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VOL.XLIII. NO. 88. NICWBERRY. S. 0. TUgJSbAY. OOTO ER 23. 190i,TIE3oEK.$5 AYA
IN THE CENTRE OF,STORM.
Vilocity of Wind in Charleston
Reached 62 Miles-Heavest Storm
Since the Great Oyclone of
Charleston, Oct. 20.-Charleston,
was struck by the West Indian hurri
cane this afternoon, the wind at
taining a velocity of 62 miles an lhour
about 4.30 o'ciek, knocking down
trees, fences, poles and sign boards
and doing other damage and perhaps
causing loss >f life among ventur
some marsh hen hunters and fisher
The barometer has been falling
for several days, oiving notice of the
approach of the disturbance, but this
morning it took a lively tumble an
continued to fall with most remark
able rapidity. Late this afternoon It
registers the exceedingly low point,
reading of 29.17 inches and is still
falling, while the wind has droppet
its velocity to 58 miles, but is ex
pected to increase near midnight,
when the tide will be high. The tide
is more than two feet above the nor
mal and fortunately the wind holds
to the north and unless it gets to the
east, the damage by water, which is
always a most destructive feature of
storms on the coast, will be averted.
The barometer pressure is the loWest
at Charleston of any place on the
coast and this depression invites the
disturbance towards this coast.
Charleston seems to be in the
center of this depression along the
South Carolina coast. Much ineasi
ness prevails with the fear that con
ditions will grow worse and Clharle
ton may be struck with full force
during the night. The storm is the
worst that Charleston has had since
the terVible cyclone of Aug. 28, 1893,
when the wind attained a force of
120 miles, at which time the storm
caused a loss -of much life and de
stroyed property to the anmount of
The Clyde steamer Algonquin start
c:4 "n her ti;p to New York this morn
ing, but had to put in port on ae
count of the weather. The tank
steamer Paraguay came in for a liar
hor. Vessels are putting out extra
hawsers and making preparations to
stand the storm. Maritime interests
are probably being hit another hard
blow, but the weather is too severe
for the tow boats to venture out of
the harbor to look for distressed ves
Abated at Night.
At 10 o'clock tonight the wind had
abated considerably, blowing at the
rate of 37 miles an hour, with occa
sional gusts of 50 miles. The max
imum velocity recorded was 64 miles
an hour, about 5 o'clock, after which
time the wind decreased. The rain
has also let up. The barometer has
been rising steadily since 6 o'clock,
which is a favorable indication that
the storm has passled. -The windl
veered arounid to the northeast, ad
ding to the height of time tide, which
reached its full measure tonight about
10 o'clock, but thle wind having lulled,
the tide did nmot have the destructive
force that it. would otherwise have
excrtedl. Maniy houses are surrounded
b)y a fewv feet of water and the in
mates waterbound. Not ai few of the
places b'eing, howvever, dleserted by
their occupants who had foreseen thme
rise of time water.
Braved the Storm.
The steamer Sappho made, her last
trip between Mount Pleasant and thme
city on the trip from tIhe opposite
side of the river shortly after 4
o'clock. Capt. Cherry had received
orders not to make the run, but he
assumed the eresponsibility and
brought tihe passengers safely across,
as there wvere many boys at tihe ter
minal, who had been spending the
(lay across the river on tile Young
Men 's Christian association outing.
The steamer had a hia'd trip comning
over the rivr E oI'cking anid piteling
anid the women and children cried
anld cenmed with fear. The water
washe" * veksel from side to side,
Caupt. Cherry telling yomr correspond
ent that it was the hi; 'wf trip that
he had.ever made in the st. unch old
The loss seems tc'ight to be large
ly coufiied toficsand light struc
tures, with damnage to wires of course.
Branches and trees lumber up the
streets and t,he electric himps are not
generally burning, making it diffi
cult for pedestrains to get along.
Forecaster Grant ins not received
his reports from places in the Char
leston district up to this hour anid the
extent of the damage elsewhere is
Course of Storm.
Washington, Oct. 20.-'he western
edge of the tropical iirricalie that
passed nor (hast wa rd a id through
Florida straits Thursday last struck
the South Carolina coast this after
noon. The barometer at Charleston,
S. C., sank to 29.16 inches, with a
maximium wind velocity of 64 mile.
an hour from the north. No serious
damage is reported. The storm ap
pears to be developilg inl a south
westerly directioi, but the rate of
movement is extremely slow. The pro.
babilities at present are that it will
remain in,abolut its present positionl
for the next 36 hours, although the
erratic course that it has hither pur
sued makes it difficult to approxi
mate its future path.
