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HKAHTHKOKEN, LE IO HOM JEM AN j
Sough! Suicide ns thc Solution of His
Troubles-A Pathetic Note.
(Anderson Mail, July 3d.)
A letter which fairly accurately
answers the question of why Lee (?.
Holleman killed himself has been
foxyid. This letter is to Mrs. 'Holle
man, and was recently disclosed by
her when she went through personal
papers of Mr. Holleman. This letter,
:*.-:it ip evident, was never intended for
.arter carefully Vt?dW^? Mr's'^Hol
leman thinks that in fairness to Mr.
Molloman's memory and to his
friends, the letter being published
will probably give even a deeper in
sight, into the mind of this lovable
man, who in despera ton sacrifice 1
himself for his friends. The letter
"lt looks to-day as if everything
is going wrong, and 1 am heartsick
and almost crazy besides. 1 have
worked hard, worried a lot in last
12 months, and have done the very
best I could.
"1 have made some mistakes in n
business way for the bank and also
in my own personal affairs, but it is
too late to remedy now, but 1 have
done the best I knew how, and there
is some consolation in the fact that
there tire others older and with moro
experience than I who have done the
"1 have no ill-will against, anyone,
but there's ti lot 'of supposed good
friends whom 1 have helped that
could have come to my assistance
had they desired to do so.
"One consolation is that I have
been straight, and while 1 haye a
good deal of business that is unfin
ished, at some time it can all bo
worked out. No one can ever say
that 1 have taken anything that did
not belong to me, nor have any af
fairs with any one which cannot be
accounted for, dollar for dollar.
"Any ono making statement to the
contrary will not he telling the truth,
for, if anything, 1 have been to my
own detriment along Ute line tho
other way, and while it may never
be known, 1 have sacrificed myself
for good of others . This is all I have
to say, and under the strain of things
1 am unable to say what might he
"If 1 do anything rash lt will be
simply because 1 cannot help it, and
may my dear wife and all the people
of the community who have been my
friends be charitable to me and my
"God knows I have tried always to
do tho proper thing by every ono,
and if in the end, if I have the good
wishes of the multitude of friends I
have, there will bo something to have
lived for. Leo G. Holleman."
Several Letters Found.
Mrs. Holleman told a reporter for
the Dally Mall that "this is but one
of several letters 1 have found, and
they are all as heart-breaking as
this. He sacrificed himself and his
wife for his friends."
Mrs. Holleman did not offer to
show the other letters, and it is pre
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TAIT HEADS HIGHEST COURT.
Chosen Chief /Justice I*. S. Supreme
Court, to Succeed Justice White.
Washington, July 1.-William H.
Taft, former President of the United
States, will succeed the late Chief
Justice White as head of the United
States Supreme Court, when that tri
bunal convenes in October. Nomi
nated by President'Harding late yes
terday, Mr. Taft's, confirmation was
slpn llttleTihore tpan an hour .after
Although elected to the Presiden
cy from Ohio, the new Chief Justice
will be credited to Connecticut as a
member of the Supreme Court, hav
ing made New Haven his legal resi
dence since leaving the While House.
Confirmation of his appointment
was not without opposition, Senators
Bohnr, Johnson, Lafollette and Wat
son of Georgia voting against the
nomination, and, according to re
ports. Senators Boral', and Johnson
expressed criticism of Mr. Taft's ca
pacity for the position. The roll-call
was (10 to 4 for confirmation.
Senators 'Borah and Johnson are
said to have led the fight in opposi
tion on the floor, while Senators
Knox, Kellogg and Willis assumed
leadership of those favoring confir
mation. Several Southern Senators,
including Underwood, of Alabama,
the minority leader,, were active in
supporting the nomination. Mr. Un
derwood is said to have declared that
the nominee was "beloved by the
Resigns as (?arno Warden.
W. C. Hughs, of Greenville, who
for the past two years has been one
of tho State game wardens, forward
ed his resignation to Governor R.A.
Dooper on July 1st. Ile gave as bis
renton for resigning that he expected
Lo be connected with a business en
lorprlso after Oct. 1, and that this
would prevent bis continuing to hold
he game warden position in the fu
mined that they were ol' a more per
lOtial nature and directed more per
lOnally to herself. The letter was
landed the reporter by Mrs. Hollo
nan, who is still suffering from al
nost hysterical grief.
The date of the letter shows June
18th, the Saturday previous lo Mr.
lollemau's suicide. In former det
ers and notes left by Mr. llolleman,
'Oferenco has been made to his
'fighting it a long time," and it is
bought thal in times of depression
>f .spirit Mr. Holleman would deter
nlno upon suicide as a means to
nive lils great problems, and, in con
emplation, would write.
