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AY, MARCH 7, *906.
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L. 0. HAYNE, President,
IBANK G. FOBD, Cashier.
Surplus and Profits. 150,000
We shall be pleased to have you open RD account
j, with this Baale. Cugtomemand eorresfXjndrntsaa- OP
T sured of c re ry courtesy and accommodation ponti- i
T ble under conservative, modern Banking methods. X
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Crops and Consign]
--Fidelity & Casualty Co,.
Title Guaranty & Trust C
American Live Stock Insi
C. A, GRIFFIN &CO.
Will protect you against loss by Fire, Death,
h Accidents, Sickness and Wind Storms.
It will be a pleasure to serve you at all times and
r ' your business will be heartily appreciated.
We have now on hand
75 head of choice Horses
and Mules. Now is the time
to make your purchaes. Our
prices are as low as can be
made, quality considered.
B. L. JONES & SON.
Stables in Rear ofCourt House.
GEORGIA CHEMICAL* WOf^S
Everything in fertilizers, plant foods and agri
|?lood 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.
Using them is therefore no experiment.
? Factories Augusta, Ga., Pon Pon,*S. C;
Sold exclusively at Edgefield by the
JggT?all on them for further information,
-*,v.. England States f
_ -gerate with himself in appoint
ing five delegates from each pf these
States ta meet in Washington, at a
-dale to bc fixed by the chairman, to
nrge the passage of the bill now pend
ing in congress looking to the estab
lishment and maintenance of forest
reserves in thc Appalachian and
"Third. That the senators and
representa'ives in congress from the
States adjacent to Appalachian re
gions be earnestly urged to do every
thing in their power to secure the pas
sage of these bills."
- In closing .he resolutions call on
the public press of thc country and
the governors of the States interested
lo actively exert their influence in be
half of this important movement.
Gov. Glenn will bc chairman of the
North Carolina delegation.
Cavalryman Convicted of Murder.
Chattanooga, Special.-Thc crimin
la court in session at LaFa}'ettc, Ga.,
the county seat of Waller county, iu
which Fort Oglethrope is situated,
has sentenced Private Thomas Cress
of the Twelfth cavalry lo seven years
in Geoigia penitentiary for killing
Private John Kane at a beer club
outside iun. army reservation.
Elected President of N. C. & St. L.
Nashville, Tenn., Special.-At a
meeting here of the board of direc
tors of thc Nashville, Chattanooga &.
St. Louis Railway, John W. Thomas,
son of the late Major John W. Thom
as, was elected permanent president
and general manager of the road. H.
F. Smith, general traffic manager,
was chosen vice president and gener
al traffic manager, and Major E. C.
Lewis, who has been acting president
since thc death of Major Thomas, was
made chairman of the board of di
Seaboard Oifices Burned.
Portsmouth, Va., Special.-The
general office building of the Sahoard
Air Line Railway herc was entirely
destroyed, except the walls, by lire
which started at S:30 o'clock Sunday
morning, and while the monetary loss
was only approximately $25,000, tl- :
were many valuable records and offi
cial papers of the road destroyed.
10,000 Sorals Lost.
San Fraucisco, Special.-Thc Even
ing Post states that 10,000 persons
perished during the storm on Tahiti
and adjacent islands, several ot." which
its account says, have disappeared.
Ii; places the damage at $5,000,000.
These reports have not been cnn firm
ed by thc officers of the steamer Mari
posa, which brought the new? of thc
disaster from Papeete..
^?-ahd New York
,.~work to secure the
^Hcyholders, the pri
/?of which the associa
. otgauized. The Association's
~een. urtab?e to Secure a list of
policyholders, as thc, companies
jse to give the lists even to. such
organisation, and this position has
cen sustained by the courts as prop
er in a recent defcisioii. f??nce the
associations have had to appeal to the
policyholders through the press.
