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MURDER. IN HEBRON SECTION
Shooting in Town Sunday Night
Details of Both the Oc
Coroner McCall held an inquest
Sunday morning over tho dead
body of Lawrence Fuller. The
jury after hearing the testimony
and viewing the remains rendered
the following verdict: "That thc
said Lawrence Fuller came to his
death from a gunshot wound in
tho hands of Hamp Purcell with
Neill Alford as accessory."
Tho facts in the case are these:
That last Sunday one week ago
Hamp Purcell and Neill Alford
were coming across a field about
dusk going in the direction of
Fuller's homo. That Neill had a
double barrel gun in bis hands and
was in front. Coming up to Full
er's home they called him out, he
at that [time being engaged in
cooking supper. Just as he step
ped into the doorway Hamp Pur
cell-grabbed the gun out of Al
ford's hands and emptied the load
into Fuller's body. He fell and
the alleged assassin fled. Neill
was arrested at once and taken to
liennettsville and lodged in jail.
Fuller lingered a week and died
Sunday morning. At the inquest
which was held that morning the
above facts were brought ou*
Hamp Purcell Med immediately af
ter the occurrence and is still nt
large. A warrant is out for him
and bc will in all probability be
soon arrested and placed behind
the bars. Alford was arrested im
mediately after the shooting and
put in jail, It is stated that when
Purcell tired the gun Alford pull
ed out a pistol and tired live times.
The evidence is black against
tho two negroes and they stand a
the affair were all colored bearing
the names of Peggie Demcry,
Mamie David, ?lohn Stokes and il
T Harley. The gathering at first
was on the social order but it soon
grow into gun display and broke
up into a first class row.
It seems from thc testimony
which came out in tho trial nt tin'
mayor's court on Monday that
Peggie Demcry was tho hostess.
Mamie David was on ber way
home and in passing Peggie's
house she received an invitation to
come in and take supper. Soon af
ter she got seated .1 T Harley
hove on tho scene and bowing and
smiling he too was taken in and
given a seat. The fourth actor in
the play blew in a short while in
tbs poison of John Stokes. Gay
and debonair he also was given
the right hand ol' fellowship and
invited to a seat within tho circle.
Thus was tho maller all arranged
?nd tho curtain ready to be raised.
The scene opens with John and
tl T sitting close together in ani
mated conversation. J T accused
.lohn of not treating him right
and the latter hurt by tho charge
against him proceeded to explain
matters. For a while ov?rythinj?
wont on in good order and per
change a little social glass of beer
was partaken of between thc bits
lint hero a snag was struck. J
T would not bc appeased. His an
ger broke out afresh. Vigorously
ho exclaimed that ho bad not been
treated right. He arose and fierce
and terrible words escaped from
John arose also and the ladies
suddenly botook themselves-so it
was said to a back room and shut
the d?or shocked beyond expressi
on at such ungentlemanly conduct.
The two mon unable, to agree by
word began a little tussle to test
tbeii-musclas it may be or in or
der that no more serious damage
might bo done. John throw ?J T
on tho bed and thc latter suddenly
reached for his "sido whcelor"
otherwise known as tho pistol,
without which no true sport ever
goes. John said that his was lying
on tho bureau and ho was trying
to hold J T so that he could not
shoot. John was endeavoring, ac
cording to his statement of the
caso, to hold J T until he could
get tho back door open and thus
have some means of egress. In
fact ho meditated sudden and
speedy Hight judging that under
tho circumstances this was tho wisc
thing to do.
Hut in the struggle that "side
wheeler" got into tho argument.
Just whether John or J T tired it
is hard to lind out. At any rate
John got a bullet in his right
shoulder and just which place it
stopped in his body has not yet
been found out.
And this shooting broke the
charm. John made a sudden exit
by the back door. Mamie ran out
and betook herself to an adjoining
house where she remained until
after nightfall when accompanied
by her small daughter she made
her way safely home.
?J T also decamped and by the
time the crowd arrived there was
a small number in the house. John
was arrested at the depot and later
on in the night ,1 T was also caught.
