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POU MHi ST?LL
Tte Japanese Jiave Not Captured
Russia and England Have Dif?
ferent Yiews of Articles That
Russians Have News of a Japanese De
feat-Two Jap Battalions Ambushed
St Petersburg, Juue 12.- Humors
are ia circulation here to the effect
that a great naval battle has taken
place off Port Arthur in which two
Kassian and four Japanese battleships
were sunk. No confirmation of the
rumor can be obtained.
WILL NOT HEED BRITAIN.
St Petersburg, June 12.-The Rus?
sian government has not yet returned
an answer to British Ambassador
Harding relative to his government's
protest at- Russia's declaration that
rice .and other foodstuffs are contra?
band of war. but the Associated
Press learns that there is no intention
ou the par! of the government to make
modifications to meet the British view.
A high Russian official today called
attention to the fact that at the break?
ing out of the war Russia was compell?
ed to stop at San Francisco a cargo
of meat destined for Vladivostok in
order to avoid its probable capture in
consequence of the Japanese declara?
tion that it would be regarded as con?
"Ric?is an important article of food
in the Japanese army and the question
whether it should be declared contra?
band was carefully considered when
the regulations were being framed,"
this oficial said, "and*the decision
reached by Russia entirely justified
such action. The British government
is dh posed to regard the question as
aa academic one, but should steamers
which are being equipped as auxiliary
cruisers proceed to the Pacific and
make captures of ships loaded with
provisions, complications con'd easily
Diplomatic circles are interested in
the attitude the United States will
adopt in the matter.
TWO BATTALIONS ANNIHILATED
Hai Cheng, Manchuria, June ll.
(Delayed in transmission)-A flanking
movement of the Japanese around the
Russian left from Feng Wang Cheng
June 9 was repulsed with a loss of
two whole battalions.
A large Japanese force, moved out
in the morning along the Feng Wang
Cheng and Hai Cheng road. The j
Russians ?ad a force strongly posted
in a ravine 30 miles southeast of Hai
Cheng. The Japanese' were preceded
by two battalions, who walked into
the Russian ambuscade. They receiv?
ed a murderous rifle and artillery fire
at close -range and were wiped out,
only one or two escaping.
The main Japanese force, which was
greatly superior to the Russian force,
tried to-.outflank the Russians, who
drew off1 without losing a man. The
Japanese ' closing in found the ravine
vacant save for their own dead.
NEW CHWANG BLOCKADED.
London, June 13.-The Times' Che
foo correspondent telegraphing under
date of June 12, says: "I have just
rei urned from New Cb wang, where
tue Japanese have established a strict
blockade. I was twice stopped and
"There was fighting on June 8 on
the coast 20 miles south of New
"Gen. Kuropatkin is receiving four
or five troop trains daily.
"Japanese reen fore amen ts are arriv?
ing for the attack on Port Arthur."
DAMAGED SKRYDLOFF'S. FLEET.
London,. June 13.-The Standard's
correspondent at St Petresbnrg says
be hears that a telegram from Vice
Admiral Skrydloff states that on June
7th he went within 80 miles of Port
Arthur with the Vladivostok fleet and
there ran into a fog. He found sev?
eral Japanese torpedo boats and two
battleships which attacked him fierce?
ly and inflicted some damage. The
Russians returned the fire but as none
of the Port Artbnr ships appeared
Vice' Admiral Skrydloff returned to
Vladivostok, where he arrived Friday
The Daily Mail's correspondent, at
Japanese headquarters telegraphing
under date of June ll, says four strong
Japanese columns have occupied Snen
Chow. Saimatsza, Liaowaling and Sin
Yea, Suen Chow is 85 miles east of
Mukden and Liaowalinsg, five miles
northwest of Sin Yen.
BURIED 704. |
. Tokio, June 12, 3 p. m.-The mili-j
tary commission assigned to bury the
Russian dead in the battle of Nanshan i
Hill at Kinchon, May 26, presented !
its final report today. It was found
that 10 Russian officers and 664 men
who fell in the battle had been care?
fully buried and 30 men were buried
by the outposts, making the total
number of killed left behind by the
RUSSIA WANTS EXPLANATION.
