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DEMMN A ST0R1
Tropical Hurricane Develops Gre
Force on. Northern Coast
8 DROWNED AT WILMINGTON, DE
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A Tug of the American Dredgir
Company Swamped In the Del
Viare-iRiver^-New York Was Vlsi
"ed 'by a Terrific- Wind, Rain an
? Thunder Storm.
New Yorkv;Speci?l.--A number o
Hves were, lost;1-much property dam
aged and several ships were wrecked ii
the storm which swept up the Atlantii
coast last night and Thursday.
lt was. one of the fiercest Septembei
- storms on record-thunder and light
ning adding terrors to a howling gale
' "Which swept: drenching sheets of raia
- over se?:and land. At night telegraph
ic reports say that the storm has swept
oat Into the ocean from the Canadla
. coast , .
; The greatest loss of life was near
Wilmington, Del. The tug Israel W.
Durham, with a crew of 6 men, and
I ? four other men, employes of the Amer
ican, Dredging Company, was swamped
In the* Delaware river early du
ringr.the height of the 3torm. Eight of
the ten persons on the little craft were
drowned. From farther down the coast
-Jacksonville-comes the report that 5
men were drowned off Charleston. This
. report was brought in by one of the
coast liners. gt
* \ ?a.^^\N. :S., is now mourning
a. $500,000 fire. While this fire was not
* directly due to the storm, the flames
were fanned and driven forward by tue
New Yprk suffered comparatively lit
tle. The^wind and rain and lightning ?;'
and thunder were terrific, but Utile
s^damage.was:dor.e. Klneteen coal barges
'feent adrift in the -. bay and
^:the?r wreckage strews the shore from
the nattery "to the narfowsybut no lives
X were;l?st. Several small vessels aleo
went-ashore dn^various parts of the
coast near New York. One fatality was
(Sr^?^lP tM? city wIien a piece of
cast iron fire escape was blown from a
3 ib?ildlng and struck Carl Hertzner, kill
ing him instantly.
.l A-'fish?ng: steamboat, Joseph Church,
of Green Port, N. Y., struck on Peak's
H.III? bar, today and was smashed to
.pieces. The captain and crew of 21
men were saved. - ,
Prom .-.^Wilmington, Delaware,
comes the. news that great destruction
'^^^^^hnt^i^^^' Trees wer? ??
^s^mer^lirrr^ ?^?tSore report
that never before in their experience
has such a, severe gale swept down oa^
them at this time of the year. One
man was seen adrift in a small row
host in-Chesapeake Bay, hut it.was im
possible to rescue him. The storm vas
accompanied by a cold wave.
' ^ ?. ?Mew York State Ticket.
Saratoga, N. Y., Special-The Re
.imlican State convention adjourned at
2-30 p.' m. Thursday, after nominating
unanimously the ticket for State offi
cers forecasted by the Associated Press
at. follow: . . .
'" For Governor, Frank W. Higgins, of
For Lieutenant Governor, M. Linn
Bnic?>of New York. "
For Secretary of State, John F.
O'Brien, of Clinton.
For Attorney General, Julius M. May
er, of New York.
- For Comptroller, Otto Kelsey, of Liv
For State Engineer and Surveyor,
Henry A. Van Als tyne, of Columbia.
For Chief Judge'.of the Court of Ap
peals, Edgar M. Cullen, Democrat, of
. ''Kings; . .. - - .'.>'
For Associate Judge of the Court of
Appeals, Wm. E. Kerner, Republican,
-?f-Monroer*- ? "?-T
Twp Killed in a Bridge Accident.
Stillwater, ;*M?nn-.r ..-Special. -The
bridge across ^'e- St. -Grolx, which Is
a half mile long;'extending to the Wis
consin side, caught fire late Thursday
af lei^nX^Ti^^?re^-croate?^-'-some .
commotion, and the .fire apparatus in
responding tc the alarm was followed
by the usual crowd of persons. The
fire had so weakeu?d one end of the
spans of the rather ancient structure
that when the fire apparatus and the
crowd attempted to cross, it fell into
the water, tv/enty feet below. About
twenty persons wore precipitated with
the wreckage into the water. Adolph
Boo, aged 22, and George McCrath,
aged 16. were killed, and five others
were seriously injured. The financial
loss was small.
