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Pays Interest on Deposits,
?9 ?ccoanis Solicited. 4*
t LC. FAYNF, CHAS. C. HOWARD, I
4? PKEaiOE.'i". CASH1K
J RESOURCES OVIfR $1,000,000. .g.
EDGEFIELD, S. C; ?WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1908,
THE NATIONAL BANK OF AUGUSTA, f
AUGUSTA. GA. X
C. HAYNE, CHAS. R. CLARK, JU
CAPITAL $200,000.00. X
Surplus & Profits SISO.OOO.OO. T
The business of our out-oMowa friends X
roceivea the same oarefal attontioc as that T
?of cur ?coal depositors. Tho accounts of T"
careful conservative_r>eoplo solicited. T
Railr oad Bank
Pays 4 ^interest on all accounts in this departmeLt,
compounded every six months, January and July.
Capital and Surplus $550,000.00.
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FE.U1NINE NEWS NOTES.
liss. Eliza Allen, of Augusta, Me.
who is fifty, was a great grandmother
Mrs. Theodore W. Birney, founder
bf Mothers'- Congress, died in Wash
ington, D. C.
Half rates for women prevail in
some old Swedish hotels because the;
eat less than men.
' Mme. Tinayre, the noted novelist,
of Paris, regrets that she scoffed at
her proposed enrolment in the Legion
A Devonshire farmer has offered
to marry Mrs. Pankhurst, the most
notorious of the militant suffragettes
Mrs. Cobden-Sanderson, of London,
the English "Suffragist," spoke ia
Faneuil Hall. Boston, to a large num
ber of women.
Mr?. Mary Ramsey Lemons Wood,
who died in Oregon recently, aged
120, is believed to have been the old
est person in the United States.
A daughter was born to the Duch
ess of Manchester, who was formerly
Miss Helen Zimmerman, of Cincin
nati, at,Kylemore Castle, Dublin.
. Henrietta Crosman, <the actress,
and her husband-manager. Maurice
Campbell, filed petitions in bankrupt
cy. Together they owe $119,447.
Of the girl pupils In the Paris Poly
technic Schools 546 are learning to
play the mandolin as against one who
is receiving instruction in automo
Under the circular Issued by the
Stat9 Department Mme. Gould, as the
dlvorce-t wife of a Frenchman^ haa
the option of. resuming her American
citisensiip within one year.
Henry Miller, the millionaire eat.
e grower, of California, baa given
six acres of land near, Gilroy, ?t?anta
Clara County, as a home for girls,
where they ara to.be trained for use?
Long investigation hu established
beyond- doubt that the pretence or
absence of foresta has an influence os
rainfall. Ii is equally certain, ob?
"serves the Nsw York American, that
tome of our most disastrous floods
?av* bee? due te the widespread and
reckless destruction ot the trees.
Hudson (Wis.; unionists have or
ganized a new machinists' union.
The Glass Workers' Union has
6000 members and $100,000 in the
The advance In wages of the min
ers has been general throughout
Wage scales of the bituminous coal
miners are subject to readjustment at
the end of March.
Bartenders of Denver, Col., are tak
ing steps to organize a.union to pro
cure the eight-hour day.
Barbers of Hamilton, Ont., want
more wages, and threaten to strike :f
their demand ls not met.
A bulletin issued/by thc National
Bureau of "Labor says Russian Jerws
are overcoming adverse *n??klons.
Every labor union In Muncie, Ind., J
has adopted a rule to fine a member
$25 every time he rides on a street
The forty-first annual Trade Union
Congress" of Great Britain will con
vene at Nottingham on September 7,
Labor organizations of Baltimore,
Md., are assisting the policemen of
that city in an effort to have one day
off each week.
There ls a rumor that the tele
graphers will strike-again at the time
of the National Republican Conven
tion In Chicago.
An average cut of twelve and a half
per cent, has already been made in
the pay of 30,000 coke operatives In
the Pittsburg district.
In Austria 547 per 1000 work ten
hours or less each day, and 438 from
ten to eleven hours, Comparatively
few work more than eleven hours,
T. S, Lewis was elected president
of the United Mine Workers of Amer
ica, He defeated W. B. Wilson by
40,000 majority in a vote o: 800,000.
