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PLANTER'S
LOAN AND
SAVINGS
BANK,
Augusta, Ga.,
PAYSINTEREST
ONDEPOSITS
ACCOUNTS
SOLICITED
L. C. HAY NE,
PB E SIDE.NT.
Chas. C. Howard,
CASHIER.
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VOL. 70.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WE
tuziin III III ii miinmif
THE NATIONAL BANK J
sf AU GUSTA, GA?
L. O. HAYNE, President.
: FRANK G. FORD. Cashier.
CAPITAL,.. .. ..$250,000 I
Surplus and Profits, ..$140,000* ?
T7e shall be pleased to hare you open an acooact <4?
with thU Bau k. Cus tamers and correa po nd on ta as
sured of every courtesy and accommodation possi
ble under conservati ve, modern Banking methods
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DAY, OCTOBER, i, 1905.
NO. 47.
We have for this Fall
Over-Coats and Furnishing G
and Children, ever brought tc
Ask to see'our TOHNS(
SHOES
FOR THI
We have the Greatest Iii
Odd Skirts, Shirt Waists
^^"Call and examine c
where. . .
866 Broad Street,
AN INSANE MOTHER
Brained Ber Seven Children and j hen
Burned Their Bodies
MANIAC THEN TOOK IO OWN LIFE
3Hrs. Clarence Markham of Cami ridge
UL, Survives Long Enough co Hake
an Awful Confession.
Rock Island, . lil., Special.-Mrs.
Clarence Markham of Cambridge,
near here, in a fit-of temporary in
sanity killed her seven children with
an axe, after which she placed their
bodies'on a bcd, saturated it with coal
oil and set tire to it. She then hack
ed her throat with a knife and threw
* herself on the burning bed, Neigh
bors rescued her, but she was so badly
burned that she died soon after she
had made a confession.- . The (.?kiest
child was nm-: years vf. aye, the
youngest, a baby in aims.
Neighbors, attracted by the. smoke
? of the burning building, rushed to
the rescue and found Markham
corered with.blood and badly burned.
, Barely able to teli her story, she at
first declared ?the crime had been
committed by a strange man, but.
later when the sherill arrived she ad
mitted that'she had slain her children
one by one and attempted to destroy
their bodies and her own in the lire.
Soon af terward she died. When the
ruins of the .heme had .cooled, a eon
iinnation of hcr. stoxy-was'liad'in' the.
==^^dins^rjd? :t&e~dinTT?^
' "with -its skull" crushed.
The Markhams lived apart from
neighbors, the husband being em
ployed as a laborer or. a nearby farm.
He was compelled to be away from
home during the day. Having noted
Lis .ifc acting queerly for scver?l
weeks he had kept the children, the
oldest of whom was but nine years of
age, ont of school to bc with the
.mother. She was never known to ex
hibit violent tendencies -previously.
i Thc Carter Civil Suit
Chicago, Special.-Cross examina
tion of Capt. Oberlin M. Carter,
charged with dei*randing tho govern
ment out of nearly .$3,00,000, was con
tinued before Special Examiner Wy
man. The inquiry into the defend
ant's stock and bond deals between
1S93 and 1S9G occupied the time at
Friday's session. The financial trans
actions of the captain were taken up
week by week and day by day, cover
ing a period of four years. Indica
tions are that it will take three or
four more weeks to conclude the ques
tioning of the witness.
. Prince Charles Supported.
Coppenhagen, By Cable.-It is
learned on high authority that should
Norway's offer .of the throne of that
country to a prince of the house of
Bemadotte be definitely declined dur
ing the coming week, steps will be
taken by the storthing to invite Prince
Charles of Denmark to become king
of Norway. It is believed that not
more than ten members of the storth
ing are opposed to Prince Charles'
candidature. King Christian and the
British court favor it.
rive Are Murdered.
Edna, Texas, Special.-Mrs. A. J.
Conditt and four children, a daughter
of 13, and three boys from 6 to 10
years old, ^ere murdered in cold
blood at their home near herc.- The
mother and daughter were assaulted
and their bodies brutally disligured.
