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Anderson And N. G. Evans Both Is
sue Statements Concerning Hen
derson Affair-Rhoden Charged
To the Editor of The Statc:
Last Saturday I read an article
in your columns, said to be a verba
tim statement by Sheriff Rhoden of
Saluda county. His statement is not
alto~gether correct. I was at Saluda
on the 3rd and 4th of November for
the purpose of examining witnesses
and taking affidavits in the case of
the state vs. W. L. Henderson. On
the morning of the 4th. Maj. Ander
son came to. Mr. Davis', where I had
spent the nihgt with W. L. Henderson
in charge under arreet. Henderson's
wounds in his chest were open C_id
disehargiiig, the wounds in his hand
4nd left arm were sickening to look
at. I advised Maj. Anderson that
in my opinion it would be brutal
and inhuman to carry him any fur
ther. I told Maj. Anderson that I
had been informed that the judge and
solicitor had advised Sheriff Rhoden
to arrest Henderson and put a con
stable in charge until he was able
to be brought to jail and that we
would go to Saluda and get this
W7e went to Saluda and I got Mr.
J. C. Ramage, the attorney for the
sheriff, to go with me to the sher
iff's office; we could no find 1:im. Mr.
Ramage went to the jail and brought
Mr. Rhoden's son who was deputy
sheriff and jailer, we- told him our
business, Mr. Ramage looked up the
law to see if the deputy could sign
the receipt for Henderson. He was
satisfied he could and the deputy sign
ed and affixed the sheriff's seal to the
receipt. I asked the deputy to see
if he could not find his father, that
I thought it would better to have the
sheriff sign the receipt and appoint
some one to take Henderson in
He went and found (carrying the
paper with him) his father and the.'
went into Mr. Ramage's office. I
was standing in front of the Bank of
Saluda and walked over to Mr. Ram
age's office. When I walked in Mr.
Ramage said the sheriff objected to
the persan I had suggested to take
Henderson in charge. The sheriff
said he would appoint his regular
constable, Mr. Arthur Crouch.
There could have been no ob
jection, so Mr. Ramage inserted the
name and Sheriff Rhoden 'signed the
appointment. The receipts was
signed before I got to Mr. Ramage's
office. ,Every word I uttered to the
sheriff was in Mr. Ramage's office
and in Mr. Ramage's presence, who
is the attorney for the sheriff. I
left Mr. Ramage's office immediately
and after walking a short distance re
membered I had an affidavit I want
ed the sheriff to sign.
I called Mr. Ramage and he met
me on the walk in front of his office:
I gave him the affidavit and went
to have some others signed. i
in a hurry as it was a very raw, wet
day, and I was anxious to start for!
home. When I was passing M!r.
Ramage's office in my buggy he gave
me the affidavit. I did niot speak a
word to nor was I in Rhoden's pres
ence except in Mr. Ramage's office
and in Mr. Ramage's presence. As
to the reward, nothing was said in
my presence and I know nothing ex
cept what has been published in your
N. G. Evans.
Edgefield, November 22.
Maj. Anderson's Statement.
To the Edtor of The State:
I have just read in your columns
a statement by Sheriff Rhoden in
reference t-o the Henderson case.
Please allow me through your pa
per to give my statement. I saw~
a notice of the reward and heard
Henderson was in Greenwood coun
ty. I found out where he was and
rode in the night to where he was
and arrested him. He was no trou
ble at all and next morning I
drove to J. B. Davis' about five or
six miles from Saluda. It was a
miserable, wet and cold day. lHen
derson suffered terribly on the trip
and told me he only went to Green
wood county to his relatives think
ing he co-uld have more attention,
as a doctor was very near and that
he had no idea of leaving and was
vey much surprised when I told him
there was a reward offered for him.
When we arrived at Davis' he was
suffering very much as we had taken I
a l rn g diIv, a pd pII the advice of
friends I decided not t, take him any
further. When lr. Evans saw him
his wounds were discharging and he
wvas helpless. We had to feed him.
I got Mr. Evans to find out if I could 1
not leave him at Davis', in charge of t
a constable. The sheriff agreed to e
this and Deputy Crouch was appoint- i
ed to take charge and I. knowing
Henderson could not and would not
try to escape, left for hom.: (at Edge
So* far as the statement that the
reward was obtained by fraud it is
false. I knev nothing about the re
ward -xcept what was published in
The St,tr and I acted on my own re
sponsibility. The only trouble in
this affair is that Saluda county is
suffering from having a sheriff abso
lute!v incompetent to attend to the
duties of his office.
R. S. Anderson.
Edgefield. November 22.
