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STABLISHED 1865 NEWBERRY, S. 0., TU;CSDAY. DECEMBER 8 1903. TWICE A WEEK-, 1.50 A YEAR REGULAR SESSION HAS BEGUN. Extra Session Of 'Congress Merged Into The Regular Session -Wood and Crum Jobless. The extra session of Congre.s was merged into the regular sessi n yesterday at 12 o'clock. There was no recess between the two sessions thus affoiding the president no op portunity to renew his civil and military recess appointments. In effect this action will demote Gen. Wood from his present rank of major general to the rank of brigadier general, his appointment not having been confirmed and the president having no opportunity to .make recess appointments. It will demote, in like manner, 167 army officers, promoted after the Wood promotion. William D. Crum will have to vacate his position as collector of the port of Charleston and others serving recess appoint ments will he likewise affected. GENBRAL NEWS NOTES. Items of More or Less interest Condensed Outside the State. Three men were killed, Vwo seri ously injured and two slightly in jured in a collision between a hand car and a freight train on Thursday, near Waverly, 0., on a sharp bend on the N. & W. The decomposed bodies of an aged couple in Buffalo, N. V., who mysteriously disappeared some day. ago, have been found buried be neath a woo0shed in the back yard of their house. They had been murdered. An arrest has been made. Luther and Mitchell Carter, aged 14 and 17 years respectively, were drowned in the French Broad riv r, near Dandridge, Tenn., on Friday. The boys were in a boat when Lu ther fell into the river. Mitchell attempted to save his brother and both were drowned. There were wild scenes on the New York cotton exchange on Thursday, following the announce ment that the agricultural depart ment's estimate for the present sea son was 9,962,039 bales. 2,000,000 bales were sold, the heaviest sale on iecorcd, prices rose ioime 6o to 70 points. In New Orleans on the ane day prices jumpedi u1 40 points in four minutes. An explosion of a car of na ptha in the town of Greenwood, D)el., 'last wveek and the fire caused by the \xplosion injutred dwelling houses tihe extent of more than $70,ooo, ~tally dlestroyed twvo freight trains 11 their contents, is believed to .he incinerated three ramp1s whio 'e riding ill a bOX ei near where yxplosion occurred and of whose s nlothinig 1has beeni found ex someW unirecogniz/ab)le bones, ~ujuredl many' others (on John F. Von Mneggee. is now in St. Lois and has 1the positionl of gatekeeper of the gates at the World's ~tioni iln St. Louis, will in )er next comle into poss'-essionl .1oo,0ooo baronial estate as heir of his mnother, who il1 tieinig uip her estate for because .of replorts that lending an irregular life. irregularity about him n, United Staite soldier and later as government marshal and officer and officer and police man he worked in leading cities. He landed in New York after a quarrel with his father, growing out of a duel over a woman with another man. and begani an adven turous career by being fleeced out of $5,ooo by New York gamblers. The trustees of Trinity college, N. C., have refused to accept the resignation of Prof. Bassett, tender ed on account of the stir which was created by an article which Prof. Bassett wrote for one of the imag azines in which he said the negro would attain equality with the white man and that Booker Washington was te greatest man the South ever produced. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. Items of More or Less Interest Condensed In the State. Ben F. Perrv, son of ex-Governor B. F. Perry, has aoain been arrested, this time in Spartanhurg charged with selling liquor. Perry gave bond in the sim of oo. Attorney General Gunter has given out an interview in which lie favors the county court nlan as a re lief from the congestion of the dockets. Mr. H. T. Cauthen. ofB.amberg, accidentally shot himself last week He was going home and had his nistol in his trousers with his hand on it. The bullet entered the left leg but did not do serious harm. A negro named Ansel Arnold. 