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BY S. A. ?BOWN & CO.
Office on Marioti Strtct Opposite
Friday, January .15. 1904.
Our Toum Gorverntnent.
MAYOR--P. A. Hodges
? ALDERMEN - J. Frank Breeden, 0. S
Cham*, A. G. Sinclair, W. W. Pst?.
CLERK. & TREASURER--Mdton Me*.
Laurin. Office open daily?
PoLiOB-J. F. David, H.?. liar per.
Marlboro County Officers.
SHERIFF-J. B. Green
CLERK OF OLBRK-J. A. Drake
JUDGE or PROBATE-M. MoLaurin
CoRONEtt-O. F. Covington
Hr/PERViaoR-M. E. Coward
SUPT. EDUCATION-W. L. Stanton
TREASURER-J. H. Thoma*
AUDITOB--Chas. I. Sherrill
SENATOR-Chao. 8. MsCall.
REPRESENTATIVES-l>. D. HeColl, Jr.
J. P. Bunch, Welcome Quick.
MAOisrAiss-C D. Eaatcrling, T. L
II. L. MoLaur?D, McColl
John A. Calhoun. Clio.
W. J. Atkinson. Blenheim,
D, D, Stubbs, BrightRVtile,
W. W. Irby, Smithville.
Directory of Bennettsville Lodges
CONSOLID?T? LODOS NO. 15, K. or
P., nc ct H every second and fourth. Mon*
day nig h ta at 7.30 o'clock.
J. T. Dudloy. C. 0.
O. D. Eaaterling, K. of lt. & S.
MARLBORO LODGE No. 88, meets at
BennettsviUo. Friday evening, on or be?
foro etch Full moon at 8 o'clock
J. F. Kinney, W. M.
II. E. Stockton, Seoretary. ?
County Masonic Directory.
MARLBORO CHAPTER NO. SO R. A.
M., meets at Bonnet tn ville on tho second
Fridas of each month.
J. F. Kinney. H. P.
H, E. Stockton, Secretary.
' E?**KA ??Onon No. 43. A. F. M..
meets 'at McColl, each Saturday after?
?ooo, before the full moon,at 4 o'clock.
AURORA LODGE No. 33, A. F. M..
monta at Clio, Saturday on or after each
full moon at 3 o'clock, p. m.
D. II. Everett. W. M.
J. E. McLeod, Seoretary.
Bennettsville Church Directory
METHODIST-T. E. MORRIU. P. 0.
Sunday school 3 30 p- m. Preaching at
11.00 a m. and 7.30 p.m. Prayer meet
ing Wednesday evening at S.00 o'elook.
Sur: tal u?eiu ' IUUJ ?chocJ Phil. A
.UASTW-Tb>u Hn?flS ,7^'';-. Pjistntr*
Sunday school at 10.00. Prewuiun 8nn
.daytit ll.Oon. m., ?od 7 . Op. ou iVayui
.-. . etiug Tburild ty ?\ _? . . .
Onperiotendent of Sunday sohool. H. W
PRESBYTERIAN-Bunyan McLeod Ph.
D.? Pastor. Serviced every Sabbath
(summer) ll a. m. and 8 p. m.; (winter)
ll a. m. anl 7.30 p. m. Prayer meeting
Thursday- 5 p. m. Seats free. St ratifier.*
-?. cordially invited. Sunday sohool eveiy
SunS&y-lOa. m. Superintendent, J. T.
Dudley. All parents and children made
welcome at tho school.
Efiscofjut.-Rev. C. W. Boyd, Bcotor.
Preaching every ncconu and f Garth Sunday
at II- a. m , and 7 30 p. m. Stand ay
.ohool at 9.30 a. m. Dr. J. A. Faikon,
County Church Directory.
Bennettsville Circuit Appointments
BEV. j. w. ARIAILL, P. c.
First Sunday-11a.m., Pine Grove*
3 p. m., Smyrna.
Second Sunday, ll a. m. McColl.
3 p. m, Beauty Spot,
Third Sunday-ll a. m., Pine Qrovo,
3 p. m. Smyrna*
Fourth Sunday. 11 a. m. McColl.
3 p. m. Beauty Spot.
Blenheim Circuit Appointments.
BEV. W. B. BAK8R P. 0. j
?T?rst Sunday. Hebron ll a.m.
Ebeneser 3.30 p. m. 1
Second Sunday. Parnassus Ha. m.