St Petersburg, June H.-The
Novoe Vremya, discussing the report
that toe submarine boat Protector
bad been shipped from Newport
News, Va., for Japan, expresses the
hope that the United States govern?
ment will make a detailed explanation
of why the boat was allowed to leave
the United States.
LIKELY TO "STAND PAT."
Washington, June H.-The United
States government has received uo
information regarding the reported
sal9 to the government of Japan of
the Lake submarine boat Protector,
and navy department does not know
where the boat ia
But it makes little difference from
an international point of view what
bas become of this boat in the opinion
'f the state department since Hamil?
ton Fish, when secretarry of state, I
laid down an opinion to the ? ff.ct that1
Munumi i ?B?
a torpedo boat capable of being carried
on the deck of a ship misht properly
be regarded as an article of merchan?
dise and so might be sold to a bellig?
erent, without a violation of neutrality
but subject to the risk of seizure on
the high seas.
New Chwang June 13, midnight
Information was received here at 10
o'clock touight through heretofore
reliable channels that part of the
Japanese force left Pu Lan Tien to
checkmate the Russians' southward
movement to relieve Port Arthur was
attacked southeast of Shungmao yes?
terday. After slight fighting the Jap?
anese made a false retreat, the Rus?
sians hotly fighting them, when the
Japanese made a flank movement,
catching the Russians in a trap. The
Russian losses are placed at 800 men.
They then fell back on Kai Chou and
began to retreat along the Baimatgul
RUMORS OF NAVAL FIGHT.
St. Petersburg,. June 13, 5.18 p. m.
-The Russian consul at Chefoo re?
ports the persistence of rumors tberB
of a sea fight near Port Arthur. His
report is on a line with previous re?
ports to the effect that two Russian
and four Japanese ships have been
lost. The ultimate result of the fight
is not stated. As there is no confirm?
ation of the report of any other source
the officials express doubt as to its
JAPS MOVING SOUTH.
Chefoo, June 33, 7 p. m.-ChinesB
who have just arrived here from Pit
sewo say that the Japanese stationed
there have reloaded all of their pro?
vision and ammunition with the in?
tention apparently of moving them
southward down the peninsula. Tho
Japanese fleet, they also say, is cruis?
ing daily between Talien Wan and
, HARBOR NOT CLOSED.
Chicago, June 13.-A special to Tho
Daily News from Chefoo says : Ac ?
cording to the captain of one of tho
Japanese cruisers blockading Pori;
Arthur, the Russian cruiser Novit:
bas been out of the harbor on several,
occasions hunting Japanese destroyers.
The captain thought that the obstruc?
tions at the mouth of the harbor pre?
vented the exit of the larger Russian
According to the Japanese the Rus?
sians have three submarine boats
which have presumably been-put to?
gether'at Port Arthur since the begin?
ning of the war.
* ALARMED ABOUT FULLER.
Indianapolis, Ind., June 13.-A
cable from Chefoo annouunces that
fears are entertained for the safety of
Hector Fuller, the Indianapolis News
staff war correspondent, who left
there recently to make his third at?
tempt to enter Port Arthur. He was
last seen Friday by Stanley Washburn,
staff correspondent of the Chicago
News with -whom he had arranged to
communicate his movement. He was
then leaving the Miau Tao islands,
45 miles south of Port Arthur. It
is believed he has effected an entrance
into Port Arthur, or has been cap?
tured or drowned. Secretary of State
Bay and the Russian government have
LOST BY RUSSIANS.
St Petersburg, June IL-The fol?
lowing official statement of Russian
losses in the war has been issued :
Navy-44officersand 920 men killed;
13 officers and 220 men wounded.
Army-36 officers and 980 men kill?
ed; 103 officers and 2,082 men wound?
