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SLAYER OF CHARLES
Showed That Robertson Had
\, Made Threats Against Whit
After deliberating for less thaii *.ye
minutes tho jury in the ease of S. H.
Whltlock, the Pendleton police chief
charged with the murder of Former
State Constable Charles W. Robert
son, at Pendleton, on December 7 last,
returned a verdict of ''not guilty." But
one ballot was taken among the ju
rors, it was stated, all 12 members of
the tribunal casting their votes for
the acquittal of the defendant. An
nouncement of the jury's decision was
received in the partly filled court
room in silence and with little if any
show of emotion on the part of Whlt
lock. Immediately upon the giving of
instructions for the adjournment of
court friends of the man who had been
acquitted of the grave charge of mur
der crowded about him and pressed
his hand in congratulation. Within
the few seconds the; court room had
been cleared and the doors closed and
that chapter of Whitlock's. life be
came a closed book.
Trial Lasted All Boy.
The trial of Whitlock consumed ex
actly one day of the hours net by the
court. The defendant was placed on
trial upon the reconvening of court at
9:30 o'clock yesterday morning. The
usual recess for dinner wan taken and
almost simultaneously with the an
nouncement of the verdict 7.aBt even
ing the clock struck six, the regular
yhour of adjournment for tin. day.
Void of Sensations.
The trial of Whltlock waB void of
Sensation?, though the teutimony at
no time failed to interest the vast
throng who packed the court room
from morning till night. There was
no marked conflict in any of the testi
mony, either that offered by the pro
secution or that put up by the de
fense. In fact, the testimony of the
defendant himself corroborated in
part testimony of various witnesses
for the prosecution.
Substance of Testimony.
Summing up all 'testimony, from
both the prosecution and the defense,
it might be stated that the following
tact s were brought outt That there
had been ill feeling between Whltlock
and Robertson of some years' Stand
log; that several days prior to the
killing of Robertson he ' bad made
threats against the life'of Whitlock,
and the same had gotten to Whitlock's
ears; that on the day of the killing
Whltlock had been drinking and that
he and Robertsou had had some worde
during the day; that when Whitlock
entered Campbell's store, where the
killing occurred, Robertson was
standing near the rear of the store
with an.axe handle in his hand; that
Whltlock stopped midway between
the front and the rear of the store te
have some conversation with the pro
prietor of the establishment; that he
had his back turned to Robertson In
the meantime; that without warning
and began beating him over the head
end body with the axe handle; that
while in a more or less dazed condi
tion Whitlock drew his pistol and
fired several shots, some of which
took, effect in Robertson's body and
caused bis death; that Whltlock was
not aware be had killed Robertson
until he was so informed in the office
I of the physician who dressed his
wounds; that In the meantime Whlt
lock repeatedly expressed the hope
that he had not killed Robertson; that
whe nhe was definitely advised that
Robertson was dead lie was greatly
affected and exhibited evidence of be
ing deeply grieved over the affair.
Addresses to Jury.
Beginning ut 9:30 o'clock a. m., the
s?"tc vested Its case at 12:30 o'clock.
The offering of testimony for the de
fense begun then and continued until
the hour of recessing for dinner, 1:30
o'clock. Reconvening at 2:45 o'clock,
the taking of testimony continued
until 3:40 o'clock, the arguments be
ing made immediately thereafter.
Arguments were opened by T.
Frank Watkins, of Watklns and
Prince, counsel for the defendant and
were closed by Solicitor K. P. Smith.
The court then charged the jury
briefly, giving them the law with ref
erence to murder, manslaughter, etc.
The Jury retired to their room about
5:50 o'clock and after deliberating
less than five minutes reached their
verdict of "not guilty."
jurors nn Case.
Juror3 charged with the cuse tferc
as follows: F. E. Alexander, foreman;
J. B. Massey, J. C. Shearer, E. Lee
Owens, J. H. Wright. Guy H. NorriaB,
S. B. Bratcher, R. H. Trlpp, W. II.
Harrison, S. R. Parker and A. W.
Spearman. In tho selection of a jury
tho following tallsmen were rejected:
"Y. P McClellan, by the State; M. A.
