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VOL. XL. NO. 91. NEWBERRY. S. 0.. FRIDAY. MAY 27 1904 TWIOE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
BIG AND DESTRUCTIE
FIRE IN GREENWOOD
HALF OF THE BUSINESS POR
- TION DESTROYED.
Horrible Death of Mrs. Annie Mose
ley-Fire Raged for
Greenwood. May 25.-Fully' one
half of the business portion of
Greenwood was wiped out by fire
early this morning. The property
loss will approximate $133,000 with
about $7o.ooo insurance. Mrs Annie
Moseley. proprietor of the Central
Hotel, lost her life in the fire.
The fire originated, it is believed.
in the kitchen of the Central Hotel,
located in the building owned by J.
& D. M. Spigel. and occupying the
entire second story. The first alarm
was given at 3:15 a. m.. by an en
gineer on a Charleston and Western
Carolina freight standing in the yard.
The train crew was soon on the
spot and the boarders were awaken
-ed by them. Mr. R. A. Abernethy,
who occupied the room next door
to the kitchen. was almost overcome
with smoke. but was able to wake
Mrs. Moseley. who was sleeping in
the room next above him. She was
greatly excited and began scream
ing. It was supposed that she would
at once escape, as all the others were
doing. The fire was eating its way
into the building with fiendish raid
itv and the smoke was already filling
every room. D. M. Spigel. one of
the owners of the building. who has
a room in the hotel was the last to
he aroused. He escaped by making
his way to the front veranda and
jumping thence to the ground.
Mrs. Moseley's continued screams
revealed het presence in the build
ing. which was now completely en
veloped by flame. The few present.
having no ladder. were under the
window. trying to get her to jump.
Just a few 'minutes before a ladder
arrived her cries hushed and the red
tongue of flame filling her window
told the horror-stricken few that her
death agony had come and was over.
From 3 until 6 o'clock the fire
demon had the town in iu. grip. The
approximate loss has already been
stated. Where yesterday were the
handsomest stores and complete
stocks of goods today are heaps of
blistered. tottering, blackened walls.
and lining the streets for hundreds
oi yards are what was saved of the
stocks of household effects of those
who lived in the burnt district. Mrs.
Moseley. the fire's victim, lay buried
in, a smoking. seething sepulchre.
By 6 o'clock the fire was coiplete
ly under control. All danger was
over. About 9 o'clock the searchers
'found a'small part of the remains of
Mrs. Moseley. Mrs. Moseley's only
.daughter. Miss Lela, age about 16,
was in Anderson visiting her broth
er. Roscoe. about i8, who is clerking
there. Both will arrive today. as
will other relatives from Anderson
and Lowndesville. Her death has
cast a deep gloom over the entire
While it is impossible to obtain at
this time the exact losses and the
amount oi insurance, the following
schedule is approximately correct:
J. & D. M. Spigel. two-story store
'building. Central Hotel, row of
stores and ware house in rear: stock
of jewelry, cut glass. etc.. of J.
Spigel and stock of china, glassware.
J. & D. M. Spigel. Total loss $33.
ooo; insurance $ro,ooo.
The First National Bank. two
story building. bank fixtures. Total
loss $9.ooo. fully covered by insur
ance. The bank opened for business
at 9 o'clock this morning. having all
its books intact.
Greenwoo'd Hardware Company.
stock. Sro.ooo. Total loss, insurance,
company and Baker & Nichols's of
fice fixtures. all except what was in
safe lost. Safe will be opened as
soon as possible.
Dr. B. W. Cobb. office fixtures.
probable loss $500.
PB. F. McKellar. jr.. furniture
stored in building: loss $i.5oo.
J. W. Sproles. stock. Total loss
$6.ooo: insurance $3.500.
New York Bazaar. stock. Total
loss $3.5oo: insurance. $2.ooo.
A. F. Hagan. stock. S8oo: insur
Mrs. H. B. Reynolds. two brick
stores. $3,500: insurance $1,350.
