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FIRST BLOOD SUKI) AT SA Ll DA.
Harney Evans'* Cliargcs Against
Sheriff Samples Caused Trouble.
Saluda, July 24.-Pistol? flashed
and blood was shed in a fight on, tho
campaign platform here to-day dur
ing the siKX'ch of B. B. Evans, the
trouble being precipitated by Evans'
charge that Sheriff B. P. Samples, of
Saluda county, had been "white
washed" by a grand Jury for theft
and causing the greatest sensation
that has yet marked the campaign.
Neither Samples nor Evans was in
the bloody mix-up, but Simon Coates,
of Gilbert Hollow, in Lexington
county, who came on the train from
Lexington this morning, brought H.
B. Evans' grip to tho stago and
shouted many loud i ?marks in favor
of Evans, was tho sufferer In the
fight. He was struck on tho head
and knocked down by Sheriff Sam
ples' brother, and was dragged bleed
ing from the stage by several big
men. He had tried to interpose be
tween Sheriff Samples and Evans,
when Samples rose to demand If it
were ho that Evan? referred to as
being "whitewashed for theft."
Coates apparently was not in a nor
Evans has frequently in his cam
paign charged that Sheriff Samples
Btolo certain receipts from him,
which resulted in his being indicted
for forgery, and also that Sheriff
Samples was a thief, il?' began his
speech to-day by saying that ho came
to Saluda in spite of the alleged re
port that he was afraid lo do so, and
he said he would repeat the charges
made by him on oilier stumps. Ho
then began the charge that Samples
had been guilty of dishonest acts.
Sheriff Samples was on tho stage.
Evans made the statement that a
man of Saluda county had sworn to
an affidavit before the grand Jury
that he (Evans) had committed for
gery, and that the same grand Jury
whitewashed this man of the charge
of theft, and that he had collected
Evans' taxes and put the money lu
his pocket. At thia point Sheriff
Samples rose, faced Evans and de
manded if it were be that he was re
ferring to. Evans replied that he
had made his statement; that he
had the stage, and If Samples want
ed to meet him he could do so later
outside of t ho crowd. Samples
again demanded that Evans answer
his quest ion. but Evans did not do
it. At this moment W. P. Beard,
Sheriff Samples' brother, Chairman
Forrest and several office-mon inter
fered and prevented trouble between
Evans and tho sheriff.
Simon ('oates was one of those
who interposed, and tho seat of war
was transferred to bim. He was
trying to Interpose when Sheriff
Samples' brother jerked him back
and to the floor. Coates arose and
persisted in his attempt at interfer
ence. He approached tho sheriff's
brother, who struck him on tho
head, inflicting a wound which bled
profusely. He was hustled off Hie
stage by policemen, a number of
Whom then took seats on the plat
"I am done with that," a little
later began Evans, as he proceeded
with his speech, and ho did not
again make the charges against Sam
LIGHTNING STRIKES OIL TANK.
Freaks Played by Electrical Storm
That Sweeps Savannah.
Savannah, Ga., July :.;">..Savan
nah was visited by the most severe
thunder storm of tho summer yes
terday, causing considerable damage
to property. No fatalities have been
reported. While the storm only last
ed for a few minutes there was a
heavy rainfall, flooding the streets,
and causing the water to "back up"
from the streets Into the rear of some
stores in the business section. Light
ning struck the tower of tho Cathe
dral of St. .lohn tho Baptist, but
caused no damage to the building.
The flag pole on tho hall of the Inde
pendent Order of Odd Fellows was
shattered by a bolt,
Tho pole, which was thirty feet
long, was torn off to within a few
Inches of the roof. Lightning also
struck the bakery of I. Gottlieb, Ig
niting tho building. The fir*? de
part mont was summoned out during
the severe rain and thunder storm.
Lightning st l iking the plant of the
Savannah Gas Company bu rs ted
(.pen a 20,000 nailon oil tank, Ignit
ed the building In which it was lo
cated and tore the brick wall of the
structure from the sides. With the
flash of lightning, Hames leaped from
t!ie building, and in a few minutes
the entire place was enveloped.