A baby about two years old was the
only one left alive. All of them seem
ed to have been murdered with some
blunt instrument, their heads were
crushed and their throats cut with a
knife or razor. "
i Glass Worker's Suicide.
tempt was made last nigdlu lu lu lulul
Millville, N. J., Special-Peter Smith,
a well-known glass worker, committed
suicide Monday morning by scooting
himself through the heart with a rifle.
Business troubles over which he wor
ried are given as the cause. His mother
lost her reason on seeing the body of
her son and it is feared that she will
not recover. His sister is also pros
trated and in a critical condition.
Walked Out of Meeting.
Montgomery, Ala., Special.-At a
special meeting of thc eitj council Al
derman Sullivan opposed the resolu
tion to appropriate money for the en
tertainment of President Roosevelt
when he comes to Montgomery, say
ing that he would oppose one dollar of
.the people's moi.'ey goinu1 this way.
Acting Mayor Mcintyre, who is also
fe. member of the council, walked out
"during the proceedings, leaving no
quorum and ihe resolution was laid
Le Levy
the Grandest Line of Suits,
foods and Hats for Men, Boys
? Augusta.
M & MURPHY & BARRY
S LADIES.
ie of Tailor Made Suits
-, Belts and Neckwear.
?ur Goods before buying else
IB LEVY,
. Augusta, Ga.
WILL SOON LIFT TUE QUARANTINE
Louisiana Parish Health Officers
Showing Willingness To Clear Pres-'
ident's Path-New Orleans Record
23 New Cases.
New Orleans, Special.-Report to
GP. M.:
New cases, 23; total, 3,023.
Deaths, 3: total, 391.
New foci, 4.
Cases under treatment. 227; dis
charging:, 2,405.
The Sunday report would have been
the lowest on record but for the re
port of a "nest of infection in another
convent and asylum, the attending
physician reporting six cases among
the girls in thc Mount Carmel In
stitute, on Piety street. There have
been several cases in thc Mount Car
mel Convent on St. Cloud stftet, and
as these two institutions arc closely
allied, it is very likely Hie infection
was transmitted from one to thc oth
er. Another case is reported from
the French asylum, on St. Ann street,
the patients former residence being
far out on Gently road. Only four of'
the new cases ?vere above Canal street.
The Algiers side turned up two cases.
Among the deaths is Sister Mary
Edith of the Convent- of Perpetual
Adoration, on Marias street. She was
only eighteen years of age and had
only recently taken her vows. She
was Miss. Petronille Nigel.
to-HIP
patish health otticcrs suggesting that
they fix on October 15 as the date for
raising the parish quarantines against
the'city, has already produced results,
the board of health of Lafayette wir
ing that that town agreed. It is not
at all unlikely that by thc time the
President arrives, the quarantines in
Louisiana will be only an unpleasant
memory.
Mississippi Fever Summary.
Jackson, Miss., Special.-The Mis
sissippi yellow fever summary is aa
follows:
Vicksburg, live new cases; Natchez,
five new cases, one new focus; Scran
ton, eight new cases; Guifport, one
new case; one death; Mississippi
City, six new cases; Hamburg, two
new cases, one death; Rosetta, two
new cases, three suspicious cases.
Hnndsboro, one new case.
No new infection at Port Gibson,
Harriston, Roxie or Moss point. Sup
plies have been sent to thc people of
Hamburg; who are in destitute cir
cumstances. The Marine Hospital
Service has sent Dr. Deschetle to thc
place to undertake thc fumigation and
detention camp work. Surgeon Was
din reports that he will place an of
ficer in charge of the infection at
Scranton.
Alabama Bans All Mississippi. .
Birmingham, Ala., Special.-State
Health Officer, Dr.W. H. Sanders, af
ter consultation with the local board
of health announced that Alabama
had quarantined against -the entire
State of Mississippi, effective at 3
o'clock. This action is supposed to'
bc consequent upon the spread of yel
low fever in numerous Mississippi
towns, although an official explanation
is withheld.
Capt. Charles Price Dead.
