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LOAN AND SAVINGS BANK. 'AUGUSTA. GA.i VOL. 69. Pays Interest on Hepoeits. Accounts 2 Solicited. Ik C. HATJtK, President. CHAS. C. HOWARD,' Cashier. KDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 1904. THE NATIONAL BANK OF." AUGUSTA' L. C5HAT?IE, FBANK G. FORD, President. Cashier. ^ CAPITAL $250,000. S Undivfde?ofits. ! ?125,000 * NO. 24, Reports From Russia Ii I Feeling of A PORT ARTHUR MUSH The .Government's Prestige With the '- Lower Classes Staked Upon the Holding of Port Arthur-Preparing to Cope With a Chinese Invasion of Manchuria. London, By; Ca tie-That the curtain la drawn again over the progress of the .war problem indicates that important events are impending or afoot. The ex . plosions heard at Port Arthur suggest that the Russians have renewed their attempts to remove obstructions in the mouth of the harbor. All kinds of ru mors are current, few of which appear to have any reliable basis. Various special correspondents in St. Petersburg report increasing depression in--Russia over thc prospect of the fall of Port Arthur and say that wild re ports are in circulation of dissensions over questions of policy and strategy. The Daily Mail gives great promi nence to a statement "from a Russian correspondent" declaring that Russia will stand or fall by Port Arthur as far ns the government's* prestige **ith the lower classes is concerned. "Internal troubles are inevitable." the correspondent says, "should the fortress fall. Count Lamsdorff displays a strong personality, but his position ts precarious, and he is likely to be sac rificed as vi scapegoat to popular in dignation at the way the war has been conducted. Although it is said that General Ifuiropatkin has lost favor at court, nd change in the commander ship' of the army is contemplated." The St. Petersburg correspondent of Renter's Telegraph Agency says that - Increasing anxiety is felt over the rest ' lessness cf Chinese troops on the Man-^ chur'ian frontier. The Morning Post's - correspondent ?D St. Petersburg goes ao ?ar as to say that Russia is prepar ing to cope wita a serious Chinese in ? ? > -ff i - y .. . '. ?asion A dispatch to the Standard from St. " Petersburg asserts that no preparations whatever have been made to organize a transport service down the great, wa terways of the Sungari and" Amnr --.t?g?^(^atHs?i?g?iat?cn. is' felt "drer: ^HB^mcq'verey that "several wealthy Rus ? ? 'sjat?j'?nns "secretly assisted in the re cent Japanese loan." - A dispatch to the Morning Post from Shanghai says that some of the war ships at Port Arthur have been beached .and their guns removed to the land works. The Shanghai correspondent also says that Field Marshall Yamagata has been appointed viceroy of the ter ritories Japan has occupied since the war began. This is the only reference this morning to the statement of the Daily Express Saturday morning that Field Marshal Yamagata had been ap pointed commander-in-chief of the Jap anese army of invasion. " The Stanrad's Tien Tsin correspond ent reports that the Russian forces are being withdrawn gradually northward, the Russians being aware that a strong force ot Japanese is gathering in the . passes northeast of Mukden. Two Encounters Reported. Tokio, By Cable.-The Japanese and Russian forces located north of Pulan tine, which were in a series of brushes during th eearly part of last week, had Parker Leads in Texas. Fort. "Worth, Texas, Special.-5e turjis received by The Fort Worth Record from 150 counties that held primaries Saturday in Texas show that 56 counties instructed for Parker, ten for Hearst and the remainder un instructed. Most of the uninstructed delegates are reported as Parker men. There are 200 voting counties in the State; Influence of Corporations. Schenectady, N. Y., Special.-At the 108th. commencement exercises of Uniorr College, President A. V. Ray mond, in his baccalaureate sermon, referred to the growth of corporations and their legislative influence. He said: "Starting as are the revela tions made "by Mr. Steffens, for in stance, we cannot discredit the evi dence ; which he places in detail before us.. When to these we add the facts which come within our own observa tion, we are forced *to believe that the government of tho people by the people and for the people, for which the" fathers iought, is today more of a theory than a reality." Washouts in the North. . Elmira, N. Y., Special.