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DARGAN'S BODY EXHUMED.
There Can Now be no Doubt That He i
Dead-Many People Present When
Casket Was Opened.
The body of the late Robert
Keith Dargan was disinterred in
Darlington on Friday in the pres
ence of about 6o persons. including
members of the clergy, physicians
-and other representative citizens
from this and surrounding towns,
says a Darlington dispatch to the
The casket was opened at 10:30
O'clock this morning after more
than two hour's hard vork in
breaking through the cement and
bricks of the vault inclosing it, and
it ,was found to contain beyond
question the body of Mr. Dargan.
iThe body had necessarily under
gone many changes since the burial
six months ago but it was pronoun
ced by all of those present who
knew the man in life to be the body
6f Robert Keith Dargan. All doubt
S..the part of those who were in
feiced by the unfounded but per
sitent rumors that have been cir
culated has been dispelled and the
q.d stories to the effect that Mr.
Irkan was not dead and that a
cax figure had been buried while
wAt. Dargan had taken flight, have
bfeen shown beyond question to
bive been base and groundless sen
he i*6tok- of opening the grave
-b'gin at'8:15 o'cidck. The grave is
in the old Methodist cemetery and
isi-nar those dt Mr. Dargan's ma
-ferfiT graindparents. The hour
Nad been set ~for 8 o'clock but there
.was a dely of a few minutes in
staiting. The niorning was chill
idgray and heavy mist enveloped
everything. At the cemetery every
thing possible had been done tc
make the ceremony as private as
possible and not a person who was
not authorized to be present could
come within nearly half a block on
thesame side of the street. Police
ien and deputies patrolled the
'a1ks along the outside of the fence
afke entries and kept* awvay the
ewni6ribidly curious who came tc
view the gruesome sight Here let
it be said to the credit of the peo
ple of Darlington that, those who
came were not more than go in
number at most, about half of
whom were white and half black.
They stood in two groups, one on
the opposite side of the street and
the other on the same side as the
-cemetery but farther up the street
Onr the fences and trees surround
ing the spot where -the body lay
were hung placards warning away
The work of opening the grave
was done by eight stalwart negroes
working in relays of four and un
der the supervision of t%e negro
mason who built the mausoleum.
The hermetically sealed casket
was enclosed in a box and this
box lay in the vault, which was con
structed of two layers of brick on
the bottom and _sides and with an
.arch of the same thickness over the
top. These bricks were laid with
cement and the curve of the arch
was heavily plastered wvith it, mak
ing its demolition a long and te
dious piece of w6rk. Nearly two
and a half hours of cutting and dig
ging were necessary to complete the
task. After the bricks had been
torn away and the wooden arch
supporting them had been taken
out, the box containing the coffin
was uncovered, exposing to view
the sombre casket within. The
black coverings were sadly mill
dewed, cover-ed ~in great cold
splotches of white mould. The
flowers, placed by loving hands on
tfie top wore there but were now
dry and brown.
The casket was lifted out by the
workmen and after being raised out
aif the grave 'was taken by them to
the bldot of he Gibson family, a fewv
yards away. This plot is enclosed
by a brick wall and several feet
-high, which is surmounted by an
iron fence higher than a man'
head. Cotton bagging had been
hung in strips from the palings of
this fence screening the enclosure
from outside view. Supports had
been arranged upon which the coffin
was placed. Only the physicians
and two others were allowed to en
ter the gate until the top had been
removed. Those who entered were
Dr. R. TL. Edwards, Dr. G. B. Ed
Begins with renewed i
week of.this sale will i
And I intend to make 1
of New Goods arrivec
Our bold*way of slaug
deep and well-founde(
ranged sales that will
Black Dress Goo
Will place on sale Wednesday morning
Goods, not a yard in the lot worth less th,
on a big table, take your choice for 49c.y
5 pieces 36 in. Black Taffeta silk, the,
to a custoner 79c. yd.
5 pieces 36 in. guaranfeed Chiffon Tafft
sale.$1.19 the yd., get the other fellow's p
Table Linen, Bed Spr
No need to urge upon you to come. If
Spread and Towel sale last week you are
25 pieces Bleached Table Linen worth
as a flyer 19c. yd.
10 pieces Table Linen, white as the dr
for this big sale 59c.
10 pieces unbleached Table Linen, full
for this big January sale 47c. yd.
Big Embroidery a
We sold thousands and thousands of yd
We'll place on sale 10,000 yds. in this lo1
your choice, buy all you please 10c. yd.
50,000 yds. Torchon Lace, not'a yd, in
10c., for this big sale 4c. yd.
Big Linen ~
Pure linen Sheeting 90 inches wide, ha
grass bleached, worth $1.25 yard, you cs
Mimnaugh's big sale 89c.
