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O. L. HILL LOSES LIFE IN
T TVinumnr) Pnnnd: of Powder
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in Blast?Cause Not
Charleston, April 13.?0. L. Hill, j
white, foreman for the Columbia Sal-;
vage corporation, was blown into bits!
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when an explosion of 20.00 pounds of
black powder occurred in an ammu-!
nition salvage magazine near the ord-J
nance depot. North Charleston. More J
than 50 box cars wore damaged and .
trackage wrecked. It will never be
known what cause the terrific blast.;
Fragments of Hill's body were collected
over a considerable area and
placed in a coffin for interment. His
cap was found about two hundred j
vnrHs from the maeazine, the walls
of which were made with boxes filled
wit sand with a canvas rocf. Hill
and three negro laborers were seen
about the magazine just before the 1
explosion. It is said that the negroes
were practically unhurt. For many j
miles around the expplosion was felt, j
Glass was shattered in plants in the '
suburl j> of Carleston.
For some time the salvage company ^
has been taking black powder out of
defective or out of date shells, this ,
powder being placed in metal kegs.
The magazine was not connected with
the magazines of the ordnance department,
but was a considerable distance
from the nearest. Where the
salvage magazine stood is a crater 20
feet deep- and more than 60 feet
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across. Nothing remains 01 trie meiai
kegs except fragments.
It is believed that one or two kegs
of powder were first detonated and
tat almost immediately all the rest of
of the 800 kegs went off with terrible
force. A burni; g brand fell a short
distance away among a pile of TNT
shells and among those who appre-'
ciated the peril there was consternation.
At tho imminent risk of their
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ment port terminals fire department
and Lieut. A. L. Viloancey of the
quartermaster corps extinguished the
fire with chemicals.
While it is not known how the explosion
occurred, it is reported that
Foreman Hill had borrowed a steel
cold chisel and it is believed that he
was working with this on the steel
powder kegs, sparks causing the explosion.
The regulations require that
a brass implement be used, thus preventing
Charleston, April 13.?Eight hundred
kegs of powder, 200,000 pounds,1
avinlodpd iust before noon today in \
a storage magazine near th? general
4 ordnance depot above Nortn Charle.3-:
'ton, causing an explosion that shook;
the earth for miles around. One !
dead and two reported dead, with;
several injured are the casualties. The
foreman, 0. L. Hill, of Newport News j
Va., was said to have been blown to
pieces. Thirty or 40 other workmen,;
some distance off, ran wiien tne expio j
sion occurred. It was not known
whether any of them were hurt. The
only theory advanced at present for
the cause of the explosion is spontan-!
eous combustion. Some vacant houses
in the former quartermaster section
were damaged, box cars near the
magazine were crushed in by concussion,
and trackage t~rn up somewhat.;
No damage was done to ordnance depot
property in general, and the port
terminals, waterfront property, warehouses
and piers and North Charleston
proper and surrounding areas escaped
dame. The shock of the blast
was felt in this city and for miles
around, great excitement being caused.
The Columbia Salvage corporation
is at work south of the ordnance
depot dismantling shells, and the pow_
der that exploded today was taken
from these cases and stored in a small
"magazine, wit canvas tap and earthfilled
box sides, about a quarter of
a mile southwest of the general ordnance
deyot round-house. All that is
left of the powder magazine is a deeD
crater, with clay thrown up about its
edges. The powder, kept in metal
kegs or cans, was supposed to be perfectly
safe. Until a complete check
is made of the workmen engaged at
or near the scene of the explosion,
the casualty list will be unncertain,
but it is believed that only three men
were killed, and perhaps two of these
escaped. There was a report that a
number received injuries of a more
or less serious character.
The explosion was heard and felt
in this city and first aid police and
traction company ambulances were
dispatched at once to the terminals,
in case assistance were needed, while
aid was sent from the navy yard hospital.
Pieces of human flesh, badlycharred,
were found some distance
from the explosion location. Shattered
powder cans were picked up hundreds
of yard? distant. The ma era
[zinc was remote from buildings ger
I erally, and some distance from th
sheil dismantling plant, hence th
^ low loss of life.
Ward 1 Club Meeting
I The members of Ward 1 Democra
tic club will meet at the office of th
recorder in the opera house at New
berry, S. C., on Saturday night, Apr
22nd, at 8 o'clock p. m., for the pui
pose of reorganization and electio
of delegates to the county Democrat
ic convention. Any qualified voter
residing in said ward not already er
rolled as members thereof are invite
to attend and join the club. Thi
notice especially applies to the Derr
ocratic women of Ward 1.
Charles W. uougias.
Ward 4 Club Meeting
The merr.'bers of Ward 4 Democra
tic club are called to meet at th<
office of the county superintenden
of education on Saturday, April 2S
1922, at 8 o'clock p. m.
Jas. L. Aull,
The Jalapa Club
The Jalapa club will meet Satur
day, April 22nd at Jalapa at 3 p. m
B. L. Albriton,
The Prosperity Democratic clu
will meet in the town hall at thre
o'clock p. m. Saturday, the 22nd
T. A. Dominick, Sec.
The Central Democratic club wil
meet in Central school house on Sat
urday, April 22nd, at 1:30 o'clocl
to elect officers and delegates to th'
county convention, and any other bus
iness that comes before the club. A1
members are urged to attend.
E. H. Koon, Clerk.
E. S. Sheeley, President.
Reederville Democratic Club
The Reederville Democratic cluil
will hold a ipeeting at R. E. Living
stone's store on Saturday, April 22
at 4 p. m. for the purpose of orgagn
P. C. Workman, Sec.
The Helena club will meet Satur
day, April 22, at 4 p. m. at Miller';
store at Helena.
