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J. L. MIMS,.1 ..Editor.
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Wednesday, October 20.
Work of Bank Robbers.
Tuesday night, presumably about
two o'clock, burglars entered the
Bank of Trenton. They first broke
?nto a nearby garage and secured a
large crowbar with which they prized
open the lock of the front door of the
hank. After getting in the building
"they made an attempt to blow, open
the heavy outer door of the vault.
Failing in this, they made an opening
about 18 inches square in the twenty
inch brick wall of the vault. Next,
.after entering the vault they blew
open a portion of the lock or safety
"boxes that were rented by individuals
for the safe keeping of papers.
About two-thirds of these boxes
v/ere opened and robbed of their con
tents. The task proved so difficult,
however, that the burglars evidently
had to make their escape before com
pleting the robbing of these private
boxes. The safe or vault of the bank
was left untouched, the bank itself
susutaining no loss, other than^ the
damage wrought by the explosions.
Just- what the loss to the individuals
will amount to in the aggregate has
not yet been determined up to this
time. The officers of the bank very
wisely carried burglary insurance to
the amount of 830,000, which will
more than cover all losses. While
deply regretting the attack upon the
bank by such vampires, Mr. W. W.
.Miller, the cashier, and the other offi
cers are to be congratulated that the
attack was not more serious. The
bank's resources will not be impair
ed in any way by the burglary and^it
will continue to grow stronger and
stronger in the future as it has in
Meeting of W. C. T. U.
The W. C. T. U. met with Mrs. T.
H. Rainsford Monday, October 12,
on' "Buncombe Road." The union en
tertained for the teachers of both
city a^nd mill schools as is this an
imal custom, the following being
guests of honor: Prof. Charles F.
Brooks, Misses Pearl Wardlaw, Snow
Jeffries, June Rainsford, Hortense
Padgett, Katherine Mims, Katherine
Earle, Mamie Dunovant, Ruth De
Loach and Gladys Rives of the High
and Graded school, Miss Fannie Shep
pard of the Music school and Misses
Metzler and Annie Wilson, Welfare
Worker and teacher of the Addison
The program for the afternoon
, "which was very enjoyable annd prof
itable wa^s opened with the 23rd
Psalm in unison led by Mrs. W. L.
Dunovant, and the singing of the
hymn, "Christ for the World We
Mrs. J. L. Mims, as President, wel
comed the visitors and teachers and
introduced Dr. R. G. Lee whose sub
ject was "Public Schools a Training
^School for Citizenship." He began by
telling us what great men of the
world thought of education and then
divided his subject into the following
1. The material of our public
school is the youth of our land, em
phasizing the importance and econo
:my of proper training versus cure.
2. The -chief equipment, the teach
?.er. Under this he enlarged upon the
teachers' work and influence.
3. The objective of the public
school is citizenship. Under this head
he emphasized the necessity of teach
ing obedience to authority, and the
.exercise of unselfishness in our citi
zenship, patriotism, thoroughness,
loyalty to the church of Christ and
.Mrs. Mims spoke of the Frances
\W.illard or Temperance Day in the
public schools of South Carolina
which .will be observed throughout
our state the last Friday in October,
and appointed the following commit
tees to cooperate with the school:
Program-Mrs. W. W. Fuller, Mrs.
Mamie N. Tillman, Mrs. B. E. Nich
Committee to-solicit from mem
bers and serve lunch to all the facul
ty and teachers on that day-Mrs.
J. W. Stewart, Mrs. C. E. May, Mrs.
W. A. Byrd, Mrs. J. R. Scurry, Mrs.
W. H, Dorn, Mrs. J. P. Nixon, Mrs.
T. H. Rainsford, Mrs. J. C. Hughes,
Mrs. W. R. Swearingen and Mrs. E.
Temperance Sunday comes on the
fifth Sunday in October, and it was
'irged that the W. C. T. U. members
n each church see that this day is
Miss Elizabeth Rainsword sang on
request a beautiful song, "The
Sweetest Story Ever Told," accom
panied by Mrs. Hugh Mitchell on the
The visitors were introduced, Mrs.
T. R. Denny and Mrs. Annie Lewis
of Johnston, and Mrs. L. W. Walker
of Hawkinsville, Ga. Mrs. Walker
was called upon to make a talk on a
subject of her own choosing. She
spoke about fifteen minutes on the
newly enfranchised citizen and ex
pressed the confidence that it would
be well for our country.
At the close of the program Prof.
Brooks arose and tendered a very
cordial welcome to all the W. C. T.
U. members to attend the Frances
"Willard Day exercises and expressed
his appreciation of the reception.
Mrs. Mims announced that Mrs.
Charles Shawhan of Mobile, Alabama
who was a private secretary of Gen
eral Roberts, author of "Rules of
Order" could be secured to teach a
class in Parlamentary Usage. .
The program was concluded by
singing "Some Glad Day" and a short
prayer by Dr. Lee.
The social hour was delightful
when all the women and the three
honored gentlemen guests, Dr. R. G.
Lee, Rev. G. W. M. Taylor and Prof.
Brooks *were allowed the privilege
of ta?king all at one time and par
taking of delightful block cream and
a variety of cake served by the gra
cious hostess, Mrs. Rainsford and her
White Man Severely Whipped
Near Trenton Monday Night.'
Miss Florene Powell, whose home
is in 'Aiken, accompanied by Mr.
