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ELIOTION IN EDGEFIELD.
Scenes In The Ohronicle Office
Hurrahing And Then The
The primary passed off promptly
and peacefully throughout Edgefield
county. We have heard of nithing
strained or unpleasant. Our two town
clubs voted on opposite sides of our
court room, and white-winged peace
presided over the solemn rites The
day was comparatively quiet im our
town, but towards 5 o 'clock P. M. peo
ple began to come in from all points
of the Edgefield compass-sovereign
voters-free American citizens, freer
in - Edgefield than anywhere else in
the great Union-brave exercisers of
the inalienable right-old men and
young men-strenuous boys riding.on
wild asses and restive Arabian. steeds.
There was much noise, but very little
The Edgefield Chronicle had made
arrangements to have the most dis
tant returns brought in-even from
Lincoln and Columbia counties, Ga
by 10 o'clock. At 7 they began to
come; and every half hour brought a
breathless night rider, pregnant with
fate and joy and death. And as each
wild night rider dismounted and
knocked at the iron doors of the
Chronicle, the boys who had ridden
in on wild asses, shrieked and yelled
up to heaven. And now all doors of
the Chronielb office are thrown open,
and the night crowd surges in. The
lights are on, tables are arranged, and
the counting begins. The counters soon
become wildly engrossed and begin to
tear their hair and pull off - their.
shirts A new night-rider tramps up
the steep stairway, and the boys make
the earth tremble even as far as
Ceasar's Head and the Isle of Palms.
And the crowd surges, twenty-five
deep, around the counters. And the
counters use violent cuss words, finish
up their hair and call for-coca cola.
Out upon Hiers root-beer! And so it
goes until 11 o'clock when the night
riders from distant Washington and
Plum Branch and Hibler dash up.
And the boys not only shriek, but kick
and jump and bump and hump and
lump. And coca cola and ginger ale
and tinctured ice-water and human
perspiration flow down like the turbid
Savannah in a fall freshet. And every
man and every boy becomes a counter.
And every man has pulled off his
shirt and his shoes and his stockings
and his skin. And raore lamps are lit;
and a modern small boy pulls the
ancient Chronicle Eitor by the sleeve
and says to him: "Geo Quarles, he
run like a red dog, didn't hef" And
another very small boy, brandishing
a coca cola bottle, says to the an
cient mariner: ''Tom Pattison, he just
everlastingly busted up the whole
d-n eounty, didn't he?'' And now
comes the awful midnight hour when
graveyards yawn, and the weary and
naked headeounters begin to announce
the result. And-and--but here let
us draw a chaste veil over the chaste
andl solemn myteries!
MADE GIRL DRUNK
AND MARRIED HER.
A story of immorality and crime
that is revolting in the extreme has
been brought to light in the cotton
mill diatrict in this city. Jennie
Bradley, a girl not yet quite 13 years
old, was enticed fr'om her home in the
Glranb)y Village, to the home of Mrs.
Julia Collins on Sixth street in the
Olympia village on the night of Aug.
11, on the pretext that the child was
to be takeni to. a prayer~ meeting.
Instead, however, the child wvas de
tained at the Collins house among a
party of eauing)i5i meni and womeni.
She was giren wvhiskey to drink until
she was ini a state of intoxication.
While in this condition she was either
persuiadled or coercedl into being mar
ried to Inaae alias Pat Hallman, the
ceremony being performed by Magis
trate S. I. Riley. IIaliman is an em
ploye in one of the cotton mills anid
one of the par'ty at the house of Mrs.
Collins duiring the evening. Hlallman,
it is alleged, was married at the time
and his wife, fr.om whom lhe is living
apart, resi des in North Carol ina.
Th'le mother of the girl, Mrs. Martha
Bradley, sought her daughter the
next morning and was informed by
Mrs. Collins of what had taken place.
The mother was enraged and in spite
of the p)rotest of the husband thme
Collihs woman took her daughter back
to the maternal roof and kept he~r
there until later Hallman followed
them to the house and remained there
several days and nights.
Mrs. Bradley sought the advice of
an attorney, Mr. John T. Duncan, in
forming him of what had taken place
and of the fact that the man had' a
wife living in North Carolina. She
was advised to let the matter rest un
til Hallman 's wife could be found.
This was done and about two weeks
ago he was arrested on' a warrant
sworn out lefore Magistrate Lorick,
charging hiin with an offense, the
piuniyhnint tor which is death. Hall
man was plaed in jail. He waived a
preliminary hearing and is still behind
On last Tht' rsday afternoon Mrs.
Julia Collins Wis arrested, charged
with being an aecessory to the crime.
She was lodged in jail and yesterday
afternoon was given a preliminary
hearink before Magistrate Moorman.
