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VOL. 70
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, J UNE 28, 1905. NO. 33.
Two Hundred or lore Dead and
. ^ Thousand Wounded
poliah City Resembles a Shambles and
HC-Jthe "Fighting Spirit of thc -People
is So Fully Aroused That the Pres
? ?pce of Ten Russian Regiments is^
Insufficient to Stop Firing From
Lodz, By Cable.-Since, the arrival o:
re-inforcements actual fighting in the
city has stopped, but the outbrenk is
by no means quelled, and fresh collis
ions are expected momentarialy.
The city resembles a shambles and
the terrible scenes of the last two days
will never be'wiped from the memory
of the Polish people.
The fighting spirit of the people is
fully aroused... They have tasted blood
and want more. Certainly the revo
lutionary spa it'^&b road, and it re
mains to be seen whether military
.measures wiil have the same effect as
? previously.
Saturday at Baluty, a suburb of Lodz,
four Cossacks were hilled and sixteen
others wounded, by a bomb which was
thrown into the barracks. Twenty of
their horses'were killed.
Occasional volleys-are stilled fired by
the police of gendarmes in response to
<SS? y. _ . .
shots frornfhousesr"
The soldiers are showing what ap
pears to be wanton cruelty. L??e lu
the afternoon they shot and killed two
women-a mother and her daughter.
The funerals of vic1 im s of the shoot
ing of Thursday and Friday took place
surreptitiously in various outlying vii-:
lages. It is quite impossible to give the
exact number of killed and wounded, as
reports vary according to the quarter
from which they are obtained. Cer
tainly the killed number more than
a hundred, and the wounded five times
as many. An official reports says that
the number of casualities was largely
increased by the neglect of persons to
remain indoors, and the others who in
sisted on looking out of doors and win
dows when the volleys were being fired
upon the rioters hy the soldiers. Resi
dents of th<?city say that they receiv
ed no orde>s to remain indoors.
1 j Peace Conference Date.
St Petersburg, By Cable.-Negotia
tions for the peace conference have
taken, an. important step forward, a
proposition for . the date of the. meet
ing of the plenipotentiaries vat ' Wasb.-? !
Vnow .^undfcr\jCon.siderar,-|
-tionV Thc exact "date propose'd has
not been ascertained, but there is reas
son to suppose that it is somo time
during the first week or ten days of
August, which is about th_e earliest
period at which the Japanese repre
sentatives could he expected to reach
The Emperor's answer is not ex
pected for a day or two, as the diplo
matic mills of Russia grind slowly, and
the Foreign Office, as one of the sec
retaries put it, "is not used to your
hustling American methods;" but it is
thought thaKthe date will be satisfac
tory, as it wiil give ample time for M.
Nelidoff, the Russian ambassador at
Paris, or other Russian negotiators,
to reach Washington, and there will
be little preliminary work for them
to do until the Japanese terms are
Whether the proposal regarding the
date originated at Tokio or at Wash
ington, cannot be learned, but the fact
that the negotiations was conducted
through Ambassador Meyer may indi
cate that President Roosevelt has per
7 -?.ps again stepped to the fore and
jested to the two powers, neither
of whom are willing to take the initia
tive, a suitable date.
I Passenger Wreck in Colorado.
Denver. Special.-Westbound passen
ger train on the Denver and Rio
Grande railroad was -wrecked at Pinto,
a small station, sixty miles west of
Grand Junction, Col. No fatalities re
sulted. The accident was caused by
a broken bolt in a frog at a switch.
Three coaches were derailed and twen
ty-nine passengers were slightly in
[ Sheriff Resists Gov. Folk.
St. Louis, Special.-Governor Folk's
order to stop race track gambling in
Missouri with the aid of the militia,
if necessary, met defeat at the hands
of the'Sheriff'of St. Louis county,
John Merrel, who says ho will not raid
race tracks or call for troops, and that
if the Governor sends troops to molest
any one the soldiers will be arrested,
possibly shot. Sheriff Herpel declared,
he war, opposed to raids as a usurpa
tion of tho judicial authority, and said:
"An appeal to bayonets is the first
threat o? a bigot, fired by fanatical
zeal, his. personal ambition and by
ideas aga-r.st the guaranteed liberties
of the people."
Hanged For Murdering Manager.
Birmingham, Ala., Special.-A spec
ial from Tuscaloosa says that John
Carpenter, a negro, was hanged there
Friday fer 'the ' murder of Stewart
Champion, superintendent of the Stew
art plantation,'- last April. Carpenter,
an employe of the plantation, had a
grudge aga inst , the manager, and shot
him in>his home at night firing through
the window as Champion sat with his
child in Lis arms. The child was
slightly wounded and Champion was
Killed For Making Protest.
