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J LOAN AND
L. C. KAYNE,
Chas. Ct Howard,
+ Aurista, Ga. j | CASHESB. ;
KESornCER ?TEE 81,000,000
?HIHinitlIlIll) Ht Ul ll*
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 1906.
?THE NATIONAL BANK i
?f AUGUSTA, GA.
L. 0. KAYNE, President.
FRANS G. FORD, Cashier.
Surplus and Profits. 150,000
We ?hall be pleated to har? you ?pen an account
I Tri th thu Bank. Customers and orres(>ondrnu u
T sured uf ever; courtes; and accommadation poasl.
T bte under conservative, tnodrrn Ban&lox oieinods
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WILL VISIT PANAMA
President Roosevelt Decides to
See for Himself
WILL GET INFORMATION DIRECT
Announcement is Made at 'White
House That the Chief Executive
Will Sail on One of Navy's Big
Cruisers in Latter Part of October
or Early November, to See Wheth
er Dirt is flying-Will Confine
Visit to American Zone.
Washington, . Special .-Presiden t
^Roosevelt will visit the Isthmus oC
Panama to make a p?rsonal investi
gation ?? the work of construction ot'
?the Panama canal.
This announcement was made ar
the White House by Secretary Loeb
after a conference with the PyeSi
; dent, lt is expected the President
will leave Washington for Panama
the latter part of next October or in
the early days of November. He will
be absent about three weeks. The trip
probably will bc made on.ono of the
fcij? cruisers of the navy, but what
bessel will carry thc President and
1 his party is not yet known. '
None of the details of thc trip bas
yet been worked out. Beyond the
bare decision to make the trip, the
President has reached practically no
<coaclusions. lt is likely he witt bc
I accompanied on t lie journey by Sec
retaiy Taft and Chairman Shouts. o?
the Panama canal coramibsion, but
even this has not been determined
Wants to See For Himself.
- The President long has desired per
l.soiially lo inspect the route of tho
canal and to make himself personally
familiar with the great undertaking
?ol' constructing the waterway. The
?doc?oion announced today, that he
vTi! visit the American zone on thc
Isthmus of Panama, was not reached
hastily but has been under considera
tion for a considerable time. It is
the. expectation, that the President
I will be able to spend at least a week
[ ?on the canal zone, and in that time
he will familiarize himself with the
situation by a study of it .-it close
j-A?go. He believes a personal visit
>o thc canal, zone will enable him ru
gather information that will be of
immense advantage not. only to the
canal work itself, but to Congress and
to the American people. Above all,
. it will enable him to handle with an
absolute knowledge of the situation
: : thc great problems which will con
stantly bc arising in connection with
.the work of caual construction and
$60,000 Factory Fire in Atlant?.
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-Fire de
stroyed the plants of thc Atlanta
Spring Bed Company and the Atlan
ta ?ron and Brass Bcd Company. The
loss is estimated at $60,000, fully cov
ered by insurance. At one time it
was feared that the tank's of thc
Standard Oil Company, which ad
joins one of thc pian ts, would be ig
nited, but quick work by the fire de
part ment checked thc flames in that
Wages Raised at Fall River
Fall River, Mass.. Special-The
cotton manufacturers of this city
have granted their operatives a 14
per cent, increase in wases. About
25,000 hands are ben'efitted. The new
scale, which will take effect July. 2,
is practically the same as that pre
val?ais previous to July 1. 1904. As
the other New England colton manu
facturing cen lei's follow the load nf
Fall River, as a rule, thc change is
expected ultimately to effect all cot
ton mill workers in this section.
Dr. Denny Re-elected.
Nashville, Special.-The book com
mittee of the M. E. church South, met
herc and re-elected Dr. Collins Den
ny, of Nashville, secretary. Rev. J.
M. Moore, of Dallas, Texas, was
fleeter as editor of the Christian
Advocate and . Rev. S. M.
