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ESTABLISHED 1805., NEWBERRY, S. C., rlUESDAY, MTAY 7,190.1.'YlIEAWK,$50AFR
Txn nm myTn nr n II- I
AND FIFrFN MILLIONS F I)OF LLARS
HAVE BEEN GIVBN AS SACRILPICE
TO AWFUIL FIEND,
For Ton lorrible lours Colled the Sen Of
Flanie Over Miles of I1cantifut Rest
dences anid Many Biocks of Clomely
ttilit Up inSlUss Iouses-On
Iunired tind Thirty City
ilocks Contaiining Thir
teel Huudred Hlouses
Jacksonville Florida, May 4, 1 a.
m.-The most disastrous fire in the
history of this city began yesterday
shortly after noon in a small factory,
from a defective wire, according to
the best belief, and burned for near
ly ten hours. In that time a prop
erty damage estimated from $10,
000,000 to $15,000,000 was effected.
According to the city map, one
hundred and thirty blocks were
burned, many of them in the heart
of the business and residence sec
tion. The catimate of houses to the
block is 10, hence 1,300 of them
went up in smoke. .
. Many of the finest public and
private buildings were destroyed, in
cluding hotels, theatre, churches and
The casualties cannot be accurate
ly estimated tonight. That there
were several seems to be well authen
ticated. Among them was that of
the fire chief, who sustained a bad
The mayor ordered all of the sa
loons closed, and has impressed help
to clear the wreckage.
The mayor at a late hour stated
that he estimatod the loss at $15,
000,000, and that 10,000 to 15,000
people were homeless.
Mr. V. W. Cleveland, in whose
premises the fire originated, and
who was one of the heaviest losers,
dropped dead from oxcitemeit. A
stalwart negro, bringing a trunk on
his head from a burning building,
went crazy from the horror of the
situation. Ue ran around in a cir
cle wiih the trunk on his head unti
he sank exhausted and died. Women
ran through the street tearing their
hair and clothes and in several in
stances had almost denuded them
selves when they were cangbt by
friends and led to places of safety.
Horses hitched to trucks could not
Jbe cut loose quickly enough and
mauy of them ran wild through the
demoruljzad throng. At night -the
military ivos ordered out to guard
the household goods piled high in
d acksonville, ~a , May 4.--At 1
a. mn., the situat on is one approach
ing desolation %n a large section of
the city. TIPI burned district
reaches BurbIdge street on the
north to the St. John's river on the
south, a distance of 'quite two miles.
The width of the desolated area is*
thirteen blocks. Within this space
practically everything is,blackened
ruins. On Bay street, the principal
mart of trade, the Western Union
Telegraph company's building is the
first'going west. Everything east of
'' Laurel on Bay is gone.
At 10.15 o'clock last night tihe fire
Swas under control, having practically
burned itself out. The suburban
settlements, with the exception of
LaVill'a, are intact. La Villa was
badly hurt. The extent of the dam
age cannot be told until tomorrow.
Thousands of persons are on the
streets tonight homeless, with prac
tically all of their worldly posses
sions upon their backs. The depots
of the railroads situated in the south.
eastern section, have been turned
into temporary lodging houses and
hospitals. Luckily tihe weather is
fine, so that there will .be no suffer
ing on that score.
S Meetings of tile city council, the
* commercial bodies and the charitable
institutions will be called Saturday
morning to devise ways and means
for meeting the situation. It is not
* known yet if an appeal for help will
be issued tho.ugh it is thought lhkely
that the exigencies of the occasion
* will demand such action. It is hoped
that arn appeal can be avoided.
* At 12.45 today Jacksonville expe
.tienced the most disastrous fire of
her existence, the entire length of
Beaver street from Davis street to
tuo ureeK on .iloorty street have 1)n
totally destroyed. This is 14 solid
blocks of residences. For the same
distance Ashley and Church streets
have both been completely blotted
out. When the fire reachod Bridge
street in its eastward courso it on
voloped in flames three blocks, Du
val, Monroe and the north side of
Adams, burning up that entire soc
tion of the city and running 14 blocks
to the Duval street bridge. How
much further in that direction the
city is burned it is impossiblo to
learn, the street being impassible,
but it is foared that St. Luko's hos
pital was burned, a report reaching
the city that the Presbyterian church
in East Jacksonvillo is ablaze. If
this is correct the fire must have
extended five blocks further east.
The conflagration has caused as far
as is definitely known a distance of
two and a half miles by a half mile
When the fire reached Julia street
it was a roaring furnace without any
prospect of being put under control.
