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LONG ACQUITTED OF MUMii'li.
Foreman Tell* Court Reluittal Testimony
Aarainst Aiken County Legislator
Aiken. .Tup3 5.?A precedent was
established in Aiken county court history
today when the jury in the Long
murder case decided that they had
about enough of the testimony and
were ready to acquit Legislator Long
without hearing any more evidence
or any of counsel's arguments in the
that *hp\* harl alreadv reached
their decision and would have returned
a "not guilty" verdict yesterday
The defense had just r-:sted its case
and the prosecution vasre ady to place
on the stand witnesses in rebuttal, but
it was near the dinner hour and the
court announced a recess, whereupon
thp frtrpman nf thp inrv. Jas. R. Lea
gue, of North Augusta, leaped to his
feet, but when he started to make
his statement th? court stopped him
with the announcement that the State
must be given its oppoutunity to present
witnesses in rebuttal to the testimony
offercd by the defense.
Decision Already Reached.
When the State's testimony was completed
aft?r dinner, the foreman then
informed the court that the jury had
already determined upon the merits of
the case, and that arguments by counsel
were useless. This stemmed a
promised flow of ov,atory. So Judge
Ernest Gary, of Columbia, presiding,
delivered his charge and permitted the
jury to enter an anteroom and draw in
regular form the acquittal of Long.
Thov wprp nnt about ninety seconds,
when the clerk of court, in sonorous
tones, read the verdict, "Hugh Long,
indicted for murder, not guilty."
And tonight Hugh Long is the happiest
man in Aiken county. His
friends and attorneys are jubilant, too,
and his counsel, Messrs. Croft & Croft
and Col. Claude E. Sawyer, who so intelligently
and skillfully conducted the
defense fcr their client, were the first
to congratulate him and they were
followed by throngs of people, some of
whom were heretofore absolutely indifferent
as to Hugh Long.
With some few natural exceptions,
there is general satisfaction over the
verdict and no one, so far as known
has presumed to question its justice.
Defendant on Stand.
QrA "h a
in me same uuun, iwum, nu^ic uv
will soon be practicing law, if reports
be true, Legislator Long took the
witness stand this morning at 11:45
o'clock and told how and why he killed
Pickens X. Gunter, of Wagener. He
remaiLed on the stand one hour and
The witness proceeded to state that
he moved to "Wagenrr in 1911, and
that shortly thereafter, without any
solicitation on his part and virtually
without his will, he was elected mayor
of the little town.
In "Wagener he owned and edited a
country weekly newspap-er, and in addition
to this had a good deal of law
Then he told how, in the early part
of last summer, almost innumerable
. friends approached him and urged
him to run -for the house of representatives,
and, as he expressed it, "he
was in the race before he knew v."
From that point the witness told of
his all-eged political persecution and
how, he charged, Pickens Gunter and
others followed him from one meeting
nlnpp tn another: bounding: him all
over the county, he alleged. He enumerated
several occasions when they
attended meetings and he declared
that Gunter and his friends were at
practically every meeting of the campaign,
with maybe three of four exceptions.
Warned of Alleged Threats.
The witness was elected to the house,
however, at the second primary, and
said h:> was informed that his success\
ful candidacy had made "the opposi rirm"
in AVn o-rint>r mnrp> i'ltf>n<?Pl V hit
I lUli i U ? ? Ai.V? >- ^ ^ w ~ -?.
ter against him than ever before, and
that i: would be best for liim to stay
away from Wagoner for awhile. He
said that more than a hundred people
warned him of the deceased's alleged
threats to kill, among them M. T. HolI
y and J. P. Permenter, and he corroborated
the testimony that thcs ? latter
two gave yesterday. Also, he testified,
numbers of his friends in "Wagener
among them E. B. Gunter, Jr., of thoBank
of Western Carolina, and Van
Jones, who was acting mayor, advised
him rhat it would be discreet to remain
away until the ill-feeling subsided.
