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Occurrences of Interest from
All Over South Carolina
MANY !TEMS if STATE NEWS
A Batch of Live Paragraphs Cover
ing a Wide Range-What is Going
On in Our State.
Charlotte Cotton Market.
These price rppresent the proces
paid to w"gons:
Good mi~ddlil ng. . .. . . . . . .11. -
miiddlin..... .. ...-........--11 i-S
G'ool middling. tinged .. ......11
S ain .... .. .. .. ....'. ... 9ro 10
General Cotton Market.
(alvesto -. teady.. . .. .. ..11 1-16
New Orlaiis. easy.. ......1015-16
Mlobile, quiet. . ..0 . .... 5-S
Sava nah.oule . - .. ... . . -10 3-4
C7harle..to. uiet".. ........10 9-16
Wihnington. steady.. .. ....10 3-4
Norfolk. quiet........ ....111-S
New York. steady,.. ......10.90
Bost on. quiet.. .. .. .. ......10.90
Houston. ste;-y.... ........11
Philidelpheia. steady.. .... ...11.1
Mem4his. quiet.. .. .. .......10 7-9
St. Louis. quiet............1
C incinnati...... ...... . --- --
Electricity for Greenwood.
dent ~A. J. Sprotes is ioinz right
ahead in the work of wiring places
for the installation of motors. The
<iav eurrent is now on. beingi fur
nished by the local plani. tile idea
being that a good trade or iatrnn
..e will have' been worked up by
the time the current is readyv from
the plant on Savannah river. A
large number of places in town. res
idences and offiees, are now using elec
tric fans. Quite a number of mo
'tors have been ordaed for meehanical
offlices. but although they have been
shipped. none have as yet arrived.
This day current of electricitv is a
great thing for Greenwood. 1t will
prove in fact it has already proved,
quite an ineentive to the snealed
Waterwork3 for Bamrberg.
Bamberg. Speeial- t a mass meet
Citizens l.id here the city
-c'ucI was instruere to take proper
steps towerds establishing a water
wo rks systeur'on1 tle pincipal streets
of the town with thle view to extend
irg in a few years. Propositions were
submitted by engineers but none ac
-cepted definitely. The city is enthu
s:.astic for fire nrotection and the
work of instal1lton w ill he begun
as soon as expedient. Much dis
cussionl was held and the meeting
lasted over an hour. With work on
electric light system already going
on, the citizens have dleterninled to
continue improvements that will bene
fit the community.
Solicitor Wants Detective.
A letter to Gover:nor Ha.x-ward from
Solicitor T. S. Sese bii0gs the in
teligence that hie has released the
men who wvere arrested -for the inr
cdr of Mosc's -Hughes. at Union. iuder
a bond of $5)t00 each. The crime
neeulrredi about ten days ago and the
body of' itughs was, foind in thc
river weigh ed down with ine'ks. Soii
eitor Sensq wanltS th 31 Lovernor to
sendl a detective to Unionl to work rp
the ease. as he savs it is hard to se
-eur~e indiiomnents onl the facts as they
now stam!. It Seemfl that the~ no
lroe wh kamr the vaihie cvi
dience are' terrifiedI and thus cannot be
v~ot to testify truthf~uly for fear.
n~e!Web. r linemamn of the
Charlest-m wa killed through the
i:l ng1 . 1)n oni wxhich' he
wa d 'wla .. The bottom part
;fth 1;....... n.r:t en and theC line
linkin it !inpasile for him to avoid
fa rwh the. pole.
Ai a meeting of thie court house
ii nunlissin for H.arry county the
bonds for th' nrcetion of a new court
hoa ami jail were sold to the .Se
x;rt Trust compny of Spartan
hae oru 'I)1. a'~it onliy 4 '1 )-2 pr
Iet *''. -.es fTe puirch3asrs ;iay
he expos' of lihograping and
Uninz. Thes ond wil be7 6sne
A..'k. elv J:nuI!. 1920i~O: .. he
(Coh ton men from' various parts of
the State who have been asked for
their opinion as to the effect of' the re
-erains onl the cotton crop ar l-c
most unanimous in the opinion that
he0 erop has beeni damaged inl nea0r
every parttt of tile State andl in
' mi pist of North Carolina by the
YCe~fnt heavy r'ains. The estiae of
--K: daman~ge varies from D3 to 25 per
G3ov-'r.,or H~ey.ward publishes in the
ennypap'rs [irinlg a reward of
Ird :n a -ecuelna 1h 'er
THE CAMPAIGN OP[NS
Candidates For the State Offices Make
Their Formal Bow to the Public.
