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TWICEWJ EK. 1.50 A YR 1A R VERY Clot buy from i Line it see the wooler Friday, April 17, dollars worth of Branc Grand Dis Big Shipment QU Children's The Two Corners. TOWN BURIED UNDER TOP OF MOUNTAIN TERRIBLE DISASTER TO FRANK, INi BRITISH COLOMBIA. 112 Inhabitants Killed-Houses Crushed Like Egg Shells-The Floods May Follow. Vancouver, B. C., April 29. Overwhelmed by countless tons of rock, this morning, shortly after 4 o'clock, and with probably 112 of its inhabitants killed almost instant ly, the little mining town of Frank, in Southwestern Alberta, is threatened with complete destruction by flood to night. Old Man's River, which flows through the centre of the town, is dammed up by the falling rock to the height of nearly 100 feet, and the entire valley above thn town is flooded for miles. A big body of water is pressing with force upon the dam, the only protection the town of Frank now has, unless the river shah. find another channel. Should the impromptu dam break the entire village would be swept away. A dispatch from Frank says: "A t remnendously loud reverbera tion shoojk the whole valley of t.he Old Man's Rtiver this morning at 4.10U o'clock, and scarcely had the inhabi itants of t his town awakened to ua realiz'ition of the impend(ing daniger wheni from thle top of Turtle Moun taiun, overlooking the settlement, mil lions of tonis of rock were hurled. "Tfhe Frank mines, opjerat ed by the Frenmch-Caniadiani C >al Company, across the river from t lhe t own,, were seoen to be buried under huindr'eds of feet of rock just as th moring l ighi was breaking. Inside of livt' mini utes from the first thiunderona~ shock and before half the town realizedc what had happened a small force of men had started to the relief of the miners, despite the great risk the~ ran of being b)uried uinder the rocks which were still being preci pitated from the lofty mnountain topi. Thi volunteer relief force was unable tc get into the mine, but managed t( get near enough to determine that not a man at the workings had es caped death. Many3 were fearfully mangled. The diater wa5s not confined t< the vicinity of the mine alone, foi many of the (dwelling houses in the town of .Franik wvere demiolished by the falling rock. Some of the oo cupanits oif t hose houses es5cape)r (death, hut many others wore in stantly killed. It is c'onservat ivel) estimated that. the loss of life wil exceed 10() and the latest returni pince the number of dead at. 112. SysI hing Merchant is As is fully 20 per ms like the sunsh is from which oui the great 30 day oppor I New Clothing, Shoes a play of Straw eon Quality Shoes STAKE NC Suits-Prettiest Line At 4 o'clock this afternoon the fol lowing conservative estimate of the loss of life was made: Men, wometn and children, killed in their beds as they slept, 82; miners working out side the mines and instantly killed, 12; imprisoned in the mine, 18. BLOOD MAY BE AVOIDED. The latest reports are more roas suring, in that they state the flood may be avoided. TRIED TO KILL HIMSELP. Desperate Deed of an Embarrassed Bntcher in Greenville, S. C. News and -Jourier. Greenville, April 28.--J. A. Wright, proprietor of a local beef market, at tempted suicide this afternoon in room No 37, of the Southern Hotel, by cutting a gash in his throat and several gashes on his wrists and arms The act is said to have been the result of despondency over financia] circumstances. It is known that Wright was due the Cndahy Packing (Jompany, of Atlanta, a sum of money for which a mortgage on all his prop). erty was given this morning. About 2 o'clock, after having signed the mortgage, Mr Wright went to hir room, leaving a call for 4 o'clock. At that honr he i ponded to the knock of the hotel porter. At (J o'clock the clerk went to Mr WVright's room to deliver a package, and found the door loeked1 on the inside. The clerk climbed through the t ransom and found W right lying onl the bedl with his head hanging diown on the side, his throat and armus cnt. IPhysicians were at once summiiioned. Theri r opinion is t hat the wounds will prove fatal. Wright is about 2 1 years 0old, a niative of Atheniw, Gr lie has been here only a fewv weeks but. had madie a number of friends. M~rembers of the original U. S Steel