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WILL MAKE GOOD
TfewaasB. Felder Is Expected to Visit
Colombia ami Rake Fight
ON GOVERNOR BLE?SE
As to Wbather or Not; He Can Deliv
?r the Goods There is Great Diver
sity of Opinion, .Some Holding
That He Will, While Others Think
"It is the talk ia Columbia," said
a well informed gentleman who re
turned from the capital, where ho
attended the state fair, and met pol
iticians from all parts of the state,
says the Spartanburg Herald, "that
Tom Felder really intends to come
. to South Carolina and try to fulfill
his promise that he v ill furnish am
ple proof that Governor Blease is a
crook. Those in a position to know
declare that Felder v/ill ccme.
"As there is a warrant out against
him, charging him with offering a
bribe, and the governor has offered a
Reward of $200 for his apprehension,
Felder will carry in his pocket a cer
tified check with which to give bond
after his arrest. The legislature does
not have the power to grant him im
munity from arrest, even though he
Bhould come to testify at the invita
tion of the legislature.
"As to whether or not Felder will
he able, to deliver the goods, there
Is great diversity of opinion. .Some
think ho will, while others fear that
he is only bluffering.
"There is sort of hopeless feel
ing, however, that even if he does
prove beyond dispute that Blease is
corrupt it will make little difference
in the situation. It seems to be the
idea that those whom such an ex
posure would affect?are already a
fcainst Blease, and that proof of cor
ruption would be powerless to alien-!
ate from the governor any of b's
"To be sure, proof of crookedness
"would be grounds on which to bring
Impeachment proceedings against the
governor, but the likelihood of his
being impeached is remote. Some
members of the legislature are howl
ing about Impeachment, but it is not
looked upon with favor by the ma
jority of the members.**
;"? One of." tho firsf"things? which the
legislature will do will be to pass
over the governor's veto, the resolu
tion calling for a:a investigation of
the winding-up commission of the
state' dispensary. Governor Blease
?! himself requested this Investigation
in a message to the legislature in
" which he made by Insinuation charg
es of wrong doing against the com
When the legislature provided for
the investigation, however, Lieuten
ant Governor Smith proceeded to ap
point the senate members of the in
vestigating committee before Gover
nor Blease had signed the measure.
The governor then veotoed the meas
ure on the ground that the investi
gators were men hostile to him. Gov
ernor BJease later dismissed the
winding-up commission and appoint
ed a new commission.
Thomas B. Felder, the Atlanta at
torney, who had been associated with
Attorney General Lyon in the prose
cution of dispensary grafters, made
charges of corruption against Gov
ernor Blease. Later a warrant was
sworn out against Felder, charging
him with having offered a bribe to
H. H. Evans. Governor Brown, of
Georgia, refused to permit the extra
dition of Felder, whereupon Gover
nor Blease offered 'i reward of $200
for the arrest of Felder and the de
livery of him into South Caolina.
TRIED RED MIKE'S GAME.
A Pickpocket Landed Behind the
Bars in Columbia.
The first arrest in Columbia on
the charge of being a pick-pocket
took place Wednesday afternoon.
Henry Jackson, a young white man,
is in jail, following a sensational
flight from the transfer station to
the block south of. the Statehouse,
where he was overtaken by Police
man Newton. Jackson and an elder
ly man from Sumter, Mr. A. F. Floyd, j
were fellow passengers on a street
car from the fair grounds. When
the car had reached Main and Ger
vais streets, Jackson attempted to re
move from the visitor's pocket a wal
let containing imore than $100. He
was caught in the act as the old
man's cries attracted the attention of
several other passengers.
Farmer Loses One Hand.
Mr. J. C. Locke of the Lesslie
community south of Rock Hill, bad
the misfortune Friday to get his
left hand caught in a shredder and
so badly mangled that it had to be
Poor, Foolish Girl.
Because her mother refused to al
low her to celebrate Hallow'en, Mary
Hays, aged 15, of Bradford, Pa.,
shot herself through the head. She
lived only a few minutes.
Struck on Head With Wood.
Near Newborn, N. C, a young lad
passing by when a man was throwing
cord wood over a fence was hit in
the head by a stick of wood and
THIRTY DAYS ADRIFT
BLOWN OUT TO SEA IN A
SMALL OPEN ROWBOAT.
