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Entered A pril 23, 1903 at Pickeu, N. . a% second cla4s niatter, tinder act of congrems of March 3, 1879
39th Yea"' PICKENS, S. C., JULY, 22, 1909. Number 16
State News I
All a- f,
Mr. J. F. Muldrov of Darling
ton has deen elected superintend
ent of the Lake City graded
It is reported that valuable de- 1
posits of gold have 'o-en foundE
at Ten Mile Hill, near Charles
Dr. Hugh Swinton fcGillv
ray, of Charleston High School
has been eleted prof,s-sor of En
glish at Convert College.
In the court of seSsions at
Chester Jim Stvenson, co4lored,
was convi'te-d of tfhe nur
der of his wife and sen
tenced to life imprisinent in
the penitentiary.
Dr.J. filler u or, a native of
Rock Hill.has n' to Europe to
sue the city of ris foi .50,000
damiages for k-ing hm in an
asvlun. The Pa ri epl claLiml
it was a case of mi4istaken ideni- -
A commission had been issued
of the Germo Vlanufacturingc
company of Charleston. Capi
tal $25,000. The company will
manufacture and d1eal in disin
fectants anl germ, insect and
poultry remedies.
The se'- Of sta~~hs
i . crtr to the 1ndus
rial Trust company,of Green
wood. The capital stock of the
company is 8100,000. The corn
pany will do a general real es
tate and stock and bond busi
As usual, the most unatisfac
tory thing about the advance it
the price of cotton, is the fact
that it did not take place until
after most of the producers had
let go their holdins.-Yorkville
C. 1). Stradle of Greeville I
.bought his own bankrupt stock
Saturday for o00. The liabili
ties of concern were $15,300. He
paid nearly 85 cents on the dollar.
The highest sealed bid was that
of J. T. Arnold $12,00~0. There
was exciting bidding when the
oral bidding opened.
The body of MI.FIulton K(lsey
Sthe young Augustan who was
drowned in the surf at Sullivan's
Island Friday afternoon, has not
vet been recovered although the
beach has been closely watched
and every effort made to locate
-the body of the unfortunate
young~ man.
' Governer Ansel appointed
the Hon. W. Hi. Hunt of New- j
berry, as a special judge, for the
court of general session at Spar
tanburg. He will also hold the
ag,fcommnuI pleas. The ap
pointmentwa~s made on account
of the illness of Judge Prince.
Announcement has been made
at the adjutant general's officei
that the two extra companies of
the staite militia, those at Aiken
and Lancaster, which are the
first two to be taken into the
coast artillery of the state,.
would go into training at one of
the batteries at Fort 3Moultrie
fromt August 1 to 10.
Th'e first shipment of truck;
was miadle Saturday from the
farm of the Chesterfield Im- I
provement comnpany,this being
under the direction of the bureau
of plant induK try and the farm I
demonstration wo)rk. On the
land:which was not cultivated
for years, good crops have been
raised. The shipment of b)eans
andl cucumblers was made to the
northern markets..
Following a s1ipper given to the
wardens and vestry of the
Advent in Spartanburg by the
Rev. W\. H. K. Pendletoni at
the rectory Fr1iday night, a busi
ness meet in was held and it
wash (erb!-<i t build a parish
home un th wl o jining the
church fur iH- u- o th Sun
thI hu'-or i be i t
A charter has been issued to
Ihe Cherew Steam laundry; cap
tal, *3,700.
A commission has been issued
o the Bank of Duncans: capital,
A charter has been granted to
he Hetrick Hosiery mil! of Wal
1alla; capital, $113,000.
Three negroes were, drowned
n the Cheraw Ferry while driv
ng across the stseani in the wag
The Pi Kappa Phis of South
arolina will hold a covention
it the Isle of Palms this week.
The citizens of Edgefield have
)rgan)ized a fair association and
vill hold a big fair this fall.
A commission has teen issued
o the Lucas Saving banks of
he Watts mill village near
aurens; capital, $5,000.
