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,UESOME MURDER IN OCONEI
.Stys Assailant Kept Body of Uncon
scious Man Several Days Before
Details of a gruesome murder case
arising from a quarrel where one man
was accused by another of giving in
formation to the revenue officers are
related in the current issue of the
Keowee Courier, at Walhalla.
John Swofford is charged with the
killing of S. P. Adams, and the grue
.,jme feature of the case is tha
Adams lingered unconscious for sev
eral days according to information
before he died, and fearing that Ad
ams would regain consciousness an<
talk, Swofford is said to have kep
the injured man by his side continu
-ously, taking him to the field with hin
to work, and leaving the body lying
in the shade while he was at wort
and returning with the helpless body
Following is the account from the
One of the most horrible murders
that has taken place in Oconee, con
sidering the afterdetalis of the af
fair, occurred in the Unity section of
the county Tuesday of last week, bu
nothing was known of it until Fri
day, when the victim, in an uncon
scious conditition, was taken to his
home by the man who had attacked
him and delivered the blow on his
head that resulted finally in his
death on Saturday following the
Stories , di Ter in some minor par
ticulars as to what led up to a quar
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SOUTH-ERN BELL '
re. ot-we:*nr John 'Sotford, about 35
yct:r- of m, and ' arriea, adl S. P.
Adaus, 23 years of ago, and single.
It is generally believed, however,
that the statement of 'Swofford, who
did the killing, is about correct. He
has stated that Adams accused him of
informing on him to the liquor law
enfrocement officers regarding cer
tain stills that had been captured,
and in connection with the operation
of which Adams had been accused,
arrested and convicted. He had
twice recently been charged and ap
prehended in whiskey cases, and at
present there is a bond in force for
his appearance for trial later.
Whatever the direct cause of the
- trouble, the two men met Tuseday of
last week near the home of Swofford,
and a quarrel ensued, Swofford strik
ing Adams on the head with a wagon
double-tree. Adams was rendered
unconscious for the time being and
Swofford, becoming frightened, car
ried the limp body into his home
and concealed it. Parties missing
the injured man, made .inquiries at
the Swofford home, but were inform.
ed that he had left the Swofford place
Tuesday and had not sine :)een seen
- by them. It is stated also that Swof
ford, fearing that Adam: , who had
regained partial consciousnes, would
talk if left at the home, carried him
with him to his work in the field and
would lay the injured main in the
shade trees nearby while he worked,
carrying him back to the house when
he had occasion to return. Adams
was suffering from the bursting of
several arteries in the head, though
his skull was not fractured, and in
this critical condition remained at
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r mrtes and details.
FROM FORESI TO THE HOME
it is intnded for, .'vory piece of lum
ber sold here ;s rigidly and frequent
ly inspectedl Theose inspections in..
sure a uniformtity of quality that
makes for a first class and enduring
buildIing no miattecr whait its ''hara..
ter. It always pays to) buy the' beOst
H. W. HAMILTON4
hte Swofford home. for three duy,
I: - il that, when Al nn aatic b
came1 un1conUCiou. Swedtod heni tea
him to his home, on Friday. On
Monday at 5 o'clock in the afternoon
An inquest was held by the coro
ner, and the verdict of the jury was
that Adams came to his death as the
result of injuries inflicted at the
hands of John Swofford, the jury
having considered evidence that em
braced the statements above given
concerning' the tragedy.
Swofford, we understand, lived on
the farm of Jesse Adams, an u,1ele
of the deceased, the trouble occur
ring in the Unity section, on Tugaloo
Swofford is in the Oconee jail, hav
ing been taken into custody shortly
after the killing became known.
It is thought that, had Swofford
at once notified Adams' people that
he was injured, and if medical or
surgical attention could have been
given at once, he could have recov
ered. However, after the wait of
three days in his serious condition,
nothing could be done to operate to
MAKING PROGRESS ON ROADS.
Hon. J. S. Leopard, J. 0. Williams
and -J. T. McKinney went to Colum
bia last week for a conference with
the highway commission relative to
funds for Pickens county roads.
They were well pleased with the re
sult of their trip.
