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IA C. HATMH,
CHAS. C. HOWARD^
THE NATIONAL BAM
OF AUGUSTA' -
L. CSHAYNE, FKANK G. FORD,
, CAPITAL $200,000.
Surplus r ?<rtw L?A
Undivided Profits. I $125,000
Our New Vault contains 410 Safty-Lock
Boxes, whick we offer to our patrons and
the public at three to ten dollars per annum.
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EDGEF?ELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3. 1904.
Th,. World Beautiful.
A BRUTAL HOLD UP
Doable Murder and Robbery on ?
$3,000 TAKEN FROM A PAYMASTER
Great Stir Caused in a Pennsylvania
Mining Town by the Act of Rob
bers in Firing From the Roadside
Upon Paymaster ' Patrick' Campbell
and His Driver, Charles Hayos.
Johnstown, Pa., Special.-Charles
Hayes, a driver employed by the Puri
tan Coal Company, is dead, and Pat
rick Campbell, the company's paymas
ter, lies perhaps fatally wounded at the
Altoona Hospital, as the result of a
brutal hold-up and murder on the
' township road leading from Portage,
this county, to the mining town of
Puritan, at about 10:15 o'clock Satur
day morning. The two men were in a
buggy, taking a satchel containing
about $3,000, with which to pay the
coal company's employes at Puritan,
from the Adams Express office at Por
tage to the coal town, when, at a point
. about three-quarters of a mile out cf
Portage, they were suddenly fired upon
by" three men armed with shot guns.
; . "Hayes fell to the bottom of the buggy
pierced by 37 buckshot wounds in his
* neck and breast, and died about half
: an hour later. Campbell was hit rn
the shoulder and fell from the buggy.
A. The highwaymen came out from their
place of hiding in the woods to the
right of the road, secured the satchel
of money and escaped.
,. According to their usual custom nea?
the first of the month, Campbell and
Hayes went to-Portage about 8 o'clock
in the morning and ate breakfast at the
Portage House. At 9 o'clock the two
went to the office "of the Adams Ex
press Company, where they obtained
about $3,000 in gold and bills, which
they placed in a small leather satchel.
Armed with 48-calibre revolvers as a
protection against possible robbery,
they got into their buggy and drove out
v./ the township road. This was the last
seen of them before the Shooting took
place: About ten minutes after their
departure, Mr. Helsel, a farmer, who
lives four miles from. Portage, started
for,home in a spring wagon, over the
same road which the paymaster and his
driver'had taken. Three-quarters of
a mile from town, where the road is
:?4'7- flanked by woods, he suddenly came
: upon the body of a man apparently
pithing'.. thg^?geat'h ^agtray, ;in the
i bunded man ^^^^SlS?'111^^,
ter was drenched'\?TJ^^?t
; was flowing from ^
, ..shoulder.. ^f?^stiH- .consci
agony XfcmpbeV^g^/to wnisper
ons and mauagej^^ hJg drfv_
.to Helsel that^ hy r0bber3; that
er liad been fireg^ wound> had fr<JIen
ne, dizzy iggy,-which had gODe on.
' i rom the^nched the man's wounds as
Helselfould with a handkerchief and
best^f linen ripped from his coat,
him into the wagon and started
_on the road in search of the team
d the' driver. He came upon the pay
master's buggy, standing at the side
the road, the horse, unharmed, nib
bling at the long grass. Coming up op
posite the vehicle, he found the form
of the driver, Hayes, lying motionless
: and bloody across the bottom of the
buggy. Investigation showed the
mair's body from the base of the abdo
men to the neck a mass of gun-shot
wounds, showing red and ghastly
through a great rent in the clothing,
made by the heavy shot. He seemed
to be dead. Helsel tried to lift the
, prostrate form into his wagon with
'?' -.Campbell, but could not, Hayes weigh
%y: iug about 190 pounds. As no help was
at hand, and there was no house near
" * er than Portage, Helsel turned his
team about and drove at a gallop back
f to this place, his now unconscious pa
tient, laying in the bottom of the wag
on. He drove directly to the office of
Dr. J. A. Schofield, in whose charge
.Campbell was placed, secured assist
ance and went back for Hayes.