-There were numerous washouts and landslides on the Northern Central Railroad, be tween Elmira and Wllliamsport, Pa., last night, and the whole division has been inoperative for the past twenty four hours. The washouts between Gilets and Tory, Pa., were the worst Two of these washouts were ten feet in depth and forty feet long. There were a half dozen other washouts and landslides in a distance of ten miles between. Gillets and Troy. Wyoming for Hearst .'? Chey"6?he,~lVyo., Special.-The Wy oming State Democratic convention ?Thursday selected delegates to the national convention and instructed them to vote for Wm. R. Hearst as a candidate for the. Presidency. The res olutions were adopted unanimously and:-Mr. Hearst's name was cheered to the "echo whenever mentioned. The resolutions adopted endorse the Demo cratic platform of 1900? condemn trusts, condemn the Republican administra tion for failure to enforce the anti trust laws and censure the Republican Majority In Congress for not passing bft anti-eioddy bill. NESS IS FELT ndicate a Considerable pprehensioii IE HELD AT ANY COST another encounter on Friday, June 3rd, near Chu Chia Tun. On that day the Japanese cavalrymen met the Russians ut noon. The Russians numbered 2,000 men and were composed of infantry, detachments of cav?irfc and artillery, l?ey were pre8Bing the Japanese cav alry, when the Japanese assembled their entire force and engaged the en emy. The Russians drew off gradually, and at half-past 5 in the afternoon they retired. The Japanese suffered four men killed and four wounded in this fight ing. A report has been received from General Kuroki, saying that on Friday last a detachment was dispatched from Al-Yung Cheng (Ai Yang Pienmen?) to the east of Feng Wang Cheng to make a reconnaissance toward Chaimatsi (Simatsi?) 35 miles north of Feng Wang Cheng. This detachment encoun tered 600 Cossacks, and after a brisk engagement the Russians retreatedi General Kuroki reported that the Russian loss was heavy. The Japanese suffered only one man killed and three wounded. Armies Within Two Miles.. Cbee Foo, By Cable.-But two miles separated Japanese and Russian armies or. the Lino Tung peninsula on June 2nd. according to Chinese who have ar rived here from Dalny. The Japanese army, re-enforced by the- men who landed at Dalny, occu pied Twing Ching and also Sanchimpo, several miles west of Danly. They then proceeded along the coast toward Port Arthur. On one side or the army are high mountains,, and on the other side is the sea, from which fhe Japanese gunboats are supporting the. flank of the army? . On June 2nd the Japanese forces were within several miles of the Outer forts of Pori Arthur, only two miles from the Russian army, which is ready to protest their further advance. The Chi nese believed that there would be a rbig battle at this point. It is also stated by the Chinese that the Jap anese have moved their base tb D?lfly from Taliea Wan. The larger Japanese ships are anchored outside, the smaller oues Inside the harbors Troops are being landed, they say, from Small ves sels, apparently' coming from Pitsewo cr tte Elliott Islands. Th-? Chinese further reported that a number of Chinese have been shot wail eattempting to get through the Russian lines. . . ;,<.>-:,-T^^ New-Chw?ng, ;By Cable".-Carrier pigeons' arrived here Sunday at noon from Gen; Stoessel, at Port Arthur. The Russians will not divulge the mes sages- carried -hy their birds, but d? clare they contain good information. They are very cheerful since the pig eons arrived. An Associated Press messenger from the north reports that the magistrates cf Hai Cheng and Liao Yang were ar rested recently by the Russians, and charged with furnishing suppli?s and information to the enemy. They were taken to Mukden, but were released af ter an interval. Influential natives de clare that the arrests were made, not because the Russians believed they could prove the charges, but because the magistrates were non-committal, and refused to aid either side. The Russians are printing a news paper in Chinese at Mukden for the purpose of influencing the natives. The latest .copy received at New Chwang says that the Japanese attempted to float a second -loan in America for $3, 750,000, but that it was coldly rejected. Other contents of the paper explained that the Russian loss in the Yalu bat tle was due to the preponderance of Japanese cavalry, and says also that the Russians -will soon dictate peace terms in Tokio, and that the leading Japanese statesmen will be reduced to Rickshae coolies. Cruisers to Remain at Tangier. Lisbon, Portugal, By Cable.