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TWENTY-FOUR IS
OF I
Rust H~ad Eaten Away Gussett Plate
of Bridge tat Cave Way as People
Crowded oin Watching ltesoue of Boy.
Chester, 'a., Scipt. 1.-Twenty-four
persons wero drowned and five seri
ously injured in the collapse last night
of the bridge spanning the Chester
river at Third street, in the heart of
the city's business district. The po
lice made this annou ncement tonight
after divers had defllnitely determined
no more bodies remained in the water.
A small wrought iion gisset plate,
part of the soupport for a foot path
along the side of the structure which
had beeni half eaten )y rust, gave away
under the s eight of nearly a hnidred
persons who were attracted to thbi
spot by the cries of a drowiiing boy,
and precipited the victims into thl
river.
rhe last body to .be dragged from
the de( * mud at the bottom of the
river wa; that of i;;h t-year-old Cbmr
leA Apostolus, the ehil ~who.e death
was the iadvertent cause of the av
Sident. It wias rIeovereId shortly he
fore noon today 11nd jdaced at the enl
of the row of twenty-four victills
whose 1)o(ies Ielosl ill White's mor
gun awaitinug removal to their former
homle.1 .
All 1i dead i ere residents of Ches
ter, naort of whom had jist reached
the business district on their way to
theaters or stores. Little Charles Apos
tolus was in a .group of child rn on the
river hank in the rear of a thcater
watching the anties of a hear which
was to appear in the show. lie wa";
knocked into the river by on1e of his
Ruua
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IT MAKE NO DIFFERE
What your ideas in i
known to us we will
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In our line and pride
satisfy you.
WHETHER YOU KNOW
What you want or a
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an
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Carbohydrates, Fat, N
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gives less milk.
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Protein and Calcium n<
balance your Carbohydrat
ness.
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you why you should keep on fe
J.e C. SI
Lau
TOLL
IRIDGE ACCIDENT
3xcited playmates and his cries for
help attracted the crowd on Third
street.
Several hundred persons dashed for
tho small bridge and others were try
ing to push oi to It when, twithout
warning, one end of the foot-way
buckled. The heavy walk dropped like
a traip door and In an instant 50 per
sons were struggling in the muddy
water. A score more clting to the
bont hand rail and Iron water pipes
lighting to reach safety before their
fragile perches gave way.
The victims were caught in a verit
able death trap. At the point of the ac
cident the Water iN Wt feet deep. The
river Is scarcely more than *5 feet
wide and factory and tore twalls are
built to its very edge. Those who could
swim found it impossible to scale the
sl ippery walls and there was no Iloat
Ing deobris to which they 111might clin1g.
The foot pa-th had simply dropped and
hung to twisted sioliorts.
A minute after the accident occur
red half a dozen men dove and pulled
half drowneId men. woienl and chil
dr1-ei otl. of the talgIed ma1.ss or 111
inanity. Several boatmen hur-ried to
the scee and aided in the wNorl of
rescte. Pol'icemen and firemen dragged
the iver's bottomu for 1odies.
As the first shock of the accident
wore off today there iwas a general
deitanid through the (.11)t for a thor
ough investigallonl into the caluse of
tihe aceident. Charges and counter
charges were made by and againlst the
board of comilmissioners of 1 Delaware
couty, which is reSpolsible for tlte
condition of the bridge.
ewelry are, if you make them
fill your requiremenits.
ourrelves oni our ability to
re lookinig for sug'gestions t'will
A, 'A
ei is , o makeo Phrotei
realokingfrsgctostwl
ll~ikl.
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Five Mi te Chats s
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By JAMES MORGAN ' a
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(Copyright, 1920. by Ja'Mes M;organ.
OLD ROUGH AND READY m
hi
1784-November 24, Zachary di
Taylor born In Orange
countyr Va.
1785-Removed to Kentucky. A
1808-Licutenant in the regular
army.
1812-Fighting Indians in In
diana,
183R-in the Black Hawk war in
Illinois.
1836-7-In the Seminole war in
Florida.
1840-6-in conpnand ojthe de
partment of the sotthwest.
1846-May 8, opening engage
ment with Mexico at Palo
Alto.
May 9, Battle of Resaca
de la Palma.
September 24, capture of
Monterey.
1847-February 22, 23, 24, Battle
of Buena Vista.
1848-Nominated for president
by the Whigs.
1849-March 5, inaugurated
twelfth president, aged
sixty-four.
1850-July 9, died in the White
house, aged sixty-five.
z ACIIAltY TAYLORt was the first
army man to be president, the
second being (leneral Grant. A dozen
presidents, from Washington to Roose
velt, had seen war service, but only as
citizen soliiers.
