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EDGEF?ELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 1904.
TEE NATIONAL BANXl
??. CJHAY??B, FRANK G. FORD,
- President. - . Cashier.'
Surplus ) ??<?
Undivided Profits. $125,000
Our New Vault contains. 410 Saftj-Lock
Boxes, which we offer to' our patrons and
thc public at three to ten dollars per annum.
Russians Reported as Being on the |
- Tokio, By Cable-The JaJpanese
army swept, tao Russians from Kin
Chow -Friday- morning," and in a des
perate attack stormed the almost
impregnable position o? the Russians
on Nanshah H|llt.west of Tallen Wan.
The hattie raged in the hills all
through the night, and fragmentary
telegrams from the Japanese head
quarters report that the engagement
!s still: in progress, and that the Jap
anese are still pursuing the Russians
. south from Nanshan and the head of
: Talienwan hay. The Russians had
made elaborate preparations to check
the Japanese movement south on the
Liao Tiing peninsula, toward Port Ar
They had fortified the high ground
cn the shore of Talienwan bay, their
works extending to the east and the
west. The extreme Russian right was
at Hushangtao, and the extreme left
at Nanshan Hill. The hill was the
strongest part of tue line; a series of
batteries, strongly emplaced, crowded
Its crest, while rifle pits extended
around its sides. Mines had been,
placed lower down on this hill, and
around the base on-the northern and
eastern sides were stretched woll
made~ wire entanglements. Another
line ' of defenses, also protecter
with : wire entanglements, extended
from -Yen Chia Tung, near the head of
Talienwan bay, due north of LIuchia
Tien,.which lies south of Kin Chou.
? strong Russian force was posted at
Kin Chou. It consisted of infantry
The Japanese first occupied the line
of hills to the east of Kin Chou. Their
position formed an almost perfect
right angle, showing, its southern front
to Talien Wan, and its western front
to Kin Chou. Chiu Li Chan village
. i xras'the apex of this angle; the ex
- treme right of the Japanese Mne rest
ed at. Chen Cha Tien, which is almost
due aiorth of Chlu Li Chan, while the
extreme tefUwas at Chaitsuho, a vil
lage due east of Chiu Li Chan. Back
of this angle, the attacking force as
sembled in complete security.
The Russians apparently attempted
to draw Japanese attack last Saturday
.. . for- their, batteries opened fire slowly
- sBB^hov/eyer,. refused to be drawn
into an attack until the positions of
the Russians, their guns and their
strength fiad been fully developed.
.To this end the Japanese began a se
ries of careful manoeuvres, their offi
cers working their way close enough
' to the Russian position to draw the
enemy's fire. They thus secured frag
ments of shells for the purpose of
ascertaining the calibre of the Russian
guns. They discovered that the bat
teries on Nanshan hill included four
howitzers of about fifteen centimes
calibre, ten old-style cannon of be
tween nine and fifteen centimes cal
ibr?, and two quick-firing guns of
twelve-'centimes calibre. $ The Japan
ese also discovered a number of large
emplacements, -but they, did not learn
the number of guns contained therein.
These emplacements faced to the
north and east.
Cost Many Lives.
' Tokio, Special-Revised figures show
that;61 non-commissioned officers and
378 blue jackets were killed and" drown
ed; seven officers, 13 non-commissioned
officers and 50 blue ~ jackets slightly
wounded, and 12 blu? jackets seriously
wounded, in-the sinking bf the Japan
ese battleship Hatsuese by tho mme at
Port Arthur on May 15. Two hundred
Russian Cavalry Routed.
Tokio, By Cable.-Gen. Kuroki re
ports that on Wednesday afternoon,
during the battle at To-Pu, the enemy's
cavalry took up a position at Pa Toa
Sti. The Japanese thereupon attacked
and routed them. Natives report that
three of the enemy were killed and
eighteen wounded. During the after
noon, a patrol' captured one officer and
Mortgage Sale of Lumber.
Macon, Ga., Special.-In the United
States-' Court a consent order was
passed, under which the receiver of the
Red Cypress Lumber Company may sell
over three million feet of lumber at the
company's plant upon -which a lien is
claimed by Receiver Albertson, of the
First National Bank, under a mortgage
executed by the lumber company to toe
I. C.- Plant's Son Bank for an aggregate
of $114,000, to secure loans made by
them to the company, which mortgage
?waa transferred-to the First National
Bank. It is provided in the order that
all of the funds arising from the sale
of such, lumber, or any part of. the
.ame, shall be deposited and held as a
separate fund subject to. the,lien.
