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JULY 17,' 1908
* IN TEE CITY
FRANK BARR SHOT OLIVER
*vo Negroes Fell Out bout
"Cheating in Gambling--Barr
Oliver Edwards was shot and
almost instantly killed by Frank
Barr near tho Coast Line water
tank about eleven o'clock Satur
Coroner George N McCall
being too unwell to huid the in
quest, it was held by Magistrate
CI) Kasterling Saturday night and
Sunday morning, and the follow
ing facts were brought out.
Several negroes, including Barr,
Edwards, Lol Cain. Kph John,
H wi ry Buchanan, Willie Johnson,
Pink Anderson and Mary Smith,
assembled near thc water tank af
ter tho train from Sumter passed
Saturday night. Some of them
were gambling and drinking. Barr'
called Anderson oil and told him
ho wanted to borrow his pistol; bc
was going oft' in the country, and
would return the pistol next morn
ing Anderson let him have it.
Barr then went to Edwards and
the two sat down and went to gam
bling, playing lfskin"ih the moon
light. Barr passed a soda water
ticket on Edwards .and Edwards
accused him of passing bad money.
Barr denied it, and they commen?
ai cursing each other?'- - Edwards
threatened to shoot Barr if he did
not give him his money, and Ed
wards put his hand to his hip
pocket. Barr drew a pistol and
shot Edwards. Ile walked a few
swps and fell without speaking.
Bar escaped. When last seen he
was going in the direction of
Crosland's spring. Ho was a
brakeman on the B and C railroad,
and came from North Carolina.
Edwards is a well known car
penter in Benncttsville.
Anderson is in jail, held as ac
cessory to the murder. Sheri tl'
Groen is doing all he can to catch
MCLEAN VERDICT REVERSED
Railroad Not Responsible for In
jury to Passenger on Caboose.
Tho supreme court has reversed
the Darlington j u r y which
found a verdict for $10,000 in fu
ror of Mrs Agnes B McLean of
Ch craw, whoso son was killed by
the overturning of a caboose, near
Lumber, in 1904.
The evidence showed that tho
Darlington baseball team, with
which McLean was playing, was
going from Darlington to McColl
to play. Some of thc boys left tho
^passenger coach and went on top
of the caboose, in thc rear. At
tho time of tho accident McLean,
J W Wilcox and Fred Howe were
riding on top of the caboose. Mc
Lean was fatally injured. He was
brought to Benncttsville for treat
ment, and afterward carried homo
where he died.
The supreme court holds that the
railroad should not be held respon
sible for McLean's death, since ho
exposed himself to danger by rid
ing on top of the caboose, that if
he had been riding in the passen
ger car provided for passengers,
ho would not have been hurt, and
that his death was duo to his own
negligence and carelessness, and
not that of the railroad.
A. new trial bas boon ordered.
Hinsluvw for Sheriff.
Capt W A Hinshaw of Clio is
today announced as a candidate
for sheriff. Capt Hinshaw is well
known to tho most ol' tho people
of the county, especially thoso who
remember the trying days of 'To,
when Capt llinshaw was a loader
in thc efforts to free the county
am?state I rom carpet bag and
negro rule, lie has always been
a staunch Democrat and an active
supporter of thc party and its
Capt llinshaw was a candidate
for sherill' four years ago, and re
ceived quite a nice vote in the
Benncttsville Boys are Preparing
to Make Music.
The Bonnettsvillc band has been
organized and is composed of a
number of young mon with musi
cal talent. N A Smith of Marion
will bc the instructor. I le has
been instructor til'the Marion hand
during the past year. Tho instru
ments have been ordered and are
expected this week.
Below are those who have been
enrolled as members of tho band:
Fred Bowe and C YY D.idloy,
cornets; Lauch Freeman, trom
bone; John Carlisle and Willie
Jordan, tenor horns; Tom Bate
and Ralph Crosland, alto horns;
Frank Moore, baritone horn; (I V
Beard and (i L Dixon, base horns;
Travis Pate and Colin Covington,
The band needs two or three
more men, especially tw o for clari
onets. They will probably be ob
tained in a few days.
