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TRAGIG DATH 'Of
DIED FROM WOUNDS INFLIOT
ED BY HIS WIFE.
Deceased Wa a oOnductor on the
0olumbia, Newberry and Laurens.
-Details of Homicied.
The State, 18th.
CullenA W. Blair, a well knowin
coiductor on tle Columbia, Nowberry
and lairens rail-oad, was shot by his
wife yesterday afternoon about 3
o'clock it, their home, No. 1612 Mar
ion street. He died inl less than an
hour at the Knowlton infirmary,
where lie had been taken soon after
The accounts as to the cause of the
tra,-edy are conflieting And savor of
the sensational. Mrs. Blair, who is a
remarkably handsome young woman,
<telares tlh-at it wa- ai aceident, while
the linlsbanld said. in a statement made
a few mnilmes belore his death, that
it waI the result of a (Iarrel etalused
by tliv attentions, received by Mrs.
Blair Ilrom ia man whr-e 11n:1ne was
.ivenl as A rms. This mam. lie said, is
at ondutor inl the illploy of the
Southern 4n1 the Danville dfivisionl. It
is lmalerst ood that Annll w%as inl Co
In:26 t':n.'.eeks e
MIrs. Blair was prostrated by tile
shock of the tra.edy aini was uinlable
to leave tile 1iuse when p1laed unlder
arrest by Sheriff Coleman. A deptuty
was pilaced oi tnird at the resideince,
aInd she is e-m1staitlv inder siirveil
lalee. Previous to her marriaze to
Mr. ilair. she was Miss IEthel Wayne
Barrentinle, tle 41augh ter ofI a Metho
di-A iiiiiister 411 aSlisbury, N. C. She
has been. residing.- with her huillsbal
in Columbia for several years. havin.g
I'Ved here 1'rom Northl Carolina,
where Mr. Illair was emploved as a
(onch1ietor on the Sut her.
ir. llair arriv-ol troi IAairens as
ustml yesteniy o irin-u at 10.45
o clIctk . t 'llmlin- to several
matr Ts 41 businless ilnI main shre ie I
weIn home abot 2 o'elock. It was
only a short time aftei lie entered tile
house t hat those in tl viinitv veard
two shots ini ipid sluece4sionl aniid af
ter a short interval two more. anid
minled with shots were the screams
of women and children from inside.
There was no other man in the house
at the time. althomdi there are sever
al who board there.
Rlesidlents inl the Ieig-Iboirhood sooin
gathered in front of tle huse. The
first Ierson to enter was Mr. 1-. W.
Woodward, who lives at the corner of
Taylor and Marion streets, olly a few
doors away. When lie entered the
fronit do>r Mr. Blair was standing. in
the 1i11 with his back against tle wall
and holding his wife by both wrists am
if to prevent her from uisin1g her
hand. The butt of a pistol was pro
truding fiom his tipper vest poc4(ket .
Seeinit that thIere w'as veryV seriouts
trouble. Mir. WVoodwar'd, went to the
fronit stepis to ask someii onei t'o catll a
pol11icemnian wh01( 'len lie naain went in
side i. BIlai r had g.onec into a bed
r'oim ini the b:t-k of the house and(
was lyin'. on the bed. lie to1ld Mr.
. Wood~ward' that lit hiaud ben shot and
that .g'1 entani at ince te(I'leponeid
for a phiysician amid in a shor't time
thle woumt ledi matn was t akein in ain
ambulance toi lie Kniowitoin infir'
A ft the trible a ffair'. Mtrs.
hiir' retiredto h4ler iro'o'm in a htysteri
cal cinil itin iiand1 a phyvsici:n was
called to attend Iher. She is se riously
ill and( Was miiab)le to niuike any state
ment Iof whta1t ledl up to thle shot ini.