Sullivan, by the defendant; B. M.
Aull, by the State; T. K. Eloper, by
the State; R. W. Parker, by the de
fense; J. H. Johnson, by the defense;
3. F. Kay, by the defense; C. D. John
son, by the State; B. A. Wilson, by
the defense; R. E. Spoon, by the de
fense; W. L. Perry, by the defense.
With the Jury organized, the taking
of testimony began. Dr. R. B. Day of
Pendleton, a practicing physician who
made an examination of the dead
body of Charles W. Robertson, was
the first wjtness sworn. He gave
testimony as to the nature of the
wounds; inflicted by Whitlock'a pis
The second witness was L. J. Stew
art, who is employed in Campbell's
store, where the killing occurred. He
was an eye witness of events immed
iately preceding the firing of the fatal
shots. The glBt.of the testimony of
fered by him was that Robertson was
standing in the store near the rear
end; that Whltlock walked in and met
the proprietor, Mr. Campbell, near the
center of the storr and engaged him
In conversation; that w.hlla Whit
lock's back was turned Robertson-ad
vanced upon bim and struck him over
the head with an axe handle.
Other witnesses put up by the State
were: J. J Stewart, O. C. Foster, J. C.
Hall, Sr., J. C. Hall, Jr., Dr. H. Mc
Lesky, James Allen, J. W. Simpson,
W. O. Simpson,- and M. M. Hunter.
Practically all of these witnesses tes
tified that they had seen Whitlock on
the day of the killing and that, he had
made the remark that he was "drunk
as hell and didn't give a damn." Off
ers testified as to the relations he
Robertson advanced upon Whltlock 1 tween Whitlock and Robertson and
told of Blighting remarks which Whit
lock had made to Robertson in a bar
ber show previous to the killing.
Witnesses for the defense were: N.
H. Campbell, Minus Whitten, Walter
Sears, Dr. H. If. Acker, W. H. Davis,
Tom Williamson, Carl McConnell,
Lucius Stevens, Paul Brock, Dr. W.
W. Wntkins, S. H. Whltlock and
Sheriff Joe Ashley. By these witnesses
it was established that Bobertson had
threatened the life of Whitlock on sev
eral occasions prior to the
day of the killing; that when Whit
lock entered Campbell's store Rob
ertson advanced upon him while the
defendant's back was turned and
without warning.began striking him
over the head and shoulders with an
Dr. R. B. Day was recalled to the
stand to give additional tostimony as
to the course the bullets followed af-1
ter entering the body of Robertson.
In reply the prosecution called to
the stand O. P. Worner, who gave tes
timony to the effect that one of the
witnesses who claimed to have been I
in front of Campbell'B store when the
killing occurred and stated he knew j
a good deal about It had later said |
that he knew nothing about the mat
Defendant on Stand.
Probably the input interesting tes
timony was that offered by the defend
ant hlmaolf. Upon taking the stand
he testified that he was 40 years of
age; had been a resident of Pendle
ton for 11 years and police chief tar
greater part of that time; also serv
ed as magistrate's constable; was
married and the father of six chil
dren; had known Robertson some six
or seven years; bad never had a per
sonal difficulty with htm; had been
advised by several persons that Rob
ertson had made threats against his
life; described his movements on the
day preceding the killing and on the
day he killed Robertson; that he was
standing in Campbell's store and was
talking to the proprietor of the estab
lishment when some one struck him
from behind with a club; that the
blow dazed him and that without be
ing conscious of what he was doing
be drew his pistol and fired; that he
knew nothing more until some min
utes after that when the attending
! physician was stitching up the wound
! made in his head when Robertson
Btruck him with the axe handle; that
he had been drinking previous to the
killing but had taken none after day
light on the day the tragedy occurred;
that he and Robertson were not on
good terms and tbat he was not drunk
on the day the killing took place.
As stated previously, there was no
marked conflict In ary of tho testi
mony offered by the prosecution and
that put up by the defense. Whitlock's
story. In tho main, was unshaken by
the cross examination.
W. ?. GARRISON
Has Been Named Farm Demonstrator
Agent of Anderson.
