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Number of Lives are
In One of the Most Destructive Storms
That the City Has Even Experienced
Charleston Lost Several Citizens and
u Large Amount of Property.
W. H. Smith. Columbia, drowned
under falling wharf.
Motorinan Cutter .drowned.
Ida Robinson crushed by roof.
Rosa Robinson, crushed by roof.
Alonzo, J. Coburn. engineer,
killed by Hying timbers.
Eva Meyers, drowned.
Tom Dooly, drowned.
In addition to the above the Cas
sldy family, number unknown, care
takers at tho Wnuoo Phosphate
works, are missing and are be
"eved to have been drowned.
Charleston, S. C, Aug. 28.?(Via
Summervllle, S. C.)?As the result of
tho freak storm which struck this
.city and Savannah last night and
which reached hurricane proportions
early today, Charleston has been prac
tically isolated from the world for 24
hours. Five persons have been kill
ed and property losses, it is estimated,
will reach approximately $1,000,000.
Charleston division of the Southern
railway, was instantly killed while
sitting in the yardmaster's office when
flying timbers crashed through the
windows and broke his neck.
A Mr. Smith of Columbia and Mo
torinan Cutter of the local street rail
way system were killed and L. 1).
Kllntwortky of St. Stephens and E. B.
Hill were seriously injured when a
trestle adjoining the Mount Pleasant
Ferry collapsed. Two unknown wom
en also were drowned when their
home was flooded before they could
?ko'scapc Several negroes also are re
Jworted among the storm victims.
Beaufort and Port Royal are en
tirely cut off from the rest of the
world by telegraph or train service
tonight. Nothing could be heard from
any point beyond Yemassee and no
trains have been able to cross the Coo
saw river since Sundny night. Several
boats struck the trestle across Whale
branch at Coosaw station, damaging
It. and an earth fill just beyond Cop
saw has been badly washed by the
whipping of high waters against it.
At 4:30 this afternoon the winds were
still raging and further damage may
result if the, wind continues high until
the tide conies in at midnight .
How Gale Rose.
The storm reached gale proportions
about, one o'clock yesterday afternoon,
At noon the barometer registered 29.75
after having steadily fallen all day. The
wind Increased from a velocity of 1^
miles at 1.26 p. in., to !? I miles at ln.L'O
P .in. The wind Ilnglllaled and veered
from the northeast and east, to the
At noon today the barometer stood
at 20.7!? inches, the wind was only
brisk and the sun was trying to shine.
The rainfall was more than two inches.
Tho disturbance was reported to be
WOSt of Charleston and worknig away,
and Forecaster Colo said there is no
i further need of fear.
The tldo was something over eight
feet during the storm, three feet short
of the record of 1893. Considerable
damage was done by the water in the
low sections of the city, necessitating
many peoplo being removed from their
houses. Tho waters have caused wnsh
pute on the approaches to tho union
atlon, preventing tho use of this de
bt. Tho Southern railway announced
today that for the next two days all
of its trains will bo nandled from the
old terminus on Line street, and It is
likely that the Atlcintle Coast Line
will uso the same depot.
Great damage is feared for the rice
and sea Island cotton Industries by
the rlso of the tide. Heavy lamnge
vas done to these crops in the storm
last October and another severe
blow might prove much of a death
(Continued on page eight.I
Bible and Empty Bottle
TO BE PLACED
Inscriptions Shows that the Old Court
House was Built in 1838 the Bible
Having Been Deposited by Gen. T.
F. 'JoilCS?New Cornerstone to be
Monday afternoon the old corner
stone of the court house, which is be
ing torn down, was found by Contrac
tor Rounds. Conflicting stories hav
ing been told as to the location of the
stone and Its contents, some difficulty
was experienced in locating it. One
story said that the stone was in the
north-cast Corner while another said
that it was in the south-east corner.
The northeast corner was tried first.
In fact botli north east corners, and
nothing being found the hands were
sent to tho other side. After the
search had almost been given up Mr.
Charles Rounds, son or the contrac
tor and one of the foremen on the job,
accidently pulled back the stone that
brought it to view.