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of Mor or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the State.
Carl Lucas. the ten-year-old sn
of Alfred Lucas, who lives two miles
from Gaston. in Lexington county. is
dead as the alleged result of being
attacked by two young sons of Geo.
W. Sightler. All parties in the un
fortunate< affair are white. The
trouble occurred at the postoffice at
Gaston. on last Monday. when, it is
said, young Lucas was badly beaten
by the Sightler boys.
W. L. Henderson, charged with
having waylaid and killed M. M. I
Morse in Saluda county on the ioth
of October, has been admitted to bail
in the sum of $3.500. S. D. Gilliam, I
who is charged with the killing of the
negro Will Culbreath, was admitted
to bail in the sum of $i.ooo. and his
three companions were admitted to
bail in the sum of S5oo each. The
case was heard before Chief Justice
Pope, at chambers, on Saturday.
A freight wreck occurred at Pacolet
station, on the Spartanburg, Union &
Coluinbia road, on Friday. as the re
stilt of which five box cars were
smashed up and a big locomotive
badly damaged. The train is said
to have become unmanageable while]
going down a heavy grade. .
Cleveland Ellis, of Greers, a young
white boy, aged fourteen years, while,
carrying a ride on Friday, in somle]
way accidently discharged the wea-t
non, killing his companion. Harrison
Gaston, a young white boy of about
twelve years. The wound was in- I
dicted in the forehead.
The Spartanburg Gun club is tak- r
ing action relative to the infringe
ment of the game law, by local deal- (
ers who are offering for sale par- (
tridges which they buy from pot
hunters. Several merchants and y
persons who run small eating houses s
have already been indicted.i
At a negro party near Reedy River
village, in Greenville county, on Fri- v
day night. A\lbert B3armore shot and (
fatally wounded Gus Watts. lie also
shot off a p)ortion of the left arm of b
a ,egro named Blakely.
Tim Spartanburg docket shows
several murder cases to be brought
up at this session of the court. The
most important is that of J. L. E.
Jones, charged with the murder of
J. M. P. Young. b
At a meeti:g of the Converse Col-t
lege Choral society, held on FridayI
afternoon, Dr. R. H. Peters suibmitted,
his resignation as its director.
Marion is now sure to have a Car
negie library building. The amountt
of seven thousand, five hundred dol
lars is given on the condition that the e
town itself raise $750 annually, to '
support the undertaking.
The model for the Wade H amp
tn statue in Columbia has been fin
ish ed and has be en exhibited in the c
state capitol. It is rep')rtedl to be a
wor o art and satisftactory in everyv
The Marquis de Dion has designed
a new sub)marine of 100 tons dis
placement, to carry a crew of five,.i
and driven by a motor of 200 horse- t<
power. A modlel of the invention Ii
has been presented to the French ti
GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
:ems of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughtout the World.
rg Gilni,re Sniith. former
'ater ,f the irSt regiment hand.
f incinr.ati. died dd11(1(enl% ol la:st
'nirsday night. in a sniall Kentucky
>\\l. where the band was givig a
oncert. He was onle tf the best
n(wn musicians in America.
President Roosevelt. with family
nd large party. went to St. Louis
n Saturday. to take in the exposi
ion. The special train arrived
arly on Saturday morning, and the
a was spent on the fair grounds.
The Nan Patterson trial in New
ork was brought to an abrupt stop
>n Saturday morning by the sudden
lness of one of the Jurors. It is
tated that the young a"t,,-. who is
harged with the murder of the book
naker "Caesar" Young. will herself
qppear on the witness stand, to tell
ier own story if it be necessary. The
rial is creating more public com
nent than any affair of the kind
vhich has happened in many years.
On Saturday the Russian Baltic
leet stopped at Bitter Lakes to spend
he night. being fearful that they
vou%ld be met in the darkness by a
apanese torpedo boat attack.
It is again stated in the Associaten
Press reports that the Japanese and
Zussian forces in the far east have re
ayed for the winter. Six weeks have
1ow elapsed without any fighting orn
large scale. and this fact confirms
he belief that the- winter quiet has
West Point defeated the Annapolis
ootball team, on Saturday. in Phil
delphia, by a score of ii to o. Vice
resident-elect Fairbanks, Prince
-tushimi, and other notables witness
d the game. which is reported to
ave been one of the best in the his
ory of university football. The pfay of
['ipton. the center for the Army. has
iever been excelled on any field.
The Davis and Seaconnet Cotton
nills, at Fall River. Mass., were in
)peration Saturday with practically
full force of operatives.