While searching for liquor in
harleston two Italians tried to
hoot the police officers who
vere making the raid.
Burglars broke into the store
>f L. J. Massey at Fort Hill and
nade off with $100 worth of
atches and other goods.
E. L. Barnes has been elected
ity treasurer of Rock Hill, to
ucceed C, S. May, who was
hortin his accounts and .gn
A charter has been issued to
he People's Building and Loan
ssociation of Florence; capital,
50,000, with the privilege to in- i
sease to $500,000.
Thomas Hyatt, a fai-mer of
ee county, got into a difficulty
vith Charley Jones, a negro ten
nt, and shot and killed him.
Ie claims self defense and sur
'endered to the sheriff immnedi
tely after the killing.
The secretary of state has
ranted the Beaumont Manu
acturing company of Spartan
urg the right to increase its cap
tal stock from $260,000 to S310,
The store of J. C. Burns &
o., at Laurens was brGken intot
unday night and over thirty
vatches were stolen, sonme high
riced geld watches and the
ithers of cheap variety. The
hief entered t.he store fron.a
ar door, through a panel which
e had removed by boring holes
.11 the way around. The police
iave no clue whatever, but Chief
sagwell has sent out circulars,
earning all jewelers, and noti
ying the authorities of other
Rush Brown, a negro train
and, was instantly killed at
aurens Monday morning at
~bout nine o'clock, his head be
ng torn almost in two parts and
1s body being run over by the
rain on which he worked.. The
ecident occured soon after the
ocal freight from Greenville ar
-ived, while it was shifting in
he Laurens yards. Brown was
~winging on the moving train
vhen he was struck by a yard
witch: the blow threw him be
eath the train, which dragged
im for fifty yards, beating his
ead against the arch bar of the
rucks. When the train stopped
he negro was already dead.
Mrs. James T. Kilgo, widow
f the Rev. James T. Kilgo,
lied at the home of her daugh
er Mrs. J. C. Campbell, at
3lenheim, in Marlboro county.
aturay afternoon at four
'clock. Mrs. Kilgo was in her
ighty -second year, and her
leath closes a life of Christian
irtue and of splendid influence
hroughout the state. Her dis
inguished sons, Dr. John C.
(ilgo, president of Trinity Col
ege; the Rev. Pearce Kilgo and
Fames Kilgo, of the South Caro
ina Conference, and Mrs. J. C.
~pbell are her surviving chil
A commission has been issued
,o the Beaufont Veneer and
Package company: capital, $15,
O0. The company will manu
Facture barrels, boxes and rates.
Gov. Ansel has ordered an
Aection of Rutledge county to be
held August 17. The petition
for this election was signed, ac
ording to the requirements. by
more than one third of the quali
ied electors in the portions of
Williamsburg, (larendon and
Florence counties proposed to be
ut off to forma a new county.
The First Natiwial bank of
partanburg has purchased the
intire stock oft he F"idelity Loan
n( Trust conipany paving $294
.1 share for the st(ck, the
purchase pr'ie 'l1,t1W11 for
he entire stock :iuOoni ing to
88200. TII,e irust ci-mmany
vill be absorbed by ibo First
ational. W. E. Btrnett is pn s
(enlt of the First National and
A. M. ChreitzbIurg is ca4hi r.
C. R. Briggs,formerly Celivery
,erk in the Spartan- ,n post
)fice, dropped dead at the pas
;enger station in Spaitaiburg
3aturday night as he alghted
rom train No. 41, which arriv
d from Charlotte at 8.05. The
hysician of the Southern road
xas summoned, and it was
.ound that death was caused
rom heart disease. _%1r.1iggs
iad been working in Charlotte
mnd was returning home to
;pend Sunday with his familv.
