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Occurrences of Interest from
All Over South Carolina
MANY ITEMS O' STATE NEWS
A Batch of Live Paragraphs Cover
ra Wide Range-What is Going
( in Cur S.ate.
General Cotton Market.
Galves~ton firn.... .... .... - 1
New Orlears steady.... ..11
\lobile steady............10 15-10
Ch warle s ci ium ..... .... ....-1
Wilmiiton firm.. .......1 -
Nrfolk finr... .............11 5-1
1airmore nominal..........11 5S
New York dull..............11.25
Bo,.stn dull.... .... .... .... 11.25
Houston easy.... .... ......11 :1
Au::usta steady.... .... ....11 :-1(
-lemphis steady.... .... ....11 1-2
St. Lo steady.... .... .... 11 1-2
LLouiisville firm. . . ... ....... -2
Charlotte Cotton Market.
These prices represent lthey rives
qjuoted to wagons:
11iddling... ............ ....
Sinins.. .. ..'.... ..... 1-2 to 9 1-2
Baltimore Produce Market.
liadmore, Oct. 22.-Flour steady,
\Veat firmer; spot contract 75 1-4
t- 75 1-2; No. 2. red Western 80 to
sO 1-2; Oct. 75 1-4 to 75 1-2.
Corn firm; spot 52 5-S: Oct. 52 3-S
4t) 52 5-8; Southern white corn 54
Oats puiet; No. 2. white 38 3-4 to
::9 1-4; No. 3, white :;7 3-4 to 38 1-4:
Nt. 2, mixed 37 to :37 1-2.
Rtye firm; No. 2. Western export
6i; to 67; No. 2. Western domestic
72 to 73.
Butter steady and inchanged;
!a;ney imitation 21 to 22: do cream
erlv 27 to 2S: store nacked 16 1-2 to IS
legs firm 24-.
*hees active and unihanged; large
1: 5-8; medium 13 7-8: small 14 1-S.
Want t, Secede From Berkeley
Goveror- Heyward has been asked
order an election to determine
whether ur not 33,square miles of the
coIlnty of Berkeley shall not be an
neVxed to Dorcelster county. A peti
ion was p)resentedi to his excellency
andt states that the citizens of Ber~
keley, in the~ section desiring to secede
hiave comiplied wit ball of the conlsti
ttional requirements. that Berkeley
county will not have its population
reduced below 15.00(0. that. the lines
do not run through anyi incorporated
town or city and that the remaining
area. of Berkeley is over 300 square
u ilecs, all of which is required under
tio constitution. No act ion has been
::aken on the matter vet., but. it is
understood that the people wish to
vote on it at the general election. andt
asoon as the governor returns he(
will consider the petition.
Militia Officers Elected.
Laurnes. Special.-At a meeting of:
he members of the' newly formed
militia camnpanty here. Mir. Oscar WA.
Habb was elected captain: 3ir. W. 11.
Richey, Jr.. first lieutenamt: Mr. R.
l-:. Babb, second lieutenant : Dr. Isa
dtirc Schayer. surge'(on. Othier 4t1i
er 'wil be named Jler. The coim
htany is to be known as'thle Trayhamn
Guards'' in honor or J1. H. Trayha~m,
who has been ye ry active in getting
tip the compoany.
Fell From Steeple.
Union, Special.-Uharlie~ Jones. a
negro carponter. ft! from a church
steeple 53 feet high and was instant
lv. killed late Thursday afternoon in
:i distant section of the county. Ik
had~ just put the finishing touches to
Inhe job, when. stepingz on the plat Iform
he. plunged downward, his nteck being
broken. His body was brought here
Oil Refinery Chartered.
The secretary of state has charter
edl the Carolina Cot ton Oil and Re
tiinery company of' this city. Mention
was made a few days agzo of the~ or
:aizat ion of this enterpl rise, which
has been formied todevelop thle refin
ngof cotton seed produlicts int this
State. The ohlices' of thle company
will b2 in Columbia and( a retiniery iin
4 harieston. formerlyv use d by the
South Atlantic oil cotmpany. will he*
mu inoperation. Mr. F'red G. Brown
it Anderson is president : J. T. Ste
ve"s of Kershaw is vice presidemt: ..
J1. La wton of Ha rtsville. secretary.
anud B. IF. Tavlor is treasurer.
