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C. MATTHEWS, Pr
ED. BYNUM TRIED.
iven Ten Years For Shooting the
Sheriff of Lexington.-A Speedy
Lexington, June 18.-Breaking all
vious records for this county, Ed.
ynum was brought from the State
nitentiary this morning, arraigned
efore Judge Aldrich, pleaded guilty
and was sentenced to serve ten years
at hard lab..r in the State peniten
tiary and was back ready to begin his
sentence all within three hours.
At twenty minutes after15 o'elock
tlis morning. Sheriff P. H. Corley.
Mr. Sam P. Roof, Mr. C. E. Leaphart
and The News and Courier corres
pondent left for Columbia in Mr.
Roof's handsome automobile. The
party went to the governor's mansion
secured the necessary papers and
drove back to the penitentiary. Af
ter waiting about thirty minutes, dur
ing which time Bynum was taking off
his stripes to don the same old clothes
which he wore when he was admitted
a few weeks ago the return trip was
egun at S o'clock, and at 9:15 the
ear drove up to the court house door.
Bynum was taken directly to the
court room up stairs and was locked
in one of the jury roms and closely
guarded by Sheriff C.qrley himself
until Judge Aldrich finished his
harge to the jury in the Darby case.
By this time the news began to
spread that Bynum was to be tried,
and the house began to fill up. By
num was brought into the room by
Sheriff Corley and arraigned. The
indictment was read to him and the
usual question, "Arne you guilty or
not guilty?'' was askeo' In a low,
but distinct, tone, the prisoner re
plied, "Guilty, and I ask for mercey.''
About one 'hundred people were
seated in' different parts of the court
room, and when Judge Aldrich began
his lecture to the would-be slayer of
Lexington's popular sheriff one could
have almost heard a pin fall in any
part of the room so anxious were the
spetators to catch every word that
fell from the judge's lips.
After commanding the prisoner to
stand iup the court said:
"It is charged that you violated the
law and a warrant was issued for
vur arrest in order that you should
e brought to answer for your crime.
That warrant was placed in the hands
of the high sheriff of Lexington coun
tv to serve and when he went to
plen you under arrest you, instead
of submitting eivilly to the arret a's
a good citizen. or even a bad citizen.
should do. you resisted that ofBecer.
ou refused to respect his authority.
-you put yourself in open insurrection
and rebilion against the law of your
State. and being further instigated by
'the devil you sought to take the life
of the high she'fif of Lexington coun
v by shooting im with a double-bar
relied shotgun at a short distance. If
there is anything you have left un
done to show that you are a bad man
and an unworthy citizen. I cannot
imagine very well what it is. and
when men act as you have acted the
law. mercifully to thiem. provides a
place where they will be separated
from the body of people .whom they
have contaminated, and whom they
have endangered and put them where
they will be ;afe from doing harm
Iand where it is hoped they will refleet
and meditate and by the grace of God
repent. so that when the period for
which they have been imprisoned has
expired and they return to their
homes they will be better men.
"As bad as you have acted. and
as unlawful as you have shown your
self to be. there is a ray of encourage
ment that you may profit by your
punishment in the fact that you have
pleaded guilty and have not put the
county to the expense of trymg~ you.
and have not added to the other
erimes the high crime of
er*jury. which. unfortunately. is
oo common with your race.
he county 6f Lexington is to be con
atulated that this case terminates
Si dnos according to the orderly
>y law to swear to and
each year. W e are t!
I National Ban]
ing business we offer y
Oly, plenty of our own n
inethods of the law, and that the goo
name of Lexington county and th
hands of her sons have not bee:
stained with blood guiltiness, whic:
might have been the case if you has
fallen into the 'hands of your captor
shortly after your crime was commit
ttd. It is a credit to the people o
Lexington county that they have a
lowed the law to take its course, ani
that they are now able to see that i
they will trust the State its laws wil
"The sentence of the law as prc
nounced by the court is that you, Ec
Bynum. be imprisoned in the Stat
penitentiary at hard labor for a pei
iod of ten years."
Bvnum never raised his head th
entire time the judge was talking. H
was frightened and seemed to bc
perfect dread of danger. As soon a
the necessary papers were arrange
Bynum was taken back to the peni
tentiary in the same automobile tha
brought him over with the same part;
in charg, with the exception of Th
News and Courier correspondent.
When the trip from Columbia wa
begun Bynum broke down and for
while refused to have anything to sa.