Was Nearly Dead and Despairing of
Rescue When He Was Picked Up
by a Steamer.
Blown out to sea in a rowboat from
the coast of South America, Arango
Rodriguez, a Spaniard, formerly em
ployed on the Panama canal as a la
about for thirty days and was nearly
dead and despairing of rescue when
the British steamer Ikaria picked
him up. The Ikaria reached New
York last week from Buenos Aires
bringing the castaway.
The Ikaria when two days out of
Trinidad sighted a small boat with a
nondescript sail off the port bow. a=
she bore down the craft was found
to be a rowboat with a broom?tick
shipped as a mast and a tattered
shirt sot as a sail. Rodriguez, on the
verge of collapse, was taken on the
When he had recovered somewhat
he explained that he had been em
ployed on the Panama caanl as a la
borer and later went to Caracas.
There he hired a small boat to. go
fishing and was blown off shore by
a storm. ,
He had on board a demijohn of
drinking water, .but for food had to
depend upon fish he was a,ble to
catch. After the demijohn of water
was exhautsed he managed to trap
enough rain water to assuage his
As the days went by and grew in
to a month Rodriguez despaired of
rescue and was almost too weak to
sit up when after 31 days from land
the Ikaria sighted him, took him on
board and cared for him. The boat
was set adrift.
FATHER AND MOTHER KILLED.
And Three Children Hart in Trying
to Escape Fire.
Two members of the Shapiro fam
ily father and mother, were killed
and three of their four children were
badly hurt Saturday when they
jumped from windows on the second
floor to escape the flames that de
stroyed a Brooklyn tenement house.
When flames trupped the Shapiros,
a polIeen\an climbed on the cornice
over theTfirst story and told Julius
Shaplro^khe fa the/, tb-hand -down
his four children, aged from 15
months to 16 years. The baby went
first and the policeman caught it.
Then Shapiro tried to hand out
nine-year-old Aaron. The boy's
weight proved more than he could
manage, and he fell from the win
dow with his son in his arms. The
father's brains were dashed out on
the pavement, while the boy escaped
with a broken ankle.
This calamity seemed i? unnerve
other members of the family and al
though they could have been rescued
had they waited, one by one, they
leaped from the windows.
BROKEN RAIL CAUSES WRECK.
Two Persons Were KiUeil and Sev
eral Others Hurt.
Southern railway offli:al3 stated
that the wreck of train No. 14, from
Cinnatti to Jacksonville, at Chatta
hoochee, six miles north of Atlanta,
in which two persons were killed and
several more or less seriously in
jured, was caused by a broken rail.
The breaking of the rail is said to
have 'been due to a "pipe" or conceal
ed defect. The colored coach, bag
gage and express cars left the track.
The killed were 0. P. Bryon, bag
gagemaster, Atlanta, and Ben Briggs
negro passenger, Cleveland. Tenn. S.
P. Whitaker of Knoxville, Tenn., lost
his purse containing $600 in the
wreck. The most seriously injured
were removed to hospitals after
their arrival in this city.
Think Machine is Doomed.
Declaring that President Taft ad
mits the danger of Republican de
feat because he knows the whole
county resents the failure of the
reduction of the Payne-Aldrich tar
iff, Governor Foss of Massachhsetts,
says Senator Lodge and Crane know
that their Massachusetts Republican
machine is doomed and are keeping
out of the limelight.
Barnwell Murderer Paroled.
A parole during good bevavior was
granted Saturday by Governor Blease
to Charley Zissett convicted of mur
der in the Barnwell county court in
March, 1896, before Judge Watts.
Zissett was sentenced to be hanged
but the sentence was afterward com
muted to life imprisonment in the
Seven Girls Die In Flames.
Fire, which destroyed the powder
factory of the Imperial Powder Com
pany at Chehalis, Wash., Wednesday,
caused seven young women employed
in the factory to lose their lives, an
eighth probably will die. Only two
girls escaped, although a dozen men
Bill Miner Caught Again.
Old Bill Miner, a notorious train
robber, who escaped from the Mil
ledgeville, Ga., jail recently, was cap
tured, and Tom Moore, his compan
ion in the escape, was shot and killed
by a posse at St. Clair, near Waynes
r>oro, Ga., Saturday.