According to advices from Anderson
W. D. Garrison has been nnmed farm
demonstrator agent of Anderson Coun
ty. Mr. Garrison Is well known here,
having been, for many years in charge
of the demonstration work at the
Clemeon; coast experiment station near
Summerville and later with the North
Charleston Farms Corporation. He
recently severed his connections with
the latter and moved to the up-coun
try .-^-Charleston Evening Post.
Prominent Tobacconist Bead.
RICHMOND, Va., Feb., 3.?Alexen-:
der Cameron, Sr., 82 years old, died at
his home in tills city this evening.
Mr. Cameron was widely ' known
throughout this and other countries
as a tobacco manufacturer, having
been the organizer of several com
panies, all bearing his name. About
ten years ago he disposed of his hold
ings to the American Tobacco com
' nan v.
Did it occur to you that most of
tho worries to which wo dally sub
ject ourselves are over things that
never occur? The keenest anguish
that sometimes we endure la In an
ticipation and never crystallzea Into
fact. Have you evi;r dreaded for days
a certain encounter; a certain un
pleasant meeting; a certain business
necessity and find when you bad fln-^
ally steeled yourself for it, bad final
ly shut your eyes, gritted your teeth
and reached out to .tussle with it?
that lo! It had turned into a friend?
What you feared and shrank from and
dreaded was a creature of your own
imagination, and afterwards you won
dered how you coui? evw?- have
had better not be aaid.
It is wrong for an old man to mar
ry a young fool." Hut how is he to
know that shu is a fool?" When she
says yes to Iiis proposal, ho ought to
Teachers should not jolu the chorus |
of whiners and kickers and stockers.
They should realize that in some ways
they liavo great advantages over
workers In other fields. They have a
lore vacation during which they can
rec .perate, while the ordinary work
er i ust keep pegging away the year
.01 ad. If they imagine as I said to
thought otherwise. Yet out of this
very condition of things grows the.
difference between success and fail
It is tho thingB w$ make ourselvos
do that in the doing conquers, and
after a while a series of them resolves
itself into whut it called success.
There Is nothing beautiful about the
bull dog?yet the world over he is
admired for his tenrtmnw to "hang
hn." If success could be carried out
with nothing to do but to Bmile, those
who succeed would be greatly aug
mented in numbers. There are no
machine-made successes. They are
only found down tho path whore we
urged our feet to carry us. Not
where Inclination led. They aro found
awuy on past the unpleasant encoun
ters, the pleading of our own case, the
convincing others of our views, the
ability to hold on?to hang by?until
conviction Is wrested from the re
cessea of unbelief, and Ilnal victory
walks forth to remain thereafter a
constant trophy. Many of ub are able
to go ahead for a little while with an
undertaking because, when first tack
led, enthusiasm Is a big assistant. We
can endure a few knocks and console
ourselves that we are heroes and our
ability is boundless, but by and by the
billows come oftcner, the ill wind In
creases to a roar, advice is offered on
ovVry side but no assistance, the gen
eral tide is threatening io engulf us
and it begins to look dark to our
selves. We are passing through the
criais now, and our "bang on" ability
will mean success or failure. Right
here Is where men fall-- whore man
kind fails. A little longer and the tide
must recede, the shoal must disappear
and the deep clear water float our
craft without a danger or a star.
With indefinite sailing of the snm >
kind ahead. Now the men who wiu
can always tell you that they passed
through this crisis and they aro ahead
of their fellows today.
The other ones, those who grew
faint hearted, who let go. Well, you
will never know from them j whether
or not the thing they clung1 to had the
elements of success: "They let go." It
was a \s? of the man and not the
deed and this procedure is true of
every individual in this world, be it
carving out a one hundred acre land
or building a transcontinental rail
Apply the stick-to-lt plan, and brain
and brawn will bend.to your will and
assist In carving out a succcbb euch
au it is hoped can be the lot of every
reader of The Intelligencer.