. .Mr. J. ?TFloyd Injured.
.Johnston. Special.-Mr. .J. T. F'loyd
section foreman of the' Southern rail
way at this place, huappened to a pe
tuliar accident. While attending to
-his duties on the traeg between here
and Wards. As the afternoon pas
.eniger tramn was passmz1 some one
threw off a piece of ice strikimr him
.rn the leg below the knee. The wound
us painful. but Mr. Floyd is at work
.e his crutches.
To Meet Fair Week.
Anderson. Special.--The following
deleg'ates were eleelted from the county
tthe State Farmers' union to be held
iColumbia dturin: fair wek Dele
.zates at Large-J. Y. Longii. J. C. Har
mtJhson. H .Smes .W
.1. P. Glenni. S. A. B3urriss. T. H.
iMwris. .1. WV. Rothrock. WV. L. John
som nd B. Harriss.
WANT IT[MIZED R[PORTS~
Much Valuable Information Scught
By Railroad Commission.
coinmibia. Special.-The railroad
blian;-S Ii h al;e hI' e r
orf I ,. vh e m p :: b e x:' 1ur i e s d etf
in fnvl. ali in'oonati u'il 1Y '
tainl rain suri in'odiI'u
relport5 will be item ii iti'he :imud
ret of1 ie tnuni sin. Of lilkt
have also beeI set o he raiflrad
Iopaies for r)port on, the 1S411Impro(
111'In Iad' durig *t1 . Ow ned
inir 1 he ear-: 1'irebase. thle (It-jd4I
ereeted. treles bii and rails !aid.
This is the first yesa r a report of thlik
kind ha been att(mnip)tvd and much I
valujable informrnatio n ]lu-reto44or e niot
Fire at Wiliston.
Williston. pei.-ca. m. T.n
Phillips lost his residine by fire f
Tlm urs4aV mtorniig. A Inatm)er of ie
f:unilv was awakened at : o'clock by 1
the embers of the roof falling on the
e'ling abOve her bead. She then a
alarmed the otther people in the house.
They barely !tad time to escape and i
savedl practically not Ihing. There was I
insurance on the building amount ngi ii
to S1500. It is not known what in- t.
surance was placed on 1he furiture.
wlii(chi was a total loss.
Clemson-V. P. I. Game.
Clemson. Special-Spartahug will r
in all probability send over to Clem- t
son college a large delegation to the 1:
Clemson-v. P. T. game. which is sched
uled for Saturday. There are many
Clemson alumni in the city and not a t
few who have ittended V. P. 1. Tli
game i. expetel by the Spartaiburg
enithusiasts to be the higiest order
aild will draw a good attendance from
Fatal Type of Malarial Fever.
Williston. Special. - Mr. .i. M. t
.rubbs. a higily respeeted cithi En of
the Tinkers Creek section was buriedl
i! t he famiily cemetery. He is slip
pos-zed to have been the vietim of. a pe- r
enliarly fatal type of. malarial fever. t
On Saturday li was in his aecustom- t
ed health. but was taken withi a chil! t
anld Iapsed illto a sIate 41i 4 lu3 -m 111 e
which lie ieve. recovered.v
Cotton Fire Near Carlisle. c
('arlisle. Special.-From 35 to4 :50
bleZIs or cottoni. most)5 of which'i blon'gti
ed to the~ Dixie Cotton comphiany ofi 1hist
place. were almolst lotallv jsroved
by fire Suni day mo'rning shor~ y after
9 o'clock ati Herblert, a small 'tationi
on1 thle Soulbhern ahoilt1 seven mTiles5 be
1l4w here. Tlie cat 144il. wlInlh was 'lin
a platform near thle railroad. w:'
foitld 1(4 he eni lire soonli a ter tl0e
oinll g~ trtai i lll ('r)1 Couluiba p:45e' *
ad~i it is thoiu&.t siark ;ro~m the en'
ine ceausedl it.
Criminal Reports Coming In.
Co) lmiaf. Sp--iaI.-Th1e attone 41IQ
geeral is beginning to receiveth
cr.iial reports froiri the clerks of
cort for the year,3190(. As many of
the co4tuties stil1 imtre ano4thetr term of
ou rt it will impo114 ssihie to0 pirepa)re ay
i.uma ry l some inn1 te iniI Decemnber
The replort s inclu tde thle imtmbe'r ofi
trials. thle cotnvict ions anid thte crimies
coi~tte.d ini pm 'outieS and the 1to
als are interesting for comnpanisons
withI the pre'vious year.
