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MANNING. S. C.. AUGUST .0. 1911.
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THE TRUSTEES SHOULD REFUSE.
The recent school book adop
tion is not being accepted by all
of the people without protest, and
in some cases the acceptance has
been rejected entirely. We do
not know but it would be a good
thing if every county board would
follow Florence in this matter and
sit down on the action of the State
board. The Florence County
School Trustee's Association de
nounced the recent school book
adoption and they inform the
State Superintendent that they
can not and will not require the
patrons of the schools in Florence
to comform to the change. It will
be remembered the board made a
most radical change in the books
to be used in the public schools,
for what reason no one as yet has
given a satisfactory explanation.
the head of our public school sys
tem opposed the change, but the
board by its majority over-rode
his protest, and went ahead to
change about eighty per cent of
the books, which simply means,
that the patrons of these schools
are required to undergo this ex
tra expense and annoyance.
Had the adoption been made by
a new board we might have rea
soned it out to mean the former
board was unfortunate, and pos
sibly incompetent to select the
books to be taught in our public
schools, but this is not a new
board, it is the board that adopt
ed the books which have been
used the past five years. Did they
adopt these books carelessly, and
find that they had made great
mistakes in their selections, and,
if so, did it amount to so great a
mistake as to require a practical
wiping out of their former selec
tion? The people are asking
what influence the book publish
ers brought to bear to bring
about such a radical change?
This question has not been ans
wered satisfactorlly, the fact
that the State P aperintendent
made a vigorous protest against
such a radical change, and the
further fact that an examination
of some of the adopted books has
already caused protests against
their use in our schools, strikes
us -as being a good ground for
a general protest from all of
the counties, and for the trustees
to refuse to be governed by
the State board's adoption.
We know of no law which would
force the people to buy new
books, if their teacher-s will
teach the old books, then the peo
ple, the patrons of the public
schools, have the whip handle in
their own hands, and can ref Lse
to exchange or buy the new adop
tion, if they took such a stand it
would teach a lesson to those in
authority that would have its ef
fect for many years to come. This
-is a government of the peCople,
and when those they put in au
thority go heedlessly along and
do things which are not neces
sary, and bring upon the people
a needless expense, a hait can
and should be called; therefore.
we heartily endorse the action of
the Florence trustees, and would
recommend similar action here.
The schools open in a few days
but there is yet time for each set
of trustees to instruct the teach
ers they employ to ignore the new
adoption, but to go ahead with
the same books they have beetn
using the past five year-s, or to
take only such of the new ones as
are actually needed for good work
in their respective schools.
MERIT AXD NOT POLITICS.
The contest for the Judgeship
to be made vacant by the resig
nation of Judge Klugh in the
8th, circuit promises to be a live
ly one; already two of the Abbe
ville Bar are candidates, and
there is no telling how many
more candidates will come from
the other counties in that cir
cuit. Of course, every lawyer,
*whether or not he has had a case
in court regards himself qualified
for the bench, and if he can se
cure the endorsement of the
other lawyers of the circuit he
stands a good chance of election
before the general assembly.
As we said last week Hon. W.