Marked For Slaughter.
Thomasville, Ga,. Special.-Several
days ago James Horne, a leading
merchant here, received an anony
mons letter- advising him that he had
been marked for slaughter hy a Be
fore Day Club." The writer profess
ed to be a friend of Mr. Ho?ne, whx
desired to save him. The letter wa:
.followed at- an-early hour Thursday
morning by thc firing of Horne*
store. This was done with keros?n*
and was"the-work of Incendiares
Earijwrisers. saw the. fire and extin
gulsh?r-tt1 with slight loss.
By Wire and Cable.
Prince Herbert Bismarck is criticall;
"v 111 at Friedrichsruhe, Germany.
. German army maneuvers began nea
Governor Montague announced tba
he would he a candidate for Unite
:? states Senator to succeed Senator Mai
The campaign in the Northern Nee
opened in a lively manner.
The cases of Sunday law violation
that recently created a stir in Alexai
dria were nolle prossed.
Fourteen plucky negroes, fishermei
who crossed the Charleston bar Tuei
day morning have not returned, thrc
ure known to be drowned and there
only a -bare ipossibllity that the ^
other boat-loads were picked up by
The Italian Government is trying
?cure the return Of the ancient oo]
Bl?OrifroprA?ooU and later sold to
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SOUTH CAROLINA CROP BULLET!
Progress of Cotton Picking--Ear
The week ending 8-&,. m. Septemb
12, bad a mean temperature of 74 d
gr ees which is 2 below normal, di
to unusually cool nights. The temper
tude deficiency was gre?tert in the ii
terior. The extremes were ? mi?imui
of 57 at Florence on the 9th, and
maximum of 90 at Yemassee on th
The precipitation was excessive ove
d J most of the southern and eastern poi
i tions, and it was deficient in the nortt
ern" and western ones. The rainfal
was. confined to the early, part of th
week, the latter part having been gen
erally clear and dry. ?h the parts tha
had excessive rains the amounts rang
ed from about an *nch to 4 inches
the other parts from- less than an incl
to no rain, the latter in Greenville
Farmwork was delayed, early In the
week by cloudy and rainy weather ovei
a large part of the State, but it prc
gressed -rapidly during the latter por
tion throughout the entire State.
As the season advances, it is seen
that the condition of early corn is bet
ter than heretofore reported, while
late corn was slightly damaged by ex?
cessive rams in the extreme north
east; the crop as a whole is the best
in many years. Fodder pulling is
practically finished except from ^. very
There are numerous reports of de
terioration of cotton due to continued
rust and shedding, and, in the eastern
counties from the ravages of cater
pillars which have recently increased
In numbers to a damaging extent. On
clay lands, cotton has attained a too
rank growth causing some rotting of
the lower bolls. Cotton Is opening fast
in the eastern and central counties
where picking has made good pro
gress while in the extreme northwest
there are but few bolls one a and pick
ing has only begun. Sea island cotton
ls in excellent condition and is heav
Weather was favorable for haying
during the latter part of the week and
much grass was cut, and cured in fine
condition. The forage crops are uni
formly good. Sweet potatoes are poor
in places, but generally very promis*
ing. Rice harvest was interrupted by
rain, but latterly made rapid progress
the late rice crop is well headed. Min
or crops are, as a rule, very promising.
Successful Summer Schools.
Columbia, Special-The last of the
summer schools for teachers for this
year closed Friday and the office of the
State Superintendent of Education has
tabulated the returns and is preparing
them for the annual report. It was
found that there had been 2,629 teach
ers enrolled in Jthe various State, dis
trict and county summer schools during
Lho summer. -Tnis. does not include the
boys'/industrial summer ? school in
gmiffiaM-wnfrh Pinger! TM<W
rolled between the ages ofl* anu a
years of age. .
The enrollment last year in^ tne
St^fteTflrd-c-Duaty^ schools was^S, so .
there has been an-incr?^ttr?^r^?