Goodbye was re-elected as assistant
editor. Rev. L. F. Beatty was re
elected assistant to the Sunday school
editor. Plans have been prepared
for the erection of a publishing house
at Dallas, Texas, and the facilities
of the publishing house in China will
Mutual Benefit, |j
Fidelity & Casualty
Title Guaranty & 1
American Live Sto<
pany, li or SC ail<
iteai Estate B<
SOUTH CAROLINA CROPS
Condition of South Carolina Crops
for Week Ending Monday, June 18,
1906, as Given Out by th? De
There was some sunshine. on the
Erst and on the *ast day, while the
intervening1 daj-s v?ere cloudy with
?rcquent heavy rains. Fresh to brisk
?ostt?r?y winds px*evailed early in the
week, and high winds, that at times
reached gale velocity, accompanied
by local thunderstorms and e?used
Thc temperature averaged between
P??r and five degrees below noi'mal,
owing: to unusually cool weather at
the beginning of thc week: ?'h'? last
day had about h?rnial t?inperature
and suiishihev ?he deficiency hi teni
peratttre W?s C?used principally by
the absence of sunshine, as the night
temperatures were about normal. The
highest temperature for the week Avas
94 degrees at Greenville on the 13th.
The precipitation wa? excessive
)ver the entire State;. aiHa it was
heaviest over thc central and east
ern parts. Twenty-two stations re
ported Weekly amounts of over five
Uiehesv with ? maximum rainfall of
ILS2 inches at Allendale. The aver
age of all the rainfall reports receiv
ed from places within thc State was
5.46 inches which is about 4.50 iW?hes
in excess of the nOrmftl amount. In
places small rivers and creeks over
flowed Iheir banks causing local floods
but thc water did not reach flood
stages in thc large rivers.
South C?xlifia's Recovery.
. Ill compiling, last January, the as
sessed values of properly in the
Southern States, tho Baltimore Manu- j
facturers' Record, iii Ihft ftbSOncO of
official figures for Sb?th Carolina, not
then Accessible, made an estimate of
$219,000,000 for that State. The con-.
servatism of the estimate is indicated1
by the fact that the Orncial figures
now compiled are $220,224,505. An
interesting feature of the returns of
taxable property is the statement j
that "while the law requires that j
property should*be returned at 60 per |
cent, of its actual y??ui?)" il i's bcliev- ;
ed that the figur?is given 11 represent \
not more thnh 33 1-3 per cent, of the ?
total taxable property bf (he State."
On that basis Hie true value of
property ?U South Carolina may bo
estimated at more than $o'61.UUU,000,
au amount greater by $113,000)000 ;
than the true value of property itt '
1S60 and more tbttit xtbiible that of
18S0. A comparison of the ligures of
1860, W'hen thc true value was $543,
138,754, with those 1880, when the
true value was $322,000j000> reveals
the immediate loss ?ttd Subsequent res
toration of vSouth Carolina as a-result
of the w?r, even eliminating the value
?i property in slaves, and the com
parison of the figures of 1SS0 and
1905 exhibits the wonderful advance
which South Carolina has m?dfc itt the
past quarter of a century. In 1SS0
the time value of property. .-ro'J'i.OOO,
000, representing per capita wealth of
$323. Thc true value of properly,
$661,000,000, in 1905 represents a per
capita wealth of about $460.
South Carolina was one of the
Southern Stales most devastated hy
the war and most hampered by the
developments of the subsequent 10 or
12 years. The progress which it has
made since the burden Avas lilted
strikingly illustrates the advance mada
by the whole South, and the figures
of the true value of its taxable prop
erty suggest the error likely lo arise
in making comparisons of assessed
values in the South in 1S60 and in
1905 if it be not remembered that at
the earlier date assessed values rep
resented about 75 pei* cent, of true
valu-vs and at this time they represent
between 30 and 40 per ecol, of (rue
Newberry College Degrees.
Newberry, Special.-In the report
of the commencement day exercises
ac Newberry college on Wednesday
last an error was made in the trans
cription of the honorary degrees con
ferred by the institution. The fol
lowing is a corrected list: Rev. E.
T. Horn. D. D., Reading Pa., LL. D.;
Rev. J. G. Butler, D. D., Washington,
D. C., LL. D.; Stanhope. Sams, Col
umbia, S. C., Litt. D.; Rev. Dr. H.
W. Eison, University of Ohio, Litt.
D.; Rev. R. E. Campbell, New York,
D. D. ,
i Co,. Accident
'mst Co., Bonds*
ik Insurance Gom
el HiiBie Ins*
THE CAMPAIGN OPENS
Candidates Fer the State Offices Make
Their Formal Bow to the Public.
