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VOLUME LI . NUMBER 1. JfEWBERST, SOUTH CAHOLISA, FRIDAY, 4AXUARY :i, 1913. TWICE A WEEK, $1.30 A TEAR.
Sam Boozer Pa
Gov. Blease Gave Case Care
tion and Had Represe
Said White People
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Special to Tlie neram aim .\cws.
Columbia, Jan. 2?Sain Boozer was
electrocuted at 11.28 this morning.
Georgia newspapers, having carried
-sensational stories about the shock in
the electric chair not having killed
Hyde, several doctors were invited tc
witness the execution this morning
and did so.
Two shocks were given Boozer, and
in three minutes after the first shock,
he was pronounced dead by all the
~ 1? Hio f.asp pare
0 (jrOV. 1510iise lictu 511 tu mv.
V ful and prayerful consideration, and
' went so far as to be represented at the
execution this morning by Private Secretary
John K. Au 11, in order that the
governor might be in close touch with
the situation up until the very minute
the fatal current was loosed. Only a
few moments before the time Captain
Sondley, of tne penueuuai y tC IV/ p i*V **
ed the governor, asking if there was
anything further; and the governor
stated that the execution must go, under
the showing at that time.
Gov. Blease had already passsd upon
all the petitions and recommendations
in his hands, but wanted to be in position
to act in case there were any
eleventh hour developments.
Boozer's dying statement was made
to Private Secretary Aull. He said
that this trouble was none of his, but
was on the hands of white people. He
said that as a result of conditions existing,
Mr. Gilliam, the deceased, was
trying to run all the negroes off Mr.
Hipp's place, that Mr. Gilliam tried to
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Kill Boozer, ana mm uunaiu auu ^.
white people caused Boozer to get into
He thanked the officers for his kind
treatment, and said he was ready to
go home, to die no more. He was specificially
asked if he had anything
more to say in regard to one white
man whose name he had mentioned
as being a cause of his trouble, and
said that he had not.
Gov. Blease, alter the execution, said
that he was satisfied, in view of all
the circumstances of tlie case, and or
the circumstances aiTe::ding the electrocution,
that he had done his duty in
refusing the petition for commutation
In cases of this kind the responsibility
upon a governor is fearful and
the relief afterwards is great when he
feels that up to the very minute of
the death of the prisoner the position
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taKen oy me gy?ci^ui j
Boozer's brother was- present and
will take his body home.
The Story of the Crime.
Sam Boozer was the first person
from Xewberry county sentenced to
electrocution under the new law which
provides for that manner of execution
of criminals sentenced to death hi
South Carolina. He was first sentenced
to be hanged, but the sentence was
stayed by appeal to the supreme cowir,
and while the case was pending in the
supreme court the law w?.s changed.
The supreme court amrracu me juu^.ment
of the lower court. ?:h1 Boozer
^vas re-sentenced to die. ihii lime by
electrocution, on Friday. December 13.
On Thursday. December 32, Governor
Bleas* granted a respite until today
in order to give Boozer's counsel time
to make additional showing in his petition
for commutation of the sentence
Ito life imprisonment.
Poo-:er shot and killed .TanirS S.
GiH:am cn Mr. Juo. C. limp's Old
plantation, in lL^Mr.
n Electric Chair
ful and Prayerful Considerantative
Caused Him to Do
repared to Go.
r Gilliam was overseer for Mr. Hipp.
; j The details of the tragedy and of the
subsequent trial are fresh in the minds
of the people of Newberry. Boozer
[ escaped immediately after the killing,
1; and after being pursued by determined
1 ^ posses of angry men, surrendered to
i j a man in Greenwood county, who carried
him to Sheriff McMillan, at Greenwood.
From Greenwood Boozer was
brought to the penitentiary for safe;
keeping, and has remained here ever
'! since, except when he was taken to
! Newberry for arraignment and trial
in June, 1911, and for re-sentence in
November of 1912.
