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EDGEFIELD, S. CM WE?ESDAY, MARCH 27, 1907.
< AUGUSTA, GA.
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PEA2?K a FORD, Cashier.
CAPITAL. .. .. .4250,000
Surplus and Profits . 150,000
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^noToVr^ennsyK-knta train waTW
railed Iry! wreckers.
Andrew Car?egi?: was a 'guest=' of j
! the President at Irnich eon.
Pri ni seton imeri gave ai bviiig cap
I to ^ex-Pves?dent Cleveland. -
Secretary Taft's Presidential boom
[wag Iaiwehed m-Cm?na?tii'^ j
list of new. rotinga! |
Elizabeth City, N. C., suffered dam
H3iu?nsjiy -holds-tfaat-nt pr^ni-the
?Moroccan situation. i&~. France 's af -
rAnglo-Sa^on prelates presented
their claims for consideration ;to -th*
"fj^hJ^g^ "c?Int?riues in Moldaviid
though the Government has announced J
?Lillie Davis, 20 years old, shot and.
itally wounded herself in a cemetery
at Bristol. ;
Gen, Lawrason'Biggs-1 was'elected a
vice president of the National Guard
A strike>o^trainmen:on ^Wesrrt
ern railroads ^seems more imminent
i?BolS?w York, stock market rallitd
?when the-action of Secretary ? Corte 1
yon was announced.
?"Pr*s?am$c?sW?^ the iru
vitation to open the Jamestown Exoo
?ition on April 2%. ' "
i: Secretary ?Gorteiyon- came .to ?he m I
lief of the money marlTer!^^^?!
More revelatioip in" *on
lecrion with the^jm^^ntt^C^fi;
ol were brought our. *~"
lieut. Gepige: C.' Lawrason gave'
his version of? the-Brownsrille affray
|d the Senate committee.
s; Ambassador James Bryce toldrthc
New York. Chamber of Commerce in' a
speech that, trade makes for peace
BoniHa's Government is reported
to be at *n end in Honduras and the
ition of the war is looked for.
Senator-Foraker demands that Ohio
publicans, by primary vote, express
ieir: ? choice for Senator and. Presi-'
.lent. ' '\. ' ' V
in Alexandria* -'cWnfcv of rr^nma?^l**
Janies'Herny Smith, phe> of New
York?s\ wealthiest 'meny jdied in Japan
while on his-weddi retour around the
^j^n?^n^otmm'^mmmiit iiii<a-.i?wi?m?.ii ?*?-~**a ?
^ Qbstoii?is^heliev^ there -will be.? a
fight , to a finish between the Forake
The New York common carriers aro
makin* a great .elfort to emasculate,
. of ^i^B^lbmtciilir.4l
?the- ""m??dey-^of 4^a??Mi
house ?.near his rhome in rSouthamp
The i??n?ral. Education^ Board nn
-$oj- piuv??i^es t and
big ^Rockefeller fund. ; J
A Norfolk Banker has J fifed jofflgl
against A L. Sutton, chief of exploi
tation, Jamestown Exposition, which
are.being investigated. * 1
Capt,. William Swift h on *4rial be,
fore a court-martial for allowing the
battleship Connecticut to strike a-rock
whilejofflCjilehra, _Cubat _. . J_
Troops guard the courthouse at
murdering Charles T. Smith.
The Baltimore Conference, Metho-j
dist Episcopal Church, South',is hold
ing its ona hundred and twenty-tkird
declined fo*s?rvje ,en_th%Thaw.>luna^jt,j"r
commission, and David McClue, a
prominent lawyer Was appointed. ..
Doctor and ?lrs. S. D'. Kennedy, of
Warrehton, announce the engagement
of the?viiaughter,. Agnes Gray, to Dr.