Mumie and Peggie were all landed
in the lockup. In the .police court
on Monthly morning they were
brought accompanied by a large
crowd of spectators. After a long
trial M.unie was dismissed. John
plead guilty and was lined $25,
Peggie was tined $25, and J T was
given $50. His lawyer appealed
the. case. There is another war
rant against .J T Harley charging
bim with assault and battery with
intent to kill.
.lohn Stokes' wound is serious.
I le was present at the trial on
Monday but su He red a good doab
THOSE WHO HAVE HANGED
cords, lt was in 1785 that the old
Cite raw district was divided into
three counties, Marlboro, Ches
terlield and Darlington. In De
cember of that year the first court
for Marlboro was held at (Jard
Previous to that time, however,
Winsler Drigges; a notorious horse
thief and bandit, was cabturcd and
hanged by the river road, near
what is now called Dudley's old
mill. An account ol' the a Hair ?ip
pea red in the Charleston Gazette
of Oct 3, 1771, anti is copied in
Gregg's History of tho Old Ghe
The first mun convicted ol' mur
der in this county was Daniel Bod
iford, Ile was hanged on April
Tradition says that Bodiford
was innocent. A woman was found
tlead in her beti ami her young ba
by by lier side. Strong circum
ssantial evidence pointed to Bodi
ford as tho murderer. Years aftor
he was hanged, another man con
fessed, on his deathbed, that he
killed lin1 woman and that Bodi
ford luul nothing lo do with the
Williams Pegues was foreman
ol' the jtiry that convicted Bodi
Then for 44 years this COU h ty
did not have a banging.
(>n b'ridny, Jail 5, 1853, Lewis
A J Stubbs was hanged for tho
murder ol' one ol' his own slaves.
John \J McLucas was foreman of
thc jury that convicted Stubbs,
and B D Townsend foreman of the
grand jury that found a true bill.
Sherill' McGilvray did the hang
It is said that Judge Hudson
caine to Bennettsville for the first
time that day, and arrived about
the hour that Stubbs was execu
Previous to 1821 it was nota
capital offense to murder a slave
.Judge Samuel Wilds, a distin
guishcd son of Marlboro, in pass
ing sontenco on a man in Charles
ton, depicted this as one of tho
foulest of crinios, ?nd it is thought
that Judge Wilds arraignment fin
al ly caused thc legislature to make
it a hanging ci imo to kill a negro
Sheriff McGilviay also hanged
John CTerrill, on April, 13th 1800.
Ho left poisoned whiskey at his
store to kill his grandfather, in
order to conceal a forgery. His
grandfather, his uncle, and his
clerk all partook of the poison
and died. He was thc last white
man hanged in this county.
Berry Mclntyro was convicted
of murder in September, 1870,
and was hanged by Sherill' Kaster
In July 1878, John Lockloar,
Neill Lock lear and Pompey East
erling wore convicted of killing
and robbing a pedler near Ked
Bluff, They wore all hanged on
tho same scaffold and at the same
time by Sheriff Emanuel. The
Locklears were croatans and Eas
terling a negro.
Amos Wooten was convicted of
irson in February, 1880, and was
.tanged by Sheriff Hogers.
Dock Dargan was convicted of
murder in Juno, 1888, and was
hanged by Sherill' Rogers.
Sheriff Hogers also hanged
James H McLaurin who was con
victed of rape in February, 1880.
Robert Shelton was convicted of
arson in February 1890. He too
was hanged by Sheriff Rogers.
Jack Bradley was convicted of
murder in February, 1803, and
was hanged by Sheriff tireen.
In linne of the same year, Jerry
Hcnegan was found guilty of ar
son, and was hanged by Sheriff
In february, 1894, Alexander
Edwards was convicted of murder,
and was hanged by Sherill' Creen.
Sherill'tireen hanged Jim Har
ris, who was found guilty of mur
der at the June term, 1901.