The local military companies were
>alled out to keep back the crowds
ind the fire- department began to
Liso dynamite to blow up the houses
a block away from the fire and thus
prevent the fire from spreading. So
lierce was the blaze, however, and so
trong had become the wind that
millions of sparks and flying burn
ng shingles spread over five or six
ilocks, setting the roofs of the houses
>n fire in advance of the department.
Sooa Senator Toliaforro's residence,
hen tho adjoining houses on that
Aock were ablaze and in spite of all
3fforts to save the Windsor and the
t. James hotel both houses were
inickly onveloped in flamos. For
ibout an hour the guests in the
Windsor had been busily packing
.beir trunks and went away load.
3d with trunks and grips, some
anfortunately to the United States
3otel, but most to Riverside.
Leaping madly across the street
-rom the Windsor, the Seill's house
aught fire, and then the Methodist
parsonage, and in a few minutes the
Prinity M. E. church was a mass of
lames. The opera house block fol
owed, and the Richards and Living
;tone boarding houses. A desperate
ffort was made to save the Baldwin
nansion, which was recently pur
)hased by the Elks for $18,000.
go earthly power could save this
>uilding, and that entire block and
he one west was quickly a mass of
lames. Once the fire got started on
,iain street, the closely adjoining
uijlings wvent one after the other.
Paint shops with barrels of oil were
plentiful in that district, and as they
3anght fire one after the other the
>lazes arose hundreds of feet high,
md quickly set the other buildings
mross the street on fire.
Then the Hubbard hardware store
saught, and the people scattered
when they saw what had happened.
E[undreds of pounds of powder- and
m great deal of dynamite was stored
la this building. Ten minutes
passed, when suddenly there was a
roar, and the building collapsed like
in eggshell. The dynamite and the
powdler had exploded. Here again
bhere was much danger for the fire.
lien. Cartridges began to explode
aind bullets began to fly around, and
Lhe effort to fight the lire at this
point had for a time to be aban
cloned. This was only the start of
the most intense part of the fire.
The Furchgott building was soon
iblaze, and then quickly the Gardi
rier building was also a mass of
flames. Down the street the lire
spread with rapidity, and the entire
section of Bay street from Market to
Nlain street, and extending for five
blocks back, was burning all at once.
The city building went, the fire
department building, the armory,
the county court house, the clerk's
office, with the county records,
the criminal court house, the city
jail and the graded schools and the
Catholic church and orphanage, St.
John's E'piscopal church and the
convent. The entire city of magnifi
cent buildings all burned up in less
than four hours. The scene was one
that beggars description.
At 8-80 o'clonk tha fire was
checko<d at the intersection of Laural
and Bay streets, where the Commer
cial bank ii located, which woiit ip
in flames, the Western Union, being
just across the stroot, and not dam
Among tho prominent hotels
burned were the St. James, the
United States, the Pracido and the
It is impossible at this hour to as
certain tho losses, but it, is said by
insuraco agents that it will be be
tween eight and nine millions.
Six lives wero reported lost in the
The mayor has called a meeting of
the city concil for tomorrow to con
sider ways and means of the sufflr
The plars of the city as reported
by the city surveyors shows that 130
blocks were burned and a part of
another black. The estimates of
residences to the block in the remi.
dential district is ten, and in the
business dection the blocks were
The chief of police ordered all sa
loons closod until further notified.
A partial list of the estimated
losses as secured up to 8:30 o'clock
Friday night are as follows:
Cleveland Manufacturing company
$25,000; Commercial bank $50,000;
First National bank $15,000; Hub
bard's block $50,000; Industrial Sav
ings and Trust company $5,000;
Windsor hotel and annex $35,000;
St. James hotel $40,000; Hotel Pla.
cido $15,000; Mohawk block $50,000
Gardner building $200,000; Kohn,
Furchgott building $52,000; Semi
nole club $15,000; Elks club $35,000
opera house $10,000; Kerkimes block
$25,000; Palmotto Block $20,000, H.
& W. B. Drew $15,000; Hotel Riche
lieu $15,000; Ely block $18,000;
Gilkes building $125,000; Nedeman
block $30,000; United States hotel
$25,000; Albemarlo house $5,000;
Christie, Groover & Co., drugs $100,
000; McMurray livery stable $50,000
New York Steam laundry $18,000;
R. D. Knight -& Co. $20,000; S. H.
Kresse Co. $10,000; A. B. Campbell
Co. $50,000; Hofiloy Bros., drugs
$10,000, Cable Piano company $5,
000; auditorium and skating rink
$30,000; C. C. Bettes, drugs $18,000
law exchange $15,000; police station
(rented) $8,000; Greenleaf and Co.