Tampa. Fla., Special.-A special to
The Tribune from Brooksville says
that Mr. J; Hansel! Norman, of the
turpentine firm of Norman. Weeks &
Co was shot and killed by S. B. Keag
gin' white. Keaggin was whipping a
negro employed by Norman, when the
latter asked him to desist. Keaggin
fired twice at Norman,' the second
shot hitting him in the side. Norman
died three minutes later. Keaggin fled,
but a noise, is "after him. Norman's
body was shipped to his former home,
forman park, Ga. "
South Carolina Railroad Commission
After Thorough Investigation of the
Wreck of the Ogden Special, Makes
Columbia, S. C., Special. -The
Railroad Commission on Wednesday
filed their finding - on- the week
of the Ogden special car near Green
ville on Ap^U 29. The finding goes
into the particulars in detailand makes
some rather drastic recommendations.
In addition to the regular finding
Commissioner Earle filed a supple
mentary report on the* wreck and
makes some additional findingse.
The commission says:
"The yard engine and train engaged
in switching in the Greenville yards
was neither a second or third class
train, and the effect of the train or
ders above mentioned was not to alter"
the relations between it and extra en
gine 1010. as established by the rules
of the railroad company. We find the
rules of the railroad company make
all extra trains inferior to regular
trains of whatever class. The rule of
the company which governed the train
in question on the day of the accident
was as follows:
"'Yard limits are indicated by sign
boards reading 'Yard limits' located
on either side of Spencer, Salisbury,
Charlotte, Spartanburg, Spartanburg
junction, Greenville, Toccoa. jula,
Athens, Elberton, Armour and Atlanta
Switching and other engines and trains
may work within these limits ?without
regard to second class and inferior
trains, but must give way immediately
upon their approach. Second class
and inferior trains must approach and
run through yard limits under full
control, expecting to find the main
track occupied. In case oC accident,
responsibility rests with approaching
. "From this it is apparent that as
acording to the company's -"assiflca
tion of trains, which is the usual clas
sification on American railways; the
extra train of engine 1010 was inferior
in class, and for the purpose of ascer
taining its right on the road to sec
ond class trains, it was its duty, in
approaching and running through
. Greenville yard, to do so 'under full
control,' and 'expecting to find the
main track occupied,' It was right
under the rules for the switch engine
and train to work within the yard lim
its without regard to approaching
second class or inferior trains, which
include extra trains, but they are re
quired to give way immediately upon
their approach.
?"Under these rules the entire obli
gation of safety rests upon the ap
proaching train, and, in fact, the rule
explicitly states that 'in case of acci
dent, responsibility rest with approach'
ing train.'
"If we take the rules to govern-a
train crew, we must decide from the
facts shown that the approaching ex
tra train, in this case engine 1010, was,
tn approaching and passing through
the Greenville yard limits, being run
In. direct -violation of these rules, and
of being under-;full control' was .run
denc?'tnat the '?n'gineer and conductor
of this train had been furnished with
the rules .In-'question had been examin
ed on and knew them, but simply in
action, at least, misinterpreted them.
HOLDS CREW responsible
"The conclusion, therefore, of the
commission, is that the responsibility
for the accident rest primarily with j
the crew of engine No. 1010."
The commission after stating that
the rules of the company are standard
"There is one point, however, that
the commission are not fully satisfied
with, and that is when the operator
at Greenville received the last mes
sage, that is that the Ogden special
was running forty minutes late, if he
received it in time, and it seems from
the testimony that he did, he (the op
erator at Greenville) should have
made every effort to convey this notice
to the yard"crew. If this could have
been successfully done, in all proba
bility this unfortunate accident could
have been averted.
"It appears that the trainmen on
this special misunderstood their or
ders, and that they considered that
they were running a first-class train.
It further appears that the yard men
in Greenville regarded them as a spe
cial, and that they should have come
into the Greenville yard under control,
expecting the main track occupied, lt
appears that the train crews having
the safety and lives of the passengers
in charge are not sufficiently familiar
with their orders, and that railroad
companies should only employ men
for these position who are thorough
ly familiar with all orders, rules, etc.,
concerning their work.
: "It further appears that when so
many trains are handled over a single
track, that in all such cases the rail
roads should use the block system,
and any other precautions that it is
nossible to use. It further appears
that there is not sufficient track room
in the Greenville yard, and that more
room should be given fer the handling
of the large amount of business there.
"The commission recommended that
in cities like Spartanburg, Greenville,
Charleston, Columbia, and other ..cit
ies like these, that the railroad com
panies should have an employe for the
purpose of delivering messages, tele
grams, etc., to the yardmaster and all
yard crews that may be in the yard
limits on duty, concerning all over
due trains and the approach of all
extra trains.