The State campsign opened at St.
Georgie o:i Wediesday. Thecandi
dates for governor sploke first. The
crowd Wals not large, but paid cIUs
The position of the eight candidates
for governor on the liquor quIestioll
are about as divergent a- the four
points ot' the compass. Mr. -ian
u'l anld Mr. 31e31ahan believe in
a reformed dispensary; Mr. Ansel
I countv disl)ensaries: Senator
Blease commends the institation as
it is: 3r. Joel E. Brunson for prohi
hition: Mr. A. C. Jones agrees with
Mr. Brunson, but pending the arri
val of the time for prohibition he is
willing to put up with the Brice law,
by voting the dispensary out ot coun
tv after county and destroying the
State machine. _1r. W. A. Edwards
of Saluda did not get to touch 'on
the liquor issue, but he is in favor
of the Ravsor-3Manning. 3Mr. EdI
wards is a man with a mission-he
wants to flav the Southern railroad
with subjugation. He has pending a
suit against that corporation for
merging competing lines under its
own management. He claims that the
franchise of the Southern road in
those properties-lshould revert to the
State of South Carolina.
The first speaker was Mr. M. F. An
sel of Greenville. who thanked the
people of South Carolina for the fine
vote which he received four years
ago. He had not been elected then
but he had received such a flattering
vote and had come so close to the
line thaf he felt that he should make
the race again. He comes with the
endorsement of 75 per cent. of the
people of his home section. the Pied
mont country. the old Eighth circuit
in which for 12 years he had prose
euted the evil doers.
He first discussed the question of
education. The common schools
should be given the best teachers, the
largest terms and the most comfort
able -school houses which can be af
forded. He 'also believes in good
roads. He -wants to t the people in
terested in building g-ood roads. He
wants the federal government to send
some. of their money down here to
supplement our own nonev and eon
viet labor. He wants the govern
ment to improve the inland water
ways. but lie is more in favor of
i.ood roads. The greatest tax the
farmer pays is wear and tear on ve
hicles and stock. If the roads had
been improved 50 years ago, what
would this country be today.
As to the liquor question he said
that lie is opposed to the State dis
pensary. He is in favor of the coun
try dispensary system. The eounties
are able to manage their affairs. The
people of Dorchester sohuld be given
the right to sav exactly what they
want. Greenville should not say
what Dorchester wants, nor should
Dorchester say what Greenville
wants. Let each county have the
right of option bet ween county dis
pensaries and prohibition. The coun
ty board could report to the court.
He is opposed to any plan which
would provide for license or commis
sions, for that wonld tend to push
the sale of liquor.
W. A. Bdawrds was the Next Speaker
He stated that he had discovered
facts of a dangerons natunre in connec
tion with the covernmnent. After cit
ing the constitutional provision wvhiebt'
declares that railroad franchises shall
be forfeited by companies buying up
competing lin'es. lhe called attentionl
to the fact that in April. 1900. the
Southern railway had obtainedl con
trol of 400 miles of competingr lines
that afforded competition at 2.3 of
25 points in the State. Freichts were
advanced as much as 100 per' cent. in
some cases, he claimed. The viola
tion of the anti-merger law appears
to be beyond dispute. lie contends,
and yet all elsses in the courts except
his own appear to have been dropped.
His case did not get into court, after
delays, until a special term in Aikeni
in April, 1903. At this term Jundge
W. C'. Benet presided. Mfr. Edwards
declared that lie suspectedl somlething
and upon examination lie found that
Judge Benet wa even then of record
as one of the Southern Railway's
attorneys. Mr. Edwards charged
that Judge Benet declhined to
grant a continuance of the case until
his attorneys fa(cd .Judg.e Benet with~
ailidavits as to the-judge's connection
with the Southern railway.
He declared the Southern railroad
to be "a monster, a robber corpora
tion. a blight, a foul. festering sore
on the political system.'' There was
a great deal more on this line. His
time' was up whien lie had concluded
with hmt half of his sneech.~ He uriz
id the peCople to) elect legislitors who
wouhid not belonZ to theit railroads.
