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TH?S, DODD BEATEN
BY UNKNOWN CULPRIT
FOUND LYING ON FLOOR OF
HIS' STORE ON HAMPTON
ST. LATE SATURDAY
IN DYING STATE
AT THE HOSPITAL
Indication? Are That the Merchant |
Had Been Attacked Hour und
Half Before Crime Was
j Apparently dead and, with hts skull
fearfully beaten in by a brick in tho I
hands of some unknown person prob?
ably bent upon robber:,'. Mr. Thomas
M. Dodd, who has for several years
conducted a little grocery st pre at j
120 East Hampton street, vas <?."cov
crcd lyin?: in the. fluor -H' his shop j
late yesterday afternoon, probably BU
hour and a half nfte^ the dastardly
act wart cdintnlited. by tyres negro
girt* wno Tmd gon.; th ire lo make
In Dying Cend'tion.
The alarm was spread bv the ne
j-ro f-iris and within a few seconds
neighbors had arrive?', on the .Veno.
The Injured man was rushed to the
Ai?der?:rn County Ho.iV.ini, vhete ecv
oral physicians operated upon him in
tho hope of saving his life. At a
late hour \a?t night one bf thc attend
ing surgeonp- gave out a statement to
the effect that Mr. Dodd was in a
dying condition, and that the end was
a matter of but a few hours.
Both city and . county authorities
were ri?tin>l of the crime and Im
mediately they went to work upon the
case. They had a few clues upon
which to work, but what will be netted
from them remains to be seen. Up
until a late hour last night no arresta
bad been made, -Sheriff Ashley. Depu
ty Sheriff Sanders, Deputy Williams
and r?verai officers of tho c'.ty polico
department are leaving no stone un
turuedCin their efforts %6 apprehend,
aSeuft^. *. S|^*V%Su3?
?eaten With Rrlek.
Sha**? A??e$h?Sf?d last night that
Mr. Dodd had boen assaulted an hour
or an hour, and. a/ halt jbe'foreTho waa
discovered lying insensible iii the
floor. Upon arriving nt the ?cene of
the crime Snerit? Ashley found tho
brick which tbC'culpTtt had used'tn
beating thc proprietor of the stoir
over the head Th .- brick lay upon, a
sugar barrel, in a corner of tho stare,
and underneath lt w\s butcher, knife
i i rr- -' 'Tv-5. ..'.?<:''
hairs had stuck to tile brick when Mr.'
Dodd was beaten over the head with
Motive- Probably Bobbery.
Offhand belief is that the mptive of
the person assaulting Mr. Dodd was
robbery, but that he. was . frightened
away before he had, had time to rifle
the mar's pockets or the cash c'.awer
in the store. Mr. Dodd had $28 in his
pants pockets and 'the cash drawer
had not been tampered with. There
was no evidence of'anything having
, been disturbed in the store. Sheriff
Ashley . Received, a telepkope call at
tpe courthouse at 6:15 o'clock notlfy
iag him of the discovery of Mr. Dodd'p
plight, ii IO
Like Hutto Case.
There ia a striking 'similarity <b*r
tween this case and the death of Mr.
David Hutto,- another merchant? who
: was killed by some unknown''person
ia his' little store out on Greenville
street several years ago. Ti will he
remembered thnt-tbls old soldier waa
set uppO'One night in Iiis abop and
beaten tb death.- ' The sen?atfonal triai
>^ We have five car loads <
rooms attd en royte.
Qui" farmers intend rai
Now is tlie time to b
O EARLY MORNING Ht'LL ETI N o
o - o
<> At the hear The Intelligencer <?
o nent tu press thin morning there o
o had been no change In the court L o
o Hun of Mr. Rodd, according to In- ?
o formation given ont at the hosjl- o
o tal. Attending physician* hold ont o
o no hope for lils recovery. ?.
o No urn-sis in either the case of o
o Or. Parks or that of Mr. Rodd ?.
o had been made by city or county o
o authorities. Thc officers have o
u rather weak eines upon which to ?
