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AJ1 AG01 0 DIBA8TBNO.
First Years Century Stikingly
0alamit0Ues.--AmeiQa Has Had
Is the Twentieth to be a century of
It is only in its seventh year, and
yet scores of dire calamities have be
fallen the human race on land and
sea. Volcanoes, earthquakes, tidal
and tornadoes, explosions, massacres,
strikes, panics, famine, railway acei
dents, assassinations, riots and -never
ceasing war-every natural agency
and man hmself have combined to
make disaster follow close on the
heels of disaster through the six years
that are gone and the one just near
ing its prime.
Although Providence has been
kind to this section, yet the people
have felt the heavy hand of disaster
laid upon them, for in 'June 1903, this
county was visited by heaVy rains,
which caused Pacolet river and Law
son 's Fork to overflow their banks
and become raging torrents, flooding
the river bottoms, washing away Pac
olet, Clifton and Glendale mills.
Homes were swept away, lives lost
and millions of dollars of property de
Grouping the troubles in Russia as
one, seven disasters that have attract
ed world-wide attention have alone
occurred in the five months just end
ing. This is the list-the San Fran
cisco earthquake 'ind fire, the Vesu
vian eruption, probably the most dis
astrous since the one that buried
Pompeii; the French mine horror, the
sinking of the steiVuner Valencia on
Puget Sound, the famine in Japan
and the explosion on the United States
Setting down the series of aisas
ters that is known as the Russo-Japa
nese war as one, treating every one of
Russia's internal disorders, from the
beginning of the century, as one long
-drawn out disaster, about 100 disas
ters, more or less terrible, have held
the eye of the reading publie from
time to time since the new eentury
wias ushered in with all sorts of mer
ry-making. Inl additionl to these,
there have been other scorvs of dis
asters that, becase of their remote
ness from the Occident, or lacli of utn
usual features, have attracted little
or no attention.
A glance over the list shows that
this country seems to have come in
for more than its fair share of the
disaster. Beginning with the coaft
mine explosion at Red Ash, West Vir
gilni, when 100 lives were lost, anld
endinlg with the destruction of Sanl
Francisco, at least, two score of no
table disasters have afflicted .us.
Of this number fourteen have been
disasters of magnitude to our cities
tornado and tidal wave at Galveston,
yellow fever at New Orleans, first fire
and then flood at Paterson, destrue
tive IIrie at Balt imore, J1acksonville,
Hlobokent, Little Riock, W~at erbury,
Conn. ; Rockester, N. Y. ; the Iroquois
fire in Chicago; the General Slocum
fire in New York, death-dealing heat
in the summer of 1901 in all our
eastern cities, and earthquake and
fire in San Francisco. The ,god of
disasters seems to have taken denomni
maated delight in laying his blighting
hand on our centers of population.
No one can say for a certainty how
many lives and how much wvealth
*have been lost to the world by reason
of these five score disasters. Yet we
know of hundreds of thousands of
human beings killed in one way or
another, of hundreds of millions of
property destroyed in one way or an
other. Only the blackest pessimist
would care to delve far enough to se
cure the exact figures, if such were
Volcanoes and earthquakes have
been exceedingly active natural agents
of the god disaster.
Greatest of volcanic eruptions in
loss of life wvas that of Pelee, on May
8, ;1902, destroying the city of,St.
Pierre and 30,000 lives.. The day be
fore La Soufrierre, S. Vincent 's
claimed 2,000 victims, and nearly'
three months after its first eruption,
.Pelee again treathed forth, death and
destruction, this time robbing 3,040
persons of the breath of life.
* Hundreds-nay, thoissands of de
fenseles persons have been put~ to
the 'Turkish swprd in Macedonia.
Tm the districts of Florina and Mana
stir the Turks massacred the women
and children of twenty-two villages.
The first Kishineff massacre made the
Gentile world gasp with horror, and
the second Kishineff and the Odessa
and other massacres of Jews have niot
caused that horror to abate. Literally
tens of thousands of peortdfis. have
been massacred in cold blood since
the dawn of the enlightened and mitch
heralded 'Twentieth century.
War Never Ceasing.
