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THE NATIONAL BANK OF AUGUSTA,;:
AUGUSTA, GA. , ?
-L. C. HAYNE, CHAS. E. CLARK, ..
President. Cashier^ .
CAPITAL $250,000.00. X
Surplus & Profits $15)0,000.00. ?J
The business of our out-of-town friends r t
' recul ves thc same caretol attention aa that *
' of our local depositors. The ?ccoontfi of 7
' careful conservativa people solicited.
jjfflfe;1 y - "J Eiy^TEip, S. C., ^?^feSDA?^ FEBB??RY 19, 1908.
lulled ihe prohibition bi!.'.
Tba Irish Par;*.a3??ntary p
'ter seventeen y card cl cchlsra
A Vvto *]
leaos In ?S
?y Belmont was named as one
Democrats active in the plan to
"Woodrow Wilson wrqte to tl e anti
ifflg .j A conference of prohibition lead
??Pi i] ?ers was held ?it i.cnicu with the cb
f* *s "i Jcct of forming a world's con?edera
ag a lion.
I A credit Sf f:",OOO.COO was received
<" at Budapest f ro ot New York for the
account ci the Count-011.1 Countess
A mass-meeting fhn* racked the
Majestic Theatre. N* .' -York City,
cheered Governor Ha?-ta-*??tacl: on
rac? track .iamb:in;;.
At Chicago '"TJiVirir; Music*' was
played by tae Theodors Thomas Or
chestra and acr??d fri pantomime- by
100 society men and women.
Secretary Garfield in his aunuat re
port, made public at Washington, ur
gently recommended the reclamation
of the swamp lands of the country.5-;
Pine Plains. N. Y., has been seiect:
od hy the War-Department r.s one of
ibo places fo:- the-s'.uunier juaneu
?res of tho regulars and tS'f milkia.
Joseph Duveen^suggssis that a sim-.
3>le cleansing precess with.*-- soap and
?water . wrjld greatly improve the
painting* fa tb.? Lcurro -a?? o ?.her
museums in France.
Dr. Jameson, best kzio?.- ? a s (ht
"leader of the raid before fae Boei
war, resigned as Premie.- of Cap? Col-,
cny because ri the victory .of thi
Uutch in the Parliamentary-elations
Observes the Philadelphia Press:
Flieg.jwere offce Tecognii^d . as nos-j tte "rg not trjiier.iasists^the
slbly. useful scavengers", bul* 'modern
science . shows that- their, mission is^
aiot- to make clean, tut; tb. spread the
foul blight of pollution over as wide
an area as they can reach in their
fligbt. The discovery is useful, since,
knowing the source of the evil, we
can attack it in Us origin.
the New York Republican County
Committee U3 a candidate for fftf.
Senator Eacon, of Georgia, told the
New York World that the next Demo
cratic platform should contain a spe
cific det?a?ation in favor of tariff re
-Washington^ daspafcn%sr-say a^-pdJT'
of, ""the. l^gs.'rxCounty. Republican
Committee1 shooed it would stand
with Woodruff; against -Governor
Hughes. .". ?-.
^Signs di a .-bi tier factional fight
among L'iiew .Y"Ork .Republicans ap
peared at Albany following the an
nonncement"'"?f Governor Hughes"
Fifty-three of the Democrats in the
House of Representatives are opposed
t.? the nomination of William Jen
nings Bryan for the Presidency and
favor Governor Johnson, of Minne
Th? Washington.Post's poll of Re
publican Senators shows .twenty-nine
for Taft, five, each for Knox and Fair
banks, two eacfr?of Hugh es,, Cannon
abd La Follette) one for .Roosevelt
and ten non-committal
Returns received hy the Chicago
Tribuns In a" "National straw vote. ,
just compltted.Jshov^ that- President
Roosevelt's po'Uciss^nre just as heart
ily indorsed nUw;'by the mass 0* Re
publicans as they ?rfer were.
It ls sometimes remarked that
there is no s?antiment in business, but
riicbmohd " TTmes-Dispatch. Feeling
bas niuch"*to do_ with-simulating or
depre'ssina^usines^^^^ as it
is'optimistic or dyspeptic. If every
body is cheerful, everybody-will -feelj
like trading; if- everybody ls -blue", |
everybody will hoard his money and
help to cripple trade.
