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Fwe Persons Were Droword Off Wah
pit Mil s Opposite Charleston
MOUSE CARRIED AWAY
ilFhe Patheti: Story of the Drowning
of a Mother and Her Two Young
Children is Described by an Old
er Son, W ho Also Battled For His
Life in the Water.
? .The Nevrc; and Courier says five
persons were drowned off Wappoo
Ullis, in St. Andrew's parish in the
Btorm of 13 inday ntght The dead
are as follo'vs: Mrs Lottie Richter,
Mary Richte r, Mrs. Martha Goodson,
Charles Goo lson and Lillian Stender.
The death of these persons was from
drowning in the high waters of Wap
poo cut late Sunday night, after they
had been dr ven from the small cot
tage in whici they were housed. This
cottage waji the home of Dennis Cas
sidy, watd.man at Wappoo. Both
Cassidy and his wife were saved af
iter a fierce- fight with the wind and
The Cassi ty residence was washed
away toy the high waters, and those
in the hom< who were saved made
i:heir escape by floating on the top
of the roo^ and upon a small out
house. Thei e were rescued by a ne
f;ro farmer c y the name of Ford, who
gave them clothes and food and as
fisted them >n their Vay to Charles
ton. A peei liar feature of this ter
rible affair (ras that none of the oc
cupants of .he house were clothed
iit all. The;/ had undressed for bed
before the torn broke upon them
and what right clothes they wore'
vere torn 1 tool them by the wind
and the watsra.
It is a sad story that is told of this
drowning. 3 Irs Lottie Richter was a
young wom< n, just about twenty
years of age and her little daughter,
Mary, who w as also drowned, was but
a babe of th: ee months. Little Lillian
Stender was about two years of age,
as was Chari es Goodson. Mrs. Good
son, mother of the yonug boy, was
about thirty-six years of age, and rev
sided at Wa; cross, Ga. There was a
large crow 1 in the small cottage
that was destroyed, the Cassidys,
John Stende'. his wife and child, Mr.'
and Mrs. 'Ric hter and their two child
ren and others.
From the story of the fearful
occurrence, t seems that as the wa
ter graduall rose higher and high
er the occupants pf the cottage in a
measure wer 9 prepared for the worst
and both St< nder and Richter sat in
the windows ready to take to the wa
ter and swim for their lives. When
the house wi s lifted from its founda
tions and fe! 1 upon one side, the va
rious occupa its clung to parts of the
wreckage as best they could?some
were able to undergo the fearful or
deal and oihers perished. In his
arms, John stender clung tenacious
ly to his 'ittJe daughter until a
heavy wave burst over him and dis
lodged the child. Endeavoring to
keep up wit \ the floating house, he
made dive nftor dive for the little
girl, but to i .o avail. She was drown
ed and her t ody was recovered in the
marshes not far from the scene of the
tragedy. Jot n Stender was enabled
to save himself by clinging to parts
of the floating house,
John Ricl ter, his wife, Lottie
Richter and their two children, May
and Allen vere in the house. In
the windjow sat the husband and
father, shielding his two children, af
ter his wife had admonished him toj
tae care of Ihtm and she would take!
take ca e of ;hem and she would look
out for heist If. When the house fell
John Richte ? was somewhat hurt in
the crash, but he held on to the two
children. Floating for awhile on
part of the wreckage, Richter was
enabled to keep May and Allen above
water, but b ?fore long he was struck
by a piece < f timber, blown against
him, and knocked him almost sense
less. His hold on the children was
broken and hey sank into the water
below. But upon recovering himself
somewhat, Richter made a number
of divet, which were only partially
successfully. He succeeded in find
ing his son Allen and brought hiin
to a place or the roof, to which they
were holding. P?ut without avail
were his effc rts to recover his daugh
Douglass Joodson, a young lad of
13 summers who survived the ter
rible trage'd', told a graphic and
pathetic story of the death of his
mother and little brother Charles:
/'Mother : nd us boys, Leroy, five
years old, a:id myself, went to Wap
poo mills a >out two weeks ago to
spend a va< ation with Mrs. Bertha
Stender. *\ e had a very pleasant
time until ,'iunday afternoon. With
us at the line of the tragedy were
'.Mr and Mrs. Dennis Cassidy, both of
whom were saved. Sunday evening
the rain bes in to fall very hard and
in a few hcurs the entire house in
which we v ere staying was sur
rounded by water. All of us uecame
freightened and ran out on the pi
azza, when .he floor of the house
fell in. The roof followed shortly
afterwards, Then the front porrh.