It is sa.d that three-fourths of the
white people of Georgia are rejoicing
over the passage of the prohibition
law and ure determined tb uphold lt,
It seems to be purely an economical
measure to the Minneapolis Tribune,
One of tte prohibition leaders in the
L?gislature declared that lt was
oQUlvalen'i to the Immediate Introduc?
tion into Georgia of 100,000 desirable
Wave of Intense Cold Sweeps
Over New York City
SNOWFALL OF TWELVE INCHES
First Snowstorm of Importance This
Season Visits New York, Tying Up
Business and Demoralizing Trans
New York, Special.-New York is
digging itself out of a foot of snow.
The thoroughfares of the millions
are piled high with drifts that im
pede the progress of man and beast
and that have tied up street car and
Friday night the temperature was
falling slowly and the snow promised
to stay for another .day at least.
The snowstorm, which began
Thursday night continued until past
noon Friday and even after the snow
fall ceased a half gale kept the air
thick with flurries that filled tho
walks as fast as they were cleared,
clogged the wheels of traffic and
blinded the skippers off shore.
The storm was the first of impor
tance of the season. Much suffering
bas been occasioned, there has been
the usual toll of deaths exacted; and
the monetary damage must be reck
oned hy thousands of dollars. Tbs
snow -was accompanied by moderate
temperature and in its early stages it
was welcomed by the honest part of
the 35,000 unemployed men in the
city. AH who sought employment
from last midnight on, found it read
ily and at good wages. Even with
all who would work, the streets ia
the outlying sections could not he
Friday night thc charity societies
had their hands full. The bowery
bread lines were extended for blocks
farther than at any time before th?3
winter and at an early hour it was
said that the supply would not near
ly meet tho need.
The free lodging houses were pack-(
ed and the Salvation Army and kind- j
red organizations were working he
roically tb minimize the effect of the
; sudden shift from spring to freezing
! winter weather. During the day tho
thermometers registered from 26 to
23 above zero, followed by a gradual
decline toward midnight,
i A number of accidents and four
! fatalities were credited to the storm 's
account. One man was frozen" to
death near an East Twenty-third
street lodging house from which he
.had bee^.*^e*t?d?- A ~Qwrml~~6+reeti>.
merchant succumbed io heart disease
after battling with the snow and
wind. In Woodlawn Cemetery a
special policeman died while digging
a path to a newly-made grave. A
civil war veteran was another victim
of heart disease caused by exposure.
The storm gave the new public ser
vice commission its first opportunity
to witness the transporation com
panies' struggle with the elements.
Columbia, Special.-A $100,000
fire occurred at Bennettsville, Marl
boro county Friday morning, wiping
out the principal business section
and many of the best residences. Tho
town is practically without fire pro
tection and it was impossible lo check
the ames. The fire started in the big
Skye- Hotel, where there were many
narrow escapes from death. Col. J.
J. Heckart, president of the Benn
ettsville & Cheraw Railroad, saved
his-life by jumping from a window,
sustaining a broken leg.
To Meet Railroad Men.
Washington, Special-One of the
most important conferences held on
road questions held iff recent years
will take place here Monday. On that
day President Roosevelt will confer
with the operating vice presidents of
some of the leading roads of/ the
eountry, who have been invited to
come to Washington for that pur
pose. The proposed legal "cation of
pooling agreements will be one of the
Rairoad Cuts Salaries.
Baltimore, Special.-Ten per cent
reduction in salaries of officers and
employes of the Baltimore & Ohio
railroad, who now draw over $?Gl3
monthly was announced. The busi
ness depression prevailing through
out the country is assigned as the
cause. At the same time notice was
served that all employes may evpect
to have wages lowered if thc depres
Five Die in Fire in Baltimore.
;. Baltimore, Special.-A fire which
started early during a howling gale,
in the brass foundry of J. Register's
Sons Company, was only checked af
ter causing the death of 5 firemen,
more or leas serious injury to 22 oth
ers and property loss of a million
dollars. All the killed and most of
the injured were caught by the fall
Cotton Ginned 10,337,607 Balea.
Washington, Special-The census
report issued shows 10,337,607 bale?
(counting round bales as half bales;
ginned from growth of 1907 to Jan.
16th, compared with 12,176,190 last
year and 9,889,634 in 1906. The num
ber of active ginnerifts is 27,370.