Loss of Life Heavy in Ilorida Water,
Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 20.-A spe
eial to The Metropolis from Miami,
Fla.; says. The Miami steamer St.
Lucie was cruslied by the high waves
in Thursday's hurricane and out, of
100 persois -in board 35 were lost.
The steamer Peerless also lost about
the same nniber, they beitig blown
off the vessel. The launch Elmora
was capsized and is thought to be a
total loss. The launch Manny was
Work barges Nos. 6 and 7 and
.redge No. 4 of the East Coast rail
road broke away and drifted to sea,
but are now safe on the other side
of Biscayne bay.
The Peninsular and Occidental shed
was badly damaged.
The house boat Theta, north of Ju
piter was turned over. A few per
sons were hurt, but none seriously.
Two lighters were set adrift at Jew
Fish and two water barges broke
loose in Blackwater. The tide was
three feet higher in Barnes sound
than Blackwater. Knight Key dock
and crew are safe.
About 50 ien have just arrived at
Minmi from Long Key. They report
about 25 men and the quarter. boat
at. Lonig Key safe; also two barges
remaiin at, Long Key, but the remain
der- of the miien aid plant located
there are gone, it is estimated that
50 lives were lost on dredges at lower
Matecumbo. The dredges Mikado,
Oyama, Manetto and Dodge are safe.
Two men were lost on the pile driver
nt Long Key and about 40 men were
picked ill) and are safe.
There was heavy loss of life on the
dredges and Long Key steamer. The
steamer Vigilancia is expected some
time this afternoon with bodies anA
will bring details of the storm news.
The steamer Bisenyne arrjv'ed in
goodl conditioni. She met the steamer
Virginia on her wvay after the bodies
of the men who wvere washed ashore
from the St. Lucie. The steamer B3is
cayne gave the Virginia 25 men to
assist- in picking up the (lead. The
Biscamyne was at Long Key after the
storm and1( reports boat No. 4 gone to
sea. The Virginia is expected hourly
with dlead1 bodies and all prep)arations
are being made to care for the corpses
and the injured. The launch Enter
prise (andl all other launches on Long
Key, except the Ewna, are total
Damage not Great in Cuban Republic.
Habana, Oct. 20.-Words expres,
sive of the warmest appreciation and(
gratitude were heard oni all sides thi.
evenling, when President Roosevelt's
message of sympa)t.hy to the people of
the Cuba because of the dlamage
wrought by the storm was made pub
.Reports received1 by Governor
Magooni tl' ovening from the prov
ineiary governoLrs report that the hur
ricanme was less disastrous in its re
sults than at first believed. The storm
was confined mainly to the provinces
of Habana and Pinar de Rio. ,Bata-.
bano; 32 mailes soa'th of Habana, was
the only othaer town, except the capI
tal whii sh suff'eed greatly. The may
or of that plaoae r'ports that nine
are missing. The American steamers 8
Campbell, plying between the Isle bf
Pines and the coast, and the Sara 8
Went ashore 11nd many small craft
were wrecked. Numerous hottscls
were blown down and hundreds of
persons are hliomeless tind destittlte.
The loss there is estimated at $6O
Governor Magoon has directed Go
ernor Nunez of Habana province to
extendl assistance to Batabano, de
eiaring that. if the provincial tre- y,
sury has not sufficient funds he will s
find oither ieans for relieving dis- t,
t Iess. W
The mayor of San Luis, in the e
province of Pinar del Rio and the
center of the ricli tobico district, re
ports great damage to seed tobacco, t
but no( loss of life. d
Governor Silva of Camaguey says
that no hurricane was experienced
No Damage at Wilmington.
Wilmington, N. C., Oct. 20.-A
northeast stori of' considerable sev- y
erity has prevailed off this coast to- i
day with unprecedented high tides. a
Thus far there has been no damage of c
any great extent and no disasters to C
shipping inve been reported. At
Southport. N. C., near the mouth of
the Cape- Fear river, some wharvesl.
along tie water front have been car- 1
ried away and the harbor craft there 0
have come to Wilmington for a safeI )
EVERY HOUSE AT LONG KEY
DEMOLISHED BY OYOLONE. il
Miami, Fla., Oct. 21.-Reports
from Long Key are that evey house
was demolished by Thursday's storm I
and it was there that so many of the t<
men employed on the Florida East
Coast railway extension lost their
lives. Damage to the roadbed and
concrete viaduets of the extension
was vety light and there will be no
delay inl construction.
