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A GOOD SHOW.
Two First-Class Performances Given
In Newberry By The John H.
Sparks' Shows, ^
"While the John H. Sparks' Shows,
which gave two performances in Newberry
on last Friday, are not as large
an aggregation as some of the big circuses
which have Wsited Newberry in
recent years, and do not claim to be
as large, the price of admission being
less than the big circuses have always
charged, the show made up in excellence
what it lacked in size. The performance
in the afternoon was attended
by about one thousand people,
and' they were well pleased with the
show, and it was Very generally commended.
At night there was also a
large crowd. There are many firstclass
features, and the performance is
clean and wholesome throughout.
The trapeze and acrobatic performances
were of a high order 0? excellence.
A mono' I ho performers in
this line MilettO, an old man of about
six'.v 'Vears, easily carried off the
honours, though there were several
others whose acts were meritorious,
and who wet? liberally applauded by
the crowd', nitffcng them being Ashton,
whose feats balancing on his head
in a swinging trapeze were among the
most, daring in the whole perform
ance. With Milctte in some of l is
performances was his son, a little lad,
who seemed to enjoy being swung by
his father through midair from one
trapeze and being caught by Valentino
in another and then swung back
again, and in other daring feats.
There were several well-trained
horses, and Mayo, the ring master,
seemed to have them under perfect
control. Among them the favorite
was Mayo's (the son of the ring
master Mayo) Horse "Bravo," who
was decorated with the blue ribbon
in the street parade and in the performance.
Spirited and graceful of
movement. "I'.ruvn" is a beautiful
animal, and it will lie suuprisin-r to
those who saw him and admired him
to know that lie is twenty-two years
It. is probable that 110 better trained
elephant has been seen in Newberry
in a long time than the huge
"Miss Mary." "Miss Mary" was
raised by the Sparks people, and she
is Only seventeen years of age. While
the show was wintering in Augusta
the past season a baby elephant
which had recently been purchased by
Mr. Sparks at a cost of $1,800, died,
much to "Miss Mary's" regret. Elephants
are costly, it. being estimated
that the animal now with the Sparks
Shows is worth in the neighborhood
of .$5,000. The Tdnia market for
wild animals is now controlled by the
Ilag'enbaeks, of Germany, and
they furnish practically all the will
'animals which are imported to this
The Sparks Shows have been on
the road for about twenty years.
They haw only recently started out
on their tour this season, having
spent the winter in Augusta. The
show is worthy of patronage. There
is nothing in the performance that
could offend any one.
WILL RAISE THE MAINE.
Sixty-Three Bodies of 231 Men Who
Went Down Probably Still in
the Old Hulk.
Of the 231 men killed or wounded
when the United Slates steamship
Maine was blown up there still remain
sixty-three who have never
been found. Congress i* now taking
i-l.cps 10 nave tiiese bodies found and
On March 10 the house of representatives
adopted the following resolution
"Resolved, That the secretary of
the navy be requested, if not incompatible
with the public interests, to
send to the house of representatives
as early as may be possible, all letters
and data as to the cost and legal
status under which congress may exercise
immediate or future action for
the removal of the wreck of the U.
S. S. Maine and provide burial for
the dead now lying within the hulk
in the harbor of Havana, Cuba."
On February 23, 1808, congress, upon
recommendation of the navy department,
appropriated $200,000 for
the purpose off reentering the remains
of the officers and men lost at
the time of the sinking of the United
States steamshiip Maine, to raise the
vessel or to save such parts of its
machinery or equipment as might be
This -work was contracted for by
two companies jointly, and the work
commenced early in March, 1808. The
total cost, was in the neighborhood of
$1,100 per day, and for a short tima
readied $1,000 per day. The total
"expenditures made under this contract
were $50,039.61, tho work being
)wing house in Nc
9ss. People marv
buying such quantities o
"n the thousands of well \z
oous business done by t\gratified
to announce to 1
\y of stylish spring ippar<
chable Values I jy[jj|
i oo worth to each buyer sc vd. i
.vliere, limited nl toe yd. proved
c, limited Sc. yd. tj,c jja
re, limited at 5c yd.
mo, buy all you please 8,!2c yd. cvitlctl
on please 100 yd. j ?
ny all you please C.9c yd. IlUIIlDe
uv all you please yMo yd. \ ally, at
id colored figures and dots 8
I ors tr
a.139^ y<1\ others
nly ybc pair.
q I all. JN
^ale- Hats \
ains. You will wonder how j wp pV(
Shoes and Oxfords at such I 7
j on the
lie $1.50 kind, at ?1.25 pair. j are b(
he $?.oo kind, at f,i 49. I ,
* fords, ?2.50 kind, ?i.98 pair, f
ords, ?3.00 kind, f.2 49 pair. j to sho
aids, the *4 co kind at $2.98 pr j tioil.
