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MARSHAL HAILE KILLS
PROF. HOMES AND SELF
Letters and Testimony Produced at
Inquest Show That Trouble Be-'
tween Marshal Halle and Prof.
Homes Had Been of Long Stand
ing. Haile Fired at Dean Baker.
A coroner's jury investigating
the deaths of Prof. M. Goode
Homes, instructor of civil engineer
ing at the University of South Caro
lina, and Benjamin Haile, marshal
of the institution, came to the con
clusion that the double tragedy was
the work of Marshal Haile, who acted
in a moment of insanity and shot the
teacher and then turned his weapon
on himself. It was evident from the !
statement of several witnesses that
there had been bad feeling between
the instructor and the marshal, due,
it was stated in a general way, to a
controversy over a conflict of author
ity in regard to certain construction
work at the University. The ill feel
ing had been in existence nine or ten
months and was known to their
f:iends, who had tried to heal the
After the double tragedy which
occurred in the treasurer's office
in the D Saussure college yester
(lay morning about 10 o'clock. Of
ficers and university authorities
found first the body of Marshal
Haile which was lying facing north
and south in the vicinity of a fil
ing safe, while that of Professor
Homes was discovered in an ante
room. The connecting door had
been locked and was ope ned with a
key, but owing to the fact a sec
tion of the door had been moved
incident to some repair work, those
who rushed into the room follow
ing the reports of tlie firing, saw
the dead - body of Professor Homes
lying in the ante-room.
There were many startling fea
tures to the inquest, which was
largely attended. One was the
reading of two notes, one of which
bore on its envelope the words
"Ben Haile to Christe Benet."
G. C. BAL?.ER
Balzer, Molony & Comar get Klim
Sales for the Entire State
LOOKING FOR ASSISTANTS NOW
Blalzor, Molony & Comar of 143
Calhoun Street, Charleston, are be
ing congratulated by their many
friends on having been appointed the
General Distributors for Klim milk
for the State of South Carolina. Their
years of experience as Klim sales
men make them Invaluable men in
this new capacity.
Chance to Get a Klim Agency
-Talking to a re porter the other day,
Mr. Balzer said that his primary In- -
terest right now was to find goodl live
men and women throughout the state
who would be interested in selling
Klim. Considerable headway is being
made but he pointed out that there
were thousands of towns and villages
In the state where Klim is known tc
the housewives, and lhe wants an agent
in each town, It certainly looks lIIke
a good chance for men who are look.
ing fr something good to work on,
or women who would like spare time
work. From what Mr. Bal ter says,
the work Is easy and Interesting, and
pays well. He wants to hear from
any man or woman who is interested.I
How to Cet Klim Now
Until the state organization of dir
tributora is solidly under way, Mr.
Baizer wants it known that he Is
ready to ship Klimn by parcel 1,ost to
the numerous South C~arolinans who
are using it now. The prices which
will prevail for these p~arcel post ship
ments are as follows:
Klim whole milk -- 1 lb., $ .70
" " "- 2% lbs., 1.45
' " "- 5 lbs., 2.80
Until there Is an agent In your
4wn, send Balzer, Molony & Comar
ur order, together with a money
order to their address given in the
first part of this article.
New Organization Mean. Much
"With every little town in South
Carolina having a Klim distributor,"
Mr. Balzer went on to say, "much
will have been accomplished towards
giving the different communities a
steady supply of good country fresh
"According~ to figures recently com
piled, many of the farms in the state
have no cows. That n-.eans that good,
fresh milk like Klim is needed. Be
cause of its uniformly high standard
of purity and quality some of our
greatest baby speciahsts are recoin
mending it for infant feeding You
can be sure that the value of such a
product will be quickly recognized by
S'ou th Carolina housewives. It is just
we lack. meddtsppyte il
Mr. Benet said the handwriting was
Mr. Haile's, whose attorney and
friend he was. The letter came into
the possession of Coroner Scott while
he and other officers were collecting
exhibits during the early stagep of the
investigatidn, and was brought to the
inquest in a box containing personal
effects of the dead men.