o work, bnt are making the most of o
? what they have In hand. u
TWO STORES BOBBED
BY UNKNOWN PARUES
ONE OWNED BY MR. MOORE
AT ORR MILL-OTHER BY
MRS. W. M. RILEY
ON FRIDAY NIGHT
Hour nt Which Stores Were Bur
. glarized is Not Definitely
At unkndwn hours Friday night two
stores-that of Mrs. W. M. F.'Iley, ou
tho extension of Went Market street,
and that ot a Mr. Moore, near Orr
Cotton Mills-wero burglarized by a
party or parties ai yet unknown to
tho officers of the law. , The cash
drawer In thc Riley store was smashed
and about 100 pennies stolen, while
from tho Moore estabisbmcnt a con
siderable quantity of g?nerai merchan
dise was taken. An entrance to the
store of Mrs. Riley was effected by
means of the door, while a window
ot the other place was broken through
by the thief.
The robberies were not discovered
until Saturday morning, when the pro
prietors ot the respective stores went
to their establishments to begin the
day's work. Sheriff Ashley was notified
of the robberies early Saturday morn
lng,, and at once put officers to work
upon the easer. Up until last night
the officers h?d !not arrested any one
in connection with'the crimes.
; An examination ot the Riley store
revealed that tho burglar had torn
the oash draw loos? frora its position
underneath the counter, splitting it
into pieces in doing so. ' About loa
pennies-this being uil the., rooney lu.
.'.Froih;-the* Moore' store ""about K
pounds of coffee, one bushel meal, ap
ples, oranges, pies, cakes, cigarettes,
pickles, plug tobacco and a consld
erable quanUty of other stuff was tak
While the hour the robberies were
committed are not known, lt ls a fact
that the store at Orr Mills was broken
into after midnight Friday night and
that the Riley store was broken into
after ll o'clock of the ssme night.
which followed when parties suspect
ed of feeing implicated in the crime
Were brought up in the courts ia too
well remembered to need . anything
but passing mention in this connec
On Heels of Another.
That tho.assault upon Mr. Dodd oc
cured so soon after Dr. E/H. Parks
waa attacked In his placo of business
on the dquure hy a negro mah ts
considered quite ?trange. Whether the
&ame person committed both, offenses
1? a pnitsllng question In the minds
of thc officers, and is one which they
hope to unravel.
Two German scientists have devel
oped;^ procera for forcing lead, tin.
copper, iron.' cbalt or ?liver Into
glass by electricity toCotoVlt.
FENCE in our ware
ising more hogs and cat
uy vour Fence.
ille,S.C. Belton, S. (
: . <? ?
OF ASSAULT BY NEGRO
IN HIS JEWELRY SHOP
CULPRIT WAS IN ACT OF
MAKING PURCHASES AND
NEGRO IS MEAGRE
Man Ran Out Front Door and
Bounded Toward Moat Crowd
ed Street at That Hour
of the Day
Dr. E. H. Parks. Jeweler ami op
tician, who conducts an establishment
at (he ?;ou th WOK t corner of the square,
on Wost Benson street, was assaulted
In his store yesterday afternoon about
3:45 o'clock by an unknown negro
who was In the act of purchasing sev
eral articles from tba. Jeweler.
? After felling Dr. .Parks with a .roda
water bottle, the negro .grabbed him
by tho mouth and evidently attempted
to gag bim. The Jeweler managed to
call for help, however, and his cries
evidently frightened the negro, for
he bounded out the front door, ran
up tho sidewalk and turned down
South Main street at the corner of
Evans Pharmacy No. 3 and was lost
in the erowd.
Have Weak ( l?es.
Dr. Parks' cries for help attracted
several passersby and perrons occup
!ng adjoining places of business. Sev
eral of these ran to his assistance and,
reached the door of the Jeweler's shop
in time.to ree the negro disappearing
up the sidewalk..;
None of these were able to get a
glimpse of the negro'3 features, and
the description they give of the ne
gro's clothing ls rather Indefinite. Dr.
Parks was able to describe the negro
only fairly well. With the rather
weak olues that they have tho police
dre exerting every effort to round up
the party who assaulted the Jeweler.
Was Buying doods.
Dr. Parks stated to the police that
the negro came -.into his shop and
bought a clock and a fountain pun and;
then asked to nee a shaving cup. 'It
waa while the Jeweler was In the act
of turning to a show case to take
down a shaving ceo he stated that'
the nep-o F.trnck him In the head with
this1 bottle. After he* had been felled;
the Jeweler rtated, the negro grabbed
bm by the mouth and-endeavored to
".ufTle hts cries for help.
