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GENERAL NEWS NOTES
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the 'World.
A new $10 counterfeit note has been
The money situation in Berlin has
been itightened by excessive specula
An alleged plot to create a Boer
republic has been uncovered in Ger
man South)west Africa.
Fellow-passengers of Gen. Jose Mi
guel Gomez, who arrived in New
York suspect he is on a secret mIs
A receiver was appointed for E. I.
Riosenfield, general manager of the
Western Life Indemnity company.
Emperor Francis Joseph deferred
answering a Hungarian delegation on
a question of universal suffrage.
Joseph Ramsey, Jr., has applied for
an injunction to restrain the annual
election of .the Wabash railroad stock
An explosion of gas under the
county commissioners' office at Cin
cinnati, 0., killed George Zimmerman
and Russell Blair, clerks.
Generals Chaffee and Crozier were
declared the weekly bank statement
'guests aT a lundieon given by Lord
Mayor Pound, of London.
The United States is inclined to al
low France to compel reparation from
Venezuela, as long as she does not
violate the Monroe doctrine.
The petition for a writ of error in
the case of 'Mrs. Cassie L. Chadwick,
the champion "borrower," came up
in the United States co#t at Cincin
Stockholders of the New York Life
Insurance company have asked At
torney General .Mayer for spermission
to 'begin suit against President Mc
Call and other officers to compel res
The National Wholesale Druggists'
association began its annual meeting
in New York.
President Roosevelt is dead in ear
nest on the subject of railroad rate
legislation and is just as determined
as ever -that legislative regulations
shall be enacted ilookug to federal
supervision of the freight rate situa
'Geo. F. Krapp a 'bank cashier in
New York, fainted and fell over the
sill of an open fourth story window.
His wife and son grasped his feet and
'held ihim for a time, 'but 'his weiglht
'was .too great and 'he fell .to the
* gniound below and -was instantly killed.
Ratifications of the 'treaty of Ports
mouth will be exchanged at Wash
ington between Barons Rosen, the
Russian ambassador, and Mr. Tiaka
bira, the Japanese minister, as soon
as these important documents are
received from St. Petersburg and To
Price Baker, aged 28, member of a
prominen-t family, was shot 'and killed
at Modbile .and .Hamilton McKean,
aged 26, and Joseph Hart, Jr., aged
28, were wounded by Jobbn Fischer,
en engineer on the Seaboard Air line
'with 'headquarters at R,aleighi, N. C.
The shooting occurred in a saloon.
At the annual sneet-ing of the trus
sees 'of the Pea'biody education fund it
~was decided h'at the matter of grant
ing a million dollars for t'he endow
*ment of the institution at Nas-biville,
-whic'h *was idecid-ed on at a special
sneeting, held at -Washington on Jan
nary 24, be postponed, owing to tech
saical considerations connected with
Ehe grant made by .the state of Ten
Chancellories 'at Paris and through
out Europe are taking the keenest in
ter'est in tthie possible and even prob
-able fromation of a new European al
liance consequent upon the 'cermina
tion of the war and the clonclusions
of a closer Anglo-Japanese alliance.
T'his 'has advanced beyond discussion
in the newspapers and has already
reached the stage of discreet diplo
Suddenly, while peering through his
glasses, Columbus caught sight .of
"Thatc," said he, turning to the man
at t'he wheel, "is America."
"Which is it-North, Central, or
South America?" asked the boat
"Hanged if I know," replied Chris,
"I'll get my geography and look it
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the State.
Thie sale of $400,000 Columbia city
bonds is hung up and may end in a
Geo. E. Clark, publisher of -the Bel
ton Times, will shortly begin the pub
lication of a weekly newspaper at
Governor Heyward has commis
sioned W. K. Holt to be supervisor of
Horry county, vice J. L. Floyd, sus
pended on account of -being indicted
by the grand jury.
James H. Witherspoon, one of Lan
caster's oldest citizens, brother of the
late B. J. Wi.therspoon, died last
week from the effect of a paralytic
The directors of the Columbia
Theological Seminary will meet Tues
day to take action on the election of a
president of the institution. Rev.
Theron H. Rce of Atlanta has been
recommended for the place.
The case of Wannamaker against
the -Atlantic Coast line for not hold
in -a train for -him was decided in the
Orangeburg circuit -court in favor of
trae railroad company -thus establish
ing a precedent that a railroad com
pany does not have to hold local pas
senger trains for passengers on de
layed through -trains.