$150,000; Merchants National bank
$10,000; Florida Hardware company
$5,000; East Florida Printing com
pany $20,000; Ritzwoller She con.
pany $8,000; Belovedere saloon $25,
000; St. Johns hotel $5,000; Smith
building $28,000; Barton block $8,.
000; St Mary's orphanage $30,000;
Church Immaculate Conception and
parsonage and St. Joseph's convent
$110,000; Cookman institute, colored
school $10,000; First Baptist churdh
$10,000; St. John Episcopal church
$50,000; McTyre Memorial church
(M. E.) $35,000; WV. S. Ware's resi
dence $100,000; Senator Taliaferro's
home $10,000; J. R. Parrot's resi
dence $35,000; Mr. Pollock's resi
dence $15,000; Col. H. Bisbee's resi
dence $10,000; Judge W. B. Owen's
Yulee Junction, Fla., May 3.-Fif
teen million dollars worth of property
gone up in smoke, ten thousand pee.
pie made homeless as it result of a
fire in Jacksonville today. The en
tire business section of the city is in
ashes, and numerous lives have been
lost, and the end is not yet, as the
fire is still burning furiously, defy.
ing the essaults of water, dynamite
and the supreme efforts of the
entire population, aide'd by the fire
departments of numerous sister cities.
Such is the sad story of destruction
caused by the displacement of a bit
of innocent .looking wire which ac
cidently got into a shredding machine
of the American Vibre company, at
the corner of Dr via and Union streets.
The fire started between the hours of
12 and 1 oclock p. in., and owing to
this fact the loss of life will be com
paratively small. The fibre factory
was a wooden shell, full of inflam
mable material, and in a few mo
ments was in a mass of flames. The
wind, which was already b'lowing
strong from the southwest, seemed to
be nossesed with a sndden fury, nd
soon was carrying destructivo embers
allthrough the doomed city, the fair
est portion of which lay right in the
wake of the wind. Somo dolay was
experienced, and to add th tragedy
of fateful accideute, the engino at
the water-works sufferod a mishap,
and nothing more than ordinary
pressure could be obtained. By this
time the flames had swept to the
Boston store, a huge furnituro estab
lishment belonging to W. W. Clove
land & Son, who wore also proprio
tors of the fiber factory. It leaped
across Davis street and took a course
right through a section whore block
after block of framo buildings, most
ly occupied by negroes, had been
erected. Horo is where the fire do
partment lost its grip, as simultano
ously in half a dozen places, some of
them six blocks from the main fire,
roofs were seen to burst out in flames.
The wind rising higher and higher,
mowed down whole rows of tht-se
buildings and- attracted at first a
crowd of curious sightseers, who
seemed to be fascinated by thosight,
until they learned that their resi.
dences, too, were in danger of total
It took just four hours for that re
sistless sea of flames to consumo
every building in its wako for a
space of six 'o eight blocks wide
from Davis street near whore it start.
ed to the Hogan's creek viaduct, a
distance of over one and a half miles;
and then, not satisfied with eating
out the heart of the residential por
tion of the city, it doubled itself and
came roaring up the principal tho
roughfare of trade, destroying every
thing in what was the original incor
poration of Jacksonville. The gov
ernment building, which caught firs
at one time, but was saved, is the
only pretentious building left stand
ing, and it may go before morning.
From the humblo houes of the
poor to the elegant residoncos of the
well-to-do was but a short journey
for the flamos. After passing Bridgo
streot, the first house which suc
cumbed to the flames wias the elegant
brick mansion of former Councilman
Stansell. Then it seemed that wher
ever there happened to be a shingle
roof on a building erected before the
fire limits were extended, the flying
embers found lodgment. Blocks
away from the main fire other fires
would break out.
Right into the heart of the town
the flames swept. The Windsor and
St. James hotel, both of which are
the finest winter hotels in the South,
were consumed in an incredibly short
time. The opera house followed
next, and then row upon row of ele
gant residences wvere offered up to
the insatiable fiire fiend.
As the viaduct leadmng over tile
marsh and of -Hogan's creek to East
Jacksonville was reached it wvas plain
that the limit of the progress of tile
flames wvestward had been reached.
