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tm. PLANTER'S LOAN AND SAVINGS BANK, t Augusta, Ga.. PATSINTEREST * ON DEPOSITS ACCOUNTS SOLICITED L. CHA?NE, t PSKSIDBST. Clias. C. Coward, J CASHIER. .fri I i m i n I I w n I 61 i I I n M fr tr HE NA ?f AU GUSTA j L. C. KAYNE, President. FEANK G. POED, Cashier. CAPITAL.$250,000 Surplus and Profits.. 150,000 ?Jf.t8.1^"^ ^"?*1 t0 y?u ?t*n an acconut " Uh t?li Ban*. -Custoniorsaiitl correspondents as- i sured or every courtesy and accommodation possl Dla under coussrraUve. modern Banking method*, iimiiinwuiiniii .Ti. EDGEF?ELD, S. C.; WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY l-l, ?906. NO. 13. -- - -?*~ r ziAArrtncnci RT marni Wm. Sdrwe?gert, Prest. A. S. Mon Union Sav\ Augusl with resources of over Eight \1 a Board of Directors chosen fror merrin the community, invites; ?8?Dg you every courtesy. POCBtPEB CENT INTER Correspondence invited. 1?. H BARRETT, J P. DOUGH! BARRETT & COTTON i Liberal Advances Crops and Consignm PERTH $#"Personal atten ; . CC ?744 Reynold - Street^ . "'Ibo Leading Insurance CAPITAL and SURPLU No Fire Insurance. Comp as much CASH Capital or Ce flE^Lowest rates. EJ. ? ? T] insur-aiic? m t). A. G Ri F Will protect you aja: Accidents; Sickness and ' It will be a pleasure to your business will be he PATAPSCO GEORGIA CHE AUGUSR. Everything in fertilizi cultural chemicals. Blood and Bone good Seed Meal Mixtures, These reliable fertilizi .trade for over a third of a ing popularity attestr. theil Using them is th ere ic Factories Augusta, < Sold exclusively at Edg ' EDGE] MERCIE COMP J^fXall on them for TOUGHNESS OP PINEAPPLE. Tiie toughness of pineapples is ai lorst entirely eliminated hy slicing the fruit up and down, from stem to blossom end, ircrtead of through the .core, as is usually done. Thrust a fork info the blossom end to hold the apple steady, and slice until you come to the hard, pithy core, which can then be discarded. The trick was taught me by an oW pineapple grower and makes all the difference in tue world hi the tenderness ot this fruit, which is usually hard and chippy vbSTi sliced, with, instead of against ae grain. An Iowa woman who says she cao not live without talking sues her taci* turn husband for a divorce. Ile would not even talk lack Decomposed Body Identified. Pillsburg, Special.-The badly de 'cpmposed body of a man with a bullet hole through his head, which was foud in a thicket on the outskirts of Roan oke, Val, is that of Stnrley G. Arm strong, the cashier of the Washington ^National Bank, who mysteriously dis-, appeared from this city on January 2. The identification was made pos sible when thc number 243241, attach iopnd on the. body wag identified os tbrjnuatber ct the accident-insurance pli^-carried by the miking cashier? is, Vice-Prest. Thos. S. Gray, Cosh ings Bank, .el$ Ocle*? J a nd red Thousand dollars and n the most successful business you to become ? depositor, prom ESTpaid ou Savings accounts. ?Y, JR. W. K. KITCHEN. Special I DOUGHTY, FACTORS. Made 011 Prospective ents. !JZEKS tion given all details. )rrespondence solicited. Augusta, Ga, Company ot America" s OVER 10.000.000.00 X any in the. United States has ipital and .Surplus Combined. _f AGENT. Ixe . FIN & CO. inst loss by Fire, Death, Wind Storms. serve you at ali times and ?artily appreciated. MASTODON ?lwiCfl? WORKS TA, GA. 2rs, plant foods- and agri s, Fish goods and Cotton ?rs have been tried by the century, and their increas . merit. . ~" re no experiment. 3a., Pon Pon, S. C. efield by the FIELD LNHIJE further information. A New Torie correspondent In the Philadelphia Ledger says: "All rec ords broken," "a year of unprece dented prosperity," will be on active duty soon,, when the compilation of the business record of 1905 is com pleted. Some of these stupendous and gratifying figures are already for comparison-notably the totalings of the value of gems imported at New York. When the local custom house close3 its doors on Saturday noon al most $37,000,000 worth of diamonds and other precious and semi-precious stones will have been entered in the year. Never before in the history of the port have the importations been so larg?. Last year's entries of gems footed up $26,092,275, while the val ues in 1903 aggregated $24,078,956. This extraordinary importation of gems has taken place in the face of an advance in the price of 25 per cent, and Ia considered proof that un bounded prosperity prevails among all classes and in all sections of the United States, as New York is the center in this country for gems. There