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VOL XLIII. NO.82 NE~WBERRY. S. 0. I7UE~I)AY. oOrOJIER2. l9O~. TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR]
10BILE DESTROYED I
BY GULF STORM
PAOVISIONS XEAUST1D AND
POOR ARB STARVING.
8,00 Homes in Ruins-Complete Ces
sation of Buoness Has Resulted
--Cotton Crop has Been
Mobile, Ala., via Meridian, Miss.,
Nearly one hundred lives were'
lest in the Gulf hurricaue which
practically destroyed this city and
reports coming in indicate that the
death list will be larger. Provisions
are about exhausted and the poor
are starving. Eight thousand homes
in ruins and the damage to the city
will amount to $5,000,000 and the esti
mate of the loss of the outlying dis
bricts will reach $4,000,000, with
28 dead. Marines and military are
in control. There is a complete ces
sation of business in Mobile,' as the
commercial district is inundated and
shipping has .been destroyed and the
wharves washed away; scores of
wrecks line the shore. The cotton
crop is destroyed. The dead are be
ing buried as fast as found.
A dispatch from Mobile via Merl
dan, Miss., says. Mobile has been
visited by one of the worst storms
ever had by that city. While the
velocity of the wind did not exceed
that of 1893, it was much more des
bructive and lasted longer.
A conservative estimate of its loss
is made at $5,000,000, and fully 5,
000 houses have been affected in va
Every church in the city has suffer
ed, though Christ church and St.
Francis Street Baptist Church suffer
ed more than others. The damage
to Christ chqrch is estimated at $40,
00; St. Francis Street Baptist
Church at $10,000.
Mobile's shipping suffered more
6han anything else. Many of her
river boats now are beached or sun
ken; all complete wreeks. Her docks
and those of private corporations are
fearfully torn up . The revenue cut
ter Albert has gone down in Mobile
river. She was rammed by some un
known vessel and sank immediately.
Her crew is believed to have all es
The city was put under martial
law and no person allowed to enter
the wholesale business districts. The
city authorities were quick to act,
ani therefore, no disturbance of any
A dispatch from Jackson Miss.,
,ays: The loss to the growing cotton
srops in Mississippi well up in the
cal storm which has been raging over
that state since Thursday last, has
been very disastrous. Various esti
mates place the loss to property and
orops in Mississippi will up in the
At Natohez the fleet of the jitts
burg Company barges sank in deep
water, causin'g'an estimated loss of
$60,000. There were nineteen bar
ges in the fleet.
The tormi caused severe damage
at Blrookhaveii, Miss., blowing down
a number of buildings, including the
A dispatch from Selma, Ala., s'ays:
Reports from the storm in this vicin
ity come practically from those who
have come in on trains, and these
state that the damage to the cotton
crop in the fields has been exceeding
ly great. Tlie wind literally whipped
the staple out of 'the bells, and .the
heavy rains of yesterday aftei'noon
and evening buried it in the ground.
There is no wire communiention south
of the city.
The Louisville and Nashville rail
road frorg this city to Pensacola, Fla.,
did not send out any trains today,
the train of yesteirday having been
wrecked at Monroe, and nothing be
ing heard from it since lite yester'4ny
evening. No train has r'eached Uma~~
on the Southern Railway from y
bile since 5 o'clock v+Aarday ina
-fng The Southern trains of dorid
aand Aki'or ar'e running on time.
dispatch from Montgomery says:
.A 'ar as the Louisville ,and Nashvillej4
railroad officials have heard the dam
age to that road at Pensacola will
amount to $1,000,000 not:.counting the
loss of tracks and bridges betweei
Flomaton and Pensacola and Floma
ton and New Orleans. Passengei
service and freight traino have been
stopped at Montgomery with the ex
ception of two local passenger trains
as far south as Bay Minette.
Three theatrical companies whicli
left Montgomery for Mobile were
turned back at Flomaton and are novy
in Monigomery. Four train loads of
bridge men and carpenters of the
Louisville and Nashville* railroad are
at work making repairs. It is not
known when a train will be able to
make the trip through to Mobile
A dispatch from Birmingham says:
Following the terrific wind storm,
which prostrated hundreds of wircE
and did much damage in this section,
a tremendous fall of rain occurred,
flooding the streets and almost bring.
ing business of all kinds to a stand
still. Street car traffic was delayed
awhile, all trains entering Birming.
ham are late. No heavy damage has
been reported on any of the railroads
in the immediate vicinity as yet, but
as the rain continues without any
signs of abatement washouts are ex
pected. There is no wir-i from here
further south than Montgomery, so
that no additional details have been
received from kfobile and Pensacola.
