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731 Green St, Augusta, Ga.
Neys of interest Gleaned Fro
Court Martial at Spartanburg.
Spartanburg, Special.-Privates C.
Mac Quinn. Lester Holt and W. A.
Holt, members of Company I. 1st
regiment, South Carolina National
Guard, pleaded guilty before a court
martial here last week. Mac Quinn
and Lester Holt pleading guilty to
the charge of desertion 'and W. A.
Holt to the charge of disobeying or
ders. Privates W. S. Rogers, James
Wilds and Clarence Cobb, who were
court martialed on thc charge of de
sertion, pleaded not guilty and were
tried, the case taking up the entire
day. H. L. Bomar appeared for the
defendants. The officers of the court
were Capt. P. K. McCulley, Capt. P.
C. Hundley, Capt. F. I. Watson and
Capt. J. Frost Walker, Judge Advo
cate. The trial attracted great inter
est, the chamber of commerce rooms
where the court was held being crowd
ed with military men and private
citizens. It Avas the first military
trial ever held in Spartanburg and
the first of the kind ever held in
the State. Thc Court martial was
ordered by Col. Lewis, commander of
the 1st South Carolina regiment, and
was the result of the above named
privates refusing to respond when
Company I was called out to protect
the jail on October 10, when a mob
attempted to storm the jail and lynch
John Irby, colored, charged with at
tempting to rape Miss Leila Demp
sey. Irby has since been convicted
and sentenced to serve thirty years
in the penitentiary. When the court
convened the privates, under charges,
all of whom were in uniform, to
gether with the witnesses were
brought into court. Privates Lester
Holt and ?LMac Quinn pleaded guilty
to the charge of desertion, and W. A.
Holt entered a plea of guilty to the
charge of disobedience. Quinn in
making his plea of guilty broke down
and cried. He said -that it was his
intention to respond, and that he went
to the armory for his uniform and
arms, but found the armory locked.
Privates. Cobb, Wilds and Rogers in
their defense claimed that they ?were
of the opinion that their term of en
listment expired October 1, and that
they had turned in their uniforms
and equipment and were not there
fore subject to call to arms. The po
sition of <rke "company was that since
?they had not received written dis
charge from the colonel of the regi
ment they were subject to duty at
any time. The court adjourned and
the papers and findings of the court
will be forwarded to Col. Lewis, com
mander of the 1st regiment. It will
be ten days before Col. Lewis will
make a report on the case.
Monarch Mill Meeting Held.
Union, Special.-The stockholders
of the Monarch Cotton Mills met .here
-S. M. Milliken and his party of
nothern capitalists being present. H.
A. Hatch, of New York city, son-in
law of Mr. Milliken, was chosen pres
ident, in succession to P. E. Fait,
deceased, and Mr. Nicholson, of this
city, was reelected treasurer and gen
eral manager. A semi-annual divi
dend of 3 per cent was ordered paid
on January 1.
Geologists Gathering tfata.
Blacksburg, Speciai.-Mr. A. L.
Steritt, of the geological survey, is
here with Prof. Sloan, gathering data
of this quadrangle to fill in the map
of this section being made by the
geological survey. The topographi
cal men were here in 1906 and they
have the map all ready now except
ing the geological data. When that
is worked up the map will be com
Heavy Sentence Given.
Spartanburg. Special.-The heav
iest sentence ever imposed in this
county for conviction on the charge
of selling liquor was that imposed
by Judge Klough on Cel. Aaron
Thompson of this county, who was
convicted on three accounts. He was
given a fine of $1,500 or eighteen
months in the penitentiary or at hard
labor on the public works of the
county. The case will bc appealed.
Motion was made for a new trial but
was refused by the court.
Milliner Violates Game Law.
'Spartanburg, Special.-J. M. Good
let, proprietor of a fashionable mil
linery store, recently arrested on
thc charge of violating the game laws
of the State by displaying a hat
trimmed with the plume of an egret
a non-game bird, in his store win
dow, appeared before Magistrate
Coan and pleaded guiltv. He was
sentenced to pay a fine of $2. Thc
case against Mr. Goodlet was brought
by the Audobin Society.
