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WALTER ALLEN LEATES PRISON.
Young White Man Receives Thanks
giving Gift From State's Chief
Columbia, Nov. 24.-As a Thanksgiv
ing gift, Gov. Ansel today paroled
Wafter Allen, the celebrated young
mountaineer from Greenville county,
who, while serving a life sentence in
the State penitentiary, escaped and
then voluntarily returred. He was
eonvicted in 1901, in Greenville coun
ty, of murder and was sentenced to i
Allen killed Henry Trammell, a
neighbor. Trammell, a bachelor, went,
to Allen's house in Allen's absence
and made an insulting remark to Mrs.
AIAen, then a young and pretty wo
man. Mrs. Allen also testified that
Trammell attempted to catch hold of
her, but she broke away from him. On
her husband's return she told him of
the visit of Trammell and he went in
search of Trammell. A difficulty en
sued, in which Trammell was killed.
Appeals for Pardon.
On the trial of Allen in the fall of
1901, Judge Townsend presided and
Mr. A. H. Dean, for Solicitor Boggs,
prosecuted the case. When he was
sent to the penitentiary Allen. soon at
tracted the favorable attention of the
prison authorities and was made a:
trusty, frequently driving the buggy
of Superintendent Griffith and having
charge of the horses at the peniten
tiary. In 1907, at the October meeting
of the board of pardons, a petition
for Allen's pardon was presented, hav
ing the endorsement of Judge Town
send. Among those who had written
strong personal appeals to the gover
xor in Allen's behalf we: - the late
James L. Orr and W. E. Beattie, of
Capt. Black's Efforts.
The first record of Allen's efforts to
get a pardon are found ih a letter from
Gapt. W. D. Black, then captain of
the guard at the penitentiary, in which
he says to Solicitor Julius E. Boggs
that Allen's friends would get up a
xumerously signed petition provided
the solicitor would agree not to en
dorse it unfavorably. This letter from
Black was sent by Boggs to Allen with
the following endorsement:
"Dear Allen: If you can get the en
dorsement set forth in this letter from
,your friend Black, I shall be pleased
to make a favorable report. I send
you his letter, as it 'may give you
psleasure to know your friends' ef
forts." This was dated July 3, 1905,
when Allen had served three and one
half years of a life sentence.
Capt. D. J. Griffith, in a personal let
ter to Gov. Heyward, stated:
Capt. Griffith's Letter.
"Walter Allen was sent here from
Greenville county December 1, 1901,
a- nd has proved a most excellent pris
ener. Has obeyed all rules of this in
stitution to the letter in every parti
cular. I would respectfully add that
his morals have been good. He has
xever been guilty of profanity or other
immoral conduct while here."
On account of the failure of his at
torney to present certain papers to
the board at that meeting the board of
pardons did not act on the petition at
the October, 1907, meeting. Had they
done so it is'probable that pardon
would have been recommended. Mean
while Allen received a letter from his
young wife, stating that she was ill
and that she wanted to see him once
more before she died.
Escaped and Returned.
It was easy enough for Allen to i
escape. He was a trusty, and at day-h
break he simply walked out of the
prison barn yard, along with Jim Sud
dath, another mountaineer, who had n
been sent down from Greenville for g
murder. That was on October 15,
A reward was offered for Allen's t
capture, but it was not necessary. In h
a few days Capt. Griffith received a
letter from Allen's wife, who was then
working in a cotton mill in Greenville 13
county, saying that she had heard
Walter had escaped and that when he Fl
came to her she would send him back
to the prison. She did so.
Allen returned within a few days to
the penitentiary and again donned the!
stripes. Of course, he was no longer a
Free at Last.
Capt. Griffith and others, who were s
struck by the manliness of the fellow t
in returning voluntarily to prison, af
ter he had seen his sick wife, have
never ceased to hope that he would be
given his liberty, and frequent appeals i
have been made to Governor Ansel for
his release. Walter Allen walked out d
of the prison Thanksgiving morning, .y
a free man, as long as he conducts
himself properly. He is now about
36 years old.
Mrs. Allen recovered her health and: tl
is now living in Greenville city. Sud- t
duth, who escaped with Allen, has a
never been captured. t
Another Prisoner Paroled,. g
Anotaer prisoner received a parole
Thursday as a Thanksgiving Day pres-- r
ent. David Burton, colored, serving b
a life sentence for a murder commit- n
ted in Anderson county, was released hn
We are going out of the Fancy
sacrifice to do so. We offer our
ported China at a great reduction.
and Christmas presents cheap. I
The person purchasing China or
titled to a chance on an $8.00 Choc
The person purchasing China or
titled to a chance on a Salad set va
The person purchasing China or
titled to a chance on a set of cups z
With every purchase of China ar
give a souvenir plate.
With every purchase of China ar
give a jardinier valued at 75c.