Hon. R. Goodwin Rhett, chairman
of the highway commission, was in
Pickens county last week and in
spected the highway that is being
built from Pickens to Brevard. He
is enhtusiastic over this road nad the
way it is being pushed and promises
all possible'aid. This being an inter
state road it is expected that addi
tional aid will be furnished by the
federal government. That part of
the road that has been completed
above Pickens is one of the pret
tiest pieces of road work in the state
and when the road is finished to Bre
v;"d it will he the main artery of
lrave! from the mountains to the
SOUSA'S BAND COMING TO
Announcement was made by the
management of Textile Hall this
.morning that contract was signed to
day with Sousa's Band for the even
ing of February 21st, 1921. This
famous musical organization whici
has toured the world and the Ameri
can continent a number of times
whose marches have set the stand
ard of excellence for inspiring anc
soul stirring music will bring eighty
five people to the stage of Textile
The band has been steadily grow
ing in number and in reputation dur
ing the past few months, and is now
at the height of its career. Textile
Hall has never had .a more promis
ing winter for musical attractions
than next winter. There will be no
season tickets. Every niumber v~ill
be on its individua! merits. Madlam
Pavlowa has been signed up. Jan
Kubelik, the greatest violinist in the
world, is booked, and it is more than
probable that the most recent sen
satioin of the musical world, Joseph
Schwartz, the Russiani baritone, will
be here during the season. Mr.
'chwartz will sing with the Chicago
pera Co. this year. having been se
lected by Mis Mary Garden, the di
rector, to give b)etween thirty and
forty performiances during the win -
ter. HeI makes his Chicago dlebut in
"RigOlett,." In Chic'ago lhe is en
j)yin the same po puhIrit~y as Miss
4 arden~r in i.urat,,re. He is t ermi
*ed "'Th: ' )!on. Idol of Europe."'
Tex'in. Hall has bon putt mv hne
'ondo~ mt dluring th" apring an-i the
s1 irring.emien ts ar(e nowpr
( otton is looking~ fue in the. see.
Lion niow as we have been harmgii
plenrty' of rain.
Sundicay ichool at Rock Sprines~ wa
just; tine Sunday.
Misses' Willie. anid E xter Edln;, of
Ayersv'ill", Gla., spent the week-ond
wi th their cousin, M~4iss; IL.th . H~u sey.
of th is section.
Mr. H-aken Williams; and Mr. L. T.
Addington were with th Mrt best girls
Mr. and Mrs. .J. E. [Hunsinger and
little son, .James, spent th. week-end
with Mrs. W. II. Jfohnson.
Miss Girace Looper andi Mr. L. T.
Addington and1 Mr. .Jamne; Rainey
and Mr. Gaines Blatsoni wero the
evening guests of Misse.; I.lii and
Agnes .Johnson Sunday.
Mr. Claude Chapman was th ySun
daOy must of his uncle. M 'i. .
w u e- ii d f r Iling!. Won-i -e wh.>
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They're so refreshing! So smooth1
Why? The answer is Camels
blend of choice Turkish and D
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sure-enough, all-day satisfaction th
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Too Many Goods? Y
I have moved my stock of
consolidated same with my big st<
ing inventory ot both stocks, I fin<
So I am going to offer some very
d'ays. We haven't space to ment
of the items:
Soap: 3 bars Laundry Soap
3 boxes Washing Powder foi
Toilet Soap: Big 1-2 pound
mond and Coca Oil, per bar 10c.
manufactured by the Palm Olive
gest values on thQe market today.
Big lot men's white hemstit<
Big lot of Har a. Towels, regi
Big lot Tw large bl1ue b(
Big' lot otf e.'s and Ladies'
Ladies Silk* U .~.. seam up 1
B 9c p)er pair'.
Boy.s Blue SI. je' Caps, regui
Extra value in men's Wash
~value for 10c, .:o' ndGa
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I jsortment for' you .) select fromn.
Sand Pitchers, Sua is, Lamps, Pit(
~,Tumblers. ~Jeliiv Tumblers and
Nice assm.rtment of Aluminm
self. Also big lot: of Enamelwai
Pan for 48c.
You wil find many, many bi
ment. Ladies' Panama Hats for
Remember, this Big Removal Sal<
Hodge's 5 an
me a Camel
o more switching.
Camels for me
! So mellow mild!
,ives you the real
at comes from the
r today. Get your
to CV rugIS, --
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goods from Greenville, and have
>ek here in Easley, and after tak.
i I have on hand too many goods.
inusual values for the next ten
;ion everything. Here are a few
bars Glycerine 'and White Al
These two items ini soap are
Soap Co. and are really the b:ig
Buy once and you are a regular
hed Handkeiefs 4c each.
ilar 2.$e vaKues for. 19e each.
)fdiereti, l'Caular 60e values for i
Hosier., reogzular 250C values for
>aek. vegul:u- $2.(0 value, for
ar 81.00 .alue for}0c.
Tie(, white onliy. Regular 25c
&;ware de CCpartmnent. Large as -
Plates, Cups and Saucers, Bowls ue
~hers, Lamp) Chimneys, Ice T'ea
niany other items at old time
im ware. Come see for your
'e and Tinware. 17 quart Dish
urg'ains ini our Millinery Depart
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d 10~c Store,