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GENFRAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
- densed Outside the State.
A terrible hurricane visited San
tiago, Cuba. last week. Forty-five
persons are known to have been kill
ed and others were reported missing.
The entire business section of the
town of Norton, Wise county, Va.,
was destroyed by fire on last Vednes
day night, causing a loss of about
$i5o.ooo, partially insured.
The Norfolk and Western railway
has authorized the issuance of $35,
ooo,ooo gold bonds for the purpose
of laying double tracks and making
numerous other improvements.
Justice Gaynor. of the supreme
court of New York. sitting as a mag
istrate in Brooklyn, has handed down
an opinion in. which he holds that
ganies of professional baseball are
illegal on Sunday. N
Rev. Decatur Edwards. pastor of
the Falmouth Baptist church, of
Fredericksburg. Va.. while shooting
at cats in his back yard. accidentally
shot and mortally wounded Mrs.
Lucy Mann. who was standing on her
back porch, on adjoining premises.
Maj. H. M. Folsom. of Elizabeth
town, Tenn.. one of the oldest and
best known men in that se'tion of the
state, fell over a cliff a distance of
ioo feet, sustaining injuries which
will probably prove- fatal. No one
was with him and he lay at the bot
tom of the cliff for several hours.
' One of the big automobiles used to
.ake sight-seers about the city of
New York ran over and killed an -el
derly unknown man on Thursday
night. Before the body of the victim
could be taken from under the car
several of the women passenger* be
came hysterical and had to be lifted
to the ground, while others jumped
down and ran away from the scene.
A theatre panic that might have
been terrible in its results was nar
rowly averted in a theatre in Ameri
cus, Ga., on Friday night. While
the theatre was packed with twelve
hundred people, principally children,
the fire alarm was sounded. Efforts
of police and teachers upon the stage
were unavailing until the orchestra,
it is reported, "with wonderful inspir
ation, struck up Dixie. This served
to restote quiet."
Masked men held up a Northern
Pacific passenger train ijear Bear
Mouth. Montana, on Friday night.
They dynamited the express car, blew
open the safe and secured its con
tents. - The amount secured is re
ported to be $65,ooo, though this is
denied by the railroad officials. Af
ter blowing out the rear lights of
the train the men disappeared. The
hold ups boarded the tender of the
engine at the water tank at Bear
Mouth and remained quiet until the
train had gone a mile and a half,
.when they held it up.
Charles S. McCoy, a prominent at
torney of Chicago, committed suicide
in Jacksonvlle, Fla., on Friday morn
ing, by cutting his throat with a
razor while in 'a bath tub at a hotel
there. It is said that he had lost
$xo,ooo in the last several days specu
lating. |He was in Jacksonville look
ing after a suit. He left a note to
the lawyer associated with him in
the suit, in which he stated that the
demon of speculation had him in its
grip, and while he knew that suicide
was cowardly, yet he believed the
course which he was taking was a
wise one un-'r the circumstances.
Second Lieutenant Reginald R.
Hogan, stationed at Annapolis. is to
be courtmartialed for a recent es
capade at Annapolis. According to
a report made to the navy depart
ment, while returning to his quarters
fr~om an entertainment with some
other officers about midnight he took
a party of sailors to task for an al
leged failure to salute him properly
on the street. When a negro who
was passing said the sailors hadn't
done anything wrong, the officer
.promptly knocked him down, and was
placed under arrest after a struggle.
An, Anderson report says that Gen
eral Stephen D. Lee, who has just
been elected commander-in-chief of
the United Confederate Veterans, is
a native of Anderson county. He was
born near what is now known as Iva.
His father. Dr. Thomas Lee, was a
prominent citizen in his day. The
*family lived at Abbeville for a num
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed in the State.
Union had a very successful carni
val last week.
The E. Sternberger Company's
store at Clio was burned on Thurs
day night. and property destrnoyed
to the extent of about $3o.ooo.
A commission has been granted for
an ice plant in Orangeburg. and it is
understood that a second plant is to
be built in the near future.
Since the withdrawal of Congress
man Scarborough from the race for
re-election in the Sixth district, a
number of candidates have entered
Hon. 1. H. McCalla. --f Lowndes
ville. has announced himself a candi
date for congress from the Third dis
trict. in opposition to the present in
cumbent. Hon. Wyatt Aiken.
It is reported from Anderson that
news has been received there of a
proposed power plant to be construct
ed on the Savannah river at some
place near Calhoun Falls.
The Anderson Spool and Bobbin
fa tory. in Charleston. was , almost
entirely destroyed by fire on Satur
day afternoon. The loss will aggre
Bryan & Bryan. attorneys, of Char
leston, have entered suit against the
Southern Bell Telephone company
for $2,ooo for failure to repair their
'phone for a period of five days last
Governor Heyward has pardoned
Ike Jones. of Greenwood county, who
was convicted four years ago and
who has served practically all his
time in the penitentiary. Governor
Heyward granted the pardon for
State Treasurer Jennings returned
last week from New York, where he
borrowed $3oo,ooo more to meet the
expenses of the state government.