The hollow'place In the brick, next
to the real corner stone, held a large
bottle, somewhat larger than a quart
bottle, nnd a small tin package. In
the bottle, after the seal was taken
off nnd the stopper removed, was
found three coins, one dime of the date
of 1837, one dime of the date of 183g
and one five cent silver piece of the
date 1825; Nothing else was in tho
bottle although the interior was very
dirty .giving rise to the belief that
some fluid had been In It and had
evaporated. As is well known, report
says that the bottle originally con
After the little tin box was cut open
a small bible was found in fairly good
state of preservation. On the fly leaf
of the bible was found an inscription
Gen'l T. J. Jones
And deposited by
Doet. J, W, Simpson
Contractor of the building
In the South-east corner.
The Inscription was' written In a
well rounded hand and was easily read
On the Ud of the tin box was an In
scription showing thai .lohn ID. Wil
liams and Maj. B. Anderson wore tho
tin-plate workers In the building.
These curios with other articles
that will be selected, will be placed
In a new cornerstone to bo placed at
an early dato. The stono lias already
been ordered but there is an uncer
tainty as to how long it will take it
to get here so it cannot ho utnlcd when
the new one will be laid.
As is well known the old original
building, out of which this stone came
yesterday, was built ."rst and then tin*
wings were added some years later,
probably about 1850.
It Is interesting to note that the bi
ble was published by X. ti .1. Whit.-,
of New Vork City and came off the
press in 1833. It is a small, red.
leather backed book, snowing excel
Col. Ihlllej Here.
Col. f. x. k. flalloy, president of tin?
South Carolina Co-Educotional Insti
tute was a visitor in Laurens last
week. Col. Ralley speaks very en
thusiastically of the prospects of tho
school over which he now presides
and has presided in an admirable man
ner for many years. Ho is working
hard to make his school ono of the
best of its kind in tho south and tho
excellent report of last year's work
gives great promiso that his efforts
will bo crowned with success.
With the Lnyv Breakers.
George Rarksdalo. colored, who Is
charged with throwing a rock at Mr.
Henry Knight nenr tho homo of Mr.
Z. R. Traynham sovoral weeks ago, wns
given a prelemlnary henring before
Magistrate Iludgens Monday and bound
over to tno higher court in default of
George Williams has been placed in
jail charged with drawing a pistol on
his wife. The disagreement between
tho two occurred at White Plains
church somo time ago.
FREE MAIL DELIVERY
The Carriers Have Been Appointed und
the Service Will be Put on Right Away
Friday is the day set for tho free
mail delivery service to he installed.
Messrs. Willie S. Simpson, of Gray
Court, and John W. Bolt, or Laurens,
have been appointed carriers. Their
positions were gotton by competitive
examinations which they stood sev
eral weeks ago. As soon as the busi
ness justifies it, another carrier will
be put on.
Three deliveries will be made each.
One delivery will be made to the bus
iness district early In the morning,
another one over the whole city in
the forenoon and a third one over the
city in the afternoon. The carriers
will leave the ofllce in time to deliver
mall from morning and afternoon
The department has ruled that all
patrons must be provided with re
ceptlcles of some sort In which to re
ceive the mall. Unless they are pro
vided within' a reasonable time, the
delivery will be discontinued.
Following Is information regulating
the delivery as given out by Postmaster
Time of Trips.
First Second Third
Leave 7.45 A.M. 9.30 A. M. 3.16 P.M.
The first trip only covers the Pub
lic Square, second and third covers
all the City Delivery boundaries
The service will not extend to the
city limits in every direction.
Boundaries as follows:
Main street west to Mrs. T. N.
Barksdale, east to Dr. L. S. Fuller.
Harper street, south to R. A. Cooper,
north to the river. Points beyond the
river to Watts Mill will be served by
rural carrier. Chestnut street to W.
M. Caldwell. Hampton street to Downs.
Church to F. R. Blakeley. Jersey Hill
and Laurens Mills.
Mall receptables will be recpilred of
business houses as well as residences.
Carriers will hot be permitted to
accept mall without the proper amount
of postage affixed.
Patrons of the service will please
provide themselves with stamps which
may be bought In books, sizes 25c,
49c .and 97c.
Until street letter boxes are provid
ed no regular collections will be made
by the carriers except on the Public
.Carriers will deliver and accept mail
Do not expect the carrier to call at
your house for your mail hut deposit
It In the nearest letter box.
Tin- Laurens Candy Kitchen Mines
Into Handsome New Quarters.