Our lanterns were blown out by the
terrific wind and we were left In ut
ter darkness In the midst of an un
usually stroi g gust the entire build
ing turned < ver on its side, mother
the Cassidyj, my brothers and my
self clinging desperately to the side.
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> *6 V,TES ARE NAMED PROM
EverjN /of Business Interested
in the TStaple Represented for
Commissioner Watson has appoint
ed the delegates to the meeting of
those interested in marketing cotton.
! The meeting will be held in Mont
gomery, Ala., Sept. 12, and was call
I ed by the commissioner of agricul
ture of that State. Mr. Watson has
included in his list all who might/be
interested in "he cotton situation,
includes Senator E. D. Smith, mem
bers of the Farmers' Union, promi
nent bankers, the warehousemen
and farmeru who are hot members of
the organization, but who are cot
ton planters, as will be seen from the
list. The delegates are as follows:
E. D. Smith, Florence.
E. W>. Dabbs, Mayesville.
B. F. Keller, Cameron; R. M.
Cooper, Wy6j>"ky; J. W. Reid, Colum
bia; J. B. O'Neall Holloway, New
berry; J. M. Bragdon, Sumter; A. J.
A. Perritt, Lamar; Alfred Aldrich,
Barn well; B. Harris, Pendleton; S.
J. Summers, .Cameron; T. B. Stack
house, Columbia; R. I. Manning,
Sumter; Bright Williamson, Darling
ton; W. K. Durst, Greenwood; A. D.
Hudson, New berry; John McKinard,
Newberry; James Q. Davis, Winns
boro; E. A. Smyth, Greenville. L.
W. Parker, Greenville; B. F Taylor,
Columbia, D. R. Coker, Jr., Harts
ville, Alan Johnstone, NewTjerry; W.
D. Evans, Cheraw; Douglas iMeln
tyre, Marlon; H. T. Lucas, Walhalla;
John T. Roddy, Rock Hill; W. J.
Montgomery, Marion; D. F. Moore,
Brunson; D. A. Spivey, Conway, A.
F. Lever, Lexington; F. H. Weston,
Columbia; John G. Mobley, Winns
boro; C. W. Whisonant, Blacksburg;
J. E. Beamguard, Clover; J. A.
Banks, St Matthews; J. W. Kibler,
Newberry; S. G. Mayfield, Denmark;
Frank Evans, Greenwood; M. L. Don
aldson, Greenville; O. P. Goodwin,
Laurens; T. H. Foster, Piedmont;
E. L. Archer, Spartanburg; T. J.
Moore, Moore; J. F. Vernon, Well
ford; W. E. Dargan, Darlington; J.
F. Nesbit, Lancaster; J. S. Wilson,
Lancaster; W. H. Stewart, Rock
Hill; J. G. L. White, Chester; P. L.
Harden, Bascomville; T. J. Cunning
ham, Chester; J. Swinton Whaley,
Edisto-Island; S. A. Burus, Ander
son, J. H. Claffy, Orangeburg; W. S.
Barton, Jr., Orangeburg; R T. C.
Hunter, Prosperity; D. .F. Efird,
Lexington; R. A. Meares, Ridgeway;
J. C. Stribling, Pendleton, C. H.
Carpenter, Easley; C. Off. Smith,
Gaffney; H. S. Lipscomb, Trough;
W. R. Parks, Parksville; J. P. Mc
Nair, Alken; W. C Vincent, Bluffton;
L. C. Padgett, Smoaks, W. H. Curry,
Rhems; J. H. Wnarton, Waterloo; S.
