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NO ARREST YET IN
MYRTLE HAWKINS MYSTERY NOT
Pathetic Letters of Dead Girl to Her
Mother and to Her Lover, Hal
Hendersonville, N. C., Sept. 15.-The
coroner's inquest examining into the
death of MYiss Myrtle Hawkins, whose
body was found in Lake Osceola, and
whose death, it is alleged,. was caused
by an illegal operation, adjourned late
this afternoon until tomorrow. The
coroner stated tonight that the evi
dence so far introduced did not justi
fy any arrests in the case.
Homer Hawkins, a brother of the
dead girl, and Hal Cooper, said to be
her fiance, stated on the stand this af
ternoon that they had no reason to
suspect any person of the murder of
the girl. The feature of the inquest
was the production of a letter found
In Myrtle's room here by her sister,
Mrs. J. B. Thomas. It was written to
her mother by Myrtle and said:
S"Dear Mother: I promised dad to
write and tell ,you of my misfortune,
but I have not the' face to tell you the
name of the man who is responsible for
it. He is not entirely to blame,- how
ever, for he has done all that he could
to help me and will continue to do so.
I am going away so that I will not be
any more trouble to you. Tell them
that I ha' gone to Atas, good-bye."
The "A-as" referred to is the name
of a girl friend who lives at Concord,
Hendersonville, ,N. C., Sept. 16.
Startling from its very briefness, con
ened and immediately adjourned, the
second day's session of the inquest
over the -remains of murdered Myrtle
Hawkins consumed less than a min
ute, but it forecasted the long expect
ed development which will materialize
-at the Monday meeting of the jury.
There are six trained men now at work
solving the crime. The authorities
;are in possession of evidence, the pub
lication of which at this time would
be 1xtremely unwise, 'but w .ich will
assuyedly point an accusing and utn
wavtering finger at the criminals.
.Woman Searched For.
'The evidenice continues to pile high
er and higher, and strests can not long
be delayed. Mrs. Bessle Clark, known
as Mrs. Bessie Guice, is being searph
ed for in mancities. Her arrest will
be but one of many. Whien the full
brutality of the crime -is published, or
these portions of its details which
*may -be printed, the utter inhumanity
of it will shock the country, accord
ing to statements.
A Certain Man.
A letter from Myrtle to her lover,
Hal Cooper, inthe hands of the police,
is pathetic,'and the few men who have
read It felt an unwonted lump rising
in their throats. It -almost pleaded
for an early marriage, .and although
SMyrtle herself is but 17, she suggested
that "Hal" needed someone to look
after him. .Mr. Cooper has been ex-~
onerated from all knowledge of shie
*girl's death. With the cousent of So
- Iieitor Helm Johnson, he leaves for his
home in Tegneksee on Monday.
H awkins'% Letter to Lover.
The dev*loPnments in the case today
which may be published established
the fact that Myrtle Hawkins and a
certain naa were seed. together. This
is most Important, and the girl's move
m rents on the fatal 'day, when she left
her home, leaving a note to her moth
er; 'safing that *he 'was -going where
Sshe would cause them no more troubl.
is slowly, but surely, being -traced.
Staten and Roeter have been employ
ed by Miss Hawkins's family to assist
in the examination of the witnesses at
Inque sfr Monday.
~(It is possible that other attorneys
will be employed for that purpose alsc
Monday's inquest will be at 3 o'clock.
The room in the court house,. where
the inquiry is being conducted, was
today again packed to suffocation, with
greater crowds in tne corridors and
on the street in front of the building
aian has marked any other day's in
Detective Wants More Time.
Hendersonville, N. C., Sept. 16.
Upon the question whether it was on
Wednesday or Thursday nigh,t of last
week that a woman's piercing -screams
Sechoed and re-echoed across the wat
ers of Lake Osceola, depend, it is said,
devlopmenlts of a far-reaching nature
in the Myrtle Hawkins mystery. TI
was the discovery of evidence alonz
this line which caused an ad,journment
of the inquest this morning at the re
quest of Morgan Bradford, Jr., the
AWashington detectiv'e who is working
on the case. -
Woman Heard Screams.
Mrs. Reuben White told an Associat
ed Press representatiVp this morning
tha ast Wednesay sgh+ she heard
a woman scrpning as ithough in
great pain. The screaming, she says,
gradually changed to moans, which
finally died away in the stillness of
Frank Brown, a negro, living near
Lake Osceola, declares that he heard
a woman screaming about midnight:
Thursday of last week, and will so
t-estify at the inquest Monday after
A Mrs. Winter, of Lakeview Inn,
near the lake, is another person who
heard a woman's loud cries on We'd
The authorities find much difficulty
in making the con"!cting statements
dovetail,. as there are witnesses who
will swear that they saw Myrtle Haw
I kins on Thursday afternoon of last
No warrants have yet been servedL
in connection with the case, but the
authorities feel more confident of tan
COUNTY GOOD ROADS CLUB.
ly-Laws and Constitution for Organ
ization Formed While Southern's
Good Roads Train Was in
The officers of this association shall
consist of a president and vice-presi
dent, a secretary-and treasurer. They
-shall hold their respective offices for'
a term of one year, and until their suc
cussors are duly elected and qualified.