Charlotte, Special.-Capt. Charles
Price, division counsel fer thc South
ern Railway, and one of the best
known constitutional lawyers in the
south, died carly Thursday morning
at his home in Salisbury of Bright's
disease: aged 59. He was for one term
speaker of the general assembly of the
State, liad held many positions of
honor, and conducted some of the
most notable railroad suits in the
south.
Private Car Line Inquiry.
Washington, Special.-Hearings in
the private car line inquiry instituted
by the interstate commerce commis
sion wil be held in this city on Octo
ber IS, and probably wil continue for
more than a week. Thc eases are di
rected against the Central of Georgia
the Southern, Atlantic Coast Line,
Penn -lvania and other railways.
United States Court Suit.
Knoxville, Special.-Daisy Sherrin
vs. the Southern Railway is the most
recent damage suit against that cor
poration that is the outcome of the
Southern Railway wreck at New Mar
ket in which sixty-four persons met
death, and of which Sunday, Septem
ber 24, was the first anniversary. The
plaintiff sues for ten thousand dol
lars for alleged personal injuries sus
tained in the accident. Her home is
in Mississippi. She is represented
by Pickle, Turner & Kennedy, of this
city. The suit was "filed in the United
States court,
PROGRESS IS MADE
An Exhaustive Statement Concerning
Philippine Situation
TROUBLE STILL IN*SOME QUARTERS
An Outbreak of Ladronism Recently.
Sentiment for Immediate Indepen
dence^-Troublesome Questions Yet
to Be Solved.
San Francisco, Special.-In an in
terview with au Associated Press
representative, Secretary of War W.
H. Taft, who arrived on the Korea
from the Philippines ,after describ
ing various incidents of the trip to
Japan, referred to thc political situ
ation in the Philippines, saying: 7
"The political situation in some re
spects was not as good as it ought to
be. A wave of ladronism has swept
over thc province of Cavit?, and it has
been found nccessaiy to suspend the
Avrit of habeas corpus in the province
of Cavite and Balan?as, the neighbor
in* province. The same was true of
Samar, but thc use of troops on Samar
and the use of the supreme court of
the United .Slates and constabulary in
Cavite has put an end to this busi
ness; however, there were two or three
men responsible for the keeping up
of the ladronism, who had not been
captured. Complaints were made,
against the constabulary and while
?many of (hem were unfounded, it
was probably true that a change in
thvi constabulary ought to be ei?ccted,
and it is now under consideration by
the government. Thc dist ressing agri
cultural depression, due to tho loss
of 75 per cont, of the agricultural
cattle, drought, locust and the'cholera
as well as other causes, will probably
uot cease to be for .several years. This
naturally subjects the government to
criticism because this alien govern
ment is much more likely to be criti
cized for existing conditions, however,
.free from blame in respect to them,
than a native government.
"Some of the younger men of edu
cation have been advocating immed
iate independence. It, therefore, be
came necessary to state with consider
able emphasis the policy of the admin- ?
istration on this subject aud to say
that in the opinion of the administra- 1
tion there was no possible hope for j
independence, short, pf a g?n?ration,.J
because the people could not be fitted 1
for self government in that time; in
deed, it will probably take a much
longer period.
"The party consisted, as is known,
of Democratic as well as Republican
senators and- congressmen, and their
interviews represent al sides of the
Philippine question, but, with a self
restraint and moderation which can
not be too highly commended, it was
tacitly agreed between the members
I of the congressional party on both
sides that it would be most unwise
for them to discuss before (he Fili
pinos their differences of opinion, and
therefore that any statement should
be made by the representative of the
administration as to the policy of po
litical administration. 3 lenee the
sight of which some of the irrecon
cilable Filippinos had hoped for, to
wit: A constant combat between*
Republican and Democratic members,
with the Filipino people as an au
dience, was not presented, and I can
no1: express too emphatically my ap
preciation of the patriotic stand which
our Democratic brethren took in this
matter in remitting a diffusion of dif
ferences of opinion to the proper rep
resentatives in congress.
"While the conditions in the Philip
pines are not as favorable as we would
like to have them and probably will
not bc favorable until the depressing
conditions shall be followed by a pros
perous season, still progress is being
made. The government is more effici
ent men are being eliminated and
things are settling to business. Eco
nomy is being practiced more and
more in the government. Filipinos are
'being introduced very rapidly lo the
place of Americans and on the whole,
in looking back over two years, de
cided steps forward have been taken.