The State campaign opened at St.
George on Wednesday! The candi
dates fbr governor spoke first. The
crowd was not large, but paid close
attention. . .
The position of thc eight candidates
for governor on the liquor question
are about ns divergent a's the four
points of the compass; .Mn Man
ning ?iicl Mr. McMahaii believe iu
a reformed dispensary; Mr. Ansel
iu county dispensaries; Senator
Blease commends the institution as
it is: Mn Joel 34;. BriifiSOil for prohi
bition i M?L. A;. (>. Jones agrees with
Mr. Branson; but pending .the h ni
val.of the time fd? p^?liibiiiori bc is
willing lb put up with thc Brice law,
by voling the dispensary out of coun
ty after county and destroying the
State machine. Mr. W. A. Edwards
of Saluda did not get in Ijmch on
the liquor. fe?u% mit- he is.in favor
of the R?y?or-Mannpig. Mr'. Ed
wards is ii m?ii VvitH f. mission-he
Avant? to nay the Southern railroad
with subjugation. He has pending a
suit against that corporation for
merging competing Hues under its
own management* He claims that Hie
franchise bf.ilie .S'oiHu?rii roan in
thos? pwp'eVlies should revert to thc
Slate of South Carolina.
The first speaker Avas Mr. M. F. An
sel of Greenville, AVIIO thanked the
people of South Caroling fpr ihc line j
vote whir-li he r'?c?ive? four years
ago; He had not been elected then
but he had received such a flattering
vote and had come so close to the
line that he felt that he should make
the race again-. _H>. Gomes' w'lii the I
endorsement $r To pel" cent, of thc
people of li is home section, the Pied
mont country, the old Eighth circuit j
in which for 12 years lis l?li'? prose
cuted th? eVM libers.
He first discussed the question of
education. The common, schools
should be given, the best, teachers, the j
largest terms and the.?nost t-Ohiibrt
able School houses, wft??h can af- j
forded-. ..He also Hv?i?Y?s iii good
roadsv K? Ayants, tb get the people in- j
terested in building good vbadft 'He '
wants the fe'rl/ern? g^Vernment to send
some o? "meir money doAvn lmrc to
supplement our own monev and con
vict labor. He wants tho govern
ment to improve the Fnland water
w?ys? hut lie is tiioiv .iii. favor bf
r;ood rond*. . Tfie greatest tax the
fari??r pays is Avear and tear on ve
hicles and stock. If thc roads had
been improved 50 years ago, what
would this country btt t.?d?j".
Af*, l?. til's liquor question he said
that lie is opposed to the State, dis
pensary! He'is in favor of thc coun
try dispensary system. Thc counties
are able to manage their affairs; The
people of Dorchester sollitld .fe*? given,
the viglit W saV ?xl'ctiv what they
wa nh . Urbenville should not say
Avhat Dorchester Avanls, nor should
Dorchester say what Greenville
Avant?. Let each county have thc
right of option between county dis
pensaries and prohibition; Tim noun?
ty board could fpp?vi Iii the court.
He i* opposed lb any plan which
would provide for license or commis
sions, for that would tend to push
the sale of liquor.
W. A. Edawrds was the Next Speaker
He stated that he had discovered
facts of a dangerous nature iii connec
tion with the goVeVnmcl?t;. After cit
ing the countUui ional provision Avhieh
declares that railroad franchises shall
be forfeited by companies b?yi'ng up
competing line?-, ne called attention
to the fact that in April, 1900, thc
Southern railway had obtained con
trol of 400 miles of competing lines
that afforded competition al 2.'? of
25 points in thc State. Freights AW?re
advanced as much as .100 per cen!, in
some cases, he claimed. The viola
tion of the anti-merger law appears
to bc beyond dispute, he contends,
and yet all clsses iu the courts except
his own appear to have been dropped.
His case did not get into court, after
delays, until a special term in Aiken
in April, 1903. At this term Judge
W. C. Benet presided. Mn Edwards
declared that he suspected something
and upon examination he found that
Judge Benet Avas even then of record
as one of the Southern Railway's
attorneys. Mr. Edwards charged
that Judge. Benet declined to
grant a continuance of the case until
his attorneys faced Judge Benet with
affidavits as to the judge's connection
Avith the Southern railway.