William Beverly, Mason, of..Wra^hingT.
ton* .T2?fiTKO-J :1A'>?Z*$ ree*
Jnstice Fitzgerald appointed for
mer Judge Morgan J, O'Brien, Peter
Olney and Dr. L*Gpold; Putzel a com
mission in', "tansey to pass upon the
mental audition of Harry K. Thaw,
ftw Tuna fllasiv Company, nf -Fair
Biburg, ... . -, --
<, of window glass, annual: cap?
to he 200,000 boxes. AboujJ$75.
?rill teSavested in the bi "
tary at.Bristol, V?, Lillie Davis, 20
ycsTS old, sent ? ; bullet into her boast'
The girl wa3 still conscious when*
found and was able to tell the of?eers
that she shot herself with suicidal in-J
te?& after having told Hale of Bert
intention. Hale was arrested; . . The
presumption: is-that he.and the; girt
who had gone to the <*m*tery.;ea|rrj4
in the evening, and quarreled. The I
teading physician says.. thfc ?a?U
_jm T. C. Pilcher, w^se-amiaunee*
mef* as a candidate for the* -Stat*.
Sedate from the counties- of-Loudoun
and Fanquicr was made public re
cei|tryf will be opposed by Gvfc?fce*fil
Fletcher/ of Warrenton.
An unknown white man > was burned j
to death in^a fire which destroyed the
stable of G. W. ~
while smoS?1^ ^Offi?f?.
ouaiitity-ol dry feed^as stored.
! She Census Bureau Gives Out
Some Interesting figures
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Cfc Basis of ' Eestimate of Census 3tt
raatt Density of Population of Coh
: tinenta United States in 190S Was
28 Persons Per Spun re Milo Against
2S in 1900-Estimated Population
in Fire Leading Cities: Kew Yoifc
? Jdelpp^ 1,441,736; St. Louis, J64d|
th of Tarban Population Noteworthy
in 38- Cities- Having Estimated
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Washington, Special.-There aie'
now nearly 8,000,000 more people in
Condell T^b|d Stater tf?n^the?e
?ra. si; years ago* J?. I
? ?Tho-qbove estimate is based upon
-figures, compiled by the Census Bu
reau in-a special report issued-today.
According to its estimates the popu
lation -of Cont?inent?l'United States
in MOfcwas SJ,941,510, this being ?n
increas?' ov?r 1900' of 7,946,935. The;
fp?ulati?n d^the Uri?tecfpStff?s, in.
olusiv-J of Alaska and the: insnlar po<
cessions,, in 1906, was^4S2?40,>Ihe. ;
irrowthin population: in-. Con tinenta!
1,367,315. : ' . ". \
?rrewnpulf ed' narth^asis,*?r^e^^i
mate, tye density vf population^
Continental United States in 1906 waa
28 iP^rsonsr per*.s?aft mile, as coni
pared' with 26-in KJF*
'-^-?ff-llvtr^ their eS>
Hmated^pularion in 1906 are as foi
lojsjl? to?k^ 4,113,043; Chicago.
'2,049,185s PbilaVlerphia, 1,441,735 ; Si.
735 iel 8p .?ec ?hrjil shrdlushrdluh
Louis, 649,320, and Boston. 602,278. .'
-MThc SJt?tes which took a', census'in
1905 are* Florida, Iowa, Ki?usas,. Mas
sachusetts,-Minnesota^ ;'2sTeiv Jersey,
-?rew,l^?rkj^??xrt1i -%ekota, Oregon,
Rhode island, South.Dekpta, Wiscon
sin and.--Wyoming.. In' Michigan th*
census is taken in the' years* ending
.with, a;'M.**" Th? population returns
for. ther"$tate^was^6,263;877, an in
crease since ?9Q0 of 1,901,572, or 7.8
p?? c?'i??" For th remaining Sf?fes and
Territories" the population ? ?ot' 1905.