"Of the questions which were open
when we started on this trip and in
the settlement of which it was hoped
the trip might lend aid, one was the
establishment of a special tribunal
the hearing of disputed questions in
relation to possess ion of churches and
rectories and cemeteries. I am glad
to say tthat before we reached the
islands a satisfactory law had been
enacted, which, it is hoped, will rap
idly dispose of these cases. Thc law
refers the issues directly to the su
preme court.
"There was also remaining unset
tled a question about the title to one
half of the frair lands-those owned
previously by the Deminieian order.
After a conference with the represen
tatives of the vendors, a satisfactory
compromise was effected by which
good title to thc lands will be im
mediately conveyed to the government
and possession given, as far as that
possession is in the vendors, and thc
difference as to price, a matter of
some $200,000, will be left to adjust
ment by arbitration.
Russo-Japanese Treaty.
St. Petersburg, By Cable.-Thc Rus
so-Japanese treaty will bc signed dur
ing the first days of next week. Mr.
Witto, who had a long interview and
luncheon with Foreign Minister Ilms
dorf, will bc received at Pctefbof, and
! ("ive the emperor a report on the con
ference, but thc treaty itself will bc
taken to Petcrhof by Count Lamsdorf,
whose counter signature will complet?
tho execution of the instrument,
GAINED OVER ONE BILLION DOLLARS
How the Cotton Crop in Six Years
Eas Increased in Value.
Regarding another source of South
ern wealth, cotton, and the meaning
to the South of its higher price, the
Baltimore -Manufacturers' Record
says, under date of Sept. 25th :
"The total-value of thc last .six
cotton crops, not counting the seed,
has paid to the farmers was just a
little over $3,000,000,000, while for
the preceding six years the total, seed
likewise not included, was $1,300,000,
000, a difference in the last six years'
over the preceding six-year period in
favor of Southern farmers of $1,200,
000,000.
"It is quite uncertain whether dur
ing the six years of low prices, in
which the crop averaged only $300,
000,000 a year, there was not an'?c-;
tual loss to the producers-certainly:
if there wns no loss, it was simply,
swapping dollars without profit-but
during the last six years of higher
prices the Southern farmers have
gotten on their feet financially. They
have received ail average of $500,-j
000,01)0 a year for their cotton, aiid -'
to this mighi. bc added, in round fig
ures, about $50,000,000 a year froi?f
the seed. The increase of $1,000,000.,-1
000 during the last six years over ther4
preceding six is nearly twice as much :|
as the entire national banking capital 4
of the United States, it is more than j*
thc total savings bank deposits of}
all New England.
"For the first few years of this j;
period the profit on cotton gi-oVing.
at these better prices was absorbe"*
in paying up the debts which hatf^
accumulated daring the low-pricetff*
period, but, with debts out of the way|
ami the farmers in good shape, thej'\
have been stimulated into making^
many improvements as to better?
homes, better farm machinery andy
more of the conveniences which addj
to the comfort and happiness of life.-*
"The towns and villages and citiea^T
of the South haye shared in the pros-*
perily of the farmers, and added ,to|
the prosperity brought about by the""
higher price of "cotton, has been Ihe^
great increase in the production o?&
foodstuffs-grain and meats, fruit?
and vegetables-and a va'st expansion?!
in railroad and industrial interests^*
It is no wonder, in view of theseil
facts, that as recently pointed out ia "f
the Manufacturers' Record, the as?
sessed value of Southern property. i&
now increasing at tjie rate of;-$250^i
000,000 a year, while the true'valjf!
of Southern property is probab'ly/??
creasing at more than double that||?j
-"-:-' v., 'sS|
Fireworks Factory Destroyed, p \
New York
sion of a lari
lrnT?\v
Green1}
Speizo's sixteen years old son, Anto
nio, was instantly killed and his wife
and two younger boys and a work
man were seriously injured. The ex
plosion shook buildings within a ra
dius of a mile and for a time it was
believed that many persons had been
rilled. All members of the Speizo
family worked in the factory, a small
frame structure in an open lot, in
which they turned out saluting bombs
for use in Italian festivals. This in
volved the use of much black powder
quantities of which were scattered
over the work benches. Joseph Spei
zo, the proprietor, was .absent, the
place being in charge of his eldest
sou, Manuel, who escaped unhurt
when an alarm was raised by one of
the younger boys that an explosion
was imminent
Martin H. Littleton Declines.