The Laurens Candy Kitchen has
moved from their old quarters on the
corner below the postollice to their
newly fitted store just above the post
Olllce. Their new location is very
handsomely fitted up. the fixtures be
ing of mahogany The front portion
of the store will contain the fountain
and a few show cases for candy and
the rear of the building has been great
ly altered into a pretty Ice cream par
Tho storeroom formerly occupied by
the Candy Kitchen has been lonsod by
i Mr. J. .1. Dondy, who is now fitting il
j up for a modern meat market.
LAUKENS >l VN BID IT.
Vir. Thad C. McCauley of Cray Court
Sells first Bale in Greenville Conn.
Mr. Thad C McCauley a prosperous
farmer from near Cray Court was in
Laurens last Wednesday wearing the
blue ribbon for having sold the first
halo of cotton in Greenville county.
The cotton was of the Big Bell King
variety and brought 12 l-2c. For hav
ing brought tho first bale to Green
ville, Mr. McCauley received the prize
of $25.00 which was offered by the
Greenville board of trade. Of course
a Laurens county farmer won It as
.Major Operation at Hospital.
The young son of Mr. Charlie Hobo,
of the Watts Mill, was operated on for
Appendicitis at the County Hospital
Wednesday, tho operation being per
formed by local surgeons. This is the
first operation of this nature that has
been performed at the hospital by lo
cal surgeons. The Operation was suc
cessful and tho young fellow Is now
on tho road to recovery.
Dr. .1. II. Miller and Dr. It, E. Hindu s
Dead Papers on Subjects of Grout
The Laurens County Medical Sooi
ety held its monthly meeting In the of
fices of Drs, Teague and Ferguson
Monday morning, A large number of
the- members were present and the
best meeting of recent .? onths was
held. Three new members applied for
membership and were placed on the
society's roll. The secretary report
ed that only three more licensed prac
titioners were In the county who had
not become members of the society. Of
these one has already signified his
intention of joining and the other two
it is hoped will be reached before the
Dr. J. H. Miller, or Cross Hill, read
the first paper of the day, contrasting
the changes In the commoner diseases
within the past twenty five years or
during the years which he himself
has practiced. Dr. Miller noted many
instances of such changes, especially
that which has come in the malarial
fevers. Ho stated that the regular
malarial chills and fevers which were
so common during his early practice
h IVO given away almost entirely to
Other forms of malaria He also stat
ed that there has been not only a
'bange In the character of the ma
larial fevers, but there has been a re
duction In the number of cases. Dr.
Miller's >npor was very highly spoken
of by several members of the society
who afterwards gathered together.
Dr. Rolf E. Hughes read a verv time
ly paper on "Adenoids and the Import
ance of Early Diagnosis and Removal."
Dr. Hughes stressed the Importance
of early operations. He urged es
pecially the need of Impressing par
ents with the fact that children Bhould
not be allowed to enter school until
an examination of the child had been
made. The subject Is one thnt Is be
ing given a great deal of attention
right at this time and Dr. Hughes'
paper was given the closest attention.
Short discussions of all the points
raised, were entered Into by the physi
CO! KT OF GENERAL SESSIONS.
September Term to Convene Here Sep
tember llth.-Only .tine Homicide
Case and It an Old One.
The September term of the Court of
General Sessions will convene here
Monday. September the llth. It is un
derstood that the sessions will be held
in the .rmory, tho most suitable place
in town, the old court house being in
the ban* of the contractors.
Tho only homicide ease so far dock
eted is that of The state vs John Car
ter Carter is charged with killing a
vonrig negro woman near Clinton
some six or seven years ago Although
all hope of ever finding him had been
given up, he was located at Clinton
several weeks ago and placed in the 1
Although tharo is only one homicide
case, there are a largo number of cases
of lesser character.
The following jurors have been
drawn to s? rve the term:
ScufUotowu Goo. C. flyrd.
Laurens S. M. Wllkcs, S, G. MoDau
Jacks? E W. Bonds, Thos. X. Dooz r
\V. J. Henry.
Sullivan .1. B. Wood. .1. L. Knight,!
T. T. Woods.
Cross inn w. a. Bozcman, J. II.
Rasor, R. F. Wade.
Dials L. W. Qllllland, Martin 1*.
Vaugn. W. 1'. Owens. W. M. Woods. J.
T. Dagnall, T. A. Willis.
Young.- -I. I) Stewart. A. J. Martin,
.lohn .1. Riddle, .1. Parks Goodwin, A.