as determined by the method" of es
timating^, adopted by the Bureau of
"the Census, -was 56.233,059, :an in
crease, pver 1900 of 4,374,040, or. 8f4
rperieent^ :TAe .'population Ibf -the 14
States making an ^enumeration if esti
mated In'th?'said?^mteih?rvw?ttld- he
26,204,762,. a difference of only 0.2
PCT TOll., ft.o7g^^^'m^?tfW^^^3^^l^J?'rf
. ; - ; Cc " . ni ; :
??s,:n/?9?5/as'.obtained by ac
t.p ""?he returns of the States:
JSBh jp-- :
8-7 per-cent *
The rapid growth of urban popula
tion j? noteworthy
or l'6.a per cent.,"*bver tnat rapor?e"o"
attte#12th c?n?s.^ _"
NEWBERRY PIBE SWEPT?
3 \T rr T R f i*"h 'o rr r rr
$200,(TOO -I^-Sust?hied ??irtlr
Newberiry^a thriving little city of
0^000 popt??atiQg,| friday destroyed
22 residences, &0..?/stores aud two
churches,.entailing a loss estimated at
between $150,008^^0 $200,000, which
J.HrBoyd; .prominent minister in tho
Balrimbf?^M?thodi'j e* ' Conference for
Y, after ali-fextfcnd
tim? of bis death, he. was pastor of St.
James M. E. church, this city. - He
was for several1; years' "editor . bf* The
jff??moW : 'Methodist^ V the " church
paper, '.p?blisn'?ff'- 'at5 ^Baltimore.- - He
had fille d - pulpits in ma -J y of ? the 1 e ad
ing churches in the Conference . ,
Veteran of Two wars Dead.
rjolorado Springs, CoL,. Special.
Hamlin F. Lee, a veteran of the Mex
ican and civil Wars, ?hd'a nephew o?
Gen. fiohml.E^Lee, died here IhMS:
Although closely related' to the'S?ufi?.
etn^'eral and a Virginian by bir|i:
with the, "U^m?^r?|y.
Mr; Lee went $$Lead
famous Robert E. Lee mines.
TwoB^ed'^'Der?i?ntent of'a Pai
, Iin?eiw Al??, SpecLil.-Engineer
Fitzgerald1 .vas killed "and Baggage
Master Gajt.'nhd one ^asseger we^a
injured in^the ; dern^hnent of a, .west
bound Louisville Nashville p?ssep
ger- train'^half'a' wile' west of^Tho?i
?urtort ,.Aiis alleged that iron pil?d
on the-tracie eaused the entire train
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Investigating Conimon- Mosquitos^
New'Otieans; Sp'eci?E-^The c|ty|
itorattod health began an investija-i
tiwi of; c?mn^n^m?squitos,. not flifl|
kind which tra nsmit . yejljow. *. fevpr,
with a view, to, extejTiuna.tiiig them.;
Thess mosquitos are a source of <ns-|
>mf?rt\wtW Orlea? nearly ifhej
extejpntipn of ^he;
?Destr v Fire Visits Pitts
l??JOifilKG FRCFERTY SUFFERS
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The Total Loss Will Reach Over
I ^^?^^^^V?^7 .fkw^ by
i Insurance-Tire Presumed-to Havl
i -iftarted -itt" Boiler Room-Vain*
j able . Buildings? and Products Near*
I by "myally Heroic Work oh th*
I Part bf Citizens. .
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! Pittsboro, N. C., Speeial.-The cot
ton seed-oil mills at this place was
burned down Sunday morning at 3
Relock. The fire lasted until 7. The
loss of the mills will be $30,000, with
j ..The guano warehouse of .W. L.
London & Son, A. J. Bynum & Son,
Fv C. Poe and L. N. Womble were,
burned, together with about fifteen
hundred. sacks of guano, phosphate,
and cotton seed meal. Wr. L. London
& Sons'loss will be about $1,000; F.