Richard Dargan, convicted of
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Arrival and Departure of Passen
ger Trains at BenneltsvlHe
All trains tire daily except Sunday
unless otherwise indicated.
AK HIV A I,Si
f..Ju A. M. from McColl.
6.30 A. M. from Fayetteville,,
7.45 A. M. from Drake and Blenheim.
9.45 A. M. from Kol lock, Columbia,
Jacksonville, Portsmouth, Richmond,
and New York.
12.03 1\ M. (daily) Sumter, Colum
bia, Gratlgcburg, Wilmington, Dillon,
Charleston and Jacksonville.
1-' >5 P. M. from McColl.
3 ?' P. M. (.lady) irom Gibson,
5'00 i". M, from Drake ami Blenheim.
7.38 P. M. (daily) from Fayetteville,
Norfolk, Richmond and New York.
9.36 Pi M. from Sumter, Columbia,
August.., Wilmington, Dillon, Charles
ton and Jacksonville.
9.45 P, .M. front Kollock, Portsmouth,
Richmond and New Yolk.
6.40 \. M. for Sunder, Columbia.
Florence, Wilmington, Dillon and
7.50 A. .M. for Kol lock Richmond and
S.30 A. M. for Fayetteville, Richmond,
and Nen York. (Connects at .Maxton for
12.05 P. M. for McColl.
12.10 P. M. (daily) for Gibson,
12,20 P. M, for blenheim and Drake.
3.46 1\ M. (daily) for .Suinter, Colum
bia, Orangeburg, Wilmington, Dillon,
Charleston and Jacksonville.
7.50 P, M. for Kol lock, Columbia,
Jacksonville, Portsmouth, Richmond and
S P. M. ?(daily except Saturday) for
Fayetteville, Richmond and New York.
(Connection at Maxton for Wilmington.)
9.40 P. M. for McColl.
9.50 P. M. for Blenheim and ?rake.
(Tins train waits till 10.30 for Coast Une
train from .Sumter,)
MCCOLL NEWS NOTES
Piano Recital Highly Enjoyed
McColl, Mny '20.-Thc piano ro
citul by the pupils of Miss Irene
Mall was highly creditable to the
pupils and spoke volumos for tho
teaching efficiency of Miss Hall,
who is a graduate of Winston -
Salem college. A very large audi
ence greeted the class, and the fol
lowing program was beautifully
Piano solo-Miss Ruth Pipkin.
Piano duet-Misses Marie (jib
son and Hilda Robinson.
Piano solo- Miss Alma Tatum.
Piano solo-Miss Vera Mclau
Piano solo-Miss Mary Tenny
Quartette--Misses Ruth Pipkin,
Ruth Morrison, Ruth Bristow and
Piano solo-Miss Geneva Mor
Piano solo-Miss Ruth Bristow.
Piano duet-Misses Anabel and
Piano Solo-Miss Arline Bellin
Piano solo-Mis > Ruth Morrison.
Piano duet-Misses Arline Bel
linger and Beulah Harris.
Thc pupils were assisted by
Miss Julia Tatum soprano, and
Mrs. Walter B Owens contralto.
Commencement day, proper,
despite the heavy rain, drew a
large and appreciative audience.
At ll a. m., tho annual debate by
Kuphonian Literary Society. The
query: - Resolved that a low tari ll
for revenue only should bc enact
ed by the United States. The sub
ject was a most diflicult one to
handle and the six young ladies
did this in such a practical, logical
and withal charming manner that
the audience had good reason to
feel proud of our .McColl lassies
could have wished there were six
May Ford, 10th grade. Negative:
Belle Whittaker, 9th grade; Ger
trude Morrison, 0th grade; Sadie
Kasterling, 0th grade.
The annual address by Prof.
Patterson Wardlaw, of University
Of S. O., was a gem of earnest,
practical common sense thought.
We earnestly hope that principal,
teachers, and parents (for parents
often binder tho growth of a
school without really wishing to
do so) will give obedience the same
rating that Professor Wardlaw
did, the foundation of all school
success. Then, too, he called spec
ial attention to the part the "old
fashioned book" plays in the train
ing of future citizens.