Senator Quay's Condition.
Beaver, Pa., Special.-Senator M. S.
Quay passed a satisfactory day, is
sleeping quietly and his attendants
profess to be well satisfied. From the
nature of his disease, he may live for
a month, or may succumb at any time
to a sinking spell. All the members
of his family are with him. Within
the last few days the Senator has put
his worldly affairs in such shape that
'there would be no complications if he
died at any moment.
Russians Cut Off.
. Berlin, By Cable.-The Tokio cor- !
respondent of The Tageblatt sends
the following under date of May 27th:
"It is generally believed here that
Gen. -Rog! (Oku) succeeded on May
26th in cutting off a portion of the
Fourth Russian sharpshooters' div
ision,-"boder Major General Feck, hav
ing taken the heights between Port
Arthur and Kin Chou on May 24th
'and ?5th, and that the capitulation
of thie body is expected. The fight
was most bitter and' stubborn on
beth sides and tho losses ware ser
[VEN IN F?LL
i and thirty-five non-commissioned offi
cers and men lost their lives on the
cruiser Yoshino, which was rammed
and sunk* hy the cruiser Kasuga. The
Navy Department has not received ?
detailed report of the two disasters.
SENATOR QUAY DEAD
Chronic Gastritis Which First At
tacked Him a Year Ago, the Cause
of His Death;
Beaver, Pa., Special.-Col. Matthew
Stanley Quay, senior Senator from
Pennsylvania, passed . peacefully into
death, at 2:48 Saturday afternoon, after
an illness which had been more or less
persistent for the past year, which took
a turn for the worse ten days ago., and
which the doctors diagnosed as chronic
The funeral win be.held at 2 o'clock
on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 31st,
and the remains will be interred in the
historic family burial plot in Beaver
Senator Quay's illness began about a
yer.? ago. It was a recurrence of the
trouble that beset bim during the lat
ter part .of 1900 and the early days Of
January, 1901, when he was under
going tho strain of a desperate fight for
re-election to the Senate.
These Will Attend Funeral.
Washington, Special.-The following
Senators have been selected by Presi
dent Pro Tempore Frye to attend the
luneral of the late Senator M. S. Quay;
Penrose, Frye, Allison, Aldrich, Alger,
Gallinger, Elkins, Hansbrough, Stew
art, Platt, of New York; Allen, For-'
aker, Mitchell, German, Daniel, Teller,
DuBois, C?ckrell, Tillman, Blackburn
- President Wires Sympathy.
Washington, Special. - President
Roosevelt, immediately on learning of
the death of*Senator Quay, wired the
following to Mrs. Quay:
'.Mrs. M. A. Quay, Beaver, Pa.
"Accept my profound sympathy, of
ficial and personal. Through mv term
as President, Senator Quay, has been
ny staunch and loyal friend. I had
hoped to the last that he would, by
sheer courage, pull through his illness.
Again accept my sympathy.
News of the Day.
Ten miners were suffocated at Wil
. Democratic State conventions were
held in Ohio, Alabama and Tennessee.
' The assignment of bishops was made
by the General Conference of the
Methodist Episcopal Church (Northern)
at Los Angeles, Cal.
The General Assemblies of the
Southern, Northern and Cumberland
Presbyterian Churches continued their
deliberations at Mobile, Buffalo and
The Congressional Merchant Marine
Commission, which has been sitting in
New York, will soon hold a session in
The coal inquiry was continued be
fore the Inter-State Commerce Com
. The Federation of Women's Clubs
elected officers for the coming year and
adjourned at St. Louis.
The Civic Federation took steps to
arbitrate the freight handlers' strike In j
The Japanese having failed to cap- I
ture Dalny are unable to prosecute the
siege, of Port Arthur effectively.
Admiral Togo's fleet, it ls an
nounced, bombarded Port Arthur an
, The Korean Emperor finds opposi
tion to taxes for rebuilding his palace.
French socialists are actively urging
a separation pf church and State.
Liberal Gains in Belgium.