The other exhibit of writing
was contained ' on a small scrap
of yellow paper, which was found
in. the pocket of Professor Homes.
On it were the words, "But I have
been dissuaded from doing this by
my friends through consideration
for the welfare of the university."
Mr. Benet said he never saw or
heard of the letter until informed by
the coroner that it had been found
hi ir. Haile's pocket. He said he
had Mr. Haile as his client in a mat
ter In which charges against Prof.
Homes were investigated, Mr. Haile
being a witness.
Mr. Benet said he had known of
strong feeling that had existed be
tween Professor Homes and Marshal
Haile, explaining in conclusion that
the charges rested solely upon the
duties that each man thought were
his at the university. Mr. Benet said
further that he knew Mr. Haile had
resented in is mind what was de
scribed as "loose talk around the uni
The Coroner's Jury
The coroner's jury was as fol
lows: J. E. Black, fireman; W. A.
Caldwell, D. C. Switzer, Judson
Smith, A. J. Bobosig and W. Y. In
. The coroner called Detective W.
T. Kelly and then Detective J. P.
Broom, who had reached the Uni
versity in response to telephone
calls from the University after
Marshal Haile had begun firing. Be
fore the arrival of the officers, the
marshal had shot Professor Homes
to death, and had fired at Dean
Baker, who had entered the ollice
to investigate the reports, and had
also menaced President Currell.
Dean Baker said he did not be
lieve that Marshal Haile intended
more than to keep him from the of
lice, while President Currell said
Marshal Haile had said to him.
"You are responsible for this," ex
hibiting a revolver, and the witness
said he hurriedly left the office.
When the officers arrived they
found the iron grill door locked.
They saw the body of Marshal Haile
lying beyond. By the side of Mr.
[-[aile was a revolver and five
empty cartridges. Five minutes la
ter they attempted to open the
door to the ante room which was
locked with a spring lock. They
found the body of Prof. Homes in
the ante room, after the door had
been opened with a key. There were
two empty cartridges in the cham
ber of the revolver.
Treasurer George H. Huggins said
he, was using the telephone across
the hall from his office. He thought
he heard sounds of a peculiar na
ture. D.r. Green cane in and said
the noise came from the dean's of
fice. When he we:it in he found
the iron screen (>.or locked with
an automatic catch. lie saw the
body of the marshal. He ' knew
Messrs. Homes and Haile had been
"at outs" about repairs. He said as
he went out he passed Prof. Homes
in the corridor, but Mr. Haile was
not in the office when he left. Both
men were entitled to come to the
office on respective business mis
sions, he vouchsafed and opinion. lie
said he thought the two men were
going to "make up." He said that
Mr. Haile had not been dismissed
from the University.
Dr. Oscar LaBorde describing
the wounds, said Prof. Ilomes was
A play which affo
of amusing compli
moments of grippi
Just One 12 B3
I Chautauqua here
shot fie times, the two. most se
rious wounds being those over the
heart and in the splenn. There
was a powder burn rear the wound
over the heart. Mr. Haile was shot
straight through the right ear.
Miss Sawyer Heard
Miss Lila. May Sawyer, Look
ke per of the University, testified
that Mr. '-aile came to the oflice
for a check. Mr. Haile had said
ti it Dr. Currell wanted to see the
witness. Whn she asked Dr. Cur
re'I in his o.ice if he wanted to see
he r, Miss Sa wyer said, Dr. Gur
rell replied in the negative. She
heard reports of a pistol. Miss
Sawyer said she knew Prof. homes
and Marshal Haile were not on
W. S. Holland, law studelnt, said
he was coming from chapel at 10:10
and heard reports of shots, five
distinct ones. He met Miss Saw
yer, who was laboring under ex
citemer.c. I)r. Currell came out
and said, "Haile is shooting up the
Policemen appeared about this
time. When Mr. Holland entered
the - office, he said, he found the
door to the grating locked. He
.umped over,. to let the policeman
n and found the body of Mr. Haile
near the safe, and saw the revolver
near the de(l man's left foot and
five empty shells on the floor. Af
ter being in the larger room five
minutes the witness said he looked
through the aperture in the wall
and saw the body of Professor
Homes. He described the wound.
