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Shots Claim Life of Sheri
Greenville, July 4.-Hendrix E
tor, sheriff of Greenville county, y
killed by Jake Gosnell in the door
Briscoe's garage on West Co
Street at 12:05 o'clock today. She
Hector was shot in three places, o:
in the head, once in the shouldev i
the third time in the side, all cn
right side of the body. He died
fore reaching the city hospital.
Mrs. Gosnell was with her husbe
at the time of the shooting and I
and W. B. Keller/, who was at c
time jailer and deputy sheriff uni
Rector's administration, and Coroi
W. H. Allison, who had gone to int
view the sheriff on another matt
were said to be the only eye witne
es. Several mechanics were worki
in the garage at the time but s?
their view of the men was obscui
by automobiles and they only hea
the report of th a pistols. They SJ
they thought four shots were firei
The sheriff fell to the concr(
floor and was unconscious and scan
ly breathing when put into an amt
lance. The only weapon in eviden
after Jake Gosnell had been carri
to jail and Sheriff Rector was bei
placed on his death cot was the pei
handled revolver which apparanl
dropped out of the sheriff's hip poe
et as his body was being lifted in
the ambulance. There were no sig
of injury to Gosnell, it was stated
Gosnell Locked Up.
Immediately after the shootii
Gosnell, with his wife, walked calm
to the street. A passing automobi
was hailed and Gosnell, in custody
Former Sheriff Keller, accompanii
by Mrs. Gosnell, rode to the coun
jail. Gosnell, a few minutes later w
spirited away in an automobile ai
in custody of United States Marsh*
Lyons, was carried to the State pe;
itentiary at Columbia for safe kee;
ing. Governor Cooper, who was ;
York to-day was communicated wil
and advised of the shooting.
Several thousand people congr
gated at one time or another duri::
the afternoon, going to and fro as tl
news of the killing was spreadin
rapidly to the remotest sections e
. the county. No signs of violence ha
been heported. Briscoe's garage :
about 100 yards from the com
Coroner Allison, who was at th
garage at the time of the shooting
said the inquest will be held Satui
day, and that he preferred not t
make any statement prior to. th
hearing. Mrs. Gosnell, after her hui
band's arrest said that he would hav
* no statement to make until after h
consulted his attorneys.
Ex-Deputy Sheriff Keller wa
quoted by several offcers as sayinj
that a few words were exchanged be
tween Sheriff Rector and Gosnell. Hi
stated that Rector, who had beei
standing in the garage office waitinj
for his automobile, walked into th
storage room. Gosnell at the tim<
was kneeling down looking at som?
part of his car. Sheriff Rector ii
quoted as saying, "Good morning,'
.to Gosnell, and the latter replied, "]
have no good morning for you," te
which Sheriff Rector is quoted tc
have replied, "I don't give a damr
whether you have or not." Gosnell
rose from his position, it is alleged,
and fir jd from a 32 calibre revolver
which was later turned over to the
coroner for evidence.
Hostile feeling had existed between
the two men for several years, due
. largely, it is said, to political differ
ences. A year or so ago they had a
fight one night on Main Street, and
were tried-in recorder's court. They
also occasionally indulged in news
paper controversies in which bitter
. ness was expressed.
Both men had been very active in
politics in the county, though Gosnell
never aspired for public office. As a
.special revenue agent, his activity
.was devoted to raiding whiskey dis
r . Rector's Political Career.
Sheriff Rector had a spectacular
career as an officer and was pictur
esque to a degree. He was the leading
Bleasite in the county and the back
bone of the Blease-Rector organiza
tion in this county. He was 37 years
of age and was born and reared in
the Dark Corner section of Glassy
Mountain. Elected magistrate at the
age of 21, he later came to Greenville
and served as a policeman, earning a
reputation as a fearless officer. He
was elected sheriff the first time he
ran, defeating J. D. Gilreath, who had
been a political power, by a majority
of 16 votes.
Three years ago he was reelected
on the first ballot over five opponents
and was an announced candidate for
a third term. He was frequently in
the limelight and was known through
out South Carolina. Sheriff Rector's
chief political strength was in the
mill villages and the country, though
he received a flattering vote in the
city in the last election.
The funeral will be held Sunday.
Besides his wife he is survived by his
mother and four brothers. Carlos A.
Rector, deputy collector of internal
revenue; Romey Rector, Jeff Rector,
who was wounded in France, and
At an early hour Friday morning
Jake Gosnell, charged with shooting
lo death Sheriff Rector in Greenville
yesterday, had not reached the State
penitentiary and his whereabouts
were unknown. ?
Governor Cooper will be called up
on at once to appoint a successor for
the unexpired term of Sheriff Rector.
Columbia, July 7.-As a tribute to
the heroes of South Carolina who
made the supreme sacrifice in the
Great War, the people of the State
will erect a handsome and a fitting
memorial in the shape of a building
to cost half a million dollars.
.This decision has been reached by
the South Carolina Memorial Com
mission, created by the action of the
last legislature and appointed recent
ly by Governor Cooper.
The design of the building has not
yet been determined, but it will be
purely memorial and artistic in its
nature and general form, the utilita
rian features to be kept inthe back
Of the $500,000 to be put in the
building, the legislature has appro
priated $100,000. The remaining
$400,000 will be raised by popular
subscription, in order, principally,
that every person in the State may
have the opportunity of contributing
directly toward the memoria 1.
The executive committee of the
memorial commission, which will have
charge of the campaign soon to be
launched to raise the necessary fund,
is headed by former Governor Rich
ard I. Manning, who recently return
ed from France where he attended
the Peace Conference as a delegate
from the League to Enforce Peace.
The executive committee has been
given power to act and has begun to
lay plans for launching the cam
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21 MILLION POUNDS OF SUGAR
OWNED BY U. S. IS SOLD.
Washington. July 8.-Sale of 2L/
000,000 pounds of surplus sugar now
held by the war department has been
authorized, it was announced today
at a minimum price to be fixed by the
United States sugar equalization
board to cover the cost to the gov
ernment. The only condition of sale
will be that none of this stock may be
exported. Investigation having shown
that the principal shortage at present
is in states east of the Mississippi, ef
forts will be made to find purchasers
in that section.
The stocks comprise 14,000,000
pounds in storage at New Orleans
and 7,000,000 pounds at San Fran
"The export market afforded a high
er figure than the war department
will realize through this method of
marketing," the announcement said.
"Offers of ten cents per pound have
been made for the entire surplus of
exporters, but the secretary of war,
realizing that the shortage of sugar
existed in the United States during
the canning season desired that the
American public be given the benefit
of the surplus.
New Orleans, July 8.-The 14,
000,000 pounds of government-own
ed Louisiana sugar in storage here
was practically oversold today, ac
cording to Judge R. E. Milling, chair
man of the Louisiana sugar commit
tee which was authorized to receive
bids and which met here today and
passed on them. More than 300 or
ders for carload and more lots were
received, he stated. The price was
8.82 f. o. b. New Orleans.
Summer Complaint Quickly Relieved.
"About two years ago when suf
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