Efforts. are being made to hear from
these places by way of Meridian.
The storm has done enormous dam
age to cotton in the fields throughout
Alabama and Mississippi.
OF WEST INDIA STORM.
Latest reports from the Gulf coast
points visited by the West Indian
hurricane show that the first news
was not exaggerateo.
Probably 100 lives have been lost
in the city of Mobile and vicinity,
while there has been no attempt made
to estimate the number of lives lost
in Mobile river and bay.
The property loss in Mobile alone
is estimated at $3,000,000. Many
ships are reported sunk in the bay.
The estimate of loss of life in the
Pity of Pensacola is now roughly
placed at 25. No estimate has been
made of the losses to ships and sailors
in port. Not a house has been left
standing on the water front in Pen
sacola for a distance of ten miles
ind fifty ships are reported missing
Crom the bay front.
Biloxi and Gulfport have not been
lxeard from since Wednesday morn
ng and it is believed the storm was
,entral at Biloxi and Gulfport and
Irave fears are felt for their safety.
The Louisville and Nashville rail
road has lost $1,000,000 in the neigh
jorhood of Pensacola.
Tn many portions of the cotton belt
visited by the hurricane reports say
Lhat the .cotton erop has been totally
No reports have yet been received
from the lower delta country and
rears are.felt for the people of that
Train service from Montgomery and
Nferidian in all directions bas been
abarydoned. Many miles of track
are gone front Montgomery to New
3rleans and it may be weeks before
all damage to tracks can be repaired.
EtBV. WILLIAM A. ROGERS DEAD.
Prominent Methodist Minister Passes
Away at Spertanburg.
Spartanlyurg, Sept. 29.-Rev. Wil
iam Anson Rogers, one bf the best
<nown ministers of the South Caro
ina conference, died at his home in
his city this morning at 10 o'clock af
:er an illness of several months.
ITe was born at BE.hopville in 1849)
md grad.uateu at' Wof' r'd College In
1872. He was a classmate of Bishop
poke Smith and Rev. Q. B. Smith.. He
vas well known in Charleston, shav
bee" pastor at Trinity church.
The fun services were'h,l
mi Sunday at rm an ht Cenatjal Moth
)(dist Church. He i[ survived by a wi -
>wV and :ve children, forsons am*
mne danenmter. - fu
TAFT NOW GOVERNS CUBA.
Issues Proclamation and Calls U6n
People of Stable Government
No Intention to Annex.
Havana, September 29.-Wili fr I
less ostentation than accompanies the
accession of a new municipal admiA- I
istration, the Government of Cuba i
was formally taken over to-day by
William H. Taft, Secretary of Wlr
of the United States, who in a pro- I
clamation couched in a kindly and
i diplomatic tone indicative of the pol- (
icy he would pursue, declared himself
provisional Governor of the island.
Promptly at noon Governor Taft,
Assistant Secretary of State Bacon,
and Capt McCoy, Governor Taft's I
aide-de-camp, called officially at tlie
palace and paid their respects to the
retiring President. Ignoring Presi
dent Palma's message to Congress on (
Friday, in which lie wrongly inter- i
preted the mission of the American t
Mediators, Governor Taft spoke kind
ly to Senor Palma, to whom, he said, I
the people of Cuba owed an unques- I
tionable debt of gratitude. President'l
Palma's brief reply was devoted en- t
tirely to an expression of relief for t
the opportunity of shifting the bur- i
den of guiding the tempestuous Re
public to the representative of a na-)
tion strong enough to enforce eon
trol over it.
The fact that the Government
chan-ed hands, from a position of I
absolute -independence to the restraint
of a temporary protector, ete, was re
ceived by the masses with utter in
difference. Most of the refined and
thoughtful. Cubans, while they feel a
certain sensitiveness over the loss of I
the island's sovereignty, are inclined c
to hope that the United States pro- i
tectorate will be breif.
Six Thousand Troops Ordered Sent.