New York, Special.-Borough pres
ident, Martin W.Liltle, of Brooklyn,
made public a statement declaring
that he had learned his name was tc
bc presented to the fusion conference
as a candidate for mayor, and tha:
he would not accept the nomination.
Foraker's Creates A Stir.
Washington, Special.-Scnatoi For
aker of Ohio who caused quite a stir
by declaring in speech at Belliontain
that he was opposed to conferring
rate making power on intestate
commission is annoyed by newsjaper
comments which make it appear his
utterances ind?cale that he has fdlen
out with thc President. "It is
true," he said, "That the Prcsdent
favors this power be conferred oi the
commission and that I opposed i( but
there is no radical disagrcemen be
tween the President and mysel'.'
Norway Accepts Peace Terrs.
Christinia, Norway, Special-All
indications point to thc acceptance by /
Norwegians generally of the terns of j
thc agreement reached at Kalsfad, j
though at present some personsirc in
dined to severely criticize tb Nor- J]
wegian commissioners for co.ecding
so much to Sweden. As far asdic As
sociated Press has been able I? ascer
tain thc result meets thc appoval of
the great bulk of conserva tic opin
ion.
Guilty of Wife Murdc.
Covington, Ga., Special.-Tic jury
in thc case of Columbus W.Walker,
charged with wife murdo Mon- \
day at 5 o'clock returned a evr- *
diet of guilty with reconienddon for
life imprisonment. The jurywas- out j j
less than forty minutes.
The children of Walker tetitled in
his behalf. Thc verdict was:;ontrary
to the expectation of the pblic.
Fi7e Men Meet Deat.
Philadelphia, Pa., Special-A rear
end collision between the est bound
New York Limited Expr?s; from St.
Louis and a local passetier train
which was standing at thePaoli sta
tion of thc Pennsylvania rilroad, 19
miles west cf this city, resited in thc
death of fivo men and ? injuring IS
pf more than twenty otheij " ' P
! S
BENNETTSVILLE'S HEANY IFIRE LOSS
Several Business Establishments Con
sumed and Others Damaged.-Loss
W?1 Reach $100,000.
Bennottsville, Special.-The entire
business block west of the publie
Square, except the Planter's bank
building, was consumed by fire Fri
:day night.
; Thc first started by an explosion of
A gasoline brazier in Pearson's bicy
icle shop. The flames instantly filled
tha building. The large wooden post
office building soon caught and then
{followed Capt. P. L. Brceden's brick
jbuilding, occupied by W. P. Breeden's
harness and buggy store and sales
(stables and the Excelsior Hardware
;Coropan3\ The first was stopped by
the bank building but swept around in
the rear and burned C. M. Weather
ly's big dry goods store on the corner
of Liberty and Darlington streets.
Next Capt. Breeden's office on Dar
lington street was burned, and then
the flames were arrested. Postmas
ter Emanuel, owned the postoffice
building, worth $5,000 and he had no
insurance; Capt. Breeden's loss is
ab?unt .$15,000, partially insured; Ex
celsior Hard ".rare company and W. P.
[Breeden are covered by insurance; S.
J. Pearson's losses are about $500;
'partially insured; J. L. Breeden small
-building; C. M. Weatherly's store was
! worth $5,000 and stock $30,000 with
$0 per cent, insurance. Planter's
(bank, Union Savings bank, H. H. New
ton, A. J. Bristow and W. L. Pearson
pjvere damaged by moving. The total
foss will approach $100,000.
v. J. C. Jackson, who was operating
$he brazier when it exploded, narrow
ly escaped with his life though he is
mot seriously injured.
I
Special Judge Appointed.
h.
