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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 81,?9?6.
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SHE WHO HESITATES IS LOST.
Girl Who Wants Time to Consider
A '-Sometimes Loses.
There is a Philadelphia girl who
has learned that so far as a proposal
Is concerned he or she who hesitates
is lost. A very eligible and estimable
young man had long been -making it
evident that his attentions to her were
serious, and the other evening he
made a formal declaration. She could
not even put forward the orthodox
ruse about the suddenness of the pro
Being of a rather vacillating turn of
mind, she said she could not give him
a decided answer. "I am not at all
sure that I love you," the girl de'
dared; "you must give me time to
thiuk about it." Considerably taken
aback by what he considered her lack
of decision of character the young
man agreed to wait a week for her
' So the wooed but not yet worrmaid
en went to her bed that night ponder
ing deeply. About 12 o'clock she w?s
awakened to receive a telegram,
which read: "You need not mind
about deciding that matter unUI next
w?ek ; I've found a girl who said 'yes'
The Japanese government has de
cided to issue a new foreign loan of
1260,000,000 /^-4 per cent. War ifl j
what" Gea, Sherman .said, it was, for ;
iho?v who haver to pay the oosL
.ia, Vice-Prest. Thoa. S/Gray, CeahJ
?undred Thousand dollars aud
ii the most successful business
irou to become a depositor, prom
:STpaid on Savings accounts.
Y, JR. W. K. KITCHEN. Special
Made on Prospective
tion giv?n all details,
Company of America"
s OVER 10.000.000,00
my in the United States has
pital and Surplus Combined.
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nst loss by Fire, Death,
serve you at all times and
?rs, plant foods and agri
s, Fish goods and Cotton
irs have been tried by the
centur}7, and their increas
re no experiment,
ja., Pon Pon, S. C,
e fi eld by the
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The Tariff on Art.
Every artist of any station in Ara
i erica reseats this tariff barbarism,
j We happened to receive no great in
heritanc? in artistic beauty from the
genius of the past, and our statesmen
of a more demagogic period increased
this disadvantage by penalizing and
discouraging the import of what our
citizens Were able and willing to buy
for us abroad.
The tax on paintings is felt mainly
by our public galleries, where priv
ate collections' nearly always ulti
mately find their places. In 1894
when art was taxed, the works im
ported were valued at $1,518,688.63.
The next year, when they were ad
mitted free, tbe total was $4,053,
482.88, and over five'millions in 189C.
In 1S9S.1 under the tariff of 20 pei
cent., the amount fell to $2,124,778.
Paintings are admitted free into al
most all European countries. Spaio
charges 19 cents per painting anc
Switzerland 49 cents. Canada make?
free works by artists of recognized
merit. We, who have everything t<
gain just now in art possessions from
the desire of our .men oE wealth tc
put some of their money into pic
tures, pA""S<2ss a statute that ac?
against us and for the benefit of the
couat-.ies in which the works of ar
now are.-Collier's Weekly.
Arabs assert that Eve's tomb' Is at
Jiddab, 'in a graveyard surrounded by
high waite wail*,
DEATH LIST URGER
Practically All, on Board the
Valencia Went Down
SCENES WERE, HEARTBREAKING
Thrilling Stories of the Sea Tragedy
On The Rocks Near Cape Beale On
Victoria, B. C., Special-The fatal
wreck of the steamer Valencia) which
occurred on the rocks of Cape Beale
last week was one of the most tragic
ror of a few years ago.
A vague hope was eutertained that
some of the passengers and crew who
ware not taken off may still be alive,
but it is feared that the death list
will reach 110. Twenty-two sur
vivors have been accounted for.
A special dispatch received from
Pachena telegraph hut reports the
steamer Salvor and whaler Orion and
another steamer, believed to be the
City of Topeka, off the mouth of
Darling river. A small boat from the
Salvor tried to get through the surf
to make a Iandingg and sucor the sur
vivors there, but failed. The ?boat
returned to the steamer. The surf
will not be navigable for several days.
Thc survivors at Darling river are
from boats No. 2 and No. 5 of the
Valencia. They report that 15 men
started from the steamer in boat No.
2. It capsized, and seven.of its oc
cupants were washed ashore. The
other eight perished, All wore life
preservers. Boat No. 5 left the wreck
with six or seven on board. It was
also capsized, and only two, Rich
ley aud Bunker, the former a fire
man and the latter a passenger bound
to Seattle made the land. The wife
and two children of F. F. Bunker
went down befors his eyes.
Bluejackets to the Rescue.