Later, however, when he was assurei
by the sheriff that he would see t,
it that he was not harmed, he bright
ened up and talked freely about hi
rime. He would often repeat, ''Got
knows, Mr Henry, I did not mean t<
shoot yeu. I did not know what:
was doiug. I knowed I never dont
nothing, and I was scared nearly t<
death.'' He added, ''You have beei
the best white man to me in Lexing
ton-you kept me from going to jai
list year, and you wpaned me money
God knows I didn't mean to shoo
Bynum went over the same tal
that has been published about th
naifrow escape he made from th<
rowd that were hunting him for thre,
days after the crime was committed
He said that he would dip turpen
tine out of the boxes and put on th
bottom of his feet to keep the dog
from trailing him.
That the law has been allowed t
take its cou':se meets the approval o
the people generally, and there wa
no demonstration at the trial. Th
trip to and from Columbia wgs un
eventful. except for the passing o
buggies and wagons. At one time th
party had to wait for ten minutes o1
some road workers, who were filling il
an excavation across the road.
'SILVER SERVICE DESIGN.
New York Firm to Prepare Gift fo:
The South Carolina.
Columbia. June 17.-The commis
sion in charge of the selection of th
silver ,service for the battle shi]
South Carolina decided today t
award to G9rham & Co., of New York~
represented by Gilreath-Durham comn
pany, of Greenville, the constructio:
of the designs. The service will cos
$5,000, the amount appropriated, an<
with the exception of a few mino:
changes the designs as originall;
planned by the commission will b
The drawings submitted were ex
ceedingly tasteful. There is a desig2
showing the battle of King's Moun
tan, another showing the receptio:
v (Gen. Marion to the British ofti
eers, when. it is handed down, th,
dinner consisted of boiled potatoes
another showing Jasper replacing ths
attle flag, and other historica
scenes. On the large punch bgwl are
the historical words of Pinckney
'Millions for defence, but not on,
cnt for tribute.''
Throughout the scene the seal o
the State, the Palmetto tree, and var
ios symbrls and scenes are repro
The company receiving the awar<
was represented here by Mr. E. 3
Dinee. of New York. and D. C. D)ur
ham. of Greenville. Other firms, wh<
had represent atives present were
Ja-:. Alen & Co.. of Charleston
ha. F. Sez of Columbia; ani
>y the No
puolish statements of
rioroughly examined by
ou the very best form of
-oney in the business.
R. D. SMITH,
I Thomas & Brother, of Charleston.
e The following statement as to the
i service was given out by the commis
I The "South Carolina." is expected
s to go in commission in December, and
- this service is to be ready to be pre
fe sented to the battle ship about the
middle of January, and the said ser
I vice is to consist of the following
f pieces: One punch bowl and ladle; 24
1 punch cups and plateau; 1 centre
piece and plateau; 1 water set, four
pieces; 1 tea set and kettle and wait
. er: 2 fruit dishes; 2 meat platters;
e 1 fish dish; 2 salad bowls, with forks
and spoons; 2 bon bon dishes; 2 com
potiers, large; 2. small; 2 vegetable
(dishes: 2 entree dishes: 1 humidor.
e When the battle ship " South Car
l;na'' enters Charleston harbor she
will be conceded Uncle Sam's
t GO-FLY keeps flies off Horses and
cattle. 25c. and 50c. At all drug
BIDS INVITED FOR SCHOOL
Sealed bids will be received for an
issue of forty thousand dollars of
bonds of the Newberry School Dis
Strict of Newberry, S. C., to run for
tv tears at a rate of interest not to
Sexe'eed five per cent per annum, to be1
issued under an act of the General
Assembly of the State of South Caro
lina entitled, "An Act Relating to
the Newberry Sehool District'' Ap-'
proved February 27th., 1909. Bid
ders will state in their pro
Spositions the rate or rates
of intereecst as gell as the
price at which they will take these
bonds. including accrued interest.
from May 1, 1909, also the denomina
tion of the bonds desired. Bids must~
be filed with F. N. Martin, chairman,
Newberry, S. C., on or before the 25th
-day of June, 1909.
The right is reserved to reject any
and all bids.
F. N. Martin,
J. M. Davis,
%Newberry, S. C.,
June 4, 1909. I
BLUE RIDGE SCHEDULES.1
.F :8 leaves A mlerwn~' At1.
'i.. for connectiou at Belton 'mrn
1 outhern for Greenviile.
-Belton w'ith Soztiorn R f'
No. 2). leaves Amieron' a t 2.24I
- >. mn., fo.r connections ait Behaor with
~ Southern Railway for Greenville.
SNo. S. daily except Sundar. frorr
Knih:olla :irrives Anderson (.24 p.
n., with connections at Seneca tJ)
u eithern Raiilway from pouint'. southi
tNo. 10, fr''m Waihalla, leaives Anr
n at -4 ~>7 p. mn.. for em:.ti-lo,js*
R 1eton with Southern Railwar f-~
.rnville anid Cllumia.
