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THE DEAD YEGGMAN.
Various Surmises to to Identity of
Man Kill in Laurens on
Laurens, January 29.-A long-dis
tance message from Editor L. M.
Rice, of Union, states .that Mr. R. A.
Jones, of that city, claims to know
the yeggman who was killed by Po
liceman Walker here yesterday morn
ing. Mr. Jones says that the descrip
t.on given by the News and Courier
oorrespondent in this morning's pa
pers fits the man he knows in almost
every panticular, and that his name
was L J Parker, the name discover
ed on the margin of the Augusta
Chronicle found in the pocket of the
dead man. Nine years ago, this man
Parker was a clerk in a big store in
the city of Knoxville, Tenn., and left
there to hobo, as Mr. Jones states.
There is a probability that Mr. Jones
is correct in his statement, as the
name on the paper was, without
doubt, "L. J. Parker" or "L. J. Por
ter," the initials being very clear, al
though the name is not so distinct.
T.he body of the dead man will be
kept here a week if so long is neces
sary to reveal his identity.
Among the other rumors concern
ing the man's identity, is one that he
is William Deloach, of Saluda, S. C.,
a machinist. Two men have viewed
the body and declare that he is the
man; this is, however, not generally
Inspector Gregory, of the United
States postoffice department, was in
the city this morning investigating the
double tragedy and endeavoring to
identify the unknown dead yeggman.
Mr. Gregory arrived in the city last
night from Columbia, where he was
communicated with yesterday.
The other man, the accomplice and
companion of the dead man, is de
scribed as a tall, light haired man,
quick and wiry. A young man who
lives some six miles south of the city,
came in last nigh:t and stated -that he
saw suoh a stranger going down the
road toward Mountville at about sun
down. It is judged that the escaped
yeggman is making his way -south
ward, possibly toward Columbia. The
authorities all over the State have
,been notified, and it is likely that he
.will be captured.
The funeral of Mr. Stone took
place this afternoon at 3 o'clock in
the city eemetery, the burial services
being in charge of the Woodmen of
'the World, of which order Mr. Stone
was a member. He was a popular
man, an excellent officer and a re
spected citizen, .holding the unquali
fied confidence of all who knew him.
* The city of Laurens honors her de
eeased officer and ,the people pay tri
baxte to a fellow townsman.
Mr. MeDuffie Hampton Stone was
born in October of 18'76 in Cross An
chor, Spartanburg county. At the
age of three, with his parents, he!
came to Laurens county, two miles
from the city on rural rou,te No. 3,
where his home was until he moved to
Laurens and took a position on the
.poliee force. His parents, both of
whom survive .him, are Mr. and Mr.
John C. Stone. Three brothers and
thi-ee sisters also survive. They are
Messrs. W Guy Stone and John Gal
houn Stone. of Atlanta; A. B,. Stone,
of the county;- Mrs. Jeff Brown. of
Newberry; Mrs. D. A. Madden, of the
county, and Mrs. W. M. Irby, of
Laurenis. Route No. 3. Mr. Stone's
wife, who also survives, was Miss
Fannie H. Hollingsworth, of Cross
Hill. Of the union two children. John
Roscoe and Ina Cornelia, were born.
both surviving their lamented father.
Inspector Gregory's Report.
News and Courier.
Laurens, January 30.-Thus far to
day nosthing has been heard from the
various detective agencies communi
eated with by Inspector Gregory re
garding the identity of the unknown
geggman, whose body is still beimg
held here. Mr. Gregory left today for
his home at Greensboro. N. C. Before
leaving 'he expressed his belief that
he has 'uhe man spotted, and that -hiis
ideas have only to be confirmed. That
hbe was a professional, there can be
no doubt, so declares Mr. Gregory,
judging from the outfit carried by the
man. The irrspector does not have
much faith in the theory that he was
a Sauth Carolinian. It is possible, of
co.urse, that the name "L. J. Pakr
on the margin of the Augusta Chroni
ele, found in the man's pocket, was
th.at of an acquaintance or a pal of
the dead man.