But lf massacres, earthaqais and
volanes have taken their tens of
For months we have been preparing fo
aside for this big remnant sale. We ha
and the greatest,money saving sale w(
and at prices that will convince you tha
remnant and odd and ond must go by c
Waists and Skirt lengths, black and all
right here. Linens an< White Goods r(
Turkish, Huck and Damask Towels, BE
in plain figures on cen,er tables.
These Bargains Can only be Found at Mimnaugh
Heaviest A. C. A. Feather Ticking, Ticking other stores char
you 20c., for this big sale 12 1-2c.
Androscoggin Bleaching, other store's price is 10c., for this I
sale 7 1-2c. yd.
Good yard wide Bleaching, other stores' price is 8 1-8c., buy it
Mimnaugh's for 5c. yd.
Good Cottonades, the 15c. kind elsewhere, here 10c. yd.
Good cottonades, the 20c. kind elsewhere, here 18 1-2c. yd.
Turkey Red Table Linen, 25c. elsewhere, for this week 18c. yd.
DamaEk Table Linen, 29c. elsewhere, for this week 19c. yd.
One case new style Ginghams, 10c. elsewhere, for this week 5c. y
Table Oil Cloth 25c. elsewhere, for this week 12 1-2c. yd.
50 doz. Corsets, the kind that sell for 40c. elsewhere, for tI
week 19c. each.
Good Parasols, the kind that sell for 50c. elsewhere, for this so
Large White Bed Spreads that sell for $1.50 elsewhere, for tI
week 98c. each.
The only way to keep Mimnaugh from cutting prices is to kill hi:
Come to the big remnant and o
thousands, victims by the hundreds of dollars were destroyed,
thousands have been immolated on hundred lives were lost, a
the altar of the god of war. ' of the victim dying like
Both on land and sea, what war hiiiii lIs of linel1.
fought with modern weapons has been Despite all the S:&k'gu
more disastrous to life anid prnoperty aboit. tile business of mi
than the Iusso-Japanese conflict *state and tle mine ounens
The century inherited the Bocr war. ers lost their lives iii ju
There was the Boxer war, with its the various voal ie
.llassarle (if iliss-ionaries and native The inst disastrots of 1
Christians, and the punitive armies ions was that in Fran
that punished sorely. Civil war end- Couriere mines. Twel
ed in Colomihia late in 1902, after (he men 111 e x-t M- 1 du
country had come well 'nigh exhausted epoi~oamdfae r~
fronm (he struggle ; and ini the samevaim 'Iieercign
year 3,000 dead oud wounded were tedr 'it~frf I
left by thme revolutionary .army onm -aTh psnaSofl.
single Venezuelan battlefield. Ilin.~y. 93 n
Our army ioub tedly slew thou- thfoligyer
sainds in puttting dT'wn the insurree- j~'Ivcis
tioni in .the Phillippines. Revolution :fc~rcim'o h
after rev'olutioni has bloodied Santo*e'ier os itbyat
Domingo.. Fighting has r'ecen.t.ly been iGumi190wsh
going on in Ecuador. 'Colone'l Young-seisoth (iatrsI
husband's expedition into Tib,et u~ ic h etr
brought dleatih to many a-n 'inhabitant yasltratponh
of the world's tablelanid. The E?mg-. n h ito h e
lish have fought the Mad Mullah in:00aes
Somnaliland, an'd have su turn been Altod idail at
attacked by the Ashantis, the sultancobndwrkdtbim
has lost whole regiments in' quelling rosdatesnlnd
rebellion in Yermea prowinee, Arabia. o te l en Ieo
Venezuela repulsed Colombian inva-ofGletnba oa
ders, amnd Gennany, after many wv.Svntosn i
months of bloody and costly fighting,an teporydagd
has not yet subdued the black :abori- t.obe3milndll
gines of German Sonth Afriea. Ahriai aigi
It is said, without fear' of contra-tokftyneicms E
diction, that the disaster of war has ~i oBrmna,Al
been present on some spot of the dyatoa()thtsr
globe ever since the century began. kL,ilig101(1I
And a large part of the time it hasA Vt.Ioahurcn
been exceedingly bloody war. e'eofWsan50m
A Long List of Fires. iipoet.Afodi
Including the San Francisco fire,Paoeiivrwsd i
there have been at least a score ofanlacetzi1;an
conflagrations entailing great prioper-HoperOe, migv
ty loss or heavy loss of life. Most of dy fec te,kle
them have smitten various cities ei- prosrsetvl.T
ther in this country or Canada. pretylswa41-n
Biggest in the amotut of property lms h ond hts
