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AMONG THE TURKS
ONE OF MURDER AND RAPINE.
DO “PEACE OX EARTH** IX THE
Ynletiile the Season When the
Christians Are Most Likely to Be
Persecuted, Maltreated and Mnr
dered hy Their Mohammedan
Xelshbors—Aruienins, Syria and
Macedonia Three Bloody Grounds
at Christmas Time, and the Blood
iest of All Is Armenia—Carious
Ceremony of “Baptizing; the Cross’’
on Christmas Day Often Leads to
Fierce Fights and Cruel Massa
By Guy T. Viskniskki.
It is not given to every man to
spend his Christmas in peace. There
are thousands of Christians through
out the world who view the approach
of their great festival day with fear
and trembling. To them it is a day
of reckoning with their foes.
They know that in all probability
they will be called upon to fight for
their lives or those of their loved
ones before the day is over. In that
event, they know full well that on the
morrow, when they take up secular
work once more, many a. familiar face
will be missing from the market
places. Probably the yataghan will
have fallen on a next door neighbor;
probably it will have stricken down a
relative or dear friend. There is no
telling. It has been so Christmas
after Christmas these hundreds of
years in Armenia, Syria and Mace
donia, where the Turk rules and lets
the blood of the Christian dogs at
will; and for aught the sufferers know
it will be so until the end of time.
A Bloody Country.
Armenia is the bloodiest of all
these three bloody grounds during
Christmas week. The Kurd, that fierce
Sunni Mohammedan, who is respon
sible for the Armenian massacres that
appal civilization from time to time,
seems to take especial delight in in
terfering with the Christmas celebra
tion of the people who have been his
victims for years.
Not that the Kurd commits his big
gest massacres then. That would in
deed stir up the Christian nations too
much, and the Turkish officials are
too shrewd for that. But he harries
the Armenians right and left, invades
their homes, breaks up family gather
ings by violence and resort to arms,
and desecrates the churches, scatter
ing the congregations, 'and, if resist
ance is offered, making good use of
his firearms, placed in his hands by
Fight for Their Religion.
Usually there is more or less de
cided resistance where two or three
Armenians are gathered together for
the celebration, and as a result from
all over the province for days aft
er Christmas reports reach the cen
ters of atrocities committed in
town and village and mountain fast
ness. But because no three or four
hundred, or a thousand, Armenians
have been put to the sword in one
community, the world at large hears
nothing of this priest stabbed to death
in Ramsa, as he was on his way to
celebrate early mass on the great day,
or of that father in a village in an
other part of the province who was
struck down toward evening while en
deavoring to keep a band of raiding
Kurds from breaking into his house to
heap insults on his family.
Baptising the Croas.
On of the greatest Christmas
pleasures of the Kurd and his Turkish
abettors is to find out what church
has secretly decided to risk the cere
mony of baptizing the cross in a
river and then lay In wait at the ap
pointed spot and scatter the little con
gregation to the four winds of heaven.
[Owing |to the fatalities attending
this ceremony, because of the inter
ference of their enemies, the churches
throughout Armenia have pretty gen
erally given up this ancient ritualistic
practice, baptizing the cross in a font
in the church instead. But every once
in a while a congregation is strongly
seized with the desire to hold the
ceremony in all its old-time glory,
and plans are laid accordingly in se
cret. The congregation is always
certain that this time everything has
been kept so quiet that the Kurds will
not learn of the rendezvous, and so,
bright and early on Christmas morn
ing, before sun up, in order the better
to escape any spying eyes, the mem
bers steal to the river side. But be
fore the ceremony has fairly be
gun the enemy generally appears, and
If the poor Armenians escape with
nothing more than a few slashes of
the yataghan they consider themselves
Murdered During the Rite*.
Several years ago the members of a
country church within the shadow of
Mount Ararat, and only a few miles
from the monastery of Etchmladzin,
where the Catholleos, or primate, of
the Armenian church has his seat, de
termined to baptize the cross in the
river at all hazards. To that end they
armed themselves with rifles and re
volvers, and with the dawn of Christ
mas set out for the baptism much
alter the fashion of our Puritan fore
fathers going to church with flint
locks over their shoulders as protec
™L" against Indian attacks.
