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use of the right sized nail, the lum
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we have that, too.
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Easley, S. C.
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PICKENS AND OCONEE WIN NEW
TRIAL IN SUIT FOR DAMAGES
DONE BY DAM..
Action as Result of Bursting of Dam
in 1916 to be Tried Again. In
teresting Points are Decided by
Pickens and Oconee counties have
been granted a new trial by the; su
preme court of North Carolina in
their suit, tried in October, 1920, at
Brevard, North Carolina, against E.
11. Jennings, for damages in the sum
of $7,500 as a result of the breaking
of the Toxaway dam on August 13,
Copies of the decision, which have
just been received by the attorneys
in the case, show rulings on a num
ber of interesting points. The de
cision was handed down on May 18.
It is understood here that a numb:r
of other suits of a similar character
are in process awaiting final decision
of the action by the two counties.
WVhen the e"as.: was tried at a sac
i al term of the North Ca:rolina court
at lir(1ex-ar( in October, 1 .2Q. that
trihftel:ill 1n ..'.ed ". st ral:. :n faVor
I cif ithe .;'e'lant. Ther supr :ne
grants th;e yhduitif!Ys a :Nw trial,
which, it expect'(d, will be hea.d
at an earl; tei of the court .4t lEre
The Toxaway dam was buih in
1902-1903 by the Toxaway company,
of which dr. .Jennings was a stock
holder, dlirector and vice-president,
The dam was 500 feet. long. 60 feet
high and 260 feet at its base. It. had
a crown of 26 feet and was construct
ed across the Toxaway river, which
flows into the Keowee river, South
Carolina. The dam confined a body
of water covering more than 640
acres, varying in depth from 30 to
50 feet. According to the plaintiff's
allegations, the dam was built near
the top of a rapidly declining shoal,
and on a rock foundation. 1: wits
what is known as an -earthen dam;
it had no rock or cement core and
only had a small stone wall about
three feet, in width and three feet
high extendin along a piart of the
foundation from about 75 feet on
the west sid:> of st ie am to about the
same distance on the east side of the
The defendant became purchase:
of the property in July, 1911, of a?)
the holdings of the Toxuwav ncam
s In 1908, the county of Pickenm
and the county of Ocon'e! built
steel bridge across the Keowee river.
20 to 25 miles below the Toxaway
dam, each county paying half the ex
pense. This bridge was destroyed
by the floods that swept down the
,valley when the damn broke, and it is
for the purpose of recovering clam
ages for this destruction that the suit
Trhe plaintiffs charged that the deC
fendant was negligenit and careless in
maintaining the dam in imperfect
condition "antd had so negligently
and car'elessly' and improperly in -
creased the pressure and strain upon
saidl dam by raiing the water in said
lake and carelessly and negligently
andc implrop~erly kept said dlam inl said
imperfect state and condlition that
through and because of his negligent
and caireless acts and omissions and
through every one of them the s~aid
(lam broke and gave wvay on the 13th
(lay of August, 1 91 6, and the enorm
ous body of water confined in the
basin known as Lake Toxaway, wvith
irresistible velocity and great volume
rushed down the gorge through
which Toxawvay river flowed, carry
ing earth, trees, rock andl debris of
every dlescription before it and rais
ing the water of the Keowvee river
into which the Toxaway river flowed
to the unprecedented height of 42
feet. and debris of all kinds thrown
against said iron bridge above dec
scribed completely wvashing same and
all piers and parts away andl destroy
ing same to such an extent that it
became and is wvholly useless to
either of the counties-Pickens or
One of the interesting points of
law decidedl by the supreme court
conmes up) in connection with the deC
fendant's claim that the damage was
caused by the unprecedented flood of
that season which could not he fore
seen or restriected by him and to which
the danm succum-bed without any fault
on his part. The supreme court held
in the first place, that the lower court
was in error in instructing the jury
as requestedl by (defendlant, when at
plainltiff's reqluest -the court gave an
other instruction apparently in con
flict with it, thereby leaving the jury
in dloubt as to the law applicabile to
"Taiking up first the (defendlant's
prayer," says the decision, "the ques
tion was not whether the negligence
of the defendant alone or of itself
and without the aid of the rainstorm,
was iisunmcenti .tohave cause th
irvk in the dam and the resultant
-iam)age to the plaintiir, but whether
contributed, as a factor in produc
ing the damage."