Washington, September 29.-Thie I
war department to-night received I
from President Roosevelt instrue- v
tions to send 6,000 troops to Cuba t
GOV. TAFT'S PROCLAMATION. U
H6 Explains to Cuban People why Ih
the Step is Taken-What is In- C
Havana, September 29.-Provision- a
al Governor Taft's proclamation de-,
claring intervention in Cuba, as pub- "
lished in the Official Gazette to-day, n
was as follows:
"To the People of Cuba: The fail
ure of Congress to act on the irrevo
cable resignation of the President of
the Republic of Cuba or to elect a
successor leaves the country without a a
government at a time whien great dis- 11
order prevails and requires that. pir- V
suant to the request of Mr. Palma, I
the necessary steps be taken in the
name and by the authority of the .
President of the United States to
restore order and protect life and pr
perty in the Island of Cuba and the ~
islands and keys adjacent thereto,
and for this purpose jo establish
therein a provisional government.
''The pr.wisional go vernment here
by established will be maintained on
ly long enough to restore order, peace a
and public confidence by direction of b
and in the name of the President of ~
the "Jnited States, and then to hold '
such elections as may be necessary
to determine on those persons upon
whom the p)ermfanenlt government oif
the Republic should be devolved. Tn
so, far as is consistent with the na- s
ture of a provisional government ti
retablished under the authority of the f'
UJnited States, there w~ill be a Cuban s
government, conforming wvith the Con- tr
stitution of Cuba. The Cuban flagu
will be hoisted as usual over the Gov- f
ernent buildings of the island ; all
the executive departments and pro- si
v'incial and municipal governments, n,
including that of the city of HaVana, e,
'rtinue to administer justice, and e
loir Cuban Republic. The Courts ij
wk. dntinue to adlminister juistic, andl y
all the laws not in their nature in
applicabl by reason of the tempor
ary and emergent character of the
GIovern ment' will be ini force.
President Roosevelt has been miost
anxiotra to bring bpeace ude"- the
con utional government of Cuba,
and ui mad'e every endeavor to -"OidI b
the prese tstep. 12nger lJay, fi
Iow'ever, would be dangerous in view
>f the resignation of the Cabinet.
"Until further notice the heads of f
ill the departments of the central
tovernment will report to me for in
itructions, including Gen. Alexander
todriguez, in command of the rural
nuards and other regular Government
orces, and Gen. Carlos Roloff, treas
itcr of Cuba. a
''Until further notice the civil gov
rniont and alealdes will also report
o me for instructions.
"I ask all citizens and residents of P
tiba to assist me in the work of re- b
loring order, tranquility and publie 81
("Signed) William H. Taft,
"'Secretary of War, United S.tates,
'rovisional Governor of Cuba. M
"Havana, September 29, 1906."' 1
Minister Quesada Resigns. In
Washington, September 29.-Senor ti
uesada appointed by President Pal- tI
ni1, has tendered his resignation to h
he P"rovisidnal Government of Cuba. l
It it stated that Mr. Quesada has ti
tot taken this stop as an act of resent- g
nient or as an evidence of any ill
.eeling toward President Roosevelt or P
lie Americait administration, but I
lint he considers it his duty to do so 1
n order to faciliate the execution a
if the President's policy toward Cu
DEATH Or MR. 0. B. HOWELL. a
Well Known Printer Dies Suddenly o
In Union-Relatives in Oo- W
Lhe state. h
Union, Sept. 27.-Mr. Charles B. in
lowell, a well known printer through
ut the state, died suddenly this morn
n.g at his boarding house here of
He was originally from Columbia, m
mut so far no relatives theru have y
een located. He was a Confederate V
,eteran (under Col. Haskell, it is 8
hought) about 60 years old and was ti
mployed in a printing office in Au- d
usta for some twelve years until D
Inotypes were introduced. when he
eturned to this state. Since then he
as worked in offices in Newberry, w
rangeburg, Chester, Union (At Pro
ress office) and Roeh Hill, from
rhere lie came on Monday to work A
t The Times office here. 1
His health seemed good, and even
rhen he retired a little earlier last
ight, saying lie did not feel very well, V
o one thought seriously of it. About o
o'clock this morning Mr. W. T. Me- 0
lellan, an elderly gogntleman with
rhom he roomed at the Mangum
ouse, went to the proprietor and
sked that a physician be 'phoned for, el
s Mr. Howell was quite sick. Dr. C.
. Austell soon reached his sid-. but
Il reiedies were unavailing a lie
ied ab)oit 6 o'clock.
