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Tornado In J
TERRIFIC STORM DOES
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IN TOWN OF MANNING AND IN
Biuldinirs Fall ?it Elloree?Clarendon
County Seat Hit Hani?Many
Persons Without Home.
The State, Stn.
Seven persons were killed, at least
100 uere injured and great property
damage was inflicted by a tornado
sweeping t: rough a section of the Pee
Dee Friday [afternoon. The town of
Manning, parts of Marlboro coirtity,
Elloree and the Pond Hollow section
of Darlington county suffered nio.st
from the force of the storm.
In Manning Miss Clara Baggett was
instantly killed by the falling roof of
the store in which she was employed
as saleswoman. Il the same block
rseasiev uavis ana a . egro porier iusi
y their lives in t!".e collapse of a store.
Miss Inez Tart, 15 years of age,
Manning was completely demolished,
were killed on the plantation of J. K.
Matheson, in Marlboro county. Here
'also an infant was killed. A negro
inmate of the Marlboro county home
A part of the business section of
\T n ri r> i n cr wac />nmnlotol vrtomnlicliprl
At least seven persons were injured.
The libt of injured may be increased
In Marlboro the county tome was
wrecked, including sections for both
white people and negroes. Eleven
were injured. ?
Tlloree suffered much property damage,
but not loss of life. Two churches
and a large warehouse were blown
to the ground.
In the Pond Hollow section of Darlington
county, near Harfsville, Mrs.
Bud Dickson was holding the baby of
a neighbor, Clarence Gandy, when her
house was blown down. Woman and
child were blown 40 yards and both
Light tenant houses were blown
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themselves without homes.
Three Lives Lost, Sever.il Injured,
Great Property Damage at Manning
A tornado struck the center of the
In fce court house ground and in t'. at
o'clock Friday afternoon and caused
fearful destruction of life and prop??r*t\r
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was limited to a radius of about 150
yards of the Confederate monument,
blown off and the walls of the Wilson
area property to the amount of $200.000
was destroyed, three lives lost
and several persons severely injured.
In the New Idea store, Miss Clara
Baggett, saleswoman, was instantlv
killed bv the falling roof and waTT,
while Ler sister, Miss Julia Baggett,
is thought to be fatally injured. In
the same store, Miss Annie Thames
milliner, was so badly injured as to
be rendered unconscious for some
hours, while her broher, John Thames,
was painfully injured about one knee.
At t-e other end of the same block
the upper store of the large Xettles
buildings collapsed and killed two
men, Beasley Davis and a ne ?ro porter.
This building was only recently
occupied by the Manning Dry Goods
company with an extensive stock of
p-ntirplv np\v er>r.ris_ A.iininilisr the
Netties building is Araht's drug store,
which was almost entirely demolished.
3Iaiiy Buildings Dumasred.
The intervening buildings from tlie
Bank of Clarendon to Katzoffs Bargain
store were damaged or aesfroyea.
In U e ilcLeod block the walls of the
Clarendon Millinery store collapsed
and narrowly missed crushing Mrs. J.
I.M. Brabham, t~e proprietor.
The roof of the Home bank was
blown aff and the walls of the Wilson
Insurance company office collapsed.
Across the street extensive damage
was done to the roofs or front wails
of nearly every store except Zeigler's
pharmacy. The main building of t'ie
Plowden Hardware company was unroofed,
while the warehouse in the
rear was demolished.
Cothran's tobacco warehouse and
Glenn's tobacco warehouse are com
Single freaks of the storm were impressive,
sud'n as new brick stables of
Coffey & Rigbv being unroofed and
damaged, while the iram stables of
D. M. Bradham & Son, across the
street, escaped unscathed.
A number of small dwellings are
demolished, but the full extent can
not be ascertained.
Telephone and electric light wires
\verf> out of rommissirm and
streets in darkness. The debris from
demolished buildings and a large number
of fallen trees rendered locomoilon
The court house building was damaged
in the roof and the furnace chimney
above the roof was toppled over.
ts Seven Lives
Very few of the business men carI
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property loss is nearly all loss.
