0?*r Spring stock is now arriving and we propose
to make a clean sweep of odds and ends for we believe
in keeping our stock fresh. The sizes are not regular but may be your
size and (he style you want is here. Drop in and see.
'*vcr MSiggiKLvmcgCT tssrcsirs
?; ^ To prs. Men’s Satin Cast Bate, regular price
gj y $1,25, now.
t; SI prp. L I >ti K d, button and,lace, old
| price, $1 25 n-’W
§ 40 P a L »•■»*«•-’ I>o = g*» m Kid, bat ton and Pare 8 a 84 prs Men’s Satin Calf Bin. and Cong, best
g : ><xl a! $1 o<) n >w $100 ?J H to he found for- $150, now
| A lot of Chios *-».’« Shoes, lrgular' price, 75'., - | 100 prs. Men’s Vlel Kid Bala, were cheap at $3
! l«» $1 25 now 50j aod 75c. ii i reduced to
$1 15 I
$1 9S 1
Our reputation for handling good Shoes is widely known in Burke
county and this is a grand opportunity for you. We handle Groceries.
Opposite Citizens Bank.
WAYNESBORO, O A.
Dr. Henry J Godin,
EYE SIGHT SPECIALIST.
Spe -tael « and F c-'Jlas •« Manufactured
ton: a Jitelv corr-ct all correctalil errors v*
liv h e e sight
- l iilicial eves i-'iefully matched and in-
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928 Broad Street, AUGUSTA, GA.
is25“' Opposite Planter’s Hoiel.
ESCAPE FROM FIR!
Kellogg * 1 Sanitarium of Battle
Creek, Midi., Burned.
IAIN BUILDING IS DESTROYED
One Woman and a Girl Have Broken
Limbs By Jumping from Third Story
Windows— Less on the Property Will
Amount to $300,000.
snd Iron Company’s Plant Burn'
Louisville, Ky., Feb. IS.—Fire, which
broke out at 7:15 o’clock this morn
ing, partially destroyed the plant o'
the Louisville Belt and Iron company
at Second and L streets in this city,
causing a loss of $100,000.
The flames started in the heading
room of the mills. A pipe carrying
crude oil to the furnaces exploded, and
the oil coming into contact with the
molten metal at once began to blaze
By the time the engines arrived the
fire had gained such headway that it
could not be checked, and the entire
plant covering two and a half acres
was soon burned, the firemen being
handicapped by frozen water plugs
and an insufficient supply of water.
The plant was one of the largest
of its kind in me south and was origi
nally organized several years ago in
Anderson. Ind., by Louisville capital
ists under the name of the Anderson
Belt and Iron company. Later it was
removed to this city and its name
changed. The company was capital
ized at $150,000. The loss is covered
by insurance amounting to $48,000 and
the plant will he rebuilt at once.
Barefooted and Thinly Clad Girl
Leaves Horne at Night.
Greenville, S. C., Feb. 18.—The dead
body of Eliza Good let, a white girl 22
years old, was found Saturday morn
ing covered in snow about 2 miles
The girl lived with her grandparents
and was subject to fits. She com
plained during the day Friday and re
tired earlier than usual. In a few min
utes she jumped from her bed, told
her grandparents goodhy and ran fron:
Barefooted, bareheaded and with
only a thin gown to shield her the gib
faced the wintry weather.
The girl’s grandfather, a man of 70,
cried jn pleading terms for her to re
turn, hut in vain. The old man sough!
the help of his neighbors. The news
spread and soon numerous citizens
were searching the surrounding coun
The body was not found until S
o'clock Saturday, cold aud rigid in
death and covered with several inches
BURGLARS BLOW SAFES.
White .Man Turned Yellow.
Battle Creek, Mich., Feb. 18. The
great Kellogg sanitarium was entire
ly destroyed by fire early today. The
main building is entirely gone and the
hospital is now afire.
Four hundred patients were taken
out safely. But two accidents occur
red during the removal of the patients.
One woman and a girl, names un
known. became frightened and jumped
from third story windows. Both have
broken legs. The origin of the fire is
The main building, which has been
destroyed, was 132 by 100 feet and six
As soan as the fire was discovered
watchmen ran through the corridors
.Housing the sleeping patients on each
of the six floors.
-Many of them were unable to help
themselves and were carried to places
of safety by the nurses. The corri
dors filled with smoke very rapidly
and about half the inmates of the
building were forced to come down the
fire escapes. The sanitarium stood on
a lull and the water pressure was low,
therefore the water supply was insuf
Both the main building and the hos
pital are now in ruins. It is almost
miraculous that none of the inmate:!
lost their lives. The less will oe about
$3i)0.000, according to the latest est:
Great consternation was felt by the
friends of M. A. Hognrty, of Lexington,
Ky., when they saw he was turning
yellow. His skin slowly changed color,
also his eyes, and he suffered terribly.