In making public the letter Mrs.
lolleman suffers great anguish at
ho necessity for so doing, for tho rc
alling of tho tragic scenes opens up
gain tho wounds of grief In tho
[Carts of Mr. Holleman'.s friends, but
?er docision was reachod several
ays ago, and careful thought has
on firmed her opinion that publica
Ion would bo "only fair to Mr. Hol
zman's memory and to bis friends."
WOltK OF GENERALI SUSSIONS.
Grund Jury Presents Numerous Trite
Hills-.Much Work to lie Done.
The General Sessions Court for j
Oconee convened Monday morning,
and despite fact that Monday was the
.'Clorions Fourth," the Court went
to work and remained in session all
day. Judge Geo. 10. Prince is pre
siding, and Solicitor Leon Harris and
Stenographer Clyde Smith were at
their respective posts ready for their
During Monday's session tin; grand
jury returned Die following
Tho state vs. I'., c. .loin s murder
.lohn Swofford- murder.
Payson .iones seduction.
\V. M. Holbrooks, P. IL Walters,
W. M. Smith, Dover Dodgcns, John I
rash. Joe Hughs, .lim T.ribblo. Jesse
MoDnvid, .1. ll. Smith, Klberl Hag
gerty, T. S. Sanders. Jesse Hamey,
Miles Turpin, .lim Shelton, I). X.
''beek. Tom Cantrell. Lawrence Ra
dons. Spink Whitmire. O. T. Ale
wine-al! charged with violation of
the prohibition laws.
Louis Clymph and W. A. Lawle:s
Dob Golden (alias Maxey), Otis
Standridge, Matthew Sheriff. John
Edmonds and Bright (Solden-house
breaking and larceny and receiving
Hob Golden and Otis Standridge
housebreaking and larceny and re
ceiving stolen goods.
Otis Standridge and Bob Scott
breaking jail and mutilating and cut
Jas. A. Morgan-libel and slander.
N. Ches. Wood-resisting ofllcer
and assault and battery with Intent
to kill.. , . ; y.
??tf&ft casea^wa?e, -- -
Chris. Alexander - violation of
prohibition law. ,
Mish Cobb - housebreaking and
Ra rn est Freeman-forgery.
Earle Cheek and Waddy Vaughn
housebreaking and larceny. Trans
ferred to contingent docket.
J. W. Moody-disposing of prop
erty under lien. Continued.
P. C. Long--assault and battery
willi intent to kill. Continued,
Tho following cases were contin
ued by the Solicitor:.
John A. Norris and John A. Noi
ris, Jr.- obtaining goods under false
Ceo. W. Parks-disposing of prop
erty under lien.
Jim Tribble and Jas. McDavid,
Miles Turpin, P. H. Walters, W. M.
Smith, Jesse Ramey, Mayne Steph
ens-all charged with violations of
tho prohibition laws.
The following cases were disposed
of during Monday by the Court:
Miles Craft and Otis Harrison
larceny. Craft pleaded guilty andi
was sentenced to servo for five years
on public works of county or in the
penitentiary at hard labor.
W. M. Holbrooks-violation of pro
hibition laws. Pleaded guilty and
sentenced to 12 months at hard la
bor on public works of county or in
penitentiary. Sentence suspended
during good behavior on payment of
J. R. Smith-violation of prohibi
tion laws. Pleaded guilty and sen
lenced to 12 months at hard labor
>n public works of county or in the
>enitentlary. Sentence suspended
intll Nov. 7th, 1921, and at (hat
.imo to be suspended during good
ichavior on payment of $100.
Payson Jones. Seduction. Found
ruilty. Sentenced to servo at hard
abor for period of six months on the
niblic works of county or in peni
D. N. Cheek-violation of prohib?
ion law. Pleaded guilty. Sentenced
o serve three months. Suspended on
myment of $2f>, conditioned on good
P. B. Walters and W. M. Smith
iolation of prohibition laws. Walters
deaded guilty. Sentenced to one
oar at hard labor. Suspended on
itiyment of $100. Defendant^ paid
50 and given till Nov. 1 to pay the
Jim Shelton - violation of prohibi
tion law. Pleaded guilty. Sentenc
d to three months at bard labor or
ay fine of $2."?.
Tom Cantrell, Lawrence Kadens
pink Whitmire-violation of pro
hibitiqn laws. All pleaded guilty.
Kadt^is: sentenced to one your, to bo
suspended on payment of $100; each
of th?Whers sentenced to six months
with "Suspension conditioned on pay
ment bl; $r>(t euell, and further upon
good 'fbjehavior. Kadens and Whit
mire P^a.id. cantrell given till Nov. I
to paW-'pr serve sentence.