Oxfords and low cut Shoes | . ister
footwear. j ISh MlJ
Willi I a ry coud.il ions, ami should ao- *
cordingly he made .subject to the ^
consent of tlie governing authorities
of (he island."
II is very probably that action will
be taken to have the remains of the ?
Maine wreck and the bodies now
supposed to be lyimr in her hulk
1' at her," asked I? olio, "what'is
' A financier, my son, differs from /
ilic ordinary business man in being
able to make the government sit up n
and worry when his affaris do not
go right.'' ? Washington Star.
Sheridan on being asked how we c?
came to call Gibbon "luminous," answered,
"I snid * vo-luminous.' " tv
hady (at railway station, lo porter)
?'Now, porter, are you sure I have all C
my luggage 11 the train? k.
Porter?Yes. ma 'am.
Lady?iXothng left behind?
Porlor 'Xothin' ma'am?not ovon }
?i | per, ma'am !-London Scraps.
.Testers must be content to taste of
ilicir broth.?Latin Proverb.
A Lttle Ambiguous.
he So .-sorry to near of your mo-(
lor accident !
Killhusiastie Motorist?Oh. thanks!
Il s nothing. Kxpect to live through ?
iiianv more I
She Oh, but I trust iu?(.?London p
A good cry is a solace to many woyien.
It steadies the nerves and, added
lo a cup of tea and an inleivs(in?r ?
story, forms their idea of supreme
happiness. Arising from (lie perusal 1
of their books with red eyes, swelled
features and a sopping pocket handkerchief,
they feel their time has not [\
been wasted.?-Ladv Violet 0relet
firevile n London Ohronde.
Lit lie Bobby was saying his pravers
at his mother's knee, but so rapidly
thai, she asked him why he did
not speak more slowly.
"Because, you know," he replied,
it would keep all the other children
H is I he mind thai makelh good ov J
ill, that wakelh wretchedness or hap-}_
Pi'less, rich or poor.
A person is always startled when La
lie hears himself seriously called old
for the first time.?0. W. Holmes.
The largest grc
perity and progn
What does he mean by
vorable comment is fror
cheap?" The tretnen
our methods, and I ^m
quoted, A grand displc
This Week's Unmat
All Over the Bi
Two bales 40 inch Sea Island, the 8c. kind, ?
Tw6 eases 36 in Androscoggin, I2^e elsei
One case l'oe Mill Bleaching, 10c elsewhei
One case Colored I,awn worth loe elscwhc
O110 case 40 in. Lawn, worth I2>ic els?wh<
One case 40 in Lawn, worth 15c] bny all y
36 in Black Taffeta Silk, the $1.00 kind, bi
36 in Black Taffeta Silk, the ?1 50 kind, b
China Silk, white ground, with black at
worth fioc, cnt to onlj* 35c yd
36 in. white wosh*China vSilk, 59c qanlity,
Long Silk Gloves in black and wnite, at o
Come prepared for the big Oxford barg
on earth we manage to get hold of good
10 cases Ladies' Oxfords, black and tan, t
10 cases Ladies' Oxfords, black and tan, t
10 cases Ladies' Drew Selby & Co fine O:
5 cases Ladies' Drew Selby Co. fine Oxl
3 cases Ladies' Drew Selby & Co. fineOxf*
Big shipment Boys' Girls' and C liildren's
Visit our big Shoe department for your Tu
terminated April 2, I SOS. It was
found that on account of the peculiar
circumstances under which the vessel
was sunk, the nature of the work, and
the conditions existing in the harbor
at the time, it would be extremely
difficult to even approximate the cost
of the undertaking. A provision was
made in the contract, however, that
if the ship should he raised $100,000
would he paid to the patty of the
first part. The records of the work
which has been done show that 231
men were killed or wounded when the
Maine was blown up; that of this
number twenty-four bodies were recovered
and buried at Key West. One
hundred and sixty-four were buried
in Havana and .subsequently removed
to (lie United States. The total
number of bodies recovered was 1SS,
leaving sixty-three not found. Little
property of value remains in the vessel.
ith respect to Ihe second point
covered in the resolution, i. e., the
legal status under which tho congress
may exercise immediate or future action
for I lie disposal of the wreck of
the United States steamship M'aine,'
the following statement made by the
secretary of the navy explains the,
<4It lias been shown that at the
time the disaster occurred il was asj
snnied by this department and by the
I congress, and at least tacitly conceded
by the local authorities at .Ilav-j
ana. liiat the I nited State, acting
through the navy department, had I
lull power in the premises.
"'That since the war with Spain
various communications have been
entertained by parties interested with
the heads of the departments of State,
of the treasury, of war, and of the
navy, with regard to the status of the
wreck of the Maine. Tn this correspondence
the navy department has
consistently taken the attitude that
no executive department of the government
has authority to dispose of
or to abandon the wreck, but that
such power rests solely, so far as this
government is concerned, in the congress.