N. Welch, Elliot; L. L. Baker, ?ish
opville; J. W. Alexander, Westmin
ister; J. T. Frierson, Mouzons; F. F.
Capers, Greenville.-; J. J. Fretwell,
Anderson; Axis. W. Smith, Spartan
burg; G. W. Du vail, Cheraw; R. M.
Bethea, Dillon; R. P. Hamer, Ham
er; H. T. Morrison, McClellanville.
Fortunately this side fell uppermost
and we were able to gralb hold of
several 'beams which stood upright
out of the wreckage.
"Mr. and Mrs. Cassidy and my
brother Leroy managed to find some
protection under a portion of the wall
left standing, but mother and we oth
er boys were unable to make our
way to the Bame spot. During the
whole time mother talked soothingly
to her three boys and two or three
times cried softly. The house began
to f loao dttnwehaOrhhta.pFstkgKv
to float down the river and it ap
peared to me that we passed a four
masted schooner somewhere during
the terrible ordeal The wind blew
harder and harder and it became
very difficult to hang to out posts.
Suddenly mother gave a low moan,
and with Charles, who is two years
of age, clinging to her neck, was
thrown overboard when the house!
gave a terrible lurch. I tried to
catch her but my senses left me.
When I came to the wind was blow
ing a* hard as ever, and the next
thing I knew we were floating over a
portion of the new bridge, which I
found out afterwards had been
wrecked. It appeared to me then
that the wind carried the house to
a marsh. That was about 1 o'clock
Monday morning. We remained in
this position until 4 o'clock and then
with great difficulty, made our way
to the home of an old colored woman,
who gave us something to eat. We
remained with this woman until this
morning at 10 o clock."
Mrs Goodson is a niece of Mr.
George A. Douglas of this city and of
Mr. Charles M. Douglass of Augusta,
and a daughter of the late Frank W.
Douglass, who died at Santiago de
Cuba during the Spanish-American
war. Her husband is manager of a
sewing machine company at Way
Would Not Leave Schooner.
Five of the crew of the schooner
Bessie Whiting, which was caught in
tbe gale Sunday night off the coast
of Georgia, dismasted and waterlog
ged, arrived at Jacksonville Thurs
day. They were picked up at sea
by the steamer_ Ligonier. Capt.
Lowry of the Whiting, his wife and
the steward refusvd to !be taken off
and revenue cutters are on the look
out for the ship along the South At-'
WILL ENVADE THE LAW
REPUBLICANS WILL HAVE BKi
Organization Headed by John Hays
Hammond Will Handle Tiulk of
the Corruption Fand.
The Washington correspondent of
the Columbia State says since there
is a campaign publicity bill actually
on the tatute books of the United
States leading men in both the Re
publican and Democratic parties are
said to be lying awake nights won
dering how the thing is to be done
during the coming national campaign
and how the "coin*' is to be had
without an open violation of the
The Republican national commit
tee always in recent years years, has
had large sums at its disposal. Next
year the committee itself will get
scant contributions in all probabil
ity, but a highly interesting report
is -that this will not prevent large
sums being given to help the Re
publicans carry the country.
The National League of Republi
can Clubs, of which John Hays Ham
mond is the head, is the agency that
is expected to take charge of the Re
publican campaign financiering. It
will be difficult, if not impossible, to
stretch the campaign publicity law
so that it will have any effect if t\is
corse is taken.
The league will have elaborate
headquarters in New York. If it re
ceives funds, or if the men at the
head of it receive funds, and distrib
ute them on their own motion where
they think the, Republicans will get
the most benefit, it will not be the
affair of the candidates or of the na
tional committee. Neither will it be
the affair of the congressional -.