Taken prisoners-20 officers and 696
St. Petersburg, June 13.-No in?
formation reached the general staff to?
night regarding the reported ambush?
ing of Russians at Pu Lan Tien, as
the result of which they were alleged
to have lost 800 men.
THE JAPANESE FLEET.
Tokio, June 13.-7 p. m.-A long
report bas been received here from
Admiral Togo, in which he covers
the operations of the fleet since June
6, and repeats his former account of
the bombardment of the west coast
on the Liao Tung Peninsula. Con?
tinuing, the Admiral says that the
captain of a foreign vessel that left
Yinkow on Wednesday, June 8, re?
ports that the recent Japanese bom?
bardment in the vicinity of Kai Ping,
south of New Ch wang, caused Russian
forces, to the number of 3,000, with 20
guns, to evacaute Yinkow.
Two men, who were taken priosuers
by the Japanese while on their way
into port, report that two Russian
regiments, numbering in all aoout
5,000 men, arrived recently at Man
chalin, Vafangow and Vafangtien.
The prisoners say also that large
numbers of Russian troops are coming
south from Mukden every day.
On Wednesday, June 8, a detach?
ment of the fleet bombarded and dis?
persed two companies of Russian
troops who were on Kai Ping Point.
On Friday another detachment of the
fleet bombarded the enemy for two
hours near Ying Chin Tsu, and Tsan
Tia Kao, inflicting much damage upon
Another detachment of the Japanese
fleet, according to Admiral Togo's re?
port, discovered four Russian torpedo
boat destroyers in Talienwan Bay,
near Shaopingtan, and drove them
back to Port Arthur. Over seventy
mines have been destroyed in Talien?
wan Bay. Thirty floating mines have
been found and destroyed. Some of
these were drifting into Peichili Gulf.
In conclusion Admiral Togo says a
dense fog which prevailed for several
days finally cleared away on Sunday.
SITUATION IN PORT ARTHUR.
New Ch wang, June Iii-6 p. m. -A
Chinamen, who was,smuggle! by the
Japanese into Port Arthur to act as a
spy and escaped from there seven days
ago, was arrested at New Chwan^ last
night. He told a correspondent of the
Associated Press that the Russians
were working a large force of men,
day and night, repairing the war?
ships. They expect that the work will
be completed in a fortnight. Four
cruisers under Golden Hill, (at the
entrance of Port Arther, ) have their
guns trained landward, to assist in
reouls'ng a land attack. The channel
is partly cleared, but Admiral Togo's
blockade is effective.
The spy estimates the total strength
of the Russian forces, including the
sailors, at less than 30,000 men. There
are many sick and wounded. Therp
is food sufficient for two months. All
the Chinese foodstuff has been seized
by the authorities.
Two armored trains, on board of
which are mounted guns landed from
the Russian battle ship Retvizan, re?
cently ran to a point near the Japan?
ese lines and opened fire. The Japa?
nese replied and their shells badly
damaged the trains, though they man?
aged to return to the Russian lines.
The stern of the funken battle ship
Petropavlovsk is visible at low tide.
The Russians at Port -Arthur are
gloomy, though hoping that Gen.
Kuropatkin will send an army south
to assist the garrison of Port Arthur.
Admiral Togo is stopping many na?
tive boats attempting to land foodstuffs
near Port Arthur. Forty-two junks
from Chefoo have been sent to Tuug
A flour mill belonging to Chi-Feng
Tai, the richest Chinaman in Port
Arthur, Ss grinding wheat brought
from Seattle in a French ship, which
is still at Port Arthur.
An enormous amount of damage was
done to the new town by the Japanese
shells. The Russo-Chinese bank is
The coal supply at Port Arthur is
low. It is estimated at only 2.400 tons
of Cardiff and 3,000 tons of Japanese
London, June 14, 1.40p. m.-Anoth?
er rumor of a big land battle at Port
Arthur is in cicnlation today, the re?
ports coming from Chefoo, originating
from Chinese sources.