"Respectfully submitted,
"J. H. Wharton, chairman, ..
"B. L. Caughman,
"John H. Earle,
Shot For Hiring Negroes.
A special from Florence says that
H. D. Granger, a local Baptist preach
er, was shot from ambush and killed
while working on his farra near there
Friday. He lived Tn the districc"
known as the "dead stretch," where
it is said that negroes are not wel
come, and the only explanation of his
death is that he had hired two negroes
to work on the farm and had protected
them-even allowing them to sleep
on his premises.
Two New Majors.
Major Walter B. Moore, of Yorkville,
and Major W" T. Brock of Cheraw,
went to Columbia and stood successful
ly the examination for promotion.
These are the only new majors in the
militia under the recent elections. Ma
jor Moore came through Chester and
reports that the condition of Mr. Paul
G. McCarkle is extremely critical. Mr.
McCorkle has never rallied from the
kick in the face which he received
from a- frighteaed horse a few weeks
Chicago Flyer Suddenly Goes Into
Open Switch
Although None of the Lake Shore or
. New York Central Officials Ascribe
the Disaster to Excessive Speed, a
Return to the 20-Hour Time is An
Cleveland, 0., Special-Nineteen dead
and a dozen slightly injured comprise
the revised casualty list made by the
wrecking Thursday night, at Mentor,
Ohio, of the east-hound twentieth cen
tury limited, the Lake Shore and New
York Central's eighteen-hour train,
which ran into an open switch, crushed
the Mentor depot and partly burned it
up, scorching several of the mangled
corpses. The surviving injured are not
much hurt.
The twentieth century limited, ac
cording to announcement from New
York, will hereafter return to a twenty
hour schedule, although none of the
railroad officials ascribe the wreck to
excessive speed.
It is maintained by railway officials
that the switch on which the limited
was wrecked was thrown open and
locked and the switch light extinguish
ed by some person, either a maniac
or some one seeking; revenge. It is still
unknown who this person is, although
detectives are working on the case. A
careful examination of the switch
showed that it was in perfect condition.
Trainmen are of the opinion that the
engineer of the twentieth century train
was deceived by the light of the switch
just beyoDd the open switch, the light
of which is said to havo been out.
W. H. Marshall, general manager of
the Lake Shore, says the speed of the
train was not a contributory cause to
the wreck. He said that other Lake
Shore trains travel through Mentor at
a speed equal to that attained by the
limited, which was not, Mr. Marshall
says, above 60 miles an hour.
The schedule for the train calls for
a speed of 57 railes an hour at Men
Coroner York, of Lake county, an
nounced that au inquest would begin
next Monday in Painesville.
A revised list of the dead follows:
John R. Bennett, attorney, 31 Nas
sau street, New York.
John A. Bradley, of the law firm
of Rowley, Rogers, Bradley & Rock
well, Akron, Ohio.
T. R. Morgan, second vice president
of /the Wellman-Seavers-Morgan Com
^aaiyvy61evelapd.\;, ? -"-"
. C. H. Wellman, of the . Wellman
S??v?rs-M?^gan Company, Cleveland,
died in hospital.
:' A. L. Rogers, New York city, repre
sentative of the Platt City Iron Works,
of Dayton, Ohio, died in hospital.
S. C. Beckwith, 115 One Hundred and
Seventy-fourth street, New York. \?
A. H. Head, London representative
of the Otis Steel Company, of Cle^Br^
land, died in hospital. 't???,
H. H. Wright, traveling man, &&??f
cago, died in hospital. M??&
D. E. Arthur, traveling man, ????^
waukee, died in hospital.
J. H. Gibson, Chicago, traveling^ '
died in hospital. M^^TJP
H. C. Mechling, New York ilty;'witi^
the Wheeling Corrougated ^r^?^Cpid
pany. J.*''"'-'"--- ~~
L. M. Eirick, manager gM&ffiS?re~
atre, Cleveland.
E. F. Nagle, Chicdgo^fi^^raKr of
a railway supply house. "?y\&Cy'
Two unidentified bodies,'supjosed to
be those of L. A. Johnson, of the millin
ery firm of Corney & Johnson, Cleve
land,- and Henry Trinse, barber on the
Allen Tayler, engineer, Collinwood,
Ohio, died in hospital.
E. J. Brant, head brakeman, 2012
Ash street, Erie, Pa., died in hospital.
N. B. Walters, a baggage man, Ham
burg, N. Y., died in hospital.
W. D. McKey, porter, Chicago.
The scenes following the wreck were
appalling. The night was dark save for
the light from the blazing wreck of the
coach that was crushed and splintered
on top of the engine. Men swarmed
about it combating the flames with the
means at hand, grouping their way
through the blinding, scalding steam
that rose in clouds, hunting for the in
jured, whose piteous cries were such as
chilled the hearts of those who heard
them. The water supply was small and
the means at hand for fighting ' the'
flames were pitifully inadequate, but
the zeal of the rescuers wrought great
things for the first few minutes.
