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| VOLUME LI., XUMBEB 72. JfEWBERBT, S. C., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1913. TWICE A WEEK, $U0 A IEAB.
/ MEXICAN ATTACKS !
, AMERICANS; KILLED
FEDERAL LIEUTENANT SLA1J U>
b UNITED STATES SIDE.
Opens Fire on U. S. Customs Inspector,
Who Shoots Back?Immigration
Inspector Comes to Aid of Brother
> El Paso, Tex., September 6?Lieut.
* E. Acosta, an officer in Gen Salazar's
command at Jurez, crossed the Stanton
street international bridge this afternoon
and was killed by United
States Customs Inspector T. J. Jonah
and Immigration Inspector Thomas X.
Heifrin, after he had opened fire on
them with a rifle.
He was shot through the mouth and
rarm and his horse, from which he I/ad
dismounted, was shot through the side.
The American officers were uninjured.
Before crossing the bridge the
Mexican naa remarKea tnai ne was
"going to kill a gringo."
Mexican Opens Fire.
Heifron was standing at the American
end of the bridge when Acosta
first opened fire on him. He' fired back,
using an automatic pistol. Jona-h has^
tened to his assistance and began firIng
at the Mexican. The Mexican ofW
ficer was within thirty feet of the
Americans before he was killed,
iv .Two troops of the 13th cavalry were
mL ordered to the bridge following the
V shooting, in order to restrain the 1,000
W Mexicans who had gathered on the
Mexican side of the bridge.
Gen. Hug*h L. Scott, commander of
the United States troops, was notified
of the shootins: and he ordered all
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troops to be prepared for movement
to El Paso from Fort Bliss in case
^ Prepared for Trouble.
& Tonight a detachment of cavalry
V was stationed at both international
W "bridges and array officers and troops
J have been ordered to remain at quarters
in case of an outbreak among the
A bitter feeling against Americans
was manifested in Juarez by Salazar's
Federal troops after the shooting.
L. Oleson, of El Paso, crossed to the
mt Mexican side with a party of American
men ana women <mu rcyui icu iaici m
American army officers that a Federal
officer drew his pistol and threatened
to shoot. Oleson said American women
were insulted by the Mexican officer.
They escaped irjury by putting
k their automobile at full speed and huri
Tying to the American side. They said
several Mexican soldiers threatened
Ir them and shook their fists at them as
they were going through the streets
I of Juarez. Other Americans also
Kfr were threatened.
American officers placed Heifron
and Jonah under arrest after the
"killing. They were released on $1,000
Mexican officers at Juarez tried to
stop Lieut. Acosta from crossing the
"bridge before the invasion, but he |
l threatened to shoot any one who in- j
terfered with him. The Mexican offiV
cers said he had been drinking and j
W -after he was killed a bottle of Mexi- !
' can whiskey was found in his saddle j
Acosta came to Juarez from Chi"bauhua
with Gen. Salazar's troops a I
few days ago. The body is being held i
I in El Paso. Friends of Acosta in j
Juarez have asked for permission to
remove it to Juarez.
Tirinirs Down thfi Price.
Washington, September 6.?How the
parcel post helped reduce the cost of
living in Gallup. New Mexico, was related
today in a report to Postmaster
General Burleson, who said the price
of fruit on the Gallup market dropped
from 12 l-2c a pound to five when a
& parcel post shipment came in from
COU>TY MEDICAL SOCIETY.
RfWill JTeet Friday to Hear Report
From Drs Houseal and Kibler
ft . on Pellagra Conference.
Tiere will be a meeting of the XswHrv
county Medical society Friday
" ^^30 p. m? in Dr. 0. B. Mayer's office. !
Drs. Houseal and Kibler will give I
Jft jeports on the Pellagra conference I
recently held at Spartanburg. Busi- j
ness of importance will be brought j
"before the society. All physicians of!
the county are urged to be present, j
In 1912 there were 20,272 deaths in !
^Minnesota from all causes. Tuberculosis
claimed 2.2S6 victims.
NOT TO BLAME, DECLARES THAW.
Matteaivaii Fugitive Regrets Arrest of
Jerome.?Would Gladly Have
Furnished $500 Bond.
I Coaticock, Quebec, September 6.?
[ Harry Kendall Thaw regrets that
I William Travers Jerome was arrested
in Coaticock yesterday charged with
gamibling, and denies that he or his
lawyers instigated the arrest; moreover,
Thaw would have been glad to
furnish Jerome's $500 bond.