The body of the driver was taken to
^Portage, where physicians discovered
that although Hayes was unconscious
life was not quite extinct. He was
wounded beyond recovery, and died
. within 10 minutes after being brouglit
into the office. Meanwhile Paymaster
Campbell, who was still in the office of
.-" the doctor, had regained consciousness
and was able to give a brief, whispereJ
account of the hold-up to Dr. Schofield
and Landlord Yeckley, of the Portage
House, who was helping the physician.
He said that nothing unusual or sus
picious had occurred during the ride
from Portage to the place where the
shooting took place..
800 Men in Pursuit.
Portage, Pa., Special.-Pursued by.
100 .men, the three men who murdered 1
Charles Hayes, driver, and perhaps |
vfatolly -wounded Patrick F. Campbell,
paymaster for +he Puritan Coal Com
pany, about a mile south of this place
. Saturday morning, are hiding in Cedar
Swamp about seven miles from Port
age, on the Bedford county line. One
I of the fugitives is injured, but not
enough- to affect his flight.
In parties of about 20, the pursuing
inen are scattered out over the entire
' boundery of Laurel Thicket Swamp,
g twhich is 12 miles long and seven wide.
Every minute, signal shots are heard
v from different parts of the swamp.- A
system of signals have been arranged
? so that none ot the searchers will get
lost, and to enable them to surround
; the fugitives -fahen they are found.
: Justice of the Peace McCarthey, of
Beaverdale, a town absout six -miles to
,th.e south of Portage, about ll o'clock
noticed three men running across the
towit toward the swamp. McCarthey
. called upon about 20 followers to hur
ry.-They fired, and before reaching
;"the swamp one of the fugitives fell. ?
.Another volley of shots rang out as the
fallen man attempted to rise, and he
stumbled again. His companions lifted
him to his feet, and the three hurried
-into the swamp. When Justice McCar
tney and his posse arrived they saw
; ? trail of blood leading from where the
i'man had. fallen Into the swamp. They
"followed, but when about 50 yards in,
lost the trail. The party then separated
one man being detailed to Beaverdale
and the;others scattering through thc
swampy path* *r.d beating th* swamp.
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN COLUMBIA
S!!gh & Allen Sustain a Very Heavy
Columbia, Special.-Sligh. & Allen's
Department store in the Habenicht
block was entirely destroyed by fire
Saturday night, ^he destruction of the
stock was complete, and the loss will
fall very heavily upon the firm, for
the insurance was but $26,000 and the
stock was valued at $50,000. The build
ing was the property of Mm. C. C.
Habenicht and was valued at $14,000.
The loss ia covered by insurance.
The fire was of origin unknown. The
alarm was turned in at 12:50 a. m., and
when the blaze was first seen it had
within its grasp the entire contents of
the store ,Mr. Warren Allen of the firm
of Sligh & Allen stated that from ah
the information he could gather the
fire was in the midst of the upper story
when first seen. He has no idea how it
started, for the insurance agents had
said that the store was as free from
litter as any establishment could well
The fire department made a quick
response and did effective service in
protecting adjoining property, although
there was never any hope for the build
ing in which tue fire originated. The
light dress goods materials in the store
afforded excellent opportunity for the
flames, and the whole store was ablaze
when the alarm was sent in.
This is the most costly fire since the
destruction of the Mimnaugh corner
list summer. The Habenicht building
was erected in 1900 and was one of the
most presentable business houses in
the city, having a very handsome exte
rior and an interior arranged on mod
ern lineB. Its high fire" walls protected
the adjoining buildings and kept back
the flames which but for this interfer
ence would have added other stores to
the list of sufferers from the fire,
Tapp's did not seem to be in any real
clanger, although the adjoining build
ing was a seeming mass of flames. On
the other side of the burned building
was a block of stores belinging to Mr.
J- C. Seegers and occupied by Cohen's
Ehoe store, a fruit store and the armory
cf the Governor's Guards. All of this
property was endangered but was saved
by the fire department with the assist
ance of the fire walls.
Mr. Sligh. senior member of the
firm of Sligh & Allen, stated that they
are now $10.000 poorer than when they
sarted in business under very favor
able circumstances a few months ago.
