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HAVE F'i;ITITES LEFT COUNTRY?
Alleged Confession by Avant That He
Was Hired by Bigham to Kill
Columbia, S. C., May 27.-The re
port of an alleged statement of
Avant's having been hired by Dr.
Bigham to kill the latter's wife, as
set out in the Georgetown corre
spondence of the News and Courier
today, caused much comment here
among those who have followed the
case. There' is general - interest
throughout the State in the Bigham
Avant matter, and it is generally
hoped that the two fugitives from
justice may soon be caught.
Many people have wondered why
Governor Ansel has not yet offered
a reward. Conversation with Gov
ernor Ansel reveals the situation that
he has not been asked by the sheriff
of the county to offer the reward, and
Governor Ansel also believes that
the bondsmen should exhaust every
effort to turn the men over to the au
The History of the Case.
The two men were convicted in
Georgetown county last year on the
charge of killing Ruth Crisp Big
ham, the wife of Dr. Bigham, and
were sentenced to serve three years
and six months in the State peniten
Both men are said to have left the
State, and it is doubtful if either will
Sheriff Scurry, of Georgetown, has
Qfered a reward for the arrest of the
Nothing has been heard at the
State penitentiary as to the where
abouts of either Avant gr Bigham,
and it is believed by the officers that
both have left the State.
Governor Ansel on Situation.
"I have not been asked to offer a
reward for the two men," said Gov
ernor Ansel when asked if he would
offer a reward.
"Two of the sureties for Avant,"
said- Governor Ansel, "have asked
that' I offer a reward, but I wrote
saying that it was their business to
produce the prisoners at the appoint
Dr. Bigham was under a bond of
$1,500, and Avant $3,000.
Immediately after the trial at
Georgetown, 'counsel for the two
men asked that they be admitted to
bail. Judge Watts, who heard the
case, admitted Avant and Bigham to
bail in the sum of $1,500 each.
-Later Avant came to the peniten
tiary and gave himself up. Just be
fore he was mustered in as a convict
a message was received from the
Geo-rgetown authorities asking that
the prisoner be held until further
notice. No further word was receiv
ed from Georgetowri, and as a result
Avant was held at the penitentiary
for severgi months as a detention
prisoner. - .
His attorneys during the early part
of the year appeared before, the su
preme court and instituted habeas
corpus proceedings. An order was
signed admitting Avant to bail in the
sum of $3,000, pending an appeal to
the supreme court. He left the pen
itentiary and went back to George
Where Are They?
Immediately after the trial, and
when Dr. Bigham was admitted to
bail in the sum of $1,500, 1 he left
Georgetown and went to Greenville.
Since that time he has not been seen.
A letter received by relatives of
Bigham states that he left the Unit
ed States immediately after the trial.
A letter was received by relatives
of Avant, soon after the supreme
court had given the decision which
af.firmed the sentence of the George
town court, saying "I am running
away." The letter was postmarked
It is generally believed that Avant
left his home in Georgetown for the
purpose of coming to the penitentiary
after the final decision by the su
preme court, but that he, after ar
riving in Columbia; decided to run
away. It is known that he telephoned
to the authorities at the penitentiary.
from the village of Cayce, near Co
lumbia. The conversation was brok
en off abruptly and the next heard
from Avant he was "running away."
Who is to Blame?
Avant and Bigham were convicted
and sentenced to three years and six
They were admitted to bond in the
sum of $1,500.
A verbal notice of appeal was giv
en to the supreme court.
The decision of the Georgetown
court was affirmed.
The remittitur was sent to George-,
town in due time, yet both men es
Bigham is now out of the United
States, according to the belief of
many persons. Avant is somewhere
in the country, it is believed.
Leon M. Green.
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BOB JONES DISAPPOINTED.
Remains in Prison Until September
18, Under Superintendent's
Columbia, May 27.-Bob Jones will
not leave the State penitentitary be
fore September 18, unless he is par
doned or paroled by Governor Ansel.
Capt. D. J. Griffith, the superin
tendent of the penitentiary, has ruled
'that Jones's sentence did not expire
Bob Jones was convicted for the
murder of the three Pressleys in
Edgefield county, and has been at the
State penitentiary for over 20 years.
There is a rule at the penitentiary
which allows a prisoner one month
off for each year during good be
havior. Jones was sentenced to
serve 25 years in the penitentiary.
The trial judge deducted the four
years from the sentence which Jones
spent in the Edgefield county jail
during the trials and the subsequent
appeals to the supreme court.
It was the contention of Bob Jones
that he would leave the penitentiary
on May 18, and that the one month
that he is entitled to because of
good behavior would be deducted
from the four years spent in the
Edgefield jail. Superintendent Grif
fith has taken a different view of the
situation and has concluded that one
month should not be deducted from
the Edgefield term, as Jones was not
at that time a prisoner at the peni
Bob Jones was disappointed when
he found that he would not leave the
prison on May 18. Preparations had
been made for his reception in Au
gusta. Upon leaving prison he will
settle near the little town of Hariem,
in Richmond county.
LARGE CROWD EXPECTED.
Arrangements for Press Association
Meeting Go Steadily For
Columbia, May 27.-The prosrpect
is that the annual meeting of the
State Press association this year will
have the largest attendance of many
years. The inquiries and reserva
tions indicate an especially large at
tendance. The arrangements are all
complete, and Manager Green ex
pects to give "the members of the
Press' association the very best of
attention at' Glenn Springs.