No. 17, arrives at Anderson - ..
m .,. from Relton with mee-*e
1 rom Greenville.
-No. 9. arrives at Anderso~ et 1'-'4
.rm.. from Belton with connormi-n'1
-romn Greenville and Coinmhi.1. G;o
No. 19, arrives at Anderson at 3.40
.. in., from Belton with connections
No\.~ 1L, arrives at Anderson ai
6.29 p. in., from Belton with con
nections from Greenville and Colum
bia. Goes to Walhalla.
No. 7, daily except Sunday, leaves
Anderson at 9.20 a. in., for Walhalla,
with connections at Seneca for local
Nos. 17, 18. 19, and 20 are mixed
-e-en. between Anderson anid Belton.
Nos. 7 and 8 are local freight
rains, carrying passengers. between
\ nderson and Walhalla aind betwe"n,
MaVlhala an2? Andersor
This entire Safety Ft
cent. In placing an ac
consideration. Then y
to care for your legitim
our ability, we have rec
This immense amount
legitimate and deser"e
willingness, we refer yc
Scholarship and ,Entrance
At the County Court-House on Friday,
[uly 2nd, at 9 A. M., the Scholarship and
Entrance Examinations to Clemson Agri
:ultural College will be held under the
lirection of the County Board of Edu
Applicants must be at least 16 years of
ige and must be prepared to enter the
Freshman Class. There are no scholar
;hips in the Preparatory Class. This
:1ass iq only oren to a li n :dumber of
bovi w%ho cannot reach higvh schools and
xhen- scboci faciities .-e porr. S.:holar
I*hip.- l ow r' oo -- eTaition.
rhe : n of Cklnson .Agriuitural
C_ollegeni. inS p. ,19 .
Apply to 1' e unty e(.:tendent of
Education alLt r 2n. 2: i, ; ,needed in
ormation co:,, -r .ing . Scholarship
For catalogs, further iin!m-:nation and
:ards upon which to make application for
ntrance to the College, address
P. H. MELL, President,
Clenson College, S. C.
118 a Great StorY!
'o the man who" w: t ,be-com
fortable this sr.mmer:
3TRAW H ATS,
KNEE LENGTH UNDERWEAR
FULL LENGTH SUMMER UN
"Get Bu-c'' now with purchas
ng those n. wv furnishings hete and
:ou- 11 find that the hotte-t days of
:his summ .r will have no terrors
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
125th Year Begins Oetober 1st.
Entrance examination will be
>ld at the new Court House on
F~riday, July 2, at 9a.fm. Ail car
lidates for admission can compete
a October for vacant Boyce schol
trships, wni. h pay $roo a year.
-)ne free tuition schola- ship to each.
ounty of South Carolina. Board~
Lnd furnished room in Dormitory,
;12 Tuition, $40. For catalogne
All executors, administrators, and I
ther fiducaries are urged to make an
ual return, upon oath, of the receipts
.nd expenditures of such estat-e the
>receding calender year before the
irst day of July as required by law.
Frank M. Schumpert,
J'. P. N. C.
May 5th, 1909.
md must be lost before a
:ount with a Bank safet:
ou should investigate as
ate wants and its willingi
-ources of over HALF I
of money enables us to
d wants of this entire co
>u to any of our custome
H. T. CANNC
SOME ONE C
Her,e are the Ladi
other makes, all to be
JUST WHAT T
Reginas - -
Why just come and
We cannot charge a
To do a good thing t'
So come to
FOR FIVE. I
The Heraid and News, ai
New berry, S. C.
For FIVE DOLLARS we
nd News and The Dail
ress for one year. Send
nd News, and not undei
:o The Daily Record.
The Daily Record, undi
lives to-day's news to-d
Japital city in the aftern
ural routes next mornin
;o get a daily paper early
Associated Press Di
Special Market Rep4
Live Capital News,
South Carolina Affa
A clann. enterprisin
Depositor can lose a
i should be your first
to that Bank's ability
1ess to do so. As to
easily care for all the
mmunity. As to our
IN, Assistant Cashier
ARE GOING 1
it at the be
ig of the sum
in in : ::
as' Reginas, and
'HEY COST. .
- $3.50 at $2.50E
$4.00 at $2.75
see and you will
mny shoes at these -
oday is better than
td The Daily Record,
Columbia, S. C.
Swill send The H erald -
y Record to one ad
money to The Herald
er new management,
ay, and leaving the
oon, goes out on the
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