C. A. C. Waller, six wooden stores
and offices. a frame dwelling and
livery stable. Mr. Waller was out
of the city and his losses cannot be
F. M. Allen. store. Loss $i.8oo;
Palmetto Grocery company. stock
$900: insurance $4oo.
E.'Borgerro. junk. Loss $2oo.
Western Meat Market, loss (sup
Lloyd's restaurant and store and
C. P. Calclasure. loss together
probably $;oo: some things saved.
J. 1. Chipley. three stores. one
two-story and basement. Total
loss $8ooo: insurance $4.800: stock
of goods. $2.00: insurance $i.ooo:
tools and, machinery. $2.ooo: insur
Greenwood Water and Light
plant. office: books and records
saved. L,oss Ai stock not removed
G. A. Barksdale. -three-story build
ing. Sg.ooo: insur;Wce S6.200.
A. McD. Singleton, grocer. a small
I part of stock saved. $6.ooo: insurance
Auld Brothers. dry goods: .small
part of stock saved. $7.oo; insurance
Mrs. A. .J. Sproles. millinery.
$2.ooo: insurance $750..
Estate Joel S. Bailey. three-story
building. $5.500: insurance $2,000.
M. A. Lesser. stock $3.500: insur
H. Nichols. photographer. $i.ooo:
Mrs. F. E. Greene. brick store.
$2.000: insurance $1,350.
1 J. R. Hinton. grocer, stock, $5,000.;
insurance between $3.ooo and $4.00.
Dr. J. B. Hughey. office fixtures.
$500; insurance $300.
J. S. Chipley & Co.. office fixtures.
$300. All their valuable papers,
notes. etc. destroyed also.
Western Union Telegraph office.
D. J. Raborn. stock. Total loss
$2.ooo; insurance $i.ooo.
M. Switzer. stock $.500: insurance
T. Switzer. boots and shoes. tools
W. R. Bailey, store building. dam
Many of the merchants are send
ing orders fcr goods by wire.
Greenwood has had her first bap
tism of fire, but it only fans larger
the flame of enthusiasm for "Great
I Led Her Clas.
Miss Bessie Schumpert's many
friends will be delighted to learn that
in the recent examinations at Eliza
beth. where she han been a student
of the business college, she led hier
class, receiving an average of 97 1-2
and was given first distinction.
Harry-Here is the newest conun
drum: When is two an odd and
Celia-You know I can never guess
Harry-When two are made one.
Celia-Oh. Harry. this is so sud
There is no way so rough but that
the light of Friendship will not be
a star in the night of it. Friendship
is nonae-it: is n illusin.
The Coming and Going of the Peo
ple of a Progressive
Pr.sperity. May 26.-Miss Ethel
Paysinger and Miss Margaret John
stone are visiting at Mr. J. P. Wheel
Mrs. W. A. Moseley attended Eliz
abeth college commencement. where
her daughter. Miss Jessie. graduated
this year. They returned yesterday.
Miss Mamie Simpson. who taught
at Mountville the past year. is at
home for the summer.
Miss Estelle Stewart is at home
from Converse college on accont
of her health.
Miss Lillie Mae Russell w111 leave
Saturday for Donalds where she will
attend a marriage.
Miss Erin Kohn is at home. her
school at Whitmire having closed.
Mr. John Mathis and two daugh
ters. of Greenville, are visiting the
family of Mr. Simm Mathis.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Schumpert
spent Monday in Newberry.
Mr. R. C. Counts has the mail
:_ute that goes over in Saluca. This
route will begin the ist day of June.
Messrs. Tom Johnson and Har
rv Dominick were in town Sunday.
Mr. Joe Hartman and Miss Alma
Hartman are visiting relatives in
Rev. W. A. Lutz and. Mr. R. I.
Stoudemyer wili attend' conference
at Beth Eden.