Ex-Governor Tubbock Dead.
Austin. Texas, Special.-Former Gov
ernor Frank B. Tubbock, one of the
most interesting figures in Texas, died
here Thursday night, aged 90 years.
Governor Tubbock suffered a stroke of
paralysis last Tuesday afternoon, from
which he never regained conscious
ness. He had been married three
times and is survived by his third wile
and a number of relatives. He had been
State treasurer and was conspicuously
identified with public life in Texas.
Assassination and Suicide.
Atlanta, Special.-A special to
The Journal from Griffin, Ga., says
that Prentiss Chapman, a well-known
farmer living near Head's Shops, assas
inated Tom Head, a neighbor, late Fri
day night and then killed himself,
cutting his throat with a razor. The
tragedy was the result of a feud of
long standing between the men. There
were no eye witnesses to the tragedy
and both men had been dead for sev
eral hours when their bodies were
discovered. Both men were well con
Four Killed in Boiler Explosion.
Attaila, Ala., Special-A boiler at the
saw mill of the Curtis Attalla lumber
plant exploded killing James Watts,
Will Rosson, Gus Cash and Marion
Maddox. C. Smith was fatally hurt
and Barney Works was seriously in
Murderer Hoch Gets Reprieve.
Springfield, 111., Special.-Governor
Deneen granted Johann Hoch a re
prieve until July 28th in order that
the case may be taken to the Supreme
Court Justice for a writ of superse
Conditions For Past Week as Given
Out by the Department.
The week ending 8 a. m., June 19th,
had a mean temperature slightly above
normal, with extremes of a maximum
of 98 degrees at Blackville on the 13th,
and a minimum of 66 degrees at
Greenville on the 13th. The sunshine
averaged about normal, although in.
parts of the State there was consider
able cloudiness the latter part. There
were no destructive high winds, or
other damaging conditions.
The precipitation was in the form
of thunderstorms and local showers.
The rainfall was heavy in places in the
eastern counties, where it ranged
from half an inch to over two inches,
with scattered localities in all parts;
of the State that had no rain or had
amounts too small to be beneficial.
There were some heavy showers in
the northern border counties, but they
were widely scattered. The need-of
rain is indicated for the central and
southwestern counties generally and
in places elsewhere.
Cultivation made rapid progress,
and nearly all fields' have been rid of
grass and weeds, except where labor-/
ers were scarce, or where the ground
has become too hard to plow and culti
vate. The weather was favorable for
harvesting wheat and oats, which ]
work is nearly finished except fort]
spring oats.
There was a general improvement
in the condition of cotton, with excep- [
tions in the case of fields that have
not been thinned or cleaned of grass,
but only ia exceptional instances have j
the plants attained normal growth, bb- j
ing generally undersized. Blooming
is still sporadic, though fairly general
in the eastern counties. Sea Island
cotton is in good condition, hut as yet
blooming sparsely. Lice are still
present in sections, but are disappear
ing. Chopping has not been finished. ?[
There has been only slight im-,
provement in corn, which continues'
small and yellow, except on fields that*'
received early and thorough : cultiva--;
tion. There are many complaints of
corn tasseling low, and of damage by.
worms. TI ?re is considerable land
yet to be planted in corn.
There is little change In the condi-_
tion of tobacco, which shows the ef>,
fects of too much rain and lack of .
cultivation. Rice is receiving its har
vest water in the Colleton district, and
is generally doing well. Gardens and
pastures need rain in the central .an?i
western parts. Melons are quite prqm|
isiug. Wheat is yielding poorly-Mgm
threshing. Oats also is generaSM
poor, but with numerous exceptio*1^
where the yields range from good?
excellent. ? large acreage of pe
for forage, being sown, and more lan^
will be sown as soon as it rains.r^?
W. Bauer, Section Director.
To Have Association.
Colun^^S^gpecial. - Comm
Wats0?^^^^11 a meeting
the various
lat- utb^-Z^i^^S
The meeting
for tant one and
the State will hav
. ?^^f/the most interested
^^e?m^is Mr. John Wood, s
?^^^?Rock Hill Commercial CttPffi;
H|s-pronosed that the various towffii
ij?^^/throughout the State asgi|j?
;?mce/so far as the commercial"
v; 'At present when there is ar|jpj
?prise of importance to some otl
?jcular section of the State M
;,sen fisds it necessary to drop
iwrk and assist in locating t
^efes, although he is usually
'this by various towns. If
works there will be no further
along this line and a State o
tion of the commercial bodies
sist in the development of th
in many other ways.
