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Surplus and Profits. 150,000
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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, ?06.
Wm. Schweigert, Prest. A. S. Morris, Vice-Preat. Th??. S. ?ray, Cash,
- LnioirSavIngs Bank,
> with resources of over Eight'jHundred Thousand dollars and
a Board of Directors chosen from the most successful business
.men in the community, iuvitesyou to become a depositor, prom
ising you every courtesy. ?
rO?RtPER CENT INTEREST paid on Savings accounts.
F. H. BARRETT, J, P. DOUGHTY, JR. W. K. KITCHEN. Special
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744 Reynold Street
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Title Guaranty & Trust Co., Bonds.
American Live Stock Insurance Com
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Real Estate Bought & Sold.
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Accidents; Sickness and Wind Storms.
It will be a pleasure to serve you at all times and
your business will be heartily appreciated.
We have now on hand
75 head of choice Horses
and Mnles. Now is the time
to make your purehaes. Our
prices are as low as can be
made, quality considered.
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Stables th Rear ofCourt House.
GEORGIA CtfEJVIICAIi WORKS
Everything in fertilizers, plant foods and agri
Blood and Bone goods, Fish goods and Cotton
Seed Meal Mixtures.
These reliable fertilizers have been tried by the
trade for over a third of a century, and their increas- |
ing popularity attests their merit,
s. " Using them is'thcrcfore no.experiment.
Factories Augusta, Ga.,'Pon Pon, S. C.
Sold exclusively at Edgefield by the
Call on them ior further information.
Students Aroused to find the
Flames Around Them
PROPERTY LOSS WAS SEVERE
Fire at Gambier, 0., Destroys Five
Bu?dings of the Well-Known Kin
yon Institutions, College and Mili
tary Academy Breaking out at 4
O'Clock in the Morning--Bodies of
Dead Still in Hot Ruins-Nine
Seriously Injured and Others More
or Less Hurt.
Gambier, 0., Special.-Three are
dead and nine .seriously injured and
several others more or less hurt as a
result of a fire at Keyon College aud
Military Academy, which destroyed
Milner hall, the militaiy academy,
Delano and North Annex. The lire
broks out at 4 a. m., while the stu
dents and college authorities were
still asleep and quickly spread
through the buildings named, which
were consumed. The search for thc
missing boys, the bodies of whom it
is now certain are iu the ruins, was
kept up till late in the afternoon when
the walls of the burned structure fell
and at night their i^ccovery is regard
ed as impossible for some time. The
search during the day was impeded
by the fact that the rums were still
rod hot and passing through them
was nearly impossible. The falling
walls in the afternoon barely missiug
Dr. Pierce, president of Keyon, aud
Regents Wiant and Williams, who
were leading a party of rescurcrs
through the ruins. The dead and in
jured are all students of thc mili
tary academy and old Kenyon.
Parents, sisters and brothers of the
dead and injured students arrived on
every train. Thc news of the fire
spread quickly all over the Slate and
telegrams were seht at ?ncc by thc
college authorities to parents of the
boys injured. The messages were imf
made alarming-, but even while mildly
stating the case, aroused grave appre
hensions and the anxious fathers and
mothers have rushed to aid their
The properly loss by ihe dottinc
tion of the buildings is estimated to
be $100,000 ,with 60 per cent, iiisur
?y. ' " "" '
Following is a list of missing and
Missing believed to bc dead :
Henderson, Everett, IS, of Illinois.
Knnkle, Winfield Scott, 15, of Ash
Fuller, Janies J., IS, of Wan-en, O.
The injured : .
Barnes, Harry C., Cleveland, spine
injured and leg broken from jumping
four stories; may die.
Baker, Lenox W., Cleveland, inter
nally injured; jumped four stories.
Nicholson, J. Underwood. Stcuben
ville; terribly burned about the body;
. Shannon, R. A., Wellsville, N. Y..
badly braised from jumping.
Thierweckster, Homer, Oak Har
bor, 0., badly burned about ihe anus.
Bierell, A. G., Columbus, feet badly
Galway, F. K. commercial m tftr,
Adrian, Mich., internally iiijui\>fi;
Dorsey, W. G.. Dallas, Tex., badly
braised; jumped three stories.
Brown, Arthur, Cincinnatti, stu
dent at old Kenyon; badly cut while
assisting in the rescue.