No goods charge
wards, Dr. S. D. Harrell, Dr. R. I our opinion
E. Lee, Dr. J. Coke Lawson, Dr. jRobert Keit
A. T. Baird and Dr. Joseph A. Rob-TH
erson. The last named being a repu-'
table colored physician of Darling- Only a 1
ton. Accompanying these were the smdmt
Rev. J. C. Roper, pastor of the Iiron gates
~Method ist church, and Mr. L. S. Sheriff Blac
WVelling, a wvell knowvn business. present filed
ma fDarlington. 'deadl wh w
THE PHYSICIANS' STATEMENT. and had it
After viewing the remains- and jdid forehea
satisfying themselves of the~ identi- him in life.
ty, the physicians held a short con- some who
sulation and each one affixed his him but mai
signature to the following state~ whlen~ they
ment: "That is hi
"WVe, the undersigned physicians, brow." T
were this day present at the disin- mouldlv at
terment of the body supposed to be wards had:
that of Robert Keith Dargan. At forehead fol
the request of Mr. E. Keith Dar- ing the bo:
gan, the father of the late Robert thereby thal
Keith Dargan, the grave was op- form and r
ened, he coffin removed and unseal- been allege<
ed in our presence and the remains which atten
of a m-an were found therein, the physicians
ore refined features of wvhich, on fallen from
account of cadavoric changes, be- body wvas t1
ing absent. But from the general proved by a
shape, height and particularly the upon the Ii
shape of the forehead, the color of hand and w
the hair and the distribution of the pathetic bit
hair on he forehead, the body bore bouquet, o'
a striking resemblance to that of had been si
Robert Keith Dargan. That this and which I
body wvas a human body, there was Iheart by th
unmistakable evidence, such as the flittle daugh1
odor, the putrifactive and cadavoric This bouqu
changes corresponding to a person still in its pl
having been dead some months, and One by o
which could not exist in any body churchyard
except of animal flesh. around the
"Each of us was personally ac- out again C
quainted with Mr. Robert Keith tioned( here
Dargan, even more or less intimate- Icourt stenog
ly acquainted with him, and it is Ione as he p;
nterest again Wednesday mot
yo down in the history of Newt
the Second Week, ecipse all rei
I the past week, which were hel
-htering prices during our past
I conviction in the minds of th(
simply shake things up Wednes
ds and Silks.
100 pieces of fine Black Dress Every pair of l
n 69c., 75c. and $1.00, all piled house go in the J
d. new spring stock
$1.25 kind, for this sale, one dress All Drew, Selb
All 1'rew, Selb
%ta Silk, the $1.75 kind for this 5 cases Ladie!
rices and see me M them. No plugs in th
eads and Towels. E
you attended the big Linen, Bed
anxiously awaiting this announce- quality, for this b
100 large whit
35 and 40c. yd., for this big sale 50 large white
All $3.00 and
iven snow, worth 75 and 85c. yd., BEST F
2,000 yds. A.
two yas. wide, worth 65 and 75c., 5,000 yds. Api
10,000 yds. dr
.nd Lace Sale. 5,000 yds. Cai
s. of Embroidery the past week. 1 case Lonsda
: worth from 15 to 25c. yd. take
of Table Linen, :
the lot worth less than 8c. and all marked in pla
hal ues. Fine 40-inch V
rd round thread, pretty and smooth special for this sa
tn't buy the same elsewhere, at Fine Persian L
Fine Persian L
:no goods on approval, r
that it is the body ofthtiisr.Dga? TeejFok
h Dargan. ol en ob fteeret
PRF COM PLETE. neso,terpisothemn,al'
ew minutes were coincidadma,admn-- hm(Sm
is deliberation and the hdkonhmitmtl o ol
were thrown open by yas uigltrlf,frec as
:kwell and every person asee nhscaatrsi a.tn
into the presence of the .~ t
rought horrible changesI ad
nt been for the splen- ByM.VcoSmt. ae
d which had markedNeYokPesJaur o196inl
there might have been TWETSSNWTO. Ma
vould not have known AeadrSuhr hvat T
iv were heard to remark sosomarvda h rcs er
;azed upon his face, mmn ftedprueo h n
m I wvould know that Pl iie o im amPb