N. Graydon is a candidate for
the judgeship, and we do not
believe a better man could be
found for the position, if a sterl
ing character, long experience,
and success at the practice in its
various grades. broad minded and
independence are the requisites,
he is possessed of these qualities
and would be a splendid acquisi
tion to the bench. But if p~cli
tics is to play an important part
in the selection of a man to hold
the scales of justice with an
even hand, we fear Graydon will
not measure up. He has no
political prestige further than
the service he rendered while
a Senator, and here he man
ifested an independence which
forced even his opponents to
admire him. Graydon is a
reasoner and once he is convinec
ed, there is no vacillation, but
promptly and forcifully he
makes known his position and,
against all comers he is able to
defend by his logical arguments
SUMTERIS BOND ISSUE SHOULD E AMI
The Sumter road bond issne
will have a stum py road t travel
before bonds are secured. It will 1
be remembered that the election I
commssioners threw out a box
on the ground there were four- I
teen illegal votes cast in it, which 1
I gave to thead vocates of the bonds i
majority. otherwise it would
have been a tie: now comes the
attorney for the opposition, arm- I
ed with afidavits showing that 1
seven of the fourteen alleged
votes were cast by men who vot
ed for the bonds, this brings the
result back again to the tie. In
our opinion there is but one way
to have this matter settled satis-.1
factory, aud, that is to adopt the
sugg-estion of The Item, to do
clare " No Election" and let it go 1
back to the voters: unless someth
iing of the kind is done, there will
always be a source of irritation,
contention and soreness, that can
not help the county. and espec
ially the city of Sumter will be
We are interested in the out
come of the bond issue in our ad
joining county, for the reason, if
Sumter votes to bond herself for
good roads it will have a strong
influence on the voters of this
county should the subject be pre
sented to them, and, we think it
likely in the not far distant fu
ture. Therefore we hope not to
be regarded as "butting in"
where we have no concern. It is
our judgment the building up of
the highways is the best invest- 1
ment a people can make, it is 1
that which brings an immediate i
return to every citizen, and the 1
only way the object can be prop
erly accomplished, is through the
issuing of bonds to raise the mon
ey. If Sumter arranges to build
up its public roads through
bonds, in all probability Claren
don will follow suit, we have a
live progressive people who will
not be content to travel in the old
ruts while our adjoining friends
are enjoying the comforts and
conveniences of tirst class high
-.vays. For this reason we are anx
ious that a satisfactory adjust
ment of the differences can be
reached. When this has been done
and the good work begun by our
neighbors. it will bolster up the
argument in this county when the
campaign is on for good roads.
COTTON TARIFF NOT DISTURBED.
President Taft vetoed the cot
ton tariff bill, which in our opin
ion meets with the approval of
even those who voted for the
reduction. There has been a
whole lot of little politics played
in the congress which has just
shut up shop, the hypocrisy has
been so glaring that it is practi
cally confessed the cotton tariff
reduction ireasure was support
ed by the soutbern members to1
be in position to rebut the charge
liee ter wa asouthern be
icongress who at heart wanted
the tariff reduced on cotton, and
especially do we think the south-i
ern men interested in the sugar<
and i-ice schedule played little
politics when they voted for a
tariff reduction on these articles<
grown in the south, and which,
if the duty is taken off, open thei
gates for the foreign product to<
flood this country at prices far
below the cost of production of t
labor here. The veto by thec
President saved to the cotton t
growers a lot of money for thei
present crop. but when congressi
reconvenes there is no telling
what the Democratic majority in
the House with the mixed
breeded senate will do in order
to get an advantage over the I
party which has had control
these many years. and whicht
claims the credit for the present
progress aud prosperity of the i
WHEN WILL THEY BE SATISFIED?
It is rumored that Hon. Frank
-.Gr ill be a candidate for
the beach when Judge Klugh
resigt~s. but we hardly know ~
whether to credit the rumor or E
not- Mr. Gary is a tine man,
and no doubt he is a good law
yer, but it does seem to us that
we have as many of one family on s
the bench as is proper, enough
to at least satisfy the general
public, unless the State should
adopt the policy of placing the ju
diciarvin the hands of this one c
distinguished family. One brother
is an associate justice, and for
whom we hare the highest re
gatrd, another- brother is on the
circuit bench, lie too, is a very
popular- man, now to takej
still another brother simply be
cause there is a vacancy in his
circuit is going it rather strong
we think. When the legislature
assembles we have no doubt the
former speaker. and vacancy
flling LUnited States Senator- will
tind that many of his friends
will feel that the bench is fully
supplied at this time with mem
bers of the Gary family.
IThe ceetion in .Jefferson coun
t\ Alabama, which includes the
cty of Birnminghamn, r-eversedl it
sefon last Thursday on the liq-1
uor qluestion. In 19U7 the county'
v otedl for prohibition by a major
itv of 1 0)f , and r-eturn~ed to the
saloon-s by about 2,000) majority.