More and more the Indications are
that the attempt will be made by the
Republican leaders to make the next
campaign a repetition of the 1896
campaign. A strong appeal will be
made to the big protected interests
and to conservative business interests
tv support the Republican party lest
they suffer at the hands of the Demo
cratic congress and a Democratic
administration. The result doubt
less will be large campaign contribu
tions if a way can be found to make
them that does not collide, with the
campaign publicity law.
SCHOONER WAR ABANDONED.
The Crew Taken Oil' by the Steamer
City of Everette.
The hurricane that severed Char
leston from-communication with the
outside world early last week caught
the three masted schooner Sarah D.
Fell squarely and left her and her
crew of eight at the mercy of wind
and wave, according to United. States
Wireless dispatches received at New
York Wednesday. The crew was
picked up by the Standard Oil Steam
er City of Everette, bound from Sa
bine to New York, and the schooner
was abandoned, a total loss. The
Sarah D. Fell sailed from Belfast,
Ga., for Boston with a cargo of lum
ber on August 24. She was about
100 miles east of Savannah when
the squall struck her.
Contracts Cattle Disease.
Bruce Rroussard, a farmer, is
suffering with charbon, a disease fa
tal to cattle, the disease having been
contracted by Broussard while re
moving the hide from the carcass of
a cow killed by the disease. Cattle
in this section are dying by the Bcore
despiie the efforts of the authorities
to prevent its spreading. B.rous
sard's condition is serious.
Search for Man in Desert.
Becoming suddenly demented,
James Mahoney, a former policeman
said to be a relative of W. Bourke
Cochran, either perished or is wan
dering without clothing on the Ne
vada desert, near a point known as
the Eagle Salt works. Searching
parties are out looking for him.
Coton ami Rice Suffer.
A conservative estimate of the
property loss in Beaufort, Port Roy
al and vicinity puts the figures at a
million dollars. Rice crops, of which
there are thousands of acres, are en
tirely destroyed by salt water, cot
ton has been stripped and the corn
fields damaged 50 per cent.
Storm Affected His Mind.
F. H. Zerbest, a retired merchant
of Charleston, committed suicide
with a parlor rifle at his home on
Sunday. He had been despondent for
some time and it is thought the hur-j
ricane unsettled his mind.
Family Row Ends Fatally.
Sims Johnson, colored was shot I
and killed with a shot gun on Sat-j
urday by his son-in-law, Elliot Pow-|
el, at Cornwell, Chester county. The
trouble arose over Powell's running!
away with Johnson's daughter.
Took the Lye Konto.
Ellison Adger, the negro farmer of
Clarendon county, who shot and kill-;
ed, two negroes recently for having
overridden his mule, committed sui
ccide in Manning Jail by drinking
Shooting at a Church.
At a negro Baptist church in Lex
ington on Sunday (night Gregg
Jones was shot and fatally wounded
by Joe Summers.
G, S. C, SATURDAY, SEPTE]
Passengers From Wrecked Steamer Lex
ington Taken Into Port.
SAVED BY LADS DARING
After Terrific Fight With Waves, The
Steamer Goes Aground, But the
Gallant Wireless Operator's Calls
Brings Help and All on Board Are
Twelve passengers, a steward and
three colored employes of the steam
er Lexington of the' Miners' and Mer
chants' line were brought to Char
leston Wednesday by the revenue
I cutter Yamacraw^ which left the
captain and forty-three men on
board. Two firemen are reported to
have been /burned to death and a
third terribly scalded.
First Officer Chamberlain sustained
a fracture of his right shoulder. The
steamship has her nose Imbedded in
quicksand off Hunting Island, at the
mouth of the Edisto River, and It is
said that she will be a total loss.
The Lexington was bound from Sa
vannah to Philadelphia, with 12 pas
sengers, all of whom were rescued.
For twenty-four hours the steamship
battled desperately against the hur
ricane, finally being driven aground,
where the tremendous waves smash
ed violently against her and the
powerful wind tossed her about in
the mud. Three times was she cov
ered with water, the pumps expelling
enough to clear the upper portions
and float the stern.
