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SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed in the State.
Sooo has been raised in Chester ior
the purposce -f building a Confeder
Memorial day was observea
throughoul the state on Tuesday ana
in each place large crowds attended
and took part in the exercises.
The Clemson encampment in An
<derson came to an end this week and
the cadets have returned to Clemson.
The encampment was very success
ful and very pleasant to the cadets
and the people of Anderson.
Conductor Oliver lost both his legs,
near Conway, on Monday. by being
run over by an engine. and subse
quently died of his injuries. He
leaves a large family of small chil
Bob Henderson shot and instantly
killed Garfield Hopson. both negroes.
at Neals Shoals. in Union 'county,
on Sunday afternoon. It is reported
that the quarrel between the two
started about a belt said to have cost
only io cents.
Fire in Columbia on Sunday night
destroyed $27.000 worth of property
-which was insured for less than $8,0oo.
Twenty horses and mules were
burned in Strickland's stable ana four
dwellings were consumed. It is not
definitely known how the fire started
The new Clifton mill No. 3 in Spar
tanburg has been completed. Its
present equipment will be 35.840 spin
dIes and .o8o Draper looms, and
print cloths will be the product. This
is one of the mills destroyed by the
great floods last June.
Reports from Gaffney state that
work on the Ross tin mine at that
place is being pushed rapidly. A
shipment of 25 tons of the ore will
be sent to Cornwall and Swansea.
Eng.. to be smelted next week. About
$425 per ton net is realized.
A dog at Holly Hill went mad on
Saturday and before it could be killed
bit two children of Mr. Sam Bell. its
owner, and - little colored boy be
longing on the plan.tation. The three
were taken at once to Baltimore for
treatment at the Pasteur institute.
The Carolina Construction com
pany, which is to have charge of the
building of the interurban trolley
line between Anderson and Green
ville. met in Anderson this week and
organized. The company will push
the work forward at an early date.
Joe McKinney. a young.white man
of Anderson. was seriousy if not
fatally cut on Monday night by
George Murphy. a white barber. The
two men had a fight. Murphy states
that it grew out of a dispute because
he had told McKinney not to carry
another barber. who was drinkin'g.
to play cards. and that McKinney
then struck him a number of times.
Mr. Frank Jones. an overseer on
Col. Richard Singleton's place, near
Eastover, on Monday morning shot
and instantly killed Paul Williams,
negro plowman on the place. Mr.
Jones immediatey went to Columbra
and surrendered and was placed in
jail. Mr. James had had a'fuss with
the negro. it seems. and the negro
was advancing on Mr. James clutch
ing at his overalit coat as if to draw
a weapon when the latter fired.
He Carried His Samples.
During the Louisville Presbytery
last wveek, says an exchange. Delegate
Hawthorne. of Princeton. told this
story of pioneer dlays. and vounched
for its accuracy: One of the circuit
riders in my part of the state was ex
tremely fond of pepper sauce. and as
he could seldom find any strong
enough at places where he stopped.
he always carried a bottle with him.
He happened to be at a hotel one
night. though he usually stopped at
the home of a friend. A man sat
across the table fronm hinm. and. seeing
the satuce. asked if the minister wotuia
share it with him. The request wa5
granted. and the stranger poured out
a liberal allowance of the sauce into
his soup. A\t the first swallow he
mtade a very wry face and b!urted out.
"Minister. d. you preach hell?"' "Yes.'
was the reply "'Why do vou ask?~
"Because vy.u are thte first preachter
I ever saw who carried samples." was
GENFRAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Outside the State.
Sir ieiry M. Stanley. the African
exploirr. died at his home in London
;,n Tueday morning.
Iv a decision of the supreme comt
(f Geortgia. rendered this week. bet
tinig- horse racing in Georgia is
Chaz. W. Bryan. brother of William
J. Bryan. says in an interview tiat
\\'m. J. Bryan will head the Nebraska
delegation to St. Louis.
The business section of LaFollette.
Tenn.. was burned on Tuesday. The
loss was $20o.ooo: isurance S6o.ooo.
The town has no fire departmer'
In his annual message to the legis
lature of Louisiana Governor Heara
recommended that insurance ratet'
be placed upon a more equitable basis
The body of Edward L. Wentz. the
young millionaire who so mysterious
ly disappeared last October. was
found near Big Stone Gap, Va.,
where. he disappeared. A pistol ball
was found in his body. Two moun
taineers of Wise county. Va.. have
been placed in jail charged with his
Ruius Bobo. a negro, was shot ana
killed at Sardis. Miss.. by negro citi
zens. who were attempting to arrest
him on the charge of murdering a nt
gro woman. Bobo's brother, whol
was arrested on the same charge. was
threatened by a mob of 4oo negroes,,
but his iife was saved by the sheriff.
Capt. J. Standley, an aged man
about 70 years, whose home is saial
to be Petersburg, Va., was shot and
killed at a turpentine still at Way
cross. Ga. He was in the commissary
waiting on a customer and as he
tooped to get some rice with his
back towards the front door a load o
buckshot was fired at him from the
outside. The murder is a mystery.