Got Alcohol For Liquor.
Anderson, Special.-M. B. Wil
liams, a well known man of this city,
died from laking wood alcohol. He
had been drinking for several days
and liad been in his room since Mon
day. It is said tba! he mistook tho
bottle containing thc poison for one
containing whiskey. Williams was
about 00 years old and a Mason. For
the past foin years he had been
working as assistant to a well known
dentist of thc city.
m AS? Sections of thc State and
Report on Insurance.
Columbia, Special.-In his forth
coming' first annual report to the Leg
islature Mr. McMaster, the new State
Insurance Commissioner, will have
some interesting and encouraging re
marks to make concerning domestic
mutual insurance doing n fire busi
ness, showing the remarkable saving
to policy-holders on both city and
country property these concerns char
tered under the "mutual protective
association act" have made over
"old line" insurance. They "tell a
story of honesty and fratenity that
entirely over shadows the failures of
the few which have attempted to
cover the whole Stale." Mr. Mc
Master mentions one Charleston com
pany, the Carolina Mutual, which is
57 years old, has .$130,000 in cash and
investments. It weathered the great
Charleston fire of 1861, through the
loyalty of its members meeting all
its heavy losses then, which have
been fully saved back to them in re
duced insurance since. He also men
tions favorably the Hibernian Mu
tual," the Germania Mutual and the
Merchants' Mutual, all Charleston
companies confining themselves to
Charleston City property. These
Charleston companies, the report
says, "have been the means of sav
ing, I believe without exaggeration,
hundreds of thousands of dollars to
the citizens of Charleston." Mr.
McMaster's comments are most en
couraging to the movement that has
started in the South to do the
South's insurance business at home
at less cost to policy-holders and
keeping all the money at home.
Cern Contest Not Decided.
Gaffney, Special.-A large number
of farmers came to Gaffney on the
date fixed for deciding the corn' con
test which has excited so much in
terest among the farmers of Cherokee
county this season. A number of
them was disappointed, however, as
the committees were not ready io re
port as to the yield for the reason
that some of the contestants have not
finished gathering their product. The
farmers were met by Mr. C. L. Good
rich, from the office of farm manage
ment of Washington, D. C.; Mr. C.
P. Hartley, of* Washington, who is
in charge of corn investigation from
the bunrau of plant industry, and Mr.
Ira .Williams, also of the bureau of
plant industry. These gentlemen
spoke entertainingly and instructively
along their particular lines, and after
the speaking Mr. Goodrich awarded
the prize of $5 to Mr. T. C. Petty
for the best display of seed corn.
The prize offered by the Merchants
a?(^ Planters' Bank for the largest
yield will be awarded later after the
various committees on measurements,
etc., have reported.
Mill Meeting Held.
Spartanburg. Special.-The annual
meeting of "the Spartan Mills, Lock
hart Mills and the Gainesville Cotton
Mills were held last week. The old
hoard of directors and officers of ali
three of the mills were re-elected and
the usual dividends declared. The
meetings were attended by S. M.
Milliken and party of New York mil
lionaires, who are making their-an
nual trip of inspection to the mills
in this section, in which they are in
Fire in Bamberg Cotton Oil Mill.
Columbia, Special.-Fire destroy
ed the gin house and erasing mill of
the Bamberg Cotton Oil Mill, causing
a loss of approximately $70,000, par
tially covered by insurance. The
buildings arid machinery of the mill
are valued at $36,000 and the raw
material destroyed at about $40,
000. The insurance as stated by Mr.
W. B. Brabham, manager of the mill,
is about $35,000.
Explosion at Rock Hill.
Rock Hill, Special.-The mangle in
the Rock Hill Steam Laundry explod
ed, wrecking the rest of the machin
ery, blew a hole eight feet square in
the side of the brick building, forced
out ail the doors and shattered the
glass in the windows. ? No one was in
the building except Mr. Farthing, the
manager. He was badly stunned, but
not otherwise hurt. Thc damage to
the machinery is estimated at about
fifteen hundred dollars, hut that to
thc building was not estimated.