Believes in the Dispensray.'
Sknator (Cole L. Blease read his
platform:. It is the same, lie said.
whieh lhe had in 1900 when lie was
a canldidate for the legislature. He
declared that he had never varied
from tihat platform, and he hiad been
elected several times to the legisla
ture. When lhe said lie was opn~osedl
to hiigher education of the niegro.
there was alpplause'. Hie is in favor
of the dijspelnsary law and in favor
of the absolute repeal of the Brice
law. He saidl that God Almighty
never intended negroes to be ednen:
oid. and he. claimed the credit. with
Dr. Lowman of Orangeburg, for hay
ing dwindledi the appropriatih)n to
the colored State C'ollege from .910.
00 to $5.000. lie spoke at length
nthe subject andi tused a goodu miany
adjectives to describe the worthless
ness of the educated negro of todlay.
This excited a piln se.
.\s . theisnensairv he said thlt
pensary." He opposes the Rayson
Manning bill, so-called. Where is
the dispensary corruption ? Who for
four yea rs been in charge of the dis
pensary Were they origial dis
pensary men ? Ile does not say there
is corrupltoln. He idoes not say there
is. The governor of the State has
not )een a dispetnsory iian more than
to say that it was the best solution
f tie liqur question. 1e criticised
IGov. AHeyv..-Urd as not being ares
,ively in favor of thie iispensary.
He is ready and willing to def'nd
Iayiv attack on the State dispensary,
ian if the people of the State Ion't
aipprove of his views he will go back
tio the State senate fur two more years
and keep on defending it, for he
will still believe it is right. He ehid
ed the opposition to the dispensary,
in the State campailn with gaving
shifted from prohibition to local op
Mr. Joel E. Brunson of Sumter was
the iext speaker in alphabetical ,r
der. He declared the dispensary ques
tion to be the leading issue because
it involves more in dollars and cents
and it also affects so closely the moral
wefare of the whoie people. In reply
to the claim that the d'ispensary helps
to educate the people he declared that
education and culture do not safe
guard the people from intemperance.
He quoted from the last message of
Gov. J. G. Evans to the legislature
in which he claimed that even if sale
of liquor brought trouble it would
bring revenue to educate the people
and thus to heal the wounds caused
Mr. Brunson preceeded to a strong
arraignment of the dispensary's
profit feature. He was vigorous and
used telling similes. It requires the
sale of $4,000,000 of liquor to get
$SOO.000 in profits -for State, cities
and counties. Of this imount but
$160,000 is the "educational salve''
to heal the wounds as. referred to by
Gov. Evans. In other words out of
every $4 paid for liquor only 16 cents
is given back for educational salve
and of that only 2 cents stays in the
county, the rest being divided among
counties, some of whom have no dis
Mr. Jones for Local Option.
Mr. A. C. Jones of Newberry. who
has been a leader in the ma-ny fights
against the dispensary and took the
stump in Newberry county last sum
mer against Senator Till
mai and helned in driv
ing the dispensary out of that
county, followed Mr. Edawrds. Mr.
Jones' speech had zrit and backbone
.i every line. He does not profess
to be an orator. but he speaks force
fully and gives voice to his powerful
convictions. le will be out of the
camapign for sevval days on account
of illness at home.
To Reform Dispensary.
Senator R. I. Manning of Sumter,
who was next introduced, stated his
record for the last 14 years as a leg
islator from Sumter county, and for
eigth years of that time as a senator.
He may have made mistakes, these he
frankly admits, for all are human, but
he had always tried to apply the rule
right to every action.
The educational institutions are
growing and the fight against them is
largely a thing of the past. The in
stitutions. have grown and of eourse
the appropritions have grown in or
der to provide necessary accommoda
He descried the growth of pension
appropriations from $30,000 to $250.
The unequal assessment of proper
ty he declared to be a burning issue
which he had not the time to diseuss.
There should be a strict buisiniess sys
tern e the conduct of the government
just as there is in business affairs.