At this hearing the whole horrible
story was told by Mrs. Bradley, bhe
mother, and her daughter, the child
wife. The girl lias,just been dismiss
ed from an inflrma y, where she has
been under the treatment of physi
cians since the arrest of Hallman.
She was the most iiportant witness
in the case and told in her ingenuous
manner of all that had occurred. She
told of the drinking 'at the Collins
house that night and ho)v she had been
given whiskey to drink 4ntil she "felt
so foolish that she did n4t know what
she was doing;'" of iow she was
dressed in the long skirts and clothing
of the groivn woman in order to dis
guise her and deceive Magistrate
Riley when lie came to prform the
marriage ceremony and of i3l the sub
sequent humiliating details.,
Magistrate Riley testifledthat lie
married the couple, but did rot recog
nize the bride as the chilil Jennie
Bradley. He had no record of the
marriage. The ceremony took place
in the presence of Mr. and Mrs. Col
lins and several others.
The court decided that the state had
made out a case and committed the
Collins woman to jail in default of
Mrs. Bradley aud her daughter were
represented by Mr. John T. Duncan
and Mrs. Collins by. Mr. Pringle T.
Youmans, who is also counsel for
Hallman. This is not the first case of
depravity from this section of the
city, which has been heard in the
courts. Only a few months ago three
young men were brought before Map
istrate McMaster for enticing small
girls out of the mills and keeping
them in a vacant lot all night. They
were committed to jail to await court.
Two of them managed to avoid coming
to trial, but the third was sent to the
penitentiary for a short term.
Hallman and the Collins woman will
probably be tried at the term of court
which opcns Monday.
When it comes io getting inside in
formation the surgeou )Aaves the phy
sician at the post.
The lucky man can afford to pose
as a disbeliever in luck.
By dropping a penny in the slot the
right, weight may be pointed out.
For the Legislature.
I am a candidate for the House of
Representatives subject to the rules
of the Democratic par-ty.
Elbert H. Aull.
Arthur Kibler is hereby announced
as a candidate for thme legislature and
pledged to abide the rules of the Dem
I hereby annoiunce myself a candi
date for Supervisor for Newberry
county. Subject to the Democratic
primary. J. Chesley Dominick.
J. Monroe Wicker is hereby an
nounced as a candidate for re-election
for the office of county supervisor, and
will abide the rules of the democratic
J. P. Cannon is hereby announ
ced for re-election as sub-supervisor
and is piedged to abide the result of
the democratic primary.
W. H. Wendt is hereby announced
as a candidate for sub-supervisor and
will abide the rules of the democratic
I am a candidate .for the omce of
Sub-Supervisor from Newberry coun
ty and will abide the result of the
Thuos. J. Wilson.
We hereby nominate our comrade,
Osborne Wells,. for reelection to the
omce of Sub-Supervisor and pledge
him to abide the result of the Demo
cratic primary. No better soldier ev
er served in the Confederate army.
Achance' is still open to the young
men of this county to get a Norau
seholarship in the University of Soutl
Carolina. An examination for thai
purpose will be conducted by the Count3
Superintendent of Education, Friday
August 81, 1906..
Write at once for application blanks t<
BIENJAMIN SLOAN, President,
Columbia, S. C.
haeacopy of our
Seed Oats, Rye
Barley, Seed Wheat
Grasses and Clovers
Deo piv Pall catalogue
mnatiledl, and prices
quoted on request.
T. W. Wood & S
Sdsmen, .. Riahmond a.
THE NEW INTERNATIONAL
I have arranged with
Dodd, Mead & Co. to
sell the Irternational
And for the month of
Augus only, I will give
The Companion Vol
ume and Book Rack
free. And for $5.00
extra The Half-Russia
Dictionary. The regu
lar price of the Diction
ary is $16.00.
MaYOS IBoot Store. 1
R,L. Alexander & Co.,
Cottn Stocks, Grain and Pro
P'rivate leased wire.
Offlce over G. D. Davenport's
Marke Information gladly given.
Cal up Phone No. 200.
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Orangeburg Collegiate Insittut
will begin its fall session Wednes.
day. September 19th. We have v
healthful location,ure well equipped
and have a first class faculty. De.
partments of art, music, elocution,
cooking, sewing, etc. Only a fem
more boys and girls can be accom
modated. Send for a catalogut
and application blank.
W. S. PETERSON, President.
Orangeburg, S. C.
the contract for
your new build
ing see W. T. Liv
ingston. B e s i
Lock Box No. 59.,
Newberry, S. C
48th Year begins Sept. 12t
with full faculty of five men an
25 increase over last yea
New Carnegle Dormitory
with all modern comforts, read
for occupancy in the fall.
Board and Tuition $150.01
REV. JAMES BOYCE, Pres.,
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