The: negro left his clock in the
ntore but took the fountain pen with
him when be fled. The bottle with
wh!r.h th.- negro- hit Dr. Park? was
shattered, bits of - the glass being
showered all over the floor. An In
spection of the store after the ex
citement had subsided revealed evi
dences of a struggle having takun
place, as chairs .and a ?tool about
the place had been overturned. '
A Painful Wound.
Dr. Parks was struck Juet above
and to the front of hts left temple.
The shattering glass made a deep cut
in his scalp and pieces of lt scratched
hlr check and the flesh about the eye;
When persons first reached the store
aiier bearing the man's cries for help
Dr. Parks had reached the sidewalk,'
r.nd wsB crying aloud. ''Catch him,
catch him." Thc injured man was
taken to the office of a physician near
by and his wounds dressed. After that
Dr. Parkt started for the city hall io
give tho police a? account of the
assault and aa good a description of
the negro who assaulted him as he
A Bold Deed.
That a man should be attacked in
his place of business right on tho
square, and at an hour and on a day
when the streets are crowded more
than nny other day of the week, Ts u
bold deed, to say the least. A ?joro
unusual feature of the cass is that
the negro, in making his dash for
liberty, should have gone In the di
rection nf Knuth VTiUn fl tro at t**+?*rf
of running down West Benson street,
where he was .likely to moet few p??*
pie. As roon as he had turned the
corner at Evans.Pharmacy No. 3, how*
ftve?". be was lost to view in the crowd
that-filled the street at that hour,
STEAMER WITnOJTT WARXIXG
(CONTfKCTO *RONj 1'AOE ovk>
(lons tr? Qerronov \* th? tT-** ?re as
Btatnel' by the British offlrlala
Despite the attacks oa these steam
ere. ute arrivals at and sattln*, from
Britl? ports? maintain their dallv
In the meantime the battles on the
continent'continue with ever inc-rea**
lng intensity. Th? offensive wh'ch
the Allies undertook early la the
week luis brought about activity alt
?long the lines, and attack and count
er attacks have become mere num
erous.. Roth the British and Preach
seemingly . made considerable pro
gress at tbo outset of the offensive
operations and this made H necessary
Tor the Germans to deliver attacks
to retain the ground they had lost. In
parrying th*?? oat it!
same desperate spirit
let similar circuta
broken ail rec
htbition at 10
A special oxhi
tend the pray?
This is a rom;
ed the ?lm ve,
Dustin Farn ra
veek's oper?tfoiis1J?? February 27. a
kreuch "eyewitnessf . claims for the!
Preach.. many minor successes and (
ha repulse of German :,attacks. " !
Thc Germans, too. make similar
?lalras; so thai the public ls left to i
udgo as to the ?ulcome of the -veek's
From tho eastern, front; there is no
iowa except tonight's unofficial ?Ils- j
)atch from Petrograd, ?which rays the
I^riasns have smtered defeat at
>?scwcts" an? UuiV o?*n compelled io
ail bock towards the frontier. Should
his provo to ' be -correct, the Gor
nan plans would bc eutlrely upset.
13 defeat at this point would endanger
.he whole of their line northward
ilong the Bast Prussian frontier.
In thc remainder of Poland and In !
he Carpathians, where severe Qght
ng continues, there bay b-?> no
:hange tn the relativo positions of the
ippcsing - armies, while in Bukowina
i battle ls being fought along the
Pruth River. Retirement to this posi
ton should be an advantage to the
lu asians, as it corvsidei?bly short eus
heir line and enabler reinforcements
O' reach them more easily.
Tho Serbians and Austrians are
igaln facing each other across the
?amibo and ha.^ In turn been bom
larding Bemlin and Belgrede, and the
M>sltions near those cities. This may
noan tiic beginning of a new cam
>aign, or perhaps it ls an attempt by
he Serbians to help-relieve the pros
utrc on the Russians.
Cettlnjo again has been visited by
iu Austrian aeroplane which dropped
icmba, and according to Montenegrin
.eports, killed two womi'n.
?E\CE DEPENDS UPOX
W;>KK IX THE FIELDS
(By Amiitwt Pr?,.)