In a rear-end 'collision between two
elevated trains in New York on Mon
day a motorman was killed and fivc
passengers were injured. The first
train had be held up for repairs and
was at a standstill when the acci
dent occurred. Both conductors atd
the surviving motorman were a,-,
NO PLACE FOR THE PEANUT.
Cotton Slowly, But Steadily, Crowd
ing it Out of he South.
We are told that the great doctrine
of the solidarity of mankind is being
enforced as never before by the dis
coveries of modern sciences, says thte
Philadelphia Ledger. Medicine. eco
nomics, biology, physics. in their
latest developments. teach us with
hitherto unapproached force that alt
men and all things are so bound to
gether that what affects one affects
all. !! is an impressive trs:th. Con
sider the case of man. the cotton cropn
and the. peant. Within the last few
y ears the consumption of the peanut
has~ vastly increased. This interest
ing iegumet has fought its way ovea
prejudice and contempt to a place or
unchalenged pre-eminence in p)opular
esteem. Sneers have not prevailed
against it. Cutumely in t.he pres
ence of unparalleled popularity of
the peamn hides at last its diminished
fr'ont. I .ast year we hro.ke the
wrinkled -heils of 5.0o0.0o0 bushels
of pindars and ate some billions of
arahian "nts." If essentially the
choice .f a plebeian taste, if the rich
and fastidi.us prefer a daintier deli
acy. he peanut i:.with out rival in
tie riav r of a multituide.
P.ut nowm observe. The plant ara
chis hypognaea demands an early
sprng. a hut and moist summer. and
a sadv r~iable loam. Buit these are
condtions requiiredl by another plant
of great usefulness and value-name
ly o.. WVith this staple at a not
mal vai. Virginia. North Carolina.
mnd Georg~ia have found it adlvanta
genus t. devote a part of their
acreag< t'. the- edible at the expense
f the sa;rtorial cr.M. But lately cot
ton has been goig up.) and the south
is nat :rally j;.nnting it to the neglect
f o:h'r cropS. rahaal ily almost to
:1e miuen ..i the peanut. Thus
w' seu :bat ,aceh an nnmortatt
fact u h valuie p)er liale of cotton
vitally affects human happiness in a
FLOGING WITH WATER.
In The Oregon State Penitentiary it
Has Proved Effective.
The cold water cure has recentiy
been adopted at the Oreg.)in State
penitentiary with apparent satis
factory resths. For al; practical pur
poss tlogging has been abandone(.
No rule i'a, been established pro
hibiitim; toging. and if a case shouli
be presented in which all other pun
ishment failed the lash might be re
storted to. but this is a contingency
not deeined probable. The cold water
cure has been found very effective in
some very obstinate cases.
The cold water remedy consists ot
stripping the prisoner to the skin
and turning upon him a cold stream
of cold water from an ordinary g'ar
den hose. The infliction of the pun
ishment is not as brutal as flogging.
it leaves no scars or permanent in
juries, and the punishment ends the
moment the water is turned off. A
prisoner who has been subjected to
the punishment once wants no more
of it, though he may be smiling
a few moments after the ordeal is
over. Governor Chamberlain ana
prison authorities are highly pleasea
over the result of the experiments.
for they have been desirous of abol
ishing the whip. -
Only one prisoner has been flogged
during this administration. That man
was a trusty and had run away, and
upon being captured was given the
penalty always imposed in such cases
tip to that time. Since then two pris
oners have been punished with the
cold water remedy. One of them was
a big, burly negro. When he came
to the prison he was assigned to
work in the shops. but refused to obey
orders. Hle asserted that he didn't
have to work. and wouldr't work He
was taken to the bath room. stripped
and stood in a corner. The first
spurt of water from the hose brought
out a shriek that was evidence of the
effectiveness of the remedy. After
trying to dodge the stream of cold
water the man gave up and began to
beg and make promises. The punish
ment ended. he went to work and
as given no further trouble.
The other prisoner subjected to the
water cure was a white man. For
several months he had been giving
trouble and seemed to find enjoyment
in disobeying rules, even when he
gained nothing by it. Small penalties
did no good and he was finally warned
that another offence would bring se
vere consequences. A few days later
he deliberately violated an important
regulation and was sent to the bath
room. He began to bpg before the
water struck him and before a pailful
of water had been used he was com
pletely. subdued. Before he had
dressed again he was laughing over
the punishment, but his subsequent
conduict has proved that he doesn't
intend receiving a second dose of
There are men in the Oregon peni
tentiary who bear flogging scars that
they will carry to their graves. 11
is but fair to say tliat the scars were
not received dutring this administra
tin. Some ocf the men thus punished
are still unconquiered and are perhaps
more vicious and more desperate be
cause of the method of in!!icting pain.
Many a prisoner has sworn that if
he ever gets an opportunity lie will
take the life of the oticer who laid
the lash across his back. Flogging
was dlegrading to both the prisoner
and the man who intlicted the puntc
ishmemu. The prig'ncr was stripped
and bound and tiogged until in maniy
instances, the blood flowed do.wn hcis
'back. Not so with the water cure
The prisoners are not bound no- cut
and bruised. The cold water curs
eaves- the offendinig prisoner with -a
cleaner body and apparently a more
A Bright Thought..