He could not speak of the plans of the
firm, for the loss will be so he?vy that
it may be some time before they will
decide what to do.
?The Famous Bond Case.
A., special, froin Asheville, .N. , C.,
"tice Pritchard . in the now famous
?a township bond cases: In the" pro
ceeding ex parte S. Ellen Folsom el
ai., in re George Wi Folsom, plain
tiff, against the Township bf Ninety
Six, praying a mandamus to compel
the auditor of Greenwood county to
assess and the treasurer to collect
taxes to pay judgment and iosts on
railway bonds, United States Circuit
Judge Jeter C. Pritchard has issued an
order granting the petition. This is
known as the township bond case and
certain townships in Greenville, Laur
ens and Saluda counties are also in
volved. A hearing in the case was had
here a few weeks before Judge Prit
The bonds in question were issued
for the construction of the Greenville
and Port Royal railway. It was par
tially graded, but never built and the
bonds passed into the hands of third
Judge Pritchards decision reviews
in detail the history of the legislation
and litigation including the passage of
a constitutional amendment abolish
ing the corporate capacity of town
ships. This method was adopted to
save these townships from being for
ced to pay for a railroad never built,
but so far the expedient has failed.
Terra Cotta Works Burned.
Philadelphia, Special-The group of
four buildings of the. Ornamental Ter
r? Cotta Works, owned by Conkling,
xirmstrong & Co., at Wisshickon ave
nue and Bristel street, this city, was
totally destroyed by fire Sunday night.
The loss is estimated at $150,000, fully
covered by insurance. The concern
employed 200 men and had orders
on hand to the amount of $500,000.
Shocked by Lightning.
Darlington, Special-Friday after
noon during the thunderstorm Mr. W.
E. Dargan, Jr., and several of his hands
had a frightful experience on his fa
ther's plantation in the Mechanicsville
section. Mr. Dargan with about 30
hands had assembled beneath the pro
tecting branches of a tree and were en
gaged in. stringing tobacco, when sud
denly a bolt descended striking the
tree and causing consternation and a
stampede among the party. Some four
or five of the darkeys were knocked
down and Mr. Dargan was also stun
ned but no damage was done and none
of the party was badly hurt.
* Secretaries of State to Meet.
Nashville, Tenn., Special-Through
the efforts of Secretary of State John
M. Morton, an arrangement has been
made whereby Secretaries of States
and Territories will meet in St. Louis
September 28. The. object is to discuss
ways and means for securing a uni
form law in corporation characters and
kindred matters.- The burden of cor
porations of the Department of Com
merce and Labor will send a represen
Florida Orators to Speak.
Jacksonville, Fla., Special.-The ex
ecutive committee of the second con
gressional district of Florida adopted
resolutions tendering the services of
Hon. Frank Clark, nominee for Con
gress from this district, to the national
committee, to the end that his services
may be had and his voice heard in be
half of the Democratic nominee for
President, Judge Alton B. Parker. A
copy o? the resolutions has been for
warded to Chairman Taggart.
Clark was formerly United States at
torney, and IB an eloquent orator and
Preparations Nearly Completed For a
Decisive Passage at Arms
A SURVEY CF THE TWO POSITIONS
Main Bodies Very Near, Russians
Holding Three Passes-Japanese
Line of Great Strength, With
Trenches and Breasworks4
\Kushiatzu, Manchuria, By Cabi?;-As
?. great battle appears imminent, ?
survey of the positions of thc two
armies will be interesting. The main
bodies of the Russians and Japanese
are very near each other. They now
form, in the north, ? more ~Werful
array than at any previous time. Vir
tually, however, the same conditions
prevail north of Hiachong as previous
ly reported. The Russians are
holding Tien Shuitsan, Chuit
siayan, Pien and Kuanchia passes. The
latter is three miles east of here. In
view of the fact that serious fighting
is anticipated in the near, future, the
Chinese have begun to disappear from
between the lines and to brick up
their houses, though heretofore they
have not vacated their property ex
cept in immediate firing zone, between
A mile and a half east of Kuanchia
Pass, the Associated Press correspond
ent accidentally crossed the zone of
the Japanese fire, and was fully twenty
minutes crossing the bed of the Shi
river, under fire evidently from the
Yuhuangkoa temple, on the east side
of the river, and in plain view of the
Russian pickets. The Japanese line
extends thence south, and is apparent
ly of great strength, wita trenches and
breastworks. It approaches within a
mile of Lien Pass and continues^ along
the Shi river to Sipenpass and then
to Hoyan, facing the Tienshuitsan and
Oangtzu Pass positions.