The tug Lorne, sent out by the
Puget. Sound Tugboat Company,
reached the vicinity of the wreck soon
after daylight, having on board a
party of British bluejackets from
Esquimalt, who went in surfboats to
see if auy possible survivors could
be rescued- and recover what they
In an interview at Barnfield Creek
Boatswain McCarthy told a story of
the Valencia wreck. He said the
steamer had been going by dead reck
oning and overran her distance.
tam jonnson immediately shouted,
"Hard a-starboard!" to the quarter
master and gave orders to sound thc
bilges, which was done. The steam
er did not seem to be- making much
water. The captain then called to
the engineer and asked if the steam
er was making much water. Before
the officer's reply firemen began clam-"
bering up from the fire room, telling
the engineers on the companionway
she was filing up. Captain Johnson
rang for full speed astern and made
for the beach. The propeller had
made only a few revolutions when
the vessel struck and listed to port.
Captain Johnson was on the bridge
when the vessel struck, with the sec
ond officer. He ran down and gave
orders to have two of the seven boats
lowered to the saloon deck rail. In
stantly the passengers crowded to the
rail aud overcrowded the boats. Dur
ing the excitement they cut whatever
lines they could lay hands on. The
davits broke about the same.time the
lines were cut, and both boats were
smashed at the sides of the vessel,
throwing out the passengers and
crew in them. Thc crew threw lines
out and succeeded in getting about
six passengers thrown out of thc
boats on board again. Thc boats
when lost were mostly filled with wo
men and children.
Life Raft Crushed.
One very sad incident was wit
nessed. A lady and gentleman with
a little girl tried to get into a boat.
The father succeeded and the mother
tried to pass the child, but a wave
struck.her and washed the child from
her aims. The child was lost before,
her eyes. . One lift raft was also
lowered, but it was' dashed to pieces.
After this four boats succeeded in
getting away from the ship, all full
of passenger.^. This left one boat
and two life rafts. The captain, af
ter consulting with the mate, asked
Boatswain McCarthy to take charge,
which he did, and called for volun
teers, and the five sailors who reached
shore in safety responded. The cap
tain instructed them to pull alon?
the beach and lind a place to get
ashore. They landed at 1:10 P. M.,
Tuesday and made Cape Beale at
3 P. M. Before making Cape Beale
they tried to get back to the vessel
by . the beach, but could not do so.
During the excitement Captain John
son was cool and calm and all the
crew were at their stations. The res
cued sailors cannot give the light
house keeper at eBalc too much
credit for the mininer in which they
100 Miles in 75:40 2-5.
Ormond-Daytona Beach, Fla., Spec
ial-With the tire of one rear wheel
on the bare rim at top speed and
cheered by thousands on the beach
side, Clifford Earp, in a 90-horse-pow
er English car, broke the world's
record for 100 miles Saturday after
noon, making the distance in one hour
15 minutes and 40 2-5 seconds. Thc
former world record, made by Fletch
er last year on the same course/ was
one hour, 18 minutes.and 24 seconds.
BOMB THROWN IN HOUSE
Deadly Missile ia Hurled Through
B?c?h?-StfKy Window of House in
Which 22 Persons Were Asleep,
Creating Havoc and Bendering *
Sick Woman Insane.
Worchestcr, Mass., Special.-A dy
namite bomb hurled through a secolld
story .window of the house of. Pani-'
? Mosczyuski, 32 Union avenue, early-}
Sunday morning, exploded and tore'
away the rear part of the h??seyblow^
ing out th? flbor? arid the rear wall.
Twenty-two persons were asleep m
the house. The wife of Daniel Cv
Bootle, who was ill, waft^rendered in
sane by the explosion. She was taken
to a hospital.
The cap of the bomb went through
the wall of the house, 40 Richland
street, and was found 150 feet away
in a picture frame in the home of Wil-. j
liam J. Ryan. The force of the ex-J
plosion shook that whole section of j
the city. fl
Miss Valeska Bnrkvicz, aged 32,1
where the explosion took place. SheB
was buried under debris, but uot.serifl
ously hurt. T
A second bomb, eight inches long
and made of two and a half-inch gas
pipe, was found in the yard and is
in the possession of the chief or po
The police arc looking for Frank
Czj'bonowski and his wife, formerly
part owners of the building, from pos
session of which they were evicted by
SIX DEAD ON TOP FLOOR.
A Distastrous Hotel Fire in Lowell
Victims Were All Womeri-The
Building Crowded With Guests
Many of Whom Were Rescued by
Firemen and Policemen.
