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PRAISES FOR THE PRESS.
What the Editor of the Episcopal
Church Organ in South Carolina
Has To Say of It.
The Rev. W. P. Witsell, in the Dic
The Diocese is now a full-fledged
member of that organizatior of good
ly men whose name is written above,
(the South Carolina Press associa
tion.) The last annual meeting of
the association was held at White
Stone Lithia Springs July iith-14th.
It was the most largely attended
meeting in the history of the organi
zation, so we are told.
The Diocese was admitted inro
full fellowship and was represented
by the editor. We greatly enjoyed
associating with the ladies and gen
tlemen of the South Carolina press.
They make up a fine body of work
ers. We were proud and gratified
to see the high tone and the exalted
purpose and deep and patriotic ear
nestness which found expression in
papers and speeches before the as
sociation and in private conversation
as well. The newspaper men-and
women, too-of South Carolina have
a high conception of their opportuai
ties, duties and responsibilties, and we
believe that for the most part they
are nobly determined to strive ear
nestly to realize their opportunities,
discharge their duties, and be -crue to
their responsibilities. In every way
we enjoyed mangling with brethren
of the press, and look forward to
next year's meeting with keen antici
Some That Cost Fortunes-Bits of
Luck That Brought Millions.
"The sultan presents his compli
ments to the engineer in charge and
wishes him to open the bridge in
course of erection in Constantinople
in order to let a ship from the dock
yard pass through a once."
When this message was delivered
into the 1,ands of the contractor
responsible for the construction of
the bridge he was thunderstruck, says
London Answers. He had beer
working on the bridge day and
night, and when the orders for its
opening came from the sultan it was
not half finished.
He approached the minister of
marine and finance and said it was
impossible to obey his majesty's
command, as he would have to pull
everything down, and it would
take months to replace the scaf
folding and pile driving machines.
"It cannot be helped," replied the
minister. "If :che sultan says the
bridge must be opened it must be
done, or we shall lose our places, if
not our heads."
So the bridge was opened, arrd the
ship came out of the dockyard at
a cost of over $5oo,ooo. It af
terward transpired that the sultan
had found his infant son crying
bitterly in the harem because he
could not see the flag hoisted on
this particular ship from the nursery
To .humor the child's caprice the
sultan ordered the bridge to be open
ed at once and a large ironclad
to be brought out of the dock
yard and moored in front of Dol
mabagtcheh. 'This no doubt pleased
the boy, but it caused enormous
inconvenience to the people of Con
stantinople, to say nothing of the
waste of money which had indi
rectly come out of their pockets.
The state of Massachusetts lost
$3,ooo,ooo 'because a man living in
Boston left his window open over
night. He was a silk grower, and
in the hope of producing a new brand
of silk he experimented with some
gypsy moths that had been sent to
him from France.
He left the moths under a glass
shade by an open window one
night. and next morning they had
all disappeared. The shade had been
overturned and the draft blew the
moths into the street.
Eighteen months later Massachu
setts was swarming with gypsy moths
and they ate the leaves off every
tree and bush fcr miles around.
The damage done in two years by
the insect totaled S3,ooo.ooo, and the
state authorities spen: another $75.
ooo trying to exterminate the:
One of the worst famines ever
known in lower Egypt was caused* 1
by a couple of John Bull's gunboats.
The vessels went up into the
marshes beyond Khartum, to capture
The slavers, who had made up their
minds not to be caught easily, I
made a bold bid for freedom by
:utting channels through the mass
of vegetation which lined the
main stream of the Nile.
The majority of them escaped in
this way, but the channels they
:ut in their anxiety to get away
brought ruin and famine to lower
Egypt. The current carried The mass
es of loose vegetation down the
river, and so completely blocked it
hat the Nile flood failed.
United States Senator George L.
Turner, of Washington, lost his for
une and poverty stared him in the
ace. Turner was a lawyer, and
>ne day a party of miners, well
cnown to him, who had struck a
ode up in British America, near Vic
:oria, came into his office and asked
im to make out some papers for
"We can't pay you cash for your
ervices, Mr. Turner," said one of
-he party, after the business had
been transacted, "but we will give
rou some stock and call it square."