Zion 3.30 p. m.
Third Sunday. Hebron ll a. m.
Ebenerer 3.30 p. m.
Fourth Sunday Parnassus ll a. m.
C.'io Circuit ..'??).'? .' ?.'". "'
R?V. A. T. mj?i}.AV, P. C.
liiid~iVeachiog c??vy T'.:'.'..- ?.
nt li o'clock. Kpyc?iih >,< igofc Sita
das nib..?, s* " o duck, ounaay tommi
at IO a. m. W. A Hinshaw, Supt.
. Prayer meeting Monday night at 8. j
Beniah -Preaching every Sunday aft at
4 o'clock. Sunday cchool at 3 K.
North Marlboro Circuit.
BEV. T. L. ?ELVIN, P. C.
Firet Sunday, Oak (boro, io a. m.
Pleurant Hill ia noon,
New Hope, 4 p. m.
Second Sunday, Shiloh 11 a. m.
Ebenczor 4 p, m.
Third Sunday,' New Hope 11 a. m.
Pleasant HUI 4 p. m.
' Oak Grove, 7.30 p. m.
Fourth Sunday, Ebenezer 11 a m.
_ Shiloh, 4 p. m.
THE Bunnes* recently koowa as the
CLIO NOVELTY MANUFCTU
ltlNG CO . Villi hereafter be known as
THE CLIO NOVELTY MANUFAC
TURING WORKS, with ;F. H. IVKV
Sole owner and director.
The latest improved wood workioj
machine* are being placed for doing al.
kinds of Novelty work for build*** use at
.Mr. P. A. Hodges is agent et Boonotl.
tillo sod will take your orders.
Ont 03 moo
Mr* H. K. Covington spent
Wednesday kv Sumter
M?RS Nora Bounds of Florence
is here visiting relatives
Mr. H. ?. Harper, our clever
police spent Sunday in Browns
Mr. H^ B. Hayes of Browns
ville was up Tuesday-his first
in 10 years
Mr. W. W. Bundy of Bethel
section was down Saturday. No
Miss. Jessie Coward has return
ed home from a pleasant visit to
friends in Cheraw
Mr. Z. ?. Parker, of Pamas*
sufi was up Monday and called.
No special pews
Mr. P. S. Stubbs of Clio.sec
tion was hore Tuesday-all quiet
in hia community
Miss Sallie Draughon of Flor
ence is visiting friends and rela
tives in Brownsville
Mr. D. W. Weatherly, of Eoe .
nezer,'was up Monday, and call
ed with a smile for 1904
Mr. E. C. Morrison, the Elec
trician, spent Saturday and Sun
day with his family at Florence
Wo are glad to learn that Miss
Nelora McColl who has been
quite sick for some time is able
to be out again
We are indeed pleased to learn
of the improved condition of Hon.
W. D. Evans, who is able to sit
up awhile daily
Mr. Li. H. Easterlingof Beauty
Spot section was in town Monday
and called. ' Nothing special in
Miss Lena Powers spent a few
days last week at the home of
her uncle Kir. D. J. McDaniel at
Senator McCall and Represen
tatives Bunch, McColl and Quick
left Tuesday morning for Colum
bia to b.e present at the opening
of the Legislature .
Mrs. J. M. Howell, Miss Beau
mah, little Morris and the baby
?of Wilmington came in Friday
night and spent a few days with
I Mrs. Howell's parents, Mr. and
j Mrs. Wallace Swuuu
Misses Lease and Wooters,
who have been running the Lad
ies Store on Marion Street since
September have sold their stock
to C. B. Crosland Co.. and return
ed to their hdme in Baltimore
The sad news wns received here Sat
urday of-the death of Mra. W. Allen
Beuton, at her home in Cheraw, after
a short ?linees of pneumonia-aged
about 60 years. _She was a noble oin is
tisn Indy und hu? many frieuuViu ( vir
I town and; county who will regret tb
j f?irh of her drain. She wua lni<l t .
I fe^Lat QhOraw Sunday afternoon ut
' : o'clock;
moved to New. Quarters.
Hatcher and Mudd, who have
been serving the Marlboro Hotel
Barber Shop for several years have
moved to the Townsend.Brick Row,
on Darlington Street, third door
from the Adams House, where they
are prepared to meet all wants in
their line-three chairs and plenty
of comfort and ease.