Pays 4 % interest on all accounts in this department,
compounded every six months, January and July.
Capita!and Surplus $S50>000.00.
! GO TO SEE
HARLTNG & BYRD
2 ..Before insuring elsewhere, Wejrepresent the Best
Old "Line Companies." ' ? -'l
HARLlflG & BYRD*
At The Farmers Bank of Edgefield
FINDS THE mm
that sells Stanhopes, Carriages, Wagons, Buggies, etc., in
position to offer you the highest possible grade of gd?ds|at
the lowest possible price.
I am known as the best iu the business, my material ia al
ways of the best standard, aod those who buy from Coskery's
congratulate themselves. Material the beBt, prices always
the lowest. BABCOCKS THE LEADER.
7 4?) and 75 ? Broa? Str?et AUGUSTA, G A,
''Opposite the Monument.;>
We've had forty-six years experience making and
selling vehicles, and have yet to see anything on
wheels which for Beauty, Easy Riding, Light Run
ning and lasting and qualities would, match
Moyer and Columbia Bug?
If Better were made you would find
A-complete-line of Barrjess.always, on[Kand. Heavy
Lumber Harness and Road Scraper Harness a
SPECIALTY,.?JCL ; : j"
BELTING, LEATHER, CARRIAGE MATE
RIAL. ETNA COAL.
729 Broad Street, Augusta* Ga.
house on the Potomac, where he was
born. XPJU have all seen pictures of
thte house, with its low, slanting roof
arid its two huge chimneys, one at
each end, outside the house. It was
burned down -when Washington was
about four years old; and the family
then removed to a farm on the Rap
pah'anpock, opposite Frederlckeburg,
In Stafford County.
At this laiter place young Wash
ington received the rudiments of edu
cation at an "old field school-house,"
humble enough in its pretensions,
and kept by one of his father's ten
ants, named Hobby, who was also the
sexton-of the parish. The. instruc
tion doled out to him was of the
simplest :klpd-reading, writing and
ciphering, and, later on, surveying;
!but this was supplemented by excel
lent training at home.
On the broad meadows of the Rap
pahannock, near by his home, Wash
ington gave the first exhibition of his
martial inclinations. The boy3 at
Master Hobby's school were divided
Into two military companies; and the
rivalry between them was sustained
by many a.parade, sham fight and
snow-ball- battles and snow-fort
Sieges.- One of these spirited con
tests took place on a 22d of Febru
ary, and the account has come down
pretty straight, and presents an ex
citing picture of that old time.
"lt was the February of 1743, and
Washington was eleven years old.
The day was damp and stormy, with
plenty of snow; and the two sides
had it out on the meadows. Of
course, Washington was the leader
on one side, and a boy named Wil
liam Bustle commanded the rival
troop. The mimic battle terminated
In Washington's favor, the other side
being so completely pummelled that
we do not hear anything more of
the claims of William Bustle.
When Washington was sixteen, he
gave up going to school, and-became
a surveyor. This took him out into
the woods, and he had to encounter
all sorts of dangers and risks. His
sixteenth birthday he passed in the
wilds of Western Virginia, where he
was surveying a vast tract pf land
for its owner, Lord Fairfax. .3 had
now fairly entered upon the stern
business of life. We can imagine
the rude camp, the brilliant firelight
under the trees, and the cool winds
blowing down from the hills, as
young Washington ate his late supper
on the 22d of February, 174S, in
The Birthplace of Washington.
tfre w??clern'esl? of th$ ^^ft^kamfwia
Valley.. ? ?j I :jf$ri
His next b!rthd|?M g|sRcs.t';.'at
Mount Vernon, where rare^l? gb\ie"W
live with his brother Laspf^??ejr.-He
was then a tall, fine lo?jigig :jf?;I?iw,
with manly ways, and'j^f?^mls
first love affair-a sorf^b? I boy : and
girl attachment with ?Anne Carey, his
"lowland beauty." On Februar? 22,
1752, George and his brother ?aw
retice were on their .way home from
a trip to Barbadoea, whither they
had gone in the hope of finding
health for the master of Mount-^Ver
non, who the same year died, at his
beautiful homo, which was ?f?er&ard
to be inseparably associated with the
About this tittie Governor Dlirvid
die, bf Virginia, commissioned Wash
ington as an chicer in the army; ^nd
he waa sent the next year as a ebm
mlssloner to a French fort, claimed
to have been built as a .hostile demon
stration on English lands. He: was
absent about three . months on his
mission, which he accomplished with
tact and judgment. But the war
cloud spread In a broader and dac?ccr
shadow, and February 22, 1,754, saw
George Washington at . Alexandria
collecting military supplies for use
in the impending conflict, in that
war Washington received his first
baptism of fire, and ls said to h?ve
fired the first shot that ushered lu
the old French War.'
