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Gaffney, South Carolina
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THE LARGEST CIRCULATION of Any Newspaper In the Fifth Congressional District, of 8. C. EVERY ONE PAID IN ADVANCE WE GUARANTEE RELIABILI1 of Every Advertiser Who Uses the Columns of This Paper. BEST. ADVERTISING MEDIUM.

SEMI-WEEKLY PUBLISHED TUESDAY AND FRIDAY. A Newspaper In All that the Word Implies and Devoted to the Best Interests of the People of Cherokee County. "ESTABLISHED FEB. 16, 1894. OAFFNEY, 8.


A NEWSY LETTER THROUGHOUT THE THROUGHOUT THE PALMETTO STATE A Couple of Good Shows Open the Theatrical Season. It "has been a long time since a Gaffney audience has had the pleasure of witnessing a theatrical performance the equal of "The Village Parson," as presented at the Star Theatre last Wednesday evening. An Interesting story told in an interesting manner by ladies and gentleman who know the art of acting. It's a pity that more epople did not rtake advantage of the opportunity to see the play. Miss Frankle Francis as Fern God-lay, the parson's wife, possesses 8ra-matlc talent.

With a pleasing countenance and good voice she portrayed the difficult role in splendid style. Mr. William Norton, as Rev. Tom Godlay, was forceful and attractive. Mr.

Sam Miller, as Felix Gordon, a polished rogue, acted and looked the part to perfection. The eomedy was well taken care of by Mr. Harry Smifh and Miss Marie Harcourt, while Baby Olevla was as sweet as (the could be. Every other member of the cast sustained themselves admirably. The play has an interesting plot that engages the attention of the audience from the start and retains it until the end.

The audience was not as responsive at the beginning as it might have been but when uia warm up every climax elicited vociferous applause. A marked feature was the splendid order of tho gallery. They did them-selves credit by their good behavior. Tho new management desires to state an effort will be made to maintain good order in the future. People are expected to enjoy themselves and annlaud the players, but such things as whistling, catcalls, and an noying the audience and the players by "smart" talk from the gallery, will not be permitted In the theatre and anyone who indulges in this kind of business may exptct to be taken bo- fore hte mayor.

There is a law acainst. it and the law will be en forced. The public may not be interested in it, bnt we cannot help saying that Mr. George Gott, the business mana ger, is one of the cleverest gentlemen wo have yet met with in the show business. While the business was not what we expected and had reason to hope for.

still it showed a decided im provement over attractions of last season. We hope that fnturo busl noss will improve to such an extent that it will pay tho management to bring to Gaffney more attractions of the character of "The Village Par son." The attraction at the Star Theatre Tuesday night proved to be anything else than predicted. On account of the criticism in Tuesday's Charlotte Observer the theatre-going public expected to see something fierce The show was pleasingand entertain ing, if one be allowed to judge from the applause, from beginning to end. The work of Mr. John O'Meara as Howlard Rent, was good, and Ids bass solo, the "P.rigand Bold," was all right.

"Waltz through life with a song and dance by Mr. Walter Haw-Iey and Miss Esther Marks was a clever piece of work. Altogether "A Boy Wanted" is a very pleasing show. The next attraction at the Star Theatre will be the Delmar Vaudevill Company, in polite vaudeville, next Monday night. They advertise ten big acts, each a pleasant surprise.

The performers include Miss Rosalind Vereno, the beautiful vaudeville queen; Pont and Crawford, premier vaudeville sketch artists and buck and wing dancers; Eugene Loudetto, famous tramp com edian and renowned clog dancer; and roigliton and DeCarja and other clever male and female sketch artists. Grover Gossip. Grover, N. Sep. 12.

E. Tt. John son, or Cherokee county S. C. an old Confederate veteran and one of our best farmers, sold the first bale of cotton to D.

J. Keeter Co. on Sep lemoer uie am, lor ioy2 cents per pound. On the same day last year he sold the first bale on our market to the same parties, tho purchase price being 11 cents per pound. O.

K. Predicts Short Cotton Crop. G. S. Black, of Lawn, a good farmer and a close observer, was in to see The Ledger Tuesday.

He says that corn is good, but that from the best that he can see the cotton cannot possibly yield more than Inst year's crop. Mr. Black's opinion is worth something and you may rely on it that the cotton crop of his section will be short. Unclaimed Pensions. The following pension checks still uncalled for in the clerk are of court office, to-wit: J.