The" correspondent visited the en
tire eastern line. It is an ideal re
gion for military operations. Immense
columns of troops are traversing the
numerous valleys to reconnotre the
passes and are finding mountain ar
tillery on the hillsides. The Japan
ese officers are in plain view, pacing
up and down the trenches as though
encouraging their men. The Russains,
from equally fine positions, are making
offensive demonstrations of intense in
terest, inviting attack and manoeuv
The first ascent of a Russian mili
tary balloon occured $sttF?Tt>~Kir&~"
<' Japanese army around Motien Pass..
The balloon caused much amazement
, among the Chinese.
The Japanese, as this dispatch is
filed, can plainly be seen taking up
. positions for the conflict. They are
apparently determined to fight, and
i; is reported that the Russian com
mander has ordered preparations to
be made for four or five thousand
Packers Add 1,000 Men.
Chicago, Special.-Both the packers
and the strikers spent Sunday in
strengthening any weak spots that
could be found in their defense, pre
paratory to another week of effort
to bring their opponents to terms.
Notwithstanding that it was Sunday,
all the plants were operated during
the forenoon in order to get rid of
the livestock that had been left over
from last week. The, remainder of
the day was spent by employers in
stalling new men in strikers' places,
and arranging many small details
overlooked during the heat of the
conflict. Over 1,000 men were add
ed to the number already at work in
the di?lerent plants.
Street Car Fatality in Memphis.
Memphis, Tenn., Special.-W. N.
Brown, a retired cotton factor of this
city, was struck and killed by a street,
car on Poplar Boulevard Sunday. Mr.
Brown was 75 years of age, and has
been prominent both in business and
political affairs in Memphis, and was
well known here and in Arkansas and
A World's Record Broken.
New York. Special.-Iii the pres
ence of fully 7,000 spectators, who
attended the Gaelic Athletic tourna
ment, for the benefit of the Christian
Brothers' Training College, at Clon
rtaif, Dublin, Ireland, at Celtic Park,
Long Island City, John J. Flanagan,
of the Greater New York Irish Ath
letic Association, raised his world's
sixteen-pound hammer throwing rec
ord from 171 feet 9 inches, to 173
feel He also threw the fifty-six
pound weight a distance of 36 feet 4
inches, Avhich is within 5 inches of
his world's record with that weight.
Protest Against Asphalt Lake Seizure.
Port of Spain, Trinidad, By Cable.
The British minister at Caracas has
strongly protested in the name of the
English bondholders against the seiz
ure by the Venezuelan government
of the Asphalt Lake at Guanaco, the
property of the New York and Bermu
des Asphalt Company, maintaining
that the interests of tho bondholders
will be menaced? unless the lake bo
immediately restored to-the company.
Increase in Coal Output.
Washington, Special.- The forth
coming report of the United States
Geological Survey will show that the
United States exceeded all previous
records in the production of coal in
1903. The total amount of the output
of the coal mines of the country dur
ing the year was 359,421,311 tons, an
Increase of nearly 58,000,000 tons, or
19 per cent, over the preceding year.
The value of the product of 1903 is
given as $506,190,733, an Increase In
valuo of 38 per cent, over the preced
NEWS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY
Paragraphs of Minor Importance
Gathered From Many Sources.
Through the South.
Capt, Joseph Ti Allyn, of Norfolk, is
K^?i. F, M. Simmons was unanimous
ly elecated Chairman of the Democratic
Executive Committee for North Caro
Dr. C. Wi Kent, of the University of
Virginia, refuses to allow his name to
be presented for president of the Uni
versity of Tennessee.
Supply liens for $42,000 have been
filed at Petersburg against the Virginia
Passenger and Power Company.
Robert Smith, an inmate-of-the Sol
diers' Home at Hampton, shot and kill
ed Edward Taylor, &*negro.