He declared the Southern railroad
to be "a monster, a robber corpora
tion, a blight, a foul, festering sore
on thc political system.'' There Avas
a great deal more on this linc. His
time was up when he had concluded
with but half ol' his speech. He urg
ed thc people to elect legislators who
would not belong to the railroads.
Believes in thc Dispensray.
Senator Cole L. Blease read his
platform. It is the same, he said,
which he had in 1900 when he Avas
a candidate for the legislature. He
declared that he had never ^varied
from that platform, and he had been
elected several limes to the legisla
ture. When he said he Avas opposed
to higher education of the negro,
lhere was applause. He is in favor
of the dispensary law and in favor
of the absolute repeal of the Brice
laAv. He said that God Almighty
never intended negroes io he educat
ed, and he claimed the credit, with
Dr. Lowman of Orangeburg, for hav
ing dAvindled thc appropriation to
the colored State College from $10.
000 lo $5,000. He spoke al length
on the subject and used a good many
adjectives to describe the worthless
ness of the educated negro of today.
This excited applause.
As to thc dispensary he. s.'iid thal
of there should happen to bc corrup
tion in thc Slate dispensary, how
much more Avouid there he in 41 couli
lies. . He opposed the Brice- Jaw be
cause its author -said be wanted
through it -to kill [lie dan.noble dis
pensary." ile opposes the Mayson
Manning bill, so-called; Where is
thc dispensary corruption? Who for,
four years been in charge of the dis
pensary? Were they original dis
pensary men ? He does not say there
is corruption. He does not say there
is. The governor bf the State has
not been a dispensary man more than
to say that it was the best solution
if the liquor question. He criticised
Gov. Hey ward as not being agres
sively in favor of the dispensary.
He is ready and willing to defend
any attack on'the State dispensary,
and if lile pe?pi?; Uf IM State don't
jpprove of his views he will go btiek^
Lo Hie Stale senate for two more-year's
and keep on defending it, for he
will still behove ii; is riglih He ckid
?d thc opposition to the dispensary
in thc. State campaign with having
shifted i'rohl prohibition1 lb1 Ibbai op
Mr. Joel E. Brunson of Sumter was
the next speaker in alphabetical or
iel-, He declared the dispensary ques
tion lo bc the ???d?ilg issu? because
it involves more in tl?llar? luid cents
and ii also ai???ls so closely tbe moral
ivefare of the whole people. In reply
to the claim that the dispensary helps
to educate thc people he declared that
education and culture do not safe
guard thf?, people froril intempehince.^
He ploted fi-otii tile idst message bf
Gov. J. G. Evans to the legislature
in which he claimed that even if sale
Df liquor brought trouble it would
bring revenue to educate the people
and thus to heal the wounds caused
Mr. Brunson preeeeded to a strong
arraignment of the dispensary's
profit feature. He was vigorous and
used telling similes. It requires the
sale of $4|000}OQO oj: ii?iu'fv to. get
T>S00,U?'? iii prolfls tot- State; cities
and counties. Of this amount but
$160.000 is the "educational .sKlve"
to heal Mic $$??<ls as referred to by
Gov. Evans. In other words out of
every $4 paid for liquor only 16 cents
is given back for educational salve
and of that only 2 cents stays in the
comity; lli? fest Jiei?g 3iHded ?motfg
counties sotti'? of whom have htf dis
pensaries..; .. . . . ......
, Mr, Jones for tocal Option:
Mr'. A'. '?v 'joh?? '?2 dewberry, who
has been a leader in the many fights
against thc dispensary and took the
stump in Newberry county lost sum
mer ngttiilSt Sbilatdr Till
man aiid. helped iii , driv
ing tho iiU^pei^aiy ,bui; Hi that
eonrityj followed Mr.. Edawrds. Mr.