Brussels, Special.-In the elections
Sunday for the retiring Senators and
Deputies the Liberals gained consider
ably in votes, but won few seats, not
enough to seriously reduce the Cath
olic-government majority. These are
the first Liberal gains during 20 vetjrs.
The Liberals anticipate the overthrow
of the government in the elections of
Quarantine Still in Force.
Monterey, Mexico, Special.-Notwith
standing the quarantine recently estab
lished by the State of Texas against ali.
Mexican points has been lifted, it rs
still in force against Monterey. This
is due to the fact that the Texas au
thorities had received word to the ef
fect that a case of yellow Wer existed
at Tampico, and they rerused to lift
the embargo against Monteray unless a"
quarantine should be put on against"
Tampico. Gen. Reyes, upon Inquiry,
states there is no yellow fever at Tam
pico, and states further that he will not
be justified in plaoing a quarantine
against that city. This is the situa
tion as it now stands.
Won Swimming Match.
Annapolis, Special. - Midshipman
Kenneth Whiting, of Larchmont, N. Y.,
won che annual swimming match at the
Naval Academy Saturday. The distance
was 50 yards, and the time made was
32 4-5 seconds, which is 1 2-5 seconds
slower than the record time established
by Walter B. Isward, when t cadet at
the Naval Academy. Midshipman Pat
terson B. Marson, cf Florida, a mem
ber of the third class, was second, and
laurence M. Ewell, of Baltimore, of tho
third class, third.
Nominate State Officers.
Nashville, Special.-The Democratic
State convention assembled Thursday
morning and the effect of a long night's
session is manifest in reduced attend
ance. The nomination of State officers
followed the call to order, and the fol
lowing were nominated by acclama
tion: Secretary of State, John W. Mor
ton; Comptroller, Frank Dibrill;
Treasurer. Reau E. Fdlk; Railroad
Commissioner, B. A. Enloe. Names
were then presented for delegates et
larpe IP tte notional convention.
' , DEPOT AT SANT?C BURNED
Firebug Caught Red-Handed and Im
mediately Landed in Jail,
?nion> Special;-Lee Carter; a ne
gro, was arrested and placed in jail on
a charge of having . burned or had
part in robbing and burning the South
ern depot at Santuc Friday night. It
is said that Carter left here at 9.05 for
Santuc. Saturday morning . Mr. Wm.
Nelson, the night operator at the
Southern here, as soon as he found
out that the negro had gone to San
tuc started walking down the railroad
and met him several miles below the
city and arrested him. Carter lives
at Monarch Cotton mills, and after be
ing arrested admitted that he got up'
about 4 o'clock and we?t down in that
section of the cou?try? The burning
and robbing occurred between 12 and
i o'clock. As to how much money was
taken and the total loss by fire could
not be learned, as the telegraph office
was in the depot aa well as the South
ern express onlce. On account of it
being in the dead of the night it is
said very little, if anything, was sav
ed. For several weeks past robberies'
of different classes have been com-'
mitted in Santuc and community. The
last was when some one broke into
the store of Mr. L. B. Jeter, taking
about $50 or $100 worth of goods. Just
a little further down, at Carlisle, the
store of Mr. K. D. Bailey Was broken
Into and m?ny goods takeiL
Negro Wa8 Fatally Wounded.
Union, Special.-At 2 o'clock Satur
day afternoon at Neals Shoals one ne
gro was fatally wounded while picking
out some rock .and another may die.
Previously dynamite had been used to
blow up the rock and dirt but on this
occasion one of the sticks failed to
discharge and while these negroes
were picking the 'point of the picks
struck the dynamite, exploding it di
rectly in the faces of the two pickers.
The head and face of one was badly
mangled and there is no por i ble
chance for his recovery, but it io said
there is some hope for the other. The
names Of the wounded negroes could
not be learned but they were from
Columbia. The gentleman who gave
the story said he had a very narrow
escape himself, being only about 10
feet away. He was one of the bosses
and was overseeing the work,
The State Democratic executive com
mittee held a meeting in Columbia
Thursday. It was decided that there1
should be no county to county canvass
where candidates have no opposition.
It was also settled that the campaign
should, open,on June 21st* Wken it
dential electors the following nomina
tions were made for electors at largo:
T. J. Cunningham of Chester, George
Johnstone of Newberry, D. S. Hender
son of Aiken. On the first ballot Mr.