Five lake submarine torpedo boats
are being built in sections at Newport
C. C. Johnson, of Portsmouth, was
taken to the penitentiary to serve two
years for forging his wife's will.
Maj, W. E, Breese, who seven years
ago wrecked the First National Bank
of Asheville, North Carolina, was tried
at Charlotte and sentenced to seven
years in the Atlanta penitentiary. The
trial lasted .seventeen days.
The battleship Louisiana, now, build
ing at Newport News, will be launched
The Stato Department is advised that
a revolutionary movement against the
Morales government in Santo Domingo
It is believed that President Roose
velt contemplates vigorous measures
against Turkey to improve the position
of American citizens living in the
The United States Treasury work
ing balance on .Saturday fell to $26
John E. Wilkie, chief of the Secret
Service, estimates that the banks of the
country the last fiscal year handled a
little more than $21,000 counterfeit
In the North.
August 13 will be Manila day at
the St. Louis Exposition.
. In the Iowa D?mocrate convention
the Parker and Hearst men united in
naming the ticket.
The Republican State convention at
Des Moines adopted-a ''stand-pat'^jjat--.
"^Titn on the tariffl 1J_-i^J*
RRI ! 'J 'i'Liil'^JTivSTO^ttwein Known 'horse
owner, was arrested in New York Tues
day on a charge of larceny in connec
tion with an alleged get-rich-quick
Mayor Carter H. Harrison, of Chi
cago, sent to Judge Parker, through
a committee which visited him at
Esopus, N. Y., promises of Democratic
harmony in Illinois.
De Lancey Nicoll was quoted as say
ing that New York was as certain for
Parker as Georgia.
A strike Involving 25,000 textile ope
ratives has been ordered at Fall River,
Mass., today, caused by a cut in wages.
Cardinal Gibbons preached at South
ampton, L. I., where he is spending
The strike situation at Chicago re
mains unchanged. The packing houses
are completely tied up and no com
promise is in sight.
Late information from Angus Cali
ente, Mexico, shows that two Ameri
cans were killed there by officials
who were sent to arrest them.
T ? Russians are reported to have
been defeated in a battle near Ta Tche
Kiao, Manchuria, and the fall of Niuch
wang is expected.
Wilson Barrett, the noted actor,
died in London.
The German steamer Scandia was re
leased by Russia, which ordered the
volunteer fleet to refrain from inter
ference with foreign shipping.
Colonel Younghusband notified Tibe
tan delegates that he could make peace
on.y at Lhasa.
Tho American naval squadron which
has been at Trieste, Austria, left for
Cardinal Vannutelli was present at
the reopening of Armagh Cathedral,
Ireland, as the legate of Pope Pius.
Rev. J. J. Wynne stated his belief
that the rupture between France and
the Vatican would become complete.
Winchester is preparing to annex the
Politicians of .both parties are per
plpxed by the element of uncertainty
which enter into the Presidential cam
It is said that if Cuba desires to re
move the wreck of the Maine from
Havana harbor permission will be
granted by the United States Gov
. Rear Admiral H. C. Taylor, of the
United States navy, who commanded
the Indiana at the battle of Santiago,
died at Sudbury, Ont, Tuesday night of
Mrs. Katherine Reynolds and Sena
tor Davis emphatically deny the report
that they are to marry. The Senator
has been receiving telegrams of con
gratulation and is very indignant.
The German occupation or Samoa
does not appear to be a success. The
landed proprietors, unable to make
money out of their estates, and emi
grating to America, and the heavy
freight rates and import duties are a
serious matter to the smaller business
Political managers of both parties
are busy preparing for the hard work
of the coming national campaign.
Important archaeological discoveries
have been male in Palestine by a party
under the direction of Dr. Gottlieb
Schumacher, United States consular
agent at Haifa,
END OF BREESE TRIAL
, : -.