0:inter and .Tone* testified yesterday,
it will be recalled. Acting upon these
many advices Long said he determined
to remain in Aiken for some
time, and had liis wife and child to
come here, where tl\e family boarded
untila fter the third primary election,
which was just a few days before the
Long said he remained in Aiken be- j
cause he wanted to s.void any trouble,'
| but that after J. C. Busbee, "the opj
jposition's" candidate, was elected in.
the third primary, he had thought that j
would bring an end to the political j
troubles. Further, \se said, that his ;
home and his business were in Wagen- '
Isr, his money invested th , in fact;
I it-' i? i. --a fhof ho :
! everyuimg ue nau, auu nc un ,
had a right ;o return to Wagener; that
under the circumstances h-e didn't feel '
; that he could do anything else.
Forgave Political Enemies.
But before he went back to his home :
: he had published to the voters of Aik- 1
! -en county a card of thanks, in which j
he expressed to them his appreciation j
| of their vote, the. confidence they re-!
I posed in and the honor they conferr-,
j ed upon him, stating in the card that'
he "could even forgive those who have j
j mistreated me, for I have not one tinge |
of hard feeling left in my heart for
j any one." Th-e published article was ,
"* 1 -3 + r c I
exniDiteci in court anu ctcvjc^tcu a.^ i
The defendant then continued that;
when he returned to Wagener, he
j found that his newspaper office had
; ben entered surreptitiously and h:.s
| private papers ransacked even that I
j his home had been surrounded and
j pried into, and, he declared, some party
or parties had been at his house
after midnight, but, after unseemly dei
monsrrations and efforts to enter at
| the window, departed.
Long's Story oi Tragedy.
! He had been to the postoffice, he
said, and was standing glancing over!
' the headlines of a newspaper when he !
I was approached by a man in his em- I
! ploy. They stood there some moments j
: conversing, he testified, when he felt |
some one grab him, jerk at him and 1
strike him a stunning blow in the back
of the head. He had not seen Gunter, I
he declared, and was not aware that'
^he was anywhere near.
i Th-e blow stunned him, and as he
fell to the ground he recognized the i
face of Pickens Gunter, whose ?coun-1
tenance, he said,, "looked like that of j
a wild man in a cage." The legislator i
sart that as he fell, he had an idea
thr.t the affair was the execution of i
the numerous threats made against his j
life, and that this fear prompted his j
deed of a few moments later. About
' the time he fell, fie saia, ins ass^uani
struck him a heavy blow between the
eyes and b'ir.ded him to such an extent
that he did not remember to have j
jbeon consecutively or very consciously j
anything else that transpired until he
Aft'r Ahey fell to the ground, Long
affirmed . Gunter'sl eft hanzl gripped'
over his throat an dwas choking him
; to uriooiis^iot.iness. He was grap-1
. pling for his pistol and when Gunter
1 realized this he grabbed Long's wrist
and ii'iea 10 wrest <he revolver from
it, THe first shot did not find its mark,
<':nd Gunter, said Long, renewed more
j vigorously than before his efforts to
I secure the weapon, but Long fired the
'second and fatal shot, and Gunter's
j At this juncture, Mr. Long, in a clear !
steady voice, declared:
Says Believed Life in Danger.
i "I shot because I believed my life
. to be in imminent danger and that I
' myself would be killed unless I did 1
fire, I fired :he two snois m uwcusc ,
of my life. I knew that if Mr. Gun- 1
j ter secured ray revolver he would j
kill me, if his friends didn't."
/Mr. Long went on to the house?he j
!had already seen behind him the
i j !
shouting mob of armed men coming i
: toward him?ran upstairs, he said, I
: and looked out of a window to see J. J
B. Harley and J. un^szer cusuee i mining
up with guns. Busbee is the
3'oung man from Wagener who was !
elected to the hous-? of representatives ]
at the third primary election, and |
who this week receives his diploma J
j from the law department of the South
j Carolina University.
Surrendered to Sheriff.
! Long refused to surrender to Bald-j
1 win, the chief, .he said, because the |
latter was his (personal enemy. Fur- ;
th-r, lie said, he didn't car-e to risk
.bis safety in "the little calaboose we!