Thie hope of the p)OOlio grew strong
that the worst was not over, but so
far as the money value of the dam
age was concerned the worst wvas yet
to come. Just as tile material for
tile flames was apparently consumed
a shlift in the wind sent a ronring son
of flames southward toward tile river.
Then it was beginning to dawn on
the minds of the unfortunates whoe
had refugeed to the riverside thatt
they were in danger of being cut off
and suffocated. A rush was made
for thle south Jacksonville ferry, and
hundreds sought refuge on the other
Then came the most thlrilling scene
of the entire day. The flames caulght
the freight warehouses of the Atlan
tic, Valdosta and Western railway
and began from there its backward
march in the eye of the wind. Slow
ly but surely it ate its way against
the wind, taking either side of Bay
street until it reached Jones' boat
yard. Tile wholesale grocery store
of F. & IL. Dowling (Co, Muller &
Co., and dozens of smaller concerns
were slowly wiped up.
WVhile tile flames failed to cross
the open space known as Jones' boat.
yard a new danger threatened. Tile
flames swept down in rear of the
United States hlotel and that, with
the law exchange, was doomed.
MIeantime the count.y court houne
caught firo and another splondid 3di
1ico was soon a totil wreck.
From tho Unitod Stltes hotel the
tlimos igain jump( across the sit root
an[d tho line of march wis taken up
again only to be Checked wie the
last building between IMcCoy and
Hogan's Creek had been (lost royed.
Among tho houses that had sue
Cuilbed to tho lles at 8S o'clock, on
l.ay street, whore the Mohawk block,
the Gardner building, Furchgot's
m1ammii1ioth dy goodIs houlso, Benodiet
& Pollak's wholettlo dry goods',
Ohristio Drug company, McAllister,
wholesalo ligours; Colenl Bros., dry
goods; It. L. Harrison, dry goods;
Isomni aind Skinnlor, whlolesale( gro
cories; 1. E. llaird, paints; WV. A.
Bourso, hay and grain; F. M1i. Dowl
ing, wholosal0 grocer; Claussen,
wholesalo grocery; Florida Hard
ware company; United Sitates hotel;
F. F. Clark's furnituro house; Honry
Clark, carpets; D. E. Cooper, furni
ture; FOttings & Ioichard, furniture;
Harlishoimer, grocer; estato of Me
Nory, wholosalo grocery; Coleman,
tailor; a dozen drug, retail grocory,
millinery and other stores.
Tho hotels destroyed include the
Windsor, St. Jamos, Phicido, United
States, Girard, Glenada and Oxford.
Makes a Statement
R EO A R i Nt) TEICtIt 01e PO(STMASTICI(
11111' TO OlSN. iiARi1'TON.
Tile ''13iititnckinig" Newpliatl,na Jruul,
llpatoi,o, fie Says, Wille liig Unl
JuHt to liil-wi4 Talk to the
[Special to The State.]
Bennettsvillo, May 5.-Much hav
ing been waid yesterday in the South
Carolina papers in reforonco to the
connection of 0r1. Waldo Hampton's
name with the postmastership of the
Columbia postoffice, your correspon
dont sought ain interview with Sona.
tor J. L. McLaurin and obtained the
"The placv, so far as I am awaro,
has not boon tendered to Gen. H1amp
ton. I do not profess to be able to
control the appointmont. I was ap
proached by a devoted friend of his,
who is not much more than an ac
quaintance of mine, and asked if I
would endorse Gen. Hampton for
postmaster at Columbia, as ho thought
it would be appreciatod by him at
this time. I unhesitatingly replied
that I would when a vacancy ov.
curred, if the genoral desires to ac
cept the place. 1 was assured by
this friend that lie thought it would
be acceptable. I urged (lhe reteun
tion and reappointment of Gon.
H1am pton as railroad commiissionier,
and hatd both written arid p)ersonal
acknowledgements of his apprecia
tion of the efforts which kept him in
office a long time after his term ex
"Nobody expects to 'biuy' Gen,
Hampton, and (lie headlines of the
News and Courier are as insulting to
him as unjust to mue. I mentioned
this matter to a friend of mine in
Columbia and it met with his~ hearty
approbation and lie volunteered to
ascertain whether the General deC
sired the President to tender him
the position or not. Everybody con
nected with it was influenced by a
delicate and true regard for Glen.
