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VOLUME XLIX, NUYBER 67. W~E17BERIRY, SOUTH CAROLINA. TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1911.TWCAWE,$15AYAR
IVOLME XIY4 UMBE 67
EATTIIE, SMILUN%G9 AWAI---S TRIAL
tate Anxious to Proceed, DOfence's
Plans Not Disclosed.
chmond, Va., Aug. 20.-Unless an
night death in the family of thI
presiding judge interferes, Henry Clay
'Beatie, Jr., will be arraigned tomor
w morning in the court house at
hester, ta., charged with the murder
f his young wife on the night of July
last, near Richmond.
rene and smiling, Beattie lay
wn in his cell here tonight prepared
-for the ordeal. The Commonwealth
has its witnesses at hand and is eager
to go to trial, and unless some legal
obstacle is -interposed by the defense,
,or death claims W. T. Tinsley, the ag-.
ed father-in-law of Judge Watson, of
hesterfield circuit court, indica-1
re that the selection of a jury
eatt;e for his life will be under
re noon tomorrow. .
Cause Brief Delay.
Mr. Tinsley has been crit
for several days and Judge
n was unable to 'leave his bed
tonight, and if the end comes be
fore the convening of court tomorrow
a brief adjournment of the case may
be',necessary, although the Common
'wealth's attorneys said tonight they
looked for no delay of 'any sort and
expected to see the selection of the
ury begun soon after the youthful
More than sixty witnesses have been
poenaed by the Commonwealth
d it is planned to have a majority
them on hand- when Beattie is ar
' ed. Among them will be Paul
attie, the cousin, who swore before
e coroner that he purchased the
otgun with which Mrs. Beattie was
led. He and the defendant will be
en from the Henrico county jail
removed to the tiny jail at-Ches
Id, there. to await the prceedings.
Belah May Testify.
eulah Binford,,tlie seventet-year
d girl, who figures as the "other wo
n in the case,"- will probably be a
itness at the trial. In Jail as a ma
rial witness, she is as .cheerful as
er, confide-t of Beattie's acquitta7
Henry Clay Beattie, Sr., the mer
ut father of the prisoner, is ex
to be in court tomorrow, al
ough he did not put in an appear
ce when the indictment was read
'st his boy last week. He has been
almost daily .visitor at the jail,
wever, and it was understood to
ht that he hopes to follow thie trial
closely as possible and to lend his
oral and fatherly support to Beattie
None of Beatie's.wife's family-the
wenses-will be in court at the ar
'gnment, although several have been
moned to testify. .The father,
ames Owens, was in Richmond on the
ight of the killing of his daughter.
Defence Keeping Quiet.
The defence has not disclosed the
umber of w-itnesses it will summon,
or. the outline of the case it hopes to
esent in Beattie's behalf. An insani
plea hias been suggested, but this
been generally discredited. The
pular belief is that his lawyers will
ely on the fact, that no one saw the
ime committed and. attempt to break
wn Paul Beattie's story that he pur
sed the gun for the prisoner. Both
s have tentatively conferred with
nists, with a possible view of the
oduction of insanity into the case,
so far as can be learned no alien
will be called tomorrow.
ttie is now 26 years old; his
red. wife was 23. She left be
'a five-weeks-old babe, now in
are the Owens family.
Mrs. Eunice Kibler.
Due West, Aug. 19.-After an ill
ess of se'eral weeks, Mrs. Eunice
'bler died last Tuesday afternoon at
the home of her father, Rev. J. B.
Muse, here. She was buried Wednes
day afternoon at the family cemetery
at Cedar Springs church, near Green
wood. Mrs. Kibler was just 20 years
of age at the time of her death. She
was married last May to Chas. P. Kib
1er. Besides her husband and parents,
she is survived by one brother and
One there was a woman who
ought her feet were too small-so
hea o keep her in a padded cell.
ATWOOD 104 ]VtIES NEARER.
Makes Substantial Progress on Flight!
to New York.
Lyons, N. Y., Aug. 20.-Nine hundred
and thirty miles from his starting
point, Harry N. Atwood, the young
jBoston aviator, who is fast approach
ing the world's long distance record
in :iis flight from St. Louis to New
York, landed in a field in Lyons this
aftrnoon, after flying 104 miles from
Buffalo without a stop.