231 teachers. The average In 1903 wa3"
1 698. The average attendance this year
is 2 029. About 100 teachers attended tbe
summer school at Knoxville and othei
places outside of the State, so it will be
seen that a large percentage of the
teachers in South Carolina spent a
month in studying during the summer
and "they will return to their various
school rooms with increased ?al and
improved methods and added wisdom,
said Mr. Martin.
The summer schools are supported Dy
legislative appropriation from dispen
sary funds, by State board appropria
tions, from income of permanent school
fund and by appropriation by Peabody
trustees. The total amount used this
year was about $9,000.
Special Fund Exhausted.
It was mentioned in The Columbia
State a. few days ago that the pay
of judges of special courts-and ot
special judges to act for circuit judges
who are sick-had about exhausted the
special appropriation for that purpose.
The governor is given a special con
tingent fund of $2,500 with which to
meet this expense, and the followmg
are the calls which have been made
upon it -alreadyi
G F: Prince, Saluda and Barnwell,
$239.34: J. A. McCullough, Union, 13
days, $154.01; L. F. Youmans, Green
wood, 16 d^r?235j_ J. E McDonald,
Yorkville, 23 days, -$324.92; W. H.
Hunt. Spartanburg, $308.54; G-. E.
Prince, Barnwell, $327.23; F. B. Gary,
Lexington, $193.16; J. Y. Culbreath,
Newberry $120.00; L. F Youmans,
Greenwood, $200.00; total, $2,102.20.
Two-Dollar Wheat Predicted.
Chicago. Special.-"Wheat at $2 a
bushel before next May," was roared
by the bulls on the hoar* of trade.
At the opening there was an excited
demand for wheat and few traders
venturing to sell. Those who wish
ed to buy shouted bids, of 2 cents a
bushel above the prices prevailing at
the close of the market Saturday and
the quantity that any order would sell
oven at such a tempting advance was
extremely limited. Of winter and
spring wheat produced this year in
the Unite,. States it was contended
there is barely enough for bread and
seed if every bushel of it was avail
able whioh is not possible,
Bold Burglary at Rock Hill.
Rick Hill, Special.-Burglars enter
ing the rear door wrecked the sate ir
McFadden's meat and ice market witt
sledge hammers and glycerine som?
time early Sunday morning and securec
between $500 and $600, leaving no clues
The tools used were left scatteret
about. The robbers also entered th?
wholesale groceries of J. W. O'Nea
and B. N. Craig. Doors were founi
broken open but notting missing ex
cept a few boxes of sardines a
Deputy Sheriff Fired Upon.
Macon, Ga., Special.-Specials to Th
Telegraph says that Deputy Sheri
Thrift was fired upon by a crowd ?
Baxter, Fla., when he attempted to ai
rest the two Altmans, implicated J
the tragic row on a Georgna Souther
& Florida passenger train Sunds
night, in which two were killed. Cit
zens prevailed upon the deputy
make no further attempt at arrest uni
the sheriff arrived. More tremble is e
Many Matters of Interest to Soutl
Ali Unusual incident.
An unusu?i incident transpired in ti
Spartanburg sessions court WednesdE
which will afford a break from the du
monotony of sitting under the ster
dignity of his honor and hearing tl
endless talks of the lawyers, the hes
tating, stammering statements of wi'
nesses and the sonorous voice of th
court crier. Arthur Salter, colored, wa
arraigned for stealing live stock. Tha
is, Salter was brought into the cour
room; Jv.st after he had been placed 1:
the criminal docket he fell down an
gave vent to a number of gutteral
groaning sounds, ?t the same tim
twisting and writhing his long, ia?l
body. Judge Gary had a physiciai
summoned, who, after a careful exami
nation, pronounced the negro to be per
fectly healthy. Salter refused to go bj
his diagnosis, however, and continued
in a prostrate condition in the docket,
at times groaning and howling. As the
Jiegro kept up his game, the judge se
lected the jury and the case was tried.
In the meanwhile Salter was removed
from the docket to a bench, where he
lay flat on his back, feigning sickness.
He was found guilt)-. When the court
asked him to stand up he could not be
moved by the officers and Judge Gary
pronounced sentence on the man as he
lay on the bench. "Your sentence is
18 months at hard labor on the roads of
Spartanburg county-this is six months
additional, Salter, for your exhibition
this morning," remarked his honor.