W. Mauney, W. B. Starnes, W. H.

Green S. A. Ruppe. Unless called for at once they will be returned to the comptroller general's office in Columbia. What Is Life? In the last analysis nobody knows, but we do know that it is under strict law.

Abuse that law even slightly, pain results. Irregular living means derangement of the organs, resulting in Constipation, Headache or Liver trouble. Dr. King's New Life Pills quickly re-adjusts this. It's gentle, yet thorough.

Only 25c at Cherokee Drug Co. Gloves and Hosiery at special prices on opening days at Carroll, PprpPTiter Eycrs. R. J. Foster, of Gowdoysvllle, came In to see The Ledger Wednesday.

Mrs. George Taylor, who has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ed. H.

DeCamp, returned to her home in North Carolina yesterday. J. S. Harmon and Wm, George, two sterling citizens and successful farmers of Wilklnsvllle, came to the city Tuesday. Miss Lucye Littlelohn.

of Asburv. one of Cherokee's most charming young ladles, was shopping in the city Wednesday. John U. Brown, of Ravenna, came to the city yesterday. Mr.

and Mrs. H. D. Carr, who have been spending the summer with rel atives in the eastern states, returned to the city a few days ago and are again in their attractive and cozy home on Southern Heights. John McKown went down to his farm at Smith's Ford yesterday to spend a few days.

Mrs. Allie Osborne, of Blacksburg, who has been spending some time at the exposition at St. Louis, returned to her home. Wednesday. Mr.

and Mrs. L. D. Bonner, of Gou-cher, were shopping in tho city yesterday. Magistrate R.

W. Lee. of White Plains, came to the city Wednesday on uusiness. J. E.

Gault. a Tirominent. citizen and planter of Gowdeysville, came to the city Wednesday. M. B.

Scruggs, of Ezell, was in tho city Wednesday. He was elected magistrate for Morgan town ship Tuesday and Will make a compe tent and conscientious officer. O. A. Osborne, a nrominent.

bus! ness man of Blacksburg, came to the city yesterday on business and fa vored Tho Ltdeer with a call. M. W. Brown, a prominent young business man of Ravenna, was in the city Wednesday and favored The Ledger with a call. Macbeth Young, a prominent citizen and business man of Union, spent several days in the city this week.

Dr. M. P. Burnham left Wednesday for New York, where he goes to spend several months in the hospitals to further improve himself in his profession. His many friends in Gaffney and Cherokee county will be glad to havo him return soon.

G. W. Lemaster and his son, Master George, were in the city Tuesday. Both Hushes, a hustling voun Gowdeysville farmer, came to the city Wednesday and came in to see The Ledger. Hamlet Lemaster, a bright young ma-i of Wilklnsvllle.

left Tucsdavfor Greenville, where he goes to study at Mirman university. Leo Martin, merchant and farmer of Ezell, came to the city Wednesday. T. S. Wrebbor, of Dellinger, madea business trip to tho city Tuesday.

W. A. McWhorter, of Grindal, was a prominent visitor in the city Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs.

Robt. Clark, of Grassy Pond, were shopping in the city Tuesday. Scott Jolly, a prominent citizen of the Ezell section, was a city visitor Wednesday. Mr. Edward Lipscomb, of Goucher, spent some time in the city Tuesday.

R. P. Scruggs, of Ezell, came to the city Wednesday. Mayor and Mrs. R.

M. Gaffney. Mrs. Rosa Rountree and Miss Daisy Wilk-ins left Monday for an extended tour of the east. They will take in Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia, New York and Boston before they return.

Mr. Wm. Jones left the city Tuesday to pay a visit to his brother in Fairfield county. Mrs. George R.

Ellis, of Blacksurg. was shopping in the city yesterday. She favored The Ledger with a call and renewed. Miss Stephen, of Baltimore, milliner for Carroll, Carpenter Byers, has arrived in the city and is regularly installed in her department of the big store of the above firm on Grenard street. John Thomas Ruppe and son.

Master Cecil, were appreciate! Ledger visitors yesterday. R. II. Taylor, of Thicket', came in to see us yesterday and subscribed. R.

M. Roark, of Antioeh, was a prominent visitor in the city Wednesday. Maj. J. D.

Kennedy, of Blacksburg, came to the city Wednesday. J. A. Scruggs, of Ezell, was in to see Tho Ledger yesterday. Wm.