H1am pton andi to dIrag the matter into
the papers for political puirposes is
in thorough keooping with the bush.
wvhacking tactics omploye(d by those
who object to fair argument on pub
"I am not and I refuse to be drag
god into the papers by every canard
started by my political enemies. I
will speak to tihe people not the
papers and make my position on all
questions thoroughly understood at
Greenville on the 22nd instant. This
palrticular iuicident is closed so far as
I am concerned, but I am confident
that the friend of Gon. Hampton's
who first ap)proachied me wvill cor
roborate wvhat I say, as I believe
lie was acting in the utmost good
faith though entirely without the
knowledge of the General."
If you wish to scald you husband,
or wife, as (lie case may be, p)ro
cure cold water and heat it before
LIFE TERM CONVICTS
BREAK FOR LIBERTY,
OVEHOW'Ew.It A GUVAR) ANi) FlY TO
WV A tF i11 IF: 8 W A al l '.
Anothe F'r vl x t.Ilix Malt 1i11t Followm-3t1
li it Tret, Fionts at P'irimri Illut In
Isrouight I,owal wVI(I1 '1n8t,l.
OnIly Oue 1M1 Itpes.
Special to t1h1 State
I Ilgood, MAy 2.- Ono of th0 most
dariig escapes that was over made
from tohe Stato firIII was ma111do by
threo conviets yostvirday morning.
'Ilo plow detalil vas it work near ia
thick branch when Israolsiis, it lifo
prisoner from York Contity, slipped
1[) bllinld Gluiard M. 0. Burkott,
struck lilil it Htiniill"g blow oil the
neck and took his glu from him.
After getting t1ho giu Sims attompt
od to h1oot 3urkott, but did not
know iow to ianipulato tho rillo.
Ito iumediiitoly took rofigo in tho
branch, carrying the rillo With hi Im
and wis followed by two other des
porato convicts, ( rant. McNeill, Ho11
tolcod for lifo from Ch'ri-lestonl, and
Tom Haiystck, sentenced for 20
years, from Saluda. Tho other pris
oners ia'.1do no eflort, to oscape,
though it is Raid that, otiers woro ill
the plot. As soon i. it was 1.oHsiblo
Mr. Gardnor, the manager of Do
81an1sure farm, was notified of the
scipo and 11 is t11 custom ovry',
effort wis made to eflft th lbeir cap
turo. It was not long beforo the
guards and tlirustivs had th elapeis
sturroinded inl tho swaminp. With the
edges well guarded on all sides, soV
eral entered and soarched the almost
impenotrable swamp. It wa11 not
long beforo Isaace Sims, the ring
leatder, wa diicovered l) it t roo. I o
still had the rillo with him and oi
being cominuldod to suirrnder,
oponed firo on Alr. Morris, 0te m11anl.
ager of the Reid farm, andl(] another
mani who was with him. As thoro
wastg only on load in the rilie, Morrit
know that no harm could then ho
done, so ho covered Sims with his
pistol, nild offectod hill capture with
out any furtli- trouble. Sim wim
then securely tiod, turned over to
one of the guards and wasf ( oon ]fl(
ed in the tockade. The pursiit of
McNeill and Uiystack was then con.
Another drivo was mnade through
tho swanip whon McNeill wits discov
ored. H1e broko and ran andi a
tem)to( to make his e011)A acros4
an open field, but Mr. (Gardor, whct
was mnounitedl on his horse, sooni over
took imn. Onl being ,iommanlded tc
hallt, McNeill showed light, turned
ont Gardlnr Iad had1( to bo shot b1.
fore lie wvould1 surrendter. '111 woumd,
however, is ini the atrms and( is niot
conisidered it danlg(erous 0on0. 1He wasi
returned to the stoekade and the pur
suit wvas continued for Haystack.
With tihe swamp1iJ well gualrdled ont all
sides, seairch after search was5 madto,
but the fugitive could1 not boe found,
A latrgo guard1 force was kept or
duty all of last nighit but at thli
writing. Haiystackc hats eluded hit
pursuers~ anld it is supposed0( has made(1
escape. It is simp)ly marvelous hiow
lhe oil'oted it undler the circumstan.ce.
Thle plot to e2capl) wats well laid foi
the prisoners cap)turedl wer() supp)lie'
with rations suflicient to last two 0]
three dlays and( atlso had at small
qulanitity of turpentinio which they3
use, it is said, on their foot to kcop
the (logs from trailing them. When
Sims took Mr. Butrkett's gun, Ilurk.
ott attlempted to shoot him with hit
pistol anid aftor snapping every citr
tridlge it refused to lire.
