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;^?he Planter's Loan
* and Savings Bank
Pays Interest on Deposits,
J? Accounts Solicited.
CHAS. C. HOWARD,
RESOURCES OVER $i,ooo,OOO. ,
M I'M i M WH M Ililli1?
EDGEFIELp, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH ll, 1908.
THE NATIONAL BANK OF AUGUSTA, [ ?
AUGUSTA. GA. . ,
L. C. HAYNE. CHAS. E. CLARK, ..
President. Cashier.? .
CAPITAL $250,000.00. "
Surplus & Profits $190,000.00.
The business of our out-of-town friends
receives the sam? careful attention, aa that
foi oar local depositara. The accounts of * *
careful conservative people solicited. * *
Charles D. Carter, the membar
from the Fourth District of Oklaho
ma, is an Indian who has all his life
lived anions his kinsmen.
F/ank A. Munsey, the magazine
and newspaper owner, declared a
combination of 500 papers under one
able management a feasible plan.
Professor Schofield has returned to
Harvard University after spending
the first half of his academic, year
lecturing in German universities.
' Sir Dominic Ellis Colnag?!, the
British Consul-Genera! at Boston
1896-1899, died in Loadou. He was
horn in 1834 and knighted in 188S.
Senator Stephenson, of Wisconsin,
ls now-wealthy, but when he was a
hoy he had to go barefooted even in
winter, because of his father's pov
James Bryce, British Ambassador
to the United States, has been invest
ed with the honorary degree o' Doc
tor of Laws, at McGill University,
Lord Curzon fa extreme!/ method
ical. It is said of him when Viceroy
in India that in a single moment he
could place his hand on any paper he
Leon A. Bereznaik, a native of
Odessa, is now living in Indianapolis.
He is a lawyer, scholar, author and
translator of "Trilby" in the Russian ?
Mr.* Nathan Straus, of New York,
achieved a signal victory in having
the Internation Pure Milk Congress
In Brussels, officially declare against
the use of raw milk.
Bishop Wilkinson, in a letter pub
lished in the London Daily Mail, de
scribes the devastation wrought by
revolutionists in Russia, and says tl.at
the goverament has erred on the side
General Rufus Saxton, who died in
Washington, D. C., was In his eighty
fourth year and childless.
NO KIDS WANTED.
Sunday School T-eachcir-Now, chil
dren, who was Herod?
Chorus-He wuz a man wot wanted
ter get rid of all de chl'dren.
S. S. Teacher-Yes, but what "was
he?" ' .
Youthful voice-I guess he wuz de
lanlord of a flat.-Cleveland Plain
I Wall Street markets stay be
British administrations are charged
with selling titles.
The merger of Mexican railroads
is said to be practically perfected.
The next President will probably
have the appointment of four new
Supreme Court Justicss.
Comptroller Metz issued a report
1 that $102,834,327 is due New York
City in uncollected taxes.
Baron Takabira, the new Japanese
Ambassador, said war with the Uni
ted States would be a crime.
The great diamond company of De
Beers has taken fright at the disas
trous fall in the price of gems.
Plans. tre being prepared for mak
ing Vladivostok, Siberia, a first class
fortress at a cost bf 36,000,000.
Peter Cooper Hewitt, of New York,
will build a bli,1 dirigible balloon as a
fighting machine for the Government.
A bill whick will wipe out 30,000
licenses in Great Britain was intro
duced by the Chancellor of the Ex
E. R. Thomas' creditors in New
York City were worried on learning
that hl3 debts are nearly $5,000,000
instead of the $2,700,000 they had
There was much comment over the
announcement of the declaration of
an extra dividend of $75 a share on
Oregon Railroad and Navigation Com
Varrmm Lincoln, of Andover,
Mass., has left by will $5000, the an
nual income of which is to be distrib
uted in cash prizes to the best spell
ers at a spelling bee.
The Appellate Division of the New
York Supreme Court decided that a
tenant who stays in a cold flct cannot
collect damages from the landlord,
but that the tenant may legally break
his lease and move.
"Do yoji think there are any great
"Yes," answered Senator Sorghum.
"My observation Is that great ora
tors are nearly always left."-Wash
Paris has seven free eating houses
or poor mothers.