The lightning struck a ventilation
pipe which extended through thc
roof of tho building, and running
down it tore open tho tank, which
Was partially filled with crude oil,
N. J. Gorham, cashier Hank of
Woodville, Woodville, (?a., had a
very severe attack of kidney trouble
and the pains in his kidneys and back
were terrible. "I got a bottle of Fo
ley Kidney Pills from our druggist
and they entirely relieved mo. I
have more benefit from them than
any other medicine." J. \V? Bell.
AN I MM Ki II A NT TRAGEDY.
Got Fifty Cent? for Two Mon His'
Work In Augusto.
(Aiken Journal and Review.)
Like a poor dumb brute-silently
appreciative-tho Russian Pollock
carno and went with his faded wife
and his little curly-hnlred girl, and
in the eyes of all of them was a hun
gry yearning for tho homeland, bad
as lt had been. America had not
proven the Paradise pictured to them
by the immigration agents and the
steamship officials; they had not, as
they had expected, been endowed
with the Midas touch when they
reached thc western shores of this
strange, new land.
Here Is his story:
Persecuted, harassed, driven al
most to death, he left his Russia
about four months ago and landed
in tho mystic whirl of New York
city, from whence the immigration
agents shipped him, his wife and
child South,-on a free labor ticket.
They arrived In Augusta, worked
two months and then Informed their
employer-heaven knows who he
was-that they desired payment for
their labor of two months that they
might journey on to Atlanta and
join those of their own tongue and
race. They were given fifty cents
fifty cents for two months' labor! -
and sent to Aiken-toward Atlanta!
Tho husband and father gave his
wife and child the fifty cent piece,
placed them Oil the trolley and sent
them to Aiken, while ho walked
walked nil the way! - and reached
Aik(M) late Erlday afternoon. And
for three days they bad gone wit li
Stranded In Aiken without a pen
ny, without a bite to eat, unable, any
of them, to speak, read, write or un
derstand one single word of ICnglisn!
mumbling incessantly "Atalanty."
And in Aiken there were two Jews
who understood the Polish language
---Mr. Rudnlck, at tho Famous liar
gain Store, and Solomon Surasky, of
Surasky Pros. The poor Pollock
was taken In Friday night, fed and
given lodging by Mr. Surasky, who,
Saturday morning, reported the
whole pitiable affair to a certain per
son in Aiken. This latter perso::
went to the city officials and was
sent away with tho advice: "Go take
up a collection for him." Well, that
Aiken person wasn't very elated over
this prospect; nevertheless he went,
his Pollock with him, and every
where he told the story of "The
Dumb Immigrants," pu rae-strl tigs
were loosened until $16.35 had been
collected, three hungry mouths fed,
and two tickets to Atlanta purchas
ed, and as the big, brawny man ac
cepted the bounties the tears gath
ered in his eyes; he said nothing,
hut stooped and kissed the hands of
lils benefactors. And that expression
of pain that one sees in the face of a
dog suffering pain passed from bis
countenance. The tired, little wo
man smiled and tho child chuckled
They aro in Atlanta now. but they
remember Aiken and tho persons
who contribute J to their welfare.
Through tho mouth of the inter
preter for tho occasion came these
words: "I Ilka da Aiken ver' mush;
do people, dey bettor dan Roosha."
J. C. MAXIS IS DEAD.
The Man Who Shot Himself in the
(Anderson Mall, 2".tb. )
J. C. Manus, who was shot in the
abdomen Sunday afternoon, suppos
edly with suicidal intentions, died at
tho Anderson Hospital Thursday
morning ?it 6 o'clock, the cause of
his death being peritonitis, and also
a secondary shock, which was too
much for him in the weakened con
ll<' procured his gun from bis wife
Sunday afternoon and was shooting
in Iiis kitchen, holding the revolver
across his abdomen. Ills wife grab
bed bis arm to stop him. ll is not
known whether the man suicided, or
If bor unexpected seizure caused his
aim to be deflected and sent tho
bullet through ber husband. lt is
not known whether lhere will be an
investigation of the affair by the au
Manus was charged with complic
ity In the killing of Strickland by
Fisher at Relton last spring, hut was
cleared, lt was said thal he gave
Fisher the pistol which caused tho
Historic Astor Home Musi (io.