Nothing has been heard of the es
caped companion, who is believed to
have gone toward Cohi.mbia.
Mr. G. H. Moore, formerly of Dun
ean, in Spartanburg county, who is at
present engaged in work of the Fish
dam Bridge over Reedy River, in the
county, came into the .cIty this after
noon and after viewing the body of
the dead yeggman, states with posi
tiveness that he is one Ed N. Parker,
1who in the fall of 1900, was boarding
at his sister's house in Duncan and
-n....d in me railroad bridge work
there. Mr. Moore's sister is Mrs. F.
Mr. Moore seems quite positive
about the matter, claiming to have
known the fellow intimately. He
went hunting with him on several oc
easions, and they -had their pictures
taken together, one of which Mrs. d
Hughes now has. He states that Par- B
ker told him he was from Buffalo, N. su
Y., and was in the employ of the tb
Phoenix Bridge company, of Pennsyl- B
vania, at the time of his residence at ui
Duncan. In December of 1901 Par- us
ker left Duncan for Mississippi.
A Test Explosion.
Postoffice Inspector H. T. Gregory,
together with Mayor Babb and several -
members of the police force, went
out to the edge of the city this morn
ing to make a test explosion with the
utensils found in the possession of the
dead yeggman. A drill was made in U
a large rock and the notro-glycerine
injected with the syringe owned by
the man; in fact, nothing was used
except those .things found on the per
son of the dead man. That he -had a
full and complete safe-craeker's out
fit is unqn:estionable, and the efficacy
of his material is demonstrated be
yond a doubt by the success of the ex
periment this morning.
A POEM OF THE PAST. F
John Hawkins's Parody Recalled
by His Tragic Death.
The recent tragic death of John
Hawkins, formerly of Newberry, re
called to the mind of one to whom he D
gare it, the following poem written by ti
him about the year 1882. It was) pub- of
Eshed in a periodical of the day.
While it will be readily recogn.9ed
as a parody, yet it evidences much
talent for a young man of about H
(A Newspaper IdTl.)
Late one summer's evening dreary, N1
I was sitting, weak and weary,
Mailing papers to subscribers be
hind a year or more. J
Suddenly I heard a rustle, w
Something like a paper bustle, g
-wielded by a man of muscle, just of
outside the office door. e0
"'Tis the foireman," low I muttered, da
''standing at the office door, ia
Wanting money-nothing more.''"
'Or perhaps 'tis some bulestocking,'' G
And before I heard a knocking
Up I sprang, and quick unlocking, 1.
open wide I flung the door.
But I scarce maintain'ed my level,
For before me stood the Devil,
With his tail crooked like a bevel,
trailing : Se office floor;
Hanginz on lh - a and trailing down
behind him on the floor;
'Twas the Devil-nothing more. a
For a moment I stood gazing
At the feet of this amazing t
Spectacle, then raising my dazed
eyes up firom the floor,
I perceived his teeth were gnashing,
Ad his burning eyes were flashing,
And he frightened me by dashing
-his pitchfork against the door
Frightened me by madly dashing
this against any office door;
Slightly scared me-nothing more.
"'Say!'' he cried in tones of thunder,
While I stood in silent wonder; th
"When your papers every. Monday I
are sent round from door to door,
Do not some-tell, me I pray you- 3
Who subscribe, refutse to pay you- ge
Do not some of these delay you, de
prizing not your wondrous lore,
Having no appreciation for your
labors long and sore ?
Tell me truly, I implore.'"
Quickly then before him kneeling
(. will own a slavish feeling,)
Secret, sacred thoughts revealing, el
all my griefs I did outpour-h
Told him that, with all my saving, PC
I could se.arce allay the craving bE
Of my stomach, unaccustomed to mf
the Tanner-life I bore. ti
This I told him while before him I bE
was kneeling on the floor- di
Told t-he Devil this-and more. ol
"Rise!'' said he, "dismiss your sor
Try to live-beg, steal or borrow
Means to live until the morrow, in
which time shall be no more.