?C. Pde, $1,000 ; L. N. Womble, $300,
and. A-J. Byniun & Sons, $300. By
heroic efforts the Pittsboro coach
was saved; it haring been pulled by.
men up. the track. The outhouses of
jCapt.rJ. F. Alston, just across the
!track> were burned, and only by con
?tinual application of water was his
dwelling saved. A box car of hulls
|on the siding was Burned, but the two
ir^Ht?nTir'c?ntnining 2,700 gallons of
oil, wereT saved. .
The night superintendent says he
ran the mill until 12 o'clock and
when he abut* down had only forty
pounds of steam. It is supposed the
fire caught in " the "boiler room. Mr.
Arthur London, the president of the
mill, says that he had unloaded Sat
urday 1,000 bushels of seed and load
a ear of oil, valued at $2,700, which
was' pushed down the track and sav
ed.. The millogave employment to
twenty-five 'men and was a great help
to. the community. ' The fire is a dis
tinct loss to'the town.
j ?pm Gal?sha. Grow Dead.
mer Congressman Galusha A. Grow
died at hisjf&pm? in glenwood, Pa.,
Sunday aft?rnoo^ a's~a result of the
general breakdown, attributed to old
age. Mr. Grow was electe_d to Con
gress from the Wilmot district of
Pennsylvania^hs the youngest mem
ber of thfVbogy in 1851-, and after
retirement from public life for nearly
?Kl. years he re-enter
iarge ? from Pennsy.'
ago?/' Tv*!;eu lie - ret
axntending over _the longest period,
althougfi* - noncontinuous service, of
any man who ever sat in that body.
Car of Explosives Ignited.
Cumberland, Md., Sp?cial.-A car
loaded with railroad torpedoes and
iron containing-, carbonic acid gas,,
?onnected .near the middle of a rapid
ly moving" eastbound Baltimore &
Ohio freight train, was blown itp
while passing'Patterson's creek, eight
niles'east of here. The car'was de
nolished, the. connecting cars smash
id; twp, steel hopper cars on an ad
juring track were blown over, the
;rack y?as torn ? up for some distance
?ind telegraph poles and wires de
stroyed. The noise of the explosion
vas deafening and thousands of ex
ploded torpedoes^ rained on house
.oofs many y*ards away. No one was
njured.^Fassenger trains were delay
;d for ff time.
Chile Wants Ambassador.
Washington, Special.-Chile's fail
ire to send a minister to Washington
;o replace Mr. Walker-Martinez, who
lid,, not returii liefe;', after the Pan
a?erican con?erenc?/ ?t Rio. Janeiro
ast summer, has caused much coin-,
axent. Th? neglect of the Chilean
Congress to appoint sufficient
mo^y^o^lB?HCai?^he" legation has
beej.given^as^a; reason for leaving
the American mission in charge of
Alberto-Yoa'?ham, Secreetary to the
Legaten. But it has just . become
known that the real cause was hid
den deep in Latin-American politics.
1 "Wire-Tappers" Caught.
Cleveland ^0.? ,-Special.-In the ar
rest h^re'-^Sunday of three men and
a "woman giving the names* of Ed
ward "Weiss' and Max Morris, of New
yt * .- A4 ..
Sijprk,' ?nd Charles ' Drucker and
Claudius Carldon, of this city, the po
lice say.they have caught,a clique of
oliver "wire-tappersu wanted in sev
^Bristol, Tenn., Special. - During
Sitrday afternoon rumors were circu
lated of intended mob violence
?g-ainst Ack Hale, held in the Bristol,
'Va., ?jail, charged with the killing of.
Lillie Davis in East Hill Cemetery
Wednesday.> night.- It is thought that
the hundreds of mountaineers here
fer Saturday's trading started the
Biovement. In order to prevent a
raid sherif?f and deputies -secretly
ourried'the .prisoner across the line
and lodged him in Bio un t vii le, Tenn.
Four Killed at Crossing.