WH! BE IN LINE
Woadrow Wilson Seems lo be Strong in
the West Among Democrats
MANY STATES WANT HIM
Ooloroda Wyoming, Montana, Idaho
and Utah Will Be in Line for the
Governor of New Jersey When the
Time Come to Nominate President
G. E. Hosmer, member of the Dem
ocratic Executive Committee for Col
orado, visited Gov. Woodrow Wil
son at his New Jersey home Friday
evening and informed the Governor
that conditions indicate be can cer
tainly depend upon the solid vote of
Colorado in the coming National Con
Mr. Hosmer is Commissioner of
Public Printing in his home State,
and one of the most active workers
in the Democratic party. Just before
his visit to Gov. Wilson Mr. Hosmer
gave to a World reporter his views
of political .conditions in the Rocky
Mountain States. He said:
"One week ago we organized in
Denver the Woodrow Wilson Club.
It was an enthusiastic meeting and
there is no doubt in mind that Gov.
Wilson will get the solid vote of Col
orado. Before going into the meet
ing I called up on the telephone or
met most of the representative Dem
ocrats In the State and found the
sentiment all for Wilson.
"I managed the campaign of Gov
ernor Shalfroth, and am closely in
touch with all the leaders. I have
also talked with many of the leaders
in Wyoming and Montana. The sen
timent in these States is strongly for
Wilson. As regards Idaho and Utah,
]'. am unable to give any first hand
information, but have been told that
the Progressive will control the Dem
ocratic policy in both States, and
that the Progressives are for Wil
"Ouside of Denver, the sentiment
Id . my State is solid for ?Wilson. In
the city there is considerable sup
port for Gov. Harmon and Champ
Clark, but not enough to endanger
the Wilson movement. There is a
Democratic organization in Denver
that closely corresponds in its rela
tions to the State Democracy with
Tammany Hall in New York. But
even among the organization men
the sentiment is as much for Wilson
as it is for Clark or Harmon.
"From reports I receive there Ib
no doubt in my mind that the or
ganization in Montana and Wyoming
is for Wilson. .Hs made a most fav
orable impression during his trip
last spring, and is1 the kind of a man
the West likes. Although I have on
ly been in New York one day, I am
pleased to learn from friends that
there is a strong Wilson feeling here.
I believe he will get the nomina
"As regrads the Republicans I can
only say that Colorado gave a ten
times more enthusiastic reception to
Roosevelt than to President Taft. A
straw vote was taken at a club in
Denver of which I am a member,
just before I left. Wilson led for the
Republicans. President Taft received
"Former Gov. Thftmas, who has
been chairman of three Democratic
National Conventions, is one of the
leaders of the Wilson movement in
Colorado, and he has a great follow
ing. The movement for Wilson is
spontaneous, ? as few of the Demo
crats in Colorado have met him per
sonally, but his general altitude to
ward public affairs appeals to them."
A REIGN OF TERROR EXISTS.
Cansed by the Assassination of
White and Black.
. A reign of terror exists in the vi
cinity of Lewisburg and Arcadia 4
miles north of Birmingham, Ala., as
the result of recent assassinations.
No arrests were made, because, it
is said, the entire communities are
intimidated Into not giving informa
ton leading to identity of the guilty
parties. The records show that six
white men and eleven negroes were
assassinated in this immediate sec
tion in the past eighteen months. Six
negroes have been killed within the
past six days. Sheriffs are planning a
raid to get the criminals.
Couple Perished in Flames.
At Lake Charles, La., Mr. and Mrs.
Salvatore Certropia, Italians, were
burned to death when their dwell
ing was destroyed by fire. There is
strong suspicion. Officers suspect that
the couple were slain and their house
set afire to conceal the crime. They
had been married one month.
Blackberry Without Thorns.
At Santo Rosa, Cal., dispatch says
Arthur Burbank, the naturalist, an
nounced Wednesday that ae has pro
duced a blackberry bush that has no
thorns. Burbank said he had worked
ten years on the blackberry bush in
the endeavor to romove its thorns.
The Republicans Are Too.
At Trenton, Neb., Champ Clark
is his opinion that President Taft
would be renominated and that the
Insurgent Republicans would split
away and nominate Senator La Fol
a, S. C, TUESDAY, NOVEM
NEWBERRY MERCHANT BEATEN
TO DEATH AND ROBBED.