are scarcely any importations at other ports. STATE OF AFFAIRS. "Your police and fire department aeem to.hold each other in supreme contempt," observed the visitor lr Plunkville. "Well, yes. there is a little feeling of that sort," acknowledged the native Phrakvilliaa. "You see our police g-oj robbed about a month ?p ?ad & weeli later our enftoe<house burned* dow?,' J A Progressive Movement By the Southern Railway IT MEANS MUCH TO THE SOUTH Official Announcement is Made That the Road's Stockholders Will Be Asked to Authorize Creation of New General Mortgage, at Four Fer Cent, President Spencer Stating That Dividends on Preferred Stock Will Not Be Jeopardized How the Vast Sum Will be Expend ed-$99,834,000 to be Eeserved for Future. New York, Special.-Anuouuce mentwas made tbat the Southern Railway Company has decided to ask the stockholders lo authorize the issue of $200,000,000 development and gen eral mortgage four per cent, bonds. Of this amount $15,000,000 will bs is sued immediately for the following purposes: $4,962,774 to refund pay ments for equipment heretofore made and charged to capital; $3,500,000 to refund investments in securities of, and advances to, subordinate compan ies heretofore made and for the acqui sition of property- not heretofore funded, and $6,536.226 for double track, revision of grades, new yards, ships, etc. The balance, of $185,000,000, will be reserved for the following- purposes: $31,158,000 to retire divisional prior lien bonds on properties acquired for which no provision is made in thc con solidation mortgage; $16,000,000 to retire not later than April 1, 1900, collateral trust fives; 1S,00S,000 to re tire, as they mature in the next 15 years, equipment capital obligations; $10,000,000 to acquire capital stocks of certain lines'; $10,000,000 to pay, not later than July ], 190S for the eastern division of thc Tennessee Cen tral and immediate improvements. After provision for'the foregoing obligations are made there will bc left $99,834,000, which will be used to pro vide for future acquittons and bet terments. President Samuel Spencer, of the Southern Railway Company, in-?w"XT" munication to the voting trus the capital stock of the compar tive to th* proposed bond issu that the existing financial condi the the company is such as to the creation of a new mortga the immediate issue of $15,000 the new bonds as proposed > disturbance of the dividend no .. r.. .. on the preferred stock. England Launches Monster. Portsmouth, Eengland, By Cable. The monster battleship, Dreadnought, which, when finished, will have cost $7,500,000, was launched here Satur day by King Edward.. The ceremony was the most simple imaginable, the King having v?toed all decorations and pagentry on account of the death of his father-in-law. King Christian. There was n moment of suspense after the King touched the electric button removing thc last block, as the huge ship hesitated and appeared reluctant to take thc water. But, ultimately; she glided down the ways in safely. This is the heaviest and fastest battle ship ever constructed. Bigamist Hoch Must Hang. Spiingfield, Ul., Special.-The Su preme Court denied a rehearing in the case of Johann Hoch, sentenced ta be hanged in Chicago, Feb. 23, for wife murder. Two Brothers- Shot Down. Rochelle, Ga., Special-At the home of Jesse Hearn North, of Rochelle. Joe Watts shot an4 instantly killed D. S. McDuffie, sons of D.. S. McDuf fie, Sr., and aged 19 and 16 respective-1 ly. They were at thc gate leaving for home from a party. There were a few words between Watts and the elder McDuffie . Then Watts shot both the young men through the heart, killing them instantly. Watts fled and is now being pursued by the sheriff. Three Struck and Bolled. York, Pa., Special-Three men were struck and killed by an accomodation on the Northern Central Railroad, near Seitsland, 16 miles south of this city. The victims were part of the ciew of a fast northbound train. They were repairing a hurst tire of the driving wheel of the locomotive and, blinded and deafened by 1 he escaping steam, did not notice the approach of the accomodation. Souvenir Stamps for Jamestown Ex position. Norfolk, Special.-Postmaster Gen eral Cortelyou has notified the board of governors of the Jamestown Expo sition Company that thc Posloffice De partment will publish a special issue of souvenir stamps cqirfmeino rating thc Jamestown Exposition.