Allegjed Wrecker of Asheville Bank
Sets Seven-Year Sentence
TRIAI WAS LONG AND TEDIOUS
Afters Being Out for a Little More
Th?n Seven' Hours, the Jury Re
turns a Verdict of Guilty of Ab
straction and Misapplication of
Funds, But Not Guilty of Embez
. Charlotte, N. C., Special.-The jury
in tbfe Breese case returned a verdict
of guilty at 12.25 Saturday morning,
a'nd ifrie former president of the First
National Bank of Asheville was at
once? sentenced by United States Dis
trictijudge B. F. Keller to serve a
term|o? seven years in, the penitenti
ary. ?The verdict was found on 42
counts out of the sixty-six, or those
charging abstraction and wilful mis
application of the funds of the bank.
Seiten years ago to a day the First
National Bank of Asheville closed its
doors. Such is the co-incidence that
the closing day of a trial lasting for
17 ' years should have ended seven
year? after prosecution and publicity
began to beat like a fierce white light
on the management of the affairs of
the wrecked bank. In a little more
than*- seven hours, the verdict was
returned. At 11.45 the jury returned
to tneir box. The defendant and his
counsel being absent, they were im
mediately sent for, and soon, Major
William E. Breese, the defendant, ac
companied by Judge C. A. Moore and
Mr. J. S. Adams, arrived in the Fed
eral.' Court room. This was a few
minutes past twelve o'clock. At 12.1 r?
the jury was polled, and three min
utes later, Col. H. C. Cowies, clerk ni
the court, asked in a solemn tone:
"Gentlemen of the jury, have you
agreed upon your verdict?"
. "We have," responded J. K. Patter
eon, who. had been selected to speak
"How do you find the defendant.
William E. Breese?"
"Not guilty of embezzlement, but
guilty..of abstraction and wilful mis
application of funds."
Major Breeese sat perfectly still.
He :looked a little haggard, but be
yond a biting of his lips, he showed
I no sign of emotion;
I The* clerk asked counsel for the de
fense if they wished the jury polled,
their reply in .the affirmative,
and receiving the answer of
verdict as first spoken/ Judge
then made a motion for arrest
of .judgment and for a new trial, both
of which were overruled by Jud?c
lustrict Attorney Holton prayed tho
judgment of the court at 12.25 d'clock.
Judj?e Keller asked counsel for de
fense if they wished to say anything
for J Maj. Breese. They had nothing
to say. Judge Keller then instructed
the- defendant to stand up, and ad
dressed him as follows:
"Mr. Breese, you have been con
victed after what I am persuaded is
a fair and impartial trial for abstrac
tion and wilful misapplication of the
moneys, funds and credits of tho First
National Bank of Asheville. As a
man I feel sorry for you, but I have
my; duty to perform.
'Ut is ordered and adjudged by the
court that you, William E. Breese,
th? defendant, bo imprisoned for the
term cf seven years, in the peniten
tiary, at Atlanta, Ga., and that your
sentence begin this, the 30th day of
Judge Moore applied for a writ of
error to tho Circuit Court of Appeals
at'Richmond, Va. On account of the
lateness of the hour this matter was
left open until Saturday morning. Tho
minimum sentence would have been
five years, the maximum ten years, on
Counsel for the defense will try to
secure a new trial on a writ of error
to the Circuit Court of Appeals at
Richmond, Va. Should they fail in
this they, may apply to the Supreme
Court of the United States for a writ
of. certiorari, which, if obtained, would
mean that the lower court must re
view the case anew. This was the
fourth trial the defendant had been
subjected to. In one he was con
victed, and there have been two mis
trials. As trial after trial has come
up, the mass of evidence has grown, i
as may be inferred by the long term
of time required for its disposal here.
The most intense interest has bee/i
manifest throughout the trial, not on
ly because of the notoriety of the
Asheville bank failure, but also on
account of the remarkable personality
of Major Breese. He has not flinched
under the most rigorous assaults of
tho prosecution, and it is agreed that
Mr. Holton and his assistants ?ave
spared neither energy nor brain nor
money to secure conviction. Major
Breese is a veritable man of iron, of
splendid physique, distinguished
looking, and with a big brain and an
impertable nerve. Some of the jurors
were heard to express the deepest
sympathy for Major Breese, after
they had returned the verdict..
. Galveston's Sea Wall Complete.
