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?ATS INTEREST X
* AN DEPOSIT* *
RESOURCES OVCB 81,000,000
|M'MI?1HI 11 IB 11111 M I H
LC. H AYRE.
Chas. C. Howard,
ED?EFIELD, S.;;c" WEDtfESDAf, AUG?ST 22,1906.
??HE NATIONAL BANK
* AUGUSTA, GA.
L. 0. HAYNE, Resident.
FRANK G. FORD, Cashier.
Surplus and Profits. 150,000
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CHILE IS SHAKEN UP
Severe Earthquake Visits the
Country South of U?
DAMAGE IS HARD TO ESTIMATE
Cable Communications is Cut Off
North American Continent Shaken,
Seismograph at Washington Show
ed Swaying of the Earth of . a
' Quarter of an Inch.
Washington, -Special.-'-Thc North
i^jnerican-continent-was shaken all
I night by. ah earthquake which is re
ported to have wrought destruction
on the west coast of South America;
!fhe seismeograph at the weather bu
reau here gives a clear record of the '
earth's tremors. The instrument
shows that at 7:50 o 'clcoek the earth
swajed a quarter of an inch. The
quake began at 7:29, and continued
for four hours.
Reports from Valapraiso, Chile,
say the earthquake there did great
damage, aud\it is believed that hun
dreds of the city's inhabitants are
binned beneath the ruins of thc razed
The Associated Press correspon
dent at Buenos Ayres cables that it
is feared the town of Los Andes, in
the-province of Aconcague, has been
destroyed. At the same time he
-points out that Buenos Ayres has no
direct communication with the dis
No official information has reached
?Washiugton from Chile, and while
positive information is lacking, New
York officials of cable companies hav
ing'connection ' in South America ex
press thc opinion that the first reports
of the earthquake were exaggerated.
A Hamburg firm is alleged to have
received a dispatch stating that num
erous districts in Chile had been par
tial^ destroyed, that Valapariso had
been practically demolished, that
many ships had been lost, and that
over a hundred persons had been
killed and masy hundred injured.
This dispatch, however, is not well
Valporaiso is a fortified seaport of
Chile and the most important com
mercial town of the western coast of
South America. It has a population
of-about 150,000. lt is the capital
i of the province of the same name
and is situated on a large, bay in the
west of Santiago, 7o miles west-north
west of Santiago, with which it is
connected by rail.
The Bay of Valparaiso, which is
well sheltered on three sides, -is
-^bounded-by ranges of hills rising from..,
..'l,60(rf to 1?700 feet high, on the slopes'
* of .which a considerable portion of
the city of Valparaiso is built. On
the south side of the bay are the
spacious suburbs of Nuevo Malec?n
and Gran Avenida; from which pass
out one of the finest thoroughfares
of Valparaiso, the Avenida de fas
Delicias. The lower central section
of the city is constituted by the Al
mendral, having regular and attrac
tive streets and containing the prin
cipal business houses, the park, the
Plaza Victoria and the National
Many Killed Elsewhere in Chile.
Buenos Ayres, By Cable.-The hews
papers publish telegrams from Men
doza (which is an entry port for the.
trade between Buenos Ayres and
Chile," with which it communicatctd
by the mountain passes of Upspalla
ta and Portillo) to the effect that
many houses in the Los Audes dis
- trict. Ayer? destroyed by the earth- j
quake and that there has been a large
number of casualities. The interrup
tion of all means of eommuueation
with Chile causes communication with
Chile causes much^ anxiety. Many
rumors of disaster arc afloat.
50 Entombed in Tunnel.
Bristol, Va., Special!-Fifty men
are entombed alive in the Clinch
Mountain tunnel at Cinchport, Va., as
a result of a cave-in which occurred
Friday morning. It is not known
whether the men are dead or alive,
but the work of rescue is being rush
ed as fast as possible. The work of
rescue will continue as rapidly as pos
sible, though it cannot be stated with
any degree of certainty how long it
will take to reach the men. No bodies
have as yet been recovered.