This, in addition to the $200,ooo pre
viously borrowed to pay the pension
claims, makes $5oo,ooo which the state
has recently borrowed.
George Williams was shot by Ed
ward Stringfield on a farm near
Aiken on last Wednesday afternoon.
Both of the parties are white men,
and they got into a dispute over some
matter that is not definitely known.
Stringfield has a wife and several
children and Williams is a single man..
Williams was not expected to live.
Robert P. Tucker, of Charleston,
has entered suit against the Southern
railway for $2,ooo damages for fail
ure of one of its trains to get him to
Gainesville. Ga.. on time, causing
him to lose three days N-om his bus
iness and incur other m.~itional ex
Mr. P. T. Lemaster, town marshall
at Glendale. in Spartanburg county,
was shot and slightly wounded on
Thursday .evening by a white man
named Robin Thomas. who had been
discharged from work at the Glendale
mill. It seems that the town marshal
had previously interfered in a dispute
which Lemaster had with the mill
Nathan Truesdale, an uncle of the
negro killed-at Cloud's creek in Saluda
county several days ago. swore out
a warrant last week for Sion Miller,
Joe Miller, and Russell McCormick,
all white. The young men went
to Saluda and surrindered themselves
to the sheriff and were placed- in jail.
The older of the Miller boys is mar
The Highlander. the steamboat op
erated on the Congaree between Co
lumbia and Georgetown, was destroy
ed by fire when about twenty-five
miles out of Georgetown. The boat
was insured at $3,500. and the loss
is estimated at about $12,ooo. Co
lumbia seems de'termined to have an
other boat and arrangements are be
ing made looking towards securing
While Deputy Sheriff Ballenger, of
Greenville, was returning from Salis
bury. N. C.. bringing with him Robert
Bird. wanted at Fountain Inn for
murder, the negro jumped from the
window while the train was near
Blacksburg and running 30 miles an
hour. Ballenger rushed to the plat
form and leaped off in pursuit of the
negro. whom he found lying on an
embankment badly crippled. Bal
lenger's only injury was a sprained
ankle. The train backed up and got
ENDORSED BY HIS COUNTY
W. Boyd Evans the Favorite of the
Democracy of Marion.
The Marion county democratic
convention adopted the following res
"Whereas, W. Boyd Evans is a can
didate for railroad commissioner. Re
solved, That we. the democracy of
Marion county. in convention assem
bled, endorse his candidacy and com
mend him to the voters of the state
i one qualified to perform the duties
Df the office with credit to himself
nd fidelity to the state."
The democratic voters of Kirby
ownship in Marion county where Mr.
Evans. now a lawyer of Columbia.
as born, passed the following:
"Whereas, W. Boyd Evans is an
ounced as a candidate for railroad
:ommi-ssioner: and. whereas. we. the
democratic voters of the township in
which he was born and reared, know
int him to be qualified in every par
ticulT- to fill the office to which he
aspires with credit to himself and
[ionor to the state: therefore, be it
"Resolved. That we, the democratic
voters of Kirby township, in meeting
assembled, do endorse his candidacy,
and instruct the delegates elected to
the county convention to offer suita
ble resolutions commending him to
the citizens of this state for their sup
There are seventeen or* eighteen
good reasons why a weather prophet
s without honor to his country.
I VARIETY OF NEW ART
in the new Store on
east end Main street
Prices down as con
sistent. w.i t h g o o d
TO YOU! !
if the children haven't
Is it not
to have it done
They have no voice
in the matter !
Childhood is short !
Lifelike portraits of
the little tots are.
like good investments
as time goes on !! !
When you get old and the
children get old, the:"
pictures will be"
PRICELESS :' '
Elite Photo Studio
Broad & 9tb Sts., I
Commercial. Stenographic. Teleorcobic ad E
"it Is the leading Business College soutb c
"When I reached Richnd. I inquired of sever
In the city. cod. Wltout exceptlor). M3Y allI
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Terra Cotta Pipe, Ro4
Carolina Portland Cement
CH A R LES
Building Material of a
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Cured by Keeley Institi
19 Lady St. (or P. O. Box 75,) Columbia,
"Answer the Purpose and '1
like -'Don't Care" and "May
gory of Unreliables.
If you want something relia
man's Ideal at
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The Best C
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Please note, that in all depar
phasize purity first. When yo
your prescriptions prepared by
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Shingles! Shingles! Shingles!
200,000 Shingles just
received, FOR SALE
CHEAP, also Lumber
and Laths, Rough or
Houses Built on shori
notice. SHOP WORK
such as Mantles, Doors
and Window Frames
a specialty. Repairing
of all kind.
Shop in front of -jail.
Newberry, S. C.
For Sale by
C. H. CANNON.
rg. Depts. Ladles a geBtlerteo. No vOca"M16
,f the Potornac RlVer"--PMLA. STEMOGRAPAM
at buslness n),en for the best Business Collg
scomnMuded Smtlidat'sastke best "--w.
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Co., - - Charleston, S. C.
tte & Cement Co.
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L11 kinds. High Grade
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Habit, IHabit S
ite of South Carolina
;. C Confidential correspondende solicited.
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be" People belong in the cate
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