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Two Magazines Blown Up in Lo?
well, Mass.
Lowell, Mass., July 29.-Two small
gunpowder magazines, situated in the
very midst of the humble residences
of fifty mill operatives, exploded today
wita a frightful concussion, and the
resultant wave of death cut off the
lives of more than a score of human
beings and injured nearly fifty others.
Half a dozen men, who were loading
kegs of powder from one of the maga?
zines, were blown to pieces ; four boys,
two hundred yards away, were killed
bj the force of the explosion, and
f ouiteen frame houses, within a rad?
ius of four hundred yards, were blown
down as if they had been built of
care s. Seyen of these houses immedi?
ately caught fire, probably from the
kitchen stoves,, and were completely
consumed. At least three persons were
caught in the ruins and burned to
death, while seven or eight others,
who were rescued, died subsequently
of their injuries.
It is estimated that seventy separate
pieces of' property, including those
already mentioned, were destroyed,
while the force of the explosion wreck?
ed windows for five or six miles
around, and its thunder could be
heard distinctly more than fifty miles
The magazines were the property of
the United States Cartridge Company,
of this city, bat, fortunately, were
situated more than a mile away from
the factory itself. They were con?
structed some thirty years ago, in
what was then a broad, open ?eld, on
the banks of the Concord river. Du?
ring the last decade small wooden
dwelling houses have gradually
sprung np in the vicinity, crowding !
nearer and nearer with fancied secur
ity to the two innocent-looking little I
buildings until they almost complete-1
ly sui rounded them, except on the riv?
er side, the nearest house being j
scarcely fifty feet away.
Both magazines ordinarily contain?
ed two or three tons of gunpowder in
tin kegs. The company has for some
time been desirous of strengthening
the floor of the magazine nearest the
street and this morning eight men,
three of them employees of the com?
pany, three expressmen and two car?
penters, were sent there with three
large express teams to take out the
powder and mend the fioor. Two of
the teams had been loaded and the
other ? was almost fall when, six min?
utes past 9 o'clock, the expolsion oc?
It was a long time before the actual
cause of the explosion could be as?
It was thought at first that everyone
within a radius of a hundred feet of
the magaiznes had been killed, but
later it was, found that Clarendon
Goodwin, the foreman of the men
who were loading the powder on the
teams, had survived, together with
one of his assistants, Ainadee Boulan?
ger, and this afternoon the latter was
seen in the hospital.
He said that the men went down to
the ma gazine nearest the street to fix
the floor, and after the teams had
been loaded with the powder that was
in the magazine, it was discovered
that a can of nitro-glycerine, which
was stored in the magazine, was leak?
ing. Mr. Goodwin picked up what he
thought was a jag of water and began
to poor it oh the nitro-glycerine,
with "be idea of dilating it and
washing it np. As soon as the fluid
from the jog strack the floor he found
that it was nitric acid. The floor at
once began to smoke and ' when the
men saw it they rushed from the
building, bat had not gone ten feet
when the sxplosion occurred. W:M
This magazine was, therefore, the
first to go np, followed immediately
by the gunpowder in three wagons
aa?, several seconds later, by the sec?
ond magazine.
To those who heard the crash it
seemed as if there were two distinct
explosions, with a continu?os roar
between them. There are, however,?
five holes in the ground, which clear?
ly indicate five explosions.
The entire catastrophe occupied the
space of five seconds, bat in that
time the surrounding property was
swept as if a small volcano had brok?
en in its midst. Every house. within
two hundred yards collapsed. Trees
were blown down, the grass within a
hundred yards mowed as if by a lawn
iwwer, while bricks from the two
magazines were hurled far across the
river aid all over the neighborhood.
For several minutes afterwards the
air was completely filled with smoke
and dost,' illuminated by the glare
from the already burning houses.
Manila, July 29.-The United States
Philippine commisison has been con?
ducting a long and detailed examina?
tion of the heads of the various de?
partment of the Government, forcing
on them a general policy of retrench?
ment. The commissioners have inves?
tigated the estimates, cut down items,
substituted Filipinos in subordinate
positions formerly assigned to Ameri-'
cans, and have impressed on the chiefs
that they must follow the McKinley
policy of the elevation of the Fili?
pinos. As a result of the commission's
action it is estimated that the budget
tor the half year will be reduced from
$5,209,08 to $4,216,165 for the insular
departments, and for the city of Ma?
nila from $1,007,034 to $969,015, exclu?
sive of permanent improvements,
which will be made a separate charge.
