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"TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE, AND IT MUST FOLLOW AS THE NIGHT THE DAV: THOU CANST NOT THEN BE FALSE,TO ANY MAN." .
WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. M'2, ?UO?.
196 acres of Land, 7 mi!
A, P. Holden place, near Ocon
cultivation ; 40 acres in bottom
land ; 4 first-class houses in g?
new houses.
Would t'ade for land nc
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CONNEROSS A XI) VICINITY.
Ciift to Church-To Help Family of
Late Reuben Lee.
Connoross, Sept. 20.-Special:
Rev. J. ll. Ayers filled bis regular
appointments here Saturday and
Sunday and preached two very force
ful sermons. He also preached at
the Baptist church at Walhalla Sun
day night.
At the Saturday conference, our
deacons, Joe W. Walker, W. O. Al
exander, Mrs. S. M. Hunsinger, T. D.
Alexander and R. B. Owens, were ap.
pointed as a committee to see and
talk with preachers in regard to our
pastorate for the ensuing year.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe \ audiver, of
Westminster, and little Cuynell were
the week-end visitors of Mr. and Mrs.
B. U. Breazeal.
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Huilllicutl
were recent visitors at the home of
the former's parents, Mr. ind Mrs,
J. M. Hunnicutt, of New Hope,
P. S. Abbott, of Walhalla, pre
sented to the Connoross Bnplist
church a large elegant clock Satur
day. This was gros y needed and
was sincerely appreciated.
The numerous friends of W. O,
Alexander, Jr., were glad to see him
Rt preaching last Sunday, ho having
for some limo been confined to his
home suffering with typhoid lever.
Mr. and Airs. Q. F. Davis, of West
minster, accompanied by their little
daughter, Willie May. visited Mrs.
Nettle Hesse and family recently,
Mrs. A. O. Adair, of Avalon, Ca.,
who recently moved from this place,
has many friends and relatives here
tm?\o will be exceedingly sorry to
learn that she has, for some time,
been quite Indisposed. She Is a
generous old lady and is ono of our
oldest church members. We hope
soon to hear encouraging news from
her.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rochester
were recent visitors at the home of
R. B. Owens.
Misses Pearl and Bewley Hun
singer and Paul Barker will enter
tho graded school at Walhalla this
morning.
We aro sorry to know that there
?re still several cases of fever in the
milly of Mrs. Reuben Lee near
ere. Mr. Lee only recently passed
to the great beyond, and was pre
ceded by lils son, John, but a few
days. May the Comforter sustain
the bereaved ones and guide them lo
the Father's ?.onie. The Poplar
Springs Sunbeam Band ls expecting
to give a day's work in tho near
futuro to help tho family with their
crop. Let oilier.-, partic?palo in this
charitable work, and thus "let a lit
tle sunshine In." lt will bo moally
appreciated, as the crop is ready for
gath- ring. We hope that the suffer
ing members of tho family will soon
be fully restored lo health again.
K. E. H.
Why ?
From a small beginning tho sale
and use of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy has extended to all parts ol'
tho United Stales and lo many for
eign countries. Why? Beean e it
has proved especially valuable for
coughs and colds. For sale bv Dr.
J. W. Bell, Walhalla; W. J. Lunney,
Seneca.
-. -.
.Meeting of Bounty Land Local.
Bounty Land Union will meet Sat
urday, October 2d, nt 10 o'clock a.
m. All the brethren are urged to be
present, as there is some very im
portant business to be transacted.
This is tho day to elect officers for
t^f? ensuing year; also, lo elect dole
gales to the county meeting. Don't
forget that lt is tho Hmo to pay an
nual duo?. Remember tho hour-.
10 a. m.-and all come. It is very
important that every brother be pres
ent on this occasion.
A. H. El.ison, Pr?sident,
J. R. Wright, Secretary.
& J. E
WALHAL
[cs from Walhalla, know as the
cc Station; about 100 acres in
s, 60 acres good, strong red up
ood condition; 2 of them large
arcr town.
i. BAUKNIGHT,
LA, S. C.