She was a fair youmg thing from
Hoston, with an inquiring mind, and
having run the blunt 01ld sealing cap
Itan ito the farthermo'st corner of the
Labrador coasting steamier and cut
hnt off from all means of retreat. she
bCege of him to' tell her of his per
il' us vocatio'n.
"Bth captain." she asked. "how is
it you catch so very mar.y clear. little
"Well. y'u see." replied the captain.
in his husky voice. hiesitating as he
hunted for a word other tha-'n "fe
males." which lie thought objection
ibe. - on see the ladies pupt Oct the
Letter to L. M. Speers, Newberry S. C
Dear Sir: The Fair Grand build
ings. Cobleskill. N Y. were painted
Devcie last year.
Twp tther-paint agent naid the .oh
w miud :ake 10 . gailn. <their price
waC 15 eeiiti less a gallon).
Our agent said. not .ver i2;.
It to,k i;. We saved *em at lca-t
S140 on paint and labor.
The .\merican IHouse. Tannersvdle.
N. ., vas paint.ed xwo coats last
year: not Devoe.
Mr. Charles Haner. across the
!trect. put-on (one coat Devoe.
.Nr. Viletse (American House) is
sirry he didn't paint Devoe. Haners
>ne coat was better than Wiltse's
Depends on the paint.
F. W. Devoe & Co.
P. S. The Newberry Hardware Co.
sell our paint.
"The Best In Town."
This is the opinion of well-posted
buyers about our stock and our
store. We hear it on every side
and we appreciate it because it is
our highest aim to win the confi
dence of the people of this city and
county, and have them feel that
when they have a dollar to spend,
they can "get the best in the town"
at our place. We have every ad
vantage-in buying goods and noth
ing is too good for our trade. No
such line of Men's Furnishing
Goods, Shoes, Hats and Pants has
been kept here before, and we in
tend to make improvements every
month. Things you will need this
Men's fine Shirts Colored and
White Soft Bosoms and stiff
Bosoms 50 cents to $1.56, Men's
Work Shirts, 25 cents to 50 cents,
Balbriggan underwear at 25 cents,.
40 cents, 50 cents, 75 cents and
$i.oo each, excellent values: Earl
& Wilson Collars and Cuffs 25 cents;
Cluett Peabody & Co., Collars at
10 and 15 cents; Gnyot, (the Gem
men) Suspenders at 50 cents; the
largest line of Suspenders ro, 15
and 25 cents in the town and the
real value: Good Umbrellas at 75
cents. $1.00, $1.50, $2.00 and
$2.50; Neckwear in style, strictly
up to-date, 25 and 50 cents.
SHOES & HATS
Watch these departments, none
better anywhere. "The American
Gentleman's Shoe" mode by The
Hamilton Brown Shoe Co. and
Banister's fine shoes, have no su
periors at $3 5o. and $5.oo, usually
sold at $4 oo and %6.co.
Stetson fine Hats in soft and stiff'
at $3.50 up to $5.oo. Rummells
soft Hats at $.oo and $1.5o and'
Brigham1, Hopkins & Co., Straw
Hats for men and boys are the
.hoice of all the lines at the price.
Come and see us otten and let us
help you save nioney, and then,,
while you are buying, you had just
as well have the best in style and
A. C. JONES, Poweor
WM. F. EWARI1', Iim r
Wehave all the best perft
Sperfumers. Your favorite ordor
4 how tokeep perfumes so thatt
aealways fresh and full streng1
+ If you happen to
in and we shall be p1
*pie of any ordor on y
* We have some of the perf
*boxes. Just the thing for a pre
The Scare That Failed.
Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.
I'dgar--There are .o.000 i
er.he- in one plate of ice cream.
F.:he --Ohl. !et'i have sone! How
delighted to ge: s m.c.h of anything
The Annual Meeting of the Stock
holder of the Farmers Oil Mill is
herebv called to be held in the court
h.ut at Newberry on Wednesday,
Mav i8th. at io a. m..'for the transac
tion of zuch business as may need at
tention. Please attend in person or
W. K. SLIGH.
President and Secretary.
C. H. CANNON,
Near C., N. & L. Depot.
F.jA. SCU PR ,
A ' EASONABL
F. A~. SCHUMPERT,
Secly and Trreas.
Soda water is always"in season'.
Whether taken hot or cold it is a
wholesome beverage, unless ren
dered deleterious to health by be
ing loaded with impure artificial
flavorings and poor syrups.
Cold Soda drawn from
Our Sanitary fountain
Lacks nothing that could be
Desired by the most
Sensitive palats. We use
Only pure juices made
Direct from fresh fruits
And can give any flavor.
Our "Cold Soda" is
THE PROSPERITY ORUO CO.,
Prosperity, S. C.
t.ues made by the well-knowr. 4
is sure to be here We knovs 4
hey do not deteriora:e. They
>ass the store come*
eased to put a sam- .
uimes done up in dainty little