Jones' speech had grit and backbone
in every line. He does not profess
to be an orator, but he spe?ka force
fully nr.ct giVei voiee^to his powerful,
convictions. Hg. wifj|he out of the
eamapign for sevrai daj^s, A1 iMflfcW?_
of il ?ness at home'. . .-/^
To Reform**D?spensary; '
Senator Ri I, Manning of ^Uniter,
who w?ia'iir.xl; iiitrbdiiSeci; Stated iii?
record for the last 14 years as a leg
islator from Sumter county, and for
eigth years.of that time as a senator.
He may have made mistakes, these he
frankly admits, for all are human, but
he had always tried to apply the nile
right to eyer.y aciiOli-.. .
i'h?i educational, institutions arti
growing and the tight against them is
largely a. thing, of the past. The in
stitutions, have grown and of course
the appropriions have grown in or
der to provide necessary accommoda
He described the growth of pension
appropriations from $50,000 to $230;
The unequal assessment of proper
ty he declared to he a burning issue
which he had not the time to discuss.
There should be a strict business sys
tem in the conduct of the government
just as there is in business affairs.
The address by Mr. .lohn J. Mc
Malian was ir classic. I n statesman
like thought it has been unsurpassed
by any expression on the political
stomp in this State in years, lt can
not be reproduced even in part, as
the theme would be marred in a con
densed report. He inveighed against
the tendency of people to disregard
or to give too little regard to their
rights and duties as citizens, lt is
in periods of prosperity that the
great dangers to governments creep
in. People are then intent upon othei
things than the public wea!.
It is with shame that in these days
of prosperity we note thc corruption,
not in thc dispensary alone, but in
country affairs as well. It is the duty
of the people lo be vigilant. We
should lie ashamed of connections
which would have been intolerable
even under a radical administration.
The standard of integrity, of trait
and of worth should be the same in
public affairs as in private life ami
yet too of len is thc excuse for z
crime that it happened in politics.
?le stands in this campaign for UK
same educational reforms for wirier.
he fought in his lour year's service
as Stale superintendent of educa
tion. He advocates an experimental
school farm in every county.
The speeches of the candidates for
thc other offices were well received.
At Walterboro on Thursday the
speaking was about the same as the
day before. The crowd Avas small
and the attention was ^ood.
Hampton had the candidates on
Saturday. The speeches were about
at the previous meetings. So far
hut little spirit has marked thc con
Attorney General Leroy? F. You
lnans was not present. Ex-Governor
McSweeuey read letter from him.
Mr. J. Eraser Lyon in a brief aud
eloquent way imparted his views on
thc corruption in the dispensary. He
told of his investigation and of the
graft hcjiad discovered. He closed
bv saying he could point to numer
ous instances, but time did not per
Mr. Ragsdale announced himself
by challenging Lyon to show where
lie had ever made an itemized state
li'fu! of his c-xpense account while
scrying on the investigating conmiit-'
tee, and- ?ccused him of holding two
o-fices at the same time, and receiving
doublt' pay, which was illegal. He
said that Lyon bad said that he
(Ragsdale) had entered the race
as a decoy to get him out of the
way for Gen. Youmans. He said
that hef had offered lo withdraw if
Lyon would, htit that Lyon declined
to do sp.
Mr. Lyon asked for permission to
read some letters, which he hail re
ceived .recently from Mr. J. T. Hay
and T.-B. Fraser vindicating him for
the charges ?llad? against bini hy
Ragsdale: He stiitodlhat fie had fre
rmently?paic? motley Out, of his own
pockets defray his tiipeiises while
altendip^to his duties as a member
of the jr?^?stigating. committee.
Mr. tVlru McLeod ahwmu'ced his
candidacy 'for lieutenant governor.
Mr. H. M. McCpwn, Mr. L. M. Ra
gin ai?l. J. JD. M^n'isoi. announced
their candidacy tor secretary of
state: .-Col. Tribble was absent.
The--mealing was concluded hy Mr.
Hare and. Mi-. Toole, announcing their
candidacy for congress from this dis
GREAT FLOOD DAMAGE
Low?t :8?ct?on of the State Suffering
Heavily on Account of Excessive
A special from Goodwill to the Col
umbia. State of Monday gives this ad
ditional report of damage done hy
the excessive: r?iiif'.H? o'.f. the. past
week: And it keeps on raining! Not.
since the August storm of 1S93 have
streams iu this section been as high as
now; ' Church branch bridge that
cleared tho wa ici' uuriilg liic' lici?vy
rains pf .th? past fett years, lids Some
of its sills washed but, avid ii impas
sable. Mr. S. W. Raffield is there
with a force of hands trying to repair
it. Spring branch, near Mr. J. B.