With a very small sum a haJd'dboofc
can be gotten out, bearing the t?ffl^^
stamp of the office and yet rer^?s^^
ing the entire State in a wa|^i
should be. At present the C0S?f?Sl3l^
great and the postage bills toc||||||ggjj
to permit of any along this line oh >
large scale, although there ha\r^o^
a very large number of small aijab
uable handbooks gotten out
The cali for the meeting willj||@B[
sued some time this month and
large attendance is expected.
More Incendiary Work.
Honey Path, Special.-The han^
three-story barn of Mr. J. E. K?ig?
was burned Saturday night at 3:00
o'clock. All the horses were saved but.
fodder, oats, etc., were burned. The
loss ls estimated to be over $1,000. Mr.
Knight is a prosperous farmer in lower
Greenville county, a man known and
well respected, with not an enemy of
whom he knows, so the fire is a mys
tery. By the herois efforts of Mr.
Knight, the len head of mules and
horses were driven out just as the barn
was falling in. The faithful and effi
cient help of the neighbors saved the
other buildings, which caught fire sev
eral times.
One Death From Heat.
New York, Special.-One death, that
of Miss Josie Barnard, who lived on
upper East Side, and a number of
prostrations besides much suffering in
the tenement districts, were the result
of the excessive heat in New York City
and vicinity. At 4 o'clock Monday af
ternoon the thermometer registered 39
on the roof of the weather bureau
building. In the streets it was several
degrees higher. Sunday was the hot
test June 18 in 25 years.
Bad Wreck Averted.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Special.-A special
from Huntington, W. Va., says that
passenger train No. 4, on the Norfolk
& Western road, eastbound, narrowly
escaped destruction at Lost Creek
trestle. At the highest point in the
trestle a brake chain had been secure
ly wrapped to the rail. Fortunately,
the obstruction was discovered by thc
engineer, who applied the emergency
brakes and succeeded in stopping the
Secretary Hay Much Improved.
Washington, Special. - Secretary
Hay arrived from New York tonight
and spent tho greater part of the
evening with the President, Secretary
Taft joining the President and Mr.
Hay. Secretary Hay will attend the
cabinet meeting. He looked consider
ably improved in health. He said that
he would remain in Washington
through this week, and would then
go to his summer home at Sunapee,
N. Hy
?Many Newsy Items Gatherc i Frcm
all Sections.
General Cotton Market.
% Middling.
Galveston, steady.9 3-16
/New Orleans, firm .9 1-16
.Mobile, firm .8%
'.Savannah, steady.8%
. Wilmington, steady.8%
'Norfolk, steady.9
.'Baltimore, normal .9%
New York, quiet.9.20
?.Boston, quiet.9.20
^Philadelphia, steady .9.45
"Houston, quiet.9%
"Augusta, quiet .8 15-16
'.?Memphis, firm.9%
?gfc Louis, quiet.9
^'Louisville, firm.9%
Charlotte Cotton Market.
p These figures represent prices paid to
?Good middling '..8 15-16
fStrict middling.8 15-16
fjinges.;.7 to 7%
?Stains.5% to 714
ll J. M. Langley Missing.
A special from Columbia says: Jo
seph . M. Langley, a carpenter in the
.?car repairing department at the shops
'.of tht Southern railway in i:his city,
rhas unaccountably disappeared, and has
?not been seen by his family or any of
'.his friends since Monday. He left his
ifhome. on the Barhamville road, less
Cathan a mile from the shops, as usual,
?.?jVIonday morning. He worked at his
/accustomed place all day and for two
pours extra time, which kept him un
|>til 8 o'clock that night. After leaving
.work he was seen by acquaintances
Jgoing towards his home and the last
?that can be learned of him is that he
?|was at the store of Mr.. William G.
? Allworden, on the Barhamville road,
. that night.
.His wife is unable to account for
vhis absence, and she says she thinks
@??2? ...
.he has been foully dealt with. She and
?her two young children have been left
-in a most deplorable condition. Both
/.of the children are sick and she her
self/is just recovering from a recent
.'illness. The eldest of tho two chil
dren is two years old and the youngest
as only seven months old. They arc
Without money or the necessaries of
^fe and are dependent on the bounty
?Of. their good neighbors for food and
j^T-he Langley? invested in . $75 worth
igf;;??rniture on tho Installment .plan
'""Ven.; they began housekeeping some
ago, and this has been seized and
ipved by the furniture house from
ich it was bought because of her
aility to pay the installments. Mrs.
lgley said that she had paid about
that si
?So far as can be learned there is
Absolutely nothing to indicate why
iLan'gley should have left except that
^Bfjywas in debt and could not meet
'his'-robligations. His wife states that
h'e?had no enemies, so far as she knew.
