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: ELBERT H. AULL, EDITOR.
ELBERT H. ATLL, ]Proprietors.
WM. P. HOUSEAL,
NEWBERRY. S. C,
THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1889.
"KIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS."
There is one very important lesson
that many people in this world never
learn. There are many others that
snight be learned, but this one is so
.-simple and yet so difficult; so easy and
yet so hard; so essential and yet so lit
tie heeded. It is simply this: "Attend
to your own business and let other
people attend to theirs."
Some people have io business of
-their own to attend to and, of course,
in. have time to assure the manageme!t
(.r4. of other pepis'ousmiess. Others have
a plenty of business of their own, but
take more pleasure in directing the af
fairs of others, and meddling with
things that do not concern them.
Nearly every man knows better how
to run a newspaper than the editor;
and almost every editor knows more
';)out farming than the man who
wor tween the plow-handles.
But there is another and lower order
'of minding other people's business,
that is often indulged in, and of which
we intended to speak, and that to us is
contemptible and low in the extreme.
And it sometimes happens that men
and women who profess to be Chris
tians and who put themselves before
the world as guides and exemplars, are
found engaged in this habit. Just let
a man who has had some misfortune in
business and possibly has done much
:c-hard work and gotten no pay for it,
undertake to do something, then these
tongues that are busy advising other
people will begin to work, and' every
said, and they undertake to place their
idle and malacious words where they
will do the most harm. And what
- benefit do these tattlers receive?
They have no regard whatever for
the .truth, and say things they would
pot dare say to the man about whom
they are talking. The poor fellow for
whom they are so much concerned may
be working hard and honestly trying
to attend to his own affairs, and earn
an honorable livelihood for himself and
those dependent upon him, and a word
of encouragement and good cheer
would be an incentive to him to re
" newed and greater efforts to get a foot
w 'ol-Id in the world; but no, it is not
given, but rather, you hear all around
you, evil prophets it may be, telling all
"4 ;sorts of falsehoods upon him, and, in
stead of helping him up the hill, they
endeavor to kick him to the foot of the
r hill, and if possible keep him there. It
is human nature to help those who are
able to help themselves-but it is the
weaker side of human nature.
?RWhen we look out into the world
and watch~ the actions of men and wo
nmen an< stop to consider, we are some
ti---mes led to believe that
'endshp's but a name,
"" 'thaulls to sleep,
A shads that follows wealth or fame
S And leaves the wretch to weep."
'The great need of this age, and in
this world is more Christian sympathy
aniid Christian charity.
But to. the young man who is hon
Sestly endeavoring to mind his own
business and struggling for a place in
the world, we say go on; plod along
Swith the consciousness of honest mo
'.tives and honest purposes, and you will
Ssucceed. The shafts and arrows of the
'tattler and all the implements of the
evil one cannot prevail, but will fall
harmless at your feet.
~. The right will conquer despite the
jmachinations of evil. Let the gossipers
Sgossip; let the tattlers ply their busi
Sness, but mind your own business and
~ ~do the right and success will crown
your efforts. And to him who is al
ways saying evil and unkind things of
S his fellows, we say let him remember
S-the proverb, "Evil be to him who evil
F A ROAD CONGRESS.
i The people of Georgia have recently
I.held a road congress in the city of At
~ anta. The object of the meeting was
"-to devise, if possible, some system by
which they could secure better roads
for 'the State. The meeting is said to
hbave been well attended. It is a very
Simportant matter and one that should
receive attention from all the people.
There is no question but that we need
Iabove almost everything else better
public highways. The most important
~'thing done by the congress -was to
Idraft a bill to be presented to the Legis
lature asking a change in the present
We give herewith an abstract of the
Sproposed bill from the Charleston
World. We have often thought and so
' said, that it would be a wise thing for
our Legislature.to adopt some plan by
which the convict labor could be
utilized in the working of the public
roads. The World'insists that South
'Carolina hold a similar congress and
offer a similar bill to our Legislature
'for consideration. The question is one
-*worthy of discussion. All good citi
*zens will hail with delight any plan by
which we can secure better public high
4ways, provided the system is one that
Sis practicable. We will say more on
Sthis subject in the future.
"The law proposed provides for the
election of a superintendent of roads for
i each county, who shall lay off the
~public roads into sections and let out
Sthe same to the lowest bidder on the
dirst Monday in each March for a term
of one or more years. This work is to
b e performed under bond, and the entire
expense will be defrayed by each coun
S The bill provided that the county
auithorities may, if they see fit, distri
bute to the road contractors the misde
'2neanor convicts, under such terms as
~they agree upon, and they may reserve
an&~y portion or portions of the public
j oads as they may think proper to
work a chain-gang upon.