Warren's on the Story road., has float
ed the bridge ?0 that lhere i? rib
travel from that direction. For 10
years.-the writer has beeil n close ob
server of the weather at tiiis place,
and in all that time has never seen so
much water 01. the land at one time
with the possible exception of Ure
1903 stofiir. And it lias d? fuileii
since Tdcsciay m'oniitrg: . Friday After
noon between 4 and 5 o'clock it seem
ed as if the deluge had come. In 20
"minutes, thc already full streams, had
inercai'efl iii height betwepn six, inches
and- a foot, covering land maries ?lia?
were never before seen under water.
missions. When any plowing can bc
done even on the highest lands, it is
impossible to predict, and bottoms will
be too wet to plow for at least two
weeks. Later: Church branch
bridge is down and cannot be repair
ed until the waler subsides;
Bad "Wreck at Dariingt??;
Darlington, Special.-The outgoing
passenger train from Darlington to
Hallsville was wrecked in the yards
here Sunday at 9 o'clock. The entire
train was derailed although no part
of it was overturned; The cause of
thc wreck was i. haif turned, snitch at
the "Y," dud there ls evidence that
the switch had been tampered with.
A wrecking train was sent up form
Florence and a special train was used
to convey the passengers to Halls
ville. None of the 20 passengers suf
fered seriously, but the colored brake
man was dangerously injured and is
in great Buflereing.
George DcWees Acquitted.
Charleston, Speciat.-lu the court
of general sessions George DeWees,
formerly ticket agent of thc Southern
railway, was acquitted of the charge
of breach of trust. He was tried on
thc count of having made away with
^300, but the Warrant of arrest charg
ed him with having stolen $8,000.
DeWees is a pretty well-known man
and much interest centered in the
case. The jury was a fairly intelli
gent one. The case is the second of
the kind lo occur here iu the past
couple of years.
Judge Turner Succeeds Judge Nichol,
Leesburg, Special.-Judge Edward
Spillman Turnor, of Warrenton, re
cently elected Judge of the Twentj'
fifth judicial circuit, composed of the
counties of Loudoun, Fauquier and
Rappahannock, succeeded Judge Chas.
E. Nichol, of Manassas, Va., who has
presided over thc courts of Loudoun
since the elevation of Judge James
Keith, of Warranton, to the Supremo
Court of Appeals of Virginia. Judge
Nichol will continue as judge of the
Sixteenth circuit, composed of the
counties of Fairfax, Prince William,
Alexandria city and county.
Barnwell, Special.-An enthusiastic
gathering of thc business men of the
city met the representatives of the
railroad commissioners and the At
lantic Coast Line and the Southern
railroads herr? in thc opera house to
lay before tfliem the necessity of the
erection of a union depot at the junc
tion of the said roads. All the busi
ness men of the town entered into
the spirit of thc meeting and did their
best to convince* the railroad commis
sioners that the depot was au urgent
Thc four days* celebration of the
semi-centennial of the first Republi
can national convention began in
The chauffeur was killed in a col
lision of an automobile in New York
with another machine.
St. Ann's parish. Middletown, Del
is 20.1 years old. - '
Occurrences of interest From
All Over South Carolina
MANY ITEMS OF STATE NEWS
A Batch of Live Paragra#fcs Cover
ing a Wide Range-What is Going
On in Our State,
Charlotte Cotton Market.
Hese prices represent the proc?s
paid to Wagons J
Goori middini;-'. . .. ".111-8
Good middling, tinged .ll
Stains...... "lo 10
Ge????? Cotton Market.
Galveston, steady.. .. * ? >? .111-16
"cw Orleans, easy.1015-16
Savannah, quiet.10 .'5-4
Cliari?St?Jl), quiet.10 ?l-l G
Wilmington, s?e'rfdy,, .-.10 3-4
Norfolk, quiet.. .. .. .< ,./.lll-fl
Baltimore, nominal.'11 1-S
New York, steady,.10.90
Pbifiiaei\Ma. steady.,.ll .Iii
A ngnst a. St?My. . > mit, . .11.1.-3
Memphis, quiet.? . .v, ? <1Q 7-8
St. Louis, qt?ict.ll
O? nein uni i-.r.