I une a tew uays ngo?mat stenograpn- I
ers or store girls get their living eas
ier, they should try one of these po
sitions, for they would discover that
after all teachers are pretty well
paid as it is. We should be satis
fied with our work and loyal to It,
whatever It Is; better bo a worthy and
thankful ditch digger than a schem
ing and carping highbrow.
When is a newspaper like a deli
cate child? When it appears weekly.
Tal Phillips says it is impossible |
for n man to make a success In poll
tics and keep In good standing in
church and on good terms with his
neighbors. "A beginner," he says,
would have no more chance to whip
a real live politician than a dog with
tallow legs chasing an usbestos cat
in hades. j
We never miss tho water until tho
well runs dry. In some parts of
South Carolina?there is a feeling
that they wl<sh tho water would < dry
up a little. In some localities the
wells are floating above ground.
Don't send your children to Sun
day .school : go yourself and take
The man who thinks that tho world
or town he lives In, could not get
along without him, would be . surpris
ed 'if hu only knew how little he
would be missed, even among his
every day associates.
Wo were nuked if wo thought it an
advantage for a young Binger to go
abroad to study? I don't know as its
any advantage?but its mighty consid
erate of the home folks and the neigh
Lawg and lawyers make me think
of a story I heard of two farmers
v. ho were travelling and hud run out
of food. One saw a walnut and got
It They were quarrelling over it
*hen a lawyer came along. He took
up the ciiae to settle It vlery careful
ly. He took the nut, cracked It, put
the meat In his mouth, leaving each
farmer one-half the shell.
The maa who has an Impression
that stock does not need bedding
should be made to Bleep a few nights
on the slats without any mattresB.
When a man Is young he Is living in
the future. It Is then he builds and
plans for the future. When be gets
old ho lives in the past and likes to
go back in memory and bring up old
The hen that, has just laid an egg
cackles almo&tas much as the woman
who has juBt been told a secret.
A country store is a public place,
and much 1b often said thoro about
nenplfi; by thoughtless farmers, that
Every time that some people, open
their mouths they throw away an op
portunity) to appear wise.
Tho greatest happiness: To consid
er oneself wiser than the tnass. The
greatest misery: To be wiser than the
A flirt is a rose from which every
body takes a petal; the thorns re
frain for the future husband.
Men that-can afford an auto should
not run down those that can not.
Never Judge people according to
Sven a man who wears
a red necktie can be a human being.
The man who practices what ho
preaches before-he preaches it shall
experience no dilliculty in getting
others to practice what he preaches.
The difference between a man's
opinion and tho facts in the case is
generally the truth.
Thoro is too much religion and too
little Christianity, too much fault find
ing and too little charity in the make
up of Anderson County people, Be
There is a great difference between
egotism and knowledge. There Is a
great satisfaction In knowing a thing,
but it is poor satisfaction in think
ing you know what you don't know.
Don't be a hypocrite?I have moru re
spect for a black negro?than a wiitte
Col. Robert G. Ingersnll Bald: It
takes a hundred men to inako an en
campment, but one woman to make a
home. I not only admire woman as
tho most beautiful creature that was
ever created, but I reverence her as
the redeeming glory of humanity, the
sanctuary of all virtues, the pledge of
all perfect qualities of heart and
head. It is not just nor right to lay
the ein of man at the feet of woman.
It is because women are so much bet
ter than men that their faults are
considered) greater. A man's desire is
born of her love. The one thing In
this world that Is constant, the one
peak that rises above all clouds, the
one window where the light forever
burns, the one star that darkness can
not quench is woman's love. It rlseB
to the greatest heights, It sinks to the
lowest'depths, it forgleB the most In
juries. It is perennial to life and
grows In every climate. Neither cold
ncBS nor neglect, harshness nor cruel
ty con extinguish it. A woman's lovo
is the perfume of the heart. This Is
tho reul love that subdues the earth;
tho love that has wrought all miracles
of art; that giveB us munie all tho
way from the cradle song to the
grand closing symphony that bears
the bouI away on wings of fire. A love
that 1b greater than power, sweeter
o oooooo o oooooo
o SIX AND TWENTY o
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. McAlister of the
Lebanon section spent last Tuesday
with Mr. and Mrs. Sara Hicks.
