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INSPECTOR BROWN RESENT
Assailed An Editorial in the Barnwell
Sentinel, of Which He Was For
Ne-.s has been received in Colum
bia, to the effect that Mr. Clarence
L. Brown and \Ir. G. Marshall Mnore
en?_e(d in an altercation in Barnwell
1VIo; av. The aforesaid altercation
wa a bloodles affair. and it is hoped
th:t ill end w:th :he meeting Mon
It Bron i he dilspen ary nspec
ter who sufer 1lte misfo rtIe to
1(' U 'i) reCei:, \ r. \i(tre is
the schools at
e.lir f the
I: pap which
e rwn b)eire he
= d o Mr. M, re. In the editorial
c ri1nt of thi paper there appared
a t tragraph comnnenting upon Mr.
Bro:'. nm.is: r.:nne in a way which
wa, .listasteful to to e inspector. and
he ; mandetl a retraction. The affair
haprg ned in the principal business
part : town1. Mr. Brown, pointing to
the nb.tectionable paragraph. express
ed 'gpinio : regard thereto with
a reat deal f :orce. "' it is related.
T :iie \ .:t rep"t the tnc a l r
sa__ 1, 7 ' . i: fer m?akin, a
<i . ~ ~ :te e:iect tuiat\I: re!
:la?. p.ckic' dr(iew his
r . 1. an' invi:aiin to Moore
ti ':e .a: tng. A ) r. Moody
r ) aott this time and separated
them. Brown pt :p a cash -hond for
i., and forfeited his revolver to the
town of Barnwell. The Barnwell
Seninel is the weekly n-; r whic' at
tracted some attention a few months
ago by attacking H. H. Evans, chair
man of the dispensary board, and the
editor in turn was threatened with a
libel suit. It is said that on account
of Mr. Moore's positive stand on pub
lic qtestions he is having trouble to
be reelected superintendent of the
schcls. There has been a deadlock
in th. hoard for thirty days.
What the Barnwell Paper Says.
Edi:orial Barnwell Sentinel.
One C. L. Brown, whose residence
is here, but who lives mostly on the
road as a dispensary inspector. ap
proached the editor of this paper on
The ztreet, Monday, and, with a copy
of last week's S-ntinel in one hand
and a magazine pistol in the other,
demanded of us that we "just read
what is in here." As he attempted
to pumll, a friend ro whom we were
talking made an attempt to grab
around the gentleman. but we asked
the third party to let him alone. If
the editor of this newspaper had been
armed. he could have shot the fellow
five times. because he was some tet
or fliteen seconds in i-:ting the pi5to)l
irem a hip p cket. We' told r
Brown that it was not necessary to
ve - he paper. as wve wtce and
kne wh- t was. H ten ' asked
'with a flourish of :he gtun. if we in
tended any insinuatio)n upon his per
sonal character and integrity. \We
replied that. as tar as his personal
character and integrity goes, we knew
nothing about it. and on chat account
could say nothing against it; that
whenever we had proof of anything
against him we would not only say so
in the Sentinel. but would be willing
to tell him so to his face. He then
asked if we would be willing to say in
our p'ap)er what we had said (In the
stree:t. To this we replied positively
that whatever we said. anywhere we
w.:'id he willing tO pitt in ouir paper.
We then; made it very plain to Mr.
r. o. in :he presence of the gentle
men presen t, that we would have said
ev'yt:ngt that was said had he come
to a- o a giet way: that we were not
a;rai.: ofi any man in South Carolina;
tha: oru paper stood for clean govern
ment. and that as far as the 1oss of the
S2.zoIo by himself goes. the p)eople of
the -tate were awaitmug a statemem.iT
from him. Brown told us that he ad
mired our courage, but that he him
self was a wounded bird. Later he
was arrested and is reported *to have
said that he thought we were too
brave to have informed on him. On
the contrary, together with the gen
tleman who was present, we both
tried to persuade the police from
making the arrest.
The Zemstvos congress met in
Moscow, notcwithstanding the pro
DID R. K. DARGAN SU.ICIr
Rumors Afloat That Indicate It Was <
A Waxen Image of Himself
That Was Buried. 1
lIhn Charles \cNeill )f the Char- 1
otte. N. C.. Observer staff sends a i
)pecial frin L)arlington to his paper
in regard to the rumors which have i
)een in circulation relative to R. K.
)argan and his suicide which says
I don't know what went with the
t1:40neV. confessed the attorney for
R. -bert Keith )argan. the man whom
cironer's jury pronounced a sui- 1
in luv itth. "\\'e have not been
able tio, discover much but debts. It
.ioes nit -een that he had Sioo when
This whole section of South Caro
lina is under intense excitem:
he re'pr: -hat the supposed suicide
is not iead at all and that the alleged
ful tragediy if July roth was P
ere. lhy say that a man who was
40ntcted with the I ndependent Cot
i,n Oil comlpaly and who is now in
France carried the money away with
im. The company was capitalized 1
at Sr.ooo.ooo and was supposed to be
Strange Stories Afloat.