Montreal, July 27.-Houso wreck
ers will next week pull down one ol'
tho most Interesting buildings, his
torically, in Canada, lt is tho home
of first John Jacob Astor, where he
laid the foundations of the fortunes
of tho Astor family to-day. Here
he conducted his first trading enter
prises and encountered his profits as
one of tho originators of the fur
Company which proved ii formidable
rival to tho Hudson Hay Company,
and made Montreal his headquarters.
Tho old house is to be razed to make
way for a moro modern struct ur?1.
THE VAU J ARMY WORM.
< '"nilson llureau o? Entomology Tell?
How to Exterm?nalo Pest,
Clemson College, July 26.-Spe
cial: There ls In this State and seve
ral other Southern States an Inva
sion of the fall army wor;a on corn,
grass and cotton. This caterpillar
is about one to one and a half Inches
long when grown. It ts quite dif
ferent from the cotton caterpillar,
although many farmers mistake one
for the other. This Insect which ls
now in this State ls not the cotton
caterpillar which did so much in
jury to cotton last summer, but is
the fall army worm, which is some
times called the grass worm.
The fall army worm is usually
present, but in such small numbers
that they do no harm to the crops,
but on tho other hand eat the grass
lu the fields. It is only when this
Insect gets abundant that it does
harm by eating grass, corn, peas
and cotton. The weather conditions
this season have been unusually fa
vorable for its development. Most
farmers who have seen the work of
this insect realize that immediate
action is necessary for the control of
Thc two poisons that have given
the best satisfaction so far are pow
dered arsenate of lead and Paris
green. Paris green can usually be
bought at a local drug store, while
as a rule arsenate ol' lead is not han
dled by snell dealers. The arsenate
of lead can be secured from whole
sale dealers and most all seed houses.
A few such linns are Lamar-Rankln
of Atlanta. Willett Seed Co., Augus
ta. W. M. Hird & Co., Charleston,
Murray Drug Co., Columbia, 1'. J.
Hurkmans, Augusta, Sherwin-Wil
liams Co., Savannah.
How to Distribute Poison.
About, six Inches from each end
"of a board one inch thick and four
inches wide, and twelve inches lon
ger than the width of the rows, bore
a hole one Inch or more in diameter.
Cut two pieces of cloth 20 by 14
Inches, the cloth being about the
weight, of 8-ounce duck. Make two
bags of these pieces of cloth and
tack one on each end. securely un
der the hole in the board. The
holes In the boards may be closed
with wooden stoppers made for that
purpose. The bags are about five
Inches deep and fifteen inches long.
This arrangement can be carried on
foot or on a mule and two rows
treated at thc same time. Apply In
the morning while the dew ls on the
plants, hut do not get the hags wet.
If Paris green is used repeat If rain
washes It off.
Amount of Poison to Cse.
Por cotton three feet high use the
following amounts of which ever
poison is used. The amount varies
according to whether the cotton is
smaller or larger than three feet
high. In the case of corn and other
plants vary accordingly.
Arsenate of Head: Four to five
pounds per acre. No danger of
Paris Oreen: Two to two and a
half pounds per acre. On large
plantations, where quick work is im
perative, the Parts green should not
he used in quantities materially ex
ceeding tho dost? given above, as
there is danger of seriously burning
The second generation will likely
.appear in about three or four weeks
after the present generation disap
pears and will possibly bo more
numerous. It will he well to keep
on thc lookout for the second out
Do not hesitate to communicate
with us for further Information con
cerning this or any other insects.
Division on Entomology.
SOME ELECTION PACTS.
What Qualifications Are for Yoting
in tho Primary Elections,
The primary election will bc held
In South Carolina on Tuesday, Au
A registration certificate and tax
receipt are not necessary to vote in
tho primary. Tho registration cer
tificate and tax receipt are required
for tho general election, which will
bo held in November.
The requirements to participate in
the primary election are:
Residence in South Carolina one
Residence in tho county 60 days
preceding the next general election.
No person shall be allowed lo vote
cxccpl his name bc enrolled on the
particular club Hst nt which ho Of
fers to vote at least five days before
the first, primary election. which
club shall have a separate polling
place for primary elections.