The address by Mr'. John J. Me
Mahan was a classic. In statesman
like thought it has been unsurpassed
by any expr'ession on the political
stump in this State in years. .It can
not be reproduced even in part, as
the theme would be marred in a con
densed report. lie inveighied against
the tendency of people to disregard
or to give too little regard to their
rights and duties as citizens. It is
in periods of prosperity that the
great da nger is to gov'erinents creep)
in. People are then intent upon other
things than the public wveal.
It is with shame that in these days
of' prosperity we note lie corruption.
not in . the dispensary a lone, butt in
country aff'air's as well. It is thle duty
of the people to be vigilant. We
shoinhl( be ashiame'd of connect ions
which wotld have been intolerable
even under a radical admninistruat ion.
The st andarid of intezrity. oft r'utth
antd oft worib shouldl be the~ same in
lpublic' alfairs as in pr'ivate life' and
yet too often is t he excuse for a
imte that it happened in polit ie's.
lie stands in t his campaign f'or lie
same educational ref'or'ms for' which
he fought in his four yecar''s service
as State superintendent of educa
tion. He advocates an experimental
s(l'cho farmn in evei'y county.
The speeches of the' eandidates t'or
the othet' otlic'es were well received.
At Walterboro on Thiur'sday the
speaiking wvas about the same as the
day before. The ci'owd wa's small
and the attention was good.
Hampton had. thle ('andidlates on
Saturd'(ay. Tfhe spe~ches wereabu
at the prev~'iu meetings. So far'
but little spirit has nmariked thle eein
Attorney'; Gener'ial Leror F. You
mans w'as niot present. Ex-(Governior
MIeSweene'v read letter frmom htim.
Ir. J. Fraser Lvoti in a bierC and
I (loquen't way iimparitted his views 'in
till 'ort''t in ini the dispenisiiry. ilhe
told of his invest igat ioni ando of lie
byi ~ aying lie c'ould pon te nur
mhii h'~ ~ic im. ih o
31 I L . ! ('al-ciale a.nn'nnet hielf
by cebthlennin-: Lyonit how wher
teP. and accused him of holding two
II-e at the same time. and receil in
ibzh pay. which was illegal. He
s.aid that Lyln nid said that lie
d ad e-ieled the race
.1 him out of the
.:av C' r Gen. Y~ounmuis. He said
tha b- had o:Tere!i to wihr- if
1.I : wT nM. hm tliht Lyoni de!lid
v.-y fro 31r. .1 T. H
'I. P. lrO-'r vinicat ui him :'or
- -er-e 0mad aainst himl by
alh.. e stated that he had fre
inuiently paid money out of his On
po<-ket to defray hi expenses while
ei , h1is duties as a men-ber
,I 1li. in et'iga't cim- eommittee.
Mr.. ( . . MLeod announeed his
(-llilirlac'rir lieliteC lanit . oventim..
11!% R. ' McCown. Mr. L. M. Ra
aind .1. B. Morrison annonneed
tiieir ~ F4 -nih-y fr secretary o
sIa te. C(,. Tribble Was abseit.
Tie muieetin ' g " was cnluticded by Irl.
Bare and Mr. Tooe annolleini' their
candidacy for cong e-ss from this dis
SOUTH CAROLINA CROPS
Cpndition of South Carolina Crops
for Week Ending Monday, June 18,
3906, as Given Out by the De
There was some sunshine on the
first and on the last day, while the
intervening days were cloudy with
frequent heavy rains. Fresh to brisk
easterly winds prevailed early in the
week, and high winds, that at iimes
. reached gale velocity, accompanied
by local thunderstorms and c.used
The temperature averaged between
four and five degrees below normal,
owing to unusually cool weather at
the beginning of the week. The last
dy had about normal temperature
and sunshine. The deficiency in tem
perature was caused prinoipally by
the absence of sunshine, as the night
temperatures were about ncrma'. The
highest temperature for the week was
94 degrees at Greenville on the 13th.
The precipitation was exc:!ssive
over the entire State, and it was
heavift over the central and east
era parts. Twenty-two statioins re
ported weekly amounts of over five
inches. with a maximum rainfill of
11.Q2 inches at Allendale. The aver
age of all the rainfall reports ieceiv
ed from places within the State was
5.46 inches which is about 4.50 -nches
in excess of the normal amount. In
places small rivers and creeks over
flowed their banks causing local foods
but the water did not reach flood
stages in the large rivers.
