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WI[LI[ DURANT KILLED
BY SJMER OffIC[RS
Life of Negro Desperado is Taken
This Morning When He Rushes
out of House With Pistol in Hand.
Acting on information receivel at
about 8:30 o'clock this morning,
of Police .1. M. Barwick, Trial .Justice
Deputy, R. S. Griffin and Police Of
ficers A. D. Owens, J. P. Shockley,
W. 11. Strange and J. D. Chandler
went, armed with rifles, to the farm
of Mr. F. L. Brunson situated some
three miles from Sumter, and just
off of the Bishopville road. A negro
house on this place was searched and
then the officers traveled a distance
of about a mile and a half, going
through swamps for the most part
and at times wading through water
waist deep. The second negro house,
situated on the place of Mr. H. C.
l-Iaynsworth, was approached, at the
rear, from the swamp and the house
surrounded by the officers. Chief
Barwick then sent a negro man into
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the house with the message to Willie
DuRant, telling him that the house
was surrounded and that if he came
out with his hands up and would sur
render that he would not be harmed
but would be protected. Ollie White,
the negro who was sent into the
house, stated at the inquest that when
he delivered this message Willie Du
Rant did not say a word, but got
up from the table where he was sit
ting and went into the next room.
From this room DuRant rushed out
of the house with his pistol, which
he always carried, in his right hand.
When DuRant rushed out of the house
with pistol in hand and showing fight,
he was fired upon from all sides by
the oflicers and instantly killed, some
eight bullets taking effect in the
negro's body. And so came to his
death, Willie DuRant, alias Pidney
DuRant, an escaped convict from
Florence county where he had begun
the serving of a five year sentence
for the wrecking of a Seaboard train.
He was a thief and housebreaker and
was connected with the wrecking of
the A. C. L. train near Augusta, at
which time Engineer Temple of Flor
mce, was killed. The criminal acti
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vities of DuRant touch Sumter very
closely by his shooting, on March
18th, of our own Police Officers J. M.
Lawrence and J. H. DuRant. The es
cape of both of these officers from
death at th'at time being nothing short
of miraculous. The search of the
city police department since that
(late has been tireless and they were
rewarded Thursday morning by the
finding of their man.
The verdict of the coroner's jury
after the holding of the inquest by
Coroner Seals at the Hurst under
taking establishment Thursday morn
ing, was. "That Willie DuRant came
to his death in Sumter county on
April 6, 1922, from gun shot wounds
at the hands of county and city of
cers in the discharge of their duties
as such and so the said aforesaid, up
on their oaths aforesaid, do say, that
the aforesaid killing was justifiable."
Corroborative testimony was given
before the inquest by Chief Barwick,
Dfficer Owens and the testimony tak
m of Ollie White, colored, who stated
.hat he saw Willie DuRant rush out
>f the house with the pistol in his
land. The statement of the physician
xamining the body was "That Willie
DuRant came to his death from gun
;hot wounds upon different parts of
The pistol which the negro carried
vas a 38 caliber Colts revolver of
atest make and was found to be
'ully loaded. An additional supply
>f ammunition was carried by Du
lant in a leather bag. Also found on
he negro wvere two dliamond rings, ai
'ailroad swvitch key, his charm to
ceep him from death, which was a
mall pouch filled with herbs, and a
mnre of keys on which were several
keleton keys cap~able of opening or
linary (door locks.
Chief Barwick pays a tribute to
he men accompanying him on his
mission of TLhursday morning, stat
ng that they stood their ground,
ever faltering, and that they fully
vell realized at all times the type of
man with which they wvere to deal.
Ic stated that the men left Sumter
'hursday morning armed with a deC
ermination to do their duty at what
ver cost.-L~ast Thursday's Sumter
CABLEGRAM F~ROM RUSSIA
Vickrey, New York,
April 6. 1922.
With the breakup of winter in the
lountain villages of central Armen
, Near East Relief investigations
evealed terrible starvation among
efugees an (dorphans. K. A. D~owner
f Kingston, N. Y. returnedl from a
'he State of South Carolina,
County of Clarendlon,
ty .J. M. Windham, Probate Judge:
Whereas, Ihattie Levy made suit to
le .to grant her Letters of Adminis
ration of the Estate and( effects of
These are, therefore, to cite and
(dmomish all andl singular the Kindred
ndl Creditors of the said Edlmondl
.(vy dleceasedl, that they be and ap
ear before me, in the Court of Pro
ate, to be held at Manning on the
7th dlay of Aprlil next, after publica
ion hereof, at 11 o'clock In the fore
oon, to show cause, if any they have,
/hy the said Administration should
oct be grantedl.
G;iven under my hand this 23rd (lay
f A pril Anno Domini, 1922.
J. M. Windham,
..Tnde of Proate.
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n. At 8:30 p. m.-Nora
and concert, closing of
eta Queen contest.
cement of Palmafesta
industrial and floral
At 8:30 p. m.-Crown
int Queen of Palmafes
3how, band concert.
nd educational parade.
-Band concert, style
eworks and closing of
five (lay horse back visit to twenty
villages having a population of 25,
000 people. He says that foodstuffs
throughout the area are exhausted.
Bread is made from all sorts of
substitutes, including flax, chaff, and
sawdust having no appreciable food
value. The people are extracting un
digested materials from old refuse
and giving it to the children. Health
conditions are critical. Gastric and
intestinal troubles prevailing due to
malnutrition. A large percent of the
people are suffering from skin disease.
One-fourth of the adults are incap
acitated and bedridden. Only one in
fifty of the population is normal.
In the villages visited there are
1500 orphans who should be removed
immediately if they are to live. Even
in small villages the weekly death
list includes ten children. In many
villages all children have lost their
hair during the winter.
Several cases were so desperate
that the people resorted to eating of
human flesh wvhich practice was
sharply punished by the authorities,
Officials said that they are doing all
they can to prevent it but the people
lose their senses from hunger.
At Mahmaudchuk, visited family of
lifteen persons a month ago. Now
only three of the family remain. The
rlead include all the male members of
All village inhabitants expressed
roncern about securing seed and
grain for npring planting. Hope is
3xpressedl that the Armenian govern
ment would obta in seed particularly
The headman of the largest village
said: "If wve can secure seed we
shall be on our feet by mid-summer.
[f we don't get se~ed we are doomed
Mr. .J. G. Dinkins, Chair.
Manning, S. C.
Clemison College,; Apil 11.-As the
seka6n is at hatd for the shipment of
tomato plants, Attention is called
again to the fact that tomato plants
to be transported into or within South
Carolina must bear permit tags of the
South Carolina State Crop Pest Com
mission showing that the plants and
the premises where grown are free
from dangerous diseases and insects,
says Prof. A. F. Conradi, entomolo
gist for the Commission.
Rg'uletbin Gierning Movemolit 't
"The transportation into and with
in the state of South Carolina of to
mato plants for planting purposes is
prohibited unless such shipmbnts are
accompanied by a permit of the -South
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NOTICE OF DISCHAltGE
I 'will Opply to , the Judge of Pta;
bate for Ciatendon County on the 1st
day of May, 1922 at 11 o'clock A.. M
for Letters of Discharge as Executer
of the Estate of John H. Hudnall,
M. B. Hudnall,
Alcolu, S. C., April 1, 1022.
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