Blackwood, a working farmer of Sarratts, favored The Ledger with a can yesterday. "Dick" Hughes, of Gowdeysville. was an appreciated Ledger visitor yesterday. Miss Pearl Jenkins, of Henrietta, N. spent last week with her cousin, Miss Ara Stacy.

Bucklen's Arnica Salve. Has world-wide fame for marvelous cures. It surpasses any other salve, lotion, ointment or balm for Cuts, Corns, Burns, Boils, Sores, Felons, Ulcers, Tetter, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Chapped Hands, Skin Eruptions; infallible for Piles. Cure guaranteed. Only 25c at Cherokee Drug Druggists.

"Teethina," as its name implies. Is used by every mother wise, To stay convulsions that come on When teething time begins to dawn. For Nausea, Vomiting and the weak, irritable Stomach of children, nothing equals Dr. Moffett's "Teethina" (Teething Powders). It Aids Digestion and Regulates the Bowels.

Biggest bargains of the season in Hosiery on opening days at Carroll, Carpenter Byers. Harness at Smith Hardware Co's. Personals and Local Happenings from Beyond the Pacolet. Converse, Sept. 15.

Our postmaster, who has been confined to his room for nearly six weeks, Is much Improved, we are glad to report. Mrs. Ola Cooper and two charming children, of Greenville, are visiting- her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W.

C. Allen. One of the large derricks on the Hardway works fell yesterday. Fortunately no one was hurt. Mr.

Martin Turner, of. Grover, N. spent several days in town this week on business. Mr. John W.

Marchant has b-Mirht the stock of goods belonging to srs. O. S. Parish Bro. We for Mr.

Marchant much success in his. new venture. Miss Charlie Randall, of Gaffney, I spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. W.

C. Allen. Mr. W. L.

Bagwell has accented a position with Messrs. Isaac Turner ft. Co. Mr. Bagwell Is a popular salesman and a good man.

The second primary was held yesterday for the election of she-if, clerk of court, county commissiine-s and coroner. Tho official returns have not as yet been announced, but enough is known at this writing to insure the following results: T. R. Trimmier, clerk of court; Jno. M.

Nichols, sheriff; W. T. Brown and W. Thornton, county commissioners: and J. Felix Turner, coroner, Mr.

George M. Phifer, of Giny, spent yesterday in town on biHn -s. W. C. Allen returned yetrdy from a pleasant stay In the mmnHhq of North Carolina.

He visited Sl-by, Rutherfordton, Marion, Ahev'll0 and Hendersonvllle. He reports c-ops fino and business good. Mr. and Mrs. Will Jenkins, of Easley, are visiting Mrs.

Willi's, on-Main street. We welcome back to Clifton Tr. Walker Coleman, who has been living-in Easley for the psst twelve "mnth. Messrs. Oscar and James n-vi returned from Woodruff, whe-o tv were summoned by the death of tVlr sister, Mrs.

T. E. Edwards. Mrs. R.

J. Boyd has jut returned from a pleasant trip to Waterloo Miss Belva Allen has accr. a position in the millinery of tho Aug. W. Smith of Smr-tanbnrg.

Mr. and returned yest'v-rinv tn riyV stay in the tvth crn-Una. They renort a pleisint Mr. A. P.

Thomas, of Clift-n Is confined to his bed wif1 We trust his sickness will n' s'irt. duration. W. C. THE SECOND PRIMARY.

Kirby and Phillips Nominated, and Mobley Gets a Majority. The second primary was hoH T''e-day, and, like the first, pi'-ni quietly. As in all other e'etinns. the people had their oif worked for them, but thev allowed the other side the same privilege -nd good feeling prevailed throuflnut tc county all day. The vote was onsi 1-erably smaller than at the flv-t nrI-mary, there being only uni votes cast this time.

N. W. Hardin, for renrpsonint'vo, received COS votes, W. D. Klr''v.

fr same office, received 1274. V. Whelchel, for countv sunevvi received 017, and Wm. Philli. same office, received 1252.

nl'. road commissioner J. If. T-tr, -e-ceived votes and John for same office, received The above shows that W. D.

is elected to the house of ron-" -lives, Wm. Phillips county and that Mobley. for nilroid f-. sioner, carried Cherokee a majority of 507 votes. Er, ho -ever, carried the State pn' ws elected.

