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FOX AND GAPPINS AND. KI HB Y
? Pay Poiiulty in Blectrio Ohatr for
Killing of William Brazoll.
Columbia, Juno 16. ?-Columbia
was surprised thia morning when
extras announced the executton of
the three white men convicted some
<k time ago of the murder of William
Brazell, a white automobile driver.
C. J. Kirby, C. O. Fox, and Jesse
Gapplns, the three criminals, all
wanted to mako talks before their
deathB. The general tone was to
ask for forgiveness, to warn young
men against bad company, and te
?1 express sorrow for the Brazoll fam
ily. It is a noteworthy fact that not
one of the three executed this morn
ing is a South Carolinian, all hav
ing come fron other States to Co
lumbia to 11V Of the three who
were executed Kirby was the most
' resistent, and did not want to have
the executioner expedite his work.
The penitentiary authorities had
the work dispatched early in the
day in order that the curious might
not annoy them. The first of the
, prisoners were waked up as early as
fr 5.25 o'clock this morning, when the
death warrant was read. At 6.12
o'clock Kirby was taken to the elec
tric chair, and was the first to be
electrocuted. All of the prepara
tions, all of the prayers, all of tho
. talks and the three executions woro
completed within tho span of fifty
How Men Aro Killed.
The execution was by electric cur
rent, registering 1,900 volts. The
statement ls made that the record
also shows that In Kirby's execution
^ there was a record of ten amperes.
" The prisoners are taken from the
death chambor to the electrocution
room, then they are strapped Into a
large chair, and a slit is generally
made In the leg of the trousers for
the contact with the electric power.
p Out of the abundance of caution two
shots at short Intervals are applied,
and death follows Instantly.
There were three ministers lu at
tendance at the execution this morn
ing-Rev. J. C. Abney, Mr. Murphy
and Rev. J. W. Anderson. The three
ff prisoners joined in the services and
At each of tho executions there
were separate groups of twenty spec
tators, no more than this number
being allowed by the prison authori
ties, although lt ls understood that
+ there were many requests to witness
Kirby in his last moments seemed
to resist tho officers, ns, ho wanted
to make additional , statements, al
though he had boen making them
quito regularly for somo days. None
- . of the participants ever has denied
being involved In tho murder, their
only statements being to shirk somo
part of the responsibility.
Jesso Qappins, who was quito
young, ns he was taken to the elec
tric chair made a somewhat connect
ai od statement. In substance he said:
Statement by Gnppins.
"Gentlemen, all young men and
old ones, too," began the youthful
prisoner, "I advsio you to keep good
company. I am hero to-day to dlo
for keeping bad company. If the
^ truth were known, and God knows it,
I would not be hero to die to-day. If
it had been left to ' me young Bra
zell would have been living to-day.
Let this be a warning to everybody.
You may not bellovo what I tell you,
but before God it's so. Jesus knows
J my heart. I know lots of faces among
* you. I havo not had Justice. Jesus
died, after a perfect life. Good-bye,
everybody. Stand by me, dear Lord,
in my last moments on this earth."
Tho young criminal prayed, and
?? ^ then, In a quiet tono, for a wholo
jkW minute, without interference from
the executioner, who waited as he
prayed, a hand on the switch, the
young murderer poured out his soul
to God for forgiveness. Gnppins had
tears in his eyes while ho was talk
ing, and his execution seemed to nf
? feet tho spectators more than that
of any of tho others.
In loss than three minutes from
tho time tho first shock was applied
Gapplns was declared dead.
Fox was tho last of tho trio to bo
executed. He appears to havo been
ty tho one who actually stabbed Brazoll
to death. In his case tho physicians
declared him dead in four minutes
and sovon seconds. Fox also asked
to mako a statement, which was very
brief, In which be said:
"I have very little to say, except
4 that I want to warn all poor follows
out in tho world to livo right. I am
sorry I got into bad company-but I
am not good company. I hoar no
malice for any ono. I havo nothing
to say against tho othor boys, and I
hopo to meet thom all In hoavon."
|t ? Tho throo men oxecutod for mur
der woro taken to tho dead house,
whore tho members of their famllios
-nono of whom witnessed any of
tho executions-claimed tho bodies
and took thom to undertaking estab
lishments for burial.