Chicago, July 29.-The price of
overalls, jumpers and other cotton
garments for workmen will be advanc?
ed sharply all over the United States,
according to a statement made by T.
A. White, of Scranton, Pa., secretary !
of the Union-Made Garment Makers'
Association, in convention here. The
Association includes nearly all the
makers using the anion label. ' ' The
advance will be noted and must be
considered due to the increase in the
price of fabrics," said Mr. White.
"The anion men buy most of our
goods and will obtain them even if
the cost ks greater."
Elliott's Emulsified Oil Lini?
Is the bast Liniment on the market for
use in the family or on animals. It is very
soothing, very penetrating, relieves quickly
and heals in an incredibly short time. Try
it you will not be disappointed. Large
bottle. Price, 22 cents. For sale by all
Remarkable Case of the Devotion
of a Negro Slave-His Val?
iant War Service.
In these days, when negro crimes
are so general, and negro lynchings,
North and Sonth, are recorded in
every day's paper, and the relations
between the white and black races in
this country are far less friendly than
they ever have been before, it is
refreshing to the utmost degree
to hear such a story as that
which was told me today.
It was a story of a slave's love for his
master, in war and in peace, that was
as strong as any passion which stirs
the human- heart.
When the war broke out forty-two
years ago, a favorite slave on the plan?
tation of John W. Key, of Bedford
connty, Tenn.* was William, who was
then twenty-five years of age. Mr.
Key was too old for military service,
but his three sons espoused the cause
of the Confederacy in the outset and
prepared to hasten to the front. There
was never a thought that William was
to be left behind, and to his care the
father and mother committed their
three boys when they rode away, Wil?
liam riding in the rear, the servant of
all three.
The story of William's devotion to
his young soldier masters sounds like
fiction, but one of them, Mr. John F.
Key, a well known resident of this
city, tells it, and there can be no
At Fort Donelson, when th? Confed?
erates were forced to surrender, Wil?
liam built a bastion of logs and rocks,
behind which the wounded were
sheltered, "Fort Bill," as the soldiers
termed it, saved many a wounded
man's life.
When Fort Donelson surrendered
William took on his back one of the
three brothers, who was badly wound?
ed, and, evading the pickets, carried
him beyond the enemy's lines.
While with his masters at Shelby
ville, Tenn., "William voluntarily went
to Murf reesboro to recover for a Con?
federate officer a large sum of money
that had been left behind in the re?
treat. After having been knocking
about Murfreesboro for. a few hours
William was arrested as a spy. -He was
made to wear a ball and chain for
three months before he had a final
bearing. He was condemned to be
But William felt he was not born to
die that way. The ball and chain had
been taken off him and the night be?
fore the day fixed for the execution he
took his leave. He eluded* the guard
and got back within, the Confederate
William was frequently under fire
while serving his masters, and he
evinced all the courage of a white man.
When the war was over and William
was free to go or to stay, he left his
masters only when assured that they
wished him to go out into the world
and do the best he could for himself.
He was a good blacksmith, and he set
up his shop near his old home. He
was a fine workman and made money.
Li a few years he branched out and
began raising fine horses. In this, too,
he was successful, and it was not long
before his white friends could see Wil?
liam was growing rich.
Being a great lover of horses, Wil?
liam undertook to train a young horse
to do various things, generally thought
far beyond the capacity of a beast.
William had previously managed to
obtain a degree from a veterinarian's
school, and signed his name Dr. Wi!- .
liam Key. "Jim Key" he called the
horse, and the tricks which he taught
the animal were so remarkable that a
New Jersey man bought him at the
Nashville Exposition in 1897 for $10,
000. William was employed to exhibit
the horse, and he is now showing it
for the owner in Baltimore.
