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OF ELOPING WITH GIRL
N. B. W. Sistrunk Arrested in Green
ville at Instance of Father of
Miss Louise W. Norris.
Greenville. July 17.-Charged in a
waant swori out by the father of
Miss Louise W. Norris of Greenwood,
who had eloped from h;er home in
Greenwood with him, with being a
fig-ive from justice, N. E. W. Sis
trunk, a merry-go-round operator,
a-bu,.t 24 years of age, whose home is
in Soartanburg, where his wife and
her mother live, was taken into eus
tody by the officers here today and
helki until late in t.he afternoon, when
his mother-in-la-w, Mrs. Emma C.
CaL.h of Spart inburg, said to be worth
con iderably aiore than $0,000, gave
bond in th'e sum of $500 for his ap
pearanee before the court in Oconee
county within t.he next three months.
The father of the girl (she is about
22 years old) came here in company
wiT :is friend. Mr. J. K. Durst, pres
ident of the bank in Greeiwood, and
took tile young woman home. She
confesses to having left McCormick,
wV1ere she had been visiting, with Sis
trun1 and to having following him to
auusta. Atlanta and back to Sene
ca. wlere lie was arested and where
sae naid his tine of $40. She drew
ot tie 'bank 3$00, all the money
.slie ad, and left with the man whose
wife was in Spartanburg.
Wiien the train from Seneca arriv
td today the conductor informed Of
tiee! MeLeskey of some trouble the
man had been in in Seneca, and that
he was then in company with. the girl.
Sistrunk was at once arrested and the
girl went to the Mansion house, where
she rt gistered as Biss Louise W. Nor
Aiter his arrest Sistrunk sent a
w.ire to his wife an&she and her moth
er eame to the city at once. In the
meantime the father had gone before
Mazistrate, Stradley and sworn out a
warrant, charging the mal wth being
a. fugitive from justice. Sitsrunk
went before the justice of the peace
with the wife and her mother and
Mrs. Cash gave a certified bond for
$500. The man accompanied his wife
to Spartanburg in the evening.
At first it was thought that the
charge of abduction would be lodged
aganst Sistrunk, but it seems that
such a c.harge could not be substa,n
iated. the woman being old enough to
know her mind, so it was said by the
attorneys for the man. Just what
chrze will be preferred against him
is a~matter of conjecture.
Mr. Norris is one of the best known
citizens of Greenwood. For a number
of years he has been the agent of the
Seaboard Ar Line railroad there and
for a long time his daughter worked
in t.he office with him. Reeentbly she
went to McCormick to visit friends
and while there met Sistrunk, who
w.as operating a merry-go-round .and
who~ boarded at the same house with
he. He is alleged to have persuaded
her to leave wth him. They wvent to
Auzsta and from t.here to Atlanta.
They; are alleged to have registered as
m'n and wife at hotels they visited.
COW CAUSBS BLOODY BATTLE.
Two Men Killed and Two Are Fa
Union. Miss., .Jnly 17.-One -old
cow which would not have brought
$50 on the market. ea sed a bloody
pistol battle in the st:xets of this lit
tle town today. It renilted in t.he
kiling of tw, men, the fatal injurmng
of two more and the serious wounding
The? de. .d: E- J1. M:Donald. cattle
Peter McDonald, .his brother.
Fatally injured: Cornelius Chisolm,
Jseph Miller, f.riend of Chisolm.
Seriously injured: Murphy McDon
ald son of E. J. McDona:ld.
The fight was between the McDon
alds on one side and Miller and Chis
ln on the other, 'two factions which
have quarrelled for many yea.rs.
The old cow had outlived her use
fuln.ess a.s a milk producer. but both
Thm and the McDonalds claimed
her wnership. Miller and Peter Mc
Donald started the row in front of
he nion Bank. Revolvers were
drawn and the shooting commenced.
Chisolm and E. J. McDonald came up
aon: this time and joined in. Peter
McDonald fell first and Miller was
he next. E. J. McDonald and Chis
oln for a while shot despera-tely, un
til both fell. McDonald dead and
Chisolm mortally wounded. Murphy
McMDonald, who appeared to have been
.a ould-be peace-maker, was seriously
the men in the bloody battle
are prominent in t'his section* of Mis
ssisorpi and number many .relatives in
Nw:on county. Consequently it was
lwi'ed at first tha,t further strife
l:I result, but -indications are to
ngh:. with Peter and E. J. McDonald
deed, and Chisolmn and Miller dying.
Fare from Col
' Good Reti
i, S, ETCH
Phone 514, Coh
o one will be left to answer to the
law for th'e tragedy.
It was reported that an ~effort,
would be made to have a company of*
State militia sent here from Meridian,
but the authorities deny this.
DITIZENS TO PATROL STREETS.
Mayor Mahon Authorizes Armed Ef
forts to Prevent Recurrence of
Special to The State.
Greenville. July 13.-Tacitly ad
mitting that the police department is
powerless to prevent robbers from
almost nightly operating throughout
the eity. Mayor Maho~n has tonight
authorized the arming of a number
of citizens who will work without
ompesation and who will patrol
the streets in which the many rob
beries have occu'rred. The announce
ment to this reffeet came as a m'
prise to all of t.he patrolmen.
For more than a month thieves
have operated here and none have
been caught. Two white men are now
on the chaingang, but neither is
thought to .have been one of the gang
that has done the most of the work.