?leoificit-v for" Greenwood.
Greenwood. S pec'U? I, - ?u j ie rin 1 on -
dent A. J. Sproles is going tight
ahead in the work of wiling places
for thc installation of motors. The
flay ciirrfe'hf. ls t?ojtf ou. being fur
nished by the local Jil ri ni? i he idea
being rjnt? ii good liarle or patron
age will have Ucerl forked_ up by
the time the current is reddy from
(he plant on Savannah river. A
large number of places in town, res
idences and offices, are now using elec
tric farts; Quite a number of mo
tors have been pril?r?? tot mechanical
offices, but although1 they have been
shipped; nenie have as yet arrived.
This day c?l'i'?lif (>t fY?ec?Heitv is a
great thing, for Greenwood, it will
prove in fact it has already provec?;
quite an incentive to the socalled
Waterworks fof Samberg'.
Baiab?rg; ftnecia?-At a mass meet
ing ot' citizens ii ?ti! hore fhe city
council was instructed to take proper
stops towards establishing a water
werkssA?c/ii cn' the principa;! streets
of tl/SBwii with thc view ?.? extend
ing gm few years. Propositions were
|?tt?jfKted:..tar.,c.ngineers but none ac
KHrokdeiuiitcly. " The "city is enthu
for fire protection and the
wprk o? installation will he begun
as sooii <t? expedient.- Much dis
cussion was held anil Mioi Meeting
lasted over an hour. With work o ii
electric light system already going
on,. thc citizens have determined to
continue improvements that will bene
fit Iii?* toruirnniity?
Solicitor Wants jfteteciive.
A letter iu Qoverntfr lleyw?rd froid
Solidi or T. S. Sease, ?liiigft the in
telligence that he has released ih>.
men who were arrested for the mur
ed r of Moses Hughes, at Union, under
a bond of $0,000 each. The crime
occurred fl bout len day? ago and the
body bf. Hughes Wds found in the
river weighted down willi rocks. Soli
citor Sense wants the governor io
send a detective to Union to work up
the case, as he says il is hard to se
cure indictments on the facts as they
now siaud. lt seems that the ne
groes who know tho valuable evi
dence arc terrified and thus cannot be
\*.ot to testify truthfully for fear.
State Newa Items.
Samuel Webb, a lineman of the
Consolidated Railway company of
Charleston, was killed through the
failing of a guy stub on which he
was descending. The .bottom part
ol' the pole was rollen and the line
man's spurs were fast in Hie pole,
making it impossible for him to avoid
falling with -the pole.
At a meeting of the court house
commission for Horry county the
bonds for the erection of a new court
house and jail were sold to thc Se
curity Trust company- of Spartan
burg for $40,3S1.60 at only 4 1-2 per
cent, interest. The purchasers pay
the expenses of lithographing and
printing. These bonds will be issued
July 1. 1906, and be p.-fyable in New
Vork eily on duly .1, 1926. The two
next highest bids for 4 1-2 per cent,
bonds were $40,3S0 and $40,317.(10.
Mr. W. S. Glenn, president of the
.Security Trust company, represented
his company before the commission.
Colton men from various parts of
the Slate who have been asked for
their opinion as to thc effect of the re
cent rains on thc colton crop are al
most unanimous in the opinion that
the crop has been damaged in near
ly every part of thc State and in
some parts ol' North Carolina by thc
recent heavy rains. The estimate of
eth damage varies from .15 to 25 per
Governor Heyward publishes in the
county papers offering a reward o'f
ifloO for the arrest and conviction
ol' Gus Lee, colored, who is charged
with the killin?- of Lucius .1I???S. col
ored, at a negro church near Chest OT
on the 10th inst.
Col. M. P. Tribble ca nd ida!-j for
secretary ol' state is cun?ncd to his
home in Anderson on account ol' ill
ness. Acting under the advice of his
physicians he will not: he able lo join
the campaign party at present, but he
hopes lo rnk? the slump in a few dfiyg
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