But William is rich. He made a
great deal of money by the sale of an
excellent horse liniment, the formula
of which he hit upon himself. He
owns several fine houses in Shelby ville,
besides a big stock farm near that
But he has not forgotten his old
masters. A few days ago he wrote
from Baltimore to Mr. ?Key, of this
city, offering him a beautiful home,
to be his while he lived. He closed
the letter with this pathetic reference
to the old days :
"I made your father a good servant
I love the graves where the family are
laid. Your father and mother were
good to me. I remain, as ever, your
faithful servant until death, Wil?
liam Key."
"Your servant until death"-yet Dr.
Key is a wealthy man. Those people
of the North who never owned slaves
or were "raised with negroes," as we
of a younger generation often say can?
not understand in the remotest degree
the affection which often existed be?
tween the black and his white master.
-Eichmond Times-Dispatch.
End of Bitter Fight.
"Two physicians had a long and stub?
born fight with an abscess1 on my right
lung" writes J. F. Hughes of DuPont, Ga.
"and gave me up. Everybody thought my
time had come. A*; a last resort I tried
Dr. King's New Discovery for Consump?
tion. The benefit I received was striking
and I was on my feet in a few days. Now
Fve entirely regained my health." It con?
quers all Coughs, Colds and Throat and
Lung troubles. Guaranteed by J. F. W.
DeLorme's Drug Store. Price 50c, and
$1.00. Trial bottle free.
The United States owns the chief
way stations of commerce, the princi?
pal islands and harbors in mid-Pacific
-Unalaska on the north, Midway Isl?
and, the Hawaiian group, Tutuila in
the Samoan group, Guam in the Lad
ronep, and Manila. It is generally
conceded that Pearl harbor, in the
Hawaiian group, and that of Pango
Pango, in the Samoan, are far the best
if not the only valuable harbors in all
the mid-Pacific.
. Rydales Elixir.
The new scientific discovery for diseases
of the throat and lungs, acts upon a new
principle differing greatly from the old
style Cough Medicines which are compos?
ed chiefly of wild cherry and tar, which do
little more than stimulate the lining of the
throat and lungs. Rydales Elixir strikes
at the root of the trouble, it kills the mi?
crobes that cause throat and lung diseases.
It removes the cause und hastens recovery
by helping nature restore the diseased or
agns to health For ?jaie by all dealers.
Hampton Lewis Writes to Compliment
His People.
Mr Editor Dear sure-Please. A.
Low Me space in yonr paper to com
peryementerye . to . our Bapise pienet
Colored from-the game cock city to
the town of Maning S. C on yesteday
I mnst say that my pepols are getting
beter ther kept beter Order then I
ever Nowe them both going and com?
ing but ?one case some fue did as uesels
witch we know that they will saye
theye has lost theye ticket and more
or Lest will. put the conductor and
manager to. some trobel in traying to
get them Right but not with standing.
Our pepel is bout to stopt looking don
in Egypt and bee gene to looke to?
ward canaan and mareen to A beter
stage in life and if we will have the
ade of our God and our sothen white
fronds we will get there and all we
want is to trust God and doe the
Right, and Now. L will cloase by say?
ing I wood say more but. I. think
this will doe on tell. L come A gaind
Youse H. Lewis
sumter s c
July 311903
South Carolina and Kansas Sen?
ators Still at lt.
Moline, ELL, July 30.-Senators Till?
man and Burton continued their de?
bate on the negro question here today.
The Kansas speaker- suggested an edu?
cational standard as a remedy for ne?
gro ignorance, and Senator Tillman
delivered a striking speech. "God
made a negro inferior to a white man, "
said he, "as Africa proves. I would
not put him back in slavery, but he
shall never govern us. You wouldn't
let him, and we are as good as you
are, and we will see him in hell before
we will permit it. We don't intend
ever to let him get on our backs to
govern us. When you hold sacred the
fifteenth amendment, that says the races
are equal, you add fuel to a race war
that is botind to come. I do not be?
lieve in lynching for any crime, but
one. When a negro assaults a white
woman the only thing to do is to hunt
him down and put him out of his mis?
erable existence as soon as possible.
We are doing this and we are going to
keep on doing it, and if you don't like
it you can lump it. ' '
Senator Burton cited the success
which has been attained in arts and
sindutry by negroes to show that the
race is improving, and declared that
Tillman does not represent the senti?
ment of the progressive and enlighten?
ed South. He declared that the Egypt?
ians were negroes, and that Moses
married a negro. "Lynching," said
he, 1 * is the most heinous of crimes.