Pays 4 % interest on all accounts in this department,
compounded every six months, January and July.
Capital and Surplus $550,000.00.
GO TO SEE
Before insuring elsewhere, Wejreprcsent the Best
Old Line Companies.
HARLIfl? & BYRD*
At The Farmers Bank of Edgefield
FINDS THE MAIM
that sells Stanhopes, Carriage*, Wagons, Buggies, etp.t in
position to offer you toe highest possible grade of go?ds|at
the lowest possible price.
I am known as'theViat in the business, my material is al
ways of the best standard, and those who buy. f ron^Coskery's
congratulate themselves. Material tlje best, prices always
r,he lowest. BABCOCKS THE LBADB?.
H. H. OOSKISRY,
740 and 751 Broad Street AUGUSTA, GA,
''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 Harness always on hand. Heavy
Lumber Harness and Road Scraper Harness a
BELTING, LEATHER, CARRIAGE MATE
RIAL. ETNA COAL.
Joseph H. Day?
729 Bro?d Street, Augusto, Ga.
School Building Bun
By Scores in (Jil
DEATH AT SCHOOL HOUSE
Their Egress Out Off by the Fiery
Flames That Rage Below Them,
the Little Ones Are Incinerated
Almost Within Reach of Safety.
Cleveland, 0., Special.-Penned in
narrow hallways, jammed up against
doors that only opened inward, be
tween 160 and 170 children in the
suburb of North Collinwood Wednes
day were killed by fire, by smoke and
beneath the grinding heels of their
The awful tragedy occurred Wed
nesday morning in tho public school
of North Collinwood, 10 miles cast of
tb.'* city. At 10 o'clock Wednesday
night 165 corpses were in the morgue |
at Collinswood, six children were still
unaccounted for and all the hospitals I
and houses for two miles around cou- '
tained numbers of ohildren, some fa- ;
tally and many less seriously injur- !
All of the victims were between j
the ages of 6 and 15 years. Tho
school contained botween 310 and 325
pupils, and of this entire number only
about eighty are known to have lei'c
the building uuhurt. It will be scv- '
eral days before the exact number
of killed is known as the ruins may
still contain other bodies and the list
of fatalities may be increased by a
number of deaths among the children I
who are now lying in the hospitals
hovering between life and death.
Only Ono Fire Escapa.
The schoolhouse was of brick, two
stories and an attic in height. The
number of pupils was more tha nor
mally large, and the smaller children
had been placed in the upper part
of the building. There,was but one
fire escape and that was in the rear
of the building. There were two
stairways, one leading to a door in
front, and the other to a door in the
rear. Both of these doors opened
inward, and it is claimed the rear
door was locked as well.
When the flames were discovered
the teachers who throughout seem
to have acted with courage and self
possession and to have struggled he
roically for the safety of their pu
pils, marshaled the little ones into ?
-<*"H ? which they had j
building. "When the cxmaicu I?M*~**>~
the foot o: the starrs they found the
flames close upon them, and so swift
a rush was made for the door that in j
an instant a tightly packed-mass of
children was piled up against it. From
that secend none of those who wero '
upon any portion of the first flight of
stairs had a chance for their lives. '
The children at the front of the stairs '
attempted to fight their way back to
the floor above, while those who were .
coming down shoved them mercilessly
back into the flames below. In au iu
stant there was a frightful panic with \
two hundred of the pupils fighting for j
their lives. Most of those who were |
killed died fcere. The greater part ?
of those who escaped managed to
turn back and reached thc fire es
cape and the windows in the rear.
Approximately 300 children attend
ed the school, which had nine rooms.-j
Scores of Freight Conductors Laid
Off by Southern.
Asheville, Special.-On account of ;
> decrease in business on the Asheville
! division of the Southern it is learned I
here that within a week 59 freight
[ conductors have been laid off. It is
said that not for years has business I
on the division been as ?lack as at
Serious Labor Troubles Threatened
London, By Cable.-Serious labor
troubles still are threatened in the
Lancashire cotton trade and among j
! the engineers on the northeast coast. '.
