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ANOTHER MINE HORROR.
Over Two Hundred Men Entombed
at Jacobs Creek, Pa., On
Jacobs Creek, Pa.. Dec. 19.-An
explosion of gas in the Darr mine of
the Pittsburg Coal company, located
here, today entombed between 200
and 250 miners and there is scarcely
,a ray of hope that a single one of
them will be taken from the mines
alive. Partially wrecked buildings in
the vicinity of the mines and the con
dition of the few bodies found early
in the rescue work indicate an ex
plosion of such terr1fte force that it
seems impossible that any one could
have survived it. All of the 13 bodies
taken out up to this time are terri
bly mutilated and three of them are
headless. This is the third mine dis
aster since the first of the month in
the veins of bituminous coal underly
ing western Pennsylvania and West
Virginia, for the Naomi mine, near
Fayette Oity. and the two mines at
Mononzah. W. Va.. in which the
earlier explosions happened, are in
tths same belt as the iocal workings.
Today's catastrophe swells the num
ber of victims of deadly mine gas for
the 19 days to between 550 and 600.
Devotion to Church Duties.
That today's disaster does not
equal or even surpass in loss of life
and attendant horrors of the one in
West Virginia is due to the 'devotion.
to church duties of a considerable
:umber of the miners. In obser
vance of the church festival many of
the 400 or more men regularly em
pioyed at the mine did not go to
work this morning. Those who es
caped through this reason are mem
bers of the Greek Catholic church
and they suspended work to celebrate
St. Nocholas' day.
As was the case at Monongah the
explosion followed a brief shutdown
the Darr mine having been closed I
Tuesday and Wednesday. It was'
11:30 o'clock when the tenth trip of
loaded cars had been brought out to
the tipple and there came an awful
rumbling sound followed immediate
ly by a loud report and a concussion
that shook nearby buildings and was
felt within a radius of several miles.
One Remarkable Feature.
One remarkable feature of this
disaster is the almost complete ab
sence of harrowing scenes usually
enacted by women friends and rela
tives of the victims. Conditions pre
venting -of easy access to the mouth
of the niine are partly responsible
for this and those in charge of the
work are doing everything possible
to keep the women and children
'All who approach are turned back
to their homes, after being assurel
that they can do absolutely nothing
to benefit their loved ones, and that
the company wili do everything pos
.sible to bring out the men, dead or
The blacksmith shop has been fit
ted up as a temporary morgue and'
a number of physicians are in wait-'
:Sheriff Ouzts Writes Gov. Ansel on
Important Point-Some Edge
Attorney Generai Lyon, at the re
quest of Gov. Ansel, has given an;
important opinion as to the right of
officers of the law to seize whiskey
transported in wagons by men sup
posed to be reliable, honest citizens.
The question came up from Edgefield
county on a query from Sheriff Ouzts.
The letter from that official stat-es
that there is a quantity of whiskey
bauled to various points in the coun
ty, most of it being interstate ship
ments. The sheriff wanted to know if
this could be seized and the attorney
general rules that if in the judgment
of the sheriff the shipments were in
ter-state and they were intended for
tha 9onsumers and not paid for on
ar' 'val there could be no seizures.
There have been several letters
alonz the line of the communication
from Sheriff Ouzt3 and the opinion
in full will be interesting to many. It
it as follows:
"Yours of the 18th inst. enclosing
copy of letter of Sheriff Ouzts of the
16th to hand. To properly answer
the question propoun~ded by Sheriff
Ouzts I deem it best to repeat it:
Suppose a wagon or wagons of 20 or
30 or 40 gallons of whiskey being in
juers of half gallon or one gallon, all
packages labeled and tagged to dif
ferent parties. the party or partie:
haniing the whiskey bening honest
mnen-ood, honlest or reliable men.