Cotton Damaged in York.
heavy frosts have caused great dal2- I
age to the cotton erop' as well as ntear- i
ly all vegetation. Reports of danmg~ea
come from aill sectijons of York counti
t. In wakn throtugh thte co4tton
fields t' leav es appear~ dead and4 t hey
crush ini the hand like burned paper.
Sawmill Burned Near Kershaw.
Keishiaw. Specia .-A sawmill o4wn- 1
ed by Mr. A. Rollins. locate'd aboutt
13) miles fromt town. was dest roved
by fire last Sttorday nighlt. 31 is I
1iposed1 to4 be the work of~ incendiary. (
Ie liss is Several huntdred doilars.r
Ncw Bank for Gaffney.
(affniev. S. ( .. Specia!.-It is ru
mored thiat Galfney is in the near~ fu
ture to have antither ban~k. The de
tails have not been announcled biut theI
gentlemien who are at the head of the
new enterprise are amply able to
opetn a strong institution41.
Great Impetus to Trade.
Georgetowni. Speeihll.-The monthly I
pay roll of the Atlantic Coast Lumbert
Corporation was distributed among itst
immense fore~ of hands Saturday. :1g
gregatinlg ini the neighborhood of $60.
000. This large s:nn of hard cash gives
a grat impetus to trade in the city
andl throughout this entire section.
The other mills pay weekly. and thieir~
pay rolls average s ometintg over
$1,00 per week for each mill crew.
Increased Dispensary Sales.
Chester. Speial.-The- net profits
from sales at the county dispensary
for September amount to $1.622. an
increase of 30 per cent over the sales
of the previous year. This increase is I
tot because Chester people are drink
ig more lignor, but comes from York1
Adelaide Ristori. the famous trag
edienne o1. a genteration ago, died in
i DISASTROUS FILE
he Town of Seneca, S. C., is
Almost Wiped Out
ENSATIONAL REPORT OF ORIGIN
Oneensus of Opinion is That Burn
ijg Was Inspired by Negro Presi
dent of College Which Was Recent
Greeniville. S-. -. Spielal.-As~ a re
di oft the r'in-e troubtiles at Sen ewa.
It town is is asihes being the work.
is claimed.: 1_ 1'ie.lu 3 0 0
'ekin~g reveng for th dl~iani ne
Sn-er oleethere la Zt Sa1tuLlr
The chief consirnor in ih trouble
ppears to have been onie Rev. J. F.
illiams, president of the dynamited
llege. which wIis supported by
ortlier'n white people
The fire broke om at one fi'clock
ednesdav moriniig aId bLurned rap
1lv constuningr almost the entire busi
ess part of the town. which has a
opalation of something like 2.000.
No fire-fighting apparatus - a1s
vailable and the citizens were power
ss to stop the flames.
As a last resort dynamite was used
nd by this method a few houses were
Mr. F. . MeKinney, superinten
ent of the Seneca Cotton Mills, who
ives in Greenville. brought the first
ews of the burning of the town to
is city on No. 36. He was an eye
itness to the conflagration and says
is the consensus of opinion there
iat the town was fierd by the negroes.
Among the buildngs burned are
oth hotels; Mrs. M. W. Coleman's
esidence; two store rooms adjoining
xe hotels and a hardware store bad
The fire was out at four o'clock.
The hotel people were all saved.
The fire started in the basement of
be Oconee Inn.
Everything is quiet though feeling
still shown by the negroes.
No arrests have been made. The
roperty loss at Seneca is estimated
t $1.50.000 with $50.00 insurance.
No causalties are reported though
oth hotels were burned together with
he bliniess portion of the town.
Temperance Hosts Assemble.
Boston, Mass.. Special.-From far
way Japan and Australia and from
lore than 50 other countries in both
lie eastern and western hemispheres.
hoisands of women interested in the
emperance reform haw(- come to this
ity to participat. in %,be triennia!
orld'.s convention of the Women's
bristIian Temperanice Un ion, which
pened here. The convention will con
ine through the remdinedr of this
reek and following Sunday, coming to
close on Sunday night. In addi
ion to the business sessions mant
mublic meetings have beent a rrangedl
t which -prominent women temper
nec workers from this country and
brond will deliver addresses. The
onvention proper aind the principle
dditional mneetinzs will be held in
rmont Temple. The principal fea
ure of the convention will be a "wel
ome'' banquet in Tremont Temple.
n the absence of the President of
he world's union. Lady Henry Somer
et. the presiding officer at the busi
tess sessions will be Mrs. Lillian M.