destroyed, San Francisco excepted, piGansle, a,a
was the Baltimore fire; largest fromhevlossilfeadp
the number of lives lost was the Iro- Thlstfr iser
quois fire in Chicago. In the one case 10.Ta erwsas
seventy million dollars worth of prop-bi waes Th Pt
erty wvent up in smoke; in the other cnelals f3mlin
600 lives were taken by the smokesoeytid f cn y
and flame sheet, or the rush for the eeet.Tolucie
exits that followed the outbreak ofdrwe,igthusd
the fire itself.lesadfumiiodoh
The Paterson fire of 1902 made 1,-.. vouhtb tedlg
000 families homeless and did 8 nuil- it i bu oea
lion dollars damage. In the Hobokontie assCtyndO
docks fire of two years before not on-edtrblfomhgwt
ly docks, ocesi steamers and mer- Ti a nlt a
ohaies o th vale of1.0 millo bue inMhe usie hei
AND ODDS I
r this greAt sale. When any line wE
ve clipped the profits from every li
) ve ever offered. All goods markE
t this is a genuine bargain remnani
3aturday, there's no ifs or. ands a
colors, all marked in plain figures
mnants, slightly soiled goods, T,
.d Spreads, Sheeting, Pillow Casinj
Great Under Muslin Sale.
8. Dozens and dozens of the prettiest under garment
ever shown in Carolina. Every garment is perfectl;
ge made, every garment is made full, every garment i
better than you can make or have made for the sam
at The 50c. Lot.
This lot stands out boldly by itself as a winner
Anybody is willing to pay 50c. for a good Gown, Uri
dershirt or Chemies or other garments, all to go a
50 cents each,
d. The 75c. Lot.
his None from anywhere for the money, worth a grea
deal more than this price. You'll say so too.
The $1.00 Lot.
is The dollar Undergarments we offer are nicely mad
and of beautiful material, perfectly finished an,
n, trimmed to a queen's taste. Just $1.00.
dds and ends sale and remember
N AS6 U
but several sissippi at New Orleans was 19.8 shot,
well, many feei, breaking all high water records. (ieJ.
rats in the The year previous the Rio Orande and vict ii
other Texas rivers went onl a ramlpate t(hani
Irds tlr-own :nli bel'ore tIhey retired to t1heir elan- Yea r
ning by the lle-ls m1I.ny a Texanl belleld rinil star- dowi
, 2,500 min- in- him in the faev. h'lie year belore 'T
st seven of 11hat much <nage was done by ex- almti
explosions. eveding-ly high waters inl Pittsbulg.- yaeart
b1'sv exploi d. 111in 6teinnati. less I
ee, at the Disasters by Sea and Rivers. Dirag
huidred 'Most awfu11 (11, ocean a amd rivetr dis- army
i hy the asters was thle burn itng of t he exeur- st ri it
'.ed of start- sion steaomet' Gener'al Sloenm iin New mos:
'ain th--'ough Yor'k waters, a t housand exenirsionists5, Piele
v of escape, mostly women and children being lost Fa
Uitah, 1900; int sigirt of 'the city where they lived. pat
Chmesnick, When thme Pacitic Mail steamishmip Rio Japa
a claimed (le Jamneir'o strmuck in a fog, off the t'aitn
Glolden Gate in Febr'uaryv of 1901, 128 10(di1
ii Led States personts went downt' with her. 'Tree ger' I
rp)hiootn thatmonths before 31 were host by the Jof' ti
first of the foundering (of the steatner' Mot icello, p e
efallinmg our in 'the bay of Fundy and (tily last was
egan. -Two .Janna-ry 136 of the 176 passengers wvhie
Yokohama and crew on board the ill-fatted Val- by
contained encia fouind a wvatery grave at the en- Rloos
i rance of Puget Sound. In the typ- cn f,
~r, singly or hoon that killed thousands in Chinasue
g about nn- and r'aged at'ound Manila last year in p
the greatest the steamer Casabenia sank and1( 113 1only
~erwhlmintg passengers atnd erew~ were lost. One ma u
.o and tidal hundred and seven lives were sacr'i- snffe
es were lost ficed on the Japanese steamer Natori- out t
was figured tmen whlen she erashed in a fog against S
ra. the Osaka breakwvater. ire
Tennessee R. R. Wrecks and Assassinations., rd
ghteen citi- Of six railroad disasters two oe-pac
, were kill- eurr'ted undoer'gr'oundi and( t wo over
ick Snyder, head. In the New York Central trtn- 'vear
jurIing .131. nel horror sevetiteen passengersBa'
wvipedl out were killed and many injut'edl, while .