Near the body of Haile was a check
for $216. He knew of no hard feel
ing between the two men.
Dr. Currel said he was in his
oflice at. 10 o'clock and heard three
sharp reports but recalled that
carpenters were doing work there
and thought they were sounds of
a hammer. On the third report
he said, he rushed out and met
Miss Sawyer, who asked if he
wanted to see her. He met Dean
Baker at the foot of the steps, who
said to hini, "Don't go in there."
There were several shots and he
hesitated at the door. Mr. haile
was standing near the grill door.
Haile pointed a revolver at the wit
ness and said. "You are responsible
for this." Dr. Currell stated that l
some one said, "There's a dead
man in Baker's oflice."
lie explained how the confusion
might have arisen in the reported
location, as alterations had been
under way. After that several had
said, "Homes is dead."
Sinde last summer, President
Currell said, there had been a con
troversy between the two. men as
to work at the University. He said
he knew of no other cause that
could have provoked the tragedy.
Dean L. T. Baker
Dean L. Baker said he was con
ducting a class on the second floor
of the building. He thought he
heard sounds as thougth planks
were falling. Then two more dis
tant shots as though a pistol was l
being fired. He went down stairs
and saiw Prof. Green dart out of
the door of the treasurer's office.
The witness said he entered the of
five and Mr. Haile said, "Mr.
Baker don't conic in here." Here
Mr. Haile fired his revolver at the
University dean. The witness said
he went outside and said to Dr.
Currell, "Don't go in there, the
man's crazy." The witness said he
returned to his class room and
heard another shot. Went down
after class and saw the two bodies.
He said Mr. Haile fired, he thought,
to make him get out the room.
There were seven minutes from
the first to the last shots, the wit
ness said. The witness said he be
rds an abundance
cations as well as
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ETS ONLY $3.00 i
May 26th to 31st H
Missouri Lady Suffered Until Shi
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farmer on Route 6, this place. "I
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describing the troubles from which
she obtained relief through the use of
Carduf. "My husband, having heard
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"I saw after taking some Cardul
... that I was improving. The result
was surprising. I felt like a different
"Later I suffered from weakness
and weak back, and felt all run-down.
I did not rest well at night, I was so
nervous and cross. My husband said
he would get me some Cardui, which
he did. It strengthened me , . My
doctor said I got along fine. I was in
good healthy condition. I cannot
say too much for it."
Thousands of women have suffered
as Mrs. Williams describes, Until they
found relief from the use of Cardul.
Since it has helped -o many, you
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troubled with womanly ailments.
For sale everywhere. E.88
lieved Mr. Haile had time enough
to write the longer of the two
Other witnesses were Prof. E. L.
Geent, wh'lo ent' red the room while
Mr. Iiaile hal the revolver in his
nd and aske-l him what he was
loing. iHe rushed across the hall
andh said, "IIaile has shot some
body." lie said that MAr. Haile had
the revolver in his hand and said,
'Go out; I am responsible for
this." lie said he went. out to use
the telephone to call police assist
Aiee. He did not know at the time
that Prof. Homes had been shot.
htate of South Carolina,
Court of Common Pleas.
Ai. D. Ferrell, et al, Plaintiffs,
Carolina Stock Farms, Incorporated,
et al, Defendants.
Notice is hereby given that pursu
tt to an Order in the above entitled
^ase, made by lion. T. J. Mauldin,
Judge presiding in the Third Judicial
:;ircuit, December 3, 1921, all creditors
of the above-named Defiendant-Cot
poration, to-wit, Carolina Stock
Iarms, Incorporated, are hereby re
ired to file their claims with te,
he undersigned Referee, and prove
he same before me within thirty days
from the expiration of the three weeks
,f advertisement of this Notice, pro
ided by said Order.
I'. C. Ilaynesworth,
18-3t-c Special Referee.
state of South Carolina,
County of Clarendon.