Summer colds are bard to gol rid
of, and frequently lead to asthma,
bronchitis and hay fever. Do not let
your cold get a hold on you, but use
Foley's Honey and Tar Compound
for quick relief. W. H. Allen. Chel
sea. Wis., says: "We prefer Foley's
Honey and Tar Compound to other
cough medicines because it quickly
cures coughs and colds, lt will ward
off a cold If taken In Hmo." Con
tains no opiates. J. W. Reil.
lil DROWNER IN COA I, MINK
Following Cloudburst, Wu tor Rushes
In, Catching Victims Unawares.
Untontown, Pa., July 24.-Caught
Uko rats in a trap when water rush
ed Into the man-way of Suporba No.
2 mines, at Evans station, three
miles north of Uniontown this after
noon, following a cloudburst, thir
teen men were drowned and 37 es
caped after a most harrowing expe
rience. The men were drowned
about 4,000 feet from the mouth of
the mines, their only avenue of es
The majority of the victims had
large families, and about thirty chil
dren are deprived of their bread
winners by one of the worst catastro
phes that has ever visited Fayette
county. The men who escaped were
forced to half swim and half walk
to the pit mouth through water
ranging in depth from their waists
to their necks.
Many Swept Hack.
The majority of the miners were
knocked down by timbers that were
sent down the mine with great ve
locity in the raging current. Seve
ral men were being carried back Into j
the mine to certain death when res- !
cued by their companions who risk- j
ed their lives.
lt was stated to-night by officials ,
of the Su per ba Company that it will
take at least sixty days to clear the
mines of water, and until that time
the bodies must remain In the wa- |
tor whore they perished. Superin
tendent J. W. Butter more was the
first man to see the high water start
In the man-way.
The wives and families of the
miners and drivers in tho minos
when the alarm was raised rushed to
the man-hole and frantically tried to
Stop the water's rush Into the mines j
where their loved ones were earning
their daily bread. Falling In that ,
they rushed to the mouth of the j
mine and would have continued their
mad dash into the mine had they
not been stopped by cool-headed per
sons who guarded that entrance.
The women and children remained
at the mouth of the slope late to
night, refusing to return home until
an attempt had been made to rescue
their husbands and fathers.
LORIMER IS OUT OF POLITICS.
Tells Friends Ho Will Seek Vindica
tion lu Other Ways.
Chicago, July 20.-Beelaring that
b<* would take no pa rt in thc nation
al campaign this fall, and that he
never again expected to become a
candidate for public office, William
Lorimer, whose election to the Uni
ted States Senate was recently de
clared invalid, addressed several
thousand friends at Orchestra Hall
Wednesday night, who had gathered
publicly to welcome him home. lt
was his first public appearance since
his return from Washington.
Mr. Lorimer in his address re
viewed the history of the fight which
recently resulted in bis hoing unseat
ed by the United States Senate.
"Not one Senator, outside of the
investigating committee, ever rend
the record in my case," said Mr. Lor
"I am not a candidate for public
office, and never expect to bo. Elec
tion to office ls not the sort of vindi
cation I demand. 1 shall not speak
during the coming national cam
paign. I do not want lt said that I
tried to injure either Mr. Taft or
Mr. Roosevelt, but when this elec
tion is over, when the heat of the
campaign has died down, 1 shall ap
peal directly to the people of this
State and country in an effort to get
the truth before every man, woman
and child. There shall be no peace.
I will tell the truth to tho people."
Indian Shies at King.
As Jim Thorpe, tho half breed in
dian athlete, of Carlisle (Pa.) In
dian Training School, who, by bis
wonderful victories in tho Decathlon
and Pcnthalon competitions, at tho
Olympic games in Stockholm, won
tho title of tho world's greatest all
around athlete, was getting ready to
leave Stockholm with tho rest of tho
American athletes, a messenger of
the king tendered him a command
to appear in the royal presence. lt
ls believed that King Gustav was so
pleased with the performance of tho
Indian tba! he wished to personally
congratulate as well as preseal him
with some token of his admiration,
hut Thorpe, being of a bashful na
ture, decided not to go, much to the
surprise of his companions. This is
probably tho first time In history
that a summons to appear before a
royal monarch luis been ignored.