Fidelity & Casualt
and Heall h.
Title Guaranty & r
American Live Sto
Property Loss is Even Placed as High
as $250,000,000, or More Than Ev
ery Stick and Stone ot the Com
munity Can Possible Be Worth
&nown Dead Placed by fi?fngee at
160, But Figures StiU^Run as High
There continues confusion of state
ments as to the magnitude of thc
disaster to Valparaiso caused by the
earthquake shocks which begau on
Thursday* August 16> add continued
at frequent intervals " thvOltghOut that
and tbp. next two days-.
Dispatches from Valparaiso to the
Associated Press state that ? moder
ate estimate of the fatalities is 2.000
and that the properly los? may be as
high as $250)000,000) which latter is
as great as the loss sustaiued by San
Francisco itt consequence bf I he carth
quake and fire devastated that city
last Aprih s
A refugee who hats arrived ut Santi
ago places the knoWn Valparaiso
dead at 100> autl other messages in
dicate that first reports of damages'
and casualties were greatly exagger
ated? Dispatches te the State De
partment at Washington place the
fatalities at about GOO, These con
flicting statements cannot at this lime-/
be adjusted. It is ?vident that even,
yet confusion and panic prevail at
Valparaiso and until order is restored
it will be impossible to ascei tain with
accuracy the loss tb -life and prop
erty. The dwellings in the city have
been practically abandoned by the in
habitants, who arc existing as best
they can in the plazas and streets
of thc city .arid thc hills adjacent to
it,, without shelter from storm and
sun and with famirrc confronting
them. Food is already scarce and
high, water for drinkuig purposes is
lacking, and disease is feared. Thc
government is doing all it can to
bring in relief. The crippling of the
railroads leading into Valparaiso con
tinues a factor iu the situation for
an indefinite period. Relief supplies
can only be obtained through other
menas of transportation, the seaboard
affording the best of these.
At Santiago many of the,best pub
lic and private buildings were wreck?
td. Thc loss of life there was aug
mented by thc panic which seized thc
people, many of whom th few them
selves fro ni I he balconies of their*
homes. The destructive force of thc
earthquake was experienced over a
large extent of the country, many
towns sustaining serious damage.
Facts About Valparaiso.
The capital of the province of Val
paraiso, Chile, and thc chief seaport
of the republic, is situated on u base
of.the Pacific, .0,8. miles (llG:mites by
ra i I )... . -west hortlrwji^
?iri^w1?jcnv:^'"Jis connectedly" rail.
The older and busmess portion of thc
city extends along the shore of the
bay, while on the slope of thc sur
rounding hills are the finer residence
subburbs. Vina del Mar, a few miles
to the east, is a noted suburb and sea
shore resort. Valparaiso enjoys a
mild and equable climate, the average
temperature being 5S degrees F., the
average for January 63 degrees and
for July 53. Thc .average annual
rainfall is about 13.5 inches. The
town has some well constructed
streets, and a square with many monu
ments. The more important monu
ments include statues of Columbus,
William Wheclright, who built the
first railroad in South America, Tho
mas Cochrane (tenth Earle of Dun
donald), who organized the Chilean
navy, and a fine monument to the
navy, surmounted by a statue of Ad
miral Pratt Thc fort is strongly for
tified, and thc government maintains
a large'naval arsenal. ' Thc chief
manufactures are cotton goods, ma
chinery and iron works; other inter
ests are the manufacture of tobacco,
bottling of mineral water, sugar re
fining, brewing and distilling. The
harbor is very accesseble and has a
complete system of docks, warehouses
Valparaiso has been the port for
Santiago since 1854. It was visited
by a terrible earthquake in 1855 and
bombarded by a Spanish fleet in 1866.
During the civil war of 1S91 is was
taken and partly sacked by the con
gressional troops. The population .in
1900 was 135,674, of whom 12,000
Observes the Troy Times: "There
?eems to be but two lines of political
endeavor in Santo Domingo-the outs
trying to get in and the ins fighting
against being put out."