Everybody else ini thle bnse' was so
unnierved by lie expi e'ince 1tatino
colhcren t aceotnut ('nh ?111 eJ learned
from them; they wvould only repecat
their Aissurancees 1 that it was ant acei
dent. Later thle ve'rsin 'al~veni ont as
havinig conme from a irs. Blair was that
Mir. Blair' caime home ini a state of
intoxicti on andt ill raided herm for hier'
failure to pay' some iindebtediness anid
threatened to strike her. At this, she
diew a'pistol and warNd il "thitf,
lie (lid so she, would kill h Yhore
upon Mr. Blair' attempted to get pos
session of the weapon and in the
struggle that followed it was dis.
charged. There wore four shots but
only one of them took effect. The i
bullet entered the abdominal cavityi
and passed citirely through the body.
When the wounded iman was remov.
ed to the infirmary, he is said t6
have been perfectly rational and re
nained so intil within three minntes
of the end.- When asked the cause of
the trouble, he said that it was all
:aused by a man named Arms. Time
and time again, lie exl)res;e(d the i
greatest grief that Iiis wife should I
have rntined her life by the tragedy
and tittered prayers for her welfare.
(Never once did the man seem to
think of himself or his condition. |
There was nothing to indicate that
he was or had been intoxicated and
at t(he autopSY which was conducted
later in the afternoon no traces of
alcohol were found by the physicians.
e viY ebaiiiganiig was working
ste Iets(I- il frlnt ofi the house when
(Ihe Shlotin., MIC11urre4l and onle of tile
.uards saw a pistol thrown out of a
winldow afler tho excitemlenit hald par-I
lially sibsided. A few minutes later
a iefig'O WOMan Was Sten to come out
of the hoiisv. pick it up and throw
it behind an outhouse in the yard.|
This pistol has not yet been found. i
We will offer I
for 8 cents oer 3
berry. About 5
cents, but they
wo; th less than I
ter grade than yc
order to get yot
of merchandise i
sacrifice a few
will be arrange:
sold till ten o'cl
about 300 yards
Muslins for 3 1-2
big line of N avy
take all that you
returned from NE
with the ready ca
up some specia.
later. We expe:
Newberry. lI q
talk, I think the
the next few da
dress goods, no
40 yards Matti
300 pairs Lace
Sa e cornme
Cheapest Store in Ne~
FROM" ME88AG1E PROM MAJR
death' of ~ i~ad' 'opna.
Died a jury vt . oi0um
.tanees of the",se ed the
retnais and-futlker Ift g . as Post
poned until today.. loing
6oupose the jtry; operts,
fornau; R. L. Miller, Alford,
R. E Pluner, J. I. W B. Jen
kins, R. D. Flenniken.; ' Fur
tiek, i L. McCullloilgh . rims
ley, Pat. Crawford, W. Harris, U.
K. lde and M. L. An&re s
Mr. W. G. Childs, presidwit of the
Colutmbia, Newber,y .a'.d Laurens
road, was one of the first to.. roach the
icene. He was called over the 'phonle
by Mrs. Blair, who stated, that a ter-!
rible tragedy had 'happened. Mr.
'Blair was one of the best condue
tors I ever had,'' he said., It is true
liat he suffered with a eaneer of the
tomach and has been addicted to the
use of stimulants to ease the pain,
4ut I had never heard of his beinm
)rutal to his wife.
''It is the saddest. case I have ever
known. The family is without Imeanis.
So far as I know they have no rela
ives who caln lielp fhem. I vill offer
Mrs. 1lair anly legal assistanve in my
power. I think she was justified to
threalten her husband if lie advaneed
1pon hr as if to strike.'' i
While Mr. ChilIs was talkiing with
the reporter of Tie State, at the cor.
ler of Taylor and Marion street, lie
(I,JA Nt 21 f AT TI
ig Until the Lot is Cli
!or safe the grandest lot
tard that has ever been
)0 yards in this lot wc
all go for 8 cents, not
0 cents, and few of thes
>u generally see in sp,ci
i in our store and let yo
me are now showing, w
bundred dollars to our
I on table No. 1, posit
ock.. 2 1-2c. on table IN
of IOc. and 12 1-2c. col(
|c. per yard, not a piece
rd, limited, 1 2 yards to
Blue and Red Dress Ca
want for home use. Or
w York and other Easte
sh and know where to fi
I values that we wNill.let
:t to make this the whit
uiality first, quanity arn
y do, we have bought ;
vs an up-to-date line o
tions, etc., that we will
ng for $6 98.