All male persons, between the ages of
j6 and 50. except clergymen and those
physically unable to work, are to be
jsut ec,under the proposed law, to
wokthe roads a number of days each
year, under the direction of the con
Itractor, who sball be charged with the
amount of labor assigned to his road,
at the rate at which the hands are
allowed to commute their labor.
e bill is particularly severe on those
who shirk their duty in working the
roads, and the county superintendent
is vested with authority to enforce obe
dience to the law. Fully half of the
bill is devoted to the remedying of this
evil, to the presence of which the bad
condition of the public roads through
tout the Soutlb is due.
The authorities of each county are
empowered to levy and collect a tax
not exceeding one-fifth of one per cent.
upon the taxable property of the county
for road purposes, and are to assess the
amount at which persons subject to
work the road m-ay, in money, com
mute the same.
The congress also adopted num ierous
resolutions to memorialize the legisla
ture to utilize the convict labor of the
State in road improvements."
One of the most destructive floods of
modern times swept over portions of
Pennsylvania last week carrying be
fore it in its surging sweep whole towns,
killing thousands of people and de
stroying millions of property. The
only way to form any faint conception
of the magnitude of the thing is to
imagine a reservoir of water four miles
long, two wide and one hundred feet
deep being emptied of its contents in
one hour and going dowr the valley
below and sweeping everything in its
mad rush to death and destruction.
This is what came down on the towns
along the banks of the Conemaugh.
river only its magnitude was increased
by the floods that came down the
mountain side. It was a volume of
water miles wide and twenty-eight
feet perpendicular rolling down the
valley with the tremendous force of
death and destruction in its sweep.
Northern mails have been blocked for
some days. There will be much suffer
ing in many places and relief and assis
tance should be sent. This reservoir
which broke was one of the largest in
Alexander, who was in the Pickens
jail under sentence of death, being con
victed of murdering his wife, died in
the jail last-week. Governor Richard
son gave him a respite or he would
have been hanged only a few days be
fore death came to him in the natural
Mr. R. A. Lynch, editor of the Co
lumbia Record, and librarian of the
Supreme Court, has resigned his posi
tion as librarian and his resignation
has been accepted. Mr. Thos. S. Moor
man, of Newberry, has been appointed
tosucceed Mr. Lynch. The position
was not sough t by Mr. Moorman.
The selection is a good one. Mr.
Moorman will make a good librarian.
Col. John C. Haskell has been elected
a member of the National Democratic
Executive Committee from this State
to succeed Capt. F. W. Dawson. Col.
Haskell is an able lawyer and a wise
legislator, and will fill the position
with credit to the State. He has also had
considerable experience in polities.
The G., C. and N. Road.
[Special to the Charleston World.]
COLUxarMBA, June 4--The Chester
correspondent of the Columbhia Register,
writing under date of June] 1,gives an
important piece of news in regard to
the early completion of the Georgia,
Carolina and Northern Railroad, when
he states that "the clerk of the court
here recorded this week a deed of trust
given by the G., C. and N. Company to
the Mercantile Trust and Deposit Com
pany, of Baltimore, for the sum of
For a long time this road has been
struggling, against the active opposition
of other roads, to place its bonds. The
World representative has it from an
authentic source that the difficulties
are now entirely removed. The road is
already in running operation from
Monroe, N. C., to Chester, and it is ex
pected that work will begin in the
next thirty days on its extension to At
lanta, via. Greenwvood, A bbeville and
Athens, Ga., a dlistance of 220 miles.
An And erson Boy Kills his Sterafather.
[Special to The Register.]
ANDERSON, June 3.-Dr. Oswald
Owen, who has been living in Garvin
Township, near Pen dleton, Anderson
County, was shot and instantly killed
yesterday by his stepson.
While in a. fit of drunkeness Owen
nndertook to whip his wife, and upon
being remonstrated with by his stepson
turned upon him with an uplifted knife.
Trhe young~ man retreated a few steps
and then sent a bullet through his
T1he general sentiment of the public
is in sympathy wit h the stepson.
Louisvinie P,aptis't Seminary.
Lou isvi[.E, May 30.-The Southern
Baptist Theological Semiinary iheld its
commencenmen t exercises here to-night.
The graduates numbered twen ty
seven, of whlom twelve hiad taken the
full course and fifteen English. The
Rev.- John A. Broadus, president,
made a short address and delivered the
diplomas. Addresses were delivered by
several of the graduates. The attend
ance at the school this year has been
one hundred and sixty-five, the next
hh~fest of all the theological scho!ls.
Editor Lynich Throwso up the Sponge.