- They will he in d?nomination of one and two cents and will be of appropriate design Nearly Wiped Out by Flames. : New Martinsville, W. Va., Special; -.Fire-broke out in Littleton, an oil town near here, and before it coule be extinguished nearly every busbies: house was destroyed, about SOO of the 1,50 inhabitants were without borne: and a financial loss of more than $200 000 TTW ^stained,, WRECK AT GREENSBORO Fast Passenger Train No. 34, on Southern Railway, Orushea Into a Switch Engine in Pomona Yards Three Trainmen Instantly Killed ftnd Two Scumb Later. Greensboro Special;-Fiv? trainmen Were killed and one seriously injured in a collision between riortb-botuid passenger train No. 34, of the South ern Railway, and aswitch engine nt Pomonia, at 1:20 o'clock Sunday morning. The dead are: Ow en Norville, engineer of No. 34. W. W. Sellers, engineer of the switch engine. Charles H. Johnson, fireman on switch engine. S. Y. Newman, yard brakeman. William Bailey, telegraph student. No passengers were injured. Wm. Sparger, fireman of No. 34 was badly hurt, bul will recover. The wreck occurred )lear tile Po mora yard office and almost directly in front of the Central Carolina fair grounds, one mile west of this city. Train No. 34, in charge of Engineer Owen Norville, ran into the Switch en gine in charge of Engineer W. W. Sellers. Both engineers!) Charles H. Johnson, fireman on the switch en gine., were instantly killed, and & G. Newman, yard brakeman on the switch eugine, and WillianTBailey, a young man reported to be learing telegraphy, who, it is supposed, was riding on the engine to the Pomona telegraph office, both received injuries from which they died, Newman lived only one hour after the accident and Bailey expired at 12 o'clock at Greensboro Hospital, where he was taken for treatment. W. M. Sparger, fireman on train No. 34, was also ih- \ jured, but will recover. - He is at thc hospital and it is stated that he will be able to bc out within a week. Hasty's Trial February 26. Gaffney, Special.-George Hasty, of this city, who fatally shot "Milan Ben nett and George Abbott Davidson, of the "Nothing but Money" threatrical company herc December 15, 1905, will be tried on thc charge of murder Feb-, mary 2G. Hasty, who has been in \ jail since the killing, will be defended by local cornice]. Thc prosecution will be conducted by T. S. Sease, State at torney for the circuit- who urOi Eastman, Ga., Special.-Saturday night the town barracks with its three inmates, who were placed there for drunk and disorderly conduct, being consumed. The inmates were D. A. Cooper. Elbert Mullis and John B. Hart, all white men. Cooper was about o') years old and left a large family. Mullis was about ?0 years old and leaves a large family also. Hart was a young man and left a wife and child. The origin of the fire is unknown. Clyde Lins Officers. New York, Special.-Calvin Austin and M. H. Campbell have been elected president and treasurer, respectively, of the new incorporated Clyde Steam ship company of Maine. Mr. Austin ? is president of the Metropolitan Steamship company, which is one of the Forse lines. Mr. Campbell is president of the People's line, which: operates steamboats between this city and Albany. The directors of the new company will be selected next week. Ex-Senator Hill Improved. Charleston, S. C., Special.-Since his arrival here, the condition of for mer United Stales Senator David B Hill; of New York, has shown marked and steady improvement. He is muc' strengthened. Mr. Hill ' expressed himself as being delighted with the climate of Camden, which is proving so beneficial to his health. He is to remain here until the termination of the season, having been ordered here by his physician, the ex-Senator being in need of rest and change of climate Por Causing Run on Bank. New Orelans, Special.-The sensa tional run on the Germania Savings Bank last year had its sequel in the conviction for criminal libel of Peter Kiernan, the owner and editor, and Jesse Webb, the city editor, of The Daily American, the newspaper which caused the flurry. The paper has since suspended, largely as the result of its loss of popularity following the attack on the bank. Texas Central to Build Extensions. Austin, Tex., Special.-The Texas Central Railroad filed an amendment to its charter providing for the con struction of a branch road from Waco to thc town of Stamford, in Jones county, also a branch from Chairette in Erath county lo Straw, in Palo Pinto county, and for a branch from Daleon in Comanche county to Nolain. in Nolan county^ The total-distance of (hese three branches will be 163 miles. Five Die by Asphyxiation. Boston, Special.