he face was blackened, Bah ie,Agsa asu n
d shrunken. Dr. Ed-HaaaSaanhJckovleoe
ade an incision in the OmniadS.Agsin,o
the purpose of dlisclos- Mna.Iwsivildit o
ne and demonstrating igt esyCt oisettei'
the body was a human evtananfodaS.Rgi CX
ot an imitation, as hasontuk.TofefrmybodAl
1. Another proof tono thteeydymspa.Pr
tion vas directed by the Twatto smc rd nta
was that the nails had tana fi a enanwbb
the. fingers. That theonasignHeht-ecod
at of Mr. Dargan wvasespatoNeYrkMi asjAs
ring which he had wornsegrgaeastfidrutadPrs
ttle finger of his rightthfeassidAh"
hich was there. Another Thsithtritatrivsttef
of evidence wvas a smallJakovleadS.Agsienthp
ness of. theereplieshofthese.m en, ale
manyd afsmall goldkniwn hiart,
i-a ben innd oerhik and e\mans Hodmen Cfomn Samt
Sgntl hndsofhis ionown Ferury Charlote Per Coll
er 1efoe te iterent Oi~ mn eiewf the advne." tvl
~t.witedan dr, as ndth prn statof maith. Vat
aceew stog ess. Januar Tidng 19f6 Atlu
fleeyrVlodv i 0(1 Alexnder Outhern Tureatt'h"oe
hea ofthecaset notorm tarried athe Careisel Terri
.t he amegae. t momuens of the Souatureofth and fii
was r. oberLaHavana,oso St.vannard Jacksovle,e Wi
:rple wo skd ac Ctrong, bFanniet Merrtte, o
~sseAe yo saisfie tomer;sartyk for thsec Ltthe IT'Sr
neL ri,adfun t ei x
-ning at 9 o'clock. The first
>erry as the greatest on record.
cords to date. Case after case
Id back for this week's selling.
Cheap-Sales has established a
3 trading public. We have ar
day, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
January ,Shoe Sale.
4en's, Boys' Ladies' Misses and Children's Shoes in the
anuary CUT PRICE SALE, we need the room for our
now rolling in.
y & Co.'s $2.00 and $2.25 Shoes reduced to $1.75
y & Co.'s $2.50 and $3.00 Shoes reduced to $2.19c. pr.
i' fine Shoes, lace, pat. tip, reduced to 98c. pair.
ed Spreads and Quilts.
hose extra large size and heavy weight Spreads, the $1.50
ig January sale, two spreads to each customer, 98c. elch.
e Bed Spreads worth'$2.00 for this big sale $1.49. each.*
Marseilles Quilts, worth $2.50, for this big sale $1,98 each.
4.00 Marselles Quilts go in this sale for only $2.49 each.
'OSSIBLE QUALITY-LOWEST POSVBLE PIGES-.
. A. Bed Ticking, the 20 and 25c. kind, for this sale 14c.
-on Ginghams, the 8 1-3c. kind, for this sale 5c. yd.
5ss Outing, worth 8c , for this big sale 4c. yd., limited.
inon Cloth, 36 in. wide, no dressing, 9c. yd.
le Cambric, genuine, the 12 1-2c. kend. I Oc. yd.
3ig Table of Remnants
leached and unbleached, 2, 2 1-2, 3, and 3 1-2 yds. long,
in figures and must go at less than half price.
40-inch White Lawn.
ride white Vectoria Lawn, fine and sheer, worth 15Sc. yd.,
e 9c. yd.
awn, full 45 inches wide, the 20c. kind 12c. yd.
awn, full 45 inches wide, the 35c. kind 19c. yd.
0 telephone orders taken.
;by Grace Margaret Gould; ielwrqrsatxonlloes
hans-Artistic and Comfort-mOtaeanmoysaloni
by Helen Marvin; "The Se-coetxogrsinmsof$,0
of the Open Fireplace," by ~duwrs
1el Howe; "Suggestions for a Te~alb aiaintxo
ge Boy's Room," by Evelyn50rsoaldg,thpoceso
s; "In Honor of St. Valen-beeeedfrshoprpe.
by Llian Baynes Griffinm, g o rtre o txto hl
abundant material for the fes-thCorsftisSae
of the month, Washington 's
incoln's Birthdays and Sr.Almae btenhegsof2
itine's Day. The fiction listdir ort
es. "Adam and Eve," "The ~ Cprosicpbeo
ng of Alderman Droghan,"o rmayohrcas r ibet
Dblige the Prince," "Unknown cit.
tory" "Barney and Norah,
'The Trail of the B3illy Doo. a saei ob esesdti
shed by The Crowell Publish- eassesprtlyasotteo
ompany, Springfield, Ohio,: sesriyohaebutorod
lolar yer, encens acop. ayhea eawrequine at onealnoes
itsoruegaue and moneys, wlsoch ion
goo fo th sik ad od, ndomred toxen "thssucme of $2,5ey
Mal. orsalea c sh." eacptaintxo
the Dispensary. on a dogs,ythe property to
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