South Carlina's Recovery.
In compiling, last January, the a's
sessed values of property i-i the
Southern States, the Baltimore Manu
facturers' Record, in the absence of
official figures for South Carolina, not
then accessible, made an estimate of
$219,000,000 for that State. The con
servatism of the estimate is indicated
by the fact that the official figures
now compiled are $220,224,505. An
interesting feature of the returns of
taxable property is the statement
that '"while the law requires; that
property should be returned at 60 pci
cent. of its actual value,'' it is belier.
ed that the figures given "'represent
not more than 33 1-3 per. cent. of the
total taxable property of the State.'
On that basis the true value of
property in South Carolina nay fle
estimated at more than $U(61.00u,000.
an amount greater by $113,00000
than the true value of property in
1860 and nmore than double -hat of
3SS0. A comparison of the figures of
1860, when the true value was: $5,
133,754, with those 1SS0, wl-en the
true value was $322,000,000, reveals
the immediate loss and subseqtuent res
toration of South Carolina as au result
of the wvar, even eliminating the value
of property in slaves, and the com
parison of the figures of 1880 and
1905 exhibits the wonderful advance
which South Carolina has made in the
past quarter of a century. In 1SS0
the true value of property. $322,000.
000, representing per capita wnalth of
$323. The true value of property.
$661.000,000, in 1905 represent s a per
capita wealth of about $460.
South Carolina was one of the
Southern States most devastated by
the war and most hampered by thie
developments of the subsequent 10 or
12 y-ears. The prog-ress which it has
made since the burdeni was lifted
strikinelv illustrates the advanee made
by the whole South, and the figures
of the true value of its taxabic prop
erty suggest the error likely to arise
in making comparisons of *Isse$sse
values in the South in 1860 and in
1905 if it be not remembered that al
the earlier date assessed values rep
resented abhout 73 per cent. of trne
valu's and at this time they represent
between .?0 and 40 per cent. of true
Barnwell, Special.-An enthusiastic
gathering of the business men! of the
city met the representatives of the
railroad commissioners and the At
lantic Coast Line and the Southern
railroads here in the opera house to
lav before them the necessity of the
erect in of a union depot at t he junc
tion of the said roads. All the busi
ness men 'f the town entered into
theC spirit of the meeting anid dihI their
best to convrince the r-ailroad comnmis
sioners that the depot was an urgent
To Oppose Senator Tifllman.
Columbia. Speial.-Col. A. W.
Lumpkin. commnercial azent of tihe
Georgria Railrnoad. has filed his pledge
with the State Chairman of : le Dem
ocratic committee aind entered the
race against United States Senator
BR.Tlman. The dispensa-y will be
th pornimi issute of the carapaign.
LIST Of ALL CANDIDAI[S
Those Who Have Qualified to Run
For Office Under the Rules of the
The folwin. s1 a cmplete list (in
alphabeticail rde-) ot all the eandi
dates for al the .ate. oiies to be
votel for in tlie primary election,
whici will Le held A:nt 2S:
United States Senate. D. B. Till
man and W. W. Lumpkin.
For Cong-ress. First district. George
S. Legare. incumbent; Second, J. 0.
Patterson. incumbent; G. L. Toole and
B. B. Hare; Third. Wyatt Aiken. in
cumbent; J. E. Bogzs: Fourth. J. T.
Johnson. ineumbent; V. C. Irby, Jr.,
G. H. Mahon; Fifth, D. E. Finley, in
eumbent: T. J. Strait: W. P. Pol
lock: Sixth. J. E. Ellerbe. incumbent;
Seventh. A. F. Lever. ineumbent.
Governor, M. F. Ansel. C. L. Blease,
J. E. Brunson. W. A. Edwards. A. C.
Jones. R. I. Manning. John J. Mc
Mahan. John T. Sloan.
Lieutenant governor, T. G. McLeod.
Secretary of state, R. M. MeCown.
J. B. Morrison, L. M. Ragin and M. P.
Attorney general, J. Fraser Lyon, J.
W. Ragsdale and Leroy F. Youmans,
Comptroller general. A. W. Jones,
incumbent; G. L. Walker.
State treasurer, R. H. Jennings, in
Adjutant general, J. C. Boyd, and
L. V. Haskell.
Railroad commissioner. J. H. Whar
ton, icunbent; James Cansler, J. M.