Don't tell me it is necessary to lynch
men to protect the home. You cannot
protect a home by lawlessness, and it
is either the law or anarchy. The se?
verity of the punishment does not de?
ter crimes as much as the surety of
the law."
Tillman ridiculed the inconsistency
of the Government, which says the ne?
groes may vote, yet denies the right
to Filipinos.
In the course of his speech he derid?
ed the knowledge of Harriet Beecher
Stowe on the negro question.
Strong Evidence Against Jett
Given. In Court Yesterday.
Cynthiana, Ky., July 30.-The Com?
monwealth, in the second trial of Cur?
tis Jett and Thomas White, for the
murder of Marcum, today, not only
produced new witnesses, but also se?
cured additional evidence from those
who testified at the trial of the men
at Jackson.
S. S. Taulbee, clerk cf Breathitt
County, testified to standing at Hargis
brothers' store, across the street from
the Jackson Court House, and, seeing
Marcum fall and Ewen running away.
He did not see Jett in the street,
where the prisoner claims to have been
at the time of the sheeting. .
Wm. Coombs testified to holding
county offices at Jackson for thirty
seven years. He was in Judge Black's
office when he heard the shooting.
Looking out he saw Marcum fall and
Jett afterward emerging from the
Court House.
Hezekiah Coombs, a new witness,
testified to seeing John Noble, Curtis
Jett and Thomas White together just
before the shooting. White beckoned
Jett to the side door of the Court
House, where both entered. He talked
with Noble then, and soon he heard
shooting and saw Ewen running away.
J. W. Back, J. Ii. Patrick and Dr.
Hogg all corroborated Ewen and others,
who testified that Jett was not outside
of the Court House when the shot was
fired, that he entered the Court House
before the shooting and came ont
from the outside after the shooting.
Barney Schiff testified during the
afternoon session that he had seen
Curtis Jett go into the Court House a
few minutes before the killing of Mar?
cum and come Out immediately at the
firing of the two shots. He was vigor?
ously cross-examined.
Court then adjourned until tomor?
Judge Gray as Arbitrator.
Wilmington, Del., July 30.-Judge
George Gray has decided to accept his
appointment as the fifth member of
the Alabama coal strike commission,
and so telegraphed to the other mem?
bers of the commission at Atlantic
City. Judge Gray will leave Wilming?
ton on Saturday, August 8, for Bir?
mingham, Ala., where the commission
will sit, and expects the sessions to
begin on the following Monday morn?
A Good Liver.
A bad liver means a bad breath, bad
complexion, poor digestion and often
constipation. A good healthy active liver
means a fine clear skin, free from pimples
and spots, bright eyes, buoyant spirits, m
other words good health. Make the Liver
healthy and keep it healthy by using Ry?
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cally on the liver as a mild stimulant and
tonic, arousing it to activity. They gently
stimulate the muscular walls of the bow?
els and intestines and thus assist nature
to restore a regular habit. For sale by
all dealers.
What They Have Been Doing Since
Leaving Sumter.
Camp Symth,
Isle of Palms, Charleston, S. C.,
July 28, 1903.
Special correspondence of the Item.
We left Sumter at 10.30 in charge of
Engineer Divine and Conductor Lu?
cius. The run to Lanes was made in
fast time. There we were hooked on
to the regular passenger from Florence,
and our train rolled into the "City by
the Sea" containing the Camden,
Sumter, Timmonsville and Darlington
companies. The trip on train was
without incident. No ice water on
We arrived in the city at 1.30 p. m.,
and was transferred to street cars for
the wharf. Enroute to wharf the girls
gave us the welcome wave and sweet
smile. This was appreciated. We
boarded the "Com. Perry" and
crossed over, where we again took cars
for the Isle of Palms. We arrived here
about 3 p. m. After a while we were
served with one sandwich and coffee,
and such a thin sandwich ? Then we
strolled on the beach and around the
pavilion until our tents and baggage
could come, which was about 6.30.
The twelve companies are all lined up
facing the ocean north of the pavilion,
and our company is tenth down the
line, and I know it is a mile walk.