Galveston, Texas, Special.-This af
ternoon the last skid of concrete was
placed in the mold, marking the com
pletion of Galveston's sea wall. The
wall represents an expenditure of $1,
19$,318 by the county, and has taken
one year, four months and fourteen
days to build. The first pile was driv
en on October 27, 1902, and the first
concrete placed January 27, 1903. It
is 17,593 feet long, 16 feet high and 5
feet wide on top.
Lynchburg Newspaper Man Dead.
Lynchburg, Special.-Mr. Robert H.
Glass, a brothor of Congressman Car
ter Glass, of the sixth Virginia dis
trict, and business manager of The
Lynchburg News, died there Thurs
day, after an illness extending over
a long period. His demise was caused
by a cancer of the stomach.
Mr. Glass was 54 years of age and
is survivied by a wife and Infant dau
ghter. He was a native of this city and
was engaged in several vocations be
fore be begun his successful newspa
per career more than 20 years ago.
Occurrences of Interest in Various
Parts of the State.
The Secretary of State has issued the
The new Charleston Hotel company
received a commission. The capital is
$50,000 and the corporators are Samuel
H. Wilson, P. H. Gadsden and William
A new banking concern is the Citi
zens' bank of Seneca, which has a cap
ital of $50,000. The corporators are W.
F. Nimmons, F. M. Cary, W. S. Hun
ter, W. 0. Hamilton, G. W. Gingilliat,
J. H. Adams, B. L. Lowery and M. R.
The Homewood Produce company of
Conway received a charter. The offi
cers are Bennett Bolt president, Chas.
M. Lyon vice-president, G. Fred Stal
vey secretary rind Wm. Lewis treas
urer. The capital is $2,500.
The famous Tizah Encampment was
held at Rock Hill last week. A very
large crowd attended and excellent
speeches vere made.
Mr. PI. H. Crum died at his resi
dence ot Denmark Tuesday at ll
o'clock, lingering less than 12 hours
after a stroke of apoplexy of the even
Valuable aluminum ores have been
discovered at North, in Orangeburg
county, by Rev. H. B. Rails. The an
alysis is said to show 50 per cent, of
aluminum, and it is estimated that
about 540 pounds of refined metal cari
be made from a ton of ore.
Rainfall stations have been- estab
lished at Pelzer, Catawba and Enoree,
reports from which will greatly aid
the State weather bureau in its fore
casts-for the weather and for the
condition of the rivers arid streams
which drain that section of the State.
Work of clearing the site for the
vncw passenger station at Spartanburg
is progressing rapidly.. The freight de
pot and e>T'.ess office have been re
moved and the rolling away of the old
passenger waiting rooms is now under
way. Active operations will now be
gin on the new station as soon as the
location is properly cleared.
Saturday afternoon at Eureka, a sta
tion twelve miles from Aiken, Mr. W.
Hudgens, a prominent planter, shot
and mortally wounded Bud Madison
McLoud, a tramp, who had gone to his
home while he was away. The story of
McLoud, told before he died, differed
-fromjhat of Hudgens. McLoud linger
*?^?^^sday,jyhen he, died. ...
of age, shot himselfibTougl^ne^??c
with a revolver at the home of his
brother, 'William Steele, in Vaucluse
on Sunday afternoon. His brain was
pierced with the bullet and it was re
ported Tuesday that he was dying. Dis
appointment in love is said by some tc
be the cause of his act. and by others
it is thought that his brain-was affect
ed by cigarette smoking.
Notice was given the secretary ol
State Tuesday by the Catawba Powei
Co.. of an increase in the capital stocfc
from $750,000 to $850,000. This com
pany ls building an enormous plant
not far from Rock Hill that will sup
ply the 'town of Charlotte and sur
rounding territory with lights and
power for various enterprises. Dr,
Dr. W. Gill Wylie ls president, and thc
directors are W. J. Roddy, W. H,
Wylie, W. S. Lee, and F. G. Whitner.
Jim Petty, an aged negro, was strnok
by a shifting engine Tus?day near the
Brawley street trestle at Spartailburg
and received injuries from the effects"
of which death resulted a few hours
later. There were no eye-witnesses to
the accident. The wheels of the loco
motive passed over the man's left leg
and he was otherwise injured. At the
coroner's inquest the verdict of the
jury was that the deceased came to his
death from injuries as above stated.