WHAT IS CATARRH Hyomei Only Guaranteed C-f for This Common and DisaTrcca'ls Disease. Hyomei cures catarrh by tV sv-ip'e method of breathing it into f'o Mr passages and lungs. It kil1" tsi germs of catarrhal poison, he soothes the irritated brano and effectually drives I Ms i ease from tho system. If you have any of the i symptoms, catarrhal germs a work somewhere In the mueou of tho thront, bronchial or tissues of the lungs: otTcnSlvo breath di nei.s ef the nose P'lln across the eyes pain 1n buck of the lieud pain in front of tho head tendencytn tukfl cold burnine pair In the liroiit bawklns tocleur the throat pain in the chest a coush stitch in side losing of flesh variable appetite low spirited nt times raislriKof frothy mucous expectorating yellow matter difficulty in breathing freifuent sneezing lntliiness of v.h discharge fmin rcie btoppHiTP of I he at niirht itching of the In" dropping' in the tin' nt month oen sh eplng tickling buck of the palate format of ciums in the nose dryness of the throat. in the n.oMil' ir Ins of si r' i'gi I.

spasms of coih'H "ir couuh short end bucking cough wrtM- nights and moinii t-s loss in vitnl force a feeling of tlphrn-ss across the upper part or i ti- ciicn Hyomei will destroy activitv of all catarrhal germs in the respiratory organs and in a few weeks the cure will be complete. This is a strong statement, but Gaffney Drug Co. emphasizes it by agreeing to refund your money if it does not cure. Subsoil Plows at Smith Hardware Co's. FROM ETTA JANE.

M0VEMENT8 OF THE PEOPLE OF LOWER CHEROKEE. Personal Paragraphs Cc-noermlng Pop- ular People and Short Items of General Interest. Etta Jane, Sept. 14. Your correa- pondeat spent a good portion of his time oil the York of the river yesterday.

They have fine crops over there. The Beaverdam bottoms have tho best corn we, ever saw on them, though we have known them all our life. Cotton, too, Vi fine, but seems to be rather late, especially on red land. Cotton Is opening faai and people are picking it out as fast as possible. Mr.

Leslie Wright Is getting on as well as could be expected after the severe spell he has had. We trust the danger point is passed now and that ho will soon be out again. He is a worthy youhg man. Some wem her prophets predict an early fall and cold winter this winter. We will see what we do see.

There is talk of building a bridge across Abingdon creek at the Wofford ford. This will supply a much needed convenience to the people of that section, as the rural mail line will cross there, perhaps. Today this and the Sarratt post-offices close to accept the rural free delivery service, which goes into effect tomorrow. To Mr. Malcolm Low- ry has been awarded the position of carrier and he will at once enter up on his duty as such.

All or most of the patrons have put up their mail boxes along this line, which will be known as Route No. 1 from Wilkins-ville. The election passed off very quietly yesterday so far as we know. All the candidates got a fair share of tho votes of this section, we suppose. And while some people may not have got their choice of men there will be no perceptible difference In the working of State and county affairs we don't suppose.

It's tho duty of every good man to lend a helping hand to the administration of laws and try to foster the peace and prosperity of his country notwithstanding somo people think differently. They are wrong surelv. Some people think because they can't have their way in everything tho world is growing worse. We are not of that class of pessimists, who are wrong often, but who are always teachable and expect to be so. We want to know our duty first, then want to try to do it.

Rev. W. D. Hammett will, we understand, preach at Abingdon creek church next. Sabbath and baptize those who joined at the recent revival meeting there.

Land in this section is going up every day. A few years ago that which could have been bought for a mere song has gone higher. A few weeks ago a party authorized us to notify the owner of a plantation which is for sale that he would give a certain amount cash for his place, thinking tho word cash would be a great inducement to catch the trade. But our man only laughed back and told us to tell the fellow that he had received a much bettor offer for it than that and in cash, too. Whilo buyers perhaps see this rising in price, sellers are also awake (o the same end.

Ten cent cotton usually gives rise in price to all other commodities in the market, and we need not make land an exception. The farmers will not be contented to raise the staple for less if they can get it. And every pound raised has cost that much if fair wages are allowed the laborer for his work. If nothing happens this country will gather more corn this year than it has had in twenty-two years. The crop of fodder is simply enormous, and some people are offering one-half for the other to get it pulled and saved.

Though much of this fodder has burned up or rotted on the stalk the crop is very heavy yet. Tho fine weather for picking cotton has put everybody in tho field for the last few days. There will be a meeting of the committee of entertainment at Salem church next Saturday evening, when a division of the delegates attending the Presbytery will be maris ami Homes assigned each. Those wanting certain delegates or churches will please send in their request by that time, and those willing to entertain delegates will let the same be known to the committee by that time. J.