Biut for the heroism of Wireless
Operator Scheetze there would have
been no chance of rescue. The storm
wrecked the boat's wireless station,
but Scheetz climbed into the rigging
and adjusted his instruments flash
ed the calls for Immediate assistance.
The signals were caght by the
Yamacraw, which hastened to Hunt
ing Island. Scheetz, a 16-year-old
boy, was in imminent peril of his life
while operating the wireless the wind
almost tearing him from his inse
cure position. The lad was utterly
exhausted by his desperate work.
Passengers incessantly prayed for
abatement of the storm, and when tne
governmeiic steamW hove imo sight
a mighty cry oi' relief went up from
the sorely stricken people on the Lex
ington. When the captain realized
the danger of the liner's breaking up'
at any minute, he had a life preserver
strapped to every passenger.
Held for 18 hours in the grip of
the huricane of Sunday night and
Monday morning with Capt. Connolly
almost naked and half frozen stand
ing at the wheel with the pilot house
glasses turned in every direction,
with the stokers working desperately
while standing to their armpits in wa
ter trying to increase the small pres
sure of 25 pounds of steam to a suf
ficient power to enable the Lexington
to steer away from the treacherous
shore towards which they finally
drifted and grounded, the veteran
passenger and freight steamer Lex
ington, formerly the ocean steam
ship liner City of Macon, was un
equal to the great battle against the
odds of wind and water.
At about 3:23 o'clock Monday af
ternoon, after two anchor cables had
parted, the Lexington went hard
ashore off Hunting Island. She is
lying today in about 18 feet of water
listed almost 4 0 degrees to port with
her bow pointing up the coast.
Capt Connolly, a veteran in the ser
vice of the .Merchants' and Miners'
declared that the hurricane was the
worst of his experience of seagoing.
He claims and his statement is at
tested by the first mate and steward
that the wind came in gusts at times
making about 13 0 miles an hour. The
roll of the sea was terrific.
Three times in one hour the entire
hull of the Lexinyton was completely
lost to view. With the craft at the
mercy of the elements because it was
impossible to make the least head
way, great seas would sweep down
on the boat covering her from stem
to stern. All passengers were hud
dled in the social hall equipped with
life preservers and not a few fervent
prayers were offered that they might
see the shore again.
Wen urged by the officers of the
Yamacraw that he abandon his boat,
Capt. Connolly declared he would re
main with her until only a mast was!
left to hang to.
When the Yamacraw neared within i
two or three miles of the Lexington
it was found hazardous to come with
in cioser range. On two occasions
bottom was touched by the Yama
craw, and it was only the skilful
management of Lieut. J. L. Ahem,
commanding officer that prevented
the government boat from suffering
a like fate as the boat she was seek-|
ing to assist. She finally got the j
passengers on board and carried
them to Charleston.
Mrs. .7 W. 'Mansfield, wife of the
clerk to the chief of police of Phila
delphia, who was one of the fo'M
teen passengers taken from the Lex
ington stated Wednesday that she had
lived 10 years in the 24 hours dur
ing the gale.
"Had it not been for the superior!
seamanship of Capt. Connelly," says
Mrs. Mansfield, "we would all be'
dead today. In the hour of trial,
came between 1:30 and 2:30 Mon
day afternoon, Capt. Connelly dis
played the greatest heroism. With
dea':h staring us in the face he was
UBER 2, 1911.
A BOx SHOOTS A LADY TAKING
HER FOR A BURGLAR.
The Lady Was Visiting the Home of
the Boy's Parents and Went Into
The Florence Times says a most
lamentable tragedy occurred in Tim
monsvi'.le during the night Wednes
day night. A small boy, thinking
that he was defending his home was
the cause of the wounding of a well
known young lady.
The lady was Mrs. Julia Oakley,
and she is now in the Florence Infir
mary not expected to live, with a
horrible gun shot wound in the ab
The 'boy was the nine-year old son
of Mr. George Evans, a resident of
Timommsville. Miss Oakley, who is
a daughter of Mr. Henry Oakley, who
lives within a mile or two of the
town, was spending the night at the
Evans home. Having occasion to go
Into the yard during the night she
went noiselessly, and the suspicions
of the. boy were aroused, there hav
ing been a number of reports of rob
He fired towards her in the dark
with the fatal effect above reported.