Sherif J. W. White of Spar
inburg has offered a reward for
:he apprehension and arrcst of
Bill Howard,14ailing from Ok
ahoma.He is wanted in Spar
:anburg for passing worthless
,hecks and obtainin- money
raudulently. Howard claims to
epresent J. W. Howard & Co.,
)f Columbia, Tenn., dealers
n horaes. He is described
>y Sheriff White as fol
ws: Six feet high,weights 180
>ounds,clean shaven,light hair
air complexion and a ruddv
'ace, dresses nice and when in
partanburg wore blue serge
Referee J. Lyms Glenn,ap
ointed to take testimony in e _
~omplaint of the minority of the
;chool board of Rock Hill district
igainst the action of the majori
: in selling the old high school
property at Winthrop College.
mas filed a decision favorable to
:he defendant. The attorneys for
:he defendants have servedl
otice upon the plaintiffs that a
n)otion~ will be made before
Judge Memn nger in Yorkville
Ju!y 15 to increase the tond of
:he plaintiff from' $500 to 85,000.
The body of young George
3randy, who was killed in Char
.otte Saturdlay,arrivedi in Green
ville Sunday night and inter
ment was made Monday after
oon. Young Grandy was 13
sears old1 and was found Friday
fternoon at an old stone quary
nar Charlotte with his skull
rushed. At first it was supposed
:he boy had been murdered.b)ut
Later developments sustain the
belief than he was injuredl in a
Eall. He was a son of Contraetor
J. D. Grandy of Greenville,who
has been at work in Charlotte
for some time.
In several of the c'huriChes~ of
Dharleston on Sunday the pas
tors preached sermIf m.-F tn pro hi
bition in the plan of endlea
voring to dlefeat the dlispen
sary at the election next
month. A number of the pastors
f the Charleston churches have
come out in favor of prohibition
and have been quite actively at
work in behalf of the cause.
trying to prevent the vote of
that county being cast for the
ispensary system. Thle r'evenlue
eature of the law especially
:ommends the dispensary, part
cularly now that taxes are high
nd the property must bear the
:ost of the extension of the new
ewerage system and the bat
:ery boulevard scheme. The
strong argument of the dis
pensary advocates has been on
his line.
The third regiment of the stafe
militia is in camp at Aiken.
A man named W. D. Trent,
-who has been running a moving
picture show at Gaffney, has
skii)Iped, owing pretty nearly
eVerVbody in town.
J. S. Starr of Rock Hill has
been chosen as the architect to
furnish plans and specifications
fo-, the handsome new high
school building, to be erected at
an early d ate on the Beaty lot on
Main street in Union.
Chief Cion unisisoper Green has
rIceived from; Architect L. F.
Gomich of Augusta, Ga., the
planis and specifications for re
nairing the Aiken court house,
appropriation for which has
been made in the sum of five
thousand dollars.
Some time ago Mr. R. T. Few
ell, president of the Arcade cot
ton Mill, stocked the pond on the
premises a short distance from
the mill with bass and other va
rieties of fine fish. These had
grown and were beginning to
furnish fine sport. One morn
ing last week when the pond was
visited a large number of fine
fish were found floating upon the
surface (lead. Some miscreant
had either poisoned or dynamit
ed the pond. Mr. Fewell has of
fcred a reward for evidence to
A CIhisitian wor'kers and farm
ers' conference of the negroes of
the State will be held at Irmo, 12
imiles from Columbia, on the Co
lumbia, Newberry & Laurens
railway for 10 (lays, commenc
ing July 25. Richard Carroll
will have charge of the meeting.
A large tent has been secured in
which to hold the meetings and
it is very probable that several
hundred neoroes will be in att-en
dance, many of them camping.
The conference was to have been
held, commencing on July 19.
On July 24 Commissioner Wat
son, Prof. Ira W. Williams,
Prof. A. G. Smith of the United
St ates bureau of plant industry
w;ll be present and make ad
dresses alon,_ agricultural lines.
One of the most bruta, crimes
that has happened in Pickens
county for some time was comn
mitted some (lays ago on a resp
ectahl e lady, 83 years 01(d, living
by herself, though close to one of
her sons. After she had fastened
the dloors and blew out the light
a man came to her b?d and de
manded her money. She said,
"I have no mon' A my son has
it." Hethen assaulted her. He
gained adlmittance by going up a
ladder to an unstair window.