I^lbp^t llaggerty-violation of pro
hibition law. Pleaded guilty. Sen
tenced to serve three months or pay
The case of the State vs. Waddy
Vaughn, dunged with receiving sto
lon goods, was transferred to tho
Pi Bf Walters and W. M. Smith
violation of prohibition laws. Guilty
as to \V| M. Smith. Sentenced to one
year af. hurd labor on public work?
of county or in penitentiary. On the
payment of $li.">, the t'me sentence
suspended during good behavior.
Joe Hughs-violation of prohibi
tion laws. Pleaded guilty. Sentenced
to servo six months, On payment ol
$100 before Nov. l, 1921, time sus
pended during good behavior.
The/grand jury returned "no bill'
in the'case of the State vs. C. M
Owens,!'charged with disposing ol
property, under lien.
Additional true bills were return
ed by-the grand jury in the follow
J. A. .llanvey-disposing of prop
erty Owler Hen.
Dave Parks-violation of prohib?
Webster Tribble-aeaault with in
tent tot ravish.
W. ?. Patterson-violation of prc
bibil ton laws.
Hobert S. Harden-- disposing e
properly, under lien.
W?^ Phillips-disposing of proi
e>ty gilder lien,..
v.'W&JM^;' .Vaughny- houeobreakirr
and larceny and' receiving stole
E. S. McCall and Walker Deal
violation of prohibition laws.
Monroe Floyd-assault and ba
lory with Intent to kill.
R. P. Harrison--disposing of pr<
pert y under lien.
VV. H. Sanford-disposing of pro]
erty under lien.
W. H. Alexander- assault and ba
tery with intent lo kill.
The case of the State vs. Matthe
Sherill'. John Edmonds and Hrlgl
Golden, charged with housebreaks
and larceny and receiving stoic
About. 9 o'eloek last night the jill
returned a verdict of guilty on all tl
BOU ll ts nu to Matthew Sheri IT. As
John Kd monds and Bright Golden, ti
found guilty of receiving stolen good
Otis Standridge had previously en ten
a plea of guilty. Sentence will prob
bly he passed during this morning
THE TRUSTEES' CO-Ol'KItATlt
Benolicial-Association lins lteen
Stimulus to School improvement
First of all 1 wish to thank t
school trustees of Oconee for the I
teresl which they have manifested
their respective schools during l
past year. 1 feel that our Truste
Association lias been a great stiir
lus In school improvement, and 1 t
sure wo all wish to continue th<
meetings. Co-operation ls absolut?
necessary if the best result is to
accomplished, l wish to -;ay tl)
livery school In Oconee county 1
received nil the aid from the Sit
that is allowed under the law re*
Utting the several appropria tioi
This was due to tho fact that t
trustees informed themselves of t
law regulating these appropriatio:
Ml teachers who taught in Ocotl
?ounty have been paid in full I
heir services, except two, w
aught in small schools. They w
>e paid at an early date.
Several new laws are to be tl
mssed at our next meeting, wh)
viii be held on Friday, July 1 fi
it the Court House, at 10 o'clock
n. Among these is the new comp
lory school law. lt is very Import!
hat every trustee in the county
iresent and on time with a mind
The newly elected trustees will
:eive their commissions as soon
ve receive the blanks made for tl
lurpose. In case you have not rece
id your commission, bo on hand f
vay, as these commissions may
[clayed; hut you will receive th
,t the earliest possiblo dato.
Respectfully, L. C. Spcares,
Superintendent of Education
A few good used
and Trucks for
The prices and tei
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Mowing andi Hatilinj
go anywhere any til
DEMPSEY CONTINUES TO HOM)
World Championship - I'Yenclutian
Out in Fourth Hound.
Tlie Ringside, N. .)., .luly 2.
Georges Carpentier finished flat on
his face, his legs and arms out
stretched, in the fourth round. Jack
Dempsey, the world's heavyweight
champion, knocked him out a few
seconds after tho round opened, and
sent him to the canvas with a short
right hook to the chin. The actual
time of lighting in the fourth round
was one minute and sixteen seconds.
Previous lo tho knock-out Carpen- ;
tier was doored with a left to tho ;
body and a rlglU .to. tho ?j}in. Car- .<
pen Vier" tobit a cAili?l'?f"n?n?*??eforo i
springing to his feet, when the grim,
determined Dempsey measured him :
With a punch to the chin, which end
ed tho battle. Dempsey stood over
Hie fallen French idol until the count
was finished, and then tenderly pick- '
ed up the bleeding and dazed French- ,
man and dragged him to bis corner.
