, of
them was tender and the other. no
doubt, thrilling to the tips of his toes)
under the Marquis of Queensbury
rules made and provided for the roped
arena, as the sporting papers delight
in terming it.
A Chicago youth. of pugilistic at
tainments ad considerable confidence
therein, and a New York ditto, were
both bewitched by the sparkling
eyes and winning ways of a daughter
of Gotham, and as the latter, it ap
with either, were t'other dear charm
er away," t'other dear charmer and
"t'otheris't" decided that they would
make a Harlem prize ring the medium
of awarding the engagement ring
and the pretty prize that each coveted.
And so .he matter was settled.
Eight rounds were fought, while the
maiden fair, a block away, fluttered
and wondered as to whom she would
be presented as the gage of victory.
Finally one of the smitten swains
that is to say, inone respect the least
smitten of the swains-was pronounc
ed the conqueror, and to him went t4he
girl and the gate receipts, which lat
ter amounted to $180.
The defeated champion bore his
fate like a man. "His nobs licked
me." he said to the maiden, and then
took -the next train for Chicago.
And the maiden? She spent the
next day in furnishing a flat in pro
spectu with the SiSo as happy as a
And who, after this, shall say that
the age of chivalry has passed away?
Had the whole affair :happened at
Camelot it could noc have been more
en regle or more evidently based on
the primal instincts of mankind.
Arcadia, the Millennium. or what
ever you choose to call it, is not
quite in sight yet.
To Take Drugery Out of Your Oc
Take pleasure in it.
Never feel above it.
Put your heart in it.
Work with a purpose.
Do it with your might.
Go to the bottom of it.
Do one thing at a time.
Be larger than your task.
Prepare for it thoroughly.
Make it a means of character 'build
Do it cheerfully, even if it is not
Make it a stepping stone to some
Endeavor to do it better than it
has ever been done before.
Make perfection your aim and be
satisfied with nothing less.
Do not try to do it with a part of
yourself-the weaker part.
Keep yourself in condition to do
it as well as it can be done.
Believe in its worth and dignity, no
matter how humble it may be.
Recognize that work is the thing
that dignifies and ennobles life.
Accept the disagreeable part of it
as cheerfully as .the agreeable.
See how much you can put into it~
instead of how much you can take out
Remember that it is only through
your work that you can grow to your
Train the eye, the ear, the hands,
the mind-all the faculties-in the
faithful doing of it.
Remember that work well done is
the highest testimonial of character
you can receive.
Use it as a tool to develop the
strong points of your character and
to eliminate the weak ones.
Remember that every vocation hasI
some advantages and disadvantages
not found in any other..
Regard it as a sacred task given
you to make you a be:ter citizen, and
to help the world along.
Remember that every neglected or
poorly done piece oi work stamps
itself ineffaceably on your character.
He Had Already Won.
Kansas City Times.
The following story is being told
of a man who lives in the eastern~
part of the city. Last week a young I
man, who 'had been attentive to the
ot.r man's raughter, asked him for
her hand in marriage.
"I'm sorry." said the fatrner, "but
I must refuse. I don't believe you
are the kind of man for her."
"I'll have her anyway," said the
youth, becoming bold.
"You won't," said the father, em
phatically; "We'll just see who wins
out in this matter."
"All right; I accept the challenge,"
said the other. "Is the fight r
"O, very well," sai-d thte you-di,
.then I've won. I married your
daughter two weeks ago Thursday."
Week End Rates, C., N. & L.
Commencing June 3rd, and continu
ing until and including September
2nd, 1905, the following week-end
rates will be on sale to the following
points, via the Columbia, Newberry
and Laurens, railroad to
Isle of Palms, $5.15
Sullivans Island 5.15
Cross Hill 2.00
Glenn Springs 2.10
White Stone 2.10
Tickets to the above points will be
sold on aSturdays good to return on
the following Tuesdays, for schedules
and further information telephone or
J. W. Denning, Agent.
Week End Rates via Southern Ry.
Effective Saturday June 3rd and
continuing to and including Septem
ber 3rd 1905 we will sell round trip
tickets continous passage in each di
rection for all Saturday trains and
Sunday morning train, good returning
leaving destination not later than
Tuesday following date of the sale at
rates as follows:
Anderson, S. C., $2.40.
Walhalla, S. C., $3.4o.
Chick Springs, S. C., $2.75.
Tyron, N. C., $3.85.
Saluda, N. C., $3.85.
Hendersonville, N. C., $3.85.
Asheville, N. C., $3.85.
Spartanburg, S. C., $2.10.
Greenville, S. C., $2.10.
White Stone, S. C., $2.10.
Union, S. C., $1.85.
Charleston, S. C., $5.i5
Isle of Palms, S. C. $5.i5.
Tybee, Ga., $5.15.
For further information phone or
J. P. Sheely,
We will insure your Frame
D w'elling for only sixty cents on
the hundred dollars, (not ex
posed), or better still, one dol
lar and eighty cents for five
years. Good business people
insure their property, why
don't you? Insurance on stock
and store buildings also,
HOLMES & McFALL,
Fire Insurance Agents.
(schedule in Effect April 16, 19o5-)
No- 52. Daily.
Lv. Newberry............12.36 p. m.
Ar. Laurens ...... ......1.50 p.mi
No. 2. Daily.
LV. L.aurens............ 1-S0 p. mn.
Ar. Greenwood............ 2.46 p. mn.
Ar. Augusta....-........ -5.20 p. in.
Ar. Anderson............ 7.10 p. mn.
NO. 42. Daily.
Lv. Augusta... ................. .35 p. mn.
Ar. Allendale.............. ..------ -- 3o p. mn.
Ar. Fairfax.. ...... ....................41 p. mn.
Ar. Charleston...........................740 p. mn.
r.Bewufcrt...................... ... 30 p. m
r.Fcrt R C)n!.. .... ...... .. .... ... 6.40 p. m
Ar. Savannah.......... ......... ...6.45 p. m-.
Ar. waycross .. ..................... Io.0o p. mn.
No. 1. gaily.
Lv. Lauxens......................... 2.07 p. mn
Ar. Spartanburg........................3.2O p..
No. 52. No. 87.
Daily. Ex. Sun.
v. Laurens. .......... ... 2.09 p. mn. 8.oo a. mn.
K. Greenville ............ 3.25 p. mD. 10 20 a. m.
Through P'ullmian Car S ervice between Au.
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We wish to call your
Spring and Summer C
A dollar expended with us will c
We offer the trade our best efforl
best. The prices the lowest for th
We offer some dainty Mercerized
in price from we. to 50c. yd.
We have nice line Knickerbock
Dimities, Ducks, DeLaines and oti
are dreams for waists or dresses.
Riverside Plaids, Southern Silks, C
Our Shoes are built to wear. 01
sell Groceries. Get prices and see
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* time. If we haven't just wh
We sha:i not urge you to buy
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every way to make selections
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attention to our line oe
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:s in selections. The styles are thei
a best goods.
Waistings, Skirtings, &c., ranging
Suitings, Brousse Stripes, Callalettep,,
er dress goods. Our Tussoh Si?sz
Spring and Summer Prints 5c. Ydi.
heviots, Cottonades, &c.
ir men's Shirts are beauties. W<(e
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