'he home of t.he mayor was 'entered
not long ago and $60 taken from his'
pants pockets, while he and his wife
nd ba'by slept in the room. Chief of
Plie Kennedy was not slighted, the
burglars breaking into 'his home, but
not stealing anything..
Further aection of Mayor Mahon
later tonight in issuing permission to
citizens to arm themselves may bring
about a clash between the executive
department *and the police commis
sion, the latter officials claiming 'tha,t
the mayor has exceeded his authority.
Chief Kennedy of the police de
partment said tonight the had only
t wo men out in uniform. all the night
patrolmen being in plain elothes and
patroling pasrts of the city where rob
beries have been of most frequent
TRAGEDY ON MORRIS ISLAND.
Young Ladies Just Escape Death;
Assailant a Suicide.
News and Courier.
After attempting at about daylight
yes,terday morning to chloroform two
young ladies, the daughters of Capt.
Wi' king, head keeper of the light
house on Morris Island. w'ho were
aroused by an alarm elock barely in
time to save themselves from prob
ale death. Ludvig Jacobsen, one of
the assistant keepers of the Morris
r hnd Lh House, locked himself in
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umbia to Gary, Incl
to Laurens, Inclusiv
irning, Regular I
ig Train 32, Frid
inta 12:25 P. I
Agents, phone ot
BERGER, P E LI
4, S. A. L.
imbia, S. C. Phone 76,
Ticket Agt., J. W. DE
Newberry, S. C.
is room, and when yesterday after
n0n officers from this eity reached
orris Island and attempted to t.ake
him prisoner, h~e first ran into a closet
and took a drink of whiskey while the
officers sought to effect an entrance,
and then lying down again in the
ammock, in which he was accustom
ed to sleep. he placed his pistol bar
el in hi.s mouth -and fired a shot.
which penetrated his brain and ended
his life. The scene -of vhe tragedy, the
light house keeper's house ou Morris
sland, is an isolated spot, some ten
miles from the~ city. where the roar
f the waves is heard perpetuaHy. The
officers wh. .responding to a summons
by telephone, had gone to th'e island
to arrest Jacobsen, returned to the
city at about 7 o 'clock last evening
in tihe lanh of the Cypress, towing a
bateau. in which was the body of
Jacobsen, tightsly lashed to the seats.
The body was taken in charge by the
Order of Eagles, of whieh Jacobsen
was a member. and was taken to the
undertaking est.ablishment of John
MAlister. where the inquest will be|
held a.t 11 o'clock this morning.
C., C. & 0. Trrainis in Spartanb'urg
In Ninety Days.-Plannhinlg
Spartanburg, July 15.-Mr. M. J.I
Caples, vice president and general
manager of the C., C. & 0.. arrived in
the city at early hour yesterday
morning. During 'the day he made
an inspection of t.he work along the
line of .road from Spartanburg to
Broad river. He left .the city this
afternoon at five o'clock. Mr. Caples
expressed himself as well pleased
with the progress of the work. He
said: "We will 'have trains runnmng
into Spart.anburg between the 15th
and 31st of Oetobeir. which 'is. I be
ieve. according to our original
"The freight depot for Spartanburg
is the next .thing we are going after
and it will not be many days before
something definite can be giv-en out
-oneerning it. Plans are being got
up now for t.he building."
When asked if the C., C. & 0. would
be built to the sea from Spa:rtanburg
via Columbia, Mr. Caples said: "We
are thinking very earnestly. although
[ am not prepared just at this time to
state that it will be done."
The little lump of ice we zet,
It is a precious thing:
If it would last. I '4 have it set I
And wear it in a ring.
. A4. ..
'ris up to
ay, July 30,
S.A.,C. N.-& L.
Columbia, S. C.
SALE or PERSONAL PROPERTY.
By order of the probate court, we
will sell at Newberry, S. C., July
29, 1909, at 10 o 'clock, in the store
formerly occupied by Caldwell and
Haltiwanger, as the Cash Store, the
personal property of the estate of T.
S. Duncan, deceased, consisting of
parlor furniture, bedding, bedroom
furniture, trunk, writing desk, books,
W. A. Dunn,
S. M. Duncan,
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of Newberry Land -and Securi
ty Co., will be held at Chamber of
Commerce rooms on Tuesday, July
20. 1909, at 8.30 p. m for the purpose
of electing directors and transacting
any other business that may come be
fore the meeting.
Jno. M. Kinard.
10 Julv 1909.
At Bethel School house. Pomaria. We
will furnishi a first class dinner. Come
one, come all. Dinner 40 and 'A5
cents. Saturday July 24.
J. A. Gaham,
H. Monroe Wicker.
At former residence of A. J. Gib
son on July 23. Price 35 and 40
S. J. Cromer.
ANNUAL SCHOOL MEETING;,
The annual school meeting of New
berry school district will be held in
the court house ont Friday, July 30,
19.9, at 10 a. m. to hear the annual
report of the treasurer of the Newber
ry graded sch'ools.
F. N. Martin,
J. M. Davis, President.
The patrons of Smyrna school dis
trict No. 44 will meet at the school
house on Friday, the 23rd day of
July, 1909, at four o'clock for the
purpose of electing a teacher and con
sidering any matters connected with
the school. School term 8 months.
Salary $40.00. Applications may be
handed to the undersigned.
J1. S. Boozer,
H. T. Longshore,
G. P. Boozer,
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