The court held that, if defendant's
negligence co-operated with an un
precedcented rainstorm to product the
injury, defendant would be liable if
together the two causes were the
proximate cause of the injury or if
the defendant's negligence is the
The court held also that "ordinary
care is that degree of care which a
man of ordinary prudence would use
in the same or similar circumstances
and the degree of care required in a
particular case must be proportioned
to the danger, and this rule applies
in an action by counties for destruc
tion of a bridge against the owner of
the dam, which hurst, causing the
DACU VILLE R. F. D. 2.
llealth in this ommIInuOity is very
cood at the pre. s -t. Crops are look
:at; tine ontl pop 'l!.. arev about thro ug;h
We are torr\ ti Iepot~ that the
-on of 1lr. a dlt! .\lr. L.. B. \\'ill:its
. C !1iously ill \vth typhoid ftever.
\ . hipe for a speedy reoverv.
Little Altona L ark, -;()n of Alr.. and
R. Lark, has retu'.rnd it home
neaur Greenville aft.>r spending two
weeks with his sister. Mrs. .1. It. Ilar
Evstybody seems to be looking
forward to the. singing school which
will open at Mt. ,Carmel August 1st.
Mlrs. J. R. Harrison and Mrs. Frank
Williams will leave shortly for Green
ville where they will spend ia short
time with relatives and friends.
Miessrs. Joe Day. Alonzo Smith,
Sni.e Grilin attended revivalser
es at Antioch on Sunday night last.
is. J_. It. Ilarrisun and little Alton
Lrk spent. Saturdhiy night ani Sun
day with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wil
anls ay d report a joyous t ilC.
.11r. .:nd 1r1s. F. Ml. )Linton, of
asi.y, spent Thursday wit.h Mr. and
MrS. C. Cha; man.
ir W. E. llarrison antd G. W.
F'-r t ere joy riding Salu rday past.
Mr. and Mrs. .1. M. Pitman, who
h:ivt ileenh visiting their parents near
Tiger 'ille, left for theic home in
T x}, T luesda y past.
Mi. Frank Williams and Mr. Jessie
Fuller made a flying 1rip to Easle1
Mr. Frank Pace wa; a visitor ii
Greenville Saturday afternoon.
t4r-. Perry Finley iu the misfo
.tune to lose five cows last wee;
whm they were hit by a bolt o
n i nuvl
1 ightn ing.
\1r. Julius and Ernest Underwood
spent Sunday with their sister, Mrs.
We are glad to say that the little
son of .ir. and Mrs. Jesse Fuller who
has been on the sick list for several
wecks is much better at present.
Come on, all you correspondents,
and let's make The Progress more
Much success to the paper.
DACUSVILLE ROUTE TWO.
Mrs. T. B. Ponder and Miss Mag
gie Ferguson are spending a month
at Cedar Mountain. Wonder if we.
can do without Mug that long?
Mr. Walter Brockman spent the
week-end with home folks.
liss Lydia Gossett spent awhile
Saturday afternoon with Miss Girace
Al.. Walker Jon .s and sister spent
Sundav afternoon with Ar. and Mrs.
is Grm-e and L.ucile Farr
-Iceut S:t unlay niht and Sunday
with )lisse. I.ydia and .lunie Gossett.
The manny friemds of little Hloke
\\illiami- wil) be sorry to know he
how-. the typhoid fever. We all wish
hhnt a speedy reco'very".