E'. Stevens, president of the Natioiial
V. C. T. *U. and vice-president at
aree of the World's body.
A Total of $12,000,000.
adna Cuba. By Cable.-Major
,dreported to Gov4'ernor Mogoon
hat he had finished eount ing the
'unds in the Cuban treasurv and
otnd iat they totalled a little more
han $12.000.000. mostly American
old. Books balanced exactly.
Didn't Poison His Wife.
Tom's River. N. J., Special.-After
trial lasting about 10) days. Dr.
rank L. Brouwer. indlicted for the
2urder of his wife, by poison. was
euitted. The jury brought in a
erdict of "not guilty'' inside of an
our. The court room was crowded
then Judge Hendrickson ascended
1h4 bench to hear the finiding.
A Child Fatally Burned.
Asheville. N. C'.. Special-News was
>roughit here by Dr. IL A. Harris, of
le burning to death of the little
laughter of Mr'. and Mrs. Wesley
~dmunnds, near Hlomersville. in Fiat
'reek township. and the serious if
ot fatal injuries sustained by the
nother in attempting to save her
kild from dheath. Dru. Harris says
lhat Mrs. Edmunds is in a critiecal
ondition and that should she survive
he will be maimed for life; that
eeral finger's were terribly burned
s to necessitate amputation and that
rer injuries about the face and neck
vl leave sears.
President Sends Flowers.
Washington. Special. -- President
roosevelt sent the following telegram
o Mrs. J. Addison Hayes, expressing
he sympathy of Mrs. Roosevelt and
timself over the death of Mrs. Jeffer
"Pray acecept the most sincere sym
athy of Mrs. Roosevelt and myself."
The President and Mrs. Roosevelt
Lso have sent flowers for the funer
1 of Mrs. Davis.
fine Lives ILost in Nicaraguan Hurri
New Orleans, Special.-Nine lives
vere lost in the hurricane which
wept the eastern coast of Nicaragua
ast Saturday according to advices re
eived here. The loss of life was in
he village of Pearl Lagoon, which
s reported to hri:e been entirely de
troyed. The full extent of the dam
e is not yet known. The hurricane
~overed an area ofseveral hundred
DEAD BY HUNDREDS
Great Storm Seriously Wrecks
GREAT DESTRUCTION REPORTED
Coral Formation Near Line to be
Followed by Flagler Railroad Ex
tension Across Straits to Key West
is Scene of Terrible Loss of Life,
,Tidal Wave Sweeping the Islet
Clear of Inhabitants and Killing 25
Out of 100 Persons on Steamer St.
Lucie, of Tampa.
Miami, Fla., Special.-The report
of the lozs of the steamer St. Lucie.
Captain Bravo commanding, has
proven true. One of the extension
steamers arrived in port, bringing
60 wounded. who were taken to the
hospita!. It is said there are 22S
dead bodies. which will be brought
up. It is believed now that a portion
of the Florida Fish & Produce Com
pany's fleet were drowned. Managet
Adams sent one one of their boats
to look for the men and on their re
turn they reported no signs of the
fleet. The fishing nets were found
strewn upon the shore..
All 250 Islands Lost.
Captain Bravo says that he anchor
ed on the lee side of Elliott's Key,
25 miles south of Miami. and that
soon after a tidal wave engulfed the
island. He says there were 250 resi
dents on the island. all of whom were
lost. The St. Lucie was crushed by
the same wave and of the one hund
red persons on board 25 were killed.
Captain Bravo was seriously injured.
The St. Lucie's home port was
Tampa, Fla. She was built in Wil
mington, Del., in 1855, and was of
105 net tonnage, 122 feet long, 24 in
breadth and over four feet depth. She
was usually manned by a crew of 13.