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If PLEAD IN VAIN
Governor HeywarcTs Fruitless
Effort to Stop Lynching
NEGRO RAPIST SH?? io PIECES
In Broad Daylight and Almost Within
Sight of the Chief Executive of
Sonta Carolina) Befe1 Davis) Who
Assaulted and Nearly Killed Green
wood Girl is Literally Riddled With
-? ? ' I
Columbia- S; ft- Special:-vVithin
thc shadow of the home of his victim,
Miss Jennie Brooks, af te.- having been
identified by her, and after Governor
D. C; Hey ward; who went to the
scene Bf the trdubl?. bad dddfessed
the mob in v?id- Bob Davis, the negro
who on Monday murderously attacked
Miss Brooks with intent to commit
assault and who afterwards outraged
a negro girl 14 years old, was lynched
about 7.30 o'clock Friday evening. .
Governor H?yWard reached the
scene shortly : f ter the negro had
been captured; A platform was erect
ed in. a fence corner o:? the premises
of the victim's father from which
Governor HeyWftrd addisssed the mob
i ah effoit to prevent the lynching.
The Governor beseeched the mob not
to lynch Davis, but in vain. At the1
conclusion of his speech the Governor
was vociferously cheered; The mob
aeu removed the prisoner from the
view of the Governor ailit within a
short distance of the home of his vic
tim the negro was riddled with bul
lets, lt is impossible to estimate the
crowd, as the citizens from several
counties bad gtbered at the "scene anil
for two days had been in pursuit of
the fiend, but it is certdiu that hun
dredss of bullets were sent through
The militia iu that section of the
State is now encamped at Chicka
mauga and there were no near-by
troops to be called upon. The Gov
ernor's Guards and the Richland Vol
unteers of this city had been ordered
to bold themselves in readiness in tho
event their services were needed,
but thc mob was determined and it is
doubtful if the presence of soldiers
could have prevented the lynching.
Mob Furnished Platform.
The mob erected a platform near
the home of Miss Brooks for the Gov
ernor to address them. He pleaded
with the mob not to stain the fair
name of Greenwood county and . the
State of South. Carolina.. - Histord5.
were cheered.;:' he -
had 'finisne^tn'e mob took 'their pris
oner a few hundred yards away and
shot bim to death. . Governor Hey
ward viewed the horrible spectacle
from a distance.
The negro was captured in a creek.,
tied hand and foot and brought to
the home of his victim for identifi
cation. When they arrived at the gate
of* the Brooks home a great crowd
gathered there. "Leis wash his face,
boys, before we take lum to the
house,'' said some one, but the crowd
was too impatient. Four men were
delegated to escort him lo the house.
The young lady was lying on her bed
with a deep gash in lier throat,-turned
her eyes toward the negro as he stood
there between bis captors, his hands
tightly bound with a rope, bis jet
black face all in a blaze, his bleat
eyes rolling from right to left.
..That's the seroqndrel," she said.
"I know bim by his cyeo."
The negro was removed outside the
house, where the platform had been
erected for the Governor. -'Hear the
Governor," said some one, and he be
gan in bis clear voice a most impas
sioned appeal/ "I know," he said
"that uothing could take place that
could keep you from hearing the
Governor of South Carolina." The
crowd cheered lustily and clapped
their hands in admiration. "I come
here alone," bc continued, "not
bringing any troops; only two news
paper men came with me, and they as
well as I are South Carolinians, just
as you are, with like feelings. You
are my friends. Here I am not alone
as your Governor, but as your friend.
"But it is my di-ty to enforce the
laws of South Carolina. Don't cheer,
men, this is a solemn occasion and 1
am very much in earnest, and besides
I understand it excites the ladies and
this is a consideration that appeals to
all South Carolinians. (The residence
was but forty feet away). I come
to appeal to your manhood. The
question is, Shall the people be al
lowed to be ruled by their passions
and prejudices or shall the supremacy
and the majesty of the law be upheld?
