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0AV~ b3it WATRY GR~AM1S
Heroic Swedsh 'E'isherman Bravqd
Storm d spe4 ea Frew
Atlantio City, N. J., Aug. 24.--Dur
ing a sevei-e northeast .torm which
pr-evailed today along the coast oie
pe n Wats: drowied anid sevenl others
Imud ial.1r01V escale)C froimi death inl the
wavwes. The drownied nm wats L.ouis
Simpkins, formerly of Philadelphia.
lie anld two conipailliolis were oi a
fishling trip ilt a launch. Off Brigan
line City they were caught inl a whirl
pool caused by cross currents and the
storm. In trying to avoid a big wave
Simpkins lost his balanep and fell in
to theo sea. DIespite Aieir daige-r Simp
kins' companions made a brave 'effort
to pick him up, but before Qiey were
able to do this lie sank and was drown
ed. As his body came to the. sur
face they managed to drag . it into
Shortly after this accident. five
young meii who canc here in the sloop
yacht Virginia from Island Heights
left, the inlet for the return trip up the
coast. P1rofessioail yachtmen tried to
persuade them not to attempt, to go to
sea, but they did not heed the warn
ing and sailed away. In miakiig a
long taek toward llrigantine Beach the
yacht was CArried on the dangeronls
bar (utside tle inlet. The mast snal)
ped off and the boat. began pounding
on the sand. The captain of a large
yacht saw the accident, lit liaving i
board a number of passengers lie did
not care to endainger their lives by
going too near the bar. while the
five mIen were elinging to their craft,
momentarily expecting to he washed
to their death, a hero in the person of
.lohn1 Jolhnison, a Swedish fishlermnii,
went to the rescue in a frail gasoline
launch. le did not falter inl the face
ot' the storiml antidafter a hard strug
gle in which his little boat wais tossed
-1hmout by the waves he imanaged to
get alongside the Virginia and took
J..e five men off. The rescuied men
r-ewaIrded IJohnson handsomely.
Ilater in the afternoon Thomas and
lloward Butler, sons of Conlgressilian
lOtler of Pennsylvania, were rescu
ed tram drowning by the government
ite saving crew alfter their lit tle boat
u1d hIeeni overturtied in a heavy sea
41T I,in-port. Boti swam to the cap
sized craft but were being ca1rried out
to sea in the strog current when their
calls for help were heard by the life
;avers. They were mucli exhausted
- Why Poe Left West Point.
everal arny olicers were sitting
in a New York hotel, receitly, dis
enssiing (djo t imes at West Point. ie
talk turned on the instrinetors who
ise(d to put them through their paces.
I shall never forget old Profes
r Church, ' ' exelaimed' one. "tHe
always impressed me as being about
a humdred years old, and14 I guess the
was pretty wvell along, because onie
dlay, up1 in the libirary, wheii I hap
peiied to be looking at a partrait of
Edgar A lIen Poe, lie informed me
that lie had taught. the poet. mathe
mat ics, and1( explined( ho0w the young
man came to leave.
"It was as muich atf a crime in
hose days as now tar a cadet to be
off limits wit hout permissioni. It
meant dismissal. Poe, being ain uii
tamiedl spirit, couldn111't resist the temp
tat ion to take a c'hanuice now andi( thea
and( run down to at.. resort at High
land Falls. He andi~ four other en
(ets stale otf late, one night, and
were hav'ing a higl' old 'time, when
thev heardl a sqIuadl from thle Point.
Coming dowvn the. road1. . You enn
imagine the, wild'scattering. Tw~o
cadlets sought, the cella.r, and twu
moreiN the rooms above ; Poe was
small and was lifted into a conveni
ient sugar barrel. The four other
fugitives wvere 'nuickly discovered. . It
was an after thought. on the part of
the lieutenant iig commianid to lift lip
the lid of the sugar barrel. HIe
dragged Poe out, off to the guard
house. IHe had offended before, and
was iregarded as the ringleader in
the e.scapade, and so his career as a
solier came to an end.''
''And a mighty good thing it was,''
exlaimed one of the listeners, ' for
the wvorld of let.ters.'
The Euburbanite 's Garden-' 'I 'ye
been figuring u'p the garden account,
Agnes. I find that it has cost, for
seeds, $6.50; for fertilizer, $9.50;
labor, $12; implements, $8; garden
at, $28. So far, we've had only a
oss of string -beans ''"''Oh-but,
utherford, you forget t.hat cunning
ittle eneumber we had earlier in the
eason I ''-New Tork Press.