Lowell, Mass., Special.-At least
six persons lost their lives in a fire
which partly destroyed the Richard
son Hotelj one of the leading public
houses in. this city early Saturday
morning. The fire started a few min
utes before 2 o'clock and the flames
rapidly eommu nica ted to various
parts of the structure. A large num
ber of guests were in the hotel and
those who were in the upper part of
the building had little chance to cs-,
cape^by the stairways. The firemen
at 2:30 o 'clock found the dead bodies
of six women in thc top floor of the
..rr- ?. carin ?ue, but it did . not
discharge. He'tin backed out of the
station and esca An hour later
Harwood entered ! home of Mrs.
Montgoiner, whoi t knocked down
with the but of a ".-olver. He then
entered his own home, taking a shot?
gun and a revolver, and barricaded
himself. Saturday night, Harwood
compelled his wife to disrobe, and
then he drove her naked into the
street. Later he attempted to
take the life of his children.
Alabama Nail Mill Burns.
Birmingham, Special-The nail mill
of the Southern Steel Company, form
erly known as the Alabama Wire and
Nail Company, controlled by the
Messrs. Schuelers, was destroyed by
fire at Ensley, entailing a loss be
tween $70,000 and $90,000. Adjacent
property valued at millions was jeop
ardized but hard work on the part of
firemen prevented its spread.
Guilty of Poisoning Bride.
Abbeville, Ala., Special.-Thc jury
in case of Walter Nordan returned
a verdict of gilty and fixed his punish
ment at life imprisonment. Nordan
is a prominent young merchant of
Abbeville. His bride of three weeks
died suddenly in September, 1902, and
it was found thatcher death was due
to strichnine poisoning.
Decide for Lock Canal.
Washington, Special.-The Isth
mian Canal commission met Saturday
and concluded its consideration of
the report of the board of consulting
engineers with respect to the type of
canal that should be constructed.
While no official announcement is
made with reference to the commis
sion's report, there is good reason to
believe that they have recommended
the construction of a lock canal with
au 85-foot level, practically following
the recommendations of the minority
of the consulting engineers.
Slocum's Captain Guilty.
New York. Special.-Captain Wil
liam H. Van Schaick was found guil
ty of criminal negligence in failing
lo hold fire drills on thc steamer Gen
eral Slocubm, which he commanded in
June, 1904, when the steamer burned
with the loss of over 1,000 lives. He
was immediately sentenced to ten
years' imprisonment by Judge
Thomas, of the United States District
Excited Over Report.
Washington, Special.-The follow
ing cablegram has been received by
thc Secretary of War from General
Tde, at Manila: "Natives much dis
turbed by cable stating Ambassador
Wright has been authorized to nego
tiate sale of islands to. Japan.
Authentic denial from vou might be
useful." Secretary Taft replied:
"Thc cable statement referred to in
your cablegram has not 'the slightest
vestige of truth, lt ia not only un
Inie but absurdly so,"
Hero of Two Wars and Great
i ; ...
LOST BATTLE WITH PNEUMONIA
Famous Confederate Cavalry Leader
lrt*M Brigadier General, in tJnited
^States Anny Since Spanish War,
p With Intervening Carecf in Gon
^.gress, Passes Away.
jw-York, Special-General Joseph
/(.'General Wheeler was taken ill six
days ago at his sister's home, where
he has been living recently. He con
tracted a severe cold, which develop
ed into pleurisy and pneumonia. From
t??a -first, his- age told against him,
but; the family did not give up hope
until the discease was found to have
affected both lungs. .
"r;General Wheeler's immediate rela
te vis were all with him. His daugh
ter, Mrs. W. J. Karris, and. the-Miss
es! Anne, Lucile and carrie Wheeler,
hajd been sommoned from the. South
and arrived carly in the week. His
Major Joseph Wheeler, Jr., U. S.
now stationed at West Point, was
alijo present, as Avcll as General
Wheeler's sister, Mrs. Sterling Smith,
The family were summoned to the
bedside of the patient at midnight
when the doctors in consultation con
cluded that thc end was but a matter
offffiimrs. The general was then
awake and conscious and his mind was
appearently active. . He seemed to
know that death was approaching.
Gem "Wheeler was never affaiu more
than semi-conscious. He lingered un
til ;evening and then passed away.
To'Be Buried at Arlington.