1 used for a guard house." However,
tn wire to Aiken
. lit; LUIU LUV
for the sheriff and the rural police-1
m?n, and that he would willingly suri
| render to them when they came, if j
| they would guarantee safety to his
! person. When they did arrive, sev-1
!?ral hours later, he surrendered to
He told how lie and one of the ru- ,
rales slipped from the house, crawled j
through the woods a-foot in the face
of a cold, driving rain, losing their i
direction sfvcrai nours auer miuiusuu
1 As day broke gray and misty, they j
wandered upon a house, where they ,
secured a conveyance that brought j
them on to Aiken, and Long was safe- j
i i _ J j ; _
' xy luugeu 111 oan. j
On-e of the newest life preservers ,
is an inflatable rubbDr garment to en-!
close a person's body and legs, the ^
[top being formed like a boat to hold
^a wearer upright in water.
I You've observed
of the finest h<
an ever increasin
of our gigantic (
fivarl nf flip
IJLJLlAt 'f V Wii. V VA Vi vj>a v
pense of big car
More than a quarter of :
ful merit. Runabout, $
. Town Car, ?800?f. 0,. b
ment. Get interesting
^ Dept. jp, ueiroii; rora
TUNNELING THROUGH ROCK.
Great Engineering Feat 'on C. C. and
0. Railroad?Nearly Two 3Iiles
Spartanburg; June 5.?Under Sandy
Ridge mountain, near Dante, in Wesi
tern Virginia, a tunnel nearly twc
miles long is being hewn out of solid
roct at the rate of sixty-five feet a
week. On the completion of this tunnel?the
twenty-eighth in thirty-four
miles of railroad contsruction?there
will come into existence a trunk line
which its projectors believe will
th-p traffic map of the South.
The road?the Carolina, Clinchfield
and Ohio?will bring Spartanburg, its
Southern terminus, Atlanta, Charleston,
Savannah and Jacksonville many
miles nearer than by the present existing
railroad routes to Pittsburg,
Buffalo, Cleveland and Detroit.
Builders of the existing trunk lines
running narth from the South Altantic
States avoided the Blue Ridge.
They constructed railroads east of the
mountains to Richmond and Washington,
west of the mountains to Cm- j
' T"" ? +V|Q 11'M r*Vl_ !
cinnan. ine pruuiutcio ui wc
field Roa-3 chose the most direct route;
they struck right into the heart of the
mountains and contkued in the mountains
through the 243 miles of ::oad
extending from Spartanburg through
North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia,
to Dante. It cost $35,000,000 to
build this line, which was opened
three^ years ago.
Ai nBnfQ +V10 -noiirrviri tanned rich
At iya.il it v^._ ?j- x
coal fields, yielding a heavy tonnage.
But there was no northern outlet; the
line was a cul-de-sac; its development
Thirty-four miles ahead, at Elkhorn
City, Kv., -was the Chesapeake
and Ohio road, and thither the projectors
of the Clinchfi-eld turned their
eyes. The capitalists who built the
Clinchfield?Thomas F. Ryan, James
A. Blair, Norman B. Ream and others
equally well known?realized the advantages
which wrvild accrue from
thet hirty-four mile extension,but they
hesitated to incur the enormous addi
tional expense in uie very iiiiaucj' lh. |
the road. In the form of rugged and
almost impenetrable mountains the
extension presented engineering difficulties
of a most serious kind.
It was not until Mark W. Potter, of
New York, assumed the presidency of
the Clinchfield that it was decided to
build the extension. The thirty-four
miles of road are costing $5,500,000.
The contractors, Rhinehart & I) nnis,
of Lynchburg, Va., have been at,
work a year. They have pierced the !
mountains in twenty-seven places, j
built bridges, constructed :he road b:d,
- - - -i ,
ballasted it.ana Jaiu uie utius num
Elkhorn City to Sandy Ridge. The
tunnl through Sandy Ridge is all that j
remains to be done. It will be S,2G0
feet long, and Ward Crosby, chief engine
r of the Clir^hfi-eld, estimates:
that it will not be completed until
next May. At places the tunnel will
be half a mile under the mountain.
Work is b?ing done simultaneously j
from both ends.
From Elkhorn City Clinchfi-eld 1
Tinii nnm over the- Chesapeake!