Ihe. ssue was mainly dispensar
es or s.aloons, althoughb the ques
tion oi '-"wet" or "dry" was also
voted upon. it will be reimemi
bered that the Aliabama legisla
ture- in 1907 adopted a very strin
gent prohibition Ia v. SO str-ingenlt
tat as the time we predicted it
w ould not stanid any longer- than
the people could get achianc-e at
the polls to r-ever-se it. There is
only one way to handle this tr-on
blous question, and that is by Jo
cin self encermnent
THE CROP YIELD,
Those who think that the
laims of deterioration in the E:
!otton crop is more imaginary so
han real should take a trip over ve
he fields and convince them- wI
;elves that the estimates made ra
'ecently are very conservative. Ci
hey do not tell the alarm- in1
ng story as fully as it exists. ini
nstead of the falling off being ex
!5 per cent as some of the esti- ly
nates are, reliable information pli
o us is that the loss will be ur
iearer 30 per cent. Crops that co
n the early part of July prom- cil
sed a full yield now show clear- se
y the effect of the seasons, the pr
iuit upon the stalks are fully of
natured and the stalk is practi- izE
ally dead, there will be no "top is
rop" and many of the bolls on kr
he stalks are drying up to give gr
ip only a small part of the fleece ig
hat should have been in it. TI
'rom the reports made to us, re
iot by alarmists, but clear- ne
icaded conversative men, Clar- wl
mdon will not make as much in
otton as it did last year, and a sp
nonth ago there was a good th
)romise of at least 10 per cent ar
The News and Courier says dc
hat "it is cooler here than it is
n some other places." TLere is W
nuch truth in the statement if
he teachings of the ministry is
Poor Mrs. Russell Sage will ra
)e required to pay into the se
reasury of the State of Minne- be
ota about $600,000 inheritance se
:ax, this is a hard blow to the 02
ood lady. Had her husband in- at
ested in South Carolina no such th
nisfortune would have befallen ta
ier. We would suggest that in
;he get out of that State with CO
1er money and plant it here. th
The Democrats of Texas are ie,
oing to work earnestly to t1(
rouse the South to send dele- SC
rtes to the national convention th
or *Woodrow Wilson for the ml
)residential nomination, while it
hose of the West are working be
ooth and nail for Champ Clark
)ut the probability is, neither sg
vill lead the Democratic host in tic
ihe great battle which will come b
)ff next year. ha
The recent registration in be
Jharleston show 9,210 names on au
he books, there will be a purg- mj
ng of the double entries which th
vill reduce the number down sh
ondsiderably. According to pe
he number of white population, th
e doubt if Charleston has over lo
,000 voters, it has has never de
oted that many, but in a hot ro
~lection wher-e the politicians an
re intensely interested, and the of
eer is free, there is no telling tic
he number of votes that can be e
~otten to the polls-.a
Governor Smith of Georgia has t
~etoed the Act passed by the leg- of
slatur-e, permitting the exchange T
f railroad mileage for newspaper bu
idvertising. Just why newspa- f
>er-s should not be permitted to
nileage or anything else we can b
iot see, it strikes us that the gov-t
~rnor's action is a direct strike a th
he constitutional right of con
ract. However, the newspapers
>f Georgia may be allowed to sell
eir space for real money which s
n the end will suit them betterle
n most instances we imagine.
-Senator E. D. Smith has added E(
onsiderable to his prestige since -SI
e put the department of agri. a
ulture in the embarassing posi-1 ri5
on in the matter of sending out ro
stimates of the cotton crop, a
ew report is to be given out
riday. and if the former esti- no
nates of the depar-tment shows dr
o have been greatly over esti- po
nated. as it is believed will be p
ie case, then Smith will have an
one the South a valuable ser- .1n
-ice, at any rate his directing to
he attention to the lax methods dc
*mployed to estimate this impor- b
ant money crop must result in th
TATE OF OH LO. CIT T OF TO~LEDO. no~11
LICAs CouNTY. i'w
FANK J. CH ENCEY makes oath that he is the
Inior partner of the tirm of 1'. J. CHENEY &aW
o. doing business in the city of Toledo. county Ja
nd State aforesaid. andthat said firm will pay
1 sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARs for
ich and every case of Catarrih that cannot be
red by the use of H A L' CATARRH CU E.
sworn to before me and subscribed in may pres
ice. this 6th day of December. A. D. 1886.