Whitmire Democratic Club
The Whitmire Democratic clu'fr wil
meet, at the town hall of Whitmire
S. C., on Saturday, April 22nd, at I
o'clock p. m. to elect officers and del
egates to the county convention an<
any other business that conies 'befor
the club. All members are urged t
W. P. Puckett, Pres.
J. B. Baker, Clerk.
Union Democratic Club
The Union Democratic club wil
meet at the school house Saturday
April 22nd at 2 p. m.
John D. H. Kinard, Pres.
G. S. Enlow, Sec.
St. Luke's Club
St. Lukes club will meet at St
Lukes school house April 22nd- a
1:30 p. m.
N. E. Tavlor. Pres.
C. S. Nichols, Sec.
The Johnstone Club
The Johnstone club will meet nex
Saturday, April 22nd, at 10 a. m., a
Johnstone school house to reorganize
and to ele.ct delegates to county cor
J. C. Neel, Pres.
Long Lane Club
The Long Lane Democratic clu
I will meet at Beth Eden school hous
! Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.
C. M. Folk, President,
j W. S. Hentz, Secretary.
Utopia Democratic club will me<
Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock a
the school house, April 22.
John R. Perdue, President.
"RAINBOW," WILL PLEASE
OLD AND YOUNG ALIK
Alice Calhoun to Appear Tuesday i
Clever Film Story
A pleasing entertainment is fui
nished by "Rainbow," the Alice Ca
houn production which will be show
at the opera house on Tuesday. Th
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j Siory IS one Ui uiuse picctdiug i viij
ianna" types which are boui;d to prov
j popular with the average audienci
: It contains all the elements necessar
i to make it one of real enjoyment.
There are three self-appointed dac
dies who idolize the little countr
girl and perform all corts of antics i
keeping with men of this eharacte
Though widely different in charact*
and nationality, the three nave a
ways agreed on the one subjectRainbow,
the littie heroine and own*
of the Rainbow mine.
i- ! One of the daddies, a Yankee of
e 1 the old New England type; another a
e Scotchman and the third a son of old
! Erin, do much to advance the plot and
; maintain the interest.
j Alice Calhoun has never appeared
i- 1 to better advantage than she does in
e ' "Rainbow." Here she is the little
- sunlight that shines in the country
il with a kind word for everyone, always
> ready to cheer on others and do what
n 1 she thinks is right. As a transplant>
red rose from the open fields into the
s society ballroom she makes a decided
d [ Unlike most stories of this type,
s the heroine is not spoiledtoy education
t-1 and polish. She maintains the same
delightful little characteristics that
stamped her as a favorite when first
flashed upon the screen in short
eirii-fc with curls and barefooted. She
| rises to the full height of dramatic
- 1 ability in the scene with the advene
turess wherein the little heroine deit
fies the woman to take the mine from
The society element runs all
[ through the production and furnishes
j Miss Calhoun opportunity to wear
' several exceptionally dainty gowns
j which are sure to appeal to the wom -
i.! Opposite Miss Calhoun is JacK
j Roach, a well known stage player. He
! does some exceptionally fine work in
the production, especially in the ex'
plosion scene at the time when the
b powder shack catches fire. His valet,
e a former prizefighter, is handled by
? Tammany Young, who makes a strong
;apepal in the production.
j Several novelties have been intro!
duced into the production, such as an
animated c?.rtoon and several dream
t pictures. These camera tricKs always
appeal to the photoplay lover
^ and stand out as highlights in a please
^ The Editcr Passes Through Anderson
Anderson Mail, 14.
' Elbert H. Aull, publisher of The
I Newberry Herald, in company with
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and Miss Timmerman of Greenwood,
a niece, and Miss Crouch of Johnstone,
was in Anderson this morning
' for a short time, having stopped here
~ 'for a time on .their trip by automoibile
i Mr. and Mrs. Jacob L. Aull, parents
of Mr. Elbert Aull, go to Walhalla
each Easter, where they have a
. son who is pastor of one of the Walhalla
| A Chicago man was sent to an asy1
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around in circles without getting
g anywhere. They might have sent him
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Perm's is packed air-tight in the
r patented new container?the quality
is sealed in.
Penn's is always fresh.
Buy Penn's the next time. Clean
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Street duty of $3.00 for all male per
sons from 18 to 51 years of age was due
the town the 1st of April, 1922. Summons
to work the streets will be served the 1st of
May unless paid by that time. Pay at
city clerk's or chief of police's office.
KJ* Vt iTIWUi IVJ
Chief of Police,
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[E New Series of the
ood Maxwell has an
control and a flexi
in traffic that is a delo
.iring Car - $885 Sedan - - $1485
idster - - 885 Coupe - - 1385
F. 0. B. Detroit, revenue tax to be added
na Auto Company
Grow Good Gardens Generally
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6 for 25 cents
Bountiful Bunch Beans
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Running Beans T
1 Early and Field Corn
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Don't Spare the Spoon
in time of sickness. Doses of
medicine must be taken to
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get WGli again, uui a iui wm
* depend upon the quality of t
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the medicine the spoon Holds.
Bring your doctor's prescrip- j
tion here and you will get just 1
what his order calls for, made
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up of tne purest auu i leanest
drugs, with consummate care
and skill, yet charged for most
reasonably. Prompt servicc.
Mayes Drug Store
Newberry, South Carolina
Member Newberry Chambe- of Commerce