-It is stated here that the United States cruisers Baltimore, Olympia and Cleveland, will not leave Lisbon, but will stay at Tangner, pending a set tlement of the difficulty arising out of the detention of Ion Perdicaris and Cromwell Varley, respectively, citi zens of the United States and Great Britain, by the bandit Rasiuli. Made New World's Record. Cambridge, Mass., Special.-Bobby Waithour, at Charles River Park on Tuesday night established new world's records for pace followers by riding 3Q miles In competition in 33 minutes, 52 3-5 seconds. Four men started in the race, Bobby Waithour, Nat Butler, George Leander. Leander took the lead at the start, but was passed by Waithour in the second mile and the Southerner equaled the world's record at four miles and established new rec ords up to the eur. of the race. Tho previous record was made by Harry Caldwell, in 1903, and was 35 minutes, 15 4-5 seconds The Town's 250th Anniversary. Northampton, Mass., Special.-The city began Sunday a celebration of the 250th anniversary of the settle ment of the town of Northampton with- religious services in its sixteen churches. The many .guests of the city include Gov. John L. Bates and staff, former Secretary of the Navy John D .Long and S. S. Campion, the latter representing the city of North ampton, England. Double Homicide in Virginia. Lexington, Va., Special.-Edward Mc Cormick, a young farmer of Browns burn. 16 miles from here, Sunday night shot and -instantly killed John W. Wade and Arthur Blackwell. The shooting was the result of bad feeling that has existed between.the men for three years. It is asserted that the dead men had been drinking and way? laid McCormick and his father on their way home and stoned them, whereupon McCormick fired, shooting Wade through the lungs. McCormick was ar rested today. DEATH OF MAJ, LONDON Well-Known and Popular Citizen bl Rock Hill Passes to the Great Be yond. Rbfck Hill, Speci?i:-Maj?r Jbhri R; London, one Of Rock Hlll'fs bluest and bfst beloved citizens, died at his home cn Chatham avenue on Wednesday evening shortly after ll o'clock, after ar Illness extending over a period of eevferal months. Som? time ago Maj, pondon b?c?me afflicted-with enlarge ment of the liver, but though suffering acut?ly continued in more or less active life. About three weeks ago he went to Baltimore to seek relief but was in terned that nothing could be done. Returning home, his decline was rapid until the end: John R: London was 71 years of age and a native of North Caroiid?; Going north ih e?riy manhood, he was in Boston when the Ci*il war broke out. Coming home, he offered his services to the south and was assigned to en gineering work. The railroad between Greensboro and Danville was built by him. He left the service at the end of the Avar with the rank bf major. Set tling in this neighborhood in February, 1866, he was from that tim? on closely Identified with every mov?ment having Tor its Object the upbuilding and up lifting of the community. He was one cC'the first of Rock Hill's mayors. When the Standard, rtow the Highland Park, cotton mills were erected about 15 years ago Major London was elected president of the company* and continued to hold that office until the mills changed when the Globe became the Victoria mills, erected about the same time, he.was also president, .the two operations being run under one man agement. Later when the Globe become the Victoria he was again made presi dent, an office he held until the time of his death. Major London was married in 1865 io Miss Rhodes of Greensboro, N. C., who survives him. Besides his widow, he leaves three brothers, Frank Lon don of Atlanta, H. A. and W. L. Lon don of Pittsboro, N. C., and three sis ters, Mrs. Horton of Pittsboro, N. C., Mrs. Mary C. Jones of Williston, S. C., and Mrs. Snowdon bf Jasksonville, Fla: The funeral was held Friday after noon at 5 o'clock from the Episcopal ?hurch, in the building of which he was largely instrumental and in which [or 40 years he served with faithful ness and earnest zeal. Thirty-One Graduates. Spartanburg, Special.