Miners' Strike Averted.
Indianapolis, Special.-lu a state
ment issued to the Associated Press,
Vice President T. L. Lewis, of the
United Mine workers of America, de
clares there will be no strike of the
United Mine Workers in April, saying
the operators will restore the reduc
tion accepted by the miners two years
ago, and perhaps more.
Cemeteries Bar Out Hoch.
Chicago, Special.-The body of Jo
hann Hoeii lay in the county morgue
at Dunning, 111., while the undertaker
who had agree to inter the corpse at
his own expense, and the IAVO clergy
men who were on the scaffold Fri
day when Hoch was hanged, vainly
tried to lind a burial place. After
repealed efforts tb secure a final rest
ing place for the body of Hoch hi om;
nf thc city cemeteries, thc two ol day
men finally despaired and the body
was interred in the potters' field ad
joining the county poor farm at Dun
Too Young to Realize His Crime.
Pittsburg-, Pa., Special.-A . coro
ner's jury acquitted nine-year-old
Harry Haas of the death of his bro
ther,, Howard, aged lo years of agc,
whom he stabbed with aa pocket
knife a week ago, holding that the
boy was too young to realize the
enormity of his crime. The jury rc
eemm?nded. however, that the juve
nile court make :iu iuveKtigat?m into
the case. .
Ex-Speaker Henderson Dead.
Dubuque, la., Special-David B.
Henderson, formerly speaker of the
national House ol' Representatives,
died Saturday afternoon at Mercy
Hospital :T? pcrcsis, which attacked
'nine months ago. Gol Henderson be
gan to sink Friday afternoon, rallied
Saturday morning, but in the after
noon Upsed into unconsciousness and
failed; vapidly until thc end same. All
of bi* family except a son in Califor
nia, were al Hie bedside.
LIST OF LAWS ENACTED
But Only ?am ?f Varied Import
tance Aro Included iii Statement of
As usual the general assembly did a
great deal of local legislation and
these acts are not of general interest,
affecting generally only the counties
in -which they arise.. Below will be
found a list of the enactments in
which thc entire State is interested :
To establish Christmas holidays id
the State colleges. . ?
To incorporate the Union Carnegie
To change the name of South Car
olina College to the . University -of.
To ratify and confirm thc charter
of the Central Carolinaa Power Com
To provide for a monument to
mark the grave of General Thomas
To prevent restaurant and eating
house keepers at railroad and steam
boat stations from furnishing meals
to white ?and colored passengers to
To have application fees of candi
dates for medical licenses to go to the
. Making appropriation for dispen
To establish a board of pardons.
Appointing a bank examiner.
Establishing a fish commission.
Establishing a fund for disabled
firemen by taxing insurance compan
To fix the salaries of the circuit
stenographers at $1,500.
To establish a county court in Rich
To celebrate South Carolina day in
the public schools.
To buy new flags for the State ?
To charter the Central Railway^
company of South Carolina.
To prevent merchants of car brass
es from selling their stock otherwise
To require railroads at junetional
points through the railroad commis
sion to erect depots.
To require railroads and other
common carriers to provide toilets at
To give federal sovcriiment con
trol over the quarantine stations. :
To prevent railroad companies
from charging extra fare for cross-.
ing bridges when entering the State.
To give the federal government
control over certain lands oii Sulli
To require common carriers to re- ,
weigh freight and to establish scales
for that purpose.
To require railroad companies to . ?
.giVtt infoiTM^bl'l cuilc?l'??ug thc'sTup!^
ment of live stock. /
To cut dead trees from near the*
To incorporate the Newberr * hit
mire and Augusta Railroad c . pany.
To incorporate the Middle Carolina
and Western Railway company.
To punish indecent exposure.
To change name of the Saluda Riv
er Power Company to the Greenville
Carolina Power company and allow
ing thc company to build a dara across
the Saluda below the present one.
To allow suits against insurance
companies to be brought, in the coun
ties where the loss occurs.
Joint resolution to buy ?50 copies
of Elizas' "Thc Jews of South Car
To incorporate the Piedmont Pow
To allow an illegitimate child to
be inherent from its mother.
To amend dispensary law, making
regulations as lo other counties the
same in Horry and Beaufort.
The general bill on voting precincts
The pure food bill.