The St. Lucie had formerly been inl
service an New Haven. Details were
Fort Pierce, Fla.. Special-The con
ductor on train No. 9S, just in from
Miami, reports terrible destruction
there by the hurricane. Fully 100
houses were blown down and the city
is in a demoralized condition. The
handsome churches of the Episcopal
and Methbdist denominations -were
bothIi blown down. The concrete jail
was leaning with danger of turning
over and the prisoners had to be re
moved1. The car sheds are down and
the top was blown off the Peninsu
lar & Occidental steamer sheds. A
two-story brick building. occupied as
a saloon, completely collapsed.
Hurricane Hits East Florida.
St. Augustine, Fla.. Special.-Fre
quent messages have been received
at the wireless telegraph station here
giving the progress of a severe hurri
cane which swept from Cuba to the
lower east coast of Florida. Early
Thursday morning the storm was re
ported in the vicinity of Havana, do
ing great damage'there, but details
are lacking. Later the storm reached
Key West, blowing down small houses
and .trees, being particularly severe
along the water front. As the day
wore on the storm reached Jupiter,
where it is stated the wind blew 70
miles an hour. Wires are down south
of Jupiter and no wireless report has
been received from the Miami district.
The storm is fast moving in this direc
tion. Residents on Anastasia Island
have been warned and some of them
have moved over to this city.
$750,000 Iron Ore Deal in Alabama.
Barminham, Ala., Special.-It is
learned here that the Republican
Iron and Steel Company as purchased
a big tract of ore lands on Red Moun
tain, west of Birmingham, from Mark
L. Potter, of Brooklyn, N. Y. The
property is rich in hematite. The con
sideration was something like $750.000
Investigating Condition of Murphy
Asheville, N. C., Special.-As a re
sult of complaints of poor service
from people residing along the Mur
phy line of the Southern Railway,
Corporation Commissioner Rogers
passed through Asheville for Murphy
for the purpose of making a thorough
investigation of existing affairs on the
Murphy line. The complaints from
people on the Murphy line have been
forwarded to the corporation com
mission and it was decided that inves
tigation of conditions should be made.
Desparate Criminal Escapes.
Chester, S. C., Special.-Alex Gil
lam, colored, a notorious thief and
all-round crook, who was serving a
ten years' sentence -on the county
chain gang, made his escape late Mon
day afternoon. Guard S. H. Wylie,
who has had charge of the squad,
fired at the fleeing negro, but missed,
and as he was alone and unable to
leave the other convicts, Gilliam made
good his escape. Supervisor Darby
has offered a reward of $50 for the
capture of the negro.
A Terriffc Storm.
Norfolk, Va., Special.-With a wind
blowing between 35 and 40 miles an
hour and seas rolling almost moun
tain high at times, no sailing vessels
and but few steamships were ventur
ing outside the Virginia Capes. p
to noon no tidings had been receiv
ed in Norfolk from the .lost whale
back barge Birkshire, with her im
fURTH[R TORNADO WORKS
One of 49 Survivors of an East
Coast Railway House Boat Describes
Termble Experience During Storm
When Boat Turned Over Thrice,
Bach Tine Rei:cing the Numbe-r
of the Living.
abolng the key n tei! : h:-rowi: tde
of death :w-l <b-o ru<!(-,1j 4ild : i: 1;14
StOrnm of1 llil-ilyd1.
WV. P'.Ibshuy iieniern
A r-e of' h, woriwk otn Loig Kcy.
whio n.~iiireltuly escap~ed dea:thi. ar
rived here on1 ti. Rnsiu steamer
Jeneaong othier survivor~ resctted.
lie say's hlose 1)1Un No.4. oI whithit
Were 150 men. was strucw'k by the
storm at 5 o cleck 'IiTirsday m1r11
ing and wis diriven ontt into tie Gult ex
throuli Tawk's Channel. At 1; en
o'clock the hotuse )(at began to br eak si
up. and as the great wave- lit her R
men. singly and in bunches t aw (r
ihree, would be washed into tlhe sea A
and drowned. Sonie went below for a
protection, but wenh 11Cop f) the C
boat was carried away the waves ni
rushed and the boat soon went to d(
pieces, .30 or 40 of* the Ineigl
crushed inl the collapse, the others b(
grabbing timbers to save them from bi
drowning. Engineer Dusenbury w*'w
in the hold. but succeeded in getting
a log, and floated until Friday niglt.
when he was rescued. On on1e piece
of timebr 16 men 'were clingiug and a'
were hanging to another. Tihe side
of the house boat was erowded with tb
men. It turned over- three times,
each time reducing the number.
