Newspaper Page Text
DARGAN FAMILY REFUSE
TO HAVE BODY EXHUMED.
Columbia, S. C., Nov. 5.-That Rob
ert Keith Dargan, whose erratic and
lordly management on a speculative
basis of the Independent Cotton Oil
concern wrecked -that institution and
the D-arlington bank associated with
it, with the result that two suicides
beside his own -have already followed
in .the wake of the ruin he wrought to
two milloin doll:ars wiorth of property,
is dead, is not- doubted by the intelli
gent people of -Darlington -who know
the ciTrcumstances and who are life
long observers of the peculiarities of
the Dargan family, in spite of the wild
stories .that are persistently kept
afloat in three states that his death
was faked in 'order that he might es
cape arrest and that his family migh't
get $45,000 life insurance 'due on 'his
policies held at the time of -his death.
That he is dead is not even doubted
by tfie representative of the Fidelity
Insurance company -vho have recently
and repeatedly invesitigaiEed the mat
ter. And yet a representative of the
company wAo recently carried a check,
-for $25,000 to Darlington to be paid to
'Mr. Dargan's widow was unable to 1de
liver the check, because the family re
fused tb:. allow satisfacAory proofs of
death ;ro be produced-be-cause the
family positively and even indignantly
and proudly declined to answer the
reports that 'have gone out by either
exhuming the obdy themselves, al
lowing the company to -have it done,
or permitting ;the coroner to do it.
That they would feel 'a disinclination
o-do so was to be expected after the
-family in spite of the peculiarities of
:;Lhe suicide declined to allow the un
-dertaker to prepare the body for bur
ial. And the coroner has refused to
exercise 'his own at"tori'ty to ex
bume the body on account 'of the ex
pressId aversion on the part of the
family. It is understood that the wid
lw, was at one time iwlling that this
'be tdone, but that recently she has
joineld Cher late -husband's brother, fa
ther and cousin in opposing this step.
The Equitable's policy for $15,ooo was
pro-nptly paid without question. The
'suizide would have had "more. insur
an'ce but 'was unable. to obtain' it. He
"ps declined by se."eral companies' a
sh:i 'time ~befor'e 'his' death.
'But the situat' is slightly differ
ent in the case of tihe Fidelity Mutual,
whi'ch 'has shown 'a disposition, a 'wil
inxgness, almost. an aixiety, stCo: pay
its claim; but South Cai-olina policy
hrolders in the company wrote to the
biome office as the chieck for the full
amount was about to be turned over
protesting against tle payment 'be
<ause of the belief among a number
of people that Dargan was not dead;
they argued that to make this pay
ment without investigation would be
unjust :to other policyholders in a mu
tual company.' I
State of Sonth Carolina,
County of Newberry.
:Court of Common Pleas.
Lula B. Epting, Plaintiff,
Lewie L.. Lane, William L. Lane, Ver
na Lane and Drayton L. Lane, De
By an order of 'de Court herein. '1
.will sell before the Court House at
Newfberry, S. C., the first Monday in
December, same being salesd'ay, all
that tract, piece, parcel or plantation1
of land, lying and 'being situate in
Newberry County, state aforesaid, on
the Higgins Ferry Road, containing
One Hundred Ninety-Seven and One
Half Acres, more or less, boun.ded by
'de lands of T. A. Williams, Jno. R.
Spearman, by the Reagin 92nds, by
'the Higgins Ferry Road and another
Terms of' sale: One third cash, and
'the balance in one and 'two years,
the credit portion to be secured by
Bond of purchaser 'and Mortgage of
the premises sold, with leave to the
purchaser to anticipa.te 'the credic por
tion in wihole or -in part. Purchaser
to pay for papers and recording of
same. - H. H. Rikard,
'Newberry, S. C., Nov. 9, 19o5
k For Sale by
C- H_ CANNON.
Our Hat Department.
I try to get the neivest things ii
Hats as soon as the manufacturers shom
them. To ilustrate more fully what ]
mean, when "Hawes" shows me hi:
new styles for spring in October, I asl
if they cannot give tbern to me earliei
so that my customers can have them i
November and December if they wan1
them, so as to be wea.ring them beforE
other people get them. I have just re
ceived the latest things in "Hawes" it
both STIFF AND SOFT HATS, an
their Fall Derby which has been s(
much admired by our friends.
I also have all the newest in John B
$tetson's, the greatest American manu
facturer of fine Hats.
aStrctl ini:"H ihsta,lk i
fathr, aid is bg brthe,hecudwa
in SotandDerb shaes
"Sctlyoringi: Blac StiHsh th ie Co
father, andhisDakota,othe hew ol iear,
Wh e hayeyoungth maes lackar
Soft Hats, and made for the best trade
Come to see me for your Hats, the
greatest line in the city..
A C. JON ES.