Sullivan, J. A. Summersett and J. C.
State superintendent of education,
0. B. Martin.
"Home Coming Day" -at Fair.
The success of "Home-eoming
Week" in Kentucky has given the
idea to a number of the officials of
the South Carolina Agricultural so
viet v to have a similar occasion in Co
lunibia d(uring the next Statt fair. In
-Kentucky the affair was widely adver.
tised several months in advance and
as a result many hundreds of Ken
tuckians who had been out of the
State for years went back to their
homes for a few days. The railroads
granted cheap rates for the occasion
and it was a -ala festival all over
the State. There are thousands of
Souith Carolinians in. every part of the
world and especially in every part of
the United States who might i' the
opportunity was presented them in
time,, come back to South Carolina
for a few days and iio better time
could be chosen 'for the reunion than
fair week. With proper agitationnow
the railroads would grant the proper
rates and the fair society could de
vote one of the days to the "home
comex s.'' The idea has been very far.
orablv ireceived by the officials of the
fair society and with cooperation can
be carried through.
Those Who Passed.
At the recent meeting of the State
board of medlical examiners. the fol
lowing a pp1licanits passed a sat isfac
tory examination: Dris. 0. WV. Cox,
T. R. Howie. C. D. Jacobs. J. R.
Young. R. L. Sanders. T. J. Peake,
W. E. Shellhouse. L. M. Stokes. K. I.
Pearlstine. J. C. Hill. J1. 0. Reed, W.
M. Burnet t. T. E. Wannamaker, Jr.
St. .J}. D. Caradine. WV. D. Grigsby. WV.
L. I-tart. E. J1. Jones, 0. D. Ham
mond. R. R. Morrison. A. B. English,
L. J. Campbell, P. A. Brunson. L. R.
Craig. H. A. Mood. J. XV. Sexton. T.
WV. Bailey. R. E. Yellott. H1. M. Bo.
wnds. WV. F. Youmans. Jr'.. WV. H
Chapman. E. M. Allen. E. A. Stal
vey, J1. F. Wilson. WV. A. Woodruif. E
L. Jager. E. W. Simuons. J. A. Man
well. WV. F. Clarke.
Laurens. Special.-Jim Young. a ne
gro about 20 rears old, was shot and
killed about 11 o'cloek Snday nizhi
in the town of Clinton. Young seems
to have been alone and was tired or
as lie was passingz down thle railroad
track ini tront otf Prof. WV. M. Me
Caslin 's residence, lie was shot al
most enitir~ely~ through the body and
death must have been inst anta neous.
Of courise~ it1 is ni kniowii for
certainty who comm it ted t he coward
lv muirder. bitt there is said to bE
saiheienit ciroltnsiantial evidence te'
onleet one it not tw~o negr'o mer
with the crime who live several miles
from Cliton. Youniig it is saidl had
been home with a girl with whom onE
Iof these fellows tried to go. or ob
,jeetedl to Young's attentions to, whet
he was shot to death.
The Simplified Spelling Board of
Nwv York has sent out a list of 300
wrds'urgin'. the use of the forms of
Thirty-seven fire'men wi~ere over
come by heat and smoke at a $4300,.
000 blaze in St. Paul.
President Cabera, of (nt emala. is
accused of htaving insti-zated the
burning of the coffee estatos of Gen.
erl Barillas. leader of the insurgents.
Order has been restored at Bialy.
stok. Russia. where a massacre of
Jews took place last week..
Maca Sakay. self-styled "'Presi
dent of the Filipino Repuli.'' and
Francis Carieun. his Viee-President.
eaders of Iadroniism in Luzon, P. T.,
Fl ods ha~ve degtroved manyv miles
of the Ilank'w-Pekinz railway linc
Japanle- t-fr--e blew up) the gate
of HJ'ntju. Ko::a, ad defeateda
GREAT fLOOD DAMAGE
Lower Section of the State Suffering
Heavily on Account of Excessive
A -pecial from Goodwill to the Co'
mbia State of Monday gives this ad
ditional report of daniage done by
the excessive rainfall of the past
week:. And it keeps on raining' Not
since the August storm of 1893 have
streams in this section been as high as
now. Church branch bridge that
cleared the water during the heavy
rains of the past few years, has some
of its sills washed out, and is impas
sable. Mr. S. W. Raffield is there
with a force of hands trying to repair
it. Spring branch, iear Mr. J. B.