Have T the ri2lht to seiz' it'? Suppo'se
m- a I av. de r-ihed to be~ tr'avel
naasesion claim tht it is for his
"I can "e nothli..,i as
stated in violatic 1 t of the
state. The pers. :s )hL"' t :,.isporti:g
liquors openly in t:;; day time and
under the prot.etion of the inter
state commerce laws and there is
nothing to indicate from the facts
stated any unlawful purpose on the
part of the carriers; on the contrary,
the carriers are described as good,
honest, reliable men. It is my opinion
that the case of Jaro vs. Holstein, 73
S. C., is conclusive in this case. The
following language will be found on
page 116: 'The judge charged the
jury, in substance, that while one a
may lawfully transport liquor into
this state for his own and others'
personal use, yet that if it was big
transported for an unlawful purpose
it was liable to seizure and the par
ty liable to arrest. * * * A nd al
so we think that inter-state commer_e
will not protect intoxicating liquors
imported into this tsate for unlawful
purposes,, if the importation is in '
such a way as to make the carrier an
aider and abettor in the scheme to
violate state laws ?'
"In the case of the State vs. Hol
leyman the following language is =
found: 'A package of whiskey sold
in North Carolina by a resident dis
tiller to a resident of this state for ex
personal use and by the North Car- is
olina distiller delivered in that state to
to the South Carolina purchaser, and dit
by him transported in a buggy from F.
North Carolina into South Carolina,
does not arrive in South Carolina as
to be subject to the police regula- N
tions of the dispensary laws as
against inter-state commerce regula- de:
ions until the purchaser arrives with me
his buggy and whiskey at his home in de(
this state.' 'at
"It will be noticed in the case pre- cex
sented by Sheriff Ouzts that there is an
an 'entire absence of any suggestion '11
that the liquors in question are for ex(
unlawful use or that the carrier was 'ag'
an aider or an abettor in a scheme du
to violate the state laws. -ne:
"It is therefore my opinion that del
the whiskey being transported un- m
der such circumstances can not be
lawfully seized or confiscated.
"How ever, if you find a person de4
arrying liquor from another state to
a person in this state and upon deliv
cry rec'eives payment for this liquor,
either for himself or for another li- Co
uer dealer in another state, the car- Ne
ier is indictable and the liquorla
should be confiscated."'', of
SOUTH -CAROLINIANS sai
LIKE ASSIGNMENTS. ed
ongressmen Pleased With Their for
Committees-State Has Two the
Hands in Pork BarreL. del
A Washington special to the Co- ]
umbia State says: wi.
Washington, Dec. 19.-The mem- of
ers of the lower house of congress ph:
rom South Carolina are very much
leased with the committee assign- H.
ents which thef 'were given today.
'hey one and all declare that they ]
ot the very' committees upon which 12
hey can do the very best possible
vrk for South Carolina as well ST
s the ones which will advance them- (
ellves in potency in congress. The ]
star assignment-that is of the as- ]
ignments-is that of Eilerbe of the Loa
Sixth distriet, who goes to rivers ~Pli
ad harbors. This was a much co
eted position, as it has to do with ]
hat is known as the pork barrel and Sli
Ellere was recommended for it by ]
the whole South Carolina delegation. hel
Johnston of the fourth district he'
has a position on public buildings and sal
rounds, the other pork barrel comn- 19(
South Carolina is represented now in
with two hands in the barrel. Ca
Aiken gets a position on the di's- ael
trit committee, for which he is con- lar
sidered weli qualified by reason of bir
is intimate acquaintance with Wash- an
ngrn and Washi.ng'ton affairs.
Lever has his old committ-ees, edu- pu
cation and agriculture. He is the an
raking Democrat on the education ye:
commitee and is next to the ranking t'h4
Democrat on the agricultural corn- the
Finley goes up one peg on the to
p)ostoffce and post roads commnittee sal
by reason of the fact that Griggs of an
Georgia goes to ways and means. pe
Legare is on industrial arts and ex- to
positions and patents. He resigned cr
from banking and currency several
Patterson is on three committees,
claims, irrigation of aria lands, and'
railways and canals. Two of these
are new. -lHe was on railways and
canals before, but not the others. I'
Pttrin-Why have you been ki
'axim those l'~ rufles so hard for the 1e'
I Wholesale prices
nd all sorts of Fruits. cai
O. LY P
gents wanted at once, previous ft
erience is not essential, territory s
going fast, write soon if you wish s
make money faster than you ever cc
before. Whit today. Address J. 'sil
Clark, Conway, Ark. is
TIE OF FINAL SETTLMENT bl
otie is hereby given that the un
signed will make a final settle- h
nt of the estate of W. B. Oxner,
eased, before the probate judge,
Newberry, on the 28th day of De
aber, 1907, at 11 o'eiock a. m.,
I will immediately thereafter ap- I
for letters dismissory as such A
cutor. All parties having claims
inst the estate will send them,
y attested, to myself, or my attor
s, Messrs. Blease & Dominick, on -
before said date. All parties in- S
ted to the estate will make pay
nt in like manner. A:
Annie P. Oxner, s
ixecutrix estate of W. B. Oxner, t
otice is hereby given that the di
Linty Board of Commissioners for
berry county will hold its regu
annual meeting on the 9th day h
January, 1908. All persons hold- f L
demands of any kind ag-ainst'
