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PUBLSHED WEEKLY Entred Apri 23, 1903 at Pickens, S. C. as second class mail matter, under act o congress o Mr
Established 1871-Volume 42 PICKENS, S. C.. FEBRUARY 6,1913 NUMBER 40
LAWMAKERS OF
SOUTH CAROLINA.
BOTH HOUSES OF THE GENERAL
ASSEMBLY OF STATE ARE
HARD AT WORK.
MANY-NEW BILLS INTRODUCED
Charleiton High License Liquor Bill
Passed Third Reading in House by
Narrow Margin.-House Received
Speclal Message From Governor.
Senate-Thursday.
An iiviW was accepted to at
tend the oing exercises of the Na
tionaliCorn exposition Monday after
noon at 4 o'clock. The Invitation was
. ' presented by Senator Weston on be
half of the exposition authorities.
Quite unexpected was the body's
refusal to adopt the latest resolution
- of Representative Miller to decorate
the State house for the occasion. Nu
merous bills were introduced. Sena
tor Appelt introduced a concurrent
resolution, at the request of the adju
tant general, he said, asking the gov
ernor to permit such companies of
the state militia as wish to attend the
Inauiuration of President .Wilson in
Washington in March. The resolution
was adopted, and ordered sent to the
house.
House-Thursday.
On mofion of Mt. Stevenson of
Chesterfield, Congressman Robert Lee
Henry of_fexas, the guest of the State
Bar association, was introduced to the
house Wednesday morning and spoke
briefly, predicting the downfall of the
trusts and the reduction of the tariff
under the reign of the Democrats in
congress. This brilliant member of
congres8 was vigorously applauded al
Interv-A during his speech.
A number of new bills were intro
duced in the house.
Senate-Mdnday.
Rembert resolution requiring Sen
ator TillInan to prove his charges
with reference to the general assem
bly was passed over until Tuesday, i
having status of a first reading bill.
The Carlisle bill to enlarg- borrow
Ing powers of bank directors was de
bated and passed to third reading.
A number 'of new bills were intro
duced in the Senate.
House-Monday.
Memorialized to pass compulsory
education law with free text book,
provision.
Passed to second reading bill tc
give judges a per diem of $3 for ex
penses.
Passed to second reading bill re
quiring all regular supples for coun
ties, States and municipalities to be
bought in open market.
Passed to second reading bill mak
Ing It optional whether kindergarter
uld be incorporated in commoz
I system.
ed resolution in regard to let
tlonal Guard go to inaugura
ed to appoint a committee t<
on advisibility of raising sal
:s of state officers.
ng and unfinished debate on ques
tion of special, dispensary election i
Barnwell county.
A number of new bills were intro
* uced In the house.
Senate-Tuesday.
* Benj. R. Tiliman was re-elected~
United etatSssenftOa
United States senator from Soutt
-Carolina shortly after the uppel
branch of the general assembly con
vened Tuesday.
The Goodwin bill relating to motoi
vrehicles was debated for over twc
hours and finally killed on a point ol
order. Bill provides for license num
bers on back and front of motors.
The Carlisle bill to facilitate the ac
tions of grand juries by allowing fore
men to present papers without the at
tendance of the whole jury was killed
The Carlisle measure permitting
bank directors to borrow 10 per ceni
of, their banks capMal and surpluw
'passed Its third reading and was or
dered sent to the house.
House-Tuesday.
The house agreed to meet wfth thb
senate Wednesday for the purpose o1
-balloting for a superintendent and
three directors of the penitentiary anc
two trustees of the University o1
South CaroHna.- Only three ballot
will be taken at one sitting and the
joint assembly will meet from day tc
day until afl the places have bees
filed. \'
Aneffort to recommit on third read
ring the joint resolution, providing foi
:the appointment of a commission tt
. study employers' liability, workmen's
COeopenstion1 and the general subjeci
of labor legislation, and report its
findings to the general assembly, pro
:voked a stormy debate, the end 01
which did not come before the heaw
arrived for the election of Senato1
Tillman and the adjournLmenit of thE
:house.
Senate-Wednesday.
The senate was in sessien an hout
and a half Wednesday morning and
disposed of a large part of the calen
dar previous to repairing to the
house at noon for the election of offi
cers of the state penitcntinry and thi
-trustees of the univwrey.