They got to the river safely, and
*taq almost reached the concluding
cnant of the service without interrup
tion when suddenly, out of a deep
guiley several hundred yards away,
there came the crack of a rifle, and
the next instant the black-robed and
r’ r '-t was groveling in the
earth. The women and children turned
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•and fled, the men Interposing them
selves between them and the gulley
whence the shot came and opening
fire. But they were shoting at a
hidden foe, whose victims were in the
open, and in less time than it takes
to tell it a dozen of the congregation
had fallen. Then the Kurds, leaving
their shelter, charged. The remaining
Armenians offered a desultory resist
ance that served only to enrage the
Kurds, so that when their morning’s
work was over the little congregation,
with the exception of a few who were
fleeter than the rest, had been mas
Persecution ot Families.
Nearly every Armenian village has
its own story of a family outraged on
this Christmas, another family on
that Christmas, and still another on
another Christmas, and so on as far
back as the memories of the oldest
Inhabitants run. The favorite proce
dure is to wait until the old folks have
gathered about them their married
sons and daughters, with their off
spring, as well as the single members
of the family, and then to charge
down upon the gathering, arrest one
or more of the men on trumped up
charges, and if any sort of protest or
resistance is made break two or three
heads. Many an Armenian has come
to an untimely end because he has
persisted in indulging in the danger
ous pleasure of breaking bread with
his relatives in celebration of Christ's
Reunionn Broken tip.
The breaking up of family reunions
is also a favorite Christmas day pas
time of the Turkish authorities and
their agents in Syria. All such gath
erings are held to be political in char
acter, and on this ground the Chris
tians' houses are promiscuously broken
into. This Is especially true in the
country districts, from which the con
sular and other representatives of for
eign powers are far removed. Here,
too, churches are disturbed for the
same excuse, but not with such fre
quency and violence as In Armenia.
In the towns even the diners in res
taurants, seated at their Christmas
dishes, are not left long in peace, but
are dragged away to Jail as political
offenders, and all because they had
their heads together exchanging the
salutations customary to the day.
Fights for His Christmas.
Unlike the meek Armenian, the Sy
rian is usually given to fighting for
the right to enjoy his Christmas, and
this little circumstance has much to
do with the fact that Christmas week
SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY. DECEMBER 11. 1904.
outrages are not nearly so common in
Syria as in Armenia. Still, they are
plentiful enough to fill Syria with tales
of Turkish brutality when all the world
beyond the bounds of the Sultan's do
mains is talking of "peace on earth,
good will toward men.’’
Chief among the Syrians in their
fight for Christmas peace are the coun
try's national heroes. Bandits they
would be called in any land except
that ruled over by bloodthirsty ty
rants, for they are men who have slain
their scores of Turks and then fled to
the fastnesses of the Lebanon moun
tains, whence they make unexpected
incursions against the enemy and gen
erally manage to kill several before re
treating back to their caves.
Keep an Eye on the Turks.
These heroes are kept well posted
by underground methods bv their
countrymen of the trend of events in
the plains, and when they get an ink
ling that the Turks are planning to ar
rest this or that citizen of Beirut, or
are endeavoring to provoke trouble in
some village, in order to have an ex
cuse for committing depredations
therein, they make it their duty to
frustrate the Turks. They keep an ex
ceedingly close watch on the Turk
around the Christmas season, and the
moment they learn that he intends to
inflict wrongs upon some of their fel
low Christians they creep into the
towns, slay a leading Mohammedan or
two by way of warning, and are off
again before the soldiery, under whose
very noses the deeds have been done,
have been able to catch up their guns
and give pursuit. The Turks, civilians
and soldiers alike, fear these national
heroes with a mighty fear, and they
usually take heed of the warning, so
that the Christians against whom plots
had been made are permitted to eat
their pig, which takes the place of
our turkey, without let or hinderance.
Shot ou Sight.