U"1U5 ??"! X
and Ohio 152 miles to Catlettsburg,
Kv., where the Ohio River will be
struck and a junction effected with die
Baltimore and Ohio. j
The shortest route at present from i
Spartanburg to Cl^eland is by way
of Cincinnati, and the distance is 767 j
miles. Over the Clinchfield by way of j
Elkhorn City the distance will be 68S <
miles. The shortest route at present J
from Spartanburg to Pittsburg is by
way of Washington, and the distance
?that in front
3mes Ford cars
We are selling
gly greater part
)utput to expe
ile owners who
! exorbitant exup-keep.
a million Fords now in g
lence of their wonder525:
Touring Car' $600;
Detroit, wi::h all ebuipy
"Ford Times" from
Motor Co. Summer's
! is 759 miles. Over the Clinchfield by
way of Elkhorn City the distance will
be 701 miles.
In anticipation of the opening of
the Elkhorn exteD=uon the Clinch,
field Railroad is building enormous
1 piers in Charleston at a cost which
eventually will be upward of $1,000,000,
and has been vaguely considering
a propcstion to reach the coast from
Spartanburg over its own rails.
Could Have Saved Her.
"Why do you hate her so?"
"She used to be engaged to my
j "And didn't marry him, Oh, I
Popular Excnrsion From ^Valhalla,
Anflerson, GreenviUe, Spartanburg1
and Greers to Charleston, S. C.,
June 12, via Southern Railway.
The Southirn Railway will operate
excursion frcm Walhalla, Anderson,
Greenville, Spartanburg and Greers to
Charleston, S. C., Thursday, June 12.,
.taking on passengers at all stations to
Alston, S. C. The following schedule
and rates will apply:
Lv. Walhalla 7:10 a. m $4.50
Lv. Anderson 8:41 a. m 4.00
pv. Greenville 8 a. m 4.00
Lv. Beltcn 9:25 a. m 4.00
Lv. Abbeville 9.10 a. m 3.75
Lv. Greenwood 11.02 a. m 3.50
-r - "? < 1 - ? o nn I
J-<v. l\-"wuei iy i jj. j
Lv. Alston 2.05 p. m 2.75
Ar. Charleston 8 p. m.
Proportionately Iot rates from intermediate
stations. Tickets good going
only on special train returning on
all regular trains leaving Charleston
Monday, June 16. For further information
call on local agent or address
S. H. McLean, D. P. A., or L.
D. Robinson, C. P. & T A., Columbia,
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION IX
THE TOWN OF NEWBERRY FOR
THE PURPOSE OF TOTING ON A
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE
CHARTER OF SAID TOWN.
Whereas, a petition signed by a majority
of the freeholders of the Town
VomKorrv "hot? hppri SllhmJt.tfid tO
ui iigrY uvii;) "uo ww- ~^ ? ?
the Town Council of said Town, praying
that an election be ordered on a
proposed amendment to the charter
of said Town providing that the Mayor
and Aldermen of said Town hold
office for a period of two years in-1
stead of one:
Now, therefore, notice is hereby
given that a special election in the
Town of Newberry will be held on
Tuesday, the 24th day of June, 1913,
at the Council Chamber in the Opera
House, in the Town, of Newberry, S.
f^v. /-v i->nrnncn <-if vn" inor nn a TITO
V--., J Ul liic JJ u i wi v>".0 ? t j
posed amendment to the chart-r of i
said Town, which will amend Section j
V of said charter so as to make the j
said section provide for the holding of j
elections for Mayor and Aldermen on j
the second Tuesday in the month of j
December of every other year, instead i
of every year, as now provided in said j;
s-ection. At said election ballots will.
lw? used providing that those in favor j
of said amendment shall vote a ballot;;
on which shall ue contained the word j
tiiACO rmrinspd fn said : i
1 CD CliiU. uiivwv ? ,
amendment shall vote a ballot on
which shall be contained the word j
"No." The polls will be opened for j (
said election at eight o'clock in the
forenoon and will be closed at six!
o'clock in the afternoon, and all quali-ified
electors of said Town will be al- j
lowed to vote at said election. The c
manag-ers appointed for said election
are H. L. Speers, E. P. Bradley and ! ?