Notices were posed threatening a '
lockout of 20,000 cotton operatives in I
the Coine and Nelson districts, while .
the engineers who have been involved
in the recent ship building strike
I along the Tyne rejected by a large
I majority the compromise: effected with
' the employers by David Lloyd-George
president of the board of trade.
Roberta, Ga., Special.-Engine No.
128 on train No. 61, Southern railway j
exploded at Champion, two miles bc
low here at 8 o'clock Wednesday
morning. Engineer Charles O'Neill,'
of Fort Valley, was scalded and in- ;
ternally injured and will die. Two
negro brakemen were scalded, one fa-.
tally. The engine and four freights j
are a complete wreck. The truck is .
torn up for a hundred yards.
President Protects Native Birds.
Washington, Special.-The Presi
dent has issued an order setting aside
'-'all small mangrove and soft grass
islets, shoals, sand bars and sand ,
spits" in Mosquito inlet on the east |
shore of Florida, near the mouths of j
the Halifax and Hillsboro rivers for I
the U3e of the Department of Agricul-.
ture, "BB a preservo and breeding
ground for native birds." The reser
vation will be known as Mosquito In
fis and Children Die
Janitor Herter could remember lit
tle of what happened after the fire
started. "I was sweeping .ip the base
ment," he said, "when J looked up
and saw a wisp of smoko curling from
beneath the front stairway.
"I ran to the fire alarm and pulled
thc gong that sounded throughout the
building. Then X ran first to tho front
and then to the rear doors. I can't
remember what happened next, ex
cept that I saw the flames shooting oil
about and the children running .down
through them screaming. Some, fell
at the rear entrance and others stum
bled over them. I saw my little Helen
among them. I tried to pull her out,
but the flames drove me back. I had
to leave my little child to die." Her
ter was badly burned about tho head.
After the fire had practically burn
ed itself out, the work of rescuing
tho bodies was begun by fm?men and
railroad employes from _.^e Lake
Shore shops. The railroad company
turned over one of its buildings near
by to be used as a temporary morgue^
and thither thc charred and broken
little bodies were removed as fast aa
they could be dug from the ruins.
They were placed to rows in the Lake
Shore shop. Identifications were
made only by means of clothing or
trinkets. The fire had swept away
nearly all resemblance to human fea
tures. Distracted parents soon began
to gather and the work of identify
ing the blackened and mangled corp
The grewsome task of taking out
the blackened torsos and bits of
human remains wr.s one of horror. A
line of rescurers was formed backed
by half a duzen ambulances. As the
bodies were untangled from the de
bris the} were passed along to the
si rel chers and thenco loaded in the
ambulance. Mercifully covered with
blanket? ,the pitiful sights were veil
ed frc m the crowd of curious. As
fast ss a load was obtained it was
driven away to the improvised
morgue, to be succeeded by another
within a short time.
Teacher Telia Story.
"It was awful,
things in my roor
tiny arms and cnSON-WIkSOJ
them. Their voici
ears yet, and I -
them. When thc
start?d the pupil*
the building. Wk
***** .Pr*s\-r> f n *t*c- tis '
get around to thc
sible and help tli
the entrance. Wk
ter climbing out o:
the children so .
row passageway tl
even one of them
pushed forward at
the little ones pile*
er. Those who cc
their arms to me,
to help them. I
might to pull the:
thcro until the
away. ' '
At midnight theic ...
in the morgue of which 10S had been
identified and 57 were still unknown.
It is'possible that other bodies may
be found in the ruins, as at least 13
children are still missing and have
not been beard from since the fire.*
News of tho Day.
Mme. Schumann-Heink, the opera
singer, took out her naturalization
papers and became an American citi
Bishop W. W. Duncan, of the
Methodist Episcopal church died at
Spartanburg, S. C.
Secretary Root's repoit on the case
of Judge Wilfley is ready fer trans
mission to tho President.
Hartje and His Cohorts Acquitted ol
Pittsburg, Pa., Special. - -Au
gustus Hartje, a millionaire; John L.
Welsbons, a hardware merchant, and
friend of Hartje and Clifford Hooe,
the negro coachman, who have boen
on trial in criminal court charged
with conspiracy to blacken the char
acter of Mrs. Mary Scott Hartje,
were all acquitted, binding instruc
tions having been given the jury to
find such a verdict and place the
costs of the case upon the county.