I promise you on my honor that as
speedy trial as the law allows shall
be held. I would not object to cutting
the rope to hang that scoundred pro
vided the law says so. ' '
A Picturesque Sight.
It was one of the most pictures
que sights ever witnessed either in
this State or any other.
Just a few yards away stood the
helpless prisoner, who looked dazed,
and men stood close about him with
rifles and shotguns in their hands.
"I am here alone," went on the
Governor, "but I represent thc majes
ty of the law, I represent the State
of South Carolina, yoiir State and
mine, and I say to you, I beg you, I
implore you in God's name, don't put
another slain upon our fair State. ]
plead with you to let the law take its
course. You have au opporunity
here a splendid opportunity to let it
be said that South Carolina leads in
this matter. Let us reason together.
I fel just as you do, I have lived in
the country and realize thc dangers
to which our women are constantly
exposed, but there is something high
er than the wreaking of vengeance on
that black devil and fiend of hell.
Yon won't enjoy it tomorroAv when
you look back upon it all."
THE GLOSINf? SGENt
GrowBOfce Aftermath of tho. Dramatic
Scene in Greenwood jjcounty Thurs
Greenwood, . Speci?l.4-The last act
iii the terrible' irage'dyiroi the Week
iri Greenwood So'iratj^. beginningg
with the fiendish attack]"on Miss Jen
nie Brooks by. the negrp; Bob Davis,
who came to his death'.at the hands
of infurated citizens, was enacted,
when th? law,- in tho person of Cor
oner W: & SH?dracli wa? allowed an
inning arid sbiinniy sat ?foh the case.
\ The Law. A.
The inquisition is hi' due and' anc
ient form arid runs as follows:
State* of South Caroliua^-County of
I'll inquisition inde,ntecl. taken at
Pet Brookss' in Greenwood county,
the 17th day. of (August, A. ' D., 1906,
before W: S: feh?dratib; c'broner for
said comity,- ilpori view ?i the body
then and there dead by the oaths of
(-blank shape here, as no testi
mony was taken whatever). Being a
lawful jury of inquest, who being
charged an sworn to inquire for the
State of South C?ro?ri? where ?;rid by
what means the* said Bob Davis came
to his death; upon their oath to say:
Wc thc undersigned jurb'rs do say
"thal Bob Davis came to his death by
gunshot wguiids in the hands of un
known parties. And we, the jurors
aforesaid, upon their oath "aforesaid,
say that Bob Davis in manner and
form aforesaid came lo his death. In
witness whereof. I. AV. S. Shadrach,
coroner aforesaid and the . jurors
aforesaid lo this inquisition have in
terchangeably pul our hands and
seals, the day and year above men
W. S. Shadrach (L. S.) . !
T. P. Purdv, foreman (L. S.) : M.
N. Banks, J. K. Devore. W. T. Ed
wards, R. L. Fuoshce. J. M. Rlkard,
Jr., J. L McKellar, T. D. Jones, J.
IL Li-ion. J. B. Ward, J. C. Hughes,
J. T. Anderson and K.M. Gregory.
Crowds visited the scene .of the
lynching all Thursday night and
shots were fired into the mutulated
body of (he wretch off and on. dur
ing Um night and even Friday morning
until tho couuty authorities took
charge of what was left of th? body,
the remains literally, and putxthem in
a cheap pille box. lt was supposed -
that he would be buried in the'cplor
ed churchyard nearby, the ^negroee\
having a church named Mouu^Ioriah.
close to the white .church"'?ffiBMBBftttl
namej but the^cbin'?h7^
"Mr. Ed. Creswell, not far "from "the \
place of his death. The usual ghoul
ish souvenirs were taken: toes, ears,
fingers, etc.. were cut off by those who
possess this morbid desire to have re
minders of lynched persons.
The Lew Again.