The Russian steamer Jennie sig-ht- Of
ed the wreckage and succeeded it res- w
cuinir the 49 men who were brought
here. Three other sieamers with as
searchlights vere picking up -dead
and living when the Jennuie left the
There was another house boat with e
150 men on board at Long Key. Wi heh bc
Mr. Dusenbury thiuk. was also svept C
There were in all 10 boats at Long
Key. mortar mixers. dredges and
other boats engaged in the work. C
The survivors were furnished 0ood al
and clothing from the East Coast to
Railway commissary here and were tU
given medical attention. The exten- C
sion work of the railway along ihe y
keys was not damaged. f
Burton Starts For. Jail. E
Abilene. Kan.. Special - Jeseph P
alph Burton. formerly United State;
Senator from Kansas. whose sentence a
to serve six months in the county
,jail at Ironto. Mo.. recently was e
utheld by thme United States Supreme cE
(curt, left his home for' St. Louis a:
where. on Moiay morning. he will he
surrender to the D)istrict Court pre- G
pared to go to jail. He was accomn- el
panied by Mrs. Burton and their h
adopted daughter, who wvill live in cm
Ironton (luring Mr. Burton's incar- .
ceration. Sunduay evening' numterous
towsmen called oni Mr. Burton to bid ti
him good-bye. Hie seemed thoroughly I
cheerful and laughingly said to a re- C
orter: "l've paid my laundry bill
and looked after somel oilier small ti
matters. but I don 't suppose that pl
would interest the publie.'' d<
Sunk by Mine, 180 Drowning. d
London. By Cable.-A dispatch re- .
eived he-re 'from Valdivostock byt
Lods agency~ says the Russianu
wooden coatingl steamer .Warjagina
strck a floating mine and founderedte
on Oct. 20. Some of her passengers
and crew were saved, but 180 per~- ,
sons were drowned. Another mes
sage received by a news agency says
two hund red passengers perished on l
board the Warjagin, only one beingn
Hurried From Gadsden.
Gadsden, Ala.. Special-John Mose o:
cy, the negro arrested charged with i1
the murder of Engineer Joe Cobb at a
the steel plant. Sunday. was hurried 0
to Anniston. Threats of lynchim
were beard all day. Cobb was very*
popular here and in Alabama City,
where he lived. Thme engineer was b
brained with a hammar. t
Sulphur Water Floods Town. 't
San Salvador. By Cable.-Tele- C
graphic communication with interier
points has been restored and news cf 1
the disaster wrought by the terri~e
storm which has swept over the coun- I
try is being received. Over 100 per I
sons have been drowned in Catepeu- j
pue. A~ vast quantity of sulphur
water was thrown out of the Chulo
volcano and inundated the to)wn .of t
Panhinaleo. killing most of the in
habitants. Fromi othier points also
reors of terrible devastation aree
Confligation Visits New Zealand.
Wellington. New Zeailand. By Cable
-The biggest confligationi in the his
tory of the eit-; occurred early Sun
day. The Union Banik was com
pletely destroyed by flames, and the j
new building of the Bank of New 1
South Wales was gutted. The Com
mercial and Trocadero Hotels and
several insuranc1e a nd othcr businss
houses also were dest roved.
Battle a Bloody Draw.
Philadelphia. Special.-Terry Mc
Govern and Young Corbett fought a
hard six-round bout at the National
Atheletie Club. When the gong an
nounced the close of the battle, there
was little to choose between the fight
cirs. The fightt was one of the blood
ist ever witnessed in this city. -There
was no decision.
Secretary Shaw spoke at Lanaes
er, Pa. outlining Republican policies.
HAS BORROWE Liff
High Levy For 1905 Brought Much
Money In-High Valuation Will
Bring in More.
The St.ii of Siih 'ar4olina Will
in ni1any ~C~~~Vi$ ~(~ il
inl ne v--ar t n1:1t 1eis i nu are eCon
traciti aiA einot be met by the tax
mowy rece'ived. Up to this year the
full amiunt hzi: had to be obtained 4
frorm hauiks in the North. but this
time only $325.000 was borrowed,
-which neans a considerable saving in
The reduction can be partly account
ed for by the raise in the tax levy
in 1905 which was the money used
this year. For the present year the
levy was put back at its former fig
ure and until the returns from the
audito.4 commence to come in it was 2
thought that next year would mean
that the State would have to go back
to the old way and borrow the full
amount in 1907.