.'News in Brief.
In the House the increase in pay
of enlisted men was restored to thc
The Senate passed the Indian Ap
A Patent Office examiner, a Phila
delphia lawyer and York (Pa.) in
ventor have been indicted charged
with patent frauds involving electric
patents /alucd at $5,000,000.
Senator Proctor Pa?SeB.
Washington, Special. - United
States Senator Redfield Proctor, o?*
Vermont, died at his apartments al
the Champlain herc at 4:50 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon after a short
illness following an attack of grip.
The Senator's son, Governor Fletcher
Proctor, of Vermont, the governor
wife and several intimate friends
were at thc bedside when the Sena
tor passed away. Senator Proctor
WM 77 years old?
?Mutte?ings Against the Jan?or
Conjj?[ Be Heard bn Every Side, The
GrfefCrazed Parents Forgetting
ThaiKthe Janitor Himself Walked
Behind a Hearse Containing Three
of & Loved Ones.
and, 0., Special-Collins,
iday came to a full fealiza
ier woe. Slowly and solemn
Srocessions of death began to
"beir way toward the ceme
'vbearing the ; battered and
remains of somo of tho hun
ld. sixty-seven children whose
ere snuffed out in Wednesday
[jg's catastrophe in the Lake
3ool. Prom 9 o'clock in the
pg until dusk there was no
sn in. the funeral corteges,
vho had no dead to mourn as
ohal loss stood iu the streets
red heads as the grim proces
saed. There was scarcely a
ye in Collinwood. - One of the
aer?is was that of tho three
of Janitor Hirter, held joint
the services for three other
Talk Against Janitor,
tterings against the janitor
couid|;he heard about the village aa
griej&crazed parents sought an "ob
ject, jjyxm which to wreak vengeance,
forgoing as they did that Hirter
himst?f was walking with bowed head
and- Broken-hearted behind the biers
cf tigr?e of his loved ones. A detail
of jo?lice was placed about thc Hir
; ter ?orne when the hour of the fun
eral'Jcame. Fully five hundred per
sons?jbad gathered, but w' en the cof
' fins\mere carried to the doorway the
?roiw?' spread and opened the way
hem without protest or expres
bgeth?r there- were 50 burials
fy and Saturday the grewsome
%as repeated. Sunday will wit
Jthe last of the individual burials
and] on Monday the remains of all
those'who are yet unidentified will be
I Iaidrfo rest with ono funeral. There
are ?23 of these bundles of flesh that
Stories of Herioism.
jtimony describing the mad rush
to death of the school children was
giyfe Friday at the continued session
of the coroner's inquest. Stories of
heroism on the part, of the women
teachers were recited. F. P. Whit
ney^ superintendent of the Collinwood
~ ' . . *' * " -'-that
M PAPER CO., RICHM ,had,
_'_ id of
17Y99 ?y the
zirf~A place all
in a w_eclude any
loss of Li? from tire*.. Basements
will be fireproof, wooden stairways
replaced by iron and spiral fires es
capes enclosed in towers installed.
Inner doors in vestibules also will be
Big Horse Show in Texas.
Fort Worth, Tex., Special-Entries
have closed for thc horse show ex
hibits at the National Feeders' and
Breeders' Show, which will open next
Wednesday in the great coliseum
erected at a cost of $250,Q00. There
are fifty-four different classes in the
horse show lists and $3,000 will be
awarded in premiums. A prize lis1
aggregating $20,000 is offered op the
live stock which will be on exhibit.
Governor Campbell will preside at th*
opening of the show on Wednesday
morning and will deliver an address.
Tho Snit Over Virginia's Debt.
Washington, Special.-The big suit
between the States of Virginia and
West Virginia over the claim of the
former that the latter should share
the latter's $33,000,000 debt advanc
ed one stage when attorneys for
West Virginia presented to the Su
preme Court arguments for limitation
of the powers of the master whom
the court proposes to appoint to take
tostimony in the suit. Virginia want*
the master given a wide field.
Big Firo at Columbia, N. C.