It is stated that G9n. Stoessel was
so severely wounded in. the leg that
amputation was necessary to save his
No statement as to the result of the
battle has been received.
Paris, June 14, 2 p. m.-A press re?
port received about noon is that the
Russian Port Arthur fleet has left
the harbor and that its present where?
abouts is unknown.
ROOSEVELT WAS WRONG.
Will He Have the Magnanimity to
Admit the Truth ?
Washington, June. 13.-James N.
Tyner, who was removed from office as
assistant Attorney General for the
postoffice department during the in?
vestigation of the department, and
who was recently tried and acquitted
by a jury, has addressed a letter to
President Roosevelt, to "right the
great wrong'1 which, he says, the
President has unwittingly done him,
in accusing him of "gross corruption"
and of taking money from criminals
not to prosecute them. Mr. Tyner
refers to the President's charges as an
"extraordinary official proclamation of
guilt" and points out that a jury has
acquitted him of these charges, as?
serting that after a full pesentation of
his official acts to the jury his inno?
cence has been affirmatively proven.
Mr. Tyner's letter continues :
"Such a verdict in a trial brought
in good faith would ordinarily be a
sufficient vindication of an accused
party, but unfortunately in this case
your official proclamation of my as?
sumed guilt has such weight, and is
entitled to have such weight, that to
many it practically overrides the ver?
dict of the jury. I notice that many
of your friends do not hesitate to say
chat your verdict given before trial,
it} more to be relied upon, than the
verdict of Court and jury giver, after
:rial. Against such injustice I have
no recourse, except by appealing to
your sense of right and fair dealing.
"In my letter to you of December 2,
: 903, I intimated briefly that your ac?
tion was unjust and wrong, and that
you would not have taken the course
you did if you had not been misled
?md deceived by Mr. Bristow's report.
3 charged that his report suppressed
the facts, garbled the evidence, mis?
quoted the records, made untrue
statements, and was in every way cal?
culated to mislead and deceive you as
well as the public. I now reaffirm
these charges, and I call your atten?
tion to the fact that it is no longer
merely my statement against Mr.
Bristow's, but that witness after wit?
less on the stand for the Government
in my trial denied the accusations in
his report, and document after docu?
ment irom the Government files dis?
proved bis charge. I do not mean
for a moment to question the good
faith and entire sincerity of your
proclamation ; I wish merely to "em?
phasize the fact that you have been
deceived and that your laudable zeal
for public and official decency has
been imposed upon. You accuse me
of 'gross corruption;' the attorneys
for the Government constantly dis?
claimed any such charge before the
jury. You charge that I was 'paid by
criminals not to prosecute them;' not
?, scintilla of evidence was offered tn
sustain such a charge ; nor was a sin?
gle witness nor a single document pro?
duced to show special favors to 'swin?
dling schemes' or a single violation of
duty. Every charge in the Bristow
report in any wise reflecting on me
has been disproved by the recent trial
-disproved not by virtue of the ver?
dict, but by the sworn evidence of the
Grovernment's own witnesses."
The Rhodes Scholarship.
The special committee on the Cecil
Rhodes scholarship bas awarded the
schoarship from this State to Mr.
William H. Verner, of Columbia. Mr.
Verner is a graduate of the South
Carolina College, and a son of Mr. J.
S. Verner, of Columbiia. Mr. Verner
will accept the scholarship and attend
Montreal, June 12.-The Richilieu
and Ontario Navigation company's
steamer Canada bouna from Quebec
fur Montreal came into collision with
tl-o Dominion Coal company's collier
Cipe Breton, six miles below Sorel
early today. Twenty minutes later
the Canada went to the bottom. At
the time ot' tiie collision there were
110 iieople on board the Canad:-, all
but five were saved.
New York, June ll.-The jury to?
day in the Superior Court trial of the
Western Maryland Railroad case gave
a verdict in favor of Morris U.
Manges, aeainst Gen. Louis Fitzger?
ald for $1,000,000 for services and
$1.10,000 for interest.