BRIDEGROOM 18 83; BRIDE 78,
G rown (ira nd s <>n Witnessed (J io Mar
riage of II IK Grandmother.
Anderson, July 27.-Love does not j
dwell in?the hearts of youngsters al- '
together, for once lu a while the lit
tle devil Cupid shoots an arrow
straight through the souls of those
who have passed the allotted three
score years and ten. Such was the
case a few days ago when L. E.
Knight, notary public, of this coun
ty, had occasion to join in wedlock
Andrew Harris, a prominent farmer
of the Whitefield section, and Mrs.
Frances Harris, of White Plains.
Notary Public Knight was aroused
from his meditations by the approach
of a cooing couple on a Sunday af
ternoon. The notary was about to
demur that he did not draw up any
papers on Sunday, when he was In
formed it was a far more serious
matter than business that the couple
came to him for. Explanations fol
lowed with the production of a mar
riage license. The notary public,
with beaming face, performed the
The groom (Andrew Harris) is 83
years of age and ls a prominent and
successful farmer. He is generally
known throughout the county. He |
had been married twice before, this
being his third venture into the
realm of matrimony.
His bride is 78 and a widow, hav
ing been married once before.
Roland Drake has seen both his
grandfathers married. He attended
the marriage of Mr. Harris, who is
his grandfather on his father's side.
A large crowd attended this mar
riage, though lt had been intended
to be a surprise.
A few years ago Roland Drake
witnessed the wedding of Enoch
Drake, his grandfather on his mo
ther's side. This was his grandfa
ther's third marriage.
THIS SHARK CAUGHT SOLDIER.
Corporal Kirkpatrick l/ost Toes
May Suffer Amputation ol' Len;.
Charleston, July 24.-Corporal
Kirkpatrick, of the 78th company at.
Fort Moultrie, is in the army hospi
tal on Sullivan's Island, suffering
from injuries on the leg and foot,
which may yet result in the ampu
tation of the limb, as a result of his
encounter with an eight-foot shark
In the surf. The soldier was bath
ing with several friends In the surf,
near the barracks, when the alarm
was raised at the sight of the mon
ster tish. Kirkpatrck and his com
rades began their race for the beach,
yelling at the top of their voices
and trying to frighten off the shark
as they sought safety. In about four
feet of water the shark tried to re
cover his prey, closing his giant jaws
in (dose proximity to the left foot
of the soldier, badly lacerating the
log, taking off two toes and other
wise hurting the foot, but fortunate
ly doing no greater harm. The sol
diers had then gotten Into such shal
low water that the boldly attacking
monster was forced to give up his
attack and again seek deep water.
It was a savage attack that the shark
made upon Corporal Kirkpatrick
and the Incident has terrorized the
bathers on Sullivan's Island for the
It ls a rare thing for a shark to
be seen in the surf, especially with
bathers In the wter, for the splash
ing of the water and the chattering
of the voices usually drive the mon
sters off shore.
Antique Clock Pound.
Ea ton ton, (?a., July 29.-Quito a
curiosity in the shape of an old-time
corner clock has been on exhibition
for the week past at the jewelry
store of J. L. Williams.
ll is a mammoth old-time hand
made clock, standing eight feet high
and is run by very heavy weights.
It is made ol' mahogany and ls more
than 100 years old. The dial of the
clock contains, besides the time face,
a calendar, and above is a ? loon so
arranged that liv tho running of the
Clock the different phases of the
moon are shown throughout the year.
The (dock has been in tho family
of Hie late Dr. Phillips for many
years and is at present owned by
Miss Frankie Williams, a grand
daughter of Dr. Phillips.
Tammany Veteran Dies.
Now York, duly 27.-Col. Patrick
McGuire, for many years the oldest
member of the Tammany Hall So
ciety, died at his home here Thurs
day afternoon, aged 0 1 years. He
had held various city oITlces almost
continuously sinco he came to New
York from Ireland 7T> years ago.