Then shall all hell's fiercest fires S.
Burn eternally the liars,
Sisters, mothers, sons and sires,
who owe for a year or more- gi
Scorch and bake and burn sub- e
se'ribers who add nothing to your C
I'll torment them evermore."'l
Now, forgetting how I'd smarted, b4
Up in gratitude I started, p4
But his Highness had departed, as S
'he entered-through t.he door; ec
And the sunlight on me streaming 't,
Proved to me .that I'd b)een dreaming;:i
But within my heart, Hope beam-,
ing, breathes: ''They 'll burn
Slowly I resmedA my labhm--ongn 'jT
first the office door
ailing papers-as before.
Notice is hereby given that the r
rsigned as cor.orat.or.; of the J.
wles Company will open books
bscription to the capital stock
e said company at office of J.
>wles at 1613 Main street on Si
day morning at eleven o'clo-ck, J2
ry 30, 1909.
J. L. Bowles, Jr.,
J. L. Bowles, Sr.,
'UN! FUN! FUN
it No Innocent Man Escap
AT THE GREAT
Mock Court Trial
. UNDER THE AUSPICES OF
.EW COURT HOUSE
riday Evening, Feb. 12t]
One of the most respected ci
ns will be charged with - -
REACH OF PROMISI
Regular Court Rules. Startlii
evelopments. Ludicrous Situ
)ns. Local Hits. An Evenii
Prices, 25 and 50 cents.
Tickets on sale at Newber
ardware Co.'s Store.
Open at 7.30. Court called at
)TICE OF FINAL SETTLEME3
As guardian of the estates
wes Lester and Mabel Lester
11 make a final settlement as sa
ardian of said estates in the offl
the Probate Judge of Newber
nty, S. C., on Tuesday, the 16
,y of Fibruary, 1909, and imme
~ely thereafter apply for letters d
sory as said guardian.
Allen N. Crosson,
iardian, James Lester and Mal
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
Mary A. Spehi, Plaintiff,
Theodore H. Spehl, Defendant.
All persons having claims in t
ove entitled action and against t
tate'of Theodore H. Spehi, deces
,are hereby requested 14 prese
e same duly attested to the unde
~ned, on or before the 30th day
H. H. Rikard,
Master N. C.
Jan. 18, 1909.
All persons holding claims agair
e estate of U. J. Stuck, decease
P present the same, duly atteste
d alil persons indebted to said esta
11 make immediat-e payment. to E
ie S. Blease, attorney for the u
Willie E. Stuck,
n. 21, 1909.
There will be a meeting held in t
amber of commer~ce on Frida
nuary 29th, at 4 p. in., for the pt
se of organizing a eounty Anti-Tl
reulosis Association. All physicial
nisters, members of Civic assoc:
m, Bachelor Maids, and all me
rs of other associations, and all
viduals interested in the preventi
tuberculosis are invited to
P. G. Ellesor,
J. M. Kibler,
W. E. Pelham, Jr.,
Membe:s of Committee.
L.LE OF PERSONAL PROPERT
By virtue of the authority toi
ven in an order of - the Probs
urt for Newberry County, Sou
irolina. I will sell to the high<
dders, for cash, at public outcry,
te residence of U. J. Stuck, dece;
,on Tuesday, February 9th, 191
~ginning at 11 o'clock a. mn., t
~rsonal estate of the said U.
uk, consisting of two mules, thz
*ws two buggies. hogs, corn, fodd.
ro wagons, peas, cotton seed, far
g imnplement.x, household furnitu
Willie E. Stuck,
m n. 2,o909 tw
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
By Frank M. Schumpert, Esquire,
WHEREAS, Sarah Brown hath
made suit to me, to grant her letters
in of administartion of the estate of and
L. effects of Elbert Brown.
of THESE ARE THEREFORE to
of cite and admonish all and singular
L. the kindred and creditors of the said
t- Elbert Brown, deceased, that they be
,n.- and appear before me, in the Court of
Probate, to be held at Newberry, S.