All the injured are in the hospitail e
here receiving the best of medical at
tention, Mr. Henry M. Flagler havin, It
telegraplier from New York to spare a
no expense in caring for the men and
their families. Only a few of the
men were dangerously injured, most a
of them suffering merely from t<
sprains, bruises, abrasions and ex
posire to the weather.
Throughout Dade county the dam
age done to orange and grape fruit
trees was large the fruit being beat
en off the trees and ruined and in
some cases large trees were uprooted
Loss of Life at Key Large.
Miami, Fla., Oct. 21.-Capt. Pin
(er, who was in Miami at the time of
the storm, oi returning to his home
on Key Largo, found his home swept
away and his wife and t\vo children t
missing. No trace of them has been
found and it. is believed they were
Among the known. dead are: B. A.
Parlin Of Miami, George McLendon
of WVest Palm Beach, and1( H-arry
Thompson. Ppincipal efforte have
bieeni to rescue the living and no comn-a
plete list of the (dead hlas yet beeni
preIlIpare. Most of themn werne strang
ers here, coming from Northern cities
to work on the extensioni and the pay
rolls of the railroad company willh
have to be checked with the living be-- tI
fore names of (lead can be accurately d1
A benevolenit old1 gentleman brim
ful of information saw a rustic sit tinlg
on a fence gazing earnestly at tele
graph wires. Going up to the country- I
''Waiting to see a message go 'long a
The mail grinned and said, ''Aye.'' d
The benevolent old gentleman got I
on tIle wall, and for the next quarter 0
of an hour tried hard to dispel his ig
''Now,'' hie said at last, ''as you
knowvn something about the matter, m
I hope you will spread you know- ti
ledge among your mates on the farm.'
''But I don't work on a farm,'' re- ti
plied the rural citizen- tl
''Where, then, may I ask?''
''Me and my mates are telegraph ,)
lini- men, and we are testing a new a.
Dlicitor Makes Report-Bill Given to
Grand Jury Returned Almost at
Once-Trial in Another
M. M. Limehouse, sheriff of Dor
iester county, has been removed by
ov. Heyward as the result of an in
ietment by the grand jury of that
inty charging Linehouse with md
"asanee 'in office, the the Sunday
tate. Limehouse allowed a mob to
ke from hini a negro, Will Spain,
ho was charged with attempting to
iter a house in which there was an
tiprotected white child. Spain was
-nehled aind Solicitor H1ildebrand, af
!r an investigation, drew up an in
ietinent which resulted in a triue bill
V the grand jury.
Yesterday lie truned this true bill
Ver to the governor, who at once or
ered the sheriff removed. So far as
known this is the first removal un
r the law which was passed several
Pars,ago for such cases. Limhliollse
said to have been a brave Confeder
le soldier. His case will be tried in
ther Orangeburg, Barkeley or
eorgetowin, the county yet to be sel
!ted by the solicitor of the circuit.
The order for the removal and pro
amation was sent to Pinekney L.
izer, who is the coroner, and under
ie law takes charge of the office and
laces the sheriff under arrest until
le trial is held.
The proclamation is as follows:
'Know aill men by these presents
iat it being made to appear by a
mrtified copy of the indictment
1anslitted to me by the clerk of
urt of general sessions for Dorches
r county, that a bill of indictment
as been found in tle said court, at
ie October term, 1906, charging M.
[. Limehouse, sheriff of Dlorchestel
multy, with malfeasance in office in
int he, on the 23d day of August,
.06, then and there being the duly
lected and qualified sheriff of and
)r the county of Dorchester, and
a1ving in his lawful charge, custody
nd control a certain prisoner, to
'it: one Bill Spain, then and thero
irough his negligence, permission
ad connivance suffered and permit
,d the said Will Spain, the prisoner
Foresaid, to be taken from his said
ustody, charge and control by a
ob of persons and people, which mob
C per-solis then and there violently
ut to death the said Will Spain, the
''I do hereby suspend the said M.
[. Limehouse from the office of
eriff of Dotchester conity, under
ad by virture of the provisions coi
iined in section 143 of the criminatl
ide, Code of Lafs of South Carolina,
The solicitor said yesterday that
iis indictmenit created a great cleat
C talk and strong influences had
ei at work to prevail upon him to
t the eaise be cdropp)ed.
Saw Her Finish.
''Private'' John Allen tells how
darkey in Alabama, who is mulch
iven to fine attire, was '' thrownt
>wn''b thle wVomani of his chloice.