.\iss -va HIolcombe is spldinig
a:whilc with hr sister. lrs. Rtupert
The Oolenoy section feels a thrill
of pride in the fact that two of her
corn club boys, Charles Dale and
Ilagood Keith recently won the two
short courses for l'itelns county,
Civeni at C! lemson College. Both
young boys took advantage of the
trip and have just returned from the
tent day's course. They are delight
ed over Clemson and what they got
fIromii their experience and study
there. young Keith is a son of ex..
auditor F. Foster Keith. The Dale
fanily, recently from Nort.h Caro
lina, are a valuable addition to our
'l'he acre plots of both boys arc
snaid be be cxe 2ptionally line, both
being on the Oolenuy river. Ont
was reclaimed from swamps by ex
Clos.ing out pr*es on Votan coj
fee. Every can guaranteed to giv
entire satisfaction or your mono
back. Bennett Mercantile Co.
hing For C
Why, just buy Camels
It's the best packing scie
'cigarettes fresh and full
Heavy paper outside-sec
and the revenue stamp ove :
age and keep it air-tight.
And note this! There's
Camel package. No extrL
improve the smoke. Not a
that must come out of the
Camiels wonderful and e:
Because, men smoke
taste and fragrance of the
blended. Men smoke Can
refreshing mildness and ti
Camels are made for ma
MOLDS TOBACCO C'OMPANY, Wna
NOTICE TO FIRMS.
All mercantile and industrial es
tablishments, other than corpora
tions, having a place of business in
this state are required by law to reg
ister the names of all stockholders
and their addresses with the county
clerk of court. Firms are required
to give names of owners only once,
except when there is a change of
ownership. All new firms must give
uames of owners at once. Any firm
failing to give this information to the
clerk is liable to a penalty of ten
dollars for each day it does busi
ness until this law is complied with,
This information is given at the re
quest of Clerk of Court Stewart.
BOLL WEEVIL POISONING.
Clemson Colle~e, July 31.-"We
do not udvise the use of sweetened
aoison for the cotton boll weevil be
eauSe experimental work has so far
faile~d to s:how~ anly profit from this
opler--tio at this time," says P'rof.
A. I'. (Con rmi, entomiologist, who
is receiving n:tmy imquiries asking if
sw t ned poiV : is re'ontnetlnded.
"Where the weevil is suliciently
ahumnlanit on high,1 yielding. land and
where ctonditions for poisoning are
right, we reconun.nd the use o' cal
ci!-m ars ena'te du"ted properly."
As stated in previous articles, the
use of sweetened poison is not new,
but ii a very old recommendation
and little used by farmers in the
older weevil territory. It has long
been known, and literature is full of
statements to the effect that weevils
can be killed with poison before the
cotton squares. Among other pois
ons, various combinations of sweet
ened poisons were used twenty-five
years ago, but. have generally been
abandoned when no definite increase
in yield was obtained.
If conditions are proper, the use
of calcium arsenate is recommended
as more elfective and more economi
enl. Uut farmers are again caution
ed to iinformt t.he'mselves thoroughly
in regard to the methods and proper
time of application, because unless
there directions are carefully follow
t d it is a \ ery easy matter to go to
a tInsiderable expense without se
euring any profits. Poisoning will
not he prolitable on low yielding
land nnd is not likely to be profitable
in 1921 on land not capable of pro
ducing three-fourths of a bale per
- acre in weevil absence. .
e J Fresh shipment Sweet Sixteen
y flour, the best quality plain flour sold
in Easley. We can prove it. Give
it a trial. Bennett Mercantile Co.
[DEA in making
inid look a1t the package!
nce has devised to keep
flavored for your taste.
ure foil wrapping inside
the end to seal the pack
nothing flashy about the
wrappings that do not
cent of needless expense
quality of the tobacco.
cclusive Quality wins on.
camels who want the
finest tobaccos, expertlg
tels for Camels smooth,
Leir freedom fromi ciga -
en who think for them