-The closing exercises of the Spartanburg Graded Schools were held in the Converse street school building last week, at which lime diplomas were given to 31 graduates, and an address, brief and suitable to the occasion, was spoken by/the Rev. W. A. , Rogers, D. ^^Dr.". Rogers- chose j as his^jabject. H"High?aea?s,'>'''and'.ln. a concis?V^prae^'' tical manner he "told the pupils of the value of ideals and the importance of a thorough preparation and equip ment for life. Diplomas were "deliv ered by Secretary H. E. Ravenel, of the board of trustees of the schools, to the following!. Olin Hammond, Helen Greenewald, Viola Ladshaw, Nell Burnett, Dora Ezell, May Bateman, Rosa Sprott, Mary Anderson, May Gentry, Mattie Harney, Lois Nott. Eva Fike, Bessie Woodward, Charlie Brown, Alexander Copeland, Geneva Hart,.Francis Tar boux, Lewell Lynch, May Fostes, Bertha Rudisail, Lucius Jennings, Pretto. Halyard, Annie Callahan, John Lee Hydrick, Yates Smith, Margaret Cunningham, Gertrude Blowers, Texie Naney, Ernestine Clark, Sybil Smith, May Hodges. Thomas Jenkins Found. Spartanburg, Special.-Thomas Jen kins, the white farmer who so mys teriously disappeared Monday even ing at Union, was found in an old, un used bouse, about a mile from that town. When discovered, he was crazed from the effects of morphine or liquor. Jt is thought that it must have been the former, as some of it was found on the floor near his head. He had never used the drug before, as he does not remember when or how he got to such an out-of-the-way place. Jenkins became somewhat more rational several hours after he was. found. He was taken by his friends to his home, on Enoree river, and the doctors think he will recover entirely within the next few days, when possibly the circumstances sur rounding his disappearance will be cleared" up. Accidentally Shot. Anderson, Special.-By the acciden tal discharge of a parlor rifle in the hands of his younger brother last week, little Ralph Edwards, six : jars of age, was shot through the head and fatally wounded. It is not thought that he will live through the night. The child is a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Edwards, of Monterey, Mexico. Mrs. Edwards and family are spend ing the summer here with Mrs. Ed ward's mother, Mrs. Mary Brown, but Mr. Edwards is in Mexico. The fam ily is one of the oldest in the city and the news of the accident shocked every one. First Line Occupied. London, By Cable.-The Rome corre spondent of The Daily News tele graphs: "A Tokio dispatch to Thc Giornale d'ltalia says that the Japan ese occupied the first line of the outer fortifications of Port Arthur after over coming a feeble resistance. "The correspondent at Tokio of a news agency says that four divisions of Japanese troops have occupied Kwan Tung heights on which they emplaced heavy artillery dominating Port Ar thur. G. A. R. Service. Savannah, Ga., Special.-Federal memorial day was quietly celebrated by members of the Winfield Scott Hancock Post G. A. R. There are on ly forty-two graves of Union soldiers in the cemeteries of this city. These were strewn with flowers and decor ated with flags, but no Axed services were held. The Navy Department has been un able to find the so-called "loBt island of the Pacific." Many Armed Men fleing Sent to the Scene of Hostilities RUSSIANS BECOMING STRONGER No Definite Information, However, Showing That the Russians Are Ready to Meet the Japanese. St: 'Petersburg; By Gabl?:-Th? best ? informed circles attach ho- importance to the reports that Gen. Kuropatkin has detached a large force from his army at Liao Yang antf dispatched it south ward to relieve 'Port Arthur, and it is distinctly defli?d that Emperor Nich" olas personally ordered such ? mov? ment. It cad be authoritatively statdd that th? Erdpef?r's c?nfideric? in Kd ropatkin is unshaken and his majesty is not attempting to interfere with his plan of campaign. While no such; army has been dispatched southward, it is natural that Kuropatkin will do ail: possible to haras? G?n?r?l ?ku'? re?r. The railroads have b?e? kept ?p?n as} far as Vafang?w, 25 miles above Kin.] Chou, and it is not unlikely, since t?^ Japanese h?ve failed to push through a, line across the head of the Liao Twig peninsula, that several thousand Rus-, sian troops may be sent down the rail road to impede the Japanese operations and inflict as much damage ?? possible.