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FOUR MEN CNV.AtD
OF WII AMS' MURDER
14IFE SENTENCE ONLY IMPOSEID
Judge Told Murderers They Were
Lucky to Escape With Their
Lexington, Nov. 30.-Four former
employes of the Hagenbeck-Wallace
circus were sentenced to life impris
onment today for murdering Paul A.
Williams, of Columbia, on the morn
ing of October 2, while he was riding
on the circus train. George Nichols,
a white man, Elijah Clark, Garland
Brown and John WE'son, three ne
groes, are the convicted men.
Nichols and Clark were tried and
found guilty of murder with recom
mendation to the mercy of the court.
Judge Gage directed that the same
verdict be found in the case against
Brown and Wilson, who pleaded guilty
and threw themselves on the mercy
of the court.
The evidence which was offered to
day during the trial of Nichols and
Clark is best described by the words
of Judge Gage, who said, in imposing
sentence on the four prisoners: "I
kave never heard in any court house
proof of a more revolting murder than
that which you have been found guilty
The defendants did not go on the
What Caused Death?
According to Dr. S. J. Derrick, the
physician at the coroner's inquest over
young Williams' body, the immediate
sause of death was strangulation,
while the direct cause was the bullet
wound through the right eye, which
pierced the brain. Was Paul Williams
strnagled before or after he was shot?
This is one of the questions upon
which the trial of Clark and Nichols
lailed to shed any light, Dr. Derrick
testified that he had known cases
where a person, although shot through
the brain, has lived for 24 or even 48
hours. Whether or not the fatal shot
was fired before Williams was choked
may never be known. Dr. Derrick was
. positive, from the congested condition
of the lungs and the blood vessels
leading to them, that strangulation
-was the immediate cause of death.
The evidence conflicted somewhat
as to which of the four convicted men
shot Paul Wil'iiams. The witnesses
agreed that three of th-em, Brown,
Wilson and Clark, the ntes. 1'a
pistols. Three eye-witnesses, all cir
tus employes, laid the guilt on John
wilson. He placed It on Brown. One
witness said that two shots were fired.
The pistol buIHet which pierced Paul
Williams' brain 'was a .32 calibre.
BETH EDEN PASTORATE.
Soodly Number of Members Gathered
With Pastor on Thanksgiving.
A goodly number of the members of
the Beth Eden pastorate enjoyed
quite a pleasant time at the new par
sonage with their pastor and family,
Rev. J. D. Kinard, on last Thursday,
It might be wellI to say that this new
pastorate has been organized within
the last ten months, and it is pleas
ing for this writer to say that there
has been a unit and a concert of ac
tion steadily existing throughout the
works up to the present.
Among the first actions of the joint
council was to secure a pastor. When
they met for this purpose they found
that ttere were the Qr fo1lur inls
"oi~s available. After i careful consid
eration it was decided to extend a call
to .Rev. 3. D. Kinard, of Cameron, S.
C. Rev. Mr. Kinard accepted and be
gan 'the work about the middle of
April, and I feel sure that I can speak
for the entire membership of this new
field and say that all are well pleased
with their new pastor and his kind
The next thing for the joint council
to consider was to secure a home for
the pastor, and a house was rented
and the pastor and family were locat
ed in the city of Newberry.
This arrangement was only tempo
I hereby nominate
HERALD AND NEWS
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Under no circumsta
V name be divulged.
rary. ShortLy af:er at anote: :nert
ing of the joint council it was decide(
to buy a lot and permanently locat(
the parsonage in the town of New
berry. A finance and building com
mittee was appointed at this meeting
who went to work with a vim an
purchased a lot in the northeasterr
part of the city, and shortly after le1
the contract to Mr. Irby D. Shockle3
to build the house, and to show tha1
there'was no delay in the entire move
ment our pastor moved into his neii
home just a week before synod met.
But I didn't intend to give a histor3
of the work, but want to say some
thing more about the meeting at thE
parsonage on Thanksgiving day. ThE
meeting wasn't intended to be what iE
called a pounding of the pastor, bui
simply a social gathering of the mem
bership of the pastorate. A table waE
prepared in the back yard and at
about 12.30 all the baskets were call
The good ladies (and the count
enances of their faces showed that
they were good ladies), and after the
contents of their baskets were piled
upon the table it proved indeed that
they were good ladies, brought such
a stack of palatable food that as it
lay upon that table it was just enough
to make a hungry man groan.
By invitation Rev. J. D. Shealy wa's
present and was asked to return
After the blessing all those present
enjoyed themselves to their content.
After the dinner was over there was
almost enough left to have fed the
same crowd again.
Before the crowd dispersed from
around the table Rev. Mr. Shealy was
invited to make a talk. He responded
and his speech was very fitting and
appropriate to the occasion. He paid
the highest compliments to the new
charge, saying the beautiful house
that they had erected for their pastor
would stand as a living monument to
After the close of Rev. Mr. Shealy's
speech a committee of three was ap
pointed by one of the council to take
up a collection to substitute a fund
which already was on hand to put in
electric lights in the parsonage. Those
present responded very liberally and
the sufficient amount was about se
The lights will be put in this week.