Court officers had to catch the negro
by the arm and forcibly carry him from
the court room.-Gaffney Ledger.
To Restore Citizenship.
Mr.' j. A. McDonald, district attorney
of the Srd district of the State of Texas,
has asked the governor to pardon
Adam Martin, a negro residing in that
State. The negro was sent to the peni
tentiary for cattle-atealing in 1889, and
served his term of one year. He was
then a boy of 17 and lived in Newberry
county. His pardon is asked for on the
ground that it would restore his citizen
ship and would permit him to testify
in a burglary case in Texas. Gov. S. W.
T. Lanham of Texas, a native of this
State, recommends the granting of the
Gov. Heyward has been invited to
JcGoll to attend the laying ci the cor
ier stone of the new school building,
t??Tfthi'**^? ' ???> iBrn nhn -.--rni.iiV i n n i
,erry college will be held on the SIsT
>? October and Gov. Heyward has been
tsked to deliver the principal address
Minor Palmetto Matters.
The Winnsboro Granite company has
finished tho new monument to take the
place of the bronze palmetto tree at the
Chickamauga battlefield. Gen. C. I.
Walker has gone on to see that the
shaft is erected properly. Capt. E. B.
Betts Is the chief engineer of the parn.
The old bronze tree will be sold for
junk, although it was the unexpressed
wish of the legislators that it he
brought to Columbia and placed in the
capitol unless it had been damaged too
badly. The new shaft cost $1,850.
The railroad commission has re
ceived from the Southern Express
romnany a notice of the closing of the
STafpfueland in Clamdojewiig.
The company states that the omy
Available white man there who has act
ed as agent has resigned and that lt xs
impossible to get another.
If the present ratio of increase keeps
up in fertilizer tax returns, Clemson
College will get not far from $120, 0
th;? vear Un to September 10th tue
Isttte SaaurS has received from this
1 source $102,336.70, against %229-05 lor
the same date last year. The income
?for the entire fiscal year olIMS
1 ?OR ooo 80 which shows that the ra
fr ase in the last three months o tt
year was about $7,000, most of the fem
I lizer having been purchased.
The worst storm ?T*J>%n3^
1903 passed over Georgetown Tuesday
and attained a maximum ^Ottty w
heine cut down and lying "? ^ ...
Sees have! bein 'stripped and uprooted
. terrible accident occurred at W
Tn weslev Adams and Shelton John
Si The two negroes were stampede
?wUh fri? ral several yards to th
i?niscooal mission house, a sort ot san
far um where they were stopped an
he r wounds dressed. Adams; wil cl
and the other negro is in a dangerov
"Two cottages at Barnwell the pro]
?.tv nf Mrs Emma Halford., were u
S?oyed Varty Wednesday morning
fire The loss is partially covered 1
insurance. The origin of the fire
wm Sloan who was shot Sun?i
ShS3 Greenville, died Wednesdi
THE STATE FARM A SUCCESS
Some of the Directors State Tl
there Are 30 Mule Colts Which Vi
Be Exhibited at the State Fair,
Dr'; M; 0; ?ow?and; M>; D;?: Pei
foy and Mr. j\ 0; WirigO, df tie bdS
ie of directors of the State penitential
ty have returned from ? trip td the 1
ill Saussure arid Reed farms i? Sum?
and ; .Kershaw, counties; .Mr; ?;
Saunders; another director, h?s ? pla
Le sl-ation adjoining the State farms' ai
ir he visits the State property qui
e Mr. Peurifoy, who is a good farm
himself over in the Saluda valley'
8 Saluda county, declared this to he tl
?t finest crop ever grown upon the Sta*
t farms. The most satisfactory exhih
a of all was a drove of 30 mule colt
These will be brought to the Stal
a fair with the hope that farmers I
.i South Carolina will take up the hreei
e lng of mules in view of the fact thi
? the building df the Panama canal wi
require the tise of thous?rids of mule
and the market will offer good pr?c?i
The farms are also stocked with hog?
sheep and goats and other farm anl
mais, in raising which there is founi
to be a profit.