M Columbia fools much rollovod that
tiloso oxecutlons havo boon hold. Tho
community is now awaiting the oxo
NEWS NOTES OF BOUNTY LAND.
Miss Emily Dendy? of Augusta, Gn"
(Bounty Land, June 19.-Special:
Mrs. O. C. Skinner and two sons,
Conway and Lister, and Miss Emily
Dendy, of Augusta, Ga., arrived lu
the community 'Friday. Mrs. Skin
ner < ud children will remain during
the summer months with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Perrltt.
Miss Dendy will return to Augusta
Wednesday. Tho numerous friends
of Miss 'Dendy will he glad to learn
that she ls recovering to a great ex
tent from the paralytic stroke she
experienced several years ago, and
ls now able to walk unaided short
distances of half a mlle or more at
Miss Carrie McMahan ls at Rock
Hill attending the summer school for
Mrs. A. C. Ballenger, who has been
visiting in Seneca during the past
week, is spending a few days In the
Miss Mary Julia Shanklin, of An
derson, spent from Friday until Sun
day with relatives here.
Miss Katie Owens spent the week
ond in Newry as a guest of Miss Mol
Quite a number of our vicinity
people are taking in the Redpath
Chautauqua at Walhalla.
Marion Hughs has returned from
Clinton, where he attended the
Young People's Synodical as a rep
resentative of the Richland Christian
Miss Winnie Gambrell will enroll
to-day as a student of the sum mor
school for teachers at Clemson Col
John Venter ls spending his vaca
tion with his parents, Hon. and Mrs.
E. E. Vernor. John has been In
Clemson College for tho past two
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Shanklin and
son Bill, of Anderson, were in the
community th? first part of the week.
W. A. Rankin and daughter, Miss
Ethel, were quite Indisposed a few
days last week, but are convalescent.
Death of Mrs. Minnie Dearden.
New Hope, June 18.-Special: On
Saturday morning, June 17th, at 2
o'clock, tho angel of death entered
the home of Johnnie Bearden and
bore away the spirit of his beloved
'wife, Mrs. Minnie Bearden.
Mrs. Bearden had been a patient
sufferer for many months. She was
a member of tho Wesleyan Methodist
church. She wns 3 3 years of age on
the day of her death. She leaves to
mourn her death her heart-broken
husband, two small children, her fa
ther and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Asa
Xix; two sisters, Mrs. Bertie Pat
terson and Leila Medlin, besides n
host of other relatives and friends.
Her remains were laid to rest in tho
cemetery of Welcome church on
Sunday morning at ll o'clock.
Tho heart-broken family have the
sympathy of many friends in this
sad hour. "She is gone, but not for
Local Notes from Richland.
Richland, June 19.-Special: Mr.
and Mrs. Morris Shanklin, of Frank
lin, N. C., are visiting in Richland.
Miss Frances Blackwell gave a
birthday party Wednesday afternoon,
June 14th, tn honor of Miss Mary
Foster's fourteenth birthday. The
honoree received numerous hand
some and useful gifts. Delicious
ice cream, cake and lemonade were
Misses Helen and Marion Sandars,
of Spartanburg, are visiting in tho
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Sanders.
Miss Winnie Gambrell ls attend
ing summer school at Clemson Col
Tho Rock Springs Woman's Mis
sionary society mot Sunday after
noon, June IS, at the home of Mrs.
W. C. Foster. Delicious punch and
cake wore served.
Edward Vernor, of Tuscaloosa,
Ala., returned to his work there the
first of tho week, having vi.Tted his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Vernor,
here, for a short while.
Mrs. W. H. Hughs is visiting in
Pendleton for a few days.
Miss Margaret Davis has returned
from Winthrop College, where she
has been attending tho short course.
Two Women Burn to Dentil.