The returns. however, indicate an
ainoeuA aytjl a sn8Lzl suomzoua
of property and when all the counties
are heard from there are indications &
that business may be conducted on a
eash basis next year. Twogreturns
received by the comptrolled general
showed increases;. of 12 snd 15 per
The total valuation in Lexington
of all property for 1905 was $4,194,
605 and for 1906 is $4,818,954, a gain
In Aiken county, where the assess
ments have always, been-high,-,the.4al
nation of property in 1905 was $9,
126,'40 and for 1906, $10,262,842, a
gain of $1.136,10S.
Other counties have shown gains
fully as great, especially in tliePee
Dee section of the State, where, it
is said, the land has always beei -lac
at a low valuation; up to the resent
year. The fact that the State'did not
provide a flexible -levy as- advocated
by the comptroller general, prevented
even fuller returns. but the start has
been made in the -right direction, and
there is a general desire on the part.
of county auditors to abide by the:
resolutions adopted- at their conven
tion here last year, when it was de-'
eided to rigidly enforce the law. Re
turns are not yet-- made- at..the-full
value, but it is thought that with
changes recommended in the tax laws
this can eventually -be wdone and all
property epualized.-Columbia State.
True Bill 'Returned.
Greenville, Special.-Ih 'the United
States court here a true bill was found
on an indictment charging Sherif
Jennings of Pickens with allowing
certain federal prisoners to -escape
from his jail. The caise will not be
tried at this term. It is poite out
by the sheriff's friends that he did
not actually allow 'his prisoners .to
escape. but gave them the -freedoni
of the jail premises, which, the courts;
have decided, can be construeted as4
an "escape. 'i The practice of treat
ing petty federal offenders pretty
much as free people has been common
in the upper counties in past years,
it is said, but Judge Brawley is do
ing his best to -bring about 'a' change.
Sheriff Limehouse Suspended.
The law requires thae Governor to
remove from office any sheriff indict
ed by' a grand jury for malfeasance
in office without waiting on the result.4
of the trial, and in the case of Sher
iff Limehouse, of Dorchester, indict
ed this week by his grand jury ~for
allowing a negroo -0be taken~ from
him and hanged, this will be done.
The Governor is merely waiting ^to be
officially notified of the indictment -
befora ssuing the, -ordern removing
Three Negro Women ,Drowned
Beaufort, S. C., Special-A small
ferryboat plyindi betu'een Beaufort
and Ladies' Island, swamped during -
the storm with six meif~aidfer-M
women, all negroes, on board. Three
women were drowned. A skiff from
a pilot boat anchored in the stream, C
in charge of Tom Washington, ane
gro sailor, rescued the other passeng
ers at considerable risk.
Child Drinks Carbolic Acid.
Charlie Howard, son of Mr..and Mrs.
Henry C. Howard, West Leigh street, &
drank two ounces of carbolic acid '
thinking it was his whooping cough
medicine. Dr. R. Lester Hudgins, o.
the City Hospital, said there is lit- -1
tie chance of his recovery. The coug~h
medicine and the acid in bottles very
much- alike; had :beei left on a-table~
n the sitting room. Mrs. Howard
left the boy alone in the room with
the medicine. A few minutes after
leaving she heard the boy groaning ,
and found him 'writhing upon the
By Wire and Cable.
Receiving $5,000 ieward fhr-the cap
ture of Paul 0. Stensland, the Chica
go Tribune turned it over to theobank
which Stensland wrecked.
The nature of the "niysteious
paper' "in the Weightman will has not
The case of the Standard Oil! Corn
pany was argued and is expected to
-o to the jury.
The French submarine, boat Lutin,
while conducting plungingL experi-.r
ments, went down in 130 fe'et of water -
and the .15 men aboard 'believed to -K
The sentry who shot and killed a
girl prisoner in St. Petersburg be
cause she looked out of'a window has
been rewarded and commended as an
example of faithfulness to duty.
Mail ad-vices from Hongkong show
the loss of 10e in the recent typhoon
to have been 10,000, among them 24
Europeans, while the property dam
age is put at $20,000,000.