Peter McMahon, came to Edgefield
Friday night to consult a local attor
ney about some legal business. They)
engaged rooms at the hotel of Mr.
A. A. Edmunds' Friday night. On
account of being disorderly Mr. Ed
munds had Mr, McMahon arrested
and placed in jail ^Saturday but he
was released on Dond. Miss Powell
and Mr. McMahon left Mr. Edmunds'
hotel and engaged rooms in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Peak, where
they remained until Monday night.
They left Edgefield at 8:05 Monday
night. When the train reached Tren
ton the town marshal or constable
was directed by someone to arrest
Mr. McMahon and soon after being
arrested, it is reported that he was'?
taken from the officer by several or
a number of men, carried some dis
tance away and given a severe whip
ping, his underclothing being found
the next day with blood on them.
The people of Trenton are indig
nant over the affair and will take
steps to apprehend the persons who
participated in the whipping of Mr.
Mahon. It is reported that the gov
ernor has been requested to have a
thorough investigation made. It is
reported that men from both
Aiken and Edgefield participated in
the affair. One . arrest has already
been made, a warrant having been
served upon Mr. A. A. Edmunds, and
it is reported that other warrants
will follow. Mr. Edmunds has given
bond to the sum of $1,000.
The following is a dispatch taken
from The Augusta Chronicle con
cerning the matter:
Philadelphia, Oct. 20-A man giv
ing the name of Peter McMahon of
Yonkers, New York with his wrists
scarred by a rope and his back bear
ing the marks of a whip, left a north
bound Pennsylvania (railroad train
here early today and sought the po
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lice for medical attention. He says
he wasv seized and whipped Monday
night a fe\y miles outside of Trenton
S. C., after he attempted to assist ?
young lady of Aiken, S. C., in a set
tlement which involved a division of
her father's estate. His undercloth
ing was stiff with blood and beside^
lash marks his body and neck bore
the marks of ropes with which he
said his tormentors had attempted to
hang him. Police here are investi
gating the story of attempted lynch
ing and mistreatment,
McMahon, who is 55 years old,
said he believed his assailants were
adopting methods of the Ku Klux
Klan. He says he was seized when he
left the train at Trenton, S. C., and
was driven into the country in an
automobile. At the point where his
mistreatment occurred he said, eight
men wearing white hoods gathered
around and beat him. i
"They threw a rope. around^my
neck, then tried to put the other end
over a tree, but it would not reach,"
McMahon said at the Hanneman
Hospital today. "After a severe beat
ing the men told me they had de
cided to let me go."
"vThey blindfolded me," McMahon
said, "puttiner a hood over my head
"xactly like the ones th^v wore, then
led me to an automobile and we
drove to a house where I was fed.
They called a physician to examine
"Then they drove me to Denmark,
S. C. They gave me money to buy my.
ticket to New York after making me
promise I would not return. All the
way from Denmark to Washington
some one came into the car occasion
ally and, after looking at me, retired
to another coach. This man acted as
guard to see that I did not leave the
McMahon said he was too weak to
leave the train at Washington. He
told the police he was a friend and
adviser of the young woman.
Recently, according to McMahon,
the father made a division of his
property among his children. Flor
ence Powell's share was $50,000. "I
did not believe that sufficient," he
said, "and she and I went to Aiken
last week to see if we could not get
a better share for her."
McMahon described his move
ments in South Crolnia and the feel
ing engendered by the interest he
took in the case which resulted in
the alleged mistreatment.
McMahon also said that when one
of the men beat him he asked if he
would sign a paper saying the girl j
was incompetent to handle her own '
or her father's affairs, he refused
and was beaten with clubs. A rope
was tied around his neck, he said,
and he was dragged for a long time.
Tax Office Opens.
County Treasurer J. L. Prince
.opened his office for the collection of
taxes on the 15th, last Friday,* but
up to this time it has not been neces
sary for him to employ extra help
in order to serve the people who call.
The following paid their taxes the
first day in the order named: J. M.
Mays, W. S. Adams, B. M. Sullivan,
W. S. G. Heath, A. G. Ouzts and J.
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Plant Burr and Crimson Clover.
The best winter pasture and soil
200 bushels screened burr clover
seed in 3 bushel sacks, $1.50 per
bushel, f. o. b. Johnston, S. C.
50 bushels crimson clover seed in
shuck, 15 .nts per pound. Check
P: N. LOTT,
Johnston, S. C.
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and that aim, in connection with quality goods -and our
reputation for square dewings, has been the corner stone
of our business.
We always try to make it a point to give our
customers quality goods1 at prices less than
they can be purchased in larger towns
and in connection with the recent market reductions of
nearly all commodities, we would advise our customers
to keep an eye on us, as we have a treat in store for them.
The Corner Store
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We are receiving daily the largest stock of merchandise that we have ever
carried. We have just returned from the market, and we got the ?dvantage
of the re?ent declines in prices. We are going to give our customers the bene
fit of this.
We Can Save You Money ort the Things
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Customers of this store do not have to wait till the season gets old to get
goods priced at a proper figure. '
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merely calling your attention to a very important part in the every-day activi
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Dress Ginghams worth 35c to 39c reduced to_29c
36 inch Sea Island_19c \
36 inch Percales, light and dark-29c
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Pepperell 10-4 Sheeting_74c x -
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Men's Blue Cheviot Shirts_$1.19
One lot men's corded madras shirts worth $3_$1.98
Men's best grade Overalls_$2.69
Men's Star Brand "Stronger than the Law" work
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