But if the sign is not heeded, woe
betide the perpetrators of the out
rages! Belies Halibi, the greatest of
the national heroes, and his fellow
fugitives In Lebanon’s innermost re
cesses will remorselessly shoot them
down one after another when the
chance offers. Perhaps this will re
quire a dozen dangerous trips from
the mountains to the scene of the in
dignities. No matter. Running great
risk is the business of the heroes; and
then there Is the exhilaration attend
ant on the slaying of a dog of a Mo
hammedan who has thrown your
brother or aged father into prison to
rot, or stabbed your best friend in the
back as he was on his way to early
mass on the holy day.
Kept Supplied With Arms.
The Syrians generally are cognizant
of the good work done by this handful
of bandits, and while they keep these
men supplied with the necessary arms,
ammunition and money at ali times,
it is at Christmas time that the peo
ple’s gratitude shows itself in all its
depth. Then money, rifles, ammuni
tion and clothing are literally show
ered upon Halibi and the rest, being
smuggled to secret rendezvous named
One of these national heroes is now
in America, where he has lived for a
number of years. The last Christmas
he spent in Syria he received fifty
rifles, enough rounds of ammunition
to last him a full year, also clothing,
a great quantity of provisions, and
four mules on which to carry all the
difta of hts fellow-townsmen of
Mazah to his mountain lair. His
name is Eelies Zoriek. He is now a
restaurant keeper in New York's
Syrian quarter, where he is looked
up to as a sort of demi-god, and every
night a goodly portion of the colony
gather in his place to hear again the
stories of his blood vengeance on their
Outrages by Rnshi-Bazonks.
To tell of the Christmas season
outrages perpetrated in Macedonia by
bashi-bazouks and Turkish regulars
would be to repe'at the story of Syria
and of Armenia in large part. Turk
ish atrocity is about the same in one
quarter of the Sultan's domains as in
another when Christmas are con
cerned. It is only a question of how
far the troops’ officers and the vail
will let the soldiery go. At Christmas,
when the pigs of unbelievers long to
be at peace with all the world, they
are allowed to go far enough to make
Christmas a day of misery to all
Christians; far enough to cause no
protest from the powers; so far, and
no farther. But God knows that is
Continued from Opposite Page.
are expected home on Saturday. They
were married in Dublin on the 7th.
The Young Ladies’ Card Club met at
the home of Miss Aurie Kenan on
Monday afternoon. "Hearts" was the
game played. Those present were Miss
Rosa Powers, Mrs. Robert Manson,
Miss Erey Kenan, Mrs. T. J. Meldrim,
Miss Mabel Robinson, Mrs. John Man
son, Miss Belle De Le Gal, Mrs. M.
J. Kenan and Miss Aurie Kenan.
The usual crowd attended the Golf
tea on Thursday afternoon, the weath
er being especially delightful for the
interesting game. The hostesses of the
afternoon were Miss Kathleen Norris
and Miss Helen Kain.
Washington, Ga.. Dec. 10.—The mar
riage of Miss Annie Harper to Mr. Jo
seph A. Terry was . solemnized Wed
nesday evening at the home of the
bride’s sister, Mrs. K. H. Hill, on Main
street, the Rev. D. S. McAllister offi
Mrs. Frances Brown entertained In
formally at tea on Thursday evening
in honor of her sister, Mrs. Lawrence
Gantt of Bedford City, Va. Those
present were Mrs. Sarah Terry, Dr. D.
A. Slrripson, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin
H. Colley, Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Palm
er and Judge and Mrs. H. W. Toombs.
. The Bowling Club was delightfully
entertained on Friday evening by Miss
Judge and Mrs. Henry Gray Lewis
of Siloam are visiting In Washington
Mrs. Sophie Lewis Hill.
Nashville. Ga., Dec. 10.—Sir. R. A.
Whitehurst and family, formerly of
Valdosta, are here, and will make their
home in Nashville.
Mrs. Tyler M. Peeples and children
are spending the week at Morven and
W. W. Lastlnger and family, of
Waco, Tex., are visiting relatives in
South Georgia. They will return home
after the holidays.