Washington, Special.-General Jos
"?ph. .Wheeler, whose death occin'red in
"New York, will be buried in the Nat
ional ..Cemetary at Arlington with the
-.TT?^- mun xour years, ine pris
oner, who was picked up on the
streets is declared to be James Manes.,
formerly au American book-maker.
who is wanted in connection with thc
famous Bank of Liverpool robbery of
Nov. 22, 1901, in which the English
institution, through forgery and con
spiracy, was defrauded of more than
$800,000. Subsequently $380,000 o?
this amount was recovered from the
conspirators, the hank having sustain
ed a riet loss of more than $400,000.
Porter Kills College Boy.
Montgomery, Ala., Special.-Grady
Miller, the 16-year-old son of Dr. R.
L. Miller, was shot and killed by the
negro porter of the"Lakeview Hotel.
There were no eye witnesses to the
shooting, but thc pistol shots were
heard. A search was made and neal
by was found the negro in a dying
condition, lie lived long enough to
say that he and Miller had engaged
in a pistol dael. There is no way tc
ascertain Ino cause of thc tragedy.
Jury Acquits of Libel.
New York,. SoeciaL-An unusually
sensational trial came, to an end when
the "-jury in the criminal branch of
the Supremo Court reported that Nor
man Hapgood, editor of Collier's
Weekly, was not guilty of criminal
libel. The case had been on trial
several ?weeks. The. charge against
Mr. Hapgood was brought at the in
stagation of Justice Joseph M. Deuel,
of the Court of Special Sessions, and
was based upon an editorial in which
the editor criticised Justice Deuel for
his connection with Town Topics.
Says Green Offered Bribe.
Savannah, Special.-The most in
teresting evidence adduced at tho
. Greene-Gay nor trial was in reference
to a charge made hy one W. R. Curtis,
who had been an inspector on the
work being done by Greene and Gay
nor, lo the effect that Greene made an
attempt to bribe him. This was in
Elks Drag River For Body.
Bristol, Va., Special.-Over .100
men are dragging the Wataugu river
in Johnson county, Tennessee, near
here, in search of the body .of George
C. Luppert, a wealthy young lumber
man, who was drowned Wednesday
night. The search is being conducted
by the Bristol lodge ol' Elks, of which
youuir Luppert was a member, and his
continued for over 24 hours with mi
success. . y
Bill For Erection of Tablets at Ap
Washington, Special.-Represen ta
tive Flood, of Virginia, introduced a
bill to provide for the purchase of
the McLean property and adjacent
land at Appomattox, Va"., and to erect
tablets there in commemoration of the
surrender of the Army pf Northern
Vhyniia to General Grant.
UUIMtSS Al VYUKA
What Our National Law Makers Are
Boing Pay by Day.
Want License Record.
Mr. Humphreys (Miss.) discussed a
measure he has .pending "to make the
government records of Federal liquor
taxpayers and license-holders availa
ble as evidence. In prohibition and
local option Sections of the country,
'ic s?idrthe present practice of with
holding this Information really placed
;he Federal government in the posi
:ion of aiding the violators of local
!aws. Persons operating "blind ti
ters," said Mr. Humphreys, obtain
Federal license and thus avoid pursuit
by government agents, but the govern
ment records were withheld by the
rules of the Internal Revenue Bureau
from being available by State officials
in making prosecutions. The rule of
the Internal Revenue Bureau, he said,
contravened the well-estahlirhed rules
sf evidence of our jurisprudence.
Rate Fixing Discussed.
The question of regulating railroad
rates occupied practically all of. the
time of the Senate, notwithstanding
that no bill with that end in view
has been' reported from .the inter
state commerce committee. The dis
cussion of the Subject Was in connec
tion with Mr. Clay's speech, Messrs.
Aldrich, Forakcr, Bailey and New
lands being the principal participants
in addition to Mr. Clay himself.
Mr. Clay advocated the passage of
a bill which would give the inter
state commerce commission power to
regulate rates when complained of,
and said that if there -was no legisla
tion along that line the county might
Munt upon an agitation of the ques
tion of government ownership. He re
ferred to thc large vote given Mr.
Hearst in the late New York munici
pal election as an indication of the
popularity of municipal'ownership of
the public utilities.
y Statehood Bill Passed.
The House passed Mic statehood bill
?xactly according to schedule. Thc Re
publican opposition to thc measure
spent its entire force and no effort
was made lo defeat thc. bill on ils
final passage, only 33 of tho "'?isur
?ents" voting against thc measure.
The bill passed by a vote of 194 to
The debate which preceded the vote
began at ll o'cloe!; and was practi
cally featureless so far as any hope
the entire opposition to the bill,~pro^~
duced their reasons for The Record.
