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SHERIFF SHOT BY MISTAKE.
. V. Lane Seriously Wounded by
Negroes-In Pursuit of Fu',i
Di!on, May- 15.-Sheriff S. V. Lane I
was shot and seriously wounded last
night at Floydale by a negro. John
McNei1, whom the sheriff ordered to
halt as ha thought he was Will Chavis.
a fugitive from town. who had earlier
in the night slipped up to a negro
house and shot his wife twice. The
woman will recover. After the shoot
ing in Dillon the sheriff went to the
scen+ of the trouble. and the negroes
-gathered, and great excitement pre
-ailed. Two negroes present, one of
whom was John McNeill, volu'nteered
and insisted on helping to catch Cha-I
vis. Thinking that he would board the,
North & South Carolina train at Floy
dale going toward Mullins, the sheriff
told McNeill to go to the railroad and
that he and his deputy would drive!
on to Floydale.
On reaching there Sheriff Lane
went into the waiting room, where
there was no light and closed the'
door. He sent his deputy down the!
railroad to a crcssing to keep watch
at another point. Very soon the two
negroes, who had gone on the rail
-road track. walked up to the station,
-and as one had every appearance or
Will Chavis, Sheriff Lane cracked the
door and ordered them to halt. As he
did so. he reached b-.ck for his gun.
-Both negroes fired into him. one -with
a shotgun and the other with a Win
chester rifle. He was hit in the leg
and the abdomen. His intestines were
nunctured in three places. As soon
as he was shot he realized that the
negroes thought he was Chavis. For
some minutes the negroes would not
go n -ar him. and called out to the
sher5f that the had him and that he
could not fool them; that they knew
he was Chavis. As soon as they did rec
ognize him they did .everything for the
sheriff they could and were very peni
The wound was very painful. and
'before the doctors got there from Dil
Ion, a distance of about five miles, the
seriff suffered fearfully.
The negroes have not been arrested,
-a the sheriff insisted that his being
shot was accidental. Great uneasa
-ness is felt here for his recovery. A
-m'essage from Florence about 5 o'clock.
stated that he was doing as well as'
could be expected. H~e was taken -
there on the early 3 o'clock train this
morning. An. operation was perform
ed at once.
JUDGE BRAWLEY RETIRES.
Nails His Resignation to President
Taft-Judge of the United States
Charleston, May 17.-The Hon. Wil
l iamn H. Brawley, judge of the United
States court for the District -of South
Carolina, mnailed his riesignation yes
-terday to President, Taft. Judge Braw
ley announced some time ago that heL
would retire from the bench on his
70th birthday, May 13, 1911. He was,
unable, however, to dispose of certain
tusiness of the United States court by
'that time and therefore deferred send
ing in his formal resignation until
yesterday. Judge Brawley's intentionI
to retire has been known for some
time. and a number of prominent mem
bers of the bar of the State have been
mnentioned in connection with the va
-can cy. Those who are now most prom
icnently before the public as candi
-dates for the judges-hip are: Messrs.j
H. A. M. Smith, of Charleston; B. A.
Hagood, of Charleston; E. W. Hughes,
-of Charleston; C. P. Sanders. of Spar
tanburg, and ex-Governor Martin F.
Ansel. Nothing is known here as to
when President Taft will announce
the appointment of a succe'ssor to
Judge Brawley. The latter, it is un
derstood, -will visit Europe snortly
after his retirement. Judge Brarwley~
has been judge of the United States
-court for the District of South Caro
lina for a period of seventeen years.
He was'-appointed in 1894 by President
Cleveland to suc~ee3-d Judge Charles S.
LIFE TERMER FREE.
Marion Nan Sent Up for Murder (Gets
Parole After Seventeen Years
Columbia, May 16.-Both the judge
and the solicitor -have died since Le-:
m-uel R. Hays was imprisoned in 1894,
~for a murderer's life term. Late today
G.overnor Blease paroled Hays during
good behavior and the prisoner left on!
the afternon train for Marion'. his old
home, which he has not seen for sev-,
enteen years. The judge was Judge
James Aldrich and the solicitor was
the Hon. J. M. Johnson.
A separate petition from the jury
was sent to Governor Blease: eight
jurors signed. two sent letters author-!
.:-iz ther sinaure and two could
not be located.
"In the testimony before us." recited
this petition, "there was an element
of doubt as to who was the aggressor
in the fight between Neill Hays and
Lemuel Hays, and we. therefore, mc
ommend mercy. We believe that said
Hays has been sufficiently punished
by over seventeen years of confine
ment. E. B. Wheeler was foreman of
the jury and the jury's petition was
had in 1907.
JOHNSON DEFEATS MAYOR LEE.
Spartanburg's Warm Mayoralty Con
test Ends-Aldermen Elected.