Washington's birthday In 1756.
waa spent in the Northern States, he
being on a mission to Governor Shir
ley, of Massachusetts, at Boston. He
was absent from February 4 to March
28, and the whole journey was made
on horseback. At his next anniver
sary we find him laying papers be
fore the Earl of Loudon, with the
object of having the Virginian troops,
which he commanded, put upon the
February 22, 1759, was passed by
Washington at Mount Vernon, in the
society of his wife, to whom he had
been married about six weeks. It
was during his honeymoon, and there
is no doubt but that his natal day
was properly celebrated. Many of his
succeeding birthdays were spent'at
tho same charming seat, but with no
special circumstances to make them
in February, 1776, the Revolu
tionary War was on, and Washing
ton was at Cambridge as command
er-in-chief of the American army.
Mrs. Washington was with him, and
they were quartered at the Craigie
House, since famous as the home of
Longfellow. Ha was then forty-four
years old, and tho first gray hair was
showing at his temples.
Washington spent his birthday in
1777 at his headquarters at Morris
town, N. J., and that in 1779 at his
headquarters at New Windsor. Ssv
cral of these anniversaries must have
been rather sad and depressing to
him; for the war was progressing
slowly, and the outlook was gloomy
for. American Independence. But
Washington never despaired, and
ever looked forward to the dawning
of a brighter day. In the end he was
On February 20, 1783, the pre
liminary treaty of peace with Great
Britain was signed, and General
Washington ate his birthday cat?
that year with. the. satisfaction o? I
"man who had. accomplished a great
work/ : Ho' had passed the half-cen*
^tuEy^marki and was the greatest mar
cpf.ch}s,-century? .'iflrat ' ln war, first . lr
pea'cOf^nd first In tho hearts, of. .hil
:fc??ritr^me??.'-'From the '?hrlstl?i
1 DAW momm?^m
" jhie^.defenfler'.oi ??^?puotry, .tih'e founda
<? o?.,liboj-tyy s .... ?. .' j
? % fn?ri?.?An ; * '* : r:i
?T?" l?verT^tt?d' ornVimeai ' of the.eightcentf
.'nf??'d??<?:VtVr?^tfe>i-*^(? WtftfrTimg World.*
.-. .'???T: vd M:? inss ci
Cn^ fiac^-ftoe?1 s^eet potatoes
. jio?imu ?fnr}91c tffc?fc1 rtaple W?la ?fies.
^Ouster} roasted in tine sheik.
Corj?ihicp^- PicUTc? cucumbers';
?catct) bt^cui^ ChoD- PrcserOcc) pea&
Virginia jruit cabe Lcroona.de
Vtwinlo. jric? chickep, torrare saucci
! Qoutjjcrn mashed potatoes
S^cct potatoes Jned.
I . Southern cah(ia6<?.
Qoarcj) fit^cuir toasted Orth ?/atc?-chces?
Cherry ice-cream tVirjd cake-'-"'
Note-A menu consisting of old
time Southern dishes has bee!
planned for Washingt?ii's blrthdaj
as nearly as practicable with observ
ing the rule governing the outlay fol
these meals. If an old-time settin|
can be given them lt will add muc?
to the zest of the occasion. Althougll
not every household can boast of ol?
china and silver plate, It may entei
into the spirit of the celebration bj
other means. Horace Greeley wrltei
In his "Visit to Mount Vernon" ii
1841, of the "g?rde? rich ii! rare an*
valuable plants; among them ari
many planted by the hand of th<
Father of His Country. Peaches
pears, lemons, oranges are thicklj
surrounded by the aloe, myrtle, rose
geranium, etc., as well as by plants
whose unfamiliar names escape me."