His malady was Yellow Jaundice. He
was treated by the best doctors, but
without benefit. Then he was advised
to try Electric Bitters, the wonderful
Stomach and Liver remedy, aud he
writes: “After taking two bottles I was
wholly- cured.” A trial proves its
matchless merit for all Stomach, Liver
aud Kidney troubles. Only 3oe. Sold by
H. B. McMaster, druggist.
Duncan Dies from Wound.
Atlanta. Feb. 17.—Police Officer
Duncan, who was shot by his wife Sat
urday night a week ago, died at the
Grady hospital this morning. He be
gan to sink rapidly yesterday after
noon and early in the evening the phy
sicians announced that he was dying.
The death was reported to the coro
ner, and he will probably hold an in
quest today, when all the facts in the
tragedy may be brought out. The
case has greatly puzzled the police,
as much of the evidence is conflicting.
Try nnp of our clubbing offer*
Judge Speer Overruled Pleas.
Savannah, Feb. 17.—In the United
States court this morning Judge Em
ory Speer overruled every plea in
abatement filed by Captain B. D.
Greene and the Gaynors to the indict
ment charging them with conspiracy
against the government. A demurrer
to the indictment will be filed tomor
Captain Blatchford, c-f ins Bark Chas.
Lorirsg, Tells Thrilling Story.
Savannah, Ga., Feb. 15.—Captain
Blatchiord, of the bark Charles Lor-
ing. which arrived yesterday from
New York, tells a thrilling story of
his experience and the probable loss
of two shipwrecked seamen off the
North Carolina coast during the night
of Feb. 5, when a fearful storm and
Captain Blatchford heard a cry for
help which seemed to come from al
most under his vessel. Looking oVer
the side he saw two men in an open
boat. One was lying down as if dis
abled. A rope was hastily thrown
overboard and struck the small boat,
but the men were probably too over
come by cold to seize it. A boat was
manned and Jgt down for rescue, but
the seas were so high that it was al
most swamped and one of the sailors
knocked overboard. By the time the
sailor had been rescued the other boat
The Loring cruised hack and forth
until morning without getting any
further sight of the boat or its occu
pants. Captain Blatchford is certain
that both must have perished.
; Sir?. Nicliols Makes a Statement, Telling to
tlie Beat of Her Knowledge the Causes
Which Led to tie Tronb e.
The following facts, says (he Bel
fast. Me, Republican Journal, have
never before been published. The
j incident caused much comment ai
l the-tiine and it was thought worth
j while to make an investigation
W th this end in view, a reporter
called upon Mrs. E : zibeth Nit hoias
at her home in Searsporf' Me., ano
obtained the following iaformetiou
| She said :
"About six years ago my nerves |
| broke dow n completely and my j
whole system became a wreck. 1
: suffered dreadfully from indigestion j
ana my eyes were very wesk. 1
i had frequent fainting spoils Final-
j !y my sight failed rne entirely and
j I had to have my eyes bandaged ail
I the time.”
“i’his state of affaire,” she con
tinued. “lasted for a year, w hen I
was forced to go to bed and stay
here constantly. I became so
weak that I could take only? iw’o
tablespoonfuls of milk at time. 1
could not feed myself and sleep was
almost impossible. This lasted an
other year and I was then in such a
state of nervous exhaustion that
when my’ people wanted to make
my bed they cou’d move me only’ a
few inches at a time. I had become
extremely thin ami was still losing
ilesh. I had tried nearly all the
medicines in the market hut failed
to find any that helped me.”
“Bet how were you cured ?” asked
h * interviewer.
“I’l= tell you My condition fins!-
iy became so critical that my family
-expected me to die any day. Then
my husband bought some Dr. Wi
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Catalogue mailed free.
Mother and Child Fatally Burned.
Washington, Feb. 15.—Mrs. Heury
Dague and her three-year-old son were
fatally burned last evening by the
child pulling an oil lamp off the table.
An explosion followed and the blaz
ing oil was scattered over the two.
Henry Dague, the husband, was also
badly burned while trying to rescue
his wife and child.
GEORGIA COTTON CROP.
iam«’ Pir.k Fills for Pale Peop’e.
Overpowered Watchman—Got Away
With $7C0 in Cash.