Corporat ion have receivec notice of the dlissolution of the orig inal syndicate and of their fina share in the dIistribut ion of profits aggregating 20() per cent. The3 long ago received their originaml casl deposit an~d 20 per cciii, divjdends. A true bill has been returned b3 the Atlanta g,randc jury against (1. Hi Sims, the defautlting clerk of u Capitol City National [lank, charg ing hinm wvith thle emnb.zzlement oi nearly $100,0()0 of the bank's fund Sims was tried anid s4entonlced to cih years in the Federal prison. FormerPresident Grover Clevel ai jis in St. Louis, where yesterday h< delivered the dedicatory add(ress a the Ernoition. pC Dow pressing for your cent. cheaper the Ine has been woN Clothing is mad tunity begins and you c; id Gent's Furnisings j and Felt Hat and Oxfords-- TI STHER, Ever Shown. Remo GENERAL NEWS NOTES. Iteis of More or Less Interest Condensed Outside the State. General Miles' extended report of his trip through the Philippines, dated February 19, has been made public. Atrocities perpetrated by United States troops are hotly con domned. He says there is less liquoi drinking than among troops in this country. Memorial Day was celebrated in several of the Southern States on Monday, the anniveisary of John. ston's surrender. George Francis Alexander-Sey mour, Lord Yarmouth, a decendant of the proud duke of Somerset, and an American girl, Miss Alice Cornelie Thaw, of Pittsburg, were married in Pittnburg on Monday. King Edward arrived in Rome tc visit the Popo on Monday. He waE welcomed at the depot b)y King Emmanuel, and the two mnonare'hE kisesd four times. Both were ac corded a great popular ovation, the crowvd numbering about 400,000. All obstacles to the putting in of the sewverage system at New Orleans have been removed by the Supreme Court deciding the legalhty of the bonds. Thc system will cost $12,. 000,000. Chas. A. Towne delivered a nota b)le speech at a Democrat.ic harmony (dinner in New York on Monday, saying that real harmony is to be found miore' in co-operation of effori than in vociferation of good inten, G4eneral (*omez, the dlistingunishIe Cuban leader, whble in .Jaickson,vilks on Mond(ay gave out an interview ii which he said that Cunb4 is "getting along well."' Ini a wreck on the Northerr Pascific just north of Bulffako, K(an. on Sunday niight eleven men worn killed anio twenty-five were injnred A stock train crashed into the rea: end of a work train. Misreadling o: orders was the cause. Presiden,t Roosevelt wasi greete< hy 50,000) peop)le at Omaha, Neb., or Monday, an1( d dressedl 10,000 at t he (Co,l 11iseu Moniday niight. Th'ie imdi5!''ippi Hiver at Memiphii roseO a loot aibove thei dlanger l i Mon da ni ight. Tlwo whit e ruon wore sevorely chats timed by whliit eenpps in NashvipI nd,on Tuesday, for beating thet wives andl oter miscond1nt. It is reported on reliable authorit ' that the wedding of Mss nut n in Pi patronage--we a in elsewhere. So (en into the fabric e. an't afford to miss it. 20 ist landed. Prosperity V s. The Latesi ie Latest Shapes C 1B,3JT'TE~R' imber the Store for Sr Hanna, younge'st. daughter of Mark Hanna, will take place at Thomas ville, Gea., June 9. Senator Hanna owns a magnificent farm at Thomas. ville. Three persona committed suicide by means of carobolie acid in \Vashing ton on Tuesday-one a former clerk in the census offloe out of money and employment, the secoad a real etate and insurance agent who had become despondent, and the third a young married woman. The President's trip carried him across Iowa on Tuesday. He made an extended address at Des Moines, and kissed a number of babies. Congressman-elect Win. Raudoiph Hearst, proprietor of the New York American, New York Evening Jour. nal, Chicago American, and the San Francisco Examiner, was married in New York on Tuesday to Miss Mill cent Willeon, daughter of the presi dent of the Advance Music Clo. It has been decided by the board of visitors that the office of chairman of the faculty of the University of Virginia will be discontinued, and a president of thiis historic institution chosen. A resolution introduced in the Flor ida legislature on Tuesday, proposing an amendment to the constitution providing that the school money be apportioned to white anid colored schools in the ratio of taxes