..^Governor Hey ward has appointed
rfc. J. E.- McDonald of Winnsboro to
Ti?ld court in Barnwell, a special term
?beginning the third Monday in Octo
ib?r. The act of the legislature pro
ending for the election of two addi
tional judges does not seem to have
[.abated ' the need for special. terms.
.However, it has been suggested that
jtfie -division of' time in the second
.circuit has not been satisfactory. In
theVpetition to thc governor, it was
istaf'ed that on the civil jury calendar
;are To cases ready for iriai. The rea
s?n^for the congestion is said to be
.thatHthc terms of court at Barnwell
"for the last year or so have been re
stricted to two weeks at each term,
and'?half of each term has been ab
sorbed by criminal business, and the
triaUnf civil cases before juries at the
summer term has been prohibited by
The-petition is signed by 15
Greenville, Special.-The last three
months of 1905 will witness consider
able activity in the railroad circles in
this city. The first of October will
see the beginning of construction
work on the Saluda Valley railroad, a
25-mile line to Marietta, in the upper
part of this county. This means the
opening up of one of the finest moun
tain sections to bc found anywhere,
and the final building of the road to
Knoxville, which Avili give Greenville
a straight cut to the coal fields. The
opening days of October Avili also see
the completion of the handsome new
Southern passenger station in the
western end of the city, and the ex
tending of the Southern yards by the
addition of several miles of track lay
The Security Trust Company.
Spartanburg, Special.-Thc Securi
ty Trust Company was organized here
last week. Its capital slock is $100,
000. The following were chosen di
rectors: W. S. Glenn, A. G. Fuman,
J. W. Simpson, V. M. Montgomery,
R. H. Ferguson. Aug W. Smith, R?. Z.
Cates, B. T. Earle, J. B. Lee.
Palmetto Briefs.
Governor Hey ward has declined to
issue a pardon to John and Money
Hudson of Oconee county, convicted
of having killed a woman whom' they
with others were attempting to "regu
late." Each received a sentence of ll
years. .The.only grounds upon which
the petition was'based was the fact
that they had suffered sufficiently and
that their families are suffering.
Thc Industrial Lumber company of
Aiken has applied for a charter. The
capitalization will be $25.000. J. P.
Armstrong and C. B. Hayes of North
Augusta are the corporators. The
company will be located on the South
karolina side, in North Augusta.
A commission has been issued to the
corporators of the Southeastern Life
insurance Company of Spartanburg,
;he capital stock to be $100,000. The
.orporators are: A. H. Twichcll, Giles
j. Wilson, J. F. Floyd, E. Estis, S. J.
Simpson, J. T. Johnson, W. S. Mont
gomery, Jno: A. Law, Jno. B. Cleve
and.
Mr. H. W. Scarborough has been ap
?ointed magistrate at Bishopville upon
he recomendation of Lee county. He
uccecds Mr. Hcrndon, recently re
igned.
Governor Heyward has received a
letition for the pardon of Rias Jen
kins, who is serving a three .years sell
enco on the chaingang of Orangeburg
ounty on the charge of horse stealing, i
Iis term will be out on the 1st of Jan- (
ary next. ]
Sunday School Institute.
Florence, Special.-The Pee Dee
lunday School Institute met here in t
he Presbyterian church Monday c
ight. The various churches within 1
lie district are well represented. Dr. (c
'hillips, who is one of the most prena
ient and successful Sunday school
-orkers in the South, delivered a most
istructive lecture on "The Model
unday School," In his address ho
ointed out the many needs in the
unday school, how to avoid and cor- i
iel www?,,_^.^"H^^_.
PALMETTO AFFAIRS
Occurrences of Interest- in Various
Parts of tho State.
General Market.
Houston, steady; middling.. 101-2
Augusta, firm; middling .... 101-2
Jemphis, finn ; middling ... 1011-16
St. Louis, quiet; middling .. 10 3-4
Louisville, firm ; middling .. 101-4
Charlotte Market.
The cotton market, moderate de
mand :
Low middling. 011-16
Strict low middling.0 7-8
Middling.10
Good middling.101-4
Strict middling.101-8
Want Presbyterian College.
