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State Official is "Showered."'
Tench Q. Boozer, state electrician,
is a much congratulated young man
these days. He avers that his digits
are sore from congratulatory handshakes.
He is reported as married.
This is a hoax. But many of his
friends do not know it. They continuously
desire to see the winsome
bride; for perish the thought that
Tench would marry anything but a
beauty. The pseudo-bridegroom, however,
takes it all in good cheer, with
a benign smile of expectancy wreathing
his classic brow, and sweetly murmurs:
"It is sadly false; but here is hoping."
It all happened thusly: iMr. Boozer,
during the forepart of the week, accompanied
a young woman to her
home in the far South. Some of his
friends got wind of the trip, and they
got busy. They spread the report that
Tench was married, and telegraphed
a message of congratulation to Mr.
and Mrs. T. Q. Boozer, in care of the
young woman's home. Explanations
were very much in order when they
To further the jokie, Mr. Boozer
wires his friends in Columbia that he
and his "bride" would arrive on the
Seaboard train Thursday afternoon.
But he comes alone on the early
morning train, to forestall th-em. He
keeps his arrival a secret.
Thursday afternoon Mr. Boozer's
friends gathered themselves together
and with them were gathered a choice
assortment of old shoes, much rice,
lemons and such like articles peculiar
thp sendfn? off of brides and;
grooms. The train arrived. Xo Tenci
and his '1>ride." Looks of consternation
on the faces of friends. Then a
chirping voice from the door of the
waiting rooms salutes them, as, with
upraised cap, Tench says:
"Hello, folks, how do you do? So
glad to see you. So sorry you are
disappointed. Hope to be more accommodating
A bomb shell in camp. Then the
replying battery begins. Catapulted
at the devoted Tench's head are articles
sundry and various. But he was
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naught. He escaped with only a few
But his friends have on the warpaint
and the tomahawk is not buried!
PELLAGRIN CLEARED OF MURDER
Richard R. Reighley Acquitted of
Charge of Killing Freeman A.
Chester, July 10.?Tne jury tomgnt
brought in a verdict of not guilty of
murder on account of insanity in the
case of Richard R. Reighley, who
killed Freeman A. Wright at Great
Falls several months ago. The attorney
for the defense showed that the
crime was due to dementia attributed
to pellagra. Medical men in Columbia
and Chester took gr?at interest in the
case. Dr. J. W. Babcock, superintendent
of the State Hospital for the Insane
at Columbia, sent an article to
the court that was of immense assistance.
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Bequeathed Personal Property. To
Wife, But Made >'o Disposition
Of Real Estate.
Lexington, July 12.?The latest de- i
velopment in the Jacobs tragedy,
which shocked the people of this
county as they had never been shocked
before, when the entire family of
six was exterminated in such a mysterious
manner on the night of June !
28 last, is the fact that John D.
Tacobs, the husband. ?nd father of
the family, left a will. This will,
which, was drawn on January 4, 1912,
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s very Dri-ei. it is, uuwcvcx, wi
ilar form, and the names of three
reputable citizens appeir as witnesses
to the instrument. In this will, it
:s stated, Jacobs bequeathed all of
'lis personal property to his ^vife,
Mary E. Jacobs. He'also named Mrs.
Jacobs sa executrix of the will.
Strange as it may appear?for Jacobs
owned considerable real estate in
he community?Jacobs did not in
this will make any disposition of his
real estate holdings. This will, it is
expected, will be the cause of an
anusual and, perhaps, an unprecedented,
lawsuit, for it will be hard, it
:s said, to determine into whose pos- j
session this property should properly i
>Yill Turns Up.
Immediately after the drawing of
the will, it is said, Jacobs deposited
the paper with J. B. Lathan, a leading
merchant of Little Mountain, with
he admonition that .Mr. Lathan place
~.he paper in his safe for safekeeping.
\ot until a few days ago did the pub- J
nf fho that this will I
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existed. Mr. Lathan himself targeting
the occurrence until the entire
? 'amily had been wiped out. The question
will likely have to be decided by
the courts. In the event that the will
shall be carried into the court, the
question will be whether or not the
relatives on Mrs. Jacobs' side of the
house or the relatives of the deceased
husband should receive the property.
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and ninety-four acres assessed on the
tax books of Lexington county in the
name of John D. Jacobs. This property
lies within five miles of Peak,
in the rich and fertile section of the
famous Dutch. Fork of Lexington
county, and is valuable.
