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JOHN G. WHAM ACQUITTED.
Verdict Was Rendered Friday Morning.
Case Tried With Eleven
The Laurens jury in the case of
the State vs. John G. Wham,
charged with the murder of L. W.
Ramage, in Laurens county. last
July, after being out all Thursday
night, on Friday morning returned
a verdict of "not guilty."
Ten of the jury were for acquit
tal, but one held out for several
hours against acquittal. Owing to
the illness of one of the jurors the
case was tried with eleven men.
Wham killed L. W. Ramage last
July, who had called upon him to
settle, peacefully if possible, certain
conduct of Wham towards a niece
of the deceased. XWham promised
to do so and Ramage insisted that
lie go to the house of the young
woman at once. This defendant
declined to do and went into his
house. Raiage entered the yard
and went to the rear of the house
of the defendant. Wham ordered
Raiage and his companion, Blake
ly, to leave. The latter did so, and
immediately as he did Wham fired
from an upstairs window, with a
target rifle, killing Ramage. Wham
left immediately, but later gave
10,000 THROWN OUT OF EMPLOYMENT.
Reduction in Pay Rolls of Copper Mines in
Montana Will Amount to One Mil
lion Dollars a Week.
Butte, Mont., October 24. --By the
general shut-down by the Amalga
mated Copper Company properties
Thursday night from 13,000 to 15,
ooo men are directly thrown out of
employment, and others will be in
directly affected within a week, so
that the grand total will reach 20,
ooo. The Great Noitthern will lay
off a large portion of the freight
crews lieretofore haulingr ore from
Butte to the Boston and Montana
smelter at Great Falls. The Butte,
Anaconda and Pacific Railway will
lay off freight crews between Butte
and Anacouda. In addition to
these numerous other enterprises,
large and small, which relied upon
the Amalgamated as their chief
customer, will be obliged to curtail.
In Montana alone approximately
one million dollars a week is cut off
the pay rolls.
Butte streets were filled yester
day with 7,000 miners thrown out
Boarding house keepers, store
keepers, etc., whom the miners owe,
besieged the Justice courts seeking
garnishment orders. The conista
b)les cannot serve the papers fast
enough and the justice clerks are
working overtime filling them out.
1F. Augustus Heinze. of the Mon
tana Ore Purchasing Company, to
day published a statement giving
his side of the shut-down. HeI said
it was a move on the part of the
Wall street speculators (among
them H-. H. Rogers, president of
the Amalgamated Copper Co'?a
pany,) to control stock manipula
tion, and was not directly caused
by the injunction issued yesterdlay
by Judge Clancey. HeI also said
that Judge Clancey's decision yes
terday was in line with the North
ernt securities decision.
Mr. Scallon, of the Anaconda
Copper Company, said that there
was nto truth in the statemnentt that
Mr. Rogers p)residen-lt of the A mail
gamltatedl Comnpan y, ordlered the
shint-dlown to a ffect the stock mar
Many Mothers of a Like Opion.
Mr's. Pilmer, of Cordova, Iowa, says:
''One of mt/ children was subhject to
croup~ of ai severe type, andI the giv
ing of Chranbherlain 's Cough R~emedy~
mothers in this neighborhood thbink h
b)ertry, S. C., and Prosperity Drmug Co.
THE FISHING CRBEK DISASTER.
Eight Suits Against the Southern Railway
For Damages Aggregating
A special from Yorkvil!e says
that eight complaints have been
lodged with the sheriff of York
county, allclaiming damagesagainst
the Southern Railway in amounts
ranging from $5,ooo to $5o,ooo for
the breaking of bones, injury to
health and the destruction of life by
reason of the Fishing Creek disas
ter on September 3, 1903
In. at least one case N. M.
Stokes, the section master of. the
section embracing the trestle that
gave way, is made co-defendant
with the Southern railway, and in
all cases the complaints attribute
the wreck to gross carelessness,
recklessness, etc.. of the rail
road people and to the rotten
condition of the structure.
The plaintiffs in the various ac
tions, together with the amounts
sued for and their attorneys are as
F. Sadler Love, administrator of
the estate of Richard Wagener Mil
ler, colored, deceased. wants $20,
ooo. Miller was killed in the
wreck. The plaintiff is represented
by Major James F. Hart, of York
ville, and Wilson & Wilson, of
J. B. Johnson, as guardian ad
litem for Julian Boyd Johnson,
wants $50,ooo oin account of inju
ries. The piaintiff is represented
by Wilson & Wilson.
Mrs. Eliza F. Buist wants $30,
ooo on account of injuries sustained.
She is represented by Mr. W. B.
McCaw, of Yorkville.
W. T. Slaughter places his claim
at $20,000 on account of injur'es.
lie is represented1 by Messrs. Lewis
& McDow, of Yorkville.
J. XV. Rhyne, as administrator of
the estate of Frederick L Rh yne,
the fireman killed in the wreck, is
asking for $4Io,ooo. lie is repre
sented by C. T. Ladson, of Atlanta,
Isaac F. Greener, as administra
tor of the estate of Charles Johnson
Smith, colored, the dead postal
clerk, wants $20,ooo. He is repre
sented by Mitchell & Smith, of
Edward Turner, the conductor
of the train, wants $20,000 for in
juries. He is represented by C. T.
Ladson, of Atlanta, Ga.
James L. Moss, guardian ad litem
for Tobe Burris. colu?. d, wants
$5,000 for inj uries sustained by his
ward. HeI is rep)resented by Mr.
J. S. Brice, of YTorkvi lle.
A sp'ecial term of court for York
county, with Mr. J. E. McDonald,
of the Winnsboro Bar, as presiding
judge, has b)eenl ordiered to convene
after the adjourment of the regu
lar fall term, which will consume
the latter part of November, and it
is exp)ected that the special term
will be in session for three or four
weeks during December, and it is
possible that somne of the suits
against the Southern may be heard
during the special term.
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FIFTY fiami lies or about TWO IIUNI) REI Toppers, Knit
ters, Loopers and Finishers, ages from 11 to 35, to make
good wages at ,.ny and all of the work offered by us, all of'
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higher thanl paid by any other hosiery mill in the South.
We have young imen and young ladies who make from
$25.00 to $35 each per month.
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Compan y. Newherry', S. C
MIy dlear sir:- It gives ime muich
- ----pleasure to relate mi~y ex perience
with the WaTtermani's ldeal1-'onnttain
YTh NIREWB Pe. Thec first one I ownedl I
Th EW Eblouighlt in 1886. T'his I usedC con
stantiily util Jun te i89 I, wh'len it
was lo.t . Such pierfect satisfaction
~~OAnREun EunW did( it :: ive that I at onlce bought
- ~anotther A No. 2, ant exact dutpli
I III caite of the first. Th'lis I used ex
clusively through iny Seinary
course aind ini sermioiintg a fter
IS ready store Otton wards. Our parsonage was bunrned
Autg. 26, 9go01 andl miy3 peni along
and issue receipts for -ithi it. I can say with all good
same, whic mo~ ~-~Tcn science Ithat after ten years of
SRme WhE MO(y.Ca Icontanlt use, myi pen wrot- just as
be o bt.i nedwell the niighit it b1urned as the day
beobaiedonit was bought . Inin myi rmancial
emnbaraassmenit. (one of the first
WT r ' ttg I replaced was anot her peu
I U EWBERRY tIe same mai:ke which I am niow
using. \'ery t ruly,