. The. Mutual Life Policyholders'-as-.
scciation has sent out Ihr following:
''PohcyboIdeS of tb,: Mutual Life j
"Stale and after correspondence with
the home office it is evideut that we
cannot secure such a list from the
company. Meanwhile the agents of
the company have been instructed to
secure proxies in thc name of Messrs.
Straus, Claflin and Mackay of New
York and many of the policyholders
of the company in this State have giv
en their proxies to the agents in the
name of these gentlemen. While de
siring to work in accord with thc offi
cials of the company so long as their
efforts arc directed to the conserva
tion of the iuterests of thc policy
holders, the executive committee con
siders that thc original pian of thc as
sociation should be adhered to and
that the policyholders in order to be
fully protected, should give their
proxies to the three trustees selected
by the committee in accord with the
resolution of the meeting held on the
18th of January. This committee con
sists of Messrs. T. B. Stackhouse of
Columbia, L. W. Parker of Greenville
and Jas. A. Hoyt pf Columbia.
This committee is pledged to vote
the South Carolina proxies for the
protection of thc policyholders. The
committee will also vote the proxies
and work for the election of Gov. D.
C. Heyward as a trustee of the com
pany al the annual meeting, as in
structed by the association.
Policyholders desiring to cooperate
with thc association in the manner
outlined will fill out a proxy as given
below and send to any one of the coni
Ciittcc named therein.
T. B. STACKHOUSE,
JAS. A. HOYT,
Bankers to Meet at Lookout.
Nashville, Special.-The' executive
committee of, the State Bankers as
sociation decided on Lookout Moun
tain as the place for the coming con
vention which will be held Juuc 6th
or Iron Jh
Until you have thoroughly
We can save yoi
onfeach implement. That's wortt
FREE Our New
of the heat ??oed for the South. Wit
or more of seed we Riv? FKKK one
KKK KUKALlST-thc best farm an
Catalog tells all about it. When
and we will give you a packet of our
swreleet jGu have ever bad a chane*
?jSS* Write at once or call at_ oi
dil BROAD ST.
Sweeps ?Vcr the City of Mer
SERIOUS LOSS OF LIFE RESULTS
Reporte bf Appalling Loss of Life in
Stricken Mississippi City Were Due
to Chabs Following Tornado, but
. Actual^ Situation is Bad Enough
State' j Legislature Appropriates
$&,0Q0,?Oifcf?ens Having Previously
Subscribe^ ?J^OOO and Gov, Varda
ma?: Sends Special Train With Con
victa to; Aid in Work.
Mai?dia?, Miss., Special.-Nineteen
DedDle-:?V? known tn have been killed
L the tornado which
lis city shortly after 6
r evening. Twenty-four
?injured and property
fited value of $1,000,000
d or otherwise damaged.*
ona! reports were sent
j of au appaling loss of
lbly to the chaotic con
irs immediately follow
.....lion of the storm, but
.cful canvass of thc situa
)llowing list of dead ap
McGiunis, conductor on
Ohi?, killed at Elmira's
vards, flagman Mobile &
at Elmira's restaurant,
rry, policeman, killed in
Ison, killed in Thornton's
i Singleton and Little
er, killed in East End.
Smitl?, engineer* killed at
fri and little son, of Cot
iliiams, bookkeeper Mey
Hardware Compati y,
lira, restarant proprietor.
negro mau and little I
red remains found in
ley nnd child, killed at
negro woman, killed near
[women, killed at Georgc
^ihcjppi legislature, in s?s
ccl ? scp??al tra?i, ?^3~ioSHT
i convicts from the Rankin
.rn, dispatched it at once to
The city now enjoys the
ectacle of State convicts
he rescue work,
uado which played such
frightful havoc appeared in the south
west at 6:27 o'clock Friday evening.