p)aid, lacked only two votes of succeeding. Leopold Wertheimer, a wealthy dry goods merchant of New York, was shot three times at his home on Tuesday b)y a discharged emloyee because he refused to give the man money. Both houses of the Virginia assem bly have vot ed to place in t he statuary hail at Washington its Virginia's quota life size statues of Robert. E Lee and George Washington, t.o cost A dlisastrous lire occurred in Chi. cago on Tuesday, the Internaitionial Salt (Compatny beoing burned out. The loss is estimated at $1,250,000. Big Michigan lumber dlealers have bought out a large lumber plant in Florida which has been closed for elevent months. The platt wil.1 he started again imrmediately. it trouble ammong cotton mil op01 eratives att. Liannret t, Ala., Luciius IOgletree shot and instantly killed John L. Potteor, fataltly wvounded D)aniel Zachbry, and then made his escape. TIhe operaitives were on a strike anid Ogu-tree had been ap. r pointed gate keeper and as such he 1 ncame involved in thn qarrewl. rices. lone are worthy < bright and sna s, and our prices 0 Suits piled on bargair alues and Poverty Pricf Creations Pi ombined With Best CAN'T B. mart Dressers. Ther SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. Items of More or Less Interest Condensed In the State. J. A. Brier, a negro, has been ip pointeud bailiff in the United States court, at Charlest 0n to u'eed a compotant white man, Capt. Isaac H. Daggott. This makes two negro bailiff1 in this court. The appoint inent wwi made by U. S. Marshal Adams. It is reported that kaolin beds in the lower part of tichland county will bo developed and a crockery manufactory is to be built in Sumter by Northern manufacturers, who will own the w',ole enterprise. The Columbia 13aseball Association having for its object the organization and support of i strong summer team, has bEeen chartered with i a capi tal of $1,500. Sunday, which was th1e eighty. fourth anniversary of the foundation of the Order of Odd I"ollows, was very generally obsuerved by this secret society throughiou' the State. The great carnival of music53 in Spar(anhurg is im progress this week anid so far has been one0 of the mot successful over held hoth1 as to $the number in attendlance anid the attractions. Senator A. C. laatimeor was called upon02 at the national andiu inter national conlventioun of t he (Good Rtoads A Hsociation1 ini St. 1aonis 0on Monday. Hie spoke( from t he staIndl point 'or a farmer andiu also as a legislator, declarinag h ighiway im p ro vemnnt th iin ost liopo~5 rtanlt siub. joet biefore Conre~rss. The ( cornier. stone of t he b ig steel0 plant at. Brunswick, of wh ichl ex Senator Mc iLau rina is vice pro,i dent and1( counisol,. was laid yesterday. Mr. Mcl ,anrii waIs 'rior of the occasion. T1here has bo(onl aii epidii oif bicycle stealig in Columbiai recent 13y. It is bel ieved t hat thle t hief is the saime onie w ho operat od sneens'ifully im that city somei~ time ago. Mr. Hlenry V. Vanrce, aged 410, and1( oiie of the miost. ppular cit izens of (Clintoin, (died( at his home ini Clin tin on Siunday moruining. TUhe S) 1, th annvornariy of the Winyah' ii[nigo.( Soc ioly3 at (1(orgE4 t.ownr will be ob served Maiy I . Thliis society is one of thle oldest instit.u. tions ini t ho couin try, having for its oblji4et in the bieginiinmg the eist alish. ment andi su pporl oif thle Wmya Inidlgo schiool, whiuch for moro~ than 1 0( years su)ppl ied t he pla1ce of pri mary andm high school andl ollege )f it. Every suit ppy is our Sprir are as thorough i counter at prices never )s for the next 30 days a Iced to Suit E Workmanship--The 'OUND, e's Only One. Come for all the countu ry hot woeoi (Charle - ton and the North ('arolintt line. 