Ar. Unusual Find, in Branchville.
Branchville, Spccial.-rWhilc dig
ging a well on the place of Mrs. M.
E. Murray in Branchville a few days
ago, some rare geological specimens'
were discovered. Thc well had bien
dug about 15 or 20 feet wini a sub
stance was found that was in sink
ing contrast to the remaining soil.
On examination it was found to be a
bcd of phosphate rock, intermixed
with shark's teeth, fossils cud hones
of prehistoric animals.
Cotton Burned on Railroad Platform.
Anderson, Special.-Fire which is
believed to have been started by a
spark from an engine burned 25 hales
of cotton and damaged many more on
the Blue Ridge Railroad platform at
Pendleton, fourteen miles north of
Anderson. The railroad will bc the
loser as the codon had been billed'
President Roosevelt declares foi
thc "open door" plicy for labor and
capital alike at thc White House.
CHANGE AT WATTS MILLS
Resignation of ULr. Hammett Accept
ed and Successor Named.
Laurens, Special.-At a mecling of
the directors of the Watts mills
Mr. J. Adger Smythe, of Pelzer was
elected to succeed Mr. W. D. Ham
mett, of Honea Path, resigned. The
resignation of Mr. Hammett4 was
made necessary because of his recent
election to the presidency of the two
Anderson mills, malani; his duties too
arduous. Mt. Smythe will at an
early date move his family to Lau
rens. It is understood that the mat
ter if issuing some preferred stock
was considered at the meeting last
week. Upon,-suggestion of Mr. Smy
the it was decided not to issue any
Lexington, Special.-Sheriff Corby
was informed (hat the barn of Mi.
.Limes Oswald; - who resides near
Steadman, a little station on the old
line of the Carolina Midland rail
road, had been burned on Thursdnv
night about ,]2 'o,clock and that i'
.var thought that the fire was the -jct
pf an incendiary. Sheriff Cori ey im
mediately sent Deputy Sheriff Mil
ler to the scene to make an investi
State News Items.
Gen. J. C. Boyd said recently that
the cost of the militia for defending
thc negro, John Irby, at Spartanburg,
would mount up into several hundred
dollars. Geri. Boyd thinks that Gov.
Ansel did exactly right. On account
of'the conditions immediately follow
ing the crime, he thinks that Gov.
Ansel woulchjhave done wrong had
he failed to provide protection. Bet
ter to have too much protection than
none at all. The expenses will be
$1.50 per day for each militiaman on
duty, in additi' to traveling ex
penses of Lan?, company to and
from Spartanburg on two occasion?
and the squad to Columbia aud re
Comptroller General Jones and the
State superintendent of education.
Mr. O. B. Martin, are at work on
their annual reports and. will have
them ready for the printers soon.
Gov. Ansel has not yet commenced
work on his annual message but -viii
begin shortly. There is much specu
lation as to his attitude on prohi
bition since three of the counties vot
ing out the dispensary makes the
State exactly divided in number and
representation on the question. It is
probable that the governor may re
new his recommendation of last year.
He has the matter now under advise
The Rutledge county commission
ers have been appointed with the ex
ception of one from Clarendon and
_one. frorni^lorence opposed to thc
proposition. R. B. Smith, of Kings
tree is the commissioner from Wil
liamsburg opposed to the plan. J. J.
Eaddy,' of Leo, Williamsburg county,
J. H. Prosser, of Hannah, Florence
county and W. D. McFadden of Lake
City, R. F. D. No. 1, Clarendon coun
ty, are the commissioners favorable,
Gov. Ansel has not as yet made
any decision on the petition for Hie
pardon of Mrs. Carson, thc white
woman who is serving a life sentence
from Spartanburg on the charge of
killing her husband 13 years ago. He
has the petition under advisement
and may render a decision or mn\
ref::r it to the State pardon board.