Th Li bihls r!:air: o th rrint
viding fcr the printing of them with
in 30 days after the adjournment of
the general assembly in any regular
or special session, passed their third
reading and were ordered to the
house. The Hough bill exempting
medical examiners of life insurance
companies from license fees passed
its third reading and was ordered to
the house.
Some debate was indulged in on the
Laney bill authorizing banking cor
porations to invesL three-fourts of
their capital stock and deposits in
mortgages of real estate.
House-Wednesday.
Refused to send after nearly twc
hours of debate the resolution pro
viding for investigation of labor leg
islation to the senate.
Join't assembly convened at noon
and held elections.
Killed labor invcstigation resolu
tions for this session.
Killed measure to allow Barnwell
and cther counties to vote now on di
pensary question.
A number of new bills were intro
duced in the house.
Senate-Thursday.
A large number of bills were intro
duced and committee reports return
ed.
Senators Laney, Banks and Beam
guard were appointed to investigate
the needs of the State Hospital for the
[nsane.
The best part of the morning and
night hours was spent in debating the
Clifton bill permittirg these counties
which voted out the dispensary in
1909, the privilege of holding elec
tions in May.
An unfavorable report was return
ed by the judiciary committee on th(
bill to abolish the hosiery mill at th(
penitentiary.
A message was received from th(
governor transmitting his report or
pardons, paroles and commutations.
House-Thursday.
The house consented last night t
give the county of Charleston a higI
license retail and wholesale systen
for selling liquor. The Rittenberg bill
containing these provisions, escape(
decapitation by a vote of 66 to 45 an<
was passed to third reading wit]
amendments.
A favorable report with amend
ments was made on a bill to requiri
children to attend the free publi
schools.
The house passed to third readinj
a bill prohibiting railroad or expres
compa-ies from collecting charge
upon undelivered shipments of freigb
and to compel them under penalty t
deliver any portion of a shipmen
upon payment of the actual charges.
Senate-Friday.
Major William L. Glaze of Orang
burg notified the general assembl
that he was forced to decline the pos
tion of judge in the First circuit, t
which he was recently elected witi
out his solicitation.
House-Friday.
By an extremely narroW nargii
the Charleston high license liquor bi
passed third reading in the hous
Friday and was ordered sent to th
senate.
The resolution to investigate raf
road officials, attorneys and others o:
the subject of free railroad passes ani
campaign contributions passed wit]
out opposition in the house but wa
amended so as to allow the joint ii
vestigating committee to summon
any one before them. The origina
resolution named suecifically severa
persons whom the committee was t
call.
As a token of respect fo rthe men
ory of the late George S. Legare, cor
gressman from the First district, tb
house took a recess at 1:30 p. m. ui
til 8 p. m.
The Fortner resolution to invest:
gate railroad officiais, attorneys an<
others in reference to free passes, an
campaign contributions came befor
the house.
Mr. Stevenson of Chetserfield move
to amend by striking out the name
of the men specifically named ar,
allow the joint investigating commil
tee to investigate any railroad official
and attorneys.
Mr. Whaley of Charleston wante<
to amend the resolution by insertin
the name of B. L. Abney, counsel fo
the Southern Railway in place of tha
of Superintendent H. A. WiHliams
the Southern who is ill.
Various members expressed tb
hope thbat the resolution would pasi
The hones accepted the Stevensol
amendment and the Whaley ament
inent was withdrawn. The resolutioa
passed by a vive voce vote.
IThe house ordered printed in it
journal all communications from th
officials and attorneys named in tb
original resolution.
The house passed a concurrent re!
olition to memoralize congress t
appropriate $100,000 to improve road
~in South Carolina used as rural mai
routes.
The house received a special me:
sage from the governor transmittinl
a preamble and resolutions he ha
submitted to the state sinking fun
commission for adoption.
Both houses of the general assen
bly adjourned over the week-end t
meet again Tuesday night at 8 o'cloc1
The house passed the following u:
contested and local measures:
Mr. Odom-A bill to give the tow
council of Chesterfield the power t
Impose graduated occupation taxe
and to classify occupations of sai
people.
Mr. Sapp-A bill to empower th
county board of commissionersC
Lanc.est'or county to sell the preser
couray jail and poor farm and to si
cure : w sites and erect new bu1ll
]Easley Dots.
W. D. Sitton and Frank
Smith are having bad luck with
a car load of mules recently
bought in Atlanta. Five of
them have died with pneumonia.
They caught cold in shipping.
Dr. C. N. Wyatt is on a visit
to relatives in Columbia and
Beaufort.