E STILL HAVE TBBI LAUlRBNS
Steam Laundry agency at The Her
ald and News otiee. The basket is
sent Thursday at 12 o'clock and is
returned (aturday at 3 p. m. Thel
work is gua*anteed to give satis
faction in every way. Give us *)
News and Notes of 'Sport.
More bad luck for the Boston Am
icans. Jesse Tannehill is laid up w
a bad ankle and a strained my4see
his left arm.
Once upon a time thle' New Yc
Highlanders were great extra inni
wininets, but 'now they seem unal
to win when the game goes ovei' I
- The Washington club has releas
WIllachi Kittredge and signed Ja
Warner. One veteran takes the phi
of another ''old sport.'
For jumping contracts or tle I
scrve clause sixty-eight players ha
beenl barred by tile National Conn
sioln from playing with niatif.nal agr(
metit clubs. The list includes fort
one minors, twenty-two National a
five American leaguers.
The Philadelphia Nationals ha
been trying hard to get out of t
first division, but neither Cineitn
nor 'Brooklyn appears disposed to ta'
file Quakers' place.
The Cleveland club has taken
brace and is still inl the Americi
Cineimaati is a grand old ball tov
aHd it is a good bet that the ''Red
w.:uld tbe nlear the top if the Oih
town belontted to the American leagi
The Queen City would go wild over
club that had i chance tfor the pe
Several ma1:1jor, league clubs are aft
Dirminglham, the star outfielder of' t
Al J. & (11. lub of the New York Sta
This is the pace traveled by I
Western association: Topeka .58
Joplin .564: Leavenworthi .50
Springfield .500, Oklahoma City .50
Webb City .464; Wichita .455: Hntc
The 1H1ustonl club inl the South Tv
as league won 1A straight games ti
The Mani1g clbof tle Smuth 0
,Iina league los-t the first 25 um
played. soniids like a record.
Johnlistowl leads the Tri-State lv
gle inl attenldanee with al average0
1,669 persois for each game. l,i
the Boston Americans the Joinistox
club is a tail-endter, but both maiia
to do the business.
It is rumored that ('overnor.Hi
gins will permit six-round, no-decisi
bouts at boina fide athletic clIbs
New York state this fall.
The wolderful patin.g 1iiare. t
Broneho 2.02, is certainly worth t
price of $10,000 recently put pl)
A yacht in the Marblehead rat
named Skidoo had a racing.number
and finished 14 in one race and i9
another, which makes 23.
Is it loyalty to the club that repr<
ents tIheir city, ori are the fanis sue
ers, to support a second-division
tail-end team season after season?
is the same gag with all these pho:
out fits. Each spring the manager a
owner begin to) shoot tle bull abi
what the team is going to (10 the.coi
'We are not claiming the pe
nant, '' says the manager, ''butt
chlub iait w'ins it will have to beat us
Anti the club that wins the flag de
heat them, something like 17 out
Nearly every leaigne, mnajor or mi
or, has two or more of thlese ' 'spri
ehiampitons. '' andt they aliways quiit
seasonl ill thle same old plaice. St ill
falls have toI have baseball of sur
sort or. -anothlier, and after all they a
able to see a penniant wiiner no0w a:
thlen-whlen they come to towan.
THE DAILY REOORD.
of 'Columbia, S. C.
For ten Weeks; Which covers t
In The Record will be found dai
reports of the campaign meetings
J. WILSON GIBBES,
a veteran at such work. His name :
tached to the reports is a guarani
of their fairness and accuracy.
For nine yeairs The Record has a
vocated the dispensary. Editorial
it daily sets forth the reasons w
the dispensary should be retaini
Every friend of the dispensary w
wishes t;o keep posted with argumer
to meet the op)position should re
The Record ten weeks for 50 con
absolutely in advance.
THE RECORD, COLUMBIA, S. (
.A chance is still open to the you
men of this county to get a Norn
Scholarship in the University of Sou
Carolina. An examination for ti
pidrpose will be conducted by the Cour
Superintendent of Education, Frida
August 31, 1906.
Write at once for application blanka
BENJAMIN SLOAN, President,
Columbia, S. C
r!EARTHQUAKE BUREAU URGED
ith Seisanotista Want an katermational
society to vope With. Perils.
Pro6f#so Herbert H, Turner, who
rk occupies the chair of astronomy at Ox
ford university, Professor John Mile,
the fatnous seismologist, and other
)l leading English scientists have seized
lie the opportunity offered by the San
Franeisco- earthquake to tirge the es
ei tablishinent of an iInternatiolal organ
ek lzation to seek means for coping vith
e e selsnic perils. says a London special
cable dispatch to the Chicago News.