It. appears that thle dusky maidien
idi politely but firmly intimated to
Ie colored Beau Brummell that she
asired ncne of him.
''Am T to understand, Miss ,Jcn
ilns,'' asked the downcast suitor,
from yer remarks dat de reason you
seline me is because f dresses hand
''Well,'' respondeicd t he chocolate
led one, ''dat ccrt'nly is one of de
tasonts. I like good close myself,
Id I likes to gaze upon d1em ; but,
leed and 'deed, Mistah Simpkins, 1
r>esn't care to take no chlance of
irvin' to help ,you buy dem de rest
my life!''-New York Tr'ibune.
Reflection of a Bachelor.
When a gir'l gets hold of a y'oungl
an-'s heartstrings shIe proceeds to
e them in a beauknot.
Many a foot has acquired a repulta
on for wisdom by accidentally doing
'C right thing at the righlt time.
It is a great shock to a-bride whenh
uco discovers thait 'ier hiusbandc isn' t
fond of angel cake as lie is of
infatak and onionn.
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
STATE OF SOUTH COROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY. S:
Notice is hereby given that the
General Election for State and Coun
ty Officers will be held at the voting
precinets prescribed by law in said
County, on Tuesday, November 0, w
1900, said day being, Tuesday follow- ii
ing the first Monday in November, <b
as prescribed by law. C,
At the said election a separate box ol
will be provided at which qualified al
electors will vote upon the adoption sI
or rejection of an amendment to the su
St ate Constitution, as provided in st
the lollowing Joint Rosolution: it
A JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing di
to Amend Section 7, Article VIII., lv
of the Constitution, Relating to
Municipal Bonded Indebtedness. it
Section 1. Be it. resolved 1) the gi
General Assembly of the State of
South Carolina, That the following hi
amendment to Section 7, of Article la
VI., of tle Constitution, be agreed
to: addl at the elnd thereof the follow- L
ing words: Provided, further, That L
the limitations imposed by this See- 1
tion and by Section 5 or Article X., 1
of this Constitution, shall not fpply L1
to the bonded indebtedness ineurred L
by the City of Bennettsville, where 1,
the proceeds of' said bonds are appli- L
ed solely and exclusively for the pur- I
chase, establishment and maintenae L
of a water works plant or sewerage 1,
system and where the question of in- L,
curring such indebtedness is siibmit- L,
ted to the freeholders and qualified I
voters (of such muniicipality,, as I
provided in the Constitution I
upon the question of other bonded I,
Appr(ed the 23d day of February,
A. 1). 1906. Il
There shall be separate and dis- i
tinct ballots and boxes at this elec
tion for the following officers, to wit:
(1) Governor and Lieutenant Gover- m
nor; (2) Other State Officers; (3) 4
Members of House of Represeita
tives; (4) County Officers. Oin
which shall be the name or names of
the personl or pel-Sonls voted for 1 h
such officers, respectively, and the
office for which they are voted.
Before the hour fixed for opening
the polls Managers and Clerks must it
take and subscribe the Constittutional si
oat.h. The Chairman of the Board of y,
Managers can administer the oath to
the other members and to the Clerk; it
a Notary Public must administer the h
oath to the Chairman. The Managerm
elect their Chairman and Clerk. .
Polls at each voting place must be
opened at 7 o'clock a. in. and closed 1
at 4 o'clock p. n., except in the City
of Charleston, where they shall be C
opened at 7 a. in. and closed at 6 p.
Thie Managers have the power to
fill a vacancy, and if none of the (;
Managers attend, the citizens caln ap
point from among the qualified vot- d
ers, the Managers, who, after being
sworni, cant cond(uc(t the election.
At the close of thle elec(tin 1 the11
Maniagers and1 Clerk must prioceenl v
puiblicly to open the ballot boxes amt~
cotunt the ballots, therein, and con- E
tinue without adjournment until the
same is compljletedl, and make a state- ,J
ment of the iresult for each office and
sign t he same. Wit hin thlree dauys N
therea fter, thle Chairman of I he
Board, or. somne one dlesignat ed by theC
Board, must dleliver to the Commis
sioner*s of Election the poll list, theA
boxes containing the ballots and writ
ten statements of the recsults of the
Managers of Election.
The following Managers of Elee
tion have been app1ointed to hold the
elect ion at the various precincts ini h
the said County.
Newberry.-John A. Summer, Thos- H.
F. Tarrant, J. Cal Neal.
WXest End-F. L. Younglblood, J.