Solicitor Cooper arrived at 2 o'clock
from Laurens in response lo the tele
gram sent him by Goverenor Hey
ward. The governor referred to this
telegram in his second'appeal to the :
crowd, but it had no effect. Before
returning to Laurens. Solicitor Coop
er directed that tile coroner hold his
inquest at once and send him a copy
of the inquisition and further that if
no testimony was taken for the cor
oner to reconvene lis jury and take
some testimony. As will bc noted
above, no testimony was laken and so
far no steps have been taken towards
reconvening the jury.
The Negroes Approve.
Thc negroes in town and in the
country, so far as it is possible to as
certain, have acquiesced in the lynch
ing. Proof of this will be found in
the following open letter Principal
Tinner of the school had submitted
it to different white citizens who ad
vised ils publication. The address is
. "We the negrees of this count}',
wish to say that we are with you and
in anything so serious as this you
have assistance in what you think
best. We cannot afford, as a race, to
uphold anything that tends to lower
.our Christian or moral standing, and
the (pucker we show that we are ready
to help trace the rascal lo his den tile
quicker will wc have the sympathy
of the while man when wc are intrud
ed upon. Some misguided colored
persons may say that negroes should
not have assisted the while men in
their search, but we say to Hiern, 'You
are simply needing common sense.'
If there is anything lacking on the
part of I he negro race it is that of
self-respecl and we say Hint if he
cannot respect himself, teach him.
and do not be particular how and in
what manner thc lesson the race es
tablish (he fact- thal we should join
brand overtake any rascal we are not
in full discharge of our duty. Then
let us as a race learn to respect our
selves and thereby expect it of others.
"Wc think we voice the sentiment
of every respectable negro in the
country when we say that the coun
try is rid of one of the meanest,
most disrespectable characters imag
inable and your thoughts are ours. It
is unreasonable to expect the while
men lo respect, and protect us when
we do not respect ourselves. Thc
only thing wanted was the right man
and thal is what we had ami wc arc
(Signed) "Colored Ci L?sens of
To Succeed Allsbrook.
Manning, Special.-At a meeting of
board of coutrol herc last, week, Mr.
C. C. Chewing was elected county dis
penser to succeed Mr. J. D. Allsbrook,
who handed the hoard his resignation
some time ago. Mr. Chewing was
the clerk in the dispensary under the
retired dispenser and is familiar with
Hie duties of the office. Mr. John W.
UcrrioU has been chosen clerk.
SOUTH CAROLINA CROPS
?ofi??tt?fi--?f_Son?? ??ro??na Gr?ps
Tor Week Ending M???atf; Aug. io
1906, as Given Out by the De
The whole State [received ample
sunsnih?' dtiridg the week but there
was ?onsd?r?b?e focal cloudiness dur
ing the last two day's iii the southern
central and wester counties.
The average temperature was much
above normal. The extremes of tem
perature were a maximum of 100 de
grees at Blackville and Bowman on
the 10th aud at Walkalla oti the 7th,
and a minimum of 60 degrees at
Greenville oil the Uth.- The daily
maximum temperatures i'?lhg?tl iii thc
nineties, exceptp in thc extreme wes
tern counties and at places near the
coast where they ranged in the eight
ies darirJg the first three days. The
daily minimum temperatures were
The precipitation was deficient ex
cept a few widely' separated locali
ties that had excessive amounts rang
ing from about two inches to nearlv
four inches, with a maximum weeklv
amount of 3.96 inches at CkerfiW.
Both the temperatures and rainfall
conditions were g?ii?r?ily favorable,
and ground dried rapidly except over
small areas where the rainfall was
excessive. There vrere ito hight winds
or other damaging weather condi*
tions.-J: W. Bauer, Section Director.
Boy Accidentally Shot.
Laurens, Special.-While three
small boys of the city were down in
the river Sunday afternoon hunting
and fishing? Julnts Trapp, aged 10,
was shot in the left shoulder ?tiid ann
with a shotgun by Clifford Harris,
aged 12. The boy is not seriously
wounded though quite painfully, as
it appears that only a portion of a
Jfght charge -Of small shot struck
the lad. He received prompt medical
aid and ia reported as resting com
fortably. He is a son of th?