Northampton, Mass., Feb. 17.—Five
men blew open two safes in the street
railway company’s offices early today
after overpowering the watchman.
They secured about $700 in cash. Ill
their haste they overlooked $500 in
one of the scales. They escaped in a
team, and when the watchman sue-,
ceeded in getting a gag out of his
mouth so as to give the alarm the |
trace of them had been lost.
BLAZE AT PELHAM, GA.
800 Bodies Recovered.
St. Petersburg. Feb. 18.—The bodies
of 800 victims of the earthquake at
Shamaka, Trans-Caucassia, have thus
far been recovered. The treasury has
given 50.000 roubles for the relief oi
the destitute. In the villages sur
rounding Shamaka 27 persons were
Grandson of Davy Crockett Dead.
Little Rock. Ark.. Feb. IS.—Colonel
"Bob" Crockett, father of Secretary of
State Crockett and grandson of Davy
Crockett, hero of the Alamo, died at
his home in Stuttgart last night. All
state offices closed today. Colonel
Crockett was 70 years old.
Washington, Feb. 19.—The senate
has confirmed the nominations of the
following southern postmasters: Ten
nessee, William L. Trent, Knoxville;
North Carolina, Tyre Glenn, Greens
boro; J. H. Ramsey, Salisbury; J. F.
Wray, Reidsville; J. W. C. Long,
Statesville; E. L. Ware, Kings moun
Warehouse ar.d Dwelling Burned.
Loss Estimated at $10,000.
Pelham, Ga., Feb. 15.—The cotton
seed warehouse of the Hand Trading
company, together with about 700 tons
of cotton seed, was destroyed by fire
yesterday morning. The building is a
total wreck and the seed are almost
wholly ruined by the fire and water.
The dwelling of W. S. Atkinson, im
mediately across the street, was also
totally destroyed, together with all the
outhouses, only a portion of the furni
ture being saved. By the most stren
uous efforts of the assembled crowd
the large cotton ginnery of W. S. At
kinson and the oil mill of the Hand
Trading company were saved from the
flames. For a time it seemed that
that entire portion of the town was
During the fire J. M. Hurst, man
ager for the Hand Trading company,
was struck on the head by a failing
timber and badly stunned.
The entire loss is estimated at $8?
000 to $10,000. Both losses were par
tially covered by insurance. The ori
gin of the fire, which was first dis
covered in the cotton seed room, is
aod three days after I began tak-ng
them I couidea* without assistance,
and in a week I ecu id sit up and be
dressed.' After I had taken five
bex»a’ I began to gain fl^h. I con
tinued the u-:9 of Pink Pills for
Pale People until I had taken ten
boxes and was able to help nay
family pack up and move to a new
home After reaching there I took
two more boxes of the pills and I
have been able to woik hard and
take care of my family of five peo
ple ever since
“It is now four years since I
stopped taking medicine and if I
ever have todake any more it will
be Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills for Pale
People. Three of my neighbors
have taken the pills with good
results and I positively consider
them the best remedy there is.”
The above statement was sworn
to by Mrs Nichols at the reporter’s
request before Ch irles F. Adams, a
notary public, at Searsport
Not only have many cases
simile.r to this been cured by Dr
Williams’ Pink Pills for Palo Peo
p‘o but equally wonderful resuils
have been accomplished by them in
a ia’-ge number of diseases arising
from thin blood or shatlered
nerves, two fruitful causes of a mo-t
every ill to which IDsh i3 heir.
They are a positive cure for such
“Bim, the Button Man.” Bankrupt.
New York, Feb. 15.—Thousands of
politicians who have attended national
and state conventions will be surprised
to learn that Meyer R. Bimburg, more
widely known as “Bim, the Button
Man,” has filed a petition in bankrupt
cy. The amount involved is a small
Job Couldn’t Have Stood it
If he’d had Itching Piles. Thev're
terribly annoying; but Bucklen’s Arnica
Salve will cure tne worst case of piles
ou earth. Ic has cured thousands. For
Injuries, Pains or Bodily Eruptions it’s
the best salve in the world. Price 25c a
box. Cure guaranteed. Sold by H. B.
Forest Fires In Florida.
Sampson City, Fla., Feb. 15.—For
est fires have been raging in this
section the past two weeks, doing con
siderable damage to farmers and to
turpentine timber. On Monday last,
while the wind was blowing almost a
gale, a good deal of fencing was burn
ed on Mr. Wiley Robinson's place.
His barns and outbuildings were saved
only by the heroic efforts of his neigh
Escaped Prisoners Taken.