There is a serious congestion of
reight in the vards of the Duquesne
nd Homestead plants. due to lack of
Frank Brady. against whom sever
charges were pending. was shot
nd killed on Friday night by officers
mt Rock Creek, near Bonita. Mont.
The Big Bend national bank of
)aMenport. WVashington, was closed
ast week by direction of the comp
roller of the currency.
The National Grange decided in
ortlandl. Ore., on Saturday to hold
he next annual session in the state
f New Jersey.
Mayor McClellan of New York
as vetoed the ordinance that wvould
ave prevented the six-day bicycle
Otis Loveland was electrocuted in
olmbuts. 0.. on F-riday for the mu r
erge Geyer. a farmer near Alton.
U.r the overturning of a patrol
'agon in New York on Saturday
everal p)olicemen were seriously in
The Union Pacifc railro ad is re
ortedl to have bought the Chicago
Frank Duncan. a notorious saie
lower, wvas hanged in Birmingham.
a.. last week for nmurdler.
Eight of the European thrones
'ill pass from father to son if all
oes well. The Sultan will probably
e succeeded by his brother and the
ing of Spain by his sister, while
1ere is no direct heir to Queen~
Miss Lizzie Goode, who has been
>O ill to appear in the cast this week
ith the DeWitt Company of Play
rs. is regaining her str-.ngth and
-ill reappear with the company in
Held by the Enemy."
Luther Conant. Jr., for years finan
al editor of the New York Journal
Commerce. has been appointed a
ecial examiner in the Bureau of
orporations Department of Comn
1erce andl Labor.
Seymour Hlicks has solid the Amer
an rights of "The Earl and. the Girl"
> the Shubert Bros.. ar.d the Eng
sh success wvill have its 'irst produc
on in America early in the spring
'ILLS can truthfully be said of
,,he new product for making- the mos t delicions iC
cream you ever atL; ev-rythin! in the packagc
Nothing tastes so good iu h-ot weather. All grocer
are pla6in2: it in stock. If your grocer can7t supply yoi
send2~5c. for two packw-,es by 'ail. Four kind&:VaE
illa, Chocolate, Strawberry and Unflavored. Addresi
The Genesee Pure Food Co., Box 295, Le Roy, N.1
Xiss Bessie L. Simmons,
(Over Pelham's Drug Store.)
Piano and Voice.
Term beginning Monday, Sept. 5, 190
$3.00 Per. Eight Lessons.
Don't Make i
until you see our linE
If you do you will regre
it. Call and see ou
stock, and if you ar
not pleased you wi
have time to go elsE
M ive Boo Store.
an eirbewihechpsin e
(n u rnmtes yswu
Ina teaoffee se ts, bhere.e
For Sale by
C. H. CAN NON.
Narwood & Tyree, Agents,
Newberry, S. C.
Best Mineral As
C. H. CANNON,
Nar.,_ N_ & . .Depot
Newberry, S. C.
Capita! - - - $50,000
Surplus - - - 19,500
since organization 21,000
Paid Depositors in
ment since or
ganization - - $9,200
A man working by the dy is paid
o r the time he puts in at w,rk, but
when that man saves a dollar for his.
day's labor it works for him nights,
as well as days; never lays off on
account of bad weather and never
gets sick, but goes right on earn
ing iim an income. It's a nice
thi.g to work for money, but it's
much nicer to have money working
for you Try it--open a savIngs
account with us and get some money
. working for you. Make a deposit
in the Savings department today
and let it begin to work for you.
Interest computed at 4 per cent
January i and July i of each year.
The business under
the firm name of Shelly,
Dean & Suritner will
be carried on at the
same old stand under
the name of Shelly &
e Summer, Wewantall
t our friends ar.d cus
r tomers to continue to
a give ustheir patronage.
We have the cheapest
and most complete
stock of FURNITURE
ever opened in New
berry. Come and see
our stock and ask our
Co.'s old stand.
Shell & SuIll C.
Bre~ad Maker and. Ralsert
yen can mix and knead
.n 3 Minutes.- ,
7 ands do not touch the dough.
SDOES AWAY WITH HAND KNEADIlIS
4 AND MAKES DETT'ER BREAD ..
F Ray toclean. A child can w~ork it.
THEY ARE GUARANTEED TO
GIVE SATISFACTION OR YOUR
MONEY BACK. PRICE $2.00.
F. A. SCHIUMPERT.
See'v and Trreas
nied States itereste in the cr
Opium. Whiskey or other drug ha'
either for themselves or friends, to 1
one of Dr. Woolley's books on these
Ieases. Write Dr. B. 1M. W ooiley, Ati
r a. Bomr97,and one will be sentvyor