d county, not previously present
to the board, shall file the same
;h the clerk of the board on or be- 3
the first day of January next, so
t they may be examined and or
ed to be paid at the annual meet
~otice is also given that said board
1receive applications until first
anary for the position of county -
J. Monroe Wicker,
C. Holloway, Supervisor.
e. 5th, 1907.
TE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
XUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
a Common Pleas.
~alla Ernestine Lominiek, J. W.
inick and George Hailman Sligh,
loberta Lominiek and Ola May
vy virtue of an order of court
ein I wili sell before the court
ise door at Newberry, S. C., on
esday, the 6th day of January,
S to the highest bidder, all that
t of land lying and being situate
ewberry county, State of South
rolina, containing ninety-six (96)
'es, more or less, and bounded by
ds of W. F. Ruff, Mrs. Sue May
,the estate or Jno. F. Banks
Perms of sale: One-third of the
ehase money to be paid in ca.
the balance in une andt 1x.
rs* in eqlual annual ind~alhnen&
credit portion to be secured b
bond of the purchaser and :'
rtgage of the premises soid. an:1
bear interest from the date of
at the rate of eight per cent pel
num. Purchaser to pay for pa
3 and recording same; with leave
.e purchaser to anticipate the
dit portion in whole or in part.
H. H. Rikard,
ec. 10, 1907.
He Fired the Stick.
IL have fired the walking-stick .
e carried over 40 years, on ac
it of a sore that resisted every
id of treatment. until Itried Ruok
's A-nica Salve : that has hecThi
~rd made mre a harl1Ty man,''
ie .W~ Garrett. of North 31llb.
C. -Guiareed for Piles, I'uras.
a. b W E. Telham and n. drug
XM~AS H~OLIDAY RAT.
Account Xias hiolidays the Sout
em Railway announces special a
cursion rates of one and one-thi
ifirst-class oneway fare plus 25 cea
for the rou-nd-trip to all points sou
of the Ohio and Potomac and ea
of the Mississippi river, includi:
Washington, D. C., and Cincinnat:
Tickets will be on sale Decemb
20th to 25th, inclusive; Decemb
30th to 31st, 1907, and January 1
1908, with limit good to leave dE
tination not later than midnig
January 6th, 1908.
Apply to the nearest agent of t
Scuthern Railway or address J.
Lusk, Division Passenger Agei
Charleston, S. C.
CHAELESTON & WE. ?SEF tr
Schedule in effect November 3rd, 19
The First Cool
* Even though not severe, ha.
tive membranes of the thr<
Coughs then come easy all
slightest cold. Cure the fir
* set up an inflamation in the
* lungs. The best remedy
SYRUP. It at once gets ri
moves the cause. It is free
0 a child as for an adult. 25
: MAYES' D
Paid Up Capital -
Surplus and Individu
For protection of dep
H. C. MOSELEY. President.
W. W. WHEELER, Cashier.
Better a conservative inte
return when wanted, than a- I
about the principal.
A National Bank is a safe I
makes It so. Likewise our E
of prudent conservative maria
G. W. Bowers.
J. A. C. Kibler
R. L. Luther.
* M. A. Carl:sle.
J. H. Hunter.
We allow 4 per cent. 5
t Ebl ca-ra hog or bra
yo bu,wih-nug otr h
yo hudko t-ht e un
avringp, ms rat you ast,o an
yohbuy twoeightinoghe orn sole.