Newberry, S. C., Nov. 9, 1895.
DESIRABLE, WELL IMPRUYE0
I offer for sale, subject to the leases
on the property, two of the most con
veniently located and most desirable
houses and lots in the city.
"The Brown place" on the corner of
Caldwell and Boundary streets, con
taining a half an acre, more or less,
with a good two story residence witli
seven large rooms, besides large kitchen,
pantry and two bath rooms, house in
the yard, good barn and stables, good
garden. The residence has electric
lights, water works and sewerage, and
is the best property in the city for sale.
I also offer "The Metts place," or
the same square-lot about the same
size-with the most comfortable cot
tage on it in the place. It contains sia
large comfortable rooms, be sides largE
kitchen and pantry, a two-room ser
vants house in the yard, a good gar
den aind stables. The residence ha:
electric lights, water works an<
sewerage, and is a delightful home.
I improved both of these places for :
home for myself, and my object in sell
ing t'hem now, is to use the money tE
pay for the improvements I have pu
on these places and my present home
and to put the balance in my busines
which I bave enlarged in the past si:
months, and which I hope to make stil
larger than it is today. If you want;
valuable, convenient and comfortabli
home this is your opportunity
Newherry, S. C. Nov. 9, 1905.
We want the p
counties to co
A full variety of Gd
kept in a well appoir
Tar Gough Syrup. I
Did you ever use
success with them, C
them and you will bi
We sell - Parker I
presents. We sell 0
Phone 158, A
The Fair and Sq
We "offer the best of eve
Talk about saving money???
us-~and you will allow no(
Store "THE GENUINE BA
We li'Ye not for ourselves
your money, even were ja<
elsewhere" for every cent ti
0. Klettner is not a fake
"hustle" in an honest way,
how we hold and constantl3
thaInks! We have many w
years, and are still with us,
*and home" by trading with
every purchase means an
2 nieces each. Silk war
2 pieces each. Ladies' M
2 pcs. each. Fine Dress
300 Men's and Youth's (
150 Ladies' Jackets, L o
S5,000 yds. of Standard F
SH OESf SHOES-We
line, the best and most stylTh
'Yours for t
Iwbeirg, S. C.
eop": of Newberry and
me and see us when
edicines, Cigars and To
3rden Seeds, Stationery, and al
ited Drug Store. Best of drugs 1
t. Among our specialties is our
..arge bottle 25c. Pleasant to th(
Smith's Liver Pills? We are h
md they are making new friends
3 pleased. Call for a sample.
Lucky Curve Fountain Pens-ni<
old Fish. Give ut a call.
rythi ng' at PRICES that defy competition s
why-you ought have seen the happy faces
me to stop you "on the way side," untill you:
.RGAIN PALACE OF NEWBERRY, S. C.
allone but our greatest joy is to make other!
ffered on a silver waiter unless we give yol
tat you trade with us.
advertiser, we don't fish for suckers but
or reliable cutomers. Competition wonders
Sincrease the number of customers. Yes!
ho have traded with us for the past twenty
A good many of these have saved a "house
us, WHY NOT YOU? A small savihg on
~ccumulation of riches in a few yerrs.
Contemplate this poor dudelI (one of the
"smart alicks," prejudized against us.) He
was tricked by others, tricked out of his
money, and now stands pockets turned in
side out with the sad, sad expression on
his face: Where! Oh where has my pocke
We tickle no one for his money. Cast a
COME. We extend to you a cordial invita
a hearty welcome. We appreciate your trt
best to deserve your valuable patronage.
mention a few of the many bargains that aw
2 pieces Black Taffeta Silk, 36 in., adv<
$1.25 per yd., our price 98c. yd.
2 pieces Black Taffeta Silk, 36 in., advert
per yd., our price 83c. yd.
2 pieces each. Ladies' Broadclcth, 5611
1.25 yd., 0. Kilettner's Drice 89c.
p Henrietta, extra wide, worth $1.00 yd., O
ohair Brilliantine, 56 in., factory price $1.50,
Goods, first cost 65c , special price 49c.
)vercoats worth $6,00, onr cut price only $2
-ig Coats, 25 per cent. less than manufacture
'rints, worth 6 1 -4c. per yd., going at only 4
have the "cream of the market and the barg;
sh production that can be manufactured out
he most oods for your money.
in need of
I things usually
sed in our pre
White Pine and
every day. Try
e for Christmas
nd astonish every body
of all v. ho iradt: -With
ave reached KIlettrier' s
happy. We: nn't a.nt
I "Greater V.Au than .
t-book now ..
Lside yQur ..
tion and asx
Here we c..
alt your auLr
~rtised bv c t
ised by other:: at %c.
j., qworth everyw:here
Klettner's price 78c..
. Klettner's price 78c.
ai of bargains in this
f !ather and iron.