Warren's on )he Story road, has float
ed the ,bridge so that. there is no
travel from that direction. For 19
years the writer has been a close ob
server of the weather at this place,
and in all that time has never seen so
much water o the land at one time
with the possible exception of the
1903 storm. And it has all fallen
since Tuesday morning. Friday after
noon between 4 and 5 o'clock it seem,
ed as if the deluge had come. In 20
minutes, the already full streams, had
increased in height between six inches
and a foot, covering land marks that
were never bLfore seen under water.
For a level country like
this it means a rise of
10 to 20 feet in the hilly sections.
And it rained until S o'clcok Satur
day morning, with almost no inter
missions. When any plowing can be
done even on the highest lands, it is
impossible to predict, and bottoms will
be too wet to plow for at least two
weeks. Later: Church branch
bridge is down and cannot be repair
ed until the water subsides.
Bad Wre k at Darlington.
Darlington, ipetial.-The outgoing
passenger tra . from Darlington to
Hartsville was wrecked in the yards
here Sunday at 9 o'clock. The entire
train was derailed although no part
of it was overturned. The cause of
the wreck was a half turned switch at
the "Y,'' and there is evidence that
the switch had been tampered with.
A wrecking train was sent up form
Florence and a special train was used
to convey the passengers to Harts
ville. None of the 20 passengers suf
fered seriously, but the, colored brake
man was dangerously injured and is
in great suffereing.
George DeWees Acquitted.
Charleston, Special.-In the court
of general sessions George DeWees,
formerly ticket agent of the Southern
railway, was acquitted of the charge
of breach of trust. He was tried on
the count of having made away with
$800, but the warrant of arrest charg
ed him with having sTolen $8,000.
DeWees is a pretty well-known man
and much interest centered in the
case. 'Ii le jury was a fairly intelli
gent onie. The case is the second of
the kind to occur here in the past
cortple of tears.
Judge Turner Succeeds Judge NichIol.
Leesburg. Special.-Judge Edward
Spillman Turner. of Warrenton, re~
cently elected J'udge of the Twenty
fifth judicial circuit, composed of the
counties of Loudoun. Fauquier and
Rappahannoek. succeefied Judge Chas.
E. Nichol. of Manass as. Va., who has
presided over the courts of Loudour
since the elevation ot Judge James
Keith. of Warranton, to the SupremL
Court of Appeals of Virginia. JudgE
Nichol will continue as judge of thE
Sixteenth circuit, composed of thE
counties of Fa'rfax. Prince William
Alexandria city and county.
Train Jumped Track Going Down
Mariette. 0.. Special.-The south
bound passenger train on the Penn
sylvan'ia railroad, due here at 7.3(
o'clock, jumped the track at Elba
while rnning 40 miles an hour. The
engine, baggage car and tender al
went down an embankment and th<
rest of the train rollea ,on its side
Engineer Vaughan and Firemar
Shackles were fatally injured, ani
many passengers were hurt. A reliel
train has left this city with all thE
local physicians and surgeons.
Chief of Police Shot.
Roanoke. Special.-Chief of Police
William Refro. of Dorchester, Va.
was shot and killed at that place b3
unknown parties. Renfro hieari
shooting in the suburbs of the towt
and startedl to investiaate. when he
was fired upon. two shiots taking ef
feet and causing his death at an early
hour. The officer made a dying state
ment and says he did not recognizt
his assailants and so far there is nc
clue to their identity.
Brakeman Killed at Branchville.
Branchiville. Special.-J. A. Addi
son. white, brakeman on the Southern
work train, was run over and almost
instantly killed here about 8 o'clock
Saturday morning. It is not definite
ly known how the accident occurred
but it is supposed that in coupline
cars lhe fell across the track. Several
cars passed over the body and his
neck and one arm were broken.
The four days' celebration of the
sem-cntennial of the nrst Republi
cani national convention began i::
The chauffeur was killedi in a col
lision of an automobile in. New Yor!
with another mjachine.