T ?e field crops are magnificent, no!
withstanding the continued damp spel
in August. Mr. Peurifoy states tha
500 bales of cotton will be marketec
and that there are 500 acres in con
with the finest yield the farms hav<
Greenville, Special.-Closely follow
ing the announcement of Will Sloan's
death at the county jail Wednesday,
William Putnam ??d Rube Sudduth,
charged with the shooting, came id
au": surrendered to the officers. They
are now held at the county jail pend
ing a preliminary hearing.
Sloan's dying statement was taken
by Notary John T. Gilreath and reads:
"I know I cannot live, and I would
like to say that William Putnam or
Rube Sudduth shot me on Sunday
evening. Me and Stark Cooley
went to the woods to get some whis
I key. We had the can when they run
up and struck a match. I turned to
run. William Putnam said, "Shoot,
and shoot to kill/ and at that time I
was shot. There was two or three
more shots after I was shot. I had no
pistol. If Cooley had one I never SuW:
it. I was not selling whiskey nor
never'did. I had not violated the law
and did not resist arrest."
Considerable interest has been awak
ened in the case on account of its up
usual features. Why did Putnam
shoot Sloan and by what authority?
is the question oftenest asked.
South Carolina Items.
The Bank of North was given a char-:
ter Friday.' The capital stock is $15,-:
000. Coporators. J. C. Witt, J. M. Davis .
J. L. Reeves, E. C. Johnson and W. G
Wolfe of Orangeburg.
The Bank of Anderson, the Bank of \
McCormick and the Merchants* and '
Farmers' Bank of Cheraw are the only^
banks in the State which have not con^H
plied with the request of the com-<??SM
other attorneys engaged in the suit to
test the validity of the act permitting
the merger of several railroads into the
possession of the Southern. The suit
ku^ceme-U-p~1n-Kershaw county at the
next term of the court of common
The railroad commission is in re
ceipt of a petition from Laurens asking
for the depot to be removed to another
spot nearby. The station was built
just about four years ago, and the rail
roads will protest against the proposed
The directors of the State dispensary
held a meeting last week deferred from
Tuesday, which was election day. me
St. john hotel of Charleston was -grant
ed a tourists' hotel privilege. This was
about the only business transacted.
Gov. Heyward last week received e
telegram from Mr. R. H. Edmonds, edi
tor of the Manufacturers' Record ask
ing for an expression of opinion as to
th! desirability of having the proposed
International Cotton Spinners' associa
tion meet in the South. Gov. Heyward
being absent, Mri Normen* the private
secretary, replied accordingly. Gov
Heyward was expected to return Fri
Activity at Mukden,
Mukden, By Cable.-The armies,
having recovered from the effects of
the recent fighting before Liao Yang,
In early development of the situation
may b? expected. A mysterious move
ment is on foot on the partit the
Ss of young Chinese suitable for
SJ^ service All the leading CW
S who have aided the Russians are
Bennett Again Arrested.
Savannah, Special.-James B. Ben
nett was arrested here Sunday, and
unless he can defeat requisition, pro
ceedings, will be taken to Brawn,
S C wnere he is charged with hav
ing "murdered his wife. Several
weeks ago the coroner's jury dis
charged him, the killing of Mrs. Ben
nett having been thought an accident
Now further proceedings have beet
instituted against him. Bennett
some years ago, was given a life sen
tence, but was pardoned condition^
H? was not to return to South uarc
"na Bennett'had enlisted in th
J Fighting at Mukden.
B London, By Cable.-It is asserted i
1 a dispatch from Tokio to the Expr?s
e that the Japanese are vigorously shel
t ing the Russian possition at Mukde
- preparatory to a general advance, ar
d endeavoring, by a wide turning mov
[6 ment, to cut off General Kuropatkit
d retreat. The Japanese armies, t?
B, dispatch adds, are disposed to tj
? same relative positions as m t
; fighting before Liao Yang.
j! Acquitted of Murder Charge.
ff johnson City, Special.-Joes :
? Lalo, a Cuban who works in a lo?
13 restaurant, shot and killed Opie Fen
iy son late Monday night Ferguson *
Z jealous of De Lalo, followed him in
Z an ice cream supper and attacked h
3 S? a black jack, with the above c
KV HPnuencea De Laio was tried bef?