Court of Common Pieas.
Summons for Relief.
(Complaint not Served)
ITrs. .Jessie M . Merrimon, Pin til,
\nnie E. Webb, Minnie Rouse, Eliza
Dunham, Amy Cokeiough, Milly
Webb, Lula 'Webb, John Webb, the
younger, Isabelle Webb, Richard
Roe WVebb, ntame unk nton, Samnuel
F'rierison, JIohn FierIson, Jamnes
Frtiersoni, E'steiI'lle Friersont, M~aggie
Frie rson, Mlattie F'riersont, Clarence
lFriersont, Cla rencre Webb, Estelle
Webb Tlaylor, M innic Webb, George
Webb, ,Jeffersont Webb~l, Aniiei
personis heirs and1 next (If kin of
JTohn Webb, de'ceased, names andl
addresses unkntown, Defendants.
YOU ARE lRI'IREBY SU!MMONED)
n this action, which is filed ini the
>flice olf the Clerk oIf Court of Comn
non Pleas for the saidl County, and1(
o serve a copy of your answer to the
ta id Comtiplaint on tIihe sublscriiiber' at
tis oflice in tile City of Sumter, S. C.,
vithin twventy days after' the service
iereof, exclusive of the (lay of such
ervi'e ; and1 if you fatil toI aniswer the
ompllainlt within the time aforesaid,
he plaintiff in this action will apply
.0 the Court for the relief demandedl
in tihe comtplaint.
A. S. MERRIMON,
D~ated Martebl 9th, A. D). 1922.
WVebb, Lula WVebbt, John WVebb, the(
rounger' Isabelie Webb, Richiardi Roe
Webb, name u nkntown, Sanmuel Frier'
sont, Jlohn Frtiersont, Ja mes i"rie rson,
ie Friersont, (larence lFrierson,
'larence Webb, Idat Guess, and( all oth
rt personst1 heirs and1( next (If kin of
John WVebb, dleceasedl, tiamies and~l ad(
resses unknown; TAKIE NOTICE
hat. the comliaintt ini this ac(t ionl was
luly filed int thel oflice of the Clerk (of
out tof Coinmon Pleas for Cla rein
lon1 Counoty, int thte Court i lise tt
\Tanninig, &. C'., on the 9lth dayI of
A. S. MERiRIMON,
i(To thle inifat, dlefendlants Milly
1'ounger, Isabelle Webb, and1( Richadtl
lRoe WVebb, nanme uniknownt, and( to
hecir mother Trene WVebb, wvit h whomi
01ill infantts residle; 'Iol the in fant dle
Fendantts Samuel Friersoni, ,IJohn Frier'
1(on, Jamesnc Fr'iet'on, Magg ie Frier'
ion,. Marv F'rim'snn_ Mnitic F'rinvann
and Clarence Frierson, and to their
father James Frierson, with whom
said infants reside; To the infant de
fendants Estelle Frierson and Pretto
Frierson, and to Eliza Dunham, the
person with whom said infants re
side; To the infant defendants Estelle
Webb Taylor and George Webb, and
to Amy Colclough ;'l person with
whom said infants reside; To the in
fant defendant Minnie Webb, aniw to
Annie E. Webb, the person with
whom said infant resides; ''AK E NO
TICE that unless you apply and have
)o:ne person appointed as guardian
ad litem for you in the above entitled
action within twenty days after the
service hereof, exclusive of the day
of such service,- the plaintiff' will ap
ply and have some suitable person ap
A. S. MERRIMON,
Dated March 9th, 1922. 17-3t
State of South Carolina,
County of Clarendon.
Court of Conmon Pleas.
Summons F"or lRelief.