THI0 NEWS FROM BOUNTY LAND,
Sunshiners' Hox Party Next Friday
Evening;-Local Matters.
Bounty Land, Sept. 20.-Special:
Well, as an old darkey once said,
"The clouds contradict rain now."
Misses Essie King, of Central, and
Hettie Milllkln, of Piercetown, have
been recent guests of their cousins,,.
Misses Agnes and Maud Ellison.
Tho friends of Mrs. A. H. Ellison
will be glad to learn that she is able
to walk a few steps. We hope she
will soon regain her tonner strength
and activity.
Prank Shirley, of Anderson, ls a
I guest In the community.
W. H. Hughs has been elected a
delegate from Richland to meet the
next session of Presbyterian Synod,
which convenes at Charleston.
Mrs. 1). A. Perritt requests us to
call attention to the following no
tice of the Missionary institute lobe
hold ?ii the Pl rsi Baptist church,
Spartanburg, October 12-13, 1909:
'The executive board asks that
one delegate be sent from each so
ciety. Tho meeting will continue
two days, and delegates will receive
entertainment. Kaines of delegates
should be sent as early as p' 'tsiblo
lo Mrs. NV*. B. Abbott, Spartanburg."
Crover Davis, of Atlanta, made a
brief visit to homefolks Saturday
?ighl ami Sunday.
Miss Ella Hayes, of Anderson,
spent a few days last week with the
Misses Guntharp,
The Bounty Land Sunshine Soci
ety will give a box party ?it the
school house next Friday evening
from 8 till 12 o'clock. The pro
ceeds are to be used in Sunshine
work-. Tho public are cordially in
vited to come and take part with us
in this work. Ladies, bring boxes ot
good things amt let them be sold to
tho highest bidder. We hope every
man, young or old, within reach of
Bounty Land will come prepared to
buy ?i box, and that the occasion will
be pleasurable as well ?is profitable.
Tu?ase.s Carrie and Annie Cobb, of
Wa!!.alla, spent a few days last week
at the home Of A. IL Ellison.
A. S. Kollands, of Charleston, was
a recent guest in the community.
Kev. and Mrs. C. S. Blackburn and
children, of Seneca, spent Thursday
With Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Bagwell.
Mrs. Mary Brown, of Annlston,
Ala., is on ?in extended visit to her
brother, Robert Kankin.
Little Miss Susan Doyle leaves to
day for Walhalla, lo be with her
aunt, Mrs. Ida D. Corbin, and will
attend tho Willhalb? Graded School.
Burl Campbell, of the Friendship
section, was a visitor last week ?it
the home Of George Guntharp.
Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Bagwell have
received an invitation to the marri
age of Miss Lucinda Caroline Cooley
to .lohn Berry King. The marriage
took place on September 91 h at Wil
linmston, tho home of the bride.
Mrs. King is a niece of Mrs. Bagwell.
Misses "Pauline and Christine An
derson ore with their uncle, Dr. Cox.
of Greenville, and are attending
school. E. M. D.
Meeting Farmers' I nion Local.
All tho members of our local un
ion are requested lo be sure and
meet with us at our next, meeting.
Saturday, the 25th, at 2 o'clock, ?is
we have business of Importance to
transact. ILL. Veiner. President.
Bussell Ballenger, Seoretary,
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A Hurry-Up Call.
Quick! Mr. Druggist-Quick!-A
box of Bucklen's Arnica Salve
Hero's a quarter -For tho love of
Moses,, hurry! Baby's burned him
self, terribly-Johna lo cut his foot
with tho axe-Mamie's scalded-Pa
can't walk from piles-Billie has
bolls-and my corns nebo. Sho got
lt and soon cured all tho family. It
ls tho groatest healer on earth. Sold
by all druggists.
LOCAL MATTERS ABOUT SENECA
Society Has a Busy Week-The
Cherry>Doylo Wedding.