% 2SSTBullock, Lyle and Lee Tt
od day craning and was acquitted.
ju p ft HerndoJx has been a
ffa missioned 8 magistrate at Bishops
PORT ARTHUR AGAil
Hnlskat Reports of Another Assail
Circulated . .
?dfl?l? PROGRESS OR IIWMINEN
I . _ ~-'
Mv't??? Frdrri Chefoo io the Effet
j th at ? Oirahd Assault id Now Tal
|jng Pfacey or Will ?cct?r Ver
??. ' " *
I Chef oo, By Cable.-Local students o
?o military situation at Port Arthur
.basing their deductions upon recen
?jivelopment there, are of the opinioi
that another grand assault is either oe
itirring at the present time or is immi
?BhtThis opinion is based on the verj
( iieavy bombardment of the Russian
stronghold that occurred on Sept. 16th,
tor fluch a bombardment forms the usu
al prelude to an assault; on the arrival
aere of important messengers from
?prt Arthur at a time -when the. run
ning of the blockade is extremely per
ilous; on a recent authoritative state
ment that Japanese siege works are
completed, and on reports from Japa
nese sources that at Port Dalny an as
?ljlt was expected to take place in a
few days. These reports were received
>In addition to the foregoing tb ere is
the common knowledge that the Japan
ese realize that their continued inac
tivity increases the resisting of the
Russian garrison, and their consequent
.desire to make such period of inactiv
ity as brief as possible.
Why Kuroki Failed.
\. London, By Cable.-The Times cor
respondent with General Kuroki in a
dispatch dated Liao Yang, Sept. 7, and
af. the conclusion of a long account of i
itfie battle there, says:
'?'^''General Kuroki's flank movement I
.failed owing ;o the tactics of General
;:Ktiropatk'.'j, who trusted the half of
his army would suffice to hold the Jap
I fliese south of the Taitse riv-sr. His
forces were so strongly posted and he
possessed such a secure line ol retreat
that the soundness of the course adopt
s/must appeal to tacticians. In any
case it upset the calculations of the
Japanese, who counted upon compara
tively feeble resistance to their flank
ing. movement. There are indications
tb-show that while the Russians con
jiemplated ? determined effort at check
?they feared throwing down the gaunt
m?gS proof of this ls that tofeV Ml
jfetlcally nothing for the Japanese
afiny only for one day. After the Rus
sian retirement to the east bank of the
liver their position presented a scene of j
carnage unparalleled in European war
fare. A remarkable feature of the
fighting on the flank was the evidence
that the Japanese proved the -value of
their lines as compared with heavy con
tinental formations. The Russian's
"lack of dash indicated prudence
against jeopardizing their ritirement."
Tokio, By Cable.-Marquis Oyama,
commander-in-chief of the Japanese
forces in the field, telegraphed Monday
norning that General Oku had
reported having captured thir
teen prisoners at the battle of
Uao Yang. He also gave a detailed
list of the Russian stores which Gen
sral Oku captured, including 30 horses
.,288 rifles and 127 ammunition wag
ons, 5,S92 rounds of artillery, 659,930
?mall arms cartridges, great quantities
?f timber, flour, rice, forage, engineer
ing implements, clothing and accoutre
Manchester Cloth Market.
Manchester, By Cable.-The cloth
market had a tendency toward harden
ing, as the makers increased their
engagement and a fair turnover of
most descriptions resulted last week.
The China trade was more quiet, es
pecially in the gray staples. The out
put for the next six months has been
generally disposed of.
Another Georgia Lynchlrg.
Atlanta, Special.-A special to The
Constitution from Royster,-Ga., says:
Judge Lynch held court in Franklin
county and as a result the riddled body
of John Ware, a negro, is swinging
from the limb of a tree between here
and Carnesville. Ware was done to
death by a mob for fatally shooting C.
Y. Daniel, a son of tJeorge Daniel, of
?Danielsville. Young Daniel and the ne
gro had some words over a trivial mat
ter. It is said the negro, becoming
'greatly enraged and saying that no
white man should run over him. drew a
pistol and shot Daniel, the bullet in
flicting a wound that will prove fatal.
Manchurian Army Resting.