"scending in Buffalo at 3.20 o'clock
this afternoon, Atwood, who has flown
several days without a mishap, climb
ed to a high altitude and headed east
ward and shot over towns and villages
at a high rate of speed. He alighted
in Lyons at 5.31 p. m., having covered
the 104 miles in two hours and eleven
minutes. In one instanc'e, he went
four miles in three minutes, and on
reaching Rochester, 69 miles from
Buffalo, he went around the outskirts
of the city so fast that people standing
on office buildings could not get more
than a glimpse of ~him.
Beats Train to Rochester.
A train which left Buffalo at ex
actly the same time that Atwood did,
ran in sight of the aeroplane almost
all the way to Rochester, but arrived
there eight minutes after the aviator
had passed around the city and had
disappeared in the east. The train,
however, had made a stop en route.
Atwood is now 335 miles from New
York, having made almost three
fourths of his 1,265-mile flight. By
Tuesday night he hopes to reach Al
bany and on Wednesday, in a one-day
flight down the Hudson river, he ex
pects to break the world's record for
the distance and finish his trip, land
ing at Coney Island, in New York,
before -sundown. For the 930 miles
already covered, he has been in the air
actually 19 hours and 58 minutes.
Soars Above Many Towns.
Eighteen towns and villages saw
the aviator today, as he swept over
them, sometimes flying as low as 150
feet so he could read the names of the
railroad stations as he passed. A few
miles out of Buffalo, wher he ascend
ed from a race track in a breeze off
the lake so strong that .it carried him
around in circles of miles before he
could get his speed. Atwood struck
out eastward over the New York Cen
tral railroad tracks, which are to fix
his course all the way to New York.
It was between 'east Palmyra and
Newark that Atwood made the best re
corded time of the day, covering the
four miles between these 'two points in
three minutes. Getting toward Lyons,
Atwood found he had not sufficient
gasoline to carry him on to Syracuse,
so he picked a clear field on a hill near
the town and glided down to the
ground. Atwood's flight tomorrow will
be to Syracuse and Utica, with stops
at each of these cities, and a possible
detour to Auburn.
To Fly Across Continent?
He intends not to reach Albany be
fore Tuesday night. Soon after he re
turns to Boston, Atwood said, he
would prepare for a trans-continental
flight this autumn, prob'ably from Los
Angeles to New York.
He said lie thought he could make
3,500 miles in fifteen days, taking .a
southern course to St. Louis and com
ing north by way of Cincinnati to New
Summary of the seventh day of At
wood's St. Louis-New YQrk flight:
Left Buffalo at 3.25 p. mn.
Passed over Batavia, 37 miles, 3.58
Passed over Rochester, 4.42 p. m.
tLanded at Lyons, N. Y., 5.31 p. m.
Distance travelled on seventh day,
Actual flying time, 2 hours and 11
Distance from St: Louis, 930 miles.
Total flying time, 19 hours and 58
Distance still to go, to complete 1,
265 mile trip to New York, 335 miles.
"I can twist my husband around my
little finger," said the Circassian
"That's all right," replied the fat
lady, "but if you had married the os
sified man instead of a contortionist
you'd find him a harder customer to
ACCIDENT TO CAROLINA SPECIAL
Engines Pulling Train Plunge Through
Burned Trestle Near Alston,
Columbia, Aug. 20.-Fireman Luth
er W. Bennett, white, of Columbia,
was crushed to death today in the first
wreck that has befallen the Southern
railway's Cincinnati-Charleston flyer,
the "Carolina Special," since that train
was established about six months ago.
The wreck occurred at 4.45 o'clock,
just when the train was due here, both
locomotives plunging into a ravine,
where 150 feet of a frame trestle had
been burned away, at Sueville, an in
dustrial siding four miles north of
Alston and twenty-four miles north of
Columbia. Nobody except Fireman
Bennett was hurt. The passengers
were not even jarred.
Belief Train Sent.
A relief train, sent from Columbia,
returned at 9.15 tonight, with the pas
sengers and baggage, and departed
shortly afterward for Charleston. The
bridge will likely be replaced by noon
-tomorrow. Meanwhile, traffic is being
detoured by way of Charlotte.
The train was crowded, a large
number of the passengers being Co
lumbia and Charleston business men
returning from a Sunday visit to their
families sojourning in the mountains
of Western North Carolina.
Fireman Bennett's body was
brought here on the relief train and
taken to his home, 1410 Barnwell
street, where his wife and babies were
Both Engineers Escape.