To this place we had to lug our bag?
gage, blankets, tents, etc. Then we
had to erect our tents. This was a
hard job in a stiff sea breeze, and the
pegs wont stay in this sand. After we
had them np and our baggage all in,
everything stripped and bolted for the
old ocean. And I just want to tell the
dear ones at home we certainly
"churned" that salt water until about
1 a. m. Oh ! such fun ! Last night
we had no roll calls, guard duty or
anything else to do. We had a high
.old time. This morning" a few
men were detailed from each com?
pany to go on guard duty. We
have done nothing today.
We are "living easy." Even as I
write now the sea breeze wont let my
paper lie still. This afternoon we will
have a battalion drill from 4.30 to 5.40
o'clock. From 6 p. m. to 11.15 p. m.
we have leave to go anywhere it suits
our pleasure, and from 9 a. m. to 4 p.
One thing we have to kick about, is
the scarcity of drinking water, and
when we get any it is hot and tastes
like an over-ripe egg has exploded in
Another thing, the sand, sand, sand !
The finest, dirtest dirt that ever stuck
to a fellow. It's a good thing there is
plenty of water right in front of us.
There are many pretty girls down
here, but they are badly sunburned.
Sergt. Pat. Gallagher is our quarter?
master, and there is not a better one
in the whole regiment. He sees that
the "inner man" keeps full.
Private McKinney, otherwise known
as "Czolcosgi, " is one among the most
faithful privates.
Private Jamie Earrett is a splendid
soldier. He is faithful and willing.
Ollie Yates is not having any "pic?
Julian Wilder was teasing the boys
all night last night. He is lively as
ever. .
Maj. Lee, Capt. Yeadon, and Lieuts,
Hutchinson, and Doar are fully enjoy?
ing themselves, and act like old regu?
I am pleased to state that the boys
in our company are behaving like gen?
tlemen. Of course, there are some tak?
ing on beverages, but it cannot be de?
In conclusion, I wish to say that all
of ns are having a glorious time, and
we are so happy that we are Ameri?
cans and nephews of Uncle Sam.
All are gald that they came, and I
am so sorry for those who could not
get off to come.
I am going to write again.
W. D. S.
Big Liquor Seizure.
Columbia, July" 29.-The internal
revenue office has decided to hold the
carload of liquor, recently seized here,
pending investigation as to whether
the revenue laws had been complied
with. As to that no information is
given out, but the fact that the car
was seized by the Government indicat?
ed that something is wrong, so iar as
compliance with internal revenue og
ulations are concerned. The car con?
tains 165 kegs of corn whiskey, it is
said, and the value is abont $1,300,
It was shipped from Spencer, N. C.,
to a blind tiger dealer here, although
it was sent to Savannah and had gone
by a circuitous route before it was
finally landed here and held. This
seizure is probably the largest ever
made here and, while the Govern?
ment gets the liquor and will sell it,
after the usual forms are complied
with, the State constables are much
elated in that they had some part in
the seizure.
Spanish War Claims.
Washington, July 29.-The annual
report of the auditor for the war de?
partment to the Secretary of the
Treasury gives the status of the claims
of the Southern States and Territories
on account of moneys expended for
expenses incurred in raising troops for
the war with Spain. The total amount
claimed by all the States was $6,657,
027.90. Of this amount an aggregate
of $4,223,682.05 has been allowed up to
the present time and disallowances,
amounting to $1,568,359.57, have been
made while claims, amounting to $36,
986.28, have been suspended and not
finally passed upon. The claims of
South Carolina aggregate $35,152.82.
The amount allowed is $12,200.52, and
the amount not yet finally passed upon
is $4,19.61.
Ts Indigestion a Disease ?
The best medical authorities say that in?
digestion is not always caused by a dis?
eased stomach, but may result from a dis?
ordered liver, constipation, excitement,
etc. Thc cause is of little consequence
when Rydales Stomach Tablets are taken,
as they never fail to digest the food, check
fermentation, free the stomach from ir?
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Stomach, Fullness after Eating, etc. Ry?
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ic effect on the stomach and organs of as?
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worst forms Of stomach trouble. For sale
by all dealers.
Home Team Defeats Mayesville-Other
News Notes.