The move for tbs repeal of the law
which forbids the paralleling of the
Richmond, Fredericksburg and Poto
mac railroad is popular in th? Virgin
Senate Tackles Trusts.
The Senate spent over* an hi
discussing a resolnrion^offere
Senator Hansbrougb, of (Storth
ta, directing the Department of
merce and Labor to s??end i
vestigation into the affaite of tl
teraational . Harvester ? Con
which was ordered by "u reso
over av year ago. Diunnj&tbe d
sion Senator Hansbrougb de<
-that the "harvester trust'' is a
piing to cuutrol the selection of
gates to the next Republican hi
al convention and is'especially
ting to defeat him fori re-ele<
The" resolution was flnallyr'referr
the committee on agriculture.
The criminal code bi)?.was J
consiedered for over twofc' hours
at 4:40 the Senate adjourned.
In offering his resolut^ Mr. I
brough explained that . ..'fitere e
between the several dtfc&rtmen
certain courtesy or qonuty ^
makes them desire to aof?in barr
and for the reason tbe*Departi
of Justice is .holding bacton its
ccedings while another (pjjartmei
under direction to mak&^n inv
gation of the trust it colump?ate
The resolution called forth a si
of protest during whiuavltfr. H
brough declared that tbejjjiternal
al Han-ester Company -.w; takini
hand in politics in Norths Dekota
is trying to capture df?cgates
are to represent that Stra in the
publican national convexi?n. "
alone that," said Mr.^tlansbroi
"the edict has gone fogLh. from
monopoly that I am 'to'.'be defei
for the Senate of the rutted St!
because I had the temev\i$, to ofi!(
resolution to investigatejit."
"The political fortun?, of a mai
a grain of sand comped- with
injustice that may be wi??ght by
institution of this kindA I accept t
challenge and am reads, to meet
If the people of my S|ate desire
have this monopoly control tl
State they do not wanfyme as tl
Senator Beveridge declared t
this statement of the activity of
"harvester trust" was ?more impc
ant than the reason to stop the i?v
tigation of the trust, ?r. Beverie
declared that be could not underst?
how the investigation--could eff
the action of the Department of J
tice. If the Department should
cure more information" ' against I
trust than the Attorney^General n
bas that would only assist in f
House Still on Code Bill.
Rapid progress was made in t
House of Representatives ?vtbe cc
sideration of the bill to codify a
revise the penal laws'- ?i the Unit
States. The only amer Iment of a;
importance which gotyfhrough w
one""by"'which ' Mr.' ~(5??M ??nies; "
Kentucky, making it . a criminal c
fense under heavy penalty,-to falsi
government crop statistics, the obje
of the amendment being to prote
the cotton and tobacco growers fro
speculators. Over fifty pages of tl
bill were disposed of.
The amendment was adopted wit
out division. The penalty prescribe
under it is a fine of $5,000 and in
The House passed a bill providin
for the holding at Salisbury, N. C., c
terms of the United States distrh
and circuit courts.
?xecpt for a political speech b
Mr. Kimball, of Kentucky, thc prc
ceedings were so monotous that at u
time were a hundred members i
Awards Not "Equitable."
Senator Stone, of Missouri, pr?
sented statistics of government dc
posits in national banks to show tba
the distribution of money during th
recent currency stringency was no
"equitable" as contemplated by th
law governing the Treasury Depart
ment. He declared that the Wes
and South were discriminated aagins
while New York and Boston wer?
favored. His speech was on his reso
lution pending in the Senate direct
ing a committee to investigate and re
port the facts in these transactions
Mr. Stone read from official state
ments showing that on August 22d
1907, there was deposited in national
banks $143,282,393, and on Decem
ber 3d, 1907, $222,177,750, an increase
of $79,834,089 in three and one hall
months. He found that this increase
deposited was distributed so as tc
give New England an increase of 47
per cent over the former amount
placed there; the middle States an
increase of 94 per cent ; the Southern
States 35 per cent ; the middle West
ern States 37 per cent; the Western
States 10 'per cent, and the Pacific
States 9 per cent.
"These increase found," he.said.,
"show a startling condition in thc
deposit of money in the different
sections and show to my mind an in
difference to, and an utter failure to
observe the requirements of the
Big Dificit Threatened.
The urgent deficiency appropria
tion bill occupied the attention of the
House to the exclusion of all other
A surprise was sprung when Chair
man Tawney, of the appropriations
committee, warned thc members that
the cont ry was confronted with the
certainty of a $100,000,000 deficit un
less the estimates for the next fiscal
year should be cut down materially.
