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111,10 AND ILDEItTON
FOUND NOT (GUILTY
Tried at Vlorenuce for Killing Dr. Wit.
Rderton, Father of One of Defend
ants. Court Directs Verdict.
Floreice, March t4.-J. Wilbur
Hicks a young attorney of this city,
and Geddings Ilderton, aged about- 21,
also of Florence, were this after
noon declared not guilty of the mur
der of Dr. William Ilderton, father of
the last named defehdant, in circuit
court here, Judge Ilayne F. Rico, of
The killing of Dr. Ilderton grew out
of circumstances connected with the
legal separationl of the deceased and
his wife, and the tragedy occurred on
tile day set for a hearing in Mrs. Ilder
ton's suit for alimony. It was alleged
that )r..lderton, a man of at times un
controllable temper, was bitter lin his
hat red toward those arraigned against
hlm particularly so toward J. Wil
bur Hicks, a defendant, who was 'Mrs.
liderton's counsel. Geddings Ilderton,
also, it appears, was on the side of his
mother, although there was no evi
dence to show that lie had any malice
for his father.
An unusual feature of the trial was
the direction of the verdict of ac
qittal by Judge Rice upon motion of
ihe lion. J. Monroe Speara, of counsel
for the defense. In instructing tle
;iury to return a verdict of not guilty
.luldg'e 111c stated that lIe was con
ind.fr-om thle evidenice, that1 .1. W\N.
11icks hal shot Dr. Hiderton in self
defeIse, and that yoing Ilderton. tho
dead man's son, had fired in an attempt
to protect his friend and his llother's
afilorny, licks, who had been shot
down atnd] was being further attacked
by Dr. 1lderion. It was not shown,
however, that either of the tilree shots
said to have been fired by (Geddings TI
dertl took effect In the body of tis
'ITe mot ion that lie court direct a
verdict of not guilty came after the
State lad] introduced several witnesses
and rested its case. Mr. Spears made
Sstrtog anti earnest plea for his
cllents, claiinn-g -self-defense fully
stali shed for Air. IHicks, and con
tending that no part in the killing of
Dr. lderttol had been provil by tle
Sta' againsi younig Ildeiloll except
1 h1t le ente to the resclue of his
fric)d. who it aimtared. was about to
be killed lv the devesed. 1 Ic de
ia.id that h, State had )rovven no
mtalice oil tie plart of young 11'ldetol
ara inst his father.
el lt or' I.. M. Gastlue. for the State,
said that althouigh it was an ulpleas
alt ditty, he felt that lie imust oppose
tIle tiotnill for ltie direction of a ver
di< 1. 11 declared lint it had not been
pioveni conlusively that Dr. TIlerto
had fire the first shot, and that it lie
had not (lolle so Iliiks outild not claim
b'l'efense: and that it was for lie
.ilrv to decid whether or not Geddings
Ild.'rlon lhad shot through malice to
w-Ied 'is 'athr or in defellse of hits
1ttdge Rice prtomliptly di'ected a Ve'
dtof alitiiittall as to biothi defendlants
andI in ltingr thIs action the coiirt
.t:dtho itii\ na his l icy always to
victijo!' he wVouild ftiel t'mltu led l to
thi,; ii ti case lit wo'utli not let ai
a \'rdict were t'etuned.
Theret has nievert hien aniytIhintg in
Laurti' lts witl tihe INST'iANTi nOti1 of
Siiiaiule bithlornt bark, glyerin/, etc.,
as ixad in Adlier-i-ka. oNE IA l'OON
Fl 'Lh ushes thte i'N'lilt ' wIel tract
so ompnlteIly it r'eihve~ . NY 'ASh'
privts appendicitis, 'Vhm iNSTANTl,
pleasanlt. actloll of Ad ler'-i-ka surpris
rt;a it rug Co.