President Roosevelt Decides to
See For Himself
WILL GET INFORMATION DIRECT
Announceaent is Made at White
- House Tha the Chief Zxecutive
Will Sail on One of Navy's Big
Cruisers in Latter Part of October
or Early November, to See Wheth
er Dirt. is Flying-Will Confine
Visit to American Zone.
Roosevelt will visit the Isthmus of
Panama to make a personal investi
gation of the work of construction of
the Panama canal.
This announcement was made at
the White House by Secretary Loeb
after a conference with the Presi
dent. It is expected the President
will leave Washington for Panama
the latter part of next October or in
the early days of November. He will
be absent about three weeks. The trip
probably will be made on one o:" the
big cruisers of the navy, but what
vessel will carry the President and
his party is not yet known.
None of the details of the trip has
yet been worked out. Beyond the
bare decision to make the trip, the
President has reached practsically no
conclusions. It is likely, he will be
accompanied on the journey by See
retary Tsft and Chairman Shonts, of
the Panama canal commission. but
even this has not been determined
Wants to See For Himself.
The President long has desired per
sonally to inspect the route of the
canal and to make himself personally
familiar with the great undertaking
of constructing the waterway. - The
decision announced today, that he
will visit the American zone- oin the
Isthmus of Panama, was not reached
hastily but has been under considera
tion for a considerable time. It is
the expectation that the President
will be able to spend at least a week
on the canal zone, and in that time
he will familiarize himself with the
situation by a study of it at close
range. He believes a personal visit
to the canal zone will enable him to
gather information that will be of
immense advantage not only to the
canal work itself, but to Congress and
to the American people. Above all,
it will enable him to handle with an
absolute knowledge of the situation
fhe great problems which will; con
stantly be arising in connection with
the work of canal construction and
$60,0C0 Factory Fire in Atlanta.
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-Fire de
stroyed the plants of the Atlanta
Spring Bed Company and the Atlan
ta Iron and Brass Bed Company. The
loss is estimated at $60,000, fully eov-.
ered by insurance. At one time it
was feared that the tanks of the
Standard Oil Company, which ad
joins one of the plants, would be ig
nited. lhut quick work by the fire de
partment checked the flames in that
-Wages Raised at Fall River -
Fall River. Mass., SpeciaL-The
cotton manufacture~rs of this city
have granted their 'operatives a 14
per cernt. increase in wages.- About
2.000 hands are benefitted. The new
sale. which -will take effect July 2,
is practically the same as that pre
vailing previous to July 1. 1904. As
the other New England cotton manu
facturing centers follow the lead of
Fall River. as a rule, the change is
expected ultimately to- effect all cot
ton mill workers in this section.
Run Down and Killed by Train.
Roanoke. Special.-W. A. Hipechee,
aged ~4 years. a former. citizen of
Roanoke, was run down by a passen
ger train at Lithiia. Botetoutt coun
ty, on the Norfolk and Western, and
instantly killed. Hie was quite deaf
and failed to hear the signal as the
Dr. Denny Re-elected.
Nashville. Special.-The book .com
mit tee of the M. E. church South,,met
here and re-elected Dr. Collins Den
ny, of Nashville, secretary. Rev. J.
M. ,Moore. of Dallas, Texas. was
electer as editor of the Christian
Advocate and Rev. S. . M.
Goodbye was re-elected as assistant
editor. Rev. L. F. Beatty was -re
elcted~ assistant to the Su;ndag.school
editor. Plans have been prepas '~
for the erectioni of a publishing house 2
at Dallas. Texas. and the facilities
of the publishing house in China will
Hit by Stray Bullet.
Columbia. Special.-In a shooting
affair on Washington street near
Gadsden Thursday afternoon, Ma til
da Fields.. an aged colored woman,
was struck and seriously wounded by
a bullet intended for a negro man
named Silas Payne. The shooting
was done by Walter Bailey. also
olored, and was the result of a
threatened assault tipon Bailey's -ta- .
ther. a colored minister.
Georgia Postmistress Knocked Down
Ian'd Office Robbed.
Atlanta. Gai.. Speciai.-A1 special
from Dallas. Ga.. says Mrs. Saillie
Goldni postm~iss at that plae,
w::s knoeked do wn and robbed. A.
maskd mn entered the office with
S nii hand and told har if she
sramed he would kill her. Aitempt