Seneca, Sept. 22.-Sp?cial: The
.society event of the past week, and
one in which the Interests of all Sen
eca were centered,- was the wedding
of Miss Mary George Cherry and Di*.
Edgar Clay Doyle. The nuptials
were elaborate and were held at the
home of the bride's .mother, Mrs.
Sarah Creswell Strlbllng. In the cer
emony room columns of white, drap
ed with tulle, formed a semi-circle
where the bride! parly stood. The
ceremony was performed liv Kev. Wi
s. Handier, assisted by Kev. M. u.
kirkpatrick. The attendants were
Mrs. c. C. Jones, Greenville, danie of
honor, and Dr. w. H. Doyle, grooms
man; Misses Alice and Clara Wul
bern, Charleston; Kel leia Perry,
Greenville; Almena Coleman.
Greenwood, and Maltie Marlin,
Wi nm boro, acted as bridesmaids.
The lower floor ol the home w':is Used
eil suite, and the decorations
throughout were elaborate and beau
tiful. After congratulations, a lawn
UUCheon was served. Misses Maka
Jones, Lila Doyle, Carol Homdoil
and Verna Strlbllng serving, with
Mis? Nan Osborne serving mints.
The Gossipers assisted in receiving
and entertaining. A large number
of friends witnessed the ceremony,
and their good Wishes for the popu
lar young couple were heartily ex
pressed. The bride ls the only
daughter of Mrs. Strlbllng, her fa
ther, the late George Cherry, having
b#en well known to our people. As
Miss Mary Cherry she was popularly
known here, and being highly cul
tured from extensive travel and
thorough education, she has been a
marked ornament in society here
and elsewhere. Dr. Doyle has spent
the greater part of his Ufo here, and
on account of his skill as a physi
cian, his genial manner and sterling
worth, has become greatly endeared
to a large circle of friends. The'
couide left on the Southern's vesti
bule for an extensive tour North
west, after which they will be at
home to their friends here. Among
the numerous out-of-town visitors
were the following: Mrs. Janies G.
Gibbes, Hunter A*. Gibbes, Columbia;
Mrs. L. Osborne. Mrs. Lizzie Bleck
ley. Mrs. L. P. and Miss Marie Gail
lard, Miss Nan Osborne. J. H. Shelor,
J. J. Brownlee, J. P. Watson and G.
B. Greene, Anderson; Mrs. Margaret
Adams and Miss Anderson, I ian well.
Ga.; Dr. C. C. Jones. Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Morgan, B. A. Morgan. Miss
Maka .lom's. ('Union Jones. Jr..
Greenville; Misses Laura. Mabel and
Ditey Ramsay, Toccoa.
A delightful occasion which called
mu. ther the Gossipers, of which, as
Mi-s .Mary Cherry, the bride was a
>> ular member, was the pin shower
tendered by Miss Eleanor Richard
son. The colors of the club, red and
white, were carried out in Hie deco
rations and Hie elaborate menu.
Hearts were played, and the sco.ro
cards were hand-painted, the handi
work of the hostess. Numberless
hearts were used In the decorations,
and the lunch table showed the dalli*
tiest laste in its arrangement. Af
ter luncheon was served Hie bride
elect was literally showered with
pins, 01' every design and purpose,
from a huge red heart. The occa
sion was one of great charm, and was
bul another of a series of delightful
affairs which Hie hostess has given
to her Seneca bride friends.
At a call meeting of the mission
ary society of the Presbyterian
church Monday afternoon Miss Ethel
Kirkpatrick was elected delegate to
the union, which meetus in Green
wood October 12-13. Miss Bessie
Wilson was appointed as the presi
dent's substitute.
Cottage prayer meetings are being
held nightly at various homes in
town, preparatory to the revival ser
vices which will be hold next week
In the Presbyterian church. Tho
ne-, tings are being well attended.
Miss Etta May Lea vello, of Missis
sippi, has been the guest of Miss Car
lie Hunter, on her return to school
at Converse.