Kansas City, Mo., Special.-Four
persons in a buggy were killed Sun
day afternoon at the Fifteenth street
crossing ?if the Chicago & Alton Rail
road ?a "?passenger train. The
h?rseff ^ip?3? injury. The dead :
George Henry, and (wife; D. P. Mon
tier ai?? mfeiT' The men were saTes
men for local mercantile houses.
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?ct?urences of Interest hom
All Over South Carolina *
MANY ITEMS OF STATE NEWS
A Batch of Lite Paragraphs Cover-,
iflg ft Wide Bange-What is Going
Ott itt Oar State.
Charged With Embezzlement.
.Sumter, Special.-Mr. E. L. Wither
spoon, the general manager of th'ii
Southern Coffin and Casket company]]
gwore out a warrant Wore Magistrate,
V ds. for the arrest of Mr. R. E. M|?
1er, ehief bookkeeper, charging him:
with the embezzlement of something:
over $500 of the company's funds.
The bookkeepr had the full confidence
of his employers until a few days be^j
fore the recent death of Mr. M. B.'
Witherspoon, the former general m&rr-j
ager. They suspected something
wrong at the time, but the death ot
the general manager, brother to tho
present manager, prevented an im
mediate investigation being made.
Miller had authority to sign checks,
settle accounts, etc., during the ab
sence of the manager. He had charge
of the check and bank books and de
posited the moneys collected for the
company. It is alleged in the indict
ment that he issued and signed check
which he cashed and appropriated to
his own use.
New Brookland's Bank.
New Brookland, Special.-The di
rectors of the bank which was recent
ly organized here have decided to rent
the vacant building belonging 'to
Capt. Williams on State street for us?
until a new building is erected, if in
deed, one is built soon. Mr. L. S.
Trotti, president of the bank, was
over this week from Ridge Springs
and attended a meeting of the board
of directors.? Mr. Trotti will move
here some time soon and have every
thing in readiness for the opening of
the bank on Sept. 1, as decided by the
board. The directors are extremely
gratified at the excellent showing
made in the matter of .the stock sub
scription and are confident that the
bank will prove a success financially.
The capital is $55,000.
The Drainage Commissions.
Columbia, Special.-The counties
are beginning to select their drain
age commissioners to carry on the
work as provided for in the act pass
ed by the last general assembly, which
will result in clearing out the swamps
m the lower part of the State. This
act was passed! th rough, the efforts , o
ber of the Oiiu?eston^?/n
mission which, during his tenn of
fice, rendered habitable and arable
thousands of acres of swamp land.
Gov. Ansel appointed the following to
have charge of the drainage iu
Georgetown: C. P. Aliston, W. H.
Andrews, J. A. Hemmingway, O. B.
Skinner and D. N. Bourne.
Compromise in Franklin Case.
Greenville, . Special.-When the case
of Mrs. Sudie Franklin vs. the South
ern railway was called in the court of
common pleas here Judge Gary an
nounced that at the request of both
sides the case would be taken up.
Later in the day it was announced
that a 'compromise has been effected.
It is not known what amount was
given to Mrs. Franklin, the attorneys
refusing to make it public. The suit
was for $50,000. The announcement
of the compromise came as a surprise
as all of the witnesses and attorneys
in the case were here for trial.
Georgetown Banks Do Well.
Georgetown, Special.-The People's
bank and the Bank of Georgetown will
pay 6 per cent, and 8 per cent, re
spectively to their stockholders this
year, a good balance being set aside
by each to increase the surplus ac
count. The annual meetings of the
banks will be held the first week in
Ice Plant For Newberry.
Newberry,. Special-Another new
and important enterprise for Newber
ry is an up-to-date and fully equip
ped 20-ton ice plant with everything
in readiness to begin operation or.
April 1. The plant has been install
ed by the Farmers' Oil Mill Com
pany, with Mr. John H. Wicker as
superintendent and manager. The ca
pacity of the plant is 20 tons a day
and the company will put on wagons
and deliver the ice throughout the city
to its customers.