Dr. McLeod Naturalized.
Although Dr Bunyan McLeod
has been in Benncttsville several
years, he had not been naturalized
till a few days ago, and remained
a subject ol' the British crown, be
ing a native of Nova Scotia. Here
tofoi o he has not been able to vote
here or exercise other political
privileges of a citizen of the United
At the last term of court, how
ever he received his naturalization
papers,having taken the oath of al
legiance to the United States. A bel
Lathrop, tho assistant district at
torney, came up from Charleston
for the purpose of getting Dr Mc
Dr McLeod has secured his
registration certificate, and is now
prepared to cast his ballot for the
candidates of his choice in the ap
HOW IT OCCURRED
Horse That Hurt Negro Boy Was
Frightened hy Automobile.
The Advocate has been asked to
coi rect some errors and omissions
in the article about the little negro
boy, Willie Mcdill, getting hurt
.lohn Wilkinson says that he
was in charge of the peach wagon;
that tho negro boy was not driving,
but was going along to assist him.
The wagon was standing in front
of the express ollice and Mr Wil
kerson was unloading the peaches
into thc express ollice. Willie was
holding the. horse by the bits and
tho lines were lying across a wheel.
Julian McLaurin came along in
his automobile, which scared the
horse. Mr Wilkerson grabbed
the lines, but the horse jumped
and broke them. Willie then
grabbed thc bits with both hands
and held on. After making a few
lunges, the horse, with his knees,
knocked Willie loose, and the
wagon ran over him. His arm
was broken atui he received some
bad gashes on thc foiehead and
Willie is now ticing very well
and seems to be on tho road to re
FOR. TTEMPTING TO INFLU
ENCE A JUROR
He is Out on Bond and is S<\id io
be in Georgia. <vt Present
\Y C Maddox must, serve six
montiis on the chuingang, or for
feit his bond, for trying to tamper
with a juror, li F ?Smoot, who sat
on thc ease of the town of MeColl I
against \Y A Stutts*, who was
charged with disorderly conduct, j
h, seems that, Maddox w as doing j
hhs best to gel Stutts acquitted, j
According to Mr Smoot's testi
many, Maddox look him into a
private room and said.
'This boy has not done a damn
thing. I am on his bomb 1 am go
ing to stick to him to tho last. 1
have sold out my business, lock,
stock and barrel. 1 want you to
do till you can for this boy; I want
you to clear him for me, and if
you w ill I have got between 15 and
20 good paying customers that
lun e been trading with me, and 1
will carry them all down there and
put them to trading witn you, and
wherever I say trade thev will
Mr Smoot testified that "1 told
him as far as the Lord gave me
brains to decide between right and
wrong that was the way I would
Maddox was convicted and sen
tenced to serve six months in tho
chaingnng, without any alternative
line. His attorneys ,1 W LeGrand
iind Col Knox Livingston, ap
pealed to the surpreme court.Mad
dox gave a six hundred dollar
bond, signed by ?1 ?I Pearson. The
surpreme court has dismissed the
appeal. Maddox is now said to be
in ( ?eorgia.
Maddox had previously been
tried for selling liquor and main
taining a nuisance at McColl, but
WILLIAM J. BRYAN.
The Democratic Nominee For
The teachers" Institute, which
Opened On Monday, has been mov
ing along nicely. The attendance,
was small at li rsl, but increases
steadily, i ow names being added
to the roll every day. It is hoped
that still others will come and avail
themselves of the courses ottered.
Miss Carmichael is giving ins
truction in primary methods,
Miss Carswell in drawing, and
Mr Mi Kittrick in Algebra, Qivics
The daily program Vs as follows:
8:30 to 0:30 Primay,
9:30 to 10:15 Ci- ,cs.
LO : 1 ;> to 11:15 Drawing.
11:20 to 12 Literature.
12 to 12:15 Ajtyobra.