Thi. histl)ry. together with the re
,ort that Dargan went to Paris two
t, and hai iade a waxen
n1age of himself. and another tha:
h,is brother Pegram had been, for
- everal years. studying hypnotisin and
;cult arts in the North: the fact that
the coroner did1 not go in with his
1ry to view the corpse and the rumor
hat he said, after the burial, that he
could not swear that Dargan was
lead: that V. F. Dargan ordered out
if the mansion two men who had t
come with the jury to see the body;
that the grave was bricked and ce- i
mented: that there was a great effort
to avoid publicity on the night of the 1
tragedy, and other rumors and re
ports too numerous to recount, con
stitute the basis for the widespread
suspicion that it is a put-up job. So 1
frantic has gossip grown that a tele
phone message went abroad last night
that the grave had been opened and
The Coroner's Story.
The coroner tells me that on the
night of the toth. when he got to the
office where the deed was done. he
found the front door and the parti
tion door locked. In the back room
were Pegram Dargan, Dr. Edwards
and the dead man. The dead man's -
jaws were tied with a towel to pre
vent his mouth from falling open. He
was sitting in an easy chair with his
feet upon a book case. Dr. Edwards
said that he was dead when firsc ex- 1
amined by him. Both W. F. and Po-1
gram Da'rgan asked the coroner if he
recognized the corpse, and he repliedv
hat he did, and.that it was Robert
Keith Dargani. They told him
her- did not wvant a crowd to collect
r any publicity, and he agreed that
they- might remove the corpse to thcv
:ansion. WVhen they were taking
it up to b)ear it to the carriage at the
door the coroner toffered to assist1
them, but Pegram objected. The<
coroner thrust an arm under the bodyi
anyhow while they' were liftihg it in
to) the carriage. It had not vet, he1
says, grown cold. This was the 'last
ime the coroner saw the dead man.i
"If I had the authority," said he,
I would have the grave opened. It's
te shortest wvay to stop all this talk.'' a
The Barber Interviewed.
J. K. Doyle. a barber and a mem-.
her of the coroner's jury. wvhich, in
this state, is composed o:f 12 men,
said that the man is dead. He said
that at 1o:3o o'clock that night he
was sent for to shave the corpse. He
has shav'ed many' a dead man, and
his man was R. K. Dargan aind no
waxeni tigure nio r hlypnlo:izedi main.
II e Itad k niiwn IDa rgan pe rson allyv for
ive years. He could smell the acid
and1( saw mark's of it about the mouth..
N'xt morning when lie went inti the
chamber with his fellowv-jurors the
body was lying just as he had left it.
"It's been reported," he said, ".that
*the coroner got $t,ooo, the doctor
$i0,ooo and I $5,000, 'to say these
things. but that is an absolute lie."
Knows Dargan is Dead.
S,it.erim-endent of Education H. C.
Burn= told me he saw the body when
the jury was viewing it; that it was i
Robert Keith Dargan, and he was i
Foreman of the Jury G. K. King. a]
hat Dargan is ucad, for he saw-his
-Irpse and knows a corpse when he
ees one. It all got started. he
hinks. from the ejectment from the
r.ansion by V. F. Dargan of two ruf
ians who went tl-ere through curios
tv with the jury. and who "had no
nore business there than I've got in
Receiver Williamson's opiniOn is
hat there is no doubt that the man
s dead. Of him .Ir. Villiamson said.
-e was the smartest man and had
he best memory and the greatest
:apacity fo)r work of any man I ever
The dead man'. attorney said that
is theory is that Dargan. who had
reat pride in his business ability,
ial h lsterecl the b)usines5. wiiich had
in -re thanl a year been unprOs
)er')s. ,ut n lis own resource.
tice his ceath it is found tha: this.
hat and the other property belong
ig to hilmi had been sold. and that
here no accounting for the money
her must have brought. He had
robably. to keel: up contidence until
)etter times cai, given his own sub
tance thns. and had also paid "divi
lends" out of the: capital stock. But
liscovery came before better times,
mtd high-spirited as he was. the man
lied rather tha1 face the shame or
allre a'd the ruin which it hr)ught
i n- him self and others.
Why Grave is Not Opened.
They say that only his widow
sllci have authority to open the
trave. and she do,es not even know of
ie rtmors atioa.. Unless the public
ill credit the men who say they
aw the man dead, there is no way to
ettle the question except to go into
he grave by violence or at the de
nand of the insurance people. What
mpresses the investigator is the in
:onsequelce of the whole business on
An Air of Mystery.