At twenty-three lie entered the army
as a lieutenant, and lie remained in it
40 years, until he was inaugurated
presihlent. Yet he had seen only a lit
tle fighting with the Indians before his
campaign in Mexico, where he coin
mnanded perhaps not many more than
6,000 men and fought half a idozen en
gagenieits, ranging frorn the opening
skirrnish at Palo Alto to the hattle of
Buena Vista. In this last, his little
Zachary Taylor.
army of raw troops was outnumbhered
four' to one. But lie spurrned( Santa
Anna's (derniand for ihis suirrendier, anid,
"with a little muore grape"' from Cap
tain Bragg's battery, he defeated the
M'ex leans.
Th'le commnander~s In the two Mexican
canmpaignis, Zachary TIaylor and Whin
field Scott, were as unliiike as their
popunlar nicknmer(s would indiicit i
"(l ih toughi and~ itead~y"' and~ "lid i'uss
andl iFeat hers.'' "(Oid Iough and
Rteady"' reina ined thIiroughou t hiis armny
service' a simpilie Amerleanii siihlier,. a
coapablle oillli-ir In peace and a resoulrce
ful one in war.
Obiedienit aliwarys to thle eivil a uthlar
ity, hei retauinil a truly Amrii.rcan dis
like of military cremiaLI amindi
ners.
H e was as plain in his private life
aind withi a wIfe as ulnalfected as ihuni
self. 'This devotedii orrni on i ui mde heri
hiomne with him in innilitary stiokader
iandi tents, stnuinIrg her clild ri-n as
they camie aionig back to tihe care iof0
reilti's, buiit refusinrg to bie paurted
from her hiushmand.
Like every mian who hais hieaird the
seductive suggestion (If his inme for
the presidency, Tlay'lor was niot long
in yleiding toi It. Revising his owl
poor oiionr of his (hualitications it
the Ilight of their higher apipra isai ha
others, lie came toI r-egard himself a.
the people's candidatIe anrd lie ain
uounced that he would runi as suci
evenI if no( plarty' shiouild noriinate hlmn
The party preferene of the old sol
dier was inr dloubt, with no ot her clii
to it except his brother's illurminatin
remrark that Zachary liked I ieury Cia;
and A merleari-mrade (lothles. Thi
WVhigs nonimiatedl himi without krnowin;
wvhere hie stoodli on ainy questiion aru
they nmdeii no platIforrm for 'im in
atanud on. It was a merry gamre will
the greaut problemrs thnt confroted th
niationi.
After they had norninuinled T1ayloi
the Whliigs bieienmie fea rfiuI for a Iim
t hat the joke was on thiemn. Whlii
they wvaitred arid no word c'ae froi
thlelir norirniee aut Inatori Rouge, th
took ularim lest lie woul riot acecej
the honor from thiei r party. But h
hiad riot regelveil thii r letter ofC notIl
catIon, Frr hiey had neglected to pri
pay ite~ , ostinmge oni it, an "Ol'' ld lRour
anid IReady" wai refusIng to rechl
all unpaid mall..
PINAL SETTLEMENT U
Take notice that on the 17th day of
Ptember, 1021. I will render a final
count of my acts and doings as Ad
inietrator of the estate of 'B. F. Do
dields deceased, in the offilce of the
dge of Probat'e of LAarens county,
11 o'clock, a. n., and on the sanu
LY will tupply for a final discharge
btn my trust as Administrator.
Any -person indebted to said estate
notified and required to makei pay
ent on that date; and all personn
Lving claims agaist said estate will
-esent then on or tefore said date,
ily proven or be forevar bairred.
J. M. Do.Il.I)FDS
Administrator
ngusnt 17, 19,21. 5-6t-A
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We wish t
in our new q
opposite the <
be glad to se<
NE\
We have sev
and with the pre
do not hesitate t<
on the market.
More Studet
buyers in the fii
make of car in t
Models
TOUR
Light-Six 2=P
Light-Six Tou
Special-Six 2
Special-Six T<
Special-.Six 4
NE
The new Lis
make this car th
The roadster no
the touring car
ALLSTU
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Stu
OWEN BROS. MARBLE
& GRANITE CO.
D1DBIGCIR
MANUFACTURERS
EWDCTORS
Doalei6 in everything for the cwme
tery.
The largest and best equipped mon
mnental mills In the Carolinas.
GREENWOOD, - - - S. C.
EVERSHARP
PENCILS
POWE
DRUG CO.
V OU ARTERS
o invite our friends to visit us
uarters on East Main street,
>ld Robinson Hotel. We shall
6 you.
V STUDEBAKERS
eral new model Studebabers on hand
sent prices of these popular cars, we
recommend them as the best value
akers have been delivered to retail
-st half of the year than any other
he world, except Ford.
and Prices--F. 0. B. Factory
ING CARS AND ROADSTERS
assenger Roadster . . $1125
ring Car . . . $1150
Passenger Roadster . . $1585
>uring Car. . . . $1635
Passenger Roadster . . $1635
ng Car . . . . $1985
W LIGHT SIX PRICES
rht Six prices announced last week,
e best value in its class on the market.
w sells for $1275 delivered here, and
$1295.
DEBAKER CARS ARE EQUIPPED
WITH CORD TIRES
VR UGHN
debaker Cars and Service

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