A. W. GLEASON. pr(
SEA! . Notary Public.
Hlls Catarrh Cure is taken internally and ket
ts diretly ou the blood and mucous surfaces
the system. scnd for testimonials, free.
'F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo. 0. ja
SOml by druggists. 75c.
Hals Family Pills are the best. Yal
Court convenes in Manning Sep- me
ember 18th, Judge R. E. Copes, pre- set
F H Chlewning, Silver. .
A E Felder, Pinewood. '
J M Wingate, Workman.
J H Dinirle, Suminerton, R F D. m~
J W Totichber-ry, Paxville. I ro
J H Alsbrook, Foreston.
R 1B Beatson, Silver, R. F. D. he
H A Fischer, Summierton,ho
W P Corbett, Paxville.
1 IL Shirer,. Summnerton. shx
Thos H Ridgeway, Silver. R F U). no
J1 W Perry, Alcolu, R F D).
W H Rhod us, Manining, R F D).
C S Land, Foresten. r
J 31 Rowe, Summnerton, R F 1).
E P Matis, St. Paul. is
W R Mathis, Summerton. R F D). .i
P F J Floyd, Turbevill-e.hi
1 X Plowden, Mauning, R F D). to
WV R Coskrey, Summerton. -dat
W P Roberts, Wilson. bor
David Shoemaker, Silver, R F D. ve
Henry A Richbourg, Summuerton. o
J H Hamilton, Foreston.
S E Hodge, Paxville. get
D) M Carraway, Paxville. En
T L Shirer, St Paul. for
R R DuRanit.,Iayesville, R F D-. art
N 1B Davis, Silver, R F D.
C S Buddin, New Zion.
WV D McClary, Siumerton.
Ii A Brailsford, Pinewood. jthl
. P Coleman, Davis Station. "-T.
.J UI DuBose, Yew Zion."b
11 A H odge, Summerton. 2
H v hie. Win, RFI) nr
The Express Business.
The officials of the Southert
tpress Company have showi
me concern at the proposed in
stigation into their busines
lich is to be made by the Statt
ilroad commission of Soutl
,rolina. If the investigation i.
;nded to be a really searchinc
juiry into the methods of thi
press business and particular
or the system of charges em
>yed by the company, there is
doubtedly, reason enough foi
neern on the part of the offi
Lls. A strict rate regulation ani
rvice requirement of the ex
ess companies such as is mad(
the railroads would revolution
the express business, whict
conducted according to n(
own law except the law of thi
eatest profit obtainable from at
oorant and complacent public
iere has never been any sort o:
gulation of the express busi
ss by the various commission:
iich have brought the railroad.
to some degree of order and re
onsibility to the people, al
ough the express companie
- supposed, in a general w:y
be subject to the jurisdictioz
the transportation commis
>ns. It is a very hard thing
ubtless, to get at the inne:
)rking of the express business
iose whole constitution i:
'ongly based. The express ser
3e should be a part of the rail
ads' business, as it is in Europe
iere is r.o more reason for thi
ilroads to farm out the expres
rvice privilege than there woui
for them to farm out the pas
nger business of their lines
ie of the big trunk lines oper
ing between the Ohio river an(
e East has announced plans foi
king over a branch of the bus
ass now carried on by expres
mpanies, and it is to be hopec
at this is the beginning of
)vement toward the abolitiot
these private express compan
altogether. If the inveftiga
n which is to be made of thi
ithern Express Company b3
e South Carolina railroad corn
ssion contributes to this end
will have been a great publi<
The Cleveland Plain Deale
ys there is a growing convic
in that the express companies
"long continued exactions'
ve "forfeited their right t
blic sympathy; that they per
rm a service which might b(
tter performed by the railroad
d could be performed by then
>re chaply, "and every infiaenc<
e public can bring to bea
ould be exerted toward com
ling the railroads to assumi
is service, which properly be
igs in their sphere. It is, in
ed, quite possible that the rail
ads could be compelled to givi
express service upon demani
a shipper, without interposi
in of the express company
That the express evil is inexcus
le," says the Richmond Times
spatch, "is shown by the faci
at no differential justificatior
the existence of an expres!