This was the statement made by
Thaw today as given out by Andre
Rousseau, the .hotel proprietor, who
serves the prisoner's meals. Rousseau
was one of Jerome's bonds;men.
"Thaw thinks the Jerome arrest
was a good joke, but a mistake," said
Russeau; "he assured me that if by
any chance I lost anything as bonds- j
man he would make it good."
Preparing for Battle.
Most of the Thaw lawyers are in i
Montreal making ready for the strugble
before the King's Bencft and only
one of the many counsel, Charles D.
White, sa\" the prisonr today.
"I understand counsel for the immigration
people are making an effort to
have arguments on the habeas corpus j
writ advanced to some date before the ]
15th, but in this I don't believe they
will be successful," said Mr. White.
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Justice of Peace James McKee in
his court room today. The gray
beared magistrate was very indignant
when Jerome's counsel appeared and
asked an adjournment of his gambling
"I want to say," cried McKee, banging
the table with his fist, "that we
intend to prosecute Mr. Jerome to the
full extent of the law. He can't come
here and play his card games before |
our children. This maybe a suburb
town, but we intend to force our laws.
Our relations with the American bar
are cordial, but justice must be meted
out in this case. I suggest that Je
' home's bail be forfeited."
j "That would only hit two of our citizens
who went on it," said Mr. Han|
son, the prosecutor, in regard to forfeiting
The justice then "allowed" that he
would let the bail stand. He put over I
the case until September 11.
There was a crowd of about sixty!
idlers in the court room to listen to
the magistrate's tirade. They stamped
I their feet and applauded vociferously.
Delay of Two Tears Possible.
Ottawa, Canada, September ?The
justice and immigration departments
of the Canadian government fear that
under the recent habeas corpus writ
j Thaw's counsel may be able to test
the constitutionality of the immigration
law and that it may be a year or
two before the final decision I s given
that will determine whether Thaw is
to be sent hack or allowed to proceed
i thmnsrh Canada to some foreign des
Won't Jump Bonds, Says Jerome.
Island Pond, Vt., September 6.?"I
have no intention of jumping my
bonds at Coaticock" said William
Travers Jerome upon his arrival from
Norton Mills this evening. Mr. Je!
rnmfi was asked if he was going to
return to answer the charges of gamb- J
ling made against him at Ceaticock,
and he exclaimed, "of course I am.
I shall return as soon as I can,
| though I may not be able to get back
there for a few days."
"You may be sure we are not going j
to sit back and let the other fellows |
I put something over on us," he said.
"We'll get Thaw yet."
LEVER'S SEW FAR MBILL.
Modified Form of Measure Which,
Failed Last Sesion.
Washington, September 6.?Reprej
sentative Lever toda^ introduced a
modified form of his agricultural extension
bill, which passed the house
unanimously at the last session of the
last congress, but failed in conference.
The present measure provides
for co-operative extension work along i
1 fhp linoe of the original bill. The,
modification has been made after conference
between Secretary of Agriculture
Houston. Mr. Lever, Senator
Hoke Smith, the executive committee
of various agricultural colleges and
The only fundamental chance is that
w'.ich brings the extension work of
the Federal government and the State
j governments into closer relationj
SEARCH FOR BANDITS CONTINUE.
Only Clues so Far to Parr Shoals Robbers
Suit Case, Overalls and
Empty Bag Supposed Left by
Columbia, September 6.?The three
brigands who yesterday afternoon
held up the paymaster and assistants
at the point of pistols and secured
$16,000 from them within sight of
their office at Parr Shoals, are thought
to be heading towards Chester or
A long distance telephone message
from Parr Shoals tonight said the
blood hounds were in the vicinity of
Monticello, several miles east of
Broad river, and Sheriff Hood, of
Fairfield county, was leading the
pursuit vigorously. It is thought the
dogs have struck a new trail, but this
report is unconfirmed.
An abandoned suit case, a discarded
pair of overalls, and an empty money
bag, identified as one of the three containing
the $16,008.31, constituted the
only tangible clues fDund this morning
by searchers in pursuit of the three
white men who held up Paymaster H.
W. Mahar, his assistant, Fred. M. Bultman.
and Policeman J. C. Joyner,
within a few feet of the office of the
J. G. White Construction company, at
Parr Shoals, and secured $16,008.11,
which was being taken to the office to
pay the wages due the e'mployees for
the past two weeks.