Curtains for 25c. pair.
At 10 O'clock.
vberry. In the W.
Wept; ootkslyi, nIthed i ill'a ,
deed offectiln. Mir hyC 4 aid he
knows jittle 'of the honie4"fe ofthe
deceased coiductor but 't Id alwayg
been i-epresented. to him sto be most
It is inded the mbat shocking
tragedy in Columbift l years. In a
quiet little cottage on Kaion street
a woman , lies heart-broki, sobbing
her very life away. Her jrief is fran
tic and the phygicians ar' fearful for
her life. Two children are-left without
father to support them, and the home
is a place full of spectres. The devel
opuients fron the coroner's inquest
will'be awaited with interest.
JAMES WOODROW DEAD.
Tho Embers of the Life of a Great
Soul Had Been Smouldering Fee
ty for Weeks.
The State, 18th.
After weeks of patient. suffering
'Jaimles It. Woodrow died yester.(uly
at Iis iolme onl Wasli.-Inol street. It
was like tile dlying. of ilie ellbers. so
pwacefully did his soul leave its carti
ly tvnement. The fire of vitality had
beeln alolrilg aid gently, al
mu-t ipilerceptibly, (lissolution had
crtept uipo the great soul. As the
dawn of a beQutiful (lay came upon
offered in New -
rth 50 and 60
a yard in the lot
e. This is a bet
al sales. But in
u see the kind
e are willing to
trade. This lot
ively not a yard
lo. 2. We have
red Lawns and
in this lot worth
a customer also,
slicoes at 3 1 -2c.
ar buyer has just
ren markets and
nd them picked
you know about
a goods store of
d small profits
and expecting in
f wool and fancy
seIl you for less.
', Jan. 23d,
r. Tarrant Old Stand,
lMiaWo0ihv dia beea ill t~
months bd4 uffered uncom
plaingly.O4ea?se death was 0ok
ed for jO,es nt.emove any of ' the
weight o, sorrow from the hearts
of those who loved him. Though not
a nktio of this state,. he had done
much for South Carolina and for Co
The foreign missions executive
comnlittee of the. -South Carolina
synod determined to invest thousands
of dollars of the funds with Hoyt &
Gardiner of New York. Dr.-Wood
row, as treasurer, firmly opposed the
measure, but it was carried through
against his will pnd protest. Not long.
afterwards Hoyt & Gardiner failed.
Dr. Woodrow was away from home
at the time. His wifp telegraphed
him about .the failure, advising him
to to to Now York and see what
COUld be done. Cheeks amounting to
about $4,000 had been mailed by Dr.
Woodrow to missionaries in var-ious
parts of tie world to pay their cur
rent salaries. Dr. Woodrow hastened
to New York. A grave crisis
confronted him and the church. Un
less satisfactory business arrange
mnetts could be made the cheeks on
o1 '& Chrdiner would be rotest
ed: the missionaries would be in dis
tress. the church would be in triulible.
Dr. Voodrow was equal to the emer
gency. He arranged with another
bank to make good the Hoyt & Gar
diiner lieeks and the foreign mis
Siialies we-C so notified by cable.
To secure the bank making this guar
aitee, I)r. Woodrow mortgaged his
-home in Columbia, corner Washing
ton ail Sumter streets.
At. the text. meeting of the execu
tive commillee the situation was dis
vusse-l. )r. Woodrow insisted thIat
the immediate a.e'its in tle matler,
al not lie church, must. be losers
:111d that the situation must be mIt
witli the convention itself: other
wise at grevols scandal % would-ensue.
confiden(le would be destroyed and
the woIrk of the ehurceh would be
(1illpled, and besides honor and riglt
required this course. le held that
the arrangements he had made in New
York must stand. The committee op
posed, urging that the investmenit
had been made against his counsel
and will; that lie was not to blame,
and that the fault lay with the com
mittee. But Dr. Woodrow stood firm
and shouldered the loss.