G. W. Jacobs, of Newberry, a brother
of John D. Jacobs, deceased, has
applied to George S. Drafts, judge of
probate for Lexington county, for letter
of administration of the estate of
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Questions Yet Unanswered.
Did John D. Jacobs, in a fit of insanity,
slay the wife of his bosom, his
bright and promising daughter, his
son of 18 summers just blooming and
blossoming into nature's noble manhood?
Did he slay his towo young
sons, aged 15 and J.2, respectively, set
fire to the house to cover his terrible
deeds and then * calmly walk into a
rear room and blow out his own
brains? These are still the questions
uppermost in the minds of the people
who knew him best and of the officers
who are running down every clue to
find the least tangible evidence of murder
by outside parties.
The opinion is evidently divided.
The theory that was first devised, to
the effect that the body found in the
rear room by the side of a doubleshot.
ffnn. with one barrel emp
ty, and the head almost decapitated
from the gunshot wound, apparently
is now believed to have been the body
of Jacobs himself and not that of his
son. It is thought by those who advance
the theory of murder and suicide,
that Jacobs in the dead hours of
night, with axe in hand, when his
loved ones were sleeping, gave each
a blow on the bead with the axe. and
his work then having been finished, ihe
(planned the destruction of himself
and went into the rear room ana Diew
out his brains.
Talk of Former Trouble.
It is understood by the officers that
Jacobs had had earlier in the year
trouble with, a white man in reference
to the employment of a negro.
It has also leaked out that there had
been some slight difference between
the Jacobs family and a family of
negroes living in the nearby^ settlement.
The officers working on the
case, however, are reticent and will
not divulge the information they have
gathered, neither will they say upon
what clues they are now wummg i
The statement of Dr. Eleazer, to
the effect that Jacobs was possibly insane,
has caused a great change of
mind among the people living In the
community, yet there are others who
believe that even an insane man could
not arrange and plan for such a complete
destruction of his own family,
and they are confident that the entire
family was murdered and the house
set on fire in order to hide the deed.
Acq fnrthev basis to the opinion t.hax
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j Jacobs was not himself and that for
I many years his mind had been deI
ranged, it is stated that the last time
Jacobs attended court at Lexington as
a juror, which has been in the recent
past, he acted rather strangely, and at
his boarding house he would take his
meals without removing his hat and
that jvhen he retired at night he would
bandage his head, claiming that to
sleep otherwise or to sit with his hat
off would affect the disease which was
preying upon him.
Saddest Phase, Perhaps.
In the town of Little Afountain there
is said to be sadness in every home
caused by the sudden and unexpected
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taKing away ui ivxxss umc uavvi/^) ii ? v had
for two sessions taught in the
graded school, an-d who had won the
heaits of both parents and children.
She was a graduate of Winthrop college
of the class of 1910, and she carried
into her school work the lessons
she had learned at Winthrop. She had
i been re-elected to fill her same posiI
tinn in th^> eraded school of Little
j Mountain for the next scholastic year.
I But the whole family, for that matter,
wa's one of the best known and most
I highly esteemed in the entire Dutch
; Fork. Jacobs, himself, was a kind!
hearted man. He was neighborly towards
hi? friends, was gentle and kind !
in his home, and this accounts in
large measure for the belief, that exists
in the community that he could
not and would not have been guilty
of such a terrible crime.
Sheriff Sim J. Miller, of Lexington,
county, is daily in communication
with the Dcople of the community, in
which the tragedy occurred. It is understood
that the rewards now outstanding
to $1,500, are causing other officers to
take up the case, and it is not improbable
that the future developments
may change the present situation and
that the murder-ers, if murderers there
be, will be brought to justice.
STATE BANKEKS ELECT OFFICERS
Bright Williamson Chosen To Mead
To Close With Speeches by
Hendersonvme, July iz.?Tne nnai
session of th? convention of the South
Carolina Bankers' association convened
at 10 o'clock this morning. It was
after 1 o'clock this morning when the
regular speakers at the banquet finished
their eloquent responses and
Toastmaster Wilson G. Harvey announced
that the custom of calling on
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sociations would be violated, owing to
the lateness cf the hour, and then introduced
as the only extemporaneous
speaker the Hon. Duncan V. Fletcher,
United States senator from Florida,
who, in eloquent terms, responded to
the sentiment, "The Outlook from a
In order to permit of tardy rising
the morning hour of assembling was
postponed accordingly. The Hon.