. A "Plant." i
It is thought by some that the empty
money bag may be a "plant." It is
said that it was found up the Broad
river from Parr Shoals, which is
thought to be the general direction
followed by the robbers when they fled
on foot after securing their booty and
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leaving jruui;eiiiau jujucx, vyuuuugu,
he being shot -when failing to promptly
obey the order to throw up his
hands, given by the three robbers,
who pointed two pistols at each of
the three men conveying the money
while passing through a defile made
up of empty box cars on one side and
a high embankment oil the other.
Parr Shtials reports tonight that
everything in that vicinity is quiet and
the operations have shifted to the vicinity
of Monticello, which is some 20
miles from Chester and far from any
railroad or telegraph office. It is
thought that the highwaymen took to
the hills of Fairfield county and armed
men are swarming (on the supposed
Scouring the Country.
Operations at Parr Shoals were resumed
today, but armed posses kept
a strict lookout in all directions and
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tne nunt was Kepi up vigoruusiy. jluc
Fairfield county sheriff was in command
of the pursuing party and it was
said that Sheriff Miller, of Lexington,
had rejoined the posses which are
combing the surrounding country for
the fugitives. t
A long distance telephone message
from Chester said the officers there
were on the alert and if the robbers
attempt to go that way they will more
than likely be caught.
Fred. C. Bultman, the assistant cash
ier of the J. G. White company, who
was one of the three men held up and
robbed at Parr Shoals yesterday afternoon,
arrived in the city this afternoon
and is visiting his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. L. L. Bultman, at 1,703 Main'
street. He said he as feeling quite
composed, after his trying experience
at the point of two ugly revolvers.
He will return to his work at Parr
Shoals Monday morning.
Bultman Describes Hold-up.
"After the hold up the robbers backed
away as far as the edge of the
railroad embankment," said Mr. Bultman.
"keeping us pretty well covered
so that there was no opportunity to
pursue them without taking a chance
of another one of us getting shot. The
men suddenly turned after reaching
the declivity and the last I saw of
them they were disappearing into the
Kornn rJ ATr "YTahar and Mr.
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Jovner went to the office and I returned
to the railway station.
"The only developments up to the
time I left Parr Shoals this morning
were the finding of a satchel and a
pair of overalls lying close together
not far 'from the scene of the hold-up.
The man who covered me wore overalls.
He was the only one of the trio
thus, dressed, and I identified the articles."
Reward of $600.
The offer of a reward of $600 by the
construction company for the capture
and identification of the three bandits
has spurred those in pursuit to renewed
energy. Employees of the company,
armed to the teeth, are following
every possible clue and keeping every
pcint at which the robbers would pos
sibly make a break for a getaway
closely guarded. The sheriffs of every
adjoining county, the police and other
constituted officers of the cities and
villages have been warned and are on
the lookout for any suspicious characters.
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something in the nature of a cordon
around the scene of the hold-up, and
if the robbers are still within that
area they will be captured should they
try to break througn.
Watching Hirer Banks.
There is a theory that the bandits
may have taken to boats and are possibly
hiding in some nearby creek or
other natural isolated spot. For this
reason both banks of Broad river and
all adjacent bodies of water are being
covered closely. The sparsely set
tied condition of the county, the heavy
undergrowth along the banks and the
topography of the nearby counties afford
many natural hiding places for
the robbers, and for this reason it is
| felt necessary to comb the whole ad,
Whether the robbers reached the
scene yesterday by means of an au
tomobile is not known. A report from
' Spar.-anburg last night that an auto[
mobile had beer stolen in that city
, yesterday morning lent color to the
I suggestion, but all repofts from Parr
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ciioms scaieu mai iue ruuuei"s uu.u ucu
CLOSE ON BANDITS TRAIL? '
Fugitives Now Thought Near Dawliins,
in Fairfield County.
Columbia, September 6.?The three
bandits who held up and robbed the
paymaster at Parr Shoals yesterday
of $16,000 are tonight believed to be
somewhere in the vicinity of Davfkins
and Monticello, traveling towards the
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Railway, where it is thought they are
figuring on getting away. Bloodhounds
trailed three fleeing men for
ttree miles from Dawkins, hut lost
the scent between there and Monticeilo.
This information was obtained over
th-3 long c-.i st a lice telephone from Dawkins
late tcui?rht. Dawkins is a little
station on the Spartanburg division
o? the Southern, a few miles north
of Parr Shears, and on the Fairfield
side of Broad river.