Duties of Officers.
The president shall be the executive
head of the association. He shall pre
side at all meetings of the association
and of the executive committee. He
shall appoint all committees, fill all
vacancies, and sign all Vouchers for I
the payment of money. In the absence
I of the president, the vice-president
shall act in his place instead. Provid
ed, that in the absence of both the
president a4d vice president, the exe
cI'rive committee shall immediately
select one of its members to perform
the duties ofspresident.
i The secretary shall keep the. ree
ords, minutes and accounts of the as
sociation. He shall draw all orders
upon the treasurer of the payment of
money and duly sign same. .He shall
serve all notices and shall perform all
things necessar?y to the proper conduct
of 'the business affairs of the associa
The treasurer shall be custodian o?
the funds of the ftssociation.' He shall
pay all orders for money duly signed
by the .president and secretary. He
may' be required to give bond if order
ed by t'he executive1 committee. He
shall make a 'writtei report annually
to the association accounting for all
funds received and disbiussed.
The xecuive ommiteeshall con
itofthe president, secretar/ and*
treasurer, together with four.mn'embers
of the association to be named by the
president. The major-ity of said com
mittee shall constitute a quoroum.
They shall have charge of the busi
ness affairs of the association, shall
provide ways and means for its fin
ances and expenses, and may fix the
amount of membership fee. They
shal report quarterly to. the associa-1
tiai tes~ 's1aId of the association, and
the measu*res which they have taken
in providing ways and means and safe
guarding the interests of the associa
tion by proper investigation of all its
In addition to the executive commt
tee there shall be five standing comn
mittees, je be appointed by the presi
dent annually, consisting of not less
than fivle mnembers to each committee,!
n.mely, committee en road adminis
tration, committee on road construe
Ition and maintenance, committee on
road materials, committee on split-log
drag, and conmmittee on ways and
Officers shall be elected at the first
regular meeting and annually there
Special meetings may be called by.
the president of the executive commit
'tee. The executive committee may fix
the time and place of holding its meet
ing, provide4 said committee shall
meet at least once in every three
These articles may be amended at
any regular or specta! meeting of the
association by a mayority of the mem
bers thereof attending such meeting,
provided, however, that written notices
of such meeting shall have previously
been given each member in good stand
The executive committee shall have
authority to make such by-laws for!
the government of the ass->ciation as
it may deem necessary, and which
shall not,cordlict with the constitution. I
Committee on Road Administration
This committee should ascertain the
laws unon -which the road administrae
rion of the county or loc-aliiy is basc,
the personnel of the oficil organiza
tion selected to car-y oa: such laws,
the revenues availa'Ie for road pur
poses-how obtained, how expended
and what system of accounting and re
cording is followed. It should recor&
mend needed reforms in road laws,
organization and administration; it
should ascertain the various sources
of revenue and plans for raising ad
ditional revenues; and should ereu
tually formulate its findings into a
report containing recommendations
for the future financing of road work.
Committee on Road Naterials-This
committee should ascertain the loca
tion, character, quantity and availabil
ity of all road materials in the coun
try. This work can be much faciliat
ed by cooperation with the office of
public roads of the United States de
partment of agriculture, which makes
analysis and tests of road materials
free of charge, whereby the kind and
quality of road building material can
be definitely ascertained. The com
mittee should also make a study of
transportation facilities for road ma
terials, and work out plans whereby
the county or locality can obtain the
best materials in the easiest and most
economical manner. They might con
-i,ler thr advisability of the purchase
of quarries and gravel pits, the ar
ra-niement of snecial rates with the
railroad comanies, the nreparation of
th- materials by county prisoners, etc.
Committee on Road Construction,
and Naintenance-Th's committee
should ascertain the mileage of public
roads. and classify them according to
mmnt and importance of traffic. as
ertaining the improvement that is
ees-arY and the nrobable cost: draw
n a zeneral plan for the gradual im
provement of all the county roads
long definite intelligent lines. accord
n to the means available; obtain data
;,.pinc iD' Pi'," 1 i~c-a! rf rni'o 'n
truetion. and should cooDeiate clove
rv witl- tha conittep on road ma
frialr-s in drawing un 1i rpco'men
dations as to the kind and amount of
nqai eonstriction to be undertaken. Tt
0hould make a close study of road
maintenance, with a view to fntrod"C
-ne tlip best and mnOkM'^n-n'rnical meth
Mis for mintaffin the roads:- Tt
hould look into the relativ'e merits
~f the varions kinds of road eanip
-ent. and aid the county authorites
y information and advice in securing
:lh' necessa-ry equipment.