Cunningham was elected and there was
a tie between the other two candidates.
Mr. Henderson's name was withdrawn
and the election of Mr. Johnstone was
made unanimous. The following elec
tors were named from the congression
al districts: M. P. Howell of Colleton,
E W. Crouch of Saluda, H. H. Wat
kins of Anderson, W. T. Jeter of Union,
W. M. Shannon of Camden. Olin Saw-,
yer of Georgetown, A. W. Summers of
An interesting case was brought up
in chambers before Chief Justice Pope
last week. This was the case of W. S.
Mason vs. Hampton county and C. J.
Gray as county supervisor. The plaintiff
ap tenant on a farm, brought an action
against the defendants, the county of
Hampton and the supervisor of Hamp
ton county, for damages to his crop in
opening a public road over the land of
his landlord, and applied to the chief
justice for an injunction restraining the
county authorities from working and
operating said public road. The appli
cation for injunction raises Interesting
and important questions as to the pow
ers of the county authorities and the
rights of minors under the statute reg
ulating proceedings for condemning
private lands for public uses.
A specialTrom Cnester to tne vjoiurc
bia State says: "Two more soldiers of
the 'thin gray line of Confederates
have joined the silent majority.' J. H.
Ashford, aged 73 years, died on 22nd
inst, and William Carter, 68 years old,
died on the same date. Both of them
served through the war, and both were
wounded during the battle of Seven
The State board of equalization met
on the 31st inst, and revised the factory
taxation and the board of railroad as
sessors meets on June 3rd for the pur
pose of going through the railway as
sessments. Both of these boards will
hold second meetings in order to hear
any complaints which may be made.
Did Not Travel on Sunday.
Mobile, Ala., Special-Although the
General Assembly of the Presbyterian
Church adjourned sine die Saturday
night, those members who found it im
possible to reach their homes by mid
night Saturday will remain in Mobile
until Monday, as the Assembly is on
record as opposing traveling on Sun
day. The visiting ministers supplied the
Protestant pulpits of the city Sunday.
To Fight Against Fever.
Mexico City, Special.-The superior
board of health reports that only two
places are infected with yellow fever,
Merida, capital of the State of Yucatan,
and Techuantepec. The latter has
three cases and Merida nine suspected
cases now under observation. Active
operations have begun at Contzacoal
cos, the Gulf terminus of the Tehuante
pee Railway, to prevent an outbreak of
Russia's Offers to China.
London, By Cable.-The Tien-Tsin
correspondent of The Daily Express
says that Paul Lessar, the Russian
minister, informed Prince Ching that
RnssiA -will finally excavate New
Chwang, provided China grants a con
cession for a railway from Kalgan
across Chinese Mongolia to Klakta, 80
miles from Lake Baikal, or that Rus
sia will exacnate Manchuria outright if
China leases the Iii territory to Russia.
GIVEN IN BRIEF
COL. JAMES A. HOYT DEAD.
Well Known South Carolina Editor
? A special from Greenville, S. C.,
says: "Col. James A. Hoyt, editor-and
proprietor of the Greenville Mountain
eer, died Friday afternoon, at his
home here after a brief illness. Col.
Hoyt has been prominent in South'
Carolina for roan}' years. He served
gallantly throughout the civil war? ris-;
ing from private to colonel of his reg
iment. He was-once wounded badly
but refusod to leave the field, and
remained in command of his detach
ment to the end. In 1885 Col. Hoyt
was elected president of the State
Baptist Convention, and was re-elect*
ed nine successive times. For twenty
years he was a trustee of Furman
University, and was once president
of the Southern Baptist Convention .
?n 1900 he was a candidate for Govern- .
or on the Prohibition ticket, and was
defeated by a small vote. At the re
cent Democratic State convention he
Was elected a district delegate to the.
St. Louis convention. He leaves a
widow, three daughters, and one son,
James A. Hoyt, Jr., city editor of- The
South Carolina Gleanings.