A low, funuel-shaped cloud Avas seen
to forai near the city. A heavy
downpour of rain had been falling,
when suddenly the humidity became
intense. Witha roar that could bc
heard a great distance, the storm ap
proaelywl from the southwest and des
cended, upon the city. Thc greatest
loss of life is reported from tlie East
End, in what is known as thc "Cot
ton Mill" settlement. The large cot
ton mill there was partially wrecked
and probably 400 small houses were
demolished or badly damaged. The
tornado swept front street and
wrought great- damage there. Many
houses were demolished and others
were partially damaged. The electric
light plant was partially wrecked,
and to add to tho terror of the situa
tion the city Avas thrown into total
darkuess. Lanterns, candles and even
coal oil lamps were used by the peo
ple in seeking places of safety. The
tornado also did severe damage on
Twenty-second avenue between Front
and railroad streets. Several houses
cn this avenue were partially wreck
ed. The work of thc storm lasted for
only a brief period, many people
claiming that the entire destruction
was wrought in thc brief space of five
Gen. Anderson Gets Commission.
Richmond, Special.-Gen. Charles
J; Anderson has received his commis
sion as Adjutant-General of Virgin
ia for four years, beginning Mardi 1.
Gen. Anderson will not assume active
charge of the office till after the ex
piration of his tenn in the Senate,
which will be about 10 days. Gener
al Anderson bas announced his clerk
and stenographer. General Ander
son returns to the office after eight
years, and succeeds the officer who
took his place when Governor Tyler
entered on his administration.
examined our large stock.
i from $1 tol
i thinking aboi'Jt ! '''ome i;0
(ion th i 3 paper
^flHHK9^ttBou. liest ami
.U G CST A: QA,
CHANGES IN SCHOOL LAW
Tim? foi* Votin?; Special School Tax
es Extended-Calhoun's Birthday
to be Observed.
State Superintendent of Education
Martin rece?tly sent out to thc coun
ty superintendents of education sev
eral circular letters concerning pro
visions made by thc recent session of
the general assembly in regard to the
schools of the State. One of these re
lates to the law making .Calhoun's
birthduy a holiday, another to the
purchase of Dr. Elzas' history of thc
Jews in South Carolina, and thc
third to thc lime for voling special
taxes for local ?chool purposes.
As these letters contain informa
tion of value to thc school they are
given as follows:
To^.the County Superintendents.
Gentlemen: Sonic time ago we
sent yon some petition forms to aid in
voting local laxes. Now is a good
time to press this work. Thc Jegis
lnturc, at its recent session, amended
section 1208, so that local taxes may
bc voted at any time during tfte year.
Thc amended law provides that taxes
voted after October 1st shall not be
collected until the following year.
The legislature renewed the appro
priation foi- libraries. According to
our records, more than ?UQ libraries
have been established and more than
IOU enlarged, since thc library law
was enacted two years ago. If you
continue tu push this work as you .
have done, We shall phis thc 1,000
mark before thc close of the year.
Many of thc libraries already estab
lished should be enlarged. They may
be enlarged every year.
Thc general assembly amended sec
tion 1200 of the school law, as fol
lows:' "Provided, further, That thc
Slate bard of education shall exam
ine into thc curriculum, standing,
faculty and equipment of each insti
tution, and sic that it is doing real
college work before certificates may
bc issued on its diplomas." Tbe
State board is now making such ex
amination, and will communicate re
sults to you as soon as possible. In
the meantime, thc list heretofore sent
you should be enforced.
A law was passed requiring Cal
houn's birthday, March 18th, to be
celebrated ' with special exercises in
thc sehools. I send special circular
on this point.
The dog law was amended so that
the money shall be spent in the dis
trict where it is collected. It is the
cinty of trustees and other school of
ficers tb; see that all of the dogs iii
n tl nh-?disiyrel-^r? -rrtlW-iiiirifl -P/VIT-?D?O
We are having the school law
printed, and will send you a supply
as soon as possible.
O. B. Martin,
State Superintendent Education.
Copies of Dr.Elza's book for school'
libraries can be had from Mr. Martin
on application, express charges to be
paid by the school or college.