-A woman- and four children were found dead in bed in their home on 29 Dennis street, Roxbury district. An investigation by the police indicates that the woman Mrs. Annie L. Dixon, had killed the children and herself by wyening three gas jeta, . PAUTO? Occurrences of Interest from AH Over South Carotina MANY ITEMS OF STATE NEWS A. Batch of Lite Paragraphs Coher ing a Wide Range^What ul Going Cn in Otu: Stated General Cotton Market. Galveston^' steady. New Orleans, easy.10] Mobile, quiet. Savannah', steady.. >> >. Norfolk, Heady < > << <>>< Baltimore/-, nominal II << ?i New York, quiet.. ., > > >. Boston, quiet.... '. Philadelphia, quiet. Houstou, ?tencly ...... . ? Augusta,:,jst?ady .. * . > >. < Memphis.uiomiuaL ? ?. .. . .IP Louisville; firm , , ., ,. Charlotte Cotton Market. These figures' repressen t pri?es Good middling.. .. .. .... Strict middling. Middling;,.... Good middling, tinged. Stains? i.k:> .91 Pow? Plant fit Neals ?ho?ij Union, Special-After seviii-filj preliminary trials, the electric generated) at thc big power pl] thc Unioi?Manufacturing and company,ot Neal's shoals, was uiTO on.at lhe."fiuffalo. cotton mills, and re ports from Buffalo indicate that every thing is tunning most satisfactorily. The plant.where this power is generat ed is located on Broad river, 34 miles east of Union. Thc Union Manufac turing and' Power company was or ganized 'three years ago in March with T. C. Duncan as president, and was capitalized at $500,000, with privilege of increasing to $5,000,000. Work on thc dam* Which is 9S0 feet long, was commenced the April following, and the whole plant was not completed until last October. This power com pany was closely allied with the Union and Buffalo-cotton mills, and after their reorganization, everything rela tive to itVwas practically suspended. . o ^-~u~-a"R nation w?c hftoiin and Buffalo will each utilize about 2,500 horse-power. It is possible thal arrangements may be made with thc city council to furnish them all da> as well as night current and let them distribute it to consumers in town thu obviating the necssity of cons.tractin sep?rale distributing lines, besides which the I own can secure Hie .power at a less rate than it can now generale it. Small Charleston Bank Forced tc Close Its Doors. Charleston, Special.-After a run which is'saic'i to have beenprecipitated by the anxiety of several Greek fruit erers with small deposits, the Colum bian Banking and Trust company of Charleston, closed its doors and the directors made a general assignmen of property and assets for the beuefr of -creditors, naming Edward W Hughes assignee. As no quarter!; statement had been made since NOA ember, 1905, the figures of liabilitie and assets could not bc obtained. I thc last statement a surplus of $G,50( was showu and in January a dividend was declared at the rate ot* ? per cent per annum. Thc bank was capitalize at $50,000 and was chartered in 189? Thc financial troubles of a director, however, caused uneasiness and the run brought matters to a crisis. It is thought that thc bank will be able to pay up in full. A Whole Week for State Fair. At a meeting of the Slate Agricul tural and Mechanical society at the building, it was decided that tlie Stat( fair this year shall open on Monday October 22iul, and remain open fbi an entire week. The report of lh< different committees were received omi the friends of the society will b< glad to know that ihe soeit;., ftuanei ally is in flu excellent condition. Waterworks for Edgefield. Edgefield, Social. -Topographies Engineer C. C. Wilson, of Columbia has been in Edgefield at (he summon: of a committee appointed at a recent public meeting to look into thc practi cability of establishing waterworks, and electric lights in Edgefield. Engi neer Wilson has made a favorable re port and our citizens will assemble in' mass meeting on Friday afternoon next to hear said report and to furlhei consider the design ol' wa I er works ant cleef ric lights. Alleged Lynchers Relased. Barnwell. Special.