L. S. A Boy's Wild Ride For Life With family around expecting him to die, and a son riding for life 18 miles, to get Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption, Coughs and Colds, W. H.

Brown, of Leesville, endured death's agonies from asthma; but this wonderful medicine gave instant relief and soon cured him. He writes: "I now sleep soundly every night." Like marvelous cures of Consumption, Pneumonia, Bronchitis. Coughs, Colds and Grip prove its matchless merit for all Throat and Lung troubles. Guaranteed bottles 50c and $1.00. Trial bottles free at Cherokee Drug Co.

Do not fall to see Dress Goods, and Trimmings on opening days at Carroll, Carpenter Byers. TARHEEL STATE RECENT EVENTS OF NOTE IN NORTH CAROLINA. Items of Interest Concerning Our Neighbors In the Old North State Culled Expressly for Ledger Readers Hazel McAdams, daughter of Mr. J. W.

McAdams, while playing at the Siler City Institute Tuesday afternoon fell and fractured her collar bono. Whitevllle, the county seat of Columbus county, Is sewn to have electric lights. The electricity will be furnished from a dynamo of the Whlteville Gin Company. Arc as well as incandescent lights will be installed over the town. Tuesday, Ross Flake, the negro who killed Carl Culberton near the Miami mine last week, was given a preliminary hearing before Esq.

E. T. Bost, at Concord. Flake was cut badly In the fight and was Just now able to get out. It was shown a clear case of self defense and he was discharged on a $100 bond to court.

It will not be long before the principal cities near Charlotte will have trolley lines connecting them with that city, says the Chronicle. The water power of the Yadkin and that of the Catawba practically insures this. Such lines between Charlotte and Concord, Gastonia, Rock Hill and Monroe would pay now. With the water power available, they could be very cheaply operated. Going through a well settled agricultural region, they would get much passenger and freight business from tho farmers, Sam Faison, a young negro who threw a rock in a moving train on the Atlantic Coast Line between Wilming ton and Newborn sometime ago, was tried and convicted at the recent term of Pender Superior Court, -and sen fenced to two years in the chaingang service, which is the heaviest sentence imposed by law.

Tho negro's act was one of pure deviltry and the heavy missile which he hurled into the train struck a small white boy named Koonee. of fraciiK-ing hU skull an'1 h'McUnga li Co injury. Mr. Jefferson Lewis, of Spencer, was struck by north-bound passenger train No. 40 at.

that place Saturday night about midnight, sustaining injuries from which he died Sunday night. Mr. Lewis, it is learned, had started to tho depot to meet a grown son who was expected to arrive there on the same train and while on his way walked too near the railroad track permitting the incoming train to strike him a terrific blow in the bark of the head. A shoulder, eight ribs and a hip were also broken. The son, Mr.

William witnessed the tragedy, but failed to recognize his father until after the train had been stopped and an investigation made. Mrs. A. F. Hinson, who lives at the Continental Manufacturing mill, in Charlotte, was attacked by a cow Wednesday morning and barely escaped with her life.

Mrs. Hinson had taken the cow from the barn lot to a nearby pasture and was in the act. of fastening the chain to a stake, when tho animal made a dash for her. Site was thrown violently to the ground, and tho animal, seemingly furious, pounced upon the prostrate form of tho woman. Mrs.

Hinson screamed for help and some one passing that way drove the animal away. A physician was sent for and the unfortunate woman was examined. It was ascertained that no bones were broken, but her chest and stomach were badly bruised. The cow used her feet in causing the injuries. The animal did not attempt to hook Mrs.

Hinson. The town of Southport, located right at the mouth of the Cape Fear river, has been working for a railroad for many years and at. intervals some project springs up which gives promise of gratifying the desire for a railroad, but so far no actual movement has ever boon started in that direction. Mr. F.

A. Burroughs, president of the Conway Coast and Western Railroad Company, of Conway, S. writes some of the leading citizens of the town that he will extend his road to Southport if the people there show the proper interest in the movement. He will visit the place at an early date and take the matter up with the chamber of commerce there and if the proper interest is shown something may materialize. Southport is one of the best situated ports on the Atlantic coast and it will prove a splendid deep water terminal for a railroad.

Fearful Odds Against Him. Bedridden, alone and destitute. Such, in brief, was the condition of an old soldier by name of J. J. Havens, Versailles, O.