An unknown white man, supposed to ;
be John Sheehan of Augusta-from a
letter found in his pocket addressed in j
that way-was killed by Southern veg- <
etable freighl;-train No. 72 at 3 o'clock
Thursday morning on the Walker sta- !
tion siding, a small station a few miles
north of Blackville. He was said to be !
a trespasser and at the time of his , \
death was beating his way out of Sa- :
vannah toward Columbia along with
three others. Conductor McCoy put the i
four off the train at Hardeeville, again
at Allendale and again at Blackville, j
At Walker he ran them away from the j
train into the cornfield while he was ?
waiting for train No. 29 to pass. In at- \
tempting to board the train again as it
pulled out of the Walker siding the .
man fell under the wheels, both arms i
and both legs being so badly crushed j
that he died in 30 minutes without re- j
gaining consciousness. The other three J
trespassers did not stay to see the fin
ish of their comrade.
At Chicaco College commencement at \
Greenville last week the following \\
young ladies received diplomas: Bac-^
calaureate of arts, Annie Hunter Far-'jj
mer, Grace Graham,;Bessie Belle Pe-ry
den, Nellie- Gaines,. .Ruby. Fdtine^ain?;j;
mond; baccalaureate of science, Lelia
Devlew Crowe, Lela White Thompson!
Mittie Lee Shaver, Extra branches-v
Sarah Cleveland Beattie, Sarah An
nette Pack and Ethel May King, ex
pression and physical culture; Ada Lee
Graham, art; Lois Amanda Smith, pi
ano; Susie Graham, art; Jessie Mc
Hugh, china painting and physical cul
ture. Graduates in special schools
Marie Elizabeth Cheatham, Ella
Blanche Clinkscales, Susie Graham,
Ethel May King, Janie Marie Mc
Whirter, Annie Augusta Cunningham,
Rosa Pauline Davenport,-" Elizabeth
Caldwell Kay, Mildred Lindsay, Anna
Barron Spann, Kate Murphy. .
It is rumored that the Southern Cot
ton Oil Company will dismantle its
Greenwood Mill No. 2, which was pur
chased from the Farmers' Cotton Oil
Mill Company last year. The ma
chinery will be used to enlarge the
company's Greenwood Mill No. 1 at
Greenwood and its mill at Newberry.
In case this is done it is stated that
the power and buildings of the dis
mantled mill will be used for a large
fertilizer factory, and Greenwood will
not be a loser by the operation but will ?
gain another enterprise.
The Secretary of State has chartered
the Vaughn Furniture Company at
Darlington, capitalized at $4,000. The
officers are: Smith T. Vaughn, presi
dent; Arthur Erwin,.vice president, j
and Eugene Vaughn, secretary.
Mr. J. M. McAdams, who lives near
Antreville in Abbeville county, suffer
ed a severe loss by fire Wednesday
morning. About 1 o'clock fire was dis
covered in one of the outbuildings and
two barns, two cribs, 200 bushels of
corn, 4,000 bundles of fodder, buggy
and wagon, four or five tons of hay,
farming tools, tc, were destroyed. The
loss is $1,500 or $2,000 and it is not'
known here whether there was any in- j
surance. It was suspected at once that
the fire was of incendiary origin. 1
A Charleston special of recent date
says: The Sea Island Telephone Com
. pany was sold by order of Judge Dantz
br of the Circuit Court, the property .
bringing $8,200 at auction. The prop
erty was bought by Broker Gibson,
probably for some party or corporation
which will undertake the management
of it. The line extends through a num
ber of the Sea Islands and was former
ly operated in connection with the In
dependent Gordon Company, recently
purchased by the Bell Company.
At a recent meeting of the board of
trustees, Miss Mamie Hill, of Ninety
Six, was elected teacher of the prim
ary department of the Batesburg grad
ed school and Miss Carrie Lou Harmon,
of Greers, was elected to take charge
of the music department.
It ir . ow pretty certain that ex- 1
Governor John C. Sheppard, of Edge
field, will be in the race for Congress
from the second district this summer.
The Fun-Flower Carnival at Colum
bia last week was largely attended and
is reported to have been quite an en
The strawberry season is now closed
and many millions of crates of berries
were shipped to Northern markets,
bring.j.g much money into the State.
Fighting Long and Desperate.