The lady does not know positive
ly who it was as it was dark,
b)ut knows it was a negro by his
kinky hair. The matter was
kept quiet until yesterday. E'us
picion restedl on Sam Vaughin
who made one statem(nt
whic, connected with other
circumstances, led to suspicion,
ane he was arrested Saturday
evening and placed in bail. The
people of the eastern part of the
county are considerably
wrought up over the deed.
Interested through the won
derfuly attractive advertise
ment of Childs,of Floral Park,
a number of people in and
around Yorkville bought seeds
of the wonderberrv,described as
a new creation of Wizard Bur
bank that is something like the
whortleberry in shape,size and
color: but better thanany other
known h)erry for the reason
that it began to produce
early and continued untill frost,.
producting delightful berries
sutable for pies, or eat ing raw.
These berries are now beginning
to ripen, and while not a comn
plete humbug are really more or
lss disappointmng. They are
not very sweet nor v-ery acid,but
are rather insipid to the taste:
and while interesting as a curi
osity,do not appear to have
much practial value. People who
have experimented with them
this year will hardly do so again.
-Yorkville Enquirer..
The four Chinamen arrested
in Charleston Monday afternoon
>n warrants sworn out by Im
migration Inspector Howard,
:harging them with unlawfully
ntering the United States were
riven a hearing by United
States Commissioner Arthur R.
Young. Chu Jing and Chi
hung were dismissed, both pre
;enting certificates of entry.
hu Hung and Lin Dock were
inable to present certificates,
but they claimed that they had
awfully entere(i and they h*v
-eu given 60 days to p:. nJice
proof. They were released on a
ond of $250 each, John P. Grace
md A. McL. Martin goingsir!
or the Chiaamen. The arre,Is
>f the several Chinamen amo:
he colony in Charleston ih
aused a great stir and they are
III excited and fearful of a coII
pAete deportation.
The expense of the election o
e held in 21 counties on dispenl
ary or no dispensary will have
o be met by the next general
issembly. The comptroller gen
3ral has no funds at his disposal
Ixcept the following items: Su
?ervisors of registration. -6.825:
ommissioners and managers of
Aection, $1,000; advertising elec
:ions, $300, making a total of -8
L25. Appropriation is for special
Aections and it is thought that
:he dispensary election would
iot come under this head. It
ivill be necessary for the state to
?ay all additional expenses for
:erk- hire, and rent of booths
or election, although such mat
:ers are usually arranged bv the
:ounties. However, this action
>fthe general assembly is ratho.r
mnusual and as a result the coun
ty attorneys are deluged with
letters from the commissions of
elections and others who wish to
know the law.
The Charleston city council
has been asked for a franchise
for another street railway which
is said to be backed by Vander
bilt interests, and with the grant
ing of a franchise the company
proposes to construct and oper
ate one of the most improved
railways in the United States.
It is also provided for in the peti
tion that the company may lat
er on install a lighting plant, the
promoters agreeing to furnish
power 25 per cent more cheaply
than is now done by the Consol
idated company. The railway
company will operate a gasoline
motor car system, thus obviating
the erection of unsightly poles
and wires. The use of this pow
er will make the erection of
another independenlt power
plant necessary when the com
pany determines upon the light
ing of the city. Separate accom
modations for -white and colored
passengers are promisedl and the
cmpany also offers a plan of the
city sharing in the profits of the
car syJem and eventually pur
chasing the railway if it should
be desired.
An Aifileted Femlny
Mrs. Catherine E. HIt,(rix,
widow of the late Jas. HI. H. n
drix, and her 17-year-old daugh
ter, Miss Lucy Hlendrix, died on
Saturday at their home in the
Molohon mill villagxs their
deaths occurin:g w ithin a half
hour of each other. The fum,erni
sevie(s, cond(uctd by 1>v. J.
