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G1ENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Itms of More o,r Less Interest Cot
densed Throughout the World.
Robert Gardiner, a prisoner in ti
county jail in Chicago, charged wi1
murder of Agnes Morrison, may e
cape death penalty for the reason thi
he is suffering from ossification
the vertebrae, and .tissues of the nec
and -his neck cannot be broken. H
attorney startled the court by turnir
-to assistan state's attorney, and sa;
ing, "This is a case where it won't <
you any good .to ask for the deat
penalty. They cannot break the man
neck, if t1hey do try to hang him ar
we may lose him altogether by hanj
ing him, and failing to execute t
sentence -in full."
Presidenc Roosevelt held ' a coi
ference on Monday with the athlet
advisors of several colleges for t1
purpose of considering with them ti
morale of the game of football with
view to eliminate more of its brutal
ty if possble. No defnte conclusor
were reached, the idea of the pres
denfc being simply to start the ba
rolling in the direction of a modif
cation of the rules of the game.
John R. McLean, owner of the Ci
cinnati Inquirer, has purchased
even half interest in the Washingt<
Post. Mr. McLean will be preside:
of the company and will take an a
tive interest in its managemen't.
Secretary Taft will sail for Panan
about November 1st. After a co
ference with the president it was d
cided to leave the administration
the canal in the hands of -rhe war d
partment, and Secretary Taft w
take absolute charge of all importa
business transactions regarding ti
canal construction 'and its manag
ment, operating through-' the Isthmik
The new city directory-of Columb
shows a population of 33,000 again
21,ooo by the census of Egoo.
It is reported .that Rev. W. Aik<
Kelly, a Methodist minister who di
appeared from his home in North A
gusta, has been located in Virgini
It was generally 'believed 'that min
attack 'of mental aberration, he 'h:
wandered in the woods and killed 'hir
self. He was a member of the Sou
Carolina conference, and married
daughter of Rev. J. A. Clif-ton.
Cihas. Spencer who created a sens
tio.n in Gr-eenville by getting drur
and clipping his wife's ;hair and ey
lashes, was fned $100 in the pohi
court. He has appealed l"ne case
-the courtr of sessions. He waived
preliminary in a case made by ti
state and produced a $500 bond.
President D. B. Johnson of Wi'
throp college 'has been to Washini
ton, and called to see .the president 1
invite him to stop at Winthrop c
his southern tour. The p-resident
a mem'ber of the Peabody board, at
has been deeply interested in Wi:
throp .college, but -his tour is so a
ranged, that he will be unable to sto
Mrs. Roosevelt !will accompany ti
president on his forthcoming sout]
ern trip, cer'tainly as far as Roswe'
Greene and Gaynor, the men wi
avoided extra<jitions to the Unite
States from Canada for so many yea:
are in jail in Savannah. The wive
~who had preceded them -to Savanna'
met them at the depot.
BEVERAGES OF FAMOUS ME!
George Washington Took Best Whi:
key Straight-Andrew Jackson
-also Preferred Unadulter
ated-Somie Fancy Con
Mention has been made of the faa'
that Governor Folk takes his whi:
key straight, and ,if si- is straight whi:
key be might do worse. It is effem
nate, unwholesome, and un-Christia
to drink your whiskey mixed.
The Crescent warriors sipped thei
The julep is a provocative-even tli
real julep that they concoct in Vil
ginia and Kentucky-but when 'the
make a "smash" of it, as 'they do i
New York and Philadelphia, it is a
abomination. An 'honest punch ma
be sipped by fair women and tende
children. Eggnog is an odious mes
and very deceptive. 'Ihe saloon tha
has on hand siome exceptionally ex
ecrable liquor disguises it in eggno;
a "Tom and Jerry."
If a man must drink-and all of us
would be better without it-let him
I. get straighc. Nearly all the whiskey
that is sold over the bar is "blended"
-that is to say, poisoned. The gov
[e ernment licenses this nefarious busi
1h ness, so promotive lof sudden and
s- premature death. The oblenders will
cr take a barrel of real Kentucky bour
>f bon, or real Pennsylvania rye, mix it
k, with two barrels of tha7t Peoria vile
is ness, put a little burnt sugar and
g parched dried peaches in it to give
r- it -smothness and flavor, and add to
to the concoctio.n enough "bead oil" to
h give it countenance, and that is what
's causes so much "heart failure" and
d Bright's disease tUiat are so conspic
uous in the obituary columns of the
te daily paipers.
George Washington drank the best
2 liquor, and he drank it straight, and
ic the same -is true of Andrew Jackson.
ie Jackson, however, preferred his rath
te er young, and would drink it new from
a the worm. On one occasion it fell
i- to me to go to Madison county, Ky..
s an-d interview Gen. Cassius M. Clay.