CorxM.sima, S. C., May 31 .-A s Editor
Lynch, of the Record, announces his
intention of removing to Boston there
is much speculation as to the name of
his successor on the tripod. aTreasurer
tative of the News and Courier called
this evening to question him on the
subjcct. The Record is accusing some
of the county papers of untruthfulness
ini repeatingr the statement the Ex
Editor Gardinerw ill sue G overnorAmes
and others as stockholders of the Re
The Newvs aind Courier's announce
menit that this would be done was
based on direct information fromi Mr.
G3ardiner's at torneys. That they took a
d ifierent met hod of beginning the snit
is evidence that they discovered at the
eleveiith hour that wvhile the Record
had Boston Rlepublicain money, it came
as a gift and not from stockholders.
Meteoroloaical Record for May 18S9.
Mean Temperature 71.5; Mean Maxi
mum 81.7: Mean Minimum .59.4: Mean
daily range 22.8. Highest daily range
32, on the 24th. Least daily range 7,
on the 30th.
Monthly range 53. Clear days 22.
Fair dlays 3. Cloudy days 6. Prevail
ing'wind, WV. N. E., generelly with a
backward movement. Frost on the 3,
4, .5. Thunder clouds on the 13, 29,
30. Rainbows on the 30, morning and
evening. Rainfall 1.17 inches. Rain
fall for May 1888. 7.90 inches
Deficiency for May 1889, (;.73 inches.
Rainfall for five mnonths, 1889, 20.07
inches. Rainfll for tive months 1888,
28.40 inches. Deficiency for tiv.e months
1889), 8.33 inches. The mean tempera
ture for May 1889 was nine higher than
May 1888. T1he low est in May 1888 w:as
44 and the highest was S9. N~umber
of days in wh'imch 10 inhes or mnore of
rain fell 8.
W. G . TERSON, Observer.
Belmont ~-' (. June ht, 1889
SWEPT BY STORM AND FLOOD.
Fierce Gales on the Lakes-A Tornado in
West Virginia-Wind, Rain, Snow
CHICAGO, May 31.-Yesterday and
last night a fierce gaie raged over Lakes
Ontario and Erie and portions of Lakes
Huron and Michigan. All around the
lakes vessels are reported , wind-bound
and d-iven ashore. At Chicago the
wind reached a velocity of forty miles
in hour, and a number of vessels were
forced to anchor outside. At port H u
on wLite caps were driven before a'
,ale of forty-eight miles, and across the
-iver at Tarnia a fleet of big boats was
:ound up, afraid to move. The storm
s moving eastward, and Lake Mich
gan will probably be free from unusual
viuds to-day. At 7 o'clock last night
he north winds was blowing at the
following ports with the velocities
given: Chicago, 40 miles; Milwaukee,
12 miles; Green Bay, 48 miles: Port
Huron, 48 miles; Detroit, 45 miles;
'oledo, 37 miles; Sandusky, 33 miles.
SNOW, RAIN AND FROST,
WABASH, IND, May 31.-The heav
est rainfall in years has been prevail
ing throughout this region for two
lays. At Benton Harbor, Michigan,
mow fell to the death of six inches.
Snow is also reported at other places.
MICHIGAN CITY, IND, May 31.-A
sortheaster, the fiercest storm known
here for years now prevails. Snow fell
here yesterday to the dedth of about
WINAMC, IND., May 31.-Rain has
fallen without ceasing for forty-eight
bours, and it changed to a snow storm
yesterday afternoon. There has been
nearly twenty-two inches of rainfall
Ind much damage will be done by the
GALENA, ILL, May 31.-Heavy
white frost visited this section yester
lay inorning. Corn on the low ground
was blasted to the sourout and all
inds of tender fruit killed. The dam
ige is serious.
A POTOMAC RIVER STORM.
HAGBRSTOWN,MD.May 31.-A terrific
storm passed over the Potomac River
listrict of Washington County yester
lay afternoon. It seemed to follow
:he course of the river, leaving destruc
:ion in its tracks and blowing down
)uildings, trees and fences and ruining
rowing crops. Telegraph and tele
>hone wires are down and it is impos
;ible to obtain particulars.
3MOVE-HOUSE IN CUMBERLAND.
CUMBERLAND, MD, May 31.-Nearly
i hu'jred families here moved out of
;he)jvwer part of the city to-night in
3atrol wagons on account of the flooded
:ellars, but no fatalities are reported.
tCROSS THE RIVER IN WEST VIRGINIA.
MARTINSBURG, W. VA, May 31.-A
:ornado struck a section of the country
ive miles east of here yesterday even
ng and, after demolishing a vast
imount of property, it past down the
Potomac River, uprooting trees, over
urning small vessels and playing
iavoc generally with small buildings
aear the banks of the stream. The
storm traveled ouer an area of ten
miles, and then passed out to sea.