Among his effects were a registra
on ticket, dated Newberry, 1902, and p
photograph (If a little girl, which i.
ilme one identified as tihe little m
aughter of Sheriff M. M. Buford of tI
ewberry, of whom it was known liet
as very fond, for lhe loved children. ~
An effort has been made to corn- (II
innicate with Sheriff Buford as well
.s Columbia relatives, but nothing has ,
een heard from him and the body is e~
ow at the undertaker's awaiting fur- hi
Hair and Havird's in
hair and HavirdI have moved into el
lernew store room in West Main m
~reet and are now prepared to show 9
ieir large and up-to-date I stock of .'"
ill and winter goods and the newest i
~yles in millinery to the best advan-. st
gL.% Their store room is large and in
'elI lighted and gives them aimle 'T
pportunity to display their stockt CC
> that the pulrchaser may know what 4'
1e is getting wvhen she looks at th.e j
ew hats. The latest and flewest "
'eations in head gear' w~ill be0 display.. P'
I today at the openCing of fall mil- .br
nery at Hair and Hiavird 's, and Miss '"
ayne and Mrs. Haid will take plea-. !.
are ini showjing these creations to 'S
dies who may he k ind enogh to call "or
aring thie opening season. SI
This firm also ,,. ries a lar, lineH
uithier goods, which will he sold at
rices that are just and reasonable.
ThIis now store room is one0 of the t h
ast arran ed in the city, and this m
rm ca '' e of toe he. 'ics that
off. a bn* .g pt..
BANK MUST BE BOUND.
tate Examiner is Moo Unable to
Find Shortage at Orange
Orangeburg, Sept. 29.-L. 0. Holle
tan, of Anderson, State bank ex
miner, in response to a telegram
rom President B. M. Moss, of the
disto Savings Bank, arrived in the
ty last night. He came for the pur
aso of going over the books of the
ank to discover if there was any
lortage iA the accounts of J. W. Fai
y, the cashier, who left the city on
The officers of the bank went im
ediately into a conference with Mr.
.olleman and the whole matter was
id before him. After a little inves
gation he said that lie could find no
king wrong and saw no reason why
i should stay in the city today. He
ft. this morning, stating, however,
int' he would return next week and
ve all the assistance possible.
The officers of the institution ex
r-essed themselves this morning as
a being at all alarmed. The busi
ss of the bank is being carried on
smoothly as ever.
Nothing as yet has been heard of I
ung Fairey. although there has been I
>me inquiries made after his where- I
bouts.. Ii is believed that the miss
e cashier became so wrought ui
Ver the sulp1zosed shortage that lie
as mentally affected. No one has
ie slighest idea of Mr. Faircy being
tort and his relatives in this city
ive the sympathy of (lie whole com
The Little Duchess.
''The Little Duchess,'' the clever
mnsical coinedy7 that enjoyed a re
arkably prosperous run at the New
ork Casino, in which Countess Olga
m Hatzfeldt is now on her second
iason as a star, will be the attrae- I
on at the Opera House next Mon- i
ly night, October 8th. ''The Little I
nchess" is described as (tine of those i
riginaleomedy, set to the entehiest I
,ht, efferveseent entertainments. in i
hiih the dominant quality is bright,
rl. of popular music. The book is i
i1 of the most brilliant works of z
merica 's most prolific librettist, i
arry B. Smith, and contains an I
mising plot, langih-provokinig com
lientions, sparkling repartee and I
ever lines, all in' his happiest vein I
humor. The first act is laid at I
stend, the fashionable European
aside resort, an elaborate set show
1 the palatial hotels, the grand pro. I
enade, and the beach, where a (
iarming assortment of feminitv dis- i
)rt in the most fetching atnd uniquge<
signs of bathing. dresses anld dainty
1miner apparel. The second act
tle interior of tihe splendid
)artments of the little Dnehess in
aris, overlooking the Seine. It is
this act that the ''Sadie'' Girls are
en, in the gorgeous Parisian gowns
lat made them famous. It is said
iat for this feature, ten of of the
oat shapely anid personalhe girls
tainable, hav'e been selected fromi i
rainks of how g irIs, for thle pur
>se of showing off these expensive ~
'stumes to the best advantages. The
st act shows the gymnasium and
hool of the D)utchu fencing mater.