F. L. Paysinger. |
By order of the Town Council of(
| Colds |
J\J should be "nipped in the Jr\4 j
I bud", for if allowed to run |/W1
unchecked, serious results YY
may follow. Numerous Uii
cases of consumption, pneu- f
monia, and other fatal dis- a
eases, can be traced back to
a cold. At the first sign of a
cold, protect yourself by
tnorougniy cleansing your
system with a few doses of
9 B #>1/1 cali'ikla irorrat'lVtlp I
uic uiu icuauib) i
| liver powder.
Mr. Chas. A. Ragland, 0'
Madison Heights, Va., says:
I 'i have been using ThedM
ford's Black-Draught for - I
i\ stomach troubles, indiges-'/T
A* tion. and colds, and find it to
be the very best medicine 1 )A[
ever used. It makes an old
man feei like a young one." trj
jCw Insist on Thedford's, the Qkj
iflw original and genuine. E-67 Mfl
CHICHESTER S PILLS
1I1E DIAJIONn BRAND, /s
Li.JJes! Ask yo '' 'JCar'st for At \
fe (( *'M-clies-tc-r's l>!ni??ond Brand//\\
'''lis in Ked aiid Gold meUllicYV/
boxes, sealed with Blue Ribbon. V/
tv^ Take no other. Buy of ynr *
il " iff Brujwrlftt. AskforCIH.ClffiS.TER3
C Jj( l?IAMOND HRAXH PILLS, for 25
\y tt years known as Best, Safest, Always Reliabi#
-?r SOi n gv DRliGOISTS EVfW'HEDf
NEW GROCERY STORE
I hare opened a Grocery Store
at the stand formerly occupied by
Messrs. E. T. Car\gon and T. M.
Rogers, next door to the. old postoffice,
where I shall handle an always
fresh lines of groceries?
everything kept in a first class
grocery store?and wnere 1 ttiii
be glad to see my friends. I extend
a cordial invitation to all to
visit my store and see the goods
M. Q. Chapped.
Schcdnles Effective December S, 1911.
Arrivals and Departures New.
berrj, S. C.
(N. B.?These schedule figures are
shown as information only and are noi
8:51 a. m.?No. 15, daily from Co- i
lumbia to Greenville. Pullman :
deeping car between Charleston
- ? Vn 12 ilollu fMUfl (iTOATt- I
li>OU & io( uanj, J.1VU1 w. I
vllle to Columbia. Arrives Columbia
1:35 p. m., Augusta 8:35 p. m
Charleston 8:15 p. m.
2:15 p. m.?No. 17, daily, from Colum
bia to Greenville.
9:05 p. m.?No. 16, daily, from Green
ville to Columbia. Pullman sleep- |
!ng car Greenville to Charleston j
Arrives Charleston s:i& a. m. ax
rive Savannah 4:15 a. m. Jack
sonville 8:30 a. m.
Four further inlormation call o? <
ticket agents, or E. H. Coapman, V. P
& G. ai., Washington, D. C.; J. L
Meek, A. G. P. A., Atlanta, Ga., or F
L. Jenkins, T. P. A., Auguita, CHl
SCHOLARSHIP A>'D ESTRAXCE !
Th-e examination for the award of i;
vacant scholarships in "VVinthrop Col- ]
lege and for the admission of new stu- j 1
dents will be held at the County Court i]
House on Friday, July 4, at 9 a. m. Ap-j!
plicants must be not less than sixteen
years of age. When Scholarships are.(
vacant after July 4 they will be award- ,
ed to, those making tlie highest average
at this examination, provided they }
meet the conditions governing the.,
* 1 ^^ rcViinc !
awara. Appncunis iu:
should write to President Johnson be- ,
fore the examination for Scholarship
Scholarships are worth $100 and j
free tuition. The next session will!
open September 17, 1913. For further I;
information and catalogue, address | <
Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock Hill, S. C ? j
S'ewberry, S. C., on this the 30th day .
)f May, 1913.