Mr. Jno. C. Hipp and two negroes
were indicted along with Boozer as
accessories to the murder. The cases
against the two negroes were nol
prossed by Solicitor Cooper. Hipp
was tried along with Boozer, and was
, acquitted. Boozer was convicted of
Boozer was represented at the trial
by Mr. George G, Sale, who was appointed
by the court. Mr. Sale fought
! the case through the supreme court,
and has represented Boozer on the
appeal to the governor. He was in
Columbia on Tuesday of this week
"with his final petition, which included
ten of the jurors and with the recommendation
of Judge Ernest Gary, the
. trial judge. The petition was, for commutation
of the sentence to life imprisonment.
NATIONAL COKN SHOW.
Will Not be Kestrieted to Corn Alone.
Grains, Grasses and Other Agricultural
Columbia, .Jan. 2.?A select aggregation
of South Carolina grains, grasses
and other agricultural products will be
exhibited at Columbia. January 9 and
'10, at the State fair grounds. The occasion
for this exhibition will be the
South Carolina State, grain- show,
held for the purpose of selecting competitive
exhibits to represent South
i Carolina in the Fifth National Corn exI
position to be held here January 27 to
1 February S. Under the rules *of this
i organization competitive exhibits must
ii, ? Prim fbinilS'll
; come up 10 me .\auv/ua> v...?0_
j competition in the State show.
1 The National Corn exposition is by
no means restricted to corn alone, and
hence this grain show will include
many of the important crops. It will
j present the best work among South
| Carolina farmers during the past year
j in corn, wheat, oats, barley, rye, cow
i peas, soy beans, velvet beans, timothy,
alfalfa, rice, buckwheat, flax seed, kafir
corn, sorghum and 'broom corn. Each
State will be limited to twenty samples
j in the National exposition, and these
i samples for South Carolina will be sej
lected from the products exhibited at
i the State grain show. Competition in
I the National Exposition will be for the
' Indiana ten ear trophy, the Kellog
j single ear trophy, the Colorado oat
; trophy, and honor .certificates.
f Detailed information respecting this
I preliminary show has been dstributed
j to the demonstration agents throughout
the State, and to many other farmj
ers. Mr. W. L. English, superintendent
of the extension work at Clemson college,
is in charge of arrangements for
According to information from
i Cliattanooga. Tenn.. the attorneys for
' C. .T. H-bert. wanted at Columbia up.
j on a charge of securing S9S.000 under
j false pretenses, have succeessfully
I blocked all legal action in the' case inj
definitely. Judge Xeil at Xashville has
| released Herbert on $2,000 bond pendj'ing
a hearing before him on a writ of
| habeas corpus and the prayer for an
j appeal to the United States supreme
j court has been withdrawn. Hebert
will now remain nt libertv under this
"small lord until -ludg- Xeil decides to
j hear the case.
Interesting' Items of Local and Personal
Mention From This Live
Prosperity, Jan. 2.?As we enter upI
011 a New Year let us enter upon a
! new life and new experience. Face
j the future with courage, confidence >
a.;d hope. Be brave, energetic, and ]
enthusiastic. Have confidence in your J
self and your business. In this way'
...MI i Ji ^ r anH foar of !
I you win reuucc wc ^
j business life- and half the battle of
j success is then over.
j After the Christinas gaieties, our
j little town is quite dull; all our young!
| people have returned to their respec- j
j tive colleges. The best wishes of your
' correspondent goes out to each and
j every one of them for their success
in the year- 1913.
Rev. I. S. Caldwell,'of Due West,
spent Wednesday with Mr. H. T. Patterson.
Miss Paunell Davis, or Reidsville, X.
C., is visiting Miss Mary Connelly.
Miss Annie Moseley is spending aj
few days in XLiety Six.
Mr. S. D. Duncan, of Greenwood, is
here for a few days.
I Mic?pc Kthel Counts and Grace Bur
I ton Reagin spent Tuesday at Little
I Miss Vera Kibler, of Newberry, has j
been visiting Mr". B. M. Livingston.
Misses Julia and Mary Kiblsr have
returned to Newberry, after visiting
their aunt, Mi's. J. A. Simpson.
Mr. H. J. Rawl was a business visitor
in Columbia Tuesday.
Mrs. G. Y. Hunter has been visit-'
ing Mrs. Frank Hunter, of Newberry.
Itfiss Iris Perry, of Ridgeland, is the ?
guest of Mi's. C. M. Harmon.