5.. The old lion met me at t1he portal and
aLl gave me a h!ospitable reception. He
-i- showed me his baronial hall, his pic
tures, his books and his weapons.
a- Then he fetched forth some liqtfor.
Ln The first was some brandy, 54 years
>n old. It was insipid and generally only
t produced as a curiosity. Tihen he pro
c- duced brandy 18 years old, and the
gods of high Olympus never quaffed
la mightier mead.
- Th'ou clears the head o' doited Liar:
e- Thou cheers the heaTt o' drooping
e.. Thou strings the nerves o' Labor sair.
ill At's weary toil.
,t Thou ever brightens dark despair
ie Wi' gloomy smile.
e- I took a hog diver while -the general
Ln turned his back, and though it was
above proof, it was oily, mellow,grate
ia ful, generous, whatever of imagination
st I had it awakened, all my mental en
ergies it quickened and caused me to
:n hang on the lips of the wonderful
s- old man as he gave me his impres
_.. sions of Russia.
a. It was not until the King of Day
L had nearly run 'his course in the
td Heavens that I mounted my horse to
1- return to Richmond, and I am nearly
:h ready to say 'that -brandy was about
a the best liquor I ever partook of.
Teeis a tradition that'- James
" Buchanan kept 'the. best whiskey of
ik any, of the pres-idents. I lhave read
e the statement that 'he had in 'his cel
:e lar at Wheatland enormous quanti
: ties of the best rye whiskey in the
a world when he died. It was said, and
ie' the story.was told with t'he precision
and circumstantiality that gave the
- impress of 'truth, 'that whiskey-that
- is, good whiskey and such whiskey
:o as 'he drank-had no other intoxica
n ing effect on James Budhanan than a
s gentle exhilaration, an'd that he could
d drirnk a gallon of it a iday without per
- ceptible effect on ihis phys.ique or the
slightest disiorder of 'his mind.
PThere was a story that J'ohn Tyler.
e when president, wanted to find out
whvCat the democrat.ic party was doing
in the field of politics, and with ,that
end in view selected two seasoned
oVirginia topers to interview Buchanan
dthen a se,nator in congress, get him
.s 'drunik andl indu.ce him to talk. The
s parties met at the Astor H.ouse in
"New York and short.ly after midnight
Tyler's emissaries were both under
the table and old Buck, in full posses
sion of all this faculties and President
Tyler's political secrets, trotted off to
There is a story of the cellar of an
other Pennsylvania statesman, Simon
Cameron. I.t is sa-id there were sev
eral barrels of "cherry bounce" in
there that had the effect to cause any
member of the Pennsylvania legisla
:t ture wh:o drank of .it to vote for any
a thing Gen. Cameron told him to vote
;- for. Gen. Shleridan told a story of
i- Bism'arck, and one could see that the
n Ilittle general felt that the treatment
accorded him by the mighty chancel
r bor was injurious. It was late on the
day of Sedan. Bismarck and Sheri
e dan had witnessed -the battle and the
-victory and botlh' put spurs to flank
y and 'dashed for Bismartk's quarters.
n Herbert Bismarck 'was there and his
n father asked for something to drink.
y There was just~ one bottle of brandy
r on the place, a little more than a fifth
s of a gallon. This -vas uncorked and
t the chancellor put if t> his mouthr and
- drank and drank a:d Thank, and when
; he had finished there was n:ot a drop
Very Low Rates Via Southern.
To Washington, D. C., and return
on account of American Bankers as
socia*ion, October 10-13, 1905. One
fare plus 25 cents for the round trip.
Tickets on sale October 8th and 9th,
final limit October 15th., with privi
lege of extension for an additional
ten days on deposit of ticket and pay
ment of 50 cents.
and while it lasts goes
Best Patent, Gotton,
Best Half Patent, Co1
This makes eleven
While we are doing
are also leading in Dr3
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goods, carefully sele<
Baltimore, and want E
see for themselves anc
are headquarters and i
all kinds goods at ver:
pay $40.00 for Sewing
drop head $17.93, guz
high tone, 12 stop Orgc
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did Iismarck ever see that he coveted
that he did not monopolize?
When Stephen A. Douglas appeared
at Nashville in 186o he drank two full
goblets of fine whiskey just before
he began his magnificent speech:
"Fellow citizens, sixteen years ago
today I was in -Nashville, then, as now,
battling for the success of the national
democracy and contending for the
correct construction of the nation
al constitution. Then I, advocated the
election to the presidency an illus
trious son of Tennessee, and on that
same day I received the benediction
of the sage -of the Hermitage."