Minneapolis, Minn., Juno 18-Two
women were burned to (loath in a
fire which destroyed tho fashionable
LaFayotto club at Minnatonka Beach
on Lake Minnetonka, near hore, at
an early hour to-day. A dozen guests
and omploycos, among tho one hun
dred, persons forced to floo, wore in
jured. The loss to tho building ls
estimated at $250,000.
cation of two other young whlto men
who woro convlctod of killing Mr.
A motto, and whoso casos aro now on
npponl to tho Supromo Court aftor
Iholr hoing sontoncod to electrocu
Ilc?isons for Planting Soy Beans,
(From Clemson ?Notes.)
. Soy beans will grow on poor soils
wi)oro cowpeas fail, and on soils too
wet for cowpeas, and on the average
In cultivated rows will yield 25 to
50 per cent more hay or seed than
It is usually risible to get more
profit from r oio of soy beans than
from an acie of cowpeas, and have
more material to turn in for soil
Soy beans can be used by South
ern cotton oil mills to supplement
cotton seed, and thereby lengthen
the operating season of the mills. A
ton of Boy beans will make from 32
to 35 gallons of oil and 1650 pounds
of meal. There ls a loss In the mill
ing operations of only about 120
pounds per ton.
Soy bean meal contains 30 per
cont more nitrogen than cotton seed
meal, and has a higher feeding
Soy bean oil has a wide range of
usefulness in the manufacture of
soaps, paints, varnishes, linoleums,
oil clothj etc.
The soy bean can be used In a way
to return good revenue, and at the
same time be a soil-building crop,
soil Improvement being the greatest
underlying problem in the South.
The above are some of the reasons
why farmers should plant soy beans
given in Extension Circular 36, "Soy
Peans," Just published by the Ex
tension Service. Copies may be had
Plant Stone tomato seeds as late
as June 25th, and transplant about
the 10th to 15th of August. Allow
the plants to become eight to ten
inches tall before transplanting, and
set three-fourths of the entire length
of the plant in the soil.
Plant Charleston Wakefield and
Succession cabbage seed as late as
I the 20th of June and transplant to
j tho field or garden in August for fall
and winter use. The Succession
reaches maturity about fou* week?
after the Wakefield,
i Plant collard seed also as late as
the middle of June for transplanting
to the field in August,
i For a succession of bunch snap
beans plant every ten days. It re
quires about seven weeks for tho
bunch beans to mature. If more
I beans aro produced than aro needed
j allow them to ripon on the vines
! and be saved for seed. Gather as
soon as dry.
Secure seed of Lookout Mountain
I potatoes now for planting the mid
I die of July. This is the pafest variety
i for fall planting, and the seed are
scarco and hard to obtain at plant
Place mature onions in slatted
crates and store in a cool, dry place
throughout the summer for winter
For largo chrysanthemums, dis
budding should begin now and con
tinue until the blooming season.
From one to four stems may be al
lowed to form on each plant-each
stem being disbudded and only one
flower bud allowed to remain on it.
For extra large flowers, allow only
one stem to grow. Fertilize and wa
fer the plants freely.
Narcissus, tulip and hyacinth bulbs
may be dug during June, tho tops
removed, and tho bulbs stored In a
cool, dry place. These bulbs should
be separated and transplanted again
in September or Octboer.
To Control Fleas.
The following suggestions are
made by Prof A. F. Conradl, ento
mologist, in answer, to inquiries on
how to get rid of fleas:
1. These pests, originating on dogs
and cats kept as pets on premises, Ul
is necessary to treat these animals
2. After theso animals have been
nproperly treated, as well as their
bedding, the places where fleas
abound must also bo treated. Such
places are open spaces under tho
house, pig pens and places around
tho barns which dogs and cats fre
Tho material suggested for treat
ing is any ono of the c?itl tar pro
ducts, oxamples of which aro chloro
naptholoum, creso, zenolium and
creolin. Bathe tho dogs and cats
thoroughly tn a three per cont solu
tion of ono of these coal tar products.
After washing thom trent tho bed
ding. Then mako up a ton per cont
colution, and with a littlo foot pump
or other kind of sprayer or sprink
ling pot-if the place can bo reached
-apply this matorlal thoroughly.