Spartanburg, May 16.-After one of
the most exciting and enthusiastic
ampaigns in the history of municipal
politics in Spartanburg, Oren L. John
on defeated J. Boyce Lee, incumbent,
in the race for mayor by a vote of 1.
323 to 795, thus getting a majority of
528 votes. Mr. Johnson received a
majority in each of the six wards and
Kayor Lee only received the greater
number of votes at one box in Ward 4.
Mr. Lee, tha defeated candidate for
mayor, has been in office but one term.
He is the originator of many queer
sentences in police court and won
much publicity for the town by his
peculiar methods of dealing with
prisoners. Mr. Johnson is a well
known citizen and is at the head of
the Globe Medicine company and in
terested in many of the leading busi
ness concerns of the city.
Rev. 3r. Carson at Due West.
A. R. Presbyterian, 17th.
Services embracing the spring com
munion at Due West. closed on last
3abbath night. Rev. J. W. Carson, of
N7ewberry did all of the preaching.
Dur people had not heard Bro. Car
sn since he was in the seminary. Bro.
arson's sermons were much enjoyed
by the large audiences that heard
.hem. He -is one of the promising
young ministers of the church. Quite
i number went forward at the last
service to tell Brother Carson how
much they enjoyed his .pneaching.
rhere were several accessions to the
Now is the time to subscribe to The
Eeral dand News, $1.50 per year.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON.
127th Year begins September 29.
Entrance examinations at all the
ounty seats on 'Friday. July 7, at 9
The college\ is well endowed. enab
ing it to maintain the highest stand
It offers complete 4-year courses in
Ancient and Modern Languages,
Iathematics, History, Economics,
Science and Engineering.
Courses for B. A.. B. S., and. B. S.
iegree with Engineering.
A free tuition scholarship to each
younty of South Carolina. Vacant
Boyce scholarships, giving $100 a year
and free tuition, open to competitive
xaination in September.
Expenses reasonable. Terms and
satalogue on application. Write to
-arrison Randolph, President, Char
eston, S. C.
It having been brought to the at
ention of the County Board of Corn
tissioners that' there are sections' cf
he public roads of the county where
>n there is no overseer, it is, there
Lore, requested that wherever such is
the case it be reported to either of the
undersigned at once in order that an
verseer may be appointed.
L. I. Feagle,.
L. C. Livingston,
C. L. Leitzsey.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMIENT.
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned, as 'executors of the last
will and testament of T. V. Wicker,
deceased, will make a final settlement
of said estate in the Probate court
for Newberry county on June 9, 1911
at 11 o'clock, and immediately there
after apply for a discharge as such
J. H. Wicker,
T. B. Wicker,
Executors of the Last Will and Tes
tament of .T. V. Wicker, deceased.
NITERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
The University of South Carolina of
Eers scholarships in the school of edu
ation to one young man from each
county. Each scholarship is worth
100 in money, and $18 term fee and
Examination will be held at the
ounty seat July 14. 1911. Examina
tion of students generally for admis
sion to the university will be held at
the same time.
Write for information to S. C. Mit
ehell, president. Columbia, S. C.
For ALL KINDS of Suits
for Summer, consisting of
Light Weight Goods, such
as Mohairs, Cicilians, etc.,
CARLSON, The Tailor.
G. W. KINARD
Groceries and General
Properity, S. C.
J. H. BAXTER,
All Old Line Companies
Offices corner Friend and McKib
ben Att. Phone 177.
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~traw hats at all
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court of general sessions, which wil
convene at Newberry, S. C., June 12
Jno. L. Epps,
Eug. S. Werts,
Jno. C. Goggans,
Jury Commissioners for Newberr:
County. S. C.
May 15, 1911
Business is continued at the we', known
Old Reliable Stand. ga Main St. Give us
a call and see the latest in Platinum and
Gold Sepia Photos.
LeROY A. & MINNIE M. SALTER
(Successors to J. Z. Saiter)
Jones The Barber.
When you come to town
have your barber wok done
by Jones the Barber.
Main Street. Prosperity, S. C.
To think of those pictures of the
the baby before the weather gets
too worm. We like to let them
make our Studio their play houst.
That means natural pictures.
Salter's Photo and Art Studio.
OLD RELIKBLE STAND
If you want your old
clothes to look like new
bring them to the
STAR PRESSING CLUB
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Ladies' dress slipj
Uen' s and boys' a
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NOTICE TO DRAW JURY.
Notice is hereby given that we, the
undersigned. .Jury Comrmissioners for
Newberry coun,ty. S. C., will May 26,
inst., at 9 o'clock a. mn.. in the office of*
the Clerk of Court. openly and public-.
ly draw thec names of thirty-six men
the merry throrg
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