Very few trees are left standing along
the water front; those which happened
to stand the gale were twisted out of
5hape. The house of Martin Boriff,
which stood directly in the tornado's
path, was lifted from the ground.
rwo women, who were in a little
Pramne kitchen, were hurled twenty
feet and seriously injured. A barn, in
which George Vogel and 0. Powell
had taken refuge, was blown down
mnd the i wo men were killed. The
lamnage to crops was great.
LONG THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD
PHILADELPHIA, PA, May 31.-At
the office of the general manager of the
Pensylvania Railroad it was stated to
ight that all the wires of that county
west of Wilmore station on the Pitts
burg division, twenty miles west of.
Atoona, has been down since 8 A. M.,
and that consequently information in
regard to the freak west of that place is
ve ry meagre.
Enough has been learned, however,
t indicate that the rush of water is the
worst ever known in that section. At
Broad street station the following bulle
in for the information of travellers was
posted about 8 o'clock:
"On account of the unprecedented
storm prevailing in the western part of
the State the lines west of Altoona
have been damaged, to what extent
sannot be ascertained until the water
subsides. The storm is still raging and.
it is thought no trains will be passed
"Dispatches received up to midnight
at the office of the general manager of
the Pennsylvania Railroad indicate
that the situation is rapidly growing
worse. The effects of the storm is being
felt on the middle division of that road
extending between Harrisburg and
"Landslides and washouts are report
ed all along the line between these two
places. No trains will be sent out west
of Harrisburg until the storm abates
and the extent of the damage can be
A special from Pittsburg says: We
ave had no wire east of Conemaugh
ince noon. We understand that Cone
maugh town and Johnstown are en
tirely washed away, and many lives
have been lost. The water is now fal
The New York limited east-bound,
which is now at Wilmore, had a narrow
escape from destruction. The conductor
reports that immediately after his train
bad passed over the bridge which spans
the river at South Fork the structure
was swept away by the rushing water.
The condition of affairs on the Phila
el phia and Erie Railroad is almost as
bad as on the middle and Pittsburg
divisions of the Pennsylvania Road.
Telegraph lines on that road, below
Harrisburg and Williamusport, were
Lost shortly before 9 o'clock, and no
information has been received from the
atter place since that hour. Informa
tion received early in the evening, how
ever, indicates that there are washouts
and landslides along the line complete
Ly suspending travel.
Harrisburg is partially inundated by
the rise of water in Paxton Creek,
which divides the older portion of the
tovn lrom the new portion. It is rain
ing at a late hour and grave fears are
expressed for safety of people living on
the lowlands. The furnaces along the
river below Harrisburg are being em
banked. Shelton is partially inun
THE FLOOD IN THE JUNIATA.
T YRONE, Pa., May 31.-Juniata River
as overflowed its banks at this place
fiooded the entire southern portion of
the city causing great destruction to
property and streets. People living in
the flooded districts had to be removed
from their homes in wagons to places
All railroads centering in this place
are greatly damaged by floods. The
waters were never known to be so high
at this place. At Curwensville one mnan
was drowned and at Clearfield two
The Susquehanna River has over
flowed its banks at Clairfield and the
entire place is under water and all means
of escape cut off. Many people have
gathered in the Court House and Opera
House as places of safety. This evening
it is still raining hard and the water is
THE STORM1 IN THE MiOUNTAINS OF
STAUNTON, Va, May 31.-The storm
of Tuesday in the North west reached
here on Thursday, and continued till
this morning. For fifteen consecutive
hours the rain fairly poured down,
accompanied by a strong wind, and
much wheat has been blown down and
HARRISONBURG, Va, May 31.-There
was a great storm in this sectiofi last
night. The wind blew a perfect hurri
cane. Wheat was blown down, trees
uprooted, houses unroofed and fences
laid low. The damage is great.
WINCHESTER, Va, May 31.-There
has been an incessant downpour of rain
for the last thirty hours. At the time
the winds weie very high. Many mag
nificent wheat fields are laid flat, and
wheat is materially injured. All the
water courses are beyond crossing.
A FLOOD IN THE JAMES RIVER.
LYNCHBURG, Va, May 31.-The
James River at this point is twenty-five
feet above the ordinary tide, and all
communication is cut off on the Rich
mond and Alleghany Road. On the
upper river there have been heavy rains
for the past two days, and eight inches
of rain has fallen since last night up to
12 o'clock to-night. The river is rising
rapidly and much damage has been
doue in the lower part of the city. The
gas works are full of water and the city
is in darkness.
RICHMOND READY FOR THE RISE.
RICHMOND, Va. May 31.-The heavy
rains of the past twenty-four hours
have caused washouts on all the rail
roads running into this city, except
Richmond and Petersburg. No trains
left here to night on any road except
this. People in the lower part of the city
are moving their belongings to higher
grouud. A tremendous freshet in the
James River is expected.