Somo Brief Farm Pointers.
Hard times mako bettor farmers.
Do you like your drinking water
frosh? So do other animals.
Aftor all, the host Muscle Shoals
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GUARDS AT GEORGIA PRISON
Under Indictment for Violations of
Narcotic Drug Laws.
Atlanta, June 1G. - Indictments
for violation of tho narcotic drugs
act were returned hore to-day by
the grand jury against three guards
of tho Atlanta Federal penitentiary,
and the Jury also asked tesclmony of
witnesses in the so-called patronage
Clarke Greer, of Augusta, a leader
in one of the factions of the Repub
lican party in this State, against J.
L. Phillips, State chairman, was the
first heard in the probe of allega
tions that ofllce-holders had been
made to contribute to a Republican
fund, and mail carriers were ?also
heard in connection with charges
that they had been asked to give $5
a month. Only a few of the fifty
witnesses called were heard to-day.
J. E. Dean, John H. Owens and
R. H. Massey, guards at the prison
here, who were indicted under the
Harrison narcotic act, were said to
have had a hand in smuggling drugs
to prisoners, and they were released
late to-day tinder $200 bail each.
Dean and Owens issued a statement
eaylng that the affair was a frame
up. They said that rumors have
"reached us to the effect that our
positions are wanted by certain men,
who would like to fill them with
Navy Employee Loses Lifo.
(News and Courier, 19th.)
K. Louis A. Mencken, 20 years of
age, was drowned yesterday after
noon between 2 and 3 o'clock at the
Church Flats, near Meggetts, in the
Slono river, while In bathing with a
party of friends who had gone there
for a day's outing. His body was re
covered about half an hour later.
Young Mr. Mencken knew how to
swim, and lt is thought that the
sudden plight which befell him was
caused by cramps. Henry Mencken,
a younger brother, who was a mem
ber of the party, tried valiantly to
save Louis, and is said nearly to
have drowned himself In the effort.
The deceased was a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Louis C. Mencken, -who reside
at 347 Ashley avenue, and was em
ployed at the navy yard as a ship fit
Swim, * Loses Leg and Dies. *
St. Petersburg, Fla., June 17.
Miss Dorothy McClatchlo, high school
swimming star, was bitten to death
this afternoon by a barracuda while
swimming a mlle off the municipal
Miss Mary Buhner, also a high
school star, towed tho injured girl
moro than half a mile before her
cries for help were heard. A boat
was sent out and she was brought
to the pier, but bled to death before
they could get her to land.
"My leg is gone, and I am gone,"
said Miss McClatchlo to her rescuer,
when the big fish attacked her. Then
she fainted Into the arms of Miss
'Buhner, who started to tow her to
shore, more than a mlle away. The
latter collapsed to-night and is under
the care of physicians.
All relatives of the Robertson-Mc
Klnney family are invited to attend
their reunion at J. O. Armstrong's,
Seneca, R. F. D. 4, on June 28, 1922.
Basket dinner will be served.
for tho production of nitrogen is to
be found in broad fields of legumes
on every farm.
It looks as If Mr. B. Weevil is get
ting ready to do a big "share-crop"
business with cotton farmers this
. Whitewash on tho ff>rm is like
charity-lt covers a n. a Ul tu de of
Notes on gardening should go on
tho sporting page. It Is real sport,
full of relaxatidn and good exorcise
for "tho tired business man."
Cut what shall lt profit a farmor
to gain a maximum yield and lose
his whole profit through unorganized
"Tnorc's a good time a-coming,
boys." The State Short Course for
Boys is not far off.
lin fifteen Southern States 14,690
country homes were screened against
flies and mosquitoes last year as a
result of efforts of extension work
ers. Moko it 14,691 without dolay.
If wo remember that most people
In South Carolina aro not drinking
enough milk, maybe th*t will help
along our infant dalry industry, now
on its first legs.