It was stated that tho trail of three
fleeing men on foot was taken up by
the bloojhounds late tonight and followed
in ll.e general direction of Monticello,
but lost when about 3 miles
out. The Dawkins informant said that
a suspicious character hanging around
there late tonight had been shadowed
but managed to elude all watchful
eyes and disappeared in the general
direction of the other fugitives, going
north. This leads to a theory thai the
three highwaymen had pals who joined
them after they succeeded in getting
The country around Dawkins is
swampy and heavily wooded and it is
the impression that the -bandits are in
hiding in that section, snerm Jtiooa,
of Fairfield, w.ho is on the scene directing
the pursuit, has established a
cordon of pickets around the suspected
area and unless the highwaymen
succeeded in getting farther than
thought they have to break through
this cordon to get away.
Whether the susDicious character
seen at Dawkins was acting as informant
and scout for the real highwaymen
is not known.
Rumors that one of the bandits had
been captured and $1,300 found on his
person, and that the other two were
surrounded in a swamp at Dawkins
were brought to Columbia tonight by
incoming passengers, but The News
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in getting Dawkins over the long distance
telephone just before midnight
and found there was Nothing to the
rumors beyond the facts already related.
Officers at Winnsboro and Chester
have been notified that the robbers are
heading in that direction and a close
watch is kept for them.
The Way They Do in Laurens.
Laurensville Herald, 5th.
The Laurens County Singing convention
will be held with Sandy
Springs church, Saturday and Sunday,
September 20-21. Each Sunday
school in the county is expected to
send delegates who are the best
singers in the schools.
The next convention of tne State
| rural carriers' associat;on will be
held at Spartanburg.
F. Vv". Jcugl-, cf Pendleton, was
burned in his home yesterday.
MARRIAGE AT FORK.
Mis# Addie Fort Becomes Bride of
Dr. Howell Henry.
Fork, September 6.?A pretty wedding
was solemnized at the Methodist
Church on the afternoon of August 28,
when Miss Addie Fort became the
bride of Dr. Howell M. Henry, of Newberry,
the Rev. W. C. Owen officiating.
The church was lighted by candles
and was beautiful in its tasteful decorations
of green and white. Previous
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selections were given by Mrs. E. G.
As the first strains of Lohengrin's
March sounded the attendants entered
j in the following order: Ushers,
! Messrs. Marion K. Fort and L. G.
j Day, followed by Miss Tincie Yarj
boro and Mr. L. B. Fort, Miss Maggie
1 Jackson and Mr. L. B. Edwards, Miss
| Edna Barre and Mr. D. L. Edwards,
/vnrn -r* /-3 Prnff O Ti r? Mr
; xvaic iivnaiu v/iuoo auu .ui,
j D. C. Carmichael. The two little
j flower girls, Mary and Julia Edwards,
j next entered, eadh carrying a basket
! of roses. The dame of honor, Mrs. T.
IW. Carmichael, sister of the bride,
i then entered, followed by the maid of
j honor, Miss Emma Fort, also a sister
; of the bride. Next came the groom,
! on the arm of his best man, Mr. A.
j L. Gunter. The little ring-bearer, i
j Annie Laura Floyd, preceded tae
bride, who entered on the arm of her
father, "Annie Laurie" was softly and i
sweetly played during the ceremony, j
The bride was lovely in her gown of
white crepe de chine, and carried a
shower bouquet of bride's roses. The
bridesmaids wore dainty white lingerie
dresses over pink with pink
sashes, and carried pink roses. The
dame of honor was attired in a lovely
gown of green crepe de chine, and also
caried pink roses.
Immediately after tne ceremony me
happy couiple left for their future
home in Emory, Virginia, where Dr.
Henry is a professor in Emory and
Henry college. The. bride wore a
handsome travelling suit of blue
A reception was given to tfhe bridal
party on the evening before the ceremony
at the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Fort. The
punch bowl was presided over by
Miss Annie McCay Carmichael. The
wedding feast was served in the dining
room at a late hour, and much
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merriment was anoraea 'Dy me cutting
of the bride's cake.
Among the out-of-town guests were:
Dr. and Mrs. T. 'W. Carmiohael, of
Rowland, N. C.,; Misses Nina Carmichael,
Louise McMillan and Kate
Howard Cross, of Marion; Mr. and
Mrs. E. G. Carmichael, Mrs. 'A. T.
Helms, Miss Tincie Yarboro, Misses
Leatfta and Iola^ Edwards. Messrs.
Claude Carmichael and Laurie Edwards,
of Mullins; Mrs. L. B. Edwards,
of Wilmington, N. C.; Mrs. Rod
Jackson, Miss Maggie Jackson, Mr.
and Mrs. M. B. Edwards and family,
and Messrs. Clifton and Owen Jackson,
of Clio; Mr. Roy Edwards, of
Dunbar; Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Woodley
and Miss Kathleen Woodley, of
Tatum, and Miss Edna Barre, of
13TH WHITE HOUSE WEDDING.