Some forty yeare ago, perhaps less.
a learned clergyman of Scotland was
chosen the head of one of the lead
ing colleges of he United States. The
day of his inauguration was exceed
ingly warm, and the reverend gentle
man walked -to the chapel, where a
large and select -audience awaited his
appearance. Wiping the perspiration
from his brow, the learned doctor ex
plained: "The weather is very hot, and
the whuskey"-here a look of disgust
as broad as his pronunciation, came
over this rugged features-"and the
wvhuskey, it was very mean." Per
haps the good old man had been givea
some of that Peoria abomination and
had sailed .into it as he 'had been ac
customed to imbibe his native Scotcfh.
Though this president of a great
Presbyterian college would have his
"whuskey," he made the colege the
equal in standing of any other in
America, and the youth into whom Dr.
MacLeash could not implant some
character was hopeless.
Temperance is an excellent thing.
It is a pity that in our country .drink
has been assailed With so much fanat
icism and so much cant. We would
better fight it with the loftier and
stronger weapon of reasion.
And then'there is some fun in a bot
tle of good whiskey-if we would only
broach it rationally and not make
hogs of ourselves-good whiskey,
She Could See Her Man.
I Boston Herald.
An old lady in New Hampshire de
'cided to' try matrimony for the sec
ond 'ine in extreme old age. Her
children and grandohildren and great
grandchildren'expostulated with her,
but she remained firm and declared
she was going to marry the man.
"Why, you're too old," said they;
~you' re los-ing your faculties. You
can't see; if -this man was on the other
si'de of the street you couldn't tell
him from any one else."
The old lady said she wa's going 'to
marry him. At las.t a dauglhter said:
"Now we'll put 'the man on top of the
barn and you shall stand in the kitch
en door. If you can see 'him on the
barn you shall marry him."
The prospective bridegroom sat 'on
the ridgepole of the barn, the old lady
came to 'the door, looked, sheded her
eyes and looked again.
"Do you see him?" called t'he fami
"Oh, yes," was -The reply; "I can see
the man all rigfht, but I don't see the
In the Tennessee mountains lived
a little hunter named Hiram Gates.
Although small in size, Hiram was
noted for 'his bravery f-or miles around
in that section of the counatry,, where
courage was a common asset. Once
while hunting Ihe tracked a 'bear to a
sm-all cave. Now, a. man -hasn't one
chance in a mill.ion fighting a bear
in close quarters, bu-t this fact didn't
deter Hiram for -a minute Throwing
down .his gun, 'he put his knife be
tween his 'teeth and craw.led intio the
ark Woe after.the animal.
By the greatest of good fortune -he
succeeded in killing it, for the reason
that .the cave was so small that the
bear couldn't turn around to defend
imself. Otherwise -there probably
wwould have been a diff-erent story.
Hiram skinned the bear and then
wen-t home, where he explained the
manner of 'the killing to his father.
The 4d man listened quietly until the
tale came to an end and then, in a
high pitoh, quavering voice, said:
"Well, H,iram, I 'like a brave man
as well as anybody, but you're an in
fernal fool !"
Her-I wouldn't marry you if you
,ere the only man in the world.
Him-If I had such cinch as that
To Chicago, Illinoisu and return on
Account National Baptist Convention,
October 25-31, i9o5. One fare plus.
50 cents for tihe round trip. Tickets
on sale October 23rd., and 24th., lim
ited to return leaving Chicagv not
la7er than November 5th., 1905.
For further information, as to rates,
schedules etc., call on
J. P. Shealy,
AR OF THAT
- - $5325
ton, - 4,45
hundred bbls. sold in a
the Flour business, we
Goods, Notions, Cloth
. We are brim full of
Aed in New York and
vezrybody to come and
I be convinced that we
he proper place to buy
r bottom prices. Why
Machine? We sell good
Lranteed; good Walnut
i Oats; sacked 55 cents.
ns in our immense line.
iention them all.
Cough and Cold,Cure.
it in with 25c. and we will give
c. size Cough and 25c. Cold Cure
first of November. We make 0
be repeated this year, and is *
the merits partly at our expense.
led at any time. Buy at 'once,
o treat a cough or cold as soon
t at regular prices these remedies*
othing Good to Eat
e d Crabs, Shrimps, Kip
h Sardines, Lobsters,
ast Mutton and Roast
,Sliced Ham, Potted
rkey, Grated and Sliced
, Asparagus, Celery
and Sour, Junket Tab
mI5c. to 35c; per lb.,
aker Oats, Grape Nuts,
Butter Beans, Olives,
. Tetley's Tea, Mixed
legar-White Wine and
colate Candies 40c. per