C., on t.e 10th day of February next
after publication thereof, at 11
o'clock in the forenoon, to show
eause, if any they have, why the said
- administration should not be granted.
GIVEN under my Hand, this 25th
day of January Anno Domini, 1909.
Frank M. Sehumpert,
J. P. S. C.
NEWBEERRY UION STATION.
Arrival and Departure of Passenger
Trains-Effective 12.01 A. M.
Sunday, June 7th, 1908.
No. 15 for Greenville .. .8.57a.m.
No. 18 for Columbia .. ..1.40 p.m.
No. 11 for Greenville .. ..3.20 p.m.
No. 16 for Columbia .....8.47 p.m.
C., N. & L. R7
' No. 22 for Columbia .. ..8.47 a.m.
i- No. 52 for Greenville .. 12.56 p.m.
No. o3 for Columbia .. ..3.20 p.m.
*No. 21 for Laurens .. ..7.25 p.m.
* Does not run on Sunday
ig This time table shows the times at
a- which trains may be expected to de
part from this station, but their de
parture is not guaranteed and the
time shown is subject to change with
ry G. L. Robinson,
Made from the long leaf pine. The
T greatest remedy to present time. For
sale at Mayes' Drug Store.
id CHARLESTON & WESTERN CAR
ee OLINA RY.
ry Schedule in effect May 31, 1908.
Lv. Newberry(C N & L) 12:56 p.m.
Ar. Laurens 2:02 p.m.
Lv. Laurens (C & W C) 2:35 p.m.
Ar. Greenville 4:00 p.m.
e Lv. Laurens 2:32 p.m.
Ar. Spartanburg 4:05 p.m.
Lv. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) 5:00 p.m.
Ar. Hendersonville 7:45 p.m.
Ar. Asheville 8:50 p.m.
Lv. Laurens (C & W 0) 2:32 p.m.
Ar. Greenwood 3:32 p.m.
Ar. McCormick 4:33 p.m.
Ar. Augusta 6:15 p.m.
ieTri-Weekly Parlar Car line he
htween Augusta and Asheville. Trains
Nos. 1 and 2, leave Augusta Tuesdays,
nt Thursdays and Saturdays, leave
r-Asheville Mondays, Wednesdays and
Note: The above arrivals and de
partures, as well as connections with
other companies, are given as infor
mation, and are not guaranteed.
Gen. Pass. Agt.,
Geo. T. Bryan,
Greenvin~e, S. C.,
dBLUE RIDGE SCHEDULES.
- No. .28, leaves Anderson at 6.30 a
i- mn., for connection at Belton witb
Southern for Greenville.
No. 12, from Walballa. leaves An
derson at 10.15 a. in., for connection
at Belton with Southern Railway for
Columbia and Greenville.
No. 20. leaves Anderson at 2.20
he . mn., for connections at Belton with
Southern Railway for Greenville.
No. 8, daily except Sunday, from'
r-Walballa arrives Anderson 6.24 p.
mn., with connections at Seneca with
a- Southern Railway from points south.
.No. 10, from Waihalla, leaves An
n- derson at 4.57 p. mn.. for connections
nat Belton with Southern Railway for
t. Greenville '.nd Columbia.
No. 17. arrives at Anderson at 7.50
s. mn., from Belton with connections
No. .9. arrives at Anderson at 12.24
p. in., from Belton with connections
y from Greenville and Columbia. Goes
ne No. 19, arrives at Anderson at 3.40
Lte p. mn.. from Belton with connections
.th from Greenville.
ut No. iiL arrives at Anderson at
at 6.29 p. in., from Belton with con
s nections from Greenville and Colum
)bia. Goes to Walhalla.
:he~ No. 7, daily except Sunday. leaves
J. Anderson at 9.20 a. in.. for Walhiallh
-ee with conneictn at So.n'en for local.
m- Nos. 17. 18, 19. and 20 are mixed
e tryns between Anderson and Belton~
Nos. 7 and 8 are local freight
trains, carrying passengers, between
Anderson and Wai.halla and between
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