Mr. Walter Reagiii. of Newberry.
spent yesterday in Prosperity with
Arrangements are being perfec-d
for the annual picnic of Grace Lutn
eran Sunday School. which is to be I
held some time in June at Hyatt
Park. in Columbia.
Mr. A. H. Kohn, special insurance
agent for the United States Casualty
company is at home for commence
Dr. 0. P. Wise, of Saluda. was over
the first of this week on a visit to
relatives and friends.
Mrs. F. E. Schumpert has returned
from a pleasant trip to Newberry.
Mr. Jerry Smathers. a popular com
mercial man, was in town this week.
It is gratifying to note that Mrs.
Geo. Y. Hunter is improving very
fast from her recent illness.
The board of trustees have receiv
ed several plans and specifications
for the new school building which is
to be located near the Baptist church.
The oil mill has been running for
a few days this week, but will stop to
It is reported that the goat of
the Masonic lodge in this city has
been having a fine time for the last
Following, is the program which
will be rendered next Wednesday
night. during the closing exercises
of the graded school, by the music
class of Mrs. J. F. Browne:
Espoir Nocturne, L. Gobbaerts
Miss Janie Witherspoon.
Holliday March. F. R. Kinball
Miss Annie Belle Taylor.
Duet: Fire Balls Mazurke, F.
Behr-Misses Julia Schumpert and
Fairy Dance, C. Bohn-Miss Mary
The Fair. C. Gurlitt-Miss Tena
Pearl of Foam. Lange-Miss Clara
Merry Bird Waltz, S. Ferris-Miss
Duet: LaJollie Parfuneuse. D.
Blake-Misses WVillie Mae WVise and
Rosa Belle Harmon.
March: Miniature Dance. H. Webb
-Mr. McFall WVise.
Golden Rain Nocturne, C: V. Cloy
-Miss Cora Martin.
Shower of Roses Waltz. L. Streab
hg--Miss Marie Schumpert.
fn Ball Costume. G. Lange-Miss
Minnie Boyd Browne.
Det- Basetm of Roses Polka. T.
Streabbog-Misses Annie B. Taylor
and Dottie Merchant.
The Sweet Violet. Smallwood
Miss Mary Wheeler.
Evening Polka. H. Patterson
Miss Vera Fellers.
Vocal Solo: Mattinata. Paoli Tos
ti-MIrs. J. S. Wheeler.
Gitana Mazurka Brillante. C. B.
Henis-Miss Maude Livingstort
Plue De Roses Gallop. L. Streab
bog-Miss Mary Lizzie Wise.
Trio: Pearl Gallop. A. P. Wy
man-Misses Mary Wheeler. Tena,
Wise and Marie Schumpert.
Grandka's Schottish. L. Sreabbog
-Miss Nancy Lou Taylor.
Farewell Nocturne. J. R. Riche
\liss Frances Rawl.
Robin's Greeting Polka. J. S.
Fearis-Miss Mabel Fellers.
)uet: Anni's Polka. W. Gooch
Miss Mary Lizzie Wise and Mr.
Titania. Fary Dance. Armstrong
Miss Julia Schumpert.
Spring's Witchery. William G.
Smith-Miss Willie Mae Wise.
Trio: Feast of the Roses. March.
Th. Thuiller-Misses Mude Liv
ingston. Clara Gibson. and Mary
Gaite DeCour. S. Smith-Mis
Vocal solos: (a). Ie was a
Prince: (b). To a Butterfly. a Waltz
Song-Mrs. J. S. Wheeler.
Ripples of the Alabama. H. An
drews-Miss Janie Witherspoon.
Duet: Scharzo Brillante. A.
Sponholpzap-Mrs. Harmon and
Gets Thirty-five Thousand Dollars
More is Promised and He is
Hunting a Wife.