Greenville, S. C., Feb. IS.—Percy
and Riskman Osteen, escaped prison
ers from the Hendersonville, N. C.,
jail, have been arrested in the county
and placed in Greenville jail. Ernest
Drake is here and will probably be
captured today. These three are mem
bers of a gang of seven that escaped
from the Hendersonville jail two
Commissioner Stsvens Estimates Sama
at 1,300,000 Bales.
Atlanta. Feb. 18.—The state depart-
i ment of agriculture sticks to its esti
mate of 1,300,000 bales for the Georgia
cotton crop despite the assertion in
many quarters that it will reach 1,500,-
,000 or 1,000,000 bales or'thereabouts.
It was last August that Commission
er O. B. Stevens gave out an estimate
that the Georgia crop would not go
over 1,300,000 bales. The Georgia re
ceipts up to date are about 135,000
bales ahead of the same date last
year, but they have already begun to
fail off rapidly in comparison with
last year. Last year's total receipts
were 1,295,000 hales.
“We stand by our estimate of 1,-
300,000 bales,” Colonel Stevens said
yesterday. “There may be 75.000 bales
more, though I hardly think so. But it
will not go beyond that amount at the
outside. I have watched the crop
closely and from my observations ami
the port receipts, I am satisfied this
will prove close to correct. Every
thing has been favorable to the gath
ering of the crop and it came on bet
ter than was expected. While the re
ceipts now are considerably ahead of
what they were last year, they are
now beginning to run behind what
they were last year at the rate of
about 28,000 bales a week.”
Want His Sentence Commuted.
Raleigh, Feb. 17.—Attorneys are
here urging Governor Aycock to com
mute the death sentence of John Hen
ry Rose, of Wilson county, to life im
prisonment. Rose murdered Thomas
diseases as locomotor ataxia, partial | Farmer. He now confesses his crime,
HIS SKULL WAS CRUSHED.
We have the most
complete stock of Dia
monds, Watches, Ster
lmg Silver Ware, Fan-
Goods especially for
ALL occasions, and
would be pleased to
have you make our
while in Augusta.
Granade Goes to Tower.
Atlanta, Feb. 18.—T. J. Granade was
committed to the Tower yesterday
morning by Justice Orr without bail
on the charge of killing W. Jesse
Pope in the rooms of the Atlanta Den
tal college on Monday, Feb. 10. An ef
fort was made by Granade s attorneys
to get bail for the prisoner by a pre
Judge Ber.net Will Not Run Again.
Brunswick, Ga.. Feb. 18.—Judge J.
W Bennet has decided not to offer for
re-election to the judgship of the
Brunswick circuit. His term expires
next January. His voluntary retire
ment is based on personal grounds.
Tudge Samuel C. Atkinson, of Bruns
wick, is being pushed for the place by
Dispensary Robbed of Money.
Blacksburg, S. C.. Feb. 18—The dis
pensary building here has Ijen enter
ed, the safe dgor blown off with dyna
mite and a check for $50 and $30 in
cash belonging to the dispenser, Mr.
J. M. Philips, taken out. No clew as
to the robber has been discovered.
Lifsey Wins Over Harris.
Washington, Feb. 18.—The president
has nominated B. A. Lifsey as post- !
master at Barnesville. Ga.. to succeed I
the present postmaster, Harris, who
was a candidate for reappointment.
This ends a fight which has attracted
a good deal of attention.
Fatal Accident to a Young Man In
Albany, Ga., Feb. 15.—At Doles,
Worth county, J. T. Champion, a prom
inent young man of that community,
was thrown from his buggy and killed.
He had started to drive front his home
to the residence of a young lady a
mile and a half distant, when his
horse became unmanageable and ran
One of the wheels of the buggy
struck a stump and Mr. Champion was
thrown out. His head struck a tree
and his skull was crushed to a jelly.
He lived for two hours. The young
man was a son of Rev. J. M. Champion
and a successful merchant.
:?avps Two h rom Deatli.
Short and to the Point.
Atlanta’s Postmaster Dies.
Atlanta, Feb. 17.—Major William H.
Smyth, postmaster of Atlanta, died to
day of grippe. He was recently ap
pointed for a second term.
Gentlemen : —Dr.Cald well’s Syrup
Pepsin is the finest preparation for
the stomach and bowels that I have
ever used. Wishing you continued
success, I am, Yours very truly,
W C Ktmbel, New Troy, Mich.