M. FEriday, were hed bi n 1 r da
afternoon and the iferna :i
were in the Ti:> h
graveyard in Ficyd tme' *whip.
Both had been vo ill w i:h
typhoid fever. The1 daugter
when nearly well of th fev\er.
took measles, and this was the
cause of her death. -Mrs. Heni
dirix was getting on very well
and vas in a fair way to recov
ery, but w'hen she learned that
her daughter was dying she was
seized with heart failure and
died in a very short time.
Mrs. Hendrix leaves ten living
children, five sons and1 five
daughters. The daughters are
all married except the youngest
child, Catherine, who is seven
years of age.-Newberry Obser.
ver. -
Making Good,
Solicitor Proctor A. Bonham
has been in office only six 1
months, but he has already
SeCureld three murder convic
tions. If he keeps on he will
make it dangerous to take I
himan life in the Tenth circuit.
-Anderson mail.
Profitable Cantaloupe Patch
Mr. Henry Henry of the camp
creek section sold a load of can
taloupes on this market Wednes -
S'IV I or which he realized $19.
i T melons were raised on five
ro-vs across his garden, about 30
yardi in length, and from the
sa.,W patch he expects to gather
2' m.1ore today and sell them.
:,crsice the melons began to
Lpe Mr. Henry and his fai
I r Iive had all they could eat.
anca ster news.
Macadamg Wearin Out
he macadam roads that have
been built in Chester county cost
I county at least Q3,000 a mile.
A few weeks ago we called at
tenti.on to the fact that these
good and costly roads are being
allowed to go to pieces for lack 3
of a lit tle care and attention, and
it seems that the grand jurors
who had to come into town over
these roads see the situation just
as we do. The county authori
ies should lose no time in hav
in, these valuable roads looked
after. for in this matter it can
truly be said that "A stitch in
t1ime saves nine. '-Chester Lan
Died at Depot
R (. B3riggs, aged 54 years,
di,d suddenly at the Southern
paIsIer station Saturday
niit. He had arrived from
Charlootte on train No. 41 and
just as he stepped from the plat
I forni of the train-he fell to the
1-round and expired in a few
Mr. Briggs had been a resident
of Spartanburg for many years
and was well liked by all who
knew him. He was for a long
number of years connected with
the Spartanburg postoffice and 1
inl all of the departments in
which he worked he made a com
petent and polite clerk. Many
years' ago, when the postoffice
was located in a little wooden
building on north Church street,
it was Mr. Briggs' duty to. meeti
the trains and receive the mail
pouchecs. In the darkest hour of
midnight and freezing weather
he was always faithful to his
duty. As the postoffice increas
Ied in size he was promoted to
delivery clerk, which position
he held until a few years ago.
Spartanburg Journal.
It Wouldn't Interfere.
President Mell gives among
his reasons for resigning too
much interference on the part of
the board of trustees with the
datii s of the president and a re
'fusai b)y the board to consult the
president on the- selection of
mnembers of the faculty.
Th'iat is one of the things which
Capt. Minus said when he was
talking to the people of the State
about the management,except,
trsube reall it,he said that the
tobewas the dominance of
the oneman power in the board.
The c.'olege has had only about
ix pre sidente in.about 15 years.
An institution cannot do its best
wvork when changing its pres
idents that often. We would like
oa sngest to the board that we
believe Senator Tillman would
n mk u a g~ood p)resident for the in
o tion. He has the ability and
it was due largely to the agita
on wxhich he began that the
ollege was built and he has
he~ref or a personal interest in
the su~chess of the college. It
wo(uld not interfere in the least
wi thm any other duties he is now
per forming.-Newberry Herald
an Rears Admiral Rixey Is sent
to sea by the next administration wili:
he command a hospital ship or .Just be
an ordinary d'octor? is the questionp 5w
novel c1relat
Few Prisoners
rhere are only three prisoners in
:he county jail, which certainly
speaks well for the county. prob
ably this is the smallest number
wer known to be in jail at this
Ame of year between courts.
Drangeburg News.