lion dollars 100 of thme passenger.s on the two et
to valley of t rains in the Parts underground rail
ay Cli fton way that caught lire ft'otm a defective
anothier at dynamo were asphyxiated.gea
ithtin a few By the railroad bridge over D)ry
50 anid 500 Creek, at Pueblo, Colo., collapsing, a
e combined 75 persons were dIrownedl or' erushed ~
aoped 'ow r'ailroad system in New Yor'k 'xei A
Iso caused enced its fi'st fatal accidet, a pot'-oft
operty. tioni of the tr'ain taking a cnrve the st
occiu'red in plunged into the street, Twelve pas- wvave
marked b)y senlger's were killed and for'ty wi-njacte
rson flood ed' itd
to that city, In a collision near' Knoxvtlle, pret
nris by the Tenn.,, 70 persons were killed andtaii
arsons wer'e 125 inijure'd and last year's wreck on
tade home- the Pennsylvania at Harriisur'g, Pa., t
urs of dam- wa most peculiar, in thtat a freight of th
thait swept threw a carload of dytnamite in front killed
Lt the samie of an express tr'aint. Smashup and ex- pe'o
abha suffet'- plosiotn resulted almost simultaneous
r. ly. The dead numbered 12 and the in- tgl
and early jured 40. ' 't
of the Mis- With whait horr'ot' the world heard conve
the news that McKinley had been Birmi
td ENDS SALE
ning, June 6.
Ls sold down to a small lot that lot was laid
ne and planned to make this sale complete
id with remnant sale tickets in plain figures
sale. It's just like finding money. Every
.bout it. Dresh Goods remnants in Dress
half price. Just what you want may be
tble Linens, Napkins, half dozen Doilies,
Z, Cambric, Long Cloth, everything marked
Cut Price Millinery Sale.
Every Express Brings in New Millinery.
Don't get it in your mind that there is no good things left. I
bought a few days ago a big lot of fine Millinery at 50c. on the dollar.
While other stores are trying to rush off old out of date styles, Mim
naugh is selling fresh new Millinery at tie lowest figures.
The Odds and Ends Knife.
A Fifteen Thousand Dollar Shoe Stock at such cut prices as will
make every cow in the woods groan at the low valuation placed on
10 cases Ladies' Fine Oxfords, the $1.25 kind, for this sale 89c. pr.
10 cases Ladies' fine Oxfords the $1.76 kind, for this sale $1.39. pr.
10 cases Ladies' fine Oxfords, the $2.50 kind, for this sale $1.95 pr.
t 5 cases Ladies fine oxfords, the $3.00 kind, for this sale $2139. pr.
10 cases Men.'s Sunday-go-to-meeting Shoes, the $1.50 kind, as a
leader this week 98c. a pair.
The Fun Starts
Wednesday morning, June 6th, and it will pay you to quit everything
and come where Mimnaugh has learned from long experience how to
give a sale that will do the greatest good to the greatest number.
that Mimnaugh 'never fools you."
and ivi ( daysI later that he 11h10 ad d lilld P eau."d a stam
King 1111lumbet of Italy fell at pd' it) which over ( 111 11dred per
i to an assasSinl's bullet e Soils 1ad ]itl(- (.1li'lo ( 1-1111aled oit.