To this day the church has never
known how his sense of honor and re
gard for the ehrch's welfare saved
her from disastr6us, crippling scan
dal, distrust and great soreness of
heart. He knew the value of money,
but he was its master, not its servant.
While not personally responsible, he
.willingly made sacrifice to protect
the honor and welfare of his church.
SALE oF NOTES AND ACCOUNTS.
By order fo the Directors and Stock.
holders of the Carolina Manufactur
ing Company, I will sell at public out
cry at Newberry Court House, S. d.,
on Saturday, .January 19th, 1907, at
twelve o 'clock neon, all uncollected
notes and accounts due and owing to
J. A. Burton,
President and Treasurer.
DIRECT FROM C
ease wIth 11(
quarts of WI
Try it and if
-best you evel
pense and y<
Isn't that a
from us you
ers and avon
saure of gettis
1 y 1 better
Ye have thousabde of busheli
In stook, selected from the boet
cros rwn In this countr. f
the bet and Most prodVo
Burt. or 9W-Day,
SRed tNust Eroof
White and Black Spring, Vir
inia Gray Winter, etc. Write
O00'8 NEW SEED .001 for 1907
tells all about Seed Oats- and all'
Farm and Garden Seeds. Mailed
fteep on request.
T. W.Wood & Sons, Seedsmon,
) RICHMOND,. VA. 9
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
IN THE PROBATE COURT.
James F. J. Caldwell, as Executor
of the last will and testament of Mar
tha Caroline Caldwell, deceased,
Francis W. Higgins, Martha Caro
line Hardy, Elizabeth King, Harriet
(or Hattie) Trail, Hayne W. McCar
ley, Annie M. McCarley, John W.
Clary, Mrs. Sarah A. M. Russell, Wil
liam1 C. Gilliam, Sarah C. Clifton,
Mary E. White, Francis Z. Wilson,
John 0. Caldwell, and all heirs at
law and distributees of the said Mar
tha Caroline Caldwell. deceased,
~t. " ,'L':iiI.C., VC 'e~ence
:C I to an11wer. 1a ur he"(1vre the
b v of iFrur. 1907. the
petition in this proceeding, which is
filed in the Probate Court for the said
County and a copy of which is here
with served upon you; and you are
notified that on that day, beginning
at ten o'clock in the forenoon, a triat
will be had in the said Court
of Probate for the said Coun
ty and State of all matters de
scribed and all issues involved in the
said petition to establish in due form
of law certain instruments of.writing
as the last will and testament of Mar
tha Caroline Caldwell, deceased.
Hunt, Hunt and. Hunter.
J. C. Wilson,
J. P. N.C.
To the defendants:
Mrs. Sarah A. M. Russell, William
C. Gilliam, Sarah C. Clifton, Mary
E. White, John 0. Caldwell and all
heirs at law and distributees of the
said Mlartha Caroline Caldwvell, de
eased, whose names and places of
residences are unknown. You will
please take notice that the summons
of which the foregoing is. a copy, and
the petition in the above title action
was filed in the Probate Court of
Newberry County on the tenth day of
December, 1906, and is now on file
Hunt, Hunt and Hunter.
2.85 and we wvill ship you in a plain
> marks to show tontents, four..ull
L.LOW DALE RYE, express prepaid.
yen don't find it all right -and the
Stasted, send. It back to us at our ex
ur $2.85 will be promptly,refunded.
r we are distillers, so when you .buy
save the enormous profits of the deal
1 all chance of adulteration. You are
ig our whiskey just as It cones fromn:
',without being tampered with 19 any
efer corn, whiskey, we will sen'd you
aofeour ALLAN sINCLAIRPS OOR N
br' $2.80, express prepiiid. You can't
corn whiskey from anybody el14
hitee of perfect 'satisfATcldn6uor sit6r
wheit yootdeal with usa asti;e owin
my' have resources of A nillion d*