^ as these-could be easily withdrawn by ; railroad if the enemy threatened to cut the line of communication above. Even the loss of a few regiments would bev considered cheap if the Japanese op erations against Port Arthur were thsreby retarded for an appreciable' time. However, it is realized that with" the Japanese occupation of Port Dalny and Talien-Wan as bases for landing,' siege guns, the small force above Kin Chou could accomplish but little, and it is now more likely to be withdrawn, destroying the railroad as it retires' northward. For strategic purposes Kuropatkin ' may be trying to make the Japanese believe thtlt a movement southward i? contemplated, in order to divert Kurokis' attention \u that direction. The impression is be ing thrown out in certain quarters here ; that Kuropatkin is about to take the ; offensive and that an engagement with Kuroki is imminent. But, so far as can be ascertained, there is no solid foundation for this. It is unquestion able, however, that the railroad ts pouring troops into Manchuria at the ' rate of almost 2,500 a. day and it will:. not be -lohg-'at'the"^ present~rate*hefor(^ the Russian commander-in-chief. will', be at least on equal terms with any - force the enemy can bring against him. The general staff is keeping very dark about the whereabouts and pur- ( poses of the Cossacks reported to be working around Kuroki's rear, and the number of raiders operating in Korea. Jape Occupy Dalny. Washington, Special-The Japanese legation gave out the following dis patch from the home government al Tokio, embodying a report from Gen Oku as follows: "Gen. Oku-, command ing the army operating against Port Arthur, reports that our troops occu pied Dalny on May 30. Over 100 ware houses and barracks, besides telegraph offices and railway station were found uninjured. Over 200 railways cars are usable, but all small railway bridges in the neighborhood are de stroyed. AH dock piers, except the great pier, which waB sunk, remain uninjured. Some steam launches were also fount! sunk at the mouth of the dock." Car Strike at Houston. Houston, Texas, Suecial.-Not a street car was moved in Houston Thursday. The company has asked the mayor for projection and announces that an attempt will be made tomorrow to put the system in operation. The striking union men held meetings to day at which it was agreed that there should be absolutely no violence or in timidation. The company has directed that the strike-breakers, who have been in readiness for several days, be at once dispatched to Houston, and they are ex pected soon. Arrangements have been perfected to house and feed the new men In the car barns. Tobacco Factory Shuts Down. Richmond, Special.-The Cameron & Cameron Tobacco Company shut down Wednesday, it is announced. The shut down, however, will throw 150 or more operatives out of work, it is said, most of these having already found em ployment elsewhere in the city. The legal transfer of the plant will go-into | effect it is understood, but what dis posal will be made of it by the Brit ish American Tobacco Company, its purchasers, is at present not known. ; Defalcation In Baltimore. Baltimore, Special.-Jesse -B. Baker, a book-keeper, formerly employed by the National Howard Bank, of this city, was arrested at his home hero, charged with embezzlement. He admit ted that there was a shortage In his ac counts of between $10,000 and $12,000. Baker disappeared two weeks ago and went to St. Louis. He returned*to Bal timore a few days ago and was ar rested and turned over to the United States authorities today. Commissioner Rogers committed him in default of1 $10,000 bond. Wage Cut Postponed. Fall River, Mass., Special.-At a meeting of local cotton goods manufac turers it was voted to postpone indefi nitely the proposed cut of 10 per cent, in wages of employes. The cut was to have been made June ll. provided such action was agreed upon by operators of 2,000,000 spindles. It was stated that manufacturers representing only 1, 500,000 ppindles had agreed to a wage curtailment. ' B0AR0 ?F EQUALISATION A Assessment of Property Shot Substantial Increase. \The State boa.. I bf equalization concluded its labors and bas ??^cir the assessments upon cotton mill j erty In this State. The total show .increase of $3,200,000 over last 3 The increased Income of the Stat the 5 mill levy will be about $16,0( .'The total amount of t?xable property ?s represented hi the as? ments. of 1903 was *34,557,06(i. increase is due to the building of .mills and to the fact that there A r?ductions at Glifton and Pacolet y?ar. The board will meet nn the to audit any complaints; jVThe report of the committed od f?n mills was adopted and the fol "iag assessments made: /Abb?vill? Co?rity-Abbeville eo .mills, $533,130. >v|Uken County-Clear Water, $! Q?0; Langley Manufacturing compi $700,000; Aiken, $360,000; Granitev $$40,000j' W"arren, $505,000. vj Anderson County--Anderson co 'MWi $750,000; Gbit MartufaCtui ;cpmpa?y; $105,000 j Orr c?ttdd i? .