mpany has ever been made.'
ie conviction that the expres!
siness has no place outside thi
notions of the .railroads them
lves, where it can be properly
gulated and held to accounta
ity, is spreading wildly, and
at conviction is bound to fini
pression on. before very long
a definite movement to compel
e absorption of the express
evice by the railroads.-Char
A Road Made in a Day.
E~othino rond, a prominent street 11
inburgh. was, mnide in a single day
e Jlames Clerk of Penic-uik bet witi
friend that he would between sun
;e and( sunset p'repare. the line 02
id. exten~dhiganeary a nile in lengtl
twenty p:1ees in breadth. It hap,
ned to be~ in the winter sean. wvhei
Lny men wvere* unem*ployed. Hie hac
difficulty in colecrting several hun
ads of these on th.. grounsd at the ap
uted timue. wvhen he gav.e them all
!ntiful br akfast of porter. wh-1iskl
d breaid and cheese. nfter whi.h.i
nt the sun ros~e. he. ordered thenu
set to work. somue to tear do~wn in
sures. others to unroof~ and demiol!sl
tages and a considerable piortioni te
ng earth to till up a great hollow tC
required height. The inhabitants,
mayed at so vast a force and sc
nmary a mode of procedure. made
resistance. So acetive were the
rkmen that before sunset the road
s sulliciently formed to allow Sir
nes to drive his carriage over it.
Easy to Make a Gun.
e ameer of Afghanistan once start
a gun factory of which he was very
ud and placed It under the super
ion of a smart Yankee who could
~p his business to himself. Ameer
an, one of the ameer's chiefs, came
to see the factory one day. The
nkee showed him around, and at
end of the Inspection Ameer Khani
This looks very simple. Now tell
just how to make a gun, and I will
up a factory in my own province
my return home."
It looks simple." said the Yankee,
id it is simple. To build a gun you
kce a ho!e first; then you wrap some
o around it. and there you are."
.meer Khan shook his head. "Ah,'
said. "there is plenty of air for the
e in my province, but how the iron
muld be wrapped around it is a thing
ie of my people know."
Bruce at Bannockburn.
:obert Bruce was the descendant
a Normnn. He was half an Eng
iman and half a Scotchman, and by
mother's side he was a claimant
the Scottish crown. After many
ing adventures and rude perils,
ne up throughout by strong perse
lag conscience and an ardent love
liberty, Bruce was able to get to
her a patriotic army to meet the
glish at Bannockburn In 1314. Be
e the battle began the Scottish
iy knelt down in prayer. Edward
was looking on. He turned to h'.,
orite knight and said: "Argentine,
rebels yield. They beg for mercy."
mey do, my liege," the reply was,
it not from you."
he battle ended not only in a vie
r. but In a rout-Samnel Smiles'
Brave Old Charleston
Deaths and $1,000,0
The worst storm since 1893 had Charleston and the entire
Carolica seacoast in its grip from Sunday afternoon until Monday
morning. Traffic was suspended, the railroads could not get out
of the city until the afternoun of Monday, and there was general
anxiety all over the State. telegaphic and telephone communica
tion was entirely cut off, nothing definite was heard from the city
until the train due here at 9 a. in. reached Manning at 6 p. in,
then the News and Courier was eagerly devoured. The story as
toid by that most excellent newspaper was a most thrilling one,
and under the distressing conditions the management certainly
manifested remarkable bravery and enterprise in getting out the
The wind was blowing a howling gale at 80 miles an hour,
- roofs of houses were shedding their coverings, glass was crashing
all around, and still the force in the newspaper office staid at their
posts. The reporter braved the storm at the risk of life and limb.