..There is no reason to believe that he
idmsrrniet with foul play.
Petition For Pardon.
i -
V;_ A petition for the pardon of John
'Hendrix, of Pickens county, has been
i'fH?dvwith the Governor, The convict'
pik(Baidrto be a weak-minded boy who,
.Ihvi300.' was given a life sentence on the
^charge; of burglary with attempt to
[assault, ^
iii??"Dbe7an imbecile, of Barnwell
purity, who a few weeks ago pleaded
ilty'; to the charge of larceny and
was given a sentence of thirty months
on. the chaingang, is the object of the
jteyjnpathies of the county officials! in
Barnwell wbo have written to the Gov- ,
?rnor to have the bpy7i'eleased~on a
Hurley--Jones, of Greenville, is serv
; ing';a~life sentence on the charge of as
{?ault;- The mother of the woman who
?filleges that she was assaulted, has ask
d-Vfor the prisoner to be pardoned.
anth?re were circumstances which are
a,-,the convict's favor.
_ g^gp?ew;;?nter^ises:.;^: ."^'T'
. .? T?^EiSnfc:of No>waxji?s;appliedj[or'J
^.charter. ' A^ commission has been is
sued to th?^folT?^t^ roi -
W. C. Wolfe and J. A. Berry, of Orange
burg, and C. H. Able, J. G. Williams,
L. W. Jeffcoat, C. T. Dowling and A. L.
Garick, of Norway. The capital steck
will be $10,000.
The Siegling Music House, of Char
leston, wants to be incorporated with
a capitalization of $24,000.
A commission was issued to the fol
lowing corporators of the Bank of
Lynchburg, which will have a capital
ization of $20.000. T. G. McLeod, E. D.
Smith, J. C. Kilpatric, J. A. Rhame,
J. G. Stokes.
The Georgetown Boat Oar Company
was chartered, capitalization, $5.000.
F. D. Wilsey is president; Walter Haz
ard, vice-president, and F. C. Clutter
buck, secretary.
The Timmonsville Lumber Company
was given a commission, the corpora
tors being B. D. Dargan and F. L. Wil
cox. The capitalization-will be $40,000.
The United Brotherhood of Labor of
Enon, Richland county, was given an
eleemosynary charter, as was the "In
dustrial Health and Accident Company,
of Aiken," a burial aid society.
A charter was issued to the Charles
ton Steamship Company, capitalization
$20,000. A. C. Tobias is president; Wal
ter Pringle, vice-president; John W.
Peterman, secretary and treasurer. The
largest stockholder is Moses Marks, of
Walter B. Dean, of Spartanburg, wa?
appointed a State constable.
A charter was issued to the Barnwell
County Building and Loan Association,
capitalization, $50.000. George H. Bates
is president and W. C. McNab, secre
tary and treasurer.
Violating Game Law.
Mr. H. McRae, of Albriton, Marion
county, has written to Capt. John C.
Sellers that the fish laws are being
violate dflagrantly on the Little Pee
Dee river. Dynamite, traps and other
means of wholesale destruction aro
being used.
Captain Sellers has written to Gov
ernor Heyward and recommends the
appointment of Mr. S. G. Moore, of Al
ington, as game warden, under the
provisions of thc act passed in Febru
ary last.
Mir or Happenings of the Week at
Home ana Abroad.
Down in Dixie.
Miss Virginia Downer, of Norfolk,
was drowned at Alexandria.
Mrs. Eva Fuller was burned to death
at Petersburg from kindling Are with
coal oil.
E. C. Edwards, of Henderson, was
struck and killed by a Seaboard pas
senger train on Wednesday.
Gen. William R. Cox was married
on Wednesday in Richmond, Va., to
Miss Claiborne of that city.
The Virginia Corporation Commis
sion has ruled that the Standard Oil
and the American Can Companies must
pay charter fees of $5,000 and $3,000,
The annual meeting of the Southern
wholesale grocers began at Norfolk.
Judge Berryman Green died at Dan
Thc training ship at Annapolis,
known heretofore as the Chesapeake,
bas been named thc Severn.
O. M. Baldinger, a Norfolk political
worker, was convicted of offering
forged voters' transfers and was sen
tenced to three years in the peniten
Elsie, the baby of Mr. Jack Penow,
of Lynchburg, was strangled to death,
its clothes having caught in the
spring as it fell out of bed.
The Credit Men's Association select
ed Baltimore as the meeting place
for next year.
Confederate veterans paraded
through the principal streets of Louis
ville, Ky.
In the municipal election at Jackson
ville, Fla., George M. Nolan, Democrat
ic nominee for mayor, was re-elected,
receiving 1,337 out of 1,473 votes cast.
In St. Augustine, Mayor Boyce was re
elected by 183 majority. r
At the National Capital.