The Ladies oi the Methodist
Church will furnish Hot Oysters
nnd Dinner on the first Monday
in February, at the Jennings
House next to Drug Store, from
ll to4 o'clock.
Rock Hill Buggies.
Th? agent Mr. P. A. Hodges ha?
just received a carload of liane hand
some buggies and if you want a hue
buggy call on him
IS" For cleaning old Furniture
there is nothing l'ke Cedarine Fur
niture Polish for sale at New Fur
Brigktsville Ahead on Syrup
Mr. Mastin C. Quick, of Smith
ville and a cbnrrtpiori ?y nip
:.j?ik?i( was <i.'.?".'ii on Friday,
having closed a successful . . ion
in Smithville nil A*Brigliisville.
F?.e iiayjs Iv found the fiiv ... catie
: in Bligh tm ?li?. For Squire D.
. ht mail? 71 gallons
choice syrup of cane raised on
one fifth of an acre. Several on
the same quantity of land got
fif? and 60 gallons. Good for
It is exceptional to hnd a family where
there arc no domestic raptures occas-,
ionally, but these can be lessened by
having Dr. King's New Life Pills around.
? Much trouble they save by their great
work in Stomach and Liver troubles
I '1 hey not only relieve you, but cure 25c
I at J. T. Douglas Sc Bro Drug Store.
THAT you wm ALWAYS FIND at
The CORNER GBOCKRY a Full
Line of choice
Also a nice lino of SHOKS, UNDER
WEAR, ond NOTIONS.
Our Table Goods aro always Fresh.
(?ive us a CALL.
C. B. HUBBARD,
Cor Darlington and Cheraw sin.
Bennctthville, 8. C. /
TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS.
- New. moon Sunday
- Theflret snow did not last
- Eggs haye dropped to 15
. The Clerk has sales for Feb
- The farmers are bus; haul
ing cotton seed meal
- Mr. 8. P. Powers has begun
work on J. H. Mitchel's new cot
- The Treasurer is collecting
the 4 per cent penalties this
- "As the days lengthen the
cold strengthens," is holding time
Q3^~ A fine lot of Red Rust
Proof and, Best Seed Oats for
Sale by P. A. Hodges.
- The boys and girls have all
returned to their studies at the
- The freight trains on the
Coast Line are scheduled to pass
here at noon daily
- Those who attended the en
tertainment at the Court House
Friday night were delighed
- Passengers taking the early
morning train for Cheraw and
going west can get breakfast on
- "Jake" says it never fails to
rain whenever the farmers haul
fertilizers-and then lookout for
bad roads and "kussing" the
- Chief David and his assis
tant Harper pulled in several of
the colored gamblers Monday and
one went to the "gang" for ten
days. The others got out
- Road Mr. B. E. Moore's let
ter about peruvian guano. It is
the stuff to make 10 cent cotton
VS" Pipes and Smokera Supplies in
endless variety eau be found at J. T
Douglas .& Bro.
- Cottolene for sale at
W. M. Rowe's.
35^" New crop shreded Raisins.
Currants, Citron &e. at
W. M. Rowe's.
- H. J. Heinz's Co., preoared
mince meat, cranberry sauce and
apple butler for sale at
AV. M. Rowe's.
- The best cook you can have
now is one of those new stoves
at Percy Moore's
A full lino of H J. Heinzs Co..
Pickles Preserves, Ketchups, Sau
ces, Jellies &c. at
W. M. Rowe's.
I Rea! goori jrrrCT) coffon 8? to 191
cte at W. M. Howe's..
Just received n largo 1 t o^JiKW
LOADED SHELLS* ot ?ll k?M
At W, M. ROWES.
Another Bargain Sale.
C. B. Crosland Co., has bought the
stock of Misaea Lease & Wooteis and
will sell tho same for the next fifteen
days at slaughter prices. The stock in
cludes many articles that you need
and now.is your chance to get some
rare bargains. Read the advertisement
elsewhere and call a', once and get
Weather Burean Changes
Mr. R T. Barfield who has so
faithfully served our people
with the weather changes for
the past two years has resigned
and Mr. S. O. Thompson has
consented to give the public
this service. It is some trouble
and no pay and it is certainly
kind in any one to accept the
work of daily supplying the
public with the weather reports.
..Bradstreet," says the Ander
son Mail "states that 80 per cent
of tba merchants who fail have
failed to advertise/' There are
some merchants we know to whom
the above i Xpert opinion is res
A Fine Plantation.