Norfolk, Va., Special-A special
to The Virginian Pilot says Columbia,
N. C., was visited by a disastrous fire
Thursday, destroying the heart of the
business section." The fire originated
in the large store of Davis Bros., gen
eral merchadise, the Hotel Scupper
ing catching fire and spreading to
other business houses. estimate
of the damage or as to the unmbci
of losers, could be secured, all com
munication being cut off.
Another Priest Threatened.
Providence, R. L, Special.-The
fate that overtook Father Leo Hein
richs, of Denver, threatens Rev. J.
H. Belaud, pastor of Notre Dame
French Catholic church of Central
Falls. Letters have come to him con
taining a notification that he will be
killed at the altar. His friends ap
pealed to tho authorities when they
learned of hil danger,
Judge Pritchard Appoints Re
ceivers Fer S. C. Funds
STIRS UP LIVELY RESENTMENT
Judge Pritchard at Asheville Ap
pointed Threo Permanent Receiv
ers for thc $800,000 South Carolina
Dispensary Fund and, Ordered It
Turned Over to Thc3o Men,
Asheville, N, C., Special.-After
hearing lengthy arguments on tbs
motion of the Wilson Distilling Com
pany and the Fleischmann Company
for the appointment of a receiver in
the South Carolina dispensary mat
ter Federal Judge J. C. Pritchard
decided to make permanent the ap
pointment of temporary receivers and
named Judge Joseph A. McCullough,
C. K. Henderson and B. F. Arthur as
permanent receivers for the trust
fund of $800,000 and directing that
the fund be turned over to the re
ceivers upon demand.
In a memoranda Judge Pritchard
referred to the fact that two of the
dispensary commissioners, W. J.
Murray and John McSween, appoint
I ed as temporary receivers, had re
fused to accept and that Commission
er Avery Patton had not made reply
to the notice of appointment, while
Comissioners Henderson and Arthur
bad accepted; he said that these
. gentlemen were appointed upon the
theory that the court was anxious to
adopt the instruments provided by
the State in this instance for the ad
ministration of the trust fund in their
hands, but that inasmuch as a ma
jority of the commission had either
declined cr refused to indicate a pur
pose to serve the court had decided
to appoint Messrs. McCullough, Hen
derson and Arthur permanent receiv
ers for all the funds and property in
the hands of the defendants consti
tuting the State commission. The
I court said that it regretted exceeding
ly that any of these defendants
should have declined to accept the
appointments, feeling as it does that
their acceptance would have been in"
harmony with the State under which
they were appointed.
In the order appointing permanent
receivers creditors of the dispensary
are restrained from prosecuting or
attempting to prosecute suits in
courts other than the court that has
taken jurisdiction without first hav
I ing had is sanction.
The regularly co istituted dispen
sary commission, which is practically
put out of commission by thc ap
to turn thc fund over to tne i>.c\:.i?
ers upon deuand.
Will tnt. Orders Bc Obeyed?
There is some speculation as to
whether or not the majority of the
dispensary commission and the
banks and trust companies will re
fuse to obey the orders of the court.
It was indicated by Mr. Rountrce, of
counsel for thc commission that it
would refuse to obey. Mr. Rountrce
said that in making such a state
ment he meant no disrespect to the
court, saying that thc commission
could refuse tn obey and that the
matter could bc taken up. He said
that presumably the court would
hold the commissioners in c?ntempe
and made some suggestions as to the
most convenient place to hear the
Attorney General Lyon Talks.
Attorney General Lyon was great
ly displeased with Judge Pritchard's
action. In an interview he said
among other things:
"Judge Pritchard 's order will most
certainly be disregarded by me if it
undertakes to in any wise restrain or
direct me in this or any other pro
ceedings I may deem it advisable to
Lyon'n Statement Resented.
Asheville, N. C., Special.-Thc re
marks of Attorney General Lyon
caused considerable comment here.
There will be an effort made to have
Judg*i Pritchard attach Mr. Lyon
for contempt of court.
He Will Save tho State.