It Is Profesor rinner's belief that
,e- wider and mure careful observation
%e will determine the t'ies and places of
i- earthquakes and enable people to take
e- precautions for the preservation of life
He says tat, although little eneour
agement hitlfto has been given out,
side of Japan, the-feismologlsts of that
,e country have located the chief danger
1e p6ints of the-globe, and have ascertain
ti ed- that earthquakes are apt to happen
ce coincidently with the accelerated rota
tion of the earth due to exceptionally
a heavy spring tides. Professor Turner
says that if the nations co-operated in
promoting seismologic study these gen
eral discoveries would be followed by
m1 the more specific and more definite
1.1 knowledge necessary to forecasts of
ij) the highest human and commercial
Professor Milne, who established the
seismic survey of Japan, embracing
" 968 stations, Is the foremost student of
earthquakes in England. He has lo
er eated forty observatories at important
ie points. so as to cover the world, and
te ha; carried on the correspondence re
quired to keep tiei in communication
with .one another and to co-ordinate
the records. le has called attention
to the fact that at the Imperial univer
; sity in Tokyo a platform has been con
; structed on which mooels of masonry,
- wood and metal have been subjected
to seismic shocks. He added that this
X platform had been to the builders of
Japan what the testing fank dockyard
had been to the constructors of ships.
The result Is buildings which stand
V- earthquakes that 'ould raze ordinary
es structures. The professor says that
Germany is embarking in a large way
on seismoloric investigations and that
the matter (annot longer he neglected
by other countries.
It is expected that a great meeting
n of qcientists will shortly he called to
e force the question upon the attention
of the British ministry.
WEIGHING OF THE EARTH.
Anierienn Scientixtn Will Uste the
Great P1yranmid In the Job.
lie Twentieth century science is dissatis
hie fled Willi the accepted tigures qf the
)y enrtl's weight, says The World Today,
and Americans are planning to weigh
13 'fhe last time it was done was "more
than half a century ago, when, under
m Airy's direction, pendulums were
swig at the top and the bottom of an
. English coal pit.
k- The vomparison of their times of
swin--g :hiwed how heavy the whole
earth waus compared with the outer
most thin shell, a shell of the thick
1Y ness of the depth of the coal pit. Since
id geologists were able to give a fair esti
ut tnate of the weight of this surface shell
y the weight of the entire earth became a
mere matter of multiplication.
The same exp)erimlent is to be repeat
U- ed by a scientific expedition from the
lie survey department at Washington.
"Pendulums are. to be swung at the
es apex of the great pyramid of Egypt
and in the chambers at its center and
From the swing of these pendulums
"~ the comparative wveights of the earth
ig and of the pyramidi canl be learned;
lie and, the weight of the pyramid having
lhe been estimated, the weight of the earth
lie will again be a meore matter of multi
idCanadian Boy a King.
A strange story recently came to
light about a young Ontario boy, and
it is to the effect that he has become a
king among the South Sea islanders,
says an Ottawa~ correspondent of the
Chicago (Chronicle. His name is Thom
as Darling, -and he is the son of a small
farmer at Sparta. Ont. It seems that
he had a fancy for going about without
any clothes on, although sane and ra
tional upon every other subject. lie
went to Honolulu, but was transported
from ther'e to San Francisco on ac
count of this fad. lie was a student
t.at Stanford university for awhile and
etwas known there as "Barefoot Bill,"
on account of his queer antics about
d- clothing lhe went to Tahiti and has now
ly, become a virtual king among the South
The Spirit of Forty-nine.
There wasn't no Pacific heights when me
.t and Jim came here;
RdJ The salt sloughs ran on Mission street,
with sand dunes far and near.
I'here wan't no brioks nor payin' stone.
nor railway systems when
We set old F'risco on the sands-and we'll
.set 'er there again!
-When doubters said, "Impossibil" we
laughed their doubts to scorn.
'Twas pack train through the desert
lands and cutter round the horn.
We lined the beaches with our dead, the
hillsides with our bones;
When Frisco was a rearin' camp we Ia.id
th 'Twas us that plowed the thoroughfare.
at and built the wharfs by day;
ty "Pwas de that formed the vigilant. to
drive the wolves away;..
'We built the schools, we made the laws,
Sand them that wasn't square
to Got settled with a shotgun, but they got
it on the square.