Engineer IeLand G. McAllister, of
No. 1217 Blanding street, driving the
head engine, No. 1,019, saw the gap in
time to apply the emrgency brakes
and to jump to safety, with his color
ed fireman, Hal Robeitson, but not in
time to warn the crew of the second
Mr. McAllister's locomotive plunged
into the ravine and turned upside
down, and Locomotive 1,006 also top
pled over the brink. Engineer Wil
liam H. -Green, somehow, escaped in
jury, but Fireman Bennett was in
stantly crushed to death beneath the
ponderous machine. The train was
in charge of Conductor . James F.
Weaver, of No. 1,620 Qregg street. En
gineer Green lives at No. 1530 Hender
Baggage Car Ablaze.
Prompt applicatign of the emergen
cy brawes so checked the momentum
of the heavy train, without injurying
any of the passengers; that the coach
es were barely moving when -they
reached the trestle. The forward end
of the baggage car however, projecting
over the brink, took fire from the blaz
ing timbers and so endangered the
rest of the train that it seemed like
ly nothing would do but to uncouple
this car and push it into the gulch, on
top of the wrecked locomotives, but
the fiames were put out eventually by
the labors of a bucket chain, formed
by members of the crew and volun
teers from amop1g the passengers.
In the list of workers were: Sydney
0. Izlar, of Charleston; Travelling
Passenger Agent Jenkins, of Augusta,
and several Columbians, including R.
B. Cooner, wholesale provision dealer;
R. J. Blaclock, city councilman, and
Charles H. Barron, lawyer.
Fireman Bennett is survived by his
wife, the daughter of 'Hiram B. Mitch
ell, recording clerk in the office of the
secretary of State, and by sevral chil
Leaves on Time Today.
The "Carolina Special" equipment
left at the wreck is tonight being tak
en to Charleston, by way of Carlisle,
Chester and Columbia, so that the
train may leave Charleston for Cincin
nati tomorrow morning at the sched
uled hour, 9 o'clock.
As required by law, in cases of ac
cidents involving loss of life, the
wreck was promptly reported to the
South Carolina railroad commission,
which will make the usual investiga
tion. The company's investigation on
its own behalf has already commenc
Some history repeats itself, but your
,wn private history is apt to be re
peted by your neighbors.
A LONG AND USEFUL LIFE.
Death of Mr. M. N. Holstein Brings
Sorrow to Many.
Edgefield, Aug. 18.-Mr. M. N. Rol
stein, who died here yesterday at the
home of his son-in-law, Mr. M. A. Tay
lor, had reached the advanced age of
80. It will be recalled that some weeks
since, while on a' visit to Glenn
Springs, Mr. Holstein fell and broke
his hip and one knee, or injured one
knee, very badly. He was brought
home and soon after reaching here he
had a stroke of paralysis, 'affecting
his entire left, side' and depriving him
of speech. 'He lingered on, suffering
much till death relieved him. He was
born near Monetta, in Aiken county,
where he spent his whole life. His
wife died several years , since. After
hed death, Mr. Holstein came to Edge
field to make it his home, where near
ly all of his children and grandchil
His surviving children who live in
the town of Edgefield, are: Mrs. Kate
Lynch, Mrs. A. S.. Tompkins, Mrs. M.
A. Taylor, Miss Lena Holstein and
Mr. J. D. Holstein Jr., and Mrs. Sallie
Hill, of Greenwood, S. C. Mr. Hol
stein was a man of most pleasing per
sonality, cheerful, polite and pleasant
to all, and he had :. irry large number
of friends. His life work was that of
farming, of which he made a success,
'attending to his farm affairs regularly
up to the time of his death.
Mr. Holstein entered the war of
1861-1865 at the beginning and served
the whole time. On the 18th day of
December, 1861, he was commissioned
a second lieutenant -by Governor F. W.
Pickens, in Company Y, 19th' regiment,
South Carolina Volunteers. He made
a gallant soldier.
Mr. Holstein was the. graildfather
of Mrs. Jno. K. Aull and Mrs. Frank
C. Sligh, of this city.
XT. PILGRIM PIClIC.
Annual Sunday School Picnic.-Good
Attendane and Interesting Ex
It was my pleasure on last Friday
to attend the annual4 Sunday school
picnic and exercises' at Mt. Pilgrim
church. This is an occasion always
looked forward to with much pleasure
and delight by the people of the sur
rounding neighborho6od.- Early In the
morning the people began to gather
and by ten o'clock a good crowd had
assembdled on the grounds. At 10.30
the exercises commenced with a few
songs by the Sunday school children
after which prayer was offered by the
Rev. E. W. Leslie, of Prosperity.I
. The exercises consisted of songs,
speeches and dialogues by the Sunday
school children each one acting their
part with credit to themselves and
their teachers. The exercises of the
day being in charge of the superinten
dent, Mr. J. W. Hartman, who is aI
good worker and has done much for
the Sunday schiool at Mt. Pilgrim.