Greenville Lineman Touches Live
Greenville, Special.-While repair
ing broken insulators on the main
wires of the Greenville Power com
pany, at 1 o'clock Thursday morning
William Godfrey, a lineman, touched
a live wire and was stunned. He fell
to the ground, 30 feet below, breaking
his light arm and fracturing the skull.
He is still in a unconscious condition
and physicians say he will die.
Contract Let For New Boat.
Georgetown, Special.-Mr. H. P.
Duvall was in town and contracted
with Mr. Samuel Sparks to build a
boat at once for the Cberaw and
Georgetown Steamboat company with
a capacity of 200 tons, to be ready to
b? put on the line by August next.
Another boat will be built and put on
later, and a big business is expected
to be done by this line. Georgetown
welcomes this new connection. It,
will be a great thing for thi9 port and
?O?Lt AT UNIVERSITY
ient ?, M. Leo, Waited Upon
Committee Purporting to Repres
ent the Student Body of South
Carolina University, ia Given a
Limited ?fim? in Which t? Leave-i;
Jpather Sag Engaged a Lawyer and.
Has Expressed His Determination
to See the Matter Trough.
Columbia,'^ Special.-As a result of.
being ' waited upon by a committee
purporting to repr?sent the student.
body,, giving bim till his first traill \
home to get but'of college/young C.
at Lee, a student at th? South Caro
lina . TTniversity from Timmon3ville,
has left ?he university. But he.'has
not gone home, and his father will'
back him in a fight to the finish with
lawyers to regain his place at the. uni
versity,. The . university authorities.
.Jiaye been informed that the father
ere. ; Mr. Lee arrived on the scene
pnday and will take the matter be
Jore-the faculty as soon as his at
torney, Representative C. T. Ker
shaw, arrives in the city.
"I do not care to say anything for
publication just yet," said Mr. Lee,
Sr., "i want to get the affair before
the faculty as soon as my attorney
arrives. . My son is entitled to re
main in college, to protect his good
name, if to accomplish nothing else.
If he .is given justice at the hands
jjp?t?ne faculty, why the matter will
end there,-and of course, I will have
no necessity for carrying the case to
"The students quote your son as
saying you gave him :" the revolver
which ^he. fired atr the party of hazers
and instructed him to defend himself
against being hazed. Is that truer'.
"It mostemphatically is not true
that J gave him the revolver or any
such instrtic%bs, j?nd I do not think
he'made any'.such statement. I do
tliihk. now, however, that he ought to
be;?p?low?d to protect himself- against
further assaults; My son has been
attacked a. dozen times 'in this way.
He stood it until forbearance ceased
to be a virtue.. He could do no work.
Of icourse'I am sorry that he violated
the rules' in carrying a revolver, but
I dqliot' see how he could have been
expected to act otherwise: than he
The first of the trouble occurred
several weeks ago, when a party of
sophomores attacked Lee in his room j
for tibe purpose, of blacking him Ha
resisted and when effort was made .to
f ortega way into the room Lee. fired
cn the .-party through the door-in the
struggle, over its being opened. .'As'
Ge tiered the door:closed, arid-the .bul
let entered the edge of.the dcor just
abovfr the lock. His roommate, Hill,!
^e^jfc^osed and admitted' the pa
*TLhe result wSPVnSHSHHHBBI
the party, Jack Reeves, of Charles
ton, and Douglas Dargan, of Darling
ton, were suspended for the remain
der of the season ; Lee was suspended
for two weeks for having firearms on
the campus, while Dave Loring, of
Sumter; Biscoe Davis, of Summer
ville; Clyde Franks, of Laurens; Wil
liam H. James, of Chester; John B.
Wardlaw, of Union, and Robert
Holmes, of Newberry, were suspended
for two weeks. All these returned
to college last week but Reeves and
The head and front of Lee's of
fending in the eyes of the students is
that he violated the honor system by
carrying the matter to the college
authorities. The student body Is
practically a unit against him.