The urgenc]' diflciency bill carries
a total appropriation of $24,074,450.
Able to Meet Obligations.
Mr. Tawney declared that he deem?
ed it bis duty to call attention to the
necessity of keeping expendituref
within the estimated revenues. "I do
not make the statement for the pur
pose of exciting alarm," he said, "oi
for the purpose of exciting any ap
prehension in the mind of any one
regarding the ability of our gov?ro?
ment to mest all of ita obligations
now existing ov tkt thin Congres*
Voung Man Shot to Death in
New York Restaurant
A CAREFULLY PLANNED CRIME
C?trrying Ont a Threat That She
Would Kill Him in a Fublic Place,
Mrs. Mary Clark, a Manicurist,
Brutally Murders Frank Brady,
Adverting Solicitor, in Macy's
Cafo and Then Takes Her Own
New York, Special.-Sweeping
through tho crowded restaurant
which takes up the eighth floor of
Macy's, department store, and into
.he gentlemen's cafe, a tall, stylishly
dressed woman bent for. a moment
over the shoulder of a diner, whisp
ered something in his ear, and then
drawing a revolver from her muff
emptied the contents of the five
"h.ambers into his body. As the vic
tim, Frank Brady, a newspaper ad
vertising solicitor, slipped lifeless to
the floor, the woman flung the weapon
from her and taking a second re
volver from her muff, shot herself
first in the head and then twice in
the breast. She died half an hour
A note found in the woman's purse
?roved her to be Mrs. Mary Roberts
Clark, a manicurist, the widow of a
police officer and step-mother of a 6
. ear-old son, Raymond. Brady was
'10 years old and thc sole support of
<i helpless, aged mother, for whom
'io had made a home.
Shooting Follows Quarrels.
.Thc shooting was tho culmination
>f a series of violent quarrels, and,
according to the woman's intimates
in fulfillment of a threat to murder
Bradey in a public place.
The suicide who was about 30
vcars of age, was Mary McLean when
sho married John Roberts. When the
'atter died a year ago she assumed
?he name Clark and supported her
self and chill first ns the wardrobe
woman at ar uptown theatre, and
?heil as a manicurist. She was of a
orepossessing appearance and had
narked business ability. While abe
was in prosperous circumstances and
before the death of her husband.
Brady had lodgings at her home and
3ho declared that she helped him to
the success which he subsequently
?ttained. A few months age he left
aer thorne and made a home for his
mother, whom he brought here from
Kew Jersey. Recenily Mrs. Clark
thought that Brady was avoiding her
and when he called at her homo oe
cassionally they quarreled.
Mrs. Clark went to her bank, made
a cash deposit, wrote a note identi
fying herself and referring the react
sr to her attorney, and 'armed with
three revolvers went to the store
where she knew that Brady usually
SVe made her woy hastily to a
?mall smoking room for gentlemen
guests off the main dining hall. The
big room was filled with women who
were lunching after the morning's
shopping, and amid the buzz of con
versation her agitated ' manner at
tracted the attention only of the
In a moment she stood behind
Brady's chair and spoke to him. Be
fore he had time to reply she had
shoved a revolver in his face and
commenced firing. The head, the
neck, the shoulder, the breast and
the abdomen were successively
pierced by bullets, and Brady lay
dead at her feet.
Take3 Her Own Life.
Giving one glance to the half-doz
en men nearby who were momentar
ily stunned by the pitiless murder,
Mrs. Clark whipped anothtr revolver
from her furs and put a bullet near
her right ear and two others in her
The report of the discharges creat
ed consternation and there was a
rush for the elevators. The employes'
of the place quickly closed the doors,
shutting off a view of the smoking
The Big Fleet Leaves Rio.
Rio Janeiro," By Cable-To the
booming of guns and the cheers of
thousands of tlie accompanying
pleasure crafts, the American war
ships sailed from Rio Jeneiro Wed
nesday afternoon, bound for Punta
Irenas, on the Magellan strait. Ten
days will bring the fleet almost mid
way on its 14.000 mile cruise to San
Francisco and thc ships and the men
camed with them the Godspeed and
good wishes of the whole Brazialian
Gold Coin Missing From Kow Or
New Orleans, La., Special.-An
nouncement that a bag containing
$830 in tinder-weight gold coin had
been stolen from thc New Orleans
sub-treasury was made. The coin
disappeared Tuesday and the short
age resulting has been made , good
by the officials who hail the gold in
Try to Dynamite Tobacco Factory.