Columbia, S. C., Special.-When
Attorney General Lyou was shown
the press dispatches as to the threat
ened attempt to have him attached
for contempt on account of the stric
tures of Judge Pritchard, contained
in tho interview given out by bim in
Augusta, Ga., he said
."It is not surprising that these
harpies (referring to the liquor law
yers) should wish to have mc at
tached for contempt. This wail is
probably caused, not from any disre
gard which may have been shown the
learned judge, but more probably
from the prospect of being kept for
a long while from plundering and
feasting upon the revenues of South
Carolina. The attorneys' fees and
costs of the various satellites of thc
court may possibly be $30.000, or
more. It is, therefore, not hard tr
understand the cause of the wail, noi
their unseemly haste to br.ve the
court take action with thc manifest
purpose of circumventing the Gover
nor when he advised thc Legislature
to act and protect the revenues and
autonomy of the State.
"I repeat again that I will ^ ust
every lawful means to save the Statt
from thc possibility of such plunder
ing and will proceed in the courts o?
the State to checkmate the liquoi
houses that have fed upon the Statt
whenever it may be proper to do so
any orders of tho United States Cir
cuit Court to the contrary notwith
Wm. SCHWEIGEBT, A. S.
Offers the Citzei
4 Per Cern
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Thc News of South Carol
*H4?H?H-H Mj?H m 11811 M
Prank B. Gary la Elected. -
Columbia, Special.-The long con
test over a successor to United States
Senator Latimer was ended Friday
afternoon, when,, on the fiftieth ballot
of the two houses, Frank B. Gary, o?
Abbeville, received the requisite num
ber of votes and was declared elect
The first joint ballot for United
States Senator Friday morning re
Gary, 6S; Walker, 23; T. G. Mc
Leod, 14; J. Wright Nash, 13; Maul
den, 8; Coke, 14; Ira B. Jones, 5;
Willie Jones. 4.
Total, 154; necessary to choice 73.
Gary had gained five votes from
tho last ballot at night. The House
immediately pr.-v to another
Congr isman Lever was nominat
ed in spite of protests from friend-?
that he is not a candidate and partic
ularly didn't want to be entered.
Nash's name was withdrawn.
The second ballot resulted:
CTary, 70; Walker, 28; McLeod, ll;
Ira Jones, 4; Wylie Jones, 4; Maul
din, 7; Coker, 10; ex-Governor John
C. Sheppard, of Edgcfield, new entry,
15 : Congressman Lever, 7.
AU CliOrl TO IU&V iinmM -_
and the fourth ballot was entered
In tse fourth ballot on which Frank
B. Gary was elected the result being:
Gary, 79; McLeod, 32; Mauldin.
ll; Ira Jones. 4; Wilie Jones, 2;
Coker, 1; Mauldin, 1; McEithan, 1;
Walker, 24. Total 154, necessary to
Governor Ansel's Recommendations.
Columbia, Special.-Attorney Gen
eral Lyon and Attorney B. L. Abney
has sent up a draft of amendments
to the house bill now pending in the
Senate with the view of carrying out
the recommendations of Governor
Ansel as to the Pritchard injunction
on dispensary amendment which
places, a fund of $800,000 in the
hands of thc State treasury, claims to
be paid strictly as adjudicated by the
winding-up commission, taking the
matter out of the Federal Courts en
tirely. The amendments have not
been acted upon, and will be sub
mitted to both houses from the judi
ciary committees. One of the amend
ments says: "That none of- such
claims shall be allowed the benefits of
this act of be paid out of such moneys
liiere from and after the passing of
this act the holder or holders or own
ers thereof shall attempt to collect
or proceed further by suit already be
gun in any other tribunal to enforce
the same, otherwise than by submis
sion of same to the said commission
for investigation and adjudication or
by appeal from decision of the said
commission to the Supreme Court as
provided for by law, nor unless the
same shal be presented to and filed
with the said commission within nine
ty days, tftcr the passage of this
Shooting Near Saluda.
Saluda, Special.-Bill ' Holland
Thursday afternoon shot and serious
ly wounded Boy Abney. Both par
tics are negroes. The Holland darky
acme at once to Saluda and surrend
ered and is now in jail. It was at
first reported that the Abney negro
would die. Later reports are thai
he is not fatally wounded.
Game Law Violators Fined.