There are a great maniy newspaper
workers in this State who are not
members of the *Press association.
Every newspaper worker is entitled
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The Southern, Seaboard, and Coat
the South. All pass through Richm
go out on next train. Shipments mn
in S. C. the next morning.
All goods guaranteed under Pure:
4 Quarts $4.00. '8 Quarts
Red Deer Corn 3.00
Red Deer Gin 3-00
Belle Haven Rye 3 0o
Sydnor XXXX Rye 4 Qts. $2.4
Sydnor XXXX Corn 4 Qts. $2.4
Sydnor XXXX Gin .. 4 Qts. $2.a
Old Capitol Rye $5-75
Fern Spring Rye 4.50
John Black's Private S. 4.00
I. E. Goff AAAA Rye 3.50
Goff's AAAA Rye 24 Pts
Bell Haven Rye 24 Pts
Red Deer Corn 24 Pts
Red Deer Gin 24 Pts
Sydnor XXXX Rye 24 Pts
Sydnor XXXX Corn 24 Pt~
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In Bulk. 1 gal.
AA Rye $2-50
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Straight 8 Y"rs. Old Rye 5.25
AA Corn 2.50
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AA Gin 2.50
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IMPORTED AND BONI5ED G(
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712 East Broad St.,.
10 memllRbership, aid it is especially
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members of the association join and
attend the meeting at Glenn Springs
and go on the delightful ClinchfieId
There is no way of reaching all
newspaper workers, and those who
devote themselves to this work and
make it their means of livelihood
should feel no hesitation in writing
lPresident August Kohn, at Colum
bia, or Mr. R. L. Freeman, secretary,
at Bennettsville, and apply for mem
bership in the association.
Those who delay making requests
for reservations and accommodations
are the losers.
SENATOR TILMAN IN AUGUSTA
EATS CORN PONE AND BUYS LOT
Augusta, Ga., May 28.-While Sen
ator B. R. Tillman was in the city
yesterday-he left here last night for
Atlanta, where he wjll remain in 3.
private sanitarium for a few weeks
for treatment for rheumatism-he
concluded a lease for ten years on the.
Broad street property, which he has,
recently purchased in Augusta.
In this private business transaction:
as -in his public life, the senator has
shown that he does not believe in do
ing things by halves. He purchased
a magnificent business location on the
corner of Broad and Kollock streets,
but the building, which has occupied
that spot for years, was not at all an!
attractive one. The senator has had
the old house torn down, and will
commence next week to erect in its
place one of the most modern, three
story business structures in the
The building in its entirety-front
ing 50 feet and running back through
the block 382 feet, three stories high.
will be occupied by the Jones Furni
ture company. I
From a personal viewpoint, Senator
Tillman looks somewhat improvedi
physically since his last trip to Au-'
gusta, about three weeks ago,. and
seems quite a little stronger.
That he is building up was evi
denced by the fact that he immensely
enjoyed at his dinner yesterday, at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H.
Jones, whose guests he and Mrs. Till
man were, some "old-fashioned South
Carolina corn pone," which . Mrs.
Jones had especially prepared for the
senator. And the he'arty manner in
which he "did .iustice" to the, midday
meal would suggest that heRfs giving1
to his system what it needs .to gain
renewed strength and vigor...
t Line reach nearly every point in
cond. Orders received on one mail
ide from this point reach any place
Food and Drugs Act.
Gin 100 per et.
$7-75. 12 Quarts $11.oc
5 75 ' 8-50
5. 8 Qts. $4.75. 12 Qts. $7.00.
io. 8 Qts- $4-75. 12 Qts. $7.oo.
,o. 8 Qts. $4.75. 12 Qts. $7.00. I
8Sts. Case12 qts.
-$9.50. 48 Half Pints $1o.oo
-9.oo.k 48 Half Pints 9-5o
-9 00. 48 Half Pints 9.50
-. 9.oo. 48 Half Pints 9.50
- 7.50. 48 Half Pints 8 00
-7.50. 48 Half Pints 8.oo'
- 7.50. 48 Half Pints 8.oo
2 gal. 3 gal. 4 gal
$4-75 $6.85 '$-I
6.8o 9.20 12.20,
4-75 6 85 9-.1o
6.8o 9.20 12.20
4-75 - 6.85 9-I0
6.8o 9.20 12.20
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The pains from which
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Better to take Cardui
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This is the sensible,
the scientific, the right way.
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NOTICE OF SALE.
I will sell at public outcry on Wed
1esday, June 1, 1910, at 11 a. in., at'
L05 and 1107 Caldwell street, New
)erry, S. C., the stock of groceries
mnd merchandise and store furniture
mnd fixtures in Nos. 1105 and 1107
Jaldwell street, Newberry, S. C., dis
;rained by me for rent under and by
rirture of a distress warrant issued
y The Newberry Fraternity Hall
:ompariy for arrears of rent due said
:ompany by Samuel B. Jones. Terms
>f sale: Cash. -
K. K Buford,
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Best for burns, scalds, fever sores,
3uts, bruises and piles. 25c. at W.
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At the Close of
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Furniture and Fixtures
Overdrafts secured 'and unse
Bonds and Stocks
Cash and due from Banks
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mrber 16, 1909.