Wilson-Sayre Marriage Takes Place
Cornish, N. H., September 6.?The
marriage of Miss Jessie Wilson, to
Francis B. Sayre, of New York, will
take place at the White House Tuesday,
November 25. The announcement
v. as made from +ne summer home of
the president by Mrs. Woodrow Wilson
tviir+f r-nth wedding in the
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W.iite House, will be an afternoon affair.
Although the desire of President
Wilson always has been for extreme
simplicity, H is understood he has given
his consent to plans that will call
for an affair as brilliant as any that
has ever taken place in the historic
Newberry School 3ouce.
Pupils who fhave not been vaccinated
should see a physician this week.
Pupils who wish to enter school or
to stand an examination for promotion
should meet at the high school
buliding Thursday morning at 9.30
A meeting of the white teachers of
tfhe city schools will be held Saturday
j morning. September 13th, at ten
I o clocK at me uigu su^w 1.
The farmers of Union county have
a plan on foot to build a warehouse.
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NOTHING FROM PARR SHOALS.
Robbers Not Located Late Monday
Afternoon?Some Rumors >'ot
There were rumors late Monday that
one of the robbers at Parr Shoals had
been located at Winnsboro and $10,000
recovered and other rumors but
a telephone message from Winnsboro
and Parr Shoals was to the effect
that there was no foundation for these
rumors. No clue had yet been found
to locate the guilty* parties.
Sheriff Blease in response to re
quest sent four deputies down Monday
morning. The report was that
the men had been located in a swamp,
but up to late Monday afternoon no
new developments had taken place
and tihe robbers were still at large.
That is the information secured by
The Herald and News through Columbia.
S3IITH WON'T OPPOSE SIMS
But Senator Hasn't Actually Endorsed
Aspirant for Marshalship.
Washington, September 6.?By inadvertence
it was said in a Washington
dispatch to The News and Courier
| yesterday that both of the South Carolina
senators had endorsed J. L. Sims,
of Orangeburg, for United States
marshal. The exact status of the matter
is that Senator Smith had not
actually endorsed Mr. Sims, but has
said he would not oppose him. To
all intents and purposes the result
is the same.
It was said at the White House "today
that numbers of telegrams were
Deing received m oenair of the candidacy
of Frank Weston, Esq., of Columlbia,
for the district attorneyship.
Mr. Weston himself is here having
stopped on his way home from Montreal.
HAS RECEIYED NO ASSURANCE.
O'Sianghnessy Denies Reports Regarding
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tent inquiries by American papers
I have brought from Charge O'Shaughnessy
the positive declaration that
neither Provisional President Huerta
nor Foreign Minister Gamboa has
given him assurances that Gen.
Huerta will hot be a candidate for
the presidency at the next election,
further than the reiteration by Senor
Gamboa in a recent conference of the
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statement ne maue luai ueu. nucfui a
candidacy was prohibited by a clause
| in the constitution.
/Charge O'Shaughnessy has address:
ed the State department at Washingi
ton to. this effect. He apparently is
! at a loss to know the basis of the
| statement attributed to him, that he
has been given further verbal assurances.
P0LICE3IA>' SATES PRESIDENT.
Probably Prevents Mr. Wilson's In.
j jury by Street Car.
Washington, September 6.?Had it
not been for a quick-witted. policeman,
President Wilson mig^t have
been run over by a street car here
tonight. The president accompanied
by his physician, Dr. Carey Grayson,
was taking a walk. Unmindful of the
traffic regulation, which forbids pedestians
crossing the street except at
street intersectiones, they had start;
ed diagonally across.
j Just as they were crossing the
tracks a trolley car came along at a
lively clip. A policeman, seeing the
possibility of an accident to the president,
jumped in front of the car with
both hands upraised. The motorman
brought the car to a stop less than
ten feet from the president.
Ho, For the Trolley. ^
The Columbia Record of August 'X,
!says: "W. P, McGrath, the man who
is to build the Columbia-Augusta
railway, has sent in word that he will
arrive to start work on September 8.
Mr.' McGrath is now in Washington
| atending to some of his contracts
[there. Committees from the various
towns along the route which the new
j road will come have about complet|
ed their work of getting right-of-way
concessions. Everything will be in
readiness when Mr. McGrath arrives
to start work on the railroad itself.
G. E. Shand, of Columbia, is the engineer
of the new road,
Many a woman who otherwise has
excellent sight, can't see through her
1 own husband.
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