IM. Ouin, John A. Senn.
Mollohon-M. M. Mills, Luther
D)arby, A. L. Knight. a
Helena-B. F. Ologgans, Spearman
Chalmers, Arthur Kibler.I
Oarmany-E. M. Lane, H. C. WVd
son, Sims (4. Brown.
Mt. Bethel-Rl. A. Adams, -1L.
Keitt, .J. A.'Sear'..
Olymphville-C. L. LeiI.'zsey, Mai.
ion Stoud enmayer, H. N. Hhe:~r.er.uon
Maybiuton--W. B. Oxi' .r, Frank
Mayhin. W. V. Tyles.
NOW FOR THE FAIR.
pecial Trains On Wednesday and
The Fair in Columbia is on this
oek and everybody of course is go.
.g down either tomorrow or next
ty. It is the great reunion of South
;rolinians and tlie railroads always
wrate trains so 1hat the people from
I sections of the state may go and
>end tihe ii.y and return home the
time evening if they do not desire to
ay longer. The Soutlern will oper
e trains on Wednesday and Thurs
ly obesrving the following schedt
Tlie rate from Newberry is $2.05
elluding onle a1dilissionl to the
Between Anderson, Belton and Co
m1bia, October 24 and 25:
v. Aiderson (Blue Ridge
It. it.) ............... ..5.30 a. in.
v. Belton (Southern wy) 6.00 a. M.
v. Ionea Path.. ......6.15 a. in.
v. Donialds.... .....6.30 a. m.
v. Hodges ..6........(.45 a. in.
v. (Ireenwood.. .......7.05 a. in.
v. New Market.. ....7.10 a. m.
v. Ninetv-Six ...... ..7.25 a. in.
v. Dvson ..........7...35 a. in.
v. Chappells ..........7.45 a. m.
v. Old Town ...... ..7.57 a. in.
v. Silver Street ...... ..8.05 a. in.
v. Hlelena .. .. .. .. .. ..8.15 a. Im.
v. Newberry......... ..8.20 a. in.
v. Plrosperity ...... ..8.40 it. in.
v. Po aiiiiria .... .. .. ..8.55 a. in.
v. Peak.. .... .....9.07 a. in.
v. Alston ......... ...9.10 a. in.
r. Columbia ... ....10.00 a. in.
Returning this ti'i will leave Co
mbia 6.30 p. Iml., arrviig Beltonl 1.
i p. i., and Amjderson 11.45 p). n.
"We have eoie," said Mr. Gay
an, entering tihe employinent, agen
, with his wife, 1to seenre i cook."
Plain or finey?'" asked the agent..
"Plain," put in Mrs. Gaymnan,
romlptly, '"the plainest, one you
You say you think you. girl is go
Io- back ol You? viat leads you to
lech a1 supposition1? D(id she snub
"No' bitt she calledl her little sister
ito thle parlor last niglit. and had
Lr reeite toI me."-1iston Post.
WhIitmire-Jn). Morse, J. L. Evans,
Cromers Store-C. Ml. Folk, Thios.
hanmdlr, Jiacksoit Abraims.
Jailapn-W. L. Watters, C. B. Eddtky,
Long.Shlores-J. Ak. Shr1odler, T. M.
IZZ11izard, Geo. 11. Martin.
Williais-J. S. Werts, J. W. San
1irs, J. W. Matthews.
Utopia-J. W. Alewine, Jlats. F.
tevenis, F. Le~e Hayes.
Prosperity-A. 11. Wise, J. HI.
5rt, WV. I". Lest er.
Hlendri x MIill-W\. P'. L eaphiart, G.
ILit Ile MNountaini--J. K. IDerrick, A.
. Bolanid, I. P'. Hloffmani.
J1ol ly St reet -L. V. L I~iingstoni, Jno.
till, Samuel Williamson.
UJnion-W. B. Boiest, F. L.
trauss, L4ambert Moore.
Waliton-.j 1. Folk, .Johni A. Gra
m, ,Johnt W. Kinaird.
St. Philips-U. Luke Sense, Edgar
alifae,e B. H. Maybini.
PTe Mantagers at each precinct
lined above arie requested to (Ide
ite one of' their number to secure
>xes and lanks for the election on
rid after Saturday, November 3,
)O06, at the offie of' Fred H. Dom-.
lik, I .awiHng
Fred HI. D)ominick,
M. J. Longshore,
J1. P. Harmon.
Comn . nor~s of' State and Coun
rElectior q for Newberry County,
Oenhar 22, 106.