45 Vears old, living in Greenwood county. was found in the woods on Thursday with a hole shot through his head. He was robbed of money obtained the day before for a bale of cotton. Negroes are under sus picion. After the second act of "Romeo and Juliet," presented by the Svie ville company hi 8partanhurg on Thursday night" Romeo and Juliet engaged inl a (narrel behind the ourtain in which there was some loud cursing of which the audience received the benefit. Police officers vent on the stage anid qileted the (listurbance. John Godfrey. a young white man, was accidentally shot while out hunting in Spartanburg county on Thursday by a white man named Greer, receiving wounds from whliich lie died the same night. Godfrey andl Greer were two of a party of four. The wounded muan bled to death from the wounds before mned ical aidh could relieve himu. lie was1 a resident of Sp)art anburg and uni ,nurried. Rob)ert Smith, a Greenwood ne gro) who only a few dlays ago wa1s pard- nedl off tihe chain gang 1by Gov Hey ward, early Wednesday :mornm in; set fire t several frame buildings in G reenw~ood back of a ro w of brick buildings. The fire was got underCl control, the loss being estimai:ted at something over $m ,ooo. I lad thme work not been as p)romnpt anmd eli cient half the town wvould probabl y have beeni wiped out. Thle negro was pardoned on the ground that he was nearly dlead with conisumlp tion. MR. MOWER WAS SUGGESTED. rhe Spartanburg Bar Requested His Ap pointment as Special Judge - -Mr. Mower Forced to Decline. Two members Qf the Newberry ')ar have received well-deserved :ompliients at the hands of the 3partanburg bar. At the request >f that bar Col. 0. 1. Schumpert was appointed special jtudge to hold he sessions court there last week mnd at the conclusion of the ses ;ions court the Spartanburg bar re :Juested Chief Justice Pope to recommend the appointment of Hon. George S. Mower as special judge to hold the common leas tourt, which convened yesterday. Mr. Mower was forced to decline under the law debarring persons from holding two offices at the same time, Mr. Mower being Newberry's representative in the State Senate. Ex-Judge 0. W. Buchanan was appointed to hold the court. The following in regard to this matter is from the Spartanburg Journal of Friday "'There was a meeting of the Spar Lanburg bar yesterday afternoon to :!onsider the matter of securing a judge for common pleas court which begins Monday. Colonel Scliumpert informed the bar that owing to the fact that he was an attorney for the Southern Railway, and there w,%ere a number of damage suits against the Southern that ought to be tried it would he impossible for him to preside. "By unanimous consent the secre tary was instructed to wire C1ief Justice Pope that the bar would be pleased to have George S. Mower, of Newberry, appointed syecial judge for the term. Th'lie chief justice was at once wired but up to noon today neither lie nor Mr. Mower had been heard from. "Mr. Mower is well known here and his many friends will be glad to have the request of the bar granted.'' JUI)(.i sc mI-' i1ier'Iw. The Spartanirg correspondeint of the State says of Special Judge Schumpert "The Spa tanburg bar and the court officials were highly pleased with Special Jtid' schmlI1pert His judicial ability and impartiality on the bench coimanded the respect of all and augmenti-d his popularity and the esteem in which lie is held throughout t1is cit y and count y." Relieved of $12.50. Slighs, D)ecemiber 7.-Mr. L. L. Moore, of the Bachimani Chapel see tion, has discovered the loss of $i 2. 50 which was stolen from him dlur ing the past several weeks. Mr. Moore has been con fined to his roomi for some two mon this as the result of injuries received from a fall and it wvas during this time that sonme one camne in to his house and relieved him of the money. $m I.0o was t akenm fromi a little b ox wh ichi lie kept ini a wardlrobe and $u. 5o t a keni from hisI pocketbook , which lie left lying ini another roomi, while lhe was at break fast. There was other money in the hou'ise whicb was not imoles:Ad. Th'le Sp artanhu)lrg grand( jury, ini its presen1t mfent m.i ule last week, sumggestedl to thle Spa rtanbu rg del - egationi that it work for the foruma tion of two add(itionlal circuits to re lieve the conlgestedl conditioni of the courts. SANTA HEADQUA I have comple nent of Christm, igain claim to be hE 'Santa You will find me al 3tand with as cor Foys and good tt 'Old Santa" could For the pasttN yood people of th avored me with lib mnd I now ask a same through my Remember at 3tand you will find Dolls! Dolls!! globbg Hlreo fror Veoipeden, toys ip Bpdle INE, ELEGANT AND Apples, Oranges, E Figs and Gra California a %Large and Splendit I have made ext'ra ef >lease the public, and ry rises the b3st selection 01 ny line to be found in Net >rice(s to suit the~ times. tnid first-class in every 1: n s pec tion solicite?d. Y'(.ur S. B.li CLAV$ RTERS ted my assort 3s goods and adquarters for ;laus the Same Old nplete a line of iings to eat as wish for. venty years the is county have eral patronage continuance of 21st Christmas the same old THE PRETTIEST EVER SEEN Woocd Wan. is Variety. SELECTED FRUIT. lananas, pes from nd the Tropics. I Stack of Candy. forts- this seeson to my entire et.ock comn Christmas goods in vibe?rry. I ha.ve made My goods a.re fresh articulIar. A careful S re~sp'cifly INS