Union has applied for a charter for
a city hospital. The incorporators are
Drs. Crown Torrence and M. W. Culp
and Rev. L. M. Rice, pastor of the
First Baptist church.
Tuesday morning ;'L,out 8 o'clock
R. V. Woo dh am a:ul Tom Neal, who
live about seven miles from Timmons
ville, got into a disputs about a share
crop, which resulted in Woodham
shooting Neal with a breech-loading
gun. Both are white.
Friday during an electric storm on
St. Helena Island, near Frogmore, Jeff
erson Smalls and his. sister, Flaxy, the
former 19 years of age and the latter
14 years, were killed by a lighting
bolt that enten I their cabin down the
chimney and urough th edraft of the
chimney and thorngh the draft of the
same room was stunned but recovered.
The electric storms that have accom
panied these rains for the past four
days have been unusually severe.
News by Wire and Cable.
Charles F. Murphy, the Tammany
leader, had a private interview with
Judge Parker at Esopus, the members
ol* the Democratic national conmmittee
Miss Mary Wilson was rescued from
drowning at Virginia Beach.
Berlin, By Cable.-The Foreign Office
has informed the Associated Press that
Russia has agreed to fully indemnify
the German shippers and their con
signees for any losses sustained by the
seizures of German ships and the de
tention of tiie Prinz Heinrich's mail.
An inquiry is now in progress to deter
mine what claims shall be presented.
Russia also agrees to restore and for- ?
ward the contents of the two seized
A Whole Family Murdered.
Augusta. Ga., Special.-A special
from Batesboro, Ga., says that Henry
R. Hodges, his wife and three child
ren, were brutally murdered near
there late Thursday night. After the
crime had been committed their home
was burned. Corpses found in the de
bris showed that the skulls of the
grown people had been broken by
blows from some blunt instrument.
Robbery ls supposed te have been the
motive. No arrests have yet boen
made. There is the greatest excite
ment In StAtesboro and vicinity.
Oh. dwellers on the lovely earth,
Why will ye break your rest and mirth
To weary us with fruitless prayer?
Why will ye toll and take such care
For children's children yet unborn.
And garner store of strife and corn,
To gain a acaree remembered name,
Cumbered with lies and soiled with
And if the gods care not for you,
What ls this folly ye must do
To win some mortal's feeble heart?
Oh, fools! when each man plays his part,
And heeds his fellow little more
Than these blue waves that kiss the
Take heed of how the daisies gro?v.
Oh, fools! and if ye could but know
How fair a world to you ls given,
O brooder on the hills of heaven.
When for my sins thou drawst me forth.
Hadst thou forgot what this was worth
Thine own hand made? Tho tears of men,
Tne death of three score years and len,
Thc trembling b' the timorous race
Had these things so bedimmed the p!ace
Thine own hand made, thou couldst not
To what a heaven the earth might grow,
If fear, beneath the eartn wore laid.
If hop? failed not, nor love decayed.
You cannot discover your own value
by comparison with another's wees.
jl'edi oca wioeiaicio.
Loss of the Russian flagship Petro
pavlovsk at Port Arthur, with Ad
miral Makaroff and an estimated
strength of nearly 800 officers and
men, while a severe blow to Russian
prestige in the far East, is one of
those catastrophes in naval warfare
to which an actual combatant is'al:
ways liable, though happily their oio
currence is not common. In 1759,
when "Hawke did bang Monsieur Con
flans" at Quiberon bay, Sir Edward
Hawke ordered his pilot to I" the
Royal George of 100 guns, alongside
the Soleil Royal, the French admiral's
flagship. Before this could be done
another French ship, La Superbe, of
seventy guns, gallantly interposed,
and, receiving her opponent's broad
side, went down into the deep with
her colors flying and 650 souls on
beard. Her revenge, however, came
on Aug. 28, 1782, when the Royal
George sunk at anchor off Spithead
in a squall.
The Bese in the world. The
Factory does three quarters
of a million dollars worth of
business a year.
Ouality considered they are
tde; CHEAPEST ORGANS
maue. 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. .
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The Leading Grocers of Augusta^ Ga.;
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