Miss Sheppard’s recital at the public
school auditorium last night was en
joyed by a large audience. Miss Shep
pard was assisted by a strong male
quartette from Norman Park.
Guyton, Ga.. Dec. 10.—Mrs. C. A.
Greer and Mrs. D. B. Brooks of
(Mq|ntezuma, Ga., are spe'nding the
holidays with their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. J. Simmons.
Mrs. Lewis Lucas of Dublin is
spending some time at the home of
Mr. Z. D. Respess.
Messrs. W. K. Partridge and Ru
fus Cheatham complimented their
young lady friends with an enjoyable
oyster roast at the old McAlpin house
near the school house building. Those
enjoying the roast were. Misses Mar
garet Henry, Birdie Neldlinger, Daisy
Whittington, Eva Whittington, Messrs.
W. K. Partridge. Jr., Marion Par
tridge, Rufus Cheatham, Harry
Rawls and Mr. Ferguson. Mr. and
Mrs. McCorkle chaperoned the crowd.
Sparks, Ga., Dec. 10.—Mrs. George W.
Laney and daughter. Miss Marguerite,
of Moultrie, are the guests of Judge
John F. Parrish and family.
Mr. Homer Hall, assistant cashier
of the Merchants and Farmers Bank,
is visiting relatives at Cuthbert.
Prof. G. P. Jones of Valdosta was a
visitor to Sparks this week.
Miss Bertha Inez Sheppard of Nor
man Park was in the city yesterday.
Mrs. Henry Sirmans spent yesterday
at Nashville, the guest of Mrs. Albert
Fitzgerald, Ga,, Dec. 10.—One of the
prettiest social events of this week was
the chafing dish party given yesterday
evening by Mrs. J. L. Googe in honor
of Miss Shepherd. Those present were
Mesdames Covin of Hogansvllle and A.
B. Cook, F. J. Clark, William Rogers,
J. M. McDonald, L. W. Meakln, E. K.
Farmer and T. M. Griffin of this city.
Misses Cook of Milledgeville, Strether
o? Walhalla, S. C., and Misses Sue and
Clare Bone of this city.
Beaufort, S. C„ Dec. 10.—Mr. and
Mrs. O. Skinner and Miss May Clot
worthy of Charleston were guests at
the Sea Island Hotel this week.
The Misses Steger of Fort Fremont
were visitors here this week.
Mrs. J. Jackson has returned from
a visit to Mrs. Niles on Sullivan's Is
Col. and Mrs. J. O’H. Sanders of the
naval station visited friends here this
Mr. Max Jacobs of Yemassee visited
his sister. Mrs. W. D. Schwartz.
Mrs. H. H. Porter and daughter.
Miss Myrtle, have returned to their
Mrs. Sallie Banning of Bells, Colle
ton county, and Miss Annie Thomas of
Crocketville are guests of Mr. and
Mrs. William J. Thomas.
Misses Helen Burr and Annie God
win have returned from Petersburg,
Mr. A. Mclver Bostick visited friends
in Hampton this week.
Mrs. M. M. Hutson and daughter,
Miss Eilse. of McPhersonville, were
guests of Dr. and Mrs. M. Gregorie
Mrs. J. B. Walker and children have
returned to Edgefield after a visit to
her father. Col. T. G. White.
Mr. and Mrs. Julian Fripp are vis
iting relatives on the Okatie.
Miss Maidie Van Ness was the guest
of Mrs. W. H. Hull at Baldwin’s this
Dr. F. E. Wilder of Hilton Head was
a visitor here this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lawrence
of Hilton Head have returned from a
visit to New York.
Fernandina, Fla., Dec. 10.—Mr. and
Mrs. Andrew Carnegie, Jr., and chil
dren arrived here yesterday by their
special train, en route to “Dunge
ness,” the beautiful home of Mr. Car
negie's mother, on Cumberland Island.
"Dungeness" is expected to be very
gay this winter.
Miss Bessie Marshall, who has been
visiting Mrs. G. P. Williams for the
last month, left Friday morning for
her home in Savannah.