To appropriate $20,000 for the
The general magistrates' bill.
-To establish an industrial school
for boys-the reformatory.
To make Thursday of fair week a
legal holiday in Richland.
;To establish a county court in Aik
en-also one in Sumter.
To publish the names of beneficiar
ies in State institutions and the nam
es of their parents or guardians.
To prevent supervisors and com
missioners from furnishing county
supplies while in office.
To make the solicitors' salary $1,
700 , .
To repeal the law exempting Con
federate veterans from license when
dealing in seed cotton.
Allowing city councils rather than
boards of health to appoint health
To require State house clerks to
To- re-survey the Edgefield-Aiken
To have expert chemists examine
the bodies of persons supposed lo
have been poisoned.
To prohibit wrong use of badges
or insignia of secret orders by per
sons not members.
or Iron A
or GrSt rcLc
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911 BKOAT> STBE?
THE BOARD OF PARDONS
??ew Board Will Go Into Office Within
??e Moflth front Approval of the^
': doverrior Heyward Saturday night
nnri?u?ced the ?ppointement of the
board bf pardons provided for in the
act recently passed at the session of
the general assembly just ended. The
board consists of Mr. W. R. Shand
of Columbia, Mr. Wilson G. Harvey
of Charleston and Mr. R. Mays Cleve
land of Greenville.
In selecting the board. Gov. Hey
v.ard endeavored to secure three men
of the highest standing and character,
who are not actively in polities, and
those who kriow the three gentlemen
consider that he has succeeded in
naming such merl; Mr; Shandj who
is appointed for the three year term,
is the recently retired president of the
?South Carolina State Bar association
and uo lawyer in the State stands
higher irt the estimation of the profes
sion and the public at large. Under
the terms of the act the resident mem
ber of the board will be the secretan'.
Mr. Harvey, who is appointed for
two years* is president of? the Enter
prise* bank of Charleston and is one
of the most progressive and popular
young business men in the city. He
has a wide acquaintance throughout
,Mr. Cleveland, whose home is at
Marietta in Greenville county, is one
of the most substantial, honorable
and public-spirited men in South Car
olina. He is one of the largest and
most successful farmers in the up
country and is a member of the State
executive committee of the Southern
Cotton Association, in which organi
zation he has taken an active interest.
Mr. Cleveland formerly represented
Greenville county in the general as
sembly. He gets the one year term.
Thc board will go into office 30 days
ofter thc law is signed, which was
doiic Saturday. Thc members are to
receive $4 per day for their services
while in session and their meetings
are limited to 20 days during the year.
60 that for such men as have been
named thc work will bc one purely
of honor and patriotism. The gover
nor is empoAvered to refer to the
board any petition for pardon upon
which he desires theil- recommenda
tion but he is not required to do so
and he is not required to follow thc
recommendations of the board in
granting or refusing- a pardon. As a
practical matter, it is not likely thal
any governor will in many instances
decline to follow the recommenda
tions of the board
X A Farmer Stabbed to the Heart.
H.. Lamar, Special.-Charlie Emerson
^farmer, living about four-miles from:
^rnisT,place- was stabbed .to'-death in
iront of the store of Dr. J.' F. Watson.
Who did the cutting is not known, but
two negroes suspected of some knowl
edge of the affair are iu the keeping
of the officers. Emerson had been a
few minutes before in a nearby store,
in which he, with Jim Wndford and
Bowman Scarborough, had some
trouble, Emerson having been drink
ing. He left this store and while
walking along in frout of Dr. Wat
son's ding store was stabbed to the
heart. Emerson never spoke a word,
though his little six-year-old hoy catt
ed to him piteously to speak. Thc
knife with which it is supposed Emer
son was killed was found by his side.
Henry Miles and his son, colored,
were arrested and are being held
pending an investigation. The in
quest was held Sunday.
Child Burned to Death.
_ Gaffney, Special.-A shocking ac
cident happened lo an infant child
of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Painter,
Monday evening at their home, four
miles from this city. The five-months
old daughter was left sleeping peace
fully in a cradle in the house, while
its mother was" engaged in milking
a cow and its x father feeding his
stock. The father heard the screams
of the child. Rushing into the
house, he discovered the little one
and its crib in flames. The mother
and father hastily snatched the
burning child from the cradle and
extinguished the flames, and did ev
erything possible for its relief, but
the burns were very serious and the
little girl died from the effects on
The Change of Venue Granted.