The damage to the ontt crop on the(
State farm, baused0( hby the (1ams) giv
ing way, will not be as5 great as wvat
at first supp)losed1. While the entirc
crop on tile river has been undor
water it is thought that the 1110t 01
it will now be saved1. TIhe breaki
are being mendeod as rapidly as pios
sibl1o. All of thle cotton that wai
planted prior to tihe recent heavi
rains will, have to be planted1ovel
again. 0The heavy rains and ex
tremely cool weather that fol- wet
caused the seed to rot in the ground
Seed are in great demand, but thb
usnal ornn will be pnt in.
Wade Hampton Not For Sale.
11H IV OUL I) NOr A( -i't-. AN OFFICE
soIt Citrotlt1 'M (rtt I( At Son D( lar I thtt,
ti l'ositmnaRtornhip) of (ohitfi,ta inag
iot ht1c iv i Ten(ir( it 1mis, but hi
%Votild lout "ConIlIcr i 'ropost
(Iitft Ally WVay Comrectedl
WVIth Heuttor Mlcl.msurlin.'
All Sorts of Ittimors
Iowsi and Courior.]
Columbia, May 3.-For sovoral
days tho rumor has boon 'n circula
tioun that (mon. Wado Hmtilpton had
beenl tendored, Or WoUld Ito tendored,
tho Columhia postoilico. Tho ro
port sems to have boon founded on
a report that a Columbian, who is it
closo friend of Sonator Mclaurinl,
told friensi of (lont. IHampton tiat
if h wouild accept tho appoiitment,
without tiny Conditions whatover at
tached, his ('clallnuin's) influllco
would bo used to got thu appoint
mont for C-1on. Ht1111j)ton.
Tho further statoment was mado
that When thU matttr was brought to
tho attention of (ron. H[ampton by
1iii friends, Geni. llampton replied
that his hoalth would not permit of
his accopting 1the position.
Thiti corrospoldelt called to seo
(Ion. ilampton diring tho morning,
anld had a long talk with him about
mattors in general. Whon the ru
mor of thu postmastership was
brought up, (lon. 11amptoi said that
ho had no Winder from Prcsident
McKiiloy or Senator Mcl'aurin.
Whon tho rumor in its ontirety
was stated to him, ho salid: "You
may tialy that I would not even con
silor a tender from 1uch it source,
aind I wait you to sity to the people
of thu Stato that not only would I
not accept. a position from such a
source, but I would not even con
H1 siaid that ho would have re
mained in (he position of railroad
commissioner had President McKin.
loy retained him, is 110 (the preident)
would liko to havo done, but ho did
riot want to consider it proposition in
any way connectod with Senator Mo
lie snid that ho felt that the people
of South Carolii, know that he had
never been for sale, and toat he
would never be.
Later in tho day a telegram was
receiven from Charleston annouricilng
that . similtir rumor had r1oecihed
Chtarloston. Thte fact of the matter
is there seems8 to be ai reguilar atlloat
just nowv about Federal atppoinltments
all of wvhich indicate thait Senator
McLaurin scents to hold the wipI
htandlle of the app)ointmoents that are
to come to this Stato. One is thtat for..
m ier Assistant Attorney Gleneral
Charles P. Townsend, who was atssis
titnt Att orney Ge neral undor Mr.
B3arbor, and who hits booen Senator
McLanrin's private secretary, is to be
one of the assistatnt dlistrict attorneys
tnder Mr. Capers. Judge Town
sond(, who att 0one time occup1iod1 a seat
Ion tihe 1)ench1 of the Statto, is a first.
Another report is t hat a prominent
bankh oflicer wits noext to be offered
thte postoflice in Columbia, itnd thait
in case hoe accejpts that Mr. Enser,
who is now p)ostmnaster, is to go nip.
stairs anid replace M~lr. E. A. Webster,
whlo has boon thte repullicant leader
in the State for mainy years.
Another report is that Mr. Loomis
Blalock is to be tihe successor of Uni
te(d States Marshal Lawson D. Mel
A rumor that has reached Colum.
bin is thtat of Mr. Jeff Richardson, of
tihe Ureenvillo News, will only inti
mate his accoptance, that be will only
intimate his acceptance, that lhe can
have the Greenvil> postoflice, and(
that tihe position is awvaiting him on
a silver platter, so to speak. These
are only iumors that are floating
around, which may or may riot pan
WVhen a man is too hlazy to walk
aroundio a mudt-hole, he shtouIld not
a be commn dco for bravety in walk
tng thtrotugh it.