'I'he U. S. (ourt at (Ireenville has decided for the plaittitf, in it verdict. of $5,t0, t he eaIse ef intman & Co vs. the \\'alha lla CotIotn Mills, an action to recover damages for failure of the mills to receive cotton con tracted to be delivored. The case has beon taken to the circuit court of appeals. Uokeebury farmers report that, the wheat crop in and around Cokesbury is almoest a failure in contsequence of the rust. An oil mill is to bfe Iilt, at Bolton, to be ready for operation in the early fall. 1). C. Brown, of Andeirson, has of fered to invest $20,000 ini a cotton mill at I va if he can get $30,000 from citizens of the townt. Art' . r Sinuinons, a negro pretacher near iseatufort, was canght sellinug Ii. quor ini hiis homne, wihiclihe iosed as a chuircht. A fteor a desperate tght with conistablies he wais captured. The tourist season is abrout over, ando thet hot els itt Caumden, which have boont largely pat ron ized by Northern t ouristsa, are p)reparing to close for I th sum nnr. Thie faruous paint ing of Mr. and( Mrs. Ital ph 1 zard, of South Carolina, exteut ed by (Copley in 1 774, has boont soldl to the lHostott Museum of Fine A r ts for $S,t)t0. Mr-. Da)vo MIoore, of Camdeln, wasn atccidlentlly shlot byv a pistol held( in his own hanud ont Tuiesday. The wound is patifnl hut ntot niecessarily fat at. MIr. Me( !ormnick, abosut 7(0 years of age, who livedi irt the inill villag~e at i ilotnt, was~ killd oint t hi I,ittleo Pe D)oe t rostlei two in ib>s noirtht of D)illoni Tuesdlay atftern'oon. 'VTh traini was st oppedO(, at b)oat priculred, andt( the bodyl (cairried to D)ill on. TlIl ICK MILITIA BILL. AdJI Gen Frost P'ooh-Poohis All Opposition To It anid Issues a Circular Letter. C3olumbtia Cor. News itndc Courier. Thore has boen a great deal recent Iy saidl ablout the' Dick mil itiat bill and its efftoot. There reatlly seems to be a mtoutittsin mi'ade out of a mole hill, There is nothinig remarkable about the bill and the only provision to which objetion has been offered is that relative to tihe right of the Pres. ident to call tihe militia out, and that is nothing now, it is contended, but has beeni a right nince the Govern. mernt was estahlished, a tbm po-:i 3orgois. Df Clothing you ig and Summer ly shrunken as named before. 8,000 the Big Corner Store. very One. Shoe For .Ladies. to See Us. The Two Corners. aility of suh a thing is so remote as lot to he regarded as an impediment o t he advantages to he gained. (ion Frost has been receiving very many letters askinfg for his views upon varios phases of the Dick laws and Ho aRs to cover asH many points of thle inquiry Its poHIsible and to save Limo in replying to questions as they may arise, after a caroful scudy of the law and considerable correspond once, ho has prepared the following circular of infornlation, which will be of especial interest at this time: (lEN FI1o8'I's C1mULCjJAl( LETTEl. Dear Sir--Sine there Heems to be solo Il11sulI(lertanding as to the ntent of the )ick bill this depart mnit (Ieems it advisable to issuo the rollowing statmnmt for the benefit of ilI concerned: ''ho olject of I ho )ick bill is to 4ocure uniformity in tlhe equipment, raining arid diilineI of the militia, vith thle regular army as the stand trd. This law as it no0w stand(s was passed b y Conigress, receiving the 4tpport of all the .'outhiern, Repro leontatives and Senators. It is not barsh nor dIrast ic in its requirements. Fl'h prinicipal features in thle Dick bi are that it provides the ways and meanuts of soonirinig this uniforms, equip moent, traiming atnd discipline and gives live years as ai limit, to reach the standard given. We dlesire to emphasize, first, that there are nio revolutionary changesfQ. Second, that. thle inspections to boh made' ay Col Morris are with refer ence to the s lalidaurd of South Caro lina's requtiremuents uinder the South Carolinai law. Third, that there is to he no muns torinrg into netivye servie unless the Presidernt should1( at sorne time oirder out the militia uinder Sect ion 4, thle same law as has be~en in force and effect 5i[1Cce 1 2. F'ourthl, t hat ihe- -nil itia have live years to cormply with the provisions of this bill. As regards organization, armarmnent, eq(fuip150r , etc, tihestatus of the rniilit.ia bill will niot. be materi ally changed. TJhe States will con trol the militia the same as hereto fore, except as provided for in Sec tion 4. T,boe opportunity for greater proficiency in the service is offered. Very respectfinily, John D. Frost, Adjutant andiu inspector General. Geon Frost is receiving assurances from most of the companies of the State that they are anxious to take advantage of tile privileges offered under the p)rovisions of the Dick bill. General Nelson A. Miles and Hon. W. ,J. 1Bryan addressed tile Good Roads Convention, in tihe interest of good roads, at St. Louns on Tueda.