After all the apparent proof of sui
:ide an air of mystery yet surrounds
he whole affair, and it will likely bd a
ood many days before public cur
osity. as sonic style it, w\-ill subside.
hey talk here that Pegram Dargan
s crazy. but if he is I don't know a
ane man when I see one.
There are three entirely differ
:nt kinds of ingredients used in mak
ng the three different varieties
f baking powders on the market, viz:
-- (1) Mineral-Acid or Alum, (2)
Bone-Acid or Phosphate, and (3)
ream of Tartar made from grapes.
t is important, form the standpoint
f health, to know some-thing about
:hese ingredients, and which kind is
sed in your baking powder.
(t Mineral-Acid, or Alum, is
nade from a kind of clay. -This is
md from this solution a product is
btained wvhich is alum. Alum is
heap: costs;'about two cents a pound,
md baking powder made with this
lhinera-cid sells from 1o to 25 cents
(2) Bone-Acid, or Phosphate. is
he basis of phosphate baking pow
lers and the process is fully described
n the patents issued to a large manu
acturer of a phosphate powder. The
J. S. Patent ofEe report gives a full
.nd exact description, but the follow
ng extract is enough:
"Burned bones, after being ground,
ire put into freshly diluted oil of
'itriol and with continual stirring and
n the follotving proportion," etc.
rom this Bone-Acid phosphate bak
ng powders are made; such powders
el from 20 to 30 cents a pound.
(3 Cream of Tartar exists in all
pe grapes. and~ flows with tile juice
om the press in the manufacture of
vine. After the wine is drawn off
he tartar is scraped form the cask,
>oiled with water, anid crystals of
ream of Tartar, white and very putre,
eparate and are collected. It differs
a 1no respect from the form in which
toriginally existed in the grape.
ream of Tartar, then, while the most
xpensive, is the only ingredient that
hould be used in a baking powder
o act upon the soda, as its whole
oeness is beyond question. Cream
ff Tartar baking powders sell at
bout 40 to 5o cents a pound.
Such are the facts, and every one,
aeful of the health of the family,
hould remember this rule:-Baking
oders selling from 10 to 25 cents a
ond are made of Mineral-Acids;
hose selling from 20 to 30 cents of
lone-Acid; and those from 40 to 50
FOR THE FOUR MONTH
New Business actually p
Premiums Collected -
Excess over the same pe1
Death Claims paid - -
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
COUNTY OF YORK.
Personally appeared before me
J. H. Miller, who, being duly
sworn, deposes and says that he
is Cashier of the Branch Office
of the Equitable Life, at Rock
Hill, S. C., and that the above
figures are correct, being taken
from the books at the close of
business May 1st, 1905.
J. H. MILLER,
Sworn to before me this 11th
day of May, 1905.
C. L. COBB,
MOnAL. Insure in the
MORAL. The S
W. . Roddey, Manal
R. C. BRUCE, Special A
W!' iskeyMorphinle _ -
d abit, Habit,
Cured byKeeley Institu
329 La dy St. (or O. Box 75 )Columbia. S. C.
There is no n
Lungs out, wl
tie of Murray
lien and Tar.
A few doses of this Househol'
lief. A positive cure for Infil
Throat. Anti-Spasmodic in (
THE MURRAY DRL
~PA~ Out of Date Plum
Plumbing fixtures and
installed some years a
at that time, but so many improv<
in sanitation that an old plumbinl
but is a menace to the health o:
which it is still in use.
Is Your Plumbir
Let us examine the condition
Ncorrect defective piping and insta
tures made, namely "Stadard"
"$tandard" Ware is guaranteed.
be healthy and more comnfortab:
S ENDING MAY 1, 1905.
aid for - - $973,548.00
- . . - 179,126.48
lod of 1904 10,949.79
.. - - - 133,029.20
Under date of May 1st, 1905,
"The number of policies issued
by the Society for the month of
April, 1905, is more than one
thousand in excess of the num
ber issued in April one year ago.
Our actual paid business thus far
this year is almost exactly $5,000,
000 ahead of the paid business of
the first four months of last year.
trongest in the World.
er, Rock fill, S. C.
gent, Newberry, S. C.
izarette -. All Drutg and Tobacco
Habit, ( Habits
te of South Carolina.
Cc ufidental correispondence solicited.
eed of wearing your
hen you can get a bot
s Horehound, Mu!
Remedy will give immediate re
enza, Bronchitis and Diseasses of
bing is Unhealthy
systems as made and
go were very efncient
:ments have been made recently.
system is not only unsanitary,
the occupants of the house in
ig Out of Date?
If so, the members
of your household are
constantly risking their
h e alth. Defective
pDlumbing g enera te s
germ-bearing se we r
gases which pollute the
help but be breathed by ~~
the occupants. Sewer
gas is dangerous and the
, cannot long withstand
its ill effects.I
of youi plumbing, in order to
11 the best and most sanitary fix
Baths and One-piece Lavatories.
Le. Ask for booklet " Modern