Committee on Spit-Log Drag-This
ommittee should devise ways and
neans for stimulating interest in the
road drag, and - should endeavor to
bring about the general use of this
simple little implement. Records
ould be kept of the number of drags
n use, and the mileage of roads reg
tilarly dragged as the result of the
work of the committee. Contests
ould be inaugurated and publicity
given the work, so that the interest
night become widespread, and practi
al res~ults accomplished.
Committee on Ways and Xeas
rhis committee should deal with the
cnatter of raising funds and financing
Lhe work of the local association, and
houd have general supervision over
proposed expenditures, the obtaining
f suitable quarters, equipment, etc.,
nd should in general uphold and fur
ther the work of the other committees
tong practical lines. -
Visited Laurens Schools.
Laurens Advertiser, 13th. J
Mr. Win. C.. Bynum, superintendent
f the Georgetown schools, was in the
city Monday to witness the opening
sxercises of the Laurens schools. Mr.
Bynumi had heard much, of the fine
school here so he came to see for him
self hiow it was run. He expressed
blmself freely on the beautiful build
ing and the fine appearance of the pu
pls and teachers. 'He didn't state
whether he was married .though or
iiot. Mr. Bynum said that the build
ing was far and away ahead of any in
the State and was so impressed -with
he surroundings that he declared
Lhat he intended to return at an early
iate and spend a longer time looking
ver the building and watching the
The Thiornlwell Orphana<ge.
The Thornwell home and schools for
rphans, is the name of the Presbyte
ian orphanage under the control 01
.he synods of South Carolina, Georgia
td FloriIa, and is one that hopes to
hare in the benefit of orphan-work
lay. It may interest the readers of
his paper to know that the orphanage
vas begun some thirty-seven years
go with a half-dollar, the gift of an
)rphan; that it was dpened with four
ttle boys and four little girls; that
t has no agent, neither are any as
;essments made for its support by the
Ibireh: nor any days appointed for
olUections, being wholly dependent
ion the voluntary gifts of benevolent
eople. It now',has sixteen cottage!
tmes with some 300 orphans, with
:en teachers in the schools, with a
aftron int each cottage. It has a farm,
, oboe..hona a carpenter and machine
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shop, a steam laundry and other in
dustrial departments in which the
children are taught trades. All of the
children do something toward their
support and in the aggregate they
save the home, by this labor, not less
than $15,000. It costs abouty $60 a
year to provide board for each pupil.
A fine education, beginning with the
aphabet and ending with a collegf
course is open to them. Surely such
an institution is worthy of support.
The pupils in the homes are tmainly
from South Carolina, Georgia and
Florida, but there are many scattered
from New York to Oklahoma now
ith us. There is neither local nor
dnominational restriction as to re
cption of orphans. Those received,
hwever, must be worthy, intellig'nt
ophans, without means of support.
he institution is located in Clinton,
. C. Rev. Dr. Jacobs is president.
New Bofte Across tIi Styx.
Charon's b>oat had just grated on
"All abroad," he shouted in raucous
ones. "This is the only boat for the
lysian Fields. Start i nye% minutes.
ight this way. Only boat for Ely
an Fields. All aboard."
But the young man with the queer
ctrivance of ropes and flappers did
ot heed the aged skipper.
Charon shook his paddle at him.
"Say, you youngster, come aboard,"
he growled. "I can't hold this boat
"Go to 'Pluto with your old boat,"
oared the newcomer. "I can get
ross in my own way."
Whereupon he started the engine of
s aeroplane and flew the Styx
racefully alighting in a little group
ofscientifie pioneers, among themn be
g Watt and Stephenson and Mon
>ler and Morse and Home and Whit
ESOLUTIONS ADOPTED AT THE
BAR MEETING SEPT. 11, 1811.
Resolved, That the Clerk of 0ourt
be rquested to notify the jurors that
their services Will not be needed at the
approchng term of court, as there
will be nio cases for jury trial.
Resolved further, that Judge Gage
e notified of this action by the ohair
man of this meeting, giving the mea
son therefor and that Juidge Gage be
equested to pass such order as he
ems proper to call off the court.
(Signed) B. V. Chapman,
NOTICE TO JURORS.
In obedience to a resolution of the
Newberry Bar, adopted September 11,
1911, jurors drawn to attend our
court September 18, 1911, ane hereby
notified that their services wnot be
needed, as no jury cases will be tried
Jno. C. Goggans,
September 12, 1911. C. C. C. P.
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ad stomach trouble and diseased kid
nys. All remedies failed till I used
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tis wonderful remedy cured me com
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