Miss Marguerite Adams ls attend
ing Elizabeth College, Charlotte.
Krank and Charley Harper will
return this week to the University.
Misses Lucile Hamilton and Ivor
Brown are at Chicora.
A. lt. N. Folger and C. Folger have
bought the Beard's mill proporty, a
mile north of Seneca, and the latter
with his family will move on Hie
pince at an early date.
Mrs. A. P. Brown is attending the
wedding of a friend in union.
i'he skating rink opened willi .1
good attendance last Friday night.
Mrs. W. J. Lunney has returned
from Fairburn, 'la., where sho was
called 011 account of the dea Hi of her
brother-in-law, ?ir. c. I'.. Floyd.
Harry Cary's friends wert; pleased
to see him in Seneca again, after a
two months' sojourn in Texas,
Miss Esther Cary ls with W. S.
Hunter <? Co. for the season.
Our milliners are preparing for
their fail openings, which aro ar
ranged for October 1 and 2.
Miss Linda Robertson is again
with the J. ll. Adams Co., and
Misses Flncannon ?fe Morgan aro at
their headquarters again.
Allen Lowery is visiting in At
lanta
Johnson Reid, of Clemson, spent
Sunday here.
The equinox ls on us with full
force. M. V. S.
NEWS FROM WESTMINSTER.
nigh school Teachers Entertained.
Regret Pastor's' Removal.
Westminster. Sept. 21.-Special: j
Miss Eula Bowers, a charming young
lady of Boworsville, Oa., ls visiting
her cousin. Miss Lillie Harrison.
Miss Annie Miller left Monday for
Greenwood *to resume her studlea at
?Lander College.
Air Float Talen ni Powder-pure
ns purity itself-'lOc. can at Tan
nery's. Sample free,
There will he a foot hall game
between tho Westminster High
School Olid the town a/ 4.30 o'clock
Friday, September 24th. Admission
26c; ladies free. The teams nre
eveiil\ man lied, ami t hose who al
oud may expect to seo a good game.
s. F. Reeder spent Sunday In
Town ville.
R. Callaway <fc Co. will have their
millinery opening October l and 2.
Beautiful display patterns hals, etc.
Ready-to-w ear hats on hand con
stantly.
Miss .lessie Hobbins, of Greenville,
is visiting her sister, Airs. J. Wade
Dickson.
Rev. and Mrs. .1. R. Moore have
moved to Ninety-Six, where the for
mer takes ?barge of the Baptist
church. They will be greatly missed
by tludr many friends here, who wish
for them much success in their new
home.
Miss Ada Marett leaves Wednes
day for Greenville to continue her
course of study at Greenville Female
College.
Miss Nina Wham, an attractive
young lady of Atlanta, ls with Mrs.
Rosa bullaway in tho millinery de
partment this season.
Men's guaranteed socks-the 25c.
kind-20c. at Tannery's.
Tho home of Mr. and Mrs. I. S.
Pitts was thrown open to the happy
corps of teachers Friday evening,
when an elegant tea was given.
Lovely roses adorned the tables and
everything was beautifully and artis
tically arranged. Mrs. Pitts, always
a charming hostess, was at her best.
During the entire evening the teach
ers were joyfully entertained. Frank
Sheldon. Oscar Pitts. A. W. Leathers,
Will Dillard, A. L. (bissett called and
indulged In the merry games, "1
Doubt lt" and "Plgg." which were
played. Mrs. \V. W. White and
Miss Blanche rendered delightful
music. Cream and cake were dain
tily served by Misses Augusta Smith
son and Augusta Harper. All left
expressing highest appreciation to
Mr. and Mrs. Pills for this most
pleasant evening with them.
Miss Ida Marlin has gone to Un
ion M'lls. N. C.. to attend school.
Miss Martini Hall, who sp?'iit the
summer here with ber grandmother,
Mrs. Peabody, li s returned lo Agnes
Scott, Decatur, .a.