The Man Was Struck by Axe While
Filling a Bajg of Candy for Cus
A horrible .-murder, commit' ;!
some time durrhg Saturday night, at
Newberry, S. C, was revealed about
daylight Sunday morning, when the
dead body of Will S. Ruff, a. white
man about 60 years of age, was found
on the floor in the little store room,
which is a part of the house in which
he lived, on the eastern outskirts of
Newberry. ?. A blow on the left .si de ot
the head with a blunt instrument had
torn open the skull, and the head
was lying, in a pool of blood and
brains. An old e~te, standing against
the fire place, with blood and hair on
it, was evidently the instrument with
which the dastardly deed was done,
the injury being inflicted by the pole
of the axe. ';?
From the position in which the
body was lying, it is supposed that
Ruff was standing behind the coun
ter at the time the blow was struck,
and that he fell to his left, which
threw his head .beyond the end of the
counter towards the fireplace. There
was a sack of candy on the counter,
and in the hands of the dead man
candy was found, the theory being
that he was filling a sack of candy
from the show case for sale to a cus
tomer, when he was struck dn the
head with the axe.
In Ruff's bed room, in the same
building, was found a small trunk,
which had evidently been prized open
and ransacked. A cigar box with a
10-cent piece in it was lying on the
bed by the little itrunk. It is said
that Ruff kept his/money in this little
trunk, and the finding of the little
trunk in this condition leads to the
supposition that robbery was the mo
tive of the murder.
Ruff lived in the building alone.
It is said that at. about 11 o'clock
Saturday night' some one passing no
ticed a light in the store room, and
that there were some negroes there
at that time.
The counter^ behind which Ruft
was evidently standing when he was
murdered, runs across the rear side
of the store rojpm, and the body was
found at the east end of this counter,
near the fire place.
It is hardly probable that Ruff ha4
very much money in the building"
though, it is said, he sometimes took
in a neat little sum on Saturdays. A
larger trunk, in which 'he kept hiB
clothes, was not touched, and this
had led to the supposition that the
deed was committed by some one who
was familiar with Ruff's manner of
living and the place where he kept his
BELTON BURGLARS SURPRISED.
They Had Taken Off Their Coats and
Lighted Up Store.
At Belton the store of Kay-Mat
tison company was boldly entered
last week by burglars, entrance be
ing made in the rear through a win
dow about midnight. While the burg
lare were making a selection of goods
such as pleased their fancy, they
were detected by Charles and Cle
ment Willingham and Mr. LIndrey,
three young men who chanced to pass
the store and were attracted by the
light the midnight visitors had made.
The young men succeeded in cap
turing one of the men before he
could make his escape. The other got
away. The burglars were negroes.
MONEY LOST IN THE MAILS.
Twenty Thousand Dollar Package
Disappeared in Transit.
A registered package containing
$20,uu0 is said to have disappeared
from the mails last Friday right be
tween Bluefield and Charlottesville,
Va. The pouch containing the remit
tance came to Lynchburg Friday
night over the Norfolk and Western
railroad and was handled through
the mail transfer to the Southern
railway. Soon after leaving Lynch
burg the clerk on the Washington
train telegraphed a reDort that he
was short the package. Tour or five
postal inspectors are at work on the
White Man Kills Negro.
At Lamar Monday afternoon Al
bert Winndham, a white man, shot
and killed Joe Slater, a negro, in the
store of B. S. Stokes when the store
was crowded with customers. From
the testimony of eye-witnesses it
seems that a dispute arose about
some money owed and Winndham
drew his pistol and fired at Slater
twice, killing him almost instantly.
Auto Racer Badly Hurt.
At Columbia, Joe Jaggersberger,
Racine, Wissensin, driving a Case
car, 67 miles an hour in State Fair
races was badly hurt when his ma
chine, throwing a tire on the turn
of the unbanked track, went into an
Large Fire at Laurens.
At Laurens a fire which started in
the hardware and paint store of J.
H. and M. L. Ash caused a total
loss of damage to real estate estimat
ed from figures furnished by the
owners and real estate dealers at
BER, 7, 1911.
MOST BE CRAZY
Leader of the Holy Ghost and Us Socie
ty is Arrested Up in Maine
QUEER DOINGS OF SECT
There Were Seven Deaths Prom
Scurvy on a Cruise That Led No
where Which Has Decided the Gov
ernment to Stamp Out the Fanat
cal Society if it Can.