At first Turner refused to take the
tock, as his clients were old friends
>f his and he. preferred to do -Ehe
&,ork for nothing, but on being press
d he took the certificates and tuck
!d them away in his safe.
Two years later Senator Turner
was a miliionaire through these min
ng shares, and the mine that broughlt
im the money and made the fortune
f his friends is the famous Le Roi,
yne of the richest in the west.
Two tourists camped on the ridge
)f a mountain lake near Como, a
nining town in Colorado. Wihile in
vant of something else to pass the
ime one suggested that the other
;hould dive into The lake and try to
iscover the bottom. His friend
tripped and dived in. He came up
ialf a minute later, saying That he
iad found the bottom with his head.
After he put on his clothes he be
gan to rub his head with his hand
"Look at the sand," he said laugh
ng. But his friend, who had been a
rold miner, sprang up with a cry of
"George," he shouted, "iE's gold!"
And gold it was. The man who
dad dived into the lake had struck
i gplacer gold mine of the richest
kind. Today the little lake neat
Como is the finest placer mine in
:he whole west, and perhaps the most
remarkably discovered one on rec
It is learned with no surprise that
the desk of the private secretary of
the president is piled high with con
gratulatory telegrams and that rhe
number is being increased as 'rapidly
is the telegraph operators at Oyster
Bay can take them from the wires.
[ there was ever a man who de
served congratulation and laudation
t is President Roosevelt in this hour.
he real figure of the peace confer
mce, the one which looms high albove
hose of WVitte and Komura now
md will loom yet .higher in history,
s that of the president of the United
State's. He has appeared of late
~ears in a new light; it would be
more exact to say that he has pre
ented to the public a new and hith
arto unsuspected side. He has been
regarded as a rough rider; a man who
arried things by storm; whose meth
>d was the charge and the onset.
His settlemen: of the anthracite
:oal strike, a delicate and dangerous
;roblem, and now bringing to an end,
hrough his good offices, of a war
>f world-wide moment, proclaim him
diplomat, a negotiator and a paci
~icator of the first order of ability.
He is indeed, after all his theatri
al performances are discounted and
ill his foibles and errors of judgment
reckoned with, a great and many
sided man, and nowv, w.h.en all the
orld acclaims him, every American
:itizen may wvell lend his voice to the
Reflections Of A Bachelor.
\ew York Press.
No man is wise to his own children.
A man can gain a lot of public con
idence by not going into politics.
Most family rows arise over each
rying to prove the other makes
Of dressing lumber anywhere in the
coun-ty. Will go to anybody's place
of business for 20,000 feet to dress,
and will go anywhere in the state
For ioo,ooo feet to dress. Will dress
For 15 cents if party will furnish en
gine and labor; or for 25 cents and
Furnish everything. Will do -good
work, if not cut price.
P. R. HALLMAN,
Newberry, S. C.
Your Watches, Clocks
and Jewelry to be re
J; W. WHITE.
2 car loads of
I car load of
and a lot of up
to-date and first
All to be had at
REASONABLE PRICES at
A T. BROWN.
(Schedule in Effect April 16, 1905.)
So. 52. Daily.
Lv. Newberry............1236 p. mn.
ar. Laurens ...... ... ... .50 p. mn
No. 2. Daily.
Lv. Laurens............. 1.50 p. mn.
Ar. Greenwood ............2.46 p. mn.
Ar. Augusta.............. - 5.20 p. mn.
ar. Anderson ............7.10 p. mn.
No. 42. Daily.
L. Augusta... . . ...............2.35 p. mn.
Kr. Allendale................... ..--- 4 30 p- mn.
Ar. Fairfax .. ... ... ............-.... . 4 p. mn.
Kr. Charleston...-~...................... 7.40 p. mn.
r. Eeaufor.......................... . 63 p. mn
r. Fort Rcya1............... ...... 6.40 p. mn
ar. Savannah... .................... -- 6.45 p. mn
ar. Way'cross.............. .....-...... Io.oo p. mn.
.r. ac -sonville.. ............................
No. 1. Daily.