Miss Annie Pepper and Miss
Sue Wyatt are visiting friends
in Easley.
Mr. Harry W. Hiott, of Wil
mington, N. C.. is visiting
homefolks in Easley. -
Mr. W, C. Smith and wife
have gone to the land of flowers
for the benefit of Mr. Smith's
health, His many friends hope
that he may soon return to his
home in robust health,
Miss Joe Rankin, of Green
ville, is visiting at the home of
Mr. W. C. Smith,
Aspen Camp No. 46, W.O.W.
are to have an oyster supper
next Thursday night.
Easley Lodge No. 119, K. of
P: are arranging for an elabor
ate banquet on the evening of
the 19th inst. Col. J. E. Boggs
and other distinguished speakers
are t. make addresses.
Mr. and Mrs. Walker Spear
man, of Mt. Pisgah section, are
visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. D,
Spearman in Easley.
Mr. Irvin Miller had charge of
the stables Mr. John B. Jame
son while the latter was in At
lanta purchasing mules.
Garrison Wyatt has bought
out Finley & Whitmire and has
charge of his old stand.
Notice
We haye moved our place of
business into the Sheppard stand
on Table Rock street; phone 64.
Finley & Whitmire, Easley.
Pickens Route 3
The people through this sec
tion are beginning to get dis
heartened on account of so
much rainy weather keeping
them from plowing and prepar
their crops.
i. Last Sunday afternoon an
c enjoyable singing was given at
- the home of Mr. William Can
trell and was enjoyed very
much by all who attended.
3 Mr. Earl Keith, of Oolenoy,
ewas a welcome visitor on route
e3 last Sunday afternoon.
The mail carriers are haying
-a hard time traveling through
Sthe rain and mud every day.
SIf the people send some ht.avy
parcel post packages some of
them will be found stuck up in
the mud.
,T. L. Bivens has mnoyed his
1saw mill to another stand on
the same place and is getting
some fine lumber.
SWe were sorry to learn of the
Sdeath of Hon. Geo. S. Legare,
of Charleston. He will be
greatly missed by all of his
.Pickens county friends.
Farmer's Bov.
Pickens County
SAthletic Association
SA very enthusiastic meeting
gof the executive committee of
the Pickens Athletic and O)ra
torical association was held at
Easley Saturday to arrange for
the county meet this spring.
SThe executive committee is
-composed of the principals of
the high schools of Pickens coun
ty- and every member was pres
ent.
eThe association was re-organ
ized by electing Prof. WV. W.
Benson, of Easley, president:
Prof. J.W. Wallace, of Central,
Ivicepresident, and J.W.Ballen
.tine, of Pickens, secretary-treas
urer.
dThe constitution was amend
ed so as to allow any school with
only one year in the high s.chool
Idepartment to become a memi
ber.
SThe Dacusville school was re~
ceived into the assciation make
ing six schools represented.
SThe county meet will be held
at Easley on April 5th. It was
decided to hold the track mee1
in the morning at 11:00 o'clocl
and the contest in oratory thal
evening in the Easley schoo
The Corn Exposition
It was our privilege and pleas
ure to be able to attend the Fifth
National Corn Exposition in
Columbia the latter part of last
week, and while we expected to
see a great show of agricultural
products and implements, we
were amazed at, and unprepar
ed to fully appreciate, the vast
ness and the worth of the ex
hibits.
25 states have large booths,
in charge of a demonstrator,
showing in detail all the agri
cultural crops of his state, and
explaining improved methods
em -yed in the cultivation of
the different crops. Not only are
the exhibits confined to agricul
ture, but dairying, stock raising
and poultry is included.
We expected we could see it
all in a day, but we were mis
taken. It was a physical im
possibility to see it all and hear
all the good speeches in one day
Some of the most famous peo
ple of the world who are devot
ing their time and talents to the
betterment of the rural commu
nities make short -talks each
day,
Columbia is gorgeously deco
rated in honor of the event.
American flags are profuse on
Main street and most of the
show windows of the stores con
tain artistic arrangements of
corn and other grain. To any
one who attends this corn show
it is more than worth the time
and money spent. We wish we
could go into more minute de
tails of the different exhibits,
but it would take up more space
than we have to spare.
One of the most interesting
exhibits is the dairy exhibit.