London, By Cable.-The correspon
dent at Tokio of the Central News
Agency cables that the Japanese at
tacked Nan Quan Ling, on the narrow
est part of the Kwang Tung peninsula,
yesterday, and drove back the Russians
by main force. The attack on I Lin Chou,
the dispatch adds, was begun at dawn
today, and by noon Kin Chou was in
the hands of the Japanese, who occu
pied the castle. The fighting con
tinued during thc afternoon and was
Df the most desperate character,. The
casualties were heavy,
The Weather Has Been Warmer arid
Favorable for Growth;
? The week ending 8 a; m., May 23rd?
fiad a mean temperature of 71 de
grees; the normal for the1 same period
?s 74 degrees. The day temperatures
?were normal, or above; the nights
?were unseasonable cool, with light
frosts in Union county on the 15th
?and 16th and in Greenville county or
the 18th, doing no damage. The low
est temperature was 44, the highest
Ws 87 degrees. The relative humid
ity was unusually low and the sun
shine excessive. The winds were gen
erally light westerly.
I Showers occurred oil the 17th and
18th, with amounts ranging from 1.10
Juches at Florence and Lugoff down to
?race. In general, the northeastern
.counties had beneficial rainfall; it was
|ight, insufficient or none fell, in the
north central, northwestern, western,
Rentrai, southeastern counties and
throughout the Savannah valley, in
[Which districts the drought is becom
? The weather was favorable for farm
.work, which is well advanced, and cul
tivation keeps pace with the needs
find growth of field crops, that are
?free from grass and weed. There is J
widespread complaint of the scarcity
Of laborers, and their unsatisfactory
i A general, though slow, improve
ment in corn is indicated for all Sec
??ions, except on bottom lands where
[worms continue to destroy stands. Ita
:color continues yellow in the dry dis
tricts. Some corn is yet to plant, and
some that was replanted is slow in
j Improvement in stands, color and
growth of cotton is noted in all sec
tions where the rainfall was most
^copious. In other sections stands con
tinue broken and irregular, with much
aot/up, particularly in stiff, clay and
red lands, and replantings. The cool
nights are detrimental to the growth j
and vitality of cotton; some places re
port plants dying from this cause and
the drought. Lice have appeared in
Bamberg, Hampton and Marlboro
counties. Chopping made slow pro
gress; cultivation is thorough. Sea
Island cotton is dwarfted, has poor
stands and is suffering for rain.
\ Tobacco suffers from the cool nights
and remains small. Rice needs freshet
water for flooding, although its gen
eral condition is fairly good; sowing
continues. Oats improved in the east
ern counties, and are poor in other
Sections; with spring oats practically
T?t&ilnrei?Ux Harvest is .-.under.; -...way.;!
Wheat looks well and its appearance
indicates an average crop. Peaches
are ripening and shipments have be
gun. Minor crops and truck are gen
erally poor, except where the rainfall
has been fairly constant and sufficient
since planting time.-J. W. Bauer,
Another Arrest Made.
Newberry, Special-An important
turn in the baby murder case was taken
when a warrant was sworn for Lottie
Spehl, a young white woman living on
the outskirts of the city, charging her
with being the mother and muraros?
of the child. A preliminary trial has
been held before Magistrate J. H. Chap
pell, only a few witnesses being exam
ined. Frances Franklin, a negro woman,
who, it is thought, knows something
of the case, was re-arrested and was
present at the hearing. There being
practically no evidence against her,
however, she was released from cus
tody. The hearing of the Spehl case
was continued for a few days until a
further investigation is made and more
v/itnesses summoned. In the meantime
the defendant was allowed to return to
Ker home without giving bond. This
Js the case which has baffled the police
for two weeks, and Involves the plac
ing of a dead infant, with ' its head
crushed and neck broken, in a cheap
valise, and putting it aboard the east
bound Southern passenger train, which
passes Newberry at 11:40 p. m. The
case has attracted no little attention in
this community, and it ls hoped that
the guilty parties will soon be found.
The Spehl woman was represented at
the preliminary by Fred H. Dominick,
Esq., and Lambert W. Jones, Esq.
George Johnston, Esq., represented the
Dragged to Death.
Westminster, Special.-Alex Mason,
a white man living between here and
Oakway, with his aged father, was go
ing to mill Saturday ?fternoon and
while going down a slant one of the
holdback straps gave way, causing the
horse to become- frightened and un
managaeable, overturning the wagon
and throwing the old gentleman out
unhurt. The younger man was drag
ged a short distance under the wagon
and died a few minutes later. The
dead man was about 45 years old and
unmarried. He was a farmer and a
well-to-do and respected citizen.