After nearly twenty years there is
a strong probability that the Federal
government has at last obtained a
hold upon the Holy Ghost and Us
society strong enough to disrupt that
extraordinary sect and to prosecute
the Rev. Frank W. Standford, its
leader. Mr. Sanford, has been arrested
on a charge of manslaughter in con
nection with the death of Charles
Hughey, of Portland, Maine, one of
the crew of the Coronet, a yacht-own
ed and commanded by Mr. Sandford,
which recently ended a voyage mark
ed by terrible privations and from the
effects of which seven have succumb
ed. Another action against him as a
civil proceeding brought by Mrs.
Florence A. Whittaker, who demands
$5,000 damages on the ground that
she was illegally detained and cruelly
treated on the yacht.
When Mr. Sandford and his com
pany set out five months ago it was
on the Kingdom, which he called his
flagship, with the Coronet, a little
racing yacht which cost him $2,000,
as auxiliary. The Kingdom was
wrecked on the African coast, and
the crusaders were forced to crowd
aboard the tiny Coronet. For months
they were tossed about the seas, suf
fering starvation and disease. The
charge now i sthat Mr. Sandford, by
neglect and cruelty, withheld food
and thereby caused the death of
Charles Hughey, which was ascribed
to scurvy. It is alleged that Mr.
Sandford had refused to put into port
when off the coast of Newfoundland,
where aid might have been obtained.
It was a sorry sight that greeted
the quarantine officers when the Cor
onet dismantled and almost disabled,
entered Portland harbor. Fifty-five
persons, men and women, were in the
comrany, all croanoiated from lack of
food, and many of them afflicted
with Scurvy. Seemingly Mr. Sandford
did net regard this situation as at
all distressing. Whether or not he is
sincere in his faith, there can be no
question that he is an optimist. Ev
en though he shows marks of the
hardships endured on the voyage he
retains his sincerety.
Roland Whittom, until recently
sailing master of the Coronet, who
is one of the deserters, described the
privation which he said the leader
forced upon his flock. "Soon after
we reached the West Indies from Af
rica," he said, "a man named Sellick
was taken ill with fever. Mr. Sand
ford called his wife before him and. -
told her that her husband's illness
was due to the displeasure of God at
the doing of herself and her family.
He then ordered them to fast 24
hours, and during that time their
child died of convulsions. Not a
word of sympathy same from the
leader, but again Mrs. Sellick was
told her baby's death was the judg
ment of God upon her family."
These stories of the crime have
served to recall the remarkable his
tory of Shiloh Hill. It is more than
18 years since Mr. Sandford establish
ed the colony. Since then many ef
forts have been made to put an end
to the so-called craze and to punish
the leader for alleged crimes commit
ted either directly by him or by his
commands. Children have died there
from diseases, hunger and neglect,
it is alleged, and on one occasion Mr.
Sandford v, as arrested on a charge of
There are in the colony about 575
persons, men, women and children
gathered from all parts of the Unit
ed States, and reports from there are
to the effect that these people have
very little to eat and that little chil
dren go to bed at night crying and
praying for bread. One girl of 18
years, one of the a Kansas family
that joined the "Holy Ghosters"
eight years ago ran away from Shi
loh and told their story:
"I have no sympathy for the men
and women at Shiloh. If they want to
stay there and suffer let-them do it,
but something ought to be done to
relievo the sufferings of the poor lit
tle ones, who are unable to help
themselves. It is pitiful, heart break
ing, to see them starving. I myself
have l>een as '.ong as 16 hours with
out food. Once I came near dying of
hunger. I was ill and they gave me
only cow beets to eat. I couldn't eat
them and there was nothing else ex
cept beans. By the time they got the
beans cooked I was too weaic to eat
"The little children often get so
hungry that they cry for bread and
when they keel at their beds at night
they ask the Lord to send them
food. Sometimes we wouldn't have
any lessons in the school, but the
children would be told to pray, and
they would get worked up to such
a pitch that they would become hy
sterical. They would pray for for
giveness for some of their own num
ber who, they had been told, had
done wrong and tell them if they did
not repent they would go to hell. At
least 100 people have died at his col
STATE MANY THINGS
RASCALITY CAUGHT UP WITH BY
Some of the Queer Things Found in
State Prison at Dannemora, Pa.,
The Democratic overhauling of the
Clinton state prison at Dannemora,
Pa., has resulted In a "clean up,"
with many remarkable and pictures
que features. Following the scandals
resulting from the discovery that a
combination of Republican politic
ians had been looting the state in
coal contracts for several years, an
investigation of the prison itself was
begun two months ago by Col Scott,
the new superintendent of Pennsyl
cania prisons, and his assistants.