$400,000] Riverside $110,500; LL Townsend, $25.000; Corod?ca, $15,( Tbxaw.ay, $155,000; Conn?r?ss, ?|?5,( 'Gluck mill, $167,800; Pendleton col rnills, $20,000; Pendleton'Manufac ing company, $50,000; Belton m $$30,000; Brogan milld, $167,000; 1 .q??l?, $160,736; Pelzar Manufactui company, $1,500,0001 Piedmont Ma .facturing company, $1,280,000; T lfiimston mills, $200,000. -j?jfBamberg County-Bamberg cot Mills, $70,000, .^ICherokee County^Chcrokee Fi : Manufacturing company, $250,0 Gaffney Carpet company, $41,840; ( hey Manufacturing company, $729,8 Limestone, $127,000; Vulcanized Fi company, $7,500; .'Chester County-Eureka cotton mi $T50,00O; Springstein mills, $216,6 Wylie mills, $160,00; Monetta, $163,; .-[Clarendon County-Manning Hosi indlls, $5,500. i/$D?rlington County-Darlington M; ufacturing company, $450,000; Hai :-rtlle cotton mill, $201,210. ;5g?dg?fleld county-Edgcfleld Mai facturing company, $125,000. .^Fairfield County-Fairfield cot? nails, $188,800. '.'^Greenville County-Batesville Cot! 2$ill; company, $20,000; Brandon, $2i 140; Fork Shoals, $47,500; Fount inn,- $50,000; American Spinning co .piny, $600,000; Carolina mills, $25,01 ';$^"W. Poe Manufacturing compai $625,000; Huguenot mills, ?100,(M MiIls;Manufacturing company (95 ] cent."), $359,855; Monaghan, $536,7( l^oGhee Manufacturing company, $6 MO; Reedy River, $160,985; Uni Bleaching and F. company, $180,0( Woodside cotton mills, $80,000; Fran $??rmills, $50,600; Pelham mills, $17 8.93; Piedmont Manufacturing compa ?^ee?'Anderscn ccunty). ' ^Greenwood County-Ninety-Six ct jon|&ill, $61,760; Glendale, $350,00 .Greenwood cotton mills, $188,750. .-^Kershaw County-Camden cott mills;-? $145,000; DeKalb cotton mil 'Hp?OOO,. ^S^srncaster County-Lancaster cotb j?glBf|?26,267. . p'laurens County-Lydia cotton mil Laurens cotton mills, $525,000; Wat cotton mills, $155,430; Clinton cott< .-mills, $172,500. . Lexington County-Lexington Ma ufacturing company, $50,000; Middl burg mills, $S1,200; .Saxe Gotha, $71 ooo. - Marion County-Maple, $85,000; D lon cotton mills, $98,300; Hamer, $7i 800; Ashby cotton mills, $30,00; Dille Hosiery mills (sol?} out and r moved). Marlboro Coun ty-Octarora mill $17,500; Marlboro cotton mills, $76C 400. . Newberry County-Glen Lowi Manufacturing company, $500,000; Mi lahan, $235,000; Newberry cotton mill $.470,0000. Oconee County-Courtney Manufai turing company, $350,000; Seneca co ton mills, $240,000; Walhalla cottc mills, $120,000; Cheswell, $140,000. Orangeburg County-Orange mill $50,000; Orange Mfg. Co., $200,000. Pickens County-Easley cotton mill $345,255 Norris cotton mills, $285,681 Liberty cotton mills, $113,500; Glei "wood, $207,000; Issaquena, $34,240.. Richland County-Capital City, S100 000-; Columbia Mills company,- $668 000; Granby, $800,000; Olympia, $1,750 000; Palmetto, $56,250; Richland, $450 ooo. Sumter County-Sumter cotto mills, $35,000, ?partauuurg County - Arkwrlgr. mills $210,000; Clifton Mfg. Co., $900 000; Cowpens Mfg. Co., $60,000; Mar i Louise, $26.600; Drayton, $120,785; Er oree, $620,000; Tyger millB (10 pe cent.), $68,500; Fingervllle, $50,000; tb D. E. Converse Co., $500,000; Victo Mfg. Co., $437,500; Inman mills (95 pe cent.), ?$287,650; Blue Ridge Mfg. Co $96,250; Pelham mills (see Greenville; $19,110; Pacolet Mfg. Co., $500,000 Beaumont, $100,000; Saxon mills, $294, 000: Spartan mills, $1,300,000; Tuca pau, $495,650; Whitney, $385,000 Woodruff, $195,000; Apalache, $315,000 Arcadia, $129,115. Union County-Buffalo Cotton Milli $300,000; Jonesville Mfg. Co., $150,70? Aetna cotton mills, $138,750; Lockhar cotton mills, $563,000; Excelsior knit ting mills, $149,500; Monarch cotto: mills, $350,000; Union cotton mills, $1, 089,100. York County-Bowling Green knit ting mills, $15,006; Clover cotton mills 8225,000; Fort Mill Mfg. Co., $121,400 M?lfort mill, $61,720;. Arcade cottoi mills, (90 per cent), $120,805; Highlam Park Mfg. Co., $187,500; Manchaste cotton mills, $231.325; Victoria, $72, 000; Tavora, $50.000; York (65 pe cent), $172,500; Chicora, $60,000; Few ell waste mills, $2,500. OIL MILLS ASSESSED. The assessment made on oil milli last year was adopted for' this yeal with the following changes: Aiken Industrial company, $31,200, 6( per cent. $39,000. South Carolina Cotton Oil companj at Greenville, $48,200. Southern Cotton Oil company at Greenville, $9,680. Dillon Oil company (burned), $5.400. Cowpens Cotton Oil company, $20, 000, 60 per cent. $12,000, rebuilt. Rich Hill, $18,000, 60 per cent. $10, 800, capital increased. NEW MILLS ASSESSED. Cotton Oil company, Denmark, $22, 00O: 60 per cent $12,000. Broadway Oil company, Belton, $22, 000; $13,200. Cllarendon Oil company, St. Paul, $16,000; $9,600. Independent Cotton Oil company, Timraonsville, $11,000; $6,600. 