W. H. Newbold, a lawyer -of Ches
ter, was roughly handled -and -com
pelled to leave the -town of Kersham
when 'hie went there for the purpose
of obtaining evidence to bring suil
against Lancaster county for thec
lynchtng of Morrisop. Newbold i!
the man who was acquitted in Spar
tanburg for the murder of Captair
Turner on the Howard Gap road -neai
that city several years ago.
December 7 has been set as the date
for th;e dispensary election in Edge
Arrangements are being made tc
have a Polish -colony settle on 2,ooo
to 3,000 acres of land -ill Aiken county.
James J. Hill, ;the millionaire west
ern rail-road magnate, will spend a
part of the coming winter at Aiken.
There is talk of organizing a com
pany with headquarters at Columbia,
whiclh s-hall control cotton -warehous
es at a number of points .in 'the state.
The Co-mmercial club of Charles
ton is bei-ng reorganized. Mayor
Rhett, who hias served two terms as
president, will not stand for -reellection.
Serifous oppos-ition promises -to de
velop against the election of Rev
Theron H. Rice, of Atlanta, as presi
dent of th-e Columbia Theological
The Abbeville Medium says: "-Moses
Asiey drove to town Tuesday with a
bale of cotton which he sold at ten
cents -and bought -a sack of acid to put
under 'his oats. He has passed 'his
ninety-first year and is still in good~
sihpe for years 'to come."
The coroner's jury in -the Mc-Dow
ell murder case was in sess-ion, but
very little evidence of -interest was
brought out. The jury adjourned to
meet again this ~wee-k. The officers
of the law are very vigilant in their
efforts to bring the guilty parties to
Tales Of Marriage Fees.
Contrary to the -habit of mos.t bride
grooms, this one sat talking to a cu
rate who -had just performed the mar
riage ceremony in the rectory of a
church that has a reputation as being
a haven of refuge for those who wish
to become husband and wife in a
hurry. -The bridegroom kept ani anx
ious -eye on the $20 bill he had given
t'he curate and which the clergyman
had left on the table. Finally the
"What was that man waiting for,
IHenry?" the clergyman asked of the
old caretaker, who had witnessed the
"His change, sir."
"His change? I don't understand."
"I told -him the fee would -be $I5,
sir, an-d he was waiting for the five."
The curate, who was temporarily at
tached to the ch-urch for the summer
months tiook 'his tip from this, and
the next time a prospective bride
groom asked him what the fee was
he curate replied: "what did Henry
tell you it would be?"
"Ten dollars, sir. But I've only got
"Oh, well," broke in the bride-to-be.
rather than be disappointed, I'll go
he other five," and s-he promptly pro
PROHIBITION IN UNION.
Whiskey Will Be Kept Out of the
Town if Ordinances Can Be and
Union's council has adopted a se
ries -of ordinances in view of -Ehe coun
ty voting out the dispensary. One
of the ordinances is an ordinance
against selling any kind of alcoholic
liquors within thle corporate limits
of the town of Unon.
Then the others are entitled: An
ordinance repealing an ordinance en
titled "An ord.inance against selling
any kind of liquor witihin the corpor
ate .limits of the +own of Union,"
ratified in council assembled on the
third day of January, 1895.
An tordinance prohibiting any per
son or persons from bringing into
the town of Union from any point
witin the state of South Carolina,
either as the agenm of the purchaser
.r vendor. any alcohz.lic liquors.
An ordinance against storing al
coholic liquors within the corporate
limits of the town of Union.
An ordinance against transporting
or handling 'alcoholic liqud'rs within
; e corporate limits of the town of
An ordinance declaring any place
where alcoholic 'liquors are sold with
in the corporate imits of the town of
Union to be a nuisance, and forbid
ding the leasing of the .same for such
Perhaps the most noteworthy and
unusual of th;e series is against giving
iliquor to habitual drunkards. Ine or
dinance reads as follows, and may be
a pattern for other communiTies:
An Ordinance Against -Giving Intox
icating Liquor to an Habitual
Drunkard or to a Minor Within the
Corporate limits of the Town of
Section i. That from and after the
passage of this ordinan'ce it shall be
unlawful for any person or persons to
give, furnish, procure or provide,
within the corporate dinits of the
Town of Union, any spirituous, malt,
vinous, fermented, brewed, (whether
lager or rice beer,) or other liquor
any compound or mixture'here of 'by
wh'-teve'r name -called or known,
whch contains 'alcohol and is used as
a 'beverage, to 'any minor, h'abitual
drunkard or to any person who is in
the 'habit of becoming intoxica-ted.