St. Petersburg, Special.-General
Bakharoif has reported to the general
staff Under date of September 17th:
"The Manchurian army was nowhere
engaged on September 16 or 17. The
"arrival of considerable reinforcements
is not Incredible at the advance posts
along the whole of the enemy's front,
and especially near the village of Bi
ancupuza, and east of the railway to
wards the mines."
To Begin Referendum Vote.
Indianapolis, By Cable.-In accord
ance with the resolutions adopted at
the recent St. Louis convention of
the International Typographical Un
ion, that organization, within a few
days, will begin a referendum vote of
the members, which will determine
whether or not the organization shall
pledge Itself to the eight-hour day
The resolutions provide that-, the un
ion shall begin the eight-h??r day
January 1, 1906, at which time a de
mand for such a concession will b?
mad? apon all employing: quarters.
?ESULT OF SECOND PRIMARY
Returns Received From Every ?otfnl
in the State.
The returns received Wednesda
night from all parts of "the State are ii
complete and the .result.*? are'still-i
doubt except in the 6th Congfe'ffti'om
district where the election pf J. E. Elle
he is admitted by a safe majority eve
by his opponent, J. W. Ragsdale.
Mr. Ellerbe will succeed the Hoc
Robt. B- Scarborough who declined t
enter the race for renomination.
An officiai c?unt will be necessary ti
decide the contest for railroad commis
sioner.- Earle leads Mobley by fiearl:
7,000 votes, b?t the votes reported an
principally from the cities- and towns
and when the rural vote comes ill th<
result may be different.
It is not probable that the total vot<
wiil approximate 75,000 and in manj
counties the greatest indifference was
In the 5th judician district Timmer
man is far in the lead for solicitor, and
will probably be elected over Rembert
Aiken, IS out of 32 boxes. 1,464 1,075
Abbeville, 22 out of 24.... 843 943
Anderson, 27 out of 49... 2,117 424
Bamberg, 12 out of 14.... 5?2 504
Barnwell, 8 boxes . 187 250
Berkeley, 8 out of 22. 126 261
Beaufort, 6 out of 9 . 233 219
Charleston, 20 out of 26 .. 1,303 709"
Colleton, 8 out of 30. 430 ' 555
Chester, complete . 1,002 523
Cherokee, 20 out of 24.... 674 1,030
Clarendon, 20 out of 24.. 824 684
Chesterfield, 10 uut of 22.. 359 93?
Darlington, all out one .. 1,053 1,184
Edgefield, 20 out of 22 .. 621 787
Fairfield, complete. 311 922
Florence, 8 out of 18 .... 637 435
Greenwood, complete_ 886 917
Greenville, 28 out of 41... "3,670 819
Georgetown, 9 out of 15.. 359 528
Hampton, 9 out of 23 .. 311 568
Horry, 8 boxes. 527 180
Kershaw, 5 out of 31 .... 154 378
Laurens, 19 out of 32 .. 1,225 560
Lancaster, 12 out of 17 .. 348 469
Lexington, 23 boxes .... 759 1,589
Lee. 7 boxes. 415 366
Marlboro, one missing .. 751 621
Marion, 19 out of 21_ 2,118 836
Newberry, 5 missing .... 1,077 606
Orangeburg, 18 out of 55. 855 487
Oconee, 5 boxes. 641 142
Pickens. 7 out of 23_ 1,042 492
Richland. 20 out of 22 .. 672 1,934
Spartanburg, incomplete . 2,109 894
Saluda, S out of 29 . 232 310
Sumter. 14 out of 22 . 486 671
Union, two missing. 1,046 1,229
Williamsburg. 6 boxes .. 479 .190
York, complete. 1,480 1,579
The following list shows the number
??ral libraries established this year,
and fu? nu m Der yee to DC esuiunsucu
in each county in ord*r to receive
the benefit of the appropriation for
1904, under the Aull Library Act.
Supt. Martin is anxious, now that
thc county campaigns are over, for
the county superintendents, teachers
and patrons of each county to bestir
themselves in order that none of this
appropriation may be lost in any
county at the expiration of the time,
December 31, of this year. Each
county is entitled to twelve libraries
under this act, and should by all
means avail themselves of this rare
opportunity of outside aid before it is
Counties- Estab- To be Es
Abbeville . 7 . 5
Aiken . 9 J
Anderson . B . 7
Bamberg . 3 9
Beaufort . 3
Berkeley .3 9
Charleston .2 1?