The dreadful error was soon discov
ered and everything in the world
done to relieve the sufferings of the
Thursday morning Dr. Eaddy
brought her to the Infirmary at Flo
rence where she could get constant
and skilled attention.
The tragedy has cast a gloom over
Timmonsville, and the deepest sym
pathy Is felt for the boy who caused
the sad tragedy.
RUSSIA AND JAPAN AGREE.
Emperors of Two Nations Exchange
. Telegrams With Each Other
The emperor of Russia and the
emperor of Japan exchanged tele
grams Tuesday on the occasion of
the settlement of certain questions
which have been under consideration
for years. The telegrams related to
various claims and counterclaims for
indemnity on both sides for losses
incurred during the war.
For the most part the claims were
on the Russian side, the big item of
which was payment for property of
Russian subjects at Port Arthur.
in the settlement just reached Ja
pan agrees to pay over to Russia
$150,000 for apportionment of per
sons whose private claims Russia has
supported. Japan will purchase for
$6?,000 the property of Russians sit
uated on concession land and in the
suburban districts of Port Arthur.
Japan agrees to pay rental for use of
Russian property at Kwantung and
abandon claim to the treasury of the
Port Arthur municipality.
Japan also agrees to pay $S0,000
for a Red Cross ship which its forces
seized and which has now become un
fit for that purpose.
Captain Lost Overboard.
The steamer Ogeechee, bound from
New York for Texas City arrived at
Brunswick, Ga., Thursday in distress,
as a result of encountering the gale
on Sunday off the Carolina Coast.
News was received that Capt. Cole
son of the steamer Dover, was wash
ed overboard and drowned while en
route from Jacksonville to Miama,
Two Killed in Auto.
Leslie Gavin of Maitland, Mo., son
of D. A. Galvin, a banker, was in
stantly killed and Harry J. Crider,
former postnue-ter at Maitland, was
probably fatally injured when an au
tomobile turned turtle near, Mary
ville, iMo., Thursday. Benj. Ed
wards and Charles B. Callison, also
of Maitland, were less seriously in
calm and sympathetic, inspiring ev
ery one of us with hope. Chief Stew
ard Joseph Berliner deserves a medal.
He cooked food with splinters from
broken portions of the vessel and
cro epioganficda^cHa^Jboder okFh
creeping on his hands and feet
brought it to us who were unable to
move through fear of being washed
Lack of power caused the vessel
to be beached. With the engine
rooms flooded in five feet of water,
it was Impossible to get up steam
enough to make headway against the
wind, which was blowing at the rate
of I'Mj miles and hour, and get out
to sea, far away from the dangerous
"A hero of the blue ribbon variety
is Wireless Operotor Sereetz, the boy
of lfl, who manned his apparatus
during the storm and rushed out
calls for help. The Yamacr.iw an
swered us at 11:45, and on fhe min
ute she hove in sight. She could
not come nearer than five miles, but
her brave sailors put out in two lift'
boats and we were soon on our way
The party from the I^ex!np;toii in
Crarleston in charge of Chief Stew
ard Berliner, who is awaiting orders
from headquarters. Wednesday after
noon Mr. Berliner received a tele
gram stating that if the passengers
so desired they could go to Savannah
by rail and there take passage for
Philadelphia. With the experience
of the wreck so fresh in their minds
they promptly refused the offer, and|
stated that they would Teutrn home
by rail or foot It.
GREAT LOSS OF CROPS
SEVENTEEN LIVE? WERE LOST
Ami About One Million Dollars is
the Loss from Houses, Crops and
Mayor Rhett is directing the
work of rehabilitation in storm
stricken Charleston. Thursday morn
ing the death list was 17. The prop
erty damage is estimated conserva
tively at one million dollars
Planters declare that- long staple
cotton and rice has been wiped out
in that section. Houses have been
wrecked and cattle and lrve stock
killed. Roadways are impasable.