With every purchase of China a
we will give a jardinier valued at $
With every purchase of China ar
give a jardinier valued at $2.50 to
These offers hold good from toda
o'clock With every purchase of C
et with the amount of purchase the
our office not later than 3:30 o'clo
place as soon thereafter as possible
Come in and see our prizes. As
stand about the offer. Come in n<
See Our Handlson
NiOT LIKE THE OLD DAYS. IThere were mn
- ~ prise and liar:
aWith Flood Story Got no Sym- In fact, all c
pathy When He Tried to over the catas
Tell It. old, round-si
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Bak in the days when Cyrus Leland rats!'
ssupreme in Kansas politics there "That sortC
esome gorgeous political fights. 'but he went<
egreat 'battles with Populism rank told them the
story as record-breakers and the .litt)1e, old
igwater marks. "Uncle Cy" dearly too,, and aga
.ve a good p'clitical scrap. While all the
e other afternoon Leland and a pressed with
>lier of his friends were visiting to- again spat on
ter and they got to telling stories. 'Oh, rats!'
"ce upon a time," said Leland, "a "Disconcert
tin man who was drowned in a man told his i
mdous flood went to heaven. Ever to other groul
rthis story?" he asked. tle, old, round
ey shook their heads.. the fringe, an
"ll,'the man knocked at the pear-. wuldesnort
"'ho is there?' asked St. Peter. lng ahe
as told. it.
"'ome right in,' was the invitation. "'W~hat kin
ehave a place for you.' this. man?" as
Ater the spirit got inside, St. Peter "'Oh,' was
1: and old, roun,
"'ow, these people here like to Ibeard, and-'
rthe latest news from the other "Don't pay
1l; in fact, are anxious to hear it. laughed St. P
e ask all newcomers to relate That's Noah!'
elatest happenings. That is the "Did you t<
ythey keep in touch with what is~ parison betw;
igon over on the earth.' you used to hi
'e glad to tell them of the flood now?" asked
s drowned in,' was the reply. "No, I don'i
"S when lhe got inside he found a then there ar
ze or more men grouped, and they now!"-Kansi
eeglad to see him.
What is the news of the earth?" STATE OF S(
stheir first question. COUNTY C
We had a terrible flood down JCOURT OF
er,' he began. He got immediate at- Wilson C. BI
nton, for they were anxious to know Brown, in
bout it. He noticed one man par- executors o
clrly prick up his ears at once and ment of Las
ehim the closest of attention. He Plaintiffs,
sa little man, dried up, very oid,
dc-shouldered and had a long Joseph McClir
ar tucked into his belt. The flood Defendants.
nwent on graphically to tell of the Pursuant tc
o>rrs of that dreadful freshet. He herein, I will
31d itwl a gave a of he dea tails. the hig-hest il
China business and are making a big
tremendous line of strictly high grade im
Now is the time to get your wedding
re make the following inducements.
Glassware to the amount of $30.00 is en
Glassware to the amount of $25.00 is en
ued at $5.00.
Glassware to the amount of $20.00 is en
Lnd saucers valued at $3.00.
d Glassware amounting to $1.00 we will
Ld Glassware amounting to $3.50 we will
nd Glassware amounting to $5.00 to $8.00
d Glassware amounting to $10.00 we will
Ly until Christmas eve afternoon at three
iina and Glassware you will receive a tick
reon. These tickets must be presented at
ck. The drawing and awards will take
k us to explain anything you don't under
~w and get your Christmas present.
e Line of .Cut Glass.
any exclamations of sur-1HueoNwbryS.C,itn
or when he had finished,.ea or fsae nslsa
f them exclaimed muchDeebr190(teambin
trophe, except the little, ffhdyo admnh,tefl
>uldered man. He spat igdsrbdtat fln,vz
d and grunted: "Ohthttatoplnaonflndst
f worried the flood man, SuhC~oia otiigfu
)fn to another group anddrdadfrytee(4)cesn
story. He noticed that o es n one ylnso
man was in the group, 3 rmr i.H ed,ett
in listening attentively.Jo.WWiondeas,F.N
others were much im-tianBrwBohesbigpr
the story, this old man teln fwihMs ail
the ground and grunted: Bonde,sie tdpses
ing as this, was, the floodhus,fvteat7ue,abrn
tory several times more salsadalregnhue 5t
>s, but each time this lit- arso peddbto ad;a
-shouldered man was on 4 ce foiia oet 0 a
d after listening dloselyofpn,smofwihw1cu
'Oh, rats!' 00fe flme;termi
spirit had stood it as pnadi uti~to.Teei
~ould, and proceeded to bte otnadganln ob
~eter and tell him aboutjTemofSl:O-tidf
d of a looking fellow is ac nacei foeadtoy
ked St. Peter. 1ihitrs rm tedyo
the reply, 'he is little,th crdtp tinobesued y
d-shouldered, has a longbodothpucaeanamrt
any attention to him,' prhsrt niiaetepy
eter. 'Don't notice him.ofteceiprinin hleo
31 that story as a com-puaiifothpymnof1
een the pdlitical fightscetatonysfsinaethm
.ve and the ones we have gg eti olce ya to
one of the number. o ysi.Prhsrt a o
:," replied Leland. "But1eranrcodgsm.