NOTICE OF ELECTIOit.
Pursuant to the requirements of an
SAct of the General Assembly of the
State of South Carolina entitled, "An
Act to Authorize and Empower School
District No. 52 in Newberry County,
State of South Carolina, to Issue Ad
ditional Bonds for the Completion of
a School Building Thereon,'' Approv
ed February 24, 1906, notice is here
given of .an election to be held on
August 29, 1906, at Whitmire in said
School District No. 52 on the question
of. issuing additional coupon bonds
not to exceed one thousand dollars at
a rate of interest not to exceed six per
cent. in accordance with the terms of
John P. Fant,
Z. H. Suber,
S. L. Gary,
Trustees of said School District.
TAKE A TRIP TO THE EAST via
CHARLESTON & WESTERN
Through Savannah and Steamship
From Laurens, S. C. to 4
Baltimore, Md., and return $29.40
Boston, Mass., and return 39.30
New York and return .. .. 35.30
Philadephia, and return .. 33.40
Round trip summer excursion rates;
Tickets on sale daily to and including
September 30, with final return limit
October 31, 3906.
For full information call on or ad
C. H. Gasque,
Agent, Laurens, S.C. 4
Geo. T. Bryan,
Gen. Agt., Greenville, S. C.
G. P. A., Augusta, Ga.
CHARLESTON & WESTERN OAR
Schedule in effect June 3, 1906.
Lv. Newberry(C. N. & L.) 12:36 p. m.
Ar. Laurens 1:42 p. m.
Lv. Laurens (C. &. W. C.) 2:09 p. m.
Ar. Greenville 3:25 p. in.
Lv. Laurens 2:07 p. m.
Ar. Spartanburg 3:40 p.m.
Lv. Spartanburg (So. Rry) 4:00 p. M.
Ar. Hendersonville 6:35 p. m.
Ar. Asheville 7:30 p. m.
Lv. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 1:50 p. m.
Ar. Greenwood 2:48 p.m.
Ar. McCormick 3:40 p. m.
Ar. Augusta 5:25 p. m.
Pupman Chair Cars between Au
gustayi Latrens and Asheville, tri
weekly. Leave Augusta Tuesdays,
mrsday and Saturdays ;leave Ashe
ville Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
Note: The above arrivals and de
partures, 'as well as connections with
other companies, are given as infor
mation, and are not guaranteed.
Cen. Pass. Agt.,
Geo. T. Bryan,
Greenville, S. C.
Low Rates to New York and Return
Via Southern Railway.
On account of the homeconinug of
lIon. Wmn. J1. Brypln, the Southern
raiilway will sell tickets to Newv York
eity~ anid return at rate of one fare
lusl .$2.25 from all coupon ticket sta
tions. Tickets on sale August 28th
and 29thI, limited to leave New York
ret.urninug on.September 4th, 1906.
The Southern operates on all
through trains, Pul lmuan drawing-room
sleepers anid Southern railway dining
cars-highi back .vestibiuled coaches.
For full information, consult any
Southern railway ticket agent, or
R1. W. Hunt,
D)ivision Passenger Agent,
Charleston, S. C.
G. B. Allen,
Assi.. (ieera1 Passenger Agent,
Coal! Coal!! Coal!!!
I am making arrange
ments to establish a coal
yard and Will be in posi
tion to supply your Wants
for both hard and soft coal.
Should you wish to buy
your winter supply for
August or September de
livery I would lie pleased
to quote you prices.
See me before buying.
I can deliver any time af
ter August 15.
S. B. JONES.
to visit ou
We have in stock
)f early buyers
Waists and Suit
3hadow Plaids .;
.repe de Paris,
:tc. We will sho%
ngs in Cotton, Cq
)uting, Flannel in
Jesigns, also 36
Flannel in check
Why should yoi
0. KLE T
No one will sell y
at a lower price tin
No one will tre
squarer or better1I
No one is more a
to help and to
No one will fill ar
orders with mo
or pleasure than
We are not the'
in business but al'
us will tell youl the
on earth to trade
[I. C. MOSELEY, President.
VI. A. CARLlSLE, Vice-Pres.
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Protection to Deposito1
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G. W. BOWERS. We receiv
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for the benefit
new Silks for
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v you new suit
in light Outing
and stripes at
i not trade at
ou better goods
ian 0. Klettner.
at you fairer,
villing and able
favor you than
d deliver your
I who trade with
it the best place
W. W. W HEELER, Cashier.
GEO. JOHNSTONE, Attorney.
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