Cherokee .4 3
Chester . 7 5
Chesterfield . 1 H
Clarendon .9 3
Coileton . 6 6
Darlington . 9 3
Dorchester . 0 12
Edgefield .12 . 9
Fairfield .12 d
Florence .12 0
Georgetown . 1 H
Greenwood .12 0
Hampton . 5 7
Hen y . 5 ]
Kershaw . 7 _ 5
Lancaster . 7 5
Laurens .12 0
Lee . 9 *
Lexington . 5 7
Marion . 4 8
Marlboro .12 0
Newberry . 9
Ocnnce .10 2
Orangeburg .12 9
Pickens . 6
Richland .12 0
Saluda .ll 1
Spartanburg .12 0
Sumter . 9
Union . 6 6
Williamsburg . 3 9
York .12 _0
Totals .303 198
The following commissions and char
ters were issued by the Secretary of
The Camden Wholesale Grocery
Company was given a commission yes
terday. Capital stock $10,000; corpora
tors, F. M. Wooten, of Monroe, N. C.,
and W. R. DeLoach, of Camden.
A charter was issued to the P. A.
Hodges Manufacturing Company, of
Eennettsville. The officers are P. A.
Hodges, president and J. L. Ingram sec
retary and treasurer.
Prominent Georgia Lawyer Dead.
Macon, Ga., Special-C. A. Turner,
one of the most prominent members ol
the Georgia bar, died at 3 o'clock ,ues
day morning at his home in Vtneville,
as the result of a prolonged attack ol
nervous prostration and rheumatism.
He was born at Barnesville 55 years
aeo and has been in Macon since 1888
After leaving the University he was
tfor a time pastor of the Baptist church
HI. Qu it man.
The greatest end-noblest hare beet
?or'm?d hy adversity and failure, not Irj
?focpfcrtty and succesi.
Bear Story fVdm Mafae,
Here is a bear story froto South
Paris: The other night Ira Murch of
that village went to a pasture near
tn? Stony Brook road after his cow.
When weil tip into the pasture he
stooped down to' pick some strawber
ries, and a little distance' away heard
a combined grunting and squealing
sound. Looking up he beheld a large
remale bear with her family of three
litt?? cubs about two rods ahead of
him. The mother bear was lying
down, but got Up slowly outo her for
ward feet and took a careful survey
of Mr. Murch. He then tossed a
um?ll stick toward her, when she got
onto- her feet and walked away, close
ly followed by her three babies. Mr.
Murch says she was quite thin, but
thinks she would weigh about 200
pounds. The cubs were, from his des
cription, some eight or ten weeks old,
and very cunning. Several boys arm
ed with guns started Saturday in hot
pursuit. So far as we know the boys
got back alive.-Kennebec Journal.
Simple Cure for Lockjaw,
My father (who has now passed
away) was a physician, practicing for
over fifty years, and cured many,
many cases of lockjaw. Even after
the Jaws were set they became re??
laxed, and the patients recovered.
He often told me that it was a
great outrage to let the patients die
of lockjaw, as they have done time
after time in the" hospitals of this
city. Then he told me what to do
and which I have always done., when
ever I have accidentally cut my hand
or foot with rusty iron, and have nev
er had any serious results. He told
me that this knowledge he received
from an old French physician, years
ago. He said to take a raw red beet,
cut it in half and scrape or mash it
into a pulp and apply it to the wound,
and also to the palms of the hands,
binding it on like a poultice. The
juice of the red beet will cure lock
jaw. It draws the poison out and
prevents it from spreading.-Phila
The Bese in the world. The
Factory 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.
W. J. Rutherford & Co.
Write Us For Prices.
Corner Reynolds and Washington Streets,
THIS SPACE IS TAKEN BY
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?W. F. SAMPLE of Saluda County and
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and want to see you.
ie complete. A Large stock.
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always on hand,
ly responded to.
gin of profit,
All calls for our Hearse prompt
All goods sold on a _ small mar
me, ? will save you
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Johnston, South Carolina,
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