Sold by H. B McMaster, Waynes
boro; H.'Q. Beil, Mlllen,
Dr.Caldwell’s Syrup Pepsin-ihat’s
what keeps your head clear, your
Sold by H- B. McMaster, Waynes
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“Our little daughter had an almost
fatal attack of whooping cough aud
bronchitis,” writes Mrs. W. K. Havi-
land, of Armonk, N. Y, “but, when ail
other remedies failed, we saved her life
with Dr. King’s New Discovery. Our
niece, who had Consumption in an ad
vanced stage, also used this wonderful
medicine aud today she is perfectly
well.” Desperate throat and lung dis
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as to no other medicine ou earth. In
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Job printing at the right prices.
paralysis, St. Viiu-Js dance, sciatica
neuralgia, rheumatism, nervous
headache, the after effects of grip,
of fevers and of other acute dis
eases, palpitation of the heart, pale
and sallow complexions and ail
forms of weakness either in^jna'e or
female. Dr Williams’ Pink Pills
for Pale People are also a specific
for troubles peculiar to females In
men they effect a radical cure in all’
cases arising from worry, oyer-work
or excesses of whatever nature.
Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills for Pale
People are sold in boxes (never in
loose bulk) at fifty cents a box or
six boxe^ for two dollars ar.d fifty
cents, and may be had of all drug
gists, or direct by mail from Dr.
Williams Medicine Company,
Schenectuady, N. Y. Be sure to
get the genuine; substitutes never
but says that it was because of Farm
er’s threats and the statements of his
friends that Farmer intended to kill
McSweeny Offers Reward.
Columbia, S. C., Feb. 15.—The gov
ernor has offered a reward of $50 for
the apprehension and conviction of
Dock Gleaton, whTTcommitted a mur
derous assault upon G. B. Bolen, mar
shal, in Orangeburg county recently.
TURNER FEUD ENDED.
Church Will Be Built Where Notorious
“Quarter House” Stood.
Middlesboro, Ky., Feb. 17.—Next
week the American association (lim
ited), with headquarters in Middles
boro. will begin the erection of a large
church where the “Quarter House”
stood. Lee Turner, who owned the
saloon and fortress and an acre of
ground on which they were built, last
week transferred his property to this
The “Quarter House” was burned
Wednesday. Lee Turner has left the
country and the feud is ended.
The great beauty about Dr. Cald
well’s Syrup Pepsin is in its certain
ty to cure constipation, indigestion,
sick headache and stomache trou
Sold by h. b. McMaster, Waynes
boro; H.Q. Bell, Millen.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward foi
any ease of Catarrh that cannot he cured by
Hall’s Catarrh Cure.
F. J. (’HENRY & CO., Props., Toledo. O.
We, the undersigned, have known F. J.
Cheney for the last fifteen years, and believe
him perfectly honorable in all business trans
actions and financially able to carry out any
obligations made by their firm.
West & Truax. Wholesale Druggists, Toledo,
Walding, Kinnanit Marvip, Wholesaledrug-
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acting directly upon the blood and mucous
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Sold by all druggists. Testimonials free.
Hall’s Family Pills are the best
Short now* l+»m» * 1WS;V* do*ir»d
Been Hunting Twenty Years,
Winfield, Iowa, Nov. 24:h, 1900.—
C4entlemen:—I write to say that I
have teen troubled with dyspepsia
and indigestion for the past twenty
years, and have tried many medi
cines and spent much money to no
purpose until I tried Dr. Caldwell’s
Syrup Pepsin. 4 have taken two
bottles and am entirely relieved of
all stomach trouble. I cannot say
too much in favor of this remedy. I
recommend it to all sufferers from
indigestion or dyspepsia
Yours truly, Wro. Ruebsam.
Sold by ir B. McMaster, Waynes-
boro,; h. q bM!, Miller, Ga.
Fell Dead at Prison Door.
Raleigh, Feb. IS.—A. J. Carroll, a
white man CG years old, was arrested
at Durham, his wife making affidavit
that he had threatened to kill her and
their children. He was ordered to
be placed in jail. As he reached the
jail entrance he fell dead. It is said
he was of unsound mind. He leaves a
widow and nine children. He was an
Shots Fired Into Home.
Mount Airy, Ga., Feb. 17.—On more
than one occasion the house of one
1. J. Austin, living near this place,
has been shot into by unknown per
sons at night. Mrs. Austin was re
cently hit on the forehead, but not se
riously hurt. The shooting is sup
posed to have been done by parties
who suspected Austin of reporting il
Relief In Six Honrs*
Distressing Kidney and Bladds? «>*seasc re
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lief a d cure this is theremedy. r*^LI by H.
B McMaster. Druggist WaynehLce Ga.
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