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ACCUSED OF KILLING
HIS OWN FATHER
Harry Coleman, In Jail at Union, i><
nles Charge;?Victim Shot Down
while Sluing Alone in ills Home at
Union, Fob. 1.?The coroner's Jury,
after an inquest hold nt .Jonesville,
late today, returned a verdict charg
ing young Coloinan with the killing.
Ho refused to comment on the Jury's
Union, Fob. 1.?Robert Coleman 65
yoars of age, an excellent citizen of
this county living near Jonesville. was
foully murdered between 7 and 8
o'clock last evening, having been shot
in the left face and neck as be sat by
his fireside alone reading a newspa
per, ills son, Harry Coleman, about
26 years of age, Is In Jail charged with
being the murderer, the motive ascrib
ed being the desire to come Into his
inheritance at once.
The dead man was quite well-to-do,
and, except for a son who has not been
heard of In a number of years, Harry
Is his only child or heir.
There was a rain yesterday and
when Sheriff Kant early this morning
'examined the premises he found that
the assassin had stood behind a
clump of evergreens close to the house
and fired a big charge of slugs and
bullets into the old man's 1 '>;ui; the
trail led to and from this point to a
Killed with His Own Gun.
Robert Coleman's gun had been in
thle shop. During the night Harry
Colemand got this gun, it is said, and
took it to the house of a neighbor,
and when examined this morning ono
barrel Was wet and showed overy sign
of having been recently fired.
The tracks In the soft mud fitted
the shoes of Hnrry Coleman, it Is said,
exactly. Dogs were sent to the scene
from Columbia this morning. They
took up tho trail and went over it.
Harry Coleman was sent to climb a
tree some distance nway, and the dogs
put on his trail promptly trjed him,
it is said. He was then taken into
It appears further that Robert Cole
ma n's housekeeper was at the house
of a neighbor last evening. They heard
a gun fired. About half an hour later.
It Is stated, Harry came to the house.
He and the housekeeper went to the
Coleman house some time later and
there they found the old man lying
unconscious on the floor. He died this
morning without speaking.
The News and Courier correspond
entvislted the accused in the Jail. He
stated that he knew nothing of the
killing, who had done it, nor why. He
was not indisposed to t*!V. but stated
that there was nothing for him to say
other than that.
There are various rumors concern
ing the young man's character and
manner of life. A close neighbor says
he 1? a hard-working man, but inclin
ed to gamble, and of a somewhat rov
ing disposition. The officers who
brought him in declare they . have
strong ovidence against him. No re
port has yet been received from tho
coroner's Inquest. It is thought, how
ever, that the evidence will be prac
tically as herein given. There \v;i..
much indignation and oxcltement here
nnd at Jonesvlllo over the outrage.
Had suspicion fallen on almost any
one else there is little doubt that
t'.iere would have been a lynching. As
It was the officers brought their pris
oner to jail before the Inquest in or
der to avoid a crowd that was becom
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The Six-Passenger Touring Car Enters the Low Priced Zone
Notice first that this Is a slx-paasOhger car.
Instead of the usual five-passenger touring
car, we have chosen this new hut far moro
convenient and logical plan, of making the
"35" a six-passenger car, with two seats of
tho disappearing, collapsible type.
The body Is long and handsome, the uphol
stering rich, and the cushions so deep and
comfortable that it seems incredible that they
can bo placed on a $1200 car.
With the 116-Inch wheel base, the Studebakcr
":I5" really enters the big car class. Yet we
shall build 25,001) of this type during the com
ing year, and the price Is much lower than any
other big car which approaches it.
In the Wagner electric self-starter we have
a device Which has been developed beyond all
the little difficulties which Hist attended elec
tric self-starters. It is simple in operation;
has nothing to get out of order, and will turn
tho motor 80 revolutions per minute for St
minutes. Simply pull a handle on the steering
column and your car will start.
Tho electric lights which nre of a typo iden
tical with those used on the highest priced
cars, are lighted from the storage battery,
which forms a part of the electric system.
The springs, semi-elliptic front, three-quart
ers elliptic rear, are so placed that the car
Is not only extraordinarily comfortable, but
has great "rldabllity" even over rough roads.
For power we have the long stroke motor,
full 36 horsepower. Tho design is In accord
ance with the most modern engineering prac
tice. Nothing better has been developed. Ev
erything is accessible.