Miss Mabel Powell has arrived after
a long visit to the World’s Fair, and
with relatives In the West.
Mrs. Btephen Chadwick Is expected
home from Atlanta this week.
Mrs. E. S. Burr and children ar
rived Monday from Bath, Me.
Mrs. A. E. Willard, who has spent
nearly a year in Waupaca, Wls., with
her sister, Mrs. Sarah Finn, and Mrs.
J. M. Smythe, arrived Saturday. Mrs.
Willard and Mrs. Finn will spend the
Mrs. S. B. Haney, state vice pres
ident of the W. C. T. U., arrived here
yesterday, and will remain a week,
the guest of Mrs. W. O. Jeffries. Mrs.
Haney will lecture and will hold serv
ices In the Methodist and Baptist
churches here. A mass meeting of
the three temperance societies will be
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PURCHASES WILL BE HELD, and not delivered until DEC. 23.
QUOTATIONS ON DOLLS
From Doll Headquarters.
French Bisque Polls—A strong line at OCn
75c, 50c and ZOu
Barge size Bisque Polls—The best QQn
value in the city at uUu
Other sizes at $1.50, $2.00, $2.50, 1C OH
$2.98, up to ID.UU
PRESSEP POLLS in variety too numerous
to mention. Suflicient to say, we can supply
your wants at less money than you have been
accustomed to pay.
Extra large size Doll Tea Sets at rfl.
35c and 3 Ju
In Ready-to-Wear Department,
Beautiful line of KIMONAS, in Eid- Cftp
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WAIST SPECIAL No. 1.
50 dozen Ladles’ FLANNELETTE WAISTS
in navy and black fancy patterns, pleated
front and box pleat in back. Extra /IQp
special at T’du
WAIST SPECIAL No. 2.
Our entire line of FALL WOOLEN WAISTS
that formerly sold at $2.50, $3.00 and IQQ
$3.50 as a Holiday Special for liUU
German Silver Comb, Brush and I Or
Mirror Set, in box, at liZ3
Complete line of Mechanical Toys
at 50c, 35c and /DC
A beautiful line of Poll’s White En- QQp
amel Bureaus, China Closets, etc at . JOC
As usual, our PICTURE Department is the
most complete in the city. Beautiful |H OQ
line as low as 25c; others up to lUiUU
SPECIAL PRICES on Holiday Goods Bought h Quantities for Institutions or Christmas Trees,
held in the Baptist Churfch Sunday
afternoon; Tuesday, a school of meth
ods will be held at the same church, on
which occasion delegates from Jack
sonville will be present. Mrs. Le
Bourbeau and Mrs. Cora Hanly Seaton
will read papers.
Tallahassee, Fla., Dec. 10.—At a
meeting of St. Agnes Guild Wednesday
afternoon, officers were elected for the
ensuing year; President. Mrs. Crosby
Dawkins; vice president, Mrs. Wood;
secretary, Miss May Alford; treasurer,
Miss Ella Nash.
A meeting of the Woman’s Club was
held the same afternoon, at which was
discussed the question of anew opera
house. There Is hardly a person in
Tallahassee who does not admit the
total inadequacy of the present opera
house, and the need of anew one.
Thou, my friend, would like to know
Why fair twin roses blush and blow
In baby’s cheeks? I'll tell thee
They’re nourished by "TKKTHINA."
"TEETH IN A” (Teething Powders,)
overcomes and counteracts the ef
fects of the summer’s heat, aids di
gestion, regulates the bowels and re
lieves much suffering and dread.—ad.
GEORGIA AND FLORIDA
ELECTION AT IIAHTWICU.
In the most spirited municipal elec
tion ever held at Hartwell Asben Mc-
Curry defeated Will E. Meredith for
Mayor, J. A. W. Brown defeated K.
P. Bradley for alderman.
SHOT HIS SON ACCIDENT A 1,1, Y.