We'. desit'e toi thank (tilt fr'ienids and
ihon ii it d.(Iuing lihe lonig i('kntessi atnd
Ugh! Calomel Sick
Please Try D4
amsincro'T My medi<
nnd bowels so you
Calomel loses you a day ! You
know whtat calomel is. It's mier
cury; qjuicksilver. Calomel is dani
gerous. It crashes into sour bile
'like dynamite, eramping and sick
ening you. . Calomnel attacks the
bones and should niever bo put inito
When you feel bilious, sluggish,
constipated and all knocked out and1
believe youl need at dlose of dangcrouts
cnloni jUn rnmnmhm.e that yo...
ON BOYS TO ENROLL
Lads of 10 and Over Trged to Join tile
loys' Working lieserve. Enroll.
md1it 1eginM 18th.
-Washington, March 14.--President
Wilson today called on all American
boys of sixteen years and over, not
pertanently enployed, to enroll in
the Unites States boys" working re
serve. A national enrollment week
beginning Alarch 18 has been set aside
by the Department of Iabor.
The President's open letter, made
piublic today, follows:
"The Department of Labor has set
aside tie week beginning March 18, as
National E'nrollment Week for the
United States Boys Working Reserve.
The purpose of this national enroll
ment week is to call the atten.tion of
tle young muen of the iation to the
importance of increasing the food sup
lily by workilng on the faris, and to
urge them to enroll in the reserve
"I sincerely hope that the young men
of the country, of sixteen years of age
and over, tnot now permanently en;
0loyed, and especially the boys in
otur high schools, will enter heartily
into this work and join the Boys
Working Reserve in order that tley
may have the privilege-for such I
believe it to-of spending their time
In a productive enterprise which will
certainly aid the nation to winl the war
by increasing the means of providing
for the forces at the front an( for
the maintenance of those whose ser
vIces are so much iceded at home.
KEEP LIVER ACTIVE
AND BOWELS CLEAN
Best when billouis, Slek, he4dachy. Coni
stilated, or for md berath or sonr
sto mach .
lie cheerful! Cleanl up inside to
night and feel line. Take. Casca rets to
livlen your liver tnd clean tle howels
and stop headaches, a bad cold, bil
ionsness, offensive brealhi. coated ton
gue, sal lowness, sour stonmach and
gases. Tionlighit take Cascarets and
enjoy the inicest, gentlest liver and
bowel cean ning you ever eXperienced.
Wake tip feeling grand--i'verybody
doing It. Cascarets best laxative for
* e e* * U * * . . .. .~
W1. .31. 17. 31'imTI NG. *
The iin ariterly meet ing of tihe
'I'lird Division W. .\. t'. will he held
at flethaibara ('Ihutrheli tle .5tI Satiu rday,
M.\arhe l 01h. All so'ie t'is are,1 cx pe t-('
ed to send delegates a! all W. 11. 1'.
ieiliers are coldially invited to meel
1n::30 a. tul.-Devotional exercises, con
ditedlc h v . rs. .1. W. lPowlr. .\t.
Scriplire reading: .Janies 11.
Idu rt'1I ccni of dielegfates.
.\ddirenF of wvete'omei- -.\lrs. |:0.
'Esipose \sits. V-. .\il. l''ilir, lahve
To i : "\hat I1'-ogramiu -. Shlci ' .
Ws. .\h. S?" .\ilrS. .lhn~ii ini tih. ('iti.
"I 11ew to I Iave l'roari;un itrenan d."
"D-i lcu tie bo ut i 'N'ci . c , - in ,;.-tti
Tlieis "PTe Need f' .\tiisslin Stutdy
('hasses". .\1ris. Irviti 11111, ('ross
"*i ow to ('oniduct a .\i'ssion Study
2lass or iteadling (Circle." -i .\s.
(aril Wsharton, Waitlooi.
-1Dist'nssiion led by P'residet.
.\is. E'dwuarid Long,
('hm. and See. P'rogram ('om.
To Cure a Cold in One Day.
Take LA XATIVJE fROMtO Quinine. It stops thie
Coughi nod tierulasche and1( works off the cont.
U. w GROvs'Ea sigatuire on easch 120x, 3ic
dson's Liver Tone
sine doos not upset liver
los a day's work,
dir ggists for a few cents a lar-go
hole If )odson's Liver TPone, which
is en irely vegetale and pleasant to
take and is a perfect substitute for
calomel. It is gularanteed to start
.your liver wvithouit stirring you tip
inside, anfd cani not salivate.