here and there groping about in the hideous darkness in search
- ot material to send out to the readers. It was a wonderful piece
The pleasure resorts, Sullivan's Island and the Isle of Palms
were filled with people. from the city, and from this and other
States, all cut off from communication. But with all of this terrible
condition Monday's paper had not found where there was any
loss of life. -The storm came up very gudden]y and there was lit
tle time to get the people off of the Islands. The superintendent
of the consolidated went over in person and gaVe the warning so
the people could get away, but he only succeeded in reaching a
part, many tarried until it was impossible for them to reach the
city. But Monday's paper reports that no lives were lost at
either Sullivan's Island nor the Isle of Palms, and at midnight
the wind had reached 94 miles an hour.
The first authentic news from the island reached the city late
in the night by a party that came over in a flat boat. Our readers
can best be served with as much of the News and Courier's story as
we can get into this issue taken from it of yesterday:
"The hurricans which bore down upon Charleston Sunday even
ing, and which held the city in its grip throughout Sunday night,
passed on early Monday, leaving behind it a trail of death and
wreckage unparalleled in this community since the great storm of
Six deaths are known to have been caused by the hurrican.
Besides that of Engineer Coburn, reported in The News and Cour
ier Monday, two young men and a negro woman were killed in
Mount Pleasant, and two white women were drowned in Charles
ton. The names of the dead are:
Alonzo J. Coburn. Southern Railway engineer, Charleston.
Ida Morgan, white. Rosa Robinson, white. E. V. Cutter, motor
man, Charleston. Robert E. Smith, Columbia. Mrs. M. Goodson,
Waycross. Ga. Charles Goodson, 2 years, Waycross, Ga. Mrs.
G. Richter, Charleston. Mary Richter, Charleston. Lillian
Stender, Charleston. Two unknown negro men, James Island.
Two unknown negro men, John's Island. One unknown negress,
Besides these rumors of a number of other drownings and kill
ings have been brought in, but these it has been impossibe to corro
It is impossible as yet to say just how great has been thc prop.
erty loss as a result of the hurricane's work. No reports from the
sea islands or from the coast have yet been obtainable.
DAMAGE ESTIMATE IMPOSSIBLE.
In the immediate vicinity of Charleston estimates vary from a
quarter of a million dollars upward. It is probable that the loss is
about a milliorn dollars. That is the figure which a number of the
most capable observers hit upon.
Sullivan's Island and the Isle of Palms both came through the
storm with no loss of life on either island, but the night was one of
great terror on both, and much damage has been done on both.
Many houses on Sullivan's Island have been wrecked, and the ho
tel on the Isle of Palms suffered severely. The transportation sys
tem has been put completely out of business.
The hurricane w'as at its height at midnight Sunday night.
when the wind attained a velocity of 94 miles the hour and the ba
Irometer dropped to 29.43. The wind continued to blow fiercely
until about daylight and then gradually subsided until the storm
passed on somewhere to the south of Charleston and inland-the
weather bureau does not know just where.
WATER FRONT DAMAGE GREAT.
In Charleston the greatest damage, of course, was done along
-the water front, but practically every house south of Calhoun street
testified to the fury of the gale. Along Broad street. East Bay,
King and Meeting streets scores of residences and places of busi
ness were unroofed and had the windows blown out. The rain.
which fell heavily Monday night was in consequence most unwel
come, even though accompanied by but little wind. Hundreds of trees
in all parts of the city were blown down or split to pieces.
The streets everywhere Monday were filled with wreckage of
all sorts. Little business was transacted. The work of repairing,
the damage has already progressed well, however, and the str-eet
railway was in operation Tuesday and the streets, it is promised,
will all be open to traffic.
Communication with the outside world has been re-established,
trains operating from the old Line station, of the Southern Rail
way, the Union Station being put out of commission temporarily.