Miss Annie Wheeler returned Wed?\T/%T?<aat'a
ije&uci> iu ..
Mr. Olui Bebb, ot' Columbia, spent |
Sunday with bis father, Mr. F. Bobb.
Miss Maud Fuliuer is visiting her
aunt, Mrs. 3. J. Kohn.
Miss Lilla Kibler, of Monroe, X. C.,
has been visiting her sister, Mrs. J. A.
Mrs. J. B. Hartman has as her guest
Miss Jenny Lee Kinard, of Little Mountain.
.Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Chase, of Columbia,
have been visiting Mrs. E. W.
i nf r?nr inhabitants felt a dis
j tinct earthquake shock Wednesday
Miss Eliza Bell Curlew, of Winnsboro,
is spending the week with her sister,
Mrs. J. S. Wheeler.
Mr. S. S. Birge has been visiting in
Col. E. H. Anil was in town for a
few hours Wednesday.
The William Lester chapter will!
meet January 7 at 3 p. m., with Mrs.
W. A. \Ioseley.
Miss Mary Wheeler spent Wednes[
day in Newberry, the guest of Mrs.
' T I-T Harm5
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Mr. Holland Paysinger has returned |
to Newberry, after spending several
days with Mr. Vernon Wheeler.
Mr. W H. Barton, district agent
demonstrative farm work, and A. D. I
Hudson, select seed corn, will have a
corn show here Friday from 11 to 3.
Lecture at 3 o'clock.
HOWARD HARPER KILLED.
Etifaiierled in Machinery of Engine.? [
Dies in Barnwell Home.
j Allendale. .Ian. 1.?Howard Harper,'
| aged about 30 years, son of the late!
i H. C\ Harper, died Mondav iiiglit at I
j the home of his brother. William H. j
j Harper, near Martin's Station, as the;
(result of injuries sustained Monday;
norning while running a gasoline en- j
Xo one b^ing present, it is supposed ;
| thfe deceased became entangled in the
| machinery, but before assistance came,
j had become disengaged, and was found
i fitting in a dazed condition, from
' which he rallied but for short inter
He was a highly respected gent legman.
being a partner of his brother.
I William H. Harper, as merchant and
j farmer of thp Martin's section of Barn|
Xobody objects to anybodya?|BtaB
' something for nothing if
System Inaugurated Wednesday?
Must Have Special Stamp.
The parcel post system was inaugurated
at the post office in Newberry
on Wednesday. The first package was
sent by Mr. W. H. Anderson to Baltimore1.
The office was closed except
from 10 to 11 o'clock, but during that
time a number of packages were handled.
A small appropriation is available
for handling local packages by
the city carriers, but they will endeavor
to deliver all of them promptly.
It will take the public some time to
understand the rate and to remember
that there are special postage stamps
made for use in sending parcel post,
and that the ordinary stamp will not
be used, and if placed on a package, i
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>>lll IJC ilidl muiwii iiiuiicj ?aotcu.
Parcels weighing four ounces or.
less will be mailable at the rate of
once cent for each ounce or fraction
of an ounce without regard to the >
distance. Packages weighing more J
than four ounces, are mailable at the!
pound rates which vary according to!
the distance or the zone in which the|
destination is located. The maximum j
is eleven pounds which costs only fif- >
teen cents for the local zone which
includes a radius of fifty miles. The
maximum rate, which includes any
part of the United States and its insular
possessions, would be $1.3?, and!
a pound package in the loca- rone is
five cents with a maximum rate of
twelve cents. All fourth ciass i tatterj
must be sent at parcel posL
Postmaster Purcell desires the public
to understand that only parcel
'pov-t stamps will carry parcsl* post
packages, and that when ordinary
stomps are placed on the packages
they are only so many perfectly good
stamps lost to the sender.
Description of Stamps.