Every modern dairy equipment,
including a machine fr milking
the cow, is embraced i the ex
tensive dairy exhibit. Many of
the leading manufacturers of
farm machinery and imple
ments, have established booths
at the exposition, and are dis
playing their very best and very
latest productions in the way of
farm machinery. The various
exhibits in the dairy line have
been selected in sdch a way as to
show a complete dairy outfit of
the most up-to-date kind.
Along with this machinery,
the expocsition management has
secured a number of cows to
show the complete operation of
the various equipments- The
dairy now embraces twenty
animals. including pure-bred
Holstein, Jersey and Ayrshire
cattle, and also some high-*class
grade cows. A modernly epuip
ped dairy stable, and modern
barn equipment are on exhibi
tion. Cream separators, and
all the necessary machinery for
the progressive dairy are demon
strated in operation.
One striking feature of this
exhibit is the miniature dairy
barn, set up by a well known
company. This model shows a
complete barn, of the most ap
proved type, with silos, King
system of yentilation, and
other improvements. T h i s
model is constructed exactly to
scale one inch to the foot. Such
great care and pains were taken
to have this model an exact
duplicate in miniature of the
large barn, that the model cost
nearly $700 to make, according
to statements from the exhibit
ors.
Exhibitions of dipping cattle
for the eradication of ticks are
given daily.
The old, one-room rural
school, and how it can be im
proved and made a much more
powerful factor in the develop
ment of the rural community,
is demonstrated in a most strik
ing manner in an exhibit pui
An Have Bought Out
Adwant the public to know ti:
stand near the depot, and wouli
ers and make new ones. I who
and feedstuffs. Terms cash.]
motto is "a fair deal to every bod:
. ~ Gar-riso11 V
up by Winthrop College. This
section of the exhibit put on by
Winthrop College will prove a
wonderful revelation to trustees
and teachey -f rural schools
throughout the country.
There is shown nearly every
kind of farm product and farm
machinery known.
An interesting booth is that
occupied by about fifteen Ca
ta wba Indians, natives of South
Carolina.
Lectures on farming are
given each day, illustrated by
moving pictures.
Cornell University. of New
York, has an interesting exhib
it pertaining to the co-operative
rural improvement plan.
The United States has a large
exhibit. You can see the dif
ferent processes or road con
struction. You can see the im
portance of the forest reserve.
You can see why you should
terrace your land and how to do
it. You can see the different
systems of irrigating lands.
You can see what effects dif
ferent fertilizers have on differ
ent lands and which crops do
better by rotation in planting
In fact if you keep your eyes
open you can see more than
you thought possible in so short
a time,
South Carolina has a fine
exhibit.
If you can possibly do so go
to Colambia this week. You
will get a great deal of instruc
tion, and the trip will be one of
the brightest, most delightful
spots in your life this winter.
The Exposition furnishes in
spiration and information.
All exhibits will stay intact
until 12 o'clock Saturday night,
February 8. Low round trip
rates can be had oi all railroads.
Mrs. Evelyn Gillespie Dead
Mrs. Evelyne Gillespie died at
the home of her daughter, Mrs.
W, N. Gillespie, at Rosman. N.
C., January 31, 1913. She has
many relatives and friends In
Pickens county who will mourn
her death. Mrs. Gillespie was
the mother of nine children and
all are still living.
She was 77 years old last De
cember 27, and had been very
stout up until the 23d of last
November, when she had a
stroke of paralysis. She was a
member of the Baptist church
and was ever ready to do the
will-*of God.
May the Lord comfort the be
reaved ones. Truly a good wo
man has gone to her reward.
She is gone but not forgotten.
One who knew and loved her.
Card of Thanks.
I take this opportunity of
thanking my kind neighbors
and friends for the many deeds
of kindness shown me during
the sickness and death of my
dear wife; also her attending
physicians. May they all ever
lean on the strong and tried
arm of Christ and be saved in
Heaven without the loss of one.
is my prayer. A.- A. Jones.
Issue New Nickle
The design of a new nickle,
the creation of J. E. Faser, an
artist of New York, has been
accepted by Secretary Mac
Veagh of the treasury depart
ment to replace the five-cent
pic that has been in circula
tion for many years. George
E. Roberts, director of the mint
will order its coinage and ii
probably will be. in circulation
shortly after Tebruary 1st. Or
one side of the new coin is the
reproduction of the head of an
Indian. At the top is the word
"Liberty," and at the botton is
the year 1913. On the othe:
side appears the figure of
bison closely associated witi
the history of the Red Man, ani
the demonination of the coin,
Finley & Whitmire
Lat I am~ doing~ business at the 01<
like to sell to all my old custom
lesale and retail flour, hay, grair
also buy country produce.
i." Come try me and be convin'e
r-a E-s1.