THE FLOODS NEAR CHARLESTON,W.VA.
CHARLESTON., W. Va. May 31.-A
heavy rain began falling here at noon
yesterday and continued until late last
night, which caused a flood in the
tributaries of the Kanawha River.
The Chespeake and Ohio Railroad
bridge over Cabin Creek was carried
away, and booms in the Elk and Coal
rivers were swept away and millions of
dollars' worth of timber, lumber and
railroad ties swept away. It is feared
that a portion of the city will be sub
merged. It is still rising. The thermo
meter registers 480.
PIEDMONT, W. VA., OVERFLOWED.
PITTSBURG, May 31.-A special from
Piedmont, W. Va,says: This place has
been visited by the greatest flood since
1876. It begain raining yesterday and
continued until noon. It also rained
some this afternoon.
Two hundred families living near the
river were forced to leave their houses
and fled to the hills. The damage to
property in this town is estimated at
$10,000. The West Virginia Central and
Pittsburg Railroad is under water be
tween here and Cumberland, Md. Two
bridges have been swept away. The
loss in alt to that road will be $250,000.
No trains are now running on the
Cumberland and Pennsylvania Road.
Two trestles have been washed away.
Loss $20,000. Nine Baltimore and Ohio
trains are lodged here, and 1,200 emi
grants are on the streets. The Western
end of the road has been impassable
since last night, and it is hard to say
when travel will be resumed.
The loss to the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad is very heavy, but cannot be
estimated at present. At 11 P. M. the
rain ceased falling and the water is
subsiding. No further danger is appre
A CITY SWEPT AWAY.
Thousands Drowned in Pennsylvania
Scores of Villages and Towns
PITTSBURG, May 31.-A special from
Greensbnrg, Pa., says: Johnstown is
completely submerged and the loss of
life is beyond estimate. Houses are
going down Conemaug'h River by the
dozen and people can be seen clinging
to the rafts. At Coketown, a village
of several hundred inhabitants, houses
are almost entirely covered and a great
many dwellings at Blairsville are sub
Scarcely a dwelling in the vicinity of
Song Hollow can be seen. The bridges
at Bolivar and Ninevah, it is reported,
have given way and that at Sailsburg
it is feared will be carried away. Peo
ple here who have friends in the flooded
district are eagerly waiting for news at
the telegraph officee. Great uneasiness
prevails. The river at Livermore is
rising and great destruction will
THE DAM THAT BURST.
SONG HOLLOW, May 3.-A railroad
operator officially reports that before
dark they were able to count one hun
dred and nineteen persons clinging to
railings or wreckage, or drowned and
floating in the current. If this informa
tion is to be credited the damage in the
town proper must be in the nature of a
As early as 1 o'clock the alarm was
sent to Johnstown tbat there was dan
ger from the dam. The railroad officials
were notified, and in a very short time
began to carry people from town to
places of safety on regular trains and
hastily improvised rescuingr trains.
The reservoir or dam at Suth Fork,
which is said to have burst with such
terrible results, is described by a gentle
man acq.uainted with the locality to be
an immense body of water formerly
used as water supply for the old Penn
sylvania Canal. It has been owned for
several years by a,numnber of Pittsburg
gentlemen, who used it as a fishing
ground. The gentleman who gave this
information said that if the report of
the bursting of the dam was true he
had no doubt that the damage and loss
of life was fully as great as indicated in
NEW FLORENCE, .PA., June 1.
Correspondents have arrived here from
six miles from Johnstown, the scene of
last night's terrible calamity. The
reports which have reached here show
not only that the earlier news was not
exaggerated, but it did not fully descrile
the horror of the disaster.
The number of dead is estimated
now at 1,.500, but there is every reason
to believe this number will be exceeded.
The whole beautiful valley of the
Coneinaugh in Cambria county, is a
scene of devastation, ruin and death.
Wrecks of houses, stores and factories
are scattered all along the banks of the
river for miles.
A dozen villages and the city of
Johnstown with its population of 2-5,
000 are utterly destroyed. To add to
the horror of the flood, the debris caught
fire at Johnstown and the flames are
still burning fiercely and spreading.
The big Cambria iron works are entire
ly submerged and will be a total ruin.
The stories of scenes during the flood
are full, of terrible and pathetic inci
dents. Many persons were still in their
houses when the waters rushed down
upon the town and some were even
caught at their avocations and drowned
at their post. Others rushed to the
upper stories, only to be overtaken
there, and even when they reached the
roof they were washed away with the
tide, and in many cases either dashed
to pieces against some obstacle in the
torrent or drowned.