Iva, Special.-The barn belonging to
Mr. W. T. McGee, near here, was de
stroyed by fire Saturday evening. The
origin of the fire is unknown. When
the flames were discovered several
head of stock were in the building, but
all were gotten out except one mule,
which perished. Besides the barn and
mule, a reaper and a quantity of corn,
fodder, etc., was destroyed. Mr. Mc
Gee's loss was some $600 or $700, and
he had no insurance.
" To Organize Chapter.
Clemson College, Special.-A dispen
sation has been granted to the Clem
Bon Masonic Lodge to organize a royal
arch chapter. The "blue" lodge was or
ganized here nearly a year ago, and
has had anu nusual degree of prosper
ity. "Calhoun" is to be the name of
the new chapter. The officers named
in the dispensation are: Prof. SL M.
Martin. E. H. P.; Dr. G. E. Nesom,
king; Prof. H. Benton, scribe. One
meeting has been held, and the work
I of organization is progressing satis
HAD A FATAL FIRE
Town of Greenwood, South Carolina,
Suffers Severe Loss
MRS. ANNIE MOSELV A VICTIM
She Was Burned io Death in the Cen*
tral Hotel, .of Which Sh? Waa Pro
prietor, and Where the Fire Orjgi-i
Greenwood, S. C., Special.-Fully
one-half the business portion of Green
wood waS wiped out by fire between 3
hnd 6 o'clock Wednesday morning, and .
Mrs. Annie M?sely burned to death.
The fire is supposed to have origi
nated in the kitchen of the Central
Hotel. The'flam es were first seen by an
engineer of the Charleston & Western
Carolina, who gave the alarm with the
whistle. Although roused, Mrs. Mose
ley, proprietor of the hotel, was so
overcome with fright that she refused
to jump. She was overcome by the
flames and was burned before it was
possible to rescue her. Her charred re
mains were found this morning. The
total property ,'oss is estimated at not
less than Si:J3,000, with not over ?75,
000 Insurance, if so much. Contracts are
now being made to rebuild.
The First National Bank building
which was totally destroyed, issued
handbills by sunrise, announcing that
lt would be opened for hus?ue?3 by the
usual hour, 3 o'clock. .-Ul the bank's
books and papers were saved.
Mrs. Mosley's two children, who were
visiting in Anderson, arrived at noon
Their father, while constable, was shot
here five years ago, and this makes the
mother's horrible death doubly sad.
The burned district embraced eighteen
stores: Spigel Bros., National Bank,
Greenwood Hardware Co., J. W.
Sproles, A. F. Hasan, New York Ba
zaar, D. J. Raborhe, M. Switzer, L
Switzer, Palmetto Grocery, Western
Meat Market, E. Borgerro, Lloyd's res
taurant, C. P. Culclasure, jeweler; J.
I. Chipley, bicycles, guns, etc. His re
pair department was the fines, in the
upper State; A. M. McD. Singleton,
g.ocer; Auld Bros., dry goods; Lesser,
dry goods; Mrs. A. J. Sproles, millin
ery; Western Union Telegraph office;
Hinton, grocery; J. S. Chipley & Co.,
cotton; Baker & Nicholls, insurance,
and many other stocks badly damaged
by water and removing. The work of
rebuilding will begin ; soon. . Improve
.ffi?nta~will "li? *made ih-placihg;-'^m!W;: j
stores. Many merchants are ordering
goods by wire.
Tyner and Barrett Acquitted.
Washington, Special.-Within twen
ty-two minutes of the retirement of
the jury in the case of James M.
Tyner and Harrison J. Barrett, tried
on charges of conspiracy in connec
tion with their duties as law officers
of the Postoffice Department, a ver
dict of not guilty was returned. The
thron j which filled the court room
throughout the arguments to the jury
hardly had time to leave tho building
before the jury was back and thc
foreman announced that a verdict had
been reached. .
Arrested While in the Pulpit.
Ocala, Fla., Special.-Rev. J. A.
Boyd, a negro preacher, was arrested
by a deputy United States marshal
Wednesday night, at Orange Lake,
near this place, while in the pulpit
preaching to a large congregation.
He is charged with robbing tho
United States mail, by cutting open a
mail pouch and appropriating the con
tents, the pquch having been lost by
a mall carrier.