The motor Is, we believe, as quiet as any
motor ever offered, and with Its 36 horse
power offers the driver an extraordinary ca
pacity, both for speed and for surmounting
diflicult road conditions. Compared with oth
er cars of the same wheel-base, the "36" has
far more than standard power.
Our type of full Moating rear axle not only
eliminates all possibility of axle trouble, but
gives this car precisely the same construction
ns is used In the highest priced cars.
In short, the owner of the Studebakcr "35"
will be certain that his car equai; in every
way, and in body design surpasses, other cars
of about the same size, which are offered at
several bundled dollars higher price.
More, We Believe, Than $885 Has Ever Bought Before
The design nnd chassic construction of tho
Studebakor "26" is precisely similar to both
the Studebakor "36" and the Studebaker "Six".
In quality of chassis material, methods of
manufacture and care in Inspection the "25"
is identical with the higher priced Studer
Because of these facts alone the Studebakor
"25" ig taken out of comparison with other cars
of the same price. In every essential of au
tomobile construction it is as good as the
Studebaker "36" and "Six", and that means
as good as any cars can be built.
In proportion to Its weight of 1850 pounds
the "26" has extraordinary power. For ease in
handling, "roodablllty," we do not believe it
is surpassed by any car at any price.
Moreover, the finely upholstered and deeply
cushioned seats are"' extremely comfortable.
There is no swaying across the road a*, speed
as is frequently the case with light cars. The
body is of handsome design, with ample room
In the tonueau for three passengers. Notice
the close resemblance' to our other cars.
As in all Studebaker cars, everything has
been made convenient. We have equipped the
car with a gas primer, which altogether does
away with the objection to hand cranking.
The Studebaker Jiffy curtains on the "25"
are very handy, and from the spark ami throt.
tie controls, which are on the steering columns
to the 30x3 1-2 Inch Ooodrich tires, everything
about the car is of the best quality, and will
appeal to the purchaser who knows automo
bile value when he sees it.
We have bulit tho "26" not only for the
buyer who delights in accessories, but for the
great American people who want an unfailing,
handsome, enduring car at a prlco within ev
The "26" is the kind of a car a man ought
to buy, because it conforms in every way to
the high standards of Studebaker reputation
and Studebaker practice.
On this page you will find described Studebaker auto
mobiles. We believe that when you have carefully examined
them you will agree with us that they are the greatest values
In the $1550 "SIX" You Will Und Another Marvelous Value
The $1550 Studebaker "SIX" is the extra
ordinary car you will find It to be, because wo
shall make more Sixes this year than any man
ufacturer has ever made In a single year be
Consider also that to the production of this
.car the resources of the most complete au
tomobile factories in the world aro directed
and you will understand how this six-cylinder
ear, perfect as every Studebaker must bo, can
be produced for $1550. It Is a remarkable
In the Studebakcr "SIX" you will find the
six-cylinder automobile at its best. It has the
smooth, even, masterful power which six cylin
ders insure. To drive it is to realize the high,
est reach of motor refinement. It is imme
diately resjponslve, Instantly answering the
driver's control and always it furnishes resist
less, uninterrupted power.
Run over in your mind the mechanical de
tails: The clean and accessible motor design
with its accurate, Simple parts; the full float.
ing rear axle, the absence of all chassis com
plications to trouble the owner. Add to those
considerations the efficient electric self-starter,
the 'deep cushioned six-passenger body, the
electric lights and the details of equipment
suCh as inside dash light, the new Jiffy cur.
tains and all r.cccr,:;r.ry adjustments and con
trols which are so placed that everything
needed Is constantly at hand. We have smooth
ed out every Inconvenience.
All these Improvements meet for the first
time in the $1550 Studebaker "SIX", and this
car marks the day When a Six ceases to be a
car for the wealthy alone and can be readily
purchased by the great motoring public.
Luxury In equipment will always be a Stude
baker policy, and in the "MX" Roadster and
Limousine, as well as in the Touring Car, we
have perfected every detail.
We are confident that when you have care,
fully examined the Studebaker "SIX" you will
regard it as we know it to be, an extraordinary
car at a marvelous price.
McLAURIN & TEAGUE
Laurens, S. C.
Agents for Laurent? County.