THE CURE'S DINNER.
It 3Icrfc<".I u Xe-.v Hrn I JJ ti:*- l.i'e o'
un Apjiieciaihe .V.ur??ui?.?\
How few t !:<.*.;* are like the cliarmi:^
ia(iy ?ti oh?* ?>i* Urilla t-S.. va ri n's auee
flotes! How lew there ure who Lino-;?
what a good dinner is! But she did,
although she had been brought up in
an artificial school. She had called on
a simple cure to offer alms for his
poor, and she did not know that cures
dine in the middle of the day. Dinner
had just been announced, and the cure
asked her to dine with him. She con?
sented, it was a new era in her life.
After that culinary complications be?
came vulgar in her eyes, pate de foie
gras and cream laden sauces disgusted
her, and even Xcsselrode pudding, un?
less made by an artist, made her un?
happy. As for liqueurs, she learned to
regard a liking for them as a symptom
of advancing age.
It was a fast day, and this made
perfection all the more difficult to at?
tain on the part of the cure's old serv?
ant, Juliette. The tablecloth glistened,
the porcelain was exquisitely white,
and the plates were kept hot over boil?
ing water. The soup was bisque of
crabs, followed by a salmon trout, with
a sauce admirably proportioned, and
then came an omelet of fish roe, so
round, so odorous, so redolent of pars?
ley and chives, that for a moment all
conversation stopped. A salad, on the
leaves of which light, dewlike drops
quivered, preceded the dessert of three
luscious pears, a cheese resembling
Camembert and a pot of conserves.
The cure did not say grace until he
'and his guest had sipped from fragile,
but not costly, cups the limpid and hot
Mocha. "No liqueurs," the cure said.
"For my friends, yes. But no strong
drinks for me. They are the resources
Ir is recorded that the lady was af?
fected almost to tears by this combi?
nation of simplicity and elegance. It
was a revelation, and to this apprecia?
tive marquise the introduction of the
famous omelet au thon, the secret of
which was almost lost in the revolu?
tion, into Parisian society is due.-Mau?
rice F. Egan in Smart Set.
USES FOR LEMONS.
Two or three slices of lemon in a cup
of strong tea will cure a nervous head?
Lemon Juice (outward application)
will allay the irritation caused by the
bites of insects.
A teaspoonful of lemon juice In a
small cup of black coffee will relieve
A dash of lemon in plain water ls an
excellent tooth wash. It not only re?
moves tartar, but sweetens the breath.
Lemon Juice is better than any drug
or complexion powder for giving per?
manent clearness and beauty to the
The juice of a lemon taken in hot
water on awakening in the morning is
an excellent liver corrective and for
stout women is better than any anti
fat medicine ever invented.-Philadel?
It is dangerous to make a confession
unless one really means it, and we may
add that it is sometimes dangerous to
take a confession as honestly meant
A husband and wife between whom a
little unpleasant passage had occurred
had made the matter up. and the wife
said, as if to clear her conscience:
"Oh, well, I suppose that I have my
"Yes, my dear," said the husband.
ul simply said 'Yes.' "
"That I have my faults P exclaimed
the wife indignantly. "What are they,
I should like to know?"
"Well, to begin with"
"No; I don't want to hear."-London
An old, old woman sat on the curb of
Park row. Her clothing was rags.
Her bleared eyes were deep in a set?
ting of wrinkles. Upon her scant gray
hair there was something that once
had been a hat. She trembled with
weakness. Beside her was a basket
filled with trumpery, evidently a stock
in trade. Passing her were scores of
well clad men and women. Few no?
ticed the wretched wreck. Her feet
shoeless, but wrapped in strips of car?
peting, had been bruised on the stones
of the street and she was adjusting
"Terrible!" said a lady to her escort
"Yes." he replied. "Where'll we go
for lunch?"-New York World.
The Way of the World.
When Thackeray was in this country
he called on General Scott, full of ad?
miration for his remarkable campaign
in Mexico and eager to hear the war?
rior explain how battles were fought
and fields were won. "Well, now you
know all about it," remarked a friend
as the novelist returned from a two
hours' tete-a-tete with the soldier.