1 Tlmmonsville Oil mill, $29,000; *17, 400. Cameron Oil company, $20,000; $12, 000. Rowesville, $20,000; $12,000. Wilkinsvllle, $15,000; $9,000. Prosperity, $20,000; $12,000. Walierboro Oil company, $25,000; $15,000. Goldville OH company, $12,000; $7, 200. Seaboard OU company, $8B/KK>; $18, 200, Townvillo Oil company, $16,000; $9, 6(Kh . . Lee County Manufacturing com pany; $25,000; c??5,000\ Westminster, $20,000? #12,000. .Fort Motte, $20,00(ri $12,00d; DonriaJds Cottori Oil company/ $15, 000; $S,U00'; . . . , ' Jonesville, $20',?60; St?,00&-. Williamsburg, $30,000; $18,004, Pauline Cotton Oil company, $20,000; $12,000. FERTILIZER PLANTS. The assessments on fertilizer fac tories' w?re not changed, the following report having been adopted; We recommend that all assessments stand same as last y#ar", While we And many of the assessments reduced we see no reason for same, as we have no information at our command to warrant same: Anderson Fertilzer company; Ander son county, $60,000. Virginia-Carolina Chemical corn Virgin ia-Carolina Chemical com? pany. Beaufort county, $105,000. Ashepoo Fertilizer company, Charles ton county, $78,000. Etiwan Fertilzer company, Charles ton county, $45,120. Virginia-Carolina Chemical com pany (Atlantic works), Charleston county, S118.20O)' Virginia-Carolina Chemical com pany (Berkeley works), Charleston county, $56.868. Virginia-Carolina Chemical com pany (Imp trill works), Charleston couriy, $110,9K. Virginia-C:.rolina Chemical com pany (Standard works), Charleston county. $180 S'd. Virginia-Carolina Chemical com pany (Stono works), Charleston coun ty, $122,235. Virginia-Carolina Chemical com pany (Wando works), Charleston coun ty, $61,488. Read" Phosphate company, Charles ton county, $32,649. Virginia-Carolina Chemical com pany. Cherokee county, $32,982. Georgia Chemical works, Colleto/i Wunty, $li,4?l. v?rgima-caronna unemicai com pany, Dorchester county, $54,000. Virginia-Carolina Chemical com pany, Greenville county, $80,955. Virginia-Carolina Chemical com pany, Richland county, $75,000. F. S. Royster Guano company, Rich land county, $45,180. Spartanburg Fertilizer company, Spartanburg county, $70,000. Total, $1,553,47. ' - NEWSY GLEANINGS. ' Many persons were hurt in a riot be tween whites and negroes hi Philadel ph ia. The New York City Mothers' Club amended its constitution to admit men to associate membership. . The Ottoman Goj-erinnent proposes to award contracts for the work upon the continuafion of the Hedjaz Rail road. Marconi will establish a daily news service to Hie Cunard liners, /whereby a dajly newspaper will be published while eil voyage. :., After a. hattie .lastingseleven .hours *beV3rltfshi:- expelled - the.; -TlbeMi from a village near their camp, the na fives losing heavily. The report of Health Commissioner Lewis to Governor Odell tells of the *oss of millions of dollars to the State through preventable diseases. One young woman was seriously hurt and several persons injured in tho collapse of a building in East Eighth street. New York City. Demonstra I ?ons were made in the Ita lian Chamber of Deputies on the in terpellit I lon .of thc rtovpi-nnient as to lim Loubet visit and the Vatican pro test. Joseph B.-iftell, of Middlebury, Vt., has bought Ellen Mountain, which rises 4000 feet above tho town of Warren, Vt., rfhd proposes to convert lt into a public park. The Presbyterian General Assembly passed a resolution enjoining Presby terian ministers from marrying di vorced persons, whose remarriage is forbidden hy members of the inter church conference. Rev. Fr. John Bernard Delaney, chancellor of the Catholic diocese of Manchester. N. H., and secretary of the la o- Bishop Deni- N. Bradley, has just heard from Rome that he baa been chosen Mr, Bradley's successor. LABOR WO! LD. The coal strike in the Southern Col orado field bas been settled. Thc lowest wages for granite