-Thc seven men who were arrested last week and lodged in jail for thc murder of Fran* and John DeLoach at Uliner just be fore Christmas were given a prelim inary hearing hove before Mag intrate C. W. Moody and have beer released, the testimony not being sui ficent to keep, rheta i,n jail, liuniiKiaa MI nvww lakers Are y. : an oppor ion of Mr. ir action of was pnrti eutire day lives-of the .ming treat ised by Mr. hi lion i? the fi fol lowed con IBoth j de la con |o or reen ?iain to Itter |was re far*, the [arty [ody, so dany ?Mr. ef thc ?ratio Istru jction totter uritnee _I with lorado i3ena ion immedi ion of the ss and ad The facts weedings ol .a wa I from lie minds of ?m. ession practi Tou.se concliid-v )s to Hie pas c bill,.ordered sure., and put util Thursday jeni came at 4 ours following lot hr came up, spe; Yoi ure of I leac mee on clos spe< its bill. neran, 01 r?c?Y il to the raeas )ch. Mr. Mann, in the minority ?xpounded the ited everybody mau Hepburn comprehensive a re tunen ts of terms of the 346 to 7. T the Hepburn raili .embers voting for I Republicans, vote ilause greeted tlie .result by the Speaker. Littletield, of Maine; Mc Call and Weeks, of Massachusetts; Perkins, Southwick and Vreeland, of New York, and Sibley of Pennsyl vania. ' Mr. Sullivan, of Massachusetts, vot ed "present," and was not paired. There were 28 members paired, but these pairs were general political ones. None Of them of tiiem was made on the bill and consepucntly did not in dicate opposition. The pension approprition bill, car rying $139,000,000 for pensions and $1,245,000 for pension administration, was taken up, debated and passed ?without amendment. Thc feature of the bill, aside from Ihc appropriation made, is a provision making statute law of the famous order of thc Presi dent declaring age conclusive evidence of disability. Eilis Sick Woman and Suicides. San Fransisco, Special.-Ebb Coley, who lived near Macon, (?a., and who was formerly a sergeant in thc Six teenth Company of the Coast Artil lery,, having also served in the Twen tieth Field Artillery, shot and killed Josie Labal, of Santa Clara, and (lieu shot and killed himself. The shooting occurred in a room at the Grand Paci fic Hotel. Coley killed thc woman as she lay in bed, sick and helpless. Th couple had lived together for some time. Paul Lawrence Dunbar Dead. Dayton, Ohio, Special.-Paul Lau rence Dunbar, the poet of the negro race, died at his home of consumption. For three years he has been seriously ill and for a year critically ill, but lie kept at his work intermitteiily and wrote his last poem for his Christina! book, ''Howdy, Honey, Honey," jus: before Christmas. Midnight Fire in Wilmington. Wilmington, Special.-Fire ol' an unknown origin which broke out short ly before midnight totally desi roved the Willard Bag and Manufacturin Company's building, tho Gcrmani: Hall building, several warehouses, an/ badly damaged adjoining property :.<* one of the principal business blocks ui* the city. Tho loss between $7.3.000 and $100.000, pretty well covered by insurance. Tho loss in .the bag and overall factory alone is $40,000, I? IVdLone^r Oaiiiecl. Consult your own interest. . Open Buggy including Harness and Uni? brella ferino 00, or Top Buggy eua p?ete fer 49.00. Kein em ber, I Sell Goods Lower than any oilier house in Hie SoulJi. Chase's Fine Piii?li robe, from $1. np. These are now b ing- sold at a sacrifice nf J0%, the moet beauti ful line oversold in Augusta. 1 nm abo iacrilichig- 'J', miks, Satchels, Suit Cases, etc., to rnake.room for oilier ilnes. Soie agent for tue fa il,ous Babcock vehicles and thc best faun wagoi s on the maker, -, Hm H. The Carriage and Hardware Man of Ga., 749 and 751 Broad Street, AUGUSTA, GKORGIA. W. J. Rutherford & Co. MANUFACTURERS OF ll I 8 I AND DEALER IN Cement, Plaster, Hair, Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Ready Roofing and other Material. Write Us For Prices.N Corner Reynolds hnd Washington Streets, Augusta, Wagons Georgia, Buggies ITITRNITTJIIE Large Shipments of the best makes of wagons and buggies just received. Our ?tock of furniture and house furnishing? ia complete. A Large stock. COFFINS and CASKETS, Johnston, Soutn carolina. THIS SPACE IS TAKEN BY The Leading Grocers of Augusta> Ga,, ARRINGTON BROS. COMPANY, 839 Broad . -W. F. SAMPLE of Saluda County and H. II. SCOTT, JR., of Edgefield County are with us and want to see you. For Fire and Life JIN:?' :GO TO SEE: ^FAUGHMAN & HARLIN' BEFORE INSURING ELSEWHERE. We represexU the best Old Line Companies. G?UGHMAN Q ia ARLING ? GENTS. AUGHMAN QC H ARLING AGENTS. INTEW SHOP My Carriage and Repair Shop at the Gray Stables 19 now well equipped. 1 invite you to in spect it. Large fcrce of competent workmen-Full supply of (he best material always oh hat d. Can kui ld you a new wagon or repair your old one 011 short notice. Tire Setting and Horse Shoeing done in thc best pcs i ble manner. U?^Snlis?action Guaranteed. Give ni? a call. EX W. @ BROS., Dealers in Pianos, Organs and Sewing Machines. Also the Ceci lian Piano Player. SATISFACT TON GUARANTEED. Call on or write us for prices and terms. NINETY"" SIS, S. ?,