The village of Conemiaugh was the
first place reached by the flood. It's
homes and business houses were torn
away by the waters, leaving her 2,0
residents without shelter.
Woodvale with 2,000 inhabitants, a
mile below, and the city of Johnstown,
another mile down the valley, with
the suburbs of Cambria City and Cone
maughboro, were next cau gt by the
flood. The torrent had travelled eigh
teen miles and was fort.y feet deep
when it swept over Johnstown. In
two hours time only two roofs in the
city could be seen above the water, and
during those two hours a most dreadful
scene was witnessed by those who had
reached places of safety.
Trees torn up by the roots swept by
with hundreds of drowing victims
clinging to the branches. Houses and
bulky articles of furniture went by also
laden with human freight. The strug
gles of the helpless victims in the tur
bid waters were heartrendering in the
Countless dead bodies were also seen
rolling and tossed about ~n the waters,
some of them still clinging to floating
At Bollivar the water spread in five
minutes over the whole country, and
men, women and children went float
ing away, shrieking wildly.
One touching scene is related of a
little girl who was swept down the cur
rent on a bit of flooring. She was
kneeling, her hands clasped in prayer,
as she passed on to her death futher
down the river, where her frail raft
was dashed against a tree.
1,755 Bodies Taken from the , River at
PITrsBuRo, June 1.-The latest ac
counts from Johnstown estimated that
the nurnlr dead will reach several
thousand. Up to 10 o'clock to-day, 1,
75:5 bodies have been recovered. The
water is stated to be forty feet deep all
over town, and there is not a house
It is impossible to make an approxi
mate estimate of the pecuniary damage.
All interest is centered in the terrible
loss of human life.
The natural gas pipes at Johnstown
burst, setting fire to.the wrecked build
ings, adding horrors to the scenes al
ready beyond description.
At a small place called Nineveh, near
Johnstown, two hundred dead bodies
are awaiting identification. Several
bodies which were rescued from the
river at Pittsburg were washed down
from Johnstown, and the terrible force
of the current may be realized when
the distance is given by river as- 100
Estimates of the dead are placed as
high as 3,000, but at the present ex
cited condition, that estimate must be
taken with considerable allowance.
Measures for relief have already been
The newspaper men here have organ
ized and sent out relief trains, and the
mayors of Pittsburg and Alleghany
called public meetings this afternoon
to promote the measure of assistance.
The mayor of this city wired Govenor
Beaver to send tents to Johnstown.
All the telegraph offices in the vicini
ty of the disaster are thronged with
crowds of broken-hearted people, anx
ious for news of the dead and missing.
A late dispatch from Johnstown this
afternoon places the loss at $20,000,000,
and says that 5,000 houses were swept
THE VALLEY OF DEATH.
JOHNSTOWN, PA., June 4.-For thirty
six hours without intermission fire en
gines have played on the smoking ruins
above the bridge, but the flames that
break out. afresh at intervals in this
floating field of ruins seem to defy the
subduing force of water. Nearly 2,000
men are employed in different parts of
the valley clearing up the ruins and
prosecuting diligent search for the un
discovered dead. Their investigations
are not without profitable results,, for
the bodies of the dead, charred victims
of flood and fire, are discovered with un
diminished frequency. It becomes
hourly more and more apparent that
not a single vestige will ever be recog
nized of hundreds that were roasted in
the flames above the bridge.
The first mail got in at 9.30 this morn
ing and was enormous for such a small
town. The Knights of Pythias have
received large donations of money from
from Pittsburg lodges. An effort was
made to hold religious services in Mor
rellville last night, by the Rev. John
Fox, of Pittsburg. The Rev. Beale is
making arrangements for service in
Cover's school house to-night. The
chamber of commerce has made ar
rangements with the Baltimore &
Ohio Railroad to transfer passengers
from Johnstown to Pitttsburg free of
charge. The train was packed so full
that it was impossible to obtain stand
ing room on the platforms last night.
The passengers were mostly children
and women. The faces at the windows
expressed nothing but relief as the
train drew out from the ill-fated city.
The Tariff Clubs' relief train'from Pitts
burg lay on the Baltimore & Ohio to
day and did more good than any that
had yet arrived. Trains on the Penn
sylvania road cannot reach as many
sufferers as those on the Baltimore &
THE VERY LATEsT.
JOHNSTOWVN, June 5, 1 A. M.-An
official report shows that 1,100 bodies
have been recovered. The loss of life, it
can now be stated as a certainty, will
not fall below 10,000, and it is doubtful
whether one-third of this number will
LOsSES TO INSURANCE COMPANIES.
PHILADELPHIA, June 4.-A repre
sentative of the Mutual Life Insurance
Company, of New York, said to-day
that the company loses $420,000 by
deaths in various small towns in the
Conemaugh valley and in the Cambria
Iron Works, in policies ranging from
$1,000 to $5,000.