Diplomas of graduation were a
warded May Ford, Ruth Pipkin,
Sallie Whittaker and Charles Gib
lid win McLaurin, Kirkland
Gibson, James McLaurin, Sallie
McColl. Sadie Kasterling and
Gertrude Morrison acted as mar
shals for the occasion.
Beautiful inspiring music was
furnished by Kenisbcrg,s orches
tra, of Fayetteville, X. C.
It is but justice to say that
Archie T.yner, who has made a
lino record for himself as a faith
ful student voluntarily withdrew
from the debate. Archie won the
debater's medal two years ago.
Mr. Wm. Lcdbottcr, one cf thc
South's most successful drummers
(with tho Chattanooga Harness
Co.,) visited his sister, Mrs. J II
Miss Joyce, of Maxton, is visit
ing Miss Jimmie. Covington. Since
her resignation, Miss Covington
has been greatly missed from ber
post at the telephone exchange,
where for several years she gave
Mr. Bunyan McNeill, of Max
ton, has accepted a position with
Mr. Lucien Williams.
The friends of Mrs. Jin/ Bundy
(nee Fletcher) will regret to hofti
that she is quito sick, tho' a little
i ai proved.
Edwin, tho young son of Rev.
Mr. Freeman, pastor ot' tho Bap
tist church is ill with typhoid fev
Miss Peters, of Chcraw, had n
narrow escape from being seri
ously hurt Tuesday last. While
out driving with one of our young
men, because of a sudden lurch ol*
the buggy she was pitched head
foremost out of the buggy. Prov
identially she was not hurt.
Misses Annie Muy McCall, Mary
Thompson, Alma Mclaurin, An
nie Brewer and Messrs. Marion
McCall and Frank Robinson at
tended Red Springs commence
Miss Ellen Gainey is in Little
ton, N. C., attending tho com
Nearly 400 students were enroll
ed at Red Springs college during
the session just closed -marvelous
[growth ! More room is sadly
needed, and a building to be known
as Vardell Hall is to bo erected in
the near future. A beautiful foun
tain on the campus adds to its at
Dr. Hill, the beloved and talen
ted pastor of thc Maxton Presby
terian church, delivered tho com
mencement address. His subject
was unique-Woman's Wants
and was handled in Dr. Hill's own
peculiar style, thoughtful and
grave, witty and humorous. One
of the best speeches we ever heard
Dr. Hill make was on tho occasi
on of Bill Arp's visit to McColl.
Miss May Whittaker, of Blen
heim, who has been with her uncle,
Mr. Dave Whittaker this session
in order that she might attend our
graded school, has returned to her
Mrs. Walter B Owens and little
son, Walter junior, went to Lib
erty, N. C., on thc '21st, where
they will spend the vacation.
A merry party of young folks
gave Miss Ruth Pipkin a surprise
party last Thursday night, it was
friend, having at all times the best
interest of tho future woman at
heart. These as well as hundreds
of girls in North Carolina, and
elsewhere, will regret to know that
Red Springs college has accepted
her resignation. Miss Anderson
is a cultured woman of noble char
acter; and has lilied her arduous
position with distinction. .She was
presented with a handsome 'Moving
Clip" by faculty and pupils.
Mr John Harris has just re
turned from Raeford with his
daughter, Miss Nancy, who, for'
tho past term, has been a student
at the Baptist University. Miss
Nancy has been ill with malaria
lever for some days, but it was
deemed best to bring her home,
stooil the trip well, and is improv
doini Lester, ii negro youth,
living on Mr Causar Willis's plan
tation died very suddenly last
Sat. A M. Ho was found a little
distance from his plow and it is
supposed that he loit the plow be
cause of sudden illness and died
bel otc he could get to tho house.
?loo Patterson, the 12 year old
orphan negro boy got three years
in tho penitentiary for stealing
money. D L Thomas an adult ne
gro preacher ( '.) got six months for
soiling the vilest obsono pictures
What a travcrosty on justice this
seems to tho "weaker sex.'"'