Waterloo?M. W. Hill, W. L. stone,
R. B. Royd. T. R. Jones. Geo. W. Cul
bertson. J. Frank Mitchell.
Hunter?T. 0. Sumeral, James I.
Adalr, Win. R. Little, Jas. R. Copeland,
O. R. Davidson, D. L. Hoozer. J. W.
New Telephone Line.
A new telephone line has just been
run. connecting with the Gray Court
line from the vicinity of Harksdale sta
tion. Through the Gray Court line,
connection can be had with Laurens.
Messrs. ?urdelle Leopard, Drayton
Todd. Willis Dumfl and others to the
number of Ivo or six whose names
Could not he gotton yesterday, are on
tho line and in communication with
Gray Court ami Laurens
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAI NFWS
11;11111( i1111",s <?f Interest to Many Poo
pl/nl}^'?er (lie County and to Those
W ? t e Left the Family Hearth
stone ni i gone to Other States.
EJden .Aug. 28.?Mr. Charlie Brooks
has returned home from a trip to
Miss Nannie Kate Armstrong is vis
iting in Eden community this week.
Mr. C V. Hipp and wife left Fri
day for a trip to Mountville.
Mr. Dave Mahaffey and wife spent
Friday with Mr. J. L. Mahaffey and
Mr. Carl Reeves and Mr. Fred Ma
haffey has returned home from a visit
Miss Alpha and Vena Martin spent
Saturday night with Miss JoilOVOO Haid?
Mr. ('. II. Roper and daughter, Miss
Caroline, spent Sunday with Mr. M.
W. Gray and family.
The series of meetings began at
Decks chapel Sunday morning.
Mr. Mayor and wife are visiting rel
atives in Newberry this week. ?
Mr. Erskine Uabb spent a few days
with his parents last week.
Mr. M. W. Cray and wife spent Fri
day with Mr. 11. I.. Babb and family.
Mr. Luke Armstrong of Fountain Inn
passed through Eden In his car this
Mrs. Dr. Beason entertained the
Young People's Society at her home
Saturday night. The guests were en
tertained with music. Delicious re
freshments were served.
Princeton, Aug. 28.?Rev. Luther D.
Mitchell Idled the appointment at the
Baptist church here Sunday morning
for Rev. R. G. Lee. the pastor. Rev. Mr.
Leo will conduct a protracted meeting
this week, assisted by Rev. Mr. Mit
Miss Kiddie Arnold, a former teach
er in tho school bore, and Miss Bertye
Moore, both of lionca Path are visit
ing Miss Maude Machen.
Mr. JllO. 0, ('artel-, of Creenville,
spent the week-end with friends here.
Misses Pearl McDowell of Spartan
burg and Louise Blitt of Troy, are the
guests (jf Miss Sara Dritt this week. 1
Mosdames Ellison and Hopper of
Birmingham, who have been visit ine
relatives hei(! will leave Tuesday for
their homes in Alabama.
Mr. and Mrs. ft. A. Cooper and
daughter, El I zn belli of Laurens spent
Mrs. W. I). MallOll of Creenville, Is J
Visiting her broiler, .1. II. Malion.
Mr. and Mrs. 'I". Lane Monroe of
I.aureus, are the j:n< sts of the Inltc's
father, .1. W. Taylor.
Messrs. .1. 1-3. Allen of Hen-.a Path,
and 10. Paul Allen of Hamb? rg, ?> ul
a few hours here last week
MISS Mary Hill of ClOS S Hit is o!C
pCctefl Tuesday to spend a fow Wei |<
with Mrs. T. I.. Uranihb tt,
.lone-, Aug, 28. Mr. s. K. Hie hey
lost a very line COW,
Mr. Pre ton Siniih of Donald:, i
making rapid progress on Mr. Walter
Prof. w. P. Culbertson of Mountvillo
who formerly taught tin: Jones Hieb
School will deliver a Sunday school
address on next Sunday, 3rd inst. at
:$::'.0 p. in. Everybody is cordially in
vited to come and hear him.
We recently met our good friend.
Rev. David Dlackwell, who was reared
in this section, but now lives in Ala
Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Cooper visited
Waterloo last week.
Mr. John lladdon of Duo West was
Mrs. Win. Henry Moore, Is visiting
her daughter in Montana.