L:. Laurens......... .....--.-........ 2.07 p. m
r. Spartanburg... ....:................... 20 p. m
No. 52. No.s7
Daily. Ex. Srn.
r.Laurens............2 09 p. mn. s.oo a. in.I
Ar. Greenville........... 3.25 p. mn. 10.20 a. m
Through Pullman Car Service be
:ween Augusta and Jacksonville, Fla.
2. H. Gasque, Agt., Laurens, S. C.
eo. T. Bryan, Gen'l Agt., Greenville,
I. M. Emerson, Traffic Manager.
O W !l'9, i 'SNT FREE to all
d ~ is $00hII as!:ers of niorpM~ne,
me'.nt. A ddrs Dr.I
SAND js. .M w~oo :,'
Whisk re JA *i -
Reduced Rates For Your Summe
Vacation via Southern Railway.
The Southern Railway compan]
now has on sale summer excursiox
tickets to a great many mountain and
seashore resorts. Until September 3(
these tickets will be on sale daily gooi
returning until October 31.
The following rates will apply fron
Newberry to a few of these points
other points in proportion:
Chick Springs, S. C., $4.45.
Saluda, N. C., $6.oo.
Tryon, N. C., $5.60.
Flat Rock, N. C., $6.30.
Lake Toxaway, N. C., $9.30.
Hendersonville, N. C., $6.40.
Brevard, N. C., $7.90.
Asheville, N. C., $7.05.
Hot Springs, N. C., $8.oo.
Walhalla, S. C., $5.60.
Seneca, S. C., $5.20.
Isle of Palms, S. C., $7.90.
Sullivan's Island, S. C., $7.9o.
For rates to other 0oints, schedule,
and stop overs, etc., phone or call oi
J. P. Sheely. Agent.
NOTICE TO STOCKHOLDERS.
Notice is hereby given to the stock
holders of The Pomaria Oil Mill
that by order of the board of direc
tors a meeting of the stockholder
will be beld at the said mill at ?o
maria, S. C. on thC 13 day of Septem
ber ai 10 o'clock a. m. to consider
reso;ution to authorize the presiden
to borrow thirteen thousand do:a.i
for the Pomaria Oil Mill, and to se
cure the same by executing its bon(
and mortage of its franchises an
property, real and personal. All stocl
holders are urged to be present in per
son or by proxy.
Ben. M. Setzler, President.
AIR - LINE
NORTH - SOUTF
Two Daily Pullman V
The Best Rates and 19
Via Richmond and
Norfolk and Stes
Louis, Chicago, N
Points South and Sou1
and Jacksonville ai
POSSITIVELy THE S
WsFor detailed informati
man reservations, etc., ap
board Air Line Railway, or
Passenger Agent, Columi
C. F. STE WRT,
W. L BURROURSTra
THE SOUTH'S GREA TEST
UNEXCELLED DINING CA:
WINTER TOURISTS' RATE
For full information as to rates,
Railway Ticket Agent, or
R _ W. T-UN
IMiss Hattie McIver Leavelf.
(B. . of Womn's Co'le, RICllon, Va.
Pupil of Virgil Piano School of
New York, N. Y.
Studio over Mower Go.'s Store.
September Ist, 1905.
Special Attention to Beginners.
Dr. R. M. Kennedy,
Newberry, - - S. C..
OVER NATIONAL BANK.
Best Mineral As
C. H. CANNON,
Near C., N. & L. Depot
Thorough Collegiate Training
under positive Christisn in
fiuences at a minimum of
Next Session begins Sept. 27.
JAMES A. B. SCHERER,
I - EAST -- WEST.
estibuled Limited Trains
nd NEW YORK.
ING CAR SERVICE.
~oute to all Eastern Cities
Washington, or via
his, Louisville, St.
ew Orleans, and All
id all points in Florida
[ORTEST .. INE BETWEEN
:>n, rates, schedules, Pulk
pqy to any agent of The Sea
Jos. W. Stewart, Traveling
la, S. C.
sst.G~en1. Pass. Agt.,
v. Pass. Agt. Columibia S C
PING CARS ON ALL THROUGE
ON ALL LOCAL TRAINS.
S are now in effect to all Florida
routes, etc.; consult nearest Southern
T,' Division Passenger Agent,
Charleston, . C .