The following students have re
turned to their respective homes:
Misses May McLucas and Ola Mc
Gregor, from Red Springs College
Miss Macy Harris, from Baptist
Uliivorsity at Raleigh; Misses Bet
tie and Marie Gibson from Colum
Mr Robert Chapman attended
tho Spinner's Convention held in
Richmond Va, last week.
Mr Fred McLaurin attended
Messrs Gus and Eddie McCor
mick spent Sunday with the fam
ily of Mr Nathan McCormick, and
. Pipkin of Clio spent Sunday with
his mother, Mrs T Pipkin.
Mrs T P Tatum returned to
Monroe N O with her grandaugh
ter, Miss Lilian Ieemnn.
Mr Duncan Morrison has re
turned from Fayetteville Sanitor
ium greatly benfited.
Mr and M?'s James Kerby of
Spartanburg is visiting their
daughter M rs S Henson.
Kev (? Leonard is preaching a
scries of sermons on tho Lord's
Prayer. Tho one of yesterday was
on impressive and scathing arraign
ment on profanity-though
Bro Leonard said that during the
six months of his stay in McColl
ho had not heard a singlo oath on
its streets. May thc time como when
oven thc small boy can bear the
Miss Pearl Morrison bas just
returned from a visit to Charles
ton S C.
M rand Mrs Joe Parker spent
Sunday witii Mr Nathan McCor
Messrs Jessie and Willie Wade
visited friends in Hasty last Sun
Letter From Uncle Joel
Mr. Editor:-The word surprise
means something moro than just
speaking the word. As I was
walking from my mail box read
ing tho news I was over-taken by
three ladies on a buggy I gave
them the best I had along from
my shop in the way of polite bow
ing and scrapeing acquaintance.
Hero the ladies inquired if I was
the ono they call Joel Covington.
With politeness I said that I was
the one that was called Old Joel.
So I steped to the buggy and
gave them my hand and tho beau
tiful charming young lady that
was spokesman gave me her name
also the names of the other two
ladies that had passed over the
meridian of time like myself then
I began to feel sorter Uko I was
elected. Then the elder ladies
made inquiry about my wifo and
T rr a VC t^om hov condition tho best
i .ou) i t it under stand r :a< er f
i pt :iv eyes on Hi ben uti ful
youn? lad.S sitting in front. The
yo",' lady*s nam? Miss Marj
Weatherly thc ladled were both
Wltiuws uuu lino looking O? lile
agc. And I have not got any bet
ter sense than to be cracking jokes
at the widows when I meet with
them as they were spending some
time with wife telling of tho good
times of sixty-five years ago.
While they were talking to wife
las my eyesight is failing so I
drew my chair near the young
lady and had-a very pleasant chat
with her. The widows names was
Mrs Mcliac and Mrs. MayCreus.
What a nice time my wife seem
to have talking of sixty years ago
when school ??iris under thc tutor
ship of Mr. A B Hcnegan.
Thursday the Uth 160?, Clio
S. C., Marlboro Co.
Encampment in Charleston.
Quarters Co E 2nd Infantry IT
S S O V. Special Order No 2.
This company will go into camp
.lune 18th, 1008 under the follow
ing o dicers:
Watle II McIntyre, Captain
Charlie S Townsend, 2nd Lieu
Willie S Gibson, 1st Sergt.
James T Eason Jr, Quarter
Henry ll Covington, 2nd Ser
Daniel II Stubbs 3rd Sergeant.
JcffT Albarty, 4th Sergeant.
Leroy David, 5th Sergeant.
Charlie Peele, 1st Corporal.
John M Carlisle, 2nd Corporal.
James T Stanton. 3rd Corporal.
George Gilbert, 4th Corporal.
5th and Otb vacant.
The company will bein camp on
Sulivans Island from June 18 to
the 28th, '1008. Orders will bo
published later as to the departure
of thc command from their respec
W S Gibson,
By orders of W II .McIntyre*