In the caso of soys you can hardly
"spill tho beans," for it's an easy,
Inexpensive, safe crop to grow, and
has many uses. If you doubt it writo
for Extension Circular 36 - "Soy
And finally, brothren, don't get
too busy these very busy days on the
farm to loan on tho fonce and look
at a sunset and the "qulet-colorod
end of tho evening,"
J. P. Armstrong.
NOWS IN AND ABOUT SENECA.
D. A. II. Chapter Enjoys Channing
Meeting with Mrs. W. ll. Davis,
. Seneca, June 20.-Special: The
numerous friends of Mrs. 'Ralph
Ramseur are pleased to learn that
she is improving, after an illness of
several weeks, and they hope that
she will very soon he entirely restor
ed to her usual health.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Brock loft the
first of the week for Richmond, Va.,
to attend tho Confederate reunion, j
They will probably Ylslt Baltimore
and Washington before their return.
Mr. and Mrs. Claudo Hopkins and
baby, Eunice, of Atlanta, arrived tho
first of tho week on a visit to Mrs.
Hopkins' mother, Mrs. W. A. Hol
land, and other relatives.
Miss Winnifred Adams and Miss
Vivian Bradborry left for Rock Hill
Monday to attend the summer school
at Winthrop College.
Mrs. Marshall Rusk, of Leesville,
Va., arrived a week ago on a vtsit
to her sister, Mrs. J. L. Marett, and
Mrs. John E. Breazeale has re
turned io Anderson after spending a
week in the home of her sister, Mrs.
W. P. Reid. .
One of the most delightful gather
ings of the members of the Wizard
of Tamassee D. A. R. chapter was
that of Wednesday afternoon, when
Mrs. Warren R. Davis was at home
to the chapter and a number of other
friends, the occasion being in ob
servance of Flag Day. The broad
piazza was verily a scene of patri
otic beauty, with quantities of flags
of various dimensious, and festoons
of bunting. The columns on the
piazza were also identified with the
"colors," which gracefully entwined
thom. The shade from tho large oaks
which surround tho homo, and with
just enough breeze lo create a flutter
among the flags, added to the charm
and comfort of the celebration being
held on tho open piazza. On arrival
of the guests they were presented
with a miniature souvenir flag by
Mesdames T. B. Jones and C. N.
Gignllliat. Refreshing fruit punch
was served by Mesdames E. C. Dc>le
and F. H. Alexander. After a short
time spent in social chatting the
meeting was called to order by the
regent, Mrs. E. A. Hines, aud the
following splendid program,. which
had been prepared by the hostess,
was given. The program was full of
interest and patriotic instruction, and
was thoroughly enjoyed by all:
Invocation - Regent of chapter,
Mrs. E. A. Hines.
Call to the Colors (bugle solo) -
W. iR. Davis, Jr.
Presentation U. S. Flag-Mrs. J.J.
Salute to the Flag.
Tho American Creed: "I believe
In the States of America ns a govern
ment of the people, by the people,
for tho people; whose just powers
ore derived from tho consent of the
governed-a democracy in a repub
lic, a sovereign nation of many sov
ereign Sjjtates a ; perfect union, one
and inseparable; established upon
those principles of freedom, equity,
justice and humanity for which
American patriots sacrificed their
lives and fortunes. I, therefore, be
lieve lt my duty to my country to
love it, to support its Constitution,
to obey its laws, to respect Its flag,
and to defend it against all enemies."
Song, "The Star-spangled Ban
ner," by assembly.
Apostrophe to the Flag-Miss Sa
Flag Code and History of the Stars
and Stripes-Miss Mary Hines,
'Piano solo-Miss Nancy Hines.
Presentation of the Flag of South
History of the State Song, "Caro
The song (solo) -Mrs. Julian
Emblem of South Carolina-Read
by Mrs. L. W. Vernor.
'Presentation of the Battle Flag of
South Carolina-Miss Leo'ia Hines.
The guest of honor was Mrs. C. M.
Landrum, of Greenville, the D. A. R.
! State chairman of flag committee.