Ma.j.-Gen. John C. Bate? succeeded
Major-General Gillespie as assistant
chief of staff at the War Department.
Attorney-General Moody submitted
to President Roosevelt a statement re
lating to the Sante Fe rebate cases
and Secretary Morton's connection with
Secretary Shaw is to try the experi
ment of paying Government employes
by check instead of cash.
The President has appointed a com
mittee of five to investigate the big
ness methods of the Govemaseri'-and
suggests needed reforms.'
A .Washington special says: "It is
intimated in official circles here that
negotiations are prodding looking to
an armistice between Japan and Rus
sia. The stumbling block in the way
of an armistice appears to be that
neither belligerent is willing to take
Through the North.
The Chicago Civic Federation advised
against, municipal ownership.
President Roosevelt spent a few
days the first of the week in New
1 England.
The City Trust and Safe Deposit
Co., of Philadelphia, has failed as a
result of the Gaskill forgeries.
The Lutheran Synod continued its
session? in Pittsburg and received re
ports on church extension and other
Both of the lS-hour trains on the
New York Central and Lake Shore rail
road between New York and Chicago
arrived ahead of schedule time.
"Paul Morton, chairman of the board
of directors of the Eciuitable-JJfe As
surance Society^hasiiU???ii??v^tepx
pert accountant
tion; - ;
Supreme Court Justice Gaynor has
authorized Explorer Champ, to con
tinue his search for the North Pole,
the expedition having been fitted out
by the late William Ziegler.
Jesse Wilson, of Indiana, was ap
pointed Assistant Secretary of the In
terior, to succeed M. W. Miller, re
t^K^Jiot weather caused four deaths
?ln R^kl^n, N. Y.
ic Ts'; tumored . ra Philadelphia that
! Mayoh.Wearer-may,; cause the arrest
^of^sr?^r^^^B^rhf?^ the Republi
can organization leader, in connection
with certain contracts.
Foreign Affairs.
Emperor Nicholas received a delega
tion of Zemstvoists, to whom he reaf
firmed his intention of calling a na
tional assembly.
Germany, suspecting Europe's inten
tion, has engaged in unusual naval
The Chinese movement to boycott
American goods is growing steadily.
France will take part in an inter
national conference upon Morocco.
Field Marshal Oyama is gradually ex
tending his line of Japanese .troops
from the Mongolian border to the Sea
of Japan.
Miscellaneous Matters.
Three hundred descendants of tte
Fries family gathered in a reunion at
M. Rouvier, the French Premier,
has decided to retain the Foreign Af
fairs porto-folio.
On motion of counsel for Gaynor
and Greene, the habeas corpus pro
ceedings were postponed until Tues
day, counsel stating that the motion
to quash his clients' appeal to the
Supreme Court would be argued on
Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild be
queaths. $4,000,000 of his estate to
charitable purposes.
Thc Italian Heraldic Court decided
that titles of nobility conferred by the
Pope are valid.
It is officially announced that a Jap
anese detachment in northern Korea
completely occupied Kangsong on
Tuesday. A few thousand Russians,
wtih artillery, retired toward Siasong,
12 miles northward.
The feeling of doubt that James
Hazen Hyde has really sold his ma
jority stock In the Equitable Life As
surance Society to Thomas F. Ryan
appears to be on the increase and
Lhere is a growing belief that there
may be as much one-man power in the
society under the trusteeship as be
Oconee People Ask For Charter For
County Road.
A new railway the "Oconee County
Railway Company," applied for a char
ter Monday. The railway willi he
capitalized at $50,000 wita the privi
lege of increasing to ?200,000, and will
run from Westminister on the South
ern to Fairplay, which is near the
conjunction of the Oconee, Anderson
and Georgia lines, and will run
through intermediate stations includ
ing Oakway. The declaration asks
for powers to dam rivers and furnish
light and power and provides that the
railway may be operated either by
steam or electricity.
The corporators are W. P. Anderson,
and Wm. Bibb of Westminister; J. W.
Shelor of Walhalla; J. J. Halley, Jas.
Bates and L. A. Edwards of Oakway;
W. L. Thomas of T?galo; J. D. Shel
don, E. C. Marett and J. R. Heller of
Fair Play, and J. W. Shirley of Town
Steamboat Launched.
Columbia, Special.-"The City of Co
lumbia," Columbia's new freight boat,
to make weekly round trips between
here and Georgetown, was launched
Tuesday afternoon with impressive
ceremony and in the presence of several
hundred people, the attendance being
large in spite of the excessive heat,
The boat has a gross tonnage of 300 and
a. net tonnage of 250, is 135 feet long,
30 feet wide, and is a stern-wheeler
propelled by an 85-horse power engine,
with a down-stream speed of 15 miles
an hour and an up-stream speed of 9
miles. The christening was by little
Miss Janie Murray, daughter of'Dr. W.