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their own right and asanamii,wthdsred
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an order of the Court siisatra tako rp
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Showing What Small Savings Will
Do In The Aggregate
The largest railway company in this country
recently borrowed fifty million dollars, on its
bonds, from the people of France. This is re
markable, owing to similar loans made by same
people to other countries, about the same. time.
Where do the .French people get all of this
money? Jno. D. Rockefeller, after returning
from one of his trips to Paris, tells the secret in
seven words: "The people of France save their
money." YOU cannot afford to take any un
necessary risk with your hard-earned savings.
During these prosperous times the temptation
to invest in some form of speculation is very
great. All sorts of inducements are offered,
and, unless great caution is exercised, errors
are likely to be made which will prove costly.
The shrewd investor does not put his money in
to every scheme presented which promises large
returns, or into some. speculation guaranteed to
return you something for nothing; rather is he
satisfied ,with ABSOLUTE SECURITY for.
both PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST such as
is afforded by this Bank.
Would it not be well for you to begin saving
NOW, according to the policy of the French
people? Your account, large or small will be
welcomed. Make a START RIGHT AWAY
by coming in and talking over your interests
with our Cashier.
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OF .NEWBERRY, S. C.
Capital - - - $50,000.00
JAS. McINTOSH, President J. E. NORWOOD, Cashier.
NOTICE TO OVEESEERS.
IAll overseers of roads who have not D
already had their respective sections R '
worked the full six days, as required _________
blaw, will have the same done before
December 1, 1910' and make their re- ' . u
turns to this office.M u t
- By order of the Board of County __________
III L. I. Feagle,
the ~~County Supervsor. ofepusoorniywtn
HW i. C. Holloway, yu ah
ofASSESSMEENT OF PERSONAL PROP- mn oe onro ae n
11 EETY FOR FISCAL YEAR 1911. I o aetemnytepo
orL~ or an authorized agent, will be fti or;i o,teehrfl
isat the following places named below lwgt t
ofor the purpose of taking returns of
E-personal property for fiscal year 1911: ~ a con ihti
~ fNewberry, January 1 to 10, inclu- baknd av sytmicl,
Kinards, Wednesday, Jan. 11 ~ yuwl hnhv h ED
[n Whitmire, Thursday and Friday, XO Ywhnoprni cm
9 January 12 and 13.yorw.
S4Jolly Street, Monday, Jan. 16.WeofryuASL E
t Ponmaria, Tuesday, Jan. 17.
rs Walton, Wednesday, Jan. 18.SFT o orsvns n
- Glymphillle, Thursday, Jan. 19. wilaowntrscededqx
er Maybinton, Friday, Jan. 20. try
no Prosperity, Monday and Tuesday,
-a Jan. 23 and 24.
th Little Mountain, Wedniesda.y, Jan. B N FP M RA
SO'Neall, Thursday, Jan. 26.
ale St. Lukes, Friday, Jan. 27. z .PNE, V .SIH
the Longshores, Monday, Jan. 30.
ag Silverstreet, Tuesday, Jan. 31.Pridn.Cse.
th Chappe11s, Wednesday, Feb. 1.
t And at Newberry until February 20, LH IP,V rsdn
iafter which date a penalty of 50 per,
s-cent. will be added against all persons,
pfirms, or corporations failing to make
their returns. tt ic atrtr r eurdt
IYThe law requires a tax to be charg- nt uhtaseso hi eun
-ed on all moneys, notes and inort-fr19.
gages, also an income tax on gross Aipretym tbeaesd t
Incomes In excess of $2,500. -t revhe'wic scntudt
-z. There shall be a capitation tax of ma tesmo oe o hc
fifty cents on all dogs, the proceeds sc rpry ne riayd.
.th to be expended for schiool purposes. cisacs ol elfrcs.
dDogs not returned for taxation shall Pes ontakta orpo.
e- not be considered as property in anyerybtanfomheudorsd
rg of the courts of this State. piaetesm sls eun o
AllI male persons between the ages telwrqie htalpoet
i, of 21 and 60 years are liable to pay ms else nrglrtxrtr
-~ poll tax, except Confederate soldiers,blnsadigdadswrtoy
nd or those persons incapable of earn- pro itn ae
lying a support f omn being maimed or Naeotwnipndshlds
ofrom any other Tause. titms egvne vr eun
IfNothing but personal property is toEg.S.Wrs
e assse ths year, but all personsAuioNebryont
whohae bugt or ol ay ralas chner for C. odinet
if you ~ hav th mny h po