So what more apprupriate than to
"blend (Its) fragrance with the
memory of Washington" by selecting
a house-plant in bloom (if a vase of
flowers cannot be had) for the cen
tre of the table? for most flower lov
ers can command these in late winter
from their own windows. Conceal
the pot with green crepe paper tied
in place by narrow green ribbon. A
suitable decoration for place cards is
a spray of cherry blossoms painted
across the top corner, or thc blossom
made in tissue paper and gummed
to the card would bs dainty in effect.
Or the cards may simply contain the
quotation, "First in war, first in
peace and first in the hearts of his
Oysters Roasted in thc Shell
Wash the shells clean and wipe dry.
Place in a baking pan and put into a
hot oven for about twenty minutes.
Serve on hot dishes the moment they
are taken from the oven. Though
this is not an elegant dish, many peo
ple enjoy it, as the bust flavor of the
oyster is retained In this manner of
cooking. Tho oysters can, instead, be
opened into a hot dish and seasoned
with butter, salt, pepper and lemon
juice. Servo immediately.
In Virginia it is a favorite way of
cooking the oysters, where there Is
an open fireplace, to place them in
their shells on the coals, where they
roast quickly, and are then eaten Im
mediately from thc shell.
Late ftf.e?&&. I
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/fi1 "Brief M
MINOR MATTERS OP INTEREST
ti-prosperity's Liva Corpse.
Unless some apparently trust
worthy indications are misleading be
yond belief retail trade in the coun
try at large for the approaching
spring will measure well up to the
high average of recent years. From
the New York Times we learn that
over 3,000 out-of-town merchants
and other buyers, chiefly from the
West, have poured into tho metropo
lis, surprising and delighting liew
York merchants. On Monday last,
the New York Merchants' Associa
tion's first registration day for tho
spring trade, 419 buyers, or thc nc-xl
largest number on record for such a
date, inscribed their names at asso
ciation headquarters. Tbs second
day's registration left no record un
broken. AH thc hotels that cater to
tho out-of-town buyers were ovci
run. "The buyers aiid diit-of-town
merchants," says Thc Times' story,
"swarmod about the hotel corridor*
last night, telling their New York
friends that tbe business outlook was
brighter than it had ever been be
fore. Many who went td lbs theater
in the evening spent intermission
time presdicting a great era of pros
perity for the country." Though
some of the country's great indus
tries are in a very unsatisfactory con
dition for the time being, the facts
just narrai cd certainly do not indi
ca'e general hard times, either pres
ent or prospective. Prosperity lm
receiver. BdniS b?ri? iiji? temporarily
cripplirg blows, but it is far from
dead yet.-Charlotte, N. C. Observer
of Feb. 16.
Pittsburg, Pa., Special.^-Spread
ing I'iiih and disaster in its^pafb. the
annual flood of thc rivers and small
streams of this section holds Pitts
burg in its grasp. At 10 o'cler k the
water had reached a stage of 2(3 feet
and was rising a half foot an hom*.
The weather bureau predicts 30 feet
and possibly a foot higher when the
crest of the flood arrives. While
the weather conditions are much
colder and snow flurries aro experi
enced at intervals the changed con
ditions will have absolutely no ef
fect on the high waler. At tho
headwaters the rivers continue to rise
and scores of cities and towns it:
western Ponnsvlvai?;? A???AVII Ohio
born in Salisbury, lae son of J. J.
Brauer, his mother's maiden name be
iug Kincaid, and she being also a
native of the gcod County of Rowan.
His father was for many years editor
and publisher of The Carolina Watch
man, of Salisbury, a power in (ho
newspaper world of irs day. and T.
K. Bruner was for some time asso
ciated with him on that paper. He
was devoted to the study of miner
alogy and became au expert.
Yellow Fever at Galveston.
Galveston, Tex., Special.-On tho
steamer Crispin, which arrived ir.
the roads from Para, Brazil, three
miles out from Galveston. Sunday
there were two cases of yellow fever.
The two men affected are Third
Engineer Davis and Third Ofucci
By Wire and Cable.
The B. & O. Railway will test thu
nine-hour law, orders to that cited
having been issued.
Jim Smith, the notorious moon
shiner, of Surry county, North Caro
lina, for whose arrest $1.000 reward
had been offered by tho government
has been jailed at Winston-Sul?m,
Cashier Locked in Vault.