Eggs Thirty-six Years Old.
Mr.. J. L. Woodward, a well
known farmer living on R. F. D.
No. 2, showed us some hen fruit
his morning that was nothing
hort of a curiosity. One egg, a
mall one, is 36 year or more old,
iaving been laid and given to
&r. Woodward when he was a
)oy of 9 years and having been
arefully kept by him ever since.
Phree others, of just about the
ame size, lack juFt a few years
)f being just as old, while anoth
r, a little longer and a little lar
,er in diameter, was produced
n 1889. Mr. Woodward is very
roud of these curios, and is nat
irally interested in knowing;
vhether anybody in the county
Las anything in the egg line
hat can complete with those
ust described in antiquity.
hester Lantern.
Chinese Are Workers.
Everybody in China works hard,
iven those who have reached the
fighest positions. It is related of a
nember of the Chinese cabinet that he
eft home every morning at two o'clock
Ls he was in duty at the palace from
:hree to six. As a member of the
rIvy council he w. ;ngaged from
ix to nine. Prom nii - until eleven
ie was at the war department, of
which he was president. As the mem
er of the board of punishment he
fas in attendance from 12 'till two and
Ls a member of the foreign office he
ipent every day from two till five or
;ix there. In addition he frequently
;erved on special boards or commis
For a Tough Steak.
To make a tough steak tender
spread the- steak with olive oil instead
f beating it to bruise the fibers,
which lets the juice run out into the
Ire. Let it remain an hour or so be
'ore cooking. Broil quickly so that
,ch side will be thoroughly seared,
len prop up your broiler. so as to be
t little irther from the fire, for the
flower heating through. That cooks
:he inside juices without losing them.
Kelt a small piece of butter in two
:ablespoonfulls of vinegar and pour it
>ver the steak while hot. This makes
kn appetizing gravy. Lemon juice can
le used instead of vinegar, if pre
Russian Epicurean Coffee.
This coffee is made of a quantity of
~offee, fruit and cognac in an open
>owi. The coffee is first laid in the
>owl and a quantity of finely chopped
tpples and pears make a second layer.
'he whole is then covered with cog
ic, which is lighted, and there re
nains a highly aromatic and delicious
yrup which is the epicure's idea of
ussian coffee. At first this appears
tstrange drink, but It soon becomes
ery popular. The idea of using fruit
rith coffee seems to be confined to
:he Russians, but it suggests interest
ng possibilities for experiment.
White House Silent.
The Washington Post reported a
ew days ago the "White House si
ent," but we don't believe it, and
would be sorry to know it was true.
With the White House silent the re
public would be in peril, for who can
save us but Teddy the Terrible with
hiis fleet under way to scourge the Pa
cific of- all enemies it may meet? The
Post cannot fool us with any such
canard. When the White House Is
silent it will be after March 4, 1909,
and full high noon at that. Unless,
horrible thought, that "my policies"
have been repudiated by the Repub
lican congress and Uncle Joe and Ald
rich have succeeded in sitting on the
lid that Taft, even in his stoutest
days, could not keep down. But why
dwell on such an absurdity as the
White House being silent, and the Re
pubMcan national convention months
away? We all like to hear the Roose
velt roar and see the Republican pea
nut politicians tremble, however bold
they may pretend to be in secret. It's
all very well for Loeb to give out as
surances of peace, but there can be no
peace as long as Roosevelt rules the
Republican Paper Sees Light.
Revision of the tariff is the one
thing in which every citizen is inter
ested at this time. In the public mind
it outclasses railroad-rate regulatien -
and even currency reform. The people
are tired of being robbed through the
tariff manufacturers who sell their
goods abroad, after paying freight
across the ocean and all expenses of
rehandling, cheaper than the "pauper
foreign labor" from which the tariff
is supposed to protect them can make
similar articles. They insist that the
home market shall no longer heap
riches upon such men, whose foreign
business shows that much of their
American prices is sheer robbery.
Chicago Journal (Reu.)'

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