Bridges have collapsed in different
parts of that section.
The crops have suffered heavily.
The rice is ser'~ . damaged and
the planters wih n se heavily from
the tidal waters as a result of the
storm on Sunday and Monday. The
loss was estimated by Capt. S. G.
Stoney to be about 75 per cent.,
which is all the more severe on the
planters in the low coast section on
account of their loss of 45 per cent
D. C. Heyward, former governor of
South Caroilna Wednesday wired for
a shipment of 1,000 bags to be sent
to him at once, and the same firm
has another order for 2,000 bags to
be used in repairing the embank
ments in the endeavor to save what
is possible. Captain Heyward has
three bad breaks on the Darney Hall
plantation and his other plantations
also suffered. He is reported to have
his entire crop covered by insurance.
He has not cut very much of his crop.
All the Combahee section has suf
fered severely, according to the in
formation which has come to Cap
tain Stoney and John T. Leonard,
the planter's broker. A large por
tion of the rice that has been cut is
a total loss and much of the smaller
growth of the crop,has been damaged
Local rice interests are very de
spondent over the situation. The
crop prospects were very bright up to
this time, with a fine crop in sight,
and better prospects. The lnudstry
has suffered so severely in recent
years that the losses by storms now
are a particular crushing blow.
SAVED SCHOONER S CREW.
Malcom B. Seavey Went Down Off
The Clyde Liner Mohawk, to New
York from Jacksonville and Charles
ton, reported by wireless early Wed
nesday that she had rescued one of
the crew of the schooner Malcom B.
Seavey, which went down off George
town, S. C, during the recent hurri
cane. The dispatch said the schooner
sand in six fathoms of water. One
man was lost overboard Sunday
night. The sea was running high
when the first officer and'four sail
ors of the Mohawk with much diffi
culty succeeded in reaching the Seav
ey. The Seavey hailed from 'Bath,
Me., and left Port Tampa, Fla., Aug
ust 11, for Baltimore.
Big Picking for Thieves.
The past summer has been the
most profitable for burglars and
sneak thieves in the history of the
New Work police department, and it
is estimated that the total of plun
der since June, including burglaries
in surburban towns, is more than
$500,000. The police list of stolen
property for the past two months
show more than 4.200 items, of
which recoveries have been made in
only twenty instances. The list in
cludes 7S0 watches and $200,000
worth of diamonds and jewelry.
Suicided in Patrol Wagon.
At Atlanta, Ga., Hunter H. Chris
tian, aged 36, cut his throat with a
pocket knife Thursday afternoon
while being taken to the police sta
tion In a patrol wagon, and died at
a hospital in that city. Christian was
a railroad switchman and had been
arrested on a warrant charging dis
orderly conduct in saloon on August
At her home in Pelzer Thursday
morning .Mrs. \V. W. Adams commit
ted suicide by firing a pistol ball in
to her head through her temple. She
had been 111 for sonn? time. -Mrs.
Adams was a daughter of the late
John Charles of Greenville and was
prominently connected in that city
First for the Year.
The first homicide fo the year for
Lee county occurred at Bishopville
on Monday night, when Jos. VV. Wal
ters shot and killed Lawton Matuse.
The men had been at outs for some
time. While Matuse was sitting in a
buggy Walters walked up and shot
Brought on Trouble.
Edward Durant, colored, was shot
and killed in Florence on Tuesday
by Charlie Johnson, white, a clerk
in a store, where the negro raised a
row and drew his pistol. The coroner
jury exonerated Johnson.
Skin Game Row.
Stark Edwards shot and killed
Marshall Fed on Saturday at Loda,
Grenwood county, in a difficulty over
15 cents in a skin game.
TWO CENTS PER COPY.