Clark?ville, Tenn., Special.-An at
tempt was mado to set fire and dyna
mite the loose tobacco factory of the
Hayes-Sorey Tobacco Company, local
representatives of the Italian Regies.
Two negroes, Tony Allen and Walter
Watkins, alias Frog Eye, were killed
whilo trying to escape from ono of
the night watebmeu. Ono other ne
gro escaped, but is thought to have
Late JV etas I
In Brief ?A |
MINOR MATTERS OF INTEREST f
The stones of plots to blow up Am
encan warships- are found to be em
anating from Paris.
Fifteen survivors of the wrecked
barkentino Dundonald lived eight
months on uninhabited islands off
New Zealand. -
Archbishop Riordan, of San Fran
cisco, had a farewell audience with
the Pope. .
Lord Curzon was elected a repres
entative Irish Peer in Parliament.
A Filipino governor was shot dead
after his election by a defeated rival.
Rebate cases involving the packers
were argued in the United States Su
Comptroller Ridgley disapproved
the Oklahoma State plan to have nat
ional banks guarantee deposits in
Militia officers will be given riding
tests during the next army maneu
Secretary of Navy Metcalf will
send the Brownson letters to Con
gress, but when he declines to say.
A falling off of 2,234 in a month is
the latest Japanese immigration re
Senator Aldrich declared his cur
rency bill or none would bo adopted
and received Secretary Cortelyou's
excuses for not sending needed infor
Immigration -restriction and cur
rency gave rise to a hot debate in-the
Plans for an army of 400,000 men
were told in conference to a House
committee by President Witherspoon,
of tho War College.
Several important bills will be' act
ed upon this week by the Virginia
A petition for a receiver for the
Public Service Corporation of Vir
ginia was filed iu the United States
Court at Norfolk. .
The birthday of Gen. Robert E
Lee was celebrated throughout Vir
ginia, business being suspended in a
number of cities.
Governor Dawson and other'West
Virginia State officials have signed a
petition to the Governor of Kentucky
for a pardon for Caleb Powers.
The Pennsylvania SujCsnie Court
declared the 2-cent rate ?aw uncon
-Evelyn Nesbit Thaw repeated on
the witness stand her story of a year
Senator Foraker proposes tho/
"?a'frbV?fi6w?d; to get Ifco^iouc -del*,
gates-at-large from Ohio, but that a
fight be made for the district repres
The New York grand jury has^fflH?
pointed a commttee tp-r^vostigate
banks and J^lf^^rvi<#. e^-pora
A committee representing the" hold
ers of a largo amount of debt has
formulated a plan to readjust thc fin
ances of the Westinghouse Company.
According to tho Wiltzius Catholic
Directory, there are 22,01S,S7S Catii
olics living under the American flag
A ne?rro who says he is 13G years
old, secured a license and married a
woman 2S years old in New York.
The Supremo Court of Missouri de
clared unconstitutional the law which
makes it illgal for foreign corpora
tions to take cases from the State to
the Federal courts.
The House committee is to hold
Dublic hearings on the currency bills.
Ch?rkes of malfeasance in office
have been made against Police In
spector Whitaker, chief cf New Or
leans police, for shooting at J. M.
Leveque, a newspaper editor.
In spite of his disclaimer, the re
port that Secretary Cortelyou will
resign is generally believed.
President Roosevelt is said to favor
the Hobson plan of building five bat
tleships each year.
J. D. Logan, aged 06, a Chattanoo
ga night watchman, was killed by a
blow on the head from some heavy
instrument. The body was after
wards placed in a small frame shed
which was then set on fire. When
found by firemen it was burned al
most beyond recognition.
The steamship Kirnwood has ar
rived at Darien, Ga., with Capt. C.
W. Bates and his wife and six men
off the schooner Malden, of Boston,
Mass. The schooner was abandoned
320 miles to the eastward of-Jackson
ville bar, January 14th.