! Four Killed, (hie Hundred Injured
and (ireat Destruction in Marlboro
A Bennettsville special to The State
under date of May 7 says:
Four persons killed, 100 injured and
two score houses destroyed, bringing
property loss of thousands of dollars,
was the toll claimed by a terrific tornado
Which swept Marlboro county
Friday afternoon. The path of the
, storm was just outside the limits of
, JbJenneitsvine ana in me aesu utuuu
the countv seat is unharmec.
j Miss Inez Tart, 15 years of age, and
i. er younger brother, Cary Tart, ->vere
killed. They are the children ot" Wesley
An infant child of Caleb Bracy lost
its life. These deaths were oil the
! Egypt plantation of J. K. Matheson,
five miles from Bennettsville. The
j residence of Mr. Matheson and a num
| uer 01 icnuiiL nouses ncie swept uu?u
j by ti~e force of the wind.
j The county home, including both
the sections for the white people and
1 negroes, was completely destroyed. A
i negro inmate was killed. Eleven perI
sons were injured at the alms house.
Among the heavy sufferers is T. E.
I McColl. His loss includes Qiis gin
'Ir.ouse, overseer's house and a number
of tenant houses.
The storm appeared about 5 o'clock,
| coming from the west, sweeping
; through Adamsville township, where
much property was destroyed.
In every section struck by the tor
! nado injuries resulted. On account of
| the many hurt and ti':e confusion resulting
from the condition of many
homeless persons, names of the injured
are not yet available.
f It is believed that between 40 and
50 person fcave had their homes de
stroyed over their Leads and the small
number killed is considered remark!
able. As soon as tJhe news reached
; Bennettsville the work of succor was
begun and those without homes are
being cared for.
Crops had not sufficiently advanced
to be injured by the winG.
There was little lightning, tJ:e storm
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COMING! A SF
| being accompanied by a wind of fright- J
j ful intensity, and rain.
Woman and Baby Blown
Forty Yards at Hartsville
i A special to The State says a cyclone
passed six miles nort'-west of Hartsville,
in the Pond Hollow section about
3 o'clock this afternoon. Full reports
nf ilamaffp arp not avnilnhlp A tenant
house, occupied by Bud Dickson on
t'.e plantation of R. S. Smothers, .was
demolished. Mrs. Dickson, who was
holding t':e baby of Clarence Gaudy,
; a neighbor, was blown 4o yards and
both were badly hurt. She is in a
Medical aid from Hartsville- was
promptly summoned ana tne injured
Rain poured in Hartsville at the time
of the cyclone accompanied by some
wind and electricity.
'One Injury Reported and 37any
Buildings Fall at Kliorec
At Elloree a fearful cyclone swept
over EJlloree Friday afternoon, ranging
from a quarter of a mile to a 1 alf mile
I in breadth and several miles in length,
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a number of buildings in its path.
Mrs. J. D. Strock, who was passing
the Methodist church, which was com-j
pletely demolished, is the only one
reported to have received any injuries.
Mrs. Strock, wiho stopped in the porch !
| of the church, was struck by a piece
J of the falling building. Her injuries
are said to be slight.
No casualties from the country so
far have been reported, but it was
learned that a number of farm buildings
have been reduced to debris.
The cyclone appears to have started
several miles south of Elloree, sweeping
over the main business section o^
town in a northeastern direction toward
the Santee river, and it is rough- 5
ly estimated that damage amounting
to at least $8,000 has been sustained, j
Ti':e Methodist church, three ware-:
houses containing 200 bales of cotton,'
stores, barns, stables and other build- i
in?s wpi-p wrppkprf nr harilv
A heavy rainfall followed the storm.!
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get what he advertises for, but he seldom
weds wi'aat he wanted.
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LABOR AND ART CLASHED.
f"he Battle Was Rather One Sided and
Labor Won the Night.
Among the experiences which Sir j 1
Frederick Cowen. the eminent "compos- j i
ei\ relates in his hook "My Art and
My Friends" is the following: Once
while conducting in Melbourne ter- ,
rible noise of hammering started over-!
head as soon :is the concert began.
"I put down my baton and stopped." i 1
writes Sir Frederick: "so did the noise, j 1
Thinking it was oyer. I began again; I
so did the noise. 1 then sent a mes-1 /
senger with a polite request that the:
noise should cease. Alter a'out ten1
minutes, daring which the hammering
grew more and more persistent. th.*j'
messenger returned, and I said to him:
"'Did you give them my messageV :
"'Yes. sir/ " j;
"'And what was their answer?*
"'They said. "Tell Mr. Cowen we've ,
got our contract to finish by a certain
timn -vvn -liii't "'(lino' In >;TiH> for lu> ,
concert or nobody."'