Chester, Special.-Judge Gage fil
ed on Tuesday afternoon, with clerk
of the court of Lancaster county, his
decision in thc case of Castles, ad
ministrator, against the county of
Lancaster. The decision grants the
motion for change of v?nue and
names York county as the place for
trial of the case, instead of ('hester,
as asked by defendant's counsel.
The change is made on the ground
that the ends of justice would be
promoted by thc change.
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Occurrences of Interest From
Ail Over South Carolina
MANY ITEMS OF STATE NEWS
A Batch of Live Paragraphs Cover
ing a Wide Range-What is Going
On in Oar State.
New York Market.
June, .* .10.78
August. *4. .10.7(1
New Orleans Market.
Future closing bids:
April.. , .*.?. .10.64
August. ... .10.7(5
Spot closed seady at 10 0-16 for
middling. Net and gross receipts
9.137 bales; sales 20,800 bales: stock
307,993 bales. '
Wants Detailed Information.
One of the most enthusiastic work
ers in South Carolina in the interest
of the Southern Cotton Association
is Mr. J. E. Wannamaker, president
of the Orangeburg association. He
has lately invented a scheme to lind
out just how much cotton will be
planted in that county this year and
how much in the past.
Mr. Wannamaker does not believe
that the farmers will not reduce their
acreage and on Saturday following
he will mail lo every land owner in
his county a postal card with a re
turn card attached. He writes the
land-owenrs because their addresses
are well known and he asks them to
co-operate with him in obtaining in
formation from their tenants. /
The following is printed on the
pastal catii "SKA- oui ? by P-ieVuYtfiiV
St. Matthews, S. C., Feb. 24, 1906.
Dear Sir: Thc information request
ed on this return card has been fully
explained in all thc county papers
Facts and figures are wanted-"the
truth, the whole truth, and nothing
bu: the truth." They are necessary
to the life, growth and success of thc
Southern Cotton Association. If you
cannot comply with thc letter with all
thc requirements' of the Southern
Cotton Association but will do so in
spirit and practice to the best of
your ability, you are eligible to mem
bership and will be welcomed as such.
Exercise great care and give iii its
proper place Ibo number of acres
planted in cotton for the years 1904
1905, and number of acres to be
planted in cotton in 1006, and in its
proper place give number of plows to
cultivate same. Also in its proper
place give, acres planted in corn, oats
and other crops for 1905-1006. Fill
out. sign and mail reply card prompt
J. E. Wannamaker,
Pres. Orangeburg Cotton Association
Thc reply postal, which will bc
mailed about March 4, is directed lo
the president ol' Orangeburg Colton
Association; on the reverse siuc are
questions to be answered and blank
spaces to be fifilled out under the
years 1904-1905-1906, as to cotton
acreage planted and number of plows
to cultivate same in 1906: also sta
tistics as to acreage in corn, oats,-,
and other crops for 1905-1906. A
blank space is to be rilled with acre
age planted by land owner, and a
separate blank space for renters and
'.'When thc returns arc ?ill in."
says Mr. Wannamaker. "1 confident
ly expect a substantial reduction in
cotton acreage from last year of at
least S per cent., on 10 per cent. 1
have submitted my postal card
scheme to the State officers of the
Southern Cotton Association. They
heartily approve of it, and 1. have
evciy reason to believe * it will bc
made effective not only throughout
this State, but in every county of the
entire cotton bell. Colton growers
stand together.-Columbia State.
A Distressing Accident.
Columbia, Special.-Howell Hall,
a nine-year-old boy employed in the
weave room of thc Granby mill, fell
fi om thc fourth (loor di: wu an ele
vator shaft to the elevator car, two
floors below, about 9 o'clock Thurs
day morning and erusjiod his skull.
He died at 12.15 o'clock in thc af
Arrested for Murder.
Anderson. Special.-James Clark
has been lodged in jail for thc kill
ing of Dock Williams, nt William
ston. Thc difficulty took place Sun
day, but thc wounded negro linger
ed for a day or two before death re
sulted. Lon Hagood has also been
taken into custody by thc officials
as an accessory to lite murder.
Love p.nd pain are mov? or less
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