Mr. S. R. Rtchey made a business
trip to Pendleton last Thursday. ,
Mr. RufuB LolllB has returned home
after spending a pleasant week with
friends and relatives at Belton.
Mrs. J. R. Timms spent last Sun
day afternoon with her sister, Mrs.
S. I. Richey.
Mrs. J. N. Kay and Miss Birdie Kay
spent last Tuesday in "My Town"
with Mrs. Will McClenan. . ...
Mr. Bub Hicks spent last Sunday
morning with Mr. S. I. Richey.
The small grain crop In our section
Is looking will despite so much dis
The farmers In our section say that
they don't intend using as much ferti
lizer as they did last year.
Mr. Paul Kay made a busnleBS trip
to Sandy Springs last Tuesday.
Mr. Lee Shad of Prlncetown sec
tion was in our section last Sunday
afternoon for a short while.
Messrs. J. S. and Preston Richey
spent last Saturday in ''My Town" on
From all reports of our farmers they
expect to plant less cotton and more
Dr. J. W. Hollis of Pendleton was
visiting hlB aunt, Mrs. J. L. O. Kay
last Friday and Saturday.'
Despite being in less than one halt
mile distance of Messrs. B. F. Whit-,
uker and S. R. Tlmm's grit mills,'
Mr. F. S. Richey ground two hundred
and eighteen bushels of corn during
the month of January. Don't beUsTe it
can he beat in the county.
Mr. Henry Hicks and Mr. T. C.
Mullekin attended the union meeting .
last Saturday at Whito Plains.
Mrs. Walter Owen of "My Town," \
who has been spending several days
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. .
Pieke.-*.8 has returned home.
Misses Eva and Lola Richey spent
last Tuesday with their sister, Mrs.
R. B. Stegall of tho Mt. Pisgah sec
Mr. Will Rogers of the Pendletoni
section was in our midst last Saturday
for a short while.
Missen Sudie and Birdie Kay spent
last Tuesday with Mrs. J. H. Siens. '
To survive a long and endless
friendship subscribe for the Dally In
telligencer and Btop borrowing your
neighbors, you will find it the best.
Hero's best wtsheB and BucceSs to
Tho Daily Intelltgencar.
o LOWNDESVILLE NEWS O
Mr. George W. Speer, a prominent
citizen, died at his home In Montoroy
community lust Sabbath. The funeral;
was conducted at Rocky R4ver church ; -
by Rovb. Spires and Clatfel er. He la,
survived by his wife, four sons and
two. dajjghtero; also by a biother, Dr.
Speer of this place, and by t ulster,
Mrs. Miary McCord of Birmingham,
Ala. He was a Confederate veteran;
and belonged to Co. B, Orr'a regi
Mrs. H. A. Tennent passed away
last Sabbath after a lingering Illness.
She was a demoted wife and mother,
a woman of good deeds in the church
and community and will be great!?.
missed. The funeral and interment'M
took place here Monday. To the bo- :
reaved ones we extend our heartfelt
Miss Birdie Boll has returned home
after spending some time in Elberton,
Little Isabel McAdams of Iva was.
the week-end guest of her grandpar
ents, Rev. and Mrs. H. C. Fennel.
Mr b. Leonu ClInkscaleB visited Mr.
and Mrs. G. V. Speer Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Blake of Green
wood, Mr. Wilbur Blake of Calhonn
Falls, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Tennent of
Atlanta and other relatives from a
distance attended the funeral of Mrs.
H. A. Tennent'Monday. ,
Mr. C. B. Hutchison weht to Ander
son Tuesday on business.
The roads in thla section are boipg
widened and ditched. As soon as wo
have sunshine and wind, we will,
have very good roads. And O, how, ;
we will appreciate them!
Increase In Bread.
CHICAGO Feb., 2.?A threatened.,
increase from 5 to 6 cents a loaf Jh>.
bread prices, if it becomes effective, ;
iwlll cost consumera here about 910*-. tl
000 a day, an la crease of 13,060,000 4 t
jyoar Frederick Fox. municipal li
brarian, today began an lnvestlgctlott
into the expected Increase.
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