Both the senior and the freshmen
classes adopted ?resolutions againsjt
him, and a student body mass-meet
ing was to be held later, when this
comm?tec lost patience at the delay
and acted themselves.
In chapel President Sloan condemn-1
ed the action of this committee, and
wained all against any further haz-|
ing. lie said that if this committee
were die covered they would be sum
marily dealt with. He said that Lee
had stayed out the suspension period, <
and had a good legal standing and)
should be allowed to remain in the|
Special Election in Laurens.
Laurens, Special.-In pursuance of
an act of the general assembly, passed
at the' last session of the legislature,
the board of trustees of the town of
Laurens, of which Col. J. W. Fergu
son is chairman, a special election
has been ordered to be held on the
18th of April for the purpose of vot
ing upon the question of whether or
not the board of trustees of said
school district shall issue bonds to the
amount of $30,000 for the purpose of
erecting a new graded school in the
city of Laurens. ./
Petition for Pardon.
Columbia, Special.- Gov. Ansel
has received a petition for the
pardon of Walter Allen of Greenville,
who is serving a life sentence for the
murder of Henry Johnson. The de
fense put up the plea that Johnson
had insulted Allen's wife, but the
juiy returned a verdict of guilty with
recommendation to mercy." The homi
cide occurred in 1901. The case will
be referred to the State board of par
Big Cotton Mill For Aiken County.
Aiken, Special.-Another large and
modern cotton mill will be added to
Aiken county. The Seminole Manu
facturing company has been organized
and a charter has been applied for.
On Saturday morning this company,
through Mr. John W. Dickey of Au
gusta, bought the entire assets of the
Clearwater Bleachery and will trans
form at once the present mill into a
modern and thoroughly equipped cot
Brownsvi?e Affair Thoroughly
Aired in Investigation
LIEUT. IMAM IS EXAMINED
LOfficer in Charge of Company E on
f. Night of Brownsville Shooting Cor
roborates Practically All Matrial
Points in Testimony Given by
Members of His Command and of
Cos. C and D.
"Washington, Special.-Lieut. Geo.
Carson Lawrason, who was in com
mand of Company B, Twenty-Fifth
Infantry, on : the night of the affray
at Brownsville, Tex., was oiTthe stand
: nearly day in the investigation
being conducted by the Senate com
mittee on military affairs. On prac
tically all material points his testi
mony corroborated v that given by
the men of his command, and also
by the men of Companies C anj D.
He was shown bullets taken from tia?4
walls of houses in Brownsville, "but
could not say whether they had boon
fired from the Springfield rifles, with
which the Twenty-fifth infantry was
equipped, or whether they had beens
discharged from Krag Jorgensen
cartridges by Krag rifles or carbines.
He gave further testimony inferring
that the shells picked up in the
streets may have been discharged on
the range at Fort Niobrara and car
jlried to Fort Brown, and also that
ber wai certain that two of the rifles
identified by expert examination of
the shells as having been used to fire
a certain lot of the cartridges had
not been out of the chests in which,
they had been packed at Niobrara.
Awakened by Firing.
lieut. Lawrason told of having.
been awakened by the firing and of j
his efforts to get the company form
ed~among the ; confusion attending the
call to Bims, as well as a number of
other matters on which all of the
members of Company B had: been ex
amined. He said that.he had post
ed his men along the wall in the rear
of the barracks at the order of Major
. Senator Fo'raker asked the witness
if the men could have cleaned their
s while stationed along the walL
Lawrason thought this would have
According to his story,. on " direct
examination, Lawrason was with his
company -along the garrison wall for
abou^2 1-2 hours; when-they were
and the rack's locked after he had
carefully certified the count.
All Guns. Inspected.
All of the guns he said, were in
spected the following morning when
drill call was sounded and ammuni
tion was inspected as well. Lieut.