Miss Nolli?1 Byrd, who has been at
tending the Corcoran All School,
Washington, I >. C., will spend tho
week-end with her college friend,
Miss Maude Stribling. She is on her
way to Birmingham, Ala., to teach
art.
1?. W. Spinks, of Walhalla, has
allied himself with the interests of
I our tow n in being head printer In
the Tribune office.
o. B. Whitten, after a short visit
to his home nt Pendleton, will leave
for Atlanta to enter a medical col
lege.
Red Hand Brand candies, 10c. a
pound, nt Tannery's.
Nelson Bell, of Virginia, is visit
ing his sister, Mrs. D. L. Norris.
Mrs. J. W. Bell, of Waynesboro,
Va., is visiting her daughter, Mrs.
D. L. Norris.
Rev. R. J. Williams, of Greenville,
preached an edilylng sermon to a
large congregation in the Baptist
church Sunday evening. S.
A Sprained Ankle.
As usually treated a sprained an
kle will disable} the Injured person
for a month or moro, but by apply
ing Chamberlain's Liniment ami ob
serving the directions with each bot
tle faithfully, a euro may, In most
cases, bo effected In less than ene
week's time. This liniment ls a most
remarkable preparation; try lt for
a sprain or a bruise, OT when laid up
with chronic muscular rheumatism,
and you are certain to bc delighted
with the prompt relief which lt af
fords. For sale by Dr. J. W. Bell,
Walhalla; W. J. Lunney, Seneca.
N from Whetstone.
Whetstone, Sept. it;.- bi.?dal:
The farmers have about finished
pulling fodder lu this section.
We had a very heavy rain, with
much lightning and thunder, las!
'Ihn rsday.
.Mis ; Mary Conley ls suffering from
hay fever, but h?-? friends will 1"
glad to know that she ls improving
some now.
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Henry made a
flying trip to (Maylen, (Ja., this week.
VV. T. ond M. L. Uamby went lt)
Clayton, Ca., Thursday on a pleasure
trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Alberlson have two
very sick children,
Miss Gussie DuPro, of "Walhalla,
visited at the homo of Mrs. M. E.
Conley last week.
There will bo preaching at tho
Whetstone school ho .00 tho first
Sunday In October by Rev. J. IL'
Stone.
Our school will open again, after
a few weeks' vacation, with Miss
Daisy Willingham as teacher. CG.M.
TROPIC STORM ON (il LF COAST.
Consid?rable Damage Don??-No
Lives Have licet! Reported liost.
Now Orleans, Sept. 20.- Consider
able (lainage to properly, lutorrup
llon ol' railroad traille, and the shut
ting off .of telegraphic communica
tion were the result to-day of a tropi
cal storin, striking the gulf coasts of
Louisiana and Mississippi. No lives
were lost as far as can be ascertain
ed. The principal property to suf
fer damage along the coast was hath
house.,. Rahing smacks, club houses
and other frail-constructed buildings
The trains of the Louisville and
Nashville were brought to a stand
still at Chelmontour, :i() miles east
Of Now Orleans, this morning hythe
washing away ol' its tracks at that
point. Shortly before noon the Wind
was reported to bo abnormally high
at Chef menteur, and tho water was
rising rapidly. Crave fear lg enter
tained for the safety ol' the railroad
bridge ibero.
While nearly all points along the
Mississippi coast felt the force of the
hurricane, the wind apparently at
tained its greatest velocity between
Lake Catherine and Waveland, Miss.
The principal damage done in New
Orleans was the partial destruction
of the big horticultural hall at Au
dubon Park this morning. The max
imum velocity attained by the wind
here to-day was 4 1 miles an hour.
Telephone service has been seriously
impaired throughout the city.
lleiivy Loss in Cuba.
Havana, Sept. 20.- Telegraphic
wires and bridges between Havana
and Pinar Del Kio are still down,
and consequently il has been impos
sible to ascertain the extent of the
damage wrought hy the storm last
week In that section. It has been
learned, however, that ninny hun
dreds of peasants are destitute from
tho destruction of their huts and
crops. The treasury ls without ready
relief funds, and President Gomez
last night called a special session of
congress for September 2 4, to make
a relief appropriation. The total
loss in Pinar Del Rio ls to-day esti
mated at $1,000,000.