A Chester. Pa.. dispatch to the
Philadelphia Ledger says: "Now that
I have my money in hand I shall live
off the interest. The only thing that
I am looking forward to is to find
some dear, sweet woman whom -I
can make my wife, and when I find
her I will marry her," said Ernest
A. Roeber. of Colwyn. Roeber re
ceived a check for $25,ooo from the es
tate of Mrs. Martha Dobbs, of Pitts
burg, who bequeathed this amount
to him in her will as a reward for
saving her life in a runaway acci
dent fifteen years ago.
Roeber says he is the most fortu
nate man in Delaware county. as
besides this bequest he received a
draft for $io.ooo'a few days ago from
Mrs. Hingermier. of Pittsburg. a
daughter of Mrs.'Dobbs. who assures
him that he will not be forgotten in
her will if he outlives her.
With the $io,ooo from Mrs. Hin
germier he has bought a handsome
house, furnished throughout. which
he has presented to his mother.
Roeber had forgotten the life-saving
accident and was surprised when he
learned of the large legacies. He is
now determined to hunt a wife and
has already received a score of pro
The runaway in which Roeber fig
ured occurred in Pittsburg. Mrs.
Martha Dobbs was driving along the
boulevard in the East End, when the
horsese started on a wild dash.
Roeber was enjoying a holiday, an'd
was walking around the boulevara,
when he was startled by the woman's
screams. Looking about he saw the
double team dashing along. He ran
directly in front of the horses, raised
his arms and shouted at them. The
excitedl animals slackened their pace
somewhat. Roeber grasped the
bridle of the near horse and succeed
edi. after being dragged for severat
hutndredl feet. in bringing the animals
to a standstill. During the excite
mnentMrs. Dobbs fainted, and woula
have fallen from the carriage had not
Roeber stopperd the tem
THE SOUTH CAROLINIANS IN
They Left Yesterday For Return
Trip-Pleased With Expo
Press Building. World's Fair, St.
Louis. May 26.-Governor Lanham,
of Texas. a former Carolinian, was
the honored guest of the South Car
olina Press association at dinner yes
The authorities have extended
many courtesies and attentions to
the South Carolina editors.
We start home this afternoon via
the Nashville. Chattanooga, and At
This is truly a world's fair, sur
passing human conception and com
prehension in the magnitude and
magniticence of its exhibits.
James T. Parks.
PRES. AULL COMPLIMENTED.
Presented by Editors in .St. .Louis
With Handsome Silver Dish.
Special to The Evening Telegram.
Press Building. World's Fair, St.
Louis. May 26.-Col. Elbert H. Aull,
president of the South Carolina
Press association. which has been in
St. Louis the past several days tak
ing in the exposition. was presented
by ~the association this morning in
St. Louis with a handsome silver
dish as a testimonial of the:, ppre
ciation of his services in arranging
the trip ,and carrying it through so
successfully. Col. Aull has been
president of the association for the
past number of years.
W. W. Cullum.
London. May 26.-The Tokio cor
respondent of the Central News
wires that the report has reached
there that the Japanese have carried
Kin Chow, to the rear of Port Ar
thur. by storm today.
Albino Deer and Other Animals
Sent For Exhibition at the
A beautiful Albino deer, accon
panied by an ordinary buck and doe.
a 'group of bears, nine porcupines
and three badgers are part of Minn
esota's exhibit in the Palace of For
estry, Fish and Game. The mother
bear is in a bee tree, while the young
bears are waiting on the ground for
the honey. A number of other ani
mals owned by the State Geological
and Natural History Society are in
Would Do All He Coul.
Representative Adamson, of Geor
gia recently told a story which il
lustrated true good fellowship, He
had been campaigning in Georgia
on foot and -was twenty-five miles
from home. It became necessary
for him to go home, and he tried to
secure a conveyance, but all the
teams were busy on the farms.
Finally he wvent to a man whom he
knew very well and said:
"Bill. I have to go home, and I
want a rig to take me. You've got
to get me one.''
"'Adams~on." he replied. "we are
nve months behind with our work
here, and it is next to impossible
to get a horse that can be spared.
but there isn't anything I won't do
for you. I'll tell you what I'll do