Hickory, N. C. Special.-What was
equal to a Western scene ivas the
bold robbery of the bank at Gnmire
Falls, a town of several hundred in
habitants, on the C. & N. W. Rail
way, about six miles from Hickory
at 6 o'clock Saturday night, when
Cashier W. G. Whisnant was held
up at the point of guns by threa
masked bandits, who took from thc
cashier's desk $2.700, after whick
locking him in thc. vault and making
good their escape. So far it is not
known from whence they carno ur
whither they went, but they were
The South Carolina legislature has
increased the Stale tax levy one mill.
Thc Georgia, Southern & Florida
Railway has announced a cut ci! .10
per cent, in the salary of employ's.
Secretary Taft, in a speech ai
Grand Rapids, Mich., declared Lin
coln would pursue the same coursa as
McKinley and Roosevelt if alive to
With brooms at her mastheads cud
yard arms announcing that all rec
ords had been swept aside, tho nev
armored cruiser Nor! h Carolina ra
(inned to thc shipyard Sunday. Dur
ing her third speed test run . ii tb?
Virginia capes between 7:30 ano
11:30 o'clock Saturday night. I re
ship maintained an average speed o?
22.48 knots or .4S of a knot in excess
of Mic contest speed required. Thc
trial was made off Newport News.
Wm. SC H WEIGERT, A. S
Offers the Citze
4 Per Cen
41 S M 11 il 111 ! 1 H I 111 11 IUI
Thc News of South Care
Columbia State, i4ih\
South Carolina lost thousfirids oi
'miniatures" in her transactions with
the Big Springs Distilling company of
Cincinnati. "Miniatures" are baby
2asLs, each containing two drinks of
moderate size. There were supposed j
to be 10 of these little fi?ska iu each
?nse ci' quarts of "Lewis '66,,. sold by
Iii 50 cr ses there would bo 500 min
iatures, but the ratio increased rapid
ly and in 75 cases there would bc
The invoices show that these were
?emt invariably to saloon keepers in
rther States. But tho South Carolina
dispensary got none of them.
Furthermore, the invoices collected
from dozens of saloon keepers in sev
eral States show that South Carolina
paid $10.00 per case for "Lewis '66"
nnd in Georgia, even after passing
through two middlemen, saloon ksep
?ra paid but $9.50 for it-and got the
Col. Felder figured that on tho 575
cases of "Lewis '66" bought by the
Slate dispensary, the State lost 7,000
miniatures, not to mention some larg- :
;r matters. These miniatures retail
for 25 cents each.
ttiat itu? .
ever charges $12,200, of which $7,000
is offset by a claim against the State.
The amount to be deducted from the
claim of Paul Jones & Co. is $6,243.75.
This was agreed upon by the'dispen
sary commission after considerable
figuring. The original accotini was
$21.200. Mr. A. J. Carroll, attorney,
admitted that after 1902 his concern
paid commissions in this State, and
there were no commissions paid prior
to that time, he claimed. The com
mission believes that Col. Carroll was
misinformed about this matter, but
there was no way to prove otherwise
as collateral invoices prior to 1902
could not be obtained to show that
lhere was a discrimination in prices
against South Carolina.
A small claim which was disposed
of was that of the George Wiede
raann Brewing company of Louisville.
This concern had an unpaid account
Df $487.50. Invoices were put in evi
dence to show that to barkeepers in
Richland Profits Divided.
Columbia, Special.-The house of
representatives passed to third read
ing Mr. McMaster's bill providing for
a redivision of the dispensary profits
in Richland county. This bill was
drawn up at the suggestion of the
municipal committee of the Chamber
of Commerce and while it is also in
serted in the general amendments of
the Carey-Cbthran law it was thought
best to introduce a separate bill to or
der that there might be no mistake as
to its passage. Il provides for 50 per
cent of the profits, instead of 40 per
cont, to go to the city of Columbia,
30 per cent of the profits, instead of
40 per cent as formerly, to go to the
county and 20 per cent, the same a?
heretofore, to go to the Richland
John Gary Evans Ont For Senate.
Spartanburgj Special. - Ex-Gov.
John Gary Evans issued a formal an
nouncement f his candidacy for the
United States senate here. It has
been understood for some time that
he would be in the race, but the let
ter he has given out is the first au
thorized word from him on the sub
Mill Hand is Arrested.
