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CO BOXER'S JURY
For Murder of E. P. Best at Barnwell
>egroes Face Cliargre.
Barnwell, Dec. 4.?"Tiat E. P.
Best came to his death from gunshot
wounds in the hands of Scott Madison
and that Mitchell Story and Gilbert
Miller were accessories before and after
the fact"' was the verdict of the
coroner's jury of inquest, which was !
held here this morning to investigate j
last night murder. Fearing that the |
prisoners would be lynched if allowed J
to remain in the county jail. Sheriff
J. B. Morris and a deputy, with the
accused men left Barnwell about
12 o'clock this morning in an
automobile. There has been some talk
here today, it is said, about a proposed
lynching bee, and hearing of
this, the governor has instructed the
captain of the local militia company
to assemble his men and "do what is
necessary to preserve the peace" in
From the testimony brought out at
the inquest, the murder of Mr. Best
is one of the most cold-blooded that
has ever darkened the pages of the
criminal history of Barnwell county.
There was absolutely no provocation
other than that Mr. Best had pushed
one of the negroes out of his way as
he was leaving the restaurant where
he ihad been for supper. This negro,
Gilbert Miller, threw an empty bottle
at him and then ran. Mr. Best turned
around to Scott Madison, who was
standing in front of the restaurant,
.and asked what he meant by hitting
him. Madison replied that he did
not hit him?that the man that threw
the bottle had run off. Mr. Best replied
that he was not hurt and, turning
around, started off up the street
in the direction of his store.
Shots Are Fired.
He had gone only a few steps and
was in the full glare of an electric
light when two shots were fired. One
took effect in his back, near the
"heart, and passed entirely through the
body. The other shot went wild. Mr.
Best staggered to the open door of a
pool room and fell, dying in the arms
of Arthur Harden.
The excitement last night was. intense
and there is ,no doubt but that
the negroes would have been lynched
had they been caught shortly after
the murder. /
The arrest of ihe accused men, all
of whom are negroes employed by the
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad company
as section hands and who are
strangers in the county, followed an
all-night investigation and a very
pretty piece of detective work on the
part of the sheriff and his assistants.
When it seemed that the search would
prove fruitless, a few clues were gathered
and, working on these, the negroes
"p'ere routed from their shanty
cars during the night.
A rigid examination disclosed the
fact that one or more of them were
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that Nine Quarts an
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1221-23 Market Streel
involved in the affair and at daylight
this morning they were lodged in the
county jail, along with a score of
other negroes who had been arrested
as suspects shortly after the murder
and who are now being held as witnesses.
There is apparently no doubt
as to the guilt of Madison. Four of j
his companions, who were eye-witnesses
to the shooting, have testified
as to his guilt, although in some
minor details their stories were conflicting.
Knowing the intense feeling against
the accused, it was decided at a meeting
of the bar this morning to order
an immediate trial, court now being
in session. The grand jury will be
summoned to meet here Monday, and J
as H. A. Simms who, with Thomas M. j
Boulware. has been appointed to de-,
fend the negroes, stated this afternoon
that the usual three days would
be waived, it is very probable that
the case will be called immediately
after the finding of the grand jury.
Miss Alice Earle is President of State
D. C. To Meet at Yorkville.
Edgefield, Dec. 4.?This, the closing
day, has been a strenuous day with
the members of the 18th annual convention
of the United Daughters of the
Confederacy. Both the morning and
afternoon sessions were of longer duration
than usual and every moment
was crowded with some important
matter that could not be carried over
to the convention of 1914.
Officers Are Chosen.
T.horughout the day intense interest
has centred about the election of offi- j
cers, the friends of some members j
of the convention being constantly ac- i
tive in promoting the interest. The
president appointed the following:
Mrs. Copeland. Mrs. Hunt. Miss Fleming
and Mrs. Mamie Tillman, the last
named being chairman. The voting
strength of the convention was 127,
the committee on credentials having
announced the member of ballots to
which each chapter was entitled. After
the battle of ballots had raged for j
nearly two hours the following offi-1
cers were declared elected: Miss Alice i
Earle, Columbia, president; Mrs. J. L. j
McWhirter, Jonesville, Piedmont divi- j
sion, first vice president; Mrs. J. D.
Holstein, Edgefield, Edisto district,
second vice president; Miss Mary Williams,
Yorkrille, Ridge district, fourth
vice president; Pee Dee district, fouith
vice president. j
Early in the afternoon session an
opportunity was given for extending
invitations for the convention of 1914.
Invitations came quick and fast, several
women rising simultaneously appealing
for recognition of the president.
The first to present her claims
for next convention was Miss Williams,
representing the Winnie Davis '.
chapter of Yorkville. She read telegrams
from the King's Mountain D.
A. R. chapter extending a cordial invi
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY,
Court of Common Pleas.
Henry L. Parr,
Russell M. Tidmarsh, The National
Bank of Newberry, S. C., a Corporation;
R. C. Perry, Sarah R. Tidmarsh
and J. M. Mayer.
By virtue of an order of court in
fie ohnvp pntitlpd case. I will sell be
fore the courthouse at Newberry, S.
C., on the first Monday in January,
1913, within the legal hours of sale, to
the highest bidder, the following lots
Lot No. 1. All that piece or lot of
land situate in the town of Newberry,
county and State aforesaid, containing
thirteen thousand eight hundred and
60 (13,860) square feet, more or less,
fronting on Mayer avenue or Harper
street, and otherwise bounded by
Crenshaw street, lot of Miss E. Mclr
on H Irwt r?f Sim<? W "Rrown.
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this being the identical lot conveyed to
the said Russell M. Tidmarsh by H.
Lot No. 2. All the undivided interest,
of the said Russell M. Tidmarsh,
the same being one half, in that lot
of land in the town qf Whitmire, county
and State aforesaid, known as the
C. H. Cooper lot, measuring seventy by
one hundred and fifteen (70X115)
feet, and bounded on the north by lot
of Hattie T. Mayer, east by a twelvefoot
alley, south by an eighteen-foot
alley and west by Main street, on
which it fronts.
Terms of sale: One .half of the purchase
money to be paid in cash, the
balance in twelve months, with interest
at the rate of eight per cent per
annum fro:n day of sale, credit portion
to be secured by bond of the purchaser
and mortgage of the premises, ten per
cent attorneys fee to be provided
for in case the mortgage
has to be foreclosed or
placed in the hands of an attorney for
collection; $300 to be paid immediately
upon the acceptance of the bid or
to be sold at once at risk of bidder.
Purchaser to pay for papers and for
recording same. Purchaser may anticipate
credit portion in whole or
H. H. Rikard,
Master Newberry County, S. C.
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NOTICE TO LOT OWNERS IN ROSEMENT
All persons who own lots in Rosemont
cemetery can have'them kept
clean of grass and weeds, and shrubbery
and hedges kept properly trimmed,
for one year by paying R. Y. Leavell,
treasurer, the sum of two dollars.
Upon a payment of two dollars
the association will have lots worked
and properly cleaned for one year
j from date of payment.
Owners who prefer to clean their
own lots are earnestly requested t?
keep them clean of grass' and weeds
anri irppn all shrubbery and hedges
trimmed. All lot owners are requested
and urged not .to pay the laborer
at the cemetery for cleaning tots or
for extra work, as he is paid a regular
salary and his time belongs to the association.
I. H. Hunt,
W. F. Ewart,
Committee on Grounds.
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