The Salinas plantation at
Mayesviiie tva? tibld al auction
at S?ii ' . sile sd in January
tb Mr 0, C. Scarborough, ol
?Siuh morton, $10,100, he
b??hp, the }i)gii?fl( bidder. Ser
ai -liuilijoio ouys ?ii?
bid on it, but after it passed
$13,000 thoy stopped. This is
the farm advertised in the
Democrat in December.
A City of Colleges Too.
The Greenville, N. C., Reflector
of Friday has the following:
At a local option election in Roa
noke, Va., a few days ago thc town
went "wet" hy ono thousand ma
jority. Roanoke lias the reputation
of being one of Virginia's worst
city's in the slate for drinking aud
Tho Russel Wagons.
Mr. P. A. Hodges is opening a car
of these durable wagons-one and
two-horse, every one of them guaran
teed against any defect iu material
A Very Clono Ca.lt
"I to my r gu ' every
joint > ry nci acked
with pym,',' ?rit-1 C. IV -my, a
loco: ii, ot Bu lo ?va.
' [ w !?., wil houl . ny ap
p?tit! j!i about
to gi 1 mitte of i ectric
Bittcis, and alter ; .king it, I Ich as well
as 1 ck!y.
ru$ <I > ' ' lite,
atrenj;?!' and Try
them >' f. T,
Douglas 5: lire. Price
's , ? 1 ??
Rev. J. Ii. Stoken Siled the pulpit
of the Methodist church Sunday
hight, but the weather waa too incle
ment for a full tun out.
Services at Presbyterial} church
next Sunday moro tug ai)d evening.
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will
be dispensed at morning service. Sub?
j?ct for evening Vis going to church ?
duty." A co! lection will bo taken for
Thornwell Orphanage a*, evening ser
The Sp worth League Prayer meeting
I? he'I ovoiy Tuesday evonlDg In the
Sunday Behool room of. tbs Methodist
obnroh at 8 o'olock. Tb? pabilo invited.
V- > .. ?. ? ?-.??*. .
Prayer meeting at Presbyterian ah arch
Tbnndajr nftornoon'nt 5 p. m,
Tho hour: for evening Eorvic-es at the
churches is now 7.30 o'clock.
Prayor meeting Ut the Baptist church
every Tbnrsday evening at 7 30.
Prayer meeting at the Methodist church
every Wednesday at 7.30 p. m.
Tba hour tor Sunday Behool at tbe
Methodist church baa boen changed to
3.30 o'clock in the afternoon.
Letters addressed to the following named
dorsona romalo uncalled for at the post
office IQ Beoaettsvllle :
M. W. Davidson, R. 0. Moore.
Aaron Wall. Andrew Eddy, Chas
J. Eaglesbip, Chas I Tyaer, March
McLean, Lurreasa Marnson.
J. J. Ell orbe. Jesse Horgrove, G.
R. Ross, B. D. McLeod, Rev Jas S.
Smith: * : *
Mrs. Zilphia Covington, Mies
Sallie Stov/art.. ' ..
Tuler Williams, Mammio K -ig.
Miss Dora Melvern, Mrs Eilton
- Mr. H. H. Hubbard of
Brightsville has 40 head of hogs
and pigs for sale, also a young
cow with second calf
Ssvod From Terrible Death*
The lamily of Mrs. M. L Bobbitt of
Bargerton, Tenn, saw her dying and
were powerless tosave her. The most
skillful physicians and every remedy
used, tailed, while consumption was
slowly but surely taking her life. In this
terrible hour Dr. King's New Discovery
lor Consumption turned despair iv.io joy.
The first bottle brought immediate re
li?t and its continued use completely
cured her. It's the most certain cure in
the world lor all throat and lung troubles.
Guaranteed Bottles50c and'?i OD Trial
Bottas p'ree at J T. Douglas Sc Bro
wondorful Nor va.
- Is .displayed by many a man enduring
pains ol accidental Cuts, Wound?.
Bruises, Burns, Scalds, Sore feet or
St?T joints But there's no need for it.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve will kill thc pain
and cure the trouble. It's the best salve
on earth lor Piles, too. Price 25c at J
T. Douglas ft B^o Druggist '
J Boyal Baking P/owdern at .
NV. M'. ite-we'ft.
I Curbs Bl??d Poison; OariooT," V'ltvr*, t?.c
loiun, Uurounuioa, ??lu. uiraiumo r rcu.