Tho friends of Mr. Robert Hughes
will bo pleased to know that he is
recovering from a railroad accident.
Messrs. Jimie Leo Hill and John
Frank returned from visits to Ander
son and .Vorth Carolina .
Mr. and Mrs. MftUldlll of Fasley re
cently visited Mr. and Mrs. W. T.
Jones, Jr .
^ R 'air s M. Dallas delivered a
Jj??^-"' I on par,.' lour. I
NEWS OF THE WEEK
IN TOWN OF CLINTON
Rev. W. P. Jacobs Preaches
Last Regular Sermon.
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
A Cofiutttco \ 111ini111( 11 to Raise Fluids
for a New Manse and for the Sal
ary of the Porsbytcriun Minister.
Other Tilings of Interest to Many
('Union, Aug. 28. Sunday was an
Important day to the congregation of
the First Presbyterian church, nr. Ja
cobs preached tho last sermon he will
ever preach as their regular pastor.
The pastoral relation between him ami
this church was dissolved several
weeks ago hut at thtt time lie consent
ed to till the pulpit regularly until tho
First of September, at which lime ho
will begin to hold regular preaching
service in the Carolina Memoria?,
church for the Thorn well Orphanage*
community. The congregation has per
suaded Dr. Jacobs to retain his con
nection with it au "pastor emeritus",
and it is. of course, very probable thai,
he will often preach to it again.
A nommittoo has in charge the bus
iness of raising funds lor a manse and
pastor's salary and the nomination of
a pastor but no delinllo suggestion has
been made as yet.
The Rev. J. R. Ilooteil, pastor of tho
Associate Reformed Presbyterian
church is in a hospital in StatesvHlo,
N ,C, where last week he underwent
a successful operation for appendicitis.
Ho had a very serious case but Is re
ported as doing well now.
Vacation ends at the Thorn well Or
phanage on the last day of August and
the three hundred officers, teachers,
and pupils will be busy on Monday at
their year's work.
Mr. J. I. Copeland last week broko.
dirt for a modern brick store building
on North Broad street next to Bell
Brothers' store. The town of Clinton
is growing by leaps and bounds. Sev
eral dwellings are to be erected with
in the coining year. Streets are being
opened .extended, and graded in differ
ent sections of the town. The contract
has recently been awarded for the in
stallation of a sewerage system.
The graded school Will open on Sept.
II with the fullest and best equipped
Col lis of teachers in its history.
A postal savings bank will be opened
A good <b al of m w Cotton has been
marketed bore. Mr. Waters Ferguson
brought in the first bale, week boforo
last. Mr. W . I.. MaSOII sold two I10W
bales at iL' l-JC cents on Saturdav. Mr.
Wolfe buying them for tho Clinton mill.
Among pleasant social affairs of tho
past. wock were a meeting of tho
Friendly Dozen with Mr-. W. II. SlVandH
on Tuesday ; 'leifUOpil, a straw rid'- in
honor of M .1. i>. .Ricoh's vi. Itor.
Miss Fv'-lyn ( nholl of Nashville, and
a Inrgo party glvi n by 'ii ? Ola Vouilg
( VTV ROOKS UN VMI> I M.
Itcprcsciifulhcs I'roiii (lie Couiplrallcr
(.'em.-i.r : ft Ire II ulke Viniual Settle
ment Orth i's' Hooks Complimented,
Itobi el Jones from tie- office oi th<>
Coin,pi roil er <? 1 -r: l. w< i <? in i lie oily
Monday afternoon and Tuesday mak
ing I he lihiipa I t'llehioni bet ween i ho
Auditor and <i ? Tron ui < r. The >? ?
amlliatloil WN made in short order.
everything being found in good shape.
Col. Wise stated thai the settlement
' made here was on.- oi the best that
i ho had ever had. This speaks very
highly for Auditor Thompson and
Treasurer Young, both of them having
'only recently taken over the books of
The balance sheet shows that the to
tal disbursements of the county havo
amounted to $188,020,17. Of this $lu.
077.56 was disbursed from tho State
lav, $707105.17 from the county tar and
*:m77.ii from tho school tax.
Col. Wise .nid Mr. Jonen left yester
day afternoon for Columbia.
Muling KlllffS Baiiuhters.
Attention Is called to the
a I. tin:, of Tie Kings DaUghti
be he].I Friday afternoon
at the Chamber of Com nil
ah the mom hers are