'NEWS OF SOUTH CAROLINP
Latest News of General Interest Thai
Has Been Collected From Many
Towns and Counties.
Columbia.-B. J. Rhame, state banl
examiner, announced the appointment
I of E. H. Lucas of Florence tc be sec.
ond assistant in the office of the
state bank examiner.
Columbia.-The judiciary commit
tee of the senate returned a majority
unfavorable and a special minority
report on the bill to abolish the hosi
ery mill at the state penitentiary.
Swansea. - Bull Lykes, a negro,
who lives on William Saylor's place,
about ten miles east of Swansea, was
shot by unknown party or parties re
cently.
Columbia.-A meeting of the veteri
narians of the state was held recently
In the city council chamber. Dr. Jno.
Morse of Sumter was elected presi
dent; Dr. F. P. Caugtman of Colum
bit was elected vice president, and
Dr. A. Kator McInnis, of Charleston,
secretary and treasurer.
Aiken.-That Ike DuBose, who was
found dead at Bath with his throat
slashed came to his death by his
own hand was the verdict of the cor
oner's jury, which held an adjourned
meeting to investigate further into
what at first appeared to be a foul
murder.
Charleston.-The parcels post has
proven the means of developing a
new industry in the McClellansville
section, with the shipment of skins of
animals to places in the West. The
mail facilities are so convenient and
ready that the game hunters are tak
ing advantage of the facilities for the
shipment of the stuff.
Florence.-There are a number of
cases of smallpox reported as existing
in lower Southeast Florence county,
but all of the cases are said to be
isolated and quarantined, and a fur
ther spread is not looked for. The
most of the cases are among negroes
although there are a few cases among
the whites.
Columbia.-At a meeting of the ex
ecutive committee of the State Teach
ers' Association of South Carolina
many matters of importance were dis
cussed and decided upon. The next
annual meeting will be held in Colum
bia, March 13, 14 and 15. Plans were
made to bring together a large crowd
of the teachers of the state.
Columbia.-Columbia was awarded
the bronze bust of the late Dr. Sea
man A. Knapp offered by the Fifth
National Corn exposition for the best
exbibits of corn and canned products
from boys' and girls' clubs. The
award was made on the display of 22
boys and girls from each of 27 states,
having exhibits at the exposition.
Columbia.-The Richland delegation
introduced in the house a bill to pro
vide for the establishment of a town
ship court In Columbia township. The
bill was referred to the judiciary cam
mittee. Mr. Lumpkin of Richland also
introduced a bill to establish munici
pal courts in cities of- over 20,00 and
not exceeding 50,000 inhabitants.
Columbia.-For the purpose of pro
meting home mission work in this
section of the state, the northern end
of the Charleston Presbytery is now
holding a conference in this city, the
first session of which was held in the
Smith Memorial chapel. Similar con
ferences are being held all over the
South by the Presbyterian denomina
tion.
Barnwell.-Truck growers around
lko have commenced cutting aspara
gus for the market. H. J. Croucl
and Bennett Stringfellow, two pro
gressive truckers of that section, en
jayed a number of stalks of thi
"grass" for their dinners several days
ago. This is earlier by a month for
the maturing of aspars.gus in this sec
tion. Good prices are expected foi
what is being cut this week.
Columbia.-At the mid-winter con
ference of the~ National Farmers
Union held at LeConte College at thi
University of South Carolina, witi
representatives present from nine cot
ton states and several other states
resolutions were unanimously adopt
ed, indorsing the South Carolina Far
mers' Union cotton warehouse bil
and asking that copies be furnishe<
for a campaign of education on th1
subject to be waged in all the cotto:
states, so that there may be uniforn
system.
Lykesland.-George Gary Lee c
Lykesland has been appointed stati
chairman of the national prohibtioa
Darty. He will organize the entir
state. Meetings will be held in th
Yari,pus counties. Mr. Lee is a men
her of the South Carolina conferenc
of the Methodist church South.
Barnwell.-The poles for the ele<
tric lights are being erected over th
town, and electricians will begin wira
ing residences and stores within
short time. The reservoir at th
plant is practically completed. Th
contract calls fo ra completion <
the work by March 1.
Columbia.-The senate received
message from the governor transmi
Sting his erport on pardons, parol
and commutations. On motion <
Senator Carlisle it was ordered prin
Sed in the journal..