Widow Trapp of the Laurens mill
village. The Harris boy, it is un
derstood, claims that he ? did not
iknow the gun was loaded and was
merely pranking with it when, to his
utter surprise, the firearm was dis
charged with the result above indi
Bamberg summer school closed a most
successful session here on Friday.
The school has been in session for
three weeks and has been quite a
success in everyway. The faculty
was composed of Prof. W. L. Brooker
of the Aiken schools as superinten
dent, .with Prof. E. H. Hall of Den
mark and Miss Jenwe Lou Brown of
Aiken as his assistants. Each of the
instructors is among the prominent
educators of the State and the sum
mer school was fortunate in securing
such able teachers for thc different
branches. The attendance, of the
teachers from the three counties was
good and all took a deep inteiyst in
the work mapped out for them to do.
The State Pharmacists.
Greenville, Special.-The thirtieth
annual meeting of thc Slate Pharma
ceutical association convened in this
city about 70 pharmacists being in
attendance. The examining board re
ported that only three out of 12 ap
plicants for licenses to practice phar
macy in the State had passed the
i : amination. The successful appli
cants were Claude Cannon, Spartan
burg; T. E. Rhame, Summerton; C.
L. Moseley, Greenwood,
Crops in Laurens.
Lancaster, Special.-For the "past
ten days there has been no rain in
this section with the result that much
general improvement in the crop con
dition ?6 noted. Cotton is yet far
below the average and hundreds of
acres in this county have been "laid
by" grassy. There is perhaps an
increased acerage planted in corn
and uplands are, as a general thing,
very good, while bottom lands are
poor. Peas are fine and a large
acreage was sown. All c-ops will
need rain very soon if the hot wave
New Railroad to Lancaster.
According to the Charlotte Ob
server,^ charter has been granted the
Carolina Mineral Railway company,
to build and optrate a line. 40 miles
in length from Charlotte to Lancas
ter, S. C., through Mecklenburg and
Union counties in North Carolina
and Lancaster in this State, by way
ol' thc Colossus Gold Mining: and
Milling company in Union county,
N. C. Thirty-five miles of the road
will be in North Carolina. The capi
tal stock is $200,000.
Monazite Mine in Court.
Anderson, Special.-Judge Geo. E.
Prince at chambers has granted a
temporary injunction restraining cer
tain parties from operating a mona
zite mine near Pelzer in Greenville
county. The plaintiffs are James and
Joseph Alverson, minors, who allege
that their mother, a Mrs. Taylor, sold
the right to mine monazite on the
small place owned by thc family
without consulting them about it.
Negro Excursionist Hurt.
Lamar, Special.-Alexander Steph
ens of Hartsville, a negro excursion
ist returning from Augusta on an ex
cursion run from Hartsville, was in
jured at this place. His right foot
was cut off by the train and he re
ceived other painful injuries about
the head and body. Another negro,
whose name could not be learned,
waa also hurk
P?LIE! IU AITAIKo
Occurrences of Interest From
AK Over South Carolina
MANY ITEMS OF STATE NEWS
A Batch of Live Paragraphs Cover*
ing a Wido Bange-What is Going
On1 in On/ St ato.
Columbia Cotton Market.
The cotton market was steady.
Strict low middling.9 1-2
Strict low middling.9 3-4
Middling,. .i.10 1-8
Strict middling,.10 3-8
Good middling,, ,.10 1-2
Charlotte Cotton Market.
Good middling.10 1-4
Strict middling.10 1-4
Tinges and stains.7*1-2 to 9 1-2
State New? Briefs.