Columbia, Special.-The desirabili
ty of the Presbyterian College of
South Carolina was made quite evi
dent. Five progressive towns sub
mitted bids for the college to be lo
cated inUlieir respective communities,
and distinguished men of all creeds
and denominations pleaded for the
bids.
The trustees of the college met in
the chapel of the Columbia Theologi
cal seminary, and perhaps this build
ing of historic meetings never wit
nessed such a gathering. There were
present, in addition to the members
of the board, 150 men representing ali
classes and professions of men in
South Carolina.
The small chapel was crowded to
the door, and the feeling of battle was
in the air, but it was announced that
each delegation would be heard sepa
rately. There were some good speech
es made-arguments so convincing
that if the board had five colleges at
its disposal it could locate each very
happily.
Clinton made a surprisingly strong
showing, and made a bold, touching
appeal for the retention of the college
on the ground of moral obligation.
Bennettsville made apparently the
best financial offer-conditioned upon
a woman being elected a member of
the board.
Sumter made decidedly the best
showing from a standpoint of central
location and aceesibility. The Sum
ter delegation came over on a special
train.
Chester had a delegation of strong
men "present, and the Rome of South
Carolina made it evident that the col
lege is wanted there very much.
Yorkville, the first stown to make a
Jud wheiv -it was learned that th?re
^^^cfencc to move the college,
^ffljgEH^oWerfor' a-tow^n-no- larger
than Yorkville.
Thc bids were as follows:
Bennettsville: Cash $52,440; site
and donation of? Mrs. Beckwith, $12,
000; total, $04.440.
Chester: Cash $35.000; site, $5,000;
total, $40,000.
Clinton: Cash, $20,000; donation
from Clinton College Association,
$20,000; total, $40,000.
Sumter (second bid) : donation $25,
000 ; site, $10,000 ; total, $35,000.
Yorkville : Cash, $17,000 ; site, $22.
000; water and lights, $3,000; total,
$42,000.
The health, accessibility, temper of
the people and the cause of Presbyte
rianism in general were discussed by
all delegations.
Aiken's Reservoir To Be Above
Ground.
Aiken, Special.-The work on the
2,000,000 gallon reservoir for the city
of Aiken was comenced Monday.
During the day when it became known
that the city intended to build the res
ervoir partly underground a demand
was made to change the plans so as to
provide for the entire structure being
erected above ground. A lette]1 was
received from a prominent northern
resident in which thc writer strongly
protested against the plan* to put any
part of the structure underground. :
This gentleman further agreed to con
tribute toward any increase in cost
the change in plan would entaail. A
member of the board of health also
objected strenously and threatened an
injunction. At a called meeting of
the board it was desired to build the
reservoir entirely above ground.
Two Hundred Enrolled at Newberry.
Newberry, Special.-Newberry Col
lege opened with by far the largest
cnllment of students in the history of
the institution. After the singing of
that grand old hymn, "Stand Up,
Stand Up for Jesus," Prof. Bowers
made the address of welcome in a
I'ery forceful manner, giving as a mot
to, "Keep forward with your work
ind then help some one else forward."
Eie enlarged upon the subject of one's
striving to do his very best by telling
the story of Gideon's army of 300
men being chosen because of their
zealousness for battle. He closed by
reading a selection of Shakespeare.
Palmetto Briefs. j
The Bank of Bowman was chartered
:he capitalization being $10,000. F. -
A.. Aadden of Orangeburg is prcsi
lent, G. E. Fairey vice-president and
E. N. Mittle cashier.
The Griffin & McLeod Banking and
Mercantile company of Lynchburg,
vas given a commission, capitalization
o bc $40,000, T. N. Griffin and W. T.
McLeod arc the corporators.
Mr. C. K. Henderson has offered a
told medal to thc pupil of Aiken in
ititute, high school department,
leven th to tenth grades, who shows .
he best general average at the end
?f the school year. Mr. B. F. Grob- j
?ann has offered a gold medal to be
lompeted for by the pupils of the I
owcr grades. The Aikun institute
las the largest enrollment in the his
ory of the school.
Talk is cheap, but like other cheap
hings it is apt to prove expensive
ti the end.
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?
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