Florence.-There have becn report
of several incn diary fires in the 101
er part of this county in which tv
Inegro lodge halls have been burne
- The negroes believe that there is
1 negro as well as a white man co
cerned in the burnings. There- ha'
j also been several barn burning
Iwhich have madei the people feel u
FoR- CROP ROTATION
PLANS ON FOOT TO ENCOURAGE
THIS IMPORTANT POINT IN
.SOUTH CAROLINA.
L L BAKER LAUNCHES IDEA
The District Agent of Demor.stration
Work For the State Has Already
Secured Good Prize For This Novel
Contest.
Columbia.-There is nothing of
more vital importance to successful
agriculture than a proper crop rota
tion. Thus far but little attention has
been paid to this impotrant subject
by the farmers of the state. It is not
surprising therefore that a plan for
a three-year rotation, which has been
prepared by L. L. Baker, district
agent of the United States farm dem
onstration work- in this state, and
offered to the farmers in his territory,
has been quickly taken up and will be
put into operation generally this year.
Its value was quickly seen by the
bankers in the farming counties of the
district and readily these bankers
have offered prizes for farmers put
ting the rotation into practice this
year.
The amounts named have already
been contributed for the purpose by
the following banks:
Lee county, Bank of Bishop
ville .........................$150
Florence county, First National
Bank of Florence ............ 150
Darlington county, Bank of Dar
lington.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 150
Horry county, First National
Bank of Conway .......;.... 100
Sumter county, Bank of Sumter 200
The author of the rotation in which
these banks see such a money value
is willing for banks in other portions
of the state outside his district to
make use of the plan, and suggests
that it be applied, wherever adopted,
on not less than three acres. With
his consent it is here stated for i
public benefit in a form adopted to
general use.
Educational Day At Exposition.
Columbia.-Educational day at the
National Corn Exposition brought
school superintendents, school teach
ers and school children by the thou
sands. There were few, if any, coun
ties in South Carolina which were not
represented, and there were also good
sized delegates present from nearby
states. From Laurens came 182 peo
ple, who had been urged to attend the
exposition by B. L. Jones, superinten
dent of schools. He sent a circular
letter to the parents of school chil
dren, telling them that the pupils
might visit the exposition on Educa
tional. day withoat being marked "ab
sent" on their reports.
Resolution to Rescind Action.
Columbia.-At a meeting of the
sinking fund commission, Governor
Blease offered a resolution to rescind
the action of the former commission
providing for the refunding of the
$5,622,000 bonds of the state debt.
The motion was lost to 2, Attorney
General Peeples voting with the gov
ernor for the resolution, and Comp
troller General Jones, State Treasu
rer Carter, Chairman Hardin of the
finance committee and Chairman Dick
of the ways and means committee,
voting against it.
Berkshire Congress Meets.
Columbia.-The American Berk
shire congress held its annaul meet
ing in Columbia several days ago.
Two sessions were held during the
day. The congress is an associ :tion
of the breeders of the best Berkshire
hogs in the United States, and 14
states were represented at the meet
ing. A very instructive lecture was
delivered by Prof. C. F. Curtis of the
Iowa Agricultural College.
Gaffney.-Gaffney's new fire.fg t
ing apparatus has arrived and was un
loaded from the cars and put into ac
tive service. The equipment consists
1of one automobile fire truck, and one
1 hose wagon, purchased at a cost of
I$5,800.
SCharged With Murder of Father.
Union.-Robert Coleman, an excel
e lent citizen of this coumity living near
e1 Joesville, 65 years of age, without an
enemy, was foully murdered several
days ago, having been shot in the
left side of his face and neck, as he
esat by his fireside alone reading a
newspaper. His son, Harry Coleman.
awho is about 26 years of age, is now
e in jail charged with being the mur
e derer, the motive ascribed for the
crime being the desire to come into
his inheritance at once.
.a- Officers Destroy Many Stills.
-Pickens.-Constable B. B. Laboon
of Pickens, G. W. Corbin and Gus
t-Aiken of Greenville, left Pickens sev
eral days ago.on a little scouting trip
and on returning reported five dis
tilling plants discovered and proper
ly destroyed vihen left by them. A
Slar-ge amount of "mash" was poured
aout. Only two weeks ago the con
stables miade a trip in another part
of the county and destroyed six plants
s manking a total of 11 destroyed in a
remnarkably short time, all due it

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