Dempsey gave Carpentier an un- 1
merciful beating, lie opened up a .
cut under the challenger's eye and 1
batted him so viciously around the .
head with vicious rights ?ind lefts i
until Carpentler's face was swollen '?
and bleeding. Carpentier fought 1
gamely back at the champion, but ne I
was outclassed. Once he was half I
knocked and half pushed through the 1
ropes, and most of the time was go- '
ing away from the champion. Deinp- ?
soy kept after him, driving bim to 1
the corner whenever he had an op- 1
portunity. Carpentier was out only I
for a few seconds. Manager Des- I
champs applied first aid as quickly 1
as the dazed Frenchman drooped In
to his chair. Police in attendance <
immediately climbed into the ring 1
and made a path for the champion 1
and Carpentier to go to their dress
ing rooms. !
When Dempsey sent home the win
ning punch, the swelling crowd that
packed the arena was on its feet yell
R. H. (.rant Succeeds (len. Moore.
Columbia. July 2.--Major Rufus :
R. Grant, assistant Adjutant General,
last night was appointed by Governor
Cooper to be Adjutant and Inspector ]
General, to fill the vacancy cause.1 1
by the recent death of Brig.-Gen. W. i
W. Moore. Major Grant will name i
an assistant within the next few days ]
.Major Grant is a former service <
man, having been stationed on the t
Mexican border with tho old Second
South Carolina Infantry, and was In I
the World War with the Thirtieth ]
Division, being regimental sergeant 1
major and private secretary to Col. 1
Hol: es R. Springs. Ile first became j
connected with tito office of the Ad- i
Jutant General Immediately after be- r
lng discharged from service on the
Mexican border. He was callod into i
service in July, 1917, when tho Na- <
tional Guard was again mobilized I
and went to Camp Sevler, where the 1
Thlrtioth Division was organized t
from the North Carolina, South Car- t
ollna and Tennessee troops. Ho saw I
service overseas during tho tonure
of the war. Ho was again appointod
assistant Adjutant in October, 1920. 1
Ho is a nativo of Mountvillo, Laurens "
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PK10KIDI0NT HARDING SI G.MOD
Document Itaolnrlng War "willi Ger
many and A uv ( lin-11 ii a ga ry Kudod
Rariden, N. J., July 2.-The roso
lu timi of Congress (leela ri n j; war
with Qermany and Austria-Hungary
at an ond was Bigned hero lato to
day hy Prosdlent Harding.
So that there might bo no unnec
essary delay In communication of tho
long deferred state of poaco, the r?so
lu tion was brought here by special
messenger from Washington, where
lt had been given Anal Congressional
approval yesterday. The messenger
left for tho capital again to-night to
so m pk? to the j^fiSKy|y^Mj84^i}^iy^8
tn the archives of the4State Depart
There was little of tho dramatic
in tlio actual ceremony of giving:
Presidential approval to tito measure.
Returning here from a luncheon and
golf game ut. tho Somerville Mill
Country Club, the President found
Hie White Douse messenger, 13. W.
Smithers, waiting for him on the
veranda of tho Frelinghuysen Douse.
Mr. Harding immediately put on his
lose glasses, and, silting in a porch
swing, examined tho official copy of
the resolution minutely. The. sign
ing took ]>laco ut a small mahogany
Lable In the adjacent living room In
the center of a distinguished group,
A-hlch Included the President, host
ind hostess, Spoaker Gillett of tho
House of Representatives, Senator
Kellogg of Minnesota, a member of
he Senate Foreign Relations Com
mittee, and other members of tho
As tho .President's pen scratched
jut the final lotter? of his name ono
jf the group remarked, "Well, that's
that, .Vir. President."
"Yes, that's it," replied Mr. Hard
ing, with a broad smile, and the oth
ers responded with a quick burst of!
hand-clapping, tis If the historic slg
nilicnnce of the occasion had hoon
borne upon thom.
No formal statement was made by
the President in connection with tho
affixing of his signature, and the con
sum inti Hon of thc first formal step
in Ibo announced peace program of
the administration. With other pa
pers of a routine character brought
hero for his alton Hon, the President
returned the pence resolution as soon
ts it had been signed, and then pre
mired to resume his interrupted bou
lay by getting into golf clothes for
mother work-out on the links.
In signing the resolution tho Pres
ident used a pen sent him for this
nur pose by Representative Porter, of
Pennsylvania, chairman of the House
foreign Affairs Committee, and tho
oint author of the measure Tho
ion will bo returned to Mr. Porter
is a souvenir.
Tho Issuing of the poaco procla
natlon as of to-dny, it was pointed
Ult, would operate to terminate wnr
imo laws which have not previously
icen repealed by Congressional ac
ion. Among the moro important aro
ho trading with tho enemy act and
dberty Bond nels.
Suicido in tho United States dur
ng 1920 claimed 6,171, including
Macauley composed a compendium
f universal history boforo ho wa?
ight years old.
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