Z. F. Wright, ]
Utest: Mayor. 1
J. R. Scurry, I
C. & T. T. C. N. r
?- LODGE DIRECTORY.
Newbery Camp, No. 542, W. O. W.,
meets every second and fourth. Wednesday
night in Klettner's Tiall, at 8
>mity Lodge, So. 87, A. F. 3L j
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. F. M., meet*
every first Monday night at 7.30 o'clock
in Masonic Hall. Visiting brethren M
T. P. Johnson,
W. iSarhardt, W. M.
TVodmeD of the World. 1
Maple Camp, No. 437, W. 0. W.,
meets every first and third Wedneeday
evening at 7.45 o'clock. Visiting
brethren are corially welcome.
D. D. Darby,
J. A. Derrick, Clerk.
BergelJ Tribe, So. 24, I. 0. B. M.
Bergell Tribe, No. 24, Improved OrAm
"D A A T\f A1TA?TT
ucx ucu ivicu, uiccia cvcij muicuii;
night at 8 o'clock in Klettner's Hall.
J. 0. Havird,
0. Klettryr, Sachem.
Chief of Records.
nninhn Trfho I A P W
VJUltUQ XJL A?JV^ MM Ul JLM iUL?
Omaha Tribe, No. 75, I. 0. R. M.,
Prosperilty, S. C., meets every first and
third Friday night at 8o'clock Jn Masonic
hall. Visiting brethren are welcome.
G. K. Dominick,
Prof. J. S. Wheeler, Sachem.
Chief of Records.
Caoteecliee Council, fcu. 4, D. of P. L
A T? W
Cateechee Council, No. 4, D. of P?
meets every other Tuesday night at 8
o'clock p. m., in Klettner's Hall.
Signet Chapter, Jte. 18, B. A. 3L
Signet Chapter, No. 18, R. A. M.,
meets every second Monday flight at I
8 o'clock in Masonic HalL ]
, Van Smith,
T. P. Johnson, ' E. H. P.
Lacota Tribe, I. 0. B. 3L
Lacota trite, No. 79, I. 0. R. M., Jalapa,
S. C., meeting every other Wednesday
night at 8 o'clock in Summer
hall Visiting brethren are welcome.
J. Wm. Folk, Sachem.
Chief of Records. w
dewberry Commandery, Ifo. 6, K. T.
Newberry Commandery, No. 6, K. T.,
meets every third Monday night at 8
o'clock in Masonic Hall.
Fred. H. Dominick,
T. P. Johnson, E. C.
Willow Camp, Mo. 694, TV. 0. W,
"Willow CamD. No. 694, W. O. W.,
meets every second and fourth Tuesday
nights in each month at West End
T. B. Kibler, /
A. C- Ward, ,
Palmetto Canjp, No. 694, Boys of
Woodcraft, meets at 6dd Fellow's
hall, West End, every second and
fourth Wednesday night, at 8 o'clock.
a. W. Harrison,
A FAIR WAByiSG.
[)ne That Should Be Heeded By Newberry
Frequently the first sign of kidney
trouble is a slight ache or pain in the
loins. Neglect of this warning makes
the way -easy fcr more serious troubles 1 j
?dropsy, gravel, Bright's disease.
Tis well to pay attention to the first
sign. Weak kidneys generally grow
weaker and delay is often dangerous.
Residents of this locality place re
nance in ijoan s iviuut:<y x-ma. mis
:ested remedy has been used in kidney
trouble over 50 years?is recom- V
mended all over the civilized world.
Read the following:
Mrs. J. R. Goldman, Pressley St.,
jreenwood, S. C., says: "My kidneys
svere weak and I often felt dizzy and
lervous. When I heard about Doan's
Kidney Pills, I began using them. They
restored me to good health in a short
imp t mri recommend this remedy
iiighly and can say that it is a safe
md reliable one for all kidney sufferers."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
ccnts. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo,
\"ew York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name?Doan's?and j
;ake no other.
looir MalrAit?"How pan we marrv?
['m only worth $15, and that
wouldn't buy your clothes. May
Spendit?Oh, yes it would, Jack for
learly five years! ,