The stony of '"The Little Duchess'"
troduces a variety of entertaining
anraeters, six of which are of the
nst deidedl comedy sort. C'ouiitess
ga von lfatzfeldt, in the title role,
saidl to have established herself t
the first rank of musical comedy I
rs, by her dainty personality, st rik
g beauty, youth, talent anid bright
medy instinct. She is ably second
by five of the cleverest comedians
the stage-Robert Lett, I rvin~,
'ooks, Ifairy ('arter, George F.
iore andl Madeline (Cook, and her
iebhritudtae is aippropria (ely set in a
.ckground of femeninle comelinessb
lhe bir lbeauity choruns, mnakinrg fifty
ople on (lie statre. This~ at tract ionI
iundetr the hmaniagemenit of~ Milton
dl Sarwent Ahborn. w~ho sent ius thle
le'ndid present Iat ion of ' 'Rob int
od ' ' last season. h
Men dlislike to bhdnie t hemnselrecs for I,
cir' own faults, so they bIl me wo-'
mn for thedrs.
ANSWERED LAST ROLL CALL.
Two Members of Company G.-Sui
able Rsolutions on Death of
Comrades Counts and Kinard.
Again our company is called on to..
mourn the loss of two of its mem
bers. Lieutenant J. Henry Counts was
born near old Stoney Battery October
When South Carolina called on her
tons to take up arms in her defense
ie gladly gave himself to his state,
ywhoie service he entered at Pros
>erity, S. C., August 26, 1861, when
tc joined Company G., 13th S. C. V.
ks a private lie was ever faithful to
ill calls made upon him. He was
,leeted a sergeant of the company
vhile in Virginia, and for faithful
ervice and duty well performed, he
vas elected lieutenant by his comrad
's in arms. le saw service during the
mntire war and was duly mustered out
it Appomattox. le returned to his
mine near Prosperity and began life
u lew. e removed to Lexington coun.
:y in 1869, where he married Mism
quinnamaker. le was called by his
"ellow citizens to represent them in
:he halls of legislation and it was
were as well as on the tented field that
to ieasired up the trust repposed in
iim by his friends of his adppoted
'ounty. Lieuteniant Counts was com.
mantder of the association of Company
fl., 13th S. C. V.. at. the time of his
leath. Capt. Counts was in his sixty
tuventi year, when ealled to answer
he roil call on high.
Let us water the flowers of memory
Iy oulr tears of renimbrance of our
lonrade in arms.
L. S. Bowers,
(1. P. Griffin,
.1. H. )ominiek,
Drayton M. Kinard.
I)rayton M. Kinard wias a faithful
ioldier and answered all calls to duty
ind Ivhen the toesin of war sounded
to answered the call. He vlunteered
it Prosperity, . ., and joined Com.
Mny (., 13ti, b. (!. v. lye si%w service
in soeie of the hard fought battles
if the war between the States. He
vas promoted to the medical service
bout 1863, in which arm of the ser
'ieo he continued until the close of
he war. He removed to -Anderson
ounty sonic years after 'he war and
.ollowed planting and was success
nlly engaged in the work at the time
m was called away. lie was 71
'ears old. Ie leaves a record for
luty well done that any one could
veil desire. We vould scatter flow
rs over the graves of our comrades
nd ever keep their memories green in
ur hearts by emulating their virtues.
L. S. Bowers,
. H1. )oniiiek.
T.I. Swygert Goes to Laurens.
Mr . ThIos T. Swygert, who has been
vithI the People's Bank of this city
ver' since its organization in 1901
s assistant enshier' and then cashier,
or' severail years goes on October 1st
a Laurens, whiere lie will be ecretary
t Watts Mills.
Mr. Swy""it has hosts of friends
ere, who regret to nkow that he is
>leave Uinion.-UJnion Progress.
Mr'. Swygert is the son1 of Mr.
troioks Swyv~geM and a graduate of
fewherry college', andI we are glad
!> note the success whmich lie seems
r> be aittaining.
Tlo, correct any mnisapprvehen)sion a.s
I lie appoinmtmnats I beg leave to
1. Mr. ii. F. l)iek worth will make
is addresmcs in thle cou'irt house on
\'dniesdal;y imo,rning Oc)to,ber 3. at
I i 'liok.
2. Tlhe- re.ulari unrter!y meeting of
ht e.iounty larmier s 'in will be0
I 11 - elo k. E <.iretaii'. ol. local
ions1 shlold sendl the r'emtar -ur
nry membehrsh,ip iiueos proinmptly3.
dJ. B. ()' .11 Hlollowvay,
8ccrntary fnnu.y TUnion.