Claude M. Crude of Roanoke, com
The Oatsburg mine of the Monon
gah Consolidated Coal and Coke
Company, located near Monongah
City, Pa., is reported burning. Forty
men were at work in tho mine, but
whether they have perished is not
Hermon Ridder, of New York,
made an address in praise of the Ger
man-Amercan in Charleston, S. C.
Judge St. Paul, of New Orleans,
apologized to Senator Caff rey's so:i
?ad adverted a duel.
Former Governor Beckham, of
Kentucky, fell three votes short of
thc number necessnry to elect bim
Secretary Metcalf will prtb/uly
not send the Brownson memorandum
to the House iu responso to the Gill
The corouer's jury at Fairmont, W.
Va., iu its verdict concerning the
Monongah raine disaster, finds that
tho explosion wa9 duo either to a
blown-out ihot or to ignition of pow
der, and tho corapa* not blamed.
Wm. SCHWEIGERT, A. S,
Offers the Citze
4 Per Cen
i I The News of South Caro
?WW? 8-M-fr^W-M-ir >l 8411 B'l't" 4
Kew President For Watts Mills.
Laurens, Special-At a meeting of
the board of directors of the Watts
cotton mills, held here last week,
Alax Long, of Rock Hill was elected
president and treasurer to succeed
tho late W. E. Lucas and M. L. Cope
land of Laurens was cl.osen as assist
ant to the president and treasurer.
Mr. Long who is president of the
Aragon cotton mills at Rock Hill wili
continue to reside in that town and
will give half of his time to Watti
mills, while Mr. Copeland in his posi
tion will devote his entire time" to his
new duties. The new president is
au experienced mill man, having fill
ed fhe position of secretary of the
Laurens cotton mills under President
Lucas for a number of years and for
some time in the same capacity with
the Watts mills and tho Darlington
Manufacturing company. Two years
ago ho went to Rock Hill and assist
ed in building thc Aragon mill, which
is now in operation under his man
agement." Mr. Copeland was also
elected as successor to Mr. Lucas on
the board of directors.
' Eegro Killed , in Cotton Gin.
Clinton, Special.-Albert* Dash, col
ored, of Goldville, died of injuries
received on Friday in a ginnery. It
seems that thc negro went intb the
lower part of Mr. J: S. Blalock's giiir
nery to put a loose belt on a rapid-, j
ly revolving pulley: In soi
coa*; was caught in thc pull?
Tvasf wlnrled aroiunV
feet and lu<e?j^t??ku-rg"
floor _QZT t,!ie building > r??tx
dot?e. ' Mr. Berrry Hunter., who"'is'
emnloyed ia thc' eriim^; bearing his
ttries,.fuskj$~te"*???s aid, but could ac
|C^B?K5??' nothing, being knocked in- j
sensible by being struck in the face
by the negro's swiftly moving feet.
It was at first thought that Mr. Hun
ter was fatally injured; but he recov
ered quickly and is now out again.
Both of the negro's knees were dis
located and his feet were beaten to
Spartan Cotton Growers.
Spartanburg, Special.-At the an
nual meeting rf the county cotton
growers' association held in tho
co'*"' house officers were elected for
thc ensuing year, after which dele
gates to the State convention to be
held in Columbia Friday, Feb. 7,
were elected. E. L. Archer, who has
been the president of the county as
sociation since its organization, waa
reelected president; Dr. Ralph H.
Smith, vice president; L. G. Miller,
secretary and . trea*sux-er, these two
offices living been consolidated. J. H.
Gosnell and S. S. Hunter were elect
ed delegates to the State convention.
L. G. Miller and Dr. R. H. Smith
wcro elected alternates.
Tax Collection ir. Chester.
Chester, Special.-Comparison of,
figures in the collection of taxes ci'.j
past two years shows quite a dis-j
parity. Of the total levy of $36,-1
142.57 for 1906 the sum uncollected
on Jan. 1, 1907, was $13,975.47; from
a levy of $36,217.69 for 1907 there
was uncollected Jan. 1, 1908, the sum
of $25,080.57. Ex-Congressman Jno.
J. Ilemphill, now of Washington, D.
C., returning from attendance on tho
meeting of the State Bar association
i.n Columbia, spent Saturday and
Sunday litre with his mother. Mr. R.
L. Wylie of Clover is here on a visit
to his mother, Mrs. Mary Miller. The
county pension board met here Sat
urday and approved several applica
Struck by a Train.