Magnolia, S C, July 29-A very
pretty game of ball was played on last
evening between Magnolia and Mayes?
ville first nines on the ground of the
latter, the result of which was 12 to 5
in favor of the former. Mayesville
made 5 runs in the 5th inning, during
which Mr. Leland Wilson (Magno?
lia's pitcher) received some injury,
a;id Mr. Carrol DuRant slipped into
the box, which plainly meant no more
scores for Mayesville, although the
gallant nine cut and slashed the air
frantically trying to touch those zig?
zag, up and down balls which were
hurled through *ae air with cannon
ball speed. But, uninterrupted, these
treacherous* balls, lodged so prettily
in catcher Edwin DuRant hands, an
ever-ready receptacle for balla on such
occasions. Mayesville has a fine team
of wide-awake and gentlemanly boys
as can be found in any community,
but they were fairly outclassed. There
ws,s very little compounding in the
clubs on either side. Only one acci?
dent: Mr. Carrol DuRant, flying for
a ball, collided with Mr. G. Loveth,
badly though not seriously hurtling the
Messrs. Johnnie McIntosh and Wal?
ton McLeod have returned from their
mountain trip, looking well.
Our popular and efficient railroad
agent, Mr. House, has after three
weeks' absence reported back for duty.
Miss Maggie Jones, of Georgetown,
is visiting her many friends in this
piase and vicinity.
Mr. "Bill Tom" McLeod, the popu?
lar commercial tourist, is spending
several days at his home in this'
Mr. J. S. Potts is having his large
store repainted, and other improve?
ments added.
Last Sunday was Communion day at
the Lynchburg M. E. Church-ser?
mon by Rev. H. B. Brown, P. E.
Rev. Mr. Dent is conducting a pro?
tracted meeting in the Methodist
Church, of which he is pastor.
Miss Jennie Clark is still quite ill.
Mr. Tommie McIntosh, after a se?
rious illness, is a little better, though
still quite sick..
Drs. Darby and Tarrant have all
they can do.
Mr. Eustace Rhame is better and
walking around.
Weather dry and hot, and crops suf?
Mr. C. T. Quick who operates a saw
mill near here, several days ago,
bought a milch cow from Mr. Tay?
lor, the milk, of which is poisonous,
for nine persons have been made des
erately sick from drinking the milk.
The day after Mr. Quick brought
the cow home, several of his family
and two or three mill hands, drank
the . milk, and in a few hours had to
call in Dr. Darby. Mr. Quick re
turmid the cow promptly to Mr. Tay?
lor, who subsequently sold it to Mr,
D. P. Dennis, of this place, and after
drinking a glass of the milk, he, in
four or five hours, suddenly became
very sick and had to get a doctor.
Since that another person drank a
glass of the milk with same results.
The doctors are at sea, until the milk
can te analyzed. The animal appears
to be very healthy, and the milk rich
and pleasant to the taste. Any
"doubting Thomas" can have a chance
to experiment, as one has already been
victimized. It is certainly a strange
fact. The trouble can't be attributed
to fwd or diet.
We heard of fine rains around last
evening, but none reached this section.
But as the showers have commesced
in other places, we feel more* hopeful.
The " bantam cotton" referred to some
time ago, has pulled up considerably,
and we may have to class it different
There are a half dozen varieties al?
ready. Occasional
Bitten by a Rattle-Snake.
Mr. H. L. Boy kin, of; West Wateree
was bitten by a rattlesnake Friday
evening, as a result of which he has
suffered intensely, but is thought to
be out of danger now. He was work?
ing around his smokehouse, removing
some planking for the purpose of try?
ing to get rid of the rats. He had
some hot water to pour in a hole, but
in order to see which way the hole
lead,^ he put his fingers in it, when
to his surprise and horror, ' a rattle?
snake fastened his poisonous fangs in?
to each of the two fingers he inserted
in the hole. His neighbors respond?
ed promptly to his relief, and did
what liney could for him until a phy?
sician could be had. The snake was
caught and killed.-Camden Messen?
London, July 29.-Following ?he
signature of the Americo-Chinese
commercial treaty China will, it is
said, grant the same open port privi?
leges ir.. Manchuria to Great Britain
and Japan, both of which expect to
obtain concessions and appoint con?
suls at the new ports. In British offi?
cial circles confidence is expressed
that the maintenance of peace will re?
sult from the Russian assurances re?
garding Manchuria, and there will be
no interference with Chinese action
in the matter.