Lawrason told the committee that he
satisfied himself that no guns of his
company had been used the night be
fore ?and that the men had all of
The witness explained that shells
picked up on the range are saved
and decapped and are then shipped
back to the arsenal. He said that at
Fort Niobrara. there was something
wrong with Company B's decapper,
and the shells, more than 1,000 ir
number, were put in a box and ship
ped to Fort Brown to be decapped
there. He did not know what had
become of the box after the arrival
of the company at Brownsville, bul
there was considerable property icfx
on the rear porch of the barracks.
The inference plainly shown by
Senator Forak?r'6 question was that
this box may have been accessible to
Mexican boys or others and that
shells bearing marks that could be
traced to^ompany B rifles may have
been carrig into the town and after
wards thrown into the streets for thc
purpose of manufacturing evidence
against the negro soldiers.
Posse Still Searching For Members
of Secret Society.
Muskogee, I. T., Special.-Excite
ment over the killing of three negroes
I by United States Marshal Ledbetter
and his posse in a street fight here,
has quieted down. Jackson and
i Brown, two of the wounded negroes,
and John Cofield, the white police
man, are not expected _to live. The
marshal's posse is hunting for other
members of the "United Socialists,"
the secret society that led to the
Agriculture ls the largest industry
In the United States and is pursued
by thirty-five per cent, of our work?
Cocaplete Cotton, Saw, Grist, Oil and
fertilizer Mill Outfits, Gin, Press
Cane Mill, and Shingle Outfits.
Building, Br idee, Factory, Furio
and Railroad Castle gs, Railroad, MU
Machi nieta' and Factory Supplies.
Belting, Paokinff, Injectors, Pipe
Fittings, Saws, Files, Oilers, etc. We
oatt every day. Work 160 Hands.
Foundry, Machine, Boiler,
Press and Gin Works
Repa is Promptly Done
Lombard Iron Worts & Supply Ge
~: JJ ?RAS
Everything in Fertilisers, Plant Food and
Blood and Bone Goods, Fish Goods and Cot
ton Seed Meal Mixtures.
These'reliable Fertilizers have been tried bythc
trade for more than a third of a century, and their'
increasing popularity attests their merit.
Using them is therefore no axperimenfc.
Factories, Augusta. Ga., Ppn Pon, S. -C. -
'Sold exclusively at Edgefield by the
BABCOCK VEHICLES beat the world in qual
ity, style, comfort and durability. They have no
equals. Ofir sales
]VLo:re tli?n JDtout>le
all the vehicle dealers in tfcecity of Augusta. Como;
to see us. We will prove it to you by pur stock, and
by our local receiver of tax'returns and collector.
.FRAZIER road-carts. * HACKNEY wagons^
CHASE'S fine robes. We sell-you these robes at
as compared to prices elsewhere. Carriage andr
J/wagon material a specialty
II. H. cosicisjax*,
Th e Carriage and Hard ware Man of Georgia,
749 and ?0? Broads Street AUGUSTATOX^|
Having purchased the interest of the 'Estate - of ^
[N?HILL and disposed of . thc
Carriage and Wagon MateriaL
Leather, Shoe Findings' Gum
Belting, Gandy and Leather
The largest Stock of Double andJSingle Leather
Belting in the city. Laces, Rivets, etc.
Studebaker Wagons and Moyer
the best in the world, and at moderate prices.
The liberal patronage extended the old firm ?
will be appreciated by the nndersigned,
JOSEPH H. DAY.
729 Broad Street,
C. A. GRIFFIN & CO.
Will protect you against loss by Fire, Death*
Accidents, Sickness and Wind Storms.
It will be a pleasure to serve you at all timesi and
your business will be heartily appreciated.
Large Shipments of the best makes of wagons and buggies
just reoeived. Our stock of furniture and house furnishing* *
is complete. A Large stock. - -
COFFINS and CASKE0&
always on hand. All calls for our Hearse prompt
ly responded to. All goods solden a small . mar- *
gin of profit. Call to see me, I will save yin" }