No telegraph wires are yet being worked into Charleston, but
the Western Union sent operators to Summerville. which scarcely
felt the storm at all, and sent and received messages there, bring
ing them to Charleston by train.
Thus the dispatches -appearing in The News and Courier Tues
day morning were obtained.
Detailed accounts of various features of the storm's work are
SCORES REACH CITY FROM ISLE OF PALMS. PROPERTY LOsS GREAT.
Weary and worn and relating a thrilling tale of a terrible nig-ht
spent in the Seashore Hotel during the storm several scorec excur
sionists and city people arrived in the city yesterday evening at
about 6.30 o'clock on a fiat boat from the Isle of Palms, bringing
the first authentic news from that exposed resort and relieving the
minds of hundreds of relatives who has been anxiously awaiting
some sort of communication from them for over twenty-four hours.
The Isle of Palms party were brought to the city through thei
push and energy of Mr. A. S. Guckenheimer-, a prominent busi
ness man of Savannah, who left his family at the hotel Sundaiy
evening and attempted to reach the city. He w~as for-ccd to spend
the night on the Lawrence on the Mount Pleasant side of the lhar
bor, and only arrived in Charleston early yesterday afternoon. He
immediately chartered a tug an'd flat boat and steamed off for the
Isle of Palms, where he found his family safe and sound, after
their stenuous experiences of the night before.
ESTIMATED PROPERTY LOSS.
According to the stories related yesterday by several who had
experienced the fury of the storm at the Isle of Palms, no fatali
ties took place, but the property damage was considerable. Mr.
James Sottile, the owner of the resort, alone estimating his loss
to be not less than 85,000. Mr. F. G. Sc-haefer. a traivelling. man.
of-Atlanta, who spent the terr-ible night on the little island, and
whacnording- to eveal of his companions. did much to liven up
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the sinking spirits of the terrified women and children in the
party. gave a very vivid account of his experience during the
GUESTS M ADE MERRY.
"Notwithstanding the fact that one or the most terrible storm
which had ever visited this port was raging for many hours. all
the guests made merry," said Mr. Schaefer. "The stanch Sea
shore Hotel withstood the storm. except for a portion of the left
wing. which was carried away, as were the servants quarters. It
was necessary to nail and brace every door and window in the
hotel. The ladies bravely took things as they were, and each and
every one in her role proved herself a heroine. There were also
many little children., who bravely held themselves throughout the
entire excitement, lasting for hours, not a scream was heard or a
tear shed, by the smallest child. Indeed. it was a brave crew,
weathering the storm like old sailors. and under the command of
the gallant captain, Mr. Jack H. Clancy, who all the while made
merry. singing many snatches of songs and telling many amusing
MUSIC WHILE STORM RAGED.
"Miss Dub presided at the piano'during the height of the
storm, while the Misses Mildred and Ethel Guckenheimer enter
tained with singing and recitations. Several young gentlemen
deserve special mention for their brave efforts in boarding up
windows and doors. barring out the terrible wind and storm. Those
deserving special mention in doing this effective work are: Messrs
Edw. C. Stothart, Ro'bt. Magwood, Jas. Allan, Jr., and James
Sotille, the owner of the Isle of Palms, who led his little band of
brave men through every part of the house making things as se
cure as possible from the storm.
A number of employees and some few visitors took refnge in
an upper story of the Stag Hotel, adjoining the pavilion, and it
was ascertained afterwards that these were safe.."
The following the extracts are furnished from a diary kept by
Mr. Schaefer, and afford an apt illustration of the state of mind in
which the refugees at the hotel were in yesterday morning after
FROM MR. SCHAFER'S DIARY.
"3.30 A. M.-It is just reported that the servants' quarters,
recently erected, of forty rooms, all occupied by colored help,- was
completely destroyed by the storm, and a number of the employees
took refuge in trees. Several have been able to make their way to
the hotel, and these report as above.