Chas. Hall Davis, of Petersburg, Va.,
r??kr, A' o no r.- fnllv nrenarpd naner on
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"Rural Banking and Currency Reform."
which evoked much discussion.
The Hon. W. F. Stevenson, of Ch-eraw,
spoke forcefully on "The Basis of Our
Wealth As a Banking Asset."
The several standing committees
made their reports, after which the
Hon. McClan Tilton, of Pell City, Ala.,
secretary of the Alabama State Bankers'
association, and Hayn^s McFadden,
of Atlanta, Ga., s-ecretary of the
Georgia Bankers' association, maae
humorous and appreciated addresses.
The flection for officers for the ensuing
year resulted as follows: Bright
Williamson, of Darlington, president;
Chas. J. Shannon, Jr., of Camden, vice
president; G. Lee Holleman, of Anderson,
secretary and treasurer; B.
Hart Moss, of Orangeburg, attorney;
Emslie Nicholson, of Union, executive
A loving cup was presented to Retiring
President Emslie Nicholson,
who made suitable acknowledgment.
The convention was brought to a
close with speeches made by the newly
elected offic-ers. The entire convention
was a success. The attendance
was so large that a few of the delegates
sought sleeping accommodations
in the Pullmans used as the
bankers' special. Noraen F. Sanford,
the genial manager of Toxaway Inn,
how-ever, made the best of every sit?
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guests with care and attention. The
rooms are spacious, the beds comfortable
and cleanly, the table service
fine, the menu varying and ample; the
scenery entrancing, and the pleasures
of boating, fishing, bathing and hunting
make Toxaway Inn an ideal convention
(Many of the delegates left this
morning for Ashe-viHe in order to
hear Secretary of State Wm. Jennings
Bryan speak tonight; many others
left this afternoon for Hendersonville
and will hear the addresses which Mr.
Bryan will deliver there on Sunday.
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Health and s
BARBECUE NOTICES. <S>
We will give a first class barbecue
at. Keitts Grove on July 24. A good din
ner is guaranteed. I
B. M. Suber,
0. A. Felker.
I will give a first, class barbecue at
my residence at the late J. A. Cromer's
home place, on Saturday, August
9. Dinner 35 and 45 cents. Enjoyment
for young people guaranteed.
J. A. Felker.
We will give a barbecue at Fork
School, on August 8th. We invite
I everybody to be present
H. F. Counts,
I will furnish a first-class barbecue
at my residence near St. Phillips
church on Friday, July 18, 1913. An
invitation is extended to all to come
and enojy a good cue. Arrangements
will be made for all to spend a pleasant
D Edwin Halfacre.
We, the undersigned, will give a
first-class barbecue at Pomaria Friday,
July 25.' Several interesting
speeches will be made during the
day. The public is cordially iniited
and a pleasant day promised to all
who attend. Dinner 40 and 50 cents.
I will give a first-class Barbecue at
Sligh's, S. C., on Jly 25th. I will
serve dinner at 11 o'clock and also
sell meat. There will be special ar
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aily run of busii
to transact bus
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is to bank you
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rangemnts made for ladies. Come
1 one, come all and spend a pleasant
day and enjoy a good dinner in the
I beairiful grove. It will be cooked
| by one of the best cooks in the county,
j P. B. Ellisor.
i J. S. Watts.
! I will give a first-class barbecue
at my residence on Saturday, July
19. I will sell meat and hash at 11.30
J. M. Counts.
TO ALL WH03T IT MAY CONCERN.
Please take notice that I, Florence
T. Lane, claim right of dower in lands
of James Jefferson Lane adjoining the
I ? o r> To^ontlv snlrt
lown 01 iNewuenj*
by mortgage foreclosure proceedings,
and bought in by the National Bank of
Newberry, S. C.
l7-4_4t-f. Florence T. Lane.
Notice is hereby given that I will
sell in the storeroom of the Cash Millinery
company, located in Main street
near the corner of Main and Nance
streets, in the Town of Newberry, S.
'C., on the 22nd day of July, 1913, at
11 o'clock a. m., all of the stock oi
millinery and notions, and also the
fixtures, said stock of millinery and
fixtures having Deen seized Dy me under
a distress warrant for rent issued
by Rebecca, Brown through her agent; '
same having been seized as the property
of H. D. Havird, the lessee of
said storeroom. The inventory of
said stock and fixtures is as follows:
stock $363.28'; fixtures $108.08.
Terms of sale: Cash.
J. C. Sample,
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