Col. Scott learned that the prison
had not been systematically searched
for several years. So he undertook
the task of probing the big institu
tion. An inventory taken by the in
vestigators showed these interesting
One 'dope" pot for "cooking"
Thirty-four knive3, dirks and stil
letos, three dynamite cartridges.
Eighteen razors, two soldering
pans used for counterfeiting spurious
Eleven "jimmies," crowbars, 22 ,
decks of cards.
One 'sweat" board such as are
used in gambling houses.
Two faro layouts, five saws, nine
files, three hammers, 11 pictures five
of which had been painted by pris
Two spades one checkerboard,
four sets of loaded dice.
Eight blackjacks, 24 cups and
Seven revolvers, two face masks
such as are used by burglars; 101
Not one of these articles was per
mitted in the cells under the rules
of the prison.
Most of the forbidden articles had
been smuggled into the prison right
under the careless eyes of the Re
publican henchman, who were ap
pointed to office for political services 1
rather than for any special fitness
for the work called for by their posi
Col.1 Scott made another interest
ing discovery 4n looking over the ;
prison. It was that articles were not
only being smuggled. into tha pris-.
on' but out of it. There Is in connec
tion with the prison a manufactur
ing department, where clothing and
other articles of wearing apparel,
towels, linen and blankets are turn
ed out. Thje investigators discovered
that owing to the carelessness of the
Republican officials thousands of dol
lars of goods belonging to the state
had been smuggled out of prison and
traded off to the natives for cigar
ettes, whiskey, opium, morphine, co
caine and counterfeiting material.
QUEER ACCIDENT WAS FATAL.
Young Girl Dies as the Result of a
Collision With Boy.
At Durham, N. C.',' Miss Callie
Couch, a pretty girl of 16, died Fri
day afternoon as the result of a frac
tured skull caused by colliding with
Thomas Shepherd, a lad of 17, Tues
day. The tso were playing an old
fashioned ball game, when Shep
herd ran into Miss Cough an dim
bedded his teeth in her forehead.
The impact broke the front teeth off
and they had to be extracted with
foreceps. She feel insensible to the
ground with a fractured skull. From
the first it appeared that she would
hardly revover and blood poisoning
was a complication. The young girl
and boy were of excellent families.
The boy is not seriously hurt.
Three Shot By Offic? Boy.
J. P. Allen, one of the most promi
nent merchants of Atlanta, Ga.; C.
E. Pollard, an accountant, and S. J.
Hayles, Pollard's assistant, were
shot, but not seriously wounded here
Saturday by Moss Garrison, aged 18,
an office boy whom the accountants
and Mr. Allen had begun to question
about some accounts.
They Want Their Booze.
At Ansonia, Conn., because he
preached temperance in his initial
sermon in the Russian Orthodox
Greek Catholic Church of Three
Saints, Rev. Father Kudrivoff was
dragged from the pulpit and badlj
beaten by angry members of his con
gregation. The priest was rescued
and escorted out of town by the po
Beast Butler Once More.
There is a widespread and violent
opposition in Massachusetts to the
movement for a statue in memory of
the late General Benjamin Hutler.
All kinds of charges against the law
yer, soldier and governor have been
raked up, from treachery to labor to
admiration for Jefferson Davis.
Snow for Virginia.
Harrisonburg, Va., experienced its
fast taste of w'nter Saturday. The
air was crisp and sharp and the sun
shone with ?ister brightness upon
fields and mountains covered with
ony. One woman who left a year ago
declared she counted 89 graves In the
little cemetery on the hill, and not
all are marked.
TWO CENTS PER COPY.