Sumter. Special.-On Monday thc
proprietors of the Dixie restaurant
were fined $12.50 for exposing part
ridges for sale. Mr. James Henry
Rice. Jr., agent of the Audubon so
ciety, recen I ly made a tour of inspec
tion of Sumter restaurants to see if
thc game laws were being violated.
No game was found in any except the
Dixie, where 15 partridges were
found and seised. The proprietors
were also summoned for trial under
thc provisions of thc game laws of
the Stets. - .
MORRIS, THOS. S. GRAY,
is of Edgefield a
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Him Him. ? ininti lit
Aff air s li
lina in Condensed Form |;j
Pasenger Bates On Short Linea.
Columbia, Special.-The railroad
commission heard the representatives
of a number of roads regarding the
reduction of passenger rates in South
Carolina. The hearing was ordered
several days ago after representatives
of some of the main Hues liad ap
peared before the commission and of
fered a reduction ol' straight milcago
from 3 cents per mile to 21-2 cents
Wednesday Messrs. Leigh, Watts,
general counsel of the Seaboard Air
Line, C. D. Wayne and Chas. Stewart,
assistant genorai passenger agents,
and Mr. Wm. H. Lyles, local counsel,
appeared before the commission and
submitted a statement as to the earn
ings of the road in this State and in
Georgia and North Carolina. It was
stated that the earnings in this State
had been far less than in other Staten
although the road was willing to put
on sale the mileage tickets *at the
rates offered by the other roads with
the privilege of charging 3 cents per
mile for straight fare. This will bo
considered by the commission at tho
The Columbia, Newberry & Laur
ens rilroad Las submitted a proposi
tion for a lower rate on its line from ,
Newberry to* Columbia, but protesta
on the reduction from Newberry to
The Carolina & Northewestern line
Blue Ridge railway by J. R. Ander
son and T. B. Lumpkin, 34 miles of
Chesterfield & Lancaster railway by
A. G. Page, 35 miles of railway.
Hampton & Branchville railway by
W. C. Mauldin, 16 miles of railway.
Alcolu railway by D. W. Alderman,
29 miles of line.
y Bennettsville & Cheraw railway by
H. A. Page, 15 miles of railway.
Carolina & Northwestern by L. T.
Nichols, 37 mile's of line in South Car
Georgetown & Western railway bv
P. A. Willcox, receiver, representing
36 miles of railway.
A Gang of Criininals.
to a letter found on young Lee Bow
den who was arrested Monday night'
in connection with the robbery of tile
hardware store of Montgomery &
Crawford last Saturday night, "Red
Gang Number Thirteen" has been or
ganized in this State for the purpose
of committing crimes. Bowden and
Crawford Bosse, when placed under
arrest on the charge of forcibly en
tering the store of Montgomery &
Crawford and stealing a lot of pock
et knives, razors and scissors, con
fessed and implicated two ether
young men, but they refused to di
vulge their names. Wlien searched
a letter was found on Bowden, ad
dressed to a citizen in thc lower part
of tho State, stating that "Red Gang
Number Thirteen*' intended to visit
his town and proposed to kill him.
Tire letter also told of a safe that
had been robbed in the lower part of
tie State and claimed the credit of
robbing the safe. Bowden denies hav
ing written the letter, slating that
he picked it up on thc floor of the
opera house. He says he has no
knowledge as to the author of the
Negro Killed in Marlboro. ^
Bennettsvile, Special. - Evander
Bostick was shot and killed Thursday
night by Willis Crosland at Beauty
Spot, a few miles from town. An in
quest was held and the jury returned
the following verdict:'-'That the said
Evander Bostick come to his death by
a gunshot wound in the hands "*
Willis Crosland.'' Both of the par
ties arc negroes.
Dead and Without Friends.
Greenville, Special.-P. A. Ham
mett, a well known and pathetic fig
ure on the streets for the past year,
was found dead in a lonely and al- ,
most unfurnished room he called
home, early Thursday morning. The
body was taken in charge by the cor
oner. Heart disease was declared the
cause of death end no inquest was
deemed necessary. The body has been
embalmed to be kept for identifica
tion. Hammett was an object of char?