Robert Ward. MaxcyV. Ga., says: 'T
suffered from blood poison, ray head, fuco
und shoulder were one mass ot corruption,
none* io bone-; au 1 joints, buming, itch
ing .-cabby skin; was all ruo down and
discouraged, but Botanio Blood Balm
oured mo perfectly, healed all the .sore
and gave my ?kio thc rich glow pf heall h.
Blood Balm put new life into my blood,
and new ambition into my brain." Geo.
A. Williams, Roxbury, fitoe covered with
pimples; chronic sore ou luck of head,
suppurating swelling on neck, eating ul
cer ou leif, bone p .ins. ?.ching ekin.
cured perlt ct ly by Botonic Bloop! Balm
hores all healed. Botanic Blood Balm
cures all maligna nt blooil trouble.-? huch
us eczema, .-cab- uud >o.ilt-?. pimples,
running mire-', carbuncle, scrofula, eto.
Especially advised Ihr all oh.-tinatu cases
tliai have reached I he si coud or ihird
mug-*. Druaiii -is. $1. To pi ovo it cures,
sample ul Blu.id H ,1m sr nt heo and pre
paid hy wrltiug Blom! Balm Ci?., Atlan
ta. U i. DcKurihfl trouble and free medical
ail iee -em i:i sealed letter. Eur salo at
J. T. Douglas & Bro
WARNING NOTICE !
iV Lb persons art- warned not lo tres
pass in any manner on any of my
lands-walking, hunting, hauling, riding
or otherwise. 1 will prosecute all who
disregard this notice.
Z. T. WRIGHT.
December 9, 1903.
WARNING NOTICE !
ALL persons are hereby warned not to
hunt, fish or otherwise trespass in
any manner upon anv ol my lands In
j Nov ?5, io.,. E. \V\ Goodwin;
j WE ST ILL FEE!)
WliEN io town and yon want a good
meal, romcmber wo caa Berra you.
A good meni for 250. Restaurant
north of tho Market.
FRESH OYSTERS ia overy stylo.
D. J. BRAY BOY
Bennettsvilltj & Cheraw Railroad
Commencing Monday Nov. U, 1003,
find UDlil further notice, train-, between
Cheraw und Beoncttsvillo will be oporalcd
on thu following f liedule, daily except
WEST BJUND FROM BENNCTTSVILLK
TRAIN Leave Bennet tsv i Ile. 0 (5 s m
43 Leave Everett's 7 25 a m
Leave Kollock's 7 10 a iii
Arrive Cheraw 7 50 a m
TRAIN Leave Bonnetlsvillo 4 00 p m
33 I/oave Evorel t's 5 30 p m
Leave Kollock's ft 50 p m
Arrive Cheraw <*. Op p m
KA ST BOUND FItOM CHER - Wi
TRAIN Loavo Cheraw
39 Leave Kollock's 8 -it) & ni
TRAIN ljcave Cheraw ip
32 Iicave Kollock's
Leave Everett's J 50 p rrj
Arrive Benoottrfville 1 ? 20 p ch
A. G. PAGE, 9?rf.
Cheraw, Nov. 7, 1903.
flaring purchased the
STOCK OF MRS LIASE & WOOTERS
ail a very low price,
I will sell th? ENTIRE
STOCK, FOR TEE NEXT 15 DAYS
REGARDLESS OF PRICE.
This sale will take place in the same
Store these ladies occupied.
Not one item will be carried over
The stock comprises
Millinery, Nice fresh line of
Motions, Gloves, Corsets,
Ladies and Childrens Underwear,
Ribbons, Silks, Velvets.
Fancy G-oods, &c.
Ti! ( US A FINE OPPORTUNITY to purchase
ai ;. ai lacie in thia ?tock from 25 to 50 per cent less
than Now York Cost.
me Quick, ]
THE FIUST Gets
'ho Best Things.
C. B. CROSLAND CO.
Jan, 8, 1904. Bennettsville, S C.
? i mmm mi
Wishes ALL its friends and
I) with many kind thanks for their
iL PATRONAGE, assuring you one
and >f HONEST TREATMENT. New,
? io-date goods at lowest priices. at
urs to Please.
"THE FURNITURE MAN?
PHIM 190 BENNETTSVILLE, S, C.
j; -.'1; ' W1L i COME, aud generally when least expected, therefore, it i>
\ - int s lo protect yourself ngatust lo83 by Insuriug your Dwelliug?