I was glad to see so many of the
young men and young ladies in the ex
ercises and ,we were told they all felt
an interest in the Sunday school and
attended regularly. Indeed, it can be
said Mt. Pilgrim has a model Sunday
school and we hope the same can be
said of other schools..
After the exercies by the school two
interesting addresses we.re made by the
Revs. E. W. Leslie and S. P. Koon each
address being along the line of Sun
day school work showing the impor
tance of and our duty of attending Sun
day school. After these addresses
next in order was dinner and the table
in the shady grove near the church
was soon filled with an abundance of
nice eatables just such as the good la
dies in the community know how to
prepare for such occasions. Thus in
deed a pleasant day for Mt. Pilgrim
and one that will long be remembered
by all present.
Mt. Pilgrim Sunday school meets
every Sunday and is attended by old
and young which speaks well for the
The cultivated hyacinth is a native
of Persia and Asia Minor.
About 32,000 persons die of old age
NEWS O PROSPERITY.
A Romantic Xarriage.-Cotton Weigh.
er Chosen.-Personal Mention
of Many 'eople.
Prosperity, Aug 21.--Miss Erin
Kohn, of Columbia, is the guest of Mrs.
C. M. Harmon.
Mrs. M. C. Morris has returned from
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Browne and
daughter, Elizabeth, have gone to
Cherryville, N. C., making the trip in
Mr. Browne's Ford car.
Mr. Charles Epting, of Pomaria, is.
visiting his sister, Mrs. G. M. Able.
Rev. W. E. Pugh, of Florence, .will
preach next Sunday in Grace church.
On Sunday evening the missionary so
ciety will hold a public meeting. The
address will be made by Rev. Mr.
Mr. J. P. Wheeler has been elected
The rollowing delegates will go to
Little Mountair to the Sunday school
convention from Grace church: Mr. S.
J. Kohn, Misses Edna Fellers and
Mr. 0. S. Miller brought the first
bale of cotton to town Saturday, which
was bought. by Messrs. J. L. & A. G.
Wise for 11 1-4 cents per pound.
The Prosperity Wholesale company
has received its charter from the see
retary of State, the capital stock being
$5,000. The officers are: President, G.
W. Kinard, vice president, secretary
and treasurer, G. M. Epting.
As a happy consummation of a
childhood's affair of the heart, Mr.
Chas. F. Schumpert and Miss Rosabel
Harmon, of this city, were joined in
holy matrimony at Columbia on Sun
day pfternoon. Miss Harmon was en
routt for home from HendDrsonville,
where she had been summering, and
was met in the capital city by Mr.
'She is the youngest daughter of
Hon. and Mrs. Godfrey Hai mon, and
is a charming young lady of many ac
complishments. Mr. Schumpert is the
popular salesman of Bachman Morris
Co. of Atlanta.
This happy couple have the good
wishes of their many friends for a
long and prosperous life together.
Whereas, God in his all*rise provi
dence has seen fit to remove from our
society our president and co-worker,
Mrs. Mattie Sligh,
Resolved, That by her death the
missionary society of Lebanon chur-ch
has lost one of its most consecrated
memers. In every relation in life,
she was the same true and tried Chris
tian. Sweetly and patiently she wait
ed the invitation to "come up higher."
Resolved, That we extend .our deep
est sympathy to the bereaved family
and commend them to the God that
doeth all -things well.
Resol ed, That these resolutions be
published in the county papers and a
copy- sent to the family.
. Mrs. Nora Cromer,
Mrs. Martha Henry.
Mrs. Mary Oxner.
Farmers' Union Warehouse.
In ,'accordance with a resolution
adoped by -the South Carolina State
Farmers' union at the annual meeting
held in Columbia July 26-27, 1911,
steps have been 'taken to organize the
Farmers' Union Warehouse company
of South Carolina.
H. T. Morrison, McClellanville, S. C.,
B. F.. Keller, Cameron, S. C., B. B. Har
ris, Pendleton, S. 0., Alfred Aldrich,
Barnwell, S. C., members of the organ
ization committee appointed at the
State union meeting, met ini the office
of the secretary of the State Farmers'
unlon and made formal application to
the secretary of State for commission
to act as a board of corporators.