Gov. Ansel has not yet appointed
two members of thc State dispensary
commission lo fill the vacancies creat
ed by the resignation of B. F. Ar
thur and C. K. Henderson, who are
receivers for the dispensary fund.
The governor has the matter under
advisement and may make his ap
Gov. Ansel has appointed on the
Calhoun dispensary board T. T. liane,
vice W. G. Peterkin, resigned. Haue
was recommended by the commis
Gov. Ansel has appointer A. T.
Johnson of Talatha magistrate for
Aiken county, vice Jesse Green, re
signed. Green was recently elected
supervisor for Aiken. Johnson was
recommended by the delegation.
Comptroller General Jones is send
ing out through The State printing
office thc blanks and books to be used
in connection with the paying of
taxes. Mr. C. C. Muller, manager
of the printing office, states that all
records as to early delivery have
Mr. R. W. D. Rowell, auditor and
county superintendent of education
of Bamberg county, was' in Colum
bia as the messenger for the cleef ion
commissioners. He paid an official
visit to Comptroller General Jones.
The supreme court will meet on
November 24 with a very large, long
list of appeal cases.
Briefs of General News.
Owing to the sudden dea!h of Gen
eral Count Hhelsen-Hnesler, Emper
or William has deferred until' later
the audience with Chancellor von
Bu clow. ,
Thomas James, a locomotive engi
neer, killed himself .in a Petersburg,
Receivers of thc Jamestown Expo
sition bought several huillines hack,
in hope of selling to the Government.
President-elect Taft, who spent
Sunday with President Roosevelt at
the White House, announces that he
will certainly call Congress in special
session to revise the tariff.
The Daughters of the Confederacy
elected officers and decided to merl
in Houston, Texas, next year.
President Roosevelt calls upon the
farmers all over the conni ry I" meet
and set forth what can be done to
improve farm life.
Senator Foraker issued a state
ment explaining his Standard Oil af
PALM IO COTTAGE
Mayor Torn L Johnston Goes
HE WAS ONCE VERY WEALTHY
Mayor of Cleveland, For Years
Credited With Fossessing a Large
Fortune, Announces That He Has
Lost Everything and Will Be Com
pelled to Move Into Smaller and
Less Expensive Quarters.
Cleveland, 0., Special.-Mayor Tom
L. Johnson, who for years has been
accredited with possessing a very
large fortune announced that he
bad lost everything and would be
compelled to give up his beautiful
home on Euclid avenue and move in
to smaller and less expensive quar
;crs. The mayor also stated that he
ivould give up his automobiles and
:)ther luxuries, as he could no longer
afford to keep them. His fortune
.vas wrecked, the mayor declared, by
his devotion to affairs of the estate
jf his dead brother, Albert, who was
heavily interested in traction prop
?rty in the East.
After Albert's death a question
.vas put up to him whether he should
resign his oflice as mayor and take
2p thc management of Albert's es
"I decided that I would not. I had
sntered the fight in this city with
?ertain ideals before me. I wanted
:o fight privilege and special interest,
md I had already decided to give up
working for dollars. So I concluded
to stay right here and do what I
20uld to help my brother's children
at long istauce.
"Why did I choose the course I
did ? I'll tell you. I wanted happi
ness and nothing else when I closed
ap my business affairs and took up
^'And I've been happy, too.
"I'm going to be happy yet, loo.
We may have to go back to a cot
tage, but that's ^hc-way wc started,
and we can Icok upon life just as
joyfully there as we did in the big
house on Euclid avenue.
"They tell rae my enemies are
planning to bring financial trouble
upon me. I've been expecting it.
"My enemies arc cauable of doing
that. One may expect nothing else
from special privilege. Let them
make any sort of attack upon me
that they choose. I'll never give up
and they'll' always find me at the
"If I had been a coward-if I had
ruii away fro mthis fight for the.peo
ple of Cleveland-I could have saved
my fortune and built it up. But I
had chosen my course. I haven't
been laboring as mayor with the ex
pectation of being rewarded by the
gratitude of the people. One cannot
count on that. It's pleasure in doing
work that I like that has kept me
in the fight.