The Pennsylvania Mutual, of this
city, loses $I00,000 in Johnstown.
NEW YORK'S CONTRIBUTION.
NEw YORK, June 4.-The good work
of raising funds in this city for the
Johnstown sufferers is still going on.
Subscriptions from the various ex
changes, plice commissioners, large
wholesale houses, and in fact from all
points in this city. were liberally made,
and the amount raised, up tlate this
afternoon, reached $450,000.
Outward Flow of the Golden Tide.
NEW YORK, May 31.-Gold was or
dered to-day for shipment to Europe
by to-morrow's steamers to an aggre
gate amount of $3,350,000.
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NOTES FROi EXCELSIOR.
June found us where May left us
almost cool enough for frost.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Wheeler, of No.
2 Township, spent Friday night with
her mother, Mrs. Nancy Singley.
Our farmers were all cheerful over
the recent showers of rain ; however,
not a good season yet.
Our farmers have about finished har
vesting and planting late corn. Vege
tation generally looks much refreshed
since the recent rains.
A good many from this section at
tended the communion service held
at Mt. Piigrin church on Sunday
A good many visitors were present
at the closing exercises of school on
Friday evening. School will convene
again the first Monday in July next.
Messrs. S. L. Shealy J. C. Singley
and Johnnie Counts went down to
Broad river last week on a fishing ex
Some few from this neighborhood
attended the Firemen's Tournament at
Newberry on last Thursday. Those
attending report being richly repaid
for their visit to the city.
Mr. J. S. Werts cut his large bee tree
last week from which he realized
about one gallon of "sweet sap," and
a hive of bees.
Mr. W. P. Bodie, of Lewiedale,
spent Saturday night on a visit to this
community. Mr. Bodie is a single
man, and we learn there is a pleasing
feature connected with his visit to
this community. Wait and see.
A great deal has been said recently
through the newspapers concerning
cotton seed oil mills and what advan
tage the oil mills would be in the way
of building up towns as well as the sur
rounding country. We believe the oil
mills would be a great thing in the
way of building up towns or country,
but at the same time they are pull
down on the farmers, as the high
price offered for cotton seed in the fall
entices the farmers to sell their seed
where they should use them as a
manure in place of buying the fertil
izers. What sAy you farmers ? Are we
right ? J. H. K.
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V. HARRIMAN, New York. Sold by
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or short standing you will surely find relief
by use of Electric Bitters. Sold1 at 50". $1,
pe r bottle at Beicher, Houseal & Kibler's
Their Business Booming.
Probably no one thing has caused such a
general rival of trade at Belcher, Houseal &
Kibler's Drug store as their giving away to
their customers of so many free trial bottles
of Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption
Their trade is simply enormous in this very
valuable article from the fact that it always
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A Rare Chance.
Piano, full compass, C Scale, beautiful
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Worth $150; will take $b5. Apply' at
HARRY H. BLEAsE. COLE. L. BLEAsE.
Attorneys at Law,
NEWBERRY, S. C.
Office-Rooms 5 and 6 over the store
of Smith & Wearn.
CHATIA100GA PATI IIMOLL
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ilil8elffeli igaliad ese
The Liuams tGi ad Coudieser.
The Eiall tGiu ad dee
CONTRACT TO LET.
NEWBERRY, S. C., June 4, 1889.
A MEMBER of the Board of Couuty
Commissioners will be at New
berry, June 21st, at 10 o'clock to let
contract for repairing jail and court
house, the right being reserved to re
jeet all bids.
Specifications can be seen at my,
office. GEO. B. CROMER,
THE PECULIAR MEDICINAL
tilled from the finest growth of Rye, in
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to such a degree as to place it in a very I
For excellence, purity and evennes of g
any in the market. It is entirely free,
and file Tonic properties.
For Sale at
THE OLD RELIABLE
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Porcelain Lined Preserving Kettles,
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Seeds one bnshel of cherries in one hour's
time-and costs only 75 cents.
Latest Improved Fly Fans.
Stern winders. No key required. Every
The Glass Fly Trap
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trap we have ever known. Try one and you
will have no other.
All the above at low prices at
S. P. BOOZER & SON,
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one ma te by the
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C. E.. H IRES, PHIL,ADELPHIA.
Rocl of 14 1~ 8ettIllst
N OTICE is hereby given thaton the
24th day of June, 1889, at10 o'clock
a. mn., I will make a final settlement of
the Estate of Dr. J. 0. Dickert deceased,
in the Probate Court for Newberry
County, S. C., and immediately there
after apply for a final dischar'ge as
Executor of the last will and testament
of the said decedent.