For years he was troubled with Kidney disease and neither doctors nor medicines gave him relief. At length he tried Electric Bitters. It put him on his feet in short order and now he testifies, "I'm on the road to complete recovery." Best on earth for Liver and Kidney troubles and all forms of Stomach and Bowel Complaints. Only 50c. Guaranteed by Cherokee Drug Co.

Stoves and Tinware at Smith Hardware Co's. ITEMS OF INTEREST OF PASSING EVENTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. Happenings All Over the State Taken from Our Exchanges and Tereely Told to Ledger Two cottages at Barnwell, the prop erty of Mrs. Emma Halford, were early Wednesday morning iby Hre. The loss Is partially covered by insurance.

The origin of the fire The railroad commission has from the Southern Express Company a notice of the closing of the office at PlnelanO, in ciarenuori countv. The company states that the only available white man there who has acted as agent Imii- resigned anu that It Is impossible to. get another. Will Sloan, who was shot Sunday nigh, at Greenville, died Wednesday at tho county Jail, (jonsraoio rutnam and Tvuhe Suddcth, who cro charged wit') -shotting we-e expected by tho sheriff to prriv at the jail thrt ufternoon to snr-onder. It is undorr.oo! ave had no Intention ercapbs but have been waiting for so ne irn Sloan's con iltwn Leforo At the quarterly meeting of the Columbia chamber of commerce Tuesday night the river navigation committee reported that unless a company was organized with a capital of from $12,000 to $15,000 for the purpose of building a boat to put in the river, the matter of river navigation for Columbia had better be abandoned for the pit-sent.

A meeting of business men to organize such a company will be calltd in a few clays. If the present ratio of Increase "keeps up in fertilizer taz returns, Clcmson College will get not. far from $120,000 this year. Up to September 10th the State ireasurer has received from this source against: $91,209.05 for the same date last: year The income for the entire fiscal year 1903 was $98,909.80, which shows that the increase in the last three months of the year was about $7,000, most of the fertilizer having purchased. A teniblo accident occurred at the Olympia Columbia, at 1 o'clock Tuesday, due to a rupture of a tube in one of the upright boilers.

One of the firemen was fatally burned and scalded ar.d another may not recover. The steam, forced with great pressure straight downward, drove live coals out upon Wesley Adams arid Shellon Johnson. Tho two negroes were stampeded with fright, and ran several yards to the Episcopal mission house, a sort of sanitarium, where they were slopped and their wounds dressed. Adams will die, and the other negro is in a dangerous state. The worst storm since Oct.

20th, passed over Georgetown Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. From a normal reading of 30.01 the barometer dropped Tuesday night to 28.95. The wind began to rise at about 9 o'clock, coming from the northeast in gusts that increased in violence each hour accompanied by heavy showers of rain and attained a maximum velocity of about 80 miles an hour near midnight. Towards morning the wind changed completely around, blowing strongly from the southwest. The storm came without warning from tho weather bureau and the rice planters have suffered severely.

A large part of the crop being cut down and lying in the fields. The damage to property in town will foot up fully $10,000. Many fine shade trees have been stripped and uprooted. The county has not been heard from, the telephone lines being down. Tugs sent to the islands report all safe.

An unusual incident transpired in tho Spartanburg sessions court Wednesday which will afford a break from the dull monotony of sitting un der the stern dignity of his honor and hearing the endless talks of the law- yers, the hesitating, stammering statements of witnesses and the sonorous voice of the court crier. Arthur Salter, colored, was ararlgned for stealing live stock. That Is. Salter was brought, into the court room. Just after he had been placed in the criminal docket he fell down and gave vent, to a number of gutteral, groaning sounds, at the same time twisting and writhing his long, lank Judge Gary had a physician Miiiiiuuncu, wiio, uner a careiiu examination, pronounced the negro to be perfectly healthy.

Salter refused to go by his diagnosis, however, and continued in a prostrate condition in the docket, at times groaning and howling. As the negro kept up his game, the judge selected the jury and the case was tried. In the meanwhile Salter was removed from the docket to a bench, where he lay flat on his back, feigning sickness. He was fmin1 Whon fV. for him to stand up he could not be moved by the officers and Judge Gary pronounced sentence on the man as -e lay on the bench.

"Your sentence lU 18 months at hard labor on the roads of Spartanburg county this Is six months additional, Salter, for your exhibition this morning," re marked his honor. Court officers had to catch the negro by the arm and forcibly carry him from the court room. Wagons at Smith Hardware Co's,.

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