J. Murray, the president of the com
pany. The enterprise is backed by the
strongest and most successful local
business men, who intend to make this
an interior port of importance, adding
a number of various kinds of boats in
the immediate future. With this in
view correspondence has been opened
with the Washington authorities and
with the head officials of the Southern
and Seaboard ralhoads looking to the
construction of a draw bridge across
the Congaree at a point near where the
roads have ordinary bridges over which
they come into the city a short dis
tance below the present landing of the ?
boat. The company intends to blast out
the entlr^cJ^fj^?^^ necessary, in
orde.r^tb put on a com?'i\at'te6jBiine of
Edgefield to Discuss the Dispensary.
Edgefield, special.-A call for a
mass meeting of the citizens of Edge
field county in the court house has
been made and the same will be pub
lished in the county papers this week
announcing Monday July 3, as the
time to discuss the matter of voting
tie doubt but that ,an election will
be ordered and the State rum mill dis
lodged from this baliwick. Whether
prohibition absolute is in the majority
is questionable and it remains only to
be seen, but the people here are sick
of the State selling liquor.
Large Shipments of thebestn
just received. Our stock of fu
is complete. A Large stock.
always on hand. Alf "cull
ly responded to. All goo
gin ol profit. Call to si
W. J. Ruth
Cement, Plaster, Hair,
Ready Roofing ai
Write Us ]
Corner Reynolds an<
The Leading Grocc
H. H. SCOTT, JR., of Ed
and Vant to s?? yo?.
A Negro Shot.
Laurens, Special-Ferrell Milam, a
young white man of the county. ;shot
Ader Madden, a negro farm hand Mon
day while the two were engaged in
a personal difficulty. A warrant was
issued for Milam, but he came in and
was granted bond in the proper"sum
for his appearance at the next term
of the criminal court to answer to the
charge of assault and battery with in
tent to kill.
It seems that Milam shot at the
negro several times, but only one shot
struck Madden, which took effect in
the arm just above the wrist, and
ranged upward or inward, coming out
at a point between the elbow and
shoulder. During tbe fight Milam was
struck on the head, apparently with
a brick or rock. According to the state
ment of Milam the negro was whipping
a negro woman and he decided to In
terfere for the purpose of stopping
the fuss. Madden resented and the
fight ensued.
Heavy Storm Damage.
Tampa, Fla., Special. -One death
and damage to property amounting to
thousands resulted from an electric
storm and cloudburst which occurred
here Tuesday afternoon. Beatrice Co
lin, aged 7, colored, was killed by
lightning while standing in the door
of her home. The roof of the Penin
sular Telephone exchange, fell in
smashing the switchboard and Injuring
several young lady operators, none
Major Carrington's Case Up.
Washington, Special.-The proceed
ings in the case of Maj. F. del Carring
ton, tried by court-martial in the Phil
ippines, have arrived at the War De
partment for review by the President.
Major Carrington was in charge of the
battalion of Philippine scouts at the
St. Louis Exposition, and his trial was
based on charges of misappropriation
of funds and the duplication of ac
counts. The court sentenced him to
dismissal. Carrington was tried by civil
authorities of the Philippines and sen
tenced to sixty years and five days im
New Enterprises.
The Lynchburg Mercantile Company
of Lee County received a commission
this week. The concern ia, cg?**cljaad
at $5,000 and its-cp*^?*?0T are: J?L7"
E. McIntosh^?=*^IcIntosll? Jr-. S. W.
Frierson^rT W. Tarrant and E. D.
Another commission was issued to
the Evins Land company of Spartan
burg. The capital is $11,000 and the
corporators are: J. Choice Evins and
Thos. M. Evins.
The Independent Canning Company
of Charleston will have a capital stock.
of $40,000 and the corporators will be:
William Fait, William Q. Lloyd, A. C. ,
Tobias and Edward W. Wynne.
^^?jhe Wateree club of ?amden will be
gljjgmting and fishing^club. A num
f ^northerners are, among; .tA^?
raters. They "are: W..G..Fel*
lowes, Ralph N. Ellis and Floyd War
ren, all of New York city and John
Cantey of Camden. This is an elee
mosynary organization.
Judge Thomas J. Christian died in
a hospital at Newjort News.
lakes of wagons aod buggies
ruituro and house furnishings
s for our H?acse prompt
es sold on a small mar
:>e mc, I will sa\^you
South Carolina.
erf ord & Co.
Fire Brick, Fire Clay,
nd other Material.
For Prices.
1 Washington Streets,
irs of Augusta Ga..f
JE of Saluda County and
gerield County are with us

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