John Cash shot and accidentally kill
ed his 14-year-old son, Alec, near Dal
ton Wednesday afternoon. They were
rabbit hunting and in attempting to
shoot at a rabbit the gun was acci
dentally discharged by the father, the
contents taking effect in his son's
back. Death was almost instantane
ACCEPTED THE CALk
Rev. E. R. Pendleton of Monticelio
has accepted the call to the pastorate
of the Covington Baptist Church.
MOORE A BANKRUPT.
Brunswick News: E. L. Moore of
Pearson, Coffee county, was yesterday
adjudged a bankrupt by Judge Max
Isaac in the Bankruptcy Court here
upon the application of A. Ehrlich &
Bro., and a number of other creditors,
principally Savannah merchants. Mr.
Moore has been engaged in extensive
sawmiliing at Pearson. Tlfton and
Valdosta, and lost considerable money
in the recent Tlfton fire. Ilia liabil
ities are said to be about 1125,000, with
assets amounting to $25,000. An order
was also made by the court requiring
the bankrupt to file within ten days a
schedule of all of his debts and onsets
the assignment of the day of the hear
ing being postponed until after the
schedules are filed. This is the largest
bankruptcy case ever filed in this ref
MIHIIIK la MANAGER.
Mr. O. T. Moore has succeeded Mr.
Murphy a* manager of the Macon of-
Acs of the Postal Telegraph Company.
Mr. Murphy resigned the position be
cause of his dsslre to return to Mo
EGGING HENS ON TO LAY.
Albany Herald: Of course It Is a
Tanka* Invention, sod Its silegcd ob-
Jsct Is to make the bsn do double work
and yield two eggs s dsy. II oomss
Us us by way ot (Its Detroit Tribune
Uma Btnersun Dorgs of Belfast, a eiu-
Mmut at aarfaiutara i u** uuvssaa
of Maine, has Invented anew kind of
trap nest which he contends will com
pel reluctant hens to lay two or more
eggs a day. Before introducing the
new nest to the poultry they must have
become familiar with the ordinary trap
nest. This is a box with two rooms
so arranged that when the hen enters
the first and passes through a door into
the second she touches a spring which
closes the middle door behind her. Here
she remains in solitary confinement
until the man who gathers the eggs
sets her at liberty. It is asserted that
in a few weeks a hen, realizing that
depositing an egg Is the price of her
liberty, will lay the egg, even though
she may have felt no inclination to do
so when she went Into the nest. Mr.
Dodge’s Invention is in the form of an
extra compartment attached to the
second chamber of a common trap
nest. Having laid an egg in the usual
nest the hen waits until the attend
ant comes auong to set her free. In
the Dodge patent she goes Into a sec
ond trap nest, from which she cannot
escape until she has laid once more. A
hen unfamiliar with the Dodge nest
will not get the hang of the invention
until she has suffered from close con
finement for a few days, but it is as
serted that after learning that there
is no means of escape until she has
produced a second egg. her desire for
freedom overcomes ancestral habit
and the additional egg is forthcoming.
Mr. Dodge is now experimenting with
sttll another compartment, hoping that
he may coax the hen to lay three eggs
a day. He contends that the estab
lished rule among hens of yielding no
more than one egg a day is merely a
lazy habit which has been confirmed
by long usage. He says that if old
Grimes’ hen could lay two eggs on
Sunday, there Is no reason why all
hens could not lay two or more every
BARTLETT FOB GOVERNOR.
A Washington dispatch says there Is
a movement on foot among the friends
of Congressman Charles L. Bartlett
of the Macon district, to induce him
to run for Governor of Georgia.
LOOK OUT, GAMBLER.
Gblef of Police Murphy of Macon has
posted the following order: "That
there may be no doubt in the minds
of the officers as to my previous or
ders regarding the suppression of
gambling in the city, I herewith re
peat that any patrolman, as well as
the lieutenants, are especially charged
to make cases against all persons en
gaged in gambling, and to prevent
gambling whenever and wherever the
evidence is sufficient to act. The ad
vice of the city attorney is not to
make forcible entrance into any club
room, or rather room suspected, unless
with a warrant or when it is known
that gaming is going on within the
room. Thus, should any officer know
that gambling is going on within a
room on his beat, he has tho right to
effect an entrance, by force if neces
sary, and make arrests. Patrick Mur
phy, chief of police."