"Upon this I turned to the audience
' 'Ladies and gentlemen. ;is you have
possibly noticed, thcife lias been a fight
between labor and art. Labor lias
won. 1 am very sorry, and I wish you
all good night.'
"Then I dismissed the orchestra, and
there was no concert that evening."
FIRE RISKS ON FARMS.
Safety First Should tie as much tne
Rule There as Elsewhere.
A contributor to Farm and Fireside j
shows how appalling fire risks are on !
farms. He tells how to reduft some
of these fire risks and writes iu part
"The inveterate smoker is about as
dangerous as a walking stick of dynamite.
It makes me shudder to see a
mon cmnL-incr nrnnnrl flip farm hllilfl- i
ings. One man I know never will for-!
get the way he was run off the farm j
when I caught him smoking a ciga-!
rette while stacking hay.
"Another dangerous practice of which j
the average man is guilty is that of j
carrying ordinary matches loose in his j
pockets. He should carry either safe- J
+T* m-itohac L-c*>n nrriinnrv kind i
IJ Xiill.l.V.LlV.vJ yJL iv p V?V- J j
in a metal box.
"On most farms the lantern is still j
the usual light for working about the
buildings after dark. A good way to ,
keep it clean and safe is, first, to take j
out the burners and clean them by j
boiling in strong soapsuds. This willj
keep the ventilating passages of the j
burner working properly. Then wipe j
all leaking or spilled oil off the base. I
"Never set a lantern down. Either j
hold it or hang it up. Then when it is \
accidentally struck it will swing instead
A Gladstone Anecdote.
Lord Alverstone tells this anecdote |
of Gladstone in his "Recollections:" !
"Mr. Gladstone was very much interested
in the Caucasus. I had a |
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mena. captain a., who uuu i
come "home from that district and I
gave him a letter of introduction to Mr.
Gladstone. A few days later I met Mr.
Gladstone in Parliament street. He
stopped me and said. 'Your friend,!
Captain X.. knows more about the Caucasus
than any man I ever met' A
few minutes afterward I met Captain'
X. in Pall Mall. I said to him, 'Well
you hat-e made a great impression. Mr.
Gladstone.' "Have I?" he said. 'Yes.*
I replied. 'lie says you know more |
about the Caucasus than any man he
ever met' 'Well,' said Captaiu X.. 'that.
is very strange, for, though I was with'
him for three-quarters of an hour, I
made only three observations.'"
Leather medals were originally con- j
ferred as a genuine mark of honor. !
When King John of France, captured i
at Agincourt, was forced to pay to Ed- \
ward III. of England a ransom of i
3,000.000 gold crowns to effect his re- ;
lease he was left without precious j
metal for coins or decorations. So he
found it necessary to pay the palace
expenses with leather money. He also
used leather medals when he wished to j
confer honor 011 some nobleman. The '
custom quickly arose of presenting [
leather medals as a burlesque distinc- j
"Mother"?Elsie's eyes were round |
with liorror?'"that little boy next door i
iust s.-iid the awfulest thins."
"Come tell mother, dear."
"Oh, I couldn't possibly tell you; it j
was too awful."
"Elsie, tell me instantly."
Elsie backed toward the door. "I
think I'd better run out in the garden
and play. 1 feel it coming 011 that I'm
going to tell."?New York Post.
"I wish tygomar to think only of
"I would not distract iiis thoughts
too much from business, my dear,"
counseled her mother. "Remember you
will need a great many expensive
Why He Failed.
"I understand his marriage was a j
"Yes; he tried to run it the way he
ran his business."
"How do you mean?"
"He was never in the office."?Detroit
Penelope?Gertrude is a gentle creature,
isnt she? Percival?Yes; instead
of whipping the cream she just scolds
it.? loungstown leiegraiu.
It belongs to great men to have great
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School District, passed at the last session
thereof, and resolutions of tl*e .
tt? _l _ ^ \' o "u ~~i t\ ; ~ ~
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passed in pusuance of said act. an election
will be held at the Council Chamber
in the town of Newberry on tlie j
13tJj day of May, 1915, between the !
ours of S o'clock in the forenoon and j
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continuing the one njill levy, hereto- i
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raid improvements to buildings, as an
addition to the general fund of the district.
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