I irnitui ms and Cotton Gins, Stores and Stocks of Merchandise, itt
g ito o? ol tba Companies named below. If you will call on me nt DIV
0 over Pl 'itera National Bink, Bennettsville, or write meat Benin tts
ville, f. (' . id let me make you rate, you will be BU rori ed to know how
1 will COS i YOU to secure THIS PROTECTION.
< um pan lea represented by mo are m follows;
Southam Stock Mutual, Greensboro,
Sou thurn Underwriters, Greensboro,
Hanover, of Now York,
Niagara, of New York,
Pn?adelphla Underwriters, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, of Philadelphia,
Fire Association, Philadelphia,
Eqaitablo, of Ch arlen ton, S, C.
Gorman, of Freoport, III.,
Queen Ina Co., of America, N. Y
Georgia Homo, Columbus, Ga.,
British America, Toronto, Canada.
A Ll J LOSSES
1 ti ion & Globe, of Liverpool
1 L KM)1,
Aotnft, of IL ' rd, Connecticut,
I: ?- in: ford, Conn .
pm-.ni;. .>! 1 ?i .don,
? ? .o roan tile, of London anil
I ... in ford, Conn.,
< ow York,
1 >f Brooklyn,
0 i i -'., di .'w York,
It o., of North America, Philadelphia,
Business in any section ot the County.
HO ADJUSTED AND PROMPTLY PAID.
A. J. BRISTOW, AGT
n, loos. Bennettsville, S, C.
e ' :u Afflicted?
a absolutely guaranteed
i . Ringworms, Eczema,
and chronic skin diseases.
85 eeo n and get a pnekage hy
Manu i ucl urea and sold by
* DOZIER, M. D.
Lu m fx it n, N. C
Farm For Bale,
/CONTAINS ISO AORBS of Quod
\? Land~40 aores under cultivation, the
balan?a in wood and timber, for whteh
there is a good demacd. Situated Fout
Miles ioutb of Fsicttcvilla on the Wi!
uiinclon road. Kaay term-?.
Address PR THO.* STAMPS,
Lnuibcr Bildjto, N.C.
November 19. 1903.
IA HISTOKICAL DUEL,
I THIRTEEN SWORDSMEN BLAIN BY
j ONE MAN BEFORE AN ARMY.
A Scene Slur? BxelUnv Tluta An*
23uttle lu tue A?nala of Mode**
IIlstoi>-Tcu 'Vii o IIB mr J WURCMO
to ?be Terrible Work of Ouc Sword.
To giro an idea of what a brave wan
cnn do if be know? fencing thoroughly
and but keeps cool and collected lo
danger wc will relato n historical duel.
Bo extraordinary is thia combat that It
would bc bold a romance had lt not
been' witnessed by a whole army. Tbe
hero ls Jean Lou lu, ons of tbe great
masters of tbe beginning of last cen
tury, and the duel happened In Madrid
in 1813. He was tba maatep-at-uruis of
tbe Thirty-second regiment of French
Infantry. Tbe First regiment, com
posed entirely of italians, formed part
of the samo brigade.
. Regimental esprit do corps and rival*
rles of nationality caused constant
Quarrels, when swords were often
whipped out or bullets exchanged.
After a small battle bad occurred io
? the streets of Madrid, In which over
200 French sud Italiau toddlers had
taken patt, thc officers of the two regi
ments, lu a council of wur assetnbtcd/
doelded to give such breaches of order
a great blow and to rc-estabUsb disci
pline. They decreed that thc masters
at-arms of the two regiments- should -
.take up the quarrel and fight it oat.
; Imagine a whole army in battle array
on one of the large plains that sar-,
round Madrid. In the center a largo
ring is left open for the contestants.
. This spot ls raised above the plain so
that not one of the spectators of this.
, tragic scene -gayly dressed officers,
'soldiers In line, Spaniards, excited aa
never a bull fight excited them-will
mlBS one phase of thc contest, lt is
before 10,000 uien that the honor of on
army is about to be nvenged In tho
blood of thirty br?ve mon.
The drum is heard. Two men, naked
to the waist, step In the ring. The first
Is tall and strong. His bluck eyes roll ,
disdainfully upon the gapUig crowd.