That the public might know the
parcel post stamp when seen the following
description of the stamps is
The 1-cent stamp represents a post
offic^ clerk; the 2-cent stamp, a city
carrier; the 3-cent denomination, a
railway postal clerk; the 4-cent stamp
a mail train; the 10-cent stamp, one'
of the foreign countries; the r>0-cent
stamp, variety, dairying; the 75-cent
kind, harvesting, and the $1 stamp,
In a curved panel across the top
the l")-cent stamp, an automobile in
the postal service; the 20-cent stamp,
an aeroplane carrying mail; a 25-cent
stamp, the manufacturing industry,
and the stamps will be inscribed with "
the words "U. S. Parcels Post." The *
denomination of each stamp is printed '
in each lower corner, with the words
? ~1 a T*" Hpfwppsi
UtJli W U1 uvutu VVV ? vw...
All fourth class mail matter which
includes farm and factory products
goes only by the parcel post. Also all
medical supplies, which are mailable
according to law. The name of the
sender must appear on the package
Where to Mail Packages.
Parcel post packages can be mailed
only at the postoffice or rural carriers.
The postoffice authorities have received
a parcel post zone map -nade
t. .-.ptcialiy or the local office. A sup-h*
of parcels post guides have also
by writing to the department in
Washington any one may obtain for 75
cents one of the maps, a copy of the
parcel post guide and a small book
of instructions, which thoroughly explains
how the new service is ro be
Everv nostoffice in the country has
been supplied with special maps,
showing eight zones. The zones are
indicated by circles, Newberry is the
centre of a circle, which has a radius
of 50 mi lei. The other zones measure
from Newberry as follows: Second, 150
miles and the eighth and last taking
in all of the rest of the United States
and its insular possessions.
Oyer 5,000 Units.
The complexity of the map indicates
something of the enormous amount of
work involved in preparing for the
?'ligation of the system. The United
States has been divided into 5,812 units,
^^h approximately 30 miles square,
A|h unit is the centre of a circle
every one of the 3.S13
nfe a specially prepared
map of zones.
Figuring ou the Cost,
To find out how much it would cost
to send a one-pound package to Chicago,
for instance, you would turn to
Chicago in the guide and see the unit
number in which that city is located.
That unit is Xo. 2,115, and is in zone
Xo. 6. The table accompanyig the map
indicates the rate on one pound packages
to zone Xo. 6.
SIMPLICITY ALL WILSON CRAVES.
Would (Jo Afoot to Inaugural if Possible.
Princeton, X. J., January 1.?Governor
Woodrow Wilson intimated tonight
that if it were possible he would like
to go afoot between the white house
and capitol when he take the oath
of office as president of the United
States. He realizes, however, that the
crowds would make it impossible.
Jel'fersonian simplicity.'the k:nd that
the pre?ident-elect would like tj emulate.
lie remarked, consisted nof of :i
horseback ride, as some historians
have chronicled it, but merely an unostentatious
walk do^vn Pennsylvania
avenue in the company of a few citizens.
Story About Jefferson.
"The story that Jefferson rode on
horseback to the capitoi ana nucneu i
his horse to a post while -he went in!
to take the oath of office i? not true," j
said the governor. He was told that
Governor Sulzer had walked to the
capitoi at Albany.
Mr. Wilson spoke approvingly of
this. He was asked if he had made any
plans for his inauguration in this connection.
had-not thought out the method,
at all," he said. "I have simply satisfied
myself with impressing the gen-1
on thp inausural .committee!
with the desire to have the inaugura- j
tion as simple as possible.' *
To Announce Congress Date.
The president-elect was questioned
as to whether he thought it would be j
an added convenience to members of-j
congress to know just how soon after j
the closing of the present session of j
congress they would have to reas- j
semble for an extra session. He in- j
dicated that one of the very first act;
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Oi ins aUIHUJISU auuu WVUIU uc mi ?.?? |
nounce the date of the new session. i
"Congress will be in session until1
March 4 anyway," he said, "and there
will not be much of an interval between
that day and the extra session."
Goes to Capitol March 3.
The president-elect, it is expected,
will go to Washington March 3, spending
the night at a hotel near the White
house. He said today that while he
had not been able to visit many of the
government buildings erected in recent
years, he believed he would not "get
much time for sightseeing."
The governor took a long walk early
.today. It was his first since ne became
ill, and marked his seturn to normal
health. He wore no overcoat, but
put on a heavy sweater and trudged
tnrougn tne mua vigorously. i
Greetings From Athens.