"Not at all," replied Thackeray, with a
twinkle in his eye. "The general takes
no interest in strategy. I found that
literature was his forte."
Dancer Cries of Birds.
The approach of danger is expressed
by a universally intelligible cry. The
blue tit has a peculiar sound, "iss," so
indicative of fear and terror that whoa
heard the wood is silent in an instant.
It is said that she often utters it from
pure love of mischief.
"Every bini," says Bechsiein, "has
received from nature the power of ut?
tering a song or certain sound by which
it can communicate its desires to other
birds. The chaffinch's call varies with
its feelings. When on the wing it is
'Eyak! Eyak!' Its expression of joy j
ls 'Fink! Fink!' If angry, it makes
the same call more quickly, and 'Trief!
Trief:' is a sign of tenderness or mel- J
ancholy. The raven calls out 'Graabi
Graabi' slowly or rapidly, as ifs emo?
LOCAL NEWS PARAGRAPHED.
A larsre crowd attended the picnic '
of the First Methodist Church Sunday
The Sumter Likht Infantry will
probably carry nearly is* full strength ;
to the State encampment in Colum- i
An unusually heavy rain fell south- '
east of this city Friday afternoon. !
It partook of the nature of a cloud !
burst, there being a perfect', downpour !
for fully a half hour. The tracks cf !
the Central R. R. were washed out !
near Mr. J. Knox Newman's and a i
force of nanos worked nearly all night ?
repairing the break.
Two white boy tramps were arrested
on Saturday for entering a box car in 1
tlie A. C. L. yards and Monday were
tried before Recorder Horst. They
plead guilty and were sentenced to
work 10 days on the streets. The
boys were only 17 and 18 years old
respectively and claimed to be from
Portsmouth, Va. Their names are
Frank Hunt and Waiter Liliston.
Recorder Hurst had a full house at
yesterday's session of his court. The
total of the fines imposed was 848 and
several offenders were discharged with
an admonition to be more circumspect
in future and to walk in the straight
and narrow path.
The bi-annual election of members
of the City Board of Education was
held yesteday. The only candidates
were Messrs. E. C. Haynswortb,
Neill O'Donnell, J A. Mood and Ma?
rion Moise, who have served on the
board for several terms and they were
re-elected by a small but unanimous
vote. No interest was taken in the
election and only those^who happened
to be passing the polls voted.
There were 106 votes cast in the
election for members of the City Board
of Education held yesterday and the
vote wa?? unanimous for the members
of the old board. Messrs. E. C.
Haynsworth, Neill O'Donnell, J. A.
Mood and Marion Moise.
The Natatorium will probably not
be opened this season, to the great re?
gret of the many people, the children
especially, who have frequented in
former years. Mr. H. W. Hood, who
managed the Natatorium last season
and had arranged to do so again this
summer, states that, owing to the re?
fusal of the managers of the ice factory
to supply the Natatorium with water
for less than $10 a month, he does not
see his way clear to make the attempt
to open the big swimming pool. Here?
tofore the ice factory has supplied the
water at a nominal charge, as the
water when not used by the Natato?
rium is turned into a ditch, after hav?
ing been used to cool the ammonia
pipes in the - ice factory, and goes to
The withdrawal of Congressman
Scarborough from the race in the Sixth
District has brought out a crop of
candidates. Mr. James R. Coggeshall
of Darlington and Dr. Olin Sawyer,
of Georgetown were announced yester?
day. Dr. Sawyer is a native of Edge
field county and is possessed by the
true Edgefield spirit-an ambition to
hold office. He was recently defeated
for Mayor of Georgetown
Joseph H. Earle, of Greenville, a
son of the late Senator Joseph H.
Earle, graduated from West Point
today and received his commission as
a Second Lieutenant in the regular
army. There were 105 in the gradu?
ating clas3. The first, second, fourth,
fifth and sixth places in class stand?
ing were won by cadets from the
He Needs a Bicycle.