He ls Giacomo Ferrari, the celebrated
italian. Thc second, tall, also hand
some and with muscles like steel, stands
modestly - awaiting the word of com
mand. His name ls Jean Louis. The
seconds take their places ou cither side
of their principals! A - deathlike silence
The two musters cross swords. Gia
como Ferrari lunges repeatedly at Jean
Louis, but In vain. Hts every thrust ls
met by u parry. He makes up his mind
to bide his chance und caresses and
teases his opponent's blade. Jean Louis,
calm and watchful, -lends himself to
the play, when, quicker than lightning,
the Italian jumps asido with a loud
yell and wakes a terrible lunge ut Jean
Louis, a Florentine trick, often suc
cessful. But with extraordinary rapid
ity Jean Louis has parried and rlsposts
Quickly in the shoulder.
"It ls nothing," cries Giacomo; "a
mere scratch." And they again fall on
guard. Almost directly be ls bit in the
breust. This time Ute sword of Jean
Louis, who ls now attacking, penetrates
deeply. Giacomo's face becomes livid,
his sword drops from his hand, and he
fails heavily on the turf. Ho 1B dead.
Jean Louts in hlWiidy lu i>o?Hton; Ile
wipes hlu reeking blade; then, with the
point vf bis sword ou tlx ground, be
[calmly-awaiti thc utm mun.
Th-- licit foncer of tn>-> l?rut reulrucnt
hris Just' been curried away a corpse,
buv thc dr.y ht uot yet owr. Fourteen
adversaries ~ UZT there,' luipaUcat. to'
measure swords with the conqueror,
burning to avenge the master they had
Jean Louis hardly had two minutes'
rest. He is ready. A new adversary
stands before bim. A sinister click of
swords ls heard, a lunge, a parry, a rls
post and then a cry, a sigh, and all ls
over. A second body ls before Jean
A third adversary advances. They
want Jean Louis to rest. "I am not
ti roil." he answers, with a smile.
The signal ls given. The Italian ls as
tali as thc one who lies there a corpse
covered by n military cloak. He has
closely watched Jean Louis' play and
thinks he bas guessed the Beeret of his
victories. He multiplies bis feints and
tricks; then, ail at once, bounding like a
tiger on his prey, be gives his opponent
a terrible thrust in thc lower line. But
Jean Louis' sword has parried and ls
now deep within his opponent's bread.
What need we to relate any more?
Ten new adversaries followed him, and
thc ten fell before Jean Louis amid thc
excited yells and roars of an anny.
At tlie request of the Thirty-second
regiment's colonel, who thought the les
son sufficient. Jeun Louis after much
pressing consented to stop thc combat,
and he shook hands with thc two sur
vivors, applauded by 10,000 men.
From that day fights ceased between
French and Italian soldiers.
Tbfs wonderful and gigantic combat
might be held a fable were not all the
facts above stated still found In- the
archives of the ministry of war.-Lip
Knew Three of Them.
Dearborn-Do you know tho seven
wonders of the world?
Wabash-Well, I know three of them.
"Yes; I've only been married three
times, you know."
WorUluB Up to" I?.
Emma-And, Charlie, dear, would
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Charlie-Indeed I would. I had al
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Fire and sword are but slow engines
of destruction in comparison with tho
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NOTICE OP DISCHARGE,
EST EVANDER H.STANTON.
WAVINO this day filed in the Pro
yCfj bate Judge's office ot Marlboro
County my final return as Executor ot
jtjre Estate ol Evander H. Stanton de
ceased, Notice is hereby given that 1
will apply to said Court on the atst day
ol January 1904 for a final discharge as
Executor ot said Estate.
James Thomas Stanton,
Dec al, I903.
NOTICE OF DISCHARGE
EST?T g THOMAS STANTON.
WAVING filed with tho Judge ot
JUL Probate my final accounting a? Ad
miustralor (cum lentamente apnexo) of
the ertnic of Thomas Blanton, deceased.
Notice ia hereby given that 1 villi, 00 the
ltVh day of January 1904, apply lo the
Court for a final diaohargo at rion Ad?
nitniutrator. \V, L STANTON.
Doo. 16, 1903. Adm'r,
DUELING IN AMERIO
Tit? Ffr?t .Fat?* Meeting: Wa? ?poa
liUtorlo Bouta? Coiuntou.