Storin Felt at Ilea II fort.
Beaufort, S. C., Sept. 20. The
hurricane that swept oVer Cuba and
the gulf began lo show Itself along
the coast laue to-day. Many three,
four and llve-inasled schooners, fear
ing the tempest, are coming up un
der the lea ol' Cape Lookout in search
oi ii safe harbor.
Wharves Swept Away.
Pascugbula, Miss.. Sept. 20. This
const has been in thc throes of a gulf
storm all day. and a dozen or more
. wharves have been swept away.
Damage ut BilovJ.
Blloxl, Miss.. Sept. 20. The gulf
storm struck this city ai .". o'clock
Ibis morning. lt is esl limited thal
the high tide and the wind nave
wrought damage tu property between
forty and fifty thousand dollars. Be
tween Beauvoir and Debil y s 500
feel of the track of the Gulf Coast
Traction Company is washed away.
People Driven flinn Hon.es.
Pensacola, Fla., Sept. 20 - Seve
ral barges loaded with lumber lost
their cargoes, and two were sunk
near the western beach here In to
day's storm. Small boats all along
the beach have been swamped and
pounded lo pieces. Long rafts of
timber have been carried from stor
age booms and are adrift in the bay.
Residents all along the bay shore
west ot the city came up to the city
late this afternoon and to-night on
cars and are housed lu the hotels and
with friends, leaving their homes to
the mercy ol' the elements. The tide
is hlgehr than known for many
years.
(?rave Fears for Xew Orleans.
Atlanta, On., Sept. 20.-AB com
munication . with New Orleans and
lower Mississippi is cut out by the
gulf coast hurricane. All efforts lo
reach the section are futile. and
niuch concern is felt for the safety
of New Orleans and neighboring gulf
points.
The storm had. Hs origin below
Cuba and Porto Rico and reached
tho gulf coast to-day. At 4 o'clOCK
it. was blowing f>0 miles an hour, and
at "> o'clock buildings were suffering
ami it is reported Inhabitants in Pla
rpiimino parish had been driven from
their homes and were In danger ol
their lives. At ? to-night the last
wire went out, last reports saying
the storm was growing in intensity.
That whole section ls now Isolated
from the world. %
At New Orleans this afternoon thc
WatcrS Of tho Mississippi river had
risen three feet above tho usual
st a g(?. New Orleans is n. > feet be
low i-ea level and its protection la
only levees and Jykes.
In the Wake of the Storm.
Centering Tuesday night In Mis'
Sisipp'l, and sweeping north, at th?]
rate of two hundred miles a day, thc
hurricane which devastated tho gulf
coast and loft a trail of wreck and
ruin through four Stetes, continued
on its couran with unabated fury.
Of tho ruin that it has wrought,
no ono can glvo an estimate. In Now
Orleans alono flvo aro known to be
dead, and a million dollars will not
repair tho damage dono to tho beau
tiful Crescent City. Il is said that
tho plate glass alone will cost $100,
000 to replace.
From tin? summer colonies on file
Louisiana and Mlssislppl auU rati
UNKNOWN* TONGUE TAKES HOLD
Carib's a School Flection hy Ono
Vote, Defeating Fxtru Levy.
Laurens. Sept. 19;--Quite a lively
election was held yesterday at tho
Long Branch school In which tho
advocates of the "Unknown Tongue"
religion played quite a conspicuous
part, winning tho election for them
selves hy voting a negro. It is re
called that this school was tho occa
sion of oom iu"iablo public comment
seine months ago when Ibo county
board ol' education dismissed tho
board ol' trustees for employing o,
teacher who was not properly quail?
(led and who consumed much of tho
school lime teaching the "Unknown
Tongue."