Sect.ion 2. Any person or persons
violating this ordinance shalil be pun
isted by a fine of not more than one
hundred dollars ($1oo) or suffer im
prisonment for not more than th;irty
Done an'd ratified in council assem
bled under the hand of the mayor
and corporate seal1 of the town of
Union,. this second day of October, A.
Attest: R. L. McNally,
W,.. D. Arthur. Mayor.
Clerk an'd Treasuu.rer.
Stated The Facts.
The editor of an Indiana paper be
came tired of being called a liar so he
announced that he would tell the truth
in the future. The first issue thereaf
'ter contained 'the following:
"Johin Bonin, the laziest merchant
in town, made a trip to Bellville yes
"Jo'hn ICoyle, otur groceryman, 'is
doing a poor business. His store is
dirty, dusty and noxiously odorif
erous. How can 'he expect to do
"Rev. Styx preached last Saturday
night on 'charity.' The sermon was
"Davie Sonkey died at his 'home in
this place. The doctor gave it out
as heart failure. The fact is, he was
drunk, and whiskey is whiat killed
"Married-Miss Sylvia Rhodes and
James Conhan, last Saturday evening
'at the Baptist parsonage. The bride
is a very ordinary town girl who
doesn't know any more than a jack
rabbit about cooking, and never help
ed 'her mother three days in her life.
She is not a beauty by any means, and
has a gait like a fat duck. The gr'oom
is well 'known as an up-to-date loafer.
He's been living off the old folks all
his life and don't' amount to shucks.
They will 'have a 'hard l.ife."
The paper had no sooner reached
'the public than a committee was sent
'o him bearing a petition asking 'him
to continue in the <rood old way,. anid
stated that they believed 'him to be
and while it lasts goes
Best Patent, Cotton
Best Half Patent, Cc
This makes eleven
While we are doing
are also leading in Dr
ing, Millinery, &c., &
goods, carefully sele
Baltimore, and want i
see for themselves an
are headquarters and
all kinds goods at ver
pay $40.00 for Sewing
drop head $17.93, gu
high tone, 12 stop Org
Choice Western See
Thousands of barga
Almost impossible to 1
9 Special Offer on Ou
Cut out this adv. and han
* you a package each of our 2
* for the price of one until th
O this special offer that will ni
made solely that you may te
One or both are apt to be ne
* make a saving, and be readi
as one appears. When boul
* MAYES' D
When Wanting So
Qeo. D. I
Cod Fish Balls, Dev
pered Herring, Frer
Boneless Herring, R4
Beef, Lunch. Tongu
Chicken and Potted T1
lets, Cheese, Coffee ft
Cream of Wheat, Q
Force, Peanut Butte1
Ferris' Breakfast Bac
Spices for Pickling, V
Apple, Fresh lot of Ch
Four Schools: Arts, Ls
System of Wide Election.
:AR OF THAT
, - - $5.25
tton, - 4-45
hundred bbis. sold in a
the Flour business, we
y Goods, Notions, Cloth
c. We are 'brim full of
cted in New York and
Bverybody to come and
d be convinced that we
the proper place to buy
-y bottom prices. Why
- Machine? We sell good
aranteed; good Walnut
d Oats, sacked 55 cents.
.ins in our immense line.
mention them all.
r Cough and Cold Cure.
d it in with 25c. and we will give
5c. size Cough and 25c. Cold Cure
e first of November. We make S
)t be repeated this year, and is
st the merits partly at our expense.
eded at any time. Buy at once,
to treat a cough or cold as soon
ht at regular prices these remedies 0
RUG STORE. S
mething Good to Eat
iled Crabs, Shrimps, Kip
ich Sardines,. Lobsters.
>ast Mutton and Roast
a, Sliced Ham, Potted
urkey, Grated and Sliced
is, Asparagus, $Celery
tand Sour, Junket Tab
om 15c. to 35c. per lb.,
uaker Oats. Grape Nuts,
, Butter Beans, Olives,
on, Tetley's Tea, Mixed
inegar-White Wine and
ocolate Candies 40c. per
,w ,Sciences andjTeachers.
nber 27th, 1905.
RRY. S. C.