"7 o'clock A. M.-The storm has subsided, and those who last
night experienced the trials of such a storm, and barely escaped
death, are witnessing the results of this terrible devastation and
of the sea's fury. What we now behold is wreckage and ruins. and
only the main portion of the hotel building, in which were housed
about one hundred guests and employees, remained intact.
.Had not a kindly Providence thrown out to us the life line,
this terrible night just past, we all might have passed over to the
MASS OF RUINS.
"What was once the most beautiful seashore resort of the At
lantic coast is now transposed into a mass of debris. The car ter
minal of the Consolidated Railway, at the entrance of the pavilion.
and the car station, at the Seashore Hotel, is entirely demolished.
The roof of the piazza fronting the bath house was completely torn
away and the board walks leading from the hotel to the pavilion
and the car station were washed away, showing the ferocity of.-the
Mr. James Sottle expressed his thankfulness that no lives
were lost, and is busy making preparations for rebuilding tempo
rary quarters for the big crowds of Sunday and Labor Day. Mr.
Sottile wvill do everything possible to make his employees comfort
HEROISM OF EMPLOYEES.
The little crowd of employees, who were unable to make their
way to the hotel, and took refuge in the upper stories of the stag
ad joining the pavilion, were found safe and in good spirits, and tell
a great story of their experiences and the many heroic acts of the
men. Most of the nmght was spent in prayer. Among those de
serving of special mention in this connection with preserving the
women and children are Messrs. H. M. Schachte, C. 0. Smith,
Vincent Minor, E. C. Steele, G. Duggan and C. E. Everett. All
of these were untiring in their efforts to pacify the excited women
The main building of the hotel has not been injured to any ex
tent, but temporary repairs will begin immediately for Labor Day,
Monday, September 4, and preparations will be made to accommo
date the large crowd expected. This popular resort will continue
in its efforts to serve its patrons in the best manner possible.
EFFECT ON BEACH.
Again the superiority of this resort comes to mind, as it was
peculiarly noticeable that there was no undertow on the beacn, only
an up and down beach wash, thereby eliminating many of the dan
gers of surf bathing peculiar to most of the beaches along the
coast. Even during the early .stages of the storn'i, the beach was
alive with bathers, who seemed to enjoy the huge white-caps driven
in by the powerful wind.
Prominent among the effects saved in the pavilion was the
large new soda water fountain. which had just been installed.
While pianos, counters. chairs and fixtures of all descriptions were
ruthlessly hurled into the open and smashed into kindling wood,
the fountain remained entirely intact, and stood out beautifully
from out of the wreck and ruin, its mirrors shining and lashing
MR. OSCAR E. JOHNSON TELLS OF THE NIGHT'S WILDNESSS.
That more houses have been damaged and destroyed on Sulli
van's Island thani ever before is the opinion of Mr. Oscar E. John
son, who was one or tihe business men wvho came to the city Mon
day afternoon on the Sappho.
Mr. Johnson. wvho lives on the farthest end of the Island, at
Station 28 1-2, had an experience Sunday night which lie does not
care to repeat. Tfhere were about a dozen people in the house
where lie was staying. At 10 o'clock, when the wind changed, they
were driven from the house and forced to make their way through
water that was both deep and swift to another. Theliy accomplish
ed this with difficulty, but no sooner had they gotten to the second
house than the piazza was blown away and then the roof. The men
of the party were compelled to brace the doors to prevent them
from being blown down.. fearing that if this should happen the
house itself would go to pieces.
Many did. Thlat belonging to Messrs. Isaac Ball and Campbell
erashed just after they had left it. No one was hurt. Another
house fell while a main. a womain and five or six children were on
the back steps. All escaped uninjured. Dr. Sprunt's house was
mong those blown out of position. Mr. Johnson considers it mir
culous that so much damage should hore been done to property
on Sullivan's Island and yet no one be hurt. The colored people.
bie said, were frightened terribly, and probably constitu ted a ma
jority of the passengers who came over on the Sappho. The white
people were seemingly agreed in thinking that the storm was gone
Mr. .Johnson saidl that the opinion of those who experienced
ot storm was that that of Sunday was worse than that of 18'93.