The election yesterday was on tho
question of voting a special tax for
the schools in that district. All those
who are believers in Hie unknown
tongue religion and who withdrew
their patronage ol' the school last
spring when the old board was di .
missed and a new teacher employed,
were opposed lo the tax, according
to the statement of the managers ol'
the election, who wei'e here to-day
and reported the matter to Superin
tendent Pitts. The final vote was a
tie, l-l to 14, hut late in tho day, ono
Preston Blakeley, colored, cast his
ballot against, the tax. The proposed
levy was, therefore, defeated, hut an
other petition will at once ho circu
lated. However, it Is feared that
since one negro voted this Hmo,
doubtless more will bo Influenced nt
the next election.
The people of the district are much
stirred up over the occurrence, since
lt ls their desire to lin provo tho
school and '.ho tax ls necessary to do
this.
Go With a Hush.
Tho demand for tba*, wonderful
stomach, liver and kidney euro, Dr,
King's New Lifo Pills-is astound
ing. All druggists say they never
fail to cure sour stomach, constipa
tion, Indigestion, biliousness, jaun
dice, sick headache, chills and mala
ria. Only 25c. Sold by all drug
gists.
A Deplorable Accident?
( Parin and Factory.)
Townvllle, Sept.. 1S. Perry Wil
liams, a young man about IS years
old, accidentally shot himself Friday
afternoon about I o'clock. Young
Williams h !t home and went to :i
neighbor's, about one-half mlle dist
ant to see bini in regard lo BOH?O
business. Ile carried his gun alone,
as '.here was woods between tho two
homes, with a view of hunting. He
. had arrived at a Mr. Cole's aird wan
talking to si vera! men. In soi,ie way
his gun was discharged, the load en
leting his left side, causing death ia
about thirty minutes. Several wero
present and saw the deplorable acci
dent, and no blame could be laid lo
any one.
Young Williams was sober and In
dustrious, and a young man inst
coining into life. He joined the Bap
tist church about a month ngo. His
body was burled to-day (Saturday)
by the side of his father al the Pres
byterian church at (his place.
coast, come vague tales of frightful
devastation and fears that many
lives have been lost. The wealthy
Bummer tourists who own pleasure
crafts are wont to spend much Hmo
upon them, and lt is possible that
many have been lost.
At Vicksburg two vessels wero
sunk and a thrid was driven ashore.
Their passengers were rescued. Ono
vessel lies across the channel and has
blocked navigation.
From Mobile romes the tidings
thal the ?teamer Pleasure Hay ls
missing, and the people hope that lt
has been driven ashore and Its pas
sengers saved. How many are on lt
is not known.
In the pretty harbors of Pasca
goula and Bayou St. Louis many
ships are empty, and the torn moor
ings tell of the fury of wind and
wave. The story in its hideous en
tirety bah not yoi been completed.
At Mobile, Ala., aller a night, of
terror, during which Hie Bast In
dian hurricane swept the city with
unexampled fury and the witter cov
ered the docks and backed up in tho
city streets, many houses aie unroof,
ed and much physical damage done,
but there luis been no loss ol liff; so
far reported.
The largest steamer plying the Al
abama waters, tho .lames T. Staples,
was caught by I bo hurricane this
morning and con) plot el y wrecked.
The damage is estimated at. $10,
oon.
At Jackson, Miss., several live.-}
have boen lost, and property dam
aged lo "te extent of several million
dollars. H if nd reds of buildings wero
unroofed in the (itv, fences carried
away, and trees uprooted. The east
dome of the new Capitol building,
i consisting of heavy glass and struc
' taral copper, was crushed In, seve
ral of tho upper rooms flooded, and
, damage caused amounting to sevoral
thousand dollars. Tho old Capitol
building was unroofod, sovoral sec
tions of tho roofing being carried
i hundreds of yards awev.
All along tho gulf coast, and ex
tending at times far inland, the work
, of tho storm's destruction has been
great. Tho storm has equalled, and
at times oxeeoded, tho equinoctial
I gales and East Indian- hurricane ot
; 1908.

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