;AM P. JONES DEAD
lost Widely Known American
Preacher and Lecturer
EATHI FROM HEART FAILURE
oted Revivalist and Lecturer Dies of
Heart Disease in Sleeper at Early
Hour While Passing Through Ar
kansas en Route to Cartersville,
Ga., to Attend Family Reunion on
His 59th Birthday-Complained of
Nausea, Drank a Glass of Hot Wa
ter and Fell Back, Dying-Wife and
Daughters With Him.
Liuie liock. Ark.. Special.-The
ev. Sam P. Jones, the well-known
angelist, of Cartersville, Ga., died
.rly Monday of heart disease in a
2eping car on train No. 4 of the
)ek Island Railroad near Perry,
rk. Mr. Jones had been conducting
most successful revival at Oklahoma
tv. I. T.. and left there Sunday
git for his home in Georgia. He
sired to attend a family reunion it
ing the 59th anniversary of his
Mrs. Jones and his two daughters,
rs. Annie Pyron and Miss Julia
>es. were with him when he passed
Mr. Jones arose from his berth in
e sleeper about 5 o'clock and com
ained of nausea. He drank a glass
hot wa:er and immediately after
Rev. Walt. Holeomb. who had been
sociated with Mr. Jones for a num
r of years. took the dying man in
s arms and in a few minutes the
-anelist reathed his last. The
>dy was embalmed and was sent to
Life of Mr. Jones.
Rev. Sam P. Jones was born in
jambers county, Ala.. Oct. 16, 1887,
id was reared in Cartersville, Bar
w county, Ga., where be resided at
e time of his death. His father,
ptain John J. Jones, was a law
r of note in Georgia, distinguished
r his intelligence and integrity,
ial qualities and consistent piety.
e prepared his son for the legal
ofession, which he entered in early
anhood with the fairest prospects'
id promises ,of success.
After a life of wildness and social
eesses his father's death-bed be
ime the scene of his refor'aation
d -in October, 1872. ini atlanta, Ga.,
Swas received on trial in the North
e' gia conference of the M. E.
mureh. South. Thlis step astonished
s friends, who did not believe he
uld ever succeed in the ministry.
is first appointment was the 'Van
ert circuit, in Barto and Polk coun
es, Ga., which he served three years.
1S76 he was sent to Desoto cir
ut, where he remained two years.
In 188C he was appointed- agent of
1 North Georgia Conference Or
dan' Home, when the home was un
er great financial embarrassment.
:e not only relieved the home from
abt and, saved it from financial ruin
it raised money and erected addi
onal buildings, put the institution
pon a career of greater usefulness
Since that time he has been engag
i in evangelistic work, having held
~vivals in all parts of America, from
rashington to San Francisco and
om the Lakes to the Gulf. His
wer over men was marvellous and
is power over vast assemblies phe
menal. He despised the mere arts
E oratory, but possessed the elo
ence of earnestness and action, the
re and glow of passion, the surprises
E thought, which, expressed in the
uguage of the shop and the field
nd illustrated by the common facts
life, made him the most sensation
preacher who ever stood in an Am
It is safe to say that no other man
iAmerica was more popularly
nown and extensively recognized
aan Sam Jones. For thirty-five
ears he has been constantly before
he American people, speaking nall
ver the country. He was known far
nd wide, and was just as successful
i his efforts in one part of the
md as any other.
There was no limit to his energies.
fe would speak in one state one
av and in another the next. He
ra~versed the entire country in his
As an evangelist he was successful
nd had the power to attract men by
he sheer force of his personality.
As a public speaker he was even
none successful. He was able to
ommand a monumental salary. On
he American stage he held a unique
Ositionl which has never been ap
roached. He was witty, sarcastic
md denunciatory, and yet his most
>itter satire was relished even by
hose at whom it was aimed. He
vas perefctly understandable and
one but he could denounce in terms
;o bold and so unmistakable the pre
railing evils of the day and the par
tiular individuals engaged in any
His death will cause universal sad
49 Terroists Captured .
Warsaw, Russia, By Cable.-The
>olice discovered the headquarters of
in elaborate organized band of terror
sts and captured 4,9 members of the
>nd who are charged with having
~omitteed many morders and rob
eies. It is alleged that the band
riginally delivered the proceeds of
:heir crimes to local Socialists organ
zations, but, becoming dissatisfied
vith the payment receiv~ed, subse
uently carr-ie'd on a business of their