"I have never made a single penny
out of the street railways since I be
came mayor. I don't feel discourag
ed. I'm a free man, and. that means
a great deal to mc. Don't you sup
pose it will be worth something to
me to have my friends realize that
I entered the mayor's office rich and
left it poor?
"I'm going to keep on just as I've
started. I'm going to be a candidate
for mayor again when this term is
over. ' '
Chauffeur Killed in Auto Crash.
Washington, Special.-Noble Davis
a chauffeur, was killed and several
others were injured by thc overturn
ing of an automobile near Hyatts
ville, Md. The automobile was own
ed by Joseph Strasburger, a mer
chant of this city, and Daivs, who
was his chauffeur, had taken out a
party of his friends in thc machine.
Famous Federal Scout Dies at Mount
Vernon, N. Y.
Mount Vernon, N. Y., Special.
Col. John C. Babcock, who was one
of the principal scouts for the army
of the Potomac during the Civil war,
died at his home here. Colonel Bab
cock was 72 years of age. At the
outbreak of the war he enlisted at
Chicago in thc Sturgis Rifles. He
was later assigned to thc secret serv
ice of thc army under Majori Allen,
and it was he who discovered Gen
eral Lee's forward movement which
ended at Gettysburg.
"Fighting Beb" ?v?,r)<-- to Become a
Builder of It.-.ilrcads.
Los Angeles. Cal., Special.
"Fighting Huh" Evans is to heccrnc
a builder of railroads and a develop
er of harbor waterways. This beean?
known when it was announced thal
he had been chosen ( ''.airman of tin
directorate of the Los Angeles Har
bor < 'cuipany, which is building f
railway system from San Polio har
bor to points in Southern California
Officials of thc harbor company later
(hal Admiral Evans is expected ti
H-H I"M"M"M"M"I IMM"H
THE NATIONAL BANK OF AUGUSTA,
L. C. HAYNE, CHAS. R. CLARK,
President. . Cashier
Surplus & Profits $190,000.00.
Tho business of our out-of-town friend*
receives the same careful attention as that
of our local depositors. Tho accounts of
careful consowative people solicited.
Pays 4 % interest on all ace
compounded every six mor
Capital and Surph
Before insuring elsewhere
Old Line C nipanies.
kt The Farmers ]
that runs like
a top, smoothly
edly. If an engine
balks or stops and you
have to fool away your
time to find out the cause,
yon don't want that engine
because it means a Waste of
time and energy. -:- -:- -:- -
E. J. N
Coal Heaters, Cook
We also carry sto
sortments of cook
Our grandfathers used to say that
many a man digs his grave with his
When placing your Insure
ance give me a call. I rep-!
resent a very strong line of;
Agent for the largest
LIPEJ - - -
Insurance Co. I will ap
preciate a share of yourbusi
ness. 1 can be found at my
office-Office No. a---over Hank of
j James TT, ?JIM%$|
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gie Mills, Engines, Boile* ,
Supplies and repairs, P -r^a
qle , Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files, Belts
and Pipes. WOOD SAWS
Gins and Press Repairs,
V. A. HEMSTREET
Garns, P?sSoSs, ^Knives.
[First CBass BSepaarang.
655 Broad Street,
Near Georgia Railroad Bank.
:ounts in this department,
iths, January and July.
, Wegrepresent the Best
3ank of Edgefield
I. H. C
are so prac
tical and so
simple that when
you start them they
run until you stop
them whether you aro
watching or not Never
out of fep?fir; don't waste fu?L
Caji on. us and we will gladly
explain the good points of the
I. H. C. engin*. -.- -:- ?*> -i- -.
Stoves in all sizes.?
ve pipe, full as
ing utensils, etc.
Janies A. Dolley,
Johnston, S. C.
Office ever News-Mcnitor Office.
JAS. S. BYRD.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
?aSTOffice ov?r Post-Office.