Petition has been received from the
bar of Barnwell asking for a special
term of civil court to last three weeks
beginning in October. There are said
tv be a large number of cases on the
A commission was issued to the
Carolina-Honduras Mining Company,
which will have its principal office in
Charleston and do business on a cap
ital of $5,000. The company will
develop certain gold mining property
it ha? acquired and Wm. Schirmer
?"nd W: F. Jordan are the incorpora
Ooteriirtr Hey wa rd has racaive? a
lotter fr-;ni (fi? special commission
appointed to survey lb* linc between
Edge field and Aiken counties stating
that the appropriation for the work
wa:j loo small and asking to be re
lieved of their ditties. This will prob
ably affect th? efforts now being made
lo establish a nt?tv county out of the
territory in that section.
Piod at Age of 103.
Aiken, Special.-Mfi Mieael Ander?
son died at his home in GloVers'rille
a few days ago at the age of 1?3
years. It was stated in a previous re
port that Mr. Cass Weatherford, who
died at the age of 97 years, was the
oldest man in Aiken county ; but that
"was a mistake. . The correspondent
ie father "of 23 children, now seal
tered ail over the State. Mr. Ander
son was an honest, sober, patriotic
and industerious citizen, and was re
spected by all who knew- him. His
remains were buried in the Langley
cemetery in the presence of a large
number of friends and relatives. Mr.
Anderson's long life can most proba^
Wy be attributed to the temparate
habits aud simple manner of living.
Cut Guard's Throat, Escape.
Charleston, Special.-Feigning ill
ness, three negroes. Alonzo Godwin.
Hammond Wilson and George Kenny,
eo;.v els serving long ierras on the
elm in gang cf the sanitary and drain
age commission work n?-;,r Ashley
Jnction stopped in the stockade hav
ing asked for water, seized and over
powered II. C. Stellt), the white guard,
and cut. his throat with a butcher
knife. Two "trusties" at the stock
ade were locked in by lhe men, who
ransacked the guard's rooms, donned
civilian clothes and escaped into the
nearby swamps. The men contrary
lo mles, were not chained on the
stockade. The trusties broke out and
Sjvead the alarm. A sheriff's posse is
scouring; the woods with bloodhounds.
New Rural Route.
Mayesville, Special.-The postoffice
department has ordered the establish
ment of- a rural free delivery route
out from this office, service beginning
October 1. This route will cover the
ground now covered by a star route
except that it will go further down
towards Sardinia, as far as the old
Cooper place. It will cause the clos
ing of the Goodwill postoffice. This
route was worked out by the present
postmaster of Goodwill in which be
was greatly helped by our hustling
congressman, Mr. A. F. Lever. The
examination for carrier will be held
Columbia May Have European Hotel.
Columbia, Special.-Thc passage of j
deeds to completo the purchase of the
Greenfield building at the southwest
corner of Main and Lady streets, pro
bably means the construction of a
large and thoroughly modern Euro
pean hotel building for Columbia
within 32 months. A stock company
is to. remodel the building into a ho
tel. ' It will be Columbia's first ho
ld on thc European plan.
Burned by Sulphur Acid.
Greenville, Special.-While being
carried from the storage room to the
bleachery of the local plant of the
Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company
a four-gallon carboy of sulphuric
acid burst, saturating the clothing of
two negro men, who were carrying it
and sprinkling the face of Mr. Leon
Pich?n, who was directing the move
ments of the negroes. The acid was
strong and the room was soon suffo
cating with the. fumes of the oily
From Bounded Warehouses.
The state board of dispensary direc
tors adjourned after a two-days' ses
sion. Maj. John Black was not able
to attend the meetings on account of
sickness. The board decided to put
into affect a resolution adopted some
time ago to buy goods in bulk -from
bonded warehouses. The advertise
ments for purcbases for this quar
ter will contain a notice to that effect.
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with resources of over Eight JHundred Thousand dollars and
a Board of Directors ohosen from the most successful business
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ising you every courtesy.
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W. J. Rutherford & Co.
AND DEALER IN
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Corner Reynolds und Washington Streets,
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just received. Our stock of furniture and house furnishing*
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COFFINS and CASKETS.
always on hand. All calls for our Hearse prompt
ly responded to. All goods sold on a small mar
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Johnston, South Carolina.
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IGO TO SEE:
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