Several of the- "insurgents" made
plain the ground of their opposition.
The bill as passed provides that
Oklahoma and Indian Territory shall
constitute one State under the name
of "Oklahoma," and that Arizona
and New Mexico shall constitute one
State under the name of "Arizona."
Should the terms of admission be rati
fied by the residents of the Territories
in question, their respective State
constitutions must contain clauses
prohibiting the sale of- intoxicating
liquors to Indians and plural marriag
es. There are many other stipulations
governing schools, courts and politi
cal sub-divisions of the proposed new
Senate and Foreign Affairs.
Thc foreign affairs of the United
States continued to hold the atten
tion of thc Senate, the Moroccan and
Dominican matters being the, ques
tions immediately at issue. Mr. Money
was the principal speaker and he talk
ed for over two hours in opposition
to thc course of the administration
with reference to both Santo Domin
go and Morocco. He contended that
there was danger pf becoming involv
ed unnecessarily in the affairs of other
countries by participating in the
Algeciras' conference, and that this
country was not sufficently concerned
willi thc conduct of affairs in Santo
Domingo to justify our course in that
island. He also took the position that
the President had transcended his
Mr. Money contended that the Pres
ident had made one explanation and
his friends another of our attitude to
wards Santo Domingo. ' Mr. Money
declared that he felt no concern about
Santo Domingo. "As Senator of the
United States, I*don't care A conti
nental about it," he said, emphati
cally. Mr. Money agreed with Mr.
Lodge that the annexation of Santo
Domingo was undesirable, and declar
ed that "if to-day the United Slates
would relieve herself of every island
of the sea the country would be im
measurably stronger." He added that
if we continue our uohey of taking
inferior people the nation must sink
of its own. weight unless wc changed
our form ot! government.
Mr. Hepburn followed Mr. Money,
advocating the annexation of Santo
Domingo, saying that the present
population would soon become Ameri
canized under the rule of the United
Mr. Tillman suggested that as the
Presiden I ol' Santo Domingo is at
present within our islands we should
p'oceed -io negotiate with him, and
thus very easily add to our colored
population iC "gluUouous for more
Mr. Hepburn replied that if his
ideas should prevail, the colored peo
ple of the island would be supplanted
"I wish," replied the South Caro
lina Senator, "'that the Senator would
bo moro consistent with reference lo
the colored race and that he would not
'w so kind io those near us- sod so
cruel iolhosv abroad,
?t? the past two weeks the larg-st shipments that have ever
been delivered in Augusta. Eight car loads of goods and three more
to come in, besides quantities of Isa s tliancar;lni dshipments of
various Ii nes, including Camas*?*, Buggies, Wag.ons, Surreys,
Harness, Saddlery, Carriage and Wagon Material and also
Christmas goods which include children's Tricycles,Toy Wagons, ve
locipedes, Goat Wagons and Cart?, hobby horse?, swannetts
and motors, various styles to suit all comers. I have the largest and .
best assorted stock in the southe/n state. 1 buy direct from tbe manu
facturer and can sell cheaper fhan any other firm rn the city of Au
gusta who has been in business for the last twenty-live or thirty years.''
Sole Agent for the famous BABCOCK vehicles and Chase's
fine silk,pl us h and neaverjrobes. Can s^U you a good top
buggy complete ror $50,00, or oren buggy with harness and umbrella
J0BF"Call and see my stock and be convinced.
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AND DEALER IN
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Write Us For Prices.
Corner Reynolds and Washington Streets,
Large Shipments of ' the best makes of wagons and buggies
just received. Our stock of furniture and house furnishing?
is complete. A Large stock.
COFFINS and CASKETS,
always on hand. All calls for our Hearse prompt
ly responded to. All goods sold on a small mar
gin of profit. Call to see me, I will save you ,
THIS SPACE IS TAKEN JL$ Y
The Leading Grocers of Augusta Ga.t
?W. F. SAMPLE of Saluda County and
H. H. SCOTT, JR., of Edgefield County are with us
and want to see you.
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AUGHMAN & MARLING /\GENTS
>Iy Carriag? and Repair Shop at the Gray
Stables is now well "equipped. I invite you to in
Large fcrce of competent workmen-Full supply
of the best material always on hard.
Can Lui id you a new wagon or repair your old
one on shoi t notice.
Tire Sett inf; ?nd Horse Shoeing done in I lie best
po? si ble manner.
Give me a call.
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Machines. Also the Ceei
lian Piano Player.
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NINETY SIX, S. C,