LET TO ABEL AND EDWARDS
Work io be Begun by August 13,
and Completed by Decem
The contract for thc wntcrworkc
system for Bcnnettsvillc was lot
last Tuesday afternoon by thc
boan' of public works to Abcc &\
Wdwards of Hickory, N. 0. Their
linal bill was til ?out ?p2?,.*500. This
is foi* the pipes and tank, and does
not include thc wells and pumping
machinery. There wcio several
other bids, anda number bf engin
eers and contractors w ere hero thc
day tlie contract was let. The next
lowest, hid was about $'20,000, by
.Mcereary ?eco. of A thin ta,
There are to be nearly six miles
of pipe, which will practically cov
er tho town. The tank will be of
steel, 180 feet high, and will hold
The tank will be located on thc
publie square, where the market
house now stands. The county
commissioners granted the town
the right to to erect the tank on
public square on condition that
water bc furnished free for the
court house and jail. There will
also bc three drinking places, one
in f?cont of the court house, and
one on each side of the public
square, for which water will be
Mr Minshall, who drew the plans,
was in favor of putting the tank
at tho po ?vor house below the de
pot, but Mr Bandy, who is to bc
the supervising engineer, thought
it ought to be up town. Ile said
that greater pressure could then be.
secured and more water obtained
from the tank in a given tillie, as
the friction of the pipe to convey
thc water from a tank at the power
house up town, would he eliminat
Thc pumping station will bc at
thc pow?r house, and from there
the water will be pumped into thc
tank on the public square. There
will bo enough shallow wells tc
furnish 15,000 gallons per minute.
Thc contract with Abec & Kd
wards provides that the work shall
bc begun within live weeks am
completed within live months.
They are now putting in a systen
for Maxton, and will move theil
force from there to Bonnettsvilh
within the next few days.
Mr Abec stated before leaving
here Tuesday evening that lu
thought that they could finish tin
work here within five weeks afte
it is begun. They will bring abou
200 hands with them.
,J M Bandy & co, of Grecnsbon
Will bc the sn per vi ing engineers
They will bo paid by the town. I
has not yet fully dedided whethe
they will get .'ii per cent of tb
cost of the work, or w hether the;
will be paid a salary. Kither wa;
they will probably get somcthinj
The sale of the sewerage bond
nas not yet been quite cora ploted
It is hoped that the sewerage com
mission can got to work, howeve
in time to have Mr Bandy supe?
intend the work of both systcmsn
thc same time,thereby reducing th
cost of thc supervising engineer.
Tho $35,000 waterworks bom
were sold atilt'*, so that the mOOO
I received was $33,000. The boar
of public works deposited $7,5C
of tbiS in the Union Savings bani
$7,?00 in tho Planters Nation)
bank, and the balance in thc Ban
The board of public works
composed of II L McColl, chai
man; IO L Hamilton arid Jacob
Isaacsonn. Tho sewerage com
mission is composed ' ot T F Mc
Call, chairman, C S Ohaflln, PA
McKcllar, F (i Hollis und Dr J F
K i'm i o.v.
MU. HODGES WINS APPEAL
Action Cannot he Withdrawn After
Counterclaim is Set Up.
. Tho supremo court .uis decided
in favor of Mr Hodges the appeal
in the ease of I unman ?& (Jo against
P A Ihalges.
Inman oe Co brought suit against
Mr I lodges for $372.76 and inter
est, alleged to bo duo thom on
transactions while Mr Hodges was
buying cotton for them. Mr
Hodges answered b,y certain deni
als, and further sot up a counter?
claim for $1,100 '.?;;.
Inman & Co then tried to with
draw their suit, but Judge. Damp
ier refused to allow them to with
draw it. Then they appealed to
tho supreme court, for leave, to
withdarw the ction. Tho. supreme
court has dooidod that they cannot
discontinue their action, since the
counterclaim has boon set up
against them. Tho case will now
have to be tried by a jury on its
Inman & Co were represented
by J W LeGrande and Burke,
Hivers and Krckman. Mr Hodges
was represented by Newton &
A Marlboro Marv.