Many cablegrams and telegrams j
from friends came wishing the Wilson? |
a happy New Year. Jacob Gould
Schurman, United States minister to
Greece, cabled his greetings from .
FACTS OX LABOR.
Watson Shows Number of Persons Employed
In MIUs. f
In his annual report to the general
assembly Commissioner Watson expresses
the opinion that the labor con- j
dition in the mills of South Carolina j
have been improved.during the year, t
He says that there are employed j
in the mills of the State about To - [
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wuz person's, 01 wuoni :io,idj <jic maico. i
He estimates that the textile workers ;
receive about $23,000,000 in wages.
According to the report issued 21 t
counties in the State have flour and
Of the seven counties of the State
that contain the seven principal cities
Charleston is first in the capitalization
of manufactories and Spartanburg
leads in production.
The bei^liing that can happen to a j
vnir'e in love, provided j
BIG BOND ASD MORTGAGE COMPANY
Provides Machinery Throng-h Which
Life Insurance Companies Can
Handle Small Loans.
The State, 31st
Backed by some of the strongest
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uapuausis m i uik <tuu ouuw
Carolina, the Carolina Bond and Mortgage
company of Columbia will begin
operations about January 15. The
preliminary steps toward obtaining a
charter were taken by the incorporators
of the concern yesterday. The
company will have a capital of $250,000.
The Carolina Bond and Mortgage
company will operate in practically
every county in South Carolina^eupplying
capital fjpr various developments.
It will for the present con.-;
fine its business to buying State, municipal
and county bonds and lending
money on farm, business and residen
tial mortgages in South Carolina, although
its charter will enable it to
broaden its field of operations considerably
when the time comes. Applications
for loans will be handled
through local finance committees located
in each county in which the
Carolina Bond and "Mortgage com-^
papy will operate, and be referred by
them to the central finance commit
.tee in Columbia whose members are
T. B. Stacfchoase, chairman; John L.
Mimnatigh, W. J. Murray, Joseph Norwood
and Charles H. Barron.
Officers and Directors,
At a recent meeting of the* stockholders
of the Carolina Bond . and
Mortgage company the following of*
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ficers were unanimously agreed upon: '
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OVSllil XJt iU!ULUaU(jUj Jft vuauvuv, uv.?.?
bia; H. A. Kahler, vice president, New
York; L. M. Hawkins, secretary ?nd
treasurer, Americus, Ga.; Barron,
Moore, Barren &? McKay, general
H. A. Kahler, the vice president of (lie
company, is a member of the financial
firm of O'Connor & Kahler, of
New York, dealers in bonds and mortgages.
For the past 28 years O'Con- "
tTo V> 1 / >?. Vioro moHo form IftATIA
.JJU1 ot Iva.il i ci u?<b iuuuv
and carried on a general mortgage
business in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma.^
The stockholders at their meeting
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named 33 directors among whom are
some of the most prominent capitalists
aV:d business men in South Carolina.
Mr. Jno. M. Kinard, president of the
Commercial bank, Newberry, is a member
of the board of directors.
HUMAN BOX" I OSES CHANCE.
Won't Dynamite Jail Becanse He Was
Los Angefcs, Cal., Jan. 1.?Although
Carl Riedelbach, the "human bomb,"
had expected a conviction and warned
the authorities that he intended to escape,
if possible, the jury which heard
liis case, disagreed and was discharged
today. His attorneys said they
hoped to prove that Riedelbach was
insane when he threatened to dynamite
the city jail.
Woman's Home Companion For January.
The January Woman's Home Companion
contains a complete connected
account of the violent fight for woman
suffrage that is going on in England.
(Within a few days the contents of
government mail-boxes have been tampered
with, and in some cases even
destroyed.) It reads like the story
of a revolution?altogether different
from the tremendous peaceful advance
that has been made in this country.
In the United tSates, by the way, tea
States have now ?:one for woman sur^
fTowa m-pr nOO.OOO women voted In
J--1 "a-- ~
the recent pre:idential election.
The rapid change along this line i3
one of the twentieth century. We ara
, lm 9
A Xew York court has decide that i
a woman can get an adequate outfit of
.clothes for $43. The New York court