Don't take calotmel ! Iitmalki .'s\o'
sick th~enext day ;it loses you a duy's
Wor'k. 90odson's Liver' TIotie at raigil t
(tiM yolli r'igh't up~ nial you fet l great
Givo it to thu child1enn as anen
OJNES NEIVS. *
Jones, March i>.-'Mr. J. A. Morrison
ins purchased an automobile.
Under the superintendency of lion.
J. Ji1. Mnrrson and his eficient teach
)rs, the Sunday school is in a pros
The many friends of -Mr. William
henry Moore will regret Lo learn that
after a long spell of sickness lie
)assed away on the 4.th instant at the
iome of his daughter, Mrs. Jeff Moore
n Greenville and was laid to rest at
rabernacle Cemetery at Cokesbury in
.he presence of a large assembly of
rriends and relatives. le spent his
o1g, useful and honorable'life in our
nidst and was held in high esteem.
WN7e tenderly sympathize wlh thi be
Mr. and -Airs. (leo. IHughes recently
visited Alr. Wesley Morrison at Ander
Mir. Ilenjaiinin Woodwar'd is under
Zo7ig treatment at a hospital in Spar
tanburg. We hope lie mly s' Oin be re
tmaed to health.
W- are very greak'iul to Rev. .I. 'M.
Dal'as, l(ev. HatyIvdoel, Dr. awi l rs.
j. B. W~orknain, Wn. hell Cobb, Eu
gene Eliliott, le. 11. Boland,N W. C. Mar
vin and Walter Manley, of Ware
Shoals, Rev. Wii. Buzhardt of Hodges,
-)i. W. C. Thoniison, of \Vaterloo, who
visiteid us (ui ring oir illness.
Farie) !Ire (ite Nitsy Iuimng pre
parations foi planting.
OLD1Y ! 'tHI:NN HESIDENT
GIVEN I'P1 11Y PHiYNICIANS
"iven ity by five doctors, my only
hope anlt opi(ration. I rebelled oil (ut
tiig li opett, as 'I ait 75 years old. A
eighlbor advised tying Mayt's Won
derfiil lenildy for stomach trouble. I
got relief right a way. I )jold not eat
en for in ny did wa ahs yellow as
a gold piece. I cou l ave lived only
a f,%w days but for tis medicine." It
k a sim!.le, hariles preparation that
remove'A the (ata rhl:; :ue ii'us from file
interlfiral trae alihi allays the inflai
mation01 whichi e-use"s lractically all
stoma( h. live'r and intestinal ailments,
incldItlilgzi, apieiilcitis. One dose will
con'.MnCe (, IoIe r'efunrlded.
Take notice that on the 25th day of
.\'ril, 191S. I will render a final ae
('nunlit of III) acts aniid doings as Exe
vnt or of the ostate (f .\larfha P. E1
Il(or. leceased. in tle olice of tlie
.uindee ofl Probate of Iauiirenls (olilty,
t ii ' i(ok a. Iml. aid on the same
(;ay will apply for final 1discharge
f roml my Ius -a. Execetor.
Aly irsoi iidebtedi to said estate
i ) olilled anld I t equld to imiake pay
inelit onI that date; and all p)lier1Otis
ha 1., vlaim.is again.o sail estate will
I lS l ot ol or Ib'tfore said dalf,
bulY proven or ho forever. bar-red.
A. .1. COlIY,
Mabrch 241. 191s.-- Inm -.\
There is a
*- ADE MARM4
The many friends of Miss Sara Dolt
and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John F.
13olt, will be interested in the graduat
lng recital of Miss Bolt, which is to
take place at Columbia college next
Monday evening. Miss Bolt will have
a Joint piano recital with Miss Sadie
Harter of Fairfax, assisted by three
members of tho faculty. Included in
the program of the evening are selec
tions from many of the great masters,
the last number on the program being
the Spr~ing Song by t'lebliing played In
duet by Misses Bolt and Harter.
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