O?Jae /Iret fatal duel fought lu wont ^
ts now the United States was ui>-" '
??oatou Common? between , i?eu-vrrr
Woodbridge and Henry Phillips, on tho
.vening of July S. 172S. These young
men bud quarreled over cords at the
Royal Exchange tavern lu King street,
now State street, and under ino influ
ence of drink bail agreed to settle their .
differences w3th swords in the public
grounds above named. They met Ut a
ii?*i* ?f*?r S e'eiee?: i- thc evening, anS
Woodbridge was mortally -wounded
.nd waa found dead thc following
Both were gentlemen Of good social
position. Phillips was a brother ot*
Gillam Phillip, who married Marie, the*
elster of Peter Pane??ll, the builder of
Boston's famous bull. Woodbridge bad
not completed bis twentieth year. X He
was n young merchant who. hod re
cently been admitted to busines? as a
partner with Jonathan Sowall. one of
the most active merchants of the' place.
Henry Phillips, a young graduate ot
tho college of Cambridge, waa, about '
four years older than Woodbridge, hav
ing at the time of this melancholy af
fair completed bia twenty-third year.
Woodbridge waa'thc-awi of a gentle
man bf some distinction in' Barbado?,-.
one of the magistrates there, who bad
formerly been settled in the ministry
no pastor in Groton, Conn,
Tho place of meeting was on tho ris
ing grounds of tho Common, not far
from the great elm, near where lu the
olden time a powdor bo?so stood.
Small swords were used. No one but
themselves participated. Woodbridge
.fell mortui ly wounded and died on tho
.pot before the next morning. Phillips
was Blight ly wounded and at mid
night, by the aid of bis brother Gillam
and Peter Faneuil, of famous memory,
made .his escape to the Sheerness, a
Brltinh man-of-war then lying iii tho
harbor, and before the sun of the ?.next
morning bad fully discovered to Inter
ested friefids the miserable' result -of
the unfortunate meeting ho was' on
?Aila woy to France, where he died In
less than a year of grief and a broken
heart-United Service Bevlew.
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A SHORT ANSWER.
Th? Reply That BUmorvk Mado^^
. -- ??sii???v Spccc?i, ~ '
.. .iJU^t?JHn^L?J& ns he
.at by the window that opens on tho
windy park of Friedrichsruh in an old
gray shooting jacket, a rug over his
knees, a pipe'in his hand, simple as n
north German farmer, this man who
bad almost lipid F-urojs? - fee.
A little while before this February,
day he bad be-Vn deposed from power.
All the world knew that the old Hon
waa sulking in hf? den in no amiable
mood tpward the young " emperor wh
had turned him out of doors. It was
known that his memoirs wcro written
and that bis correspondence was set in
order. A New York publisher thought
. be might secure the papera in Which
Bismarck bad told the real story of
the birth of the German empire-that
' strange story of craft and heroism, lit
tleness and grandeur. It was on this
-. mission that I sailed for Hamburg. I
bad two letters for Bismarck. One
. was from a negligible ambassador.
Tho orhnr had been given rne by a Ger
man statesman of Bonie note lyith
whom in other da yu 1 had been n slu
,?*nt lu the Uulyorwlty .of ;Jena. .'.'My
Xrluud hu>i been u fi'.miiinf oi
marcie'*, household and bespoke nie ?. .
kindly hearing. I SITH the letton? ou
?rom iiuiuourg und tallowed ibo next
?n tb? ?able nt his elbow as bo sat by,
the window' 1- anticed my letters. Tho
valet who had plactd a chair for mo
took his stand by tho door. I Bald
what I had to say. It was (pu-rnit mo
to affirm lt) an admirable speech. For
ten days and nights I had rehearsed lt
nu I paced the deck of the stormy liner,
so in tolerable German I declaimed lt,
It was dignified; it was diplomatic.
.When I had finished Bismarck took
the pipe from his Hps, said "Nein"
and put the pipe back again.
-'Twas thc shortest answer I ever hud
in my life. I waited for a moment.
.The old man smoked and /stared out
into the park. I got up add bowed. I
bad rehearsed that bow n nd did not in
tend to waste lt. I bowed to his old
hairless head, tho flabby yellow jowls
and big mustache, to the old gray,
jacket and the pipe. It was like sa
laaming to a atone wall. Then the
valet led me out In the park I re
gained my senses.-Vance Thompson
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missed bis boat. Instead of inventing
an excuse, os many of his companions
did, he reported to his superior officer
"My boat left at 0:10. I arrived at
the landing nt 0:20 nnd could not catch
Aa It Ia Said.
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