(Complaint Not Served)
Louis Levi, Plaintiff,
Annie E. Webb, Minnie Rouse, Eliza
Dunham, A my Colelough, M illy
Webb, Lula Webb, John Webb, the
younger, Isabelle Webb, Richard
Roe Webb, name unknown, Samuel
Frierson, John Frierson, Jame:;
Frierson, Estelle Frierson, Maggie
Frierson, Preto Frierson, Mary
Frierson, Mattie Frierson, Clarence
Frierson, Clarence Webb, Estelle
Webb Taylor, Minnie Webb, George
Webb, Jefferson Webb, Annig
Francis, Ida Guess, and all other
persons heirs and next of kin of
John Webb, deceased, names and
addresses unknown, Defendants.
TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE
YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED
and required to answer the Complaint
in this action, which is filed in the
office of the Clerk of the Court of
2 tons of it. Pri
Found,-timt glorious fee~lng thait
comes with a clear, puro, ruddy com
One beauitiful summer' da ;~
rily abo(ut, singing wvith joy as if
Soon1 an Ant. passed(0 that. wa;
fort. a large crumlb of bireadl he ha
"My friend, wrait awhlile,"' sa
chat. with meW. Whlat is the use<
imight be enjoy ingi yo ursel f ini t h
'I am31 storinlg upl food~i for lie
"You had1( better lhe dloinig thet sam1
"Oh, I'll worry about0. wiintIer
foolish Griass-hopper, "there is ani
seit."' But. the Anil cont inued mi
After( a whlie wvinter c:nn :o
soon1 began to sutfer the pan ts<
ants hadti accumite great ( s1g ores$
shlare Ilheir s1tores itht himn, but 1.
T. M. WELLS, (
Common Pleas for the said County
and to serve a copy of your answer to
the said complaint on the subscriber,
at his office in the City of Sumter,
S. C., within twenty days after the
Fcrvice hereof, exclusive of the (lay of
such service; and if you fail to answer
the Complaint within the time afore
Said the Plaintiff in this action will
apply to the Court for relief demand
ed in the Complaint.
WENDELL M. LEVI,
Dated March 4th, A. 1). 1922.
To the infant Def end mnts Milly
Webb, Lula Webb, John Webb, the
younger, Isabelle Webb and Richard
Roe Webb, name unknown, and to
Irene Webb the parent and person
with whom said infants reside; to the
Defendants Samuel Frierson, John
Frierson, Maggie Frierson, James
Frierson, Mary Frierson, Mattie
Frierson and Clarence Frierson and
to their father, James Frierson, with
whom said infants reside.
YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NO
'I'ICE, that unless you apply and have
some person appointed as Guardian
Ad Litem for you in the above styled
case within twenty days after the
service hereof, exclusive of the day
of such service, the plaintiff will ap
ply and have some suitable per.-,on ap.
VENDEIL I M. LEVI,
Pla intiff's A ttorney.
Dated Airil 4th, 1922.
TO 'liE'; ABSENT DEFENDANTS,
!"' W hb, lal Webb, John Webb,
.he younge'. Ii .;elle Webb, Richard
Ieif Webb, ame unknown, Samuel
l'rierson, John Frierson, .James Frier
son, Maggie Frierson; Mary Frierson,
'Mlat tie Frierson, Clarence Frierson,
Clarence Webb, Ida Guess and all
other persons, heirs and next of kinl
of John Webb deceased, names and
YOU WILL 'LEASE TAKE NO
TICE, that the Complaint in this ac
tion was duly filed in the office of the
Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas,
for Clarendon County in Manning, S.
C., on the 24th day of March, 1922.
WENDELL M. LEVI,
ces are the lowest
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IG, S. C.
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answer,-"I cut out new fad treat
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means a new history for you from now
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In two sizes. The larger sizo Is the
I(i Grasshopp<ji r ' was hppinig mer
le h'adn not. a care in the worb(I.
i, dra'igging along wvith great ei
I founid by the waysidle.
dl the Grmasshopper, "stop~ and
f wvorkinmg all the' time when yonm
whenct it come," hie:-,' lti~ h d lie
abundancet of food 10ere at. pr(
ndl thle thnogth- ss Griasshmopper
*f hunguer. iIle recalIled t ha t the
of foodi andi called upon,, thmem to
hey wvoubl not. li.sten.
& Trust Co.