The Uppervi?o correspondent
of the Fauquier (Vu.,) Democrat
in an account of Confederate mem
orial exorcises, has the following
to say of an address delivered by
Maj. Robert McIntyre, son of Col
R C McIntyre, of Beauty Spot:
kkA most eloquent and befitting
address by Maj. K A McIntyre,
of Warrenton, was delivered from
the portico of Dr [linker's resi
dence and to say it was enjoyed by
all, is to use a mild term. The
Major was in tho pink of condition
and while he was always quite
popular, bc added still more laur
els to his wealth: may he come
JOHN W. KERN.
Tho Democratic Nominee For
Stop that tickling cough ! Dr.
Shoop's Cough Cure will surely
stop it, anil with perfect safety, lt
is so thoroughly harmless, that
Dr. Shoop tells mothers to use
nothing else even with very young
babies. Tho wholesome green
loaves and tender stems of a lung
healing mountainous shrub fur
nish tho curative properties to Dr.
Shoop's Cough Cure It calms tho
cough, and boals the sensitive
bronchial membranes. No opium,
no chloroform, nothing harsh used
to injure or suppress. Demand
Dr. Shoop's. Take no other. J. T.
REST OF THE
TO SPEAK IN BENNETTSVILLE
Those Who Want Stale Offices to
Address Voters of Marl
boro July 22.
Tho candidates for stale ollices
will speak io Bennetts vi) lp next
Wednesday, duly 22. Thc meet
ing will bu opened in the court
house about 10 o'clock by the coun
ty chairman, Col .1 N.Drake. Those
who ure expected to speak aro:
Por Governor-Martin F Ansel
G McLeod, of Bi shop vii lo.
Secretary of State-K C Mc
Cowa of Florence:
Attorney Genorak--J F Lyon of
Comptroller Gcneral.---A W
.Jones of Abbeville and . N W
Brooker of Columbia;
Adjutant General---.! C Boyd of
Greenville and Henry T Thomp
son of Columbia: . ..
Superintendent of Education
10 (J Elmore of Spartnnburg,
Stiles R .Melliohamp of Orange
burg and. J E Swearingon of
Railroad Commissioner--B L
Caughman of Lexington, James
Canslor of Tirzah, F C Fishburee
of Charleston, J A Summerset of .
Columbia and ll WJliichardson of
The candidates will arrive hore
Tuesday night from Bishopville,
where they speak Tuesday. They
will go from here to Chesterlield,
to speak Thursday.
THE GREAT ' PASSION PLAY
at School Auditorium, July 20
ANOTHER. PAPER SUSPENDS
The Rockingham Record Was
Not Able to Establish Itself.
The Record, a paper which was
started in Rockingham a few
months ugo, has gone out of busi
ness. It publishes the following
obituary of itself:
The Record some months was
launched. It has tried to be faith
ful to its missions.
But the newspaper business is
not fun and The Record linds it
hard to "pay as it goos." So it
has decided to stop going. It has
been printed in Charloste at quito
an expenso. It was up to the Rec
ord to buy un outfit pr buy out our
neighbor, the Anglo-Saxon. Tho
Anglo-Saxon didn't wish to sell
and The Record has concluded to
go out of business. All parties
indebted to Tho Record will please
settle. It certainly "needs tho
money." It has "sunk" quito a
little bit of money and has still
other obligations to meet. If sub
scribers and others who are duo it
will pay up Tho Record will not
have to stand for still further loss.
The Record will pay every cent it
owes. All unfilled subscriptions
will bo lilied hythe Anglo-Saxon.
If this is not satisfactory any sub
scriber can get his or her money
back upon request. We wish to
go out of business with a "clean
The Record has its friends.
They were good to it. It appre
ciates their kindnoss, and will al -
ways feel kindly toward them.
Adieu for all timel
duly C, 1908.
THE GREAT "PASSION PLAY"
at School Auditorium, July 20 adp