KILUD BY AUTO
Mrs. W. S. Haraiter Ran Down and Fat
ally Iojnred in Columbia
WAS VISITOR IN CITY
The Lady Was Knocked Down and
Her Head Was Crashed Before the
Negro Chauffeur Could Stop the
Automobile, in Which There Was
Mrs, W. S. Hamiter, wife of a well
known -Presbyterian minister of
Blackstock, was knocked down by an
automobile about noon Saturday and
from injuries received died at a local
infirmary about 3:3 0 o'clock Satur-'
day afternoon. The accident occur
red at the intersection of Main and
Washington streets, Columbia. The
State says the car was owned by J*.
Caldwell Robertson of Columbia, and.
was driven by his chauffer, Horace
Jones, a negro. Miss . Olive Robert
son and her guest, Miss Louise Row
land of Augusta, Ga., were in the par
at the time of the accident.
Mrs. Hamiter was crossing the
street to stop a street car or was
crossing to the other side. When al
most on the track, she was str uck by
the machine, which according to Miss
Olive Robertson was going at a rate
of about eight miles an hour The
negro chauffeur gave himself up to
James H. Fowler, the magistrate,
shortly afterward. Many witnessed
the accident and there were several
versions as to the rate the machine
was travelling and as to the details.
The street was crowded at the time"
and when the Packard machine
struck Mrs. Hamiter, many ruwhed to
the woman's assistance. She was
placed in the car and hurried to a lo
cal infirmary. It was late in the af
ternoon before identification was pos
sible. She carried, at the time of the '
accident, a suit case with the initials
"W. S. H., Blackstock, S. C," and In
he:r purse was a ticket to that place..
Thla gave a clue to the identity with
tbe result that her husband was noti
fied and he came to the city with his
Mrs. Hamiter came to Columbia;
Friday for treatment for her eyes. She
spent Friday night at the residence of
W;?M.' Houston; 124 Washington
street. It is understood she intended
returning to Blackstock Saturday
Mr. Caldwell Robertson, on being
informed of the accident, was shock
ed. "I deeply regret the accident,"
said Mr. Robertson Saturday. "1
have done all within my power to
give relief. Following the accident I
went immediately to the infirmary
and asked that all medical attention
poslble be given.
"Don Dial, my son-in-law," he con
tinued, "carried the driver, Horace
Jones to the officers and asked that
he be held pending an Investigation.
"When the aqcident occu rred Miss
Olive Robertson, and Miss Louise
Rowland, of Augusta, were riding in
the machine. According to Miss Rob
ertson the speed was not over eight
miles per hour. The machine, Miss
Robertson said, fumed into Main
street from Gervais and proceeded
north. A street car was moving
i.orth and she said she had just in
structed the driver to stop in the next
block, several doors from where the
accident occurred. 1
"Knowing the danger of driving an' '
automobile on a crowded street dur
ing fair week, I instructed my two
drivers not to go out," said Mt. Rob
ertson. "This afternoon was the first
time during the week that I have
permitted one of my cars to be taken
out," he continued.
Horace Jones, the negro drivor,
said Saturday night that the automo
bile was just rolling along when the
woman was run down. He said that
the accident would have been pre
vented had Mrs. Hamiter proceeded
across the street. He said she stopped
just in front of the machine.
Mrs. Hamiter was 40 years of age.
Before her marriage she was Miss
Annie Cooper of the Indiantown sec
tion of Williamsburg county. Rev.
and Mrs. Hamiter lived al Iva, Ander
son county, before moving to Black
stock about one year ago. Mr. Hami
ter is pastor of the BJackstopk and
Concord Presbyterian churches. He
and five children survive. The chil
dren are: Cocper Hamiter, William'
Scoot Hamiter and Misses Mary, An-i
nie and Emma Hamiter.
Mrs. Hamiter was a cousin of ProL
Geo. McCutcheon of the University of
Blows Himself to Pieces.
After waving his hand in a fare
well salute to his fellow workmen.
Miles Subalz, of Chisholm, Minn.,
aged 22, threw himself upon a charge
of dynamite about to explode and
was blown to pieces before the eyes
of his companions.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Letch and
their son, Leroy, were fountl dead in
their home in Irving park, a part o|
Chicago Saturday. Physicians de-i
dared they had died from mushroom
m ? m ?, t
Took the Dynamite Route. ' 1
Placing a stick of dynamite under
his head, exploding the percussion
cap with his teeth, Frank Scrassona
at Aspen, Cal., aged ?6, blew off fcig
head because of domestic troubles, j