FANNIE V. DICKERT.
NEAR MRS. B. H. LOVELACE'S BOARD
Repairing a Specialty.
A LL work done wIth neatness and dis
.Z.patch. Painting connected wIth the
business. We call special attention to our
stock sheds, these sheds are waterproof.
Stock taken care of untill called for by own
ers. We earnestly solicit the patronage of
our friends and the public generaly. BO
Doors, Sash and Blinds,
NEWI3ERRY, S, C
MIANUFACT'URERS OF BRACKETS
.~1Sawed and Turned Balustrades. Hand
Ralls. Mantles, Columns, Etc. Estimates
nmade on buildings In town or country.
P IEDMONT AIR LINE ROUTE
Richmond and Danville Rah-road.
COLUMBIA AND GREEENVILLE DIVISION.
Condensed Schedule-In effect Apr. 28th, 1889.
(Trains run on 75th MerIdian time.)
NORTHBOUND. No. No. No
4. 50. 54
P M A M
Lv Charleston................-....... 700
Lv Columabia.................2 45....1045
Ar Alston................3 40 ...142
Ar Unio.......................-. ..12
Flat Rock................ -.0
Newbery. ............. 6.....:...424
CIIntn....... ..... 4....60
Abbev.................. 7 00
LPoBeari................... 407........12 00
rolsprt............... 428... ....1 2 425
Newerr..................... 4.1 453..... 432
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Garenil............-... 0.....l 40.....
Geeno............... .... 6....023
Abialla.... ................... .....** . 7 00
BeAtl ........................ ................li4 10
Lv Belo ..................... ....... . 80 0 1
AreWiecamso...................- 4 302
Penders.................... .......-. 9 4j
Pbiedotl................. ........ P11 050 4
Greenville.............. ..... 1 0 9 20
Piedront............. ...... ..... 531 16
eera..................... ........ ........0633
Wllla...................... ...... 701
AGteenwo........................ ............ 12340
. lnderon ......................
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Hen........ ....... 9 15
Flat ock.................. ........' 94
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Tryo........ 510 16
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Be lton.................. ........3 400
ArColu-bixa.............AoM ........ 1 240
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Proseit L.................. 8e ' 50s . n...30
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H. C. SUMMERS.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBEBRY-IN
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Isaiah Haltiwanger, Plaintiff,
Jacob Luther Aull, and others, De
Summons for Relief-Complaint not .
To THE DEFENDANTS:
You are hereby summoned and re
quired to answer the complaint in this 4
action which is this day filed in the
office of the Clerk of the Court of Com
mon Pleas for the County of Newberry
S. C., and toserveacopy ofyour answer
to the said complaint on the said sub
scriber at his office at Newberry Court
House, S. C., within twenty days after
the service hereof, exclusive of the day
of such service; and if you fail to ans
wer the complaint within the time
aforesaid, the plaintiff in this action
will apply to the Court for the relief
demanded in the complaint.
Y. J. POPE,
Dated 10th day of October, A. D.1887.
To the Defendants,. Fletcher H. Hen
derson and Priscilla Henderson:
You will take notice that the Sum
mons and Complaint in the abov
stated action was filed in the office
the Clerk of the Court of Comm
Pleas for the County and State afore
said on the 10th day of October 1887.
Y. J. POPE.,
The Banner Year of
THE FORTY-FOURTH ANNUAI
Report of the NEw-YoRK LIF, for the ;
year ending January 1, 1889, shows:
1. An increase of over half a millio
dollars in Interest Beceipts, over the.-"
figures of 1887;
2. An increase of nearly one and s
half million dollcrs in Benefits t-r
3. An increase of over one and a
half million dollars in Surplus for Dlvi
dends, over January 1,1888;
4. An increaseof over two and a halfl '
million dollars in iPremiums, over thc-"
figures of 1887;
5. An increase of over three millon =s
dollars in Annual Income, over the
figures of 1887;
6. An increase of over ten million dol
lars in Assets, over the figures tort
January 1, 1888;
7. An increase of over eighteen mil
lion dollars in Insurance Written over'
the figures of 1887;
8. An increase of sixtymillion-dofl :
in Insurance in Force, over the
of January 1, 1888;
9. A total income, in 1888: of oven
twenty-five million dollars;
10. Assets, -January 1, 1889, o"e
ninety -three million dollars ;
11. New insurance written, in 188w
over one .hundred and twenty-fli
12. Insurance in force, January
d89 ou hmlted and tw
In the ainount of
in the magnitude of the increases ov
former years, the year 1888 was
"Banner Year" of the Company". I
the variety, extent and proporti
uniformity of these increases, web w
lieve the NEW-YoK LIF will
found to be the Banner Company oa
the world. -T
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