The Crime Confessed-Two Arrests.
Mobile, Special.-Ira and Henry
Carter, brothers, the negroes arrested
for the killing of Askew, had a pre
liminary hearing before Justice
Wacker, at Yellow Pine, and were or
dered held without bail. They were
brought to this city Wednesday night
and lodged in jail by a deputy officer
bf the Mobile & Ohio. Ira Carter
confessed that he did the k....ng, say
ing that his brother Henry handed
him the gun and urged him to shoot.
Will Send Minister to Pekin.
Mexico City, Special.-Diplomatic re
lations will soon be fully established
between Mexico and China. The Chi
nese minister at Washington will ar
rive here shortly and present his cre
dentials as minister to this republic,
and on leaving here will place a diplo
mat already in the city in charge of
the Chinese legation, while Mexico will
send a minister to Pekin.
Ten Miners Suffocated by Gas From
Wilkesbane, Pa.., Special. - Ten
men were suffocated by gas from a
small locomotive in a mine near Wil
liamsburg. Fifty others were brought
out unconscious, but will recover.
The dead include Michael Golden, the
general inside foreman.
The Carwin Not Lost.
Seattle, Wash., Special-The steam
er Cottage City from Lynn canal re
ports passing the Nome steamer Cor
win on May 21 between Ketchi..an
and Wrangel Narrows. This disproves
the report that the Corwin was lost
on the Vancouver coast.
A Shoof'ig Affair.
Monterery, Mexico, Special.-While
Val Gonzales, a lawyer, and Daniel
Madrigal, a merchant, were conversing
in the Patio of the fturbide Hotel, Gon
zales, it is alleged, drew a revolver and
shot Madrigal through the heart. No
cause is assigned for the shooting. Gon
zales made no attempt to escape, and
was taken in charge by the authorities.
On Wednesday 200 houses were de
stroyed by fire at Yazoo City, Miss., and
a nroperty loss of several million dol
Market Price of Skeletons.
The price of skeletons runs from
?10 to ?100. The difference has lit
tle to do with the condition of the
subject when alive. In the cheap
skeleton only the framework is pre
served. Cheap second hand ones can
often be had as low as ?3 or ?4. The
expensive ones have the nervous and
circulatory systems preserved. Some
of the French skeletons are novels of
ingenuity lu this direction, each nerve
or muscle being fitted with an attach
ment connecting it with a spiral spring
I Fond of Good Society.
While a menagerie was being derail
ed at Plauen, in Saxony, one day last
summer, a bear escaped and bolted up
the main street of the town. An elec
tric train frightened the animal, and
it made for the open air bathing lake
in the park. A number of ladles were
in the water, and were frightened
almost out of tneir wits when the
shaggy beast came plunging in among
them. With one accord they all clear
ed out of the water and ran for their
lives, leaving Bruin in undisputed'pcc
The Bese in the world. The
Factor}' does three quarters
of a million dollars worth of
business a year.
Quality considered they are
tde CHEAPEST ORGANS
made. Over fifty now in
stock. Terms accommodat
ing. Write me before buying
elsewhere. Other magnifi
cent organs in appearance
at Forty-Five Dollars, with
stool and box. Freight paid
J. A. Holland
. NINETY SIX, S. C.
THIS SPACE IS TAKEN BY
The Leading Grocers of Augusta Ga.,
EkWW. F. SAMPLE of Saluda County and
H. H. SCOTT, JR., of Edgefield County are with us
and want to see you.
Am getting up a car of McCormick
Mowers, with Reaping attachments, for
the coming grain harvest. Also McCor*
mick Binders. Write postal card at once,
E. J. NORRIS.
W. J. Rutherford & Co.
AND DEALER IN
Cement, Plaster, Hair, Fire Brick, Fire Clay,
Ready Roofing and other Material.
Write Us For Prices.
Corner Reynolds and Washington Streets,
Wagons ' Buggies
Large Shipments of the best makes of wagons and buggies
just received. Our stock of furniture and house furnishing*
is complete. ? Large stock.
COFFINS and CASKETS.
always on hand. All calls for our Hearse prompt
ly responded to. All goods sold on a small mar
gin of profit. Call to see me, I will save you
money. _ _
GEO. I*. COBB
Johnston, South Carolina,