Anderson, Special. - Charles R.
Brown, a former employe in the
weave room of the Bregon cotton
mills, is in the county jail charged
with assault and battery with intent
to kill, it being alleged that he at
tacked Mr. W. N. Callas, section hand
in thc weave room, with a pistol and
\ pair cf knucks. It is learned from
Brown and from witnesses that
'Brown was discharged from the em
poy of the mill Tuesday because he
seemingly purposely broke some ma
F .... ? . 1 -.
, MORRIS, TAOS. S. OKAY,
ms of Edge?eld.
ER VATI VE and
iff i f Ttl 1 w/i
' i . ' . 11, : i i .! I , *r
?lina in Condensed Forro ff
Georgia this beer had been sold in
oven single cask lota for $7.50, where
as the dispensary had paid $8.75 in
car lots for 100 casks. This oa their
Bohemian beer. The overcharges on
?this account were figures to be $4,604,
? a counter claim which the State of
South Carolina sets up against thtj
?457.50 due thc- brewery.
The commission in thc afternoon .
J entered upon the case of J. W. Kelley
& Co., who were not present or repre
sented. It was stated unofucialiy that
their agent,Mas Goodwin,had gone to
Cuba. Col. Felder proved hy docu
mentary evidence that Kelby & Co.
and King & Cb. are one and the same
concern. That after Kelly & Co. got
into some disfavor in this State, or
ders were solicited under thc name of
King & Co. and that Kelley & Co.
actually filled the orders. This house
was once represented by F. M. Mixon.
Their Silver Springs corn whiskey
was in great favor here once. The
commission did not conclude this case.
I But it will probably be of a general -
class with the others.
j There is but $59,963 hi overcharges
cr graft laid at the door of the Cook
& Bernheimer of New York' by the
commission. This mexo bagatelle is
; present meir UOUK;,. .. ...
j and his associates have been gathcr
j ing invoices from all over the United
j States and it is the invariable rule
j that saloon keepers in other States
[purchased liquor and beer at prices
i considerably below those paid by the
! Siale of South Carolina.
I The H. & E. W. Catherwood con
I cern of Philadelphia, long represented
by Jack Cranston, had done a large
business in '' Three Feathers/' "Up
per Ten" and other confections in
j booze. By the same s3'Stem of calcu
lation, based upon quotations to deal
ers in other States, it was proved that
Catherwood's indebtedness to the
State of South Carolina on "over
charges" is $24,070. They have a
claim of $4.227 to offset this in part.
This judgment was recorded.
The claim of the Belair Distilling
company is for $6,331.41. There was
much intricate figuring on this ac
count and no judgment was reached.
Fight on Boll Weevil.
Columbia. Special.-There is con
siderable interest among '.he farmers
of tho State on the bill which passed
second reading in the house, drawn to
prevent the introduction of thc Mexi
can boll weevil in this Stale. he bill
provides that the Stale ho?rl of ento
mology shall be charged with the en
forcement of the act and that the en
tomologist shall be charged with the
i promulgation of the rules and r?gula
tions. It then makes it unlawful to
?bring into this State any boll weevil
or any cotton bolls containing the
j weevil in any stage of development.
It also makes it unlawful to bring in
to this State any cotton, cotton seed,
hulled, baled or uubaled from any
State or section of a State where the
j weevil islniown to exist., Any person
? violating this section is subject to a
fine of $50.
Divorce Specialist ?aught.
Anderson, Special.-A man named
Steed, who claims to be a lawyer and
who is charged with ."'issuing divorce
i decrees to several unhappy women in
? the cotton mill villag#?^>f the Picd
mont section, was arWfejd by Deputy
; Sheriff Scott in (?recnvillc county near
i Princeton. He is ?? lh^'Anderson jail
'and will be tried by Magistrate Wil
i J> ii ti j!
Wm. H. Va^ntine^Choscn.
Spartanbar?. Spcial.-William II.
Valentine cf Charleston was elected
secretary and treasurer of thc South
.? '><? . .-1
eastern Life Insurance company to
succeed .Air. Giles L.'wlkon, who re
signed to accept t!ie position as State
bank examiner. Mr. Valentine is a
native of Virginia and is au insur
ance mau of ability and experience.
The growth of the Southeastern com
pany, which was organized with loc
capital about four years ago