HE WAN A HUGGER.
Horace Carroll, a young white man,
arrested for being drunk and hugging
women on the street, was arraigned In
the Municipal Court at Jacksonville,
and admitted being under the Influence
of liquor, and suld that on that ac
For the Holidays.
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Men’s White daponet Handkerchiefs, with;
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Complete line of Ladies’ Emhroid- C.
ered Handkerchiefs from $4.00 to . Uu
Ladies’ Fauoy Embroidered Hose Ar _
Lace Boot at ZOu
Ladies’ Silk and Cotton mixed Hose, rn n
worth 75c, at OUu
Ladies’ extra Lisle Lace Hose,
worth SI.OO, at / OC
Beautiful line Silk and Lisle 1 nn
Hose at $1.50, $1.25 and |,UU
HOLIDAY HINTS FOR MEN.
Men’s Suspenders in fancy Litho- OKn
graph hot., at 75c, 50c and jOu
Men’s Gloves, kid and worsted, in
price from SI.OO to ZOu
Just received, anew line of Men’s nr _
Ties. Splendid values at 75, 50c and., ZOC
Men’s Fancy 1-2 Hose in new OKp
select patterns at 49c and ZOu
count he was not responsible for his
actions. He was fined SSO.
CLIFFORD DAVIS KILLED.
Clifford Davis, aged *O. was shot to
death at the home of his f her, Fred
Davis, one mile from Harney. Young
Davis was sitting on the front veran
da, working on a Winchester rifle. The
young man's mother was the only
other person at home, and she was In
side the dwelling. She heard the dis
charge of the rifle, and, hurrying to
the veranda, saw her son falling from
tho veranda to the ground. The bul
let of the rifle had struck the young
man’s lower lip, tearing out his tongue
and passing through the lower part of
his head. Death was Instantaneous.
MAY HUY THE HOTEL.
Alderman Gunn of Tampa called at
tention in a recent meeting of City
Council to the fact that the Tampa
Times had recently stated that the
Tampa Bay Hotel property could he
bought for $125,000, suggesting its pur
chase by the city. Mr. Gunn thought
the idea worth looking into, and on
motion of Mr. Monrose, the chair ap
pointed a committee of three, Messrs.
Monrose, Gunn and Glddens, to inves
tigate and report upon the feasibility
of the plan.
STEAMER FINED S7OO.
The steamship Oussle, which was
Involved in some alleged violation of
the marine laws at Pensacola, has
given bond and departed from that
port. Concerning the latest move in
the case the Pensacola Journal says:
The steamer Gussie, which was taken
into custody by the United States
marshal at Pensacola upon a libel by
the customs officials, gave bond and
departed on her voyage. The vessel
was fined S7OO by the customs offlclalg
for an alleged violation of the custom
laws in carrying too many passengers
and in not having officers in command
who had the necessary papers. The
vessel took a portion of the shows for
the fall featlval from Tampa to Pen
Nashville Odd Fellows and K. of P.’s.
Nashville, Ga., Dec. 10.—The Nash
ville Odd Fellows have elected officers
as follows: Noble grand, William O.
Harrison; vice grand, R. B. Connell;
secretary, R. Haines Wheeless; treas
urer, J. I. Norwood.
The Knights of Pythias Lodge elect
ed officers last night as follows: Chan
cellor commander, William D. Buie;
vice chancellor, L. U. Peeples; keeper
of records and seals, James H. Gas
kin; master of work. James W. Tyson;
master of exchequer, Albert C. Sweat;
prelate, C. A. Christian; master at
arms, A. J. Connell.
A public installation of the new of
ficers will be held early in the new
—“Why don’t you make an effort to
do something tnat will cause your
name to be written high In the annals
of history?” "I’m not Interested In any
firms that publish history,” answered
Senator Sorghum coldly. "I don’t see
why I should be providing them with
—The specimens and other material
collected by the Scottish Antarctlo
expedition have arrived at the, head
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