Rev. Mr. Kinard made some expres
sions. of gratitude and appreciations
to the members for their hospitality
The- day was heartily enjoyed and
long to be remembered by all present,
A Member of the Council.
NOTICE SECOND PRIMARY ELEC.
Notice is hereby given that a second
pri.mary election for the Tpwn of
Newberry, South Carolina, to nomi
nate a'commissioner of public works,
will be held in the various wards on2
December 2, 1910. The polls will be
opened at 8 o'clock in the morning and
closed at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
The voting precincts will be at the
same places as in the first primary.
The two candidates receiving the
highest number of votes in the first
primary are Wmn. F. Ewart and Jos. E
Norwood, and they will be the candi
dates to be voted for on Friday, De~
cember 2, 1910.
The same managers will conduci
the election as follows:
Ward 1-Jos. H. Hunter, H. L.
Speers, W. W. Cromer.
Ward 2--C. B. Martin, W. W. Wick
er, G..W. Pearson.
Warg 3, Club No. 1-Alex Singleton,
D. F. Pifer, L. Q. Fellers.
Ward 3, Club No. 2-Newton Darby,
J.- A. Derrick, W. T. Clamp.
Ward 4- %, Davidson, J. M!, Bow:
ers, O. P. Williams.
Ward 5-W. C. Slice, E. S. Crom
er, Jim Shealy.
The executive committee will meet
in the opera house on Saturday, De.
cember 3, 1910, at 10 o'clock in the
forenoon to declare the result and tc
hear protest and contest.
By order of the executive commnit
0. B. Mayer,
E. H. Aull,
December 1, 1910.
as a candidate in THE
contest Mr., Mrs., or Miss
~newill the nominator's
Pawn oker's Goods!
Consisting of Sewing Machines, Organs, Clocks,
Watches, Guns, Lamps, Rings, Clothing,
Overcoats, Musical Instruments.
very Article Reduced in Price
Sewing Machines from $5 and up.
Solid Gold Watches, Jee, $25
Gentlemen's Solid Gold Watches $17.50.
18 Size Elgin Watches $14.98 each.
Gold Filled Elgin Watches $7.98 each.
Gold Filed Watches, Made fo $5
Eight Day Alarm Clocks $2.49 each.
$12.50 Eight Day Clocks $6.98 each.
Guitars, the good kind, $1.98 each.
Eye Glasses and Spectades 25c. up.
We have one Upright Organ, i G ora,t $18.98
Overcoats, Coats, Pants and all Clothing
at your own price.
Come, Look the Stock Over and Be Convinced.
We Loan Money On Anything.
Loa &Exchange Ofc
1100 Main St. Newberry, S. C.
Do You Dread
It takes a deal of moral
courage for some folks to -
buy new shoes. Stiff soles
,and unyielding upper leathi
ers sometimes bring serious
foot troubles in their wake.
To many new shoes
mean torment for a week Lo o
or more. the Red ReU
T he '''''''Box
j Sotithern Girl
$2.00 Shoe $2-s0
with the sole made flexible, is a positive relief
for tired and tortured feet. -It is as pliable as an
old shoe from the very first. It is as stylish as
any shoe~ you ever saw.
hide Wev m take o allthe stiffess. We've lef
in all the wear and all the style.
See this shoe at the Craddock agency in your town.
Made in all styles and patterns-slippers-pumlps
lace and button boots.
WE EXAMINE EVEEY
1 BIT OF LUMBER
yards. For when wet sellav yourt
class lumber we mean that every
piece must be of that character.
We don't mix grades here. What
rmake culI.s look first clas aa tsno
/ I ~culls to help out the profit on the
1~2'2'if ibetter grades,
Jr~ ~ , ~I NEWBERRY LUMBER CO.
A YOUNG MARRIED COUPLE WANTED
to buy a home of their own. He owned a business, made
money, but could not take enough money out of the busi
ness to buy a home.
So the household and personal expenses were cut down.
The money went into the savings department of a bank.
His savings, together with the interest earned, in time
became enough to make the first payment on the new home.
What he formerly spent as rent is now taking care of
the balance due.
He is still saving. Found that he could save, that he
needs a reserve fund, whicb might protect him sometime if
his business affairs required it.
No matter how prosperous you may be, you should have
a reserve fund to protect you in case of emergency.
The best place for that fund is in this bank, where we
pay four per cent in the savings department, interesc com
pounded semi-annually, January and July.
THE EXCHANGE BANK
H. L. PARR, President. W. G. HOUSEAL, Vice-President.
M. L. SPEARMAN, Cashier W. B. WALLACE, Asst. Cashier.
GEO. B. CROMER, Attorney.
As Christmas Presents.
What would be more appreciated by your friends
and relatives than a good Portrait of yourself for a
Otwey and Miss T. E. Salter
have a display of some real nobby, new styles that are
sure to take your fancy as "just the thing" you are
looking for. If you see them you are sure to want
a sitting "in time for Christmas." Well, you'd bet
ter call at once for the rush has already begun.
JUST THREE WEEKS VET.
In Copeland Building. East End Main St
R EA.D THIS
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.
WE PA 4% INEEST
Newberry Savings Bank
OF'NEWBERRY, S. C.
Capital - - - $50,000.00
JAS McITOSH, Presient J. E. NORWOOD. Cashier.