lt yerll* (111rlier. and in the samtle'o I hevl. I'l le world Stood
Cloebel (if Kenituclk w*v %as sl1at " wilvIl I)(.%s spread 0 i(i
inl Ohe shreets ol' Ilhe capital. Ilv ftielirad d .1bilhh. ac
(iSs ( that d folollowet" ono e 11 is 1 Maid , 1903, oilly
en11iinated inl ]90:3 inl he ru h ilh etkle n
iur11der (df Kinl-_ P'eter-anld Q1ue l len f .)- --.11(11 l(;e td 111
i inl t1heir palclie by, a vabal of Put .1 sl I() Ille rae''1 (141111)(less
oleers. Anld tlIen tIw long kept .11 ilie list 1 victi . A
: ot' Rulssi i assass 21iains thle ~''it Wl( nud ~ li vlnnh
pr mi enit vietima being t he Von (t okCl i u 2I i ea asaI
nine 1 has stalked throu'iighi (certalin i (i vls iiiie'11( nIun c
oif 11ndia1, itaiily, Spin andi i now )lnu 11(1 lli' I.ad 8 ithr
1. Whien thle long prayed for iisl1(i x'i'eiii ledsse
fell on A ugust. 14, 1900. inl lie(f (llwevr21(111tieiene
Li faminie (1istict s, guan t. 1- inm- s tli .I i Qi1re l)'ig l t
pede,i 1O(l utlCI(( i nihstlsIriii (wichve tne hundre perti
'a n1(1 (f i iis il' erus thed leor rrple of
hop tli 11(1t 1121t 1OiS t ' hm Thilii li i e swhe orl stood
lint. one in nisethwhendnews1spegeod ,hfliwith
was )1'nglt t anabitijt ddfroim l'arg, Mayrid,.May 190:s, ony
~vl fe t a end'g ing out bnc ofle tnd mauny Cojred
om My 192, iitoApri ofThe to soernment, hs intsed atte
C(liig eii' Mllios (f (01mt n tp to the rers tand itoutesisi
kols*1( aeswr ot o etio telisyerto sel vthir cot
the pertorsaii mllergbrtatoni uk wav has been avalance
factuersa wel, whie unoldtht troc' falling intt a ,k00abaNesdaole
'ingwascaued he por hrogh lutes anth eri gulian Southenbrg
leEtduiitecodth.(o whc fevr'adill he11 inlotnvan
f)riiuncd as heteribe (15 iinge fthat2 te 8 scaure. rin ainit
a alrad gpatrdin hi eas en tareaint. Nowwei has rheceive Frn
ruand ofle thicti. vse .o he ro manyi the fasserioros thtf
-hapsi( th er os ti atrous stey tsimi(lar n ae teher cotn Cai
late one Pin e r ckalle egiols, forii i adi ha.wyt
wiias brot,ght too n c abu t ell og oemlili n o
veSltl after icsa d n raggin<' E. L. lrce, wfay. patnbr
50m( inay 2,to 2pron of __ouny _branc _of_theSouther Cot
Ssi yea. Mielin of dollar1 to assci tion asied tt
iofits and wage2st wre lostri, noLiet Iltou Clegfrers ttito is thein
the outerakorf tInd wanr buth and etonuis Cottar toilluhy theio
ndtrr i s thel thind uofl Va, wil bo. th be en Jue1imase
oe Easaurig thold mny-hs.mereotels This yealltr ofSpatanur
benacriiced.tlconty hcheg will beghlin Sept va
>rnoit uey wa the farill ring fmrork at th80Cbalege, ALoead
fme Spamne ofarsengoetha isetg Aircher hmawl efeivedn
aumeer oug.he grt wieat to 2i0e fomn wmn o mke armedha
tha,i hundoer oariaastaw. Atey aition. placdreeise,tn ir
ater0 peos sumer caued oe, ommeon, N.o C. ntatwyt
lesofna and tr ot s Haan, hgere h n ol eotie
ationm. year resudted fm Dnay O Ghe TAX
a aNw mjory loners. Of a l roi ig,keigo ay
r, Rit was tee mot torrd of lNisofte'oIvofEw ry r
vraciots aetd.Trou istkeyifed oegy Ltote to .
Rhevl yubeaso arse iner ClekanduiseCte sumlofughby,ec
sit and meo thousand liv- o Va. wlaothb orpiendJe 5 eash
i n an .ayjut owmay- Afmehtes Th ae fall demogf it
>Iee nail' r Ba eiton lege will b aegn pt. .
iaedi aail of 1V02iwa in iseeottaeon at Aom Twilliboffere
that. Alung oe ool Easele Attest aplcto.adrs .M
heprviussume cusd hode S. Witerto, N.oC.
atios. To hudredfromDOG TAXtr.
i e Y r it l ne h f - A l eso so nig ee ig orh v