Marvelous lb! No Lives Were Lost in
MANY HEROIC DEEDS
Men Carried Women ar-i Children to
Safety. .Cottages Wrecked by the
Force of the Wind.. The Entire
Island Devastated by the Mad
Winds and the Raging Waters.
A special to The State says that no
lives were lost on Sullivan's island
during the hurricane and deluge oi
Sunday night, appear more and more
of a miracle as fuller reports of the
dangers and sufferings of the Atlan
ticville residents, particularly, are
brought to the city. With hundreds
of people among them many women
and children, obiged to leave their
wrecked and falling houses and ven
ture out into the 90-mile an hour
^ale, plonging through waist deep wa
ter in many places, seeking refuge in
the more substantial houses, that
none lost their footing and were
drowned in the raging flood that cov
ered the island seems miraculous.
When day broke over the island,
Monday morning, a scene of destruc
tion and ruin was disclosed, such as
those who viewed it never wish to see
again. Parties of men who had look
ed after the safety of their own fami
lies, were out as soon as there waa
light enough searching among the
ru?ned houses and defbriB 'fearing
persons might have been caught with
their overturned cottages and killed
or injured, and when a thorough
search showed that everyone had
either reached a refuge in safety op
weathered the storm in their own
homes, great relief was felt.
As soon as it was really daylight,
families started for the army post
where the refugees were made as
comfortable as posible under the cir
cumstances by the officers and hospi
tal corps. Scantily clad men carry
ing children and huge 'bundles of
household belongings, followed by
weary and exhausted women, trudged
down the roads, through inches of
water and struggled with the still
Most of the people who were
obliged to leave their houses, either
during the night or eariy 'Monday
morning were cottagers at.the upper
end of Atlanticville, where most of
the damage was done. Many houses
there were completely turned over,
the porches of a grea/t many mor^
were torn off as if by a, house wreck
ing crew, and scarcely a home was
not damaged either by wind or water.
All the smaller buildings, servants''
quarters and fences, were uprooted
by. the wind, and in some cases car
ried a couple of stations down the is
land by the sweeping tide. Roofs of
wrecked houses, telegraph poles,
fences, detached piazzas, and all man
ner of wreckage was scattered all
over the place, and in the roads.
On Monday morning the beach
was swept as clean as the floor. The
telephone and light poles on the
beach were all snapped off even with
the sand, and had been carried up to
The front row of houses, at sta
tion 23, which are built nearer to the
water than <tny on the island had
fortunately been abandoned when the
water fiirst began to rise on Sunday
night, several houses were swept clear
of their foundations and bown against
the houses behind them.
It was in getting the people from
dangerous houses to those stronger
and farther removed that the greatest
danger was encountered, and many
of those engaged in the work prov
ed themselves worthy of the name
While many deeds of daring and
i brave endrance were accomplished
during the wild night, ono case in
- particular has come to light. At sta
I tion 25, the water came up with a
I rush, rising in a few minutes from
j beach to a depth of trom two to four
'ftet under the houses in the front row
V. was then that many of the people
deoided to leave their homes and go
to the cottages farther from the beat
ing surf. Hut to make one's way
against a gale, breaking tele
graph poles was obviously impossible
to say nothing of the knee-deep wa
er, swirling down the paths like a
mountain torrent. For the men of
any family to help women to a safe
place through the wind and water and
drifting wreckage would have been a
terrific task, and without the help of
two young men of Charleston, A. O.
Halsey and M. S. Hertz, the rec
ord of Atlanticville might not have
been clear, as it so providentially is,
and many of the residents of that
part of Hie island would have spent
a much more dangerous and trying
Mr. Halsey and Mr. Hertz first got
their own families safely to the cot
tage of A. Barton Miller, a sbstantial
bungalow, rather higher than the
majority, and then started to help
other distressed cottagers to this re
fuge. The wind was blowing harder
each minute, and it was an exhaust
ing and perilous task to venture back
into the storm at all. Bait these two
men, both of them extraordinarily
strong made trip after trip to the
neigboring cottages and returned
with drenched and exhausted women
and children, in 6ome> cases having
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