Another of thc letters is as fol
To Superintendents and Teacliei's:
Allow mc to call your special at
tention to the act of the recent leg
lislature to provide for the celebra
tion of South Carolina day in the
public schools. It is as follows:
:'That the public schools of this State
shall obseive Calhoun's birthday,
the 18th of March of each year, as
'South Carolina day,' and on that
clay the school officers and teachers
shall conduct such exercises as will
conduce, to a more general knowledge
and appreciation of the history, re
sources and possibilities of this State:
Provided, That if thc said day shall
fall on Saturday or Sunday, thc Fri
day nearest to March 18th shall bc
selected: Provided, further, That if
any school shall not be in session on.
the said date, the celebration may be
held before the close of the term.
That the State superintendent,of edu
cation shall suggest such topics or
programmes as he may deem appro
priate for thc celebration of 'South
Carolina day.' "
, Inasmuch as thc time is so short,
it will bc impossible to issue a pam- ,
plilct on this subject this year. I
should like lo suggest, however, that
you make.a programme from thc best
material available. Of course, you
will find excellent material for study
and for essays in encyclopaedias, his
tories and magazines. You ought to
get some fine essays on Calhoun. You
will find good selections in many of
the books in thc school libraries, such
as Palmetto Stories, Our Couulry's
Flag, History of the Ola Cheraws,
South Carolina Women in the Con
federacy, Southern Poets, Timrod's
Poems, Story of the Thirteen Colon
ies, etc. You might take advantage
of this day to raise money to get
books for your libraries, which treaL ?
of the "history, resources and^OSS^ \
bil it ios of South Caroliimjytafl^H
I shall bc glad to re?^^,a?y.p?^m5i '
essays and so le c t ipns^yliic?i??yoh; ti?tlS? "
suitable to incbr^&H?i^^.:-:***1"
phiet t?,b-o-nt?c?-iieK^er in the cele
A charter was also issued to the
Greenwood Undertaking company,
capitalized at $2,000. Thc officers
aro: C. S. Franklin, president, and C.
\j. Henderson, vice president.
The Secretary of Stct'i has charter
ed the Farmers' Supply company of
Kingstrce, eapatalizecl at $10,000. The
officers ave: \V. C. Nexom. president,
end H. E. Montgomery, le?re^ry and
Consult your own interest. Open Buggy including Harnessand Uni
' brella for,$fiO 00, or Top Buggy complete fer 49.00, Remember, I
Sell Goods Lower
than any other Jiouse in the Soul li. Chase's Fine Plush robe:, from $1.
up. These are now bnngsold at a sacrifice of 40%, the moct beauti
ful Jine ever sold in Augusta. I am abo facrifloiiig Ti links, Satchels,
Snit Cases, etc., to make room for other ilnes. Sole agent for the fa
mous Babcock vehicles and the best farm wagons on the maket.
The Carriage and Hardware Man of Ga#,
749 and 751 Broad Street, AUGUSTA, GEORGIA.
W. J. Rutherford & Co.
l l fl I I
AND DEALER IN
Cement, Plaster, Hair, Fire Brick, Fire Clay,
Ready Roofing and other Material.
Write Us For Prices.
Cr . . Reynolds and Washington Streets,
Large Shipments of the best makes of wagons and buggies
just received. Our stock of furniture aud 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 BY
The Leading Grocers of Augusta^ Ga.,
^ "W. F. SAMPLE of Saluda County and
H. H. SCOTT, JR., of Edgefield County are with us
and want to see you.
For Fire and Life
, =G0 TO SEEJH? "
CAUGHMAN ^ HARLINI
BEFORE INSURING ELSEWHERE.
We represent the best Old Line Companies.
CAUGHMAN g . ? ABLING - GENTS,
AUGHMAN OC H A ?LING /\GENTS.
My Carriage and Repair Shop at the
Stables is now well equipped. I invite jT"-1
Large force of competent
of t lie ber.t material al wi
Can Ltiiid von
oneonrtortn?^ , ^
Pianos, Organs and Sewing
Machines. Also the Ceci
lian Piano Player.
SATISF ACT TON GUARANTEED.
Call on or write us for
prices and terms.
NINETY SIX, S. Q