Col. McGuiro achieved considera
ble prominence during the street
car strike. 12 years ago, when nt his
own expense ho fed all tho striking
conductors and drivers for Huco
mon t hs.
For earache, toothache, pains,
burns, scalds, sore throat, try Dr.
Tliomas' Eclectic Oil, a splendid rem
edy for emergencies.
A BLUE RIDGE BRIDGE BURNER.
lx>ng Span Six-nnd-Twenty Trestle
Destroyed by Fire.
(Anderson Mail, 25th.)
The trestle on the Blue Ridge road
over Slx-and-Twenty creek, near Den
ver, S. C., was totally destroyed by
fire to-day, the fire originating from
a spark which fell from tho engine
of the noon train. The structure
fell Into the waters of the creek
about 3.20 o'clock, leaving a great
gap In the road with the rails swing
ing in the air. The Blue Ridge offi
cials sent an extra train and crew
with fire fighting apparatus to the
fire, but were unable, after hard
work, to save lt. The traffic over
this road will probably be tied up
for three weeks, If not, longer.
lt is thought that the fire caught
when the train stopped at the tres
tle to take on a corpse, as it was
seen by a Mr. Simpson a few min
utes after the train left. He did not
pay any attention to the blaze, as it
was very small, only thinking that
lt was one of the many small Ares
often seen on the tracks. The lire
gained headway rapidly and soon the
entire structure was in flames. lt
was about 150 yards long and 118
feet high-one of the highest in the
upper part ot* the State-and con
structed entirely of wood with a
covering of sheet Iron. lt is not
known what the value of the trestle
was, but tile expense of replacing it
with a modern steel structure will
This is a very serious blow to the
Blue Ridge Company, as it will tie
up the trafic over the road for seve
ral days, weeks, perhaps, and In the
meantime the passenger traffic will
all have to be transferred at the
creek, while the freight business
will be nil.
If your back aches-if your kid
neys bother you, don't simply ask
for a kidney remedy-ask distinctly
for Doan's Kidney Pills, the same
that Mrs. Joost had-th? remedy
backed by home testimony. 50c. all
stores. Foster-Mllburn Co., Props.,
Buffalo, N. Y.
Bend from Eating Ice Cream.
Cordele, Ca., July 2 6.-J. E.
Joiner, a well-known business man,
died here yesterday, and eight other
persons aro In a serious condition
as the result of eating Ice cream at
the home of Judge J. B. Smith last
Sunday. The eight who are still Ul
from ptomaine poisoning are: Judge
and Mrs. J. D. Smith, Mrs. J. B.
Joiner, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Dickson,
Misses Irma and Agnes Roberts and
Hope Roberts. The condition of the
Misses Roberts Is critical.
On Sunday Judge and Mrs. Smith
entertained several guests at a din
ner with an Ice cream dessert. Later
in the day every one who had par
taken of the ice cream became Ul.
Immigration Officer Killed.
Detroit, Mich,, July 25.-J. C.
Herbert, of Ottawa, a traveling Ca
nadian immigration officer, was shot
and killed to-day on a crowded Wind
sor-Detroit ferry by William Fergu
son, an "undesirable" who had just
been refused admittance Into Can
ada. Ferguson Is now tinder arrest.
How Mr?. Reed of Peor?a, UL,
Escaped The Sur
Peoria, 111. -"I wish to let every one
know what Lydia E. Pinkham'sVegetablo
Compound has done
I suffered. The doc
tor snid I had a tumor
and the only remedy
was the surgeon's
knife. My mother
bought mo Lydia E.
ble Compound, and
today I am a well and
healthy woman. For
months I suffered
from Inflammation, and your Snnative
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any way you wish, and I will bo glad
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RICED, 105 Mound St., Peoria, Ul.
Mrs. Lynch Also Avoided
Jessup, Pa.- "After the birth of my
fourth child, I had severe organic inflam
mation. I would have such terrible pains
thnt it did not seem ns though I could
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months, until two doctors decided that
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"Then one of my friends recommended
Lydia E. Phikham's Vegetable Com
pound and after taking it for two months
I was a well woman. " - Mrs. JOSEPH A.
LYNCH, Jessup, Pa.
Women who suffer from female ills
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