"The department further recommended'
that inasmuch as the wreck
j lies in the harbor of Cuba il
would be advisable, in order to obtain
a valid and effective disposition
of the Maine wreck, that the matter
should be settled by a convention
with Cuba which should be submitted
to the senate of tiro United
States for its concurrence.
"While this was at a time whea
conditions were not the same as at
the present time, it is nevertheless
believed that any action authorized
by congress should be taken with considerate
rogard to local harbor and
jwberry, keeps i
el at the piles of
f goods, is an expressi
leased and satisfied c
)is house bears witness
Mb trading public that
inery that Pleas
Millinery opening last W
I a success. That we clispln
ts that were most desired
ccd by the extraordinary 1
r of sales at the opening. 1
Millinery openings the \
Y on the Hats, see them
and admire them, and tl
lot so here the past week,
vere admired more than
2r had, and they were boi
spot. Our Hats this se;
iautiful beyond compari
e are proud that we are
w such a magnificent co
We lead the Carolinas in
/"% tl I
EARHARDT & WELLS,
Lessees and Managers.
THURSDAY, APRIL 9
i\ Christensen 185 lbs.
iilly Edwards 190 lbs.
Rest three out of five, catch as ealcj,
There will he a good local hout beveeu
two local hoys.
rices 25, 35, 50, and 75 cents.
Saturday, April 11.
EA TURING: Fay, Coley &
ay and J. Early Hughes.
A Laughable Farce
Comedy with music
HE MUSICAL EVENT.
ONE NIOIIT ONLY.
/ION DAY, April 13.
Auspices Elk Lodge.
a delightful program entirely fret-'
from dullness and consisting of
idy Quartettes, Violin and Vocal Solos,
Mandolin nnd Guitar Club, Comic
and Serious Readings, Etc., Etc.
jp its remarkal
: new goods beii
on heard many times
ustomers who say,
3 to the fact thac the tr
1 will, at any and al
The largest stock of I.adic!
Shirt Waists mulct' one roof
tyed HX) Ladies' Hue Panama Skii
WllS >s? 1 -a?lios* fitic \oile Skirts.
25 Ladies' line \'oilc .Skirts,
" 25 do/.. Ladies' White Sliirt \
USU- 25 <lo/.. Italics' White Lawn
risit- 15 do/. Ladies' White l.awn
10 do/.. I.adies' White l.awn
1 to do/.. I.adies' China Silk SI
Xe . Stylish
Such a variety has never 1
1 fl v
* 3 most popular shades in all tl
ught able Mohairs and Urilliantiii
cISOn wanted materials. Conic dii
New lots go on sale again
gains you will see this year.
styi- -n ljl0 entjrc j()ts tj,al js 1U)l
and 25c. yard.
this Spring. There are ?
blue and cream.
Have you seen those s
stripes and checks for e^
excelled for their lightne
are the latest fashion. 1
Nile Green, Lavender, P
THE COMMERCIAL By
Under call of State Bank
in ess Ma
Loans and discounts
Furniture and Fixtures
Undivided profits (less expen
JNO. M. KINARD, Pres.
J. Y. McF
4 per cent. Interest Paic
China Eggs, Pla
Buy Your East
Great Line 10c
ble run of prosig
a -Jay, but the most fa~
u)vy can thoy soli 'em so
hiding- public aopreciate
I times beat any price
.separate Skirts, Silk and White Lawn
Is, blaek, brown and 1 ?1 nv, *6.50 kind 5)
black only, fS.oo kind, $(>??;.
blaek only, ?12.00 kiml, 9^.
\'aists, tbe $1.50 kiml, ySe.
Shirt Waists, the ?2.00 l:iml,$i .|<j.
Shirt Waists, ?2 50 kind, ?1.98.
Shirt Waists, the kind, $2.<|o
liivt Waists, f 1.98, ?.'.b), $2 <)S ami nj>.
1 Dress Goods.
icon shown here before, of the best and
le new weaves. Handsome Voiles, servieces,
Panama Cloths, Series and all tlie most
rect to ns for yonr Knster outfit.
y Sale Continues.
this week. The highest linibroidery barNo
limit to any of these lots. Not a yard
worth double the price asked, ,se, 100, 15c,
me on selvedge.
ilso Voiles in black, brown,
well Wool Voiles with Silk
veiling wear? They are not
iss, beautiful appearance and
"hese are made in Light Blue,
ink and Tan.
;roaKar?am?tu^fv*.^KKTC.?yGX2n.xivait7CT7oronkiAtt7>ti miv. icnvHiaj-u?i
NIC OF NEWBERRY, S. C.
Examiner nt the close of busrch
$335,54 1 29
3,! 16 93
40 1,079 47
$ 50,000 00
ses paid) 48,958 32
$ 1,202 7 1
298,435 20-299,637 91
O. B. MAYER, Vice-Pres.
i in Our Savings Department.
tes, Poar Egg Dye,
Cards, etc., etc.
:er Candies Here
Souvenirs Just in.
r 1 Oc. Co.