cutters in Butte City, Maniana, is SQ a day. Four hundred freight i^ndlers of the Fall River Line were replaced by Italians. There is no change in the strike situation in the glove factories in Gloversville, N. Y. All deparlments of the American Car and Foundry Rolling Mill at Bloomsburg resumed work. Several postal clerks' unions have boen chartered by tho A. F. of L., and now it is proposed to form a national union. The Manchester and Birmingham, England, Municipal Councils have de cided to open registry offices for the unemployed. The long slrike of plumbers and steamfitters was settled at Detroit, a two-year agreement being signed by thc employers. The Order of Railroad Telegraphers ?will celebrate its eighteenth anniver sary, having been organized'at Cedar Rapids, Ia., in ISSU Refused an increase of five cents an hour and a Saturday half-holiday during the summer, 500 machinists went on strike in Chicago. Free employaient bureaus are in suc cessful operation in thirteen States in this country. Eight foreign countries also have the same measure. . International Typographical Union Organizer John E. McLoughlin reports that local No. 424 ha's enrolled -every journeyman printer within its juris diction. A law has been approved in Spain making Sunday a day of rest. Manual labor is prohibited. Work on Sunday will he permitted only when absolutely necessary. Shot Fox From Window. S. T. Smith of Keene, N. H., shot a fox th-? other morning under rather1 queer circumstances. Mr. Smith, who is a man more than 6^, was just get ing up and, loo!-'ng out of the window of his house on Wilber street, saw a fox on a rock in a path on Beach hill. He quickly got a rifle and fired, fixing the sights at 530 yards. The fox jumped and, running a few yards, fell. Upon examination it was found that the ball had gone straight through the shoulder. Schoolboy Floggings Rankled. Uriah Utter, an old citizen of Am ity, has just purchased the ancient schoolhouse in which he obtained his education, says a dispatch from Gosh en, N- Y. As soon as he got posses sion of it he set men to work tearing it down and destroying the. material otlt of revenge for some of the whip pings which he received beneath its roof. Mr. Utter says the punishment he received m his schooldays sixty, years. ago was un Jost, and through all his'; life he has held bitter feelings against: the teacher who administered the thrashings and'has also regarded the old school building as his enemy. Peat Fuel by Electricity. Another process for the manufac ture of peat coal, which, according to its promoters; threatens to revolu tionize the world's coal trade, has ap peared. The peat is first subjected to a process of dehydration by beating fans, and is then disintegrated elec trically, without loss of any of the valuable properties which it possesses. It is then molded and pressed, and is ready for use. According to the re-i port, the actual cost of producing one 'ton of peat is $1.25, and the product is said to be equal in every respect to Welsh steam coal, costing over $4 at the pit's mouth. Farrand Organs The Bese in the world. The Factory does three quarters of a million dollars worth of business a year. Quality considered they are td? CHEAPEST ORGANS made. Over fifty now .in stock. Terms accommodat ing. Write me before buying elsewhere. Other magnifi cent organs in appearance at Forty-Five Dollars, with stool and box. Freight paid J. A. Holland NINETY SIX, S. C. THIS SPACE IS TAKEN BY The Leading Grocers of Augusta Ga(> ARRINQTON BROS. COMPANY, 839 Broad ?W. F. SAMPLE of Saluda County and H. H. SCOTT, JR., of Edgerield County.are with us and want to see you. Am getting up a car of McCormick Towers, with Reaping attachments, for the coming grain harvest. Also McCor mick Binders. Write postal card at once, if interested. E. J, NORRIS. W. J. Rutherford & Co. MANUFACTURERS OF 1 I AND DEALER IN Cement, Plaster, Hair, Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Ready Roc*.vig and other Material. Write Us Eor Prices. Corner Reynolds and Washington Streets, Augusta, Georgia, Wagons ITURTsTITTJHE. Large Shipments of the best makes of wagons and buggies just received. Our stock of furniture and house furnishing? is complete. A Large stock. COFFINS and CASKETS. always on hand. All calls for our Hearse prompt ly responded to. All goods sold on a small mar gin of profit. Call to see me, I will save you money. O XCO. r\ COBB Johnston, South Carolina.