EN CE own and operate their own iral
es. Their product is the acknowledge
)ARD OF THE1I
ur stock and explain its mierits and si
eceived a car k
ed to quote yo
of Guns and
supply of LoaC
L . Ne teiry C . L. . ci.
,h- r. Lat'reus I . m.
x- Lv. Laurens (C. & W c.; .: m.
rd Ar. Greenville : - 1. m.
ts Lv. Laurens '..07 p. m.
th Ar. Sparta:burg 3.35 p. m.
s; Lv. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) 3:40 p. m.
ag Ar. Tiene rsonville 6:25 p. m.
i. A-. Ash- via 7:30 p. m.
er Lv. LaurPns (C. & W. C.) 2:00 p. m.
er Ar. Greenwood 2:56 p. m.
st. Ar. McCarmick 3:55 p. m.
s- Ar. Augusta 5:40 p. m.
ht Note: The above arrivals and de
partures, as well as connections wit
he other companies. are given as info
C. mation, and are not guaranteed.
it, Ernest Wilhiams,
Cen. Pass. Agt.,
Geo. T. Bryan,
Greenville, S. C
07 Gen. Agt
rh of the Season,
3 a tendency to irritate the sensi
)at and delicate bronchial tubes.
winter, every time you take the
;t cough before it has a chance to
delicate capillary air tubes of the
is QUICK RELIEF COUGH
ght at the seat of trouble and re
from Morphine and is.as safe for
rity, 8. C.
- - - $25,000 0
$ Profits $6,000 00
ies . ,. $25,000 00
ositors. ^ '
M. A. CARLISLE, Vice-President
GEO. JOHNSTONE, Attorney.
,rest on your deposit with its safe
igh rate and a feeling of doubt
eposlt. Government supervislory
~oard of Directors is a guaran
W. P. Pugh. 1
. Jno. B. F ellers.
W. A. Moseley.
H. C. Moseley.
er annum in our Savings
awhat you have a right to expect,
own is not worth paying good money
heaviest Perchercn or stop a " devil
g rod, you obtain the most weight in
y fence at any price. It is made and
a mines and furnaces, their own wire
seriority, not only Inth3 all b
)ad of this fen
:ed glasses come to headquarters, the
ily exclusive manufacturing optical
use in South Carolina with the latest
ectrical appliances for making test in
mplicated eve tr ub1es You get skill,
:perince you 1et what your eyes need
very thing we do guaranteed to give
tisfaction. We do a high class work
reasonable prices When in the city
11 and consult with us. Be sure to drop
ROBBINS & NOBLE,
,9 Main Street, Columbia, S. C.
tween Ehrlich Shoe Store and Boll &
Co 's Jewelry Store.
arlor Grand Phonograph
Outfit No. 6.
This outfit consis's of specially
lected EDISON STANDARD
HONOGRAPH equipped with
agnificent enuine Edi nn horn
ore than 2%~ fr. 1o:ngand over 1fr
, in diame'er; also specially con
ructed genuine Edis.u horn crane.
our choice of one dozen Edison
ld moulded records. Lowest pos
>e cash price for Outfit No. 6,
$29.20. $i.oo a week gets this
itfit from us at the lowest possi
e cash price.
Why not come and see what we
ve got for yo u.
rt and Variety Store,
Nev berry, S. C.
MLE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY
At the late residence of B. H.
nick, deceased, in number 7 'town
ip, I will, as administrator, sell to
e higehst bidde , therefor for cash,
Monday, December 30, 1907, the
1owing described personal proper
of which the said B. H. Amick,
d, seized and po'ssessed:
S mules, 1 horse, 3 wagfons, corn,
cder and farming implements, lot
es, cattle, household and kitchen'
BEST BY TEST or TIM~E-Par
oid, Asphalt Gravel and Asbestos
Spark proof roofing. I have studied
the roofing question and will not'
sell any but the best. Come and see
C. H. Cannon,
. Newberry, S. C.
of every kind, and for your fields c
when you buy fence. A fence the
for. You want weight in the fenci
wagon." Now, it is a fact-and
wire that is given in any fence, mn t
It is made on purpose to be the h<
sold in larger quantities than any c
The makers of AMERICAN!i
mills and six immense fence factori
We can show you this fence ing
the field, Come and see us and get
We have just r
nd Will be plea
Also a fine line