Mrs. Landrum gave a short talk on
tho "Aim of the Committee," which
was to urge all the chapters to as
sist In placing the United States and
the State flags in every school in
South Carolina, and to urge that the
pupils bo taug lit the correct use of
the flag. Her talk held tho rapt at
tention of her hearers. At the con
clusion of the~ program Ice cream
was served, with cake. This occa
sion will linger long In the memory
of those who were present at this
charming Flag Day celebration,
which was In every detail a lovely
and pleasant affair.
We have boughl
to our stock thi?
plete stock of tl
ware Oo. of this
THIS GIVES US BY ALL ODDS
PLETE STOCK OF HARDWARE
WE SOLICIT A CONTINUANCE
IT HAS BEEN OUR PRIVILEGE
TEEN YEARS-(Juno 4th, 1004,
WE EXPECT TO GIVE THE 1
CENT PURCHASE IN GREATLY
OUR lil NES ON WHICH WE ABE
(In the Colem
THE "PADIJOOK" PROHIHITION.
Hotels and Other Public Places Are
Closed for Violation of Law.
Washington, June 19. - Federal
Prohibition Commissioner Haynes
states that the "padlock" provision
of the prohibition act has resulted
in the closing of a large, number of
hotels ?and other public buildings
within tho past year.
Tho Windsor Hotel nt Denver has
Just boon closed ns the alleged head
quarters for bootleggers, according
to Director McClanahan, and U, S.
District Attorney Todd brought the
"padlock" action against the Homo
Lawn Hotel at Albany, N. Y., result
ing in i he closing of the place for
"The 'padlock' provision is the
most effective weapon against per
sit Lent liquor violators," said Com
missioner Haynes, "and from reports
I have received, proceedings havo
been Instituted against hotels and
road houses in various parts of the
country. When real estate owners
And that their property ls subject to
a permanent injunction, and violat
ors And that they are subject to con
tempt proceedings, it has a whole
Sections 21 and 22 of Title II of
the prohibition act, under which the
"padlock" proceedings are brought,
provide that any room, house, build
ing, boat, vehicle, structure or place
where intoxicating liquor is manu
factured, sold, kept or bartered, may
be declared a public nuisance, and
may bo sold to pay fines and costs,
and the court may order same closed
for one year.
Rainfall and Temp?rature.
Below is a record of meteorological
observations taken by H. W. Brandt,
co-operative observer of the Weather
Bureau of the U. S. Department of
Agriculture, during the week ending
June 18th, 1922, at 7 p. m. (Tho
Instrumental readings are from gov
ernment standard instruments ex
posed in the manner recommended
by the chief of the Weather Bureau) :
Juno 12-Clear ..
June 13-Clear . . .
Juno 14-Ptly cldy.
Juno 15-Ptly cldy.
Juno 16-Ptly cldy,
Juno 17-Ptly cldy
Juno 18-amy cldy
Total rainfall . . . 1.66
West Union Club Reorganized.
"Wost Union Democratic club met.
at Hutchison Brothers' store on tho
17th of June and reorganized by the
olection of the following officers:
J. C. Shockley, President.
R. D. Mattiaon, Vice President.
C. W. Wickllffo, Secretary.
'Jarnos F. Neville, Executive Com
ison, S. D. Addis, J. H. Alley.
There being no further business,
the club adjourned, subject to tho
call of the president.
J. C. Shockley, President.
C. W. Wickliffe, Secretary.
Worthy Careful Thought.
"If we abide by the principles
taught in tho Bible, our country will
go on prospering and to prosper; but
if we and our posterity neglect its
instructions and authority, no man
can tell how sudden a catastrophe
may overwhelm us and bury all our
glory in profound obscurity."-Dan
The tobacco of Eastern Macedonia
used to bring Turkey an annual rev
enue of $2,000,000.
: and are moving
3 week the corn
ie Adams Hard
and Accessory Lines.
i THE LARGEST AND MOST COM
IX COONEE COUNTY.
: OF YOUR PATRONAGE, WHICH
TO SHARE FOR THE PAST EIGII
to Juno 4th, 1022.
'KADK ADVANTAGE OF OUR RE
REDUCED' PRICES ON MANY OF
an Old Stand,)
?t S. C.