The capital stock of this corpora
aton will be two hundred thousand
dollars ($200,000) with the privilege
of increasing to five hundred thousand
dollars ($500,000), with shares at the
par value o,f ten dollars ($10) each.
The purpose of the corporation is to
do a general warehouse business, in
cluding the storing and ea-ling in cot
ton and other farm products.
An active campaign will soon be
commenced in each county to raise the
Many Improvements Being Madew
Large Lumber Market.-Fine
Pomaria, Aug. 21.-Nice shower Sat
urday ngiht which was very beneficial
to the crop.
Anyone wishing to take a few weeks
rest would do well to come to 1omaria
and drink our fine mineral water
which is equal to any of the mineral
Pomaria has gotten to be the centr
of lumber traffic. There are three
mills, viz., W. E Koon, C. D. Shealy,
and W. W. Berly who are sawing lum
ber and delivering to different parties
,at Greenville, Chapin and other points.
Mrs. Dr. Z. T. Pinner, Roy Johnson,,
W. T. Hatton and Mr. Setzler have
returned from . two weeks' trip to
Horse Shoe, N. C.
Miss Ida Murtishaw ,of Columbia is
on a visit to Mr. J. B. Koon's family.
Mrs. John Eddy, of Newberry, and-'
little son are visiting relatives; in
Miss Ida May Setzler Is visiting el
atives in Newberry.
We wish to correct an error which
came out in the Pomaria news some
weeks ago in regard to the furnish
ing of the church of this place.
notice that the press put it equipped
with a piano and altar, which should -
have been pews, altar, etc.
Miss Lucile Crooks, of Walton, has
been on a visit to relatives in town
Mr. Tom Easterling has- change o
the- recovering' of the stores in to
instead of O'Neall Setzler, who is
day laborer. -
Mr. W. ,Q. Hipp has purchased :hW-',
Ford car. We have-fiYe in -town,no
Pomarins nad Saluda baseball te
crossed -bats on-Pomaria diamond o
last Wednesday, 16th. The scor
stood eight to seven in 'favor of Po
maria. Our boys are getting so;.jA
dent that they are thinking of cha
lenging some of the, league teaMS..
Prof. ~and Mrs.- E.; B. Setzler hae
been on a visit to relatives in to
Mr. Sidney Smith, o'! Fountain
arrived a few days ago, and has taken
charge of the books at the oil mill We
wsh to extend a hearty' welcometo
There will be a series of meetings'
commencing next Sunday night, comm
ducted by Rev. S. C. Morris, of Pros- e
perity, assisted by other :preachers
They will last for .some iays, services
day and night.
Miss Katie Wilson has returned
from an extced'd 'fisit to relatives and
friends in the cohdntry.
Mr. J. C. Aull is buiilding a large
dwelling house in town. The work Is --
under the supervision of Mr. E. A.
There hasn'r been any chills .
fever in townt up to now, due to our
pure mineral water.
Everybody is gaining in weight most
especially the writer.
There was a large crowd in town on
ast Wednesday to attend the picnic~
adto see the bass ball game.
Appointments For Farmers' Union.
The following appointments have
been arranged for Mr. H. T. Morrison,
and the committeemen:
O'Neall-Monday, August 28, 10 a.
m.-W. P. Pugh -and Pat Shealy.
Monticello.-Monday, August 28, 4
p. m.-J. Brooks Warner and T. L
Mt. Pilgrim-Tuesday, August 29, 10
a. m. A. H. M*-11er and J. B. Pugh.
Excelsor- Tuesday, August 29, '4
p. m.-J. F. Wheeler and J. C. Sing
Pomar'a --Wednesday, August 30, 10
a. m.-J. B. Bedenbaugh,~ G. B. Aull
and T. A. Epting.
Dead F'all-Thursday, August 31, 10
a. m.-B. L. Dominick and P. 5. Liv
Syrna-Trhursday, August 31, 4
p. m.-J. E. Boozer and V. .C. Wilsonl.
Jalapa-Friday, September 1, 10 a.
m.-S. M. Duncan, .Geo. C. Glasgow,
W. C. SHigh.
Newberry (county meefing) Satur
day, September 2, 10.30 a. m.
R. T. C. Hunter,
W. C. Brown,
J. F. Stephens,