The Item respectfully suggests that
the City Council purchase a bicycle
for the health officer. He has more
walking to do than any other two
officials and has to cover the entire
city. Sumter of today is twice as
large in population and the number
of residences and other places to be
looked after is it was ten years ago
when the present health officer took
charge The duties of the office have
vastly increased, and the prosperous
city cf Sumter has outgrown one cfficer
on foot Then again it take3 a great
deal of that officer's time in looking
closely after infectious and contagions
diseases in order to prevent thex* j
spread, and it can not be denied that j
Health Officer Reardon has made a ?
good record in promptly knocking out
smallpox, diphtheria, scarlet fever,
typhoid fever and other diseases.
Then again there are great many
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special complaints made necessarily
in a city of this size, and ali of these
duties taken together make it neces?
sary to do a great deal cf hustling,
lt is very seldom that the health officer
ever asks for or receives any favors at
the banda of the city authorities. y?&
believe in properly equipping, and.
encouraging an officer, particularly
when he tries to do his duty.
The duties cf the health officer are
many and varied, and the quicker he
can get around, to put in his sanitary
work th'3 better it will be. A bicycle
will not cost much.
MURDERER BREAKS JAIL.
R. A. Adams, Sentenced to be Hang?
ed, Escapes From Colleton Jail?
Special to The State.
Walterboro, June 14.-Quite a sen?
sation was caused in town this morn?
ing when it was known that R. A.
Adams had escaped from jail. Adams
was convicted for the murder of Henry
Jaques and sentenced last June to bo
hanged. His sentence was stayed
pending an appeal to the supreme
court, which appeal was dismissed.
Adams was to have been presented at
the next term of court, which meets
the first Monday in August.
At 2 o'clock this morning when Gus
Green was brought to jail by Police?
man Johnson a rope of blankets was
discovered hanging from the window
above the portico on the side of the*
jail. Upon investigation it was found
that Adams and a negro, Jasper
Stephens, incarceiated for larceny,
had filed through one of the iron bars,
Deputy Sheriff Henderson immedi?
ately started in pursuit, bot so far no-,
traces of the escaped prisoners have*
Adams is about 5 feet 20 inches
high, weighs abont 145 pounds, dark
skin, dark hair and eyes,- with mus?
tache and a long, sharp face with very
heavy jaw and large neck;fast talking
and winks eyes rapidly while talking?
nervous and quick movement.
NOTES AND* COMMENT.
BY WM. D. s.
Mr. Chairman of the Street Com?
mittee: Please look into the matter cf
properly numbering the houses and
naming the streets. And for good?
ness sake change the names of '"2d
Red and White" and "1st Red and
White." These names don't signify,
indicate, honor, commend, condemn,
nor commemorate anything, person
or event. And it so happens that the
last is first and the first last If yoix
were going to 1st Red and White JOTZ
would have to go to the last one firsfc.
to get to the first one last. It's a mis?
nomer all round-and off in complex
ion, and deceiving as to colors there.
Change it, change it!
Vote for the Sumter girls as lady
commissioners to the Exposition.
Leave your coupons at the postoffice
with The State correspondent within
43 hours after publication.
An appreciative reader of "notes
and comment" handed me the follow?
ing, which I heartily endorse:
"Webster, in defining the wArd im?
pertinent, says: 'A person is officious
who obstrudes his offices or assistance
where they are not needed, he is im?
pertinent when he intermeddlees ia?,
things with which has no concern
The former shows a want cf tact, the ?
latter a want of breeding, or more^
commonly, a spirit cf sheer fmp?~
dence. A person is rude when he vio^
lates the proprieties o? social life,.,
either from, ignorance or wantonness?
That definition is a pen picture of the.
person- who essays to teach womans
how her sVirts ought to be held.
"Lovely woman, let net your heart
be troubled. Your admirers outnum?
ber your critics ten thousand to eaffc""
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