Seneca, July 29.-A through freight
and local running between here and
Atlanta came together with an awful
crash at Westminster this evening.
The cause of the wreck is that one of
the crew failed to send out a flagman.
The fireman was seriously injured, if
not fatally. Several cars were demol?
London, July 29.-If Cuba fails to
float hei* proposed loan of $35,000,000
in the United States, she will have no
difficulty in doing so here. Several
British financiers who have been ap?
proached on the subject by the Mar?
quis de Montero, Cuban minister to
Great Britain, have indicated their
willingness to subscribe, but the min?
ister is unable to commit the Cuban
Government because of lack of in?
structions from President Palma. Min?
ister Mcntoro understands that Senor
Palma will soon decide where and how
the loan will be floated.
Puts an End to it All.
A grievous wail oftimes come as a re?
sult of unbearable pain from overtaxed
organs. Dizziness, Backache, Liver Com?
plaint and Constipation. But thanks to
Dr. King'3 New Life Pills they put an end
to it all. They are gentle but thorough.
Try them. Only 25c. Guaranteed by
J. F. W. DeLorme's Drug Store.
stimulate the TORPID LIVER,
strengthen the digestive organs,
regulate the bowels, and are un?
equaled ss an
!a malarial districts their virtues are
widely recognized, as they possess
peculiar properties in freeiag th?
system from that poison. Elegantly
lake No Substitute.^
HORACE HARB?, President.
L C. STRAUSS, vice-President.
GEO. L, RICKER, Cashier.
Capital Stock, $25,000
Liability of Stockholders, 25,000
Banking is Popular
With those who give a little considera?
tion to its advantages.
Chief among these is the security afford?
ed. When money is deposited with
The Sumter Savings Bank
It is absolutely safe. And not only is it
secure from fire and thieves, but it is mak?
ing more money.
In our hands draw interest- at the rate
of 4 per cent and this is compounded four
times annually.
Land Surveying
I will give prompt attention to all calls
for surveying, platting, terracing hill sides,
draining bottoms, drawing Mortgages
Titles, Probating, &c.
Oct 19-0 Catchall, S. C.
City and County Depository,
Capital stock paid in, $75,000 00
Undivided surplus, 16,000 00
Individual liability of stockhold?
ers in excess of their stock, 75,000 00
Transacts a general banking business;
also Has a Saving Bank Department. De?
posits of $1 and upward received* Inter?
est allowed at the rate of 4 per cent, per
annum, payable semi-annually. .
W. F. B. HAYNSWORTH, President.
R. L M?K3?E?G, W. F. RBAME,
vice-President. CaeSner.
Jan. SI.
Onion Sets-leading
Aslo assortment of Garden
Havana Segars.
Large line of fine Havana
Toilet Articles.
A choice line of Toilet and
Fancy Goods to which atten?
tion is invited at
DeLorme's Dru Store.
We promptly obtain ?. S. and Foreign
'Send model, sketch or photo o? invention for*
' free report on patentability. For free book, <
' How to SecureT anc UABIfQ write<
Parents and I ?lAUC~ff?MfiIVO to ?
Opposite U. S. Patent Office
_. __, Orfrin.1 Md Only Genuine
(.SAFE. Alwari r???b!e. Ladle* uk Dre rcist
i ia KI2D ?n<i (?old mei&llic boxes, teatal
rwith bice ribbon. Take no other. Befase
11)aacerous Snb*titatlon? and Imita?
tion*. Buy of your Druggist, or ??n?l 4?. la
auuapei for Particular*, Te*t!roonUl?
and "Relief for Ladiea," ?n Utttr, bj Te?
tara Mail. 10.OOO Teitimooialt. SoM by
?ll Druggists. Chichester Chemical 0?^
Mention tail raper Madlacn Scuare, 1*111 LA.. 1*A
I take pleasure in giving no?
tice to my friends and the pub?
lic generally, that, having re?
gained my health, I have re?
opened my shop, and am ready
to do any work in the
line of Guns, Locks, Sewing
Machines, &c. Prices reasona?
ble, work done promptly and
satisfaction guaranteed.
Shop removed to JNo. 22
West Liberty street, two doors
from Osteen's Book Store.

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