VEH?CE, vis Lcndcdi, Feb. '2C
8:20 p. m.).-Thc recent appeal ls-!
ned to. farmers by the minister of I
agriculture not to leave a single plot 11
it ground anywhere uncultivated, was
oik wed today by a peremptory de?
ree "by the Austrian .government or
lertng land owners to sow hamed-1
otaly evirv e. va liable part of their
round with rpf lng wheat.' Where
LOcesEory, local authorities gre em*
.o*ered by tba deere? to provide lab
ir'tp>' this work and U> recover from
he' sale of crops the expenditures i
ncurred. Failure td comply with the
diet ls punbfuabhf.by heavy fines or'
. The m'niflter > of agstculturo > -was
iu:ued a'> saying in his appeal Thura
ay; "P?aec depends more than ever
ipon UV; work in the fields this
pring. The power of the army'and
he security of the state ar? eoadi
Icnal ur*T tho productiveness ot
The question for food supplies In
lusfrifi-ffungnry in ??my becoming
sore acute, according to r?cent news
lispatchca and tho government has
onflscated all stocks of grain.
Hear our Orchestra and
the beat picture?. Atv
Columbia, Charleston, Augusta an
ords for attendance. It ia an artist
:30 A. M. Monday. Special ch il dr
THE SIGN OF THE Cl
ion will undoubtedly be conceded
loving Picture World.
tbition will be given after prayer r
sr mee ung service.
LOITS OF ELAINE"-?,
o "THE BRUTS"-anotl
mee of the South before the war
n claim* "Cameo Kirby" superior (
eatcst play"-lt*? a big 6 reel west?
and term it GREAT.
BIG" HAM* (RE 8?IT8 ||
Two 1'ersnnnl Suits for SKJrt.OOtl I'nrii '
Brought Against Hockefeller in.
?Utute for Moe'.Val Research.
NEW YORKY Fob. 20.-Two person
al damage shits for $100.000 each were
brought here today against thc Rocke- !
feller .-Institute for Medical Research |
aiid members of the hospital statt by;
joseph and Ttcmc-ilos Garrir.. The !?.- ?J
ier auesea ihni while she waa em
ployed as charwoman in the institute
"the defendant physicians and experi
menters corruptly took advantage of j
lier position and induced ber to f.'.ib
ailt to and be inoculated with a ser
um of toxin which caused her to be |
Incurably and permanently intictcd
with a malignant disease."
Both plaintiffs allege that later the
defendants prevailed upon them tr
leave thc United States.
Jerome D. Greene, secretary of the
Rockefeller Foundation, who was
manager of the Rockefeller Instituto
for Medical Research at the time of
the occurrence complainer* of in the
lutts. said tonight: -
"The plaintiffs in this suit were cm- ?I
ployed at the Institute nt tho tittie re- ']
ferred to, the husband ns a porter and
Lite wife os charwoman.. They both.
complained of symptom.! of a disenso j
ind the ordinary methods of (Mag-j
aosis were applied to see If they badi
LhS'disease, ?As the institute did not]
kV that lime undertake to treat pa
tients they were referred for treat
neut to a competent physician tn pit-1
rate practice to whom the. drug was j
"At no time waa any material In- j
iectod by the Institute. The drug aU
'iiiniHt??rcd by the outside physician
J<O? a familiar riimpnilnri nf a. nurp'lv
"Irater when the husband desired tb
return to his native country soirV
friends at the institute contribute. '
their own money to enable bim to
make the trip."
Famous Paintings Held.
NEW YORK, Feb. pf?.-J, I?. Mor
gan har; sold the famous Mme. Du
Barry Fragonard collection of paint
ing?, now In the.Metropolitan Museum
of Art, to Duveon Bros.. who recently
bought thc collection of Ch mese, por
celains, airo In tho Morgan collection
in the museum, uno said lu be worth":
S4.000.oco, it was announced tonight, (j
The Fragonard pictures are swid . to
be. worth upward* nf 11.000,000. '
These pictures were obtained by,the"
late J.'P. Morgan about 1902 and were!
exhibited by him In London.
To make men'c collars wear longer .
ind Inventor bas patented one with j
tn ettra buttonhole so that it can [I
bo fitted to a shirt without strain,
? m. m m rn^m
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-Booth Tarkington wrote and Lasky produc
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