Manning, Special.-A white man
giving his name as James McIntosh,
but identified by citizens herc as Tom
McIntosh, was struck by train No. 46.
Orangeburg to Florence, near Brog-J
don's Thursday morning about 10.15
and was brought here for medical J
attention. The doctor found his,
right r.rm broken and his back se-!
Rock Hill Division Abolished,
Rock Hill, Special.-On February j
1 thc Rock Eiil division of the
Southern will be abolished and ev
erything, with the possible exception
of a dispatcher's office, will be run;
from Charleston as a part of that;
division. With thc division Mr. Ne
well, the superintendent, goes out'
but it is stated that he will be pro- '
vided for otherwise. There will at;
present be co curtailing of trains or
changea of schedule as erroneously
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Head of Negro Woman. ?
Columbia, Special.-It iieeras that
tho. alleged .murder* of fae Martin'
woman by her husband; G<.*orge Mar
tin, will not down, althoug-h the jury
. of inquest found tbat there was no.
evidence of-violence. Upon ?thia ver
dict the negro defendant was releas
ed, but later great excitment was
created by the discover}' of the head
of a negro woman on Embargo street.
There were at once many rumors
afloat but- it developed that it wa?
the head of the'Martin woman which
had been severed ffpm the body fer
the purpose of making an . examina
tion to ascertain whether or not sh?
came to her deathes a result of vio
lence. It has been difficult to ascer
tain how the head came to be buried
only a short distance from the bust- '
ness portion of the city and only a
foot below the surface but it baa
been again interred and it is believea
that the incident is now closed for
State Optical Association.
Columbia, Special-The annual
meeting of the South Carolina Opti
cal association was1 held - here last
week. Several interesting papers .
were read. It was decided to affi
liate with tho national association.
The. election of officers for the South
Carolina association was b?ld and re- ,
suited as follows: President, Gustaf
Robbins, Columbia; W7 F. Strieker,
Chester; Z. F. Highsmith, Sumter;
executive committee, R. H. Alan,
Charleston; P. H. Lachicotte, Co
lumbia; J. C. Robinson, Chester; A.
C. Strickland, Anderson.
Good Showing For Bank.
. Chester, Special.-The report at
the recent annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Commercial bank
showed a net earning of IS 1-2 per
cent, for last year. The old board
of directors were re-elected as fol
lows: A. G. Brice, J. M. Wise, A. L.
Gaston, M. A. Carpenter, S. B. Lath
an, George W. Gage, W. A. Cornwell,
R. B. Caldwell and Robt. Gage. The
directors met and re-elected the fol
lowing officers: A. G. Brice, presi
dent; R. B. Caldwell, vice president;
Robt. Gage, cashier; A. G. Thorn
ton, assistant cashier; R. 0. Thorn
ton, cellection clerk.
lien Law Eepsaled.
Columbia, Special.-The Hous? of
Representatives repealed by a vote of
four to one the merchants' clause of.
the lien law, which was enacted 41
years ago at the close of the civil
war to provide means of credit to
farmers wiped out by war. The law
provides for mortgaging crops for
supplies from merchants. The State
Farmers' Union demanded a repeal
in order to pre'^nt so much cotton
from going on tue market in the fall.
The repeal of the bill will pass the
Fire Protection For Gaffney.
Gaffney, Special.-Gaff ney's city
council is arranging to give the cit/
more adequate fire protection. They
have purchased a splendid hose wag
on and will as soon as they can pur
chase two good horses. They ivill
also employ an experienced man
properly-to install the fire apparatus ,
and see that same is put in proper"':
New Church For Latta.
Latta, Special.-The Baptists of
this town have decided to build a new
church in the near future. The build
ing, which will be very handsome, ia
to cost between $12,000 and $14,Q00
Thc larger part of this amount has
already boen subscribed and it ia
.onfidentl} expected that the entire
sum will bc available by February 1.
Conductor Philpot Kurt,
Columbia, Special. - Conductor
Philpot of Columbia was. injured
Wednesday morning in a wreck which
occurred on the Southern, near Tren
ton. A freight train from Columbia
to Augusta was wrecked one mile
this side of Trenton, 14 cars being
derailed and a number of- them going
over an embankment. Seven of the
ears were filled with coal, which ne
cessitated shout 10 hours to clear the
tracks for other Uaiu?,